Here is the card I made for the you today.



Supplies Used:

Delicato White Shimmer ink pad

Dew Drop Cottage Ivory

Dew Drop Pixie Dust

Copics: B00,E21,Y17,Y06,R37,R29,

Spica:Baby blue, Lilac

May Art Ribbons Bright Red

Today all stamps in the store are 30% off, and if you purchase any one new stamps since June 16 you will get a free retiring.  You may order as many stamps as you like,

Shipping is $5.00 under 4 0unces and over $50,00 is free shiping.  You don’t want to miss this sale.

Until Later, Ciao,

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Thank you for joining Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts on this fabulous Cyber Monday for our first blog hop together, we are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designer unique style. Make sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly from two of the designer’s blogs.

Here is my card I made for today’s blog hop:




Imagine Blog – https://imaginecraftsblog.com/

Barbara Thompson – http://cardsandpaperfun.blogspot.com/

Toni Storie – http://sweetpeasstory.blogspot.com/

Alison Heikkila – http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Beverly Cole – http://bevsbliss.blogspot.com/

Kren Kurts – http://afourthlife.blogspot.com/

Neva Cole – http://snippetscrafter.blogspot.com/

Roni Johnson – http://inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com/

Linda Lucas – https://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au/

Davi Long – http://alstromeriaartistry.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Vanderbeek – http://www.scrapsoflife.com/

Naomi Gong – http://www.naomigong.com/

Vickie Yeakley – https://stuffbyvickie.blogspot.com/

Nadine Carlier – http://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Ednie – http://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com/

Gloria Hayoung Lee – http://iiroom1004.blogspot.ca/

Mark Melnick – http://latidart.blogspot.com/

Shirley Qu – http://mypinkieisinkie.blogspot.com/

Martha Lucia Gomez – http://stampartpapel.com/

Terre Fry – http://terresscraptherapy.blogspot.com/

Mary Prasad – http://artbymdp.blogspot.com/

Trisha Traxler – http://simplystamping.blogspot.com/

Monica Edwards – http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/

Flourishes L.C – http://flourisheslc.com/blog/

Jan Marie Caruso https://thecarusomanner2.wordpress.com <- You are here.

Thank you for joining Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts on this fabulous Cyber Monday for our first blog hop together, we are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designer unique style. Make sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly from two of the designer’s blogs.

Until later, Ciao,






Halloween Treat


Hello Stampers,

Yes it’s time for Candy Corn and Halloween.  To celebrate we  decided no tricks only treats.

 All October releases are on sale for a whooping 15% off.    That means they are on sale, 4×6 set for $15.29.  There is more, purchase $55.00 or more and US address get FREE SHIPPING.

Order only one stamp, we’ll ship in a plain brown envelope for $3.00 -There are restrictions, no insurance, no trackingnumber, and no guarantee from Flourishes if you have problems with you shipment.  We will ll do what we can, but it’s not a guarantee.

October sets are –

Year in Flowers 1, 2,  and 3


Diamond Background

Go Tell it on the Mountain,   both large and small


Must Be Santa

This Treat comes to an end on Monday,  Oct 31 at midnight EST

International mail rates apply for all non US addresses-Sorry 🙁



Flourishes Release Week


Hello Friends,

My cast has been off for two weeks and I am bouncing back.  I think I may eve try some coloring.  I want to focus of the set and cards that the Senior Design Team has done in case you are not receiving our blogs are current customers.  We’d love to have you back!

On Monday we release all 3 set for Year in flowers so here are the stamps  sets, then I show you the cards.



These sets were all drawn by our Artist in Residence, She has captured the raw natural of each flower in the sets.  The are all in our store, ,flourisheslc.com.  and cost is 17.99 each.










Year in Flowers has the following images: Amaryllis, Camelia , Crocus and Tulip.








Year in Flowers 2 has Lily of Valley, California Poppy, Petunia and Sunflower.










Year in Flowers 3 has Asters, Begonia Mum and Poinsettia.

Each set has the name of the flower and the month.  Quite a deal for the flowers lovers.








