Thursday, April 7, 2011

Buttons Galore & a WHOLE lot more!

Here's a little something to HOARD about:

I know a FANTASTIC spot to shop for FABULOUS crafty embellies
and I'm so excited, I MADE SOMETHING to show off my new find!

Buttons Galore & More!

A most craftilicious place to find the bits, baubles and buttons to take your
craftiest output from super to duper - as in SUPER DUPER - in no time!

I have been given the honor of joining the "Button Bevy", Buttons Galore & More's
new design team and I am just a wee bit giddy! What a privilege... I will be joined
by some smokin' hot crafters and an AMAZING lady, Vicki, also known as
The Creative Goddess!
Just visit or two to her personal blog, or even if you
take a gander at her wonderful projects she's shared at BG&M, you
will bow down to her crafty ways, FOR sure! I am delighted to be crafting
beside SUCH a talented team, so HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTONS!

I'm READY to share!

After toddling through the BOUNTIFUL isles of BG&M -
I had an epiphany....SCRAPBOOKING!
A beloved, but horribly neglected department of my personal crafty output...
THERE are some super collections of embellies in a WIDE assortment of
themes... So I was even MORE inspired by the "wedding" goodies,
and immediately thought of my HORRIBLY neglected wedding photos......

Although my page boasts only a few pictures at first glance,
I made a SUPER easy mini book that will hide {A LOT!} of
pictures, but also, adds an exciting visual element to my single page L/O.
Inside, I created an accordion of photos to adhere to the inside of the book,
by laying out photos and coordinating the acclimation of pictures, front to back.
Secure with photo safe tape and attach pages in desired order. With a little
planning, this is super easy and creates a great, skinny book
that holds plenty of images.

Here's the fully embellished mini book! Buttons Galore & MORE, really does have more than
buttons! Check out that great wedding ring charm and felt flower! {Yeowza!} They have
all the craftiest treasures to make memories into WORKS OF ART!

Once I place this layout in a scrapbook album,
I'll simply remove a square of plastic from
behind the book, with a sharp knife and a mat {between the plastic
and the layout} and then glue the backside of the booklet directly to the
page, but OVER the page protector... {It's like hidden PHOTO treasure!}

I have twelve photos hidden in this booklet! Here's the pictures, pulled to the left...

And to the right!

This was SUCH a fun title and a super way to celebrate some
wonderful memories, that don't get enough attention ALL these years later!!!

"Memories of...

the day we said....

I do!" {*Sigh!*}

Now THAT'S how I like to button up my favorite memories!

I hope you'll check out my corresponding post at the BEAUTIFUL
Buttons More & Galore blog! I'm sharing a lot more details about my
button EMBELLISHING, mini book and photo medallion, so
please go by and leave a little love over there! Soon, I'll be back
with some more detail on those sneaky images peeking out of my dress
and HIDDEN journaling technique! I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll look for you over at BG&M.... [no pressure!]..

Okay, a LITTLE pressure... LOL! I sure appreciate it, though!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Basic Grey
BUTTONS - Buttons Galore & More
Charms - Buttons Galore & More
Plastic Letters - Buttons Galore & More {SORRY! I just found out they are discontinued!;o(}
Felt Flowers - Buttons Galore & More
Doilies - Wilton
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Leaf Die - Sizzix/Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Wplus9Design Studio
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Grunge Letters - Tim Holtz
Acrylic Paint - Liquitex
Perfect Pearl Mist - Ranger/Tim Holtz


~amy~ said...

oh my creative elise!!!!!! I love how you managed to add so many more priceless pics to your gorgeous layout...such the beautiful bride:)

Karen said...

Wooooooooohoooooooooooooo!!!!! Way to scrap 'em, Elise!! Love all the buttons you've put to work and mmm, mmmm, mmmm mini book!! :>:> And love seeing you & one of your special days. :>

Rosemary said...

well... howdy!! what a gorgeously be-buttoned layout!! you my friend are beyond amazingly talanted!!!

Dawn♥ said...

Stunning layout Elise! Love how you add so many more photo's to the LO!

Dotty Jo said...

Swooooon! Jo x

Dana Gustafson said...

Back to your roots in FINE fashion I see! I *love* seeing your scrapbooking here especially when it is BURSTING with Elise inspired technique and flair! This is knock me off my feet brilliance and I am SO glad to see you scrap this special set of memories for your family, for us and for yourself! Inspired! truly!

farmhouse-story said...

i cannot come up with words worthy of how great this page is! you are just so creative and clever, elise! you've added a ton of extra pics in such an elegant way! love it ALL!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is amazing, Elise! I really love the accordion photo album within the layout but what really catches my eye is how you layered photos and text on top of your wedding dress in the main photo. It's just stunning!!

Carol L said...

Oh My Word, I cannot take my eyes off of this amazing creation! I LOVE the way your dress looks with faded photo images and script! How completely FABULOUS is that!!!! The book is sensational to say the least, and what a BEAUTIFUL bride you were!!! Well my dear, you're still a purty lil thang too, but you and that DH of yours made a super gorgeous lookin couple at your wedding! I love the way you put this all together!!!

Andrea M said...

Elise, my friend, you are an amazing, creative Goddess yourself!!!! This layout is A-MAZING!!! *swoon* I love the effect and text on your beautiful wedding photos - the text is FABULOUS! You both look incredible - what an ADORABLE couple! And if one page were not enough, there's a WHOLE BOOK of fabulosity!!! WOW! Congrats so much on your new DT appointment lady!!! I'm super duper happy for you, crafty gal!!!!

Rose said...

AWESOME!!! girl you ROCK :)
i saw the wedding dress right off and kept re reading to see if i missed where you said how you made it with the pics and text..... sneaky you didn't!! now i have to WAIT?? so hard to do :)