Friday, December 19, 2008

FINALLY.......


I can tell you the awesome news!!!

I was asked to be on the *Friends of Flourishes* Blog Team!!!

How fun is that??? I still have to pinch myself now and then....LOL!!!

Of course I had to get crafty right away with my new Stamps and show off two cards I made for the special occasion!!!

Please stick with me...this is a longer post and you don't want to miss all the fun at the end!!!


First I want to share my fabulous Teammates with you - I'm surrounded by so much talent - Becca Feeken, Betty Wright, Christine Okken, Cindy Haffner, Dee Jackson and Kimberly Crawford!!!

Here is a little info about my cards - I used the Pacific Point Patterns DP on both cards as well as the Pacific Point, Bashful Blue and Whisper White CS.

The flower on my first card is from the gorgeous *Thank You* Set. I inked it in Black Stazon and colored it with the Peacock Blue (PM-125) Prisma Marker. The Sketch is from the WSC15. To dress it all up I pierced a double row on the left side, added a White Sheer Ribbon and some Silver Pearls.

My second card is so to speak a bonus card....I used the gorgeous Silhouette image from the *Spring Ephemerals* Set. I inked it in Pacific Point and the sentiment in Bashful Blue. I actually trimmed the sentiment and raised it with Stampin Dimensionals. The layout for this card is from the WSC19 Sketch. I added some matching flowers I've found at Walmart and added a new *Filigree* Brad in the center. If you look closer I pierced right below the flower & DP!!!

Now - here is the fun Challenge that inspired me to make my cards!!!

Don't be so "blue" this holiday season! Join us for week three of the *Festive Flourishes Friday* Challenge! The theme is just as it sounds ~ "You'll be doing alright with your Christmas of white but I'll have a blue, blue Christmas!" Grab your favorite Flourishes stamp set and dress it up with a dose of blue! It doesn't have to be a Christmas card! Any style will do! Remember, you can join into our challenge at any time and, if you make up past challenges and complete all four - your name will be thrown into the hat for a free stamp set of your choice! Link your card to the *Flourishes Blog*, to a blog post or your SCS gallery. Don't forget the keyword *FFFC3* on Splitcoast! Of course, we'd love it if you added the FLLC keyword too so that your work shows up in the company gallery!!!

Don't forget to check out my Teammates cards - we all played along!!!

I know - I did mention there will be a surprise!!! OH YEAH!!! Listen up my stampin' friends -*Flourishes* was so generous to give me two Stamp Sets -Thank You and Spring Ephemerals for *BLOG CANDY*!!!

Here is what you need to do.....Please tell me *your* favorite *Flourishes* Stamp Set !!! I will pick one lucky Winner and what ever Set is her/his favorite Set - I'll add this Stamp Set to my new Collection and show off some cards!!!

You have a chance to play till December 21st - 4:00 pm EST. Only US, APO and Canadian Addresses may play!!! Please make sure you leave a name or e-mail address with your post!!!

Want another chance to win a Set??? Swing by Christine's blog and check it out!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Let me know if like my cards???

Add on - I submitted this card for the LSC199 Challenge!!!!

100 comments:

Mary Fish said...

Congratulations on your new design gig. You are so talented so it's no surprise.

Beautiful work today. You have given me renewed interest in Pacific Point. Hugs, Mary

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhh my gosh! Silke! Oh my gosh, I can't even put into words how excited I am for you. This is RIGHT up your alley...a GREAT fit! OMG, Flourishes!! Beautiful stamps, and your cards are amazing!! I looooove the fresh blue tones. You rock girl, and they're so lucky to have you.

YAYYYYYYY, Silke!!

Chris said...

What fantastic news about your new opportunity. What a holiday bonus!
My favorite is Poppy Patch!
Hugs to you and candy cane wishes.

Julie said...

YAY Silke! You rock, girl!! Totally deserving, and what a nice holiday gift! Those cards are just stunners! TFS!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Silke,

I am so thrilled to work with you on the FOF blog team!!!! These cards are great!!!!! Love the crisp white with the Pacific Point!!!! Beautifully done!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Yayyy for you Silke!!! You will fit in perfect at Flourishes..you do such gorgeous work!! Your cards today are STUNNING!!

