Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Swing Into Spring - Day 1!

They say April showers bring May flowers. At Flourishes, we say... 'Why wait?' We need flowers now - especially, when you have beautiful buds drawn by the talented Marcella Hawley.

Introducing.....


This set is a gorgeous bouquet of violets complete with lovely little sentiments perfect for all types of card occasions. If you loved Sweet Peas, this set is a perfect companion! This set features sweet little flowers illustrated in such a delicate way.

Would you like to win this set? Please, just leave us a comment on this post! That's all you need to do! We'll announce the winner tomorrow when we unveil the second set in our release. Trust me, this set will truly get you in the swing of things! (Yes, that was your hint!)

Before you go, you'll need to hop a long to the rest of our talented design team to see their sneak peeks!

Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Faith Hofrichter
Cindy Lawrence
Latisha Yoast
Stacy Morgan
Jan Marie Caruso
Sharon Doolittle

One last note! Mark your calendars, our release party that promises to be chocked full of games, prizes, and more fabulous samples from our designers is set for Friday, April 10th from 8 to 10 PM CST in the Flourishes Forum over on SCS!!

And, if you'd like to try your hand at WINNING all three of our new releases -- don't forget our "Swing Into Spring"challenge! All you need to do is give paper piecing a try! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't -- play anyway! We'd love to see what you create! See the end of THIS post for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by! We'll see you back here tomorrow for DAY 2 of our sneak peeks!

137 comments:

Cheri Howard said...

Violets are one of my favorite flowers! The sneak peek is LOVELY!

ALLY said...

That is one of the most beautiful floral images I've seen! I'd love to add some violets to my stamp collection!

Henny Nanne said...

WOW!!!! what a gorgeous stamp set, one I would definitely like in my collection, I have only recently been introduced to Flourish stamps by a friend who buys all the sets.. they are out of this world..

jen said...

What a beautiful new peak!! My sweet little daughter just planted her first violet in a bucket- what luck it would be to win this set!!!

NinaB said...

I love those flowers. I can't wait to see it in person.

Christine said...

Ok, it's either kids/people on swings or something about golfing. I'm going with the first! Can't wait to see!!!

Blessings,
Christine.

The violets are lovely!

NinaB said...

Oops, the link for Nancy Kirk goes to Jan Caruso. I just thought I'd let you know.

Cook22 said...

Oh, I love violets. Seeing them here, I can almost smell them.

Yvonne said...

Another very beautiful flower set. I love it!!!

Cindy said...

These violets are just beautiful.

Marna said...

That flower set is beautiful!
I would love to win it!
Hugs, Marna

Rarinstamp said...

I love this! So many ideas - I would love to win this set!

Chrissie said...

It is as pretty as Sweet Peas how many sleep till it's availabe .It's just like Christmas Please can I have it early (ha ha)
Your stamps are just awsome but I must admit im due for a break from Sweet Peas

Madeleine B said...

wow, Marcella is such a wonderful artist - her flowers are amazing.
The sneak peaks are adorable can't wait to see the next sneak peak tomorrow morning

Carol Southern said...

Marcella has certainly done it again, another beautiful set. Just taken a look at all the DT blogs to see what different looks this set can become and they are just wonderful. Great work ladies.

Michelle Ells said...

The violets are beautiful! I would love to win them!

lauriewe said...

What lovely flowers- I can imagine them colored as my beloved johnny jumpups!

Lois said...

My mom used to have violets on the window sills all over the house, but I have such a brown thumb. Maybe I'd have better luck with these violets. LOL!

browdab said...

WOW...what an awesome stamp. I don't have any violets in my stamp collection but I am going to have to find a way to get this set. I see so many possibilities for really neat cards made with this set. thanks for allowing us to see this sneak peak at a really lovely, to die for set.

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Beautiful! And I didn't think there were any more flowers I 'needed'! Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

doverdi said...

What a gorgeous stamp set! This is definately one I would like to have in my collection.

sandyh50 said...

I have a friend who loves violets and a card made with these stamps would be perfect for her!! Gorgeous set.

Robbie ... said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the Sweet Peas, too. Am making an order of things I MUST have as I speak!!

southernscraps said...

What a pretty set. The design team cards are beautiful.

Deborah (Glitterati) said...

