Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Team B's turn

Today Tuesday Throwdown is being sponsored by Sweet n Sassy!
 The have given us some fun images to work with. Im using the sweet Lilacs for Cocoa 
 image and our Challenge is Embossing. After coloring my image with colored pencils 
I cut it with a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval. I then mounted it on the oval die cut,
 I dont know who makes it. I then embossed the burgundy and added a
 bow and the sentiment. Viola its done!
Hope you will pop over and join us, you could be the winner!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

PIP Challnge today....

Gosh are the weeks flying by!! Already Monday again and its time for a new PIP Challnge today! 
Anything Goes so you all can join in. All Dressed Up is our sponsor
 and supplied us with these lovely images to work with!
 I went with a blue and green theme today to show off my image.
 Simple card for a sweet mom. Come on over and join us!

Check out my talented Teammates Creations!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Good Morning Friends

Today out Friends of Flourishes Challenge is all about Layers.. thats right the more the better! 
As you can see I didnt get to many on my card. I used one of the images from the
 Beautiful Endearing Roses Set.
 My leaves look a little chlorotic but I just didnt have the right green for
 rose leaves so chlorotic it it! A lttle embossing, a die cut and its a quick layered card. 
My life doesnt allow much time these days so quick is good..
 We  would be delighted for you to join our
 Challenge this week, come check us out!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Summer is here!

Here in the desert it is warming up quickly! Im already thinking about winter lol! 
It is an Anything Goes Challenge today at Friends Of Flourishes.
 I decided to do a Christmas Card. I love the Cardinal Image from the Winter Birds Set.
 I  started with a plaid and added the embossed corners and a few rows of scalloped border to
 go with the Cardinal. You all can join in the fun this week!

My teammates have a beautiful Inspiration for you this week!
Gloria -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.....

Its another TT Challenge today. Out Sponsor is Honey Bee Stamps 
 and the challenge is Something Clear.

Monday, April 10, 2017


Are you all ready for a new week?? I always look at it as a opportunity for a  new beginning!
 So for our PIP Challenge this week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.
 They generously supplied us with images. I am using the pocket of posies.
 I paper pieced the pocket and added it to the image, cut out with a Spellbinder die
 and popped dotted it on. A little embossed border and butterfly for embellie
 and its a quick card. Come join us this week its a
 Anything Goes Challenge so any project will work!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Happy Saturday!!!

Good Morning Friends, today it is my turn to host the Friends of Flourishes Challenge. 
It is a color challenge and since green and purple are my favorite colors that is the 
Challenge for today!! I have used two of our new release stamps, from the Thistle Set
 and the Tartan Plaid. Your can find them and all the other released in stamps
 and digis, so check out the store here. Although it doesnt show I stitched the plaid piece
 onto embossed background. Colored and cut out my flowers ,
 added the bow and sentiment. I love this new Thistle set, it has some very pretty
 corner pieces too. Of course you can take liberties and color those thistles any
 color you like too!  My teammates have some very pretty
 inspiration for you too. 
We would be delighted if you would join us this week.


Friday, April 7, 2017



Friends of Flourishes is having its March/April reveal this week! Wonderful Stamp Sets and Digis are available! Stop by  STORE  and Check them out. I have used the Rooster from the  This Is So Easter Set for a non Easter card. Isn't he a beauty just begging to be colored all different ways!

Check out the different way my teammates have used this set......

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge

Good Morning Friends! Vickie is choosing our FOF Challenge today and it is to use Pastels.
 My card is pretty simple, with a couple layers stitched together.
My image is from our new releases which will be showcasing starting on Monday. 
The Spellbinder die has the ribbon woven thru the holes. 
 The beautiful silk ribbon is from the Flourishes Color made easy 
and the color is Celery.
After coloring and cutting it out I mounted it on the embossed aqua.
Stop by and join us this week!

Stop by my Talented Team Mates Blogs too!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday Throwndown Team B

Good Morning today our Sponsor is All Dressed Up

and our Challenge is SPARKLE
 Are these just these cutest little girls, all dressed up in their party dresses! 
Stop of at their store to see all the wonderful images they have.

First this was to color up these little darlings, they are so petite my
clodhopper hands had a time coloring them lol!
Besides the Glitter tape and sequins I added glitter to their hair bows and their shoes.
A little dp and matting and a shimmery bow to finish it up!

