Happy, Happy Birthday Princess Julie!

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!  You can see some fun pictures of the DT's adventure on the Flourishes Blog here.

Happy Birthday Dearest Julie!
I hope you have an amazing day spent with family and friends today!  Thanks for all the wonderful things you do for our Flourishes Family... we wouldn't be a family without you!  Best birthday wishes and hugs from afar!

Today I'm sharing my Princess inspired card creation in honour of our birthday girl, Princess Julie!

I started my card by using some "Tangy Taffy" cardstock from the Candy Pink cardstock collection for my card base.  Then I die cut an ornate piece of "Sweet Tart" cardstock from the same cardstock collection and stamped some long stars from our fabulous and princess-y "Make a Wish" stamp set using Memento "Rose Bud" ink.   Then I cut a strip of Classic White Cardstock and stamped some starry swirls and long star images using both "Rose Bud" and "Lilac Posies" Memento ink.  I stamped my sentiment first in "Tuxedo Black" ink and then slightly to the right with "Pear Tart" ink.

I stamped my crown and pillow image from the "Make a Wish" stamp set onto  Classic White Cardstock and coloured my image using the following Copic Collections:

I used my Copic Blender Pen to "dot" my pillow fabric.  And I added some fine silver pen, gloss pen and some cool purple gems to my crown to make it shine!  My pretty bow is made using "Lavender" Seam Binding Ribbon.

For my card design today, I used today's newest Card Sketch from Splitcoaststampers... designed by yours truly!

Happy Birthday Julie!!!

We invite you to hop along today with many of our Flourishes Family to see our pretty Princess and Birthday inspirations, 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!

Allison Cope -- you are here!
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

Happy hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps:  Flourishes (Make a Wish)
cardstock:  Flourishes (Classic White, Candy Pink Collection)
patterned papers:  Echo Park (Here & Now)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink:  Memento
ribbon: Flourishes
pens:  Glaze & Glitter Pens by Sakura
gems:  Doodlebug.


Kathy Jones said...

What a fabulous card!!! Love the bold colours and the fabby way you coloured the image!! :)

Barbara said...

Princess Julie is going to love this fairy tale card. Love the sweet pillow with the crown, beautifully done, and a fun card sketch too.

Unknown said...

Perfect Princess Party Pillow! FAB card, love the tiara!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

How lovely. Julie I hope it's a great day!

Unknown said...

Stopped by from SCS! Love your blog and work! I'm your newest follower!

Nena said...

What a wonderful stamp set; I have precious little granddaughters who would LOVE a card made with this!

TLady said...

ALLY! WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD!!!!!!! I had to just sit & take it in for a bit!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the COLORS!!!!!!!!:) Its' SOOOO YOUTHFUL & CHEERY!!!!!!!!:) Julie will LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

So fun and vibrant Ally! I love the polka-dotted pillow!

Julie Koerber said...

What a delish combo of colors Ally! I love this and I love the way you colored up that pillow -- tooooooo cute! Thanks so much for the birthday well wishes - I am so blessed to have such wonderful ladies in my life!!!

Sue D said...

Great colors and love the crown on the pillow.

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous sketch and happy color combination,

Stacy Morgan said...

Vibrant and cheerful which is PERFECT for a birthday card. The pillow is awesome, I like that look.

D- said...

Ally your princess card is ADORABLE! TFS.
Crafty hugs,

Anonymous said...

What a great Princess card. Thanks.

Cindi said...

Great card. Love your use of color! Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

I adore these colors, so perky! Great sketch too!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love the tiara birthday card! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful!

Janis said...

Love this ultra-girly card. The sparkling jewels on the tiara are so pretty.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card, Allison! I love the dots you made on the pillow, and the tiara looks amazing. Somehow you made it really look like it is made of metal. Very cool!

Heather Rogers said...

Super fun and bright colors. Julie is sure to love this. :)

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