Monday, September 3, 2012
September Beautiful World Tour
Hello Everyone and welcome to the September Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!! Once again, it's time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare for take off as once again we prepare to travel the world and be inspired by talented girls from all parts of the globe! A big thank you to everyone who traveled the globe with us last month and stamped our passports (left comments), we were thrilled to have you join us on the maiden flight!!!
Do you know that your travels around the Flourishes World gives you the opportunity to WIN?? All we ask is that you do a little globetrotting and stamp our passports (leave us a comment) and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!!!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each one by September 30th for your chance to win!!!!
This month the hostess is Anne-Elise and we've been challenged to Remember our Friends! Where would we be without our friends? We laugh together and share our dreams, and when things are hard, we want to be there for them or be a shoulder to cry on when they grieve. Today we remember those friends with Sympathy, Missing You, Thinking of You or even Wishing You Were Here cards and perhaps we'll even have a special story to tell you about those friends that have inspired us along the way.
If you've jetted in from Anne-Elise's blog, then you have arrived at the right destination! If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so you don't miss all the beautiful inspiration along the way!
Cherries and Peaches Stamp Set for my card. We develop so many friendships over the years and as our lives get busier with work, family and moving towns, we sometimes lose touch with each other. The beauty of a true friend is when, even after years of losing touch, when you catch up it's like you only spoke to each other last week. I have a couple of friends like this and it's always special when we catch up again. When I saw the sentiment in the Cherries and Peaches set, it reminded me of those friends - no matter how long it's been, we haven't grown apart and will always be friends! :)
I made my card with a base of Riding Hood Red and layered with Old Olive and white. Then I took some more Old Olive and cut it with Spellbinders new Basic Lattice die and glued it to the white layer. Over this I've added a piece of Black/Cream grosgrain ribbon to one side. I've stamped the cherries onto blending card and coloured them with Copics (Pistachio Collection and Dahlia Collection). It's been cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities, matted with red cut with Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities and framed with a large white paper doily. I've stamped the sentiment from the same set in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with red cut with Small Circle Nestabilities. To finish I've added a few Kasiercraft Silver Rhinestones to the corners.
Thanks for taking time to visit me here in Australia, it's time to grab your passports and board Flourishes Flight BWT, your next destination is.........
Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the hop!!!