I have been completely enabled by my friend, Deanna, to buy the Cricut Summer in Paris cartridge. The cartridge arrived shortly before I went to Utah to visit my cousin, Scott. I did not abide by the 50% rule (don't buy if you don't think you will use 50% of the images on the cartridge.) I was in love with only one image on the cartridge, one dress form. (Click here for some fab Deanna inspiration! **WARNING*** You will want to buy the Summer in Paris cartridge too.) Surprisingly enough, I have used the cartridge for two cards in a row, and neither one using the dress form!
When Scott took my scrapbook shopping at several Salt Lake City stores, I bought 4 sheets (3 shown here) of 12x12 American Crafts scrapbook papers. I decided to use the hot air balloon images from the Summer in Paris cartridge. My ribbon came from a care package sent by LFL (lovely friend Lauren). I added a rub-on sentiment (also American Crafts.) The light pink card stock under my balloon is SU pink pirouette. I also used my Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder on the pink and the smaller solid balloon.
My inspiration came from: