Our kits were put together this time by the sweet and fabulous Susan, and she really brought it on with all this wonderful goodness to work with. She included in our kits this fun stamped image, which comes from Stampin' Up!. This image comes from the Time For You stamp set and is retired. The gorgeous paper is from K&Co.'s Sweet Nectar collection, and there was some luscious DCWV textured card stock, as well. For embellishments, I used the rhinestone bling from Darice, and the beautiful stitched lime green ribbon. that Susan included, but there's so much more fun stuff left for me to play with another day! The image was stamped with Memento ink on Georgia Pacific white card stock. I left the sentiment off of this one for now, because I'm not exactly sure what I might want to use this card for, so I'll wait until the appropriate occasion comes along and add it on then.
Now for my next card. There's a new challenge in town, and it's being brought to you by The Scrapping Cottage. Janice was brave enough to dive into the uncharted waters and take a turn as our first hostess, and she's brought us a fabulous inspiration challenge. Here's the photo we're to take inspiration from, and the only requirement for this challenge is that you use a die or stamp from The Scrapping Cottage on your card or project.
I was totally inspired by the colors in this beautiful photo of cherry blossoms. Now, it may not be the colors that inspire YOU, and that's okay, but this is where this challenge led me...
I used some more of that beautiful paper that Susan sent me, and paired it with one of the birthday releases from The Scrapping Cottage. This is the celebration cake die (4x4). I love the way this turned out, and as usual, I've just gotta bling it out. I did that with some paper flowers adorned with rhinestones, then I also added some rhinestones to the flowers that are a part of the die cut. I sure hope you can play along with our very first challenge. I can't wait to see what you're doing with your Cottage Cutz dies!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a blessed day, and happy stamping!