Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Flourishes!

Flourishes is lighting the candles and getting ready to sing to honor their fourth birthday! And, as a way to celebrate, I’m happy to say I'm helping lead the customer appreciation blog hop! Wait until you see what all these talented ladies whipped up for today's birthday bash! The only challenge here was to create a card or project using my favorite Flourishes stamp set. If you want to play along, you can win some Flourishes goodies too! If you arrived here from the Flourishes Blog HERE, you're on the right track. If I was your first stop, be sure to start at the beginning so that you hit each leg of the hop.

What can you win? Take a peek at this fun and festive blog candy!
If you’d like to learn more about how you can win all of these stamp sets, just click HERE to read up on today’s hop and challenge! You only have until September 1st at 5PM CST to enter!

On to my creation! I didn't really have a tough time picking my favorite set - I've just LOVED creating with the Bee My Honey set. It's just tooooo sweet! I have to say, I was surfing through Iwona Palmountain's blog -- and I found an old Saturday Sketch of her's here as a starting point!

Here are the quick details for my card! I stamped on Flourishes Classic White using Tuxedo Black Memento, colored with a range of Copics from the Fields, Dahlia, Sunflower, Violet and Sweet Pea Collections grouped by Flourishes. My mat was created with a Spellbinders Classic Circle and Blossom Nestabilities dies, cut thanks to my Grand Calibur machine. Pair it all up with some fabulous Bo Bunny decorative paper (coming soon to a Flourishes 123 Create Kit!), add some fun and festive ribbon, a button and a fun-filled sentiment flag and.... viola!

I also added some glitz with the help of some glitter glue to some of my flowers and bees. Wanna see?
And that, my friends, is it! A bright and sunny card created to honor Flourishes special day!


Next up on the 4th Birthday Blog Hop…. the fabulous Karen Wallace! 

77 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your card is so pretty, Julie. Your coloring is fabulous and it matches the background paper perfectly. Love the glitter glue sparkle :D

Naomi said...

What a gorgeous card...I just adore that set, too...I just received mine last week and have yet to ink it up...I will have to do that soon! Congratulations to Flourishes on turning 4 and getting more and more FABULOUS all of the time...keep pumping out those stunning stamp sets!

Sue said...

Beautiful card you have made. your design is wonderful.
Smiles:)

Ujjwal said...

Your card is so pretty and colorful! love it

joy said...

Your card is simply gorgeous, Julie! I love the patterned paper and the way your coloring matches so perfectly!

Cammie said...

Beautiful coloring+perfect papers+great design=FANTASTIC CARD!

Karen W said...

Love it, the colors are just gorgeous!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful and cheerful card! Great colors and layout. Thanks for including me in this great hop.

Debbie D. said...

What a beautiful card!! That patterned paper is adorable and all the little details...Wow.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card, Julie! You've colored the image perfectly to match it to your background paper.

Anonymous said...

Oh so pretty. Great card and layout. Thanks for the inspiration along the hop. :-)
Beth Greco

Heather Jensen said...

Woohoo for Flourishes!! I love the Bee My Honey set and you colored this image to perfection. I love the glitter accents on the flowers. :)
Hugs~

Pattie said...

Absolutely beautiful Julie! I love everything about this card! Happy Birthday to Flourishes and what a great way to celebrate!

Misti said...

Gorgeous card, Julie!

Lin said...

I love your card, Julie! Such a happy one!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

What beautiful DP to go with a beautiful image. Great job on your lovely card.

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! I just love this image!

Lauren

The Rubber Maid said...

wonderful set and great card. All Flourishes sets are the beee-u-tiful. Mom

KimCreate said...

Love your beautiful card! Happy Birthday Flourishes.
Kim

Janet said...

The more I see of this stamp the more I love it! This card is gorgrous--my fav part is the ribbon.

Davi said...

Such a delightful springy card...the fun skeep and flowers look so very pretty with that wonderful dp and ribbon :)

Yogi said...

ah, what a sweet card. Cute.

lizlincoln said...

Great custom match of image to bg paper. I have yet to use that set but I'm thinking it could soon become my favourite set for next month!!!

Ravengirl said...

This is so sweet Julie! I love that fun set and you have colored it so beautifully!

Sandy M said...

