Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hopping Along With Scrapbook Steals!



Hello, hello! Welcome to my blog! You should have gotten here from Amber's page. If this is the first you're hearing of the hop, be sure to go back to ScrapbookSteals' blog and start from the beginning! Make sure you comment at each blog to help your chances of winning a spectacular prize...a $20 gift certificate which will be rewarded to a person randomly picked from one of the blogs!! You have until Monday, March 12th at 11:59 pm, MST to enter your comments.

Here is the line up just in case you get lost (click on the person's name to go to the blog):


Now, on to the important stuff. :) Name one thing - okay, maybe two things - that are in your scrappy stash that you can never have too many of. Buttons and brads, right? No matter how big our stashes get, we always have room for more. That is why I was excited that today's blog hop was going to be featuring Basic Grey's buttons and brads. About 95 % of my button and brad collection is from Basic Grey. Their collections are just the best!

The first project I completed just SCREAMS Scrapbook Steals. Alright, not literally, but I got about 98% of the things on the page from them, so it screams SS to me. :) Here is a layout I created with Echo Park's new This and That Charming collection:

One of my favorite things to do with buttons is decorate them with twine. It dresses them up a bit.

I used a couple of brads to "hold up" the banner by my title and I am so happy with the way that turned out. I never know what to do at the ends of my banners, but now I have a new trick! Just stick a brad on each end and that's it! So cute!

I decided to create another project to show you a different way to use buttons. (I can not take credit for this idea...I got it off Pinterest. LOVE that site for inspiration.)

I made a simple card by adhering the buttons in a rainbow formation. I just added some cute clouds (I distressed the edges to make them look more fluffy), a stamped sentiment and some doodles around the edge and that's it! SUPER simple!

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today! I love to get new followers, so be sure to follow me to see what other created projects I have up my sleeves!

Next stop on the hop is Venetia Holbrook!

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131 comments:

  1. CRAFT!!!! you know that paper makes me happy...and it pairs to WELL with the buttons and brads!

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  2. Aww..Woody! Love the rainbow idea on the card...ingenious!
    Thanks!

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  3. Oh WOW!! What a great layout and your card is fabulous!!

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  4. I love that sweet little face on your layout, and that card is so cute!!

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  5. Awesome projects Cristine!! I love what you did on the LO!

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  6. Awesome projects. They are so inspiring! I am so going to start using my buttons and brads more.

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  7. I love your ideas...I will be back to your blog!

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  8. My LO's are learning all about colours and patterns - using a rainbow idea would be a great way to incorporate both into a project!! They can count them out, sort them by colour and arrange in order!! GREAT idea!! Thanks!!

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  9. Great projects! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  10. Great stuff. Love the rainbow card. Simple and effective!

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  11. LOVE the rainbow card- adorable!! A great pick-me-up type of card. (now I just need more rainbow-coloured buttons!)

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  12. Great LO and card! Love the rainbow!

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  13. Great card! I love the rainbow!

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  14. I love the card and the long twine on the page. These are great inspiration.

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  15. The rainbow card is too cute! Great inspirations!

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  16. Gasp! I absolutely LOVE the little banner on the heart! And great idea to put brads at the end of the banner! That's a great idea. I am lifting this. Hope you don't mind ;-)

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  17. What great, simple ways to use the buttons Cristine!

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  18. Love the LO-will have to scrap lift it! Anything with twine, buttons and banners is cute! The card is adorable. I am just getting into card making so I need ideas :)

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  19. I can't pick a favorite! I love the layout (can't go wrong with EP) but the rainbow button card is just toooooooo flippin' cute! I, too, may have to scraplift some of this! Awesome work, Cristine!

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  20. Love the layout and that card is adorable!!!

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  21. I love your layout and the rainbow button card is super cute!

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  22. The LO is precious, and I love the rainbow card.

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  23. Love the rainbow card.. great ideas.

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  24. Super cute rainbow card, and I love the buttons clustered with the banners on your scrapbook page!

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  25. Fantastically adorable layout! I just love your use of twine with the buttons. Your bows are fantastic! How do you do those?! That rainbow card is incredibly adorable! I love it!

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  26. Totally cute use of buttons and twine! You are a rock star!!!

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  27. What a great idea to do the journaling around the page. I'm going to have to steal that

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  28. Your work is great! The buttons are a perfect addition to the layout and I LOVE the rainbow!

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  29. Great projects! Love the rainbow card!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Such great projects! Thanks!

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  31. Love your layout, button bow and banner with bradw just love them.

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  32. love both the layout and the card. I have so many scrappy ideas from this... thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  33. I adore the brads as a banner holder. Perfect touch. I've been dying to make that rainbow card, you pulled it off beautifully!!! WTG :)

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  34. OMG - love the button rainbow - Genius girl!!!

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  35. Love these! I feel the need to do some scrapping right now!

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  36. Wonderful use of buttons and brads! Cute and wonderful projects!

    Kathleen
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  37. Buttons do look so much more finished with twine. super work sweetie!

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  38. Adorable layout Cristine! I always enjoy seeing your work! Nice job!

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  39. Love the card, and I can't get enough of pinterest either!

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  40. Love the layout you created, Cristine! But I especially LOVE the rainbow card! Awesome!

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  41. Your layout is soo cute! Love it. One can never have too many buttons. I use them on most of my layouts and cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love you layout. So many beautiful details. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I love how you embellished the buttons!

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  44. Wow! These are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Melanie

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  45. Gorgeous Layout, Cristine! I love the banner on the heart cutout too. So sweet.