Janet said...

I love your work. It's just awesome!
Flourished elements is my favorite set.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! I love both your cards--they are beautiful!

I don't own any Flourishes sets but if I had to pick a favorite, it would either be Summer on the Patio or Birds and Vine.

Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

Kerry H said...

Congratultions on your new gig. May it bring you much joy. My favorite Flourishes set is Coffee with Friends. It's one of the most versitile sets I have seen in a long time.

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Congratulations Silke!! I'm so excited to be working with you again!! I love your style and know you'll bring a fresh spin to the team!! Your cards today are lovely!!
--Becca

Lori said...

Congratulations Silke!!!!! So deserving. Your cards are out of this world, absolute beauties!!!!!

Janet Swofford said...

I thought I left a comment but it didn't show up so if I'm double posting please forgive me. Congratulations on your new design team gig! I love your work so I'm not surprised. I think my favorite set is Flourished Christmas and Lilac for a non- Christmas set.TFS!
janet@swofford.com

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Congratulations, Silke! It's an honor that is certainly well-deserved!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey girl, congrats, Love your card.

Karen W said...

This is so exciting, Congratulations on being on the team!!!! Your cards and blog are wonderful I love getting it. How exciting to have a chance to win a flourish set, I love their stamps and don't have a couple of those sets!!! I think my favorite was the set with the sleigh in it this year. I did a whole scene around it.

Laurel said...

Congrats, you deserve it! I love Flourishes, the stamp set I use most is Coffee with Friends so I guess that is my favorite!

Ravengirl said...

Copngratulations! Flourishes is so your style! My favorite Flourishes set is Coffee with Friends!

Chris said...

That first card is stunning...the colors and layout are just perfect! I would have to say my favorite is Lilac (but poppies are a close second!). I can not wait to see what you create - you are so talented! I know they are glad to have you on their team. :)

Anne said...

Congratulations! Butterfly Moments is my favorite set. Your latest cards are unbelieveably gorgeous!

lakind said...

First of all, CONGRATS on your news! I love your style and it's no wonder Flourishes chose you! Second, these cards are awesome! So pretty, elegant, and you! Third, I only own one Flourishes stamp set, Flourished Christmas (which I love), but I also like Summer on the Patio...I think the chandelier caught my eye originally. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays and Stamping!

Dee Jackson said...

Welcome to the team!! Your work is totally gorgeous!

JAR said...

Congratulations!! I think it's a great fit! Your cards are beautiful too!

My favorite set is the Poppy set -- I just love poppies and the artwork is so beautiful!

~amy~ said...

Woooo Hoooooo Congrats! Gorgeous cards...Flourishes is lucky to have you :)

Lisa Graves said...

Congratulations!!! Your cards are beautiful!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Congrats!!! I can't wait to see more cards from you! These two are beautiful, I love the tone on tone.
My favorite stamp set is Poppy Patch.

Kitty Mom said...

WAHOO TO YOU!!! My fav set is Coffee with Friends. I'm a huge java addict and I love the 'swirlies' in this set!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

WOW, tht is exciting news! Congratulations!!! My favorite set is Summer on the Patio!

Kimberly said...

YAY!!!! Congrats and welcome!!!!!
Your cards are stunning! Absolutely stunning! I can't wait to continue to work with you!! :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations! My favorite set is the coffee with friends...love that!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

yayyyy!!!! Congrats Silke!!! Love both of your beautiful cards!! So elegant!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! I love your blue cards. My favorite Flourishes stamp is their coffee one, which I never bought because I can't afford it, but I would love to have it! LOL!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Huge congratulations, Silke! What awesome news! Can't wait to see more of your designs with the wonderful Flourishes stamps! These two blue cards you made are stunning!
It's hard to pick a favorite set because there are so many gorgeous ones, but I think right now, All that Glitters is my favorite! Maybe that's because it's still the holiday season.
Congrats again and thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!
Carla

Renée said...

