*****A very big welcome to new DT member – Leanne Nankervis*****

by admin ~ July 22nd, 2017

Hello FWAB fans, we hope that your weekend is going well so far! We are so happy to introduce to you our latest addition to the FWAB Design Team, Leanne Nankervis!

We are so excited to have Leanne join us and look forward to sharing with you Leanne’s very first layouts for us. But first, a little bit about Leanne –

Bio:

Hello, I’m Leanne I live in Geelong Victoria. I am married with 3 children, and love to

Scrap the moments we share in our lives. I work fulltime so scrapbooking is my relax and down time, my place to escape and unwind. I have been scrapbooking for 13 years, and love it as much as the day I started. I love to create layouts, cards, and mixed media, to dabble in a bit of everything. I’m very happy to be designing for FWAB because I’m a bling girl, and I just love all the pretty things.

For my first project I have done a beach layout little Fisherman/girl. I used an old photo of my daughter Alannah when we did our trip around Australia in 2011, catching fish in a net at Hilarys boat harbour in Perth. I used some 49 market sea papers; I did some stencilling and used some prima oil pastels for colouring. For my embellishments I have used the FWAB Maddison Teal flower, and the FWAB Jasmine Teal laser flourish.

I cut the Teal flourish I love to get the most out of my elements in a layout.

Close up of the Maddison Teal flower.

For my next layout Beautiful, I have used the Prima Rose Quartz papers, the photo is my friend and her daughter, who did a photo shoot recently. I love the photos I just wanted to use them, For this page I used the FWAB Luke chocolate Metallic which has that lovely bronze look to it, which went perfect with the metallic bronze in the paper, though its hard to see. And for my floral cluster I used a FWAB Maddison flower in pink, perfect colour to blend in with all the other elements.

Close up of the Luke chocolate metallic which I cut up into pieces and used around my layout.

Close up of the flower cluster and of the pretty Maddison flower.

Hope you have enjoyed looking at these projects, be sure to stop by shop store and gallery for more inspiration. Till next time happy crafting.

xx Leanne

Make sure to pop on over to Leanne’s blog here to stay up to date on all of Leanne’s amazing creations :-)

XX the FWAB team

***Announcing new DT member Chloe Nielsen***

by admin ~ June 2nd, 2017

Introducing new DT member for 2017 – Chloe Nielsen!

Now you may recognise Chloe, that’s because she was on our FWAB Design Team over previous years, and we loved her so much and the gorgeous projects that she created for us that we have asked her back, and she said YES! Yeahhhh

BIO:

Hello, I’m Chloe from sunny Queensland, Australia. Mum to 2 kids (plus the dog), I love to scrap our every day moments as well as the big moments that feature in our life. I work 4 days a week, so my scrapping time is precious, it’s my creativity and stress relief all in one! I am over the moon to be designing for FWAB again … what can I say … FWAB products and a FWAB team to be on … it’s an honour to be here 🙂
My first page “Mr Handsome”, features our much loved family pooch … he seems to be getting quite a few of his own pages lately! I have used a FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Black and cut it in half to fit on either side of my cluster. I get a bit scissor happy with my flourishes, but I love that cutting them up can make them fit perfectly and change the look to make each page unique. The slightly glittery look of this flourish really makes it POP on a project!
My next layout “Sweet”, I have kept the page bright and cheery to highlight the sweet little chicken my daughter is holding.
I have used a range of FWAB products on this page. Firstly, a gold FWAB Elise flower, I have cut up a FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Gold into a few smaller pieces to fit them around my cluster. Lastly, I have used a flower from the FWAB Maddison Flowers 3pk – Yellow as my focal point for my page – I love how soft and pretty these flowers are!
A very big welcome once again Chloe, we absolutely adore you and love having you on the FWAB DT again :-)
If you would like to take a peek at more of Chloe’s work, please make sure to click on this link – http://chloescreativecorner.blogspot.com.au/
XXX the FWAB team

***DT member Rachelle showcases a b-day card with BLING***

by admin ~ May 30th, 2017

Hi Lovelies!

Rachelle here sharing my latest project using products from
I used some gorgeous products that were perfect 
to add beauty on this project. 
This is my inspiration…

“Happy Birthday”
More project views…

I used ivory, white, and tan color scheme.
I love working with edges. So for these layers I distressed them
followed by inking them. Then it was time for  rhinestones on each corner.

Next, I applied the beautiful FWAB embellishments that brought
beauty for the entire project.

Flourish Products Used…

FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish White

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FWAB Adhesive Rhinestones 100 Pack Silver
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FWAB Elise Flowers 4pk – White

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FWAB Jack Vine Green

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I hope you have enjoyed this project and beautiful
FWAB products.
Be sure to stop by the store and galley for more inspiration.
Thanks for your visit!
  
God Bless You Now and Always
Rachelle

***Sweet Teddy cards by DT member Lynn Good***

by admin ~ May 15th, 2017

I love the Pion Design papers and thought I would create some cards using the Chloe Pearl Flourish, Pearl Rhinestones and FWAB flowers. It is amazing how far these products go when you use them in pieces for smaller things such as cards.  I have kept the cards simple – without mixed media – as I felt the paper and FWAB products were the focus.

