Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Autumn Basket

Hello friends, I am back with another Jennifer Nilsson Art Design creation. But first, I have a question for you. Have you thought of, or tried, adding a digi image into your scrapbooking layouts? That's exactly the challenge I gave myself because I had always thought of digi images for cards only and I think many of us think so, but I think I can prove that wrong!

I chose to use Jennifer Nilsson's Autumn Basket Girl because it's cute fall look and the fall in the air, nowadays.

I colored in the image with Copics and cut it off set to give it interest. I added a couple pictures of my daughter at a pumpkin patch, doily's, a chipboard flourish, flowers and a journaling arrow.

Adding a digi image to a layout is easy and adds a nice personal touch to any layout! I hope you try it!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back again soon for another Jennifer Nilsson Art Design project post!

~ Amanda

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Drops of Love

Hello crafting friends, how is your crafting weekend so far? Mine is far to busy with non-crafting "important" things like laundry, cleaning and cooking. As soon as they are done, I'll be able to sit down with my crafty stuff. I'm looking forward to it!

Until then I have an inspiration card I recently made to show off one of Jennifer Nilsson's digi stamps called Drops of Love
I colored in my image with Copics, and used some pretty peachy polka dotted paper and deep peach colored cardstock. After creating my layout I used a doily, some pearls and paper embellishment elements to create the decorative elements on my card.

Thank you for visiting my blog for some creative inspiration! I'll see you in a couple days for another creative card using Jennifer Nilsson's Art!

~ Amanda

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jennifer Nilsson Designs

Hello and good morning crafting friends, I have some great news I am excited to share! I accepted a position on Jennifer Nilsson's Digital Arts design team! She has amazing designs and an amazing team of talented ladies on it! I am honored to be on the team with each one of them.

Jennifer has many, many, cute designs to choose from and that made it difficult to chose just one to debut on my blog. But because I just think snowmen are cute, I decided to use the Gift of Love snowman from her many designs.

I decided to color the image in tones of blues and teals, in my take on a "sepia" tone look. Instead of using browns and neutrals, I used blues in my image, ribbon, cardstock, and papers.

There are many ways to find Jennifer's art and be inspired by the team! You can follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and her blog page for many ways to hear about news, sales, tutorials, fun challenges, and so much more! Don't forget to also sign up for her newsletter! Every newsletter she sends out is chock full ideas, challenges, news and freebies! You can find a sign up link for her news letter on her blog and Facebook group.

Etsy : Jennifer Nilsson Art

Miss Daisy : Jennifer Nilsson Art

Blog : Jennifer Nilsson Art Digital Designs

Pintrest : Jennifer Nilsson Art Digital Designs

Facebook : Jennifer Nilsson's Digital Art Group

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to stop by Jennifer's blog and check out the rest of Jennifer's design team!

~ Amanda

Thursday, September 1, 2016

On The Hop

Hi everyone! Are you ready for something a little different today? Well the Flourishes team decided that every Friday, we are all going to create a hop for you to join us as we offer you inspiration, tips, ideas, and virtual card eye candy for you to enjoy as you hop through! I'd say that's a pretty fantastic start your weekends!

So without further ado, here is my card. Our team leader, Vicki Dutcher, challenged us to use Gold on our creations this week, so that's what I did.

I stamped out A Mother's Hug sentiment on Flourishes Classic White cardstock, and heat embossed it in gold. Then I used various Spellbinders to create frames to frame the sentiment beautifully. I added metallic gold pearls in various places to re-emphasize the gold theme. I added the Maya Arts Taupe silk ribbon as an accent, under the sentiment label.

I hope I didn't go too overboard with the gold, but I love how it turned out!! I absolutely love mixing and combining Spellbinders dies to create lovely windows and creations like this.

Take a look to see what the other DT members have created with the challenge to use Gold on their cards and creations.

