Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fresh Picks... Day 1!

It's time for the next batch of Flourishes stamps and this one is fresh for the pickin'!

Did you know that ripe cherries off the tree mean success and happiness? Did you know the peach tree is considered to be the tree of life and that peaches are symbols of immortality and unity? Both are fun facts aimed at getting you in the mood for our first sneak peek for August!

Introducing....


This set drawn by the lovely and talented Marcella Hawley looks juicy enough to eat. It's full of peaches and cherries that look downright delectable! There are also some of those great sentiments perfect for any occassion!

There's a second stamp we're sneak peeking today too! it's one that really compliments all the fruit sets that Marcy has whipped up lately!

Introducing....

Both the Cherries and Peaches set along with the Basketweave background will hit the Flourishes store right after our Power Hour Release Party Friday night! Woo-hoo! So, mark your calendars! The party starts at 9 Central right HERE on the Flourishes forum over on Splitcoast!

The Senior Design Team created some gorgeous projects that will make your mouth water! So, be sure to hop on over and see!

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

Nancy Kirk

Do you want to win both the Cherries and Peaches set along with the Basketweave background? All you need to do is leave a comment on this post! Random.org will draw a number and we'll announce the winner tomorrow. And, DON'T FORGET, you still have a chance to win all three new releases by entering our Fit For Royalty challenge! You can read all about it HERE!

Before we go, we have some more fabulously loyal and royal friends of Flourishes to add to our Royal Court. If you stopped by last Wednesday, you saw we made Lois Bak the 'Queen' of our Royal Court! As we celebrate our second anniversary, we thought, why not honor this loyalty by making some of our best and brightest customers... royalty! We could literally "crown" them as one of our most precious gems in business.

This week, we looked to the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge Players! Not one, but TWO ladies rose to the top!

This week we hereby crown.....

In the 28 weeks that the Friends of Flourishes have ushered in their Timeless Tuesday challenges, Liz has missed only two! And, there have been many weeks that she linked up not one, but two or three or even four cards! We love her committment and style!

We also crown..... 'Lovely Linda' as many call her might have missed a few challenges but there is no doubt - she's got the Timeless Tuesday Fever! After we looked at all the challenges and her entries - she's submitted well over 50 cards for our FTTC challenges! You go girl!

Ladies, we love your vim and for it, you officially join Lois as members of our Royal Court! We'll be sending some goodies your way!

Tomorrow, we'll continue our sneak peeks and this honors a whole new kind of fresh pick -- one that comes in a bundle and brings lots of joy!

See you tomorrow!

133 comments:

Carol Southern said...

First congratulations to Liz and Linda, you both are tops.
Wow, fresh fruit and how good it looks. A set that could be used for many different occasions. I like a set that can be so versatile.

Shirley said...

Love the cards of the fresh fruit by the designers. I want that new set since I love to color fruit with Copic markers! hint hint. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies. Please use the email under my name.
Shirley Lee
shirlee@surewest.net

Dawn said...

Oh how exciting-new sets! I just love your stamps, they are just so nice to stamp with.

Sandy said...

More wonderful sets from Flourishes! I love the basket weave look, too. It goes so well with the flowers and fruit. Congratulations to the Royal Court!

Alexis said...

Oooh, the new stamps are So pretty!!! Thanks for the chance at winning!

Anita said...

Both new sets are awesome!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness these new sets look "yummy"
blessings

windycindy said...

What two talented and committed ladies! Way to go. My friends and I have a fun get together monthly to share stamping and creating cards!
How fun to win these lovely stamps and share them with my friends!
Please enter my name in your delightful drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Janice M said...

Love the new yummy fruit set and that BG stamp is nice too!

Laurie in MN said...

Hmmm, Should I be worried? I planted a sour cherry tree last fall and this summer it is a stick in the ground. I think I will need to look for success and happiness somewhere else. :O)

Love the sneak peaks. Flourishes have a unique style, different from anyone elses.

mnstampinmomataol.com

Marcee said...

