Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Flourishes!!

Happy Birthday to Flourishes, which is now a big 4 years old! So as a part of the birthday celebration for this super stamp company, there is going to be plenty of prizes and fun! Today kicks off the fun with a customer appreciation day and I am so honored to say I was one of the designers asked to help celebrate. Much happiness and hugs to Jan Marie and her wonderful husband Mike, "the shipping guy" for operating such a great company. We are asked to use our favorite set but how can you do that when they ALL are my favorite! How can you get in on the action? Just pick up your favorite set and create. Want to see what you could win?
A mix of these sets above! There are more than a half dozen prize packages being given away this week so, be sure to get all the details and just  click HERE.
I chose the  new Wild  For Watermelon set for my card. Used some bright and cheerful colors to set my watermelon in the spot-light. Just colored with my water colored pencils and used my Spellinders Classic Oval and Classic Scalloped Oval to set the image off.  I made a little tag for my phrase which is from the Tag Lines set...Flourishes of course. I had a wonderful buckle-style button, so I could thread my lime satin ribbon through and... I guess I'm done here! Not really though, because in honor of this celebration and my own upcoming 4-year blogoversary, I am offering up some BLOG CANDY! What do you win? Two stamp sets of your choice from none other than Flourishes! Just sign up by leaving a comment here on this post and you are in the running. You have until September 1st at 5 PM CST. GOOD LUCK!

Your next stop in the hop is Debbie Marcinkiewicz!

79 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love your card, Patricia! That's some great coloring on the watermelon and the paper piercing is a nice touch to the card. I was glad to see the buckle button you used because I found one in a package of buttons recently and had no idea how to use it! 8~D

Sue said...

Beautiful card you have made. and great colouring.
Smiles:)

Ujjwal said...

Wow..hot pink and green look great together and the image is colored to perfection!

Cammie said...

Beautiful coloring! I love the wonderful vivid colors and classic design.

joy said...

This is such a happy, colorful card, Patricia! Your coloring and layout is so nicely done! Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies, too!

Karen W said...

Beautiful job, your coloring and papers are perfect!! This was so much fun!

joy said...

This is such a happy, colorful card, Patricia! Your coloring and layout is so nicely done! Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies, too!

Naomi said...

Beautiful card! I love the cheery colours and clean and simple details. This is one of my new favourite sets, too, can't wait to get my hands on it! Congrats to Flourishes on 4 years!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

The more I see this set used the better I like it! You have done a wonderful job coloring. Love your paper choices and that little buckle is adorable!

Theresa said...

Love your Watermelon card.Yummy enough to eat. Became your follower so that I'll be able to see more of your designs. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Anonymous said...

Love the watermelon card! Such bright cheery colours.
Beth Greco

Heather Jensen said...

Pat, this is soo pretty! Love the pink and green combo. The ribbon threaded through the button is too cute. :)
Hugs~

Elaine said...

Love the pink and green shades you choose for the card! Beautiful coloring using pencils!

Lin said...

WOW - what a nice surprise to see that you have candy, too! Happy anniversary to you! I love this watermelon card - it symbolizes to me this time of year so well. Beautifully done, and again, thanks so much for a chance at more wonderful Flourishes stamps!!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

stunningly CAS card and beautiful coloring too. Thanks for the opp to win your blog candy too.

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring! I just love this image!

Lauren

Joan Ervin said...

How pretty....love the color combo and your coloring is beautiful!!!!

Sherry said...

grgeous card!! thanks for a chance to win some awesome eye candy!!

Velta said...

Pat this is beautiful! Love your matching papers and the image makes me want a bite! Also love that tag and the buckle! TFS!!

KimCreate said...

Love the pinks and green on your card. Flourishes has such beautiful stamps, Happy Birthday!
Kim

Benzi said...

Great card...love that watermelon image. I had some yummy watermelon yesterday...the only one I've purchased this year.
I have a buckle button punch...need to get it out and use it...not the same as a real button, though.

Janet said...

THis is just a beautiful card...that button really sets off the image.

Misti said...

Gorgeous coloring!! I haven't gotten this set & you have made me decide I NEED it!!!

Davi said...

Such a very summery card with the very pretty watermelon and the perfect dp with it:) Yummy

Yogi said...

that looks like it's going to be a picnic birthday. How better to celebrate on a beautiful summer day. Nice card.

lizlincoln said...

Beautiful colouring on that juicy watermelon. I love pink and green together. I also love your pick of "favourite stamp".

Ravengirl said...

What a delightful card! It's so bright and cheerful! Congratulations on your four year mark as well!

