Friday, July 31, 2009

A Birthday Celebration!

It's a Big Birthday Celebration Kind of day....remember I said I had something pretty, something interesting and something beautiful for you?.....well keep reading!

I love using non-typical images for Birthday Cards. Really anything can be a Birthday card with the right sentiment. So I used this gorgeous Forest of Trees set from Flourishes to create something beautiful with the feeling of growth and blossoming. I really think that represents what Flourishes has done the past 2 years, and what I've been able to do having the privelage of working with them. I feel very blessed to be a part of this Design Team, and a tiny extension of this company. The card also holds great promise for the year ahead as a Birthday card too, and that's what we all want right? A year ahead to grow. That's my heart anyway - to always be growing. Artistically, Emotionally, but especially Spiritually, my heart is to grow deeper roots and blossoming branches in my walk with Christ.

Alright - what did I do with this card? I stamped the tree on watercolor paper and gave it some pretty color with reinkers...and Stampin' Write Markers too for some deeper definition. Then I sponged the deckled rectangle shape using my Nestie as a template. After the entire card was put together I added some pretty Flower Soft blossoms. It really has the best effect. I created the sentiment on my computer and cut and arranged it into a sentiment flag. I love this DSP from Basic Grey....Sultry

Alright what's the next big news? We are celebrating at Flourishes! Two years ago this month, this one of a kind stamp boutique that I love very much opened its doors to a whole new kind of creative expression. Now, we want you to help us celebrate! Today, the entire design team cooked up creations to honor Flourishes' special day. We want you to join us! Simply make a birthday creation of your own - link your card to the Flourishes Newsletter post or upload to SCS using the keyword FLLCBDAY. We'll pick one lucky winner with the prize being a stamp set of your choice! So, make time for play time and you might just be a winner! Don't forget to click onto the Flourishes Newsletter tomorrow -- there is a BIG announcement that you won't want to miss! And here's a little hint...

And THIRD what's the Something Wonderful for YOU??? Well, you can't have a Birthday without presents right? Thanks to the generosity of the Flourishes, I'm giving away THIS!!! The very Flourishes set I used today and a gorgeous Spellbinders Frameabilities. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (ok you can comment about my card :) BUT also, what you love about Flourishes too!). ETA - I'll be drawing Sunday night (August 2 at 10 pm MTN time).

Be sure to check out all the Flourishes DT Girls for their fabulous Birthday Creations!

Cindy Lawrence,
Laura Fredrickson
Julie Koerber
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

and joining us this week for the big party: Silke Ledlow Dee Jackson Jan Marie Caruso

Recipe: Stamps: Forest of Trees; Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Watercolor paper, Sulty Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Big Shot, Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities (small and large), Cream Crochet Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Chocolate Grosgrain, Flower Soft Summer Mix, Sponge, Piercer.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Whale of a Day

Well, it's a beautiful morning...almost afternoon here. Our daughter has 2 of her best friends over for a sleepover, our sons are at Grandma and Grandpa's for a sleepover, my sweetheart is at work, the house is clean and the laundry is almost finished, so I had time to stamp!

There was a fun challenge at SCS today, it's the Ways to Use it Challenge, and Sherrie challenged us to use office supplies on our card.
I'm sort of on a Birthday card kick this week, so I created a masculine or boy kind of birthday card.

Isn't this whale so cute? And I really like the richness of this color combination. I pieced the water spout in Night of Navy, and added the swirl with my Scribbles Swirl Sizzlit. I created my own *designer* paper but stamping the whales in white and navy on the vertical strip.

My office supplies are staples holding the ribbon ruffles together (almost like sea foam don't you think?), and then added a mini paper clip to the sentiment. A little bit of distressing to the paper gives it a bit of a masculine feel too.

I'll be back tomorrow with something beautiful...something interesting....and something wonderful for YOU!