WOW! Those stamps look amazing! Thanks for the peeks. I can't wait until Friday:)

kathy s said...

wow what an achievement your queens have made- congratulations to them. these new sets of stamps look fab would love to win them I only have one set of flourishes so far.Whats nicer than fresh fruit and of course a basket to put them in

Yvonne said...

The new sets are just stunning!!
And the sample cards are outstanding. There is so much talent here!!

ineke said...

beautifull and yummy they look !!!!
your new stamps i mean !!!
beautifull are your newcrowned queens too !!!
so.. i have red this item.. and i also would try to been choosen for this very nice set of stamps !!
than you for giving me this change !!!

Maureen said...

Love the new set - the fruit looks delish!!

lisa808 said...

Congratulations ladies!

The peaches look so yummy. The basketweave stamp would make perfect backgrounds.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Suzanne C said...

Loving the new stamps! They look delicious and inviting.. Congrats to the royal court members!

Karen W said...

Congratulations ladies, well deserved!!!! I love the new sets, more for my wish list!!

StampinCathy said...

Congrats Ladies!!!
This sneak peek is looking so sweet! Thanks for the tid bit about the fruits. Can't wait to see more of the set. Thanks for a chance.

Cammie said...

I love these new stamps! The fruit images are beautiful; Marcella is an amazing artist. And the basketweave background stamp is wonderful. All the designers' cards are so lovely and inspiring.

Lois said...

Congrats to both Liz and Linda. You are royalty indeed! I have enjoyed your creations immensely.

The new stamps are wonderful. Those juicy peaches look good enough to eat! Thanks for the opportunity to win some freebies!

Lisa said...

I am so excited about the cherries and peaches release. Beautiful stamps. The basketweave background is also a must have. Excited to see what tomorrow brings....

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congratulations to the latest "queens" - you look lovely in your crowns :)
I love the new fruit stamps! The basketweave is just AWESOME! I can't wait to see more!

Carol Millay said...

What beautiful sets and cards.

Carol

jonim52 said...

These sets are delicious! Yummy. Love the samples.

Cook22 said...

What a mouth-watering treat those fruits are - along with the perfect stamp for making little punnets to serve them up in :D

Donna said...

Mouth-watering! The fruit is so pretty. Thanks for the chance.

Anita Hovey said...

MMMMMm...I love cherries! What a fabulous set and the basketweave is a wonderful addition, too!

Pat Garvin said...

What great looking fruit. I absolutely love that basketweave.

alica said...

Great sets again. So yummy and juicy. Love all the creations of the design team members - they make the fruit look really lifelike...

Shirley said...

The cards by the DT are so gorgeous...makes the fruit look delicious enough to eat. Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome set...and the basketweave stamp looks amazing.

jaymack said...

Peaches are my favorite fruit and my fingers are itching to get hold of the basket weave stamp.

MeMe said...

This set is beautiful. The peaches look 3-D and ready to eat. I definitely want the new set. Leslie your cards are always a joy and inspiration for me.

Diane said...

The new releases look yummy! I love anything cherry anyhow, to eat or stamp...LOL....I know I will be shopping on Friday!!! Congrats to the Royal Ladies, too...I jsut started doing the Flourishes challenges...such fun!

jengd said...

I love the look of the fruit stamps and what the designers have done with them! Gorgeous!

Misti said...

Those fruit sets look good enough to eat!! Congratulations to the Royal Court!

vicki said...

Those peaches look sweet enough to eat! Great job-keep them coming.

Bev J. said...

Just came from Leslie's blog and she has a wonderful card posted using the peaches and basketweave stamps-so pretty and wonderful coloring of the peaches.

Neat set and thanks for the chance to win!

Angel said...

Congrats to Liz and Linda!! And wow, looks like such a Yummy set!!!! amazing samples!!!

Carolyn McJunkin said...

Wow! Your new sets are gorgeous! I love the Peaches & Cherries set especially because it reminds me of the farm & growing up. Keep up the good work!
Carolyn
Lubbock TX

Robbie said...

I love the new sets. I am sure I would have a lot of fun with those. Congratulations to Liz and Linda.
robbie@rstampin.com

Adair said...

These new sets look delicious! Can't wait to see them!

creativearts said...

