Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A "His & Hers" Release

It's just about that time when we say "hello" to the next batch of Flourishes stamps! This release has a little something for the guys in your life and a little bit more for those who can't live without the botanical treasures drawn by the talented Marcella Hawley.

Since we knew you couldn't wait to see what luscious flower was next on her list, we introduce to you.......

It's funny. When the Senior Design Team first set sights on this beautiful floral set, many emailed saying, "How do I pronounce this?" (Nahs-ture-shums) Others said they had to "google" it to find out what color these flowers were. I have to admit, I was in both of those groups.

So, I asked Jan Marie, the garden lover and one of the owners of Flourishes to give us all a little lesson on these beautiful buds. For starters she said these flowers come in vibrant shades of orange, red and yellow. Here's what else Jan Marie had to say.....

"Nasturtiums are part of that home and heart kind of garden. They actually became popular in victory gardens during World War II. When pepper became scarce, families started to grow Nasturtiums because it is an edible flower with a peppery flavor. It gave food the peppery taste that their dinner table was missing."

There's your little history lesson on this beautiful and easy to grow flower!Since the design team did a little research on its own, they've created some gorgeous cards with this set and are all offering up a bit of a sneak peek today before this set is available Friday! FYI: All of the new releases will be available in the store starting at 10 PM CST-- right after our release party in the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast Stampers! The party starts at 8 PM Central -- so mark your calendars!

Want to win this set? Simply leave us a comment telling us your favorite summertime pastime!

Now hop on over to see what our DT cooked up with these fiery colored flowers!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping by. We'll see you back here tomorrow to unveil another fabulous Marcella Hawley set and to announce the winner of our first sneak peek giveaway. See you then!

108 comments:

Ann said...

My favorite summer passtime is camping. I love to sit by a stream and let all the cares of the world float on by. Thanks for the chance to win. Ann lind

Emilia said...

My favorite passtime is eating ice-cream by the beach.
The new stamp set is great!!!! I am looking forward to place an order, hopefully all the stamp sets I want will be in stock!

windycindy said...

My sister has a swimming pool that is very private, so my sons and their friends enjoy swimming a lot
during our hot and humid midwest summers! Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Yvonne said...

This new set is just stunning!!
My favorite summer passtime is swimming in the sea. Really refreshing in the heat!

Always Playing with Paper said...
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Always Playing with Paper said...

My favourite summer hobby is fishing and camping with my hubby and our pup Cyrus the Wonder Dog!! (I accidently out fish my hubby every time!! LOL!!)

I guess I like to hobby with my hubby!!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

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Cook22 said...

Favourite summer pastime - gardening. When we didn't have one of our own I used to go and help my mother with hers.
Love nasturtiums, I have often grown them and can never pick a favourite colour or variety. They just say *summer*!

Cammie said...

I love to have my morning coffee on the screened porch and listen to the birds before heading off to hike in the mountains.

NinaB said...

My favorite summer past time is tending to my garden. Thanks for a chance to win.

Madeleine said...

My favourite summer passtime is to sit in a park and relax. I don't have a garden any more, but I do remember when we were growing up. We always had nasturshums in our garden as they were very easy to grow.

Christine said...

My favorite summer pasttime is sitting on my deck while reading a good book!!!

Blessings
Christin

Velta said...

My favorite summer passtime was sitting on the glassed in porch and having breakfast while listening to the waterfall in the backyard. We always had something new for breakfast...eggs, grits and ham...pancakes with fruit...even oatmeal was a treat with fruit and we used real cream in our oatmeal...of course the conversation in our family never stopped. What a great memory you gave to me...TFS...now I am off to see the new set :)

Molly B said...

I can see the flower images becoming a problem for me... The are amazing! We love to spend time up on the lake in the summer. 20 or 30 of us at a time on a beach on the lake, eating, playing games, eating, swimming... did I mention eating. LOL!
Can't wait ot see the rest of the images. -Molly B

creativearts said...

