Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Flourishes!


Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear Flourishes..... Happy birthday to you! That's right, this month Flourishes officially turned 4 YEARS OLD! So, we are lighting the candles on the cake and throwing a party like no other! The good news is -- even though it's our birthday - you could win one heck of a present yourself with some fabulous blog candy! Our designers have lit up the creativity with some fabulous birthday cards and they are involved in just one way that you can get your hands on a great bag of goodies!
HOW CAN YOU WIN? THERE ARE THREE WAYS!
  • Leave a comment on this post on the Flourishes blog.
  • Leave a comment on the designers' posts that are on the hop today (listed below)
  • Play in our Birthday Bash Challenge!
HOW TO PLAY IN OUR BIRTHDAY BASH CHALLENGE!
  • Simply make a birthday card using Flourishes stamps!
  • Entries need to be in by Thursday, September 1st by 5 PM EST
  • You must link your creation on the Flourishes blog using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges, while we love challenge chasers, we want to give those that follow the rules a chance at a prize valued at more than $60.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCBDAY2
  • We’ll announce the winners next Friday, September 2nd!
Speaking of candy, what do you win if you comment or play today? Take a peek!!!

That's right, you win a grab bag of stamp sets like the one above! Who wouldn't want to win all that polymer perfection?? What are you waiting for! Let's get hopping! Visit these fine designers for your chance to win!
And so here is my birthday card for Flourishes! I created my card with a recent trend I have seen in mind.... the tangerine orange and gray color combo! Is it just me, or is this kinda' trendy lately? I saw wedding pictures on Facebook a few weeks ago where the bridesmaids all wore dark orange and gray dresses, and I just LOVED the look! Then at Target on Monday I saw baby equipment like this in the same tones of gray and orange. (It looks more red on the website, but in the store it was orange!) Well, I've never been one to turn up my nose at orange... it's my favorite color, so I thought I'd give this a try!

My card uses the new Sweet Days of Summer stamp set, and a sentiment from the matching Kid's Play stamp set. The harlequin-style designer paper is from Crate Paper, and my cardstock colors are Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral and the retired Groovy Guava, and the gray is Core'dinations.

A few of the other Flourishes designers have birthday cards to inspire you today as well, so be sure to visit their blogs...


I hope you'll join us in celebrating, and wishing Flourishes a very happy birthday and MANY MORE!

Happy stamping!

85 comments:

Stephanie Lee said...

Orange and grey looks great on your card!

Becky said...

This is beautiful..

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful color combos! Love the simplicity!

Gailanne said...

Simple and amazingly effective. Now I need to order this stamp!

Sarah Gough said...

oh I love the peachy tones Tammy!

Cindy said...

The silhouette images are my favorite. What a sweet card.

Ujjwal said...

such a wonderful card! i love the orange and grey color combo!

petra,s cards said...

wauw tammy i just love your card your colours are so pretty by this black stamp!!! they are still on my wishlist!!
xx petra

Naomi said...

Oh, Tammy, what a STUNNER! I LOVE this colour combo and that sketch is FAB! Congrats to Flourishes on 4 fabulous years and many more to come!

Bev Gerard said...

Wowza, Tammy!
Such marvy color combos I see!

But could you please go a little "easy" on making us "need" so many new stamps????? Wow!

Dirty D Sistah
Bev~

Karen W said...

Very pretty card, great colors and embellies.

ecpiercy said...

Sweet Days of Summer is just perfect for this "sweet" card! I love your colors and the overall look. Beautiful!

jonim52 said...

Love the colors on this card. Very very pretty.

madeleineb said...

what a treat this card is - a beautiful summer image, but with a twist - fall colours

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Tammy. I love these colors together. You did a great job on this..

Theresa said...

Elegant and simple...a beautiful card.

Pattie said...

Love this color combo Tammy - what a perfect bday card!

Donna Phelan said...

Such a sweet card. I love the silhouette! Lovely!

LeAnne said...

Oh, you are blowing me away with these gorgeous silhouettes. So sweet, and the colors are delish!

ChristineZ said...

This is so incredibly sweet. I love the gingham with the image and the beautiful colors. My wish list from Flourishes just got longer!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Tammy, what an endearing image- and your card is so sweetly designed too! Love every inch!

Sue D said...

I have never seen this color combo before--I like it!

Yvonne said...

Wow! Love the color combo.

Charlette Finley said...

What a wonderful card. Love the color combo. Clean and simple, love your style. TFS

KimCreate said...

Such a pretty card. Love the bow/button combo.
Kim

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - such a sweet color combo!!

Amanda said...