I have used FWAB Chloe Pearl, FWAB Adhesive Pearls in pearl and FWAB flowers as well as  Pion Design Paper, Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap and Bundled Sage.  We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder – Geometric, Prima Metal Die – confetti Hearts, Spellbinders Die Cut – Decorative Curved Square, Bo Bunny Die Cut – 3×4 Ornate Frame.

In the above and below cards I have used the FWAB Chloe pearl flourish and cut it up into pieces to suit my card

In the card below I have used a FWAB white Elise flower

In the card below of this cute teddy and his friends I have used a FWAB pink Maddison flower

In the card below I have used the FWAB Adhesive Pearls

Another card below where I have used the FWAB Chloe Pearl flourish and cut it up to suit my card, as well as a FWAB white Elise flower.

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Thanks so much for joining us today and don’t forget to check out our new blog here – to see how you can get a double discount on your FWAB shopping in May!

XX the FWAB team



 

New layout by DT member Lynn Good

by admin ~ March 31st, 2017

I love it when we get snow at home, the air seems clear and everything takes on a winter wonderland look – no longer are the weeds visible or the lawns need mowing – it is all blended together by snow.

I have used 7 dots – Writers Block Collection for the paper and tags.

For the background I have used Texture Crackle Paste and Shimmerz Tickle Me Turquoise.

One of my favourite FWAB products is the Jack Vine in Black. I have cut this into two as well as removing a couple of leaves to lay above the FWAB flowers.

As a final touch I have splattered gesso and shimmerz paint together with FWAB Rhinestones in Teal and Black.

Lynn Good

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Don’t forget to check out the NEW FWAB blogspot HERE. We only need 1 more follower before we give away this fabulous FWAB prize pack! So make sure to drop on over there :-)

XX the FWAB team

***Introducing our 2nd DT member for 2017 – Rachelle Olaridge***

by admin ~ March 21st, 2017

Hi there FWAB fans.

We would love to introduce you to our 2nd Design Team member for 2017, Rachelle Olaridge from the USA. A very big FWAB welcome to you Rachelle, we are really excited to have you come on board!

 

