Friday, December 30, 2011

Flower Soft Meets Penny Black

Hey Peeps! How fun has this hop been! I have truly enjoyed all of the delish eye candy! So much creativity and TONS of new ideas! We are going to add to the give-away for this fun challenge. Same rules apply for our portion....

*****3 random comment winners....leave a comment, you are entered.....for 1 Flower Soft glue & 3 Pots of Flower Soft {Poppy Red, Peony Pink, & Polar White}....perfect for your Valentine projects. So three more chances to win!

Best of luck to you all and thanks for playing along with us! Hope you all have a happy & safe New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Joy to the World

I love the soft look that Sweet Pea Flower Soft gives these Vintage Christmas images!Layout is courtesy of Splitcoaststampers, sentiment is from Impression Obsession.
Sadly, this will be my last post on the Flower Soft blog, as I'll be focusing my energies elsewhere in the coming year... if you like my work, I hope you'll continue to follow me at my blog, Mama Dini's Stamperia! I'm sure you'll still see lots of Flower Soft there! Many thanks to Flower Soft for their generosity, and for allowing me to showcase their products... and big hugs to my fellow designers! Love you girls, and hope to meet some of you in person next year!

Many blessings to you all in the New Year -

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays! FSC43

Hey Peeps! Time for another Flower Soft challenge! This weeks challenge, to make a project geared around the holidays. Hopefully you are all having a WONDERFUL holiday! Life can get so crazy this time of year. It can be so easy to forget what it's a
ll about. I've really enjoyed having some quiet time to reflect on all of the many blessings my family has....that often comes between times of complete chaos....but maybe that's why those moments are so very special! ;-)

I've had a bit of extra time to get in a little paper crafting. I pulled out a topper from the Cute Christmas line for my card today....

Hope you all have a chance to play. This week we are playing for a pot of Polar White Flower Soft and a package of Display Globes. LOVE these globes! They are great for soooo many things! As always, link your card to this post to be included for this weeks challenge. A winner will be chosen next Wednesday so be on the lookout for an email announcing if it's you! If you are uploading your creations to SCS please use the keyword FSC43.

Check out the rest of the DT to see what they have created....

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowy Christmas

The tree was sketched on with a brown marker and Christmas Green and Polar White Flower Soft was used to fluffy it up. I also added Polar White Flower Soft on the ground for a little extra snowy texture. The snowman was colored with ShinHan Touch Twin markers and cut out.


Papers: (Ivory Cream Linen Scored Card and Scalloped Edge Envelope Set A2, Neenah Classic Crest, White Prismatic)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Premium Die ink (Sky)
Ribbons: Twine -Really Reasonable Ribbon
Other: ShinHan Touch Twin markers

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

There must have been some magic...

Winter is the perfect time for Polar White Flower Soft - whether you're adding snow to a scene, or fluffy trim to a warm coat, the texture and dimension are perfect. On this card, I worked in both! These are stamps from Impression Obsession's latest stamp release.Have you entered the "Think Snow" challenge yet? There's still time...!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sweet Treats!!

Are you all ready for Christmas yet?  Not me, but I am getting closer........ I've been making little gifties here and there and I wanted to share this with you!

I've used another Snow Globe kit image to make this little gift package. I just added a touch  of Polar White Flower Soft, some dimensional tape and Viola! Done! 

Add some soft sponging to the edges .........easy peasy!!!

Happy Stamping and have a wonderful Holiday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FSC41 - Think Snow

Are you thinking snow? It's that time of year and here in the Indianapolis area we are still waiting for substantial snowfall. For me, it just doesn't seem quite like the holidays until the ground is covered in the white stuff. This coming from a girl from the south!

This weeks Flower Soft challenge is to 'Think Snow'. We are all creating a little something with that in mind. I pulled out a little Polar White and one of my FAVORITE toppers, Window Shopping, and here's what I came up with.....

I love this image. I opted for a simple layout to really let the topper 'pop'. Here's a close up with the layers....

One of my favorite things about this kit is that the pieces are all die cut. I love that I don't have to cut each piece out. It makes for an easy assembly.

