Monday, September 13, 2010

It's a Fantabulous Cricut Crawl !

Welcome to Brenda's Scrappy Blog and the second "Fantabulous Cricut Crawl"...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

If you've come from visiting Candace's blog, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.

In honor of Back To School time, we're calling our second Fantabulous Cricut Crawl "Button Up For School"...each design team member will be featuring a button (or buttons)and a Cricut cut somewhere on their project! Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a grand prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a project meeting the the "Button Up For School" challenge criteria! Sound like fun, right?

For my project, I raided my parents' photo albums for a picture of myself on my first day of Kindergarten, way back in 1961 (yikes!). I used Design Studio to make the apple in a circle diecut, using Doodlecharms and Mini Monograms. The circle was at 3" and I just sized the apple to fit inside. The scallop circle is from Mini Monograms, cut at 3.5". I used foam adhesive squares on the apple circle to raise it a little above the scallop, then I adhered one brown, one green, and several red buttons underneath to fill in the apple image. I added a little tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, and a chipboard "K" for kindergarten. Filling in the negative space from a diecut image is a great way to use up smaller buttons and add a little dimension to your page!


Now for the really good stuff - prizes! I'm offering a prize package of some Thickers and an assortment of buttons (of course!). All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog, telling me your favorite way to use buttons on your scrapbook pages or cards. I'll pick a random winner and announce it next Monday!

And for the really, really good stuff - corporate a button on your own "Button Up For School" project. Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project! Link your project to the Fantabulous Cricut blog for a chance at our grand prize!

Next stop...Angi's blog! Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!


Happy Crawling!

69 comments:

Melin said...

What a beautiful layout! I love the way you used your buttons! I try to use buttons to embellish areas of a project that need just a little xtra help :-)

mommyfink said...

I love how you created that little apple embellishment...how creative!!!! Great job!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Such a great way that you used the buttons. Love it:)

AmandaB said...

Your page is stunningly beautiful and you apple is fabulous..Thanks for sharing..

Amanda:0)

The Cropping Canuck said...

Omgoodness you look so cute in your sailor dress!

You did a great job with your button-apple. I usually use buttons when I am making flowers.

Amy said...

I love the buttons in your apple--great pic too! I like to use buttons in the senter of a ribbon bow, tied with some DMC floss.

Tammy said...

What a wonderful layout...
smiles..Tammy

Sherri said...

Love that layout....what a beautiful memory! I use buttons for lots of things, but my favorite is as flower centers.

Jennifer said...

i love how you added the buttons in the apple. I love to use my buttons as a frame and title is cute as a button. thanks for sharing

Valine said...

This is great, I love all the buttons inside of your apple. My fav way to use buttons is in place of the empty centers of letters, like an 'a' or 'o'.

DtsArt said...

I love the button apple. I like to use buttons to make flowers

Ashleigh said...

I love it! I love where you put the buttons!


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Scrappin' Sista said...

I really like your LO. It's so cute and a great idea that I could "life" (if you don't mind) for some albums that I'm doing for the folks. TFS!!!

I think that I now have a favorite wat to use buttons. I'm going to try filling in the negative space on a die cut.

Christel
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
christel@majestdesigns.net

ashjoy said...

Love how you embellished the negative space apple, very cute!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Brenda you did it again with another fantastic layout, I always love them! And that apple embellishment it so awesome I love all the buttons perfectly placed! Love it Brenda!!! :)

Linda said...

What a fun crawl this is! I love your page. Very nice picture and memory. I am happy to be a new follower!
Linda,
http://cardsbylinda.blogstop.com

4kids4 said...

This page is beautiful...I need to raid my parent's pictures too!! :-) Love your little tag with the 'K' too. I admit, I seldom use buttons on my layouts...but I will try now! TFS

scrappingfrog said...

Wow! That is such a beautiful LO! Love the buttons!

craftymom205 said...

I use buttons as embellishments when the project is missing something.

Mandy said...

I love the way you used your buttons for the apple! Too cute!

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

That photo took me back to my first grade memories.

Heather said...

What an awesome layout! I love buttons!
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Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

I use buttons in my projects mostly over a flower to make that special touch with twine or floss...

Thanks for sharing and giveaway..

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scrappinnicole said...

Cute embellishment. I will have to play around with my cricut and make some of those! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nicole

Berenice R. said...

Such a nice layout! Thanks for sharing :)

Mad Crafter said...

I never thought to fill negative space with buttons. Very creative and really, really cute. Love it. TFS.
~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

jordan said...

aw you were so cute when you were younger! i usually just use buttons when a cards needs a little sprucing up :)

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome LO!!! My fav way to use buttons is the center for flowers. Boring I know but effective. lol Thanks for the chance to win

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful layout - love the picture! My favorite way to use buttons is as flower centers.
Jennifer Hawkins
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Kate said...

This is such a wonderful page! What a fabulous photo. I love the old-style paper in the background too. And what a fanastic idea to use buttons to fill in negative space! I've never seen that done before - but it looks super!

scrapperbecka said...

