Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Flourishes

Happy birthday to us! Happy birthday to us! Happy birthday dear Flourishes..... Happy birthday to us! That's right, this month Flourishes officially turned 4 YEARS OLD! So, we are lighting the candles on the cake and throwing a party like no other! The good news is -- even though it's our birthday - you could win one heck of a present yourself with some fabulous blog candy! Our designers have lit up the creativity with some fabulous birthday cards and they are involved in just one way that you can get your hands on a great bag of goodies!


 HOW CAN YOU WIN? THERE ARE  SO MANY WAYS!
  • Leave a comment on the Flourishes Blog
  • Leave a comment on the designers' posts that are on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s hops!
  • Play in our Flourishes Birthday Celebration Card Challenge!
  • Play in our Flourishes Favorite Card Challenge!

  • HOW TO PLAY IN OUR FLOURISHES BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CHALLENGE!
  • Simply make a birthday card using Flourishes stamps!
  • Entries need to be in by Thursday, September 1st by 5 PM EST
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges, while we love challenge chasers, we want to give those that follow the rules a chance at a prize valued at more than $60.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCBDAY2
  • We’ll announce the winners next Friday, September 2nd right here!
Speaking of candy, what do you win if you comment or play today? Take a peek!!! We’ll be giving 7 of these prize packs away! That’s right, SEVEN! 


It is an honor and a pleasure to be on this team.  I think Flourishes by far has some of the best stamps and I love working with them.  Here is the card I created for this birthday celebration.  

Sunflower Birthday Hop.

I chose the Sunflower set for my birthday card.  I love this set for the fastly approaching Fall season.  I used my new Spellbinder's Labels Twenty Three and Grand Labels Twenty Three Dies to create the shape of my card. I cut all my die shapes out with my Grand Calibur Machine. I watercolored my flowers and cut them out.  The paper is from Basic Grey's Origins collection.   

I stamped the sentiment from the Kid's Play set and cut it out with my Spellbinders Nested Pennant Die.


That's right, you win a grab bag of stamp sets like the one above! Who wouldn't want to win all that polymer perfection?? What are you waiting for! Let's get hopping! Visit these fine designers for your chance to win!
We'll be back tomorrow with one final hop with five more fabulous designers! Did you check out our customer hop post yesterday? If not, there are three ways to win there too! We're giving away seven, yes SEVEN of these prize packs above this week! Let's get commenting and creating!
 

99 comments:

  1. Beautiful shaped card and your coloring is divine.

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  2. This is stunning..stunning.. love the shape and the colors are gorgeous.

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  3. Jaw-dropping gorgeous Dawn! Beautiful shape & lucious colors!

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  4. Wow your card is gorgeous. Seems like the perfect image and color combination as we start to transition into fall.

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  5. Oh My! its a stunner! Such beautiful shape, colors and coloring skills at use! love it!

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  6. What a beatiful card ,so lovely
    And yeeeeaaah 4 years Flourishes !!! Happy birthday
    Hugs sylvia

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  7. dawn this is sooooo beautiful!! your colouring is fantastic its looks sooo real!!! i just love it!!!
    xx petra

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  8. What a GORGEOUS card! Love the Sunflower images...one of my faves! Congrats to Flourishes on 4 fabulous years!

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  9. Wow this is gorgeous, I love the papers, the colors, shape and everything. Just fabulous!! I love Flourishes flower stamps, they are so life like and easy to color.

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  10. Dawn, what a beautiful card! I love how the shape of the card mimics the shape of the sunflower petals. Just wonderful!

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  11. Wow, what an amazing card! Gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful card Dawn - love the colours

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  13. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! Love everything about it. So much attention to detail. Well done my friend!

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  14. Dawn I'm so glad you're back for this! What a gorgeous fall card. The shading on those sunflower petals is incredible and goes so great with your DP! Beautiful card!
    Beth Greco

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  15. Oh my gosh, Dawn - this card is fabulous!! Great stamps, wonderful coloring, and great shapes and layout.

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  16. Oh, this is beautiful!! The colors are making me think of fall, yay!!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous!! Great shape and desig.

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  18. OMGoodness!!! Your sunflower card is just FABULOUS!!! Love the shape of it all and the colors!

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  19. My word, this is gorgeous. I love the die shapes and the flowers are colored beautifully. The bug is so perfect.

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  20. Sweet Dawn...how completely gorgeous! Your coloring and dimension are unmatched my friend. Love how your heart appears in your work. True beauty. LYMI Sistah!

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  21. Wow Wow...awesome card! Absolutely gorgeous Dawn!

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  22. Dawn, this isn't just a card, it's a work of art. I am speechless it's so pretty with all the detailed cutting and fabulous coloring... WOW!

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  23. Wow what a stunning card. Love the colors and your detail to the flowers! Wonderful work. TFS

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  24. Beautiful card - your coloring is awesome and all the layers are perfect!!!

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  25. Oh Dawn, this is so, so lovely!! I love your colors and the really nice shape!! I missed your incredible card talent while I was gone!! :)

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  26. THUD!!! that was my jaw hitting the floor!! your card is absolutely out of this world GORGEOUS!!!

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  27. Very pretty shaped card and great coloring.

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  28. Holy cow, this is amazing! Beautiful mix of the sunflowers and the paper!

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  29. Just beautiful....you're coloring is AMAZING!

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  30. Oooh...you're back!! Yipee!! I love your fall creation, Dawn...you have so much for the eye to behold on this one, all beautiful!! Really love the labels you used, they make for a grand presentation!! Hugs!

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  31. Your card is STUNNING. I love the warm Fall colors. ;)

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  32. those flowers looks so great with that paper design and labels die. They just pop. Nice card.

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  33. The card in wonderfuf. Thank you for sharing!

