Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's A Berry Sweet Day!

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, Flourishes' designers from all teams are joining together 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!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN MARIE! Cheers to a wonderful day and a wonderful year full of blessings ahead! You deserve it! For Jan's card, I chose to be inspired by the darker pink and lighter pink shades in this photo and added a pop of green (just like you can see in the photo!)
I chose to use the Sweet Peas set and I started with some Flourishes Classic White and the new Sweet Pea Silhouette Cut file! I colored up my image with just a few Copic markers and I used these collections...

I used some My Mind's Eye paper, some fun lace, some white seam binding, a little gold cording and a splash of pearls for my layout and.. almost done! The highlight was using one of Flourishes brand new sets called Inside and Out Hello that I stamped with some deep pink ink and some Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Here's a close up of the sentiment!


And speaking of new releases, today  is the last day for the New Release Bundle! It's a chance for you to get all three new sets released in February for 10% off. Just click HERE to see for yourself!

One extra note? Jan may be the head of this company but one thing she could use a little more of is... happy mail from customers using her stamps! Let's 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! 

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Haffner
Maki Jones
Aleksandra  Mihelič
Dina Kowal
Iwona Palamountain
Kathy Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Sasha-Marie Holmes
Deborah Anton
Amanda Havon


Thanks for stopping by and helping us with Jan Marie a wonderful and fabulous BIRTHDAY on Monday!


~Julie


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22 comments:

Kathy Jones said...

Oh Julie - this is just gorgeous!!! Love the colours, the lace, the way you used the sentiment and the sweet peas look fantastic (I think I have to get that cut file now!! LOL!!). A truly stunning card!!!

Aleksandra said...

This is absolutely stunning Julie! The flowers are gorgeous, your coloring is beautiful and I love the lace! Lovely!
Aleksandra

Jo said...

Gorgeous Card
http://craftyjoscardmaking.blogspot.com.au/

Mojca said...

Waw what a great layout and gorgeous colours. hugs! Mojca

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love your work,you do such a great job...

Becky said...

This is so soft and pretty. Love how you cut these flowers out.

Sasha said...

Stunning card Julie! Love the stamps you used and gorgeous shades of peach! x

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers Julie! So beautifully frilly and feminine! Love your colouring, so detailed! I know Jan Marie will love it!

Dianne said...

Well this card is gorgeous, the background the ribbon, then the beautifully colored flowers, just beautiful thanks so much for sharing....

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! All time favorite and fabulous coloring.
hey great new header to. ;0)

flourishes said...

Julie this is just wonderful card and the b'day hop.
{{Hugs}}
Jan Marie

Heather Jensen said...

So soft and pretty Julie. Love the lace trim on the side. :)

Hugs~

ChristineCreations said...

Oh WOW missy. This is amazing. It looks so good with the cut file! Beautifully coloured too. Some of my fav shades!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh WOW Missy! This is gorgeous! I love how it looks with the cut file! And amazing colouring too!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous creation Julie!

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL...Julie!!! Perfect inspired birthday card! I sooooo need to get my Cricut out of the box and start using those awesome cut files too!!! I love the look of them :) !!!

Amanda said...

WOW! Julie, I love your Sweet Peas, they look amazing! The paper really looks beautiful and pops those delicate and pretty flower petals!

~ Amanda

Cindy Haffner said...

Julie your card is BEAUTIFUL!!~

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is one of my fav flourishes stamps and I really like the way you used it. That blushing apricot color is wonderful with the sweetpeas.

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Love the beautifully colored flowers, the lace and the great papers! Hugs

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful. I love the soft colors of the flowers. Well done.

dpkennedy said...

I absolutely love this!