Wednesday, July 21, 2010

C4C46--Buttons!


Crazy for Challenges' Challenge #46 was to use buttons! So, with my mojo not so present the last few days, I went literal again--button patterned paper, and PTI's Blooming Button Bits stamp set! I chose this picture because you can see the gold flecks in the red embossing powder on the flowers. It looks really pretty in person! The colors made me happy--they remind me of summer turning into fall, of the anticipation of school starting. Remember those back-to-school shopping trips? Sigh. I was a weird kid, I loved school. You can check out the details of the challenge right here. Who doesn't love buttons? :-)

And in the second picture, you can see my photography assistant. Mia was styling the photo right here, and I persuaded her to pause for the camera. She's a great help, but she's starting to mention words like, "unionization" so I'm not sure how much longer I'll use her! ;-> And if you can see anything I'm doing obviously wrong with my cheapie Amazon.com photo "studio," let me know, I can take it. Would you believe the thing came with absolutely no instructions?!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--Blooming Button Bits
Paper: PTI--Lemon Tart; Cosmo Cricket--Material Girl
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; Ranger--Distressed Embossing Ink
Ribbon: PTI--New Leaf
Buttons: PTI--Vintage Cream
Embossing Powder: Moon Glow--Hollyberry Red/Gold
Die: Spellbinders--Labels 1
Misc: Sewing machine, Corner Chomper

11 comments:

Lorraine said...

Ooh, love the little button paper - too cute - and the colors you chose! Bright and cheery. Um, and "the anticipation of school starting"??? You kidding me? I don't recall ever having that feeling...LOL. Oh, and your assistant - I think is more interested in being in the spotlight - LOL, adorable. I don't have one of those photo thingies - but your photo looks great!

Laurie said...

Ok your card is so cute! I love the buttons and the bright colors! And your cat? Hilarious! He does want the spotlight! I love it!

Danisha said...

Love the card, but I think I love your cat model more! LOL!! Tell she shouldn't be assisting you but should be infrot of the camera, that way you don't have to worry about the union comming in!

Baseret said...

I love the button paper and your fun cheerful card...and the cat,Diva all the way!!

Terri said...

Cute card and kitty too! I have that same light tent. I think you have it upside down. I use mine with the top on it and I don't use the lights it came with anymore. I use an Ott light on the top instead. Makes a big difference.

Monica Kulenovic said...

This is such a cute card, Jill! Love the patterned paper you used too. Your cat is so cute in that lightbox. She seems to fit perfectly too! Isn't it so cute how our cats try to "help" us? My cat always seems to stop by for a visit just as I'm snapping the picture. ;)

Diane Jaquay said...

CUTENESS!!! I love that button paper and the bright colors :) And your cat, that is too funny Jill!

Brenda Weaver said...

That's a really cute card. The button paper is cute and your flowers match so well. Funny that your cat wanted to get in on the action!

Chris said...

I think Mia is trying to steal the limelight here! Love your card and the sparkly flowers!

will said...

What a bright and cheery card! Your cat totally looks like she's posing, too! She looks so serious, like she is saying, "Are you getting my good side?"

IamDerby said...

omg your cat is hilarious! Photo studio looks set up right to me- but what do I know? I am still using my window and cardstock. PS Your card is adorable.