nedelja, 01. december 2013

Flourishes White as Snow World Tour













Hello dear Flourishes World Tour Friends! :) Today it is time for yet another inspiring Flourishes Beautiful World Tour. Once again, it’s time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to travel the world! I invite you to travel with us, do a little globetrotting and leave us a comment and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each of the team's blogs by December 31st for your chance to win!!!

If you came from Naomi's blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If not, you can start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!

Meredith is our hostess this month and she challenged the team with White as Snow theme. Absolutely perfect for the winter time that is coming these days. We already had our first snowflakes but unlike other years they were late (usually we had tons of snow already in November or even October) and only a few. I love snow but with so many daily obligations we have as not so small family it can be quite hard to cope with it, so although I am looking forward to it I will be ok with the snow waiting a bit more to make our meadows and streets white :). For my last project of the year I decided to use only a text stamp that even doesn't come from winter set but it's perfect. I tried to capture the snow white theme on my letters, otherwise I decided not to go all white, although this was my first plan. And this is the card that I made:

















I remember like it was yesterday when I received the invitation to the Flourishes World Tour Design team. And it has been an honor and a pleasure to work with the most talented and amazing ladies from the team and to create with my favorite Flourishes stamps. I am looking forward to each and every month of the new season! I wish to all of you a gorgeous Happy December and an amazing year that is ahead of us. :)

Thanks for your visit! I hope you enjoyed it here in Slovenia, your next stop on the Flourishes tour around the Globe is our very talented Meredith with her surely gorgeous project as always.








Enjoy the rest of the tour! Hugs, Aleksandra

torek, 19. november 2013

Julie's Princess Birthday Party



Today is a special day for the Flourishes Family 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 was thinking what to make for Julie and since I sadly do not own "Make a wish" set from Flourishes yet, I tried to make a compromise. Since every lovely princess needs a magic stick (at least according to my little girl's opinion) I made you one Julie, so that every single wish you have for your life will came true! I wish you all the best Julie! Happy Birthday! May it be full of love, joy and laughter!



















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

nedelja, 03. november 2013

Off the page with Flourishes Beautiful World Tour












Hello dear Flourishes World Tour Friends! :) Today it is time for yet another inspiring Flourishes Beautiful World Tour. Once again, it’s time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to travel the world! I invite you to travel with us, do a little globetrotting and leave us a comment and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each of the team's blogs by November 30th for your chance to win!!!

If you came from Kathy's blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If not, you can start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!

Bridget is our hostes this month and she challenged the team to go off the page with our projects. I decided to make one of my exploding boxes. I love them, they are so versatile and such a fun gift. And to make things just a little bit more interesting I made a small gift to go along, that is hidden in a box. I used a fun winter set "Joy is in the air" with all of it's lovely images and played a little bit with them. I made two snow globes, one in the middle of the exploding box and another one on a necklace.








































Thanks for your visit! I hope you enjoyed it here in Slovenia, your next stop on the Flourishes tour around the Globe is our very talented Dina with her gorgeous projects. I am sure this one will be no exception...







Enjoy the rest of the tour! Hugs, Aleksandra

torek, 29. oktober 2013

Card with seeds of Forget-me-not flowers and JustRite Friday Challenge


Lep jesenski pozdravček vsem. Gužva z naročili se je malo polegla in v nastajanju so nove stvari. Tokrat sem se ponovno lotila voščilnice s semeni, ki je nisem pripravljala že nekaj časa. Nastala tale je voščilnica s spominčicami za vse ljubitelje vrtičkanja.

A beautiful autumn hello. I have finaly found some time to prepare some new things for my store. This time I made, after a long long time, another card with seeds and this is the project I have today to share with you all.

















V žepku za spominčicami se skriva vrečkica s semeni drobnih spominčic.

In a little pocket behind the focal image there is a small bag with seeds of Forget-me-not flowers.





















Pa še nekaj detajlov voščilnice...

And few more details of a card...





















