Monday, November 16, 2009

from me to you

I have been wanting to use Everyday Button Bits for almost every project I make, but so far it has only been used on one project. I decided that it was time to get some of the other images inky. I chose to use the stem image so that I could use quite a few buttons.



I am in love with the recently released Holiday Mix Vintage Buttons, so I decided to use those for all of the "flowers" on my focal panel. I really like the mix of colors. The polka dots from the leaf images were the inspiration for my embossing and background stamping, which I used PolkaDotBasics for. I almost used polka dotted ribbon, but restrained myself. I used Fresh Snow Satin Ribbon to tie the sentiment tag onto the card. I had fun using some of my Nestabilities Dies for the circle image and the sentiment label.

I also added a panel of Friends 'til the End pattern paper to break up all of the polka dots. The finishing touch was a couple of rows of zig-zag stitching.



I don't know where this card is headed, but I had fun simply stamping for fun! I rarely do that these days. I have a long list of Holiday projects that I would like to get done as well as a long list of baby projects as well. I haven't posted anything since last year to my other blog devoted to sewing, but I will be posting every project I get done in the near future. I will leave links here for those who are interested.

I unearthed all of my son's newborn baby clothes from the garage and all of those memories came flooding back. I was so excited to show him all of his precious, tiny clothes, but he could care less. Emma thought it was fun, but her and I were the only ones!
Thanks for fluttering by!

11 comments:

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Kelly, this is fabulous! I love, love, love it! The colors are great together, and I love all the patterns and elements. They all work so beautifully! I have to do a birthday card for a great friend, so I'm going to try this out...thanks for your inspiration...I so love your work! (I also popped over to your sewing blog...I'm a quilter too, but I rarely do it much anymore...gotta change that!)

Tricia said...

This card is precious! I can't wait to get my hands on some of those buttons!! Maybe Santa will bring me some for Christmas. I look forward to seeing your sewing projects, too!

Betty Benton said...

I just love Everyday Button Bits!! Your card is beautiful and looks so much like springtime!!

Marisa said...

What a lovely card!! Love the buttons and the colours you used.

nina said...

What a fabulous card! I love the combination of backgrounds you used, and of course the colours are awesome together. Love it!

Denise Young said...

Fabulous little card! I love the use of buttons and colors strips. TFS

Susan G said...

Love this card! I'm still drooling over this set from PTI. Guess I'm going to have to break down and get it.

Missy said...

This is beautiful. I have missed stamping for fun as well and am losing my mojo.
Did I read correctly or miss something? Are you having a little baby boy? Congratulations. I can't believe it is almost. time.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I love the layers on this card! Those buttons are fab!

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness, Kelly!! This is just sooo adorable!! I so love the button flowers!!!

Amy said...

This is just darling, Kelly! Love the fresh colors, and the design is just so you--love those strips!