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'd like to take a moment to say a few words to Christine...
Congrats Christine! I hope you have a fabulous birthday.
I can only hope that the next year is even better than the last
& that the love that you share with all the special people
in your life continues to grow more and more!
Many happy returns my friend! Sending you the happiest of birthday wishes!
Here is the card I created for Christine. I sent it off to her last week in the hopes that she might get it in time for her actual birthday tomorrow.
Thank You for the script writing on my back ground, From the Heart for the banner shape for my sentiment, Vintage Postcard for the subtle back ground postage marks, Fanciful Flourishes for the delicate butterflies, Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1 for the birthday greeting, and the Antique Map for my teal background. The inks I used were Memento's "Rich Cocoa", Ranger's "Vintage Photo", "Tumbled Glass", "Antique Linen" and "Peacock Feathers". I used Flourishes Classic Ivory and Classic Kraft cardstock for my entire card.
Here's a close up of my back ground before I put my die cuts on the top of it...
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 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...
Don't forget to stop by Christine's blog, HERE, and send her some birthday wishes too!
~ Ally ~
Sponsored by: Flourishes LLC
stamps: Flourishes (Thank You, From the Heart, Vintage Postcard, Fanciful Flourishes, Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1, Antique Map)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory & Kraft
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Ranger Distress