Saturday, July 4, 2009

wear your colors proudly

Congratulations, you made it to the last blog on the SNR Card Universe Blog Hop! If you came from Karolyn's blog, you're on the right track. If you didn't you may want to hop to SNR Card Universe, and start at the beginning. The last place to hop is back to SNR.


Since you made it all the way to the end I wanted to offer something different. I have lots of crafty interests and weird collections here that seem to make their way into my creative realm. So, for the 4th, I got out the button jars. Oh, yes I have more than one. I'm addicted to old buttons. I made a new button charm bracelet to share with you today. If you look closely, you'll see that there are a few non-buttons in the mix. I included an old bingo marker, a couple of silver charms, and a fragment. I had to drill a hole in the bingo marker and I finally got out my Fiskars hand drill for the job. Oh my goodness, why did I wait to use this handy little tool. It worked beautifully and cut so smoothly. I didn't even have to sand away any rough edges. The word charm says courage on one side and hope on the other. I salvaged it from a piece of jewelry that I took apart to use in new pieces. There's something lyrical about those words and how they came to be remade into this piece. I'll be wearing it to the fireworks display over the lake tonight.

Leave a comment here to be entered in a random drawing for a one month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review. I'd love to hear about your collections, especially if you have an affinity for buttons.

If you have more time, there's a bigger prize you can play for. All participating SNR staff members have part of a phrase posted on their blog today. Find each staffer’s blog along the hop, jot down their portion of the phrase, unscramble the wording, then send an email to games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com with the full phrase. My word is ASK. One hopper will win a full one year subscription to Scrapbook News and Review. You have until monday night to get your answer emailed. I hope you had fun on the hop and found lots of inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the BBQ and fireworks wherever you are. The last place to hop is back to SNR.

73 comments:

runningonink said...

OMG Tami, Your bracelet rocks! I love it! I need to make me one! I love all little trinkets but old game pieces are my favorite thing to collect besides buttons!

cplaxco143 said...

I collect button - pins. The kind with slogans, sayings. I have them on a wood board covered in cloth. It is a collage of buttons.

Maureen said...

Hey Tammi! I was reading your post and actually my blog is right in the middle so there's lots of blogs in between us...he he...you should be after Karolyn's blog (http://www.karolyns-paperkraft.blogspot.com/
), but being last that probably doesn't matter now that I'm thinking about it...never mind! I love that bracelet!

Holly said...

This is fabulous! I just love it! I'm also glad to hear that the fiskars drill worked nicely for you. I've been wondering about that.
Have a happy fourth!

Ceal said...

oh I just love this bracelet! TFS

Tami B. said...

Oops on the wrong link before me. Thanks Maureen. I've fixed it now. Thanks to everyone who's stopped by already this morning. Happy 4th!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great 4th!!!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Wow, Tami!! You followed me SPECTACULARLY!! I am in love with this project. I, too, love buttons - my grandmother used to have a Button Box that my sisters and I would play with for HOURS. Too bad I have no idea where they are now. I used to collect Beanie Babies, but that past time is long gone now. Great project, Tami!! Happy 4th!

Stacey Schafer said...

oh my word...your button creation is adorable! as a matter of fact, you could say that I collect jewelry...and stamps, ink, paper, ribbon, etc....:)

Denni said...

I love your bracelet! It's sooo awesome! I love to collect currency, different countries, older ones from America, paper money, any thing! Happy Fourth!

The Artful Eye said...

I enjoy seeing everything you do. I, like you have an affinity for many things. Your patriot button bracelet is fantastic.

Enjoy your 4th! Be safe.

MrsETaylor said...

couldn't think of a better place to end the hop. Thanks for always inspiring me Tami.

akagreenhouse said...

What a great bracelet! I collect lots of things. Stamping supplies, teapots, teacups. I'd like to collect money, but for some reason, it doesn't stay around long enough to collect! Have a happy 4th!

scrapteaze said...

Bracelet is beautiful. Amazing.
Have a great 4th!

Chelsea said...

that is a wonderful bracelet! Thanks for sharing!

Sonia Kertznus said...

OH MY! love your bracelet...great project!....HUGS...SK :)

Joyce said...

Can you believe? BUTTONS! It is precious!!

