Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Year of Flowers.... Day 1!

The thermometer may be closer to winter right now in many parts of the country, but there are certain timeless images that we just can't seem to get enough of.... all year long! And, that's the mission behind this gorgeous new series of Flourishes florals!

Introducing....

One stamp set we've talked about for a while at Flourishes is a set that really captures the flowers of the year and does so in a way and in a size that can be incorporated into gift sets, calendars, or card sets! Marcella Hawley put her pen to paper and created just the series for us! It is so beautiful, our entire design team was drooling over these images! Today, we "meet" the first set in the series -- the flowers from January through April! If you'd like to see the beautiful creations that our DT has to offer, head on over to these fine ladies and take a peek!

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


Would you like to win this set? Just leave a comment on this post! Random.org will pick a number and we'll announce the winner of the A Year of Flowers Calendar Set 1 in tomorrow's post!

DON'T FORGET....

Time is running out to enter our Floral Finesse Challenge! Click HERE for the details! You could win all three of the sets we'll show this week! You have until this Friday at 5 PM Eastern to enter!

And... mark your calendar now! There will be some serious fun brewing for our POWER HOUR RELEASE PARTY this Friday! We'll host it in the Flourishes Forum over on Splitcoast HERE from 9 to 10 PM Central Standard Time! Get ready for fun, games, giveaways and of course... lots of chatter! ;-) As soon as the party wraps up, all of our sets for December will be in the Flourishes Store for your shopping pleasure!

132 comments:

Cindy Holshouser said...

This looks like a greate set. Your floral images are so realistic and beautiful.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful stamps! This would be great to have!

Sandra said...

very nice!
thanks for the fun!
Sandra

CrafteeCC (Cathy) said...

such a beautiful set!
looking forward to seeing the rest of the year!

Shirley N said...

This set is just gorgeous! Wonderful and beautiful creations by the DT!!!

Christine said...

Oh, I love those panysies. I've been looking a long time for a nice pansy set. I already have the sweet peas so I'm pretty sure I know how gorgeous these will be!

Blessings,
Christine

Leslie Springer said...

Would love to own this beautiful flower set. Thanks so much!

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, how pretty! I always love your floral images, and these are no exception!

Edna said...

This would be an awesome addition to my collection, thanks for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

These stamp sets are beautiful. It would be great to add to my stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Martha
Marthamh2@aol.com

Norine said...

beautiful love them think I have bought all the flowers you have
Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs
Norine

Carol Ballinger said...

I love flowers and flower cards. I woud love to have this set.

Tracey said...

Looks gorgeous!!

Laurie said...

What a super idea for a stamp set! I can't wait to send cards monthly to loved ones out of town using the beautiful images in this set. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Cammie said...

What a stunning set! A must have for me.

beadz said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful idea! I LOVE these!
hugs,
Gini

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a beautiful set. The size of the flowers is perfect.

Debbie S

Anonymous said...

When I saw that this week is a release week I was wondering what might be next. A year of flowers is a brilliant idea and they are very gorgeous too boot!!
Beth Greco

DebbyG said...

My 2 favorite past times - stamping and gardening! This set is beautiful!

Janet said...

What a great idea. My mom is an avid gardner, and I could use these for her.

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty. I love the idea of one for each month and the calender pages make it perfect. Calendars made with these would make terrific gift.
m&m'sgrandma
Jackie

Paula said...

Absolutely love this set......March is wonderful!

Lin said...

I am THE flower girl! Serious drooling going on here.....thanks for the chance to win these lovelies!!

JMK said...

I have so many flowers already but these are great. And what a neat idea to have flowers of the month. I haven't checked out all of the designers yet but love Leslie's idea of using photo corners for the image on the calendar and then removing the image at the end of the month and using it on a card. Can't wait for sets 2 and 3! Jill

Anonymous said...

What an awesome set, the flowers sure remind us of string, but we have to get through winter yet. Have a great day. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Anonymous said...

ooooops not string but SPRING darn typo's. Take care, Hugs n'Stuff, Lynne

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a gorgeous set of flowers and fabulous idea to incorporate them with such a beautiful calendar. This looks like a very promising release!

Kris Turner said...

This is absolutely wonderful, and such great design team samples! Thanks for the opportunity to win this set.
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Lenoria said...

This is a beautiful set and I love flowers anytime! Can't wait to see the rest.

Beth S said...

Wow! Took a look at everyone's blog they did such a wonderful job showcasing this set. This is a beautiful set to say the least.

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Another gorgeous set! Thanks for the opportunity to win it (although I think somehow it will wind up in my possession even if I don't win it!)

Anonymous said...

WOW! What beautiful flowers! Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary H.

creativearts said...

I love this idea! A calender with the flowers of the month is such a great idea. I made a calender once and had to search for the stamps for each month -- now they will all be together! Even though my budget is very tight at the moment I think I am going to pack lunch every day and have to get all of the flowers.

semonehome said...

