Saturday, December 1, 2012

You Deserve A Break Today!

You deserve a break today...a break from all of my country craftsy primmy Christmas concoctions!

Today, I'm serving up a cup of Paper Smooches fun! The Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge featured this picture perfect inspiration this week:

Ah, so soothing, so calming, so...not Christmas colors!  Here's the card I made this morning:

A little chevron, a little floral, a little love. I wanted a big, giant flower for this little bee to perch himself upon. I decided to make one using a large circle center, with small circle petals along the edge.

I just put a thin line of glue along the back of the big circle, then put the small circles in place.

Super fun and funky! I decided to give the petals a little more oomph by adding a line of faux stitching.

Seriously, who doesn't need a little Love Bug? I know I do!

Thanks for stopping by the cafe today!

{Today's Brew: Giddy Bugs stamp set (Paper Smooches), PTI naturals white card stock, Crate Paper papers, circle punch and circle die, versafine onyx ink, crushed curry/poppy parade, peach parfait inks from Stampin' Up}


  1. Hi I have been following your blog for just a little over a year now. I found you through searching a stampin up stamp set (can't remember which one now). I just want you to now I love all of you cards and faith inspiration. When you said that you were not going to be posting a lot of cards and things anymore I was sad, so just to let you know I'm so glad you are back posting again. I may not post any comments but be sure I love reading your blog and all your faith!!!

    1. Beth, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement! I needed those words today!

  2. What a fun card!!! Love your great flower!! Thanks for playing along with the challenge this week! :)

  3. Oh how clever! I love how you did that circle piece! Thanks for showing us the details!

  4. What a cute idea to create that are so clever! And a love bug to boot. Perfect!

  5. SOOOO fun! I love the way you created that center flower--and I LOVE your mixtures of papers!! FAB design! Great take on this inspiration photo challenge!!! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at Paper Smooches SPARKS!!! Hope you join in the fun this week!