Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sweet & Sentimental -- Day 2!

There are always those images in our stamp collections that we turn to for a little extra flair, a little pop of elegance, a little pizazz. Well, today in day two of our sneak peeks we introduce you to what could be your next "go to" stamp set for just that purpose!

Introducing.....

This collection with a romantic flair is the latest addition to Flourishes from artist Lauren Pope. Because Flourishes is known for its elegant stamps, Lauren drew these fabulously elegant swoops and swirls to give your cards just that extra special touch!

How would you like to win this new set? Just leave a comment on this post telling us what accessory you seem to be turning to the most these days. What is your favorite little "extra" that you love adding to your cards?

Now, it's time to check out all the other fabulous creations that our Senior Design Team has whipped up with this Ornamental Elements set! Be sure to stop by and say hi to Leslie, Christine, Cindy, Faith, Julie, Latisha, Laura, Stacy, Jan Marie, and Nancy.

Need a refresher of all the fun happening this week at Flourishes?

  • You can still play in our Getting Sentimental Challenge for a chance at winning all three new sets released in March! Click on the link for details!
  • Join us for the Release Party Friday night, March 13, 8 - 10 pm central at the Flourishes Forum on SCS for more previews, games and chances to win goodies! FYI: This is a new time for our release party! We are hoping it will draw more people in from the Pacific and Mountain Time Zones. Hope to see YOU there! There will be lots of giveaways!!
  • All three of our new sets (and more) will be in the store Friday night as the release party wraps up. So, get ready to shop!

NOW.... to the winner of yesterday's Sweet Pea Giveaway! Random.org generated the number 41, meaning Nancy H. is our winner!

Nancy said...
Oh my, can't wait to get hold of this one! Thanks for the chance to win. You already have a lily (my favorite flower), but would love to see pansies or petunias. :)

Nancy, just email us at flourishesllc@cox.net, send us your snail mail addy and put Sweat Peas Winner in the subject line. We'll go ahead and send your new set on its way! Congrats!

We'll see you back here tomorrow as we get a little sentimental with you all! (That was your hint for day 3!)

Until then!

124 comments:

Ravengirl said...

This set is absolutely breathtaking! Love it!!! The accessory that I can't keep my hands off of these days are the self-adhesive rhinestones and half back pearls! They just add so much! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous set!

JMK said...

An elegant way to add something special to cards for all occasions. Once again you really offer a great opportunity to win.

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful! Right now, I seem to use a lot of ribbon, flowers and brads...but I'm looking to branch out a bit!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful samples- this will be one huge release! I've been trying to use up some of my brads and ribbon supply so I have room for more "toys".
Ad K.
pakathome@aol.com

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous set!
I've been loving embossing powder lately.
Thank you for a chance to win!

Jennifer

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful set! I have been using my clear star gel pen to add just a little sparkle without doing to much, as well as the copic glitter pens. Of course the fem stones usually find their way onto my projects as well...just can't help it! Like everyone else it is hard to pick just one thing!
Thanks for the opportunity I would love to win this set!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous stamp set!!! Looks very elegant and beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win! I really love to add butterflies to my cards:)
Yvonne.

Laraine R said...

A must have set!! The accessory I reach for most often is rhinestones. Anything rhinestones!! Thanks for the chance to win this must have set!!

K said...

These swirls sure take you away in a swirl! The accessory I find myself using more and more are the brads - I'm just "discovering" all the possibilities :)

Kathleen said...

These are absolutely beautiful. As a new stamper, I can see how these would make my cards extra special even if they aren't perfect.

I love to work with pastels, that is what I find myself turning to the most in paper, inks and embellishments.

Lois said...

The swirls add a nice touch to the elegance of all these cards. Very pretty. I must admit, I don't have a particular "go to" embellishment -- although I do like the self-adhesive half pearls, which also add some elegance to a card.

Donna Lee said...

These stamps are absolutely stunning!! I would love to play with them.
The one tool that is never out of reach is my clear starlight glitter pen from Sakura. With it you can add just a touch of bling and it adds a wonderful dimension to my stamping.

Jill Haddad said...

