Flourishes' Princess Birthday Blog Hop

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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!

Happy Birthday, Julie!
I hope your Birthday is Spectacular!

Here's a look at my princess card, that's on it's way to Julie...
To go along with the fun princess theme, I used Flourishes' Make a Wish stamp set for Julie's card, and used every image in the set! The card base and bg layer are both Flourishes' Classic Ivory cs. I dry embossed the bg, heat embossed the princess-y images in light pink onto a piece of shimmer cardstock, added Diamond Stickles for jewel-like sparkle, and cut the embossed cs into three rectangles. The glitter border around each panel was scrap cs that I edged with Scor-Tape, then coated with pink glitter. The main image was stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch ink and colored with Copics. For the glittery mat behind the image, I die cut a piece of scrap cs, then ran it through my Xyron upside down to get the adhesive on the front of the die cut, then coated the edges of it with pink glitter. For a little regal touch, I added purple velvet ribbon, a fleur de lis embellie, and a few Swarovski crystals.

On the inside, I used sentiments from both the Make a Wish and the Winter Blossoms stamp sets. They are stamped in Memento Toffee Crunch. The rose scepter was stamped in Spun Sugar Distress Ink, and I sponged Tattered Rose Distress Ink around the edge while the cs was still in the die.

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!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Heather Jensen
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker (Today is Tosha's birthday, too...Happy Birthday, Tosh!)
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Jenny Gropp
Judy Rozema
Katie Sims
Aleksandra Mihelič
Kathy Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve November 2013 Week 3 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: It's a Mystery (I made the glitter paper with Scor-Tape & glitter)
613 Avenue Create Challenge #46: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #33: Anything Goes

PLUS: Copic Marker RV63
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Allison Cope said...

Goodness me... it's so beautiful Cheryl! I love the colours you used and the inside is just as pretty as the outside!

Barbara said...

A birthday card truly fit for a princess! Love the gorgeous feminine details to this, from the color palette to all your pretty embellishments. Beautifully done. Princess Julie will love it.

Jessi Fogan said...

I love this - and the story behind it made me giggle :)

Kathy Jones said...

WOW! This is gorgeous inside and out!!! Gorgeous card!!

Unknown said...

Pretty card, love the pink embossing.....totally Fit For A Princess--that's PERFECT! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

lovely layers.

Conniecrafter said...

So elegant with the rich colors and embossing and love the soft coloring of the image, very sweet!

Nena said...

It's brilliant how you were able to incorporate so many of the lovely stamps in the set through your background etc. Wonderful!!

TLady said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL CHERYL!!!!!!! OF COURSE, the PRINCESS NEEDS LOVELY PRINCESS SLIPPERS!!!!!!!!!:) Makes me think I not only need a Tierra for birthdays around here, but SPECIAL PRINCESS SHOES TOO!!!!!!!!!:) Julie will LOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!:) HOPE she's eating LOTS OF CAKE TOO!!!!!!! LOOOOOOVE ALL the GLITTER!!!!!!!!!!:)

designermc said...

I love your embossed background and all the details on your card. Very nice. Thanks for sharing this week at 613 Avenue Create.

Maria said...

Awww...just so gorgeous inside and out, Cheryl! Love the embossing and beautiful colors! This card is truly fit for a princess...well done!

Darnell said...

That card definitely looks like it came from the Royal Printer, Cheryl!! Amazing card that the Princess will treasure! Hugs, Darnell

ChristineCreations said...

So sweet Cheryl! The pink embossing is really fun and I’ve always loved these gorgeous princess slippers!

Mary Ann said...

Oh my!!!Gorgeous card!!!Love the design,awesome colors!!!

Julie Koerber said...

What a gorgeous creation Cheryl and to think it was made just for me makes it even more special! Thanks for the well wishes -- I feel so blessed!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful card! Oh, my goodness, love how you stamped the background panels. Very nice, Cheryl!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty. I like the warm colors and great sketch.

Anonymous said...

Lovely regal feel. Thank you.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like all the embossing.

Cindi said...

You gotta love ballet slippers. How cute. Thank you for sharing this adorable card.

Anonymous said...

Both of these cards are so pretty. The first one makes me think of a ballet version of Cinderella that I saw when I was little. The second is so "royal" with it's pretty scallops and lacey edges.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous card! Cheryl. <3

Chana Malkah said...

This is so beautiful both inside and out! I love the colors, the composition and the execution. All beautifully done! Thanks for sharing this with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Kristii said...

Very pretty!! I love the soft coloring and the flourishes in the background!! Such a wonderful card inside and out!!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love the beautiful slippers perfect for a princess for sure! Have a Blessed day!

Janis said...

Just gorgeous. Love the wonderful embossing and the pretty colors.
<3 J

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Andrea Ockey Parr said...

SUCH a gorgeous card! I love all the texture and dimension you added. The color palette you used is completely unique, yet totally stunning. You have such a great sense of spatial design and the way you combine elements is quite inspiring! Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!