My favorite summer passtime is sitting on my porch relaxing, talking to hubby, and looking at my flower gardens with the butterflies, etc. This year my garden won't be too pretty as I have broken my foot and can't put any weight on it for five more weeks. My hubby cuts grass but is not a gardener. LOL. We will still be able to watch the butterflies tho. BTW, love the new flower stamps!

Carol Millay said...

My favorite passtime is sitting by my pool looking at my flower garden. I just love flowers. Thanks for the chance to win. I just love the stamp set.

Etha said...

ohmygosh I can't believe we were right ROFL........ (tuesday chat).
This is the bomb!! I LOVE these little flowers, they are a constant fixture in my greenhouse and I love picking the colorful blooms for a dinner salad, just looks so cool in a mixed salad. Friends are always amazed when I decorate their plates with the blooms and then they can EAT them! picked at the right time you get an unexpected hint of honey taste as well from the juices inside, "bee happy" !!

Roxy said...

I enjoy cookouts and hanging out on the front porch. We live out in the country and have a beautiful view.

CATHY said...

I LOVE to lay in a low beach chair right down near the water , reading a good mystery, listening to the shore birds and the sound of the waves!

Georgann Ganas said...

When I think of my favorite summertime activity, I think back to when I worked at resident camp in my teens and 20's. We had such great times. I loved building campfires, and sitting up late after the kids went to bed and talking. The S'mores weren't bad either! Thanks for inspiring that happy trip into some great memories.

Janet L. said...

My favorite summertime passtime is reading a good mystery by the pool. Just vegging away on a summer's day! Thanks for the chance to win.

Our Little Inspirations said...

summertime to me is front-porch sitting and rocking with a cool drink and good conversation, watching the world go by one breeze at a time.
Your new floral stamps are beautiful, but then all of your flower stamps are my favorites!

Donna said...

I love outdoor activities during the summer: camping. hiking, picnics, playing games, even relaxing and reading a book on the deck. I just prefer to be outside rather than stuck in the house during nice weather. Love the card. I just love flower stmap sets.

Lois said...

Marcella's designs are always a delight, and this is no exception. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful set. My favorite summer pastime is traveling -- even if it's just a day trip to some close-by destination.

Beth R said...

Love the new set .....my favorite summer passtime is walking on the beach and playing in my flower garden..

Brenda said...

My favorite summer pastime is camping with my family. I have a new summer activity that I am really enjoying, kayaking, I am loving it. It is so peaceful to kayak around a beautiful lake and take in all the wonderful wildlife. The set looks great! Thank you for the chance to win.

Charlette Finley said...

I am loving all these new flower stamp sets. This new set is no exception! Love it.
My favorite summer passtime is laying on the beach with a really good book until the sun goes down!
Thanks for the chance to win!
cffjewels@aol.com

akagreenhouse said...

My favorite pastime is sitting on the beach with a good book. If I'm not on vacation, it would be visiting local points of interest and eating outdoors.

Anonymous said...

Definitely, a favorite pastime of mine is gardening. Love this stamp!

Kelly said...

My favorite summer pastime is walking down by the river early in the morning when it's still cool outside - I like to watch and listen to the birds and enjoy the scenery!

Love the new flowers!

Lenoria said...

My favorite summer passtime is sitting in the yard watching my grandkids catch firefly and running and jumping and trying to catch "that one way up there" and all the giggles that fill the air!

Amy said...

I love lying in a hammock with a cool drink and not having anything to do!

Anonymous said...

I love to be out in the garden early in the morning, then a refreshing shower,dinner, and a good book to finish the day.

Ad K.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers! My son who has autism LOVES to walk. So he and I spend many hours outside doing just that.
tmblueb@hotmail.com
T. Blue

Pamela said...

My favorite summertime pastime is just being able to walk to the mailbox and not have 14 inches of snow to go through. Here in my area(near Holland) of Michigan we get over 100 inches a year and this last winter we were hit hard.We also get snow up until the end of April and into May.It frosted 2 nights ago so old man winter is not giving up his hold easy this year
GREAT card I loved the colors.

