Petaloo - Little Yellow Bicycle blog hop. I was thrilled my name was selected to receive the Petaloo package, and I decided to use some of the products they sent me right away. I was immediately drawn to the blue butterfly - maybe because of the amazing brilliant blue butterfly I once saw in a rain forest on the east coast of Costa Rica (Caribbean side). Costa Rica is famous for its blue morpho butterflies, which are some of the largest butterflies in the world. I can tell you from experience, they are stunning!
I happened to have some light blue/black Core'dinations cardstock. I ran a piece of it through my Cuttlebug in the "Birds and Swirls" embossing folder. While the paper was still in the folder, I sanded the black side of the cardstock to reveal the light blue core. I loved the result. Then I cut a computer-generated sentiment out with a Fancy Tags die from Spellbinders and chalked the raised areas with a little blue chalk to give it more dimension. I added two of the beautiful blue Petaloo flowers, one stacked on top of another, that came in the prize package. Even the glittery flower center was included!
I want to take this opportunity to thank Petaloo for their generous prize and to urge you to check out their wonderful products.
And don't forget to laugh--a little or a lot--every day!