Another wonderful set - all those swirls and "flourishes". My favorite accessory these days are little fern branches, prima type flowers and buttons. Of course I could NEVER give up my brads either! LOL!

Tracey said...

Beautiful!!! Hmm, I think for my extra touch I like to add some ribbon or a flower!!

Andrea said...

Beautiful set! I love adding buttons and ribbons :) Thanks for the offer.

Robbie ... said...

The Ornamental Elements are gorgeous!! I love daisies and would like to have a whimsical, elegant daisy to 'play' with. My new favorite accessory is the self-adhesive pearls (thanks to the Dream Weekend).

Tonya said...

Wow what a set....love it! The accessories I love most are beautiful ribbons, flowers and rhinstones. Thanks for this great set!

southernscraps said...

Great set! The little extra I seem to be adding these days is ribbon or piercing.

monik1973 said...

Beautiful samples all are pretty....

I will put my ribbon and button on my cards....thanks again to the opportunity to win...
Hugs, Monika

Heather said...

I usually reach for ribbon, but I've been adding rhinestones for a little bling lately.

Angel said...

wow, gorgeous samples w/ another gorgeous set!!! i always seem to HAVE to use ribbon or brads!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous set!!! I seem to be drawn to buttons lately. Thanks!

Janet said...

This is beautiful. The accessory I seem to head back to each time I work on a card is my cuttlebug - I just love the way it makes the paper I'm using stand out a little bit more. Thanks again for the chance to win. Have a great day

retiredheather said...

Absolutely stunning. Such a beautiful way to decorate anything. Lovely and so needed by me. Certainly on my wish list.
Hugs
Heather

Carol Dee said...

The perfect stamp set from a company named "Flourishes" !
I can think of so many cards to us this one on. Thanks for th echance to win.

Theresa said...

Well, this clinches it. I will be placing an order! Love all the DT projects!

Nancy said...

This set looks gorgeous! Beautiful sample.
I love adding flowers to my cards, and I can't seem to stay away from Stickles and rhinestones.

Jean said...

I think this new set is absolutely elegant! I love the Copic Markers. I find myself using them on everything! I also love using Gesso to add to my cards!

Beth R, said...

Wow! can't wait to get my hands on this one LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Diane said...

Can't wait to see this complete set!!! Spring is in the air....so these flowers are perfect!

Norine said...

love this set so pretty think I use gems pearls and of course ribbon the most
Hugs
Norine

Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) said...

I use my clear star gel pen and brads on EVERYTHING! Love what I've seen so far on the new releases.

Kim Johnson said...

Always ribbon! Love the stamp set.Very versatile. Thanks for the chance to win!
kim.johnson3@insightbb.com

jules p said...

my what a beautiful set.

my accessory that i seem to use a lot is ribbon. lots of it.

Amy said...

Ribbon is probably the "extra" I add most often. I also love brads, eyelets, and buttons!

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Mary Esther said...

What a beautiful, versatile set! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love glitter, rhinestones and pearls for adding bling and elegance to a card.

Susan said...

The number one right hand accessory is my sponge. I found I can't take all that white on a card and the minute the sponge hits the edge or even splotchy all around the paper the look immediately softens and a once shocking card becomes soothing. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosie said...

beautiful florishes... so swirly and romantic! I have been reaching for SU new eyelet edge punch and buttons! Thanks for the chance to win some really wonderful stamps!

jane said...

I sooooo love these flourishes! I can't get enough of them-they are all different and so I have to have it!
I find that lately I have been using ALOT of acetate, paper piercing, prima flowers, and a card is not complete without some type of ribbon. Of course, this list could go on, and on, and on since there are so many wonderful products available-it's so amazing to me the versatility!
I've got my fingers crossed, maybe I will be the lucky winner!

stampinjane

Janet said...

This set looks really interesting. I love the swirlyness of it. The embellishment I'm using hte most seems to be stickles, yet I'd really love to use flourishes more often. I have the Slice, and love those flourishes. I just seem to have a hard time judging where to put them, and how many to use. Practice, I gues.

sandyh50 said...

I love these swoops and swirls, they are so elegant! I love using ribbon and rhinestones and even my stickles! So much fun to dress up a card. Thanks for the chance.

Jess said...