Come join us this week!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

PIP Challenge #1713

Happy Monday are you all ready for a new week??
 It's Anything Goes at our PIP Challenge so hop overand join us!! Our Sponsor this week is

I have made a little scene today. Pretty simple as you can see. 
Swishing on a little water color adding a sun and clouds and just about done. 
My little Chick is from a Stamp In up set my friend Martha sent me. 
I paper pieced it with a little scrap I had saved.
 The sentiment is cut from and old Provo Craft die.

Check out My Teammates too...

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Good Morning Ladies~~~ Today Toni has chosen Using Ribbon for the current FOF Challenge.
 I love using ribbon and this beauty I used is from the Flourishes Color Made Easy, Violet #47 Wide
. Check the beautiful selection the store has! I have used the mum from the
 Flowers of the Year #3 and the sentiment is from the Small Words Set.
 Im on a purple roll today but did make the flower contrasting in a peach color.
 The base was embossed and sanded to make it show up more.
 The fold instruction was on my desk but didnt say what it was called so Im clueless!
 My teammates have some clever uses of ribbon so check them out!
Im not sure if Gloria will be posting. There was a  fire in the apartment complex where
 they lived and they lost everything, just blessed to get out alive!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown

Team B is up this week and our sponsor for the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is Joy Claire and tags or bookmarks are the order for this challenge.

They sent us a fun Oh So Ink Spots Set. I started out with a a Spellbinder Scalloped Pennant turned upside down to form a tag. I covered it with different Ink Spot stamps in green, aqua and periwinkle. The little square mat for the Joy Clair Stamp is cut from a Spellbinder die as is the image. I mades some little flowers and cut some leaves. Tucked in some cheesecloth around the little square and added the hand dyed ribbon. This was a fun tag and I like the way it turned out. These ink splotches are really cool but hard to see since most are covered up..

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pammies Inky Pinkies #

Are you all ready for a new week??
 Monday means its time for our PIP Challenge and today's sponsor is Digital Delights.
 I have used Birthday Pippin. This one is pretty bright,.I got carried away with the bold
 colors today lol. I need a couple kid cards so they will appreciate the brightness.
 Some embossing, dp and the image cut with a Spellbinder Die
. The ribbon is from Friends Of Flourishes.
 Stop by and join us its a Anything Goes Challenge!!


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friends of Flourishes

Good Morning Friends~~~ Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
 Here in the Southwest Summer is trying to come a little too early for me. 
We are already having weather in the low 90's. If this keeps up we will be in the 100's by April!!
 Not ready for the heat yet but enough whining lol!  
Today the Friends of Flourish Challenge is to make a Masculine Card. 
It is always a struggle for me, since Im a flower kind of gal. I used the cup from the 
Cuppa Java Set to make a simple card. I cut off some of the sentiments tha
t were with the cut to make it simple birthday card.My hubby drinks a Lot of coffee 
and his birthday is on the 15th so Ive got it covered. 
I used a piece of corrugated cardboard for  my background.
A bit of raffia tied with a button, quick sentiment and its done!
My teammates have some Great inspiration
 for you so stop by and check them out.
 We would love for you to join us this week.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy Saturday!!

This morning Friends of Flourishes has a new Challenge for you. It is to use Vellum 
I took the easy route and cut out a flower and leaves. My  two sentiments are from
  the the Small Words of Loving Kindness Set, cut out with oval punched.
 Be sure to stop by and check the rest of the teams cards. You can also hop on
 over to the Flourish Store and shop shop shop!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blog Hop....DAY Two*****

 Today The Friends of Flourishes i Blog Hop is featuring the Set Small Words  and
The Endearing Rose Sets

The Small Words set has a variety of sentiments for all occasions.
 I swooshed on three colors let them run and puddle a bit for the background. 
I used a cog and wheel die cut then matted two of the sentiments to add two the card. 
This is a quick and easy way to make a card with out having
 to do any coloring! Give it a whirl....

The Endearing Rose Set has several image and I chose the bird one. After coloring and cutting it out I mounted in on the embossed over with some foam dots.
A lacy border and sentiment completes it. A great set for a quick card!

So again to day visit all of our blogs to see the great inspiration!!

