Monday, August 30, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge~by Me!

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I am so excited to be the guest designer this month for the Flourishes Timeless Tueaday challenge!! As the guest designer, I was asked to submit a fun challenge and make a card to accompany it.
For the challenge if you already have Flourishes stamps, by all means, use them...but if not, play along anyway!
You may visit the Flourishes Newsletter to read more about it, and submit your cards.

The Challenge:

Summer Sojourn

With the last days of summer, it is time to bid farewell to long languishing days and warm endless nights! The school bells are ringing and children are catching the bus (or mom's carpool) all over this land!
We stampers are always looking ahead to the next project, hailing in the next holiday...but this week before we wave our final good-byes to summer's end...let's take one last backward glance. This week's Tuesday Challenge is to capture a memory of this summer in your card. Was it canning the last fruits of the garden, berry picking, a summer trip to the ocean or mountains, family celebrations...whichever conjurs up a memory to you, put it in your card. Then along with your card, share your memory with the rest of us stampers so we can celebrate with you!!
Have fun creating!!

I just recently received this set, "Humming Along" from Flourishes, and knew right away it would get a lot of use. This spring, a family member unexpectedly sent me a one-of-a-kind patented hummingbird feeder made in Virginia. We took it to our mountain retreat in Colorado and I filled it and hung it on our small deck. It took a couple of days for the hummingbirds to find it, but once they did, it was so fun to watch. The birds were the smaller varieity, dipping and diving each other, but what really tickled me was they could perch on the edge and be still. Up until then, I had only seen them in flight, so it was a treat to view their full beauty and just how tiny they were! I was actually able to capture them in a photograph! So that was one of my many summer memories, just the simple joy of watching God's handiwork in nature!!

Stamps: Flourishes "Humming Along"
Paper: PTI white, SU! Presto Patterns, Bazill Pink, Basic Grey 6x6 pad (Lemonade)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Soft Sky
Accessories: White satin striped ribbon SU!, Labels 8 Nestabilities, Little Yellow School Bus stick pins, beads from SU! Pretties Kit, Basic Grey rhinestones,Circle Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping in, hope you will participate in the challenge!
Thanks so much Flourishes, for the opportunity to be guest designer this month!!


  1. Congratulations on being selected as a guest host. Lovely project! Thanks for sharing =)

  2. CONGRATULATIONS...CONGRATULATIONS... CONGRATULATIONS. I was so excited to see your card over on the Flourishes blog and I knew as soon as I saw it what your Summer Memory would be.. This is awesome Traci. So soft and pretty. Can you teach me soft and pretty..?? Your card is a perfect summer memory you will hold dear in your heart for years to come..HUGE hugs..:)

  3. Oh Traci, wow!!! Guest designer, how exciting and so well deserved, your stamping is always exquisite! This is such a pretty card and I have fond memories of hummingbirds in Colorado from the different trips I've been able to make there.

  4. Traci, sounds like you had the same fun with me this summer. I LOVE watching them ...they are quite a entertainer, aren't they?
    I love you used the subtle colors with the set. Beautiful embellishments & details too.
    Thank you for hosting the wonderful challenge for us!

  5. Awesome that you were chosen for the Timeless Tuesday challenge Traci! This is just gorgeous! Beautiful soft colors. This set has such great detail it looks beautiful stamped in one color.

    I saw my first hummingbirds in real life this spring and summer and was just blown away! They are such a delight to watch

  6. Traci, WELCOME as our Guest this month!!! Your challenge was so fun and I could have probably make a few more cards...LOL!!! Your humming along card is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the wonderful details you've added!!!

    We bought a feeder this summer too. It is so fun to watch these little gorgeous creatures drinking the nectar....we have a humming bird that has a red head and he/she is so, so beautiful...I'll have to capture him/her on a card soon :) !!!

    Thank you again for joining us this week!!! Big hugs ~S~

  7. Absolutely beautiful, Traci1 Thanks so much for hosting with us today at Flourishes FTTC Challenge! Capturing summer memories was the perfect challenge! Your card is wonderful and your story precious! Beautifully done!

  8. Whoo hoo! Woot! Yay! Yippee! You da man!

    Congratulations Traci! I am so tickled for you! Flourishes rocks in recognizing you for this great honor! What a wonderful and amazing card this is! It truly is beautiful and you did them proud! I love, love, love the softness of it! Its your style 100%, beautiful!!!

    You so deserve to be really do and I am thrilled for you!

  9. OOOhhh...Traci! How gorgeous. What a beautifully soft and yummy card. I love the soft colors, but every detail is perfectly placed. No wonder you were recognize for the FTTC Challenge. It's like the perfect card. I love the style and everything about it. Neat post as well. How fun just to know you and get to oooh and ahhh over your wonderful art work.

  10. WOOT! WOOT! Congratulations on your Flourishes Guest DT spot, Traci!
    Your card is so lovely and beautiful, and I love the idea you came up with to capture a memory of the summer in a card....very unique idea!
    By the way, you really have a gift for writing. I always enjoy how you bring your words together and share with us.

  11. Traci,

    Congrats! I love your card and the pastel colors.

  12. Congrats on the GDT spot! I love your card, the pink and blue look great together!

  13. Wow, the colour scheme is just amazingly beautiful - and what wonderful layout! And of course the lush bow - yum!

  14. This is just gorgeous, Traci!!! Thanks for playing with us this month and for such a fun challenge!

  15. Wow guest designer!! I'm so impressed with your beautiful card!! Its so so soothing.....would that be the right word?

  16. exciting...congrats on being guest designer...and for FLOURISHES...wowza...the BIG time for sure...and what a lovely card you created...I am hoping to check out your challenge in the next day or so.....I want to do it for YOU...cuz you are da bestest!!!

  17. This is just beautiful, Traci! This image doesn't even need to be colored, does it? What lovely colors you combined. I recognized the Lemonade paper right away. I've been hoarding this piece, I guess. It's really so pretty! I actually got to pick up a hummingbird and hold it the other day - very gently and briefly, of course. Wally pointed it out to me. He saw it fluttering in the windowsill of our partially enclosed deck and, gentle soul that he is, he never did more than touch it with his nose. He stepped away as I scooped it up and released it into the open air where it flew happily away. Congrats on being the challenge hostess! I was very happy when I saw your card on the Newsletter!

  18. Congrats to you! This is a beautiful card!

  19. So pretty! I love the glittery pins on the side!


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