Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flourishes Release Week Day 1


It is time for another new release at Flourishes.  This month's stamps are all amazing.
This beautiful and fanciful set offers a sweet look at a honey of a life as a bee. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this set features three main images plus little bees which serve as accents along with five fun-filled sentiments. We can’t tell you how “sweet” each of these drawings are!



I chose the pretty Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper for my little bee hive.  I also used the striped ribbon Flourishes carries.  The die is the Lacey Circle  from Spellbinders that I cut out with my Grand Calibur.  I used Flourishes Copic Collection sets New Leaves, Lenten Rose, Creamy and Flesh Tones 2 for color my stamped image. 

And, here’s a look at the coordinating background!

While this whimsical background is perfect for any one of Flourishes botanicals, it was created with our new set, Bee My Honey, in mind. A gorgeously watercolored honeycomb background artistically drawn by Marcella Hawley has been put on polymer to add a beautiful accent to your stamped creations!

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My second card showcases the Honeycomb background stamp.   I chose the Double Dot Gabrielle paper from Flourishes paper collection.  I used the Deckled Edge die and the Beaded Oval Dies from Spellbinders.  The Ivory Crochet Lace  and  Black Checked ribbon are also available at Flourishes. 


Want to win both of these sets? All you need to do is comment on all of these ladies’ blogs below! One of them is our…..

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That means, one of these ladies will draw the lucky winner from the comments on their blog for Wednesday’s Bee My Honey/Honeycomb post! So get hopping on over to see what they whipped up and leave them some love in the form of a comment — you could win some free stamps!
Want a chance to win the ENTIRE FLOURISHES RELEASE FOR JULY?
Check back today right here on the Flourishes Blog at Noon CST for one of the daily challenges. This one is a little sketchy! ;-) So, click on over and see what’s in store!


FYI: All of this week’s sets will be live in the Flourishes store first thing Friday morning! If you like what you see on the designers’ blogs and want the sets before they are fully released, you can pre-order! Just click HERE!We also have the New Release Bundle, which gives you all four of our stamp sets for 10% off!


79 comments:

  1. These are some beautiful stamps, and you have created a wonderful card. using them.

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  2. Beautiful cards Dawn! Love the 2nd one with the bees leaving the honey pot. Gorgeous card details!

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  4. Both cards are wonderful!! These new sets are fantastic, can't wait to get them.

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  5. Just gorgeous as always! Love em both~!

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  6. Both of your cards are really cute! What fun new stamp sets!

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  7. Great coloring, great cards. I love the honeycomb background. Very pretty!

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  8. very pretty. Love the background paper on the first card. Love the brown tones of the 2nd card and that little touch of red.

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  9. Dawn, these are beautiful! Your colorful use of these images just brings them to life.

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  10. Oh my goodness!!! Such fabulous cards!!!

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  11. Love them both. Great idea to add the bees to the second card.

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  12. Totally gorgeous Dawn! Love your use of this sweet new set! Hugs ~S~

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  13. Really LOVE this new set and Background. Your cards are beautiful as well and I especially like the 2nd one. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love them both, the layering of the nesties is just gorgeous!

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  15. Two fab new releases and two great cards.

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  16. Love the colors you chose for your cards. They look so "fresh!" This stamp set is first-rate!

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  17. Both are beautifully colored! Love the papers.

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  18. Gorgeous creations, Dawn. You've used such beautiful papers and ribbon with the first card and it all ties in beautifully. I am loving the honeycomb bg, too. Great cards!!

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  19. Everything about your cards are always so awesome. You have such a gift and a beautifully distinctive style. Love them!!

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  20. Your cards are beautiful! You've really showed the versatility of these sets perfectly - gorgeous!
    Hope you have a great day, Shannah xox

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  21. Wow---I'm in love. Your work is amazing!

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  22. Love these sets and you sure set them on paper artfully...great use of such wonderful stamps. Pat

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  23. Sweet cards, Dawn!! I love them both. That new honeycomb background is definitely terrific, and you used it so nicely. :)

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  24. Oh gosh, if I had to pick a favorite, I wouldn't be able to!!! Beautiful job Dawn on both cards. I love how you make colors pop on cards -- you are sooo talented!

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  25. Beautifully framed focal image on both cards, Dawn :) You colouring never ceases to amaze me either! Great cards. Day 3 of VBS so the fatigue is setting in! I need an energy pack LOL!

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  26. Both cards are awesome. Great job..... Beautiful coloring.

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  27. I'm certainly thankful I don't have to choose between which of these is more lovely! :D They're both so BEE-u-T-full! Thanks for sharing your talents! Blessings!

