Thursday, July 14, 2011

Buttons, Buttons, Whose Got the Buttons

That would be me and any one else wanting to take part in the Phindy's Place Challenge for this week. I have a love affair going with buttons, that dates back to my earliest days of sewing. Today there are so many decorative buttons out there that are just perfect for card embellishments, and buttons are generally cheaper than scrapbooking embellishments.
Isn't this image THE MOST ADORABLE thing you've ever seen? I know if you've been to the beach, you've all seen a little girl that looks just like this one from the back. You know the one I'm talking about, the one so involved in having fun, that she's totally oblivious to the fact that she's about to lose her bottoms. Either that or she doesn't care.LOL This image is one that Phindy just recently released and is called "Summer Bare". Please go check her out at the Phindy's Place Shop. I'd give you a direct link, but I'd rather you have to look for her and find some other images along the way that you just HAVE TO HAVE. I've colored her with Copics and given her a touch of pink around the shoulders and derriere. When I was a teenager and had a much better figure, I had the cutest green with white polka dot two piece. I had brown spots all over my bottom from the sun tanning me through the white dots. Took me forever to figure out what was going on with those spots.

As you all know, I'm totally addicted to paper and my obsession with digital papers is worse than my addiction to real paper. This week I found a new source of paper, My Memories. They have some wonderful freebies out there. The blue cloud paper is from the My Memories website and is from a free kit called Celebrate Summer Extras from Jill Dzines. The other papers were also free, but came from a mega kit called Dog Days of Summer from Digital Divas Designs.

I found the flip flop buttons on sale at Hobby Lobby(they made me think of my blogging friend Jennifer Tidwell of Flip Flop Creations, and the polka dotted buttons, I just picked up somewhere along the way, just because I liked them.

I created the Word Art in Photoshop to carry on the flip flop theme. I'm posting both the flip flop underlay and the plain Word Art for any that want them. Just click on them and then save the picture to your files.
Thanks for stopping by. Now let's see if I can get another button card done, because I've got the best buttons to use for the image I have selected.


  1. This is so cute Shirley! Love your coloring of the image, fun paper choices and of course the buttons! Wonderful card as usual!

  2. WoW!!! Shirley this is totally amazing! Looove how you coloured the image. I agree with you, this image is beyond adorable. I just might have to get it, lol. Have a nice weekend and thanks for playing with us at Phindy`s Place. So nice to see Phindy`s images out there. Hugs...Mona

  3. Shirley, I love this---love your story, too. Now a wee one losing hr drawers is cute-it's the adults, young and old, spilling over their suits and showing a butt too much that get me! (pun intended!) Funny thing is, much like small children, they don't much care either! Thank you so much for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge!

  4. Fabulous Shirley. You have been busy. Beautifully coloured and the flip flops are just perfect for it too. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
    Tine :)

  5. Great color combination!Imag is nicely colored and the flip flops are so cute!