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is "Things With Wings"
. That covers quite a large range of things to us!
Our Sponsor is Your Next Stamp, check out their store!
I used a Cherry Lynn die for my butterfly. An old piece of dp that seemed to pair with
 the Kraft paper. perfectly. Simple and quick. Hope you will join us this week!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Blog Hop....DAY ONE~~~

Friends of Flourish is having a Blog Hop today featuring the My Funny Valentine Set.and the Florentine Frame Set.

 My Funny Valentine has an image as well as several sentiments
but I just chose to use a couple of the sentiments
 on my bookmark. After cutting out the base with a color from the Azure Collection
 I added a piece of scrap dp and a little faux stitching. A couple layers of
  Spellbinder hearts from the Azure and Candy Pink Collection then white to add the sentiment.
  The second sentiment was cut out with another Spellbinder die.
 A button, sequins and ribbons make for a simple tag!
Check out all the stamps and Paper Collections at the Flourishes LC Store!

  The Florentine Frame Set is Such a pretty and Versatile Set you need to see all the
 ways my teamies used it. I actually made two different cards. One using embossing powders 
to make a faux metal background. Trying for a more masculine look I cut the frame
 in half and put it back together to make it smaller.

Using the same Florentine Frame set I did the second card to be more feminine.Embossing
and distressing plus adding some handmade flowers and leaves.

Be sure to stop by my teammates to see their Beautiful Creations

Pammies Inky Pinkies # 1709

Happy Monday!! Today our PIP Challenge is Anything Goes!! 
Our Sponsor is Di's Digis. Check out their great selection! My card is pretty easy.
 I dont know if this cut has a name but its easy to cut the front diagonally and just 
add decorative papers or embossed papers. An image, a sprinkle of sequins and a
 bow and it ready to send! We would love to have you join us this week!

Today I have Two Posts. The Friends of Flourish Blog Hop and Pammies Inky Pinkies

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge

Today FOF Challenge is to water color
I love to water color but it seemed to be a challenge this week.
 I just could not seem to stir the old mojo. I water colored different backgrounds 
plus several different images and could not get anything I liked, so this is as good as
 it gets this week lol~~ Some weeks are a bit over the top!
 The image is from the Year of Flowers #3
. On the other hand my teammates made some beautiful
 cards, so check them out!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Today the Challenge is Say It With Words. Words being the focus....
 Our Sponsor is Winnie & Walter and they gave us stamp sets of our choice.
 I am using the Kindness Set. I just love it because of the fun whimsical trees and yet such 
thought provoking sentiments, a perfect balance!!
 So I wanted to have a little fun with this one.I cut out papers and with each image in mind 
I swished on the water colors. After drying I stamped each one.
I stamped parts of the sentiments and then cut them up and added with some
 doodling and faux stitching around the edges. I matted each on a cardstock to enhance 
the card. I tried to achieve a sort of whimsical 
scene for each one of these little note cards.

I live in the desert Southwest and although we dont have much green we have the most fantastic
 colors in our sunrise and sunsets as you can see from my blog header.
Sometimes the skies are soft pastels and sometimes Boldly colored!
I chose a pastel colored sky to go with the cactus.

The fun part about these is there is no perfection expected. The sun was round but just kept 
bleeding till it became lopsided, and that was the fun of just swishing on  colors!

This is my favorite tree, it looks like a sucker.
. You know the giant ones with the colors the swirl round and round! Standing there large and stately reminding us of  the importance of  kindness 
and its Big effects that are like throwing a pebble in the pond!

This crooked little tree stands alone showing off its beauty and giving shade in the wide open spaces..
You just never know where kindness will show up do you!!

So pop on over to our  TUESDAY THROWDOWN CHALLENGE and join us!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pip Challenge # 1707

Today our PIP Challenge is Anything Goes and our Sponsor is MHK Designs! 
 They have lots of wonderful digital images you will want to check out!
 I cut my image out with a Spellbinder die added the sentiment and mounted it all on the navy.
 I have a hard time photographing navy blue, it always looks black. It is navy and is nice contrast to the peach but you cant tell it in this card.
My Team mates have some beauties too. Stop over and join us!!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friends of Flourishes # 7