Recipe: Stamps: Animal Stories; So Many Sayings; Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Craft White; Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Soft Suede Patterns DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Scribble Sizzlit, Ovals Bigz Die, Staples, Satin Ribbon, Silver Brads, Mini Paper Clips, Oval Punches, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Celebrate the Tropics

We had a good and busy day Tuesday, time with the kids, errands (some new bar stools for the kitchen :)!), and I reorganized my stamps in preparation for a HUGE retired stamp sale I'll be having in August. There are probably 100 sets I'll be hoping can find a new home! It feels good to have some breathing room. But of course...then you want some new stamps! :)

So tonight I saw Roxie's sketch challenge, I had some pretty colors and a set in mind already. Things came easy then!

I am crazy about this color combo right now. Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White. I think I first saw something like it on Chat's blog.

I watercolored the striped flowers in Bermuda, and the lily flower in Kiwi and cut it apart to create leaves, neat hey?

I embossed the striped flower on the Bermuda layer in the background with overstamping in Bermuda. The largest white layer shows the debossed Manhattan Floral folder, which goes so well with this set.

That's the word from me today!

Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sweet Little Sentiments; Ink: Black Stazon, Craft White, Bermuda Bay; Paper: Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss Patterns; Accessories: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Folder, Dimensionals, Reinkers, In Color 10 Markers, Corduroy Brads, Bermuda Bay Dotted Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, White Embossing Powder

Pretty Pixie Pedestal

First ink for this cute cute set! Isn't it adorable? I think it will be great for kid or adult birthdays. I love the fonts too, a little retro feeling, and with these colors today from the color challenge (Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery), I think it looks a little like an old fashioned candy store.
I stamped the cupcake 2 times, trimmed and then popped up the top, and then tucked the candle in between the layers. A little Dazzling Diamonds makes it look even more yummy.
I love the background text layer. I just inked my stamp with my SW Markers to give it the feel of designer paper.
Other bits and pieces, I embossed the pixie pink layer on the background and ran my Craft White ink pad overtop to give the embossing more definition.

Thanks for the visit!

Recipe: Stamps: On a Pedestal; Ink: Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Craft White; Paper: Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Certainly Celery & Apricot Appeal Prints; Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note, Texturz Plate, Organza Ribbon, Latte Buttons, Stampin' Write Markers, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Dazzling Diamonds.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Spring Blossoms

Well, it's BLAZIN' hot here today, so the idea of spring blossoms seems a little far-fetched :) But I thought I'd do one last card for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges with Susan's Challenge today.

This is new Cottage Wall Designer paper from SU! I think it's so pretty a lovely blend of Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum.

It's actually a pretty simple card, because the sketch was so easy to follow. I did pop up the little birdhouse, and added sponging around the edges of the main tree image to give it a soft glow.

Alright, we going to try to beat the heat today with some water at the lake!

Recipe: Stamps: Branch Out, Sweet Little Sentiments; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive; Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP; Accessories: Sponge, Dimensionals, EE Brads, Felt Fusion Flowers, Razzleberry Ribbon.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Touch of Class

Isn't black and white the classiest combination around? Perfect for a sense of drama...well you throw just the tiniest pop of red in there and WOW!

This is my last card today... it's a two-fer for both Sharon and Cindy's challenges this afternoon.

I've combined two Flourishes sets one for the backgrounds and one for the main image. I think the flourishes in the background really add to the elegance of the design.
Just a pop of red, with a watercolored poppy, and a tiny sliver of red outlining the circle.

If you look closely, you can see I added two tiny tabs on the top of the sentiment, one on each side to tuck under the main circle but allow the ribbon to feed through the middle.

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Flourished Elements, Poppy Patch; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Black; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Watercolor paper; Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Reinkers, Aqua Painter, Gingham Ribbon (Flourishes), Kaiser Pearls, Dimensionals

Dare to Get Dirty Day Two!

Well, my fingers are inky again today with some great challenges on SCS. I've got two challenge cards in this post...I hope to finish another one later, but we'll see how it goes :)

Woven Life

This card was for Laurie's challenge.

I inked my new Life set from PTI with my SW markers and then came back and gave it some definition with the fine point of the markers.

