Thursday, April 11, 2013

FLOURISHES APRIL SNEAK PEEK DAY 2

Hi all and welcome to Day 2 of Flourishes fabulous April Sneak Peeks!

Today's stamp set is one that is close to our hearts in more ways than one. For starters, it's the last stamp set penned by Becky Fleck for Flourishes. And because of that, we decided to make it a special set that will help a cause close to Becky's heart. Take a peek at....

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This stippled beauty called Bees and Blooms features apple blossoms and bees buzzing in such an artistic way. And, Becky created a SVG and Silhouette cut file to be used with this set. It's a unique look that is begging to be water-colored, colored up with Copic Markers or just stamped on its own! 




Now, the special part of this set. Becky is donating 100% of her artist fees to benefit the *Relay for Life*. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. And, Becky's team takes to the track in my own home town of Billings, Montana to help make a difference. 

Here's what Becky has to say about this powerful, uplifting, tear-jerking, survivor-uniting event....
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My aunt Linda took me to my first Relay for Life in July of 2005. It was 6 in the morning and the track at West High was three-deep in burning luminaries. It was such a breathtaking sight and I remember how quiet and peaceful it was. That day, we formed our first team to walk the following year. We are a small band of sisters, nieces and friends called "Nip It In The Bud," and we joyfully celebrate the birthdays of three cancer survivors on our team. We are proud to have taken first place in the "Family & Friends" category the past three years for our fundraising efforts.past three years for our fundraising effort.

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There is so much more to *Relay for Life* than just walking a track for 14 hours. Camaraderie is shared by everyone, support is given to those who need it, survivors are honored, lost battles are remembered, caretakers are appreciated, and everyone comes together with like minds and like goals.

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This quote, by Margaret Mead, hangs on a plaque in my pastor's office and offers a thought-provoking idea of the true meaning of Relay for Life: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." To all of you who purchase my last stamp set from Flourishes, on behalf of my entire team, thank you for your support!

Because Flourishes supports Becky in her mission, 10% of all sales of Bees and Blooms will be funneled right into Becky's team fundraiser to raise money toward cancer research. Every single one of us has someone that we know that has been affected by this horrible disease. So, let's join forces to help stamp out cancer!!!

SINCE THIS IS SUCH A GREAT CAUSE.... I WILL GIVE-AWAY THIS GORGEOUS NEW SET TO ONE READER!!! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A MESSAGE (and please include your e-mail) ON THIS POST AND I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER THIS UPCOMING TUESDAY,  APRIL 16.

And, we'll also be giving away a set today. All you need to do is figure out......

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 We don’t know which one of these ladies below will be the Mystery Blogger but one will, so leave comments on all of our designers’ blogs and you’ll be in the running to win today’s Spring Blossoms Stamp set! Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this beautiful set for a fabulous cause? Head on over and see…..

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE???
If you want a chance to win all three of our soon-to-be released sets, you can always play in our Summer Lovin' Challenge – there will be multiple winners here! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!! Check out the links for the official rules!!! 

Also, if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other two sets as well). You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle. All sets will be live first thing Friday morning -- that's tomorrow -- along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!

We’ll see you back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one will have you taking a trip past the garden gate for some beautiful inspiration!

Have a fabulous day and thank you for taking the time to stop by...see you soon!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

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46 comments:

guilinger2 said...

I love the way your bows look, alongside your perfect coloring!

Gailanne said...

The striped background is a lovely foil for the delicacy of this image. Love the colors you've chosen; this is a beautiful card.

Karen W said...

Very pretty, love the colors!

Diane said...

So soft and pretty...and love the perfect color of the green bow!

Sabrina said...

Beautifully colored and a beautiful card!

Misti said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! A beautiful set for an amazing cause!

Lynne said...

Becky: One of my closest friends died this week from bone cancer. I so appreciate your commitment and donation to this worthy cause. your card is lovely and the stamp set wonderful. Love Flourishes and all the designers and bloggers.

Theresa said...

Amazing!! Love how you combined the bold stripes and the delicate image. And your color combo is fantastic....love that delicate color of the flowers with that gorgeous green ribbon. You have done it again!!!

Mary-Anne V said...
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Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful card...love the big bow and the lovely center button. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Gorgeous!! I love the color scheme you went with, so soft and delicate!

Becky said...

What a beautiful design Silke.

Carol Dee said...

Pretty color combination and FABULOUS bow and butten detail. LOVE this set.

nscropper said...

very pretty, love the bow.

TLady said...

WOW SILKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOVE this image!!!!!!!! :) AND you've done a WONDERFUL JOB with this!!!!!! AND that RIBBON!!!!!!!! You ALWAYS do a WONDERFUL JOB on your cards!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful and stunning. Love the colors. Mary L Schreiber

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful artwork Silke! Your bow and button look amazing!

Gretchen Wilson said...

I just love this ribbon, you use it on your last card too. Most people wouldn't use a wide bow but I love it and love the layout too.

Amanda said...

How Beautiful! I love how you keep your cards simple and oh-so Elegant, Silke! Your coloring is pretty, I love that big bow, and those pink cardstock stripes :)

Rebecca Johnson said...

This is a cause close to my heart, too, Silke. My husband died a couple of years ago from leukemia.
It's very generous of you to offer this stamp set. Thanks for all you do and your inspiration.
Becky Johnson

Shanna Shands said...

That green is just amazing!

JoanneO said...

Love your delicate looking card! Great coloring!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful...Wonderful color choices. Love this.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, love the bow, love the image.

Ravengirl said...

Such beautiful colors and coloring! I love this new set. My email is my my blogger profile :)

stampqueen said...

Very pretty card!!!
My Mom is over 5 years out from her breast cancer surgery and doing well!!!

Helen said...

Oh so soft and pretty, and another one of your gorgeous bows! Just lovely!

Kris B said...

Love the soft colors you've used! Stunning! Your bow is the perfect touch along side the image! TFS God bless!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Very pretty Silke! Love this image in pink and green and the bow is perfect.

Christine said...

This is a lovely card a worthy cause! Our small church makes Relay for Life a big priority and I love supporting my friends who are survivors!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--love the bow.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So soft and pretty Silke!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful stamp! Love your pink and green combo!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Emily Keaton said...

How gorgeous, Silke! Love what you did with this beautifully detailed set.

ejkeaton {at} comcast {dot} net

zehra said...

What a beautiful stamp and card

Rene Stansell said...

Beautiful card Silke, pink and green is always nice together.
Rene from OZ xo
rene stansell @ g mail dot com

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love that pink and green together...

Jane Luxem said...

Love this stamp! Your card is beautiful and thanks for all you do!

Belinda said...

So very pretty!!

Sue said...

A stunning card. Love the stamp set.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Another stunner Silke! I love the striped ribbon and your bow, as always, so prime and proper looking! Gorgeous girl!

Greta said...

Another fabulous creation, Silke--so be-you-tifully put together! I seem to never be able to use my ribbons with a pattern. You've inspired me to keep trying!

Jan Castle said...

What style Silke!!!! Beautifully done!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Tanja said...

Great card Silke, Becky is so generous to donate the proceeds of this stamp set to this great cause. We have Relay for Life in Australia too. I am too late for the mystery blog hop but thanks for the chance to win the stamp set you are generously giving away. tsouter88{at}gmail{dot}com

Makiko Jones said...

Pretty card! Love the detail and design. Beautifully done!

Heather Jensen said...

Gorgeous! Your big bow looks amazing on your card. :)