Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Button Trays

A few weeks ago, I saw a post on someone's blog in which a button design patterned paper was used to line the bottom of a tray. When I saw it, I immediately thought of the 30,000 or so buttons I have stashed in my room. I used many of the older buttons that belonged to my grandmother who removed them from every piece of clothing before it finally hit the rag bag. She NEVER through anything away until it had been used to the point of disintegration.
With my project in mind, I started looking for an inexpensive wooden tray in which to adhere my buttons. After attaching the buttons to the bottom of the tray with Diamond Glaze, I allowed them to dry completely. Then I poured a coat of casting resin over the whole thing so that the buttons were completely covered. I actually made two of these trays because I knew that if I liked the result, I would want one too. I will be taking one to my friend and co-worker who has a bit of a button fettish. I told her I was going to bring her some of my button collection on Thursday, she just doesn't know that they are attached to the tray. Here are a couple more shots of the trays.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dee's Flip Book

It was time to make another baby flip book! My dear friend Sue, who is also the teacher in the neighboring classroom from mine, will be temporarily losing her para (aide) for the rest of the school year as she takes her maternity leave sometime in March or April. She is such wonderful help to Sue and often lends a helping hand to my needs as well. She is expecting a boy, so I dug out a stack of Debbie Mum papers that I purchased years ago but had never cut into. Here are a few more shots of this book's inner pages:
Other supplies used were Bazzill papers, ribbon, and buttons from Basic Gray.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hubby's Birthday Cards

I never posted Kenny's birthday cards this year. The one I made for him didn't come out like I intended but he doesn't know that and probably wouldn't care either way....he rolls his eyes at some of my purchases, but I know he is one of my biggest fans!! So here is the card I made for him for his birthday back in the beginning of February.
I used an old favorite SU! set, Classic Convertibles, to make this. Other supplies are card stock from CTMH, Tim Holtz dsp, Nesties (Wonky), antique brad, ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, sanding block and sponges. The words were already printed on the the ribbon when I purchased it.
My little junior crafter also made a card for her Bobo with the help of my DIL, Linda. Here is what she came up with...not bad for a three-year-old!!! You should see her crank a Big Shot to make dolls out of craft foam!!!

Off to see a live production of Charlotte's Web with Kyli and her aunt and cousin. I'm sooooo excited!!! Charlotte's Web is one of my childhood faves. I think I read the book about three times while I was in elementary school!! Crafting ahead this week as I am off for Spring Break!!! See you soon!!