Friday, July 8, 2011

Just Us Girls TECHNIQUE meets Wplus 9 delightfulness!

Hi, friends! I'm multi-tasking here today, and let me tell you somethin'....


We're still in the midst of our FANTASTIC new release from Wplus9 Design Studio,
so what a better way to share the GORGEOUS wonder of these smashing images,
than to team DAWN'S stamps with Just Us Girls'ez LATEST technique fun!

It's ALLLLLL about the buttons, babies!

And all THOUGH, you may know me for my DIVINE connection to the BEST source
for REAL buttons in ALL the land..... {*COUGH: Buttons Galore and MORE!* ~wink!}
This week we're MAKIN' our own! PAPER buttons! A fantastic challenge hosted by
darling Kristin, and tutorialized by NONE other than our fabby Dana G! {That's "G"
for GREAT! Check out her fabby TUTE! - yup, with a little Want2Scrap™ action - we
love our great sources for embellies, but I digress....} It's a SUPER tutorial, so WE,
the gals from JUST US GIRLS... made stuff! Check US out - super inspo to be had!

our wonderful guest designer for July...

Christina MacLaren

I GOT my stamp AND crafty-craft ON, today in Scrapland, fellas! I just have to say!
Some days, it's like a symphony of CRAFT in my little chamber of creative WONDER!

I PLAYED {*cue the ANGELS, singing!*} with DAWN'S NEW STUFF!!!!!

AND made buttons! Let me show you:

See that! See the CIRCLE from All Occasion Tags, an older release from my
darling, designer of ALL stamps fabulous and WONDERFUL, Dawn W, herself,
and BEHOLD - the beautiful bumble bee! How we worship the bumble bee these
days! I thought this was a tre elegant combo for a beautious button!

I used a, for REAL button, to help me line up authentic button holes
and marked them with a paper piercer to guide my drill....

Confession: I probably have EVERY type of hole puncher ever made.
Most of them, I would NOT let you pry from my hot little hands, even if
they were cold... If ya know what I mean. There's the RIGHT job and
the RIGHT tool, and I always strive to be prepared! I was SO glad I own
a Chinese Drill Punch to make my holes EXACTLY where I wanted them!

Ohhhhhhhhh! I love it! I LOVE this technique! Oh, the possibilities!!!!!

All THAT - and Dawn's STAMPS! Ack! Don't forget to check out all of the details
for the THREE new stamp sets, 2 of the most USEFUL and wonderfully priced
dies to coordinate SPECIFICALLY with Dawn's stamps .... and, of course, the
W9 GIRLS! Love my fellow/fella{?} designy babes from Wplus9! Check 'em OUT!


{And if you follow Paper Crafts, etc., I hope you'll vote for our lovely top 20 finalist
in the Gallery Idol - CHRISTINA! *Woot*Woot!* - YOU go, girl! Hope you win!}

Check out Dawn's blog for ALL the details on her AMAZING new release!
All the newness is available starting July 10th, but you might want to start
your wish list NOW! There are SO many gems in the store, already!

{Just sayin'....} heh heh

THIS has been such a blast - I love sharing my ENTHUSIAM
regarding our fine sport, with you and yourn!

Oh, but speaking of "yourn" {Is that even a word?}

LOOK at this lil' cutie!

THIS is why I love MY life!

This baby bird of Rancho Durenberger posed SO well,
he made even MY photography look good!

Have a wide-eyed and fluffy day!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - The Girl's Paperie; Crate Paper
Stamps - Wplus9DesinStudio
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Staz On; Colorbox
Die Cut Shape - Wplus9Design Studio
Bakers' Twine - Paper Treats
Ribbon - Michael's
Lace - Local Second Hand Craft Store
Matte Finish 3D adhesive - Tim Holtz/Ranger


Karen said...

Wow...loved the look of wood & pearls together. Wouldn't have thought of the combo, but it looks really killer! Your bee button made me smile. And so did your birdie pictures!!! I think that li'l birdie liked you, 'cause he sure sat nice & pretty! :>

Braydon said...

great pics buddy fantastick

Maria said...

Fabulous button Elise! LOVE it. And it looks super fabulous on your card!!! Nice job.

Dana Gustafson said...

Dear Elise,
Your card is perfect, your button is PERFECT, you are a crafty goddess!

the end.

(otherwise translated as that bee button perfectly stamped, punched and aged to perfection is the thing that puts the "woo" in my wooooo-hooooo! love it!)

Rosemary said...

another gorgeous card, elise! off to take a look at dana's tutorial...

Jinny Newlin said...

Aw! What a beautiful, little bird! Oh! And I LOVE your gorgeous, papercrafty creation! That homemade, bumble bee button just couldn't be more perfect! And again, your masking skills are top notch, girl!

Andrea M said...

That baby bird just makes me all doe-eyed and happy! How sweet is it?!?!
Holy buttons, Batman! This has to be the button of all buttons!!! That bee is incredible!!! And of course, how perfect is stamping on the button?! Wish I'd thought of that! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration!!!

Carol L said...

Shut the front door and bling it on girl!! This is gorgeous, and so is that little tweeter you got such great photos of!!

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous Elise! I just love the button and the pearl flourishes! I need to find out how you place them so nicely on your card...I have such a hard time with them but you make it look effortless! Beautiful card!