Thursday, February 21, 2013

Berry Sweet Birthday Blog Hop

Light the candles, cue the music and get ready for a little bit of birthday fun! It will SOON be a very special lady's birthday and so we rallied the troops to send some birthday wishes her way a little early! On Monday, February 25th, Jan Marie Caruso, the fearless and creative force behind Flourishes will be another year older -- what a wonderful thing to celebrate! So, we've asked Flourishes' designers from all of our teams to join us to help make this day super special with a......


Here's the scoop, there's a way YOU can help Jan celebrate and win some Flourishes stamps as well! HOW? Simply be inspired by the photo above and create a birthday card for Jan. Just that simple! We just love creative challenges at Flourishes and so, why not usher in another one! One randomly drawn winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the Flourishes store, just for playing along! You can find out more about the "official rules" by clicking HERE!


To me this card just speaks Jan Marie, elegant and full of style!  I'm excited to be able to wish her another Happy Birthday this year.  She is a beautiful and generous lady who really does carry herself with a lovely southern charm, and I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful family of yours Jan Marie!  I wish you a very happy Birthday, and I'm praying for a year ahead that is filled with hope and purpose.  You have blessed my life in countless ways!

I stamped the lovely Bloomin' Aussie Florals set onto Flourishes Classic White, cutting out the shape with the lovely Tailor Made Classic Keyhole Die, and then pairing it with another die from our exclusive collection, the Perfectly Pierced Classic Window die, cut on Pistachio Collection cardstock.  The sentiment is from our new Inside and Out Hello set on vellum.  I love that you can stamp with an ink like Memento Pistachio and just clear emboss on Vellum.  Works perfectly!  The designer papers are MME.  


Then for the finishing touches I added some pretty sage green pleated ribbon and some of our gorgeous scalloped  lace in pink.  


Inside I paired another one of the sentiments from Inside and Out Hello and the Sturt's Desert Rose again.  And there you have it, a lovely birthday card.  

Don't forget that the New Release Bundle for February ends today...don't miss out on the discount on these great stamps!


One extra note? Jan may be the head of this company but one thing she doesn't get a ton of is happy mail from customers using her stamps! Let's change that for her birthday and flood her with some creative "love" by sending her your Berry Sweet Birthday Blog Hop creations! Here's her address so you can pop them in the mail! Jan Marie Caruso 4140 Lyric Lane Pensacola, FL 32514 I know she would love to see "in real life" what beautiful work you all do and I know it would bring a huge smile to her face! So, join us in singing her a special little birthday song! Be sure to check out all the fun and festive wishes and grab some great ideas for birthday cards along the way!
Thanks for stopping by and helping us with Jan Marie a wonderful and fabulous BIRTHDAY on Monday!

26 comments:

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely stunning Christine!!! Your colouring is divine, love the lace and colour palette you've used! Gorgeous!!

Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous card Christine! Those flowers look like real one, your coloring is stunning! Love it!
Aleksandra

Jo said...

Gorgeous Card
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Mojca said...

oh I love this stamp and your card is totally gorgeous! hugs! Mojca

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card...

TLady said...

OH MY CHRISTINE!!!! THIS CARD IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOGE THAT COLOR SAGE GREEN! AND those PRETTY PINK FLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE that designer paper too(I have some!) AND that little VELLUM window tag! I ALMOST missed it!!!!!! IT'S PERFECT!!!!!!!!! AND OF COURSE, the LACE!!!!!!!!!!! (sigh!) I KNOW Jan Marie will LOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!! (I DO!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN MARIE!!!!!!!!:) HAVE A SUPER BIRTHDAY FILLED WITH LOVE & CAKE!!!!!!!!! :)

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, such beautiful coloring.
And what a wonderful idea to send Jan love on her birthday.

JoanneO said...

Beautiful card. I love how you colored the flowers!gircoa

Allison Cope Israels said...

Absolutely stunning Christine! Your flowers are so beautifully coloured. Love the lacy and frilly feel of your card!

Marisa said...

One of my favorite colour combos and the flowers are gorgeous! Love the touch of lace too! Lovely card :)

Julie Koerber said...

Gorgeous as usual Christine!!! Your coloring is just to die for and I know Jan will love this! :-)

Holly Jackson said...

Christine this is gorgeous! I love the vellum label too. Your work is beautiful.

Dianne said...

I agree absolutely stunning, the paper, the gorgeous ribbon, your coloring perfection, oh thanks so much for sharing.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwww gorgeous card Christine, everything fit so well together.
beautiful colouring and papers.

greetings karin

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring and just love the vellum sentiment over it, Lovely card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very fresh and pretty Christine. I like the layered die shapes.

flourishes said...

Oh My this gorgeous card us just beautiful. Thank you Christine. This birthday hop is a joy!
Jan Marie

Sasha said...

Your birthday card for Jan Marie is absolutely beautiful, Christine...I love your gorgeous flowers and pretty guipure lace x

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my word! This is stunning Christine! I love the shading of your flowers. :)

BTW...did you get the card that I mailed out for your hubby? I was hoping it didn't take so long to get there.

Hugs~

Marlena M. said...

BEAUTIFUL work Christine! I love the way you finished the inside also~

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, you've colored this image so beautifully. Such a gorgeous birthday card!!! Hugs ~S~

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! Love all of the colors and all of the layers. Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN

Amanda said...

What a beautiful card, Christine! I love the way you colored your flowers in and the the soft greens you paired with it! It's all so beautiful!

~ Amanda

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Such an elegant beauty! Love, love, love it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Such a BEAUTY!!~

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

wow...fabulous card. Those flowers are amazing.