This is such a beautiful set! I love violets and these are so pretty. I can't wait to see the whole set. Thanks for the peek and a chance to win!

Carol Dee said...

The violets are lovely. They would be just right for so many occasions. Thanks.

carpediem said...

Thanks for the sneak peek! I have so many floral stamp images but don't have any violets so this would be a welcome addition to my collection!

creativearts said...

I love these violets and intend to order this set! All of the sneak peak cards were gorgeous!

mimiburroughs said...

I love violets...and I know I will love this stamp set!! Can't wait to see it all!!

Dianne said...

Ya'll just keep comin' up with the very best in florals. The violets are just lovely. Would love to add them to my Flourishs collection.

Angel said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! lovin' this new set!!!

Deb said...

So gorgeous! Beautiful details! Fabulous sentiments too!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oh I'm SO excited!!! I love violets and can't wait to own this set!! Thank you for the chance to win it!

Janet L. said...

I have always loved violets! Would love to have the stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win!

StampinCathy said...

I love violets and lovin the sneak peek and can't wait to see more.

Cindy said...

I'm new to your site ... it is lovely. Lots of great ideas and beautiful stamps.

Theresa said...

This set looks amazing! The samples from the DT are fabulous.

Laurie said...

Those violets look like they're going to cheer us all up! Can't wait to try them....

Anonymous said...

I love this set - it's beautiful. Violets are one of my favorites. Thanks for the opportunity!

athleticsecretary said...

I love violets! They're so dainty - what wonderful sneak peeks! I'd love to win this set!!

thestampinglady said...

Violets are just so versatile in their colors and designs. Faith's card was just stunning.

Cristy G said...

WOW!! What a great set to win. The violets are beautiful.

ChristyG said...

What a beautiful stamp! The flowers look so real.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful violet image! Hopped around and looked at the other DT cards, and they are all fabulous! This set is definitely going on my wish list.

naneruth said...

Thanks for the sneak peak. The violets look lovely.

Anita said...

I love violets. Another amazing set.

alica said...

wow, I'm loving this set - it's perfect - and the little sentiments make it truly universal. Pure perfection!!

Cheri said...

Oh my! I thought the Swet Peas were as beautiful as stamps could get and then along comes the Violets! Amazingly gorgeous!!!! Thanks you so much for a chance to win this set!

JenMarie said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous!!

Linda aka backroads girl said...

Ooh, I love Violets! They are all over Jacksonville. This would be a great set to own!

Anonymous said...

Great image of violets. So realistic looking. I will have to add this to my stamp collection!

love2stamp said...

Violets and Sweet Peas are two of my very favorite flowers, so I'm thrilled they are part of Flourishes collection now... they're so beautifully drawn! I can't wait to see what other flower designs you offer in the future!

Thank you for the chance to win some of your wonderful stamp sets!

Kim Ross said...

Oh, wow! I just love violets and this set is no exception! Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

jules p said...

i love the little violets. they are so pretty.

Rachel Hope said...

OHHHH, Violets! I Love violets!!!!

Desiree de Monye said...

I am loving all the cards made with this beautiful set!!!

Susan B said...

This is an absolutely beautiful image of the violets. So lifelike! I certainly would love to add it to my flower collection. Thanks for the chance.

NormaB said...

What a beautiful set. I love Violets. I am in awe of the talent on the blogs I visit.

Crystal said...

Oh, these are gorgeous ! Boy, would I LOVE to win that set !

Tracy said...

The design team has put together beautiful cards as always, the sneak peaks are such fun. Thanks for the chance to win the set.

Beth S said...

What a beautiful stamp set. I've looked at all the sneak peaks of this and they are outstanding. I'd love to have this.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh, I love these Violets. How beautiful.

Rosemary D said...

Oh, this set looks so beautiful! I hope to get the Sweet Peas set some day soon! Would love this one, too!

Pam Payne said...

This set is stunning! I love violets and your samples just took my breath away! Great Job!

Pam P

Lisa Ragano said...

The violets are beautiful. I would love the opportunity to win a set.
Thanks.

Phoenix said...

I just found this site, and that sneak peek is gorgeous! I'll definitely be back to see what you come up with next.

Cammie said...

I love violets!!! I have been looking for a violet stamp. I can tell this set is going to the top of my wish list! I can hardly wait to see more.