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer pastime is picnics with my 9 yr. old daughter. We have 100 yr. old oak trees and we sit under them and drink lemonade and "girl talk"! Love these gorgeous flower stamps - keep them coming! -Mary R.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a beautiful flower stamp set to add to my collection. Sure hope you pick me!!!

Sandra

Angie Marion said...

My fave summer pastime is going to the beach. I love the smells of the salt water, the feel of the hot sand, and the smells of the Elephant Ears!!! so fun... I can't wait to go again!

Crystal said...

Oh, these are so gorgeous ! My favorite pastime is biking and then stopping for gourmet ice cream !

marge said...

Believe it or not, my favorite summer passtime is canning and preserving the produce from our garden and the farmer's market. I feel so rewareded when done. My hubby is the gardener and I am the preserver.. Thanks for a chance to win one of your lovely sets.

StampinCathy said...

This set is just stunning. My favorite passtime is getting together with family and friends and grilling out. Thanks so much for a chance at this sweet giveaway.

Doris D. said...

Sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and watching the water and hearing all of nature.

The flowers are awesome.

Norine said...

well I didnt think you could top the sweet pea stamps but this is just as nice love it. My fav pasttime is to garden so this is right up my alley
Hugs
Norine

Stamping Mutt said...

Wow, I'd love to own this set and many of the other sets too - LOL! This one is no exception...you have some great artists!

I have several summertime pasttimes...going to the park with the family, going to the beach, and camping! I also love going to fairs and the rodeo!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Alma =)

Virgo5 said...

Nothing compares to the Elegant botanical stamps Flourishes offers, and this is another fantastic image to add to the collection! I guess my favorite summer passtime would be being outside, gardening or reading, but I don't do it enough!

retiredheather said...

Oh I love the look of this stamp! I love the flowers of summer and love spending time with flowers, dogs, and sons outside in the sunshine.
Hugs
Heather

Betty in Texas said...

My favorite summer pastime is anything that involves water and the outdoors! Love the new Nasturiums set!
Nasturiums are the first flowers I grew as a newlywed!

Queen Mary said...

My favorite summer pasttime is visiting the Outer Banks in North Carolina -- I want to retire there! It has changed so much since I was a child, but I still love it! I'm thrilled to see more artwork by the wonderful Ms. Hawley -- these flowers are so gorgeous with all the detail! Thanks for the chance to win a set!

Laurie Morse said...

My favorite summer passtime is sitting with my husband in the screen house watching the flower gardens we planted grow!

CraftingAnu said...

My favourite summer past time is to sit under the shade of a tree or in my balcony with a good book and a tall glass of lemonade. Totally, a lazy afternoon!

I'm loving the sound of the new stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win!

Carole RB said...

My favorite summer passtime is lying on a beach. Like they say "farniente". Nothing better than earing sound of waves. Thanks for a chance to win these gorgeous flowers!

sandyh said...

while i feel like i should say something productive, like working in the garden, etc, really my favorite summertime thing to do is nothing! sitting under a tree and reading a good book for hours is heaven to me!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Connie said...

Stunning!!!!!

My favorite summer passtime is heading up to northern AZ to get out of 110 degrees and relaxing in a more doable 80-85! :)

Laurie said...

Growing up my favorite summer passtime was catching lightning bugs after dark. We must have done that a thousands of times!

Now I enjoy reading a good book on the back porch

Heather T said...

My favourite summer pastime is swimming, lake, beach or pool and then sitting and reading a good book.

Susan said...

One of my favorite summer pastimes is tending to my flower gardens. In Alaska we have a very short but intense growing period. I have 8 window boxes of nasturtiums on my balcony every summer! I LOVE this stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win it.

tweedcurtain said...

My all time favorite summer pastime is laying on the chaise lounge in the backyard in my swimsuit with a big straw hat, a stack of stamping magazines and a gripping novel, and a large glass of iced tea. Thanks for bringing out more floral stamps; I am still enjoying the Sweet Peas. - Charmaine

Stephanie said...