I love the layout. I like to use buttons in the center of flowers

GiGi said...

I love the buttins on the apple. Very creative layout!
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Kristine said...

Your layout is very nice! What a great memory! I use buttons as embellishments to fill in empty spaces.

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Mrs. D. Rivers said...

I love the circle punched apple. One of the many things I am sorely lacking in...

Emmy said...

I love your layout of your blog, its so appealing. you have great talent. im one of your new followers . TFS
*emmy*
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Creative Char said...

Love your layout. The apple full of buttons is adorable!

PenLight said...

Brenda, such a sweet picture! Beautiful layout.

Kerry--Momma K said...

Cute layout. You look adorable in your little dress. TFS
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AJ said...

The apple is awesome and I think it is very special that you did your own school day page. My favorite way to use buttons on my cards or other projects is to make them the center of flowers...not very creative...but pretty cool!

Angie said...

great page. I love that apple made of buttons. cute! I use buttons many ways i guess. like a border or flower.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! How fun to use one of your old photos! I love to use buttons to embellish my cards!

Leinad said...

Love your button embellishment! A super cute idea. I love using buttons, especially as flower centers or as accents, especially to frame a photo.

Lynda said...

Holy cuteness! That apple is adorable!!!

crazyaboutcricut said...

What a great way to use buttons! I need to try using them more. TFS :)

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littlen said...

beautiful lo. must bring back great memories for you. i use buttons on lo just to add a little extra something when needed. have been a follower for awhile and check your blog daily for new posts.

meredith said...

i love using buttons on cards or on layouts for some POP

Bobbi said...

That is so cute. Love the button apple. I like to use buttons to design something, like you did with the apple. I like to use them as wheels too.

Jenny B said...

LOVE the way you put the buttons in the shape of an apple toooo cute! I like adding buttons as an ahhh that's cute element on my pages or in the centers of letters:)

Raven B said...

I LOVE how you used the buttons on the apple. That is just too awesome. I normally like to tie some twine in my buttons and call it a day but now I'm rethinking my whole new button philosophy. Definatly following to see what you come up with next.
Hugs,
Raven
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

Gloria Westerman said...

How adorable.....I love those button.....thank you for sharing...

Sandi's creative touch said...

HMmmmm I think i love to use buttons as the center of flowers the best!!! Your apple really catches the eye!!!

Michelle said...

very cute idea with the buttons in the apple!!! adorable!
michelle scrappinwithmybug

Jordy said...

I like to thread ribbon through my buttons.

4boysisjoy said...

That is so precious! Yes, your buttons on the apple are cute too but the picture is the very best part!

Jennybean said...

very creative use of your buttons! I usually use them as the centers of flowers.

Jamie said...

cute the apple is so cute! i love it. I like to use buttons just to add somethin sometimes.. i usually scatter them randomly to give it a sort of... i donno messy feel. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jenna said...

My favorite way to use buttons is to add a little extra shine or dimension to my projects- I don't usually purchase plain buttons.

Viviana Martínez said...

I usualy used buttons to create borders or as a frame corners. I love what you did with the apple.

DORCAS said...

I loe that apple! Super cute! Thanks for sharing!
~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

Melissaward said...

I love you layout and I love to use buttons as the centers of flowers. Buttons and Ribbon and Bling! Oh wait Paper cricut and stamps. OH man I love it all :)

Ulysses' mama said...

So very cute! I haven't used buttons yet, I'm new to scrapping, but I see a lot of ideas on your blog!
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Rhonda said...

Great layout! I like to use buttons as the center of flowers!

Sandy said...

Very cute! I love using buttons in the center of my flowers. I like your button border though!

Kim. said...

Such a beautiful layout and what a smart dress you had back in 1961. Love how you filled the apple with buttons the colours for stalk, leaf and apple really work.
I have never been a fan of buttons but just this week I brought some new ones and have used them on a card I am in the middle of making and boy have they change my mind, I am now on the lookout for more to use on my cards.
Kim xXx

My Scrap Diary said...

Thats a great LO. I like the use of your buttons and I like the old school paper in the background.
The way i incorporate buttons is for a small embellishment/detail. I dont have many buttons so I hardly use them but I think they are a great way to bring together a project.
Thanks
Jess M.
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com

Nacole said...

I love buttons in the middle of my flowers and in series of three on the sides of pictures. I LOVE your apple!

My Crafting Time said...

Love your layout and how you created the apple from the buttons. My favorite way to use a button is to use it on the main cut like I did with my cupcake -- the button is the cherry on top.

Thanks for sharing and a chance to win

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Lori (THCEO) said...

I love your layout Brenda...and the button apple is GORGEOUS! I am going to try this on a layout! :)

mforquer said...

Beautiful! I love that you used a picture of yourself from your first day!! This is so cute! Great job and thanks for an awesome hop and chance to win!!
Melissa