Beautiful card!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card!! love that beehive!!

alisa logue said...

Happy birthday flourishes! Love the stamps and gorgeous card! -Alisa

Benzi said...

Julie, it's gorgeous..colored and glittered so beautifully! And, you've topped off with a lovely bow/ribbon.

Betty Benton said...

Love, love, love those glitzy flowers!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--this is my favorite set!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTFUL Julie!!

Brenda said...

I love all the beautiful colours on your card Julie! And that image is really such a cutie with that sentiment!

ecpiercy said...

What a cheerful card! Love the colors!

Marilyn said...

My favorite set! As a beekeeper, this set is a special fave for me. Your card really makes the set come to life.

Dee said...

Your card is so pretty I just love the colors! I love this stamp set also.

ChristineZ said...

I love the bright, summery look and feel of this beauty!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a sweet creation

denise g. said...

The colors on this - - your coloring and that patterned paper - - are luscious! Am particularily fond of that snazzy pink ribbon. That picking a favorite thing never works for me, especially around here. I pretty much luv 'em all! Can you maybe trot this one back out say in January when I need a life line and a surge of sunny hope?

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is sweet and pretty Julie. great colors and layout.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, what a lovely card - and your image is colored to perfection - and the colors are bright and happy - awesome!

Anonymous said...

Very colorful card. I really like it. Great stamp!!

Thank you for sharing and for the terrific birthday blog hop!!

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY!!

Carol Froehlich

Jacqueline Smith said...

Just love your card with all the fantastic coloring.

Erika's Cupboard said...

Love your card. So colorful!

Linda Carson said...

Love this bright, colorful card! It's just delightful!

lisa808 said...

Very pretty. Beautiful colors and coloring.

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT BG paper, love all of your chosen colors, and that sentiment is PERFECT!

Yvonne said...

Love the colors!

catdidit said...

Oh such awesomeness Julie! Love your coloring, on that beehive especially!

pam124 said...

What fabulous colors and great use of the image. Beautiful!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the colors and the beautifully colored image!

Tanya said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and your coloring is beautiful! I just received this set, can't wait to get it inky.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just LOVE this stamp.. and the way you colored it just makes it that much better to me... The paper you used for the background is perfect!!! Love it!!

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Julie - what a beautiful card. It is so gorgeous. I love that set too - I don't think there is a Flourishes set that I don't like. A very Happy Birthday to Flourishes as well.
Hugs, Anne P

Kathy said...

A beautiful bright cheery card. Pretty color combo! Blessings!

Kathy

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute card! Great coloring~

Wanda Cullen said...

Such a beautiful card! Love your coloring and the way you picked up the colors from the gorgeous DP!

Charlotte said...

Great card! LOVE this image, and the beautiful coloring you did - and, the added sparkle!

zehra said...

Great card, awesome coloring, love the glitz

Grace said...

Oh this is so sweet Julie! LOVE this image and the fun dp! Happy Birthday to Flourishes!!! Here's to many more!

Allison Cope said...

Stunning card Julie! I love the paper you used to compliment your coloured image. Gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

So delightful girl! Such pretty papers for this little bee garden. LOVE it!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Oh, this is so pretty and summery!

gg nurse said...

Beautiful card! I'd love to win some stamps from Flourish!

Lori said...

I love how coordinated all of the colors are. that is such a cute card.

McVic said...

beautiful card!
kacee

Marthamh2 said...

Beautiful card. The background paper is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

madeleineb said...

great card Julie, waiting on an order with this set as part of it.

pmm said...

LOVE the colors you used- looks like a beautiful summer garden!

Marilynn said...

Such a colorful card! Nicely done.

stampqueen said...

A bright and cheery card - very pretty!!

Ellie said...

Love the colors you've used! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp just now!

Heide said...

What stunning card! Love you summer colors and papers.

Bernie said...

FANTASTIC CARD! Fantastic colors and cloring!
Blessings Bernie

Theresa said...

This is beautiful. I love the pink ribbon. Fabulous DP.

Corinna said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! The bee hive is so perfectly colored! I'm a new follower!

Jodi said...

Love the beehive & all the gorgeous flowers! The dsp is gorgeous! All the purples, greens & oranges are so pretty.

Olga V. said...

Great card Julie! Thank you for sharing!