Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Season That Sparkles.... Day 1!

Come, they told me pa rum pum pum pum. Just those few words bring the sounds of a Christmas classic. It's one that Flourishes wanted to bring to the table to help card makers worldwide revel in this beautiful holiday imagery. But, Flourishes did it with a twist! In our debut sneak peek for our October release, you'll see we combined the beautiful imagery of the Nutcracker Suite with the age old story of the Little Drummer Boy. This combination of two Christmas Classics is sure to bring that touch of whimsy to your Christmas cards and creations!

Introducing....

This gorgeous set drawn by Lauren Pope features a handful of images that are sure to add a rich and regal touch to your Christmas cards! We even have an added bonus, a background stamp that will be unveiled with this set on Friday called Musical Score. It's a timeless classic featuring the words of "Angels We Have Heard On High." Now, don't forget to march on over to visit these fine designers! And, just a note... the Friends of Flourishes Team also have done amazing samples with these two sets! You can see them all HERE.


Leslie Miller
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence
Jan Marie Caruso

Do you want to win this set? All you need to do is leave a comment here on this post and you'll be in the running! Random.org will draw a number and we'll have the winner in tomorrow's post!

MORE FUN AT FLOURISHES...

  • You'll want to keep scrolling down to the next blog post! It is Tuesday afterall, and that means another Timeless Tuesday challenge! Today our Friends of Flourishes team used this set and background for a super duper fun sketch that you can try and play along with! There is even a $10 Gift Certificate on the line! Click HERE to go right to that post!
  • Since we are talking about challenges, did you see our A Season That Sparkles Challenge? If you play, you will have a chance at winning all SIX of our new releases for October. That's one valuable prize - you could even call it an early Christmas present! Click HERE for the details.
  • One last fun fact to throw your way.... Mark your calendars for our RELEASE PARTY coming up this Friday! It's our power hour of fun with games, goodies, and prizes up for grabs! We'll host it in the Flourishes Forum over on Splitcoast HERE from 9 to 10 PM Central Standard Time. As the party wraps, all of our sets that we peek this week will be put in store for your shopping pleasure!

It's going to be a fun week at Flourishes! Tomorrow's release is one that might have you singing a little bit of the 12 days of Christmas! You'll see why when you come back tomorrow!

58 comments:

Linda w said...

Well it snowed here today. Makes Christmas seem not too far away now. Can't wait for the release.

thanks much

Ravengirl said...

So cute! I really adore the musical score background. It's gorgeous!

Katie K said...

I love Christmas stamps! This set looks perfect.

Emilia said...

So beautiful and original!!!!

Beverly S. said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. :) Beautiful new stamps! :) Thanks for the awesome chance to win them!!!

Carol Southern said...

Gosh, I've been waiting for the sneak peaks to start and today is the day. That song is a favourite of mine and I love what I see. Keep them rolling on.
I can't make the release party I will be away for the weekend. Pity, it will be a cracker I'm sure.

lisa808 said...

Christmas is in the air--thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

In Northern New Hampshire we woke up to an inch of snow on the ground and lots still coming down. Christmas seems like it is right around the corner. I just love the new set, or what I could see of it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I love all your sets especially the Christmas ones. Patty R.

Diana said...

This set is beautiful...a definite must have for me! Can't wait until Friday.

Lois said...

I keep saying I don't need any more Christmas stamps, but there's a huge difference between "need" and "want." I love nutcrackers and realized a couple of weeks ago that I have not one nutcracker! So maybe I really do "need" this set!

Anonymous said...

This is a great time for a Christmas release and I'm thinking that the sheet music is looking really wonderful! Can't wait to see the rest!
Beth

Lovely Linda said...

This set is gorgeous!! I love the DT cards made with it!! Thanks for the opportunity to play!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

MichelleS said...

Oh Wow! This is an awsome set!!! I soooo need this!!!
The music in the background is so perfect!!!
Please!!!!!!!

stampqueen said...

Looks like a great set!!!! Can't wait to see the rest!!!

Donna said...

Love that Christmas carol and this looks like a wonderful set to go with it! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Gina said...

Beautiful collection, someone is going to be a lucky winner!

Trina said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea! I've been in love with the Nutcracker ever since I was a little girl and my aunt took me to the ballet. I love what Lauren Pope has done with this timeless classic. Thanks to Flourishes for this beautiful offering and to the DT for their inspiring work!

Tasha said...