Love ALL of the new stamps! The basketweave bg looks real and it will compliment so many stamps. Congratulations to Liz and Linda (and btw Linda your last name is my maiden name!). Flourishes makes such stylish stamps!

Dawn Frost said...

The fresh fruit does look good enough to eat, awesome! Thanks for a chance to win the set.

Connie said...

Oh these are just so wonderful!! I so can not wait for Friday!!

Congrats to both Liz and Linda too!! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats to the ladies of Royalty! I am so excited about the new sets to be released! I have recently become addicted to your stamps and was awaiting an announcment of a new release. The fruit makes my mouth water and the basket weave is going to be so versatile! Just wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Beautiful stamps, and I'm absolutely loving that basketweave!
T. Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Susan said...

Oh my gosh!! I would love to win these sets. Thanks so much for the chance.

stella said...

Golly what a pretty set. I would love to win it! Congrats to Liz and Linda.
Stella

StampinDi said...

Wow! I really like that basketweave background stamp. What a great stamp. Great samples my the design team.

KT said...

Such a wonderful set of stamps -- nothing to compare to them! Kudos to the designer :-) I'd love to win them!!!!!!!!!!

Katie K said...

Yummy! I love the basket weave background, it goes with many of Flourishes stamps.

SkyNacho said...

What awesome sets! I have a thing for fruit and I really love Marcella's designs! Can't wait for Friday!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sure would love to win those stamps! I love your fruit and flower sets; they are the tops!

Wendy K. said...

These look like fun!

Jean ~ said...

Congrats to Linda and Liz. You're both very deserving of recognition for all your beautiful creations. These new stamps are sooo awesome, as are all the Flourishes stamps. Just love 'em!
Jean ~

Primitive Seasons said...

I love fruit stamps, anything summer is so much fun! Would love to win this set! Thanks for more great designs.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my goodness!! These are fabulous-looking new sets. I love peaches and cherries!! And the basket weave set looks awesome. The cards made by the entire design team are just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Shari said...

I absolutely love these two stamp sets! If I don't win, you can bet I'll be ordering! The design team made beautiful cards to showcase these new sets. Great job!

Angela Fehr said...

I love fruit stamps - well, any fruit decor, actually! Would love to win!

inkedx2 said...

Wow love that basketweave background. Thanks for the chance to win!

Robbie

seamom said...

All of your designers have shown off these stamps so well that I would love to have them. Hoping I win......
Congrats to your 2 new gals!

Viv said...

Congratulations to the two royal ladies and thanks for the chance to win these amazing stamps. (Which I WILL buy, if I get no-where)! LOL
They are absolutely fabulous!
Viv xx

Leah said...

Congrats to the new royalty:) The peeks look so delightful!! Can't wait to see the whole set!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just came from the DT blogs viewing the new peaches and cherries samples- Beautiful! I love the video tutorial of coloring with colored pencils and OMS too- fabulous! Please enter me to win! What a treat to she who wins!!!
Shelly Schmidt
Shellymc2@comcast dot net

paradise45 said...

WOW...what yummy, yummy stamps!!! Loved all the DT cards and projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.ent

Traci M said...

Congratulations to the new ladies of the royal court, Liz and Linda!!
These new sets are beautiully designed, and the design team makes them gorgeous!!

Yvonne said...

Love what I can see of the newest!

stamp500 said...

I would be thrilled to win this prize!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Yay for Liz and Linda! They definitely deserved it! :D As for these new stamps, OH MY GOODNESS! Amazing, ladies! You never cease to amaze me! :D

Ida P. Krause said...

Yes, Yes, I would love to win this fabulous set.

Congrats to Liz and Linda - Way to go.

Amber (bambi64) said...

Oh my!! Those fruits are making my mouth water. DH was thought I was losing it when I started licking my screen! They are so real looking that it's unreal! I'd love to win this set of course I'd have to keep myself from eating every card I'd make with them!

Shopping Diva said...

I am so excited by this fruit set...it looks absolutely "sweet"! I love all of Flourishes stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

Coralee Perry said...

