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!

    24 comments:

    1. Absolutely beautiful Amanda!! Love the soft colours and the doily and pin accenting!! :)

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    2. Gorgeous card Amanda! I love how soft it feels. That image is so pretty and your coloring is beautiful! And I absolutely love that lace doily! Gorgeous!
      Aleksandra

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

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    4. What an adorable image! And such pretty colours too. hugs! Mojca

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    5. I love that shoe! Fabulous Birthday card.

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    6. Totally love it Amanda!!! So pink and pretty! Jan Marie's going to love it!

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    7. Amanda this is adorable.... I just love your work...It's great that you all are sending her cards! What a great idea!
      --Holly

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    8. I am in love with this Amanda -- love the layout, the way you colored up that darling shoe and the sentie below -- perfect and I know Jan will love it!

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    9. Really a stunning card gorgeous colors really sweet shoe just beautiful thanks for sharing...

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    10. Very girlie and beautiful Amanda. Your coloring is awesome.

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    11. What a beautiful card! Love the doily and pretty stick pin. :)

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    12. Gorgeous, Amanda! I love the pretty pinks. Your shoe looks Devine I the pink and aqua x

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    13. Wowieee! That's gorgeous Amanda! You know, I can even picture Jan wearing a cool shoe like that too :) Beautifully done!

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    14. So girly and sweet Amanda! Such a pretty birthday card!

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    15. Amanda you created a wonderful card. I think you all have pegged me in creating such feminine , jet classy. Thank you for all you do for Flourishes. Thank you for making this a day to a very special.
      Hugs,
      Jan Marie

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    16. Hi Amanda! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my card for Jan - you're so kind!

      I LOVE your card... it's just SO pretty!!

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    17. Gorgeous card, Amanda! Love the pink papers, the doily and the pretty bow! Hugs

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    18. Wow...This is one fancy shoe. And I love it. Wonderful details all the way around.

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    19. I love, love, love, everything about your gorgeous card. The colors, the doily, the bow and the lovely saying. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

      Joan
      MN

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    20. WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY LOVELY CARD!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    21. AMANDA!!! Way to go on being added to the senior design team with Flourishes!! You earned it!!

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    22. Congrats on joining the team, Amanda! You've really blossomed with Flourishes, and your cards are amazing. I've always loved your style. So happy to see your work again!

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    Thank You For Your Kind Comments And Please Have A Wonderful Day!!