I love how a woven ribbon section looks with mis-matched sizes of ribbon, I've got wide satin, medium satin, narrow taffeta and then silk to tie a bow. It's a ribbon-fest!

Smile in 3D

This is for Kim's challenge today, I love popping up items on my cards, it gives it that extra something that makes a card WOW, but I went the extra mile today and gave my card SUPER pop, giving some of the sections of the Nasturtiums and leaves 3 layers! Whew! This is going to need a padded envelope!

I used my Pierceabilities to emboss and pierce the sentiment layer and then trimmed out the outline, I added a little white sponging on the heart using the Pierceabilities as a template, again a little silk ribbon to finish it.

Recipes: Woven Life: Stamps: PaperTrey Ink - Life; Ink: Almost Amethyst; Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Vellum, Basic Grey DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Diamond Texturz Plate, Stampin Write Markers, Kaiser Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon Flourishes, Satin Ribbon SU, Taffeta Ribbon, Grosgrain Ribbon, Silk Ribbon (Flourishes), Dimensionals
Smile in 3D - Stamps: Flourishes - Nasturtiums, Strawberry; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Paper: Riding Hood Red, K & Co Que Sera Sera DSP, Classic White (Flourishes), Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Big Shot, Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Kaiser Pearls, Silk Ribbon, Fancy Scalloped Border Pierceabilities, Dimensionals, Copic Markers (Flourishes - Buttercup, Poppy, Fields and Tiger Lily Collections), Piercer.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

DTGD - My Designer Paper

Alrighty...everyone having fun in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges yet? This is my 3rd entry today (and last one :) ) you can scroll down for the other two projects I made today if you like. I made one last card today for my friend Betty's Challenge. We've served on the Dirty Dozen and at Flourishes together. She's a great warm creative gal.

I'm loving how these colors look together! And who can resist a classic set like Baroque Motifs. I paired the Bermuda and Kiwi and Craft White in different sections of my card to create my own Designer Paper. Then added the stacked medallion as a focal piece on the largest SU Circle Punch. I also added the stacked sentiment and the pretty organdy ribbon too.

I love how vibrant it is, and it was really easy too.

See you tomorrow with some more challenges! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you jump into the challenges if you can. It's really SO much fun. All the Dirty Girls have put some wonderful work into these next few days!

Recipe: Stamps: Baroque Motifs; Ink: Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss, Craft White; Paper; Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch, Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Organdy Ribbon, Oval Punches (all 3), 1 3/4 Circle Punch

DTGD Citrus Lemon

Hey Everyone! It's post TWO for me today, so scroll down to post one :)

This challenge is hosted by Cindy Lawrence, one of my partners in Design at Flourishes. She has a great sketch for us!
I colored this gorgeous lemon with copic markers (Buttercup and Evergreen collections from Flourishes). The papers are Basic Grey's Urban Prairie and Perhaps. Isn't the silk ribbon fabulous. One of my favourite ribbons to tie an elegant bow!

I'll be back later with ONE more challenge from the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges later today!

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes: Life Love and Lemons; Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Mememto Tuxedo Black; Paper: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Flourishes Classic White Copic Paper, Basic Grey - Perhaps and Urban Prairie; Accessories: Big Shot, Octagonal Nestabilities, Eyelet Border, Silk Ribbon (Flourishes), Copic Markers, Kaiser Pearls, Dimensionals

Dare to Get Dirty!

If you are a Fan Club Member at Splitcoast (and why wouldn't you be :) )....the next few days are a highlight of the year in my opinion. Dirty Girl and Alumni challenges all day today, tomorrow and Saturday. Absolute FUN. It's called Dare to Get Dirty! I know the all the girls have some awesome challenges ahead!

I'm blessed to be a sample maker for my friend Tracy Harp today we served together on the Dirty Dozen for a few months. I won't tell you the details of the challenge, as that's exclusive to Fan Club members, but I will show you what I made.

This is the new Medallion set from SU. I thought it was so elegant looking! Inside the windowed purse are 4 cards and matching envelopes.