Another awesome flower set!!! Lovin' what I've seen so far...Terri

JenMarie said...

Oh how beautiful!

Ann said...

I love flowers and this set is gorgeous I can't wait to see the other two sets that complete the Year of Flowers. The design teams samples are wonderful. TFS Ann Lindnomerc

Mary Jane said...

Beautiful stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa Cash said...

What a great idea to have a floral for each month. Thanks for the opportunity to win these beauties!

momof5sons said...

I love these delicate images...and what the DT has done with them. Spectacular work, girls!

Janet L. said...

Beautiful set! I love the flower images! Would love to win some!

jan said...

Lovely set that is long overdue! Thanks for bringing the flowers of the year to life!

Trina said...

This is a wonderful idea! I love what the design team has done and I can't wait to see the entire set!

Kraftychick said...

I have only one of your floral images - I would love to win these stamps to add to my collection!
Jackie

Bonita J. said...

Very pretty stamps.Thanks for the inspiration.

Ravengirl said...

Ah Marcella! She always designs such beautiful stamps and these are no exception!

Mary said...

I would love to win one of your beautiful flower designs. I absolutely love the calendar idea with a card a month. I usually make a calendar every year and this year I am giving the one I made to a silent auction that our school does for a Youth at Risk fund.

GaMtnScrap said...

Oh, so pretty! I especially am loving the daffodils (one of my favorite flowers!). I like that these would make great card sets, and I love all those calendar ideas, too!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful flower images. Thanks for the chance to win this new set.

Cindy F. said...

What a great set! Thanks for the oppotunity to win it!

Dawn Frost said...

I love your flower images they are gorgeous! Can't wait for the rest of the flowers!

Anita said...

This is an awesome set!

Cook22 said...

Oh wow, and wow. Those look totally wonderful, like the most lovely botanical drawings from old botany books. Just love that candelabra primula.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I love all the Flourishes floral images the best and use them all the time. What a collection this is! Marcella does beautiful work!

Cindy C

Susan G said...

These are such gorgeous flowers! I'd love to have the whole set. The calendar font is just lovely, too.

Lisa R. said...

This set is a great idea. So practical and fun! It's a must have for me!

leenda said...

These look amazing! I'm drooling...!

Espbfdl said...

reminds me of my mom's garden....LOVE it;) Thanks for the giveaway!

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful stamp sets. Love those new floral images, they are just so pretty. Will work great on cards and lots of stuff. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win. Phyllis M.

Angela Fehr said...

I love the idea of a year of flowers - I am working on a card workshop for the new year - a year of cards! Would love to combine the two!

Tiffany said...

I love daffodils!!

jan farnworth said...

very nicely done love the bright colorful colors and how springy it feels.

Traci M said...

These floral images are perfect for a classic card and I love the calendar idea also...such versatility! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

Alyssa S said...

Beautiful images! Thanks for the chance :o)

Sallyann Mettler said...

Oh my!!! What lovlies these are. I keep telling myself I do NOT need any more stamps but I KNOW I will HAVE to have all of these. What fun it will be to paint pretty flowers while the snow flies. Thank you for creating these. It would be lovely to win a set
Sallyann Mettler
myne@i2k.com

Beth Mak said...

These sets look awesome! Loved all the samples from the design team. All are so realistic & beautiful!

Rarinstamp said...

OMG - I love these! I LOVE to make calendars and will definitely be getting all 3.......and the calendar template as well. Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs

Lisa Zurek said...

Just beautiful!!
Love them!

lczurekcomcast.net

MamaBeate said...

I love your stamps...I am just waiting for a few of them...

MamaBeate

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh, would so love to win! Vey beautiful stamps!

Emilia said...

I am going to get this set as soon as it is available on the website. I LOVE LOVE Marcella's designs!

Donna said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Whenever I see a flower set I think of my Mom. She had a yard full of flowers but her favorites were pansies and gladiolas. Thanks for the memories!

Joy Williams said...

This set lookis gorgeos!

Barbara said...

Oh, yes, I would LOVE to win this set--it's gorgeous!!!!

dinkuminkum said...

Oh wow! You obviously realise just how much time I spent this year looking for floral stamps to make calendars - stamps which were all similar in size, and wonderful to color, and also had their names, and the names of the months! Thank you so much for this fabulous set. I can't wait to see the rest of them!
Hugs, Anne.

megan NZ said...

they look great. hope to win

Robbin said...

What a beautiful flower set....and I love the calender!!

Rene said...

I love the floral stamps, thanks for the chance to win.
Rene from OZ xo

Kat said...

Love your floral stamps! Can't wait to see the remainder of the year's flowers as it looks like this is the year of flowers to own. tfs

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous set! I love the idea of featuring flowers throughout the year! Truely beautiful samples!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Shopping Diva said...

I love pansies! The design team's cards are gorgeous.

Elaine A said...

This looks like a lovely set. You can't ever go wrong with flowers and your flowers are always so beautiful.

