Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flourishes 4th Birthday Celebration


Flourishes is lighting the candles and getting ready to sing to honor their fourth birthday! And, as a way to celebrate, I’m happy to say I was hand-picked to help them have a bit of a party as a designer for their customer appreciation hop! The only challenge here was to create a card or project using my favorite Flourishes stamp set. Read on – I’ll tell you how you can win some Flourishes goodies too!

Making the decision on which stamp set to select for my card today - I struggled. I love all my Flourishes stamp sets - especially the flowers!! Well, it came down to a stamp set that is near and dear to my heart. Flourishes is celebrating their 4th birthday, I too will be celebrating my "4th birthday." Nearly 4 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and come October it will be officially 4 years - of being cancer free. Therefore, I selected Think Pink - Fight Like a Girl. I love this set! Isn't this dress fabulous? Happy Birthday Flourishes! Thank you for asking me be a part of this celebration.

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 I used the sketch from Card Patterns #129. I thought it was perfect for this gorgeous dress.

What can you win? Take a peek at this fun and festive blog candy!

If you’d like to learn more about how you can win all of these stamp sets, just click HERE to read up on today’s hop and challenge! 

If you arrived here by way of Yogi Grunwald, then you are on the right path! If I was your first stop, you’ll want to go back to the Flourishes Blog to and start this hop from the very beginning! You have until September 1st at 5PM CST to enter!

Next up on the hop is Brenda O'Rear.

Thanks for stopping by. Good Luck!!

Theresa

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes (Think Pink-Fight Like a Girl and Kids At Play - sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Me & My Big Ideas (baby girl); Close to My Heart (black)
Accessories: ribbon (stash); Nestabilities; Cricut (Art Philosophy)

69 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your card is so elegant, Theresa. I love the papers you chose to use and the filigree edges are spectactular. Great coloring on the dress.

Ujjwal said...

Love the beautiful coloring and the bow is just the perfect accent for this elegant card!

Mary J said...

Wow, stunning Theresa! I love your take on that sketch too - I found it really hard!

Karen W said...

Very soft and pretty!!

Naomi said...

Wow, this is SO pretty and feminine! Love the soft colours, black accents, and of course that beautiful image! Congrats to Flourishes on four fabulous years!

Theresa said...

Your card is lovely...great use of the sketch. Great details and love the touch of black with the pink. Congrats on your nearing 4 years of being cancer free. Wish you continued good health.

Anonymous said...

Love the pink and black combination. Such a pretty backdrop for the party dress! TFS
Beth Greco

Heather Jensen said...

Theresa, this is such a sweet card. I love the little dress and your big satin bow is perfect. :)
Hugs~

Misti said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa! Love the added rhinestone on the dress!

Lin said...

Theresa, sending big hugs to you from a sister survivor of 7 years! I've never seen this set - I love your card! The delicate black flourishes are a wonderful addition!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Your card is beautiful!! love how you colored the image.

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! I just love this image!

Lauren

The Rubber Maid said...

What a wonderful card..absolutely
done perfectly. Pat

Davi said...

Theresa what a delightful card love the colors and how the black makes the lovely image pop!

KimCreate said...

Wow! Love this card, beautiful! Happy Birthday Flourishes
Kim

Yogi said...

what a pretty and feminine card. Love the color scheme too.

lizlincoln said...

You're right, it is a gorgeous dress. These blog hops are dangerous, you have found another stamp set I absolutely "need"! This is coloured beautifully.

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful! Congratulations on your four years free from cancer! This is a wonderful set to highlight today!

Julie Koerber said...

Theresa, Congratulations on being 4 years cancer free. What a beautiful thing to celebrate and we're glad we could help honor that through a set like Think Pink. As the concept designer for that set, your post touched my heart! Thanks so much for helping Flourishes celebrate and congrats againg to YOU! :-)

joy said...

Theresa, this card is so very beautiful. I love all the layers, the colors, the embellishments you have added. COngrats on being a 4 year survivor. Wishing you all the best.

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous and so very elegant! big congrats on four years cancer free!!

alisa logue said...

Happy birthday flourishes! Love the stamps and gorgeous card! -Alisa

Betty Benton said...

A beautiful card and a wonderful story behind it! 4 years and many more coming!!

Brenda said...

That's a beautiful card Theresa! I love the bling you added to the dress!

Katina said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful Theresa and what a wonderful reason behind the making of it! xx

ecpiercy said...

Theresa, congratulations, and thank you for sharing your inspiration. Beautiful card!

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW, what a STUNNING card Theresa! Congrats on being a guest designer and on your 4 year Cancer Free Birthday!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY!!~

Pami said...

This is amazing Theresa! I just love it! Pami x

Dee said...

Definetly pretty in pink!! Beautiful card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a meaninful and beautifully colored image

Sue D said...

Very pretty card and glad you are celebrating 4 years too!

Shelby said...

