Friday, March 6, 2009

Flourishes Challenge - Getting Sentimental!

We are on verge of releasing three new wonderful sets for March here at Flourishes. And, to get ready, we have a pre-release challenge aimed at getting you excited by allowing you a chance to get your hands on all three stamp sets!

Want a hint at what's to come? Marcella Hawley is at it again with a beautiful botanical that is ripe for spring! Lauren Pope created some artistic elements that could easily become your 'go-to' set to add elegance to your card creations. And, lastly our third set delivers just the right amount of inspiration that will help you create masterpieces with emotion!

Of course, you will want them all!

So, here's the challenge! Simply make a card with a sentiment, word or quote as the focal point for your card! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't we still want to see what you've got! Comment with a link to your creation here on this post, or upload to Splitcoast using the keyword FLLCMAR. You have until next Friday, March 13th at 7 PM Eastern --- Just a couple hours before our release party festivities!

So, without further ado, let's see what the Flourishes Senior Design Team cooked up for this fun challenge!

First up is Leslie Miller who used a trio of papers from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie line along with one of the sentiments from the Mixed Greetings set! What a bright and cheery card - perfect for Spring!!
Christine Okken delivers a dose of high contrast elegance with this creation using the I Love Roses set! Look at that sparkle and the delicate touches she added with the punched border and pearls!
Latisha Yoast sure knows how to create such clean designs and this card using the Fantasy Floral set is no exception! I love her use of kraft colored paper. She has such a whimsical way of adding fun patterned papers and, of course, her favorite--- buttons!
Stacy Morgan is another clean and classy designer! She loves monochromatic looks and knows exactly where to pop down some bling! Isn't this card gorgeous? She used the Flourished Elements set for her frame and accents and the Thinking Of You set for her main sentiment. Don't forget that added splash of satin ribbon! Oooo la la!
When it comes to adding dimension and pop with patterned paper - Faith Hofrichter is the expert! She added such rich colors with pastels and the grand finale is full of drama! The Happy Mother's Day sentiment is from the Siberian Iris set!

Cindy Lawrence's card is so pretty, it is suitable for framing! Couldn't you see this lovely creation sitting on a nightstand welcoming a guest? It is so rustically classic! She used the Home Tweet Home set for the background of branches and the Poppy Patch set for her main focal sentiment!

I (Julie Koerber) also turned to the Poppy Patch for my simple card! All I did was stamp the poppy all over a solid piece of decorative paper using deep red ink. Pair it up with some deep red polka dot paper, add some black and white sheer polka dot ribbon and some black bling and you're done! This card was easily a 10 minute card!

And last but not least, this this beauty from the talented Laura Fredrickson! She used the Stamp Simply Thank You set and paired it with beautiful papers in the Basic Grey Porcelain collection. I love the extras she added with the paper pierced edge, the gorgeous scalloped edge ribbon and the "Thank You " tag. A true stunner!

We hope you enjoyed all the ways that you can make a sentiment, quote or word take center stage on your cards! We also hope you make time for play time and join us in our challenge! We'll announce the winner during our release party - which is set for March 13th from 8 to 10 Central in our company forum on SCS! So, mark your calendars!!


See you back here soon!

~Julie

47 comments:

flourishes said...
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Terry Okken said...

Thanks for the fun challenge.

Here are two from me...

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1264380?cat=500&ppuser=203664

and

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1264241?cat=500&ppuser=203664

Lois said...
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Lois said...

Cards with sentiments as the main focal point always draw my attention. Here's mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1264535?cat=500&ppuser=72594

Amy said...

Thanks for the chance to win some great stamps! Here are my entries:

http://thestampingtree.blogspot.com/2009/03/getting-sentimental-flourishes-contest.html

flourishes said...

I'm getting Sentimental just gazing at all these wonderful inspirations by our wonderful DT.Great job each and every one of you!
Jan Marie
1flourish

Etha said...

What beautiful eye candy :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the challenge! All of the samples are just beautiful! Here's mine. Sue (suen)
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1265712?cat=500&ppuser=37504

Susan said...

This is my very first Flourishes Challenge. I don't own any stamps yet but hope to after this release!!!

http://madskydesigns.blogspot.com/2009/03/today-i-was-able-to-stamp.html

Craftyfingerz said...

Here's mine for the challenge - My Favourite Friend
thanks for looking :-)
http://craftyfingerz.blogspot.com

retiredheather said...

Thanks for the lovely challenge.

Here is my entry
Hugs
Heather

Anita said...

Here is my card for this fun challenge. http://www.papercraftplanet.com/photo/orange-bday

Rosemary D said...

Beautiful projects! Here is my card for the challenge. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1268157?cat=500&ppuser=211071

Ravengirl said...

Here is my submission for "getting sentimental": http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1266574?nocache=1
Thanks for the fabulous challenge!

Ananya Gupta said...

here is my card. Love challenges.

http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/photo/show?id=2675175%3APhoto%3A32056

inkedx2 said...

Hadn't doodled in a while. Thanks for the challenge to revisit this technique. Here is my creation.

http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/2009/03/doodled-flourish.html

Robbie

Heather said...

Thanks for the challenge and the beautiful cards from your designers.
Mine is on my blog here:
http://cardz.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/getting-sentimental/

Deborah March said...

Well, I'm waiting to receive my newly ordered Flourishes stamps, but since I didn't have any to do the challenge, I used others on my card here:

http://cardsandthings.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-challenge.html

Wonderful designers' cards! Thanks for the challenge.

monik1973 said...

Thanks for this fun challenge..

I really enjoy to make this card...

Here is my card:

Here's my Give Thanks Card

Anonymous said...

I am loving having the sentiment as a main feature...here is my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1269137?cat=500&ppuser=179849

I only discovered Flourishes a month ago and it has fast become one of my favourite challenges. I do not own any Flourishes sets as yet so thank you for the opportunity to win not just one BUT 3 sets....you are so generous!!
Lovely Linda

Katie Renz said...

I just came across your blog and was definitely inspired. I don't have any Flourishes stamps yet, so allowing all to play was great. Mine is HERE

K Low said...

Here is an entry from me that I recently posted on my blog.
http://cardsncrafts.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/textured-background/
Love these done by the DT!

leenda said...

Your design team is the BEST! Here is my entry..

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1269368?si=FLLCMAR

Thanks for the challenge!

Yvonne said...

Hi!
Sorry I did`nt have any Flourishes stamps for this one, but I`ve made a card anyway:)
My card

Mandy said...

Fun challenge...here is my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1270900?cat=3233

Cheri Howard said...

Thanks for the challenge - I finally had time to play today! Here's mine.

Etha said...

I almost forgot :) Here is my take on this challenge, a bit of Krafty Lace ..

also.. forgive my total brain fart in the release post, of course farm animals and dogs are flowers LOL......
The flower I miss most in stamp images is the Hollyhock!!

quiltcat said...

This is the first challenge that i've ever entered anywhere. It was inspiring and fun!
http://quiltcatmews.blogspot.com/2009/03/card-challenge-getting-sentimental.html

Pamela said...

Just wanted to say that these cards are great. They really inspire a newbie like me.

Have a wonderful day.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

southernscraps said...

Fabulous cards and a fun challenge. Here is mine:

http://southernscraps.blogspot.com/2009/03/ahhhwhite-space.html

Laurie said...

Here's the card I came up with...

http://handsandheartslaurie.blogspot.com/2009/03/fllcmar-summer-sentiment.html

Christine said...

What a fun challenge. Thanks for hosting it.

Here is my card.

MrsETaylor said...

You can find my card here

http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/2009/03/4-in-1-challenge-card.html

Barbara said...

Wonderful challenge!! Here's mine:
http://barspaperpursuits.blogspot.com/2009/03/flourished-mojo-sympathy.html

Lois said...

I did another card for this challenge -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1272765?cat=500&ppuser=72594

Marsha said...

Thanks for the challenge. Enjoying the Flourishes blogs.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1272956?cat=3957

Michelle said...

I love the timeless quotes. It seems like I don't have enough of those and a beautiful saying makes the card even that much more special

Marsha said...

Love the sayings included in the Timeless Quotes. I am absolutely in LOVE with any flourishes, and the new release is just gorgeous!

greenc said...

These are fabulous! Love the different ideas to use these stamps! Such great inspiration! Thanks, Cathy

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Fun- thanks for all the great challenges and inspiration. here is one from me- http://kbstamps.blogspot.com/2009/03/take-two.html

Cook22 said...

Wasn't sure could I put the keyword in more than one? I have two, and I prefer the one without Flourishes stamps, but to be on the safe side I'll just link the one I made especially with a stamp. Ever since I saw Laura's lovely peacock-feather pen card this has been in my mind to do. But I shouldn't have left it till the last minute in a busy week...
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1273200?cat=6012

Betty said...

I would love to win a Flourishes Stamp Set(s) since I don't have any and they are all beautiful!! The sentiments/verses are so lovely--they definitely make the card!

Kay said...

This ended up being a fun challenge for me, wasn't sure I was going to be able to pull it off at first.
Here is my card:

http://willtradesleepforstamps.blogspot.com/2009/03/2-for-1-flourishes-challenge.html

(it's a 2 for 1 with the Timeless Tuesday challenge)

alica said...

here is my card for the challenge:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1273128?cat=500&ppuser=181697
I only have one Flourishes set and that has no big sentiments so I had to use different stamp. Really could use some more ;)

Theresa said...

Fun challenge and fabulous samples from the DT! Here is mine.

bvd_6868 said...

I only have one flourish set and it doesn't have any sentiments. So, I made my background with the set and used a different sentiment. I sure could use some more ;-)
here's mine http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1273534?cat=500&ppuser=163521

Angel said...

Here is mine:
http://angelosity.blogspot.com/2009/03/scor-pal.html
Nearly forgot to come back and link to it!