A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, February 23, 2009

Buttons! Buttons! Everywhere!

Hey yall! How are ya doin? I hope you had a great weekend. I just finished up two things and wanted to share. First, this week's challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot was to use buttons in your creation. Here is the card I made for this week. I embossed my base with the Paisley embossing folder. Next, I inked a chipboard tree that I had in brown ink and covered the top with an assortment of pink buttons. I embossed the cream paper with the Spots and Dots folder because it reminded me of buttons. I added some pink ribbon and did a little pleating. Then I added a strip of brown mulberry paper that had been embossed with the Button embossing folder. My good friend, Karen sent me a whole bunch of these. I have got to get this folder because it is so cute!!!! Last, I added some Thickers for my sentiment. Here it is:

Also, I finished up this layout. I am hosting a challenge on DIY where you have to find a song and use it as an inspiration for you LO. I chose the song "Reflection" by Christina Aguilera. Being a young adult, I still find myself evolving into the woman I am/will be. I am almost at the point where I am comfortable in my own skin and confident. This songs lyrics really spoke to me. I used some of them for my journaling. The pink you see towards the bottom is fabric that I scalloped the end and roughly pleated. I then added some light pink lace. The flower is cutwork from a patterned piece of cardstock. I also added some gems for the bling. Here it is:

My journaling reads: (excerpt from the song 'Reflection.')
"Look at me, you may think you see who I really am, but you'll never know me. Every day it's as if I play a part. Now I see if I wear a mask I can fool the world but I cannot fool my heart. I am now in a world where I have to hide my heart and what I believe in. But somehow I will show the world whats inside my heart and be loved for who I am. Why must we all conceal what we think and how we feel? Must there be a secret me I'm forced to hide? I won't pretend that I'm someone else for all time! When will my reflection show who I am inside?"

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening!
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Steph said...

Love your card and the layout. The button tree is awesome! What a beautiful picture! Great job on both!

Karen said...

Stunning card and LO Aymee.

Love Karen (UK) xxx

poupetteval said...

wowwwwww I love !!!! very nice all those buttons

Carter'smomaw said...

Aymee, that is the cutest card. I love the way you kept repeating the circle/button look. I am also really lovin' the pleating you are using in some of your projects these days. BTW - your flower is just perfect - like you are to me.

momma :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! on the card and double wow! on the scrapbook page! Love the use of the ribbons!

Anonymous said...

What a great Layout and Im loving all the embossing on the card!!

The Princess said...

LOVE that card...your embossing folder...can that work in the Sissix Big Shot?? What is the name of it?? I really like that simple design.

Thanks Aymee!! Great job, as always!! Love looking at your things!!


Rebecca said...

I love your button tree! What a creative way to add the buttons. And your scrapbook page is fantastic, too. I really like the colors you used.

campbelljudy1228 said...

I really like your cards, and the layout is awesome. Your so beautiful as a Bride. I love how you pleat the ribbon. I haven't tried that yet! Have a great evening.

KarenB said...

Love them both dahlin'!!!

Anonymous said...

Aymee... Love your card and lo... that button tree is wonderful!...HUGS...SK :)

Sonia said...

Hy Aymee!!!
Cutest Card... love it!

Sonia (Sony) :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very cute how you filled your tree top with buttons. Your sb page is beautiful.