I have to say I was very inspired by Val's Note Box tutorial here, (she's SO innovative!) but didn't use her tutorial to do this as I wanted to revamp something slightly different for myself. I may do a tutorial on how to make this project after the DTGD challenges are over, if there's any interest.

Above is the card where I added Crystal effects around the medallion to give it some lovely shine and dimension.

What I love about this project....the classy-ness, how it would be great as a gift, the window in the purse to the cards, and that it's a portable gift like a little purse!

Recipe: Stamps: Medallion, So Many Sayings, All Holidays; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede; Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Confetti Cream, Rich Razzleberry DSP, Soft Suede DSP, Window Sheet; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels 4 Nestabilities, Rich Razzleberry Dotted Ribbon, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Sponge, Crystal Effects, Modern Label Punch, Latte Buttons, Scor It, Sticky Tape

I'll have several posts today, and tomorrow, so keep checking back! I'm playing along as much as possible! Please join us HERE!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Autumn Harvest

Wow, I'm a late stamper this summer. When the kids are in school, I stamp in the morning. Now with them home, I can barely get any stamping in during the morning. That's ok though. You need to cherish each moment. Stamping can always happen later. :)
This is for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS. I thought it was a really pretty sketch perfect for smaller images. And I just LOVE these colors together. This Soft Suede is a really great neutral. And it goes so well with this Confetti cream. I love the tone on tone in the colors.

It's actually pretty Clean and Simple for me. Parts of each of the squares are cut out and popped up in the design. But otherwise quite easy. Even without the popping up, it would make a good workshop card hey? I added texture to the main Soft Suede panel and the framing of the squares, it adds to the horizontal feel of the card.

Back tomorrow with the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge!

Recipe: Stamps: Autumn Days, Cute Converse; Ink: Soft Suede; Paper: Soft Suede, Confetti Cream; Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Scalloped Edge Punch, Vintage Brads, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Piercer, Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


We had a fun family day today. After the cabinet inspector came, we did some errands then took the kids out for lunch and took them to the movie "Up! 3D...what a fun time! I LOVED the 3D effect of the movie, and it was a fun and very sweet story. A fun family day. Now the kids are jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler on it. They love that! A great way to have fun, and beat the heat.

So I started this color challenge card this morning, but didn't finish it till this afternoon. Judy is our hostess this week, but wow, did she give us a doozie...Really Rust, Not Quite Navy and Pretty in Pink. It has a sort of folk art look to it to me.

I used the new set Wings of Friendship from SU. stamped the background layer and inside rust layer. Then I stamped the main image 4 different times. The main rust layer, then the navy bird, pink flowers and the multi-colored wing. I then went back with my Stampin' Write Marker and with the pen tip added definition to the flowers, bird and leaf/swirls. It's a nice effect on a solid stamp.

I added faux stitching around the 3 patterned paper panels on the top left and bottom right of each panel.

I'm still not sure about the colors, what do you think?

Oh...a quick invitation for you! Have you read about the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges later this week on SCS? It's a chance for you to come and stamp in our Dirty Girl and Alumni Challenges hosted this Thursday (24th) through Saturday (26th). There are TONS of great challenges each day and it's a chance to get to know the Dirty Girls a little better. It's tons of FUN! Here's the link where the challenges will be posted:

Recipe: Stamps: Wings of Friendship; Ink: Not Quite Navy, Really Rust, Pretty in Pink: Paper: Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Bella Blue DSP, Whisper White; Accessories: Stampin Write Markers, Dimensionals, White Taffeta Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Piercer, EE Brads.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Shimmerz Week!

The Flourishes Design Teams have got a great week ahead for you. Great creations all week made with Shimmerz! A really lovely product, perfect for all sorts of crafty applications with incredible shimmery results.

Here's a sneak peek at what I made for today at the Flourishes Newsletter. But to see the rest - you'll have to check out the Newsletter to see what Leslie and I made today!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wild Week!