Amanda Havon - you are here!
Happy crafting everyone, I'll see you next Friday on the hop, where the theme is "Add Some Sparkle"!
~ Amanda

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Happy Rides

Good morning, and happy Sunday to you! I have a nice and simple card today using Flourishes Bike Ride.
I stamped out Bike Ride onto Flourishes Classic White Cardstock and colored it in with Copics. I trimmed down the image piece and used my corner rounder to round out the bottom corners. After rounding the corners I added my blue ribbon and Flourishes Tailor Made Classic Tags die, that I stamped Hello onto, from Flourishes Friendly Reminder stamp set. I placed popdots under my bike image to lift it off the background patterned paper and attached it to my cardbase.

I want to mention that Bike Ride, Friendly Reminder, and all the other stamps in Flourishes online store are on sale until the end of the month! The sale is so popular, you our readers, have asked that the sale be extended and so we did! Almost every stamp set is $10, only!! Don't miss this stamp liquidation sale! To visit Flourishes online store visit: Flourishes LC

Have a happy Sunday, I'll see you on Fridays in September, as a part of a weekly Flourishes Friday Hop, from now on. That means five times as much inspiration! I can't wait to see you there.

~ Amanda

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Good morning everyone, it's time for another Flourishes card!

I used my favorite set called Zinnias stamped out onto Flourishes Classic cardstock and colored in with Copics. I used Spellbinders Labels 47 to add the fancy border elements. I added some white ribbon with a Flourishes Tailor-Made Classic Tags die that I stamped with the sentiment from the Zinnias stamp set, and pearls.

This has to be one of my favorite stamp sets from Flourishes!

If you like this set, Flourishes is having a Retirement Sale, where almost every set is $10 each!! But the sale ends tonight, and once they are gone, Flourishes will remove them from the store, forever! Don't miss out on this set and others! Get to the store and find your new favorite stamp sets, today!

Patties Creations - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Color Challenge
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Color Crazy - Anything Goes

~ Amanda

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunday Morning Flourishes

Hello again, I'm back with another Flourishes card that I kept very simple and sweet.
Remember those cool shaped cards that were all the rage a few years ago? Yep, I decided to go "retro" and make one and just have fun with it.

I picked Flourishes Garden Picks stamp set and stamped it on Flourishes Classic White cardstock. I colored the flowers in very softly with my Copics, then fussy cut it out and set it aside. I stamped Flourishes Love and Lace as my circular background, in Memento Desert Sand on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock I diecut out into a circle. I matted the diecut circle with Spellbinders Picot Circles die, using a very light and soft pink cardstock, to give it a lacy and feminine feel.
I attached my base to my top half and I cut out a scalloped circle shape in a soft pink cardstock, attaching it to my base for decoration. Then I added a fancy tag shape so that my top could have a "catch point" so my card wouldn't flop closed. Then I stamped the flower images in Memento Desert Sand on the fancy tag piece, adding my sentiment in the middle. I finished off my card with some pearls and swirl bling, keeping it very simple and not fussy.

I hope this card inspires you to try another retro card shape or style!

As promised I am also announcing my blog candy winner from Flourishes Release Week! The winner is: Liz Williams!!! Liz, please email me at : havonfamily@yahoo.com to claim your prize!!

Challenge Blog Link Up List For This Card:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Favorite Color Combo - (Pink & Creams)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cut It Up! - Summer Time Memories - (Picked Flowers in a Jar)
Fussy and Fancy - Pink & Cream w/ Lots of Bling
Morgan's Art - Add 3 Of Something - (3 or more Pearls and Bling)
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes

Thank you for joining me and I will see you soon with another Flourishes card!
~ Amanda

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Flourishes Release Week: Greatest Gift

Hello Flourishes Friends! Have you enjoyed the Release Week? Are you ready for Flourishes last release day? It's a great one!
This set is called Greatest Gift and it's beyond beautiful!

