Friday, February 5, 2016

Colored up rose

Good morning! Are you ready for the weekend? I am sorta... we have a busy weekend with several games Saturday. One of those games is the twins teams playing against each other. We will be the parents cheering for both sides of each play. LOL I will probably lose my voice and if I don't lose it from that game I will mostly certainly lose it on Sunday watching the Super Bowl! WOOT WOOT!! What a weekend ahead... 

Before we all get wrapped up into the festivities, over at Power Poppy we have quite the activity going on as well. Check out all our challenges we have for you to play in. Be sure to check out the PP Blog  for all the details! 




I can't forget to mention the newest beautiful digi from the Instant Garden collection Magnolia Sunshine. Oh what a sweet new digi and so spring like. Marcy shared some inspiration behind this new digi. "It’s hard to mess up Magnolia Sunshine. Whether colored in or left alone, this showy medallion-shaped bouquet, featuring a remix of Saucer Magnolias, Trumpet Daffodils, and Snowdrops, leaps off the page. It's jam-packed with joyful details and is the perfect springtime digi stamp to add to your collection."


Time was a bit short this week for creating, however I did manage to color up another digi using La Vie En Rose. Oh la la! This rose is gorgeous and fabulous to color. I went with copics and plan to get to another coloring medium for Ally's challenge next week for you.  ;-)  


When we originally released this rose I had masked out the tag that is attached to the rose for a free flowing rose creation and I kept that file. Gotta love being able to change a digi up. The sentiment comes from the other rose digi recently called Everything's Rosy. I just adore how you can intermingle digi's together just as I do my stamps. ha! Anyways... This is rather easy peasy design which lends to more focus on the beautiful rose I think. Just a few scattered jewels and some sparkle. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade today:
  Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ava Valentine

Good morning. Remember when you were in elementary school and you had valentine day parties? We used to make little pockets to hold that either hung from the side of our desk or we had ones that were put on top of the desk for all those sweet valentines from classmates. That was one of my favorite parties in school because it always had hearts on the cards somewhere. 


A friend of mine asked if I could make up a name plate for her daughters valentine box at the school party. I was more than happy to help and I think it turned out super cute. Letters are from a retired set that is one of my all time favorites still. They are colored withvarious  Copic markers. 
My heart to the right is a shaker heart with the hearts from the edge on the top and bottom. A heart swag die along the top left and of course added pearls and  flowers. Topped it all off with a lot of sparkle and voila! Hopefully she adores this as much as I do. Thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful day! 


Monday, February 1, 2016

Heavenly pair

Good morning! It is time for the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge for February. This months challenge is They go together like PB & J. Create a card and matching tag! More details by checking out the Dirty Dozen Christmas thread HERE. Hope you have a chance to play along this month. 



My card and tag are using Heaven and Nature sing stamp set. They are stamped on white card stock and then die cut using Lil Inkers Stitched rectangles dies. Some layers using Kraft and a rich burgundy card stock for both. The images are colored with Copic markers and some sparkle added to the holly leaves. Tied my matching tag off with some ribbons and a button and twine combo. Then some scattered jewels to finish it off, Voila! 


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Stamps for sale

I have moved my Flourishes Stamps for sale page to the above tab. You can find the link HERE as well. Still some beautiful floral stamps left ! Get them while you can.

Tomorrow is the new Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge for Feb. Be sure to stop back by. Have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Simple congrats

Good morning. Hope Wednesday is good to you today. Yesterday I was sitting at a few events and was on my cell phone looking up Pinterest humor.  I had quite the little day of giggling to myself and at one point I was on lunch and laughing so hard. Oh my! Do you ever just need fun days like that? I needed a day like that. I pinned quite a few things and then I got to checking out puppy videos. Aaaaaahhhh.. Now that will make your heart swoon. Anyways..


 I have a simple congrats card today that I made using ODBD Sparkling Stars dies. They are die cut in the white panel with some designer paper added to the back. Added stickles  around the die cut star frames and a few grey brads. My sentiment with a fish tale end and voila! Very easy peasy. Have a wonderful day. 