Anne House said...

I made it!!! Dang, that is cute, Tami!

Colleen said...

Oh my heavens, if that isn't just the cutest thing. You are so very creative. I Love it.

Janice Webb said...

Just love your bracelet!

What do I collect? Please don't laugh---pretty rocks and seashells from every shore we have ever visited.

Ceal said...

wow that was a lot of blogs but I made it through...I tried to send a message with the quote but it keeps coming back to me undeliverable????

Mary said...

Very cool bracelet!
i love buttons too
as well as ribbon, paper, anything for crafting

The Wired Angel said...

Love your bracelet Tami! It's good to see you again. I hope you are doing well and enjoying our great holiday!

Lorie said...

Your bracelet is wonderful! What a way to end a hop!! TFS, and happy 4th!

Diana said...

Thanks for all your hard work. This has been a lot of fun.

Diana Enns
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Adrienne said...

What a clever bracelet! I've seen discussion about button bracelets but this is the first on I've seen. Nice job. My collection has nothing to do with crafting. I've collected bells for about 30 years. I know I have over 100 now.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow tami! this bracelet is to die for (almost) but is sure is gorgeous. i love buttons. too bad i don't use them enough. i like ribbons too and don't use them enough either - go figure!

hugs,

Ms. Cheryl said...

Very cute!!!
Funny thing about buttons, I spent about 2 hours last night shopping ebay and etsy for buttons. I made a purchase on etsy and have 3 bids on ebay as we speak. Wish me luck. Thanks so much, ms.cheryl
ms_cheryl_y@yahoo.com

Helen Onulak said...

Buttons...on a bracelet...now why didn't I think of that?!?

Thank you all at SNR who made this a fabulous blog hop. I hope to be able to join in on a future blog hop.

Sue D said...

Very cute--I'm sure you will get lots of comments everytime you wear it.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Suz said...

Oh that bracelet is right up my alley. I have 10 button jars sorted by color so I didn't blink when you said more than one.

Last week at LSS I spent almost 40 minutes sifting thru their buttons to find just the ones I liked. They charge $2.50 to fill up a little hickory farms jelly jar (like I needed more buttons)

I also collect all kinds of vintage "junk" as my hubby calls it

NitaBugg said...

Beautiful bracelet. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Nnitabugg@gmail.com

Chrisd said...

What a wonderful project...I too collect buttons and as we went through the things at my MIL's house after her death..I only requested her button jars.I carried them home in a carton on the airplane...you should have heard me trying to explain that to the airport security as we were going through the scanner machine!

karen In Houston said...

I just love your bracelet with all the buttons and memorbilia on it...What a great idea......
This has been one fantastic blog hop and I have enjoyed every blog with the exception of the ones that I couldn't get to and there were a couple who did not update their blog post or it did not work for them. But I could not believe all the cards and differnet techniques, some very talented card makers out there.
HapPy 4th of July.....
GOD BLESS AMERICA.....

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great bracelet!!!

Jean said...

What a beautiful bracelet - you can wear that one with great pride!

jeantall@bordernet.com.au

Tona said...

I love your bracelet. It's fantsatic! I have a thing for buttons too. I have 4 large jars of buttons that I've been collecting for about 30 years. Some are pretty old & some are brand new.
Fiskateer #4437

Cathy said...

What a great idea for vintage buttons!! I love it. And very patriotic for today!

CAthy

Amy said...

Hi Tami! Love the bracelet! I've enjoyed the blog hopping. Happy Fourth of July!

rush8888 said...

did "they" save the best for last?? i think i was all carded out...this bracelet is just too fun. i have yet to make a bracelet, but it is in queue. thank you for a refreshingly new contribution to the blog hop.

Carole RB said...

You've made a very nice bracelet.

Cr8ive ME said...

beautiful bracelet.

Happy 4th!

Joyce Spear said...

What a fun bracelet! Very creative! I'm sure you'll get lots of comments when you wear it!

I collect rubber stamps and art stuff, hummingbirds, and dust.

suzann said...

Oh Man!! That bracelet is awesome! I love buttons and have a huge collection that has been passed from my grandmother to my mother to me. I'm inspired to turn some of those buttons into a bracelet.

Norwayscrapper said...