Happy Saturday Friends!!
Welcome to our Friends of Flourish Challenge.
 It is my turn to post and I'm choosing the theme,  Flowers!
 Flowers are one of those things Im passionate about! I love love them so it always makes me happy to color up a few! I have used the Sunflower Image from the Flowers of the Year Set 3.
As you can see I have chosen to use the image as a daisy. I have added a Vellum strip at the bottom along with a ribbon and sentiment. Some scattered pearls and Voila!
 My super talented Teammates  have some Beautiful inspiration for you, be sure to stop by their blogs and leave a comment.We hope to inspire you
to pull out your flowers and join us this week!
. You will want to stop by the Store to see all the wonderful Stamp sets and supplies for all your needs. I'm sure you will find a few you just cant live with out!!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Welcome to Friiends of Flourishes #6

It is Vickie's turn to host today and She has chosen Thinking of you for our FOF Challenge
 One of my favorite because I use them for all occasions! 
I used the pretty Begonia  image from the Year of Flowers 3. My machine
 isn't working so just had to attach the dp onto the base
 The two die cuts using paper from the the 
Flourish Colors Made Easy  Tiger Lily Collection.These 
Great collections with coordinating papers in each pack
.  My Teammates did some AMAZING creations this week!
 Stop over check them out and join our fun!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Team B

Good Morning Friends! Tuesday Throwdown is being sponsored by
 The Paper Shelter today. They provided us with sweet images to go with
 our Challenge Love Notes. After coloring my image I added some clear to
 the boots to give them some shine and paper pieced the umbrella.
. Pretty simple card, some embossing,
 matting, a ribbon and puffy heart for embellies. 
Come on over and join in the fun  this week~

Monday, January 30, 2017

PIP #1705

Today is the fifth monday so we have a theme and its to CELEBRATE
. Our Sponsor is Sami Stamps. I am using the sweet image   to celebrate a new birth.
 For a friends first great grandchild . I cut the image out and  hung it with the ribbon.
 A little embossed border and rick rack for embellie.
 Check out our PIP Challenge,
 we would be delighted if you join us this week!       

My teammies:
Terri, Vickie, Pam

Saturday, January 21, 2017


That is the theme that Toni has Chosen  CAS for todays Challenge at Friend of Flourishes.
 I always struggle with this one, a challenge indeed lol.
So I splashed on some watercolor and used the images from the  My Cup Runs Over Set.
I added a raised line on top and side.
 So we want to see your CAS cards, so be sure to join us!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown

Our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge sponsor today is Bugaboo Stamps  
and I have used the Daisy Girl Image. The challenge is use your favorite medium.
 Mine is water color which I used on the background and the image.
 Although yellow is not in my fav list I seem to be
 using it a lot lately lol!  Splashed on a little water colors for the background then embossed.
 The yellow borders were cut with Spellbinder Dies.
 The fun image was mounted on the burlap along with the raffia and button. 
Bugaboo has some very fun images so be sure to check them out ! 
Stop by and join us this week!!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

PIP #1703

Our PIP CHALLENGE is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps  
and I have used their BugKidzDaisy image. Fun isnt it! Stop over and see their
 GREAT selection of images! After coloring this cutie I mounted it inside the 
card and cut out the peep hole for it.
 A few borders and sentiment and it ready to send.

Stop By and check out my talented teamies Awesome creations!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

#4 Friend of Flourishes

Shirley has chosen a great Challenge  for today It  is Love Makes the World Go Round!
 Come join us at Friend of Flourishes today! Love instead of hate...we sure  need more 
of that dont we!! So for my card I have used the Sentiment instead of an image.. No coloring
 how easy is that. I love polka dots and this isnt really a Valentine traditional  color but I like it.
 Just some layers, distressing and a few little flowers to dress it up a bit.My brown flowers
 dont show up but they really are pretty in person. I tried more light for them to show up
 but then everything else washed out so this is the best I could get. Voila there you go,
 so be sure to check out this image and the others released for those sweet moments! 

 My teammates have some beautiful inspiraton for you so stop by
and check them out!!

  Vickie Yeakley - 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friends of Flourish #3

Good Morning friends, today is out second Challenge at Friends of Flourishs.
Kren has chose our theme of Shimmer and Shine.The yellow was embossed with a swirls design
and glitter added to the swirls. The ribbon is also shimmery although a little
difficult to tell from the photo. The Camellia image comes from the Camellia Love Set.
The shimmer and shine doesnt show up much in my pic but it there!
Stop over and join us you have until Friday to enter.

                                         Kren Kurts -
  Vickie Yeakley -