Sunday, July 18, 2010

CHALLENGE #2: Buttons & Bows!

Welcome to the second Lasting Memories Layout Challenge!! To see all of the lovely layouts from my Design Teammates, hop on over to the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog.
This weeks theme is "Buttons & Bows." I don't usually use alot of ribbon in my layouts, and I can't remember if I have ever used real buttons, so this was a fun challenge for me! Both the Ribbon and Buttons I used came from a Close To My Heart package called "Miracles".

Last November we had a huge celebration for my husband's Grandmother's 90th birthday! These are some pictures from the event and I thought the buttons added a cute/fun element to the page.

 There were both large and small buttons in the package, so I decided to use them all. I secured the ribbon around the red paper, and then pop-dotted the buttons on top. They ended up sticking up quite high off the page and I love the 3D element that it adds.
 Since this week's challenge theme was "Buttons & Bows," my original thought was to make the buttons appear to be like a 'bow' on the ribbon. I am not sure that it turned out looking that way, but I don't like bows, so I just stuck with buttons anyway!
 Since I don't use ribbon very often, I usually struggle with making it stick/stay and still look nice. When I do use ribbon, I wrap it around paper, and secure it to the other side with double sided tape runner. Any tips for how to use ribbon more efficiently, or more frequently with less frustration? I love tips!
Don't forget to head over to Lasting Memories and link up YOUR OWN "Buttons and Bows" layout. You just never know what you might win!


  1. Hi Pris! This is awesome! What a great birthday celebration too. I think you did a fantastic job. I don't use buttons/bows/ribbon on my layouts alot either, that's why I thought this would be a good challenge!

  2. The red and white has such a great contrast! Looks like a really nice day to celebrate!

  3. Very imaginative use of the buttons. How fun!

  4. This is a great layout with fun pictures and you know I love the buttons.

  5. Pris this is a really great layout. I like the way you used the ribbon and buttons. 90 years old wow that is awsome. Looks like everyone had fun.

  6. Very nice! I like how you used the buttons.