A Year in Review with Flourishes

Hello everyone,

Today, I am over on the Flourishes blog revisiting one of my favourite cards that I created in the past year with one of my favourite Flourishes stamp sets, Winter Blooms.

Let’s take a look:

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I just LOVE the poinsettia image from the Winter Blooms set. It is so beautiful and perfect for a traditional Christmas card. Here, I used it in a less traditional way which is one of the reasons that it is a favourite. I love the graphic pop of the hot pink on the white background. The poinsettias were coloured using Copic markers and the centres of the flowers were embellished using tiny gold beads to add a special touch.

Here is what the stamp set looks like:

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Such a beautiful set designed by Beverly Cole – I know I will be using this set for years to come!

Anyway, thank you for visiting – I hope you enjoyed your stay!

– Naomi

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop – Under the Mistletoe

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

This week,  Rebecca has challenged the team members to create an Interactive project.

Let’s take a look at what I came up with (warning, this post is photo-heavy):

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Let’s take a closer look at the details…

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Finally, let’s take a look at how I made it interactive…

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I have to admit that making interactive projects is not a strong-point of mine, by any means. So, I decided to take the simple route. I created a pocket on my card front which houses a removable tag with a hidden message on it, “MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE”. The poinsettia image is from Year of Flowers 3 and I coloured it using Copic Markers and then cut-out the image and popped it up on my tag. To embellish the tag, I used a sentiment tab sticker from the same collection as the patterned paper which is by Teresa Collins from a couple of years back…to polish it all off, I added some of my favourite gold twine and several red jewels.

Here is the blog hop list:

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

I am sad to say that this is the last time our lovely DT member,

Tricia, will be joining us and I will truly miss seeing her beautiful creations!

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us…I hope you enjoyed your stay!

Your next stop is Rebecca’s blog.

Naomi

Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts Joint Blog Hop

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Hello and thank you for joining Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts for our first blog hop together!

I had the pleasure of getting to play with some awesome inks from Imagine Crafts and stamps by Flourishes LC and I have to say, it was a lot of fun!

Without further ado, here is what I came up with…

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The main image, from Flourishes LC’s Harp Stamp Set was stamped onto patterned paper using Delicata Metallic Ink in Copper. I just love the effect that this lustrous metallic ink creates! The ‘joy’ sentiment (from an older Flourishes Christmas Stamp Set) was stamped onto the patterned paper using Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk. Next, I inked the edges of the patterned paper background using VersaMagic ink in Aegean Blue to add a little interest and make this layer stand out from the background. This was then layered over a doily and some more patterned papers. To finish it all off, I added some cream and gold bakers twine and a few gold glitter enamel dots.

For your reference, here is the Blog Hop List:

Imagine Crafts

Barbara Thompson

Toni Storie

Alison Heikkila

Beverly Cole

Kren Kurts

Neva Cole

Roni Johnson

Linda Lucas

Davi Long

Jennifer Vanderbeek

You are here!—–> Naomi Gong <—–You are here!

Vickie Yeakley

Nadine Carlier

Rebecca Ednie

Gloria Hayoung Lee

Mark Melnick

Shirley Qu

Martha Lucia Gomez

Terre Fry

Mary Prasad

Trisha Traxler

Monica Edwards

Flourishes L.C.

Jan Marie Caruso

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us today for our Cyber Monday Blog Hop, comments will be accepted until Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:00 am, any comment being posted after that time frame will not be eligible for the prizes being given away.

Your next stop is Vickie Yeakley.

Flourishes Free for All Friday Blog Hop – Red as Poppies

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

I hope all of you in the United States had a wonderful Thanksgiving, yesterday, with your loved ones.

This week, I have challenged the team to make their projects Red as Poppies in honour of Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day, here, in Canada, which we observed two weeks ago.

Let’s take a look at what I came up with:


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I used the poppy image from Year in Flowers 2. This image was coloured using Copic Markers and then cut-out using Flourishes Tailor-Made Classic Hourglass Die Set (a personal favourite). The sentiment is from Bushel of Thanks. This was then mounted over some adorable polkadot patterned paper by October Afternoon. Next, I matted this in black and attached it to my card base. Finally, I embellished my card very simply using some black enamel dots and some metallic tinsel cord (another favourite).

Here is the blog hop list:

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us…I hope you enjoyed your stay!

Your next stop is Rebecca’s blog.

Naomi

Flourishes Release Day 4 – It’s All In The Details 2 and Alphabet Set

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the Flourishes LC Release for November!

If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today we are showcasing two new sets designed by my talented teammate, Beverly Cole, It’s All in the Details 2 and 2 Letter Art Deco Monogram Set.

Here is what I created:

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Here is a peek of what the stamp sets look like:

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Here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Thank you so much for popping on by – I hope you enjoyed your visit! Your next stop is Rebecca’s Blog!

– Naomi

Flourishes Release Day 3 – Camellia Love

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Flourishes LC Release for November!

If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today we are showcasing a gorgeous new set designed by the lovely Beverly Cole. It is called Camellia Love.

Here is what I created:

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I coloured the image using Copic markers and then I cut the image out. This was then popped up on the die-cut frame which was cut using the Flourishes Tailor-made Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass Die Set. This was then layered over some beautiful My Minds Eye patterned papers. I added a sentiment sticker, some enamel dots, and a white seam binding and was done!

Here is a peek of what the stamp set looks like:

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Bev did such an amazing job on this beautiful set!

Here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Thank you so much for popping on by – I hope you enjoyed your visit! Your next stop is Rebecca’s Blog!

– Naomi

Flourishes Release Day 2 – Winter Bouquet

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Flourishes LC Release for November!

If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today we are showcasing another set designed by the lovely Beverly Cole, Winter Bouquet.

Let’s take a look at what I came up with…

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Here is a peek of what the stamp set looks like:

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In case you need it, here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Thank you so much for popping on by – I hope you enjoyed your visit! Your next stop is Rebecca’s Blog!

– Naomi

Flourishes Release Day 1 – My Cup Overflows

Hello and welcome to the first day of the Flourishes LC Release for November!

If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today we are showcasing a new coffee set, designed by Lauren Pope, called My Cup Overflows.

This is what I created with this adorable set…

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Here is a peek of what the stamp set looks like:

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In case you need it, here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Thank you so much for popping on by – I hope you enjoyed your visit! Your next stop is Rebecca’s Blog!

– Naomi

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop – Monochromatic

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

This week, Linda has challenged the team to create a monochromatic project.

Let’s take a look at what I came up with:

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I decided to use the poinsettia image from Winter Blooms which I stamped onto vellum using Versamark and heat embossed in gold. I then fussy-cut the image out and mounted it on top of a frame which was cut using Flourishes Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die Set. The sentiment was stamped onto a sentiment strip which was cut using the same die set and popped up on top of the frame.This was then mounted on top of some monochromatic red and cream coloured Christmas-themed patterned papers. I added some gold twine and was done!

Here is the blog hop list:

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us…I hope you enjoyed your stay!

Your next stop is Rebecca’s blog.

Naomi

Happy Halloween with Flourishes

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 tracking number, 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 of Flowers 1, Year of Flowers 2,  and Year of Flowers 3

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Go Tell it on the Mountain – Large and Go Tell it on the Mountain – Small

Hanukkah

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

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

Naomi