Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Button, button...

I thought I would give the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge a try this week.  They asked for us to use buttons.  There are some really creative submissions at the challenge site! Here's mine:


I have to say, I backed away from buying buttons at the CHA Super Show because I have tons of them and I just forget to use them.  So, I was happy to pull out the stash and give them a whirl with this card.  I decided, and undecided, and re-decided... it was bordering on obsessive as far as what I wanted to do with this card.  I pulled out some old SU! DSP, some SU! buttons, the Top Notch Sizzix die from SU!, my paper cutter, my SU! scallop punch, my SU! 1 1/2" circle punch, Glue Dots, and adhesive, and went to town.  I used some Cat Eyes for inking as well.

Tell me, why is it that when you want an adhesive to stick, it doesn't, and when you want an adhesive to be a little generous, it's like cement?  All I have to say is I have some SERIOUSLY adhesive Glue Dots in my stash.  Once something went on this card, there was no movement, despite my best efforts.  Weird twist of science...

For those wanting to cut several pieces of patterned paper as I did, if you decide to use six strips, each strip is 3/4" wide.

This is one of my favorite sentiments, a la A Muse.  Just like my You're da Bomb! card, this sentiment is something I would actually say, so I am excited to get to use it.  I think this one is going to a co-worker who is coming back to school amidst absolute chaos in her home.  I am amazed that she can keep herself together.  Truly God is lifting her up!

5 comments:

Ann said...

Oooh, I love this! The bg strips in different colors looks so good! Thanks for dusting off your buttons to play along! :D

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Melissa said...

This is such a creative use! Love the buttons and the paper and it's simplicity! Thanks for sharing!

Winter said...

So cute! I love the panels! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Courtney Baker said...

This is way cute! Thanks for playing!