Friday, February 24, 2012

Birthday Blog Hop!!!


Birthday Blog Hop Graphic copy

Let’s light the candles and strike up the music!! The owner of Flourishes – Jan Marie Caruso – is celebrating a birthday and we’re helping her by getting the party started with just about the entire Flourishes Crew!  Why not leave some love on her blog HERE and while you are hopping around, pay a visit to the Flourishes team members who are honoring her special day!

Happy Birthday, Jan Marie! You are a beautiful lady, inside and out and I am so honored to be able to work for Flourishes. I hope you have the best birthday ever, because no one deserves it more than you!

I decided to make Jan Marie’s card using the February flower from
A Year In Flowers, Set 1. I love every flower in all three sets—the size is perfect for card making.


I stamped the beautiful primrose image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with these Copic Collections:

Evergreen Collection:


Robin’s Egg Collection:

Robin's Egg Collection

Sunflower Collection:

Sunflower Collection

Lenten Rose Collection:

Lenten Rose

After I cut it out with the Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die Set I added the sentiment on vellum and covered the foam dots with pearls. I embossed the background panel and added THIS ribbon.

Then I stamped another sentiment on the inside with an image from
Tag Lines.


In honor of Jan’s special day, the worker bees behind the scenes decided to have a COLORFUL sale to help celebrate! TODAY and TOMORROW only – all Copic Markers will be on sale 15% off. Just use the code COPIC15 in the coupon code box at the time of check out to get this fun discount! So, join us in singing her a special little birthday song! Be sure to check out all the fun and festive wishes and grab some great ideas for birthday cards along the way!

Barbara Anders

Christine Okken

Cindy Lawrence

Danielle Kennedy

Dawn Burnworth

Julie Koerber

Sharon Doolittle

Stacy Morgan

Tammy Hershberger

Beate Johns

Cindy Haffner

Heather Jensen

Maki Jones

Mona Pendleton

Silke Ledlow

Betty Wright

Kathy Jones

Yvonne Hagane

Pat Adam

Happy Birthday Jan! We hope your day is the absolute BEST and cheers to an even better year ahead!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: A Year In Flowers, Set 1, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Classic White (Flourishes); vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Grand Calibur, Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die (Spellbinders); Textile embossing folder (Provo Craft); ribbon, Copic markers, pearls



  1. Gorgeous card. Your coloring is wonderful.

  2. Beautiful card and you are right she's a sweetie!!! I will hop over to her blog!

  3. This is beautiful Barbara. Love how you used the die and added the sentiment. Great job.

  4. Beautiful card, Barbara! Love how your image pops on the embossed white card.
    Hugs and smiles

  5. So pretty Barbara! Love the fresh look and the texture!

  6. Stunning in white! The floral image pops out with the background. What fun that all of the year in flower images fit with the keyhole die.

  7. What a beautiful Birthday card, Barb!! This is such a classic gem of a card :)

  8. You always create the most dramatic cards with just that pop of color on white. I absolutely love this look and might need to case it to see if I can pull it off! :-)

  9. This is just gorgeous. Your coloring on that flower is amazing!

  10. Whoa...this is GORGEOUS! Love the white on white, the perfectly colored primrose that fits so well in this die...just stunning!

  11. You've colored those primroses beautifully to match the ribbon! Gorgeous bow too Bar.

  12. I'm blushing! and awestruck that you all puled of a surprise hop. Thank you so very much Bar. Your card is wonderful!

  13. So beautiful, Bar! I really need to try white more. Love the look! I also need to break out some vellum, too! Lovely card!

  14. What a simply stunning card, Barbara. Your coloring is amazing and love the bow. I just took advantage of the COPIC15 and ordered two new sets of copics. Can't wait to get them. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  15. This is so beautiful Barbara!! Fantastic coloring!

  16. Wow, just beautiful!! I love this set!! Beautiful coloring!!

  17. So pretty, love that you used the keyhole die for this too.

  18. Gorgeous!!! I just love how your colours totally pop against the white! Beautiful use of white space and that fab die!!!

  19. beautiful card. love those sets too.
    PS love you skyline in the next card.

  20. This is beautiful Bar! I love the white embossed background!


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