a sweet time for picking this weeks FS, Lisa! What with all the Christmas parties, family traditions of sweet stuff, I don't stand a chance...can anyone say DQ peppermint chip blizzard! Myrna, your gallery was new to me and you have created a fine one in this year...if that's what I have to look forward to in retirement, count me in! I had a great time 'walking' through your uploads, but it was blue button tree by mjs 1033 that caught my eye.
I changed up the main color, offset my button tree, and used an embossing folder for the background. It was fun to open my grandmothers' button box and select each button, thinking of where she had kept the metal box...it always thrilled me to get to hold it in my lap. And even now is one of my greatest treasures.
I used three shades of gellatos (silver, grey, and black),
a tiny snippet of vintage velvet ribbon, and a torn edge of a button package, which reads: fancy novel buttons..
Enjoy your week in the SCS spotlight, Myrna and congratulations! Thanks for having a look, and now, I am off for something sweet....
Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014 GMT Views: 1568
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 74553
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:00 AM
Susan, I am so happy that the first upload I saw in the gallery this morning was one from you! And what a charming vintage button tree, too. Button boxes really are wonderful, aren't they! I have a few treasured buttons that will probably never get used, in my sewing button box. Everything in my card-making one is up for using, though ;-).
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 20286
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:43 AM
Love, love your button tree with the vintage ribbon, Susan!! Beautiful with the embossed bg!! Way too many Christmas parties this weekend to craft or even browse through this week's FS Gallery!! Merry Christmas to you!
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Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 26234
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 @ 5:52 AM
Hello Susan - so glad to see you - I have missed you somehow in the gallery. Love this case. The buttons and embossing are so cool! Wow in fact! Wonderfully done and inspiring! Hugz - Merry Christmas too.
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Registered: April 19, 2006 Location: Waterford, WI Posts: 19979
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 @ 12:34 PM
Oh, it's lovely, and digging in the button stash is always a riot. One can really spend way too much time doing just that. They are so wonderful to do so many things with. Your tree is so cool with all the pears. I love the squares on the bottom. I am hoping I get time, but it doesn't look good.