Friday, June 22, 2012

It's a Friday Free For All!!

Hi all! Just as in release week's past -- the week after Flourishes' release the design team hosts a free for all -- where they pick up their favorite sets of the release and play with any or all! So, get ready for a feast for the eyes today from all of them! Oh... and just a little note! TODAY is the very last day to take advantage of the June New Release Bundle -- when you can get all three sets for 10% off the retail price. Just click HERE to see the bundle in the store!

On to  my creation! The card I'm showing today is actually one that I created for my very first Flourishes card class! With ZERO stamp stores in my home town, I decided it was time to have a class to show some of my stamping friends what Flourishes is all about! (I'll have some pics later in this post)

Here's one of the three cards we made....

This card is really quite simple and is actually similar to another card layout I did here not too long ago. A few months ago, I started to play around with shaped cards (thanks to my friend Stac) and every now and then -- I need to make one to get my "fix!" For this creation I used a series of Spellbinders Circle Dies - Grand Circles and Classic Circles LG. The pink shape is the Blossom Die and the tag is a part of Flourishes Classic Tags. After I cut and embossed, I took my trusty sanding block to distress the edges. I stamped the floral from Summer Blossoms in Versafine Black Onyx on Flourishes Classic White and then colored it up with watercolor pencils. Add some ribbon, and the tag with the help of some gold cording and... ta da!!

Here's a close up!

And here's a peek at the fun that was had this week! My friend Joyce (who we lovingly call my daughter's "extra grandma") hosted at her house and we had 10 ladies who sat in on the fun. It was so nice to get together with this gang of gals to stamp! Here's Jayne, my DD and my mom having fun.....

 And here's the rest of the gang -- Laura, Jeanine, Mary Francis, Denise, Dawn, Joyce, Pat and Ann!

It was fun! Well, thanks for taking a peek! Now, be sure to hop on over and see what fun the design team has in store!
Happy Friday and I'll see you back here soon! We're in the middle of summer basketball so -- son has a tournament with five games. Daughter has her first league game so I will literally be watching HOURS of basketball this weekend. Ahhh.... love it! Go Rams! :-)

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