Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fabulously Fun Flourishes Week-end

What a fun and fabulous week-end we had with Flourishes at their first ever Stamper's Dream "retreat". I would encourage any of you who can attend the next one to do so. We had the privilege of being taught by Becca Feeken (Amazing Paper Grace), Faith Hofrichter (Stampin' with Markie's Mom) and Jan Marie Caruso....#1 Flourish herself. We also did projects put together by Julie Koerber (Out to Impress), Latisha Yoast (A Busy Little Craftee Bee), Laura Fredricksen (Snapnextras) and Linda Duke (Linda's Works of Heart). The final session was a mini workshop by Marianne Walker (I Like Markers) who was here to teach the Copic Certification Class on Monday that most of us attended. Thank you all, ladies. What gorgeous projects you created for us to do! We were fed sumptuously and spoiled with goodies from the Flourishes store. We got to meet Latisha Yoast and Lauren Pope, the designer of the new Birthday Celebrations set. The card designed for the class by Linda Duke and Jan Marie was similar to this one I did, although it of course featured one of Flourishes stamps. We were all given a 6 x 6 pad of Basic Grey's Urban Prairie and I LOVE this paper, so I used it and the basic design to do my granddaughter's first birthday card. I meant to do the bow with the technique that Becca taught us, but I forgot an obvious step. Oh well, it's in the mail so it will just have to be fine for this card. I did use the Happy Birthday sentiment from Flourishes new Birthday Celebrations set inside the card. The raised, cut-out scallop was a technique Jan Marie showed us. I love this style of card with the lace border. I'll have more to share with you from our fab week-end. I'm thankful I was able to attend and now I need to put to use what I learned. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're all having a wonderful week.


Rachel said...

Karen WOW!!! I love this! such a cute image,beautiful paper and colors and your awesome talent, how could it not come out beautiful right?? Sounds like you had a blast-how fun!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

I am SO jealous;o) Sounds like you had an incredibly fun-filled weekend!!!! How I wish I could have been there with you...actually, I would be on cloud nine if I could just spend a few crafting hours with ya!

Your card is exquisite~~~ I love the gorgeous colors...the lacy border...the tiny, decorative dots on the scalloped circle...the beautiful pearls...the papers...and your gorgeous coloring!!! If you sum it up...I LOVE EVERY BEAUTIFUL DETAIL!!!!


Nancy said...

Karen, this card is so cute! So sweet! Love that BG paper, and the lace border. Your bow is beautiful.
Sure wish I could have been there this past weekend, sounds like it was wonderful!

Sue from Oregon said...

You have been so busy girl, I cant keep up with you! I am so jealous, jealous, jealous(times 100)...That sounds like my dream day! Wowser is all I can say about this card too! Great job!

Shary said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Nothing like that over here I'm afraid. Gorgeous card , so very pretty colours.Love the cheeky mouse too.

Latisha said...

You are so sweet! What a wonderful post you did. I have a picture of us somewhere...send me your email address and I will send it to you.

Super Cute card!!

flourishes said...

Karen, I am so glad you enjoyed our weekend. Your card is gread and need to see my class gave you something to take home and put into action.Fantastic card!
Jan Marie

America said...

oh my gosh is this ever adorable, cute and lovely??!! Lovin that yummy bow too!!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

It's me again! I just wanted to let you know that I left you a little something on my blog:o)

I hope your Wednesday has been fabulous!!!


Peggy McCurry said...

What a lovely card!! It was nice to meet you and spend the weekend stamping together!!