torek, 22. julij 2014

It feels great to be back



Pozdravček vsem, ki me spremljate... po dolgem, predolgem času. Pred slabega pol leta sem napisala zadnjo objavo na mojem blogu. Vzela sem si oddih potem ko se je zaključila čudovita poslovna pot podjetja Flourishes in s tem tudi moja ustvarjalna pot v njihovem dizajn timu. Nekako sem čutila, da rabim malo premora. Kljub temu sem veliko ustvarjala, bila izjemno aktivna na moji facebook strani in pri izpolnjevanju vsakodnevnih naročil. Ker je od takrat moje ustvarjanje doseglo nek nov nivo, sem se odločila, da je čas, da se vrnem tudi v deželo bloganja in ponovno osvežim moje objave, da s tem tudi vam pokažem moje ustvarjanje in morda pustim med vami kakšen navdih. Danes je hkrati dan, ko sem pričela sodelovanje s podjetjem Rayher Slovenija in za njih pripravila svoj prvi projekt, s čudovitimi Prima materiali. In ta projekt bi danes rada delila z vami. Ne bom dolga, ker je to moja prva objava po občutnem premoru, naslednjič pa se že kaj bolj razpišem. Naj danes fotografije govorijo same zase in namesto mene ;). Čudovit večer vam želim in upam, da me boste še naprej spremljali na moji ustvarjalni poti.

Hello to all of you who are still following me on my blog. It's been a long long time since my last post... to long. My last visit here dates almost half of year back when Flourishes ended its journey and consequently I ended my journey as their design team member. It has been a great pleasure beeing able to work with such a great products and beeing able to be a part of such an amazing and talented international design team. But at that point I felt I needed a break from bloging. I was still very active and I was publishing my work regularly on my fb page and on my web page. I learned a lot till today and this is the reason I wanted to come back and revive my blog. Today is also my first day of cooperation with Rayher Slovenija and I completed my first assignment for them - my first project with gorgeous Prima papers and embellishments. I want to share the project with all of you today and maybe inspire you in some way. I won't be long, since it is my first post after a long break, I'll save chatting for next time and let the pictures talk for themselves and for me today. I truly hope you'll continue to follow me on my creative journey. I wish you a great and creative day!

































Hugs
Aleksandra

sreda, 05. februar 2014

Flower pots and JustRite Friday Challenge #113



En čudovit pozdravček vsem, ki me spremljate na mojem blogu. Že nekaj časa je minilo od moje zadnje objave na blogu. Danes pa sem se odločila, da vas spet malo pozdravim in pokažem kaj me je danes "zabavalo".

Hello to all of the bloggers out there that follow me on my blog. It's been a long time since my last post on the blog and today I decided to show you some love and share with you a project that kept me busy today.














Že dolgo sem želela ustvariti voščilnice v obliki cvetličnih lončkov in tokrat sem se končno opogumila. Obenem pa sem izkoristila "JustRite Friday Challenge #113", kjer je bilo treba ustvariti svoje ozadje. Idej je bilo kar nekaj, a na koncu sem se odločila, da posežem po različnih štampiljkah s tekstom. Odtisnila sem jih na spodnji del cvetličnega lončka z Rangerjevo Watermark Resist blazinico in odtis embosirala s prozornim prahom. Nato sem ga pobarvala z distresi in suho embosirala z embosirno srajčko. Napis na spodnjem delu cvetličnega lončka sem kombinirala z napisom na tagcu, ki visi na trakcu. Uporabila sem JustRite set "For all you do Vintage Labels Three".

I've been wanting to do those beautiful flower pots for a long time now and I finally got to it. I followed the latest "JustRite Friday Challenge #113" which was all about making your own background. I had a lot of ideas but finally settled with this one. I used text stamps and inked them with Ranger Watermark Resist pad on a white background for a base of the flower pot. I clear embossed it and colored the background with various distress pads. I then embossed them with the embossing folder to add some extra interest. I combined the sentiment on the flower pot with a sentiment on the tag. I used JustRite stamp set "For all you do Vintage Labels Three".
























Cvetlice, ki so na tagcu, ki se potegne iz lončka so odtisnjene s črno blazinico in pobarvane z akvarelnimi svinčniki in vodnim čopičem. Uporabila sem starejša JustRite seta "Plant a little love" in "My Garden".

I stamped the flowers on the tag that comes out of the flower pot with black ink and colored them with aquarel pencils and aquabrush. I used the older JustRite stamp sets "Plant a little love" and "My Garden".


















Hope you like them. Your comments make me happy, you know that ;). Hugs, Aleksandra

nedelja, 05. januar 2014

Vintage Flourishes Beautiful World Tour














Hello dear Flourishes World Tour Friends! :) Today it is time for our first inspiring Flourishes Beautiful World Tour of the new year 2014. Hope your Holidays were happy and you have spend it nicely with your family and friends and I wish to all of you all the best and many of the wishes coming true in the year ahead! But today, it’s time again for us 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 January 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!

Anne-Elise is our hostess this month and she challenged the team to go Vintage for the first challenge of this year. Since the holidays just said goodbye to us and holiday season is the time when we give more thought than usually to the gifts, I decided to make a gift box for something small, maybe a jewellry or something similar. And this is the project that I made:





















I've used a beautiful sunflower wreath from Flourishes "Seasonal wreaths" stamp set. I thought it was a perfect choice for the occasion, paired with some vintage lace and some Vintage designer papers. Hope you'll like it!

This is also the last stop on today's hop, from here it's back to the Flourishes Blog. Hope you enjoyed our first get-together this year and been once again inspired by our projects.

Enjoy the rest of the tour! Hugs, Aleksandra

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