Monday, January 25, 2016

Follow your heart



Good morning! Today over on the Power Poppy Blog we have a new digi for you called Follow Your Heart! Marcy has some inspiration behind these roses that are so sweetly bundled together to form this heart and arrow. It just makes you smile. Check out the Digi selection in the store to see all the instant downloads to start your coloring.  ;-) In case you missed it last week we released the ever so beautiful Everything's Rosy also. So check it out !



I printed this and colored it while watching the Denver and Patriots game. Needless to say I colored less and screamed and cheered more and finished this after the victorious win by Denver. Woot Woot!!!  Super Bowl here we come! Moving on...  ;-)  
 After the roses were colored I cut around the image so it would pop up for the panel. Yes my swiss dots is reverse on the pink panel and I like the way it looks with the heart downs the side. Some faux stitching seemed to be fitting for the feel of this card. This is old designer paper that I can't remember the name of what it came from? Sorry. A few scattered jewels and then sparkles to finish it off, Voila! Have a wonderful day! 


Sunday, January 24, 2016

FS468 Rosy notecard

This weeks Featured Stamper 468 is Michelle aka whimsey. What a fun gallery full of variety. I finally choose this Scribbled Circles and leaves creation to case. I kept a flower theme, the colors, sequins accents and the white space. I changed the punch to a stamp, added a die cut edge and some sparkle. Enjoy your week Michelle! 


The yellow and pink flowers were calling my name once I saw Michelle's card. I used Everything's Rosy for my stamp and colored them with Copic markers. When the card is closed behind this die cut edge on the bottom is some soft pink designer paper you will see. This will be another note card added to set I mentioned on Friday. Just a few little accents with the sparkle and the sequins and voila! Have a wonderful day. 


Friday, January 22, 2016

Hello lavendar roses

Good morning! Did you see the new release this week from the Instant Garden collection at Power Poppy? Talk about awesome!!! 


This is called Everything's Rosy! A must have for your collection if I do say so myself. One of the girls asked for a pack of note cards and this will be one of them I have for her set. I do ADORE this image from our flower whisper.  ;-)  


I know I mentioned this on Tuesday but I do like coloring these petals. I went with a purple color theme for this card with just a strip of designer paper at the bottom. Leslie created a set of cards with this idea that I thought was cute. You can see her cards that inspired me here. For the top I added a Spellbinders die cut edge with a jeweled center. The petals do have some suduko gel pen added to them for sparkle, yet hard to see in the picture. However this does look really cool in person. I think she is going to like this card. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigade creations: 

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims 
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Everything's Rosy

Happy Tuesday! Today is the newest Instant Garden release at Power Poppy called Everything's Rosy. Isn't it just gorgeous? Marcy has a way with flowers I tell you, maybe we should call her the flower whisper? hee hee  Be sure to check out the Power Poppy Blog for the blog roll of everyone's creations today. You won't want to miss all the fabulous creativity! 


These roses are wonderful to color and the cups they are in just make it that extra special. At the boys practices I have been coloring like mad. This was the feminine feel I was thinking about when I colored this one. Something about soft pink and white make me think purity and feminine. My cards tend to have the die cuts at the bottom of the card panel so I thought why not shake it up and put it at the top. Oh... I do like how this looks, how about you? To enhance the die cut my inside panel has a pink panel to match the layer behind the image panel. These roses are colored with a variety of Copic markers and some sparkle added to the petals. Just a few scattered jewels and a scored border as the accents for this card. Voila!
 Be sure to check out the Power and Spark challenge we have going on this month and play along! Have a wonderful day.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Glamours 15th Brithday

Good morning. One of the girls requested a few special cards for events coming up and one is a 15th birthday along with gold and black colors. I had to dig around and find this stamp set for her, I almost forgot I had this stamp. She remembered the set I did for a birthday party years ago using Glamour Girls (a retired set) and thought it was perfect. The base is pretty simple with some designer paper and a die cut Spellbinders edge at the bottom. 


She is stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Her hat (if that is what you would call it) has some seduko gel pen for shimmer and shine along with the wrist pearls. To add some gold touches as she suggested, I Die cut the numbers and a Spellbinders frame with the gold. Added some flourishes jewels for the background and voila! Happy 15th.  ;-)  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the newest Instant Garden-Digital release from Power Poppy!