Thank You!

Timeless-Tuesday-New-Logo-300x300I just wanted to thank YOU, our readers and participants, for all the amazing comments and love that you have shared with us over the past 263 challenges.  Wow… 263 challenges!  That’s amazing!

It has been a pleasure and an honor to have been part of this amazing team for the past few years but today will be this team’s final goodbye. Deborah Anton, Cheryl Lea, Katie Sims, Jenny Gropp and I, Allison Cope, would like to thank you for playing along with us.  We hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration that we have shared over the past weeks, months and years.  We sure have enjoyed visiting all of your blogs and card galleries too!

Let’s find out who the winner of last week’s challenge was…

OUR WINNER’S CIRCLE…

We had 36 fantastic entries last week including lots of entries that qualified for 2 ballots because that stamper used some Flourishes stamps for Katie’s “A Touch of Gold” challenge. Our randomly chosen winner is #3! Congrats Liz Williams! Please email Allison with your full name and mailing details at: me.love.stamps@gmail.com with “FTTC263 Winner” in your subject line to claim your prize!

Please stayed tuned to the Flourishes Blog as a new Senior Design Team and a new Friends of Flourishes Team arrive to carry on sharing the amazing stamps and products of Flourishes.  I’d like to take a moment to also thank Jan Marie and Mike for the amazing experience of designing with your products.  I wish you both all the success in the next steps in the life of Flourishes!

Wishing you all a fond farewell and happy stamping everyone!

~ Ally ~

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Timeless Tuesday #263 ~ A Touch of Gold

Hi there everybody… Katie here and do I have a challenge for you!  Some of you may know I have quite a fondness for my gold leafing pen so I thought it might be fun to see what all of you would create if you were to incorporated gold into your card or project!

FTTC263 GoldThat’s it…just use gold somewhere on your project…it could be a pretty vintage button, gold leafing, gold paper…. whatever you choose, just use GOLD!

So, for my card this week I just had to use the beautiful Tulips for Friends set.  I guess it is wishing on my part that I will actually see some of these soon! :)  I stamped my image using Memento’s Tuxedo Black ink on to Flourishes Classic White card stock and then colored it in with Copics.  Then, I simply added several layers of die cut card stock and designer paper using Spellbinders Classic Squares and a Marianne Designs die set. I gold leafed two of the layers and sanded the edges to allow a little more white to peek through.

Red and White Tulips-1-blog watermarkI was going to add a sentiment to it, but then decided at the last minute to leave it plain so I could use it for whatever occasion I needed a card.  I did also sponge a little white craft ink around the edges to distress it a bit and that is it…no embellishments what so ever…well, except for the gold leafing!  :)

Red and White Tulips-close up-blog watermarkSo that is all for my card today.  I hope you are inspired to get to work on your own “touch of gold” creation but before you get started, please take a look at what my amazingly talented teammates have made for your inspiration!  While you are there, please leave them a little blog love too!  :)

~ Katie ~

We hope you are able to play along and be sure to link up below. Before you head off to wash it up, be sure to check out the other fabulous designs the Timeless Tuesday Team created!

OUR WINNER’S CIRCLE…

We had 25 fantastic entries last week including lots of entries that qualified for 2 ballots because that stamper used some Flourishes stamps for Deborah’s “It’s a WASH(i)!” challenge. Our randomly chosen winner is #11! Congrats Debbie Marcinkiewicz! Please email Allison with your full name and mailing details at: me.love.stamps@gmail.com with “FTTC262 Winner” in your subject line to claim your prize!

CHALLENGE RULES

HOW TO PLAY: Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Here’s how you can win…

  • Create a new card or paper-crafted project fitting the challenge. Flourishes stamps are not required, but if you’ve got them, why not use them?
  • Link up your creation below in the InLinkz with a direct link to your creation.
  • You will receive two ballots towards our weekly prize if you use Flourishes’ stamps!
  • Include a link back to this challenge in your blog post or gallery upload.
  • If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FTTC263.
  • One random winner will be picked from all of the entries. Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Good luck everyone! Happy stamping everyone!

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Timeless Tuesday #262 ~ It’s a Wash!

Happy Tuesday Flourishes friends!

Welcome back to another Timeless Tuesday Challenge. Deborah here and I hope you all are having a good start to the week, and perhaps some warmer weather after these last few storms! My kids had the entire week off last week due to the ice/snow that rolled in through here in TN, with no sun until the end of the week to help melt most of it away.  The county was certainly trying to kill me slowly having some cabin fevered children running around! :)

I have a fun challenge this week that will incorporate something I think everyone has!  Washi Tape!  Washi Tape is a lot of fun to use and has many uses for it.  It’s inexpensive and you can tear it, emboss it, write on it, tape up a present, seal an envelope, the list goes on!

For my card, I kept it fun and simple.  I needed a 40th card for a friend turning 40 and fabulous, so I wanted the focus to be on the numbers.  The base card and black panel were made using Flourishes classic cardstock in white and black.  The numbers were stamped with black Memento ink and colored in with Copics.  I fussy cut them out to be popped over a black cardstock circle.  I made the tag with some scrap Flourishes Kraft cardstock and added an eyelet and some ribbon to the top after I cut the corners.  I then used the washi tape to help adhere the tag to the main panel of the card.  The circle and numbers were then also popped up over the tag with the “th” stamped and cut out.  The sentiments were stamped directly onto the main panel and finished with some self adhesive rhinestones.

