Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Sweet Christine



IT'S A SURPRISE PARTY!!! Grab a handful of confetti, a bright balloon and come along for a fun birthday blog hop to celebrate a special birthday for our dear friend, Christine Okken!  One thing about birthdays, is that you always hope to spend time with those you care about and that's why we're here!  At Flourishes, we're just one big family... so we just wanted to celebrate a wonderful day with one of our loved ones.  Even though we're a day early, we'd like to say...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE!

Join along with members of the Flourishes family today and share some fabulous birthday inspirations, many happy celebratory birthday wishes and maybe even a slice of cyber cake.

I finally had the pleasure of meeting my sweet friend Christine for the first time at CHA a few years ago which was awesome. Then I had an even bigger pleasure when both of our families were able to meet this summer at Yellowstone. Friends for life I am telling you right now!!! If only we lived closer.... ;-)   Christine happy birthday girlie! Your card is mailed however here you can see what you will get in the postie! I stamped the beautiful rose from A Year In Flowers 2 onto Classic White card stock and colored with Copic Collections, Buttercup, Green Grass and Sunflower. Added some lace trim to the bottom of the panel and this paper is from the gorgeous My Minds Eye Oxford Lane. Tied off the birthday sentiment with a lemonade button and twine combo. Voila!

In honor of Christine's birthday celebration, we're giving away a special birthday present or two of our own!  Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is a Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen as one of our birthday prize winners! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

As well as one lucky commenter, we're having a birthday challenge too!

THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Simply create a NEW birthday themed card or project.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday November 1st at 6 PM EST.
  • Those entries using Flourishes stamps will be counted for 2 prize ballots!
  • You must link your creation in our InLinkz Widgit to be counted.
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post.  Please feel free to use our Birthday Graphic too!
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCWISH
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday on the Flourishes blog on Saturday November 2nd, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Hop along with our Flourishes family today.  Don't forget to leave some love for our fabulous designers today for a chance to win...

Aleksandra Mihelič
Allison Cope
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Dina Kowal
Heather Jensen
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Maki Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong
Stacy Morgan
Silke Ledlow
Tosha Leyendekker

Don't forget to stop by Christine's blog, HERE, and send her some birthday wishes too!

30 comments:

Karen W said...

Really pretty card and I love the year in flowers set.

Renee Collier said...

Lovely. These colors always look great together!

D- said...

I LOVE your wonderful card and so will she. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE the yellow....the bling....and that fabulous lace! TFS!!!

Marisa said...

Beautifully done!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning Stacy, that's all I can say. I absolutely love the colours, patterned papers, design, texture ...... it's perfect! Christine is sure to love it.

Liz Williams said...

Love the pretty yellow and white polka dotted paper with your pretty yellow flowers.

Cheryl said...

Oh my! This is beautiful, Stacy! What gorgeous coloring on that image! I'm going to have to study this one to see how you got such depth! Love the dp, too.

Lagene said...

Beautiful! I love all your layers!

Julie Koerber said...

This one might be one of my favorites from you Ms. Stac -- beautiful mix of papers, beautiful coloring and fabby embellishments! I know Christine will LOVE it!!! Big hugs to you girlie.

Donna Whitten said...

Such a cheerful and pretty birthday card.

ChristineCreations said...

Well, my sweet and beautiful friend - this is gorgeous! Every little bit of it…from the beautiful colouring down to all the layers and embellishments. A very me card :)

And above all - thank you for being such a precious friend. You mean so much to me! Thinking of you today lady! With lots of hugs!

Barbara said...

All of the detail in the background does not take away from the beautiful focal image of the flowers. Wonderful composition here.

TLady said...

SOOOO PRETTY STACY!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE YELLOW ROSES!!!!!!!! :) AND I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE what you've done with this image! All the designer papers....! The SWIRLS OF PEARLS...! SOOOOO ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! ;) Christine will TREASURE THIS!!!!!!!:)

Heather Jensen said...

I love your use of patterned papers and feminine lace. This is one of my favorites of yours. :)

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous yellow roses!

Sue D said...

Very pretty coloring and I like the pearls, lace and papers.

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely beautiful Stacy!!! Gorgeous colouring, love the button and touch of lace!!! :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and pretty floral image that's been colored beautifully.

frommycraftroom said...

What a beautiful card. Your roses are coloured so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful! Love the happy colors!

Deborah Anton said...

So fun with all your papers and elements! It is so cheery Stacy!

Ravengirl said...

A gorgeous card for a fabulous crafter! How fitting!

Diane said...

Pretty~pretty~pretty!!! Love seeing the yellow roses, my favorite colors!!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I love the combination of patterned papers and your wonderful colouring of the roses.

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Your roses are beautiful; the papers are gorgeous together, and I love that yellow button with the sentiment tag! It's the PERFECT finishing touch.

Nancee Purdum said...

This is really beautiful! I love all the details! Your coloring is gorgeous! :) Nancee

Alshandra said...

What a gorgeous bright fun card! Beautiful :-)

Janis said...

So pretty. Love the colors you chose!
<3 J

zub momi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors, patterned papers and design of your card :)