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  46. Your layout is adorable but I love that rainbow!

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  47. LOVE the button rainbow! And the brads/buttons are the perfect finish to such a cute layout!

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  48. Love your layouts!! so pretty!

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  49. Fabulous layout and the card is adorable.

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  50. Love the Lay Out and great idea for banner ends.

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  51. OMGsh I like how you undid the twine on the banner after you put brads there. GREAT IDEA

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  52. like the banner brad idea and that card is super cute!

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  53. Definitely scraplifting the rainbow card... LOVEEEEEEE

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  54. oh my gosh! I LOVE that rainbow card! Sometimes it is the simple cards that just SCREAM at me. I want to go make one RIGHT NOW (well, maybe after finishing up the blog hop first)! ;-)

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  55. I love what you did with the buttons. And the twine to affix them, very nice.

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  56. Your layout and card are both soooooo adorable! I love the rainbow idea.

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  57. WOW! Your layout is just adorable! I've got that collection too - now I know what to do with it - thank you! The card is such a fantastic idea! What would we all do without Pinterest! :-) Thank you so much for all your inspiration :-) x

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  58. I love everything about your layout. The banner, the soft colors, the buttons...

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  59. Ah, I need to hold banners up like that! Great idea. And I would probably die without pinterest.

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  60. The rainbow button card is so simple and yet so perfect. I love the concept!

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  61. Cute layout (adorable photo!!) and I LOVE that card!

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  62. love the use of buttons with twine on your layout and the card is rainbow-licious! thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. I LOVE the button rainbow on your card! And what a cute layout! Great projects Cristine!

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  64. The button rainbow is absolutely amazing!

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  65. Very cute and a great project for my daughter. :) She loves rainbows.

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  66. I love the card! So simple, and I have all the pieces from SS!

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  67. The rainbow card is super-cute. :)

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  68. I always love finding crafty things to do with my twins and buttons are definitely fun for them :) we're going to make that card for sure, thanks for the inspiration!

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  69. Oooo, love your work! The layout is gorgeous! I love the way you used the brads to "hold up" the banner & your way of journaling around the edges. Very nice! (oh, BTW I will be stealing that idea ;)... & you are very right about the twine bows with the buttons, they look so much nicer than just sticking them on "naked"! The card is adorable! Hey, even if you took the inspiration from pintrest I doubt most of us never saw it before now.

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  70. the one thing i love more than buttons is rainbows. very creative and simply beautiful.

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  71. I love your projects! I would be proud to "lift" any/all of those ideas! Great work!! :) --SharonDoesBaskets

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  72. Thanks, for your ideas. I, really, liked the brad/banner combo. I have the same problem with the ends of banners. So much so, that I've started to shy away from using them.(Though, I love them so.) Thanks, for 'giving' them back to me. :) Kristin

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  73. Beautiful layout and card. Love them.

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  74. Your projects are awesome. That page makes me want everything on it!

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  75. I really love the layout and the card!

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  76. Loved both the scrapbook page and card!

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  77. I am so in love with that rainbow card :)

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  78. That rainbow card is the CUTEST! <3

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  79. Beautiful layout!!! I love using :)

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    1. ...on my pages! (somehow this was MIA! lol

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  80. i'am in LOVE with the banner idea!

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  81. The rainbow card is really cute! My daughter loves naming her colors, so that would be a perfect card for us to make together.

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  82. Love the ideas, thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  83. gorgeous layout and the card is super cute Cristine! These are wonderful ideas!

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  84. Great LO and card! Thanks for the ideas.

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  85. Nice page and I do love the rainbow. I love seeing all these great ideas to do with buttons and brads!

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  86. Love your layout. Had to pin to my scrapbooking board!

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  87. The card is so cute! The buttons work really well.

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  88. Great, great, GREAT projects!! Love all your creative projects...TFS!

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  89. I love the rainbow card! Beautiful!

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  90. adorable--- and the scrapbook page is cute too!

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  91. Love your little cowgirl layout! So sweet!

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  92. Your layout is adorable. The colors are perfect and the buttons and such a cute element!

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  93. love the idea of the button rainbow

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  94. The button rainbow is great, works so well with the kraft paper and I love your little doodles around the edges.

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  95. Love how you used the buttons and brads to decorate your LO and hold the banner! Great idea! And the button rainbow is wonderful! I'm loving all the rainbows I'm seeing these days and the Basic Grey buttons worked great for that! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  96. I just love what buttons and brads can do to a layout! The card is amazing!!

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  97. I especially liked your scrapbook page. The variety of colors, prints and texture created a really feel. The buttons and banner added a nice dimension. Cannot really call you a "scrappy novice" :)

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  98. Love your best friends layout and so many cute ideas here to interact with what I have available! Can't wait to try them out!

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  99. I LOVE the warm thoughts rainbow card!

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  100. I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing them. I love the use of twine and love your lil banner.

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  101. Another fan of your use of twine and the banner!

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  102. I love the buttons and twine! Such cute ideas! Thanks!

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  103. I love the rainbow card. The card looks simple(in a good way)...does not take a lot of stuff to make something stand out.

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  104. love the rainbow (and pinterest)

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  105. I love the rainbow card. This is just too fun!!

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  106. That rainbow card is SO cute! Love it!!

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  107. LOVING the button rainbow! Ah buttons and brads...so very versatile!

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  108. Love the rainbow card so much. Thanks for such a great idea.

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  109. I love the frayed twine by the brads!

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