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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Scrapbook Steals blog hop

***UPDATE-HOP IS OVER AND WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED***

I'm part of THREE blog hops today! This post is for the Scrapbook Steals hop. Click here for the SP & Company stamps hop. And don't forget Unity's weekly Friends with Flair hop. There are prizes on each one so please hop!!
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Today I am lucky enough to be part of Scrapbook Steals' first ever blog hop! You all know they are my favorite online retailer for discounted scrapbooking supplies! One lucky commenter will be drawn from one of the participating blogs to win a $20 gift certificate! So make sure you comment on all the blogs for the most chances to win!

There are so many cute buttons and brads included in today's steal from Basic Grey. So I decided to make a few projects! This first one is what you saw on the SS website.
 I decided we needed some Spring decor in our house so out came some canvas, paint, paper, Mod Podge, flowers, stamps, ink, Glimmer Mist, scissors, and a hot glue gun!

 The buttons are just adorable as centers for the flowers and as blossoms in the tree.
And now my kids are happy that we have something decorative on the walls!

Then I noticed that the buttons were about the same size as some magnets that were laying on my desk. You have random magnets just laying on your desk too, right?? : ) So I grabbed some Authentique 6x6 pads and glued on some pretty papers, ran twine through the buttons, then hot glued them to the decorated magnets. Now my fridge doesn't look so dull!
Don't you just love my biscuit-colored 1990's fridge? Try not to be too jealous ; )

And lastly I made this little spinner card using one of the brads in the center:


Thanks for hopping along! Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win that $20 gift card to Scrapbook Steals!

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139 comments:

Kristina said...

Cute projects Amber! I <3!

Laura said...

Very nice! love the magnets...I never have enough with all the artwork I get! Thanks

Charity Becker said...

adorable tree!

Jenn said...

What cute projects!! I love the first one!!

Queen B said...

Ooh! I love that card - so creative!

Laurie H. said...

Awesome projects. They are so inspiring! I am so going to start using my buttons and brads more.

Marie said...

Great ideas...love the magnets

SamCRA said...

My kids are at the perfect age for crafts and using buttons will be a really fun way to do something different!! Thanks for the ideas!!

Slainted said...

Very cute!

Tina said...

Great canvas art! I love all kinds of canvas art and you really rocked this!

Bluenocs said...

Why yes....I do have random magnets lying on my desk looking for a little spruce up :)...thanks for the inspiration!

Monica said...

love the magnet idea!! buttons are so cute :)

Neshie (Venetia Holbrook) said...

Love it!

Heather said...

Great projects! The decor turned out awesome and I love the magnet idea!

Suz D. said...

I love those flowers! Too cute.

Stephanie U said...

Love the magnets Amber!

Sarah said...

Love it!

Marisa T. said...

Very cute I love the first project.

Amanda said...

I love those magnets and the button flowers! Gotta cover my fridge, too!

Nancy said...

Great projects Amber! I love the first card!!

Haf2scrap said...

Really cute cards! The magnets are a cute project for the kids!

DeniseP said...

These are all so cute! Love the idea for the magnets...I'm always looking for cute magnets for the fridge! Love it, Amber!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Fun projects Amber!!!!

Julie Koets said...

Super cute, Amber! Great job!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

love the different projects. Your canvas turned out sooo cute!!

Susan said...

Your projects are very cute and clever.

tschoop said...

Love the magnets and the you are smart, clever etc, cant wait to try that

krafting kelly said...

Those are all very cute! I especially like the spinner card. :)

Staci said...

I love, love, love that Spring canvas! What a fantastic idea! Not only is it a great use for the fabulous buttons, but for scrapbooking paper! I also love those magnets. What a cute idea! And that card, girl you have so many fantastic idea! The card is super cute!

Deborah Johnson said...

I totally love the magnets!! I'm going to make some for my kids' teachers . YEAH!

Imagination Cakes said...

I could see decorating ideas.

Miriam Prantner said...

Fun projects! I really like that scene you created with all the buttons and what an easy fun idea to make the magnets. Great work!

Jen McD said...

ALL of these ideas are so clever and fun. Awesome job!

Melanie H said...

Love all your ideas but the canvas is my favorite!!! I think it turned out AMAZING!!!! Great work girlie!

Meg Brice said...

Thank you for the great ideas. Love the spring flowers!!

Gail said...

Love all your ideas! I especially love the spring decor- I think I might try it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Unknown said...

Love doing canvas art and the magnets are a must do!

Unknown said...

Love doing canvas art and the magnets are a must do!

MommyManderz said...

