Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's a BIRTHDAY Blog Hop!


Welcome to Flourishes first-ever Birthday Blog Hop Celebration! Jan Marie, the owner of Flourishes is turning another year older and we thought we'd celebrate! Not just with a party and blog hop, but a special stamp set in honor of her day! Let Them Eat Cake was designed by artist Becky Fleck with a Marie Antoinette flair and, just in case you wondered, it's available now HERE in the Flourishes Store!

So, let's start our Birthday Blog Hop with a hop back through the decades! When you think back over the last 60 plus years, what comes to mind? Those bell bottoms from the 70’s? How about those poodle skirts and ice cream shops of the 50’s? Blu Ray discs of the 2000’s, or Disco from the 80’s? We thought it would be fun to challenge our Senior Design Team and Friends of Flourishes team to pick a decade and using our new Let Them Eat Cake set, be inspired in some way by that era! If this is your first stop on the journey, be sure to click HERE to start at the Flourishes blog!

My decade is all about the poodle skirts, ducktails, soda pop and sock hops! Yep, we're taking a trip back to the 50's! And, this was my little piece of inspiration! Isn't this photo divine?
And here.... is my 50's inspired creation!


I loved the pink and black, the decorative trim and the feminine flair! Use some pink decorative paper, mix in a decorative punch border, some sheer polka dot ribbon, a glittery button and of course, this fabulous image! I stamped using a Versafine Black Onyx and Tea Rose Vivid ink to match my paper. Add some paper piercing and... voila ! You can't see,but my candles to have a little sparkle on the flames thanks to some glitter glue!

So, you made it through the 50s... time to move forward a bit in time and see what the lovely Dee Jackson cooked up with the Let Them Eat Cake Set! And don't forget to start at the Flourishes' Blog! There's details there about some fun giveaways!

See you back here soon!

121 comments:

Stacy Morgan said...

This is super cute! I like the poodle skirt you showed too. Awesome job.

Barbara said...

Super take on the poodle skirt theme, Julie!!! I'm loving me some pink and black!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh that inspiration photo is awesome Julie...and what a gorgeous inspired card! Beautiful 50's work!

Unknown said...

This is such a fabulous card, Julie! I love those colors together. Definitely 50's!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Julie! Perfectly 50's! Love it! :)

Dee Jackson said...

Gorgeous Julie!! I love the inspiration and your take on it. The cake is so Jan Marie :) Perfect colors and details!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!!

Leslie Miller said...

Your pink and black couldn't be more perfect, Julie! Gosh, were the 50s really this pretty? I want to go back! Great job!

Anonymous said...

The black and pink was the perfect combo for this decade! Love your take on the poodle skirt and the flirty fun of the 50's!
Smiles,Deena

Peggy said...

How elegant. God bless!

jengd said...

Love it! You can definitely see the inspiration there!

Robbin said...

Love the pink and black!!

Ravengirl said...

Ah Julie, how fun! I love your gorgeous inspired piece! So 50's of you!

Debbie W, said...

Nicely done. Very elegant. Love everything about it - the colors, stamps, and dp.

Latisha said...

This is really pretty Julie.
hugs
latisha

Linda said...

Sensational card Julie...pure elegance! xL

GrannyCharlotte said...

Wow!!! The colors are gorgeous. This is a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing.

Candi said...

The cake card is too precious Very 50ish!

Laurie said...

I love the color combo on your card, Julie. It definitely reminds me of the '50's. This is a seriously great stamp set - I love the images!

Laurie said...

Like the polka-dot ribbon best!

Anonymous said...

Love the photo and your card is perfectly 50's! The polka dot ribbons just finishes it off! TFS
Beth Greco

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You couldn't have possibly picked a more spot-on colour combo for this card - it's AWESOME!!

Karen W said...

Perfect, love the pink and black and what a great stamp set.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous card - fun fun fun inspiration piece. I just love it!

Unknown said...

Great Take on the 50's. Love your Pink and Black and Love that stamp set

flourishes said...

OH Julie, You nailed me! Thank you for this wonderful day. You and the FLLC designers have gone out so far to make this a great day and it is off to a great start.
XOXO
Jan Marie

Lynda said...