I stamped the Greatest Gift image onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock in very black ink, coloring it in with Copics. After that I fussy cut out the image and placed popdots under it to lift it off the page and give it a 3D, life-like effect. I mounted the image onto a Kraft paper with black foil designs. Then I mounted the design paper onto black cardstock to make the design paper and image pop.

This has to be the quintessential Christmas card image for the ages. Mary is lovingly looking at baby Jesus and Joseph is looking in wonder and love, at his wife, Mary. You cannot get a more beautiful Christmas card image anywhere!

In honor of Flourishes, I am offering another blog prize during this Release Week! I am offering 3 Flourishes stamp sets, 2 yards of Flourishes May Arts Silk Ribbon: Mauve and Burgundy, plus some other laces and ribbons!

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog newsletter and leave a comment on ALL four days of the Flourishes Release Week. I will announce the winner August 14th. Be sure you remember to subscribe to my blog post emails, because you don't want to miss that announcement!

Please check out the other great designs from the rest of the Design Team, using the Greatest Gift stamp set, image!

                                               Amanda Havon - you are here
Vicki Dutcher

Have a great day and I will see you back here on Sunday, August 14th, to announce the winner of this month's blog candy giveaway, on my blog!!

~ Amanda

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Flourishes Release Week: Harp

Good morning, I hope you are enjoying Flourishes Release Week so far! Just today and tomorrow remaining until all the stamp sets are live in the Flourishes store!
Today am showing you another new set called Harp.

I stamped the Harp image onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock, and colored it in with Copic markers. Then I matted it using a gold foil background paper. I added a piece of ribbon and some gold pearls to accent my card.

What a regal image! There's no mistaking that beautiful image brings on my excitement for the Christmas holidays!

In honor of Flourishes, I am offering another blog prize during this Release Week! I am offering 3 Flourishes stamp sets, 2 yards of Flourishes May Arts Silk Ribbon: Mauve and Burgundy, plus some other laces and ribbons!

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog newsletter and leave a comment on ALL four days of the Flourishes Release Week. I will announce the winner August 14th. Be sure you remember to subscribe to my blog post emails, because you don't want to miss that announcement!

                                              Amanda Havon - you are here

I hope you are as inspired by these ladies as I am! I'll see you back here tomorrow for the last day of our Release Week!!

~ Amanda

Monday, August 8, 2016

Flourishes Release Week: Glory to God

Good morning, are you ready for another beautiful image from Flourishes? Here we go!
This stamp image is from the Glory To God set, and it's beautiful!

I stamped out the Glory To God image onto Flourishes Classic White paper and colored it in with Copics.Then I die cut it out into a circle shape, matting it with my Spellbinders die shape. I added some gold ribbon and lace down the side, adding a few pearls and a peach rose button to complete my card.

Doesn't that card just make you want to celebrate Christmas, now? I know I do!

In honor of Flourishes, I am offering another blog prize during this Release Week! I am offering 3 Flourishes stamp sets, 2 yards of Flourishes May Arts Silk Ribbon: Mauve and Burgundy, plus some other laces and ribbons!

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog newsletter and leave a comment on ALL four days of the Flourishes Release Week. I will announce the winner August 14th. Be sure you remember to subscribe to my blog post emails, because you don't want to miss that announcement!

Please check out the other talented ladies here on the Flourishes Design Team, and see what they have created with the Glory To God stamp set!

                        Amanda Havon - you are here

I hope you are inspired and ready to come back tomorrow for another new stamp release from Flourishes!

~ Amanda

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Flourishes Release Week: Christmas Tree

Good morning crafty friends, it's time for another Flourishes Release Week. Today we are going to see our newest set called Christmas Tree.

I used the Christmas Tree stamp set, that I stamped onto some designer paper and then matted that onto some scalloped edged cardstock. I added a May Arts Light Blue Iced silk ribbon, some pearls and some rhinestone bling.

In honor of Flourishes, I am offering another blog prize during this Release Week! I am offering 3 Flourishes stamp sets, 2 yards of Flourishes May Arts Silk Ribbon: Mauve & Burgundy, plus some other laces and ribbons!

