Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sneak Peek Day 2--Celebrating Home!


BREAKING NEWS.....WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST FOR A BREAKING STORY.....

Straight from Splitcoaststampers:
Becca Feeken, one of the Friends of Flourishes Blog Team Members, has been chosen as a Dirty Girl and becomes a new member of the Dirty Dozen!!!! Congratulations and our hats off to her today!

Caroline "Cammie" King also chosen for the Dirty Dozen. Congratulations Cammie!

These great new additions just make it a few more reasons to join the SCS Fan Club -- if you haven't already!


DAY ONE

We hope you enjoyed day one of our Sneak Peeks here at Flourishes! Weren't all the cards great inspiration.



DAY TWO


Today marks day two with a brand new set from our talented, resident, and lead artist, Marcella Hawley. It's a whimsical set that can be used for so many occasions that matter to you! A new home? A celebration? A fun card to send to a friend. You name it!

Introducing....


In talking to Marcella regarding this set there were two things that came to mind. We knew we wanted a beautiful bird set and spring feeling. I also wanted birdhouses. As always, the items have to fit the standards of Flourishes stamps--timeless, classic, and yet today. There are so many birds out there in stampland, so many cutesy ones, fat ones, whimsical ones. Did we want to follow the pack or set out into new territory but stay within the FLLC standards? To that end we let Marcella and her creativity lead us to the right way.


As always, Marcella delivers. The first drawings and proofs were good, but when the time came to really move out she made all the right changes to make this set work. Just the right amount of tweaking and it was all we had wanted. She gave us a limb for our birds to perch, a home to nest in, but enough that each item can be used on its own, now and in the future.


You've seen the sneak peek, but travel to the blogs of our designers and you'll see a flair that is just as comfortable as your own Home Tweet Home....So, off you go, fly away and visit:




Before you go blog hopping, here’s your chance to win this set! Just post a comment to this entry and we'll randomly select one person to win. The candy will move quickly - we'll announce the winner for the Home Tweet Home set tomorrow. But, don't worry, more chances to win are on the way. We'll be giving away the sets revealed during our Friday sneak peek as well! So, be sure to stop by to comment.


Yesterday's winner for the Birthday Celebrations set is....#78 -- Deena

She wrote.."I think it's fabulous that you found your new artist right at your own dining room table! It just seems so "right" to me, somehow! :) A huge welcome to Lauren! I really like the sneak peeks I've seen so far, and can't wait to see the full release on Friday.smiles,Deena"

Now Deena, just contact us with your mailing address at flourishesllc@cox.net! Congratulations!!




Have you checked out our Celebrating Home challenge? (Details on that challenge can be found HERE) Take part in this challenge and you can win all three of our new sets this month. The winner will be announced at our release party Friday night from 7pm - 9 pm Eastern time over at the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast. That's where we'll reveal all the new sets and give you an opportunity for more prizes!



DAY THREE


Be sure to come back tomorrow for day three of the Sneak Peek! Tomorrow's set is so darling, you're going to want to sit down to see what we've cooked up! You'll also meet the concept designer for this set and hear her story.



I'm hoping that your day will be filled with blessings and that your mojo will be overflowing.


Ciao!


95 comments:

DeniseLynn said...

Oh I am absolutely thrilled that you've choosen to offer a set with classic birds!! I love birds and yet the ones out there {whimsical and cartoonish} are such a turn off to me. Hooray for Marcella and Hooray for Flourishs great standards. Thanks for the peek, can't wait to see more!

Linda said...

Love the birds/birdhouses stamp set.....and absolutely love the card....

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Ooh, that branch has so much character (not straight!). Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Deborah Anton said...

What a great set! Versatile... Thanks for the chance!

Donna said...

I love the colors and birds in this card! Such a versatile set. Thanks for the chance to win!

Molly B said...

Oh I love birds. And a great bird stamp is so hard to find. I think this one looks great. -Molly B

Velta said...

Oh My...as always Flourishes has come out with some wonderfully "happy" stamps!!!

Lynne said...

These are great. I particularly love the branch being a separate stamp, so you can place the bird and birdhouses as you please, or even fill in more of the tree!

Sue D said...

What a wonderful set--birds and birdhouses are some of my favorites.

KanataNewf said...

Very nice!

gabriela said...

Wiat! First Lauren Pope and now Marcella Hawley? Be still my heart! What marvelous artists!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this set. Such a natural feel to it. I'm ready for spring - can't wait!

Patricia

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh this set is going to be so fun. Marcella is awesome! Congrats Deena on your win for yesterdays new set.

Anonymous said...

Love the new set! And I love your challenge as well. It's so nice of you to let everyone enter whether they've been able to buy some of your lovely stamps or not!

Elise H

Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) said...

I love what I've seen so far - can't wait to see all the new releases!! Great job!

mary anneeeee said...

I like the bird design very much. My husband and I are avid bird watchers from the livingroom window so we are always interested in bird stamps. This little bird really makes the grade.

