Wednesday, May 23, 2012

From the Button Jar...

Pentecost, which signifies the end of the Easter season, is coming up quickly!  Before the season is over, I want to share this Easter layout with you.

Supplies: bandana patterned paper (October Afternoon), gingham patterned paper (Lily Bee Design), woodgrain patterned paper (American Crafts), all other patterned paper (Vintage Street Market), gold cardstock (The Paper Company), cream cardstock (Pulp), red alphabet stickers (Basic Grey), brown alphabet stickers (Reminisce), mini alphabet stickers (Lily Bee Design), decorative stickers (MAMBI), rub-ons (October Afternoon), flowers (Petaloo), blue twine (Panda Superwash by Crystal Palace), household brown twine, buttons from old garments.

As I have mentioned before, my husband Scott grew up on a farm in the western state of Montana.  I love this old childhood photo of Scott and his brother with their baskets and cowboy hats on Easter morning.  As my sticker journaling (shown in the photo below) says: "That is so typically Montanan!"


In keeping with the theme of the page, I added several Western touches, including the cowboy-style Easter basket pictured below.  The hat and boots are MAMBI stickers adhered to cream cardstock, and I made the basket by fussy-cutting and layering several rope images from Vintage Street Market paper.


One of my crop buddies frequently decorates her layouts with vintage buttons that her grandmother saved.  I felt inspired to try something similar.  I do not have any vintage buttons, but I do have some old buttons that I've cut off worn-out garments that were destined for the rag bag.  On the right-hand side of my layout I sewed a row of these repurposed buttons, using a criss-cross stitching pattern.  I tied tiny bits of twine at regular intervals between the buttons.  I think the look calls to mind barbed wire fences--another "Western" image.



Hope you enjoyed this little dose of "Yee Haw!"  Thanks for dropping by my blog.


13 comments:

Dani Cristina said...

UAAAAAU!
Maravilhoso layout.
Muito lindo mesmo. :)

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

How sweet is this, Denise! Love the pps especially the bandana pattern. Your growing up on a farm must have definitely contributed to your concern for the environment - something that city-bred brats like me take for granted! Love reading your posts. Keep up the good work!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

What cute LO, Denise! Marvelous work indeed.

It's so nice of you to visit my blog and leave me a darling comment on my smash book.

I do like your style in scrapbooking. It's so cheerful, fun and alive in terms of colors and theme. Love those styles for I always want to espouse cheerfulness in my layouts though I'm a bit venturing into other styles.

I don't have any for Scrap n' Art ezine this coming month of July 2012. I hope to get considered again with them for publication again.

It's nice dropping by your blog. =)

Kathleen
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Patricia said...

adore this page.. the cow bay is so cute ont the page and the photo.. BRAVO!

Samantha Wright said...

OMG soo cute!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow I just LOVE this! The touches are so awesome - that rope down the side and the basket - so clever!!

Svetlana Austin said...

Denise your LO is very cool! I love what you did with the buttons and the twine!

Debbi Tehrani said...

How adorable is this! So vibrant and fun and well designed!

Tina said...

lovely layout special the background paper And the picture is so cute.

Dani Cavalcante said...

Woww, this layout is fabulous! Congrat's!!!

Kitika said...

Великолепная страничка! Просто потрясающее сочетание цвета, чудесных деталей и милого фото! Очень нравится принт на бумаге, чудесно подходит ко всей композиции и смотрится так гармонично. Я в полном восторге от твоей работы, молодец!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

So very cute! Great Job!

Denise van Deventer said...

This is gorgeous Denise! The patterned paper is so striking...absolutely love it! A real country and western feel to this layout and makes me wanna kick my heels up! Super!