Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sneak Peek Day 3 - Chairs To YOU!

Welcome to Day 3 of the Flourishes Sneak Peek! This last stamp set being released in January is one that is so fun and versatile, you are going to want to sit down for this one! Grab a cup of coffee while you are at it!

Introducing....
This set has such an amazing story behind it! A few months back I was offering up some blog candy over on my blog, and I asked those that stopped by to offer up some suggestions for a stamp set they would love to see! Well, one lady, Jessica Russell offered up a brilliant idea! She wanted to see a set of chairs with fun sayings like - "You're going to want to sit down for this," and "Chairs To YOU!" I immediately picked up the phone and had a chat with the ladies at Flourishes. Months later, Jan Marie called and said, "We have the chairs set in production!" It was amazing to watch this idea "flourish" and become a reality!

Want to meet Jessica??? Well, here she is!


When I told her that her set would soon be in her inky hands, she told a story of why chairs have such a special place in her heart.....

"I love it when I happen upon an especially comfortable chair! I had a tiny rocking chair at my Grandma's house when I was small. She's 94 now, and has kept it all these years. Now, my son will get to rock in it when he gets a bit older. I love rocking my little guy at night before I put him in bed. I have a beautiful, antique upholstered rocker that is also from my Grandma. It creaks, but the rhythm of the creak I think helps soothe him! ! Thanks so much for running with the idea!"

Isn't that a sweet thought? And.... here's the fabulous card she made with her one of a kind set illustrated by our talented new artist Lauren Pope!
I love the embossed background, the ulpholstered look of the chair and all the fun embellishments Jessica added! Very posh!

Want to cozy up in your favorite chair for a little blog hop? Be sure to visit our entire team to see what fabulous inpiration they crafted with this set!

Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Dee Jackson
Nancy Kirk
Jan Marie Caruso
Kimberly Crawford
Betty Wright

Cindy Haffner
Becca Feeken

Silke Ledlow

Don't forget to leave a comment to win this set! We'll randomly select one person to win. The candy will move quickly - we'll announce the winner for the Chairs To You set tomorrow.

Want to know the winner of the Home Tweet Home set??? Well, it's Holly!

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, just email us at flourishesllc@cox.net and we'll get your set shipped right out!

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. Time is running out though! You only have until 5 pm Eastern! 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!

That's it my friends! Thanks for stopping by! See you at tonight's release party!!!

~Julie

111 comments:

Miriam said...

This looks like a fun set with a wide variety of chairs. I can't wait to see the entire set! Thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh this set looks like its going to be fun! Congrats Holly!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, I'm liking this set a lot. Love that Victorian chair. I'm really liking what I'm seeing in the sneak peaks.

Nadine said...

I just love this set with the cute sayings that go with it. The card is just fabulous the way the chair looks upholsterd is so great. Thanks for the chance to win it

Justine said...

Congratulations Holly, how exciting. Thanks for the chance to win.
I played along with the celebrating home challenge, here is the link to my card w/inspiration.

http://cardiologycardsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2009/01/little-aloha.html

Lisa Lara said...

This set looks unique. I love the story behind the inspiration. The chairs can be elegant and antique. Definitely homey. Home is where the hear is right?!

Holly said...

I think this is the neatest idea. Funny yet elegent at the same time.


Holly

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see the full set! Congrats Holly! Thanks for your kindness.

Laurie in MN said...

The shaggy dog sitting on the pillow is cute. The chair set looks like a fun set.

Carol Southern said...

The peaks look terrific and fun to stamp. Looks like many hours of fun relaxing stamping coming up.

Latisha said...

It was a pleasure to work with this set...what a great inspiration from Jessica!!

Cheri Howard said...

Pretty chairs! I love seeing samples - this stamp probably wouldn't have appealed to me if I hadn't seen it on a project!

Charmaine said...

What a unique idea for a set!

Charmaine

Lyn S said...

I love the idea of being able to "upholster" the chairs with different "fabrics". Fabulous idea for a stamp set!

