Friday, July 3, 2009

By the Sea! A Challenge for YOU!

Summer nights, sunsets, the sound of waves crashing on the shore – what could be more relaxing? Because these are the sights and sounds of life on the beach - what better way to challenge you all to a fun contest than to invite you to put a taste of of the ocean into one of your creations!


HOW TO PLAY: Try to incorporate the “feel” of the sea in one of your creations. It could be with a fun embellishment, a photo or even just a color scheme. Link your creation to this post or upload to Splitcoast using the keyword FLLCJULY. You have until Friday, July 10th at 5 PM Eastern to have your creation uploaded! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

WHAT YOU COULD WIN: All of our new releases that will be revealed starting next Wednesday, July 8th, right here on the Flourishes Newsletter.
To get ready for the big reveal and spark some ideas for our challenge, our Senior Design Team got their creative juices flowing! Here is a peek at a few of their "By The Sea" inspired creations!

Leslie Miller

Stacy Morgan

Christine Okken

Aren't those beautiful? For details on these cards and a peek at what the rest of the DT came up with, hop on over to their blogs!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle
Jan Marie

We can't wait to see what you create!

Happy Stamping!
Julie

44 comments:

Etha said...

WOW I love those samples!! the scene that Leslie did is amazing!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Ooooolala............These cards are over the top. The colouring is beyond.......so beautiful..

acreativeneed said...

Oooh, love the challenge and these beautiful samples!!! I had just finished making this card late last night when I saw you had posted this challenge! I was playing with my new copics...fun!

acreativeneed said...

Oops, somehow my link didn't show...I will try again:
http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/copic-creation/

Sewflake said...

Amazing, just amazing! I had to look close to see that Leslie used only the stamps in Swing set to create her scene. All of the samples are truly inspiring.

Reeca L said...

Here is mine!!! I just love the beach
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1401744?cat=500&ppuser=146604

Dana Joy said...

Oh, I love all the samples. They are truly amazing and so pretty. Here is my card for today....I thought a little...well ALOT out of the box on this one.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1401571?si=FLLCJULY

Our Little Inspirations said...

OH, I couldn't resist playing along with this challenge! I love ocean scenes and the samples are all awesome!! Here's my card:

http://ourlittleinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/07/fllcjuly.html

Jeanne Forsyth said...

These are simply awesome!
Here is my project.
http://nannys-room.blogspot.com/2009/07/arizona-in-summertime.html

Lois said...

Great samples as always. Technically, my card does not look like "the sea" but it's got water in it. And besides, I wanted to use my new Waterlily stamp. Here's my entry -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1402282?cat=500&ppuser=72594

eqod said...

I hope this fits. I only have one flourishes set (Life Love and Lemons) so I used a sentiment from it...

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/cfm7/DSCF0748-1.jpg

Lovely Linda said...

What fabulous DT cards - and what stunning inspiration for us all. Here is my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1403285?cat=500&ppuser=179849

Thank you for the opportunity to play - I love the Flourishes Challenges and would love to win the new releases...they are bound to be gorgeous!!! Thanks and God bless you!!

Abby said...

I love this challenge and the DT samples! Here's my entry

http://abbysgarden.blogspot.com/2009/06/next-level-issue-5-sketch-challenge.html

Thanks for chance to win!

Abby:)

Anita Hovey said...

This made me want more Flourishes stamps to choose from LOL. Here's mine

DIY Topiary

Megan A. said...

here is mine:

hello sunshine card

Yvonne said...

Awesome DT samples!!
Here is my project.

Cook22 said...

I love sea scenes and enjoyed the team cards as well as coming up with my own...http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1405997?cat=12541

Linda said...

What a fun challenge. Very beautiful sample cards!!
Here’s my card.

acreativeneed said...

I've made another using the Waterlily set.
Finding Acceptance

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful "by the sea" cards, everyone!! Here is my attempt:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1406426?cat=500&ppuser=220162

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful inspiration. The sea, wow what a place to be. I used some paint sampler for my blue theme along with the cb tha looks like waves.

Thanks for having me,
Kindly, Peggy


http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1406695?cat=500&ppuser=129892

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Here are my by the sea cards - Please take a look.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XnmETHPunJs/Sb5Jt2uEXVI/AAAAAAAAAT8/9YbJnqf_6hs/s1600-h/reflections2.jpg

majormarilyn2009 said...

I don't know how to do this, but I just found Flourishes and I love the stamps. I must have the strawberries. I can't wait for Friday. Can I order them?

Trina said...

Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. For my card I chose colors that remind me of the ocean, Cool Caribbean and Pacific Point.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1407472

Tracy said...

Here is the link to my card. Can't wait to see the new releases. I loved all the beautiful blue cards!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1407489?cat=500&ppuser=202493

Connie said...

I got to play!! I combined it with this week's FTTC.

http://cmc2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/07/fttc23-fllcjuly-mmsc9-peace-be-with-you.html

Makiko Jones said...

All of the cards are amazing!! I'm so inspired always.

Here is my take:
http://makinkstudio.blogspot.com/2009/07/fttcjuly-by-sea-challenge.html

I had a lot of fun with making it. Thank you for giving me the great time.

southernscraps said...

I love being by the sea! I got married at a lighthouse. Here is my card. http://southernscraps.blogspot.com/2009/07/three-in-one.html

Anonymous said...

I love looking at all of the creations every day they are simply amazing.The talent is unreal.Very inspiring for me.

Traci M said...

I adore all the samples from the design team and find each one so individually inspirational!! Thank you for motivating me to try my first seashore card:
http://tracimajor.blogspot.com/2009/07/flourishes-blog-challenge.html#comments

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Here's mine...tfl
http://valspaperobsession.blogspot.com/2009/07/mojo-flourishes-by-sea-mojo94-fllcjuly.html

lisa808 said...

Here's my 6x6 scrapbook page entry:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1408203?cat=500&ppuser=150659

raindropecho said...

Oooh these are beautiful examples! I love the ocean, so I might just have to get the new set.
Here's my card

Dawn Frost said...

This challenge was awesome. I love all of the samples. Here is my card.
http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/by-the-sea-fllcjuly

Glenda said...

what a great challenge, Here is my take on a "By the Sea" scene.

http://www.papercraftplanet.com/photo/flourishes-challenge

StampinDi said...

Thanks for a great challenge and for a chance to win some stamp sets. I enjoyed all the wonderful samples made by the design team for the new releases. Can't wait to see the full sets tomorrow. Here is the link for my card for the challenge.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1408576

alica said...

Here is my take on the challenge:
http://www.aqyera.com/wp/?p=252

Angel said...

here's mine!!!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1408825?cat=500&ppuser=71773

thanks for the inspiration, ladies!!

Katie said...

Wonderful eaxamples!
Mine is a little whimsical but it is the sea! LOL
Here's my card

Sue said...

What a fun challenge!

here's my card

Anita said...

Here's my card.
http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/07/pocket-card.html

leenda said...

Here's mine
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1409187?si=FLLCJULY

SMK said...

Just squeaking in here! So many lovely cards ladies :D
SEA my card here ;)

merniebug said...

What wonderful cards you have all done. What fun making this card has been. I love the sea and everything related. You can view my card here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1409327?cat=500&ppuser=121856