Friday, March 6, 2009

Sneak Preview - Floral Symphony and Miracles Blossom

Hey there Verve fans! It's the 5th and final day of previews for the upcoming Verve Release! Like what you've seen so far? We have some more fabulous eye candy for you today!!

From Jen Tapler:

If you're a long-time Verve fan, you know that Julee does flowers like nobody's business!! And these two floral sets are some of her best yet! You won't believe how many different combinations of individual and grouped flowers and stems these two beautiful sets will give you. Now I'm sure at some point in one of my early math classes I learned some kind of formula for actually calculating the number of combinations you can get based on the number of each element you have...but it's been awhile since I've had to think that hard. I tried just counting, but I gave up at 20 with Miracles Blossom. That's right. I know there are at least TWENTY different combinations of "floral arrangements" using the stamps in Miracles Blossom. And you'll get 5 more combinations with Floral Symphony!!! Now that's a lot of floral variety!! And you know both sets include the perfect sentiments as well!!

I decided to use some of those combinations to create a tag and plant cutting bag for a Spring planting gift box. The cardboard box from my stash was covered with American Crafts DP and I added some Chocolate Chip ribbon to wrap it up. The tag, actually a page from a Maya Road chipboard album, was decorated with the "Where hope grows, miracles blossom" sentiment (it's hard to see in the pic) and a flower/stem combination. I used a Big Shot die to cut out a bag to hold a cutting from a Hawaiian Ti plant (a good luck plant in Hawaii, thought by natives to ward off evil spirits and to be a symbol of divine power) . I added some ribbon, hemp twine and a button to a flower pot and the gift is ready for giving!


From Bethany Paull:
Have you been getting these couple of days of sun that are shining down on me? It makes me so ready for SPRING! And on top of that, would you just look at the inspiring new stamp sets being released by Verve just in time to enjoy with this great spring like weather!? For this simple, happy creation, I stamped the flower stems in Old Olive and the tulips in Rose Romance. Then I stamped the tulips again and cut them out to adhere with pop dots, and that yummy, swirly sentiment is done in cool caribbean. The circle patterns are two rows of Doodlebug paper frills lined up together. And that ribbon is my favorite...FREE! It came tied on to my shopping bag on a recent trip to the mall. Recycle, reuse, go green! Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, patterned paper Urban Prairie by Basic Grey.

From Jen del Muro:
When I think of Easter, I think of soft pastels, hopping bunnies and fuzzy chicks, along with jellybeans and other various goodies. So, when I got this set, I made myself think outside the box and used non-traditional colors to create this Easter Gift set. The black cardstock sets off the palette of kraft, pink and green. The Basic Grey DP incorporated all the colors and brings the project together. Of course, I couldn't go without a little something on the "traditional" side of things. For this, I used a soft green polka dot ribbon.



Like what you see? Well, this Verve-alicious set could be coming home to you! Just leave us a comment with the answer to the following question (see below) by Sunday March 8 at Noon (Mountain Time) and you could be the lucky winner! Winners will be announced at our release party on Sunday night (it starts at 8 PM ET in the Verve Forum on SCS - so mark your calendar NOW)! And for even more chances to win Verve goodies, be sure to participate in this week's Mojo Monday sketch contest on the Mojo Monday Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Your Question: What's your favorite flower or plant? (Mine is tuberose, which was in my head lei, or haku, at my wedding - the scent of tuberose instantly reminds me of my beach wedding)

123 comments:

  1. Wow...How do you choose just one! I would have to say that I love lilys, gerbera dasies, and tulips but I also love flowers with lots of petals as well like dahlias and peonies. They are all so amazing, I can't wait for spring!

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  2. I love Lily of the Valley. Such a delicate flower with an amazing scent. They don't stay around very long so you have to appreciate them while they are here. I also love daisies

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  3. Hands down, it's tulips. They are so simple and elegant.

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  4. I don't really have one favorite plant...I have several depending on the season of the year. I love hibiscus right now. Portulaca in the summer. Mums in the fall and poinsettia's in the winter. Thanks for another chance to win.

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  5. My favorite is the iris. It is so artistic. Soon they will be blooming. Come on spring!!!

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  6. I also luv flowers, in school I did all my book reports on types of flowers....lol...I get more excited by the flowers stamps than any other. I luv all sorts, gerber dasies, tulips, little jonny jump ups, and I luv geraniums....so to pick one today I will gerber dasies. see ya at the RP! *~*

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  7. Beautifu , beautiful projects.
    I love all flowers but would have to say roses are my fav.