Elaine A said...

OMG! I am so excited. Violets are one of my favorite flowers, I love them. They are such an old-fashioned flower. Would love to win this set. Thanks for the opportunity.

Elaine Allen

chawk8 said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! I love violets! I just bought the sweet pea stamp collection......now here's another one I just have to have! Maybe I'll win this one! Thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait to see tomorrows sneak peek...

Grace said...

Oh my goodness... when I saw the samples on this stamp set my jaw hit the floor! Violets are one of my favorite flowers and this one is illustrated so beautifully... it's a wow! Oh how I'd love to win this! :) Thanks for the chance!!!

Barbara said...

OMGosh!! Violets!!! Love them!!! I NEED these!!! :)

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, love this new set. I love violets. Can't wait to see what else is coming up.

AndreaSchultz said...

GAck! Another flourishes set I must buy. these just scream Spring. Thanks for the beautiful sets, as always! stampteacherandrea@hotmail.com

Molly B said...

Those are gorgeous! I can't get over the amount of detail in that stamp. -Molly B

JennAshley said...

So cute and springy! Can't wait until the garden grows here.

blsewcrafty said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I can hardly wait.
Bette

thinker said...

Violets.... so pretty and so very fragrant! Thanks for the chance to win this set :)

Penny said...

Ooo... count me in!! Thanks for this chance!

sriegel710 said...

I love violets; they used to grow wild in places in our yard when I was a little girl. I would pick them and give them to be dear Mom. There are some things you will always miss doing. I would love to add this set to my collection; and put them in my scrapbook in rememberence of my Mom.
Thanks - Sheila

terri d. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Such detail! I would love to add these to my collection!!

Emilia said...

Wow, this is a great set!!!

Tink said...

I have just discovered flourishes and I LOVE them!!
I would sooo love to win some stamps...

hobbydiva said...

well....looks like I'll be adding another set to my ever growing stash! I absolutely ADORE Sweet Peas so I'm sure this one will be no less than spectacular!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh my heavens! I am so in love already! I love the violets and the sentiment fonts are perfect for all kind of receipents! Can't wait for tomorrow!!

Pegg S said...

Oh my this set is beautiful! I'm so loving what I'm seeing by your design team!!!

Cathy said...

These violets are gorgeous, and so welcome to see the signs of spring since there is snow outside again. I'm definately looking forward to seeing the rest of the sets.

KSinMT said...

Love this set, violets are so sweet, thank you for the opportunity to win it!! Kathy

leenda said...

I love flower stamps!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

What a beautiful set, I used to keep violets in my room when I was a teenager.

silvia said...

The stamps are gorgeous!!! Violets remind me of my mom. She passed away when I was 9, but I remember that she had several African Violets in the house and violets and Lillies -of-the-valley in the yard.

newenglandstamper said...

This set looks beautiful and the dt samples are out of this world!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful set... I have been growing violets for years, I luv them... wonderful cards can't wait to see more.... Stacey D

Keri Brown said...

I have seen this set for the previews... OM Just beautiful.. I want this set.. How fun to be able to win it.. Thank you so much!!!

Rita R said...

Who can resist these Sweet Violets!! It would be so "sweet" to win this set ... thank you for the opportunity.

Rita R

Diana said...

I love sneak peek stuff! I also love this set! Thanks for the chance to win, so much.
diana.stout@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What beautiful samples of this gorgeous new set. I would give the Sweet Violets a VERY good home!
Joyce Munro (in Denver)

KanataNewf said...

Loving the sneak peek - and the chance to win the set!

HamiltonGal said...

Wow - you ladies continue to amaze me with your wonderful colouring! Gorgeous violet - fingers crossed for me ;-)

Amber said...

Looks like another beautiful must have set from Flourishes..it is very beautiful....How many days left until we can purchase...too many!

Ravengirl said...

These violet stamp are absolutely gorgeous! I was going to place an order yesterday and now I will wait until all the new sets are revealed!

coonbelle said...

So pretty. I'd love to add this to my stamp collection. Can't wait to see what's revealed tomorrow.

Terry said...

Violets - especially English violets.
They are the first to 'show' in my garden. The first bouquet goes in the bedroom - the smell is so delicious!
I LOVE Violets.