Be sure and check out the entire team:

Have a good one! :-)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas tinsel

Christmas tree image are so fun to decorate with Flower Soft! Here are two cards using the same image (from Our Daily Bread designs), but decorated very differently. You can find out more about these cards on my blog, Mama Dini's Stamperia. The direct links are below each picture.
My first card is colored with Touch Twin Markers and decorated with Gold Flower Soft from the Diamond Range. I also used gold Peel-Offs around the edge of the main panel.
This card was colored using Touch Twin Markers, and decorated with Silver Flower Soft from the Diamond Range.

Same image, two very different effects! I love the sparkle and dimension that the Flower Soft gives!

Thanks for looking -

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Flowers and Flower Soft

One product that Flower Soft offers is downloads. I am using a flower set from a Floral Designs Download set.  There are several sets available and what is cool is there are quite a few different shapes in one set and they work with Spellbinders Nestabilities.
 My card is created using the Clematis set.  I love the purples in the flowers. 
After I cut the label shape out with my Spellbinders Nestabililties, I used extra flowers to layer the flowers and then accents them with Purple and Silver Ultra Fine Flower Soft. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter Chill

I love this blustery bear image from I Brake for Stamps - the image is colored with Touch Twin markers, and fuzzed up with a little Sand Ultrafine Flower Soft. I used Polar White on the snow, and added a little dimension to the image by cutting and embossing from behind. The sentiment is computer generated.Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Snowy Christmas

I created this Snowy Scene card by starting with an image from the Christmas Snow Globe Kit. Perfect for Snowglobes, yet still versatile enough to create a card that has some dimension, but doesn't pose a problem with mailing!

As you can see, the kit allows for a lot of additional layers so that you can have added dimension in your card! Some Polar White Flower Soft, with just a Touch of Silver, finished off the winter scene quite nicely!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcake

Our American customers are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week! We wish you a joyful celebration. We truly all do have so much to be thankful for.Speaking of celebrating, and food......... have you ever used Flower Soft to add realism to your stamped images of food? This pumpkin cupcake would be a tasty Thanksgiving treat... I added Sand Ultra Fine Flower Soft to the cupcake wrapper for some crumb texture. All stamps are from Impression Obsession.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Kicking Up Leaves

It’s a Flower Soft kinda day!

I used the Kicking Up Leaves Card Topper for my card and added some Autumn Flower Soft. I cut out card topper with a Sizzix Framelit die and sponged the edges with Colorbox Mixed Media (Leather) ink. I gave a little texture to the orange panel by creating 3 lines with my Scor-Buddy.

Card Toppers: Flower Soft (Kicking Up Leaves)
Flower Soft (Autumn, Flower Soft Glue)
Papers: (Ultra Orange 65#, Black Columns 80#)
Ink: Colorbox Donna Salazar Mixed Media (Leather)
Ribbons: -Really Reasonable Ribbon (October Club Ribbons)
Die cuts: Sizzix Big Shot (Framelits Scallop Circles, Circles)
Other: sponge, Scor-Buddy

Have a great day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fan Friday!

Hey Peeps! Time for Fan Friday! :o) I'm so ready for more Flower Soft goodness! This weeks card comes from Dawn Lusk. Take a peek...

I love that she added the Flower Soft for the grass in this one. Love the many different uses that Flower Soft offers! So many different options!

Hope you are all doing well! I will post you soon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FSC40 - Winter Blues

Challenge time! Are you ready for another fun one? I hope you have the opportunity to play this week. This week you could win a pot of Polar White & Delphinium Blue Flower Soft & some Flower Soft glue! :-) All you need to do is play, and link your card to this post to be entered! You have until Wednesday the 30th {giving everyone a little extra time with the US holiday next week}.

This weeks challenge, Winter Blues. Any winter themed card using the color blue in some way. I decided to use one of the new kits that is soon to be released, the Mabel Lucie Atwell card kits. These release in the UK on Dec 6 and the US at CHA. Take a peek....

It's been so cold and rainy here {Indiana}. I'm ready for snow! Yup, I said it! Give me until January....the second to be precise!....and I will be OVER snow! For now, I cannot wait! We had a few flurries last week which was so exciting but it lasted such a short time and was replaced with nothing but rain! That's part of the reason I gravitated toward this image....that and that it's one of my new FAVS! I used this weeks CPS sketch to get me started also.

