Thursday, August 16, 2012


Hello my blogger friends!!

You should be arriving from the blog of my talented crafty friend, Jan ? If not, I encourage you to start from the beginning of our great blog hop.  We are dedicating this blog hop to none other than the brilliant Meredith. Meredith's stint on the DYSU team was short & sweet but still we applaud her reasons to leave us. Meredith has a sweet personality always encouraging others and making them feel special.  She is also a great artist and I can't do nothing but admire her great designs.   

Meredith..... Thanks for being such a great team mate, I hope you lots of wonderful things.  I hope we keep in touch and that you play with us from time to time.

Before I keep talking about my card,
let me show you the sponsors for this week challenge:

Robyn's Fetish -
* Winner's Choice of 5 Digital Stamps

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps -
* $10 Gift Certificate

* Winner's Choice of 5 Digital Images

Aren't those great prizes??

Now to my project for this week.  As you saw, our theme is Buttons.  Since I only have like a million of them I decided to make my own instead of using from my stash.  

I made four paper buttons and only stamped a flourish from a very old Fancy Pants stamp set as a background.  The rest is the magic of designer paper....Ohh, and I couldn't resist the urge to stitch a few crosses, it feels like a lifetime since I made some hand stitches to one of my cards. 

And here is my full card:

Don't forget to leave me some love and go ahead and play with us at DYSU!!

Now off you to to see  Guest Designer Marcy
In case you get lost, here is the full list...



Denise and Louise said...

Joan this is amazing. I LOVE those handmade buttons and the gorgeous swirl on the backing paper.
Denise xx

Pia S said...

This is a fab design! Love how the border and embellishments bring color to this otherwise neutral color schemed card.

Rose said...

love love love your hand made buttons!!!! super fantastic card girl :)

zehra said...

amazing card

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Joan, what a great idea to make your own buttons. =) Love them!
Hugs, Sarah T

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW Those paper buttons are pretty Awesome!! Fabulous card!!!!

Patty said...

Very cute card...I think it's hilarious that you decided to make your own buttons instead of using your stash!!


Sarah said...

Great card! I really like the buttons you made!

Tess Davis said...

WOW! I love this card!! And your handmade buttons are AMAZING!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I'm in awe! :)

Marcy said...

Gorgeous, Joan. Loving those paper buttons!
Forgive me for disappearing, but I am busy creating for my first grandchild due next week! Hugs

MA-MI said...

I love your buttons, because you made them yorself. I like also the contrast between strong colours of designers paper and buttons and the black of the twine and the stamp. Hugs, Maja

WendyP said...

love your handmade buttons and your card !!

Wedgie said...

Wow! Fab buttons, love them. This is a lovely unique card. Wedgie xxx

Evy said...

What a beautiful card! Great idea to make buttons out of paper! Must remember that.

Hugs, Evy