Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Button, button who's got the button...

Do you remember playing that game?  I do, it was always hard for me to keep a straight face when someone hid the button in my hands.  Those of you who know me know I love buttons.  I come by it naturally, my sweet grandad was a traveling salesman and he sold, you guessed it!  Buttons.  He also sold what he called "notions"  laces, appliques, fabric, and braid.  I spent many happy hours going through his sample books looking at all the different designs and colors.  My mom, who is a wonderful seamstress, collected the discontinued buttons and had several coffee cans full of his old button samples. We would sit around for hours and sort those buttons, lay them out in various designs just to scoop them up and rearrange them again.  So I love buttons and I am very excited to see all the new cards and crafts that are popping up with buttons adorning them.  Recently Papertrey Ink released a new stamp set that is made especially to use with buttons.  I don't have the set but, it did inspire me to go through my sets and see if there was something I could use to create the same look.  This card is the result.  I love it, hope you like it too.
Well, I'm off to get ready for school tomorrow.  It's the student's first day back and I am morning hall monitor.  I have to finish decorating my "duty" vest.  Got to "bling" it up a little bit.  Have a great day and I'll talk to you soon.

Materials used:
Cardstock, ink and stamps from Close to My Heart
DP from K&Company
Buttons:  Close to My Heart and Moda
Pink gingham ribbon from Wal-Mart
Scallop punch from Fiskars
Embrodiery floss from DMC

1 comment:

  1. Love it Deb! I love pink and Green!! and Buttons however, I HATE tying and threading.....