Liz & Linda... CONGRATS!! That is amazing, to post on a daily basis is not easy and I commend you for it.
To the Flourishes ladies...all of you. The stamp designs are incredible. Always top knotch! The designers are fantastic artists/stampers and their work always blows me away! To the owners of Flourishes...you are the best! You always think of your customers, by bringing us the best in products and by rewarding your customers. Dont ever stop, your stamps are one of the best out there!! :) Cant wait to try your royalty challenge!

Mildred said...

Nice stamps, realistic too. Would be a fun addition to my collection!

Cat said...

Love the new stamps! Perfect for this time of year!

Vickie said...

I am thrilled about this new set, Cherries and Peaches, and can't wait to see the whole set. I have been looking for a nice cherries stamp for ages!

Magnolia and Ivy said...

I would love to win these new sets. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sandra
magnoliaandivy@gmail.com
www.magnoliaandivy.blogspot.com

Linda Bandow said...

As soon as I landed on Laura's blog I began to drool....love those cherries....which are about my favorite fruit and Laura is a colouring master! Can't wait to see who wins....hope it will be me......Congrats to the two ladies on their dedication and talent. Please use lindy3957@msn.com

leenda said...

Marcella has done it again! Love the look of this fruit!

sophia landry said...

another mouth watering set! I just love all your fruit images. They look delicious with the bright warm colors.thanks for the opportunity to win these sets :)

Lisa said...

Those stamps are wonderful! It would be so fun creating with them! They look scrumptious!
Thanks for the chance:)

Robbin said...

The fruits look wonderful and I love the basketweave!!!

Stephanie said...

Love the cherries, what a gorgeous set!!

Amy Hayes said...

As usual you have all out done yourselves once again! Peaches and cherries are my all time favorite summer fruits. I even start buying them way before they are ripe. Thank you for the chance to win!

Rosemary said...

Oh these new sets look so wonderful! More fun sets to color! Congrats to the new "royalty"!

Sharon D said...

I'm so excited! I love fruit motif things, and these peaches and cherries look fabulous. And a basketweave background is a great idea! I love looking at all the design team projects for inspiration!

Laurie said...

Wow! More new sets! What beautiful samples....Thanks!

CreativSpirit said...

I love your gorgeous new sets, the peaches in particular are so luscious. Great sample cards too, I would love to be the lucky winner of these beauties.

Rob

Anonymous said...

your stamps just keep getting better and better. I can't wait to see the full receipt.
ang@todybran.com

Ravengirl said...

Congratulations to Liz and Linda on their addition to the court! Love that fruit!!! I didn't know the meanings of the fruit and am very glad to know, as we have both kinds of trees in our yard!

Marion Davis said...

Oh My goodness can't wait to get my hands on this one.
Marion

Created by Kristen M said...

Great sets, would love to win one!!

Rene said...

Congrats to Linda and Liz your work is lovely. You could almost eat the fruit it's so realistic and yummy looking. Would love to win.
Rene xo

devlinwhite designs said...

Gorgeous stamps as usual! Looking forward to seeing more samples from the talented design team!

Eva said...

Oh my do I ever love these new set ideas!!! I can't wait to see them on Friday. You ladies have the most amazing stamps, thank you all, LOVE THEM!!!!!
Also, I have to add that your customer service is wonderful.

Elise said...

Just love the new sets!

So much fun you are having crowning royalty too.

stampkat said...

Great sets! I love what the designers did with them. I'm looking forward to the release.

Erika M. said...

How wonderful for Liz and Linda! I'm loving what the design team did with these stamps!

Anne said...

This looks like another winner set from Flourishes! The designers made so many beautiful cards! Would love to win this set!

Anonymous said...

The fresh fruit stamps are fabulous. The really make your mouth water. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Martha Hepburn
Marthamh2@aol.com

southernscraps said...

Congrats ladies! Love these new releases.

Sandra said...

what fun! Congratulations all! the crowns are great!
Sandra

Gabriela said...

Marcella Hawley! Did I hear that correctly? Flourishes has another set by Marcella Hawley? Well I've got to get in on the fun - there's no two ways about it. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed on this one.