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog newsletter and leave a comment on ALL four days of the Flourishes Release Week. I will announce the winner August 14th. Be sure you remember to subscribe to my blog post emails, because you don't want to miss that announcement!

All the other Flourishes DT are showing us more creative ideas using this stamp set, so don't forget to check out their blogs for more inspiration!

                         Amanda Havon - you are here!

Thank you for visiting and I'll be back tomorrow with another Great card from Flourishes Release Week!

~ Amanda

Friday, August 5, 2016

It's Your Day!

Hello Flourishes Free for All Friday friends! I have a beautiful card for you today. I created a card using Flourishes Hollyhocks set.

I diecut out an hour glass shape using Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Hourglass die with Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock. Then I stamped out the Hollyhocks onto the diecut, keeping the die in place so that the stamp image stayed within the open “window” borders. I removed the die and colored in the image with Copic markers. After coloring the image in, I created my card base with some added design papers. After attaching the design papers to my card base, I added some Color Made Easy ribbon in Azure Collection (#39) on top of my lace I added. I added my Hollyhock image and a bow made out of the 1/4 Azure Collection (#39) Color Made Easy ribbon and a pewter rose button on top of that, and completed my card with various aqua colored pearls all over my background, in the flower centers, of the card.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope this inspires your crafting this weekend!
~ Amanda

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Flourishes Free For All Friday!

Hello and welcome to another Flourishes Free For All Friday! It's my turn to host the Flourishes blog and show off a creation using another Flourishes Image.
I am using another Flourishes retiring set called The Sweetness of Friendship.

I stamped out The Sweetness of Friendship on an acetate frame with some Memento ink so that it wouldn't smear after drying. Then I took an old back piece of Prima flower packaging and used that as my card background. After letting the stamped sentiment dry on the acetate, I placed popdots under the acetate to lift it off the card background to create depth. After placing the acetate image where I wanted it on the card, I added some flowers, leaves and some pearl swirls over the white popdots so that they couldn't be seen and also add some color and beauty to the card's overall look.

This was an experiment to see if I could find a way to place popdots under the acetate so I could lift it off the card to add some depth and interest. I really like how it all turned out and I may try this again, although working with acetate is tricky and it doesn't photograph easily. I'd like to encourage you to try it, if you haven't, you may find you like it!

Don't forget that Flourishes is having a huge blow out sale to retire old sets and make way for some of the new ones! Don't miss out, you only have a couple days left to buy your favorite sets. The sale ends July 31st.

Thank you for visiting and I will see you next Friday for another Free For All Friday!
~ Amanda

Friday, July 22, 2016


Good morning and happy Saturday everyone! I have an easy and fun card to show you, today.

I stamped out the Zinnia image onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers, using a large variety.

Then after coloring the image in, I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Borders and added some popdots under the diecut image so it will pop off the Color Made Easy Taupe cardstock background. After placing my image on the background I added a few white pearls to my card to highlight the diecut shape movements, and that completed my card.

I just got a new set from Flourishes called Zinnias and I got right to crafting with it! I have wanted this set for quite a while so imagine my delight when Flourishes brought it back for a limited time! When I was young, my mother would plant Zinnias near our back porch for some fall color and I just loved how cheery they made the garden look and feel. I just loved how those flowers gave such pop of color and the richness of their color depth! Don't let the amount of petals intimidate you at all, they are incredibly easy to color in and look fabulous when finished. Keep it simple and stick to three colors at first and let your creativity flow.

Don't forget that Flourishes is having a pretty large blow out sale, until July 31st!! This Zinnia set and many others are on sale at a deep discount so get them while they're available! They are being cleared out to make room for more inventory, so please don't delay in getting some nice floral and many other kinds of images!

Join me next Friday for another Flourishes card, which is one of my recent favorites, so don't miss it!

~ Amanda

Friday, July 15, 2016

Happy Birthday To You!

