Friday, June 11, 2010

The Flourishes Grand Finale!

Hope you've enjoyed hanging out with me this week to see the new offerings from Flourishes. If you didn't see my post last night -- the sets are all live in the store as we speak - HERE! Today's set has a bit of sentimental value to it, and that's why I am so excited to share.....

This gorgeous set drawn by Marcella Hawley actually had my mom in tears. Why, you ask? Well, I'll try to make this story brief. When my dad passed away six years ago, my mom (as any widow would) had a really difficult time. Even though he had lung cancer and we knew his time on this beautiful earth was limited, nothing can really prepare you for the loss of the love of your life. She would pray and ask for a sign that my dad was OK. Nearly every time she prayed for that sign, she would be visited by this beautiful little hummingbird. The little guy would flutter in front of her window, almost as if he were on display! There's no question, the visits warmed her heart and brought a smile to her face.

Over the years, I've searched for just the perfect hummingbird stamp set to send to my mom since we both share a love of stamping and... well.... I never really found it - until now. Thanks to Marcella's talented hand, my mom, and crafty stampers worldwide can have this beautiful hummingbird and trumpetvine set.

Want to see what I crafted?

This card.really explains itself. I stamped the trumpet vine on Flourishes Classic White card stock and colored it up with the Dahlia, and Spring Greens Copic Collections grouped by Flourishes and then highlighted it with the marker, B000. I colored the hummingbird with the same collections and then added some YG63 to deepen portions of his wings. I had stamped him on some scrap, cut him out and popped him up as if he were just passing through! ;-) Add a fun sentiment (also from the set), a scalloped edge and... voila!

Here's a close up!

I am completely in love with this little bird! Now, don't forget to flutter on over to see what the rest of the design team crafted with this sweet set. Hop a few blogs, and you could be Humming Along too! :-)

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan

  • Thanks for joining me this week! I had a blast showcasing these fun new sets and hope you enjoyed stopping by! See you back here soon!
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