I also love the site http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/, which inspired me to do more than one challenge at once. This week's challenge on PIO is "Good Things Come in 3s" so I used 3 buttons and (mostly) 3 colors.
The inspiration for the giant flower was from http://bee-crafty.blogspot.com/. Their challenge was over the top. This flower is very 3-D and really jumps off the card. It wouldn't fit in an envelope, so I think that makes it a little over the top for a card. To create this flower I used my Cricut Expression and Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge. I just cut the flower out in 5 different sizes (I used 3",2.5",2", 1.5" and 1"). I then folded each petal in half to get the dimension. I inked the edges, glued them all together, and then added the button for the center. The "love," butterflies, leaf, ,and flourish are all from the Cricut Home Decor Cartridge.
The last inspiration that I got from all these wonderful scrapper challenge site was from http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/. This challenge was "B for Buttons." I used a large black button for the center of my flower and two small white buttons for embellishments.
WooHoo! I am officially addicted to challenges! ( :
Thanks for looking!