Tuesday, August 3, 2010

EBTKS Challenge #20 BUTTONS!

I have always loved buttons...it's one of the easiest embellishments for card-making. When I saw the EBTKS challenge (details here), I challenge myself this time to use the leftover buttons!  These are the most plain and invisible ones that left behind as the spare buttons. No more! 
thanks for being my friend
I picked out these "unsung" heroes and put them to work! So here they are.. served as the center of the felt flowers! They seem to be perfect for each other!
I want to share a picture of me and my sweet stamping friend, Karen! Our family had a fabulous time sharing a meal at the Mccormick and Schmicks. Sorry for my tired/weary-look picture. Waiting for over two hours at the Canadian-US border was certainly no fun. But it all changed when I saw Karen....
Over our yummy dinner, we had lots of laughs and smiles...all the border crossing was still worth it  and oh... the shopping at Great Lake Crossing  is fantastic! I did get some new craft supplies-Yippee for friendship and shopping!
PS: while you are here, you may want to check out the new release stamps at Treehouse (see here)!

28 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, what a treat to see the two of you together! You both look beautiful! Love the card today too, V! The buttons make such a perfect center for your sweet felt flowers! Hugs!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Virginia may I tell you ...you are so lucky meet some HA PAL from Karen to Tainan Jane and Cathy also ooh I cant remember all but you are sooo lucky my dear...I hope one day I can meet any PAL from Europe too....and the card is so very cute....

Lin said...

Hello, li'l sis, so glad to see this picture! And I'm going over to check out that challenge; your card is adorable!

Kryssi said...

you and karen are both soooo awesome!!! glad u girlies had fun together! aweosme card too, love the felt!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is super duper cute!!!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Your card is so cute Virginia! Love the felt flowers and the Glossy Accents on the bee. You and Karen look great! How fun!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Virginia! Cute, adorable card! So cool to meet with Karen in person! :-)

Dawn said...

Love the buttons on the felt flowers. Has given me an idea to do some. Your little scene is awesome. Love the CB piece. Gives it such dimension

Kelly Booth said...

LOVe your card V...and you and Karen Look BEEEEEUTIFUL!!!! so Glad you got to get together.....Good Friends are the Best!! Hugs....

Anne said...

Your card is so sweet and fun Virginia (lover theose bee's) - looks like you and Karen had a wonderflu time!

Kathy Martin said...

CUTE card! Love the embossing and button flowers! :)

Karen B. said...

Super cute card and layout! Love what you've been doing with the bees!

BabyBokChoy said...

The photo of your two is darling! Your card is cute and yes, they are plain buttons no more!!!

Keshka said...

Oh, LOVE the card! SO cute!

kupukupukuning said...

the card is cute, your idea is fabulous!

Tiffany said...

Wow! I love what you did with the grass on the card, perfect! You and Karen look so lovely, I know you both are having a great time!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card!!!
These bees are a favorite of mine.
Thanks for sharing this great picture of the 2 of you!

Simone said...

Super cute card Virginia! Love thos buttons :) You and Karen look great! I'm glad you had an amazing time :)

Karen from MI said...

Oh Virginia! What a sweet photo..........I didn't really see it and of course you look BEAUTIFUL! I must say that was one of the very BEST meals that I have EVER had in my life! I savored every bite! It was nice to sit and chat with all of you, too. I'm so glad that we had that time together, as it was difficult to connect with all of the MAJOR SHOPPING that was taking place! :) We did our share, too. Hey, I LOVE your sweet card, too. It's DARLING. Again, you've got the HAPPY COLORS in use, adding to the GREAT feeling I get when viewing your work! Guess I'll just NEVER know how you put your cards together as quickly and as nicely as you do. My mind is tiny and just doesn't have any ideas!!!!!!!!! Glad to see your INSPIRATION to jump start me, Virginia. Thank you for dinner and the lovely evening, too! Love, Karen xooxox

Sarah said...

Cute card, Virginia! Love seeing you and Karen together. So fun! :)

Linda said...

Hi Virginia!! Gorgeous card as always--I see we both had bees on the brain this week!! I love it! xx

Tomo H. said...

Love your very cute card, Virginia! Looked like you and Karen had a wonderful time. You two are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! :)

Nancy said...

What a cute card, Virginia! Thanks for sharing the great photo of you and Karen! It must have been so much FUN!

Alice Wertz said...

you girls look fabulous!! so glad to here that you had fun!!! LOVE your adorable card, too!! so sweet!

ivy said...

how great is that? meeting karen again and having a fab dinner and shopping! i've always wanted to try that restaurant!
love the glossy bees!

Ayana Posadas said...

Very pretty photo, Virginia! Glad to read that you girls had fun! :) I can't tell you how much I love your card. It's sooo adorable and sooo fun! It definitely makes me smile!

Winter said...

Soo cute! I love it! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Ann said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing the EBTKS challenge!