Diane said...

Love, love this set.....just think with a little masking, one could put whatever they wanted sitting on these chairs, lots of possibilities here...its on my list of wants, as all the others are, I wanted to mention, when I ordered my first, one and only set from you how pleased I was, not only does it stamp beautifully, it was practically here overnight...I hope to own them all!!!

deanera said...

this sets are realy very beautiful , i love the big chairs.

the team members have made very beautiful cards with it .

thanks for showing .
greetings and hugs brigitta

K said...

That's such a lovely idea, I totally agree! A set of empty beds would be cute for get well cards, maybe (yes, I'm down with a flu, how did you know? :()
Thanks for the chance with the set!
Bye, Kitty

Margaret said...

I would love to curl up with a good book in a chair from this set.

bolha said...

Gorgeous set of chairs. Must say that doggy bed is my favorite. :)
x Natasha x

StampinCathy said...

What a great set. Love the different chairs and sentiments. This card is so cute and love the colors and layout. Thanks for a chance.

Tracey said...

A fabulous set!! Congrats to Holly!

Tammy H. said...

How original! I love it. I also have fond memories of a small rocking chair which is sitting in my house now. Love the variety! Thanks for the generous blog candy!

KanataNewf said...

I love the new chair set. I too have fond memories of a special chair from childhood. My grandfather's rocking chair. It was in their kitchen, next to their woodstove and it was always a special to cuddle up with my Poppy for a rock in the chair.

Crystal said...

Aw, what a cushy set ! And a great look of paper piecing ... just love what the whole team turned out !.

~amy~ said...

Soooooo stinkin' FUN...love it!

Kathie said...

What a fun and versatile set! Also a heartwarming story.

Lynne said...

My goodness, I LOVE these chairs! I can see that you also have a dog on a cushion for the chairs, but is there a CAT? My chairs all have cats, LOL! Still, the chairs are great and I love the paper piecing opportunities this set will offer!

Carole said...

This set is so amazing. Finally something that doesn't look like anything else! I love it.

Lois (clownmom) said...

I have the perfect paper for paper-piecing that antique-looking chair. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Anjou Krelovich said...

Love love love all these chairs. I can see this set being so versatile. Can't wait to see the rest. Thanks for the chance to win!

Annelies said...

Great samples! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Norine said...

what a great set and love seeing all the diff takes on it
Hugs
Norine

Ann said...

I love the chair it would go perfectly with my Magnolia Tilda stamps. Can't wait to see the whole set. Ann Lind

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Looks like a fun set to color or paper piece! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Heather said...

Looks like another great set, what beautiful treats you have tempted us with this week

Jane Wetzel said...

WOW! What a wonderful set!! Love it and cant wait to use it in so many different ways! Thanks for a chance to win!

BETH said...

THIS SET IS VERY CUTE . I CAN PICTURE ALL KINDS OF WAYS TO USE IT.

Donna said...

This looks like a fun set. Can't wait to see the entire set. "Chairs" to you, Holly!

cards4u said...

What a great set! Love the classic look along with the fun sentiments!

denise g. said...

Jessica is a girl after my own heart. I have a rocker that was my great grandma's, one that was my grandma's and one that was in another grandparent's summer cottage. This is fabulous and so is Julie K!

Syme Family said...

This looks like such a GREAT set!

Elaine A said...

What a beautiful story and such a lovely card. I love the sneak peek. This set looks like fun.

Thanks
Elaine Allen

Emilia said...

I love these stamps,they are so original! I love your stamps, I have just received my 4th set!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, LOVE thes!
Jess ~ you're brilliant!

Dean Dykes said...

How comfortable!! I'd do a whole set just for my best friend. Thanks for a beautiful set.

Colleen D. said...

(insert big gasp here)! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this chairs set! It's absolutely charming!

Cheryl E said...

...and who doesn't love a comfy chair? They certainly bring a smile, what a great idea

Anita said...