WOW! I love your card!! The colors you chose make the image just POP!! What a great color idea!! :)

Rosemary said...

oh... so very pretty in that lovely soft peach!!

Lin said...

Oh heart, this is gorgeous! LOVE this color combination! I just won this adorable stamp set from Stacy, and I thank you for your inspiration!

Janet said...

What a great color combo! Love your creation!

Doreen said...

The stamps are wonderful and the card is great! I would have never expected the orange and grey to look so beautiful!

Marlena M. said...

I love this sweet color combo! Lovely card Tammy. ;)

Traci M said...

So pretty...that is a trendy color combination and you pulled it off beautifully!!

Yogi said...

very pretty. a very nice CAS card.

ShabbyKat said...

love flourishes, great challenge

Sandy M said...

Beautiful, sweet, lovely card

Betty Benton said...

Such a joyful, soothing card! Just beautiful!

catdidit said...

How gorgeous Tammy! I love the color combo, hadn't noticed it, but probably will now that you have pointed it out, lol! And the black silhouette just pops against it, love it!

pam124 said...

What an amazing job you've done with this silhouette image. Love your colors and layout!

Dee said...

I love this stamp set. I like the colors you chose for your card. Very nice!!

Benzi said...

Just beautiful, Tammy! Coral of any shade is my favorite color.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love it

Jayne said...

I'm not crazy about orange, but I rally like this card. I love that set, too.

Tanya said...

Tammy this is gorgeous! I totally love orange and never see it enough. And that stamp, sigh, it's beautiful!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Tammy! The color combo works perfectly in your hands!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is darling, great colors and so simply darling.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Very nice... simple yet eye catching at the same time... love it!

Kathy said...

So pretty and fresh! I love peachy colors! Blessings!

Kathy

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that's the sweetest, Tammy! I just love those peachy guava colors with the gingham paper. So cute!

Evette K. said...

Your card is just stunning!! Never would have thought I would like this color combo but I really really do. Great job Tammy. ekc

Vicki Dutcher said...

Tammy - another ROCKIN card! This is so sweet and that color combo is awesome!

pamboe said...

I love that stamp especially now that I have a granddaughter.

Marian said...

Love your use of this stamp set.

Marian said...

Love your use of this stamp set!

Charlotte Ann said...

Lovely card! Love the silhouette, and the color combo!

zehra said...

Such a cool combination, love the stamp

Marthamh2 said...

Love the colors you chose for this card. Thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

Oh this is soooo sweet! Love the sets you used!!! I have wanted both of them! :) Happy Birthday Flourishes!

Paulette Still said...

This silhouette stamp is so precious! It reminds me of when
My nanny let me water her devil's whiskars at her shop with a large ole metal watering can. And I love the peachy colors of your card.

sharman said...

Such a cute card. I love the color combination.....

Joanne (jojot) said...

such great colors....and a silhouette that I covet....fabbo, gf

ChristineCreations said...

OH I love the colors in this card Tammy! Warm and cozy and so feminine and pretty too!

Victoria said...

Great card but then I have a thing for orange as well! :)

Karen said...

Sweet is exactly the right word for this-- it was the first thing I thought before I even read the name of the set.

Ravengirl said...

That gray and orange is really nice together and I adore those sweet silhouette stamps!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What great colors you used, I love it thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

Sweet card.

P said...

Love this set- so very sweet, and your card showcases it well. Really like your uncommon color combo!

Ellie said...

Love the colors you've used and the stampset! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp(s) just now!

Davi said...

Beautiful colors Tammy! I love the soft checks, such a pretty bg for the sweet little image :)

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! I just adore the silhouette image on your card. Wonderful work!

Jo said...

Cute card Tammy! I like your colors too.

dpkennedy said...

Oh so sweet! I love that pp! This is such a stunning color combo! Beautiful card!

Nancy said...

WOW TAmmy, What a beautiful card. I LOVE your color combination. Such a clean card but so elegant!!!

Bernie said...

Gorgeous!! Great color combo.
Blessings Bernie

Theresa said...

Tammy, this is lovely. Fantastic color combination. Just lovely.

Heather said...

So pretty! Love your color combo and that image is soooo adorable.

Marie said...

Beauty in simplicity. Great CAS card.

Corinna said...

Oh Tammy, this is such a pretty card! Love it!!

Barbara said...

Awwww, this is so SWEET! Love the colors you used!

Janet L. said...

When I saw your card, I just sighed. It's so, so sweet!

Mary said...

Beautiful card...love the scallops!

Sherry said...

beautiful card!!!! love everything about it!!

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Tammy! This silhouette set is so sweet.

Candy said...

So pretty! I love the simplicity and the colors! Thanks for sharing!