Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentines Buttons!!!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday:):) Today was a fun day in the Button Boutique!!! I've been throwing away TONS of empty clay containers so that means LOTS of buttons and Frameabellies:):) It was so nice to have a WHOLE day to myself doing what I love! I hope you have had some time to create and play, life just gets so crazy sometimes...Anyhoo, on to the good stuff:) Here are 3 new sets I made and FINALLY added to my store! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a GREAT weekend:)
Create something beautiful:)

Buttons, and Fencing!

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a great week! Since my last post, the big release at Taylored Expressions, well it's simply been HAIR ON FIRE CRAZY!!!!! A huge honkin Thank You, to everyone for your fabulous comments and feedback on my buttons and frameabellies!! The positive response is just overwhelming!!! My little Button Boutique has been crazy busy!! The buttons and frames SOLD OUT super fast, and I have been remaking more orders as fast as my fingers can!  It's pretty awesome to see my little clay babies come to life on your projects:):)!! There is no better reward:):) I've also created a new set of custom buttons for Taylor, so stay tuned for those!!! All this clay magic leaves little time for me to ink up my new rubbah, but oh well:):) I did get to create a couple of button sets for Valentines day, that I need to post in Etsy....there's just not enough hours in the day:)
We also had a fantastic fencing tournament this weekend! My daughter (the one on the left), is 15, and  has qualified for the Junior Olympics again this year!! WAHOOO!! So we are headed to Memphis in Feb!! I just had to share this pic of her scoring a touch! See the little red light, that's what happens when her blade hits the target! Her light is red, and the opponents is greeen!!(Which really helps when you can't get close enough!) She won 5th place in this event which was a mixed women's competition,(meaning all ages)! We are super proud, and It was sooo much fun!
Thanks for stopping by:)
Happy Creating

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cuppie Love Scenes!!! Card and Layout!!!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday to you;) Taylored Expressions release day is finally here!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!
I am honored to get to play along with Taylor and the Bakers Dozen!  Both of my projects showcase Taylor's new Cuppie Love Scenes set. These images are so dang cute, and tons of fun to color!
For my card, I used Taylor's new Valentine paper release, Be-Loved by My Minds Eye. This is the paper I designed her custom buttons to coordinate with!!! My focal image was stamped onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock, with Memento Tuxedo Ink, colored with Copics, and dressed up with stickles, which you can get here!
The fuzzy ribbon was hiding in my stash, and reminded me of snuggling with my honey on our soft couch:)
And the snazzy clay button, well that I designed exclusively for Taylor's Store! It is handmade and handpainted!!! And is only available in limited quantities!!! So don't wait too long:):):)
I used Nestabilities to cut out my focal image and to add an extra layer!

My next project started out as a card, and just kept GROWING, and GROWING! So I decided to turn it into a layout!!!:):) I have been wanting to scrap sooo bad, and this Cuppie image, reminded me of a favorite picture of me and my sweetie in Vegas on our Anniversary!!! So, whoalla..... scrapped and archived FOREVER! What is also so cool about this image, is that we LOVE movies! Our typical date night is dinner, movie, and coffee:):):) So this "You're my happy ending!" sentiment is just perfect!!!
Ok, back to the deets on the layout. Here again I used Taylor's new delish Be-loved paper, and added some websters pages from my stash. The Cuppie Love Scene image is colored with copics, and stickles, and glossy accents. I used one of my handmade Frameabellies to highlight our picture! (Which is sealed with an acid free archival safe sealer!) And of course I had to use another one of my custom Buttons to accent the movie tickets! I used some of the ribbon from my Key Ingredients Kit, and sewed it under the torn edge, just to add a neat texture. The rub-ons, flower, leaves, and crystal bling are all from my Prima stash. The XOXO border was done with my new Martha Stewart punch, and the lace, and wooden corner embellie is from my stash!

Now for the best part, Taylored Expressions is offering Free Shipping for orders over $75.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that just plain ROCKS!!!!  So, hurry, RUN on over to Taylor's store, and grab yourself some new Frameabellies, buttons,  yummy new Rubbah, incredible Valentine Kits, and premium quality supplies before they are all sold out!!!!:):):) Thank you all so much for looking, and be sure to check out all the amazing Baker's Dozen creations!!

Alex Maldonado

Charmaine Ikach

Donna Baker

Jackie Pedro

Jodi Collins

Karen Giron

Karen Motz

Laurie Schmidlin

Melissa Sauls

Sankari Wegman

Nancy McKinney

Jeanie Witmer
And of course Taylor VanBruggen
Happy Creating:)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Hi everyone! Happy Happy Day!!! I am BUSTING AT THE SEAMS EXCITED, and HONORED beyond belief to share with you my new news:):)...................... I have partnered with TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS and designed custom handmade buttons EXCLUSIVELY for her store!!!!! They will be officially released tomorrow, but the sneak peeks have begun!!!!!! Not only is she carrying my buttons, but she is also carrying my FRAMEABELLIES!!!!! WAHOOO!!!! RUN over there and check it out!!!!! I am at work today and cannot make this post as long as I would like!!! I'll be back tonight with more info and tomorrow for the release!!! Her new stamp sets are FANTASTIC, and I had tons of fun creating with them!!! Stay tuned for tomorrow, I'll be posting my projects!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

You did it!

Hi everyone! Happy New Year!!!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, surrounded by family and friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That said, I am glad the hustle and bustle is over and life can get back to normal:) :) I'm not a scrooge, mind you, just super relieved to have put the tree back in the attic:)  And the yard decorations, ugh.....ours kept falling down due to wind and rain, so we kept tethering them to each other, to bricks, to rocks:):) (you get the picture:):) So yes, I'm welcoming the New Year, and no more yard art for a few months:):):):):)
Today is my birthday!!! My dear hubby surprised me with a snazzy new camera, and dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant! But, my dear daughter gave me the best gift of all...... She played with her little brother so I could escape to my studio to create!!!! Wow, it sure felt good to be able to get in the zone, and just have fun!!! I know you can all relate:):):) One of my resolutions this year is to MAKE more time to get full of ink:):)  Here is a quick pic of me loving the sombrerro and the Happy Birthday song:):):)

So my card today is for Mercy's sketch  MTSC54  created for my daughter, Brenah.
She qualified for the Junior Olympics for Fencing!!!! Not only did she qualify, but she qualified with a comeback! Several months ago she had a freak accident with a heavy metal gym door and almost severed her middle finger on her right hand! (Her fencing hand) After a fractured tuft bone, and plastic surgery, she was out of competition for awhile. She worked hard and trained her legs when she couldn't hold a blade, and made a comeback and DID IT!!! So I'm SUPER proud of her, and can't wait to see her compete in TENN this year!!!
Ok, back to the card:) The lace doesn't look quite so ragged in person... I guess my new camera pics up everything a little too good:):)
The image is from The Greeting Farm, Flapper Anya. I stamped her onto choice cardstock with memento tuxedo ink in black. Colored her with copics, and added some glitter with my favorite sakura quickie glue pen. The paper is from my Taylored Expressions December Key Ingredients. And lastly I spritzed the background with shimmer spritz!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm- Flapper Anya, Taylored Expressions - A Year Of Sentiments
Paper: TE's December Key Ingredients
Lace, from my stash
Punch: Martha Stewart Lattice
Nestabilities, and Impressabilities
Shimmer Spritz, bubblegum and Irridescent Gold
Thanks so much for stopping by!