Wednesday, November 20, 2013

There's a Princess in the house...and it's her birthday!

Today is a special day for the Flourishes Family to celebrate our Birthday Girl - Julie Koerber!  And Julie is definitely worth celebrating!  She's the right hand on so many levels of what's beautiful about Flourishes, and we're so grateful for her and blessed to also call this lovely lady friend.  

This summer a number of the Flourishes Senior Design Team girls gathered for a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  It was a fantastic time of fun!  One of the great things some of the girls did was go Whitewater Rafting.  Because there were family members along, Julie graciously said she'd sit in the middle of the raft so the kids could get the most out of the experience.  The raft guide however thought that would be a fun opportunity to tease Julie about her "Princess" status.  She gracefully took it and we love to tease her about it - and so the idea for this Princess Birthday Hop was born!  Julie we love you and your fun, spunky spirit, and also the warmth and grace you live your life with!  Happy Birthday from all of us at Flourishes!  

 In honor of our Princess, I created a royal-themed card.  I found this adorable card template on Silhouette America's site and knew this would be perfect for my card!  I added some flowers colored with Copics from the fabulous Summer Blossoms set and the sentiment is from the Winter Blossoms set.

My banner is a Spellbinder's die.  I added a little bejeweled brad and outlined my crown with my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen and voila.....a card fit for a Princess!

I had so much fun playing along today!  Julie, I hope you have a wonderful birthday and thank you so much for all that you do for all of us!  And I also want to give a little shout out to Tosha Leyendekker....Happy Birthday to you too!!  Hope you enjoy your special day too!  :)  

We invite you to hop along today with many of our Flourishes Family to see our pretty Princess and Birthday inspiration, and join in on our wishes for Julie!

Comment along the way and you could be entered to win any Birthday set of your choice from the Flourishes Store!  Winners will be chosen and announced on Saturday November 23rd on the Flourishes Blog.

And don't forgot to drop by Julie's place to send her your Happy Birthday wishes too!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Heather Jensen
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Jenny Gropp
Judy Rozema
Katie Sims
Aleksandra Mihelič
Kathy Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong

Stamps:  Winter Blossoms, Summer Blossoms
Paper:  Flourishes Classic White card stock, Yellow card stock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders Banner, Postage Edge and A2 Card Creator A sets; tag die-PTI; flourish die-MFT
Other:  jewel brad, Crown Card Template-Silhouette America


  1. OMG... how cute is that! I am in love with your fabulous crown of gorgeousness Katie! I wanna be you one day! :) <3

  2. Absolutely darling! What princess wouldn't love this gorgeous birthday crown. Beautifully colored and a beautiful sentiment to go with. Should be a big hit with Princess Julie.

  3. SQUEE!!!! This is absolutely fabulous!!! Love, love, love your take on the princess theme and your awesome shaped card!!!

  4. Katie, your card is fabulous! Perfect for a Princess Birthday and EVERY girl is really a princess inside. Great base design and the brad and images are wonderful. Julie sounds like a sweetheart and this is a wonderful hop you have all done in her honor. Impressive work girl! Hugz - lots of them!

  5. It is PERFECT!!! Any Princess would love to wear that! How Fabulous! GREAT svg and fantastic coloring! Love the bouquet of flowers!

  6. I love it! I like shaped card anyway, this is fantastic.

  7. WHAT A PERFECT CARD!!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY FIT FOR A PRINCESS!!!!!!!!:) IT'S PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOVE your coloring too!!!!!!!!!!!:) This REALLY IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!:)

  8. I just love what you’ve done with this design Katie! So creative with the crown and the blossoms are a gorgeous accent! Awesome creation!

  9. AWESOME!!!!Love the design,Very Pretty!!!!

  10. Oh Katie -- this is a stunner! I LOVE the crown and the splash of bling on it as well -- I gasped!!! Thank you so much for the birthday well wishes -- I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful group of ladies in my life!!!

  11. Your crown shaped card is amazing. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  12. Lovely card. Great idea to use a crown shape. TFS.

  13. love what you did with the crown and the flowers. I love Flourishes stamps for all of the lovely flowers and you did a great job coloring them. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Perfect shaped card and great coloring.

  15. This is absolutely fit for a princess! That silhouette cut is just perfect. It's not just a plain crown design so the intricate swirls really make it special. Wonderful fun and personalized Katie girl. Hugs!

  16. I love the fun card shape! What a great way to tackle the princess theme! Wonderfully regal color scheme.

  17. Love the crown you made for princess Julie! FAB! Have a Blessed day!

  18. A crown card is perfect and made to order!!! Lovely card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. This is so pretty! I really like how the banner curves opposite the crown base and the coloring on those flowers are gorgeous!!

  20. What a fantastically creative princess card! I just LOVE that cute crown with the jewel on top, and it looks so smart with the pretty flowers. Beautiful coloring, but I have to ask...did you plan for the color palette to match the photos of the rafters? :) You're so freakin' GOOD!

  21. Absolutely one of the most creative, beautiful, and special things I can think of, Katie. And after seeing what you all did this summer, well... that's why Flourishes and their design teams are some of the very best in the paper crafting community. Delightful card - I loved it!!