It has been hard to work in my craftroom since my family has gotten back from California. It has been hot and I don't have air conditioning in my room. I do have a fan which helps but some days it just isn't enough. But we have had some cooler days and since we are heading into fall, I will be making more cards because September is another big birthday month in our family. From the book Paper Bouquet by Susan Tierney Cockburn I have made the Asters which are fun. Same technique as the Echinacea (which was on a previous blog post) which is cupping the individual flower and layering them together. The bird is from Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders colored with copic markers. For the background it is the cuttlebug embossed folder and then I used Tim Holtz distressed inks peeled paint to color the Sizzix Top Note image. Thanks for looking and enjoy!