Wednesday, November 02, 2011

It's Buttons for Simon Says Stamp this week!

Hello again Friends! Welcome back to my little blog. Im so happy you stopped by! :)

If you are here looking for the CURRENT House-Mouse & Friends MC Challenge, please scroll down two posts, or Click HERE to go directly there.

 If you are here looking for the CURRENT Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #MMSC128, please scroll down one post, or Click HERE to go directly there.

I have some great news to share with you today.... My wonderful friend, the mega talented Lorraine Aquilina, who is my great Teamie at HM&F MC and also designs for Simon Says Stamp, has kindly asked me to join her at SSS this month as the November Guest Designer Spotlight!  I ws blown away, super thrilled, over excited and truly honored about this great opportunity! So of course I said 'YES'! :)

This week Simon Says to use ***Buttons***
Check ou t the wide range of Buttons available at SSS HERE.
Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FAB Superstore Simon Says Stamp!! 
For tutorials, inspiration and candy, check out the great Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE.
LinkThe Design Team arew showcasing Basic Grey products this week.
***Here is my Button TAKE***

...same card, view from other side...
 I started with this new EK Success BUTTON border punch and went from there.... I liked it all by itself, but then got busy dressing it up with matching buttons and pearls and stickles... now you almost cant see the actual button border there anymore! LOL!

Stamps: Stampa Rosa Inc, House-Mouse Designs, called; "Alterations Sew & Go",  #442M, from 199 & featuring Maxweel, Monica, Amanda, Mudpie & Muzzy
Paper: BasicGrey "Nook & Pantry" Designer paper pad & MM Cream CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Studio G Blues (used for sponging edges)
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, Cuttlebug EF, EK Success Button Border Punch, Pizzazz Aplenty Gold Flatback Pearls, Gold Stickles, Satin Ribbon, Lac, Gold Cordin, BasicGrey Buttons, BasicGrey adhesive Pearls
Techniques: Sponging, Dry Embossing, Layering

For more inspiration, check out the rest of the amazing BUTTON creations by theFABULOUS Design Team over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Im also entering this Buttons/Sewing card into the following Challenges :
Anything Goes - Stitches real or faux
Forever Friends - Bling bling
Oldie but Goodie - Buttons and Bows
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes + spooled item
Ooh La La - Stitching
Stamp With Fun -  Buttons 
Raise the Bar - Sew What

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really enjoy hearing from you!


  1. Hi hun
    wow as ever a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, luvs all them pretty embelies, sue,x

  2. Gorgeous card and super colouring thanks for playing along with us at forever friends & co
    lindyloo GDT

  3. America, your image is beautifully colored and your button border with lace makes this a magnificent card. It's just stunning! ~ Rose

  4. This is such a cute card, love the way that you have used the buttons as a border, really pretty card
    Lindsay xx

  5. Oh my goodness, America this is a beautiful card! I love the layout and the buttons are so gorgeous!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. very awesome, both the GDT and the card! Way to go!

  7. wow what a gorgeous card america and what a gorgeous image I love it.

    greetings karin

  8. Gorgeous card America :-) I love the image,, so perfect for the theme and the decoupaged reels are fab, the button punched border and all the buttons and bling you used to dress that up look amazing !! I love the ribbon with button too ,, a perfect finishing touch :-)

    Thanks for agreeing to be in the Designer Spotlight this month !! mwah :-)

    Lols x x x

  9. Morning sweetie - hope you are well!!
    What can I say - this has just blown me away, the design, colourrs, embellishment are stunning and your mousies don't be bettered by anyone!!! Just love it all.
    Can't tell you now happy we are you are joining us as DS!!!
    Heather xx

  10. Those buttons and pearls are fab!Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Fortnight, Rachael xxx

  11. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. Super cute!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  13. Oh my ! This is just adorable!!!
    Love thar row of buttons and lace! I have so many HM stamps and would use them more if I could color them like this! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. So adorable love all the buttons!!!Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel

  15. Wow what a gorgeous card love house mouse
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  16. Welcome to the Simon Says team for the month, what an amazing card, love it and your colouring is perfect..hugs

  17. Your card is so pretty! I love all the color!

  18. Wow!! What an intricate card! Gorgeous. Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!!

  19. Gorgeous creation America, I love this image. Thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Hey America! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  21. Oh America, your card is gorgeous!! There are so many wonderful things to look at and I love how you used the buttons on the border. I really love your style and am so excited that you are joining us this month on Simon Says Stamp. Your blog and cards are very inspiring!!!
    xoxo, Christine

  22. Oh wow America this is stunning, so many gorgeous details and so beautifully coloured :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  23. Beautiful creation
    I love the image and colours
    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


  24. Gorgeous! OH my gosh, I love your buttons, and that edge punch is very cool! thanks for playing along with CMM!