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!
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!