Sunday, April 13, 2014

DeNami Buttons and Bows blog hop

Hello friends and welcome to the first stop along the DeNami Design Buttons and Bows blog hop. We hope you find tons of inspiration along the way. If you get lost, you can head back to the DeNami Design blog for a full list of participants. The first participant of the blog hop is my daughter, Leah. Now I realize that she is my daughter, but her creativity astounds me. 



For Leah's card, she started off with some yellow cardstock for her cardbase. She wanted to use some of my most decorative buttons that she could find and she did a pretty good job. She wanted to tie bows of twine through her buttons. She tied all of these bows by herself. She wanted to create a little girl using her buttons so she chose a heart button to represent her heart. And since she wanted her in a field of flowers, she chose flower buttons and drew her stems and leaves with markers. She added a sun in the top left corner. When I asked her about a sentiment for her card, she did not want it to be a birthday card. I immediately thought of Hope Blooms and she said that it was perfect.

Here is what she had to say about her card:
 
"I made the human just to have a little bit of detail. But when I found out that I could choose from a lot of buttons, I decided to make flowers. And that's why it looks how it is."
 



Next up along the hop is right here. Me.

For my card, I used some soft stone cardstock for my base. I used a technique that I learned from Kristina Werner using vellum and copics. I used my butterfly die on the soft stone cardstock front panel. Then I used two different shades of blue and one green marker on the vellum scrap paper. I attached this to the inside using my ATG. Then I added a piece of white scrap cardstock behind it to really showcase the color. I stamped Get Well Soon for my sentiment. I added an aqua boutique button which I threaded 1/4 inch silk ribbon and tied a bow. I used this same technique on this card that I created for Pin-spired. Lastly I added some patterned paper to the bottom of my card.


 
Next up along the hop is the extremely talented Greta. She is the sweetest and always has such kinds words to share. I love seeing what she creates.
 
Don't forget about the THREE gift certificates that will be given away! One gift certificate will go to a random participant and TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop! You have until April 14, 2014 11:59pm PST to comment and be eligible.

Have a great rest of the week! Happy hopping!

37 comments:

  1. Leah, I think you know just how much fun I have when I create with you. You are so inspiring! I love your little button girl you created and your bows are perfect!

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  2. Super cute card Leah!!! Deb.....super cuteness!!

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  3. FUN way to start the hop! LEAH I love your button girl with the sweet heart. Deb your butterfly with the button is awesome!

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  4. I just love the butterfly card!

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  5. these are amazing! Leah you did such a beautiful job with all those buttons! deb, that butterfly is lovely!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  6. Leah, your button girl is the sweetest! I love the buttery yellow cardstock for your background! Precious!

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  7. Deb, I love your beautiful butterfly! So soft and pretty! Perfect for spring!

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  8. Leah, I need to use buttons more to make flowers. Yours were AMAZING!!!!! I can't wait to try it. Plus, your mom has a pretty great card too

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  9. Well first of all Leah's card is full of texture.and interest which sounds like what she was going for well done! Deb your card so lovely I like the way you use a larger width ribbon through your button I think it looks more elegant than twine.

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  10. Very pretty cards - I love buttons, twine and ribbons.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  11. Great card Leigh. I love how you drew in the stems of the flowers.

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  12. Leah, you tied those bows so nicely and that s hard to do! Really pretty button flowers too! Deb, your card is lovely! A nice simple design with great details!

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  13. Leah, I just LOVE the little scene you created using only buttons!! That's amazing and so unique...so well done :)

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  14. Oh my...Deb, it's simple and beautiful!!

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  15. oh so simple, but oh so cute, thanks for sharing!

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  16. Leah I like your sunny yellow card and all of your pretty button flowers! Your little button girl is very cute too!!

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  17. Deb I love this sweet card! Your butterfly and the background are wonderful!

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  18. Such a creative & sweet card, Leah! Deb, your card is over the top wonderful! Another one to pin & admire over & over!

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  19. Love the use of buttons - very cute.

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  20. Simply Beautiful!! I LOVE the Fun Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  21. I LOVE the FLOWERS!! =) Such a HAPPY and FUN Design!! =)

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  22. Leah, I love your button person and button flowers! So very sweet! Deb, you must be so proud of your super stamper daughter. :-) Deb, I love your sweet butterfly, too! ;-)

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  23. Very cute flowers Leah! Love the button and bow on the butterfly too.

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  24. Leah, I love your little button girl and her flowers. So cute!

    And Deb, your card is so pretty! I love that butterfly!

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  25. Super cute! Love how you used the buttons!

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  26. The get well card is so simple and perfect.

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  27. Love the button human, Leah! And the butterfly card is simply lovely.

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  28. Oh, that little Leah is so creative! Love her button human and flowers! Great work!!! And Deb, your colored vellum butterfly is just gorgeous!! And the button and bow in the center are the perfect finishing touches! Beautiful creation!

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  29. Both your card and Leah's are amazing!! Great takes on the buttons and bows theme!!

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  30. Leah, I love your button and bow person with her heart! Such a sweet card. Great choice on the sentiment as well:)

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  31. Deb, the grey card base with the beautiful colorwashed butterfly is really striking. So, so pretty.

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