Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Princess Birthday Hop - Flourishes


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!  

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! While we are at giving some sweet birthday wishes, today happens to also be Tosh's birthday too!  Give her a sweet shout out while visiting her blog.

For my card, I don't own the Make a Wish set from Flourishes and it is currently out of stock.  So, I found this digi image online and figured I could make this work to fit into our princess themed hop.  I colored the carriage in with Copics using this collection of colors in addition to RV69, E31, E35, and E37.

The outline of the carriage is colored in with my pink Spica pen and the curtains with the silver Spica.  I then got my fine glitter out to get this carriage sparkling! With some glue and my fingers, I spread enough on the outside of the carriage to get the glitter to stay.  I do love the sparkle it gave!  The image is cut out with my nesties and sponged in along the edges with some Distress inks in Antique Linen.  It is then popped up with some mounting tape while I used some seam binding and mini paper rose for my bow treatment.  I stamped the sentiment along the bottom with Flourishes Everyday Tag Lines and finished it off with some rhinestones.

Happy Birthday Julie!! I hope your special day is wonderful and full of surprises!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
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

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  1. Very pretty Deborah! Love the glittery curtains of your stage coach!

  2. This card is darling! I love the carriage, and do believe that Princess Julie is really going to like this sparkly coach. What birthday girl wouldn't. Very creative and beautifully done.

  3. What a gorgeous coach!! Wow!!
    My girls would go crazzzzzy for a digi like that!! Whoop whoop!!! Thanks for sharing !! Xo

  4. Oh that's just adorable!! What a darling card for a princess theme!! Who wouldn't love all that bling!!! :)

  5. Of course! EVERY Princess needs royal transportation--mines a Jetta! lol LOVE all that sparkle! So creative!

  6. It makes you want to step in and attend the ball; wonderful creation!

  7. VERY PRETTY DEBORAH!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Looks like the carriage EVERY PRINCESS NEEDS to get around! Julie will WISH for one of these after today!!!!!!!!!!!! :) MAYBE, her husband is watching too??? HINT! HINT! :) (HOPE he remembers to get one that's GLITTERY!!!!) :) PERFECT FOR THE BIRTHDAY PRINCESS!!!!!!!:)

  8. ooo a glittery carriage! Now that’s fun! Delightful Deborah!

  9. Very pretty!!Love your carriage!!!

  10. This is beautiful!!
    I love your coloring and the sparkles!!!

    Wonderfully done, Deborah!

  11. Thanks Deb for the well wishes and the beautiful (and glittery) creation -- I love all that razzle dazzle -- it's so.. ME! :-) Thanks for making my day extra special!

  12. Any princess would love to be swept away on in this carriage.

  13. Oh my goodness your card is adorable. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  14. Stunning. What princess wouldn't love this carriage. Thank you for sharing.

  15. What a lovely carriage! Love the sparkle! Looks like it is ready for Cinderella!

  16. She will love this card. The glitter really makes a difference. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Gorgeous--love the sparkly carriage.

  18. What a great way to work out the challenge, I love the sparkly carriage! So magical!

  19. A carriage absolutely perfect for a princess card! Well done! Have a Blessed day!

  20. That lovely image works perfectly! Beautiful card.
    <3 J

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