I had one of those poodle skirts!!! Love your take on the black and pink era!

jonim52 said...

Adorable card, love the ribbon and bg paper.

Carol Ballinger said...

This was my era and I loved the poodle skirts, Such fun and beautiful card.

StampinCathy said...

What a great pic for your inspiration. Your take on this pic is just amazing and so inspiring. Love this color combo.

yvonnew said...

cute, cute, cute!!

Betty said...

I was wondering how you were going to do the 50's. Great job

Lillian Child said...

Your cake design and layout definitely reminds me of the 50's, and I'm a child of the 50's so I can definitely appreciate it.

Janine said...

Hey sweetie Love your take on the 50's theme!! Hope all is well with you!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS Julie!!! You've captured your decade beautifully!!! Love the colors and the ic-piece!!! Hugs ~S~

Charlette Finley said...

Black and pink woo hoo just a beautiful card. Your card would fit right in during the 50's wonderful job.

Anonymous said...

Poodles in pink! 50s tapping black wrought iron elegance jazzy card, Julie, on Jan Marie's H - Bday!

Anonymous said...

Opps dda dooops Poodle skirtin' with a name on that last comment.
mt23stamper

sundayshine said...

I love the pink and black color and the border punch is adorable.

Dru said...

Love your card Julie - the colors are so striking and this new set is gorgeous!!

slbt17 said...

perfect!
Sandra

JenMarie said...

Ooo....beautifully fabulous!!

L. Brown said...

Great fifties look. Very pretty card.

Denise Morgante said...

This card is for a certainty the
50's...just love it.

Renkata said...

Wow Very chic card.
I love it.

Dawn B. said...

This is so perfect... I loved this era.. The women were so sophisticated. You represented that in your card.. Great job Julie..

Anonymous said...

Super cute!!!! I love the card and that stamp set is a must for me!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, you've definitely nailed the 50s with this card :) Love that Let Them Eat Cake set!!

Stampin Cats said...

All this cake is making me hungery.

Yogi said...

very nice card. Love the colors and your interpretation of the 50's

Alaine said...

Love the pink and black!!!! GORGEOUS

Unknown said...

Pink & Black, poodle skirts & nipped waists (how hard I worked for that!!), anyone remember bunny tails?

Great card, love the cake stand.

Cheryl said...

Love your card. Pink and black combo is stunning.

Rose-Marie Gross said...

Incredibly elegant- WOW! Love the ribbon.

Jeanette5241 said...

It's a nifyt fifty care that's for sure! Color choices are perfectly pretty.

buzzy said...

Love it!

Ret said...

I absolutely love your card!!! The black & pink is so gorgeous together. A very feminine and classy card!! I'd love to recieve this, so I'm sure she will!!! Great blog hop!

sharon d said...

Cute card, love the pink & black.

Kate Burroughs said...

Gotta love the poodle skirt inspiration! Also notice the model is actually looking at a map. Hmm where to go from here?
Aloha, KAte

momof5sons said...

Not that you would remember her, but I could see June Cleaver or I love Lucy wearing this color combination with lace. Beautiful card.

Tish - GaMtnScrap said...

Great job on the card, you nailed it! And I love that sheer polka dot ribbon, sooo perfect!

@JoyceCasaldi said...

Beautiful!

Kay said...

Love the pink and black, perfect color combo for this decade!

Michelle said...

Love you card. The pink & black are so classic.

Michelle said...

Love you card. The pink & black are so classic.

Shirley N said...

How gorgeous--absolutely love this card and your color combo!

Donna Amos said...

This is a neat idea for Jan's birthday. Looking at all the pretty cards is nice!

silvia said...

Fabulous card!! LOVE the pink and black!!!

The Pink Spot said...

I love pink
pink and black does take you back to the 50's

Gloria Westerman said...

Julie this is fabulous...it very 50's.....really pretty....

Michelle said...

Oh i am going to love this blog hop the stamps are so pretty and your card is gorgeous! Love the spotty ribbon, so cute! Thanks for sharing!
off to hop
hugs
Michelle
x

Angel said...

very beautiful, great details! gorgeous set!

Cherie said...

