Monday, October 3, 2011

Card Patterns Fun and BUTTONS GALORE

I have a couple of pictures I want to share with you.  First is this photo I took showing my awesome score from the Goodwill this morning.  I had another lady who saw the huge bag in my cart, and felt I should have to share them with her.  Sorry, but this was my glorious SCORE.  I paid $4 for this beautiful load.

I also wanted to share this next photo.  I've mentioned before that I am a "ribbon addict", but I don't think people realize just how bad this fixation of mine truly is.  I have these plastic ribbon boxes that were sold at Target several years ago.  They are four wide and fifteen boxes high (that's 60 boxes).  Each box has six holes with about six different yardages of ribbon coming out of each hole.  I LOVE RIBBON.

Now, on to the important stuff.  This card was made based on a sketch over at Card Patterns Challenge Weekly Sketch Blog.  It is based on their sketch #135.

You can see this darling sketch, and even enter the challenge, by clicking on the following link: - Sketch #135

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.  I always appreciate your sweet comments, and I want you all to know that I've been having trouble posting comments on many blogs.  So, if I don't post a comment, please understand that I AM visiting your blogs.  I just need to figure out what it going wrong, and if you are familiar with this problem - please let me know.

Blessings to you,



  1. OMG! I'd be in heaven with that many buttons!!! What a great deal!!! And all that ribbon...wowza!!!!

  2. What a haul!!! I scored a ton of vintage sewing patterns a huge plastic bag for $2.70. I wanted them making flowers for cards and layouts and when i got them to the cashier she tried to keep me from buying them...HA!! No way chicky!!! Enjoy your marvelous buttons!!!! Heck,spread them on the living room floor and roll around in them nekkid and laugh maniacally, I would!!!! :P

    That card is beautiful too by the way!!!

  3. wow looks like lots of fun... thanks for sharing..

  4. Hi, Karen!! AWESOME score at Goodwill!!! I am a button and ribbon junkie myself, so I totally appreciate your ribbon stash - ha! ha! ;)

    Lovely always create the prettiest things! By the way, I've got a treat for you over at my blog

    Lastly, I was having trouble with posting a few days ago too, so I googled the problem to see how to fix it and it has to do with your settings and cookies. Hope this helps - I know how frustrating it can be when computer/web things don't work right - ha! ha!

    Have a SUPER day!


  5. Oh my giddy aunt Karen!!!! What an amazing bargain you got on the buttons and in my lifetime I dont think I will ever see so many ribbons. Thats one of the things I dont have much of Im afraid. Between ribbon and papers Ive been a very neglectful crafter. Dont know how it happened! Anyway, awesome photos. I love your card too. The butterflies are beautiful. And I love the brown paper, so cute. Lee xx

  6. Hi Karen, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting, you were so very kind. I have to say I am envious of that glorious button stash find, not to mention the ribbons! Gotta love Goodwill, lol!

    Your blog is just lovely, and full of lovely creations too! Take care!

  7. OMG!! I am a ribbon addict too and I love your solution!!!

  8. Hi Karen! VERY cool ribbon collection! I just wanted to let you know that you have won the copy of Holiday Cards and More on my blog. Please send me your address! :)


  9. Hi Karen!

    Sorry that I am posting this here, but I didn't see an email address anywhere.

    I have some great news for you! After much deliberation, the Design Team and I would like to invite you to join us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. Please let me know if you are still interested, you can email me at kallee.ko.bowtique[at]gmail[dot]com. Once I hear back from you I will give you all the info you need. I look forward to hearing from you!


  10. This is such a pretty card! I love the colors. Your blog is such a warm and fun place to visit. :)

  11. Wow, that's a lot of buttons! Beautiful butterfly card. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

  12. You inspired me to go to Goodwill and look for buttons. The hubby even helped out in the search. Although I didn't bring any buttons home, I did not come home empty handed! LOL!