Friday, February 22, 2013

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? We just love creative challenges here at Flourishes, 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 use the picture above for inspiration, but any birthday card will do. You can find all the details and post your link over at the Flourishes Blog.
 
What a blessing to be a part of the Flourishes family, and to have a small part in realizing Jan Marie's beautiful dream! Happy birthday, Jan Marie, and may you continue to see your vision for Flourishes expand and take life. God bless you!


I used stamps from the Hydrangea set for my card, coloring directly on the largest stamp with Marvy LePlume markers. I spritzed the stamp with water, then stamped on watercolor paper to get the faux watercolor look. This is one of the techniques that works for this week's Mix-Ability challenge too! I added some more color with chalk inks applied with a water brush. Mail takes so long to get from here to the States, so I kept my card front more generic. Love how these cool colors play off each other.


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 Caruso4140 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!
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16 comments:

Kathy Jones said...

Dina girl....your talent knows no bounds!! I love your watercolour look, the texture, design and I *love* the sentiment you used for Jan Marie's card.....it's absolutely PERFECT!!! :)

Aleksandra said...

Wooow gorgeous card Dina! I love the stamping technique you've used! It makes this card so much more special! Beautiful!
Aleksandra

Jo said...

Gorgeous Card
http://craftyjoscardmaking.blogspot.com.au/

Mojca said...

oh this is so pretty! great layout. hugs! Mojca

Becky said...

Stunning colors on those flowers.

Allison Cope Israels said...

What a stunning card Dina! Love the watercolour effect of the inks - gorgeous! Jan's going to adore this card!

Julie Koerber said...


Dina, wow girl - this is gorgeous!!! I love the way you colored up those beautiful flowers -- so pretty, so unique! I know Jan will love this!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful watercoloring Dina! I like the sentiment tab too.

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the watercolor look of the flowers. She will LOVE this. :)

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Dina! I love those beautiful words you chose for Jan Marie's card x

ChristineCreations said...

SO dreamy looking Dina! The effect of the markers gives that perfect vivid color...yet soft with the spritzing. Love the embossed die too!

flourishes said...

Dini, I am in love with this card. Thank you for making my b'day a special one.
Jan Marie

flourishes said...

Dini, your card is so very pretty. I love the technique is aonderful...I will try it out vert soon. Thank you for making the day wonderful. I love all ladies that do so much for Flourishes.

{{Hugs}}
Jan Marie

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL....love how you colored the image!

Amanda said...

I've always been a fan of you and your cards,and this card doesn't disappoint! I love the soft coloring on your hydrangea and the over all design - Gorgeous!

~ Amanda

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

I LOVE it..... This is completely amazingly Beautiful. Wow..