K said...

Bird houses! Oh, my, those are the cutest :) What a great set and it's equally great to have a chance at it ...
Kitty

Stampin_melissa said...

All the sneak peeks I've seen are just gorgeous! I look forward to see more!

creativearts said...

I am so thrilled to see such neat birds and especially the bird houses. I love doing items with birds! I have so many bird stmps but will definitely have to add this set to my collection/1

Norine said...

oh I love all your stamps got some for xmas from my dear sis loving them and these new ones beautiful
Hugs
Norine

Lastel said...

Would love to win this set , it's beautiful !

KellyL said...

While drinking my first cup of coffee this morning, I read my first blog of the day - Latisha's! Boy was I excited to see the new Flourish bird set! Congratulations on another winner for the Flourish team!

Anita said...

I love this set! I don't have a bird set and this is just perfect.

CindyB said...

Ohhh, the birdhouses are gorgeous. Love all the stamps but the birdhouses really do it for me.
CindyB
eiggam44atyahoodotcom

RosemaryD said...

Another absolutely beautiful set! Must go check out what everyone has done!

cathy said...

I love birds so I'm sure I will love this set.

Kris Turner said...

Love these birds and houses! What great artwork the design team has produced. Thanks for the opportunity to win this! Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Diane said...

I LOVE~LOVE this set, what a fun one to own!!! Just think how cute it will be to use in the winter, too, snowbirds!! I am keeping my fingers and anything else I have crossed on winning this one! thank so much!!

Holly said...

I think from the sneak peak I'm going to love this set!! I love the birds but I am fussy, I don't like mine too cutesy per say, this looks perfect can't wait til it's released.


Holly

Anonymous said...

These new sets ROCK !! Absolutely LOVE the birds/birdhouses...so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.
JoAnn B.
browj40@sbcglobal.net

retiredheather said...

This stamp set look really great. Love the birds and their house.
Hugs
Heather

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

I love birds and these are awesome! I also love the branch - it has character!! can't wait to see tomorrow's peek!

paradise45 said...

I love, love, love this set! All the details make it look so real. This is definately going on the top of my wish list. Welcome aboard Marcella!

mclesliemom said...

HI,I missed the birthday set but this set is too cute also. Hope I win this one!

Anonymous said...

I found you through your posting on SCS and was so wow'd by your 'what's the word' and 'home tweet home' and my first thought was "I just have to get this set!!" It is absolutely darling! Being a country girl I love the realistic look of the birds. The houses and branch are just perfect. I can't wait to see what your lovely artists have in store for us!!!!!
Well done!
Katharine
kountry_korners@yahoo.ca

Yvonne said...

Wow, love the bird set! Very, very cool. Thanks for the chance at winning!

Amanda said...

Absolutely beautiful stamps. So glad I found your blog :)

Charlene H. said...

I wanted to post quickly so I can go and take a peek at this new set. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ida P. Krause said...

Hope I'm not to late to leave my comment. This is such a pretty stamp set. Very Spring like and right about now most of the country could use some Spring like weather.

leenda said...

I could use a touch of Spring at the moment! This set looks fantastic!

Rarinstamp said...

That set looks so cute - use it for so many different cards!! thanks for the chance Jan

Jessica said...

Birds are my favorite subjects for stamps. I'd love to win this cute set. Thanks for the chance to win!

LeaAnn said...

I am loving the peeks at these wonderful birdhouses. Hmmmm . . . I see inspiration not only for a bunch of great crafting projects, but for a few shapes of new houses for our back yard! Looking forward to seeing more great peeks, and to the release party tomorrow :)

Lea Ann

Sam said...

those little bird houses are so very cute, they look very versatile - I get annoyed with stamps that seem only to lend themselves to one occasion (but that might just be my utter lack of imagination!!)

LuLu said...

Oh this set looks devine with endless possibilities. Many thanks for the chance to win it.

Annelies said...

Wow, what a lovely set!! I can imagine lots of cards with it already!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh man! I sooo love those birds and the birdhouse is perfect too! You guys always blow me away with your new sets!! Hugs,

Mom2Five said...

What a wonderful set! Would go great in my stamp collection! Love love love the site and your inspiration! Fabulousity at its best!

Susan B said...

I love the bird/birdhouse stamps and absolutely love the cards I have seen on the Design Team blogs. Thanks for a chance to win this set.

Jan Castle said...

A little birdie told me I might have a chance to win this cute set, so here I am...
Jan

Crystal said...

Love that set ! Can't get any better than those ! Would sure love to win those adorable birdies !

Michelle W. said...

I haven't even made it to any of the other blogs yet, but from the montage you have on the Flourishes blog Marcella has done it again! She is an amazing artist, can't wait to see more. Thanks for the chance to win the set:)

Darlene L said...

Another great new set by Marcella. The bird and branch look so real like. I collect birdhouses too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shirley Lee said...

