Lisa challenged our CJ group to use ten items from our stash on a project this month. My project was making 4th of July cards for the troops. The items I used from my stash are: 1. Cardstock, 2. Creative Cafe Glitter Glue, 3. Gold Spica Pen, 4. Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, 5. white pearl cotton, 6. Creative Imaginations paper, 7. Best Creation paper, 8. rhinestones, 9. Glue dots, 10. White grosgrain ribbon. I also used my Cricut and four different punches! I was making cards at a crop at Picture Me Perfect and I bought the buttons, metal letters, rub-on letters and rick rack while I was there. I got card ideas from the Hero Arts online gallery.
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Okay, now imagine thousands of these cards full of buttons and you will get an idea of what I saw at my first ever button show! Vendors had buttons and other goodies for sale. There were containers full of "poke" buttons (you poke around for what you want!) and box after box of cards with buttons. They weren't selling them by the card either, you bought just a button or two off the card. I was totally overwhelmed and I realized that the buttons I have are the Walmart version! No comparison to the intricate, beautiful handpainted, handcarved, antique, French, glass.......buttons I saw on display.
(photos found on a button lovers blog)