Márcia Mattos said...

Violets are my favorite flowers ever!!!
I really thei colors and simplicity!

I would love to win this set.....

Thanks for the chance to win1
hugs
Marcia

Bohemian Gypsy said...

What a beautiful set of stamps and I would absolutely love the chance to win a set. My mum's name is Violet so if I won then the first card I would make would be for her birthday in May.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful set.
Regards
Michelle

stampkat said...

You have another winner with this set. It's gorgeous.

Judy ~ jaydekay said...

OMgosh!! I love Violets, my sweet moms favorite little flowers.. what fun it would be to win this set.. I looks wonderful.. It's always fun to see what beautiful creation Marcella comes up with each time.
thanks bunches for the chance!
Judy

Our Little Inspirations said...

Those violets are must have stamps! Who wouldn't want to win them? I know I sure would! TFS!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love violets. I am so excited that you are coming out with more flowers - NOBODY does flowers like Flourishes!

Teresa said...

Oh do I love this stamp. Violets are such pretty little flowers. They are just starting to bloom up in my red woods.

Beth R said...

Wow!!! Beautiful stamp set, you guys sure make great stamps.

Nancy C. said...

My favorite flower! I would love to add this set to my collection - only if I can do it justice like Leslie did on her blog! Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

These violets are gorgeous. I would love to win them. They seem just like spring
Thanks for such inspiring stamps
Charlene

Nikki Tanner said...

So pretty! Perfect for Mother's Day!!

inkedx2 said...

I love violets. Saw the card Faith did and couldn't wait to see this set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Robbie

Janice said...

I can't wait to purchase this violet stamp. I just love stamps that are realistic. I bought the Sweet Peas set and I'm so pleased with it. Thanks for all the great images.

Lisa W said...

This set is beautiful. I would love to win this set. I think it's small flowers give it a delicate and elegant feeling.
Lisa W
lnlwhitt@aol.com

bensfm said...

Just lovely! Can't wait to see the rest!

Claudia V said...

Oh my goodness! You just consistently keep coming out with the most gorgeous sets, and now you've come out with another one! This is really fabulous! I love all the sneak peeks too. They really add to the excitment!

Judy S said...

The violets would be such a wonderful addition to my ever- growing flower stamp collection. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely set. You can tell it's gorgeous even though it's a sneak peek!
Q&Amom/Judy

Victoria said...

Love the sneak peak can't wait to see the whole thing!

Pam said...

Beautiful stamp...love to have some in my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Oh my gosh I love those violets. They remind me of my grandmother who had a huge collection of hankies with dainty little flowers on them.

Miriam said...

This violet set is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to add it to my collection! Thank you for the chance to win!

Linda Crowder said...

What a beautiful set. Who wouldn't like to have this one. I could watercolor this and hang it in my room with the other flowers I have done in miniature. Thanks for the chance.

Laurie in MN said...

Very, very pretty stamps.

Butterfly said...

Violets are my mother's favourite flower. I would love to win this set so I could make her some beautiful stationery and cards using this set. Thanks for the chance. Helen Reiters

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- Marcella's flower sets are more beautiful with every release! And that's saying something because I loved the very first one! The violets are gorgeous!!

Pattyb said...

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous! I love violets and especially any flower that is purple! Would love to add these to my collection of your stamps.

Blessings
Pat

Trish said...

Fun stuff!

Neighbor_nancy said...

What a lovely set! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Sheri said...

the violets are absolutely amazing. I have seen such beautiful cards made with violets. I love them violets anyway. I am grateful for the opportunity to win.

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

I've so totally loved this image since the moment I first saw it.. how awesome to have a chance to win it! Many thanks!

B Warner said...

I love purple! The card is beautiful, so much detail. The violets really stand out!

Tasha said...

Beautiful! I love these beautiful and delicate flowers.

Dee said...

Beautiful! Love violets . .. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set! You guys rock!

Justine said...

I am very excited about this set, absolutely gorgeous, can't wait to see what's next

Linda H said...

I'm so glad that I have found your site. Tonight is the first time that I have seen any of Flourish's stamps. The violets are so beautiful, now I have to go back to SCS to see if I can find cards made with the sweetpea set. I can't wait to see what else you have to offer.