Elaine Allen

Melanie said...

These look beautiful...as your stamps always are!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Melanie

Karen B. said...

These would be so much fun for coloring, and for spring cards. Thanks for the opportunity.

Catrick said...

Ooohh, I so love flowers!

Cathy Hughes

buzzy said...

Oh my... these are absolutely gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Oh, this looks like a set I would LOVE ... the great Marcella is talented ... how wonderful for US !

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, this looks beautiful and such a wonderful idea! I'd love to win a set!

Melissa.banian at gmail dot com

Carol Southern said...

I tried to be a number later in the list instead of always up front, here's hoping it will be a lucky number.
What a beautiful, beautiful set, so many possibilities.
Fantastic.

Alaine said...

Those are beautiful. I love the daffodils and Crocus.

Diana said...

These are beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest.

Angel said...

oh, wow, a calendar set!!! how fun! and BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Rosemary said...

Wow, another fabulous, fabulous set!! Just another set to add to my growing list of Flourishes stamps I want!

jaymack said...

I love flowers and daffodils are my favorite.

Mildred said...

I am such a flower lover. Thanks for including that primrose. A delightful set which I would love to own. Thanks for the great designs.

KanataNewf said...

Such a beautiful set - I can just imagine making lovely sets of notecards for friends with it!

TN Granny said...

I love flowers so this set is on my list and I'll be signing up for more to come. They are so realistic looking I can't wait to purchase them.
God Bless,
Jeanine
www.blstamper.blogspot.net

Lori said...

I am so doomed...got all of the stamps from the last release and looks like I'll be doing that again...also looking forward to Friday's party...

Sharon D. said...

Great stamps. What a neat idea to do a flower set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Spicey Cat Chick said...

I LOVE the Flourishes flower stamps. They are all on my wish list, so winning some would be a great early Christmas present! THanks for the chance.

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness! What an amazing set!! Can't wait to see all the images!!

True :) said...

What a pretty set!
I would love to win.
Thanks for the chance!
Hugs,
True :D

Kerri said...

OOH, I LOVE the new calendar set!!! Those flowers are gorgeous!

Lynne Phelps said...

What a great idea! I love it that the images will fit into the same size area, and Marcella's floral images are always amazing.

Mary said...

Oh, My!!! How beautifully detailed! I love them all!!! Great work! ~Mary

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful flowers. My favorite flower is the pansy. Just love it.

Gypsycat said...

wow, a much anticipated set! Can't wait to see them all!

Leigh said...

Oh how beautiful. What fabulous images.

Sharon D said...

Oh, how beautiful! I can't wait to see the flowers for all the months!

mlcarlsen said...

Flowers are my favorite images to color. Marcella is my favorite artist. You can't lose with this winning combination. I'd love to win a free set.

Harriet Skelly said...

The flower images are absolutely gorgeous -I'd love to have this entire set!

Emily W. said...

Really love the florals. Marcella's artwork is so pretty, and I can't WAIT to make a year of flower cards!

Valerie said...

I would sooooooo be tickled pink to win this set!!! I'm a Flourishes virgin, so to speak. I'm going to a play on release night but will so check in when I get home.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

these are gorgeous! fabulous!

Pat Moore said...

Just what I need after all this snow. Beautiful flowers

Pat Moore said...

Just what I need after all this snow. Beautiful flowers.

Barbara said...

The flowers are BEAUTIFUL! I can think of so many things I could make with them.

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! With all this cold weather I could sure use some flowers!

Shirley said...

What a beautiful set! This set would be wonderful to own.

sfread171@hotmail.com

Betty Benton said...

Lovely flowers!! Would love to win them and can't wait to see the rest of the "months".

stampkat said...

These images are beautiful!

Crystal_235 said...

Beautiful stamps! Thank you for the chance to win!

Brenda said...

Just what I have been waiting for! Can't wait to get started coloring them with my Copics! Flowers are my FAVORITE subject to stamp and color!!

Becky said...

This set looks gorgeous, I know I sure would love it.

Mildred said...

Every flower shown is gorgeous. What a joy this would be to use.

Rebecca Ednie said...

The daffodils are gorgeous! I can't wait to colour them with peachy pink centers! My favourite colour of daffs!

Pattyb said...

How Gorgeous! I love them all. Would love to win this one! It feels like spring already!

Thanks and Blessings,
Pat

Jane Jeffress said...

I would love to win this. Love the flowers!

angelika said...

I am pretty new to the wonderful craft of cardmaking and love the beautiful designs I have found on the Flourishes page. I would love to receive any of the flower stamps!

Dori said...

A year of flowers- a wonderful concept for these lovely stamps. I would love to win!

Margret said...

Oh what beautifull stamps!!!I wouldt really love to have them :-)

Dragonfly Garden said...

All of your floral images are so beautiful. Who wouldn't love to add these to their collection.

VStarRider said...

wow....these are incredibly beautiful! I can't wait to see them all!
Cpicou