 

~~~Just Me!~~~

I am a mother of 2 grown sons and grandmother to 2 beautiful grandchildren. I taught 6th grade for 7 years.

I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I viewed a friends work. My passion quickly turned into addiction for this type of artistry and I never looked back.  I am very passionate about this skills. It’s not just about creating albums but it is a work of art. I love taking pictures to use to document life. Thus, here I am today enjoying each day filled with being inspired, creating, providing inspiration through my work and treasuring the memories.

 

I am so addicted to the art of scrapbooking and paper crafting.  My skills  have expanded since 2009 for creating cards, layouts, tags, altered art work, planners, mixed media, wood, chipboard, and canvas artwork. I love using a variety of techniques, elegant and shabby chic elements. My style has been described as detailed, beautiful, and multifaceted. My greatest strength is attention to detail. I easily adapt my style depending on the type of project.  You will see a mixture of styles while looking through my gallery. I like to take the viewer on a visual journey of my designs.

 

Address:  Toledo, OH 54614

Social Media Links:

Blog- Scrapbooking & Crafts 24*7 365

Facebook-facebook page link

Twitter-Twitter

 Instagram{use rarely}

YouTube

Pinterest

 

Hi there Flourish fans!
Rachelle here and I am so excited to share with you my very first
2017 FWAB DT Team layout.

This project has been entitled
“Amazing Moments”

I wanted a brown & tan layout because the pictures
used would blend in perfect,
I created the background with a bit of mixed media.
Using ink, spritz, and mica flakes.

Here are a few inspirational close up snippits…

Then I applied the layers, picture, Flourish Antique Brown.
Next, came the floral clusters and chipboard.
Love working with layers after layers.

Then it was time for the second picture and journal card.
Here I placed the Luke Flourish Chocolate. Such a pretty addition.

Additional Elements…
chipboard, flairs, Prima florals/metals,
Bo Bunny Back to Basic cardstock, and Finnabair Mica Gold leaf Flakes.

Here you can see how beautiful the Elise Flourish Set
appeals to the focal picture of the layout.

Flourish Products used on this project…
FWAB Elise Flourish Antique Brown

FWAB Luke Flourish Chocolate

Well that is all for today!
I do hope you have enjoyed my inspired design
using Flourish Bling!
Huggies…Rachelle

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Don’t forget to follow our NEW FWAB blog HERE, we are only 4 followers away from giving away a fabulous FWAB prize pack!

XX  the FWAB team

Introducing our first DT member for 2017 – Lynn Good

by admin ~ March 10th, 2017

 

New T member Lynn Good

 

ok – a little bit about me:

I live in Tasmania on a small acreage with my husband, two dogs, two cats and an array of wildlife.

My two boys have flown the coup to begin their adventures but are still a big inspiration for my scrapbooking.

I have been scrapbooking for around 14 years and although I don’t have a “style” I would say that bling, flowers, chipboard and all things messy are in everything I do.

I predominately do 12×12 layouts but also love tags, canvases and off the page projects. For me I love the friendships I have created from all around the world and I love to create, share and inspire as others do with me.

We asked Lynn what her favourite FWAB products were – With regard to favourite product – oh how do you choose!!!!
Favourite products would be – Adhesive Pearls and Rhinestones (great value for money!), puffy flourishes, vines and flowers.

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Now for Lynn’s very first DT layout for FWAB  – March 2017-

Hi there, I am super thrilled to reveal my first layout for the FWAB design team for 2017.  Super excited to be a part of this team.

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I started with 7 Dots studio – writers block collection “sincerely” paper which I covered with clear gesso. I have created the background using 3D Gloss Gel and a Prima square stencil, a 13 arts leaf stencil and white crackle paste and random patches of clear crackle paste.  Once dried I have used Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals and Starbursts to create a “foilage” theme behind the photo.  Random stamping with a checkerboard stamp from Tim Holtz, Ultimate Grunge collection.
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  I have then used FWAB Jack Green and Jack Olive Green behind the photo which has been raised and encircled with Prima wire painted with Golden paint. A couple of FWAB flowers and title completes the composition.
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I have brought the layout together with splashes of white gesso and scattered FWAB rhinestones in black.
A very big welcome to you Lynn from all of us here at FWAB, we are really excited to have you come on board as one of our new DT members for 2017 and look forward to seeing hat you have in store for us during the coming months..

If you would like to check out some of Lynn’s work pre FWAB DT, then you can find her blog HERE. Enjoy all the fabulous eye candy! I am….love love love Lynn’s work!

Don’t forget to follow our NEW FWAB blog HERE, we are only 5 followers away from giving away a fabulous FWAB proze pack!

XX Maggie and the FWAB team

50% off Lee’s Tree and Trent’s Fence – this week only!

by admin ~ March 7th, 2017

New FWAB inspiration and 50% off sale!

Hi everyone,

We only need 5 more followers before we give away our lovely FWAB prize pack! Make sure you visit our NEW FWAB blog HERE, “Follow” us, and then once we hit 50 followers, 100 followers etc, we will draw a name to win a fab FWAB prize pack! It’s that easy!

This week we are showcasing 2 of our products – Lee’s tree and Trent’s fence. These 2 gorgeous products combine perfectly together to create a little scene. Both come with their own different grass. Lee’s Tree is made of a glossy epoxy and Trent’s Fence is made of a beautiful shimmery puffy material and they are all self adhesive.

Lee’s tree & grass set and Trent’s fence & grass set are half price this week only. Lee’s tree usually $3.95 now $1.98 and Trent’s fence usually $4.95 now $2.48 until midnight 12th March. (wholesaler accounts still get their added discounts on top and international buyers get cheaper prices as you don’t pay taxes).

Here’s some inspiration using our fab Lee’s Tree and Trent’s Fence:

Cards:

Jack vine – olive green leaves
 
Up in the sky set – cloud & sun
 
card by Jeni O’Connor

Layouts:

Jack vine – green
Up in the sky set – clouds and raindrops
Layout by Jeni O’Connor
Jasmine laser flourish – pale pink
Layout by Kim Kendell
Jack vine – black
Layout by Jeni O’Connor
Layout by Sonia Thomason
Jack vine – olive green