Hello crafting friends! It's time for another Flourishes card post.

Today I made a universal card created from two Flourishes stamp sets.

I chose to use Flourishes Peacock and Sentimental Favorites stamp sets. I colored the peacock with Copics and fussy cut it out. I found a decorative acetate photo piece and attached it to my DP, then popped it all up on Popdots. I cut out a window using Flourishes Tailor-Made Classic Frames die, so you could see the sentiment under the front half of the card. I used some old lace I found at a garage sale and some May Arts Silk Ribbon in Ivory to add a bow. I finished the whole look with some rhinestone bling to pull some of the peacock's color around.

If you like what you see and you would like any of these two stamps or others, you're in luck, Flourishes is having a blow out sale!! You can get Flourishes past stamp sets, but you need to get them soon, because they are Retiring and going away on July 31st!! Don't miss this opportunity to get some fresh sets for your crafting needs. Every stamp set is on sale marked down, ready to go! Just visit the Stamp home page HERE in the Flourishes home store to see what's new and on sale! Happy stamp hunting!

~ Amanda

Friday, July 8, 2016

YOU Are Special

Hello friends and welcome back to another fabulous Flourishes card. This such a special and pretty card, I just love how it turned out!

I used Flourishes You Sentiments that I stamped and framed in a metal frame and I painted over with white paint to "shabby it up", adding some pretty pearls under the sentiment. After that, I added some Prima flowers, a half a doily, and some Flourishes May Arts Mauve Ribbon. Then I matted everything in Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock cutout into a frame using the Spellbinders Regal Frame die.

I wanted to go for a mixed media shabby chic look, so I decided to use something's I usually never use on my cards, such as Prima flowers and a metal frame to frame my sentiment. I am not comfortable in the mixed media realm, but I like to push myself creatively just to see where it goes.

I have created all of maybe 3 mixed media items or projects and I always over analyze each embellishment or accessory thinking it looks like too much or looks too "heavy". This time I just rolled with it and decided not to look at the in-process card too critically. After it came together I realized because I wasn't used to it, it was all "too much" before I even gave it a chance to evolve. So next time you're creating your next card, try using something you don't normally use or like to use, keep an open mind and see where it goes!

Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you next week with some new inspiration!

~ Amanda Havon

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Independence Day

Hello crafting friends happy early Independence Day! Today I am showing you a card I made for the 4th of July.

I used Patriotism on Parade, I stamped onto Flourishes
Classic White Cardstock I matted with Flourishes Color Made Easy Christmas Red Cardstock & Iced Aqua cardstocks. Then I stamped out the sentiment onto a Flourishes Tailor-Made Classic Tags die and tied a 1/4 May Arts Red Silk Ribbon to the top loop of the tag die.

I sponged the background in a yellow to represent the fireworks glow and I added a few heavier sponge circles to show the fireworks "die off" effect, like the afterglow after a firecracker dying out.

I hope this card gets you in the crafty mood for the weekend, because Flourishes is having a 4th Sale!! They are offering 10% off the entire store!  Plus, if you all three of the 3 June Releases, you will save 20% off on them!!
Also, starting JULY 5th, ALL DIES are on sale 40% off - once they are gone, they are gone. First come first served. Find all the details here at FLOURISHES.

I'll be back next week with a nice Shabby Chic card I know you'll all love!

~ Amanda Havon

Friday, June 17, 2016

Flourishes Irish Blessing

Good morning crafting friends, it's time for my first Flourishes Free For All Friday! I am so excited to show you what I created.

I used Flourishes Cottage Home's Irish Blessing sentiment, that I stamped on a tag I'd saved. I added my card base in Flourishes Classic Cardstock in Taupe. After attaching my base, I used May Arts Champagne and Ivory ribbon in a double bow that I added on my card, and then hat pins and a flower to complete the card.

I try never to stick with one look or style, but if you had to ask what style I love, it would be shabby chic. With that in mind, I had to create a shabby chic card after finding this lovely card from a tag that came with an order of crinkled seam binding ribbon!

