Sunday, January 25, 2009

Flourishes Featured Stamper -- the grand finale!

Hi all! This post is a bit bittersweet. After 36 weeks of watching uber talented Featured Stampers come and go - this challenge is coming to an end. The good news is - we are going to be ushering in something this coming Friday that will knock your socks off! I can't tell you too much now because we want it to be a surprise. So... stay tuned! Let's just say it's a whole new round of challenges with a whole new spin on fun! It will stretch your creativity and give you some fun ways to get your hands on the best of all that Flourishes has to offer!

With that in mind, this last round of winners was a tough one to pick -- knowing this would be the last time I doled out the title of Featured Stamper!

So, without further ado - this week's final Featured Stampers are.....


Deena, Stacy and Alison!

First off, Alison's card blew me away. She even gave a tutorial here on how she made her background of her card shimmer. It just created such a beautiful look. That tulip from the Stamp Simply Thank You set is colored just gorgeously and the black dp background just makes everything pop!

Deena also tried a new technique with her card! She did faux mosaic - a technique I have never tried - but WOW -- look at the results! I love how the faux tiles were created to match the mosaic in the table from the Summer on the Patio set! Did I mention I love the earthy colors too? So much to like in this card - don't you think???


And last, but not least, Stacy whipped up this striking creation with a bold pop of red - she also used the Stamp Simply Thank You set! I love the crisp feel of this card, and the embossed background! Her layout is just stunning! I want to thank those players who have stuck with us since the beginning! It has been so much fun watching the amazing creativity that is churned out from week to week! You have been such an inspiration. I just know that more good things will come from this talented team of stampers when you see what's in store here at Flourishes!

Because this was the last challenge, I thought it only fair to draw a name for the January stamp set! So, the winner of the free stamp set of choice is ......
Lois!
Lois, just email us at flourishesllc@cox.net and let the ladies know which set you would like! It's ironic that Lois' name was drawn because she has been with us literally since day one! In fact, she was the winner of the very first Featured Stamper challenge 36 weeks ago!! So, thank you Lois for your continued support! We hope you ink up those new stamps for our next round of challenges! Did I mention that we are kicking them off Friday???? Stay tuned for more! The talented Betty Wright will be back then to fill you all in!
Take care all!
~Julie

7 comments:

Norine said...

these are very pretty cards
Hugs
Norine

Evelyn S. said...

Does Stacy have a blog? I'd love to see her work on a regular basis. Everyone has done wonderful things with your beautiful images.

Julie Koerber said...

Yep! Stacy's blog is
http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/

You should check it out!!

Lois (clownmmo) said...

Great cards again this week. I loved all threeof them. And thanks for picking my name. I feel honored to be the winner of the last Featured Stamper give-away! Looking forward to the new challenge on Friday!

newenglandstamper said...

Thanks so much for including my card - what a nice Monday morning surprise! Can't wait for Friday...

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Its the end of the FS... aww... I loved this challenge. Looking forward to the new one. You have my interested on high alert. hee hee I like the cards and Congrats Lois!

acreativeneed said...

Wow, both Stacy and Allison's cards blew me away when I saw them in the gallery, so I feel honored to be among them in this final Featured stamper challenge! I can't wait now to see what the new challenges will be.