Thursday, May 10, 2012

CCEE 1219 - Designer Brads and/or Buttons

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. There have been several things claiming my attention elsewhere lately, one of which was a trip to beautiful Tennessee with my husband, sister-and-brother-in-law, and good friend. We had a blast! I got to pet a penguin and see a black bear in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains!!! Both were awesome experiences! I will have photos to share soon.

In the meantime, it is time for another CCEE Stampers' challenge. I am the May challenge hostess, challenging the team members (and you) to create a card/project making your own designer buttons and/or brads. I made designer buttons with this pretty designer papers for my flower centers.

I was also able to do some shopping in Tennessee at this magnificent scrapbook outlet store where everything is 50% off! One of the items I purchased was a 180 sheet pack of My Mind's Eye designer paper (Wild Asparagus). It may be paper from 2008, but it is still beautiful and useful to me!! I used this particular sheet of designer paper for my designer buttons (the flower centers), as well as the Spellbinder's Labels 23 Nestabilities shape over the white.

I made the flowers from some pretty pale yellow mulberry paper that I also purchased at the scrapbook outlet store. I used my Classic Circle Nestabilities in four layers to make my pretty yellow flowers. After I die cut the mulberry paper, I wadded it up, opened back up and arranged for my flowers.  Here's a closer view of the flowers and button centers:

Please stop by our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the team came up with for this challenge, as well as check out the details for playing along with us!

Here's a list of all the supplies I used today:
Stamps: Mother's Day sentiment by Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Soft Sky, White, My Mind's Eye designer paper, pale yellow Mulberry
Ink: Versafine Black 
Accessories: Spellbinder's Classic Circles and Labels 23 Nestabilities, Sizzix button die, Verve A Cut Above sentiment die by Verve, sponge dauber



Sabrina said...

That's so soft and pretty, Charlene. I still have some Wild Asparagus, it was a lovely range, though I don't recall that lovely green.
Looking forward to your photos - I hope you feel refreshed and rested from the break.

StampOwl said...

pretty Mother's Day card Charlene

Joanne (jojot) said...

A positively pretty delight....awesome dp.....luscious colors, fab die, deeeeelish blooms.....a garden for the eyes

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love those yellow flowers and the wonderful buttons you made out of the bg dp! welcome home, gf!

Benzi said...

Love your new paper and the wonderful color on that mulberry paper. Good job with the buttons.

Those Great Smoky Mountains are really awesome, aren't they? Happy you're back home.

wannabcre8tive said...

Just beautiful, love the yellow flowers with the pretty button centers. I will have to try your mulberry flowers. Thanks for telling us how you made them.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how GORGEOUS Charlene!!~

Lois said...

That DP you found on your vacation is beautiful!

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous card, Charlene! What beautiful flowers and buttons and your paper is absolutely awesome!!

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, Charlene, I love your background, that spellbinder and those awesome flowers with the delightful homemade buttons. Beautiful card!

Winnie said...

Such a pretty card. Love the papers!! It don't matter what year they are from as they are lovely. I love your mulberry flowers!