Wow! What a fun and unique set!

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Congratulations on running with such a fun idea and getting these fabulous stamps into production. I love the idea of the fun comments that go with the stamps and would love a chance to win!

Janet Swofford said...

I love the chair set. Thanks for the chance to win!
janet@swofford.com

Darlene L said...

Wow--I think this is my favorite sneak peek so far. I just love that chair. I am already running with some fun ideas for trim. Hope to see ya all tonight.

tracyg123@earthlink.net said...

I saw the cards from this set and said I will have to get this set as soon as it comes out. What a treat if I could be lucky enough to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.
-Tracy

suestamps said...

I love this set. What a unique idea! The sayings are just great.

Sue D said...

Very cute and I liked hearing the story behind it.

Margaret Anne Clark said...

I adore what I can see! And I love that you took a customer comment and literally made it come true - great work guys ! Thanks for the chance to win it too!

Michelle W. said...

Congratulations to Holly! I think I like the fun sayings in the chair set almost a s much as the chairs:)

Cook22 said...

Love all those chairs. This is a set that looks like a very versatile addition to anyone's stash. Used to love looking at old furniture designs.

Sharon said...

Oooh! What a clever set! Thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderful candy!

butlerfly24 said...

Cute idea. I never would have thought to stamp with chairs but I really like the story. I had alittle rocking chair too.

Lisa R. said...

Chairs - what a unique and great idea for a stamp set! I love it!

Pegg S said...

I love the details on these images! These will be great for so many occasions!

Olivia M. said...

This set looks so cool. Besides, patterned paper, fabric and furniture-especially chairs are my favorite. I hope I win, thanks for the chance.

Nita Chambless said...

Oh, I have the same memories of the chairs at my Granny's house. I was the lucky granddaughter to inherit 4 of her chairs!!! One is the rocking chair that all of the babies were rocked in and it has that perfect squeak too! One was my Grandfather's "easy" chair and ottoman. The other 2 were from the living room - upholstery has changed from original but the carved wood is beautiful. I've just got to get this set!!!!! When I inherited these chairs plus more when Mother died my husband declared that our house looked like Haverty's!!! Nita Chambless

Kris Turner, Wadsworth, OH said...

I LOVE vintage chairs - we have one that a sweet 98-yr-old lady left us when we bought her house - that was over 30 years ago, and it was over 60 years old then. These chairs definitely stand the test of time! I love the paper piecing and am anxious to try that! Thanks!

maiahs_momma said...

Wow, LOVE this set :)! Thank you so much for this chance to win it :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Linda said...

Sounds like a fun set. Can't wait to see the whole thing. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

Lorie Hethorn said...

I see Flourishes ads all the time on SCS and decided to check it out. WOW! I love the site! What an awesome new stamp set! I too, love old antique chairs. In fact, I have an Antique rocker my Mom picked up when I was a kid(over 50 yrs ago.) Thanks for having a drawing. loriesplace

Finley said...

What wonderful cards created with this new set - it will be fun to use these for heritage and antique type cards and pages! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sam said...

what a lovely story! The sneak peek is so intriguing and inspiring!

whoistracy said...

This is so cute! I love the chairs and little sofa I've seen on peeks. What a neat idea.

Laurie said...

Love this idea. Can't wait to see the possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win a set.

retiredheather said...

What a great idea. There are so many ways to use set. Well done.
Hugs
Heather

Evelyn S. said...

Chairs! I hadn't thought about how chairs have personalities, but these do! Beautiful images!

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

This looks like a very cool and unique stamp set. can't wait to see the rest of it!

Jill Haddad said...

What a really cute idea! I especially love the big Queen Anne style chair. Very elegant. Thanks for the chance to win the set!

Linda said...

I simply love this set, Chairs to YOU. It is absolutely adorable, as are all the other sets to be released. Love it!

melita said...

this is so cute!

Charlene H. said...

Very neat idea. I have never seen a stamp set like this before.

leenda said...

It's fun to hear how a set goes from an idea to life! Looks FANTASTIC!

Diana Gibbs said...

Oh wow, this is an awesome set, the details are beautiful. I loved reading the "back story". Thanks for the chance of letting us win it.

KellyL said...

I love the little dog on his pillow! This will be great for all my dog-owner friends and family!

Becky Sorensen said...

This looks like a great set. So versatile and the sayings are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your first release party. Just love this new set. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Nellie.

Amy Hayes said...

I never would have thought that a stamp set of chairs would be something that I needed. Boy was I wrong! I gotta have it!

Kori said...

Looking forward to seeing all of the new sets!

Heather said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this wonderful set it looks one that I would get a lot of use from, just hope I'm the lucky one this time.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

What a wonderful set! I love the idea of all those fun sentiments! The design team has done an awesome job with their creations, as always!!!

Cindy H. said...

I was just on Becca Feeken's blog and saw her absolutely wonderful card that she did with the new Flourish's Chair's to You image. I am putting this set on my list of must-haves. Great idea, Jessica, and I love your card!!

Thanks Flourish's for the chance to win this really fun new set!

Anonymous said...

I love all the funchair designs. They will be fab to use for "room" cards as part of the furnishings.

Ravengirl said...

What a wonderful set! It doesn't surprise me that Jess would come up with that idea, she has such a creative mind!

Connie Pruitt said...

Such a fun set! Cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the sayings. This will be a fun set. Oh the ideas I am coming up with!!! Thanks for a chance to win a set.

Chris R. from Iowa

Michelle said...

Adorable!

Debbie said...

You ladies are uber talented! I've been stamping for 13 years and next to you, I feel like I just started kindergarten. Phew! I'll never catch up!
Keep up the great work... I just love it!

Karen D said...

Karen What a lovely chair and i love the story behind it what a great set

Shari said...

The chairs are sooo cute. I can see using them in so many ways with and without the adorable sayings that come with them.

msfreida said...

OH, I MUST have these! They are so beautiful and my mind is just dancing off ideas! I love all the examples of the set I have seen on the different blogs...really shows the versatility! Thanks for offering it in your giveaway! FLOURISHES ROCKS!

Congrats Holly!

Lisa said...

This is my first glimpse of Flourishes stamps and I love it! The chair set can be used for so many occasions! I can't wait to own this set!

Shirley said...

Who doesn't love a good chair?

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh goodness how lovely!!! I definitely will be expanding my Flourishes stamp inventory!! LOL

Tami said...

I just love this set- reminds me of my great grandmother's house!

Julie said...

What a wonderful set.....just love those chairs! Thanks for the chance to win.

laurlynn said...

Lovin' the chairs. In some way, each one kind of reminds me of someone from my past.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love your stamps! Jeannie

Barb W said...

These are the cutest chairs! Chairs were such a big part of my life growing up as both my mom and my grandmother collected them. Thanks for the opportunity to win this set.

scrapbratz5 said...

Love that you can upholster your chair with anything you want. This will work up so well. Thanks! Blessings, Staci J

mary anneeeee said...

The chair is my favorite set. It has really captured my imagination

acreativeneed said...

I love this set!! The story behind how it came to be is wonderful too. I have always had a "thing" for chairs! I usded to cut out all kinds of chairs from magazines to use in my paper craft projects, and just for inspiration too. Now, I will just stamp them!
smiles,Deena

Secret Dreams And Passions said...

CHAIRS.... I love certain chairs, and wonder what would happen IF they could talk about all the things they heard talked about, all the prayers that were mentioned, and all the books, the Bible verses that were read.. what would they have to say?? I had a favorite chair, and had it and cherished it for a long time, then, one night it just broke. It was a sad evening!
Denise from OHio

Anonymous said...

Love the stamp set, great sentiments....Beautiful Card. Congrats.
Patty Rad from Bethlehem, NH

Lunet Media said...

congrads, how its, am realy love it, great