Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Princess Julie!!

For my Waltzingmouse post, click HERE

Today is a special day for the Flourishes Family.  We get 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!  

I chose to put the crown, from the Make a Wish set, center stage.  And of course, a lot of sparkle was used in the making of this card!  ;)  Although we now tease Julie of being a princess, she acts nothing like one.  She's not pretentious, she doesn't demand attention, and she's one of the most warm, thoughtful, and kind ladies I've had the honor of meeting!  We all had the most wonderful time in Yellowstone.  Even though I was very new to the team, they welcomed me with open arms.  I'm truly honored and blessed to call Julie, and the rest of the group (as well as their wonderful families), friends.

Happy, Happy Birthday my dear friend!!  I hope your day is blessed to overflowing!!  You deserve that and so much more!!  {{HUGS}}

Isn't she sitting pretty?  Just like a princess should!!  ;)

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:  Make a Wish (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes), True Romance (Kasiercraft)
Ink:  Smokey Gray (Versafine), Spun Sugar (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Captivating Squares dies (Spellbinders), Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Frayed Ribbon for flower (Webster's Pages), Glass Button in flower (Melissa Frances), Wrinkled Ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique), Pearl Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts), Ultra Fine Gold, Silver and Pink Glitter), Lace 


Allison Cope said...

Goodness me... it's stunning Tosha! Love the touch of gold on the crown. And a BIG Happy Birthday to you today! I hope you have a fabulous day and get spoiled by all the people who love you! Big hugs today!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful job you've done with this card. Absolutely full of wonderful eye candy and sparkles aplenty. Beautiful color palette and gorgeous die layers as background for that pretty crown. Princess Julie is gonna love this.

Barbara said...

Tosha, couldn't leave without wishing you a Very Happy Birthday filled with all the things you love.

Kathy Jones said...

*GASP* O.M.Gosh Tosh, this is just Amazingly gorgeous!!! Love the soft colours, the amazing embossing and punched border not to mention the fabby ribbon/lace/bling treatment. Spectacular!!

Kathy Jones said...


Unknown said...

The background DP really brings out the silver and glitz of your tiara, and that bit of fluff (aka flower) is FAB!

Unknown said...

Ooops, almost forgot!

Happy Birthday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸☼ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Tosh, ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to You!!!

Enjoy your day! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

LOVE all those layers!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I just love these colors together and the use of the dies, the flower is lovely and that lace is stunning!!

Ravengirl said...

This is really beautiful and such great pictures from your Flourishes vacation!

The Rubber Maid said...

Happy Birthday Tosha...how funny you and Julie share this special day..Did I have Twins?? Much fun and happiness on your special day.
Pat Adam (Julie's Mom)

TLady said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS PRINCESS CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Even some tulle it looks like!!!!!!!!!!:) WHAT A SUPER CARD TOSHA!!!!!!!!!:) You're DEFINATELY THINKING "PRINCESS" WITH THIS CARD!!!!!!!!!!! ANNNNNNNNNNNNNND, "HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!" :) HOPE YOUR DAY is FILLED with LOVE & LAUGHTER & LOTS OF CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!:)(NO WONDER, you know HOW to do a PRINCESS CARD!!!) :)

Nena said...

Wow, such an amazing card! I love the frilly little flower you made for the finishing touch. Any little birthday princess would LOVE this!

ChristineCreations said...

Wowee girl, just stunning! I love the layering and sponging with the gorgeous embossing and sparkle too! Delicious!

ChristineCreations said...

OH YEAH…and Happy Birthday again sunshine!

Mary Ann said...

GORGEOUS CARD!!!!Your work is awesome!!!Happy Birthday!!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Like I told you before lady -- I couldn't share a birthday with a more special person! So glad we are able to raise our glasses and celebrate and... my favorite.. EAT CAKE!!!! LOL! Hope you had the best day ever -- here's to all the blessings this next year can bring... and more!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Tosha! What a pretty card you made for Julie. I especially like the lace swags and I don't think you can ever go wrong with pink. nise

Connie MacFarlane said...

Oh Tosha, this is so absolutely, stunningly, scrumptiously pretty! Love everything about this card.Hope you had a fabulous day, Happy Birthday!

Linda Carson said...

Oh my goodness that's exquisite! I hear it's your birthday also! Happy Birthday Tosha! Hope your day was extra special!

Kathy Krug said...

What a fabulous girly card. Love all the pink and fluff.

Stacy Morgan said...

This is beautiful and feminine! I love the lace and your crown looks fabulous girl!
We are pretty fond of you too ya know. So glad to spend a few days with you sweetie. Happy Birthday to you too!

D- said...

HAPPY {late} BIRTHDAY Tosha!
Your card is gorgeous. TFS.
Crafty hugs,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you too! Hope you had a great day.

Jill Norwood said...

Such a beautiful post for Julie! Love the pictures! What fun!

Sue D said...

So delicate and pretty--perfect for a princess.

Cindi said...

Ohh,Ahhh!!! I love tiaras, but when you add glitter it is to die for. Love your design. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love how frou frou this card is! The flowers, the lace and ribbons, it's so plush and pretty! Very perfect for a princess!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love all the layers and the tiara so pretty and the bling too! Have a Blessed Birthday too!

Janis said...

Softly and exquisitely beautiful. The delicate colors are ultra-feminine and lovely.
<3 J

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