Happy Birthday Jan Marie!!!

Light the candles, cue the music and get ready for a little bit of birthday fun! It will SOON be a very special lady's birthday and so we rallied the troops to send some birthday wishes her way a little early! On Monday, February 25th, Jan Marie Caruso, the fearless and creative force behind Flourishes will be another year older -- what a wonderful thing to celebrate! So, we've asked Flourishes' designers from all of our teams to join us to help make this day super special with a......

Here's the scoop, there's a way YOU can help Jan celebrate and win some Flourishes stamps as well! HOW? Simply be inspired by the photo above and create a birthday card for Jan. Just that simple! We just love creative challenges at Flourishes and so, why not usher in another one! One randomly drawn winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the Flourishes store, just for playing along! You can find out more about the "official rules" by clicking HERE!

Here is the card I created using the inspirational photo above:

Dearest Jan Marie:
We hope this little celebration fills you with same joy and happiness that you express to each one of us here at Flourishes!  We wish you the BEST birthday ever, spent with wonderful family and friends.  May you be blessed with a year of great happiness, good health and much love!
Super big hugs,

Here's a peek at the inside too...

One extra note? Jan may be the head of this company but one thing she doesn't get a ton of is happy mail from customers using her stamps? Let's change that for her birthday and flood her with some creative "love" by sending her your Berry Sweet Birthday Blog Hop creations! Here's her address so you can pop them in the mail!
Jan Marie Caruso
4140 Lyric Lane
Pensacola, FL 32514

I know she would love to see "in real life" what beautiful work you all do and I know it would bring a huge smile to her face!  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!
    Julie Koerber
    Silke Ledlow
    Stacy Morgan 
    Allison Cope  - You are here!
    Broni Holcombe
    Cindy Haffner 
    Maki Jones
    Aleksandra Mihelič
    Dina Kowal
    Iwona Palamountain
    Kathy Jones

    Thanks for stopping by and helping us wish Jan Marie a wonderful and fabulous BIRTHDAY on Monday!

    stamps:  Flourishes (Berry Sweet, Inside & Out: Hello, Sentimental Favorites, Old Fashioned Florals)  
    cardstock: Flourishes (Classic White, Color Made Easy: Poppy)
    patterned papers: Simple Stories
    ribbon: Offray, Micheals
    pins: Flourishes, MME
    die cut shapes: Spellbinders 
    inks: Memento, Copic 
    gem: KaiserCraft
    accessories: thread.


    Kathy Jones said...

    Ally, this is fabulous!!! Love the bold splashes of colour and those berries look good enough to eat!!! :)

    Aleksandra said...

    wooow Allison, this is stunning!!! I absolutely adore this card. Those berries are perfect and I love the papers and borders you've used! Gorgeous!!!

    Jo said...

    Gorgeous Card

    Mojca said...

    totally gorgeous layout and colours! hugs! Mojca

    Becky said...

    Beautiful, inside and out.

    Sasha said...

    WOW, Ally, your card is stunning. Beautifully coloured berries...they look as if you could pick them right off your card xx

    Julie Koerber said...

    OH MY... GASP!!!!! Ally, this card is drop dead gorgeous - love how you mimicked the colors on the inspiration to perfection! I know Jan will LOVE this creation beyond words!

    Stacy Morgan said...

    Yummy goodness! Ally this is scrumptious, Jan is going to love it.

    Heather Rogers said...

    WOW, Ally! I love the patterned papers and your berries look delicious! I especially ;ike how you turned the die sideways for your sentiment. :)


    ChristineCreations said...

    Ally, this is STUNNING. You have such an eye for color. The composition is just beautiful and so perfect from the inspiration!

    flourishes said...

    I just love your creative use of the inspiration and the turned it in a breath taking card, Thank you for being a part of my life.
    Jan Marie

    Silke Ledlow said...

    Allison, this is definitely a super special and beautiful birthday card!

    Amanda said...

    Ally, I love your card!! I almost used this stamp set, but I'm glad I didn't. You really made it look positively stunning and showed it off better then I could have! Gorgeous!

    ~ Amanda

    Cindy Haffner said...

    Ohh Ally your card is GORGEOUS!!~

    Marlena M. said...

    Yummy berries~the pins are gorgeous too, Ally!

    Amy Martin said...

    Oh I love it. Wonderful job. Those berries are so bright and lovely.

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