Friday, February 4, 2011

Signs of Spring!!

With much of the country under snow and counting the days until warmer weather arrives, we thought we 'd usher in a different inspirational challenge to get you in the mood for... SPRING! It's just in time for Flourishes to kick off our February Release which will start with sneak peeks next Wednesday.

Would you like to win our entire February release? Just join us and play in the.....

February Release Week Challenge

Aren't these crocus flowers just the most beautiful things, peeking out from under the snow? Well, to play in the Winter Thaw Challenge, all you need to do is be inspired by this photo! Use the same florals or colors -- it's up to you how you are creatively inspired! Link your project up here  on the Winter Thaw post using the Linky Tools widget. If you upload to SCS, please use the key word FLLCFEB11. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't please play anyway! The winner will recieve our entire February release. You have until February 11th at 5 PM Easterm time to submit!

On to my creation!

When I looked at the photo, I immediately saw the texture of the snow and wanted to create that same look on my card -- so I went with a mostly white card and one that was textured thanks to an embossing folder (CB Textile). Add some strips of decorative paper and a punched border and you're almost there! I did add some stitching and also matted my stamped hydrangea heart onto an embossed circle and matted that on an eyelet circles die cut piece. The sentiment is also from the Hearts & Flowers set. The embellie is a Vintage Sparkler -- which is actually on sale now! And the hydragea was colored up with Copic Markers (a Mix of the Crocus and Hydrangea collections grouped by Flourishes). And... voila!

Need a little extra inspiration? Just head on over and leave some love at our Design Team Member's Blogs!

Barbara Anders

Christine Okken

Cindy Lawrence

Danielle Kennedy

Dawn Burnworth

Leslie Miller

Stacy Morgan

Hope you make time for play time and have a fabulous weekend! We've got basketball games, church activities, and then... maybe some superbowl fun! So... hope life is fun in your neck of the woods too!

See you back here soon!

P.S. Did you see that Flourishes is letting you take a GAMBLE? Starting yesterday, Flourishes is hosting a progressive sale called the Gambler's Sale. Each week, Flourishes will drop prices until the stamp sets and embellishments listed on the sale page are out of stock. They will start at 10% off and each Thursday, will drop prices by 5% until they reach up to 50% off. Quantities are limited and there will be no backorders on any of the stamp sets or embellishments facing retirement. So, get these items before they are history! You can see everything that's on sale right HERE!
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