Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Julie’s Princess Party Hop!

Today is a special day for the Flourishes Family to celebrate our Birthday Girl - Julie Koerber!  And Julie is definitely worth celebrating!  She’s the right hand on so many levels of what’s beautiful about Flourishes, and we’re so grateful for her and blessed to also call this lovely lady friend.  

This summer a number of the Flourishes Senior Design Team girls gathered for a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  It was a fantastic time of fun!  One of the great things some of the girls did was go Whitewater Rafting.  Because there were family members along, Julie graciously said she’d sit in the middle of the raft so the kids could get the most out of the experience.  The raft guide however thought that would be a fun opportunity to tease Julie about her “Princess" status.  She gracefully took it and we love to tease her about it - and so the idea for this Princess Birthday Hop was born!  Julie we love you and your fun, spunky spirit, and also the warmth and grace you live your life with!  Happy Birthday from all of us at Flourishes!  

These pictures just make me smile at the memories of the weekend!  

And here’s my Birthday card fit for a Julie Princess :)  I used Flourishes Make A Wish set because of course it’s got that perfect princess theme.  

I stamped the pillowed tiara onto Flourishes Classic Kraft with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it up with one of Julie’s favourite tools - Prismacolor Pencils.   This fun colour palette sings Julie to me :)  It’s the very lovely MME  - Up and Away designer paper.  I even sanded the edges of the sentiment oval (cut with Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die) just like Julie often does so expertly, and then laid it all on Flourishes Classic White cardstock.  It’s such a lovely heavy cardstock that it makes a great card base.  

Some matching seam binding, feminine lace and enamel dots to finish the design.  

Happy Birthday Julie - you are such a special friend to me.  You are a talented, resiliant, and faith-filled woman!  We have laughed and cried together, created and planned, prayed and dreamed, encouraged and organized.  I never expected stamps, paper and ink to bring me such a great friend.  Bless you sweet lady!  

We invite you to hop along today with many of our Flourishes Family to see our pretty Princess and Birthday inspiration, and join in on our wishes for Julie!

Comment along the way and you could be entered to win any Birthday set of your choice from the Flourishes Store!  Winners will be chosen and announced on Saturday November 23rd on the Flourishes Blog.

And don’t forgot to drop by Julie’s place to send her your Happy Birthday wishes too!….and can you believe it….it’s not only Julie’s BD it’s also Tosha’s today too…so as you’re hopping you can say HB to that wonderful lady too!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Heather Jensen
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Jenny Gropp
Judy Rozema
Katie Sims
Aleksandra Mihelič
Kathy Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong


Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love the white pillow and all your princess-y pink papers (say that 3 times fast!). Fabulous card!

Kathy Jones said...

Fabulous card Christine!!! Love the colouring on craft and your colours/design are fantastic!!

Barbara said...

This has Happy Birthday Princess Julie written all over it! Darling card and love those colors and layout.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Christine

gr karin

Donna Phelan said...

Love the tiara stamped on Kraft! Great photos too!

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Beautiful,love the image,awesome coloring!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy birthday to julie! Lovely card.

Conniecrafter said...

the pencil on the kraft gives it such a great look and I love the fun papers too!

Nena said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card! I think this stamp set is just precious!!

TLady said...

WHAT A FUN GIRLY card for Julie!!!!!!!!!!!:) Hmmm, makes me want to get a TIERRA for Birthdays around here!!!!!!!! WHAT FUN to be a PRINCESS FOR THE DAY!!!!!!!! :) Julie will LOOOOOOOVE THIS Christine!!!!!!!:) (I'd choose the center seat too!) :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it when you work on the Kraft Card Stock!!!!!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!:)

Julie Koerber said...

Thank you so much sweet lady! I loved the photos and love the hop and all the beautiful creations!!! So blessed to call you friend!

Davi said...

A beautiful Birthday card Christine! I love the image and such pretty dp to go with it! Im sure Julies loved it :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like how you colored the crown.

Frances Krug said...

The special girly embellishments and color pallet make this a special card.

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Love all the colors and patterns! Truly fit for royalty!

Leslie Miller said...

Very pretty card for Princess Julie! I love how you colored the crown.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty! I like the way you color on kraft paper and cool lace weaving through the top.

D- said...

Oh I love your pretty crown on the pillow. Such a sweet card. TFS.
Crafty hugs,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Princess card. TFS.

Cindi said...

Your card opened my eyes to use color on craft paper. Also love the white! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the sketchy effect of the colored pencils. So vibrant and fun!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Just gorgeous! Love the whole look! Who wouldn't want to be a princes for a day! Have a Blessed day!

Janis said...

So pretty with the pillow carrying the tiara against the kraft. Lovely card.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Heather Jensen said...

Julie is going to love this! I like how you color on kraft. So bright and cheery! :)