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Our January Winner’s Circle!



Welcome to our Winner’s Circle for January!  What a treat to hear your responses to our January New Releases at Flourishes!  Thanks so much for your kind words, we really love the sets too!  Today we’re going to announce the winners of our Mystery Blogger Challenges this week….so here we go!


Tuesday - Our Mystery Blogger was Christine, and picked comment #  24 who is:

Cynthia said…

Really beautiful design with the wisteria image, Christine!

Congrats  Cynthia!  You win Flourishes new Flowers for Jan set


Wednesday  - Our Mystery Blogger was Heather, and picked comment #19 who is:

Leslie Miller said…

Tee hee! Cute, and no coloring — got to love that for quick cards. This looks like a fun set and would be great for kids’ cards. Love the images!

Congratulations Leslie!  You win Flourishes Under the Big Top set!


Thursday  – the Mystery Blogger was Stacy, and picked comment # 16 who is:

Donna Maligno said…

Gorgeous card in its simplicity with that pop of color.

Congratulations Donna!  You win Flourishes Wild Roses set!

Thanks SO much Flourishes Fans for such great supportive comments!

  • Don’t forget that these new sets are available NOW and you can buy the January Bundle at a Discount for ONE WEEK ONLY!
  • And remember you still have one more way to win the WHOLE January New Release in our Flourishes Get in Shape Challenge, the deadline is Monday January 13th at 6 PM.  Stop by the Blog Tuesday to see the winners!  See the post for more details.  Remember we’ll have multiple winner’s in this challenge!

***Winners, to claim your prize, send us an email at with what you’ve won in the subject line and your mailing address and we’ll get these goodies out to you!

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Julie’s Princess Birthday Hop!

Today is a special day for the Flourishes Family to celebrate our Birthday Girl – Julie Koerber!  And Julie is definitely worth celebrating!  She’s the right hand on so many levels of what’s beautiful about Flourishes, and we’re so grateful for her and blessed to also call this lovely lady friend.
This summer a number of the Flourishes Senior Design Team girls gathered for a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  It was a fantastic time of fun!  One of the great things some of the girls did was go Whitewater Rafting.  Because there were family members along, Julie graciously said she’d sit in the middle of the raft so the kids could get the most out of the experience.  The raft guide however thought that would be a fun opportunity to tease Julie about her “Princess” status (you can see her in the middle of the raft below).  She gracefully took it and we love to tease her about it – and so the idea for this Princess Birthday Hop was born!  Julie we love you and your fun, spunky spirit, and also the warmth and grace you live your life with!  Happy Birthday from all of us at Flourishes!

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We invite you to hop along today with many of our Flourishes Family to see our pretty Princess and Birthday inspiration, and join in on our wishes for Julie!

Comment along the way and you could be entered to win any Birthday set of your choice from the Flourishes Store!  Winners will be chosen and announced on Saturday November 23rd on the Flourishes Blog.

And don’t forgot to drop by Julie’s place to send her your Happy Birthday wishes too!  (and a double bonus…our own Tosha shares a Birthday with Julie so you can wish her a happy day too!)

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Heather Jensen
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Jenny Gropp
Judy Rozema
Katie Sims
Aleksandra Mihelič
Kathy Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong

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October Winner’s Circle

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Welcome to our October Winner’s Circle!  This is the place where we announce all the winners of our Release Week Challenge and Mystery Bloggers from each day.  It was another fantastic Christmas and Winter themed release and we know you enjoyed it.   We hope that it’s helped you with some creative ideas for your Christmas and Winter creations ahead.

Let’s get to the Winners!

Here are the winners of our Mystery Blogger Giveaways from each day…

Wednesday  - Our Mystery Blogger was Julie Koerber, and picked comment #27 who was:  Sue D who said …  “Lovely–I like your coloring and the bow.”

Congrats Sue, you win the Winter Berries Set!


Thursday  – the Mystery Blogger was Stacy Morgan, and picked comment #13 who is TLady who said  “SOOO PRETTY STACY!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOVE EVERYTHING you’ve done !!!! :)WHAT A SUPER JOB!!!!!:)”

Congratulations TLady,  you win the Handmade Snowflakes set!


