June 1, 2010

Cute As A Button

Isn't this adorable! I am 3 weeks late on the SOUS Challenge with this layout, but I don't care!!!! Their button challenge was the inspiration for this layout. This is also a qualfier for Frosted Designs Button Challenge. This is our little Gavin and he is a hoot. I think he is going to be the class clown or grow up to be a comedian! He looks you right in the eye and says... "HaHaHa" and as soon as you laugh he just cracks up with laughter! We were waiting for dinner to be put on the table and he was as happy as could be with his little HaHaHa.
This is my layout.... it sure doesn't get easier that this does it? Cut twice and ready to go.
I had so much fun with this layout and tried to keep it as fun as Gavin. Buttons are kind of fun to work with as they come in almost every color size and shape. I just used what I had on hand.



The papers are from DCWV, the Cafe stack. After I started cutting I added the orange page from another DCWV stack. I really think the orange mad the page pop.
I started by stapling the 2" ribbon stips on but it just added too much bulk and seemed like it would be harder to adhere the buttons so I changed and used mini dots. First I added a dot to the center to hold it folded in half and then one under it to hold it in position. as shown below.
You can easily see the difference in using and not using the staples in theses photos. I quickly changed and stayed with the mini glue dots.
I placed the ribbons in opposite corners as I wanted the colors of the paper to show. If I had used all the way around I think it would have been way too much for a boys page.
I cut the title out twice and glued together for a thicker almost chipboard look and then used pop dots to lift the title to give it added dimension.
I also cut the little butterfly out twice and cut off the wings of one and glued on to the other, and folded the wings up so when it is on the page it has movement to it.
Isn't he cute? On this photo you can see I even glued a couple of heart buttons on the large round to add a little interest.
See when I pull the camera back our little butterfly looks all a flutter!
I did do some journaling on this with a simple tag.
Thats my page our our handsome little Gavin. I hope you enjoyed todays project. Here is the Cute As A Button Gypsy File.
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27 comments:

Sandi Clarkson said...

Well, it's back to work for me today but I wanted to pop over and see your page! It is adorable. Love the ribbon and button treatment. But those photos ... omigosh, he is just the cutest! Great page! And gald you could join the button challenge.

Beatriz said...

Beautiful page! Love all the details and the title is perfect. What a cutie he is! Happy Tuesday!

Chelle said...

He's such a cutie! I really like the ribbons and buttons. I need to do more embellishing on my pages. Sometimes I just want to get the pictures on a page so I can feel like I'm making progress.

Lori Apgar said...

Gavin is such a cutie!! I love the ribbon and buttons on this page ~ especially the little heart buttons on top of the big buttons!!

Kwilt said...

What an adorable page Sheila...especially when you have fun subjects to work with!!! :)
TFS!
Huggs...Kathy

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

this is an adorable lo... & is he just too cute!

Kel said...

Clever..clever. Great colors.. great techniques..thanks for sharing

Leah said...

Well...better late then never! I tried following a few challenges and was late one way or another! LOL! This is so adorable and the photos are great and thats a fun story..gotta love kids!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What an adorable layout, and Gavin is so cute, he made me laugh. The pictures are just too cute.

June said...

This is a very sweet layout!!! He definitely made me laugh just looking at the photos!! Love those ribbons and colors!!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [01 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

217 Creations said...

I need to take a LO Class from you!

flowerdisco said...

I love Gavin's blue eyes and those cute little dimples.

Love That Bug said...

Sheila,
I love it. He is to cute for words. I love his lil smile and the dimples.
Stacy

Magoo said...

this has got to be my FAVOURITE layout of yours so far!!!


Ribbons and Buttons are my favourite ~ what a truly wonderful and happy layout!!!! :) :)

Granny said...

I love this layout and this cute little guy. The different colors really look nice.

Lisa said...

WOW, that is one cute layout Sheila and Gavin is adorable.

Debbie said...

Shelia - such a fun and colorful layout for those adorable pictures. Love the ribbon and buttons!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Such an adorable layout. Love the ribbon strips! Will have to try that :)

kgsilvashop said...

I love this page! Your cut file is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us....

Karen (flywhistle)

Nanne said...

oh you are so right about him being such a little cutey.. and there is no such thing as being late for SOUS..LOL I adore your layout, the colors are fab and those ribbons, wow.... really have out done yourself this time Sheila.. :O)
hugs
Nanné

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Word Art(s), Word Book(s) post on Jun. 02, 2010. Thanks again.

Pat said...

Love the design& papers you used! Your little guy is adorable!

Joni Parker said...

Great story...love the ribbon & buttons. Thanks for sharing w/us at Frosted Designs.

Debbie said...

Hi Shelia! You know how much I love this layout. Great use of the buttons. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Kim said...

I love, love, love this layout! The ribbons and buttons are fantastic! I love the photos! THanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!
blessings,
kim xXx

CraftyGirl said...

Sheila... I know I am a little slow visiting but this is adorable!! What a little cutie!! Love your combination of ribbons and buttons!! Fabby LO my friend!!
Barb :)