Now let’s take a look at some of the cards made with these sets:



year-in-flowers-2-rebecca-ednie                                                                                            year-in-flowers-3-trica-10-16










Year in Flowers by Linda Lucas




Year in Flowers 2 by Rebecca Endie











Year in Flowers 2 by Tricia Traxler









Year in Flowers 3 by Linda Lucas


I will be back tomorrow with another set or two.

Until Later,, Ciao


Faux Mercury Glass Part II


Hello Friends,

Today I’m back to show off the finished projects.  We decided to do both the inside and outside of the containers , using the method described in the previous blog post.  Here are 2 shot of the urns



I am very please with how they turned out.  I can see myself tring them on other things in a bronze metallic spray paint.  How about you? Have I tempted  you to try your hand at this?

Remember new Release week starts on Monday and boy oh boy are you in for a treat.  Go to flourisheslc.com?  Previous customer, please sign in as a new customer.

Until later, Ciao


Faux Mercury Glass


Hello Friends,

I hope you followed me from the the Flourishes blog.  Any way you got here I am glad you are here.  Tuesday my sister, Louise, visiting and helping to care for Mom and I tackled a project of faux mercury glass.  She had done it before but had done wine bottles in various color and used a slightly different process.  Mom watched the entire process and was really engaged with us.

First we set a long narrow table and covered it with old newspapers.  Next we gathered ur supplies”

Two large urns- one I purchased last year for 50% off and one I purchased a few weeks ago at 50%off.

Windex and paper towels, cleaning thoroughly both the inside and outside of the urns and lids.

White vinegar to which I attached a spray mister top,

Krylon Looking Glass Paint and more paper towels for blotting

Gloves to keep our hands from being covered with silver paint;

Then we started by lightly misting the insides of the urns and twirling it around as we went.  Here is a picture as she is painting on of the urns.


We did the insidedes and turned them upside down , twirling them and let them drain.  We did the same process inside the tops.  Then added another light misting of vinegar and paint stray, twirling and draining them again.



Jan at beach5

September 2016 marks a big day for the new Flourisheslc.  We have a new artist on board and her name is Bev Cole.  You will grow to love her, and embrace her art just as I have.  She is our staring artist with the 5 new sets she has drawn exclusively for Flourishes this month!   Lauren Pope will be featured on our last day, Saturday with another great set.  Hold on to your seat while I show you all the sets just in time to get in the mood for Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


FUJI MUMS        BEV COLE               sku  SSBCA002   4″ X 6″
















BUSHEL OF THANKS    BEV COLE                     sku SSBCA003        4 X6 INCHES












WINTER BLOOMS   BEV COLE                            sku SSBCA0013     4 X 6 INCHES


coastal-christmas-watermarked-2 COASTAL  GREETING    BEV COLE                   skuSSSBCA13      4X6 INCHES



















FALL TREE        LAUREN POPE                   sku SSLPA       4X6   INCHES



So that’s my preview of 5 sets by New artist and 1 by our own Lauren Pope.  For the next 6 days I will give you highlights of each set and a separate and have a few more surprises up my sleeve so come back and see what’s in store each day through Saturday.

Thanks for coming to our BIG DAY!  Sett you tomorrow for our first hop of this month of all new sets.  So from The Flourishes Blog and The Caruso Manner





Hello friends,

  I am glad you are stopping in today to visit me at the Caruso Manner.  It’s nice to be back home on my old blog, this is home!  Unfortunately we are still in the process the site so ignore the DT Senior Designer Widget I will have a reno shortly.

 For the next few days until August 31 I will be posting some beautiful cards that have been made by a variety of people and over a period of time. I will only be sharing stamps sets that are still available Flourishes.  The store will close tempoarily beginning 9:00AM EST 1 Sept and reopen as soon as all sets made prior to June 1 of this year have been removed.

So on to our viewing.

Inspired to Stamp: Rustic Ship: Out To Impress: Flourishes:

    Cards by:          Kathy Jones                                                                         Julie Koerber

Inky Peach Designs: Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge #223: My Life: FLOURISHES DECEMBER SNEAK PEEK DAY 2:

       Katie Sims                                                                                                              Silke Bedlow

Antique Map: Stamp Talk with Tosh: Flourishes June Release Preview ~ Day 4:

            Stacy Morgan                                                                                        

Well that all for tonight.  Thanks for stoppin in.