Wow it's been a wild week! We had Vacation Bible School for the younger two and our eldest was helping, my husband performed a wedding on Friday, he preached this morning, and our kitchen was being put in.

But bliss! The cabinets are in! My fridge and stove are not in the livingroom, I have a sink and the dishwasher should come by the end of this week! I still have to do the tile work, and some finishing touches, but we are thrilled with how everything has turned out. It is the kitchen we dreamed of having! I'll post some pictures after we get the finishing touches done.

So that's where I've been the last few days!

I thought I'd post the wedding card I made for the wedding from Friday. They are two great people, the bride served on our youth ministry team as a voluteer for a number of years, and the groom is the College Intern for us at our church. So, we really think a lot of these two and it's so fun to see them commit their lives to each other.

I took out my PTI, Friends Till the End set again (yes I KNOW it's not'll see some SU again really soon I promise :) )

I had this idea from Thursday's Ways to Use it Challenge at SCS, it was to use pairs of things. Since it was a wedding, I thought the idea would work perfectly. I chose the colors based on their wedding invitation. It had a white embossed base, and deep purple and vivid green accents.

I colored the image with copic markers (The Crocus and Spring Greens Collection from Flourishes). I chose to do a long card (I really never do this, I'm such an A2 size girl, but it suited the design better anyway I never would have fit this main image on a regular 4 2.5 x 5.5 card).

The main flowers are masked and stamped and then as you can see below, I colored and cut out the smaller blooms and leaves and popped them up. I LOVE how they turned out.

The main card base (white layer) is embossed with my Texturz plate (to match their wedding invitation). And I used elegant Flourishes velvet ribbon just simply knotted. And a sentiment tag cut with my Sizzlits Lots of Tags.

I love how it turned out. Perfectly matched their wedding too! It was a lovely ceremony! I cried...but I always cry at weddings!

See you tomorrow!

Recipe: Stamps: PaperTrey Ink - Friends Til the End; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Perfect Plum; Paper: Perfect Plum, Flourishes Classic White Copic Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Victorian Pierceabilities, Damask Texturz Plate, Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Gems (K & Co), Copic Markers, Velvet Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Well, we've still got some chaos going on here right now. I'm squeezed in my livingroom between all the kickplates and my countertop and trying to type sitting diagonally...

But I DO have something pretty to show you today in the midst of the kitchen renos.

While we were in the US I managed to finally get some PaperTrey Ink Stamps that I've been craving. Ever since I saw Debbie Olson use this gorgeous flower I was hooked! I colored the images while I was on vacation, so I put something quick together this morning for the Sketch Challenge on SCS.
I colored this gorgeous flower with my Copic collections from Flourishes (Tea Rose and Evergreen) (which is out of stock right now but will be in shortly). I carefully trimmed out the flower and leaf.
I stamped a background on the middle panel with the smaller flower from the set in Vanilla Craft. And I used my Deckled Rectangles to achieve the pretty edges on the card.
Chat with you soon!
Recipe: Stamps: PTI - Friend Til the End; Ink: Memento Black, Vanilla, Basic Brown; Paper; Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Au Chocolat DSP, Flourishes Classic White Copic Paper; Accessories: Copic Markers (Flourishes Evergreen and Tea Rose Collections); Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Adventures in Card Making

I haven't been able to participate in the color challenge at SCS for weeks, so I thought I'd try and do a quick card today. To be honest I made this in my bedroom, sitting on my bed, using my Scor It board as a desk! Talk about dedication to my craft! (read craziness! LOL) All this because the cabinet installers came today.

This is my kitchen today:

Ok, back to the card, I used the pretty Flower Lines again, masking off to create a more real feel, coloring with SW Markers and my Aqua Painter. I really prefer markers when then images are small, you get better precision in your coloring. I rounded the edge by tracing a CD along the main image and cutting it out (hey you have to use what's available!). I sponged with Barely Banana and I like the glow it gives.

I used the Manhattan Floral folder for the embossing just to give the background some interest (and I think it goes nicely with the set too).

Hopefully I'll see you soon with a little less chaos going on!