Voščilnico sem izdelala po postavitvi na izzivu "JustRite Friday Challenge #108". Uporabila sem "JustRite Botanical Butterflies" set štampiljk, "JustRite For All You Do Vintage Labels Three" set štampiljk "JustRite Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty" set štampiljk in "JustRite Filigree Cornes Dies" Becce Feeken. Papirji so "Prima Bohemian Bamboo", "Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow" in "Graphic45 Secret Garden".

I made a card by the sketch over at "JustRite Friday Challenge #108". I've used "JustRite Botanical Butterflies" stamp set, "JustRite For All You Do Vintage Labels Three" stamp set, "JustRite Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty" stamp set and "JustRite Filigree Cornes Dies" from Becca Feeken. Papers are "Prima,'s Bohemian Bamboo", "Little Yellow Bicycle's Acorn Hollow" and "Graphic45 Secret Garden".

Pa še majhna zanimivost, na katero sem naletela... Spominčica je tradicionalno povezana s pravo ljubeznijo in večnim spominom. Po legendi iz 15. stoletja naj bi vitez ob deroči reki nabiral šopek čudovitih spominčic za svojo ljubljeno in nesrečno padel v vodo. Zaradi teže oklepa ga je voda pogoltnila, pred tem pa je ravno še imel čas vreči na obrežje šopek spominčic deklici in zavpiti "Forget-me-not". Odtod so spominčice dobile svoje ime.

And I have a little story to share with you... The Forget-Me-Not flower is traditionally associated with true love and memories. The 15th century legend tells that a knight picked these flowers by a flowing river for his lady love, and accidentally fell in. His armor made him sink so rapidly, that he just had time to throw the bouquet to the maiden and shout "Forget me not!"

Uživajte v preostanku dneva in tedna. pozdravček. :)

Enjoy the res of the day and week. hugs. :)

Aleksandra

nedelja, 27. oktober 2013

Happy Birthday Christine!




IT'S A SURPRISE PARTY!!! Grab a handful of confetti, a bright balloon and come along for a fun birthday blog hop to celebrate a special birthday for our dear friend, Christine Okken!  One thing about birthdays, is that you always hope to spend time with those you care about and that's why we're here!  At Flourishes, we're just one big family... so we just wanted to celebrate a wonderful day with one of our loved ones.

Even though we're a day early, we'd like to say...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE!

Join along with members of the Flourishes family today and share some fabulous birthday inspirations, many happy celebratory birthday wishes and maybe even a slice of cyber cake.

Dear Christine, I wish you days full of colors, rainbows and happiness! May your days be filled with love and laughter and may you continue to inspire us all with your gorgeous and breathteaking creations! Here is to many many happy years ahead! Have a beautiful birthday!



















The first thing that came to my mind seeing the colorful cupcake picture was to make something vibrant and colorful. And the can with tulips from the "April Showers" stamp set was perfect for the occasion. The sentiment is from "Garden Picks" stamp set. I colored them with aquarel color pencils and aquabrush and used some leftover patterned papers.

In honor of Christine's birthday celebration, we're giving away a special birthday present or two of our own!  Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is a Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen as one of our birthday prize winners! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

As well as one lucky commenter, we're having a birthday challenge too!

THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Simply create a NEW birthday themed card or project.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday November 1st at 6 PM EST.
  • Those entries using Flourishes stamps will be counted for 2 prize ballots!
  • You must link your creation in our InLinkz Widgit to be counted.
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post.  Please feel free to use our Birthday Graphic too!
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCWISH
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday on the Flourishes blog on Saturday November 2nd, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Hop along with our Flourishes family today.  Don't forget to leave some love for our fabulous designers today for a chance to win...

Aleksandra Mihelič
Allison Cope
Cheryl Lea
Cindy Lawrence
Deborah Anton
Dina Kowal
Heather Jensen
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Maki Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong
Stacy Morgan
Silke Ledlow
Tosha Leyendekker

Don't forget to stop by Christine's blog, HERE, and send her some birthday wishes too!

nedelja, 06. oktober 2013

Monochrome Beautiful World Tour












Hello dear Flourishes World Tour Friends! :) Today it is time for yet another inspiring Flourishes Beautiful World Tour. Once again, it’s time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to travel the world! I invite you to travel with us, do a little globetrotting and leave us a comment and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each of the team's blogs by October 31st for your chance to win!!!

