Monday, October 8, 2012

Flourishes New Release Day One

Hi all and welcome to day one of Flourishes’ Sneak Peeks for October! We are starting early because we have FIVE new sets to unveil and want to make sure you see all of them in their full glory. Get ready for a fun and festive week ahead! There is definitely something for everyone on tap this week.Today, we honor the winter months ahead and take in some of the fun-filled things to do when the snow flies!
Introducing…
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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! The set measures 4” by 6″ and is too fun for words!

Now personally, as a kid, I never learned to ski and I never liked sled riding because you always had to go back UP the hill after sledding down!  My winter sport of choice was always ice skating!  When we were kids, we were lucky enough to live 3 blocks from a city park where they always flooded the tennis courts in the winter for skating, and we LOVED it.  Even my Mom would skate with us… still wearing the skates she wore in high school, complete with pom-poms just like the stamped image!
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I used my Snow Day Silhouette Cut File to cut out the shape of the skates on Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock, then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used Copics from the Rich Browns, Warm Neutrals, Cool Neutrals and Iced Aqua collections to color the image.  I added a little sparkle to the pom-poms with a clear Spica glitter pen, but couldn’t get my photograph to show it.  The papers I used here are Prima “North Country” and I embellished with some red Kaisercraft rhinestones and stitching.  And the red cardstock layered on the base of my card is from the Poppy Color Made Easy Collection.

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…
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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 OUR ENTIRE OCTOBER RELEASE? Have you checked out our Think Pink? Just 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! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full  October release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!
The good news? If you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order our  Snow Day set (along with the other four sets as well) and if you purchase all five sets, you can take advantage ourNew Release Bundle and get 10% off all our 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 our…
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New this month is our 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 store!

I know it’s a lot, but that’s all for today!  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
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32 comments:

Marsha said...

Fabulous card...love the images in this set!

Wendy said...

Thank you for sharing! Beautiful!

Becky said...

Wonderful card and wonderful image.

Colleen said...

Tammy,
Love the dp you used to bring the fun out in this image. What a great set to own I can't wait to see the rest.

TLady said...

VERY PRETTY Tammy!!!!!!! The patterned paper you used is GREAT with this image!!!!!!!! :) AND the sentiment is GREAT TOO!!!!!!! :) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness this is beautiful. I think the sentimental piece of the skates adds to the beauty. Wonderful card!
Beth Greco

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Tammy! Love the way you coloured this great new image.

Lynne said...

Lovely. the sentiment is terrific.

belldoubleyou said...

I love that this set has matching .svg files! Admittedly, that would be more useful if I had a machine that would use them, but I like it in principle.

It's so sweet that these skates are just like the ones your Mom wore.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, pretty paper, love the skate stamp. Mary L Schriber

Betty Benton said...

Love the papers you've used, the bit of blue shading on the skates, and how you've showcased them on the red circle!

Belinda said...

Just beautiful!!! Love your colors. Great Job!!!!

Julie Koerber said...

I absolutely love light blue and red together and this is in my humble opinion - perfect! Fun and perky!

Allison Cope Israels said...

GOR-GEOUS! Love the fum papers and colurs you chose for your card Tammy! Lovin' it!

Lynn said...

Love your choice of papers - brings out the happy! TFS

Lea L. said...

Very cute card! Love those papers!

Diane said...

Beautiful...love the pom poms...and we had a skate park us growing up, too...brings back lots of good memories!!

guilinger2 said...

this is a wonderful card! I think I need this set!

Moira said...

Love this design ~ brings back childhood memories as we skated in our backyard all winter long. There was a swampy marsh that was flooded come winter! Great set, can't wait for the full reveal

stampqueen said...

Cute card and I love that phrase!!!

Sewflake said...

Love the pattern combinations on your paper.

ChristineCreations said...

ooo so fun that your mom had pom pom skates like this! Beautiful memories and an awesome card too Tammy!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is cute Tammy!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute and I feel like skating now! Hugs ~S~

Miriam Prantner said...

Great sentiment! love the papers you chose for this card!

alicaz said...

what a lovely card! great papers and layout too!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy! Love the paper you chose--perfect for those lovely skates!

Heather said...

Such a great card! Love your papers, they are stunning. And the sentiment you chose is awesome!

dpkennedy said...

I love the way the skates pop on that red background! Beautiful card!

Ravengirl said...

Very precious card! I like the skates and your story!

Theresa said...

Love all the details of your design. Great choice of papers and colors.

Kim said...

This is such a fun winter card. Very pretty.