Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Scrapbook Boutique Challenge - Buttons!

It's that time of the month again, with a new Scrapbook Boutique challenge (original post here).  The challenge this month is to create a project using this photo (below) as your inspiration & having 'Buttons, buttons & more buttons - include buttons.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page's totally up to you!
 It seems strange, but again I knew straight away what I wanted to make.  I have had a layout in mind for a while, since our family portrait session last November.  It now seems perfect with this theme of buttons.  I hope you like it!

I absolutely adore the photo of my husband holding my daughter when she was about 2 weeks old.  It was such a tender moment and it warms my heart every time I look at it.  At our family portrait session last November, we thought it would be fun to re-create that photo (mainly with a view to me scrapping a page with them!).

My daughter's nickname as a baby was always "Button Nose" - partly because of how cute she was, but also because in my family, we each have a button-ish looking nose and it's quite a strong trait right throughout my father's family.

With all this in mind, how could I not jump right into Scrapbook Boutique's Button Challenge this month?!!

The funky purple border was created using the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge on my Gypsy.  I selected the border on the last row, second button from right and welded it in a row of 3 (at 1.25").  I then copied and rotated it to make a border, welding it all together.  Once it was cut out, I stuck it down (very carefully!) to my paper (just from my 'stash') and highlighted the solid circles with button-holes, and put white stitching around the border piece.

I matted the photos on co-ordinating cardstock.  I then cut a Fancy Frame Die (from My Creative Time), and also used the Fancy Frame Stamp on it, for my sentiment "Tender moment re-created".  I cut out the label die from the My Creative Time - Just Simply Live set, and used the alphabet stamps from that set and some purple VersaColour ink to stamp "BUTTON NOSE".

Using some old rub-ons I recently 'unearthed' from my stash, I used Making Memories - Heidi and Making Memories - Beach (both in black) to put my question "Your nickname as a baby?".

I finished off the project with a bunch of co-ordinating buttons and "Ta-da" - my first scrapbooking page in ages!  Thanks SBB for the mojo to actually complete a page!




Haha Deb, love how you set up the photo with a Lo in mind!! I do that too! A beautiful Lo with a lovely story told! Thank you for sharing and joining in with Scrapbook Boutique this month xx


Fantastic LO! Love the then & now photos, it's such a great story, and that funky border ROCKS!
Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

A Consuming Passion

Well this was the perfect theme for you Deb!!!! Love both the pictures in your LO. So glad you shared with us at Scrapbook Boutique this month!


What a sweet layout Deb - love those then and now photos.

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