I've got 2 cards for you today, to make up for my absence earlier this week. Slight problem -- my camera isn't working properly -- all my pics are coming out too dark, and even my photoshop editing isn't fixing them. So, please take your computer and stand by a sunny window when looking at my blog! Or, use your imagination.... Also, these cards are borderline "blog worthy" -- meaning that when I first started my blog I had dreams of posting only cards that I loved. Fast forward, and I'm grateful when the ink doesn't smudge! How I made this card: Stamped the flower from the SU set Made From Scratch (last year's hostess set?) in SU Pink Passion Classic ink on white paper. Using my nifty Japanese screw punch, I punched a hole in the center of each flower and inserted an SU Vintage Black brad. Cut the edge with a Fiskars scallop scissors and then, using a very small SU circle punch, punched just a tiny piece of the white paper to make room for the ribbon to knot and lie flat. (By the way, the Japanese screw punch is hands down the best $50 I've ever spent.) I wrapped some SU black gingham ribbon as shown. "Love You to Pieces!" is from Gina K's Love You to Pieces Autism Set and I stamped it using Palette Noir ink from Stewart Superior. This next card --- uses the same Pink Passion paper. I stamped each petal from Technique Tuesday's Love Me Still large set (get the small one if you want it for cards) in White Craft ink from Stampin Up. Frankly, the whole thing was a mess, but I kind of didn't want to give up on it, so I edged the petals and the notes in black marker, added glitter with a glue pen and some SU dazzling diamonds and stamped Take Note (from Papertreyink) in Palette Noir ink. ****** To answer a comment -- Yes, Angie -- I live right outside Washington DC and my office is just a couple of blocks from the Capital.