If you came from Anne-Elise's blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If not, you can start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!

Dina is our hostes this month and she challenged the team to go monochrome with our projects. I wanted to share with you something new I came up recently and decided to make one of my wooden cards that are made on a real wooden plate with a beautiful image on one side and a space to write your personal thoughts and wishes on the other. Since it it like a small piture on a piece of wood it can also be used later to decorate your special corner of your home.I've inked up my new stamp set with beautiful Dahlias. I love that set! I just recently got it and allready used it so many times. I think it will be one of my favourites! And this is the card that I've made.

















Thanks for your visit! I hope you enjoyed it here in Slovenia, your next stop on the Flourishes tour around the Globe is Australia and talented Iwona with her most amazing projects ever...







Enjoy the rest of the tour! Hugs, Aleksandra

torek, 01. oktober 2013

Exploding box with a cake and JustRite Friday Challenge #106



Še enkrat več sem uspela najti čas za "JustRite Friday Challenge #106", katerega tema je tokrat barvno-slikovna kompozicija. Ker je ideja takoj padla, se mu resnično nisem mogla izogniti in nastala je nova škatlica, tokrat za rojstni dan, ki v notranjosti skriva mini tortico iz papirja, okrašeno s cvetjem. Desna stran je opremljena z žepkom za denarno darilo, spodnja stran z mini beležnico za osebno posvetilo.

Once again I managed to join in the fun with "JustRite Friday Challenge #106", for which the theme this week was color-picture story. Since the idea poped up in my mind right away I simply couldn't resist to make another exploding box, which, when we open it, reveals a beautiful birthday cake with flowers and a butterfly in the middle. The right side has the pocket for a money gift and a bottom square has a mini notebook to write your personal thoughts and wishes.

































Upam, da vam je všeč. Vaših komentarjev sem vedno zelo zelo zelo vesela, čeprav ob treh otročkih in delu včasih res s težavo najdem čas, da jih vrnem. Upam, da mi oprostite... :)Objemček vsem.

Hope you'll like it. And you know... your comments make my day, although I'm having hard times finding some time to return them, since three little kiddos and work take lot of time... :) But I'm tryiiiiiing... :) Have a great day! Hugs.

Aleksandra

torek, 03. september 2013

A Gift Collection and JustRite Friday Challenge #104



Zadnje čase ni bilo mnogo priložnosti za nove izzive, čeprav zelo rada ustvarjam zanje. Mnogo časa je minilo od mojega zadnjega JustRite petkovega izziva. Redno sem jih spremljala in pri sebi načrtovala projekte, a nikoli našla časa, da bi načrte uresničila. Danes pa mi je končno uspelo, saj sem morala izdelati darilno kolekcijo za naročilo in uporabila sem skico zadnjega izziva "JustRite Friday Challenge #104". Nastal je tale kompletek:

Lately there hasn't been much time for challenges, although I must admit I love creating for them. It has been a long long time since my last JustRite Friday Challenge. I have been checking on them regularly and planning what to make but never found a time to make my plans come true. But today I managed to squezze in some time, since I had to make an order anyway and used the sketch from the latest "JustRite Friday Challenge #104". And this is what I've made:





























Uporabila sem rožice iz že "upokojenega" JustRite seta "Plant a Little Love", metuljčka iz seta "Botanical Butterflies" in napis iz seta "Shabby-Chic Labels Four".

I've used the flowers from already retired JustRite set "Plant a Little Love", butterfly from set "Botanical Butterflies" and a sentiment from set "Shabby-Chic Labels Four".

Upam, da vam bo moj novi kompletek všečen. Uživajte v preostanku dneva.

Hope You'll like my new gift set. Enjoy the rest of the day!

Aleksandra