~ Deborah ~

We hope you are able to play along and be sure to link up below. Before you head off to wash it up, be sure to check out the other fabulous designs the Timeless Tuesday Team created!

OUR WINNER’S CIRCLE…

We had 26 fantastic entries last week including lots of entries that qualified for 2 ballots because that stamper used some Flourishes stamps for Allison’s “MASKquerade!” challenge. Our randomly chosen winner is #16! Congrats Becky from The Diamond in the Rough! Please email Allison at: me.love.stamps@gmail.com with “FTTC261 Winner” in your subject line to claim your prize!

CHALLENGE RULES

HOW TO PLAY: Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Here’s how you can win…

  • Create a new card or paper-crafted project fitting the challenge. Flourishes stamps are not required, but if you’ve got them, why not use them?
  • Link up your creation below in the InLinkz with a direct link to your creation.
  • You will receive two ballots towards our weekly prize if you use Flourishes’ stamps!
  • Include a link back to this challenge in your blog post or gallery upload.
  • If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FTTC262.
  • One random winner will be picked from all of the entries. Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Good luck everyone! Happy stamping everyone!

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Laissez les bons temps rouler –let the good times roll.

OOOPS…I had a major crash of my computer and I made a rush visit to 911 Computer Medics.  I have a temporary fix until I can fix the baby or replace it.  I am hoping that you will still enjoy the parade. Jan-portait-for-Aussie-smaller Hello Sweet Blog Friends,

Many of you know that I am a southern lady, a Cajun from south Louisiana, and love all things Cajun.  I am truly happy to be a Cajun– my mother is a direct decendant of Joseph “Red” Broussard,  the leader of the migrations from France..   There are only 300 families that can make that claim.  We have a family organization and the state of Louisiana has a issued a flag that honors the Broussard clan .  As Cajuns, we are people  that pray hard and play hard, enjoy good food and great parties with extended family and friends. Cajuns are french, where as Creoles are not, read this article if you want to know more about the difference, click HERE.   A wonderful book with two stories inter woven about Cajun life is “No Spark of Malice“.  New Orleans is not a Cajun city–it is Creole, but today we will celebrate a New Orleans festival.  Rex-Title Tonight the krewe of Rex and Comus ( the oldest two Krewes) will have a formal meeting just before the stroke of midnight. This a picture of Rex from his float.  This is what the thousands that go to the parade will see.

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The other side of Rex and his court is very formal-black tie functions.  Here is a look at things from that side.

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                                                           Rex and His Queen

  Today we are having our own party.  We will have Shrimp Eouteffe,  chicken gumbo, and most of all a Kings Cake –from Paul’s bakery But first we have to have a Mardi Gras Parade of our own.  So follow along with me and we “parade” our creations. 

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Becky Green

 Graciellie

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 Kate

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If your link to the parade is not here I am sorry, but I tried to recover as much as I could.  Thank you so much for participating in our Mardi Gras parade.

Ciao

janmariesig

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Timeless Tuesday #261 – MASKuerade!

Howdy fellow stamp lovers!!! It’s time for another fun and fabulous challenge for Timeless Tuesday Wednesday! LOL!!!

Welcome to another fabulous Timeless Tuesday Challenge here at Flourishes!  I’m Ally and I’m your hostess this week.

This week I am challenging you to…

FTTC261 MASKuerade

Now you can take this as a LITERALmask” image or you can take it as “masking - a technique where you place something over your image or cardstock so you don’t apply ink to it“.  You may use a mask in helping you create a fun landscape, a cloudy sky or creating a multiple imaged area where your stamps overlap one another.  It’s your choice on how you interpret the word “mask” in this case… just have FUN with it!

So today, I thought I’d keep my card super simple and let the stamps speak for themselves!FTTC261 Mask Tulips A Cope

For my card example today, I thought I’d stick to the masking technique so I took some Classic Ivory Cardstock and the beautiful tulip image from the “Thank You” stamp set and masked off a line of tulips on my card.  I then coloured my tulips with Copic Markers.

Here’s a close of my blooms…FTTC261 CU1 A CopeSo grab some stamps and let’s see you MASKuerade this week!  Can’t wait to see what you create using my challenge this week!

~ Ally ~

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT’s blogs and leave them a little blog love….

OUR WINNER’S CIRCLE…

We had 46 fantastic entries last week including lots of entries that qualified for 2 ballots because that stamper used some Flourishes stamps for Cheryl’s “Less = More!” challenge. Our randomly chosen winner is #27! Congrats Heather from Heather’s Haven! Please email Allison at: me.love.stamps@gmail.com with “FTTC260 Winner” in your subject line to claim your prize!

CHALLENGE RULES

HOW TO PLAY: Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Here’s how you can win…

  • Create a new card or paper-crafted project fitting the challenge. Flourishes stamps are not required, but if you’ve got them, why not use them?
  • Link up your creation below in the InLinkz with a direct link to your creation.
  • You will receive two ballots towards our weekly prize if you use Flourishes’ stamps!
  • Include a link back to this challenge in your blog post or gallery upload.
  • If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FTTC261.
  • One random winner will be picked from all of the entries. Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Good luck everyone! Happy stamping everyone!

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