Thanks so much for dropping by, we hope you’ll visit our store HERE to take advantage of our 50% off sale.

Bye for now,

Lucy, Maggie & Kate

50% OFF FWAB Nicky’s beach huts and banner set – this week only

by admin ~ March 2nd, 2017

Nicky’s Beach Huts inspiration and 50% off sale

Hello everyone!

We’re up to 43 followers now which means someone will win a lovely FWAB prize pack very soon! All you have to do is “FOLLOW” our new FWAB blog HERE to be in the draw to win this fabulous FWAB prize pack!

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This week we are showcasing our oh-so-cute Nicky’s beach huts & banner set. This gorgeous and unique little scenery package comes with a set of 4 coloured beach huts – red, green, yellow and blue and a lovely matching banner. The banner can be used whole or cut for smaller banners or anything requiring triangles. They are made of a beautiful shimmery puffy material and are self adhesive.

Nicky’s beach huts & banner set  is on sale for this week only. Usually $4.95 they are 50% off until Sunday night. So until midnight 5th March you can buy the set for just $2.50 each!!(wholesaler accounts still get their added discounts on top and international buyers get cheaper prices as you don’t pay taxes).

Here’s some inspiration using our fab beach huts and banner:

Layout by Judith Armstrong
Up in the sky set – sun and clouds
Layout by Chloe Nielsen
Luke flourish – denim blue
Layout by Jeni O’Connor
Chloe pearl flourish – baby blue
Layout by Linda Thompson
Card by Jeni O’Connor
Jack vine – forest green (small vine)
Card by Kate McCulloch
Chloe pearl flourish – Antique gold
Chloe pearl flourish – baby blue
Up in the sky set – clouds
Up in the sky set – sun & water drops
Up in the sky set – sun and cloud
Up in the sky set – sun and cloud

I hope we have inspired you, visit the shop HERE to buy your beach huts and banner sets at 50% off!

Bye for now,

Lucy, Maggie & Kate

Flourish with a Bling

50% off FWAB Jack Vine Sale- this week only!

by admin ~ February 23rd, 2017

 Jack Vine inspiration and 50% off for this week only!

We have a special treat for you this week, we are showcasing one of our favourite products – The Jack vine. This gorgeous and unique vine set comes in 4 colours – green, olive green, forest green and black. The Jack vine consists of 1 small and 1 large vine. They can be used whole or the leaves can be cut off the vine to use separately. It is made of a beautiful glossy epoxy.

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 The Jack vine has recently been given a price reduction and is now only $2.95 but for this week we are halving it! So until Sunday 26th February you can buy them for only $1.47 each!!

Here’s some inspiration using our fab Jack vine:

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Jack vine – olive green

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Lee’s tree & grass set Jack vine leaves – olive green

Here is a Throwback Thursday share by one of our ex DT members, the gorgeous Sonia Thomason – Sonia has used the FWAB Jack vine in olive green – as well as a teal Jasmine laser flourish-

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In this next layout Sonia has again used our FWAB olive green Jack vine. The colour is such a  natural green that it fits in with all those gorgeous outdoor photos. Sonia has also used the FWAB Lee’s Tree and cut up one of the olive green Jack vines for the leaves as well as an olive green Jack vine coming out of the flower cluster.

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If you’d like to see more of Sonia’s stunning creations, then you can visit her blog HERE.

  I hope we have inspired you to visit the FWAB shop HERE to buy your Jack vines at 50% off until this coming Sunday 26th Feb, 2017!

Bye for now,

Lucy, Maggie & Kate Flourish with a Bling

It’s Throwback Thursday again, this week it’s the gorgeous Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ February 16th, 2017

Today for Throwback Thursday I would love to show you some of our gorgeous ex DT member Chloe Nielsen’s work – Chloe creates gorgeous bright vibrant layouts as well as cards, and I must say, looking back on previous posts of Chloe’s, its FWABulous to be looking at all she created for us again after all this time. Chloe is  the creator/designer and owner of her own little handmade embellishment business “Rainbow Splendour”, so make sure to check it out HERE.

From Chloe – I just love FWAB flowers – so imagine my excitement when I received the NEW colours and sizes!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!!!

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New colours include TEAL, YELLOW, RED, LATTE, ORANGE,

GOLD, GREEN and HOT PINK!!  Don’t they all sound so delicious!!!???

AND … there are new sizes in the Maddison flowers – mini Maddisons!  They are just the perfect size to add to a cluster :)

Anyway, here’s the first page I’ve created using the new flowers:

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The circus came to town last school holidays … I kept the circus flyer and the tickets we purchased to use on a layout … it’s fun to use memorabilia :) :).  I was disappointed I couldn’t get a photo of the kids in front of the big top, but it was storming and we all had to make a mad dash!  So, even tho I’m a little short of pics, I still wanted to scrap about the event :)

I have used a FWAB Maddison Flower – Red, FWAB Elise Flowers in Pale Blue and White,

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and a FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Red

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The flourish is embossed using my tutorial steps from last month. Love the effect!

Don’t forget: HUGE $2 FLOWER SALE for the month of OCTOBER! come and check out the beautiful new colour range and various sizes we have in stock! SHOP HERE!!

Hello FWAB fans!  I’m back again to share my next page using the FWABulous new flowers!!

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I just LOVED the teal colour – teal is so “IN” right now … and couldn’t wait to use them on a page!
Here, I’ve used the FWAB Maddison Flowers – Teal, FWAB Elise Flowers – Cream, and a FWAB Elise Flowers – Dusty Pink

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and I’ve also used a FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Hot Pink (Jasmine flourishes would have to be one of my FAV FWAB products!!!)

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So have you used our FWAB flowers since we released them? Make sure to check them out HERE before we SELL OUT!

Happy scrapping everyone.

XX The FWAB team

PS. We have some exciting news to share with you very soon, so keep a look out :-)

***A little FWAB love this Valentines Day ***

by admin ~ February 12th, 2017

February is the month of love so it’s perfect timing to spread a little FWAB love.

We have just started a brand new blog and you can find it HERE or flourishwithabling.blogspot.com. We would love for you to follow our new blog and once we have 50 followers, we will be giving away a lovely prize pack (see below), so please tell your friends about us as well (they might share the prize with you if they win). Every 50 followers we will do another prize pack giveaway, Yay! Wherever you may live in the world, if you are a follower of the new FWAB blog, you are in each draw to win! Here’s the prize pack for the first giveaway worth around $50 rrp:

Blogger prize pack 50 followers

We would love for you to receive a gorgeous FWAB freebie right now, so if you complete an order by Tuesday 14th February, add “love news” to the comments section of your order and you will receive a FWAB freebie in your order as a Valentine’s gift from us.

International postage is not as much as you might think – sending the above amount of products internationally will cost $10AUD (250gms and under). Australian postage is a flat rate $10 no matter how large your order!

You can always email us at shop@flourishwithabling.com.au anytime if you have any questions, we pride ourselves on our customer service.

Here’s a little sneak peek valentine’s inspiration using some of our gorgeous products: Click on any of the underlined products to take you to our website to see that particular product.

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FWAB products used-

Chloe Pearl Flourish – red

Jack vine – forest green

100 pack pearls –  pearl

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FWAB products used –

Jack vine – olive green

100 pack rhinestones – silver

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FWAB products used –

Jack vine – olive green

100 pack pearls – pearl

Grace pearl flourish – pearl

Make sure to follow our new FWAB blog – ( flourishwithabling.blogspot.com.au )  and not only will you be in the draw to win the fabulous FWAB prize pack shown above, but you can view a lot more Valentine’s Day inspiration too :-)  Enjoy.

Happy crafting,

The FWAB team

It’s Throwback Thursday at FWAB. Remember this post? February 2012!

by admin ~ February 9th, 2017

This months guest designer is ***Jeni O’Connor***
After admiring the lovely Jeni O’Connors layouts on Scrapbook.com and in Scrapbook Creations and Scrapbooking Memories magazines over the last few years, we are very excited to be sharing with you Jeni’s guest DT work for Flourish with a Bling.

Here’s a little bit about Jeni –

I’m Jeni and I am thrilled to be invited as this month’s guest designer here at Flourish with a Bling. I’ve had the opportunity to work with FWAB products for a while now and just love them.
I’m Aussie with a Canadian dh, so we get to spend time in two beautiful countries. We have twins, a boy and girl and a dog, Buddy.

Inspired by my Grandma’s talent for crafts, I’ve always loved to create in some form or another. I’ve been a scrapbooker forever,lol. Even as a child I would take photos and write stories about them. I’ve been scrapbooking as we know it today for about 15 years. Although in the early days all we had were stickers! My style has changed over that time and with so many influences and fabulous products. Today, I have two distinctly different styles, Storybook/whimsical style usually in 3d, where I love to extend the photo and create a scene. I also like to create in a Shabby/arty/, sometimes messy kind of style.

I have been lucky to have had many opportunities in scrapbooking. For the past 5 yrs I’ve been a design team member on the Colour Team for Scrapbook Creations. I’ve also authored regular features and three year long series of published articles, “What’s Your Style?”and “Scrapping with the Stars” (astrology and scrapping) and “Reality Bites” (scrapping about real life issues). My most recent feature was on Mixed Media and scrapping.

I’ve been published in the Australian magazines Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories and For Keeps. Internationally in Canadian Scrapbooker, Memory Makers, and Creating Keepsakes. I was also a tutor at the Australian Scrapbooking Convention. I’ve been on a number of design teams over the years, including Manor House Creations and Once Upon a Sketch currently and previously Dusty Attic and My Creative Scrapbook (US)

I’m a Midwife and Teacher by professions when I’m not scrapping. I’d like to say I’m a domestic engineer, but I’m not really all that domesticated…I’d rather be scrapping!

I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to share my creations with you.
My blog: http://jocmomentsoftime.blogspot.com/

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In this bright and fun beach layout above, Jeni has used one of the FWAB silver corner flourishes from the Kate’s corner flourish set, beach huts and flag from Nicky’s beach huts, and baby blue Chloe pearl flourishes.

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What an enchanting and whimsical layout…so perfect for using the FWAB Taylah’s toadstools, Lee’s tree and grass set, Trent’s fence and a pink Jasmine laser flourish. Just magical….you could almost think Jeni’s twins were actually sitting there amongst the flowers and toadstools in a beautiful garden!

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Jeni has used the FWAB Teal Luke flourish and teal pearls from the 100 pearl packs for this gorgeous layout of her son. Love all the misting and masking too, so effective to grunge up a boys layout.

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What a beautiful photo of Jeni’s twins …and a stunning layout to show it off. Jeni has used the new olive green Chloe pearl flourishes which go perfectly with all the greenery of the flowers and chipboard fence…..just stunning.

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What a beautiful card…Jeni has used the FWAB olive green Jack vine and cut it up to suit, as well as copper pearls from the 100 pearl packs….who wouldn’t be absolutely thrilled to receive that card!

I asked Jeni just a few questions –

What has been the most exciting part of being in this industry?

I’ve loved being a part of an industry that has evolved over many years. There’s always fresh, new ideas and products to inspire us. The creative talent just keeps getting better, blurring the boundries between so many of the other arts and crafts. I love inspiring other scrappers and being inspired by them on our creative journey.

What is your favourite technique or tool at the moment?

Techniques seem to go in cycles, every few years an “oldie” gets recycled back into fashion. I’ve always added inks, paints, mists or waxes to my pages. As for tools, I’ve not one for investing in the latest tools or equipment. My scissors are my best scrapping friends.