I too have a biscuit colored '90s fridge. Aren't we lucky??? I adored the magnets you made to make it pretty! <3

jessica_n_fancher said...

Great ideas Amber!! Thanks for inspiring!

JanetS said...

Love these projects!! The Magnets are great!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Cute projects! Got wind of the bloghop from your post at Sketches4All. Thanks for the chance to win and join in the event, Amber!

Kathleen
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Great projects Amber! Pretty card, and I especially love the Spring decor canvas and tne adorable magnets you made! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Mistylynn said...

Great job Amber. The trees are so cute.

Melissa D. said...

I love the canvas idea! Home decor is so fun. I am sure everyone will enjoy looking at your fun new wall hanging! Great work Amber!

she3ila said...

Just love the canvas very pretty!

SandiB said...

Such cute projects. Love the magnets.

ajmaluck said...

Your tree and the button flowers are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa said...

I love the magnets!!

Melanie said...

Wow! I love the canvas picture! So cute.

Melanie

Van Nguyen said...

I love how you made the artwork with the buttons. So creative! And that card is just so sweet! Love it!

jennifer mitten said...

I love all of your projects. That spinner is so clever!

Cyndee K. said...

Love the button trees & flowers! Too sweet!

Nadia B said...

THe cards and magnets are adorable! these are giving me so many ideas.

Shona said...

I really like the spinner card. What a good idea!

daw39 said...

I love the refrigerator magnets! But I am really impressed with your blog design, it is beautiful. It is the prettiest that I have ever seen.

Michelle said...

Amazing creations!!

NHartsing18 said...

I LOVE the spinning card! How do you line up the words underneath?

lady said...

love the spinner card and esp love the magnets!

Cathy Caines said...

Oh, I love buttons + twine + flowers... love, love, love this on a layout.. why haven't I done that yet?

Josee said...

I love the cards! So artistic and full of spring!

Cindy Tynan said...

I LOVE the magnet idea!!!! You are very creative!

Jessica L. said...

Love how you used the buttons and brads for home decor!

ErinJean said...

As a matter of fact I do have random magnets on my desk! Love your projects! They turned out so cute!

Paper Heart said...

Amber,

I love the canvas idea!

Sara Elizabeth said...

I am in love with all 3 of your projects! The button magnets are genius.

B. Poteraj said...

I like your "fruit" trees.

Michelle McClure said...

Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas, I didn't know you could do so much with buttons and brads. I loved all your projects.

Kerys said...

WOW! Great projects! I just love the mixture of buttons and brads on the tree and flowers, the spinner card is FAB and those magnets are just TOO cute! Think I will have to make some of those! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

sharon g said...

The spin card is such a good idea. Thanks.

Jessica said...

Cuteness. Love the card.

jengd said...

Great stuff! LOVE those magnets!

Linda said...

love the spring tree and flowers, such a great idea. thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly M said...

Love the canvas idea and the magnets are so cute!

AimeeAnne said...

Love the cute canvas! Would be fun in a playroom!

monchan :) said...

Adorable! :)

Helen said...

Great projects!

Stacey said...

All of your projects are AMAZING! The button centers on the flowers are so cute & then you used them as flowers in the tree, LOVE IT!! You must do a tutorial on the card. It is fabulous! Anyone would be soo lucky to receive that!! I love the magnet idea with larger buttons. Super cool! I will be stealing that idea. I'm always scrounging the fridge for magnet. From to do lists, grocery list, pictures, & my nieces artwork they ALL need magnets. IDEA: for the dishwasher-> Red (stopped) = Dirty, Green (go, duh!) = Clean... Our whatever sysyem works for you (white = clean, brown = dirty). Oh, & I think most of us have that biscuit, almond color fridge we will just never admit it!! (psst...I do ;)!!) Hey, if it's still going strong I believe why replace it? They are way to expensive & do you realize how many "steals" we could get, by not replacing a working refrigerator!!!

Jess said...

The magnets are cute.

kai wong said...

The spring artwork on canvas is inspiring me to do one for our walls too, thanks for the inspiration! Loving it :)

robin said...

who doesn't need a cute magnet? my favorite is the s[inner card

Lori said...

another button idea to add to my list to try, thanks!

SharonDB said...

I love buttons as flower centers and I really liked the magnets...love how those turned out! --SharonDoesBaskets

Lindsay said...

i love how the flowers turned out

Lindsay said...

i love how the flowers turned out

Kristin Y. said...

