Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Splitcoast Product Review : Studio Calico

Good morning, everyone! I know I've been very MIA lately but I was very sick for the last few weeks. Ugh. But I'm glad to be better and back in blog land!

Today the Splitcoast Stampers Product Review team is reviewing the February kit from Studio Calico.
I really loved this kit for many reasons and so did the team! I've never bought a scrapbooking kit before, but I've always wanted one. This kit was the perfect one for crafters just starting out to the more experienced crafter looking to try a different style!

You can find the rest of my review and the rest of the teams HERE on Splitcoast Stampers!

Thursday, February 21, 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 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!

Here is the birthday card I made for Jan Marie.

I wanted to create a nice and feminine card for her birthday so I used Flourishes Feminine Charm shoe image that I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the shoe in with Copics then cut the image out with Flourishes Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole die. I used some Scor-Tape under the diecut to attach my paper lace doily, then I added a bow from Flourishes Color Made Easy Seam binding in Baby Pink from the Poppy line. I used paper from My Mind's Eye Lavender and matted it with Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock as my card base.

Jan Marie, I hope you have a very happy birthday filled with lots of love and surrounded by family and laughter. Thank you for creating the perfect company offering elegant stamps and embellishments! I love what I do and I'm so thankful to be a part of your design team!

Here are the Copic sets that I used for this card:

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!