Friday, February 25, 2011

It's a Birthday Blog Hop!

Let’s light the candles and strike up the music, the owner of Flourishes – Jan Marie Caruso – is celebrating a birthday and we’re helping her by getting the party started! Why not leave some love on the Flourishes blog HERE and while you are there, start to hop on through the Flourishes team members who are honoring her special day! Happy Birthday Jan Marie!  Why not pop on over to her BLOG and wish her a Happy Birthday too!!  :)

To celebrate Jan Marie's day, I've chosen the roses from A Year in Flowers 2 and the sentiment from Fanciful Flourishes.  The roses were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (Y21, Y35, Y38, G20, G21, G24, G28).  It was cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with Lacey Circle Nestabilites which were popped up over a matt of brown bazzill cut with Labels 8 Nestabilities.  The sentiment is also stamped in Memento and punched out with an oval punch.  Added a border using the Arch Lattice punch, a bit of yellow satin ribbon and finished with a couple of Kaisercraft Snow Pearls.

Stamps - A Year in Flowers 2, Fanciful Flourishes (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Yellow, White, Aqua, Brown Bazzill, October Afternoon Thrift Shop DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Large Circle, Lacey Circle and Labels 8 Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch, Yellow Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.

For lots of beautiful inspiration, follow the Blog Hop listed below!!

Barbara Anders 
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber 
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Betty Wright Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Maki Jones
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
Beate Johns
Cindy Coutts
Heather Jensen
Kathy Jones (that's me)
Yvonne Hagane 

This also works for this week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC106) to create a Birthday Card!!!

That's all from me today, enjoy the hop and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :) 

38 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the pop of brown behind the focal image. Great DPs and I'm loving all that green :) Lovely card.

Kerrie said...

Pretty, with wonderful colouring, and the most perfect bow! off to have a hop!

Sue W said...

Beautiful card Kathy.......Love your colour choices and the delish bow!

Karen W said...

So very pretty, great colors and DP goes so well.

Beate said...

Kathy, your birthday card is beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Edna Morrisedie said...

You definitely like these roses, they look great in yellow... brings back memories of a bit of Deborah Conway hey?

Cindy Haffner said...

What a BEAUTY Kathy!!!

Mary said...

Very pretty...colors, style, layout...it all fits perfectly!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful card! I love your color combination!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Kathy.. I LOVE this color combo... That paper is wonderful. Great job.

Karen said...

Pretty card, and great coloring on the flowers.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kathy this is so warm feeling and your roses are beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful weened.

ChristineCreations said...

What a great layout and papers girl! This is such a happy feeling card. Perfect bow too!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Drop dead gorgeous, Kathy!! Those colors are just amazing. Love it!

Laura said...

Gorgeous card! The colors are so happy!

Sherry said...

very pretty!!!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Kathy! Your coloring is wonderful and the detailing fabulous! Lovely Birthday card!

Makiko Jones said...

This is stunning Kathy!! Fantastic coloring and fabulous colors girlfriend!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS Kathy! I love everything about this card! Hugs ~S~

Jean McKenzie said...

Wow Kathy, This is gorgeous - you used one of my favourite Flourishes stamps and I love the paper you have teamed with your colours!! Beautiful!

Deb said...

Your card is so lovely, everything is placed just so pleasing to the eye, thank you for sharing...

Davi said...

Lovely dps combined with the beautiful flowers. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Love what you've done with your layout and papers. The colors with the roses are an awesome combination. This is a true beauty, Kathy!

Amanda said...

Oooh, this is so pretty!! I love your colors you chose! Yellow ribbon is the perfect complimentary color to your card! And the beautiful yellow roses are perfection!! :)

Auntie Em said...

Love the yellow roses and the retro background paper. Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sande said...

Kathy

Gorgeous card. Every detail is perfect. I love the color combo..it's feminine but not overly girlie. Has a very '50's feel to it and I love it.

Peachy Wessels said...

Oh, so pretty card! Great layering, and coloring. Love it!

Karen McAlpine said...

so, so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Yellow rose of wattle instead of the 'Yellow Rose of Texas' with very fine coloring at that, Kathy. Wonderful of you to make such a detailed card when flooding is happening all around you on the north and west. In your yard? Hope you are safe. Check out my friend in Gayboro about twenty minutes from you to the north and a 'squosh' west.(email me mt23stamper atyahoodotcom for deets) Your area certainly cultivates blooming artists as she and her dd gloriously craft. DD draws her way through jr. and senior high school with most beautifully shared work among her 'mates. Totally fun to browse and return to your site featuring this very lovely yellow rose JM birthday card / gift. As you celebrate going through this day...
Keep Looking UP!

Dee Jackson said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is so pretty.

Heather Jensen said...

How funny we used the same stamp. I really love the roses in yellow. I will have to try them in another color too. Your card is amazing. The paper choice and coloring are amazing. :)
Hugs~

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Kathy! LOVE the colors you used!

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful layout, beautiful colors... beautiful everything!!!!

Gab said...

Very pretty card ... and I have just ordered lacey circles and Labels 8!!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

I am so sorry that I'm late leaving a comment for you. This move is really difficult.

Kathy, what a beautiful card and great use of the Spellbinders.

Charlotte said...

Beautiful. Love your use of die cuts, and your coloring is beautiful.

Spyder said...

Love the colours, lovely card
((Lyn))

America said...

great color combo and beautiful coloring as always GF! :)

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