I love reusing packaging and things in unexpected ways when crafting. You never know what you will create or come up with. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section when you have used an item in a unique way!

As always come again and have a great crafting weekend!
~ Amanda

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Flourishes Free For All Friday

Good morning friends, today I am showing you another masculine card using the DAD You Rock! set.

To make my card, I stamped out the sentiment only, from DAD You Rock!, onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock and stamped a background stamp onto it. Then I cutout my sentiment with Flourishes Tailor Made Classic Bookplate Die, to frame the sentiment. I layered it in Flourishes Taupe cardstock, and added some seam binding and half pearls to finish it.

This is a simple yet, masculine card for any man. I created this card as a challenge to myself to use a sentiment only with minimal accessories. I am very happy with the look of the card and how clean and simple it looks.

I'd like to challenge you to create a card with a sentiment only as you create this week, you just might like what you see!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Flourishes: Happy Father's Day!

Good morning friends, today I am showing you a card I made for Father's Day coming up.

I used In Nature and Mountain View, stamped out on Flourishes Classic White cardstock. I colored them in with my Copics, and fussy cut out the majestic buck. For my back ground image I created a twilight scene using Distress Inks and a blending sponge, and stars by flicking paint on my sponged background. After that, I placed popdots under my fussy cut buck image, and placed it in front of my stamped background.

I wanted to create a card that was both masculine and bold. Masculine cards can be hard to create, because sometimes I like ribbon and lace on my cards. But when making a masculine card,  you can go bolder on the coloring and really make it pop or stand out. This way, you don't feel as though you have to add extra embellishments to make it look nice, because it already does!

 I'll be back soon with another Flourishes card. Don't forget to subscribe to my blog, that way you won't miss out on another card!

Friday, June 3, 2016

It's Time!!

It's Here! It's Blog Candy Giveaway day!

Did you enjoy the Flourishes first Release Week? I loved seeing all the creativity my fellow Design Team friends have. They are so creative and nice, I feel so blessed to be on the same DT with them.

I want to thank you all for the lovely comments you left during the Release Week, you made my week so much fun and a blessing. But I will keep this short and sweet, so without further ado, let's find out who won the blog candy!

I gave everyone that commented on ALL THREE days of the release a number, and added all of those numbers into Random.org., and the number picked is: 2

Number 2 is : Lenoria!!!

Congratulations, Lenoria! Please email your shipping address to havonfamily@yahoo.com so that I can send your blog candy out to you! As an added bonus, I'm throwing in another Flourishes stamp set to go with the other two, and another item or two you might enjoy!! Once I get your email confirming your address, I will ship out your prizes! I can't wait to see what you create with them!

Thank you so much to everyone for participating, I'll see you on Saturday with another Flourishes card blog post, made from one of this month's stamp releases :)


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Flourishes Release Week: A Mother's Hug

Good morning, are you enjoying Flourishes Release Week, so far? I know I am and I don't want it to end, but today we are showing you Flourishes last new set. I feel like Jan Marie saved the best for last, because it is.

 The set is called A Mother's Hug, and it's simply beautiful.

I stamped A Mother's Hug on Flourishes Classic White cardstock and colored it in with Copics. I matted the image in with Color Made Easy: Iced Aqua cardstock and Taupe cardstock for the card base.

I hope this Release Week has been both fun and inspirational for you as much as it has been for me. I also hope you've been leaving comments on all the designers blogs and lastly the Flourishes blog each day, so you can have a chance at a $25 Flourishes Store Gift Card! I know I want one, I have so many stamp wish lists for that store! So be sure to leave a comment below and keep on hopping through to get some more great eye candy from each of the other bloggers! You have until June 3rd to leave your comments!
Don't forget, if you buy all 3 of the new sets you get a 10% discount!

