Sunday, April 1, 2012

BBB21 - The Beauty of Friendship

Hello again!  I'm back again with my very first Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!  

Before we get on with the challenge details, I just wanted to say it one more time, I am seriously OVER THE MOON to be joining the STELLAR group of ladies over at Flourishes.  As if being asked to join the BBB DT wasn't flattering enough, when was told who would be joining with me, I just about DIED...I am HONOURED to be joining along with the SUPER talented Linda Duke and Claudia Rosa.

Anyway, without further ado, let's get onto the challenge!

For this month’s Bring Back Beautiful challenge, we’d like to honor those in our lives that bless us with their friendship with THE BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP. The challenge is just that simple – make a card or creation with a friend in mind!  For those of you uploading your cards to SCS, please use the keyword: BBB21.

Here is what I came up with:
Do you have any friends who you don't see often but, even after years, you pick up right where you left off?  I know I have at least a few dear friends like that...which is probably why I LOVE this sentiment SO much!

I used the STUNNING Cherry Blossoms stamp set from Flourishes, inking it up with Memento in Rich Cocoa.  I coloured it with Copic Markers (R00, R02, YG0000, YG00, E43, E44) just giving it a light wash of colour.  I wanted to keep it soft.  The sentiment is from Flourishes' Cherries and Peaches stamp set.  I layered the main panel over some pretty patterned papers in one of my favourite colour combinations and added some pearls, lace, rhinestone clusters, and a seam binding bow.

I used Copic markers from the following Flourishes Copic Collections:

I used my fellow teammate, Iwona Palamountain's Sketchbook Saturday 51:

Anyway, I can't wait to see all of your BEAUTIFUL creations!
To see additional details and official rules, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog.

Don't forget to check out what the other girls have to share with you!
Betty Wright
Claudia Rosa
Iwona Palamountain
Kathy Jones - Team Coordinator
Linda Duke
Yvonne Hagane

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!



Oooh...I love the soft colors on this card...just beautiful!!

Huge congratulations to you on joining Flourishes. This card is really beautiful. I love the image, sentiment, soft colours and layout. Stunning. Hugs, Jill x

Kathy Jones

Naomi, your card is so soft and delicate and so perfect to give a dear friend!!! Love your colours and detailing!!! It's wonderful to have you on the BBB team and I know you are going to be an awesome addition to the team!! :)

Yvonne Hagane

You`ve created such a beautiful card Naomi. I love the soft colors and feminine style!!

Wanda Cullen

Others have used the words "soft and delicate" which is exactly what came to my mind when I saw this gorgeous card! Sure to make your friend's day!


Naomi, your card is beautiful! I am so excited to see you on this team. LOVE the soft colors you chose. Hugs and smiles

Julie Koerber

Just gorgeous Naomi! Love how sweet and soft this creation is! Welcome!!! Can't wait to see what you cook up in the months ahead! :-)

Creations by Shirl

Stunning ~ a very pretty card Naomi!

Betty Wright

Naomi! This is beautiful! Love the colors and the lovely design! Looking forward to working with you on the BBB! I became a Blog Follower, too!

Makiko Jones

This is so beautiful! I love the sweet and soft colors! I am so glad you have joined the BBB team.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS

Naomi this is very soft and delicate feeling. Beautiful creation. Welcome to the Flourishes Family girlie, very excited to see you with us!

Dangina Martinez

Your card is gorgeous! I just might drop by and give it a shot.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

I'm so happy that you joined the BBB team, Naomi! You're a perfect fit, girlie :) Stunning creation!!


Congratulations on joining the Flourishes BBB Team!! I love, love your excitement and your enthusiasm for their products, because I feel the Same way!! :) I love, love your card and how you made everything so soft and elegant with your coloring and papers! :)

Linda D

Naomi, I to love the soft colors/layout of your card. It's perfect for a friend, and Springtime. Beautiful!


Absolutely gorgeous card!!!!


So excited to welcome you to the Flourishes family Naomi! And fun to have another Canadian girl here too! You'll do a wonderful job on the BBB team. Gorgeous cherry blossoms! I so love this set!