Monday, April 25, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Buttons!

Hello Everyone! We hope you are enjoying your holiday! Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... The winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your winning week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... some Buttons! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
Lynne Forsythe
Lynne has been very IMPATIENTLY waiting for the opportunity to use her Glassine Paper and what a great time to do so. The first thing she did was crumple the paper up....then she inked it with Mustard Seed, dusted it with Perfect Pearls then used her Tattered Floral Die. She cut the left over pieces into inchies along with Sticky Back Canvas spritzed with a Scattered Straw Mister. It all matched so well with her last Accoutrement BUTTON! with the finishing accent a Dream Adage Ticket.
To showcase some of Nancy's favorite buttons, she chose to use a background of Tattered Angels Regal Embossed Chip Tiles. To this she added Liquid Pearls, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink and Jennie Bowlin buttons on a Melissa Frances die-cut. Nancy finished it off with a Prima flower and a Jennie Bowlin pin on top of miscellaneous ribbon.

Candy created this lovely vintage "Butterfly Wishes" clipboard using Tim Holtz' new Book Covers Stamp, Tattered Flowers made from Tim Holtz' new Kraft Glassine Paper Stash and crinoline sprayed with Pink Bubblegum and Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mists.  Mix in some old laces, torn organza ribbon and of course BUTTONS! One of Tim Holtz' Accoutrements Fanciful Buttons makes the perfect center for her very vintage tattered flower. 
Sarah's altered book was the perfect home for a dressmakers studio and buttons galore! The Tim Holtz Haberdashery stamp set, natural Sticky-Back Canvas, Distress Stains and Glassine Paper are just a few of the materials more on Sarah's blog.
Lori chose to use some old buttons to adorn the roof of her birdhouse.  The birdhouse is sitting on a base made using the Art Parts Spool, covered with Paddington Paper by 7 Gypsies. A lot of flowers cut from grungepaper using the Tattered Florals die, and a bird cut from grungeboard using the Caged Bird die help finish the piece!
Terry made a Cherish Bag, she chose to use some very old buttons from her mums knitting case. She used the papers from Basic Grey Curio Collection Pack for the background and distressed the flowers with Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Worn Lipstick, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters and embossed the butterfly with copper embossing powder and to give it the special look she used the Crackle Accents. The flowers are made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die and the sentiment is from The Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy Tags.
Kim decided to try a little canvas inspired card using some of Wendy's wonderful stamps on sticky back canvas. Distress inks, stains, embossing powder and Paint dabber. The flower is paint dabber on Art film blackout and the head is grungeboard. A few paper flowers in place of the stamped background  flowers and wooden buttons painted and glitterfied!
For the button challenge, Linda decided to alter a box to store buttons in.  She reached for her new Haberdashery stamps to create a sewing theme to decorate the box. She had fun using fiber paste to alter the cover and and for the sides she used Tissue Tape and the Haberdashery image paper from the new Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper pack.  She made a needle book with Grunge Paper and muslin. When she finished, Linda realized she had something even better to store in her new box.  You'll have to check her blog to see what's in it.  
On his buttons tag Dan used Forest Moss Distress Stain to dye the white organza ribbon, in addtion to Fired Brick and Wild Honey Distress Stain elsewhere on the tag.  He used the World Traveller stamp set on a piece of Kraft Resist cardstock and an accoutrement button was the perfect finishing touch!  More details on Dan's blog.
I chose to display my buttons in the smallest of Tim Holtz's configurations! Using Tissue Tape; Crowded Attic paper and lots of other pieces of Idea-Ology including the Accoutrements.
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!
The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 1st May 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made!
Have Fun!


  1. You are all so clever - I love these DT pieces. Away to look out some buttons now, I'll be back!!

  2. Corrr!!!! DT your pieces are superbness personified this week... I am off to have a think a be back when my hands are a bit better later in the week!!

  3. Fantastic selection from the DT, so inspired :D

  4. Oooooo all the examples are lush, lush, lush!!!

    Now I love vintage buttons so will do my best to play alomh this week :D

    Julie xx

  5. Beautiful designs by the DT! Lovely!

  6. Wonderful creations by the DT! I managed to find time to make a little something using buttons! , of course :))
    Thanks for the challenge

  7. wonderful creations by the DT. love buttons so i'm so happy i could play along this week! *hugs* steph :)

  8. I linked up! You have to look on the Echo Park squares to see the buttons--each one has from 1 to 3 buttons. Some are teeny tiny!
    Thanks! Enjoyed looking at your creations!

  9. Love the challenge! Great DT work, Hugs

  10. Another brilliant challenge, & as usual, outstanding inspiration from the Team!
    Alison xx

  11. Love your DT inspiration, thanks for a fun challenge!

  12. Lovely cards by the DT. They certainly captured the nostalgic feeling. Hugs, dj1952

  13. I haven't joined in for a long long time but I have been passing by!!! The DT samples were so inspirationl and I had a few days off work, I had to join in.


  14. Great challenge and lovely examples already.
    Dorothy S

  15. Wonderful inspirations from the team!


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