Monday, June 15, 2009

Going green with vintage buttons

Hi everyone! First, I want to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes and cards! I feel very blessed. I had a WONDERFUL day. I am rarely surprised as I tend to pick up on things, BUT Bill and my mom hid a surprise visit from her VERY well! My mom drove up Sat morning and took me shopping! It was so much fun and really the only way to get me to buy something for myself. I tend to buy things for the family first then craft things for cards -kwim? After the inpromto shopping spree, my sweet hubby Bill took me shopping to Craft Warehouse and my LSS. Talk about a heavenly day!!
Here is a double challenge card I want to share. This card follows Dawn's Raspberry Suite color challenge -to use Cream, Black and New Leaf. Now, I don't have New Leaf, but in looking at PTI's site, it looks between Wasabi and Celery. I found some pattern paper from my DCWV Garden Party matstack looks to be an EXACT match!! Woot! I combined these colors with Cath's current Moxie Fab challenge -The Value of Vintage -to use something vintage on your card. Well, the 3 black buttons are vintage from my granny's tin! The sentiments are from Verve's set, Because of You. I thought it was so perfect on this card focusing on my granny's buttons.

Here is a picture of the inside of the card:

Here is a close up of the button details. It was SO hard to photograph. The buttons are a delish mix of details -they just DON'T make buttons like this anymore!!

Oh and P.S. how about that RIBBON? A-MA-ZING! It's from May Arts and you can find it at Sharon's Stamp Simply store. I browsed her blog and found an amazing card to case that she slit the top of her card and tied the ribbon thru it. I gave it a try and loved it as this ribbon is kinda bulky and can buckle the layers if glued under it. Thanks Sharon -you ROCK!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned. I am working on my 1 year Blogaversary super fun Blog Candy post!! ETA: It's posted and you can enter on this post.
My good friend, Rachel who owns the amazing store Hope Stamps Eternal is having a Design Team call! There is still time to apply, here are the details!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Because of You
Paper - Vintage Cream, Black, Garden Party DCWV
Accessories - May Arts grosgrain striped ribbon, vintage buttons, burlap string
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23 comments:

  1. This is awesome!!! I love the ribbon and your grandma's buttons. ;)

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  2. The ribbon is lovely!! The buttons add the perfect balance! Wonderful card!

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  3. Beautiful creation and I love those vintage buttons! and yes, that ribbon is so awesome and great to work with!

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  4. Love the ribbon! Great touch :)

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  5. Hi Michelle! This card is simply wonderful! Love that ribbon and the vintage buttons are perfect. Congrats on your GD spot over at Unity!! Your work is just lovely!

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  6. Love this!!! This card is fabulous, love the layouit & the ribbon!

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  7. Great card! I'm a BIG fan of BIG ribbon!

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  8. OH MAN - I forgot to wish you Happy Birthday!!!! Darn! I blame it on this bad headcold, everything is fuzzy right now. I am so glad you were spoilt rotten and had a fabulous day!!!! Fab card too Michelle (as always!!) {{{HUGS}}} :)

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  9. Love the buttons, the sentiment. Very lovely card!

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  10. Love the two ways you've used your ribbon Michelle. And the great green :)

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  11. Great Card Michelle . . . you're very Talent and I LOVE your work! Happy Belated Birthday! :)

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  12. Hey Michelle, great card I love how you tucked the little piece of ribbon. I am sorry I didn't read your blog carefully....so Happy belated Brthday !!

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  13. Love Love Love it!!! The buttons are Perfection!!!

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  14. What striking ribbon against the pretty green, and I love that you used your grandma's vintage buttons! Beautiful card! I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday, Michelle!

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  15. I have seen a lot of your work and this is just gorgeous!! Nice job on the challenge! And I am now a proud follower!!
    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  16. Just came by your site by way of Unity Stamp Co....your work is FABULOUS!

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday, Michelle!So glad you had a wonderful time!
    Your card is so pretty! Love these precious buttons!

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  18. Beautiful! Great color combo. Love the buttons.

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  19. you're right on with the dp you used. this is really pretty! love the ribbon!

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  20. WOW - Michelle - these colors rock and your card is awesome!!! Love it!!!

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  21. Love your big ribbon and buttons. Fabulous job on the color combo!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  22. I love this card!! Love the colors, love that big ribbon, love the layout....it just rocks!!!

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