Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Flourishes 4th Birthday Bash!!!!!


Flourishes is lighting the candles and getting ready to sing to honor their fourth birthday! And, as a way to celebrate, I’m happy to say I was hand-picked to help them have a bit of a party as a designer for their customer appreciation hop! The only challenge here was to create a card or project using my favorite Flourishes stamp set. Read on – I’ll tell you how you can win some Flourishes goodies too! 
This was a huge challenge to decide on ONLY one favorite set of Flourish stamps. I think I have at least 50 favorites if not more.!!!!   I love this Spring Bouquet set from Flourishes. I find myself using this stamp a lot. On the first card I used a Martha Stewart around the card punch set, colored with copic markers and the bow is  Silk ribbon from Flourishes also.  The second card is also colored with copics, spellbinders labels 6, I added some bling and ribbon and lace from Michaels. The little butterflies are a MS punch.  I love Flourishes flower stamps, they are always gorgeous and easy to work with.

What can you win? Take a peek at this fun and festive blog candy!

If  you’d like to learn more about how you can win all of these stamp sets, just click HERE to read up on today’s hop and challenge!
If you arrived here by way of  Julie's blog you are in the right place. If not you may want to start at the beginning of the hop.   You have until September 1st at 5PM CST to enter!

Next up on the hop…Patricia  you won't want to miss her gorgeous creation!!! 
 
HOW CAN YOU WIN? THERE ARE THREE WAYS!
  • Leave a comment on Flourishes  post –we’ll randomly pick a winner!
  • Leave a comment on the designers' posts participating in today’s hop – we’ll randomly pick a winner!
  • Play in our Flourishes Favorites Card Challenge! One random winner will be chosen!
HOW TO PLAY IN OUR FLOURISHES FAVORITE CARD CHALLENGE!
  • Simply make a card using your very favorite Flourishes set!
  • Entries need to be in by Thursday, September 1st by 5 PM EST
  • You must link your creation on the Flourish 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 FLLCBDAY1
  • We’ll announce the winners next Friday, September 2nd right here!



60 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful card you have made, and your butterfly's are great Karen
Smiles:)

Ujjwal said...

Such lovely cards with beautifully colored images :)

Cammie said...

Karen, your cards are stunning!

joy said...

Both of your cards are just lovely, Karen! I love floral stamps and these are so pretty.

Naomi said...

Gorgeous cards and what a beautiful image! Congrats to Flourishes on 4 years!

Theresa said...

Lovely cards....Flourishes florals are my favorites.Great designs.

Heather Jensen said...

Karen...this is stunning. I love all the fabulous detail. Both are amazing. :)
Hugs~

Lin said...

When I think of Flourishes, I think of all the beautiful flowers that are available, so your card is perfect for their birthday! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie Lee said...

wow!! awesome coloring..

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! I just love this image!

Lauren

KimCreate said...

Two gorgeous cards! Happy Birthday Flourishes
Kim

Janet said...

Wow--I love your multicolored garden! It's totally awesome.

Benzi said...

Beautiful in design and color. Gorgeous embellies. You're right...these stamps are so easy to work with.

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the image and what a wonderful job on it. Pat

Davi said...

Both card are beautiful with the image and all the lovely embellies and dp but I most especially love the second one :)

Yogi said...

beautiful and I know what you mean - how do you pick just one... They are all so gorgeous. Well done

lizlincoln said...

I love the way you showed the two takes on this, one so beautifully colourful and the other more subdued. You are so right Karen, the flowers are so easy to shade and colour. That pink ribbon on the second card is to die for!

Ravengirl said...

These are lovely Karen! Those are gorgeous flowers and you have showcased them fabulously!

Julie Koerber said...

Karen, I think if Flourishes had a number one fan award - you would get it!!! Thanks so much for continuing to wow us not only with your creativity but your loyalty as well. It's people like you that keep Flourishes trucking right along! And, we are forever grateful! Thanks for joining in the hop today -- your cards are just stunning - all the little extras you added just are icing on Flourishes birthday cake! :-)

Sandy M said...

Beautiful card, Karen.

Rosemary said...

wow... not one, but two gorgeous cards!!! what a treat!

alisa logue said...

Happy birthday flourishes! Love the stamps and gorgeous card! -Alisa

Betty Benton said...

Such wonderful cards -- doesn't Flourishes make the most beautiful flower stamps!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous cards with this set!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I am partial to that gorgeous pink bow, yellow flowers, and gold trim on the first one. Just lovely.

Brenda said...

Your colouring is superb Karen! Beautiful cards!

ecpiercy said...

What beautiful bouquets! I love this set, too.

Dee said...

I love the cards you made. And I'm with you its going to be a hard choice as to which stamp set to choose for my favorite to make my card with.

ChristineZ said...

My word, your coloring is gorgeous and brings the beautiful flowers to life. Love this.

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are beautiful...esp. like the corner effects on the first

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are lovely Karen. So glad you could join in our birthday party.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Karen, two beautiful cards - wonderfully colored and the images displayed perfectly on your lovely cards!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful card thanks for sharing.

Erika's Cupboard said...

Beautiful card!!

Linda Carson said...

50 sets? Get out! Well, you'll brighten someone's day w/these jewels! Beautifully done Karen!

lisa808 said...

Lovely embellishing.

Donna Phelan said...

Both of your creations are absolutley BEAUTIFUL! TFS!!

Yvonne said...

Your cards are fabulous!

catdidit said...

Very pretty! Love how these are so very girly and sassy!

pam124 said...

What a beautiful job on your card Karen. Awesome!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Karen! Wonderful coloring and designs!

Tanya said...

Wow, Karen, these are fabulous! I love the soft colors and the swirl bling, I need to pick up some, I love it!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh my goodness... both cards are just lovely... beautiful coloring too!!

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Karen, your cards are really lovely - such beautiful coloring in. And a very Happy Birthday to Flourishes.
Hugs, Anne P.

Kathy said...

These are both beautiful! Picking your favorite stamp...kind of like picking your favorite child! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Blessings!

Kathy

Wanda Cullen said...

Two lovely floral cards! Great choice of images!

Charlotte Ann said...

Both of your cards are lovely! You've done an amazing job on both. Love your coloring. And, I agree . . . how can you chose just one favorite Flourishes stamp set? Impossible!

zehra said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the flowers around the card

Grace said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen! I love this set and your coloring on both is beautiful! Congrats on being selected to be in the hop!

Allison Cope said...

Stunning creations Karen! Love your card details.

ChristineCreations said...

Both beautiful bouquets Karen! Lovely creations!

gg nurse said...

thanks for the inspiration with your beautiful cards!

McVic said...

love the colors! beautiful!
kacee

Marthamh2 said...

Your cards are pretty. Thanks so much for sharing.

Marilynn said...

It is a beautiful image. Nice to have different ideas on how to use it.

Marilynn said...

A lovely image. Nice to see a couple of ways to use it.

Ellie said...

Love the colors you've used! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamps just now... which really is diffucult, I agree!

Bernie said...

FANTASTIC CARDS! Love the colors!
Blessings Bernie

Theresa said...

Lovely cards!! Beautiful coloring.

Corinna said...

OHHHH, I love those flowers! And using them on that die cut is perfection!