Ribbon and Rhinestones are my goto accessories... I can't seem to make a card without using one or the other or both, sometimes!!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get these sweet peas. I have often wondered if you will come out with pansies. Please consider those as a next flower.

Charlette said...

WELL another beautiful set and a must have! This will make any card special. I love to use rhinestone, pearls and dew drops. But have been using my flower soft lately!
Thanks for the chance to win. LOVE YOUR STAMP SETS!

Karen from PA said...

Lately I have discovered making my own backgrounds. I think these stamps would be perfect for that. The accessory I find myself reaching for lately is buttons. New for me, but I love how it can make a card look casual or elegant.

Connie said...

So beautiful!! My go to for pretty much every card is ribbon...it has to be on the card somewhere!

Anita said...

Beautiful set! I can see it used many ways.

StampinCathy said...

This set is just stunning!! I would have to say rhinestones, dew drops or brads. They just add that extra touch of three. Thanks so much for a chance at this stunning stamp set.

Rosemary D said...

wow, another beautiful set!

lisa808 said...

I like to use Stickles. It's so easy to add a bit of glitz here and there, and it can really help a card go from so-so to yes! Thanks for the chance to win yet another great new set.

Cook22 said...

Well, flourishes are always useful and versatile, I love them.
Things I'm using these days - dipped several yards of lace left from my sister's wedding over ten years ago in some tea - now that it's not quite so bright white I am adding bits of that to things. And snaps...

JenMarie said...

Ooo...beautiful!
My fave extra these days is PEARLS!

Linda Crowder said...

Thanks for the chance at this wonderful set. I love it to death. The accessory I turn to most is my new Fiskars cutter. They redesigned it a while back but I couldnt' afford it so yesterday I just bought it, afford it or not. I have a class coming up on Monday, my first, and I hopefully will re-coup it's small price. It is a dandy.

Sharon D said...

Beautiful swirls! I like to add texture with embossing, and I can hardly resist using my glitter pens and Stickles here and there. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful set!

CaroleRB said...

This is a very nice stamps set. Thanks for a chance to win!

Shirley said...

This set is gorgeous! My favorite add on to my cards is gemstones. They add such blng!
Shirley L.
shirlee@surewest.net

Nancy C. said...

What a gorgeous set! I hope I win! I have been doing alot of ribbons lately - different thicknesses and I really have grown to love the sheer ones. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

The flourishes are such a great way to dress up any card! I like that it has both an open and solid design. Laura's card really showed how it can change the look when used on designer paper! All the samples are wonderful! Sue (suen)

Georgia said...

I have recently started purchasing Flourishes stamp, I did not know what I was missing. They are wonderful.

I am using half rhinestones, pearls, brads, and lots of ribbons.

paradise45 said...

Love all the cards made by the design team...elegance with so many possibilities! Ribbon and Stickles are my favorites at the moment. Thanks for the chance to win.

inkedx2 said...

I go through phases in adding accessories. Right now my phase is to add ribbon. Love that stuff!

Robbie

quiltcat said...

I would love to win this set, because flourishes are my favorite design element! My current favorite accessory is my SU! eyelet border punch...seem to use it on just about everything (except for the card that i did for this challenge *g*).

Lisa R. said...

Love this set; so very elegant! Right now, I seem to be using a lot of prima flowers on all my cards. I guess, I'm looking forward to spring!

Anonymous said...

Popping up anything with foam adhesive is my favorite way to add "oomph" to my cards. Would love to win this new set!

Claudia said...

I just love these swirls! And the chance to win it! How exciting! My favorite embellishment? ? ? ? ribbon and rhinestones. . . it's too hard to pick just one.

Nancy Park said...

I am a ribbion fanatic. I always feel a card needs a bow. Even on masculine cards I feel the need for a ribbon knot or not!

Linda Bandow said...

Ooooh...I love this....these are perfect for that extra added touch and would love to win them....actually these are the kind of thing that I have been adding of late, but have been...gasp....drawing them in freehand. These will be much better

Sue from MI said...

Love those flourishes, want those flourishes, they are elegant and really enrich a page or card or any art. Just love them. Sue in MI

Sandra said...

