Thursday, November 17, 2011

Readers Pages and Button Flowers

Today we have some pages and a neat embellishment idea to share with you from one of our readers.  Bev Code is one of our Canadian readers.  "I am a wife, mother of 2 boys who are married with families, 4 grandchildren and many loving friends. I am retired and loving it.  I basically started scrapping in 2009 when I found online scrap sites that inspired me .. I have come a long way since then. I don't think I have a defined style because I still like to learn new things, try new techniques and it varies so much with what ever the challenge I am working on at the time.
In this first project Bev used some blocking, a banner, and some clusters elements. She also stayed with a monochromatic look which really highlights her photo.


Bev wanted to share this project since we as scrapbookers, often capture memories about our loved ones, but tend to forget about capturing our own stories. Great reminder!


Here is the really cool technique that Bev is sharing for making button flowers.

Isn't that so cute???  And so easy too!  Just look at all these really cute flowers Bev made:



Check out these pages where Bev used her button flowers as embellishments:






Thanks Bev for being a faithful reader of our blog and for sharing your great projects and super cool tutorial! You can see more of Bev's creations at her blog: Bee Cee Creativity


Remember that you can be featured here too. If you have pages you'd like to share simply email them to us. We love to see your creations!



31 comments:

  1. These are so cute!! I am definitely going to try that with buttons :)

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  2. Love me some Bev!!!!!! What a great idea to take away this morning and use up some of those buttons collecting dust on my shelf!

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  3. I LOVE LOVE these pages!! and those buttons flowers are ADORABLE!! thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Beautiful work, Bev. I have to try those button flowers--just adorable!!!!

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  5. Congrats Bev on being featured here. Lovely pages, especially the top one - it's my fave! -
    Ann
    http://inkspiration.typepad.com/inkspiration_for_stamping

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  6. Congrats on the feature, Bev!! Your work is amazing, as usual!

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  7. congrats Bev, such a clever idea!!

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  8. Great way to use those buttons!!

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  9. the button flowers are so cute and creative, Bev!!!

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  10. I love those button flowers! pinned to my favs! thanks!!

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  11. Such great layouts. I'm loving the button flowers and will definitely be using this little technique.

    Thanks for sharing today

    Toodles
    Erika

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  12. Oh yeeehawww!!! I'm so pleased with your highlighting Bev Code!! I have followed Bev for almost a year now, she impresses me, she is so versatile and filled with great ideas!! I'm a big fan and yeah!! So happy to see this today!!!!

    WTG Bev, keep loving this wonderful hobby, yu inspire us all!!!!!!!

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  13. LOve ya, Bev! COngrats on the feature!

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  14. FABULOUS projects my dear friend! Congrats on the feature!!! You ROCK!

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  15. Love the button flower idea Bev, great examples!

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  16. I love those button flowers! What a great way to use up some of the random buttons in my button bag!

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  17. OMG.. many thanks to all my scrappy friends. Your support is appreciated and I am honoured to have such amazing friends who happen to love and share in the same creative world I do. Scrapping has drawn so many of us all over the world together. I think we are a fabulous group of people....hugs Bev

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  18. Beautimus!! Bev these are wonderful. Great, terric examples. You rock!!

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  19. Huge congrats Bev! Well deserved, love those flower buttons!

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  20. love all the projects. the cute button flowers are adorable.

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  21. What wonderful layouts, Bev! Love those flower buttons too!

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  22. Love it Bev it looks awesome! Cool tecnique

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  23. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  24. I am in love with those cute button flowers! What a great idea and so simple.

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  25. What cute button flowers. Thanks for showing how to do. I will have to use that on a card!!!

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  26. cute and great idea on the buttons. thanks for sharing
    rosey, nyc

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  27. Bev, love the button flowers idea!!! Great work!!

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  28. Christine d'ArgentNovember 20, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Stunning pages...lv the button idea..TFS

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  29. Awesome tutorial! Definitely one I'll be using in the future... Thanks for sharing!

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