Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Buttons and bows and blog candy...oh my!

Yesterday over on Bellaholics I announced the first Embellishment Challenge! I am so honored to be chosen as the first of the Queens to get your creative juices flowin'.

As an extra special treat I am adding something special to this one (but don't expect it every month). My blog reached 1000 hits this week so I am giving blog candy! Anyone who posts a comment with a link to what they did for my challenge will be eligible for the blog candy. Details below.

OK, now on to the challenge.

Bella Buttons and Bows Embellishment Challenge

Buttons remind me of my grandmother. She always had a jar of buttons she had carefully removed from clothing before it became a rag she used for cleaning. I knew her collection had been growing for many years becuase there were hundreds of them in that jar. I have fond memories of spending hours sorting grandma's buttons by colors, sizes and picking out my favorites. The vintage dress buttons were always my favorites. They were delicate and yet ornate and I could imagine the beautiful clothes they had once been a part of. I wonder what ever happened to grandma's button jar.

If you are like me you have a bag, jar or box of buttons that just sit there looking pretty. Once in a while you will use one or two on a card or a scrapbook page or just run your hand through the jar because you like how it feels.

My challenge this week is to make anything (doesn't have to be a card) using a stamping bella image, ribbon/bows and at least 5 buttons. Here is my sample, a great card that I used buttons to create a wreath around sockafellabella. It was hard to get a good scan with the buttons so the sockafellabella image is a bit blurry but you get the idea.
Ok, to participate in the blog candy you have until Sunday Oct. 12th at midnight to post a link to what you did for this challenge to the comments section of this post. The copy the link to my blog candy and you're done. I'll pick a random winner on Monday Oct. 13th.

The blog candy will include....drumroll please....


1 -Daisybella (a brand spankin new stamp)

2 - 8x8 paper packs from Deija Views

3 -packages of rhinestones in purple, pink and green

3- chalk ink cat's eyes in orchid, aloe vera, and chestnut roan

1- birds and swirls cuttlebug embossing folder

25 -various stamping bella images to play with


Have fun and good luck!


19 comments:

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

woohoo! Gotta love the chance to win some blog candy!

My card is on my blog...

http://papermakeup.blogspot.com/2008/10/wcmd.html

your card looks fab by the way. But you used a few more than 5 buttons. :)

Terry said...

Thanks for giving me the chance to look through Grandma's buttons again. It was fun. Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1077900?cat=15217
Thanks! Terry.Royer@hotmail.com

Janet said...

Here is mine:)
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1076698?cat=500&ppuser=70314
Love your wreath, great idea!! I have lots of buttons i just never use them! ha ha

dylansmommy said...

Here is the card I made today in celebration of World Card Making Day and also for this embellishment challenge.

You can see my card on my blog...

www.mekels.blogspot.com

And I too love your button wreath!
Too cute!

Shannon Roberts said...

Wowsers LeAnne!!!!!! Great Challenge & Great candy!! You can check mine out here: http://creatingboysbellas.blogspot.com/2008/10/embellishment-challenge.html

Your card is soooooo great!!!Thanks so much for doing this; & I am soo thankful for the creative push! I hope I win, 5 is my lucky #!!!!

Tangii said...

Great Challenge LeAnne! Thanks. Here's my entry http://tangerinesdreamcreations.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

LeAnne,
Your Bella/Fella Christmas card is adorable! I love the fun button wreath! Thanks for the great embellishment challenge!

Scrappin Java Junkie said...

This is my first Bella Challenge. hope you all like it. Here is the link http://scrappinjava.blogspot.com/ I love your inspiration. Sabrina

Susan said...

Gosh, this was great fun! Here's the link to the card I made: http://stampingtink.blogspot.com. Thanks for the great fun and the opportunity to win some blog candy!

Mae said...

LeAnn...thanks for the challenge. I had a ton of fun & can't believe I forgot to add ribbon. Oh well, you still gave me inspiration.

Mae
www.stevemaenic.blogspot.com

Jacquie said...

WOW! Thanks for getting me to play with buttons!!! I bought a bag today and it was really great to make something with them!! Thanks for the chance to win your generous blog offering!! Can't wait to see what your next challenge is!! It makes me be more creative and that's a lot of fun!! Have a great night and take care!!

http://www.javablustamper.blogspot.com/

Carri D said...

Yeah. I love blog candy! here is my entry to the embellishment challenge. you can find it at www.imcarrid.blogspot.com
thanks for the chance to win!!
and thanks for the challenge!

Lisa T said...

Thanks for the challenge. It was fun! Here's my card:
http://paperandpawprints.blogspot.com/2008/10/challenge-card.html

Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said...

totally fun challenge and GREAT blog candy! here is my card:
http://pezadoodle.blogspot.com/2008/10/tecc36-and-bellaholics-challenge-all-in.html

Felicia said...

Here is my card creation for your challenge. I had a fun time playing with your embellishment list:
http://stamphappyfelicia.blogspot.com/2008/10/bella-buttons-bows-challenge.html

Amy said...

Thanks so much for the fun challenge! I loved getting the buttons out. ;-) My entry for the blog candy is at:

http://thescrapaddict.blogspot.com/

Ann Kranitz said...

yea!! Blog Candy and buttons!! Gotta love it. I loved this challenge. Thank you. My link to my card can be found at http://stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com

Thanks!!

Kim said...

Hi Leanne....thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize! I had so much fun playing along with your challenge...as I don't use buttons often...so this was a real challenge to me! I hope you enjoy my creation! You can see it HERE.
Hugs~ Kim

dannette said...

Cool Challenge. I have tons of buttons and have never used them so this was perfect! I love your blog and thanks for the chance to win some cool Blog Candy! You can check out my creation on my blog, I have also added you to my faveriot blogs! Hugs, Dannette
http://www.danniescreativeoutlet.blogspot.com