What is the process you use to create a layout?

LOL. This question is a challenge as I’m not sure I really have a process. I think it all starts out in my mind with a creative thought. Usually, I can visualise how I want my page to look and it just seems to take shape from there. Although, I’m a terrible fiddler and will often move things around until they feel right. Most of my ideas are inspired by the images around me and the designs and patterns on paper. Prior to being on the team at Once Upon a Sketch, I’d never really given much thought to using a sketch as a starting point. Now I love it when I have a plan to work from. They really are a great way to map your ideas.

A very big thank you to Jeni for creating such amazing works of art for us here at Flourish with a Bling and for making our products look absolutely amazing. If you too are left wanting to see more, then please remember to check out Jeni’s blog here to see more of Jeni’s beautiful work…you’ll be inspired!

Happy scrapping everyone,

Maggie and the FWAB team

***Farewell to DT Chloe Nielsen***

by admin ~ April 14th, 2015

Last but certainly not least, we farewell the lovely Chloe Nielsen who has been with us for over the last 18 months doing such a fabulous job for FWAB that she became our DT  Coordinator for the last year or so of her term as well as admin for all Facebook posts.

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Chloe’s dedication and commitment made her an invaluable member of the FWAB team and she will be sorely missed.

Again I have struggled to narrow down some of Chloe’s creations to share with you one last time, but here goes –

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In the above layout titled “My Boy”, Chloe has used the FWAB  Nicki’s Beach huts in blue/white and green/white as well as part of the FWAB denim blue Luke flourish.

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In this next layout Chloe has used the FWAB gold laser Jasmine flourish and the FWAB orange puffy Jasmine flourish. Chloe has cut each flourish up to suit her layout. These flourishes although 3D, cut up very easily using a pair of scissors so are very versatile.

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In this next beachy layout, Chloe has used the clouds and raindrops from the FWAB Up in the sky pack and don’t the raindrops look fabulous used as water drops for this fun beach layout :-)

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Chloe created this pretty door hanger using our FWAB Maddison flourish set in silver and doesn’t it add some gorgeous sparkle.


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Chloe always created such pretty cards for us. The above 2 cards Chloe has used the FWAB Jasmine laser flourshes in teal and pearl as well as a Maddison flower in chocolate.

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In this final share, Chloe has used the FWAB silver Elise flourish as well as our FWAB lilac Maddison flowers.

A very big thank you Chloe for your tireless dedication to us and the FWAB team. We greatly appreciate it so very very much and wish you all the very best for the future and whatever exciting Design Teams come your way, they will be so lucky to have you!

If you would like to keep up to date on all of Chloe’s creativity, please make sure you follow her blog here – 

XXXX The FWAB team

The winner of the March 2015 “Alter your FWAB bling challenge” is….

by admin ~ April 1st, 2015

Hi there FWAB fans,

We had some fabulous entries into this months challenge, thank you to those of you who played along!

Sadly there can only be one winner, so…….

The winner of the March 2015 Alter your FWAB bling challenge is….

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KarenB with her layout titled “High Up”. A very big congratulations Karen, if you can please email Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au with your address, we will get your FWAB prize pack off to you asap.

Keep an eye out for the next challenge which will be up on the FWAB blog early next week.

Wishing all our FWAB fans a very Happy Easter. We hope the Easter Bunny remembers to visit you!

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XXXX The FWAB team

***March 2015 “Alter your FWAB bling challenge” ***

by admin ~ March 10th, 2015

Hi FWAB fans,

So sorry for the delay in putting the new challenge up,  here it is at last –

For this months challenge we would like to see you do something extra creative to our FWAB products, be it stamping one of our puffy flourishes like the quick and easy sample I have shared below, misting our flowers a different colour, using our flourishes as a mask, altering it any way you can…the list is endless.

You may have seen all the fabulous and creative ways our past DT’s have used our products and created something new and unique, well now it’s your turn!

Upload it to the FWAB gallery in the March 2015 “Alter your FWAB bling challenge” album, in the description explain what you have done to alter our FWAB product, and be in the draw to win a fabulous FWAB prize pack!

Here’s a sample I created using a FWAB white Jasmine puffy flourish that I stamped using the same music stamp I used on my background and white butterflies –

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Here’s a close up of the stamped Jasmine puffy flourish  –

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We hope you can play along with us….challenge closes midnight Tuesday March 31st.

XXX Maggie and the FWAB team

***Farewell to DT member Amy Prior***

by admin ~ March 10th, 2015


Today we will be bidding farewell to DT member Amy Prior.

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Amy has been with us for over 18 months and we have loved seeing her gorgeous, bright and cheery layouts in the FWAB gallery as well as Amy’s creative blog posts on the FWAB blog.

Again, trying to narrow down a few creations to share with you all will be a challenge, but here goes –

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Amy always loved to use any of the FWAB pearl bling, quite often using the same design in different colours or layering them. In the above bright and cheery layout, Amy has used the FWAB teal and pink Grace pearl flourishes which tie in to her colour scheme perfectly –

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In this lovely earthy toned layout, Amy has used the FWAB olive green Jack vine as well as antique gold pearls from our 100 packs…and what a sweet photo indeed!

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In this next colourful layout Amy has used the FWAB purple and blue Chloe pearl flourishes as well as the FWAB Adam vine and don’t they look gorgeous placed into Amy’s cluster of pretty flowers.

