Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Shopping our Stash #84 - Buttons!

Button, button, who's got the button? This marks the beginning of a new series of challenges at Shopping our Stash (which will be running every OTHER challenge, so every two weeks) to use a specific item from your stash. This week: BUTTONS! So we're asking you to dig deep into your crafty hoard & use up some of those buttons you've been saving for a special occasion. This is it.

Yes, it's January. Yes, I have a Christmas card to share. But here's the thing - I made one crafty resolution this year: to keep making Christmas cards through the year so that November & December might not be QUITE as crazy as they usually are. I have no doubt that they still will be, but this should help. One of my team-mates at Shopping our Stash , the lovely Lauren, also has a Christmas challenge blog, Jingle Belles, and I'm going to do my best to play along with them all year long!


Supplies: paper from My Mind's Eye; standard circle Nesties; sticker from House Mouse; Cuttlebug label die; Memento Gray Flannel ink; PTI Holiday Jar Fillers sentiment; buttons from stash

This week at Jingle Belles the challenge is to use something new - and obviously at Shopping our Stash the challenge is to use something old. How have I managed to combine the two of these??? Well, my definition of new is kind of fluid here. Barb gave me the PTI set, and this was the first time using this stamp. The bells were also new - part of my "OMG WHAT IF I RUN OUT" stocking up on bells right before Christmas.

As for stash - I've had the label die as long as I've had my Cuttlebug, which is going on 5 or 6 years. The paper is from last year, and the buttons? That's a hard one. I get Riley to sort them by colour, and I just get him to throw the new in with the old. But the layout is definitely old - if you've been here before, you've DEFINITELY seen me make a card that has a button frame of some kind on it ;)


This challenge is open until Monday January 14th,  and don't forget to check out what everyone else has been up to!


We have a grand day planned...the boys get a day off school to visit the dentist. Our excitement knows no bounds, truly.
xoxo,
Jessi

23 comments:

~amy~ said...

You know how I love how you rock the buttons!

lostinpaper said...

January and a Christmas card, you are amazing!! ps you can never have 'too many' bells lol!

Emily Keaton said...

I'm laughing about the dentist excitement ;-). You know I love your button frames, and good for you to resolve to make Christmas cards throughout the year in 2013. I think that is a wise decision. Yes, less craziness in November and December is a good thing!

~Tammy~ said...

Seriously who doesn't get excited about missing school for the dentist!

Your card is amazing with all those buttons! You know I love your button cards! This is no exception!

I made quite a few Holiday cards throughout the year last year as well. It helps, but getting them mailed is another! ish! There's always next year! :-)

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooh! apart from the fact that i already ♥LOVED♥ this card, i am of course thrilled and honored that JB is your ONE craft resolution!

& then selfishly, i'm just excited that i will get to see what you make every time b/c i'm SURE there will be plenty of great ideas i can steal... (AHEM!!!) ...oof, i meant, ideas i can "pay tribute to"! (yeah, that's better!) :) :) :) LOVE the button frame too, btw, it might not be a NEW idea, but there's a reason it's a "classic"!!! ♥♥♥

ps: first use of ANYTHING xmassy totally counts as new. it's in the rule book. seriously!!! :)

Debbie said...

Aww! This is sooo cute!!

walchowDesign said...

Lovely buttons frame! Have fun to the dentist!

Lindsey said...

What if you run out of jingle bells BECAUSE YOU'RE MAKING CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR? Go get more before they sell out! :P Okay, seriously sweet card. And a perfect mix of new and stash!

jimlynn said...

Love the way you used all the buttons to outline this precious image, Jessi! VERY cute!
Lynn

Carla said...

I adore the House Mouse images- and this is extra adorable with the cute button wreath!

yyam said...

This is soooo sweet! I love the button frame!

Emily Leiphart said...

I always love it when you use buttons, Jessi! Great way to frame that sweet image. Love the bells with the sentiment tag!

Melissa Craig said...

What a super sweet card. You must have an endless supply of buttons!

Angela said...

This is adorable, Jessi! I love how you have added the jingle bells!

Dana said...

Awesome card!!! Love the circle of buttons!!! Great idea to make chrismtas cards through out the year!!! I might try that too!! But not for a month or two, i need a break!

Cheryl said...

I have missed reading your blog--it always makes me smile. :) This card is adorable--fab image, fun paper, and the button frame is awesome. You really pay attention to details. No way I'd have threaded all those buttons--I'd have just stuck them on, unadorned!!! But, that's why your cards are always so awesome! ~Hugs!

SmilynStef said...

pretty little buttons & bells ... oh my ... so glad you started 2013 with us at jingle belles.

Nance E Salkeld said...

So cute! I knew when I saw the new challenge at SOS it was right up your alley with all those buttons! I too am aiming for making Christmas cards throughout the year.

kingstonmama said...

I always love your 'button frames.' This is the cutest Christmas card. Good for you getting an early start! I'm inspired. :)

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Oh My Gosh if this isn't the cutest thing! Love it! Those buttons are great and that image just makes me smile. Great job on keeping up with the Christmas cards.
Blessings,
Michelle

Dawn said...

Hi Jessi,

Your card is so cute! Love these little House Mouse images and your button frame. I too stocked up on jingle bells for fear of running out :) I think I now have a 10 year supply!

Hugs, Dawn

ScrappySandie said...

This is SOOOO adorable, Jessi! Love the precious HM image and the frame of little buttons is SO sweet!

Jen W. said...

Nice combo of old and new! I always love your button frames and those little bells are adorable!