I started with Very Vanilla cardstock layered with Real Red cardstock and antiqued the edges with Distressing Essentials. A Scallop Edge Border Punch was used to add interest to the Basic Black cardstock while still keeping the horizontal lines. I sewed strips of Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon across the center and added a Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon below.
The flower is created from Basic Black cardstock with a Rhinestone Jewel in the center. Three different flower punches were used to create this embellishment...here's the tutorial link. Sparkle was added to the flower with a glitter spray. To include the neutral tones, I used Chantilly Crochet Lace and a tag stamped in Real Red and Basic Black Classic Inks. A small French postal stamp from French Foilage and the sassy saying "Thanks - I love being spoiled" from Afterthoughts were perfect for the "feel" of the photo.
Simon Says Stamp and Show asks everyone "What Makes You Happy?" For me ... it's flowers! Click on the link for other expressions of joy (and some fabulous inspiration too)!
Whew, I feel liberated stepping outside the box! Thanks for stopping by and sharing some time with me.