Introducing... Lots of Thought!

Well, we’ve arrived at our last day of December New Releases at Flourishes! Haven’t they been true blossoming beauties? Today, we’re pleased to bring you one more! It’s an all occasion set that celebrates some of the most delightful events with wonderful playfulness!
This stamp set is called Lots of Thoughts for a reason! With six whimsical images illustrated by Marcella Hawley, you have just the right mix of sentiments for birthday, congratulations, thank you and cards of encouragement. It's the perfect set for any and all occasions! This set measures 4" by 6”.

Today is a very special day in my family!  Today is my Mom's birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!... and yes, she was born on Friday the 13th!  This week is FULL of birthdays for me; my sister Christie, my "sister-in-law" Kelly and my Grandma (she would have turned 100 this year) all celebrate on the 11th, my Mom's is the 13th and my cousin Sarah's is on the 14th!  That's 5 birthdays in 4 days!  So in honour of all the birthday women in my life, I thought I'd share a birthday card today...

You can never go wrong with chocolate icing right?  For my focal image, I die cut an oval from Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, stamped my cupcake in Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink and masked it off.  Then I used my Copic air brush and coloured my back ground using two shades of yellow.  I finished colouring my image using the following Copic Collections:
For the final finishing touches, I added some tiny stars from the "Country Time Christmas" stamp set using Memento "Angel Pink" ink around the edges of the oval.
I popped my oval up on a die cut scalloped oval using some "Berrylicious" cardstock from the Poppy Paper Collection.  I used the same cardstock to mat all of the layers of my card.  For all of my patterned papers, I used the "Up, Up and Away" 6x6 paper pad from My Mind's Eye.  It was full of gorgeous feminine papers... perfect for a birthday card!

For my card design, I used this week's Splitcoaststampers weekly sketch, SC466:

Ideas are blooming plentifully in our design team creations with this sweet set. Remember, while you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out….

Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our last day of Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes’ December Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all newly released December sets…you can play in our Flip It Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY December 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our December sets are available now HERE! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through December 20th, so you have to act fast!
  • We’re also excited to offer companion Silhouette cut files for these new sets. Check them out here!
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog tomorrow, Saturday, December 14th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Good luck everyone!  And enjoy the hop.
~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps:  Flourishes (Lots of Thought, Country Time Christmas)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, Poppy Color Made Easy Collection
patterned papers:  My Mind's Eye
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
ink:  Memento, Copic
ribbon:  Flourishes
star pin:  Maya Road
gems:  Kaisercraft
other: thread.


Barbara said...

Love your happy background papers for your sketch and that sweet cupcake. Darling sentiment and gorgeous embellishments.

D- said...

Ally I LOVE your sweet birthday card. Your coloring is amazing. TFS.
{thanks for the sweet comments on my blog}
Crafty hugs,

Karen W said...

This is darling and she will love it.

Angelica Schmidt said...

You definitely can't go wrong with a chocolate cupcake on a birthday card! Love this new set already! Gorgeous coloring and paper choices! Have a Blessed day!

jonim52 said...

Love this set and happy birthday to your mom!

loulou said...

What a fun happy card. Like the yummy chocolate cupcake and the stamped stars around it.

Unknown said...

FAB birthday card to celebrate all the women with December birthdays! Cheers! We have a ton as well, 3rd, 5th, 23rd, me on the 25th (true story) 27th and two on the 29th. Merry Merry!

Tricia T said...

Mmmmm.... chocolate frosting! Fun card!

KimCreate said...

Supercute card! Great cupcake image too!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Too cute! Love that cupcake image and yes chocolate Is the best. Great card Ally!

stampqueen said...

What better for a birthday than a chocolate cupcake!!!

Anonymous said...

The cupcake and wishing wand are a great match for the sentiment! And the way you colored the cupcake it looks good enough to eat the paper!

BeckyTE said...

Looks Yummy! A great all purpose set to have!

Parker said...

What a great cupcake image and you've colored it great. Another thing I like is how you incorporated the star image in your background. Instead of a "blah" yellow background, you made it special with those stars.

Kathy Krug said...

Thr colors and the dp are fabulous on this fun bd card.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Love the colours that you chose. So bright and cheerful.

Marsha Reed said...

Very bright and colorful!

Barbara said...

Lively colors for a Birthday! Awesome!

Deb H. said...

Bright and cheerful card.

Nana Griffin said...

Love it! So festive.

ChristineCreations said...

That could be an expensive month for you girl :) Fun to celebrate birthdays in such a girly way. Such a fun design - love the polka dotted cupcake liner!

TLady said...

OH ALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRST OF ALL, " HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! " LOL That's ALMOST how it happens in our family!!!!!!!! I LOVE your sketch!!!! GORGEOUS DESIGNER PAPER! The CUP CAKE image is SOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOVE the POLKA DOT Cup Cake Paper Liner! The MOUNDS of icing, JUST the way I LIKE IT!!!!!!! SPRINKLES!!! AND the TRADITIONAL striped candle!!! AND I LIKE the little stars on the background of the cup cake!!!!!!! PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful as always, Ally! Love your papers with this image, fun and bright, and yet elegant!

@JoyceCasaldi said...

What a fun week of celebrations for your family. Pass along my birthday wishes!
What a cute cupcake, I wouldn't have expected that with the sneak of this set. Very cute!

Heather Rogers said...

What a beautiful birthday card for your mom. She is going to love it. I like the sentiment tab at the top. :)

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