Archive for September, 2010

Lily of Hope

 Not to long ago, Sharon Doolittle, a dear friend and a former partner of Flourishes, received the news that her brother had died.  It was not unexpected as he had cancer and she had just returned from visiting him in California.

     Naturally that meant I wanted to make a card, one that would be special for a very dear lady.  I choose Lily of Hope for this task.  Lily of hope-Sharon

     To me this card protrays the soft and gentle side of Sharon.  I think when I choose a card for someone I think of the person receiving it, their likes and dislikes as well as their personal qualities.  Sharon’s sweet gentle nature and her faith will carry her through this difficult time.

      To make the card I stamped the image with Memento Black ink on to Flourishes Classic white paper.  This paper is just the best for use with Copics. I really tested lots of different papers before we made this decision for Flourishes.  If you haven’t tried it, put that on your list! After coloring up my flower, I carefully cut along the lines and then applied it to a piece of Fabriano paper using “the Best Ever Glue”.  The designer papers are from my stash.  The ribbon is old from SU.  The base of the card is SU Pretty in Pink.  To attach all the layers to each other I used Score Tape, new Tool of the Trade at Flourishes.  Believe me it really adheres and there is no way a layer will ever come off on its own.

     I hope that you enjoyed looking over my shoulder today.  Please come again.


Jan Marie

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Blogging again!

HI All,

  It has been such a long time since I have blogged.  I had to knock on my noggin to jog my memory as how to begin.  As many of you know I have been very ill, hence no blogging.  I thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Tampa General for the loving care and restoration of my health.  I think I have definitely turned the corner and am out of the woods.  Thanks go out to Julie Koerber, Sharon Doolittle, the Flourishes Senior Design Team, and the Friends of Flourishes for keeping the company afloat.  Big loving hugs to all.

  The card I am going to kick off the renewal is done with Sweet Violets. 


 The Card is 5 1/2″ square.  The background designer paper is from my stash –I think from Basic Grey.  The image was stamped onto Flourishes Classic White paper and colored with the Violet collection of Copics, the Green leaves were done with the Evergreen collection.  I cut the image with the classic ovals from Nestabilities and then added the new beaded Nestabilities.  I used two tiny Kaiser white pearls in the center of a couple of the violets.  For the ribbon I used again some unknown origin purple from my stash and edged it with the dainty lace edge ribbon from our Boutique Cuts selections, edging it on both sides.  To my bow I added a Glazed Brad from Basic Grey…..I like the extra touch.  Three small pearls on the right lower corner finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed the post today and will begin to follow me in the future.  Thanks for your precious time.


Jan Marie

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