Be sure and check out what the rest of the team came up with....

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Jen Buck

Supplies used:

Flower Soft {Mabel Lucie Atwell card kit}
Kraft card stock

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Floral Designs - Lily

Just wanted to share a couple of cards made with the Floral Designs Lily download - these kits feature beautiful watercolor artwork and print just perfectly to coordinate with a variety of Spellbinders dies. There are also accent elements that can be cut by hand.

(sentiment - The Angel Company (retired))
Sentiment - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

There are 10 different downloadable kits available on the Flower Soft website now!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Coming Soon!

I get so excited when I see new products. Don't you love CHA? Even if you aren't able to be there all the pictures that surface on the many blogs of all that is new and soon to be in our hot little hands. It's so exciting and like Christmas!While hanging out at the Flower Soft offices the other day I spied the CUTEST new product that will soon be I carefully tucked it in my purse and snuck out the REALLY! Sue and Mark both know I have this and it is with their blessing I share it with you. It did sound sneaky though, didn't it? ;-) I'm actually about as sneaky as a mack truck so just smile and nod.So, here we go. The new, EXCITING, product! Aah! It's soooo super cute! Take a peek at one of the new card kits that Flower Soft will soon be releasing.......

How cute is this! Ok....first this kit is NOT available yet....but will be soooo soon! If you are in the UK you may pick one up for yourself on December 6 via the Create and Craft show....just a bit envious of my friends on the other side of the pond..... ;-) For all of us in the US, these cuties will be releasing at CHA and so we should be able to purchase them in February.

This is such an amazing kit. Included are the makings for 8 cards...including envelopes...AND pop up dots! ....LOTS of pop up dots! I tried to get it all in the picture above. I'm not sure if you can see all of it.Each sheet is uncoated so that you can add your own ink and coloring, just like all the toppers and paper kits from Flower Soft.The images....wowzers! How stinkin' cute are they!

These are images that were created by the late artist Mabel Lucie Attwell. I LOVE how whimsical the images are and the coloring is perfect!Each sheet of this kit shows you exactly where to score and cut your card stock if you are opting for a truly EPLS {easy peasy lemon squeezy} card and an additional image to allow you to cut out and 'pop up' for more dimension. The card on the left is what you will create by following the guides and popping up with the additional image on one sheet. Of course, you know me....

yup, a true lover of all things EPLS and CAS but also never one to stick to the rules. I took one of the other sheets and created this one....

Here's another one. With the basic card I simple scored and viola.....

I love that with this kit you have a ready to set of blank notecards. Something that is perfect in a pinch. But I REALLY love the ability to make it a bit more.....

There are a few more kits that I have seen already and they are all adorable. I can't wait to share more with you and REALLY am looking forward to the release of this one!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fan Friday

Hey! Back again with more from you! :-) This is one of my favorite times of the week! I LOVE posting your work! You are all AMAZING!

This weeks project comes to us from Mindy and is so beautiful....and it's making me crave chocolate cake! Take a peek.....

How CUTE is that! I LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing this one with us, Mindy!

We will be back next week with another Fan Friday and stay tuned tomorrow for some peeks at new product that will be releasing very soon!

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!
Jen Buck

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flower Soft Downloads

I was so excited to be working with the new Flower Soft downloads. I truly love digital images. One of the things I love is that they do not take space on my already over flowing desk! The BEST thing about them is the quick, ready made image. I love that you just open, print, and add to your project. I put together a quick little card for todays post using the Lily download and used my Spellbinders dies to 'punch' the image out. Take a peek....

That's it for me. Don't forget that today is the last day to play with last weeks challenge. Be sure and link your card HERE TODAY ;-) so that you can be entered to win the Winebuffs Papercraft kit. Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Jen Buck

Supplies used:

Katy Sue Designs {aka: Flower Soft} Lily digital download

Spellbinders Nestibilities

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper

Papertrey Ink card stock and ribbon

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lavender Gate Fold

Here's a card I made for the Hope You Can Cling To card drive at Splitcoaststampers last month - this is a gatefold card using the Lavender Papercraft Kit. This kit coordinates with Spellbinders dies, and they're so easy to line up - I don't have the scalloped ovals, but the classic ovals work just as well. I used Lilac Flower Soft on the focal panel, and the sentiment comes from Impression Obsession.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I like my wine!