My favorite summer pasttime is camping, because then I have a change to do my other favorite summer pasttimes of hiking and photography!!

I LOVE the new stamp set and would be ticked to win!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Summer....buzzing bees, chirping birds, law mowers humming, children playing....swings creaking....just listening to all of this is a great thing to do...and being thankful to be alive to experience it all. Love these flowers....they ramble everywhere but are so bright and cheery.

PAS said...

What stunning stamps. My favorite summer passtime is fleamarketing. Love to watch the people and hunt for those bargains. Thanks for the chance.

Janet Z said...

My favourite summer passtime is sitting on my lounge beside the pool and reading a good book. Thanks for a chance to win this pretty set!

megan said...

my favorite summer passtime is playing outside with my boys.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite summer passtimes is camping, near water to play in, such as a river or lake. I love being in the water.
-MaryB of Milpitas

eggette said...

I am basically a listener or a quiet person so I love sitting out on our deck with the kids and grandkids just listening to them gab!!

Pegg S said...

Another beautiful flower set. One after another! My favorite summer past time is going to the beach and sitting under an umbrella playing scrabble. That is my idea of a great summer day -- breeze, ocean smell, sounds of the waves and kids playing!! Can't wait!!

leenda said...

WOW! Love your dt's artwork & this new set! My favorite summertime passtime is swimming!

Angel said...

well, however you say it, they're beautiful!!! fave summer pastime? eating sno-balls, taking the kids to the pull and grilling out!!! and ***pleas*** pick me!!! haha!! i have to try, right?!!!

Anonymous said...

What pretty cards. My favorite summer passtime is taking the grandkids to the BIG swimming pool.They have so much fun on the slides etc. Thanks for a chance to win this set.
Kate

Michelle (mla1111) said...

outdoor fun, BBQ's and beachdays... Catching fireflies & home grown fresh garden veggies

Rosemary said...

Wow! Another great flower set!Favorite summer past-time? Just spending time with my boys.

P Myers said...

My favorite summer activity is camping. We spend time at the Jersey shore and at Raystown. It is so relaxing. I love this new set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Beth Mak said...

My favorite summer passtime is sitting in our back yard, looking at all the activity in the 4 flowerbeds my husband has, with a book and tea.

Ravengirl said...

I just love nasturtiums! I always have! My favorite summer pasttime is reading. I work for a school district and can get caught up on all my reading and do extra reading with my little one!

Carol Southern said...

I would have to say being by the ocean in summer is tops for me, like swimming, fishing, walking along the beaches. A beautiful flower set again Marcella.

Michelle LL said...

I love going to our local farmer's markets- fresh basil and ripe,local tomatoes, YUM!
Thanks so much!

Jean ~ said...

Wow! Another beautiful set. Oh how I would love to win this. My favorite summer pastime, or should I say one of many, is blowing bubbles with my granchildren. Hee Hee, guess I'm still a kid myself.
Jean ~

Holly said...

My favourite summertime pasttime is sitting in the backyard reading and watching my daughter play. Thank you for the chance to win.

Holly

Happy Stamper said...

My favorite summertime pastime is actually working in the garden! The floral stamp sets are just beautiful and hope to add another one to my growing collection of Flourishes stamps!

Jessica said...

I love to eat grilled burgers and chicken from the grill! Other than that, I'm pretty much an indoor girl during summer and hide in the air conditioning since I can't take the heat. Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous stamp set!

Robbin said...

My favorite summer pastime is sitting out by the pool and cooking on the Bar-B-Q ! I love this new set.....

jen said...

My favorite thing to do is putter in the yard- but also enjoy boating!

Karen Bates said...

My favorite summer time fun is just being off of work. I get to relax and gear up for another school year. Summer is a time to rest and start thinking of new lessons for the upcoming school year. I love the new stamp set.

cnuland said...

My favorite summertime activity is camping - friends, family and simple food over a campfire. I'll pass on the bugs and wet or hot weather though!

raindropecho said...