This is a beautiful set! I have been looking for a background like that for a long time, too. Love all the pieces to the set as well.

Barbara said...

OMGosh! Christmas!!! I can't wait to see all the goodness!

Crystal said...

Wow , what a fab set ! Can't wait to get a peek at all six !

Banu said...

Great cards from DT...and a very neat set as well..Very differerent and original. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

sandyh50 said...

I love the song and these beautiful stamps. That music paper background is great!

beadz said...

This looks like it will be another winner! Can't wait to see all of the Christmas stamps!

Linda said...

What a beautiful stamp....I look forward to seeing all the new releases!!

buzzy said...

"The Little Drummer Boy" is one of my absolute favorite Christmas songs... I can't wait to see all of the images!

Gwen said...

I love christmas! Especially the Nutcracker suite! Can't wait for the release! I will be definatly checking back! I'm already imagining what can be created!

Cindy M said...

I NEED this drum!! Always looking for musical stamps! Thanks for the preview!

Janice M said...

Love that music background!!

Laurie Morse said...

How beautiful! Reminds me of Christmas from my childhood!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful job you all did with this set. It sure makes me want to play with it. I love the nutcracker and think seeing it just starts Christmas off on a right note.
m&m'sgrandma

Clarinda said...

Love - Love this set! Great Job!

leenda said...

Christmas is coming early w/these jewels! Can't wait to see the entire line! Gotta blog hop now!

Pauline C said...

Hello ladies - lovely stamps, and I ws thrilled to find your blog and your challenges :-) However I'm a little sad that I have entered my first 2 FTTC challenges in the past week ("Think Pink" and " Season that Sparkles") and no one from your DT has commented on either of my cards as far as I can see. Can you get onto my blog ok? ... or have I not fulfilled teh challenge rules in some way?
Hugs
Pauline x

bristowmom said...

It does NOT look like Christmas yet in Northern Virginia. I could use some inspiration to get me going on Christmas cards!

Catherine Doucette said...

Oh, I love nutcrackers...what beautiful stamps!!

Jessica Beaudoin said...

Very lovely, looking forward to the release!

Connie M. said...

Oh this one looks just so beautiful!! Love anything Christmas and music!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ooooo La La!!!! Can't wait to be there at my first Flourishes Release!!

StampinDi said...

Wonderful samples from the design team. The drummer set is so unique from all the other Christmas sets out there. The musical score background stamp goes perfectly with it.

Shopping Diva said...

This is the perfect Christmas set! I have nothing like it, and it will be perfect for my Christmas cards. Can't wait for release night!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous stamps!

madeleine b said...

I agree with Lois, I want this set - love the nutcracker and the music background - that is just perfect

Karen B. said...

I would be absolutely honored to win this set. How beautiful and fitting for the season. Thanks for the opportunity!

P Myers said...

I am so excited about the background stamp. It is just what I have been looking for. The other set looks like a must have too. I can' wait to see all of the sets.

acreativeneed said...

Can you believe we had hail today?!! Crazy!! It certainly is a reminder that Christmas is on it's way and this set looks amazing! Thanks so much for a chance to win it!
smiles,Deena

Etha said...

nutcrackers!! ohyhhhhh I love what I see :)

Joy Williams said...

I would love to win this stamp set- It looks so cute!

quilter said...

I have a small collection of nutcrackers that I put out at Christmas, but I don't have any nutcracker stamps. These are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Neva said...

Oh I love this idea, what I can see of that set it is gorgeous. ON my Gotta have list

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

These are GORGEOUS Christmas stamps, would love to have them!

VERY classic in design!

Potpie said...

What a beautiful card and lovely stamp set! You are a true artist!

NinaB said...

This looks like another fabulous set.

gretam said...

Oh what a great set! My favorite time of year! Music is my favorite thing about the holidays!

skyviewstamper said...

What a great set! I love that song and the images fit perfectly!

Pattyb said...

What a gorgeous Christmas set! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Blessings, Pat

Kris Turner said...

This is awesome! My husband plays drums in our church praise band, and this would be wonderful for Christmas cards for the members - "I will play my best for Him" - AWESOME! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Carol's Crafts said...

I can't wait for the release of your new stamp sets. I love your stamps better than any others I've
ever seen. They stamp soooo clean and I love to color them, ,especially the flowers.

Hugs
Carol

windycindy said...

What a delightful vintage looking
stamp set! Please enter my name in your drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com