Congratulations, Silke! That's so awesome!! I'm positive you will do wonderful things with Flourishes!! I love both of these cards. The blues are awesome. I think my fav flourishes set is going to be one of the new release that I've seen sneak peeks of: Poinsettia and Boxwood. I haven't found a really nice looking poinsettia until that one!!

Mothermark said...

What a wonderful choice they made! You will do them proud....Hey, they are no dummies, they know what they are doing! Awesome news and awesome cards! Love your style!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Congratulations!! I LOVE your work, so no surprise that you were offered the sweet deal! How exciting! I think my favorite Flourish stamp set is Poppy Patch. Just so unique.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Congrats Silke!!! This is such a great fit for you AND for them. Your clean fresh style is so complimentary with the other girls styles! I am so happy for you and CAN'T wait to see all your creations each Friday! Hugs, michelle

Marisa said...

Congratulations, Silke!! You go girl :) Love the cards you made today and I'm sure you will bedazzle the team and us with your creations! Think my favorite set is the Christmas set - just love that deer with the flourished antlers.

Holly said...

Congratulations, well deserved indeed. My favourite stamp set is one of their new ones I love roses. It's just gorgeous.

Holly
rainbow_butterflies@hotmail.com

JenMarie said...

Congrats! Congrats!
My fave set is Coffee w/ Friends!

Tracey said...

Congratulations! Your cards are beautiful! I think my fave set is Flourished Christmas - could just be the time of year though since they are all fabulous!

Christi said...

Wow girl!! That is fantastic!!!! Congratulations!! They are lucky to have you! Your card is amazing!!!!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Congratulations, Silke!! These cards are STUNNING! I'm not a big Pacific Point fan, but you may have changed my mind! Love it with white and BB...

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh my gosh Silke! Congrats to you girl! Of course you are soooo deserving with that awesome talent of yours!! I think my favorite set is that Spring Ephermerals set because I love the silhouettes!!

beth b said...

congrats! My favorite set is Coffee With Friends.

Olvia M. said...

Congratulations on your news! My favorite set is Coffee with Friends.

evafromca said...

Huge congratulations!!!! I can imagine how exciting this must be. Your work is amazing, so no wonder!!!! It is so hard to pick a favorite, as really love all of their designs, however I can say the Botanicals is one and the Poppy set. Again, I could list their whole line as my favorite. Happy Holidays to you!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Silke, first off, congratulations again, you will be such a wonderful addition to the team! I so love everything you do!

And! What a gorgeous pair of cards! Love the depth of the pacific paired with the white, it really gives it balance...you do that so well!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Congrats Silke! Beautiful cards.

Joan said...

Wonderful blue cards! And congratulations on the news....have fun designing!!! Joan

Angel said...

well, you already have my fave one, "Thank You"! but i also love the Poppy set! tough to choose, they're all so beautiful! and congrats to you!!! your cards are GAWGEOUS!!!!

SueB said...

Congrats on the blog team selection, Silke! These cards are beautious - TFS! If I had to pick one set, it'd have to be the lilac ... but the poppy's at a close 2nd, LOL!

Elizabeth >^..^< said...

WOW!!What an honor! Congratulations!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

A HUGE Congrats Silke!!! Flourishes is blessed to have you on their team. Woo-Hoo!!!!! Your blue cards are STUNNING too!!! Love 'em!!

Julia Aston said...

How exciting Silke!!! congratulations! I know you're gonna rock these stamps!

I love the Rock a bye set with the fun moon stamps.

Stampin_melissa said...

Congrats Silke! Your work is so awesome, I'm sure they're as tickled as you are! My favorite set is the Butterfly Moments!

MakiJo said...

Yay, Silke!! I'm so happy for you!
Their stamps look soooo gorgeous like you and your creations!! I don't have any of their stamps yet so I can't tell which one is my favorite. But Forest of Trees are my favorite images. I hope I get some in the future.

These cards are so beautiful and make me so calm.

Amber said...

congratulations Silke! NO one deserves it like you:) LOVE your cards, the blue silhouettes are asesome!

retiredheather said...