I love fishing, hiking, and camping during the summer. Being out in nature is one of the best things about summer.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean my favorite summer passtime apart from stamping? Sitting down by the river at the end of the garden, under a willow tree, reading a great book! Thank you for the chance to win great blog candy!
Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz.

Marsha said...

I am so surprised that the nasturtiums are unknown to some. I love them, grew up with them, and I am growing them !
One of my favorite summer pasttimes is bonfires with the grandkids - hot dogs, smores. So fun!

Linda w said...

My favorite summer thing to do is to just be able to sit out on the front steps and just watch things go by. Love these flowers.

thanks much

Aloha Jan said...

My favorite summer pass time is fishing and viewing all the blooming flowers. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful stamp set.

Connie W said...

I love this flower set. I am a sucker when it comes to buying stamps like this one.

Mary Beth said...

Summer is great in South Florida. The seasonal crowds leave and we can have full use of our beaches and parks - it's great!

DebbyG said...

My favorite summertime pasttime is gardening . . . so this set is right up my alley!

Alyssa said...

My favorite summer pasttime is working in my garden. I can't wait to get out there and get all muddy and grounded in the earth. I love Nasturtiums and can't wait to get this set! :o)

Anonymous said...

I just planted my nasturtium seeds in the front garden. Did you know they are also edible and are an interesting addition to summer salads. They have a slight peppery taste. Guess I will be ordering again this weekend. Love the florals.
Marion

Sue said...

I love to see what everyone does with the new sets released. This is a great set and appreciate the opportunity to win. My favorite summer passtime is golfing. If it's too hot to golf then fishing.

Sue

Diana said...

These are beautiful!

Amy Johnson said...

My favorite garden pasttime is sitting on my porch, looking at my beautiful flower gardens, watching the birds and all the wildlife, and hearing the sound of the waterfall below my property. It feels, looks, and sounds just like I think heaven will be.

Cyndi and Shelby said...

My favorite summer pastime is sitting in my air-conditioned stamp room stamping. It's a lot like my favorite winter pastime, except for the air-conditioning part.

Jill Haddad said...

My favorite summer pasttime is definitely traveling. Especially to cooler climates than where I live. I love nothing better than dipping my toes in a cold, mountain spring or just breathing in the air of a Smoky Mountain morning. Mmmmmm - it's time for a vacation I think!

Candy said...

Fishing first, and then just sitting in the river with a cold drink to relax. It just doesn't get any better than that!

dpkennedy said...

Oh how I love nasturtiums! I just planted some along with my tomatoes this past weekend!! I absolutely adore these flower sets!!

Hiking and enjoying the lake in the Adirondacks is my favorite pasttime to date, but I think we are going to incorporate camping this year. I haven't done it since I was a kid and me and my hubs would love to introduce it to our boys now that they are old enough to enjoy it!

Nancy R Grimes said...

My favorite summer passtime is biking through the woods by the river or creek. I love the sound of the birds. It's so peaceful. I remember growing nasturtiums many years ago. They were always so bright and cheery. I hope I win!

Reeca L. said...

My favorite summer pastime is reading on the beach!!!

HeyHeyPaula said...

I love your new stamp set. My favorite summertime activity is reading - on the deck, at the pool or at the beach. Thanks for a chance to win this great set of stamps.

Gvendalen said...

My favorite summer passtime is reading a good books. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pattyb said...

What a gorgeous set this will be! Can't wait to get my hands on it. My favorite summer pastime is going to the pool with my grandsons! Thanks for the chance to win this set! My fingers are crossed!

Blessings
Pat

Barbara said...

my favorite summer pastime is going to the farm market. I love to look at the fresh vegetables, fresh flowers and listen to the music as Is stroll by each offering

Laurie Unger said...

Hands down - camping! In the RV! Love this set! This flower is a staple in my flower pots every year!

SnappyStamper said...

My favorite summer passtime is grilling out & making homemade ice cream!