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  34. Beautiful rich colors and design. Love it.

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  35. This is absolutely stunning! The sunflower is my favorite flower and you have colored this awesomely! LOVE it!

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  36. WOW Dawn, this is a beautiful display of this fabulous set. I've missed your work. It's always superb!

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  37. Wow, this is stunning!! I love everything about it. The sunflower stamp set is one of my favorites.

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  38. Have mercy, Dawn! This is incredible! Impeccable coloring, as always, and your design is unique and interesting as well as beautiful. Stunning card! I'm in complete agreement about Flourishes' stamps!

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  39. Gorgeous card, Dawn.

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  41. I've never seen sunflowers look more spectacular than this, Dawn! Just a feast for the eyes. Good to see you back.

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  42. Wowzer! Stunning Dawn!! I just love those sunflowers and the shape. The shape of your card is gorgeous always!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  43. A colouring masterpiece, Dawn!! Totally gorgeous card too :) Trusting your summer has been good (((hugs))).

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  44. Gasp! Are you KIDDING ME???? Oh Dawn you surely rejuvenated your mojo the last few weeks. This is outstanding! Holy cow girl!!!

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  45. Wow, this is stunning! The shape is fabulous and the sunflowers are colored beautifully! Oh man I wish this was on it's way to me!

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  46. Stunning card, Dawn! Your coloring is beyond amazing and the whole design is just gorgeous! Glad to see you back! Hugs!

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  47. OH My!!! Your coloring is just the best, I think that little vacation you had must have done you good girl!!! This card is just perfect from Top to Bottom!

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  48. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love your coloring and the rich fall colors! Blessings!

    Kathy

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  49. Amazing card!!!! Just love it. All your details come together so well. Great job. ekc

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  50. OMG Dawn this is just stunning! Beautiful creation~

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  51. You are so right. It IS time to get out the Sunflower set!! Thanks for the reminder.

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  52. wow, you have such originality!

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  53. Absolutely stunning! LOVE the sunflowers, and the way the shape of your card shows them off.

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  54. Wow, what a beautiful card, love your coloring, this is a gorgeous card.

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  55. This card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. This is SO beautiful! I don't know anyone who can take something as simple as a flower or fruit & make it into a gorgeous card the way you can. The flowers just look real & popping them up just added to the realism. It's just gorgeous.

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  57. Oh wow Dawn! So pretty! I love the shaped card and your beautiful coloring! Happy Birthday to Flourishes!!! Welcome back too! Good to see you posting and hope you had a wonderful vacation!!!

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  58. OMG this is the most beautiful sunflower that I have ever seem. This card is beyond beautiful. Thank you for sharing it... WOW really!!!!!!!!!

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  59. Girl the layering, depth and shape of this card are just awesome! What a gorgeous BD card!

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  60. Beautiful job. Love the coloring!

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  61. What a happy, beautiful card!

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  62. This is a fabulous card Dawn! Love that sweet little sentiment, makes me want that set even more!

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  63. Seriously - this took my breath away. Wow!

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  64. Oh My goodness what a breath taken card thanks for sharing with us.

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  65. OMGosh--stunning card! Love the shape and your gorgeous sunflowers.

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  66. Your card is just beautiful! The coloring is great and the shape of the card makes it a stand-out!

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  67. Love the colors you've used! The coloring is so amazing !!! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp just now!

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  68. Love the colors you've used! The coloring is so amazing !!! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp just now!

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  69. Wow fabulous card with the rich colors and the patterned dp creates the coolest frame for the sunflowers :)

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  70. Wowsers Dawn! This card is SO beautiful and your sunflowers are so beautifully coloured. Just simply striking!

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  71. This is utterly gorgeous, Dawn! LOVE all the depth you created with the layered flowers, and fabulous die cuts! Beautiful work!

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  72. The sunflower looks so real! Beautiful card!

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  73. Yikes girl!! This is really really gorgeous!! Stunning details!! ;)

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  74. Love, love, love this card Dawn!!! It's gorgeous in every way!! Stunning!!!

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  75. WOW WOW WOW Dawn this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Totally over the top!! Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

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  76. Wowzers Dawn! I love the way you put multiple images together! This has a completely different feeling and is so elegant! Gorgeous!

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  77. Oh WOW Dawn,
    What a gorgeous sunflower card. Love all of the layers and details on this beautiful card.

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  78. WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!
    Blessings Bernie

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  79. Hi Dawn, it's so good to see you again!! I hope you had a restful break.

    Your card is just STUNNING!! I love it. What amazing paper and the layout is just lovely. As always fabulous coloring. Very lovely.

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  80. What a beautiful card! I love the shape, and the colors, and your coloring is fabulous!

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  81. Utterly fantastic card, layout, shape and coloring. Perfection!

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  82. Happy Birthday to Flourishes! So far have 2 of their stamp sets & they are wonderful. So beautifully detailed. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card with us today!

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  83. Awesome card, Dawn. I love that extra bud at the bottom--really sets everything off.

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  84. Wow this is Just Gorgeous Miss Dawn! Love all the layers and Wonderful Fall colors. Just a Super Fabulous card! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

    Happy Sunday to you!

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  85. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the shape and the colors.

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  86. What a show-stopper! I love it all, especially the little checked ribbon you used!

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  87. Stunning card and welcome back....I missed you!

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  88. Wowee, Dawn!! This is the most fabulous cards I've seen in a while. You really outdid yourself....it's GORGEOUS!!!!

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  89. hmmm...I wrote a note of thanks and went to make sure it posted....and I don't see it....darn.....

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  90. WOW!!! gorgeous card!! love those stamps and the shape!

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  91. Gorgeous card, Dawn! I love the fine detail of the Flourishes images.

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  92. Amazing! The paper, coloring, the texture, everything is amazing!

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