It seems only appropriate that I use the Love Bugs image in my swan song as a Guest Designer for Paper Pretties.
I feel kinda like Wade E. Bug looks -- if only she lived closer, I'd love to present Christie Ortman with a fragrant bouquet and tip my hat to her as I bow out of what has been a delightful experience. Little did I know when I signed on for these three months that I'd have the opportunity to help launch her brand new stamp company -- what an exciting surprise! And I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the Prettie Girls and my fellow Guest Designers (Dawn Easton, Danielle Lounds, and Nancy Riley). It's been great gals! I will definitely be keeping in touch, and see you at all the Prettie parties!
This card also fulfills a couple of challenges -- today's Bloggers Challenge, which has a theme of Spring Flowers (Lady Bug is holding a flower, has a flower in her hair, and the patterned paper is flowered -- surely that's flowery enough!), and the Limited Supply Challenge for today. Get what Jen Javorsky came up with us for today: Use unloved embellishments in your stash on a card with flowers. Okay, I've already argued my case that this card should qualify as a card with flowers. As for the unloved embellishments? Check out those whickety wack Karen Foster Boot Loopy Brads -- what was I smoking when I bought those things?!
With all the other challenges going on, I chose to forego a challenge to make a simple, one-layer black and white card. You know I hate to back down from a challenge, but that one is too cruel and unusual, even for me.
Supplies Used -- Stamps: Love Bugs by Paper Pretties, sentiment from Clear Design Anytime Messages by Hero Arts; Paper: Green Galore & Bashful Blue by SU!, Georgia Pacific White, DCWV Glitter Mat Stack; Ink: Brilliance Archival Graphite Black, SU! Basic Black; Accessories: Cuttlebug, corner rounder, Copic Sketch & Spica Markers, Karen Foster Boot Loopy Brads, Dimensionals.