Sunday, August 8, 2010

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button

I am so flabbergasted! I was noddling around the blogosphere and saw a card on another blog that 'looked kind of like mine'. But wait - it IS my card. My blog is listed on the Creative Mind of Silvie "My Blog List". This is a FIRST for me. Wow! I feel so very honored! Silvie's digital images are fun, imaginative, and very well executed. Her card samples are scrumptious. I think my next card will feature one of her lovely lady images.

In a recent posting I featured SOME of my ribbon stash. This morning's card has buttons on it so I thought maybe I would show SOME of my button stash. Below is what is fondly referred to, by my adult kids and now grandkids, as 'the button bowl'. Adults and kids have spent hours mushing through the buttons, ooooohhhhhhing and aaaaahhhhhhing over buttons, hiding buttons... Granddaughter Bailey has sorted, categorized, and squirreled away 'favorite' buttons for years. I frequently find a mini-stockpile of 'favorite' buttons - a few in this trinket box, a couple in that dish, a small pile in a drawer...

And I've used many, many buttons from the button bowl. Here is a sample of a 'few'. The button bouquet. The second photo is a detail image.
In addition to the button bowl I have jars of buttons - most originating from the button bowl - sorted by color in my Bubble. Here are a FEW of the embellishment containers including more buttons.

And now on to the card that initiated all this yada-yada-yada.
Dimensional Daisies~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate
~Layer of PaperTrey Ink Vintage Cream - with lots of edge distressing using Stampin' Up More Mustard, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Old Paper, and Antique Linen
~Layer of K & Company Wild Saffron design paper - edges smudged a bit using Distress Ink Vintage Photo~Rectangle of The Paper Company Chocolate Truffle - edges distressed using the edge of a metal ruler
~Three stamped flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black - colored with Copics (E29, E31, E43, Y11, Y38, YR21, YR, 23, YR31) - spot highlighted using Sharpie Poster-Paints (Yellow, White, Metallic Gold, and Brown)
~Flowers cut out leaving a small amount of the Vintage Cream cardstock showing - then distressed the ruffled edges using Copic E43 Dull Ivory - I found that the edge of the Gina K Design Luxury cardstock 'soaks' up the Copic very nicely
~Narrow layer of The Paper Company Chocolate Truffle topped with a coordinated design paper from K & Company Wild Saffron
~Five buttons from "The Button Bowl" - with twine threaded through each of the buttons
Just Us Girls - layout
iCopic Lover - use Ivory, Gold, and Chocolate Copics
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  1. First of all - holy gorgeous button bouquets!!!! Love that idea! Secondly, that is one GORGEOUS card!!! The flowers and the DP are just so lovely :) Wow! Just amazing work! Thanks so much for getting sketchy with Just Us Girls!

  2. Love the colors and those beautiful daisies!!! Love your take on this weeks sketch!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  3. WOw do I love the button bouquet! GREAT idea - wowzer. Magnificent card too by the way :-) Thanks for gettin' sketchy with JUGS this week - we appreciate you!

  4. Oh my I love this card!! fantastic. Really inspiring. I really really like buttons and I love how you have done the layout on this card. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love that Yummie DP. That button bouquet is awesome :) TFS!

  6. Hi Nancy,just got home after a couple of weeks away,good to get back to a bit of blog hopping! I too love buttons,many an hour was spent as a child,running my hands through button tins. In those days,all my aunts seemed to own one and when visiting I would ask to play with them. I'd thread them into necklaces,sew them onto remnants of materials etc, I've even inherited some of those tins when loved ones have passed on! They are soooo theraputic and I still love the feel of running my fingers through a tin of brightly coloured treasures. How sad am? Simple things please simple minds lol !!!!! x


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