I seem to be turning to my stardust pen and adding extra glitter and sparkle to my writing and other areas of the card that seem to need it.
love what I have seen of the Ornamental Elements set so far!
thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Emilia said...

Gorgeous set! Very elegant!

Anonymous said...

This set is gorgeous. I like to use brads, ribbon, embossing........I just love it all!

Julia said...

Love your card! Seems like I can't live without buttons lately. Whenever I find that a card needs that little something extra I always go to my button stash.

Rama said...

This eet would look gorgeous with flowers, or rhinestones, or pearls. Love this very elegant set.

carpediem said...

Another great set! It's so elegant. I can see so many ways to use these images!

Rita said...

This is lovely ... I always come to Flourishes for elegant images! Thank you for the opportunity to win this set.

walshes5 said...

Pretty stuff! I can't seem to make a card -- or any project for that matter -- without some ribbon and some bling.Love lots of texture and dimension.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful set. It really is stunning. I've been using a lot of flower recently, but my very latest 'thing' goes very well with this release: I've been cutting out flourishes by hand after stamping them, and then popping them up on my cards - such fun.

Anne P. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

denise g. said...

Well, duh! "bling", of course. I hang out over at Julie K's and she's always cramming it down my throat. Your stamps are lovely and I do wonder why Nancy is only partly in the picture here. Was she a bad girl or something?

msfreida said...

Just when I think you can't get anything any better, you come up with something so over the top! Oh this set is unbelievable!

I have found myself using hardware a lot more than I used to. I even catch myself looking for unconventional things for trims. I like using the unexpected!

Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous set!

freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

Connie Watson said...

I have found that lately I like to add ribbon to my cards.
Thanks for the chance to win this set. I love all your flowers!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful, I would love to get my hands on those swirls!! My must use item is ribbon I almost always put it on a card. Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome set!!

leenda said...

My favorite accessory is ribbon & recently it's felt flowers. Thanks for a chance to win!

Helen said...

Pretty card. I like using flourishes on my scrapbook pages. I'm just branching out into card making. Thanks for the chance to win this set.

Mari said...

Oh, how I wish I could go to the party at SCS! Sounds like a ton of fun, but I just can't make it that early. *sigh*
Accessory, huh? Well, I guess lately I've been using rub ons a lot. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous stamp!

Susan B said...

This stamp set is very elegant. I find myself using ribbons and rhinestones or pearls on almost everything I create.
Thnaks for a chance to win this new set!

KanataNewf said...

Lovely new set. As for something special - I've been turning to acetate lately....and metal - particularly copper.

lakind said...

I love ribbon and flowers, but I also love the dew drops. I also love shimmer, so anything that sparkles...Shimmerz, glitter pens, glitter, rhinestones, etc.! Love the elegant swirls!

Jeanne F said...

I love texture in my work - crinkled paper, ribbons, brads layering, rich color. Loving the stamps - thanks for the chance to win!

Deanna said...

Lately, everything I do has to do with accessories!!! I love the rhinestones, pearls, stickles, ribbon, brads....I just can't get enough of them!!! Love the new sets, can't wait to see them all released tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I love the swirls. They dress a card up so beautifully. I also love any stamp that is a flower so the sweet peas are great. Thanks for some very beautiful cards.

Mary L Schreiber

Kay said...

I just love pearls from K & Company (and I use lots of them)!

Elaine A said...

What a lovely set of stamps! One can never have too many flourishes and swirls - LOL. These days I find myself using little spots of stickles glitter glue on cards, crystals and pearls.

Thanks
Elaine Allen

athleticsecretary said...

I really like the idea of more scrolls and flourishes - they are so versatile! I like to use brads and ribbon on my cards. Thanks for this opportunity!

Cher said...

oh my word! this set is goryg! would love the chance to win it...lately I have been grabbing stickles more and more and my pearls...too many girl projects, eh? lol Ty for the chance..Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

Lynne Phelps said...

Brads are my go-to embellishment. You can't get tired of them, because they just keep coming out with better brads!

Evelyn S. said...

I'm especially taken by your color combination. It works beautifully with the new images!

Cheryl said...

I love flourish designs and would love to win this set to add to my collection!!

greenc said...

Brads and buttons seem to be at the top of my list right now. Cathy

Stampin_melissa said...