Congrats on your assignment. It is such an honor. I love flourishes and would have to say that I really don`t have one favoite. I love Easter Blessings and Fantasy Flora Garden to name two. Have a wonderful time on this team.
Happy Holidays
Heather

Carolina said...

Huge congrats on joining the Flourishes DT team - you're such a big addition to the team and hope you have a blast!

Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy and I would have to say my favorite set is Sweet Treats with Coffee with Friends a close second!

Sara said...

Wonderful news Silke! Congratulations. You certainly deserve this. I love your gorgeous cards. That blue is outstanding. My favorite Flourish set is Poppy Patch. I just love everything I see made using that set.

sandyh50 said...

I love the Poppy Patch set. Congrats on your joining the Flourishes design team!

Carol said...

Congratulations Silke! It's a great opportunity for you to showcase your amazing talent! I just love this card you made with Pacific Point blue!
My favorite stamp set hands down is Forest of Trees. One day I hope to own it!
TFS and have fun :)

Julie Koerber said...

Silke! I am so excited to be able to have fun and create together!!! What can I say? It's going to be a fun and fantastic ride! Your creations today are drop dead gorgeous!!!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Hi Silke
Congratulations on your appointment to Fluorishes design team!!! You certainly are deserving! My favorite Fluorishes stamps are Poppy Patch and Fluorishes Christmas. Happy Holidays!
Val
vampme3@yahoo.com

Latisha said...

You don't need to add me for blog candy, I just wanted to say "hello" and "welcome!" your cards are gorgeous, you are a fantastic addition to the team.

Nancy Riley said...

woohoo! CONGRATULATIONS on your new design team assignment, Silke! Your stampin' style is a PERFECT MATCH for Verve images!!! They're lucky to have you designing for them, that's for sure!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Silke. Your cards are beautiful. I love the blues.
My favorite flourishes stamp set is Rejoice. I love the angel on that set.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Janet Z said...

Congratulations Silke!! You truly deserve this! One of my favourite flourishes sets is Coffee with friends.

Cindy Lawrence said...

CONGRATULATIONS, SILKE!!!!!! I'm so excited that you're a part of our Flourishes "family"! What a PERFECT fit! Your work is just incredible, girl...I am a HUGE fan! Yeah for you...and US! :D

Lastel said...

Congrats ! My favorite Flourishes set ,well it's kind of a toss up between Flourish Christmas , Lace Heart,and the Thank You set ! Don't have any of their sets yet , but I have a long wish list !

Book Bling said...

Congratulations! You will do a super job for the company. My fave right now is Summer on the Patio. I only have a few sets but can always wish for more:)
Hey - I live in Georgia also.

Anonymous said...

I love the set you used for your card " Thankyou" It is a beautiful set. Congratulations !! Hugs n'
stuff, Lynne

LeAnne said...

Congratulations, Silke! Wonderful news and well-deserved! I love Flourishes' new Thinking of You set---I think it has so many possibilities! Love your blue cards, too--I have been making so many Christmas cards, I haven't had a "blue" thought in a while!
LeAnne

Pat B. (GA) said...

Congratulations! I love your blue cards--so pretty. My favorite stamp is Lilac, which is my fav flower because my grandmother had a huge-mongous bush in her yard as I was growing up. I would love to own this stamp so I could do lots of purples & blues.

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!!! Love everyone of the stamp sets. My favorite would definitely me Butterfly Moments!! I love butterflies, even have butterfly gardens in my backyard. That would be great for upcoming spring!!
Congrats!!!!

P Myers said...

Congraulations! I love so many of the Flourishes Sets it is hard to decide which is my favorite. The next to purchase on my list is Birds and Vine. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda M said...

Lovely cards Silke! Don't you just love ALL the Flourishes' stamps.....I do.
My next fave will be the Coffee with Friends...or maybe whatever set I get next. I'd love to win one. Thanks.

Cheri Mosgrove said...

Good job Silke! And I really like what you did with Pacific Point. It hasn't been one of my favorites but you made it look REALLY good! Those cards are gorgeous! As for my favorite. . . I think Poinsettias and Boxwood has to top the list! Merry Christmas!