                                           Amanda Havon - me

Do you remember that I am also giving away a prize on my blog, too? Today is the last day to leave a comment so that you're able to receive this sweet prize!!
You had to have left me a comment on ALL THREE blog hop days to be in the running to win it! I'll announce the winner on my blog Friday June 3rd!

It's been an amazing week with you and I hope you come back soon!
~ Amanda

Monday, May 30, 2016

Flourishes Release Week: Clover

Did you enjoyed yesterday's DAD You Rock! stamps set? Have you gotten any new creative ideas or just salivating over new stamps? You know I have!

Today's newest Flourishes stamp set is called Clover. Simple and beautiful! Isn't that how crafting and stamps should be? Even if that's not your style or thing, I think you'll love this set.

I chose to make a postcard with my Clover set. I stamped Clover on watercolor paper and colored it in, then matted it in with Color Made Easy: Taupe cardstock then stitched around the image.

Don't forget as you follow the Flourishes stamp release blog hop, to leave comments on each of our blogs and then the Flourishes blog, last! When you do that, you will be entered into our random Grand Opening drawing. One lucky winner will win a $25 gift certificate! But you must comment on all DT blogs and the Flourishes blog, on all 3 of our release days. You will have until Friday, June 3rd to comment!

All of our new stamps are available for purchase each day of their release, and if you buy ALL the new release sets, Flourishes will give a 10% discount!

Time to head on over to the other DT's blogs and don't forget to leave them some blog love!

 Flourishes Blog

 Don't forget, I am also giving a prize away on my blog for following the Release Week hops, each day! Remember to leave a comment below ALL THREE blog hop days and I will announce the winner on my blog, June 3rd!!


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Flourishes Release Week: DAD You Rock!

Good morning! I've been waiting anxiously for today to arrive to start showing you Flourishes new stamp line, which I know you'll love.

All of our new stamps are available for purchase each day of their release, and if you buy ALL the new release sets, Flourishes will give a 10% discount!

Are you ready for Flourishes first stamp set of Release Week? I know I am so let's get to it!
Today we are featuring : DAD You Rock!

 For this fantastic Father's Day card I used:  Dad You Rock, Flourishes Classic White Paper, Color Made Easy: Blue Jean Collection, Copic Markers, and Memento Ink.

In honor of our Release Week and Grand Opening, Flourishes is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one random commenter over the next 3 release days. You must comment on all DT blogs and the Flourishes blog, on all 3 release days. You will have until Friday, June 3rd to comment!

I hope you'll continue along the Release Week Hop and check out the other crafting designers and what they've created. But Don't forget to comment on them, circle back to the Flourishes blog and leave a comment there as well so we can count you in for the prize drawing!! You don't want to miss out on a single day or a chance to win a gift card prize!
So hop along to:

I am also giving away a blog prize in honor of Flourishes and coming back to the Senior Design Team! All you need to do is leave me a comment each day, on ALL THREE blog hop days, and on Friday June 3rd, I will announce the winner!
Would you like to see what you could win?
I will be throwing in some pretty ribbons for you too! Don't miss out!!

I'll see you tomorrow and show you another new set from Flourishes that I know you'll like too. Meanwhile, I hope you hop on over to the other designers blogs, check out their creations and leave some blog love.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!
~ Amanda

Friday, May 27, 2016

Flourishes Is Back!

Guess Who's Back? My favorite stamp company, Flourishes!

I am so excited to announce that I was invited back to be on the Flourishes Senior Design Team. I happily accepted!

Here are the Flourishes Senior Design Team members:

Vicki Dutcher

Amanda Havon - Me

Nancy Nickel

Naomi Gong

I really missed creating and using Jan Marie's lovely stamps and images. If you have never heard of Flourishes stamps or used them before, you're in for a real treat.

We will be having our Release Week, starting May 30th and I hope you'll join us on our release hop! The stamps are the same unique, timeless, elegant images and I know they will inspire you to get creating with them!

For more information please visit Flourishes blog HERE.

 ~ Amanda