Monday, December 9, 2013

Buttons, Hems, Scraps, and Blessings

Another {PIN}spirational challenge! What a cute photo! I 'cheated' and put buttons instead of thread in the jar but I did add a spool. The spool is cobbled together using a punch and straight cuts. This was more of a literal craft card. I'm not much on 'crafts' only cards and quilts...The card has a little too much "some assembly required" for my liking but it is completed now so I can just hop down off my "I don't like doing CRAFTS" soapbox.

I do actually have two Mason jars filled with wooden spools with their original thread. Buttons...well I have thousands of buttons. They live in the Big Blue Button Bowl. (A favorite of grandkids and college kids!)

Have you ever sat and clicked through your blog going back...back....back.... to older and older posts? I just did that (because the "search this blog" did NOTHING for me) as I wanted to refer back to an old post that featured a photo of  the Big Blue Button Bowl. As I was clicking my way down memory lane I found myself saying, "Oh I really liked that card!" "Oh that was a fun card to make!" "I should try that technique again." "WOW - I CAN NOT believe I posted that dreadful card!" And then there was the occasional..."I do NOT remember even making that card!" So many cards - so little memory!

{PIN}spirational photo inspiration challenge

You R A Blessing
~Base card - pink cardstock
~Coordinated design papers by Paper Trey Ink Raspberry Fizz Mix
~Fabric scrap
~SU Floral Frames Framelit die cut
~Paper Trey Ink jar die cut
~Sentiment by Melon Headz on die cut oval "Hem Your Blessings with Thankfullness so They Don't Unravel"
~DMC floss (transfer of crap from sissy Gail)
~Hand-made "spool" made using SU Word Window punch and kraft cardstock
~Digital image of vintage scissors from Scribble & Scrap - highlighted with pink and gold Smooch and SU Crystal Effects
~Inside sentiment die cut Stampin' Up Floral Frames
Challenges and Inspirations
{PIN}spirational - photo
Craftitude - button
Crafty Catz - use 2 or more die cuts (jar, flower, and oval)
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Absolutely adorable. The buttons are just perfect. Thank you for entering your wonderful paper art project with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  2. Those scissors must have taken a while to cut out.Great job!! I must say when I first saw the image I saw thread on the spools not ribbon duh!! I'd already started when I realised......ribbons.....too late. Old age is a bummer!!!! Wynn xx

  3. Nancy, this is adorable! I love the buttons in a jar (and I have a real jar full of them too). The little bit of thread is very creative and love those scissors! CUTE and pretty card!
    I know exactly what you mean about scrolling back on cards I've made. I'll look at one and say - hey, that was pretty good - or Uck, I really didn't make that did I! LOL!

  4. Nancy...I am so glad I'm not the only one who looks back at previous blog posts and has all of those exact same feelings! LOL I love the sentiment that you have used on this card. And the little bit of fabric on the inside is just the perfect touch!

  5. love your sewing card, I own up to being a button junkie lol, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  6. CAS, Thanks for sharing with us at Craftitude and {Pin}spirational Challenges.

  7. This is so lovely, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  8. I really like sewing-themed cards, and yours is so sweet. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  9. Hello my lovely Nancy, I remember the blue button bowl along with the gorgeous button flowers you made, from that post on I knew we'd be friends! However, this friend hasn't had much time to visit lately! We need a virtual pajama, coffee catch up soon!!!!! Then I can trawl back over your gorgeous makes and your fun posts that make me smile! Till then, keep creating more beauties like this one! Hugs Julie x


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