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In this beautiful layout Amy has used the FWAB pearl Chloe flourish as well as the FWAB Grace pearl flourish in copper and Amy has layered them for affect and don’t they look fabulous!

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In this final stunning share above, Amy has used the FWAB pearl Chloe and Grace flourishes where she has cut them up to suit her layout, the FWAB white Jasmine puffy flourish where again Amy has cut up to suit her layout, pearl coloured individual pearls from the FWAB 100 packs as well as a white Maddison and Elise flower.

A very big thank you Amy for always inspiring our FWAB followers with such bright and cheery creations throughout your time here with us at FWAB.

We look forward to continuing to keep up to date with all things Amy Prior on your blog here and we wish you all the very best in whatever crafty things may come your way in the future :-)

XX the FWAB team

***Farewell to DT members Kim, Amy and Chloe***

by admin ~ February 23rd, 2015

Hi there Flourish with a Bling fans,

Today we start to farewell the last few members of our Design Team for 2013, 2014-2015.

First up we say goodbye to DT member Kim Kendell –

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Here are a few layouts Kim has created for us over her DT term.

First up Kim has used a FWAB bronze Luke flourish and doesn’t it pop! –

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Next up Kim has used the FWAB Trent’s fence as well as a FWAB black Jack vine –

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In this next bright and cheery layout, Kim has used the FWAB black Jessie flourish – doesn’t Kims background of colourful chevrons look fabulous! –

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In the final share for Kim today we have this bright and colourful layout filled with lots of FWAB Elise flowers in orange, pink, red, blue and cream. Don’t all those flowers look gorgeous :-) –

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A very big thank you once again Kim for all the fabulous work you have created for us during your DT term :-) We’ve loved having you on the team.

If you would like to keep up to date with all things creative for Kim and her other Design team work, please make sure to follow her blog here

Wishing you all the very best for the future Kim :-)

XXX the FWAB team

January WINNER!

by admin ~ February 2nd, 2015

Hello FWAB fans!  I know I’m a day late announcing January’s challenge winner, but seriously – where did January go?!

We had so many GORGEOUS entries into our sketch challenge last month and we must thank you ALL for playing along!  We love to see our FWAB products on your pages!

Our random winner is..

Timeless Craft Mumma (Louise)

with this stunning creation:

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Congrats, Louise! And your first time playing along here too!! Well done!

 

Please email Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!

A few more creations with Amy Prior

by admin ~ January 31st, 2015

Hi everyone! Ok so after my post the other day of 4 layouts, I felt it only fair to follow up this blog post with another 4 projects all using FWAB goodies. I say projects because this time one of them is not a layout ooh intrigued? Keep reading…

The first project that I have to share with you all again today is titled Fabulous and for this layout I have used a couple of Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourishes in Black as well as a couple of Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish in Black.

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The next project that I have to share with you all today is a gorgeous little frame that I have decorated to showcase a very old and damaged professional photo of my darling daughter Mia. Here I have used Flourish with a Bling Self-Adhesive Rhinestones in Black plus some Flourish with a Bling Kate’s Corner Flourish in Black.

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Next up I have a layout to share with you all sharing a gorgeous photo of my 2 beautiful girls and our bunny rabbit. For this layout I have used some Flourish with a Bling Self-Adhesive Pearls in Mango plus a Flourish with a Bling Grace Flourish in Red.

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Last but not least, I have another layout to share and this time I have used a couple of Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourishes in Pewter.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

*****DON’T FORGET 50% off Storewide on the Flourish with a Bling website ends at midnight tonight!!!! Only a few hours left to get those orders in I mean who doesn’t love 50% off?******

Bubble chaser – by Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ January 30th, 2015

Hello everyone!

It’s Chloe here and I have another page to share with you all.

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I have used FWAB Elise Flowers – Pale Blue …

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That’s all from me, don’t forget THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE
AND
THE FABULOUS SALE!!!!

Vintage Bling

by admin ~ January 29th, 2015

Hello Everyone I hope you have all had a wonderful start to the New Year and are all ready to start scrapping again today I would like to share with a a vintage layout that I have created using the Adhesive Rhinestones in Silver

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You can in the below Photo that I have used the rhinestones to top the chipboard buttons and it just makes them look amazing.

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In the next image I have used the smallest size to highlight the word Happy and it looks a bit classy I think.

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Thank you for coming to look at my post I look forward to seeing your layouts using the Adhesive Rhinestone Bling.

Kim

A few recent layouts with Amy Prior

by admin ~ January 26th, 2015

Hi everyone, Amy Prior back today with not 1 but 4 layout to share using Flourish with a Bling products.

First up I have a layout using the gorgeous FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish in Pearl PLUS the gorgeous FWAB Taylah’s Toadstools.

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The next layout that I have to share with you all features the gorgeous FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in Black PLUS some gorgeous FWAB Maddison & Elise flowers in black.

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Next up I have a layout featuring lots of gorgeous FWAB Maddison & Elise flowers plus some FWAB Self Adhesive Pearls in White.

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Lastly I have a super bright and fun layout to share with you all featuring lots of gorgeous FWAB Silver Self-Adhesive Rhinestones.

