Papertrey Ink June release
corners of my space



I had some scraps of stamped background paper left over from my Father's Day Envelope book ( 2 posts below) and stitched (yes, hand stitched...) a bunch of buttons from my stash to the intersections of the grid from the Guide Lines set. You could use so many fun things to highlight the intersections: pearls, brads, beads, gems, etc... just play around with your supplies and see what you can come up with!

Buttons are one of my most favorite embellishment - and I have to have mine stitched on or at the very least they need to be threaded before I glue them down.

As much as I love buttons, my Hana does not like them. At all. And the distaste started way back before she could ever tell me that she didn't like them. I would have screaming and kicking happening in the morning when I was trying to get her dressed and I didn't know what was going on? It all became clear when she could finally tell me. Shopping for clothes can be a challenge since buttons are a necessary thing on many clothing items. I have convinced her that buttons on the back or at the top of her pants need to be her exception - because no one sees those buttons anyway. However, I know she's not thoroughly convinced about that.

"You can wear buttons, Momma, even though they are ugly..." Thanks Hana.

Life is a Journey Button Card

Stamps: Guide Lines, Birds of a Feather (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Unicorn Memories (Stewart Superior), Jet Black Archival (Ranger)

Cardstock: kraft, white, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: buttons, linen thread (Stampin' Up!), sewing machine/thread, large oval punch (Stampin' Up!), dimensionals