Hi everybody! It’s good to be back online! We lost our power for 6 days and the internet/cable for 8 after hurricane Sandy. Then with yesterday’s Nor’easter we lost our power again for several hours and internet/cable has been up and down all day. We sustained more damage yesterday than from the hurricane, but still nothing compared to the thousands of people on Long Island who lost homes and loved ones. It has been devastating and will take a long time for lives to return to normal. My heart goes out to all of those who have suffered and I thank God for being so fortunate during this unfortunate time. Thank you for everyone who prayed and wished us well…it’s very much appreciated. You guys are the best!!
Now it’s time to get ready for Flourishes November releases!
Are you ready for a new spin on the release week fun? Well, we are! We've gotten some requests and comments lately that more folks wished they could play in our noon time challenges. They were fun-filled ways to win our release, but were too quick for many of you to play. So, we listened to your comments and this release - we're switching things up a bit!
Today, we're hosting a 4-step challenge that will give you not one, not two, not three but FOUR ways to win our New Release Bundle! Here's how it works! Throughout the day, we'll be revealing elements to our progressive challenge. Want the first portion?
STEP 1: Simply use this sketch! Just that easy! Once you are done, be sure to link up your creation below using the Inklinkz widget on the Flourishes blog. HERE'S THE CATCH!!! If you want to be eligible for ALL FOUR ways to win, you need to be progressive and add your creation to each step of the challenge. You can make 4 cards or wait until all four steps are revealed and incorporate all four steps into one card. BUT, even if you only make one card using all the steps, you need to link it up on all four posts. Random.org will chose four winners so we want to make sure you are counted for each step you used on your creation! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCNOV12 as your keyword for all four parts to this challenge. You have until next Friday, November 16th at 5PM EST to enter – so get those creative juices flowing! You have a shot at four sets valued at more than $60! Woo hoo!
And don’t forget the Gamblers Sale!
All of our sale items have now been marked down to 20% off! Why is this the Gambler's Sale? Because you can get the sale items today for 20% off, or take a "gamble" to see how low prices will go before our sale items are going, going, GONE! Click HERE to check out this fabulous and FUN sale!
For the sketch challenge I chose the beautiful Zinnias stamp set and colored up the small floral image with Copics. It was stamped on Flourishes Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and trimmed closely. It was mounted with dimensional adhesive to raise it up.
All of the paper is from the Crate Paper Farmhouse pad. I used Spellbinders Blossom Five dies to create the floral circle. I cut it twice using two different papers, then cut each in half to make a full flower again. I used a tag die also from Spellbinders for the sentiment which was tied on with some kraft jute to the May Arts Bittersweet ribbon.
Please visit the ladies below for the first leg of our progressive challenge and join us to win the November release! Have a great day!