Archive for April 9th, 2009

Swing Into Spring-Day Three

On our third day of Sneak Peeks….let me share with you,,,,,

another Marcella original for Flourishes, and it’s a background.  This lovely and versatile introduction will work with so many Flourishes images and it is actually a companion image of our recently released Thinking of You.

For my introduction piece I used the Vintage Wallpaper background, but for the romantic and nostalgic look I have been feeling this week I chose to use Sweet Violets again.


I just love this background image.  Today we so often just rely on the fast and easy for our cards and just use designer papers.  Sometimes this works to our advantage, but other times you and I want to be more in control of our card making.  That makes background stamps a Win-Win situation…I can decide on the exact colors instead of accepting what is in my paper hoard. Today I used a piece of American Crafts DP , a stripe, then added my image over it….Viola, I had just what I wanted !!!

I teamed up with the smallest violet image from Sweet Violets. This time I colored the flowers in pinks. Using the new daily standard a Nestability, gold Painty pen, a dash of ribbons and pearls, and the choice of papers was all I had left to do.

Viola! my card was done.

You should see what the FLLC  Senior Design Team did with this fabulous new background!  A lot of them did pull out their Thinking of You set to show you just what you can do with the whole collection!

Christine Okken

Cindy Lawrence

Faith Hofrichter

Julie Koerber

Latisha Yoast

Laura Fredrickson

Leslie Miller

Stacy Morgan

Sharon Doolittle

FYI: If you have loved the Thinking of You set and haven’t added it to your “stamp collection” – don’t worry!  We are going to be offering this beautiful background in a bundle with the Thinking of You set for 10% off!  We’ll also have our new release bundle, which will offer all three sets at 10% off as well. All of the sets will be live in the store as our release party wraps up tomorrow night!  So… get ready to shop! It’s only a matter of time before you can have these beauties in your inky little hands!

We hope to see you TONIGHT at our RELEASE PARTY! It will run from 8 to 10 CST in the Flourishes Forum over on SCS!  We have games, giveaways, and more peeks at these new releases!  Can’t wait to see you there!

And, the clock is ticking!  If you’d like to try your hand at WINNING all three of our new releases — don’t forget our “Swing Into Spring” challenge!  All you need to do is give paper piecing a try!  Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don’t — play anyway!  We’d love to see what you create!  See the end of  today’s Flourishes Newsletter post for all the details!  This contest closes at 5 PM Eastern! So, get those cards in!


Ciao until tonight.


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