Michelle W. said...

Congratulations Silke, your work is beautiful! This holiday season my favorite Fourishes stamp set is the Poinsettia and Boxwood set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!!!

I love today's cards, so gorgeous.

I love Spring Ephemerals, it's on the top of my list. But a very close second is Sleigh Ride. The sleigh and reindeer are so swirly and pretty.

Sue D said...

Congratulations! I like the Summer Botanicals set and would love to see what you do with it. I really like the blue cards you posted.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on joining the Flourish family of designers. After following your work this past year, I know you'll be an asset to Flourishes products. I don't have any of Flourish's stamps but like the Flourish Christmas set. It's such an elegant design and surely one that everyone would like to receive. MarilynY

Rarinstamp said...

Congrats - that's awesome!!
My favorite stamp set from Flourishes - that is difficult to choose one. I love the Poinsettia & Boxwood and the Sleigh Ride for christmas. I also just got the Coffee with Friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

leenda said...

I'm sure I just missed out on a chance to win but I wanted to say congrats on making the dt!! Have fun w/it. By the looks on this beautiful blue card you deserve it!My favorite set is the poppies.

Bev said...

I too am probably late for the drawing but want to wish you congrats on being selected to the team-good choice. I love the Spring Ephemerals set -like the solid stamps.

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Hi Silke:) Congratulations on your new design team position!! I can't wait to see what wonderful designs you come up with the Flourishes sets! I love these wonderful crisp blue cards! Blue is not normally a colour that I go for, but you have made them look so crisp and elegant!! My fave Flourishes set that I own is Damask, but my fave set that is on my wish list is Spring Ephemerals. Congrats again:)

Jessica said...

Way to go Silke!! Flourishes has such beautifully elegant stamps. Even though I don't own any yet my favorite set is that beautiful Poppy set.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Those cards are awesome. You will be a big hit on the blog, I love your style of cards. I favorite set is the poppies.

Cathy D

Lori A. said...

Congratulations!! I love your two cards! They are so clean and beautiful! I think the Cake Decorating 101 Stamp Set looks like it would be fun to play with!

Lynne said...

Coffee with Friends is the favorite Flourishes set that I own, but Summer on the Patio is the favorite on my wish liat. It fascinates me - somany scenes waiting to happen in that set!!

athleticsecretary said...

Congrats! My favorite set is "All That Glitters" - I've seen some absolutely beautiful cards made with this set!! Thanks for the opportunity and Merry Christmas!

Nancy said...

Congratulations! There are so many wonderful Flourishes stamp sets, but I think my favorite is Coffee with Friends.

Terri E. said...

I just looked through and I like you are invited. I never have enough fun cards for get togethers.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sandy said...

I just love the Autumn Flourishes set. I have a thing for anything that swirls...

for2nately said...

I love all your cards! You are so talented!
My favorite set is Coffee with Friends-two of my favorite things added to stamping what more do you need?!?!
thanks for the chance to win and happy holidays!
Elizabeth Fortuna

Dot said...

Congratulations! I love your work and have added your blog to my favorites!

Val said...

Congrats on becoming a Flourishes DT member! I'm not surprised...your cards are fabulous! I love Flourishes stamps. They are fabulous! My favourite is Coffee with Friends. It's such a versatile stamp set.

Amanda said...

Congratulations! Beautiful cards. So elegant. My favorite set is the new I Love Roses set. So pretty. Happy Holidays!

Rita R said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You will be a wonderful asset to the Flourishes design team. I love Flourishes' Birds and Vine stamp and hope you will create some beautiful cards with it.

Thank you for the opportunity to win the Thank You or Spring Ephemerals stamp set!

Rita

Rollercoaster said...

Oh, (wo)man, I LOVE your style - always in awe when I see a new creation. Thanks so much for sharing!

Favorite Flourishes stamp set? Oh yeah, that's easy - NOT! Narrowing it down, given the season, I'd have to say, "All That Glitters". I can just imagine those images looking exactly like the ornaments my folks used to have on the tree. Where are they now?
Donna