I have been into coloring with my Copics lately, other than that I tend to look to my brads and sponges to add distressing to my cards.

Etha said...

Oh I would LOVE to win t his set, one can never have enough, uhmm Flourishes! :)
My most favorite embellishment would be (nope, its NOT cows!!) swarovski hotfix crystals, or any other pretty hotfix crystals. I'm just lovin those :)

stampkat said...

Beautiful set. I like adding rhinestones and flowers to my cards.

Roxy said...

What a pretty stamp.

creativearts said...

Beautiful! I add ribbon to almost all of my cards! I have so much and it is so elegant!

Nancy said...

Gosh, for a minute there I thought I had won. haha! Congrats to Nancy! b

Lori A. said...

Wow! I keep reaching for my Cuttlebug! I love that thing.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I seem to be using a lot of brads and ribbon. I like the idea of using the ribbon as a decorative paper strip and not adding a bow since I like to mail my cards and it helps in the mailing process. But, I won some of those rhinestones and I am loving those too.

Chris R. from Iowa

Anonymous said...

This set is s0 universally perfect set to use for any design...so feminine and soft. I enjoy using ribbons to accessorize my cards. I use it for all-occasion and even masculine cards. Thanking you for another chance to win a Flourish giveaway. MarilynY

Mary said...

Beautiful stamps! I've been using more fabric and chipboard shapes on my cards. Thanks for a chance to win!

Deborah March said...

BEAUTIFUL set! My favourite "extra" these days has to be flat backed pearls, so elegant with Flourishes stamps!

Gailanne said...

I'm loving the edger punches that are all the rage this spring. My favourite at the moment is the fleur de lis edger punch and matching single image punch by EK Success. So classy and elegant!

Olena said...

Beautiful set! I love adding buttons and ribbons :) Thanks for the offer.

Robbin said...

I love this set!!! I find myself adding rhinestones and ribbon for that little something extra!

terri said...

I love this set- the one item I turn to most of the time is ribbon

naneruth said...

I use my gem stones and pearls lately the most.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking that although the other sets are bound to be gorgeous - this one will be a favourite...I just love flourishes and swirls, they add so much to a card...my favoutite accessory lately would be flowers with flourishes and embellishments...you would only have to look at my cards for your challenges to see that!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this aorable set, that would be a plus to anyone's collection.

Lovely Linda
creative_linda@bigpond.com

hobbydiva said...

Hmmm...that's a really good question! I'd have to say I reach for brads, pearls, prima's or rhinestones the most. OH! and ribbon of course! Can't forget the ribbon...lol! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

Love this set, for a while I couldn't stop using the flourish from the SU Priceless set, but I'm loving all these Flourish swirls. Thanks for the chance to win! I think the accessory I've been using most lately is a toss up between my Big Shot and embossing powder.

Linda aka backroads girl said...

Sentiments seem to be what I have the least of. I would love a let of Flourishes sentiments!

Amy Hayes said...

I have been using lots of ribbon and dew drops lately. I think because I was inspired in a card class I took recently. Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous set and one I would love to add to my collection!

Virgo5 said...

Congratulations Nancy! what a great prize! I'd say the thing I've been reaching for lately is my punches, and I've really taken a liking to edge punches! My wallet is feeling pretty light these days! lol

HatTrikk said...

Right now,I'm all into adding little "found" items like little rivets, rhinestones, and buttons that inevitably fall off of my kid's clothes or interesting pieces of metal or hardware that I stash away when I stumble upon them. These little bits truly make for a one-of-a-kind piece of art :)

Pattyb said...

Oh how gorgeous! I think for me it would be the Stardust clear glitter pen. It adds such a nice touch of bling to a card. Thanks for the chance to win!
Blessings,
Pat

MicheyMoo said...

These cards are gorgeous - I love all the backgrounds. They really don't need to much to dress them up and finish them off. Of course, I usually manage to get some beautiful ribbon or brads or rhinestones onto most of my cards but my most often used and favourite embellishment is a little sparkle, such as dazzling diamonds. Its amazing how a little dab from my glue pen and a sprinkle with diamonds transforms my cards instantly.
Thanks for your constant updates - they provide me with daily inspiration.