I can't wait to get the bird set. The samples are adorable, and Marcella is so talented. Again your stamps are so appealing.
Shirley Lee

Anonymous said...

This looks like it will be a very welcome set! Congratulations! I've always loved what I've gotten in the Flourishes stamps.

LeAnne said...

I am a bird lover and am so glad you've decided to do a bird set--so I would be happy to win this for you!
:D
LeAnne

harrahx2 said...

There are several things that jump out at me with this set but one of the best is the size of the bird. I love it. It is versatile and can be used with so many other stamps I hae. Dee did a great card that really made me sit up and take notice!

Carol Southern said...

Another beautifully designed set from Marcella, I just love what she has bought to us so far, wonderful stamps. I'm enjoying seeing all the cards and ideas on the blogs too. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Thanks for non-cartoonish birds and their birdhouses....I really like this kind of stamping best. MollyK.

Lyn S said...

The birds and bird house sneak peaks look wonderful....I'm off to have a better peak at the blog posts now!

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Justine said...

Ciao I was getting ready to place an order and decided I had better wait. I don't want to miss something fantastic

Kerry H said...

I looove this set! I would be thrilled to win it.

jsreader said...

Wow, I love this set. Thanks for the chance to win

Lilian said...

Love this set, it would be really exciting to win it. Thanks for the opportunity

Margaret said...

Beautiful artwork!

Cheri Howard said...

I just love birdies and birdie houses, and this set sure captures the essence of birds!

Karen D said...

Karen D I am thrilled to see such a great set i love birds i would love to own such a set

Crazy Creations said...

I love spring and birds.I would love to win a set Yhanks for the chance.

Pegg S said...

The set is gorgeous - I've been admiring all your DT's samples. They have all done such lovely work. I can't wait to see the set!

athleticsecretary said...

Cool set! I really like what the design team did with this set. Thanks for the sneak peek!

Becky Sorensen said...

The card is beautiful and this looks like a wonderful set.
hugs,

Lisa Lara said...

I've come to your website after seeing Faith's examples using this set. Faith, you are amazing and so is this set. It seems to have everything and I agree it will be a timeless classic that can be used in so many ways regardless of colors and style of its user. I love the birdhouses. Can't wait to see what's new tomorrow Day 3!

L. Brown said...

Beautiful stamps. Very nicely drawn--look very artistic. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

A great set! I like the branch being separate and the birds are just right. I adore the little birdhouse. Julie's card is just too cute with the little house. We have four feeders outside our library windows and I love to sit in there and read and watch the birds. Maybe I need to make something to put in the windows for the birds to admire! Thanks for a great set. Can't wait to see all the examples.

Chris R. from Iowa

julie z said...

i love bird stamps and these are fantastic. definitely would like to win them

sandyh50 said...

This set is great, just love the birds and birdhouses and the branch! It will be fun to see all the sneak peeks!

P Myers said...

What a great set!

Jill said...

I love all the cards that have been made with this set--thanks for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

Fun with birds! What a great way to start a collection of birds!

ahayes said...

OOps forgot to put my name on the last post.

Yvonne said...

I just started stamping, but I love the birds/birdhouses!! Great to see such wonderful stamps!

Yvonne

Gayle said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my, oh my!!! Those stamps are wonderful. I've been having fun going to the different designers to see their artwork and how they've used these stamps. I'm so jealous of their talent! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win!!

Gayle T.
Abilene, TX
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Colleen D. said...

I can't wait to see these new sets! I am a new fan of Flourishes and look forward to working with the latest creations! You all do fabulous work!

Happylittlestamper said...

This set is looking good too. Can't wait to see them in all their glory

Jess said...

Love the birds, they are wonderful! another great set!

Heather said...

This set looks very sweet, I can't wait to see the whole thing

Brenda said...

Wonderful set, thank you for the chance to win.

Carole said...

This set is very very cute. Thankd for a chance to win.

Lois (clownmom) said...

I love birdhouses. And the ones in this set are so cute, especially that little round one.

BETH said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE BIRDS AND BIRD HOUSES . BEAUTIIIIFUL! I LIVE IN THE STICKS AND IT REMINDS ME OF MY YARD. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN. LOVE IT!!!!!

Karen said...

The little birds & their houses are adorable....as well as the card you used them on! Please enter me in the contest so I can play with them too!! Thanks!

lenoriakelly said...

This bird set is so realistic. The chairs are great too. I will be here tonight waiting on the big kickoff!

Liz Williams said...

I am very excited about seeing these new stamp sets and would love the opportunity to win some. But even if I don't win, I know I will have to find it in my budget to buy them anyway!!LOL I'll stay glued tonight!!!

Kitty Rodahl said...

This is a really realistic set! Thanks for the chance to win it! I'm not normally a bird lover, but this is a set I think I would use often.

Chris said...

Birdhouses, my favorites and what a breath of springtime in the midst of winter. Such a great set to portray birds in any season.
Kudos to the talented artists in your company.