Theresa...I can see why they picked you to show off their designs! You did an absolutely amazing job. I love how you have the hanger outside of the circle and the layout and colors are perfect. What die did you use behind the layers? It's so yummy looking. Glad you were able to beat the big C and may you continue to have good health and blessings.

Shelby

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

First congrats on being cancer free for 4 years, that is awesome news. Second this is totally cool. Beautifully created!

Kathy Bradley said...

Gosh, what a lovely image and the pretty pink color is perfect. Your beautiful card has showcased this image so well. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Carson said...

Celebrations all around! Congrats on being cancer free for four years! Your card is delightful! Love the layout, colors & fabulous scroll details to match the paper!

Erika's Cupboard said...

Lovely card!! Wonderfully elegant.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Theresa! Love all the layers and the decorative trim!

lisa808 said...

Happy 4th Birthday to Flourishes and Happy 4th (almost) Milestone to you!

Beautiful card--soft and pretty.

Donna Phelan said...

Elegant. Stunning. Beautiful. ALL of the above!!

catdidit said...

What an awesome and classy creation! Perfect image for a party!! LOVE it!

pam124 said...

ELEGANCE at its FINEST. This is soooo beautiful!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Theresa! It's a really elegant design! Love the image and your coloring! Congrats on your 4-year anniversary, too!

Tanya said...

Oh this is stunning! I love the soft pink and your coloring is fab! And congrats on your 4 years hun!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just LOVE this set and your take on it is just lovely!!! Beautiful Card and message too!

Melissa Craig said...

Your my first stop - I didn't know about the hop.

You picked a beautiful set to showcase and your card is freakin' awesome!! I loe it's feminity with swirls and bling. Great color combo, too.

Will try to do the blog. I've always loved Flourishes stamps, just don't have any.

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card! Love your soft colors and fabulous layout!

Charlotte said...

Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE everything about it! Great papers and color combo - and, the hanger treatment is so unusual. Love the delicate die cut. It's so feminine.

zehra said...

Love the pinks and the stamp

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! Congratulations on nearly 4 years cancer free!!!! Blessings!

Kathy

Grace said...

Absolutely beautiful and inspiring!

ChristineCreations said...

First of all congratulations on 4 years! I know how much all those milestones mean to a survivor, my husband is 4 years also from his 2nd type of cancer, so we a grateful for it!

And such a pretty card too Theresa! The soft pinks are lovely with the white and black...such beautiful and intricate borders!

gg nurse said...

congratulations on your 4th year cancer free--yah! & boy did you make a gorgeous card for the Flourishes BD!

Ellie said...

That's a stamp I've never seen! Love the colors you've used! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp just now!

Allison Cope said...

Theresa... this is stunning! So delicate and beautiful!

Bernie said...

Fabulous Card! Congratulations on nearly 4 years cancer free!!!!
Blessings Bernie

~Tammy~ said...

Theresa this is sooo soft and beautiful! Love all the little delicate touches!

downrightcrafty said...

wow two beautiful creations and love the soft edging on the 2nd one - thank you so much for your lovely comments, did make me smile
Hugs and have a lovely weekend
Kate xx

Benzi said...

What a great set you used and for such a wonderful reason. Congrats to you on your upcoming cancer free anniversary. Your card is just beautiful!!

Marie said...

Happy 4th Birthday to you and many many more. Love your coloring and image choice. The hanger above the circle is FABULOUS, it looks like the dress is hanging from the circle. Great job, my cyber friend.

Corinna said...

Oh Theresa this is marvelous! I love the papers and image and your coloring is splendid! Congrats on your 4 year anniversary!!

P.S. I didn't forget your card. I just have to wait to see if I have to send it to a mag. :D

Mandy said...

Very elegant card Theresa,love the image and colours,and your design and papers are beautiful...
Mandy x

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning...great details...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Shannon White said...

Congrats on the up-comming 4th anniversary on being cancer free miss Theresa! that is so Wonderful!

Love your Gorgeous card! So Soft an Elegant!

Big hugs
Shannon 8-)

Beate said...

Wow! Your card looks AMAZING! Gorgeous border, beautiful color combo and main image.
Hugs and smiles

JustYolie said...

OMGoodness....so beautiful!!

Lisa Petrella said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Theresa!! That dress image IS AMAZING! And I LOVE how the swirly borders echo the swirls in the sentiment!!! Gorgeous layering too!!! Congrats on being part of the Flourishes celebration, and your upcoming 4th anniversary of being cancer free!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!

onecraftymama said...

Congratulations, Theresa - not *just* on joining the Flourishes celebration (woot!) but way more importantly, celebrating your own 4 year birthday. That's incredible, and awesome, and I'm so glad :)

xxxtglxxx said...

It is definately NOT an understatement to say that this looks amazing Theresa my friend!:)

What a stunning card, awesome image and colouring and the white bow with the black card and dies are really dramatic and elegant! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx