Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sneak Peak Day 1: Take a Snow Day!

Hi all and welcome to day one of Flourishes’ Sneak Peeks for October! The DT is starting things early because Flourishes has FIVE new sets to unveil! Get ready for a fun and festive week! Today, we honor the winter months ahead and take in some of the fun-filled things to do when the snow flies!



A whimsical way to enjoy the season in your cards and creations - ski, skate or take an old fashioned sled for a spin - you choose! This set, called Snow Day,  illustrated by Marcella Hawley even offers five sentiments to match and a Nordic pattern to use for backgrounds, borders or accents! Set measures 4 by 6". Too fun for words!

On to my creation!

This card is kind of simple but I love the colors going on here -- so fun for a snowy creation! I stamped the skates from the Snow Day set on Flourishes Classic White card stock and then colored them up using Copic Markers (see collections below under Supplies Used!). Before I stamped, I should point out that I cut out both the Snow Days sentiment and also the skates using the Silhouette Cut File for this set. This file, along with three others will be available Friday! Woo Hoo! After I was done coloring, I mounted it on a die cut oval that had been embossed and sanded using a sanding block. I mounted this on a scalloped oval die cut shape and then added this onto my card front accented with a mix of BasicGrey Olivia paper and paper from the 123 Create Kit called Delightful. Accent with some glitter glue and... almost done! As you can see I did wrap a piece of sheer pink scalloped ribbon (in the kit) and tied my sentiment on with some silver cording. And... voila! 

Here's a close up of the skates! I think Marcella did a wonderful job with these -- just too cute! See the sparkle thanks to some glitter glue?

And, here's a peek at my Cameo cut sentiment! 

And that, my friends, is it! I just love the soft colors and those nostalgic feelings with an old pair of ice skates. Reminds me of my youth, ice skating on the frozen lakes around my old Michigan home!

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out who is the..


One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to see the beautiful creations the ladies whipped up, comment and earn a chance to win this stunning set!

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN FLOURISHES ENTIRE OCTOBER RELEASE? Have you checked out our Think PinkJust click HERE  to find out how to play! Play along in tomorrow’s Timeless Tuesday challenge — which is sure to be a fun one! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off Wednesday and Thursday at noon! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in Flourishes' Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

The good news? If you like what you see on the designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order the  Snow Day set (along with the other four sets as well) and if you purchase all five sets, you can take advantage of the New Release Bundle and get 10% off all of the new sets when you purchase it in the bundle.

One more creative note! If you struggle to match papers and embellishments into a beautiful color coordinated palette -- have you tried Flourishes'...

New this month is the 123 Create Kit called Viola. It's full of beautiful lavender, teal and blue hues that are perfect for the icy months ahead! Just click HERE to see this kit and all it offers in the Flourishes store!

Since Flourishes just kicked off our release week sneaks, you'll have to tune back in tomorrow for a delish smelling challenge that's fresh out of the oven! Yes, that's your clue! See you back here then!


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