I wanted share a cute little card I made with the Wine Buffs kit and the Wine Cook Stamp Set
I coloured my image with my Touch Twin Markers and used a Circular Nestabilitie to cut out the woodgrained circle. Don't you love that fun DP? It comes in the paper crafting kit

A wee sprinkle of Polar White Flower Soft to the Cooks Chest, finishes the card off nicely I think!

Happy Stamping~

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall Flowers and some Flower Soft

I love the colors of FALL!
 I wanted to share a card I created using a wonderful fall flower.  The label image is a digital stamp by Hero Arts that I bought at Two Peas in a Bucket.  It comes all colored, it just needs printed out. 
Once I printed it out, it was already colored but I just knew that adding in some Flower Soft on portions of the flower would finish off the card just right.  I picked out a few of the petals and added Burnt Sienna Ultra Fine Flower Soft and then picked out a few more petals and added Citrus Crush Ultra Fine Flower Soft.  I didn't add the Flower Soft to every petal because I didn't want it to be overwhelming, just a nice accent. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member


Sometimes a little punch of Flower Soft can give a flower just the right texture!

Flower Soft – Russet Red, Flower Soft Glue
Ribbons: Really Reasonable Ribbon (October Ribbon Club)

Stamps: Hampton Arts (Curlique & Butterflies)
Papers: (Cardstock), Basic Grey (Out of Print)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Walnut Stain
Die cuts: Sizzix Bigz 3-D Wrapped Flower

Have a great day!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Flower Soft Fan Friday!

Hey Peeps! It's time for another Flower Soft Fan Friday! :-) I am soooo excited to share this weeks card with you. This one comes from the
oh so talented Vicki. Take a peek....

This is most definitely one of my ALL time Favorite Flower Soft Toppers. I really LOVE how Vicki used it on her beautiful Christmas card. The colors are fabulous and the touch of Flower Soft to the lamp post and holly is perfection.

Remember to be on the lookout for an email from me. There are so many beautiful projects out there! I love that you share them and I love bringing them to the Flower Soft blog to share as well.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Jen Buck

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FSC39 - Let's Talk Turkey

It's time for a Flower Soft challenge 39. This weeks challenge....Let's Talk Turkey....or any other animal you choose! We would love for you to play along. If you have the chance be sure and upload your creation to Splitcoast Stampers using the keyword FSC39.

This weeks challenge winner...yup, one of you will be chosen to win.....

The Winebuffs Papercraft Kit

from our Katy Sue Designs, aka Flower Soft!

*****You have until midnight on the 9th to complete your creation. Please link leave a comment to this post with a link to your card at SCS or to your blog where you have uploaded so that you can be considered! :-)

I absolutely LOVE this kit! I created my card for this weeks challenge using it. Take a peek....

This one is super simple to create as all of the images are ready to go and there's a bit of patterned paper as well! Love that patterned paper!

Be sure and see what the rest of the team has created for you.....

We look forward to all of your creations and hope you have the chance to play along!

Have a good one!
Jen Buck

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

And The Winner Is......

Hey Peeps! We can't thank you enough for playing along with our 'All That Glitters' blog hop. The winner of the drawing is for the comment she left on Lisa Murphy's blog is......

suzyQ2 said...

Beautiful simplicity!

carolcarratt at msn dot com

Looking Up

I love this image from Cornish Heritage Farms - such a carefree scene (it's a little unseasonal, but still fun...)! I colored the image with Touch Twin markers, and added Meadow Flower Soft to the branch. The sentiment is from smARTworks.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bright and Cheery!

I've been having such fun playing with the new ultrafine  and diamond range colours. For this card, I used the ultrafine white on the sweet elves hats and the amethyst to create a fun border

Have you all got started on your Christmas cards yet???

Stamps by Totally Stampalicious

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fan Friday

This is one of my favorite days of the week! It's time for another Fan Friday post! :-) I LOVE scouring the web for your beautiful Flower Soft creations! It's so inspiring!