Julie Koerber said...

This card is just as sweet and as perky as can be! I love that bold pop of pink --- just makes me smile! SOOOO glad the rubbermaid could make time to help us all celebrate! ;-) XOXOXOXO!

Sandy M said...

Cute card - love the colors

Rosemary said...

oh... i love your clean design, gorgeous color combo and perfectly colored watermelon!!

alisa logue said...

Happy birthday flourishes! Love the stamps and gorgeous card! -Alisa

Betty Benton said...

Well, congrats on your 4th yr blogaversary and for being picked to participate in Flourishes' 4th birthday blog hop. Your watermelon makes me want to go get one of my own!

Betty Sue said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors!

Brenda said...

So beautiful Patricia! You paired that image with some beautiful patterned paper! Love the ribbon through the "buckle button"!

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful card! It's so summery!

veebs said...

Great card, love the colors. Happy 4th Birthday to Flourishes, love their stamps. You are so right, great company, had to deal with them on a duplicate order issue and they were wonderful to work with!!!
Thanks for the chance at Blog candy.

Dee said...

Beautiful card, I love this new set.

ChristineZ said...

What a perfect card for the end of summer! Your coloring is gorgeous.

Joanne (jojot) said...

lovin' that watermelon set....it is going to me mine at some point...on my wish list

denise g. said...

Juicy! Love the button/ribbon thingy, the cool patterned paper and your coloring is divine. The other day I was thinking about what was going on with us a year ago - - I was buying a house and you were moving west to build a house. {hugs}

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the papers you used.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh yummy and darling. Love the papers and your coloring is awesome.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, I don't know how you could pick a favorite set - because they are all wonderful! I do love your choice - that image is such a happy summer image - and you've colored it beautifully - love that color combination and I love watermelon - yummerz!!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love your card thanks for sharing and those colors are awesome

Anonymous said...

Great card and fantastic coloring.

Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

Erika's Cupboard said...

It's a lovely card Patricia! Wonderful coloring...wish I could do it!

Linda Carson said...

I just got this set & haven't colored it yet! Lovely inspiration & your paper fits perfectly!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is just so much yummy goodness! Love it, Pat!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful coloring and the patterned papers are just perfect with the image. Cute touch with the button.

Donna Phelan said...

FUN card, the colors are spot on! I am going to have to look for those buckle style buttons, love it!

Yvonne said...

Love the watermelon and the paper!

catdidit said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful color combo and little details! Love it!

pam124 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and cheery. Great coloring of the watermelon.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Patricia! Your coloring is fantastic!

Tanya said...

Oh, I love how you used this stamp, and your coloring, wow, just gorgeous!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Now that's just too cute!! love how you used the background paper border... very nice coloring too!!!

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Patricia,
I love your color combination on your card - it is so vibrant and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Anne P

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you used! The watermelon looks so real! Blessings!

Kathy

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pinks and greens and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for your generous blog candy offer!

Charlotte said...

Congratulation to Flourishes, and YOUR own blogaversary milestone! LOVE the vibrant pink and green color combo of your watermelon card! It's such a happy card - one that makes you smile! Thank you for sharing, and for so generously offering blog candy of your own.

zehra said...

Beautiful card, the buckle button is cute and I like the little tag, cute

Grace said...

Oh how fun! Your dp is absolutely perfect for this image, which is colored to perfection! Happy Birthday to Flourishes!

Allison Cope said...

That watermelon looks good enough to eat! Gorgeous card!

teepee said...

Your colors are so yummy! Thanks for sharing your colorful card.

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty Pat! I love that wavy paper and the pretty button threaded through too. Your watermelon looks yummy!

gg nurse said...

I have a wishlist, but still no Flourishes stamps, so maybe it's my time! Thanks for the inspiration with your beautiful card!

McVic said...

LOVE the stamp you chose! the coloring is great!
kacee

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Marthamh2 said...

Your coloring is fantastic. It looks good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing.

Marilynn said...

Cute. It made me hungry for watermelon!

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Ellie said...

I've never seen that stamp before! Love the colors you've used! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp just now!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. A great job of coloring. Mary L Schreiber

Bernie said...

FANTASTIC CARD! That watermelon looks tempting on a hot day like today.
Blessings Bernie

Theresa said...

Fabulous card. You did an amazing job putting this together. Love it!!

Corinna said...

Wowwwwie!! I love that watermelon and those wonderful summer colors! I'm a new follower too!!

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Shirley said...

Now that is not only a beautifully painted melon, but what really wonderful DP and design to make it pop!