Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Flourishes Release Week : Bees and Blooms

Hi all and welcome to day 2 of Flourishes' fabulous sneak peeks! Today's stamp set is one that is close to our hearts in more ways than one. For starters, it's the last stamp set penned by Becky Fleck for Flourishes. And because of that, we decided to make it a special set that will help a cause close to Becky's heart. Take a peek at....

This stippled beauty called Bees and Blooms features apple blossoms and bees buzzing in such an artistic way. And, Becky created a SVG and Silhouette cut file to be used with this set. It's a unique look that is begging to be water-colored, colored up with Copics or just stamped on its own!

Now, the special part of this set. Becky is donating 100% of her artist fees to benefit the Relay for Life. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. And, Becky's team takes to the track in my own home town of Billings, Montana to help make a difference. Here's what Becky has to say about this powerful, uplifting, tear-jerking, survivor-uniting event....

"My aunt Linda took me to my first Relay for Life in July of 2005. It was 6 in the morning and the track at West High was three-deep in burning luminaries. It was such a breathtaking sight and I  remember how quiet and peaceful it was. That day, we formed our first team to walk the following year. We are a small band of sisters, nieces and friends called "Nip It In The Bud," and we joyfully celebrate the birthdays of three cancer survivors on our team. We are proud to have taken first place in the "Family & Friends" category the past three years for our fundraising efforts.


There is so much more to Relay for Life than just walking a track for 14 hours. Camaraderie is shared by everyone, support is given to those who need it, survivors are honored, lost battles are remembered, caretakers are appreciated, and everyone comes together with like minds and like goals. 

This quote, by Margaret Mead, hangs on a plaque in my pastor's office and offers a thought-provoking idea of the true meaning of Relay for Life: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  To all of you who purchase my last stamp set from Flourishes, on behalf of my entire team, thank you for your support!



For my card I kept it simple and inked up the Bees & Blooms stamp with Cantaloupe, Potter's Clay and Rhubarb Stalk Memento inks, by just tapping the inks directly on my stamp, in a random fashion. I stamped out my image onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock, to which I then scored two lines across it using my ScorBuddy. I stamped the sentiment In Versafine Onyx Black, onto on of the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die set. Then I tied a ribbon from the Color Made Easy Poppy line called Basque Red, added a Poppy Button and some Metallic String to finish my card.

Because Flourishes supports Becky in her mission, 10% of all sales of Bees and Blooms will be funneled right into Becky's team fundraiser to raise money toward cancer research. Every single one of us has someone that we know that has been affected by this horrible disease. So, let's join forces to help stamp out cancer!
And, we'll also be giving away a set today. All you need to do is figure out......



We don’t know which one of these ladies below will be the Mystery Blogger but one will, so leave comments on all of our designers’ blogs and you’ll be in the running to win today’s Bees and Blooms Stamp set!  Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this beautiful set for a fabulous cause? Head on over and see…..


  Amanda Havon
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Danielle Kennedy
  Heather Jensen
  Julie Koerber 
  Maki Jones
  Silke Ledlow
  Stacy Morgan

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?
If you want a chance to win all three of our soon-to-be released sets, you can always play in our Summer Lovin' Challenge – there will be multiple winners here! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules! Also, if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other two sets as well). You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle. All sets will be live first thing Friday morning -- that's tomorrow -- along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!
We’ll see you back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one will have you taking a trip past the garden gate for some beautiful inspiration!

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful, delicate card...well done, Amanda.

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  2. Very pretty!! This set will work so well for backgrounds.

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  3. Lovely card, this is a gorgeous image.

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  4. Lovely, the image looks stunning in the corner.

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  5. Beautiful stamped without coloring,just as is, a perfect image if you need a card in a hurry, so elegant!!

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  6. Such a elegant card and so stunning!It's beautiful on it's own without coloring. Simple, Stunning,gorgeous,and beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful and soft creation Amanda~simply lovely!

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  8. Very elegant card...love the ribbon accent.

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  9. a very pretty CAS card. Love the double bow.

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  10. Amanda, great RFL Becky Fleck maroon and white CAS Flourishes card! What a showcase!

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  11. OH, yeah! left off the mt23stamperatyaho sign off for the above comment as I was so excited to go back to read more Becky Fleck Relay for Life info in Montana action with generous Flourishes donations.

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  12. OH, yeah! left off the mt23stamperatyaho sign off for the above comment as I was so excited to go back to read more Becky Fleck Relay for Life info in Montana action with generous Flourishes donations.

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  13. Amanda, great RFL Becky Fleck maroon and white CAS Flourishes card! What a showcase!

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  14. Relay for Life is a very important event in my Family's life! I love your gorgeous card!!

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  15. Your card is simply lovely. I am really liking this set. :)

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  16. Your card is beautiful. I just love the simplicity of it.

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  17. This FLORAL IMAGE is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! SO DELICATE, just like REAL FLOWERS!!!!!!!! Your card is SOOOO LOVELY!!!!!!!! LIGHT & DELICATE, PERFECT for this WONDERFUL IMAGE!!!!!!!! :)

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  18. This is so soft and delicate. Love the card.

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  19. Beautiful, pretty soft color. Mary L Schreiber

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  20. Such a beautiful way to showcase this stamp! Love the colors!!

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  21. What a pretty card! Can't wait to see the rest of the sets!!

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  22. Beautiful card. I love the color choice.

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  23. Love how you displayed this stamp! Great idea.

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  24. I just love the mix of colors you used on the image. It's beautifully detailed and the technique you used really shows it off!

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  25. Wow.... Beautiful card. I love the bold ribbon and soft colored flowers. Wonderful job.

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  26. A sweet, simple card - just lovely. Love the sentiment.

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  27. Beautiful card - beautiful cause(my Mom is over 5 years out from her Breast cancer surgery now)

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  28. Love this Amanda! A beautiful way to showcase this great new image.

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  29. Love this Amanda! A beautiful way to showcase this great new image.

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  30. Beautiful! I didn't know just randomly stamping three colors on your stamp could lead to such a lovely result! Fantastic CAS card! TFS God bless!!

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  31. Your card may be simple but it is very elegant.

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  32. Very pretty in it's simplicity. I like the ink colors you used.

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  33. Classy CAS, great white space oh do I like the white space.... Wonderful Amanda.

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  34. This is so beautiful! I love how you let the detailed image speak for itself.

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  35. What a pretty CAS design...love it! Hugs ~S~

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  36. Amanda I absolutely love what you've done with this set...the variation in color with the pointillism is perfect and the subtle touch of the sentiment overtop is beautiful!

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  37. What a gorgeous card and I just love this stamp set! Very nice

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  38. Love your simple treatment of this lovely stamp set!

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  39. I love the clean and simple card like this...what a beauty!!

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