This is my story.
And I'm sticking to it.
Most people I know go to thrift shops for a good find in clothing or such.
I go to find buttons.
I am in love with buttons.
All colors. All sizes.
Just go to your grandmas house and bring me all her old buttons.
ESPECIALLY if she was a seamstress.
That would be a gold mine for me right there.
I want to organize them tonite so I know how many of each color I have.
I'm guessing black will be the winner with white coming in as a close second.
I didn't say using buttons is always the simplest option but c'mon, how appropriate is the mother-of pearl button for this page about my mother-in-law?
(Faygie's Advice: Mother-in-laws deserve your time and patience. They may be complicated and "push your buttons" but if you put in the effort you will develop a more beautiful relationship down the road.)
To make the tree I used a printed tissue (from anthropologie) painted some modge podge on the paper , then added a few red buttons to match the girls lipsick.
Same for the tree, except I painted the trunk brown ,
I think this simple layout is totally fabulous.
Mostly because of the buttons.
Faigy's Advice: Don't be in such a rush to grow up. Red lipstick doesn't look that perfect on old wrinkly lips.
This layout is simple but the smattering of pastel buttons add both a softness and adorability factor that perfectly suits my grandaughter who as you can see is as cute as a button.
I had all these little tiny pictures from my daughter's Bas Mitzvah party.
AND I wanted to try my new water color pencils.
The buttons give the layout boundaries and that's good 'cuz when you're twelve, boundaries are all the rage!
When I started scrapbooking, my kids were interested all over again in their discarded pictures that had been laying in drawers around the house for years.
Ma, I love that picture, they'd proclaim.
The scrapbooking really drew attention to their pictures in a fresh and exciting way.
Here, I have a tiny picture from the Bas Mitzvah party of my daughter holding her neice.
The frame around the picture really helps you focus on the photo.
A mix of brads and buttons, flowers and stripes, and some doodles for good measure, is a combination as interesting and unpredictable as my daughter is.
I really love the pleated paper too.
The possibilities are endless.
Add just a few buttons....
Or add a whole lot of them.
That's what buttons do for your layout.
Call your friends.
Start collecting buttons.