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  8. Definately Calla Lillies, they are so unique, just love them

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  9. I love lilac! It smells AWESOME.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  11. Those cards are stunning and the sentiment is perfect! I soooo need this set! My favorite flower is the lily.

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  12. I love tulips. I just love all the different amazing colors they come in (especially those that display more than one color). God's handiwork indeed!

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  13. Oh these are amazing projects, girls - love them all.

    As for the flower - mine is TULIPS! And I see them poking up from underground now which means Spring is coming - yipppeeeeeeeee!!

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  14. Plumeria!!!!!!!! Nothing like walking out in the morning and grabbing one to tuck behind your ear.

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  15. My favorite plant is the trumpet plant. We always see them in the Caribbean so I planted one in my yard which has to be uprooted for the winter. Can't wait for the snow to leave and see these flowers again

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  16. Those are some gorgeous creations today!! My favorite flower is the daisy. They just look so sweet and innocent!

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  17. My favorite, I have two and they are the oriental and day lily. I've been filling my garden with them. The color combinations are just beautiful.

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  18. Gerbera Daisy - they are so beautiful and come in so many different colors. And they bloom so long, too.

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  19. My favorite spring flowers are tulips. I could keep them in my house all year long if I could. I am so excited for the release on Sunday!

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  20. Well, for growing, it would have to be pansies, since they seem to resist my terrible brown thumb - plus I love their little faces :) For receiving....it's awfully hard to narrow down, but that first bunch of daffodils in the early spring must be my favourite, since they're the most anticipated!
    Jessi
    onecraftymama at hotmail dot com

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  21. If I had to choose just one, I think my favorite flower would be tulips. However, usually it is the colors of flowers that I am drawn to rather than the individual types. Love anything that is bright (purples, oranges, magenta, etc.)

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  22. Oh what beautiful creations you've done for us today! This is an amazing set!

    I would have to say my favorite flower is the gardenia...smells soooo good and it's petals are like velvet.

    freida38801@yahoo.com

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  23. I think my favorite flowers would have to be lilacs. At my parents house growing up, we had a whole row of lilac bushes. Just beyond the lilac bushes, we had cattle and hog barns, so the lilacs were planted to cover up the farm smell from wafting into the house! The smell was just wonderful in the summer. Now, whenever I smell lilacs (which are my mom's favorite, too), I always think of my childhood (corny, maybe...).
    Great sets and great preview!

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  24. I have so many favorites...but I think if I have to pick, I'll pick daisies. They're so cheery and bright and springy (?). I don't know anyone who can resist smiling when they see a bouquet of daisies or just one or two on a card front or scrapbook page. Beautiful cards by the way.

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  25. Oh my girls, once again your talent is shining brightly! I love the stems that come with these sets...so fun!!!

    I'm not sure I have a favourite plant or flower, I adore all of them but a cactus is one that seems to live the longest in my house ;) LOL! Not too much of a green thumb :(

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  26. I love Daisies.
    Simple, but pretty.
    Tulips and Calla Lilies are my favorites as well.
    Kris

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  27. While I love so many flowers, I think the lily wins for me! I love when they start blooming in my yard!

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  28. I love all your floral images. My favorite flower is the sunflower but there are many close seconds.

    Debbie

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  29. I'm a total sucker for flowers! I can't wait to see the full sets! My favorite flowers here at home are yellow roses, but in tropical places I love frangipani!

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  30. These are all gorgeous! Where's the Buy It All NOW button?!

    I love all bulb flowers - daffodils, tulips, etc., but my fav flower is the stargazer lily.

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  31. Wow! Gorgeous stamps!!
    I have two favorites, the lilac and lily of the valley. I love the scent of both of them, and they remind me of my grandma and my great-grandma.

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  32. Oh my what a GORGEOUS set!! Thanks so much for the chance at winning it. My favorite flower/plant are Peonies. I just love the fullness of it...so pretty and feminine!

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  33. I love every flower but have to say large vibrant zinnias in my garden are my favorite. I also love huge cockscomb. Last year I had rows of each flower spanning my veggie garden, it was glorious.

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  34. Pansy - my favorite flower to grow. Carnation - for my favorite cut flower.
    It seems like we will have winter forever!! We get one sunny day and a week of cold weather around zero or below : (
    I love flower stamps!! A person can never have too many flower stamps!