Liz Williams said...

Wow, I am so honored. I've never gotten to wear a crown before. How exciting! Now, I have to tell you why I love Flourish stamps so much--they retail for $15 a set or less and nowhere can you find such wonderful art for your money. Marcella Hawley is fabulous and I have to have every set of hers. I love coloring with copic markers and Flourish stamps are certainly timeless and will always be in style. Thanks, Flourishes, but when you are the best there is, it's not hard to be one of your biggest fans!!

Mimi H. said...

Love the real life look to the fruits. Also, I was wondering when someone was coming out with a basket weave design. Thanks for the chance to win!

Daphne Anderson said...

I love new Flourishes' sets! Marcella Hawley creates such wonderful images to stamp with. Flourishes is my favorite internet shopping site!
Daphne Anderson
lakvu@aol.com

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Congrats Liz and Linda - and the new sets look yummy!

sandyh said...

now this would be a great set to win! the fruit looks so luscious in the designers' samples!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

cgargus said...

GREAT SETS!! Can't wait until Friday night. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

How exciting to find Liz and Linda joining Lois in Flourishes' Royal Court! What talented stampers and loyal fans! Congratulations on this well-earned time in the spotlight!

I know we will be seeing beautiful cherries and peaches showing up in their awesome galleries very soon!

Beautiful new sets, Flourishes. Can't wait to see what else is coming!

Donna said...

Congratulations to Liz and Linda! Royalty indeed! Great new sets. I love the cherries and basketweave. So versatile! Thanks for the chance to win.
Donna
drinckel@yahoo.com

Amy Johnson said...

I love the peaches image. I saw so many cards from the dt already with that image, and I have fallen madly in love with it.

Becky Y. said...

Gorgeous set! And so different than anything I have. This would be a great addition to my stamp collection.

HeyHeyPaula said...

What a versatile set & I love the basket weave background.Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. Congratulations to the stamping queens!

Monica said...

Gorgeous and "yummy" new sets!!

Velta said...

Congrats to the lovely ladies that have been added to the Royal Court!!! I love both peaches and cherries...great new sets!!!

ButterflyEars said...

Congratulations to Liz and Linda for joining Lois as royalty.
That fruit image are spectacular and the weave look like it would suit many applications.
Thank you for the chance to win these fantastic sets. Here's hoping.
Nicole Taylor/nctaylor2@sympatico.ca

Coco L said...

I love this new set, so fresh looking.
The basket weave will be fun to create some great backgrounds and oh how cute as place mats with the fruit as an accent.

Sandee said...

You have some awesome designers!

I love your stamps and would love to be a winner.

Thank you
Sandee
snappyscraps@sbcglobal.net

http://my-moment-in-time.blogspot.com

beadz said...

This fruit is gorgeous! I can't wait to see all of the new releases! Gini

pat said...

Just love the new sets and the cards made by the designers.Love to win those for sure

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Would love winning any of your stamps. Nice cards.

Lori said...

Oh - I hope I'm not too late for drawing!! So cute!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Peaches and Cherries....wonderful..a really great combination! Thanks for the chance to win them.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I absolutely LOVE both the BasketWeave and the Peaches and Cherries sets! I saw a card made with Peaches and Cherries on Amazing Paper Grace and WOW - I have to make one like that!

Thanks!
Anita Holden
aholden@va.metrocast.net

the funkie junkie said...

Congratulations to both Liz and Linda!!

Love, love, love the new fresh fruits. Can't wait to make some beautiful paper art with them!!

Carolyn said...

Wow, these are gorgeous cards, I just absolutely love them. This set is so versatile and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

Angelia Weinzirl ~ Certified Fiskars Demonstrator said...

Love the wonderful cards!

Betty Wright said...

Congratulations, Liz and Linda!!! Awesome!!! So happy for you both!!! Stunning DT work as always!!!

Raquel said...

What a great set!!! I love fruit images, they always make beautiful cards!!!

Kim said...

Beautiful new sets - can't wait to see more! Congrats ladies on Royalty :) well deserved

Jan said...

Congratulations - love the new set! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Love all your inspiration!