Friday, July 30, 2010

EBTKS Challenge 20

Welcome to another Around the House challenge over at Everything But the Kitchen Sink!

This time we are challenging you to use buttons on your card...and not just the buttons you already have in your crafty stash. As the name implies, we want you to look through your house for extra buttons you have lying around and use those on your creation. So check your sewing kit, your junk drawer, etc. and see what you can find!

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp! They have such a great selection...be sure to stop by and check out their website!
Now, I'm not a sewing kind of gal, but I am a pack rat, so I was able to dig through my assortment of buttons I've collected over the years to create this card...good thing I own lots of colorful button-down shirts!

I did a bit of paper piecing and added a googly eye to my elephant for a bit of extra fun. Oh, and my layout is Laura's Sketch 57.

So, ready to play along? Link up your finished creation on the EBTKS blog. You have until midnight CDT on Sun., Aug. 8 to be eligible for the prize. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stamps: Elephants (Hero Arts), Just My Type (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, PTI white, unknown pp
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: buttons, Kaisercraft pearls, googly eye



18 comments:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The plaid paper is perfect for a baby elephant. I like how you made the row of buttons with pearls in between.

StampinCathy said...

This is just adorable. Love your button and your creative style on this challenge.

Karen B. said...

So cute! Love the mix of pearls in with the buttons, a very nice touch.

Irena said...

Super cute card, Lovely buttons.

Laurel said...

This is so cute!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Ann! That elephant is ADORABLE and I LOVE the paper and buttons you used!

Maureen said...

LOVE buttons!!! I may just have to play with the vintage buttons I picked up at my Aunt's house last week :) Wow...you are amazing to make a card while at CHA!!! {wink, wink...lol}

BananaStamper said...

So cute Ann - I should be able to do this challenge, I love buttons!

Angie Tieman said...

This is darling!! Love the sweet colors and image and all those yummy buttons!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a sweet Ella card!! Love the buttons!!

Laura Davis said...

Adorable!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Carly said...

So super adorable!

Kate Lewis said...

Hi Ann, I LOVE your use of buttons on this card, and that super cute elephant with his paper pieced ear!! Hugs Kate x

Courtney K said...

Totally cute. Love the plaid. And I totally need to pull out some buttons and see what I can come up with for this challenge.

Ayana Posadas said...

This card is sooo super duper cute!
I love how you used the pattern paper in the elephant's ear! How adorable!

Belinda said...

The plaid and buttons are so fun!

dotties said...

Adorable, I love the plaid paper and the paper piecing on the ear. Very cute.

Kim Ryden said...

When I saw this card I was like...OH SO SWEET! I love it and the way you put buttons and pearls together!!