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  35. Gorgeous sets! I can't wait to put my order in! All of the projects are wonderful and the team members have outdone themselves. Verve these sets are fabulous!!! Delinah*

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  36. Wow! Gorgeous previews!
    My favourite flowers are definitely gerbera daisies! The are so big and fabulous.

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  37. Lilacs and roses. My mom has always loved to garden, and we always had a huge vegetable garden and she had a huge flower bed. These were my two favorites to see growing, and to walk by and smell!

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  38. Wow, the previews are gorgeous!

    I have absolutely fallen in love with Stargazer Lillies.

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  39. I have to say lilacs are my favorite with peonies being a close second. Both have such amazing scents and both remind me of my Grandma's house.

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  40. My favorite flower is the rose. From the first new green leaves in the spring, to every bud and blossom tho the petals falling off and then in the late fall the rose hips. They are always beautiful. I have a rose garden that includes 20 different types of roses. Love them and love all the new stamps. Melissa

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  41. One of my favourite flowers is the gerber daisy. I love the vivid colours.

    Melisa Hunter

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  42. My fav flower is carnation.
    I love all the goodies. they are just beautiful.

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  43. If there is a flower set available, I think I'm sunk - love them and have so many already that I just need to add one more :)

    I love flowers of all types, but I think one of my favorites are tulips. I lived in Holland for a year when I worked with Billy Graham the evangelist and they had SO many amazing types of tulips - all sorts of shapes and sizes and colours.

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  44. I love roses and all "scented" flowers. I love the smell. These sets are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Oh! These sets look amazing! I know how much I love the other floral sets from Verve, so I can't wait to add these to my collection too! My favorite flower is the calla lily, I love all lilies, but the bell shape is just devine. In fact I have several in my garden, I can't wait for spring to come so they can bloom!

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  46. Wow! These projects are amazing! As for my favorite flower, I can't really choose between tulips, hydrangeas, and hibiscus! Love them all!

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  47. Lots of flowers make me happy, for different reasons -- but roses are my favorite! Thanks!

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  48. I can tell that these new stamp sets are going to be goregeous! I am loving the creations girls! Keep them coming! :D

    I love flowers! I have so many favorites. I love tulips and lilys but I would have to say that my very favorites are lilacs! Mmm....they smell so good!

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  49. I would have to say that it is a tie between lilies and Gerbera daisies.

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  50. oh I have so many flowers that I love... My very favorite is the Cahla lily... I had them in my wedding bouquet.... but I also really love the Gerber Daisy....
    Melissa in WI

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  51. My favorite would be the Hydranga. I love the big flower heads and the numerous hues you can find them in. Love the samples - Jen your framed flower and the soft colors you used!

    Can't wait for spring!!!

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  52. what a beautiful easter set! I love lilies!

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  53. My favorite flower is freesia. It is such a pretty and delicate flower.

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  54. Gorgeous creations! My fav flowers are tiger lillies and irises.

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  55. My favorite flower is the tulip. But I also love a little spring time flower called Cheerfulness. It is a daffodil-type flower. Just so cute. This set looks beautiful

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  56. my absolute favorite flower is the plumeria, but close second is the tahitian gardenia or tiare flower...lucky i live hawaii!!

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  57. Sorry but choosing one flower is like choosing one stamp! I love freesias, roses, lilies, tulips and also bouquets of flowers that have interested shaped and textured flowers like thistle heads, pussy willow etc.

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  58. WOW, these are all great!!
    My favorite flower is a tulip and I super excited to see a Verve tulip :)

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  59. Amazing stuff ladies! My favorite flower is the sweet pea. Their fragrance is amazing and the flower is so beautiful.

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  60. My favourites are hibiscus and roses.
    I'm loving all these sneak previews. Look forward to the release night.

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  61. I'd have to say that my favorite flowers are the dandelions my two little boys pick for me with such sweet excitement. I'm loving these new sets - thanks for the opportunity to try for one!

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  62. Ohhhh, I love this question! I had a beach wedding too, but I don't know the name of the flowers. I didn't have a head lei, but I had one that went around my neck when we exchanged leis...it was WONDERFUL. My bouquet was sensational, too. I got married on Kauai. Anyway, since I don't know the name of those, I have to say lilacs. I've seen some lovely lilac bushes and just breathed in their sugary goodness.

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  63. Just beautiful. My favourite plant - my Therese Bugnet Rose at my front door. It greats visitors with a stunning blooms and fragrance for the short period when it is blooming.

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  64. I love Gerbera Daisies...the bright colors just make me happy! Love the news sets...cant wait!