Thanks, for the ideas! I agree, that my house could use some Spring decor & you made it look so simple....I have a feeling, mine will look like a preschool project. Lol. Luckily, I have a preschooler, so no one's the wiser. ;) But, I gotta say, the magnets are the kinda project that I see & say, "I could, actually, do that!" And, I love finding those inspiring ideas.. Thanks, again~Kristin

Lynette C said...

Love how you used buttons on your projects. So cute.

Erica B. said...

Awesome projects Amber! I have to say that I love your canvas! It's the epitome of spring.

Audrey L. said...

I love the little magnets.

Monica S said...

I really like your spring canvas.

Giddy Blue Devil said...

Love all the buttons...I have a soft spot for them even though I don't use them often.

Jana said...

Awwwww...that spring decor is super sweet! Love all your projects!

JMCPhillips said...

Very cute projects!!

Kwilt said...

What fun you can do with buttons!!! TFS!

Tracey said...

Love the spring feeling to this project!

Lins said...

Love the magnets! Need something to cover the yucky silver magnets on my fridge. Thanks for the idea!

minousha said...

super cute ideas!!! Love the magnets!!!

Stephanie said...

your creations are so cute! I love the fridge....and yes, I'm jealous! Ü

Jaime said...

Lovely projects! I love your spring wall hanging, what a fantastic idea! And the magnets are a great project to do with my daughter. Thanks for the ideas!

craftgirl007 said...

All great ideas! The decor piece is so cheerful and made me smile. I will be 'scraplifting' the magnets, can never have too many of them and they are so much cuter that the store bought kind (also a great idea for part of a hostess gift). Love the card too well done!

Heidi E. said...

Love the cards..

Heidi said...

Great ideas and use of the buttons. I love use them as flower centers also.
Heidi

Noreen said...

OMG, button magnets! So stinkin' cute ;-)

Valarie Beasley said...

I love the card! looks so professional

Brad, Liz, and Baby Larsen said...

I loved the magnet idea! I've used other materials before, but never thought of using buttons! Genius!

laura said...

Love your ideas, especially the tree!

Val said...

Super awesome creative projects! TFS!

Pegs said...

I really like the canvas!

Jenn said...

I love the canvas project!

Lisa said...

My fave so far!

Michele Duffy said...

My favorite project you did today was the magnets! Love how you wrapped them with paper too!

Michele Liebig said...

The canvas is my favorite! I tend to use canvases alot lately and what a cute way to incorporate the buttons and brads!

~*Erin*~ said...

What a fun card! And love the idea for magnets!

Chana said...

adore the flowers

Jen C. said...

All the projects are great! Love the canvas!!

Jane said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I always feel better after I craft something. I think magnets are next on my to do list. I may tuck a few in an Easter basket I am creating. Happy Spring!

Ruth G said...

Thanks for sharing your fun button and brad projects!

Kellie said...

The magnets are my fav, but they're all great ideas!!

Tracy Michelle Goddard said...

Again, super fantastic ideas on how to creatively inspire us...love the money card! Too adorable

Home & Family said...

buttons for a flower center is always a favorite.

SameerahC said...

Your card was so cute. I may have to scraplift that one. i am so enjoying this Blog Hop!

AmyJ said...

I love the way you have twine in the button...all your project are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Trina said...

Love your spin on the button tree :)

Lori said...

Love the wall art!

Christine said...

I love the card!

butterfly843 said...

Love the card and wall art.

Karey said...

Wow it looks like you were 1 busy girl with blog hops. thanks for doing the steals one.

Diddy Jones said...

Buttons buttons everywhere! love how you utilized the twine with the buttons!!

sah-hsm said...

love these ideas.

Anonymous said...

cute projects - love the magnets!
-Lori Percy

Debbie said...

I love these magnets!! Can't wait to make a few myself.

julieodil said...

Cute projects!

KDragonfly Designs said...

So creative!

Aimee Jo said...

Cute magnets!

Adams Family Album said...

Just lately trees of various types are my obsession! I find myself picking out pages where I can put trees just to use a different tree technique! Guess I'll be finding another layout to make this tree too!

Bella's mama said...

Love the tree--so cute.

Lisa said...

Sooo cute! Love the Baker's Twin with the buttons.

Julie S. said...

Your projects are so darling. TFS.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow, the canvas is so fun and cheerful! At first I thought it was a card and was trying to figure out how you got buttons that small, but I LOVE the fact that it's decor. The little button magnets are a great idea (our fridge doesn't hold magnets...even on the side, which means it's 100% plastic...it makes me feel so safe to eat food out of it). I love that spinner card, too. What did you use for the stamp? I could think of all kinds of words to put in there... ;)