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Don’t forget that the entire Flourish with a Bling store is 50% off for the month of January. Hurry and get your orders in before the month’s end.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Create Banner with Amy Prior

by admin ~ January 17th, 2015

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all again today sharing a project that was perfectly accented with lots of gorgeous Flourish with a Bling Self Adhesive White Pearls.

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This gorgeous banner started off as simple pieces of Raw Canvas that I have wet thoroughly with water before adding tonnes of various colour Shimmerz paints to the backgrounds. I really wanted a gorgeous rainbow of colours on this banner.

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When the background was completely dry, I have sprayed some White Shimmerz Spritz spray over the top to dull down the colours a tad before adding the FWAB White Adhesive Pearls randomly here and there.

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I had some old Chipboard letters in my stash that I have simply painted with some Shimmerz white Dazzlerz paints. I wanted to paint these white to create a nice contrast against the crazy rainbow background of the banners.

I finally added some flowers and a bit of Texturez paint on the petals to bring the whole thing together.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget that we have 50% off the Flourish with a Bling store this month which is craaaazzzyyyy so quick click here and shop up a storm.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

SMILE – by Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ January 13th, 2015

Hi everyone!  I’m back again to share another page …

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I kept this one fairly simple … some background painting with mists … and similar colour alphas and FWAB pearls over the top for some texture …

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I have used:
FWAB Luke Flourish Teal
FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Teal
FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Mango
FWAB Maddison Flowers – SMALL 4pk – Teal

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Don’t forget
BIG 50% off SALE for the month of January 2015!!
SHOP HERE

xx

O Christmas tree – Chloe Nielsen

by admin ~ January 8th, 2015

It seems I’m suffering from a mild dose of low mojo, so I pulled out the January sketch again and BAM … instantly inspired!  Just love it when that happens!

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I even had some recent photos from Christmas to scrap!

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I love using non-traditional Christmas colours!  Pink, purple and teal – so pretty :)

I have used:

FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Purple
FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Rose Pink

FWAB Maddison Flowers 3pk – Pink

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Hope YOU can play along with our sketch this month!! :) :)

January 2015 sketch challenge

by admin ~ January 1st, 2015

Hello everyone!  It’s Chloe Nielsen here to share our January challenge with you.

Are you ready for a FWABulous scrappy year?  We decided to kick off with a sketch to inspire you this month …

FWAB JANUARY RULES:

1. Follow the sketch (turn it, make it your own, but we would still love to see the bones of the sketch!)

2. Use AT LEAST one piece of FWAB

3.  Upload your creation (can be a page, a card, or OTP item) by midnight 31st January 2015 to the FWAB gallery

4. Have fun!!

 

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Here is my sample page created for this sketch:

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I have used a FWAB Maddison flower in Yellow, a small FWAB Maddison flower in teal, a FWAB Elise flower in cream, and a FWAB Kate’s Corner Flourish Silver – all cut up to fit around my cluster.

Amy Prior has also created a sample page for this challenge…

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Amy has used Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish in Purple as well as Self Adhesive Pearls in Purple.

Hope you can join in this month!  We look forward to seeing your creations!

The December challenge winner …

by admin ~ January 1st, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all the team at FWAB!!

 

Thank you to those who were able to play along last month!  We know it was a super busy month and we were so happy to see so many stunning creations in the gallery!

 

All your names went in a hat and one has been drawn out …

CONGRATS TO …

vickstar

with this FABULOUS layout:

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Please email Maggie at flourishwithabling@yahoo.com.au to claim your prize!

Stay tuned for the January challenge which will be posted later today :) …

Hope you can all play along again!

Have a great month!

 

Christmas Continues with Amy Prior

by admin ~ December 27th, 2014

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all again today after a couple of months break from scrapbooking. Christmas is all but finished now with most people already taking down decorations but I wanted to come by and quickly share a last minute decoration that I made for our Christmas Table here at the Prior household.

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The tree is a 3d Kaisercraft BTP MDF Product that was supposed to be used as a countdown calendar but I got it down way too late to consider using it for that purpose, maybe next year LOL.

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The MDF was covered in lots of gorgeous little paper doilies decoupaged all over and then I have added lots of sprays from Shimmerz Paints as well as  other Shimmerz paint products used through stencils etc. I just love this sort of layering of different paint mediums.

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Lots of Flourish with a Bling gold pearls were the perfect finishing touch for this tree and I have added lots of Self Adhesive Pearls in Antique Gold as well as some Chloe Flourishes in Antique Gold.

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Our Christmas decorations are all very rainbow candy colours here so the tree fits perfectly with our Christmas Home Decor. Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to checkout the giant sale over in the Flourish with a Bling store!!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Merry Christmas!

by admin ~ December 25th, 2014

To all our loyal fans and customers,

we wish you and your families

a happy and safe Christmas

and best wishes for a

happy, scrappy New Year!

From all the team here at FWAB xx