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  65. I absolutely LOVE lilys (of every variety) and iris's... Growing up, my mom grew iris's and she had the most amazing color of purple, that almost looked black. I was able to dry one and then laminate it for a bookmark...

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  66. Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly)March 6, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    My favorite flower is the Iris - I love all the different colors Irises come in.

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  67. I really like too many flowers and plants to pick just one. But seeing a flowering pink quince always brightens my day.

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  68. It's hard to pick one favorite flower but I would have to say the pansy. These cards are just awesome and I love the sentiment also. Thanks for giving the chance to win.
    Diane S.
    scrapgal@sc.rr.com

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  69. Oooh! I like the stamps today! Can't wait to see what the whole set looks like!

    My favorite flowers would have to be panseys. I just love how they have little faces and they seem to face the sun. I plant them every spring/summer and they make me smile every time I look out the window.

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  70. I love lilacs because they smell so wonderful! Except for the college & first 3 years of marriage, I've always had some where ever I was living.

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  71. My favorite flowers are tulips - especially white ones. I think it has to do with springtime . . . but during the summer I love cosmos in all their bright happy colors!

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  72. My favourite flowers to plant are tulips. There's a white, late Spring blooming tulip named "Maureen." I love it!

    moeplut@shaw.ca

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  73. I've always been a fan of lilacs, specifically purple lilacs. They smell so beautiful, and perhaps it's the short time that they are in bloom that makes me cherish the month or so I get to enjoy them. Also, they're the state flower here--When the lilacs bloom I know spring is in NH!

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  74. I think my favorite are sunflowers--they just make me smile.

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  75. My favorite flower is a lilac. I love the smell... it reminds me of springtime at home as a little girl.

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  76. wow this is a tough one.. one that is alive :) Haha! probably sweet peas ... even though I dont see them very often, they're what i always think of when i think of flowers and plants!

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  77. Such gorgeous samples! I am having a bit of a tough time waiting for this set, in particular, to be released. I love all ferns/flowers/succulents, and if they have a scent, then I feel doubly blessed. Thanks for the chance to win a set!!!

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  78. Lilies!!! Oh my heavens, I do love lilies, any variety really, although my favorites are the Orientals with their intoxicating scent. I love them so much, I named my daughter Lily.

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  79. I love cosmos. Such a beautiful summer flower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. Anna Havanka(annascreations)March 6, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Beautiful set! My favorite flower is a simple white daisy :)

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  82. I love all kinds of flowers but I think my favorite are lilacs. I love when I can smell them through my open windows!

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  83. Oh goodness it's hard to chose just one so I'll choose two. I love yellow roses and white dasies (that was my wedding bouquet - 31 years ago).
    I love your new sets and can't wait for the reveal party.

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  84. I think I'm in LOVE! I am certain that I can NOT have too many flower stamps!

    In my garden, I have a wonderful 2-tone rose that grows like CRAZY every year. I like LOTS of flowers!

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  85. The cards are absolutely beautiful.. they are so inspiring and so impressive... WOW!! I'm so excited about the release.. I wan them ALL!!!
    My favorite flower is lilacs.. we had a lilac tree in the side yard when we were growing up.. it smelled like a bit of heaven!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Denise from OHio
    Phil4:13

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  86. Tulips are my fave, I am waiting for spring and for the first tulips to pop up - enough of the snow and freezing temperatures!

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  87. My favorite flower of all time is Lilies. I have no idea why but they remind me of my mother who passed away when I was a little girl. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. I agree w Inkey - how do you choose just ONE?! It's a toss up - I chose white calla lily for my wedding (LOVE 'em!) but around the house keep adding day lily in different colors, LOL! And of your new stamps? Oooh, can't wait to gimme that tulip!

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  89. Not only is my middle name Rose, but it happens to be my favorite flower as well. Nothing like the velvety feel of the petals and the awesome fragrance! My second fave which runs a close second is lilacs. I cut them and bring them in the house as soon as I'm able in the spring.

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  90. I love the Jasmine plant. It grows little white flowers that have a wonderful fragrance that you can smell throughout the room. And you can thread the flowers to make a necklace. I remember wearing one as a kid.

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  91. My favorite flower is the crocus. Every spring the kids and I go looking for them. They bloom for such a short time.
    Carol Cooper

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  92. Love the eye candy!

    My fave flower is the African Violet although I can never keep one alive!