Friday our Mystery Blogger was yours truly – Christine Okken, picked  #8 Donna Phelan said… “Beautiful colors, love the gold embossed sentiment in your “night sky’. Those flowers are fabulous, love the placement of the stamp itself and your coloring too! Just Fab!”

Donna you win the Star of Bethlehem set!


Here’s the Winner of our WCMD – Your Corner of the World Challenge:  #6 who is  Helen Airton with this gorgeous Aussie beauty!  Congrats Helen  you win one set of your choice from our Flourishes Store.



And now for the winners of our Christmas with a Twist Challenge!    We loved seeing such a lovely colorful Christmas gallery even without reds or greens!  Wonderful entries everyone!    Just to let you know how I choose the winners, I print all of numbers of the entries on a sheet of paper, then if you used Flourishes stamps I add a second number running down the list starting from the beginning of the list to the end.  Then I plug the numbers into and it helps me our winners!

The  following entrants will win the entire Flourishes October Release of THREE wonderful Christmas sets!

Our first random number picked is #56 who is Barbara Campbell with this lovely glittery Christmas package with our set That’s a Wrap.



and…. #27 who is Miriam N also showing off our That’s a Wrap with some awesome paper piecing.

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and our 3rd winner is #8 Kerin Sylvester with this colorful beauty with Seasonal Wreaths set:


Congratulations to ALL our winners and thank you to all of you for commenting on our Design Team creations and for playing along this week.  We always enjoy sharing it with you, so thank you so much for playing along.

***Winners, to claim your prize, send us an email at with what you’ve won in the subject line and we’ll get these goodies out to you!

Looking forward to seeing what all of you will create with another month of wonderful Christmas sets!

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WCMD – Your Corner of the World



Welcome to World Card Making Day at Flourishes 2013!  We thought it would be especially fun and fitting to extend a challenge that has to do with your corner of the Cardmaking World!

So, here goes:  Create something that represents or is inspired by your state or province.  We’re leaving the interpretation up to you but you could be inspired by your state or province flower, your slogan, the scenery you’ll find there, colors, or your state or provincial flag.   Then make sure you describe to us what the connection is!  Fun right?

  • Your keyword for online galleries is WCMDFLLCCorner, but remember you must use our InLinkz button at the bottom of the post to be entered.    
  • Entries using Flourishes stamps will be counted twice.

Playing along could win you a Flourishes stamp set of your choice!!  Now that’s always fun!

Here’s some inspiration from our Design Teams’ Corner of the World…

Keep in mind — the deadline for entries is Friday October 11 at 5:00 PM EST and we’ll announce the winner in our Saturday Winner’s Circle on the Flourishes Blog. Happy creating and Happy World Card Making Day!

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October Release Challenge – Christmas with a Twist


 Happy Friday Flourishes friends!  Can you believe there are only 81 days until Christmas?  In a few days we’ll be giving you our October edition of new Flourishes Stamps all with a Christmas theme.  And because we know you want a chance to win these beauties, this month we have a Color Challenge with a twist!  Your challenge is to create a Christmas Design without the use of the color Red or Green!  Get creative and give all of those other colors in the wheel a chance to show their holiday style!  Play in the challenge and you could win our whole October Release!

Your keyword for entering into online galleries is FLLCOCT13.


  • Simply create a Christmas themed card or project without the colors of Red or Green in the design.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday October at 11th at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges from other sites or locations.  Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running.  Because this challenge means winning new Flourishes sets we want to see your beautiful creations made specifically for this challenge.
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCOCT13
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday October 12th , so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create!  We’ll see you here on Wednesday October 9th when our gorgeous October Sneak Peeks start!

Have fun with those colors!

And now for some wonderful Christmas with a Twist inspiration, our Design Team has pulled out all the stops to get your Christmas creativity jump-started:

AND…come back tomorrow for our World Card Making Day Challenge!  It’s a really fun one!

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