Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sweet Bead Button Swap (Blog Hop)


In March, Cindy at Sweet Bead Studio offered to host a Button Swap/Blog Hop.  I couldn't resist joining in considering the mounds of buttons I have collected and those I've made.   

The handmade polymer clay buttons received from Billi were so wonderfully whimsical I really had to think of a fun way to show them off. 

My mind kept coming back to a circus theme but I couldn't quite get focused on what I wanted to make. On Thursday kismet intervened when Debbie gave me a Cinch machine, perfect for binding journals or notebooks.

  I spent the rest of the day stamping, glittering, and sewing away on this altered bingo card. Billi's buttons are now the highlight of this altered art sketchbook cover.
Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you Cindy for hosting.

 Below is a list of all the participants in alphabetical order, I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone else created!


(that's me!!) Angie Blasingame and Billi R.S. Rothove
 Kim Roberts and Partner unable to participate at this time.
Pam Ferarri and Stefanie Teufel (will share their reveal on a later date)
Stefanie Teufel and Pam Ferarri (will share their reveal on a later date)

45 comments:

Alice said...

What a great idea Angie! I love the cute bingo card as a front cover. The bright colors would make this a fun journal or sketchbook!

AntiquityTravelers said...

so creative - what a fun piece!

BahamaDawn said...

fun and whimsical!! i did a journal cover as well!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

This is a very beautiful and creative way to use those buttons!!
Wonderful !! <3 LOVE

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

How bright and cheery! I love those buttons and what you used them in is pretty magical!

Dana said...

I like how you used the buttons and now you will think of Billi each time you use the journal.

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG Perfection! I love seeing all the non jewelry button use it's inspiring!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

I have a friend that wants that machine i will have to show her what u made. So cool!

Christine said...

What a wonderful way to use the lively buttons! Definitely a keeper!!

kimmykats said...

What a fun and beautiful piece of art. A beautiful thing to use each day!!

Billi's Paper Batiks said...

That is a beautiful journal cover! I'm honored by your use of my buttons! Thanks, Angie. Now, I wish I could make my post today work as well as yours. Still learning here.
:-D

re-maker said...

I agree, what a fun piece!

Laurel said...

Oh, how I envy you your Cinch machine! But perfect timing to make your book with buttons, right? Very cute!

Dorthe said...

Yes they just belongs here with your sweet little clown, Angie- a wonderful mini journal, thankyou for showing. I hope you have a lovely mothers day,dear.
XO,Dorthe

Diana P said...

Eeeeee! What a cute and whimsical way to use such fun buttons!

Tracy Statler said...

Hi Angie.

Love your art journal. You featured the buttons so beautifully. The altered bingo card is such a neat idea.
Glad to be introduced to your blog.

Tracy

jenna said...

So fun! Great job. I have a book binding machine that I don't use enough. I'm suddenly inspired to get it out!

Pretty Things said...

That clown does NOT scare me -- it's adorable, and perfect for the book and buttons!

Bonnie said...

Your sketchbook cover is fantastic!

tappingflamingo said...

love the colors and whimsy of the card!

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out so cute. I love the circus theme.

Beadbug said...

What a fun use for those beautiful buttons.

Rose said...

How cute! So fun!

Shirley said...

What a wonderful way to showcase those beautiful buttons!

Firefly Visions said...

I love that your piece is a mixed media piece. I just recently started art journaling and look everywhere for inspiration for decorating my covers. Thanks for sharing :)

Thoughtfulhands said...

That is adorable the photo couldn't have been more perfect with your buttons...

Shona Erlenborn said...

Stunning Angie!

Designed by Vera said...

Awesome. I would never have thought of using them on a journal book! Great work.

Cece Cormier said...

Love your journal book. So fun.

Holly said...

What an awesome journal! Such a fun cover, and I'll bet awesome to work in too :)

Tina Schiefer said...

Very cute! I like the harlequin stamped pattern over the Bingo card.

I won a Cinch machine over the holidays from Craft Warehouse (their annual holiday open house drawing).

When I received the winning call, I had NO idea what the lady said I'd won...had never heard of a Cinch!!! Lol

Tina Schiefer said...

Very cute! I like the harlequin stamped pattern over the Bingo card.

I won a Cinch machine over the holidays from Craft Warehouse (their annual holiday open house drawing).

When I received the winning call, I had NO idea what the lady said I'd won...had never heard of a Cinch!!! Lol

TesoriTrovati said...

What a great idea! I love that the little clown is juggling these pretty button balls. Never would have thought of doing something like that. Clever! Enjoy the day! Erin

Charming Peggy said...

What a cute journal! I have made one using a car bingo card before (you now the ones that have pictures on them instead of numbers). those binding machines are great.

Julia said...

What a great idea to use those fun buttons!!! I how bright the colors are, and how you made it look like the clown was juggling them <3

So glad I got to find your blog through this challenge :)

*~* Julia *~* http://beautifullywhimsical.blogspot.com *~*

Melissa Martin said...

Super cute! The button swap was so much fun! I love seeing the different ways people of used the buttons!

CraftyHope said...

What a really neat idea! Isn't it funny how inspiration can hit just like that? Great use of your buttons and thinking out of the box!

Boot ~C said...

what a fun idea!

Cindy said...

Oh I absolutely love it when I find that a button swap participant has made something other than jewelry - it's just so much fun to see all of the ways people have been using their swap buttons! The buttons are the perfect touch for your journal cover!! I had to smile as soon as I saw it - the placement of the sweet clown couldn't be better - it's as if she is looking up at the balls! And btw, I had never heard of a Cinch machine before!

maryharding said...

Great idea to do an album cover. Looks so festive and fun.

Karen Mitchell said...

Yay! Polymer clay buttons and an altered art piece, great idea. I still have a very special button leftover from the swap that I'd like to use to decorate a journal, you've given me some great inspiration.

Stacie Florer said...

Those buttons are too wonderful and your application were spot on...love what you did!!!!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Ooooh that is such a fun journal cover!!Love it!!Cat

Kim said...

That is so cool! Those buttons are beautiful, love what you did with them.

LoriF said...

Love that yours are used for something a little different...wow what great buttons...and your journal cover is fabulous!