Totally awesome! That brings back lots of memories. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,

You did a great job getting that card ready for the 1950's! The pink and black is perfect...and then the bow. The bow is perfect for the 50's! Girls wore them on their skirts, their hair, or around their necks! If I just saw this card on a card counter, I would immediately know it was from the good American daysduring the 1950's.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully done Julie! Great job!

Cindy Lou said...

Julie, your card reminds me of my mom when I was a kid, your inspiration was here except she had on saddle shoes, which would fit right in with your card! Excellent job of tying the two together! Thanks for sharing!

Dainty Diva said...

What an awesome cake plate. The whole card is just awesome.

Anna said...

Gorgeous, love it!

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful!! Love the pink and black combo.

Sillyfilly said...

Your card is beautiful. I love pink and black together. It's an elegant combo.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors (perfect for the 50s) and this stamp set! Very pretty card.
~Carolyn

Erin said...

beautiful! totally captured the look you were going for!

fairie said...

I like how you used those colors. So cute.

Sunny said...

Oh my, this is just lovely.

Karen Linarez said...

I love so many flourish stamps and this set is definitely one of my favorites. I love those colors together, what a nice photo from someone who loves things vintage. Absolutely beautiful card, it looks so elegant, pretty, pretty, preeetty!

Elaine M said...

Oh remember those skirts! What a kick! Happy birthday Jan Marie

Cammie said...

Perfect card for your inspiration of the 50s. Soooo pretty!

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautiful elegant card matches the inspiration photo perfectly! I really do like this stamp set! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Peggy K said...

Pink and black! Inspiration from a poodle skirt!! 50's!!!! What's not to love!! Beautiful, Julie!
Happy Birthday, Jan Marie!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Pink and black are always so striking! Love this!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, that border is perfect for this stamp set.

Unknown said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the 50s style inspiration and I love the polka dots.

Cheryl Sablotny said...

Love this color combo and the 50's. Your card is just perfect!

pacools said...

Sorry you are no longer able to do the Friday Challenges for Stamp Simply you will be missed.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - Love the cake and the cake stand!!!

Christy B said...

STUNNING~~~

Anonymous said...

Very retro . . . I love this card!

Pam T said...

Simply elegant!

Pam Tatko said...

Simply elegant!

Carol said...

Very elegant, such a beautiful card!

Unknown said...

love love love your card...awesome work...

Stephanie said...

Love your inspiration pic, and I just love the pink and black combo

Terry said...

Such a blog hop Friday and Saturday designed by all your Flourishes design team and friends of f to celebrate Jan Marie's H-Bday! You may be most pleased with all the hop sites' creative decade takes wishing JM blessings and unveiling so many Let them eat cake opportunities! Thanks to everyone. mt23stamper

chris pochatek said...

Love the French feel to this! Beautiful

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Well it is my 50th Birthday too! so I share it with Jan Marie! how awesome - love the set too! HUgs always! G

Sue said...

Very pretty! Loved the inspiration picture. Good job.

Unknown said...

That clear button is so cute. It's amazing how a little something can turn a card from great to fab!
Sharon L

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

beautiful card!!!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Very elegant.

Sonya said...

Now that I am at the right spot. I would like to say that I LOVE your card. Beautiful, elegant and very true to your era of representation! Job well done.

Janet L. said...

Great, great card! I love the colors and details.

clarose said...

Very nice , love the colors.

Sandie C said...

This looks so elegant. TFS

Karen said...

Cute, cute and cute! I just love what you did.

DeniseB said...

Great color combo! Love it!
DeniseB

Louise said...

WOW! am I having fun hopping!! This is my 4th time thru since last night!! I just found Flourishes and I'm inspired by all the BEAUTIFUL cards. Sure glad we just have to leave comments and not choose a favorite. You are all very talented Ladies. Thanks for sharing. I'll be back often. Thanks to Cindy I'm now able to leave comments too!

Eva said...

WOW!!!! This is STUNNING!!!

Laurie in MN said...

Cute card. I like the polka dot ribbon used on the card.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

just beautiful. I love the 50s too.

Shirley said...

Yep, you've left me drooling again!

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!! this one is just knock you out gorgeous!! Beautifully done!