This weeks designer is Lois, aka Clownmom at Splitcoaststampers. Take a look at her beautiful card....

LOVE this one! Flower Soft is the perfect addition to this project! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Lois! It's beautiful!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend! Back with more soon!

Jen Buck

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Orange and Black

Just a reminder about the current Sprinkle challenge (FSC38) to use Flower Soft on your cards that feature orange and black. Halloween's coming up soon!We don't really do Halloween at our house, but I do have lots of cute pumpkin stamps! This one is from Eureka Stamps and it's watercolored with reinkers and Inktense pencils. I grounded the image with some Autumn Flower Soft. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.If you'd like to join in on the Sprinkle challenge, pull out the Flower Soft - you might even win a prize! Post your orange and black project in the Splitcoast Gallery using the keywords flowersoft (one word) and FSC38. We'd love to have you join us!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Birthday

Here's an easy birthday card using Ultra Fine Citrus Crush for candle "flames" on punched teardrop shapes.


Outlines Rubber Stamps: H-430 Sketchy Background 2,AA-839 Tiny Happy Birthday
Papers: (Neenah Solar White 110#, Posh Milk Chocolate Felt 80#)
Inks: Smooch: Molasses, Taffy,  Colorbox Premium Dye ink (Licorice)
Other: Cappuccino Brown Twinery Twine,  Metallic Pen: Silver 553, Scotch Mounting Tape

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

All That Glitters

I LOVE all things 'sparkly'. Ok...probably not the best it a word? ;-) ...but I do really love that shiny stuff! The new Flower Soft Diamond Range colors are some of my FAVORITE for that very reason. Today the design team is showcasing the new colors and I cannot wait for you to see what they have come up with. We want you to 'hop' on through the blogs to see what they have created.

Please be sure and leave a comment when the 'sparkle' moves you because I will be choosing from your comments a winner! What will you win???? Three pots of Flower Soft Diamond Range....Ruby, Emerald, and Silver to get you started for this holiday season.

*******You can leave a comment on any of the blogs in the hop or all of the blogs in the hop. I will select from the comments left on ALL blogs....all of the team is playing with this challenge so including the Flower Soft blog that will allow you 11 entries if you leave a comment on each blog!*******

You have until October 29 to leave a comment. A winner will be chosen and announced on October 31.

Let's get this party started!

where you can follow the links through to each design team members blogs or you can follow the following links in your own order.....

Best of luck and enjoy!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Flower Soft Fan Friday!

Hey Peeps! It's time for another Flower Soft Fan Friday! This week we are sharing one of my favorites from Catherine C. Take a peek.....

I LOVE this stamp and topper! She utilized it in such a beautiful way! The colors are AMAZING! The layout PERFECT! SUCH a BEAUTY!

Thank you so very much, Catherine for sharing your beautiful work! This is GORGEOUS!

Have a good one!

Jen Buck :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FSC38 - Black & Orange

Hey Flower Soft Peeps! Are you ready for another fun challenge? This week we are all creating a little 'somethin', somethin' using black and orange. Perfect challenge for this time of year! I hope that you all can play along with us. Be sure and upload your creations to Splitcoast using they keyword FSC38 and leave us a comment here so that we can check them out. I cannot wait to see what you come up with! You can also check out our design team members to see what they came up with.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!


Jen Buck

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hope You Can Cling To

Flower Soft is one of the sponsors for Splitcoaststampers' annual card drive known as Hope You Can Cling To. Through a month-long series of challenges, participants create cards that are donated to the UT MD Austin Cancer Center so that patients in the breast cancer center can receive and share encouragement through the gift of a handmade card. You can find out more information about the card drive and challenges HERE.
Here is one of the cards I made as a sample for an upcoming challenge, using Diecut Dimensionals Wildflowers - the preprinted and diecut elements of the set are perfect for quick and beautiful cards. I cut a hole in the precut oval shape to frame the sentiment (smARTworks), and layered additional roses over the ones on the oval. Each flower was shaped with a large stylus. (For a tutorial, you can visit this post.) I sprinkled Ultrafine Sand Flower Soft in each flower center.

Thanks for visiting!