Bitten By the Bug and I immediately knew it would be a blog I would return to often. Its always chock full of quality work presented by not only the design team but also the individuals who participate in the Challenges each week. For me personally, challenges offer the best source of motivation and I am finding that this sort of motivation is so helpful to this beginner. They provide just the right amount of structure for me to actually get started on my project. They also function as a teaching tool. This is the second card I've entered in the BBTB Challenge. Both the bird and the rosette are from the Storybook cart and both images were cut twice, the character and then the shadow. All were cut at 2.75 and the concept was designed on my Gypsy. The white background is a flocked paper. The remaining paper is Papertrey. I stamped the sentiment on vellum which I embossed with the circle pattern repeats in the bird and the background paper. Thanks for looking and come back often.