Birthday Bouquet

May 27th, 2010

Happy Thursday!  Wow – where has the week gone?  I’m excited for today because, as you may know, Taylor is in SoCal and I get to see her today!  I’m guessing there will probably be a cupcake in my future.  Time with Taylor almost always includes cupcakes. LOL!

Tomorrow is my incredible friend Joy’s birthday and I want to share the card I made for her.  It’s going in the mail today and I know I should probably wait a few days to post it, but I just can’t.  (So Joy if you are reading this…look away till you get it in the mail!)  I feel so lucky to call Joy my friend.  She is the type of person that everyone falls in love with…so genuinely sweet, so caring, generous to a fault!  She was the very first person from Splitcoaststampers that I met in real life after knowing her on-line.  That was back in the early days of SCS when it had less than 10,000 members (now it has over 250,000!) and we got together to plan our very first tiny little SoCal StampMania after someone else dropped the ball on an event (I think we had about 12 people come to that one.) I think both of our families were a little nervous about us going off to meet someone from the internet!  LOL!  We hit it off immediately and have been friends ever since.  Love you Girl!  Happy Birthday!


This stamp is Spring Bouquet from Flourishes.  I got it a few weeks ago and stamped several images, but hadn’t colored any of them till yesterday.  I have to admit that I was a little intimidated to get started, but once I did it was coloring heaven!  The way this image has just enough little shading marks makes it a dream to color.  I used Copics here and had a blast playing with blending and shading (which is NOT my forte!)  The Flourishes design team had really inspired me with their samples, so I looked through the Flourishes gallery at SCS to see how several different people had colored this image.  That really helped give me the confidence to get started.  I love the way it turned out!


Card is 5.25 square with a white card base that has the edges sponged with Barely Banana ink.


Stamps – Flourishes Spring Bouquet, SU sentiment from a retired Birthday set

Paper – TE Choice Snow cardstock, SU Orchid Opulence, colored cardstocks and designer paper from TE Card Kit featuring Girls Paperie (currently out of stock – no link available)

Ink – Memento Black

Other – Copics shown above, pink silk ribbon, white crochet trim, Spellbinders Labels 1, SU circle and scallop circle punches, KaiserCraft pearls, foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!  I’ll be back tomorrow morning with a sketch sample for this week’s TESC.


3 Responses to “Birthday Bouquet”

  1. Taylor Says:

    This is soooooo pretty, Jami! You did a gorgeous job with that bouquet and Joy will love it!

  2. savorthejourney Says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Happy Cupcakes to you & Taylor! I can almost imagine the squeals!

    Yep! What Taylor said … Joy will be thrilled with this beautimous bouquet!


  3. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Oh my Jami!! That bouquet is a dream!!! Thanks for telling me where to get it!

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