    Angie
    Pricousins at aol dot com

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  93. Do I have to pick one? I like magnolias, hydrangeas, and lillies, oh and azaleas. I love to see those bushes blooming in mass in the spring.

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  94. My most favorite is sweet pea! The scent, so beautiful and delicate! And such a variety of colors!!!!

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  95. Wow, I would have to say water lilies are my favorite plant/flowers. Thank you so much for this chance to win these goodies.

    Hugs,
    Catherine
    www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  96. I love African Violets. I don't have very good success with them myself, but I have lovely memories of my Grandma's farmhouse full of African Violets. She had tables full of them in front of her windows. She could get them to bloom like crazy. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  97. What beautiful projects! The DT always wows me! :o) I don't think I can choose just one favorite, but I love so many flowers in the daisy family. It's so fun to grow them b/c they bloom all summer long if taken care of correctly. Thanks for the chance!

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  98. I'd place the PIKAKE flower at the top of my list. It's a small lovely white fragrant flowers used in leis, haku head band, weddings and special events. It's so very delicate and elegant. You'll always remember this flower. MarilynY

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  99. Being the President of an Orchid Society, I'd be silly not to say that Orchids are my favorite. I think I have over 40 of them and it is like Christmas everytime we get one to bloom. (It's really Christmas for us now, in March...we have 5 in bloom.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!
    Hugs,
    Vicky~~

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  100. Well, mine is kind of boring, I'm afraid but they are my favorite! I love yellow sweetheart roses because a yellow rose signifies friendship, familiar love, and domestic happiness and I have all of those in my life!!

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  101. my favorite flowers are sunflowers...I just love their bright, cheery, gigantic blooms :)

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  102. wow...how amazing are these creations??? I am not a flower fan at all...but i guess if i had to pick one it would be a rose:)

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  103. My favorite flower is the tulip. So many gorgeous varieties and colors! This looks like a cool new floral stamp set and I'm thrilled to see tulips! lol

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  104. My favorite are Lilacs. I just love the smell when I walk outside
    Kate

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  105. I don't think there is a flower I don't like. But I think any kind of orchid would be my favorite.

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  106. i love those tiny little Lily of the Valley flowers - i wanted to have them in my wedding bouquet, but since i was married in august they were insanely expensive! oh, well. now they grow outside my house and i love the scent in may

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  107. I love daffodils. My college roommate and I would walk to the florist shop on the first spring-like day after the long Indiana winter and each buy one daffodil to brighten our dorm room. On the way back we would stop at the student union for a scoop of rainbow sherbet. It was a great way to celebrate the coming of Spring!

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  108. My favourite has always been lilacs. They confirm that spring and warmer weather are here. Their perfume is just heavenly. I wish they lasted longer.

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  109. My favorite flowers are daisies.

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  110. It's hard to pick one, but I think I will pick peonies. When I was little, the house we lived in had baby pink peonies in the front yard.
    Kathy G

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  111. Favorite flower - that's a tough one! Probably the bleeding heart because I used to love having my mother tell me the story as she took apart each part of the delicate flower...and then I got to share the same tradition with my kids when they were little. Lilacs and trollius (globe flower) have also been lifelong faves...

    Heather (scs: Isaiah40:31)

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  112. Because they remind me so much of my mother, and in that autumn is also my favorite season, Chrysanthemums are first on my list. Relative to spring, however, I'd have to go with tulips.
    Can't wait to see all the new floral stamps Julee has designed for the Floral Symphony & Miracles Blossom sets!

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  113. My favorite plant is a lilac or hydrenga. All flowers are beautiful,even the dreaded dandilion. Your cards are all beautiful...lovely stamp.
    Hugs
    Heather

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  114. I love petunias. I know they're a little old-fashioned, but I just love my flower boxes and how they cascade down the front of my porch rail.

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  115. I like hydrangeas with their multicolored petals. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  116. I love what I see in the sneak preview,I would have to say an Iris.I love purple and yellow together,it was also in my wedding bouquet.

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  117. so hard to choose just one.. but I would have to say..... The cone flower.

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  118. There's so many wonderful flowers!! But I especially love gladiolas. I have some really pretty pink ones that I can't wait to see start blooming!

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  119. I love gerbera daisies - so bright and cheerful! I also love roses as they look amazing in any colour and are so romantic and elegant...

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  120. Beautiful! I love them all! Lillies are my favorite though! Wonderful sets!!

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  121. My favorite is a tie between pansies and alstroemeria. They remind me of my wedding day.

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