Friday, February 25, 2011

Sweet Peas for Jan Marie!



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! Hop on over to her place on the web HERE and wish her a Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Jan Marie!



I used one of my favorite sets, Sweet Peas, for my card, and did the coloring with Distress Inks by Rangers. I tried to make it look like an old polaroid photo, and the Spellbinders dies were perfect for the job:)
I also added some photocorners.



I know that the other Flourishes team members have a little something for Jan Maries birthday too. And If you haven`t already been through the list, start here:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

63 comments:

Becky said...

This is just stunning!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Pretty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow yvonne, this is beautiful, love that framework it is gorgeous.
beautiful card.

greetings karin

Susie said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!

Karin said...

Absolutely stunning Yvonne (",)

Karen W said...

Oh Wow, this is fantastic and I have boxes of those corners, never thought to do this with them. Thanks so much for such a fantastic idea. Gorgeous card for a fabulous lady!!

Beate said...

Yvonne, your card is incredibly gorgeous. I love how you framed your image. Love your coloring and the border punch you used.
Hugs and smiles

Tanya said...

beautiful as always! Your coloring is amazing. I love popping by here, your blog is always so full of inspiration.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Yvonne!!! Your work is always exquisite and this is no exception! LOVE your design and the colouring is gorgeous!!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Your card is over-the-top gorgeous! Jan Marie will love it!I love how you've framed the water colored image, the photo corners are a wonderful touch!

Anneke klerks said...

your card is again verry pretty!!
liefs Anneke

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING Yvonne!!

Mary said...

Very pretty!

mamichelle said...

This is lovely!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, wow! This is stunning! I love the picture corners...looks like a tiny framed fine art picture!

Dawn B. said...

Stunning card as always.. This is beautiful.. Great job Yvonne..

Elly said...

It's a beauty Yvonne, so beautifully coloured, and the design is also fabulous again!!
hugs, Elly

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Yvonne! Your framing is wonderful, the fancy edging is perfect and ofcourse your sweet peas always are beautiful. Jan is going to LOVE it!

ChristineCreations said...

I love the feeling of it being a polaroid picture Yvonne! This is so feminine and classy!

Barbara said...

A gorgeous work of art, Yvonne! This is beautiful!

Sherry said...

wow, your card is gorgeous!!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous and so beautifully elegant, Yvonne! Stunning detailing and coloring! Wonderful Birthday card!

Jan Marie said...

Thank you Yvonne, for making my day so very speical. Your card is just oh so beautiful!
Hugs,
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Makiko Jones said...

This is so gorgeous Yvonne!! Amazing detail and design! I love how you placed the pearls too.

Gunn (Merete) said...

Dette var utrolig vakkert. En skikkelig flott effekt med å få det til å se ut som polaroid bilde. Du er så god på å bruke spellbinder. Skulle ønske jeg var like flink..
Ha en fin helg da.

Silke Ledlow said...

Truly stunning Yvonne! Your card has a WOW effect...I'm speechless! Hugs ~S~

Kaia said...

Vannvittig flott kort..
Nydelige dies, og fantastisk flott motiv...
Klem fra Kaia
Ha ei riktig god helg...

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just breath taking. I so love what you do with those dies. I don't think anyone can top you with them. Just beautiful dear. Love your image hon. Hugs dear

Mara Domene said...

realy pretty!!

Velta said...

Oh Yvonne...I may be number 30, but my reaction to this beauty is awesome! You always please! Thanks for sharing your inspriation :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous!! The way you combine your spellbinders is always incredible. Love your work!!
Beth Greco

Jean McKenzie said...

Truly beautiful!! I love love it!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Love your style!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is totally exquisite, Yvonne! Your image is so beautifully colored and I really love the Polaroid type frame you created. The die cut edges are lovely too!

Deb said...

Yvonne your card is stunning!

Davi said...

Very elegant! Love the borders with the image.

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous beyond words, Yvonne! What a beautiful edge, and your framing of the sweet peas is divine. Love the extra color the blue ribbon adds, as well as the sweetness of the gingham. Just fabulous, as always!

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh!!! I am a total fan of yours and this is Amazing!! Your distress technique is absolutely Perfect! I love your coloring too, it's wonderful! :)

Auntie Em said...

Love the way you used the border stamp on the card edges and down the middle to back the ribbon! Very inventive. Beautiful image and design.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Lynda Benden said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Yvonne! I love seeing your creations, they are always so beautiful and inspiring!

Sande said...

Yvonne

How very sweet. It looks like a miniature work of art ready to take off the card and hang on the wall.

Beth Norman said...

Breathtaking. I always look forward to seeing a new post. I just love to see your beautiful work.

Laura said...

That should be framed! Not mailed!!

sharman said...

Very pretty

Peachy Wessels said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love it. The flowers are so delicate and the border detail, stunning!

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely!! Love all the edge punching!!

Anonymous said...

Yvonne, what a striking contrast four photo mounts, title and sweet pea blossom outline of black give a mighty regal pose to JM's birthday celebration card! I, too, will have to comment on your ability with punch borders. How regal! Those pearls add soft elegance framing country sky blue calm solidly through the center. Did you have a wide piece of white to showcase each side's border paperlace to strengthen the folded base card's sweet pea foundation?
If so, how wide?
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Dee Jackson said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous! Your coloring is just so beautiful.

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning Yvonne! Love the softness and how you made it look like a vintage photo. Great job. :)
Hugs~

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a stunning design! Beautiful, subtle coloring and that gingham bow makes it really stand out!

Julie Koerber said...

What a fabulous creation Ms. Yvonne! Love the way you tried to mimic a Polaroid... so cute! You have such a way with watercoloring - I always drool when I see your creations! :-)

Pat said...

I love the borders on your card! Such a neat idea!

Corine van der Zee said...

Beautiful card and coloring.You're such an inspiration!

Charlotte said...

Stunning! Exquisite! Breath-taking! Love everything about it - but especially the die cut sides!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

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

Yvonne, this is so stunning. I'm speechless. Beauty at it's finest.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!! I just love your coloring of the sweet peas, the color combo and your punch/die detail on the borders. So elegant!
~Chris

Spyder said...

Love the design. super colouring, lovely sweetpea
(Lyn)

Yogi said...

what a beautiful card. love the die cut side details and those sweet peas are gorgeous.

Isabella Joy said...

Beautiful card and I just love your blog!

melody said...

wow ~ what a gorgeous card! you are so inspirational!

ellabella said...

Soooo AMAZING! Janine

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely framing of your image and like the decorative edges!

DJreflections said...

gee...your cards are so gorgeous! Would love to know how you did the frame! great job!