Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 84: Use Your Oldest Buttons!

Hello everyone!  This week at Shopping Our Stash we are challenging you to use some of your oldest buttons! I have to admit, I have a thing for buttons.  I have a big mason jar full of old buttons I find at thrift stores and the like.  I also have a storage drawer full of ones I have collected here and there- card kits in swaps, bought at the store, etc.  I love finding old buttons at resale shops.  It's so neat to image what they might have done in their past lives, and the the old vintage packaging is so neat.  I also like the well-worn ones that show a lot of use- and someone's keeping them instead of tossing them away!

On this card I used some yellow buttons I bought from a clothing factory outlet store a few years ago. I got a sandwhich-size bag of yellow ones and red ones, along with smaller amounts of other colors for next to nothing.  My kinda deal!

I used up more of my October Afternoon Paper stash and used an extra-sassy sentiment that I bought on ebay a few years back too.  I can say I have never used this one.

I hope you can join us this week at Shopping Our Stash!


Deena said...

I have this paper too...was smitten by it and then didn't know what I should do with it...you gave me a jumping point to get started with your card! Love it and the buttons are fabulous! I am also a button hoarder and can't resist getting them when I see them places!

lauren bergold said...

LOVE the paper, LOVE the buttons.... but seriously... i almost CHOKED with laughter when i saw the sentiment! soooooooooooooooooooooo completely awesome, especially when paired with sweet missus "butter wouldn't melt" in the pic! you are a GENIUS!!!! ♥♥♥

Danni said...

Fun card!! Fun sentiment too! Hehe!

jimlynn said...

Oh my....Carla....I'm in love with those big buttons!! I love a good deal too and am always roaming around a good thrift store.
Love your card.

Jessi Fogan said...

That sentiment is me. All over. And with the old school gal? AWESOME.

Glimpses of My Heart said...

So cute and vintagey!! Love it! Love the twine tied in the buttons! Great job!

Margaret said...

Love those buttons and your fun card! I love shopping for buttons too, and don't use them nearly enough, but they sure look pretty in their jars! :)

ScrappySandie said...

Don't ya just love getting great deals on crafty items! Love your retro-looking card! Colors, image, embellies...all wonderful!