This week's challenge on the Heart2Heart blog is a 1.2.3. challenge. The rules are to use 1 stamp, 2 different B&T (background & texture) papers, and 3 embellishments (all the same or three different).
I found these cute notebooks at Michael's in the dollar spot. The little one was clearance and was only 25 cents! I love a good bargain! ;) I was worried that the colors of the notebooks would be too bright but found that the Boom-Di-Ada paper really went well with them.
On the larger notebook I use the A Posy stamp set with hand stitching for the stem & leaves (done free hand). The button and ribbon make my 2nd & 3rd embellishments. If you're really paying attention, you'll notice a 4th embellishment...I just couldn't resist adding some Stardust Glitz around the flower. :-D
On the little one, I used the Smiles stamp set, with my three embellishments being the button, the sparkle in the center of the flower, and glitter glue. I did cheat a little and technically use 2 stamps on this one since I also stamped the stem/leaves of the flower. I just wasn't up for more hand stitching. LOL
I plan on selling these at the craft show I'll be at this weekend. It was nice to make an excuse to play while doing something fun! If you get a chance, I encourage you to play along with the Heart2Heart challenges.