Recipe: Stamps: Flower Lines, So Many Sayings; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Lavendar Lace, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper; Accessories: SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Vintage Brads, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Valet Ribbon Originals, Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Just a little card I worked on with some of my NEW SU last night. This is the new Level 3 Hostess set (which comes with a set of rub-ons and a pack of DSP). It's called Flower Lines. Very much my kind of set, all open lined images, and pretty florals. What's nice about this one is that the flowers are on a smaller scale so not much work coloring!

I used my new In-Color SW Markers and Aqua Painter to color in the flowers. I also trimmed down one of the Bermuda Bay flowers and popped it up. I overstamped on the background layers too to unify the card.

I just knotted the ribbons, and then left one loose as above. Sweet and simple. Which I needed today because this is what my kitchen looks like:

YEP, gutted. Our cabinets are due to arrive today, and tomorrow they are supposed to start working. You would not believe the disarray in my house right now! :)

Recipe: Stamps: Flower Lines; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Flower Lines DSP; Accessories: In Color Markers, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Bermuda Bay Dotted Ribbon, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Vintage Brads.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ready for Some Shopping?

All these gorgeous sets are now available at the Flourishes Store ! And I have another sample to show you at the end! Strawberries:

Seaside Life

and Beach Life!

Aren't they yummy? Here's a last card I made with Beach Life

I used my copics to color the palm trees and hammock and then ran a light layer of orange ink with my brayer over top, that way it looks like the trees are lit by the sunset. Then I gave the background layer some brayering treatment with some great yellows, golds, oranges and reds. I used some of the extra edges of the brayered piece as accent along the side too. And then popped the trees on top.

If you played in Flourishes By The Sea challenge, be sure to check the Flourishes Newletter Saturday at noon central time for an extra surprise! Trust me, you won't want to miss this!

I hope to stamp a little in the next week....right now as we speak my kitchen is completely torn up, we're renovating...and my office, my computer and my stamping table are all located in this area! It should be a crazy week!

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Beach Life; Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Only Orange, Riding Hood Red; Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Grey DSP, Flourishes Classic White Copic Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Sizzlits, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Kaiser Pearls (black), Brayer, Bittersweet Ribbon (Flourishes).

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Release - Beach Life

There's just nothing like the beach right? How fun it is to feel the warm sun, the sand beneath your toes, to see the ocean waves time after time rolling in. It always makes me feel so small, yet peaceful.
Lauren Pope has designed a wonderful new set to be released tonight called Beach Life. I love the beautiful images!
Here's one to show you... and if you come to the Release Party tonight (Friday) at Splitcoast (8 PM MTN time) I'll show you another!

I love this image of the sailboat out in the water. I colored it with copics and popped up a second layer of the cloud.

I was going for a very nautical feel, so I used this pretty paper from Prism as my base (Island Mist Dark), added some cream and red accents, and did some fancy wavy piercing to give the feel of the waves. I also wanted to keep that long horizontal feel to the design too.

Sail over to the rest of the Senior Design Team to see what they have created today with this pretty set.

Cindy Lawrence, Faith Hofrichter, Julie Koerber, Latisha Yoast, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan

To win this set today see the Flourishes Newsletter.

And join us tonight at 8 pm MTN at the SCS forum for the Release Party! Fun, games, conversation, the new releases and lots of chances to win!

And here is Julie and I on Tuesday night when I met her in person for the first time! She keeps all of us Flourishes girls together as our fearless Design Team leader. What a sweetheart she is, and it was so fun to spend some time with she and her beautiful family. They were wonderful hosts. You can tell I'm looking a little road weary in the picture and Julie's hair is blowing a little in the wind, but we had a great time! I feel blessed to know her!

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Beach Life, Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, White Craft; Paper: Prism Island Mist Dark & Vanilla Cream, Flourishes Classic White Copic paper, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Big Shot, Large Labels, Kraft Corduroy Brads, Vanilla/RHR Striped ribbon, Twine, Dimensionals, piercer, Copic markers.