Thursday, January 15, 2009

Flourishes Preview Day 2 Sneak Peek!!!

Flourishes is "Celebrating Home" with sneak peaks and a challenge. This set designed by Marcella Hawley is called "Home Tweet Home." If you have ever wanted a good sized, easy to color, and realistic looking branch stamp complete with leaves....this is the set for you. It comes with wonderful life like birds, bird houses, and many wonderful and useful sentiments.
I was jumping up and down in my chair when I saw this preview set. Love it!!!! What to see how you can win it? Be sure to check in on the Flourishes Newsletter for details on how you can win this set and all three new sets being released Friday!
Don't forget to mark your calendar for the first ever Flourishes Release Party! It's set forFriday night from 7pm - 9 pm Eastern time over at the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoaststampers. That's where we'll reveal all the new sets and give you an opportunity for more prizes!
I am still "Celebrating Home" with this set. My inspiration came from a birdhouse my son made.He helped his dad cut the wood. He screwed the pieces together and painted it. It is red with a white top. I love it and the birds seem to love it, too. I did not want to mess with the birdhouse and bring it inside in case there are little babies inside. So, my picture is separate from the card. I used my fiskars and a stylus to create the scored frame around my picture. I wanted to keep this one fun and light. About my Nestability red scalloped frame behind the ribbon tag. Well, I used the small long scalloped rectangles and do what I like to call "cheating the nesties." I did not have this width so I cut out the length I need with the die, then lined up with the scallops the sized I needed with a section hanging over the edge. I run it through and ta da....instant scalloped rectangle in the width I needed to frame my sentiment.
Be sure to check out all the other designer's blog to see what they created with this set.

Flourishes, LLC Home Tweet Home
chocolate chip, real red, gp white, MME Bohemia "My Journey" Brocade/Brown, SU retired Flowers and Showers dp
Real red, ballet blue
Copics, permanent markers, scalloped border punch, photo corner punch, nesties ribbon slider, chocolate twill ribbon, red cross stitch thread, sponges, cuttlebug ef, foam tap


  1. This is gorgeous Betty!! Your coloring is fantastic, and the colors you used are so warm and inviting!! LOVE this stunning, cozy card!!

  2. Betty this is fantastic! I love the bird house, this set is wonderful! I was talking to Deborah (beadnstampn) she is going to pm you here soon about something! :0)

  3. I've been looking at the cards using this set and they are all so terrific. You got a bright cheery look to this one and it looks great.

  4. Oh wow what a lovely card and the stamps are gorgeous. Kim

  5. Oooh - what a great set, I love that branch!! Gorgeous warm colors!!
    hugs, Jami

  6. I love this!! It's just gorgeous! I love the papers and colors.

  7. Hi Betty! I love what you've done with this set - and I think it is sooooo darling that you used your son's birdhouse as the inspiration!

  8. Gorgeous Betty! Love the retired Showers perfect here, and the red really makes this a showstoopper! WOW!

  9. Oh Betty! This is too sweet! I can just see little hands with a dad helping to make such a bright and cheerful birdhouse! Your card is just gorgeous! Those colors are so rich and I love the way you perched that little birdie on his home!

  10. Hey Betty! This is super! I love the colors of the DP (I have that paper pack too) and the birdhouse and the embossed corner, the sentiment panel -just everything! Hugs,

  11. Oh Betty...the green and red are so pretty. Love your label tag...and the little house! So cute, that bird is ready to move in!

  12. I tried to leave a comment earlier, but it didn't go through :)
    I just love this card, your coloring is perfecto, with the shading underneath the bird house. Your son did an awesome job on the birdhouse!

  13. GORGEOUS!!! Oh - I so love whaqt you have done with this Set - I can totaly see how you'v got inspired!!! Hugs ~S~

  14. Ooh, I like this one a lot. Beautiful card!

  15. this is a great card love how the colors match the mood of the card

  16. Oh, I LOVE this! How lovely! Perfect colors!!!!!


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