Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Dance News!

Guess where I am right now???  The MOUNTAINS!  One of my favourite places to be.  My husband took me here as a birthday present (love him :)  ).

But I also have some exciting news!  
I have been asked to join the Friends of Flourishes Blog Team!  I have loved the classy and elegant feel to Flourishes stamps, and feel privileged to  be joining the team along with my friend and fellow Dirty Dozen Alumnus the very talented Betty Wright!  

You'll want to also congratulate Laura Fredrickson and Cindy Lawrence who've moved up to the full Design Team.  Such talented and beautiful women!  I'm blessed to work alongside of them. 

So here is my debut creation with the team.  
My mom's birthday is the day after mine and we'll be celebrating together after our trip this weekend.  She is a woman with a huge heart (even taking the kids this weekend).  So I created this special card for her.  I used the set Spring Ephemerals and stamped it in Basic Black and also in Riding Hood Red.  I cut out all those little hearts (yes it took a while), and added them to the focal piece, added Crystal Effects and a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter for some dimension and shimmer.  I also used the flourish stamp from another Flourishes set (sorry because I'm in the mountains I'm not positive it was either the Lilac set or the Iris set :(  ....when I get home I'll correct it!), but it made a lovely over-stamping background for the patterned paper.  There's something so crisp and classy about Red and Black and White.  

For an extra special effect I added rhinestones to the scalloped sections to really showcase it.  

I think she'll like it :)  

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Stamps:  Spring Ephemerals, Flourish stamp       Ink:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red      Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Ski Slope DSP     Accessories:  Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Adhesive Rhinestones     


Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Congrats Christine! I know you'll amaze us with your beautiful creations! Enjoy the mountains and your time with dh!

Cindy Lawrence said...

WAHOOO, Christine!!! I literally screamed out loud when I saw you and Betty were the new Friends of Flourishes! I couldn't be more excited!!! You are gonna ROCK OUR WORLD! This card is a perfect example of cut out all of those little hearts?! Oh, what a difference that makes too...amazing! Welcome to the team, girlfriend! {{{big hugs}}}

Rhonda Kelly said...

Congratulations on the Design Team!! That is wonderful news.
Love your card, it is fabulous, I know your mother will love it! Enjoy the mountains!

Tracy said...

That is wonderful news, congratulations!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoohoo!!!!!Congrats, are sooo deserving of this honor, girlfriend!!! Your talent will knock their socks off!!!! Your Mom's birthday card is gorgeous....the colors, Flourishes images, design...everything is AWESOME!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats and welcome Christine, so happy to have you join us. Love your work.

Jerri Kay said...

Huge congratulations Christine! I'm so thrilled for you! Have fun girl, I can't wait to see your exciting designs! And wow, this card is a beauty! I love your style and know you will do Flourishes proud!

Latisha said...

Congratulations! Your work is beautiful, I can't wait to get to know you a little better.

Julie Koerber said...

I am so over the top excited that you are a part of our team! Your creations are stunning and it will be just too great for words to get to know you better! Cheers Christine! I hope you had a fabulous birthday!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Christine!! I love your work and I can see why you were picked. I love your card today and I can't wait to see what else you have in store. Have fun!! :)

flourishes said...

Welcome Christine to the Flourishes world. We are greatly pleased to have you as a part of the Flourishes family.

Jan Marie

Stamp and Smile said...

Con-grats on the HAPPY DANCE news! I'm so excited for you... :) Thanks for the comment on my card at SCS. I love your blog and enjoy your style... Smiles! :)