Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Monday - New Challenges and 2 Lucky Winners!!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with friends and family and delicious food.  Mom made Great Grandma's Chocolate Pie - so yummy.  Dad smoked a Turkey, and we met Dave's family at Black Eyed Pea for lunch - it was a great day!  This weekend we also got to hang out with a good friend and spend some extra time with Dave's brother Thomas and his girlfriend Jennifer.  We had such a good time.  Can't wait to hang out with them again.  :)

Now it's back to work, back to reality, and back to Paper Therapy for a new challenge!!  This weeks Challenge is Buttons and Bows.  You card/ layout/ altered item must contain buttons and bows - how you make that happen is up to you. Here is my take on the challenge:
This was a fun challenge for me becauseI had to use an embellishment I don't use often, and I tried to add a new technique for me.  The faux stitching is new - it's something that is super easy, but I never think to use it.  I also don't use buttons that often so I tried to REALLY use buttons this week - I think I pulled it off - what do you think?

Supplies used:
Crimson Cardstock - Creative Memories
Green Patterned Paper - K&Co "Let it Snow" 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad
Green Buttons from Stash
White Sheer Ribbon
White Gel Pen
Brown Pen
Brown Scallop Square Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Scallop Border Punch - Fiskars Border Punch

And now to announce the winners....

Rasia and Clarisa!

Congratulations ladies!  Email me your address so I can get your RAK in the mail!  Thanks for playing!

I hope you all enjoy your week, and that you join us over at Paper Therapy this week.  We'd love to see you stretch your creativity and have fun.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Beautiful job! So love the button tree!

  2. OMH!!! Buttons, buttons and buttons!! I LOVE THE BUTTON tree!! What a fab and snazzy way to approach this week's challenge! Also, a perfectly creative and unique Christmas card to give to friends and family

  3. Adorable! I love how you formed the buttons into a tree! So cute!

  4. The button tree is a darling festive idea!

  5. Such a great idea! I love the button tree!!