Yes, I know it's the 12th but it was tough enough to do a card yesterday after the night before what with cleanup and a fairly good food and drink hangover so posting went by the wayside. LOL I'm sure Jen will forgive me and I will play catch up today. Besides, I was so pleased this morning to see that my card was appropriate for this week's Cuttlebug Spot Challenge. Nilda chose a heart theme which is a great choice with Valentine's Day coming up and all. My card started with a scrap I had saved from my first experiment with Tim Holtz's Distress inks. I thought they would work similar to chalk inks but when I went to run the pad over the paper I had cuttled with the text folder, the rather hard pad produced an effect I didn't like. In order to soften the color I tried running it under water which made the ink run . This didn't work for the project I was doing at the time, but when the paper dried I really loved the look so I saved it. The soft colors looked lovely with some new paper from Me & My big Ideas. I used the Love stamp folder that came with my Cuttlebug but punched it out with a scalloped square instead of using the stamp die. I cuttled a second stamp in pink and cut out the heart and glued it to the white stamp. The notes are also Cuttlebug dies that I cut twice each and then cuttled one set with Swiss dots, trimmed off the stems and popped the bottom for dimension. All it needed then was some ribbon, a prima flower and a skittle. Be sure to stop by The Cuttlebug Spot to see what their fabulous design team has come up with. There's even a prize this week so be sure to play along. And thank you Jen for your inspiration. Your Card a Day Challenge is really keeping me going. Check out her beautiful cards HERE.