Gorgeous Bracelet, well what i love most when i come to cardmaking/ scrapbooking is PAPER i am addicted to paper.Well i have been round to all the blogs on this hop and had a really enjoyable time visiting them all now back to SNR

dclouser said...

Wow - what an amazing bracelet! I, too, am addicted to buttons. I would give anything to have the old tins of buttons that my grandmothers used to have. Whatever happened to those anyway?

sondra said...

love that bracelet are you kidding...it is outstanding! i collect the buttons also!

Cheryl said...

Your bracelet is fantastic, Tami!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Hi Tami!
I'm just stopping by to say 'love your red white and blue' photo and bracelet!

Those bingo cards are super duper!!!

(I did not do the bloghop... oopsy! Just visiting here!!)

Beth said...

Hi Tami finally made it to the end and have not been a bit disappointed your bracelet is awesome.
TFS

Crafty Creations said...

Hi Tami - thanks for the comments on my blog. This bracelet is gorgeous! How fun. I love all the buttons! I'm sure you've gotten a ton of compliments on it when you wore it!!! Great job!
Maria

Kim said...

Love the bracelet. Hope you had a great 4th.

Jennifer E. said...

Beautiful bracelet Tami! You rock!Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Happy 4th of July!

Heather said...

Your button bracelet is adorable!!! I have tons of patriotic jewelry but I've never seen anything like that!!! Amazing job!

My collection is Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I have clothes, posters, figurines, posters, you name it-- I've got it. I hope to one day display much of this in a little Dopey museum of sorts :)

Thanks for the chance to win.
hippolito@gmail.com

msfreida said...

Ohhh I needed to see this bracelet! I was just about carded out, but you saved the day! I collect buttons also, only mine are the kind with the pin attached! Your bracelet is adorable and so unique...just my style! :)

Must rest now ;)
Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I love this bracelet! Very creative.
I collect penguins. Anything with a penguin on it. lol

STAMPING SAM said...

I have just completed my VERY FIRST Blog Hop. What fun!

woodujim@hotmail.com

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

I just love your charm bracelet...
I collect elephants,
but in my scrap room I have tons of old old buttons and boxes vintage lace tons of fabric that was handed to me...I have bought a ton of buttons, before I was given these amazing buttons...Cool I can make charm bracelets...will a dremel work?

Adeline E. Brill said...

What a hoot! I have some of the same buttons! - The red plastic one in the front and the red/white/blue ringed button!

GinniG said...

Super cute bracelet! How clever! My granddaughter would LOVE it! :) gassgirl340@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Love your creation! I remember stringing old buttons into necklaces from an antique pickle jar my mom had full of buttons when I was little. Thanks for reminding me of such a sweet memory!
busysewin@cox.net

Thanh said...

What if I just skipped the line and made it to yours?! Oops.

The project is awesome and I hope that they all stuck it through and ended up at your blog, Tami! This is such a cool project.

Lisa Somerville said...

Very creative Tami

perezmom said...

Your bracelet is beautiful.I am a collector of old buttons as well - my favorite thing to find at garage sales is the old buttons and trims. I also have a favorite thrift store that has a wall of old trims they sell in a variety bag for 40 cents. You never know what you'll get and most of the time it is wonderful!

KanataNewf said...

What a lovely bracelet!

Julie O. said...

Tammy, how creative! I love it! I don't collect munch else other than paper...and Fiskars punches... ;)

Anonymous said...

Love your bracelet!

I have a round tin that I got when my grandmother died. It is filled with buttons that she kept. I love buttons!

tdharris1@cox.net

n2kids said...

I absolutely love the bracelet. I think I have enough buttons to make a bracelet of my own. I keep ALL of the extra buttons that come with clothing that I purchase!

Sheila
n2kids61@yahoo.com

photographer said...

rockin bracelet!
radona

Chrissy's Creations said...

Awesome charm bracelet! I do love buttons but what I really collect is old love letters. They just melt my heart.

Karen from PA said...

This is so creative and absolutely charming. What a great idea!

Sherri Thacker said...

Oooooh I love that bracelet. So cute and so different. Hope you had a great 4th!! Sherri

Sue McGettigan said...

Love your button bracelet Tami, what a fun way to play with the buttons!