Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flourishes Design Team creates with PageMaps

Every quarter, Becky Fleck of PageMaps dishes out 10 fabulous sketches to get those creative juices flowing with her CardMaps. Well, this month some of the lovely ladies from Flourishes did the honors and took her sketches to bring CardMaps to life with beautiful and creative samples for each and every sketch. To check out CardMaps for September, click here ( and then click on the CardMaps link on the left. 


I chose the beautiful Cherries and Peaches set from Flourishes. I love this set and thought the cherries were the perfect images for the small squares. I colored with the Copics

Check out what the rest of the Flourishes gals created:

Cindy Lawrence
Stacy Morgan 
Barbara Anders

There is lots of exciting stuff going on at Flourishes.  Did you know we are now on Facebook.. So if you have a Facebook come check us out. FLOURISHES FACEBOOK PAGE

Blue Christmas

Secondly, it is time for another Monthly Christmas challenge. This month our theme is Blue Christmas. I chose the sets Christmas Music (for the sentiment and heart) and Forest Of Trees.
This beautiful ribbon is the Silk May Arts ribbon that Flourishes carries.. LOVE this stuff.  The 
rhinestones are also from Basic Grey and are available in the Flourishes embellishments section.

Come join the fun and get going on your Christmas collection.. Create a card with blues and upload to your gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  Use the key word FLLCNOEL5.  You can also 
link your card from your blog into the Flourishes Member Forums over in the forum section
on Splitcoaststampers.


  1. hi dawn,
    your cards are again as always wonderful I love the papers, stamps and colors
    hugs Lia

  2. Hi Dawn,
    I love the cherry card, when I saw the sketch the first thing I thought of was the cherries. You had the same thought I saw as I scrolled down. So pretty!
    I hope you don't mind I just had to try the pumpkin card you made the other day, it was so fun to make and I love the idea!

  3. Both gorgeous cards Dawn, love them. Annette x

  4. Both of these are gorgeous Dawn!!! Love the bold colours and sweet cherries of the first and the gorgeous soothing blues of the second!!

  5. Oh my goodness Dawn can I say these are amazing...LOVE LOVE the cherries and love love the tree!!! You are sooo uber talented gf!!!!

  6. Hi Dawn love them both so much, but the cherry one is my favourite, yummylicious.

  7. What a great sketch and card! Its the perfect image to go with that sketch. And I love the blue Xmas tree. I never would have thought of that. Its so pretty and unique.

    Thanks for the sweet encouraging comment you left on my blog. Its good to know I'm not the only mom who worries. I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me.

  8. Oh Dawn..I just love both of your cards! I love how you did that cherry card..with super duper cute paper to match..and that Christmas tree card...wowzers!!!!!

  9. What perfect paper for the cherry card Dawn! Look fabulous! And a gorgeous blue Christmas tree, love the gem as the tree stand too!

  10. Gorgeous cards Dawn, the cherries card reminds me of summer days. Love your christmas card, the heart you've done looks so nice

  11. These are beautiful, Dawn! I love the cherries and they look fabulous w/ the sketch. The colors on the tree card are wonderful.

  12. Dawn this is so cute! I like the cherries. Great job on the sketch 9your are crazy and you know what I mean) Your tree is so pretty and I like the jewels accents for ornaments. I just saw this on SCS.

  13. What a beautiful cards Dawn,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. WOW! Both are fabulous! The richness of the blue in that Christmas tree card is fabulous! Beautiful coloring in the trio of cherries card! Lovely cards, Dawn!

  15. These are both gorgeous! The cherries are so sweet! The blue Christmas tree is just stunning!

  16. Dawn, your cherries card is an absolutely perfect use of both the sketch and the small image. Love the paper you used, too. And your Christmas card -- marvelous! What a cute idea to make a heart from the sheet music background! Also very clever to place the square rhinestone at the base of the tree. Just love both cards!

  17. Hi friend, what a great sketch for those lil cherries...I can imagine mine would not look nearly as straight, but you pulled it off, colors, design, beautiful country accents!!! Wow!!
    And the second is exquisite in blue and those sparkling rhinestones!
    I have never heard of the sketch site, will definitely have to check this one out!
    Hugs to you!

  18. Yummy and sweet cherry card, and your blue Christmas tree card is stunningly gorgeous!

  19. They are both fabulous, Dawn!
    The cherry card is so lovely and cute! I love the background paper!
    The blue Christmas card...absolutely amazing!

  20. I'd have to ditto all of the above comments!! Love your style!

  21. Such cute patterned paper to go with your cherry images. The blue Christmas tree is so striking.


Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..