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  28. Amazing! I love your cards. These new stamps are definitely making an appearance on my "gotta have" list. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  29. Hi Dawn, oh my goodness are your cards amazing. I am totally in love with the new stamp set. I saw it and my jaw dropped. It's amazing. You show cased them so fabulously. I just love your work.

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  30. Dawn these are fabulous, your designs and colors always just make me smile. Beautiful cards.

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  31. Your cards are gorgeous, beautiful coloring as always, thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  32. Both cards are beautiful, Dawn. I'm partial to the second one for some reason - maybe because it has a country flair which I love. Well done, girl!

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  33. Love them both, Dawn, but those bees swarming around the honey pot is tops!!!

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  34. Just gorgeous! Beautiful coloring on both

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  35. Both cards are lovely, but that second one is a real beauty! I saved it to my Fave Cards file!

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  36. both cards are very nice but i am loving this new honeycomb background stamp!
    sandyh

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  37. Beautiful cards...love all the details in yur designs. Great work.

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  38. Both cards are beautiful.... but the one with the 3 bees, is my fav..
    I just have a thing for little bees and yours are so real looking...
    Love these new images... cant wait to see them!!

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  39. Both fab' cards. The colouring is lovely, the bees in the second one look so good I can almost hear them buzz.

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  40. They are both so sweet! Love the bees around the honey pot!

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  41. Beautiful and vibrant coloring!! Gorgeous cards, Dawn.

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  42. I see we have the same taste in papers :) Love how pretty and feminine the bee skep looks Dawn!

    And the bees around the honey jar are just adorable...great touches of blue with the pretty Kraft and red! Such a sweet card lady!

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  43. All of your cards have that magic touch. I especially like the second one: such clean beautiful lines!

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  44. Sweetly adorable, Dawn! I just love that little honey pot. You've chosen the prettiest colors and papers for your first card, and the second is all warmth and goodness. Beautiful!

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  45. Dawn,
    As always, your cards and work are exquisite and colored so very beautifully. You manage to bring your images to life with your layouts and coloring!!

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  46. both cards are just beautiful.. but i love the crisp, clean design of the 2nd one!

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  47. Boy, how could we ever decide which card we like best when both are just fabulous? I was in love with the first, then scrolled down & saw the second & it was another wow! Now, I'm not sure which is my favorite anymore!

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  48. What a beautiful card. Luv the first card, luvin the back ground on it!

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  49. What a beautiful card. Luv the first card, luvin the back ground on it!

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  50. What a beautiful card. Luv the first card, luvin the back ground on it!

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  51. What a beautiful card. Luv the first card, luvin the back ground on it!

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  52. What a beautiful card. Luv the first card, luvin the back ground on it!

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  53. What a beautiful card. Luv the first card, luvin the back ground on it!

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  54. Beautiful cards, Dawn! Your coloring is fabulous, as are your paper choices, and perfect layouts!

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  55. Lovely cards! Both are so pretty but the bright colors in the 1st one make it my favorite!

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  56. Gorgeous cards, Dawn! You always just amaze me! :)

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  57. Great cards - but, I'm especially partial to your second card. Great colors and details.

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  58. Both cards are adorable...love these new images.

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  59. Bee-utiful (you knew someone would use that word..) artwork Dawn! I so admire your creative style!

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  60. These images are so pretty and delicate...I love the way you combined them and all the details you've added to your amazing cards today, Dawn!!

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  61. I love how you colored the images and your cards are gorgeous! Are you the mystery blogger?

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  62. Gorgeous and absolutely beautiful, Dawn! Lovely card!

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  63. Both cards are fabulous--love these sets.

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  64. Very nice, great use of the new stamps, esp. like the honey comb stamp!

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  65. Too cute! I love that hive and how you have colored it up and backed it with a sweet doily!

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  66. Don't think I could pick which of your cards is my favorite. I love them both! Looks like the bee hive & honey pot will both be perfect for "coloring." Can't wait to see what's in store for us next.

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  67. Both cards are beautiful, Dawn, and, as always, your coloring is spot on perfection!

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  68. Really lovely stamps you've used, and you've showcased them perfectly. Makes you wish you had a country cottage with a bee hive like that to tend.

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  69. Wow!!! 2 amazing and completely different designs....showcasing this set perfectly!!

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  70. I have drooled over both of these cards all week, Dawn! Beautiful designs!

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  71. What a really beautiful card! Your colors really make summer come alive! I really like how you mounted the image and die and doily behind it! That DP is to die for!...correct English or not!!!ha!

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  72. 2 great cards - lov the pink ribbon!!

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  73. Both are gorgeous!!

    I think this is my favorite set from the release.

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  74. Beautiful! Love the doily on the first card. The design of the second one is so pretty too-love the scene!

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  75. both are fabulous.....what inspiration I find here each time I visit

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