Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 2010 PTI blog hop time!

 
Can you believe it's Blog Hop time again at Papertrey Ink?  This month's challenge was this:

"This month we're calling all button lovers! Now's your chance to explore the world of possibilities that
buttons hold! From borders to backgrounds, accents and embellishments, or even incorporating them
into stamp images like any of our Button Bits stamp sets. From paper projects to home decor to jewelry
and more, the sky's the limit! We want to see all your very best creations using buttons and the
inspiration we will gain from each other should prove to be truly enticing!"

Now, I created a few things with my new Hawaiian Shores buttons for this challenge!  First off is a card using the new Beautiful Blooms II dies with felt!!  I am sooo lovin' these dies!!!  The flowers are attached with Hibiscus Burst and Hawaiian Shores buttons.  This card also uses the new set:  Distressed Stripes.


Here is a close-up of the felt flowers......the black and pink felt are from Hobby Lobby and are on sale this week!  I only had to run the felt through my machine once and look how beautifully cut they are!


Now, I have a confession to make here.  My friend, Jen from JensInkSpot, and I were discussing what we were making for the Blog Hop and she mentioned her button rings she had made (I totally don't want to steal her thunder).  We both had bought a ring or two from a good friend and fellow stamper, Heather Scott last year at the annual TAC Seminar.  I instantly fell in love with these rings she was making (I think I bought 4 rings from her)!!  So, Jen told me of a Youtube video to watch and whalaaa.....a button ring!!!  Years ago, I used to make beaded bracelets so I dug out my tools, beads, etc. and went to work.  It really was soooo simple especially when you have such beautiful buttons from Papertrey Ink to work with!!  Now, remember this is my FIRST button ring.......it is by no means perfect but I am so happy with it!!

The color of buttons I chose to work with were Hibiscus Burst and the new Hawaiian Shores.  Isn't that Hibiscus Burst button just gorgeous!!  Well, I couldn't just stop there, now could I?  Please remember that in this next photo, I am a nurse and do have nurse hands and am by no means EVER going to be a hand model!!  So, I went ahead and made a matching bracelet!!


Well, that's it for my contribution to the March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!!  Have a great time blog hopping and we'll see you next month!!

{Thanks for Everything}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Distressed Stripes and Year of Flowers:  Violets
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, True Black, Raspberry Fizz
Ink:  Fresh Snow, Versamark, True Black
Misc:  Hawaiian Shores felt, pink/black felt (Hobby Lobby), Hibiscus Burst and Hawaiian Shores buttons, white floss, scallop border punch (SU), Beautiful Blooms II dies

Button Ring
Hawaiian Shores and Hibiscus Burst buttons
20g wire
wire tools

Button Bracelet
Hawaiian Shores and Hibiscus Burst buttons
Beadalon wire ( .018" diameter)
Silver beads
Crimping beads and toggle

39 comments:

Barb said...

Oh Amy! These are fabulous! The felt flowers, the bracelet, the ring... great colors and so much fun!

Janice said...

Absolutely beautiful...the ring is gorgeous...and bracelet too...so creative!

Jennifer Carter said...

Looks good! The felt flowers looks so cool on there and the ring & bracelet...looks great!

Laurie said...

OK your cards is FANTASTIC! Love those flowers! And your ring? You did an amazing job for your first try! How fun!!

Bethany Paull said...

Love your buttoned flowers...and jewelry. I've never seen that before. Cool.

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love your card and your jewelery!

Rosanne said...

Very pretty creations!

Sue Ann said...

Love the card and ooooooo lala....... the jewelry .......

megspaulding said...

Those felt flowers are really great! And that jewlery is fab!

Anika said...

Awesome color combo! Love the card and your jewelry!

Diane Jaquay said...

The card and the jewelry are AWESOME! Love the colors!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh wow you are so talented! Love the color scheme you chose!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

First, your felt flowers are so pretty! Second, the jewelry is wonderful!

Heather P. said...

Just fabulous! Love, love, LOVE your card!

peggysue said...

Wow, so much talent here tonight making button jewelry! Great color choices, very eye catching!

resmith said...

Beautiful card!! Love your colors and the jewely.

Baseret said...

I love your color combo you used on your card. The jewelry is pretty awesome too!

travelingmama said...

These are awesome! I love the card and the button jewelry!

Marge said...

WOW -- truly LOVE that ring especially!!!

Diane said...

Great job on everything!

Kerri said...

Love your card and the jewelry is fabulous!!! The ring looks absolutely perfect to me! I would never know that it was your first try!

Laural-Lee said...

I love the beautiful clean lines of your card. Everything looks wonderful.

Jenny said...

Very cute and love the ring! :)

Terri said...

You did a great job on everything!

jen said...

Love the card (felt flowers are sooo pretty!)- and the button ring & bracelet are great- you totally cracked me up with the 'nurse hands' comment- I'm a hygienist & love to work in the garden- no hand modeling here either!!! *giggle*

Gayatri said...

Wow1 such a pretty finger ring! love it. Awesome set. I too made a bracelet! great minds think alike huh!

Mary Dawn said...

pretty pretty! i love the ring

Cammie said...

Soooo pretty! Love the black with the vibrant colors. I may have to pull out my jewelry supplies:)

Babies- Beth said...

Golly, black with HS is perfect- but I really love the ring!!

Stacy said...

Beautiful!!! Love the card, and that ring is really pretty!! I like the button you chose, the lines give it a little something extra! Great detail! Jewelery making is another hobby that has been calling my name but I haven't given it to it... yet! I have to master sewing first! LOL

Lori said...

Love your felt flowers and jewelry, wow!!

Shiloh said...

The jewlery is great! Love the color combos!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your card is gorgeous and that button ring is FANTASTIC!!! Love how you wrapped the wire!

leish said...

your card is amazing! the color combo is to die for!

and..i love your playlist.."need you now" was playing when i stopped by, so I HAD to stick around a little longer. =)

Lisa V. said...

Wow! You really did a great job with this challenge. Card, ring and bracelet. I love all of it.

*LittleMissT* said...

So gorgeous!! Your card is stunning, just love the colours, the flowers and the use of Distressed Stripes! The button ring is very funky too!

Sara Mac said...

I love your card and the fantastic button ring! The color combo is so striking. Beautiful job.

Dana said...

Oh Amy. I am in love with your button ring. It's truly amazing and I can't believe it is the first one! I just bought one of these rings on Etsy, and now I'm wishing I had waited to make my own.
Oh and your bracelet and card are great too! LOL

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Great ring! I love the felt flowers, the color combo...everything!

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