Thursday, March 14, 2013

Forget Me Not Notes


Welcome to our last day of March Sneak Peeks at Flourishes!  Today's set, Forget-Me-Not Notes is a beauty!  Dainty, sweet and meaningful.  It's perfect for journals, cards, special stationary...making that sweet little Forget-Me-Not flower shine.  

I have a couple of projects to show you today so it's a longer post with lots of pictures.  



I began with a pretty card focussing on this lovely forget me not bouquet.  I used the same colours that are in our Pre-Release Challenge this month because they work so perfectly with these little blooms.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Flourishes Classic White card stock, and then  coloured up the blooms with some copics.  


I love the windowed design, I've been very fond of it lately, so I overlayed an embossed layer of True Blue Cardstock that I had clear embossed the smaller corner blossoms on.  Then a little sunflower seam binding bow to match the bow in the image, and some pretty white crochet lace and gems.  


Now this next project is more sentimental than it is polished, but I love it :)


This is a special journal I've made for our family.  At the Church where my husband and I work as Youth Pastors, we are blessed to be in an environment where after 7 years on staff you earn a sabbatical, four months of time off, plus you can add your vacation in there too.  Due to some scheduling we had to wait till our 8th year, but we've finally arrived at our sabbatical time.  We're so excited, and it means a lot to us.  Youth ministry is a very intense pace of life, while also trying to raise 3 kids of your own, two of which are teens, so we really want to treasure this time.  I made this special journal for us as a family to recount our sabbatical together.  Some of you might have heard of Ann Vosskamp who wrote the book 1000 Gifts.  In it she talks about how choosing to count 1000 things she was grateful for changed her life, and has changed her relationship with God and her world.  This is that sort of journal.  Ann Vosskamp has a list of items to look for gratitude in each day  - for instance today March 15th is "3 gifts given away", and as you look for them in your life, and name them you see how MUCH you have to be grateful for.  

I made 3 sections in the journal.  The first will be for listing our gratitude items, the second will be for a trip we're taking with the kids in a few weeks, and the third for our summer vacation plans with them too.  All special times I want us to recount as a family and be grateful for.  



So I love all the pieces that this set provides to make a journal perfectly like this one.  I want us to see God's hand in the great to the small, and be grateful.  




It's simple and useful, but perfect for what we're going to need it for, so I thought I'd share it with you.  


You can get all three new sets now — just click HERE to see them in the store! Or… would you like to try to win today’s set? Just leave some love in the form of a comment on all of our designers’ blogs and try to guess….
Mystery Blogger Graphic


We don’t know which one is the mystery blogger and which one will draw a name from their posts to win this beautiful new set!Before we get to the link list, there is another new item to the store -- Silhouette and Cut files for our brand new set called Tulips for Friends! Just click HERE to see the SVG version and click HERE for the Silhouette Studio file! We just love the perfect cuts and mats you can create, just with one simple cut and your electric cutting machine! Fun stuff! Do you want to see what gorgeous creations our designers created with our new Forget-Me-Not Notes set? Hop on over and see….
 

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We’ll see you back at the Flourishes Blog tomorrow as we dip into our lucky hat and draw some winners’ names! See you back here tomorrow at noon for our WINNER’S CIRCLE POST! 

32 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

Very beautiful card and creation Christine.

greetings karin

Karen W said...

Very pretty card and the journal is a fantastic idea, enjoy your time with your family. I love these new sets!!

Diane said...

Beautiful~Beautiful card...and I LOVE the idea of your journal, and jotted down the name of the authur, as I "need" to read this book...thanks for sharing and enjoy your time off!!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, love these forget me nots.

Divinity said...

oh i love it!!!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Great card but I absolutely love the journal. Cheers.

Becky said...

I love these pretty little blue flowers and love the design on your card. And your journal is fabulous!

Lin said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! One of my favorite flowers; they are the prettiest blue in spring! Thanks for the chance to win them!!

Theresa said...

Lovely projects made with these new stamps.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, your card is stunning as usual. The challenge colours are beautiful with this new set. Love the journal idea - has got me thinking.....

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a beautiful card! I'm going to look up that book as well. It sounds encouraging! My dd has kept a gratitude journal for 5 years now. She figures she has over 1800 blessings written down. :) You will treasure your journal, for sure!!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely card, like how the image is off the card!
Neat journal idea and I hope you and your family enjoy some wonderful times together!

TLady said...

Christine!
Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOVE the color combo!!!!!!!!! :) AND your journal is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! :) WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA!!!!!!!!!! HOPE you have a RELAXING, FUN, WONDERFUL TIME with your family, on the vacation you've earned!!!!!!! :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Just wonderful Christine! Love your hues-of-blues card! Cool window for your forget-me-nots! Beautiful journal. Love the little tabs!

JoanneO said...

Beautiful card, your Forget Me Nots look so real! Great idea for a journal, too. Enjoy that sabbatical!

KimCreate said...

Your blue card is STUNNING! Love it!

Amanda said...

I love your journal design, and the gorgeous card you made with it!! I especially love the way you designed your card with at unique window cutout :)

~ Amanda :)

Cheryl W said...

What beautiful projects. Your journal is going to be a precious gift that may be read by generations of family members far into the future!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card and notebook! Love the color of the card and that circle cutout to show off the Forget-me-Nots!

Nancy said...

Wow Christine, your card is absolutely gorgeous. The coloring is beautiful & I love the clear embossing around the blue panel. The journal is very pretty also.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork Christine! All of us could us your creative journal!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card and journal and I like how you are using your journal.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the use of the negative die as a window and the journal is so pretty and functional!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I think its fabulous you are going to keep track with the family. It is very hard teaching the youth (johns parents did that) as we were teens and raising a family at the same time. God has to be in it with you or you would go crazy. ha! Beautiful design and what a great way to look back over the years.

Cheryl said...

Christine, your card is stunning! I love the blue embossed layer, and your coloring on the image...WOW! The journal is fantastic. I think I'll do something like this with my daughter. It would be great to have to look back on years from now. Have a great weekend!

Pattie J. said...

Bright an blue, just for you. lovely

Brenda said...

Very pretty card and journal! I love the off set circle.

Kris B said...

Stunning creations! Love the card and how you created the background! The journal would make a wonderful gift! TFS God bless!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, both ideas are gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so gorgeous with your wonderful coloring, and beautiful embossing! Totally loving your journal as well, Christine! Such pretty papers and lace!

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my much neglected blog! :)

Cathy said...

gorgeous flowers, love the blues. Great cards, thanks for sharing them.

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful card...love the stamped background too. Such a fabulous idea for your journal. That is something you will always treasure. :)

Hugs~