Saturday, March 10, 2012

Welcome Scrapbooksteals Friends!



Thanks for joining me on this fine Saturday morning! I was so excited when Kristy, from my favorite scrapbooking supplier- Scrapbooksteals.com,  asked if I wanted to be part of their fabulous blog hop.  How could I resist! Then she said it was going to be Brads and Buttons from Basic Grey.  I seriously love buttons and love having brads to add that little something extra to a layout so I was more than a willing volunteer!

It is kind of intimidating being part of a blog hop because I knew that the other fabulous ladies will have some amazing projects.  I knew that I was going to have to think out of the box to be on par with these ladies.

The idea for my first project, and my favorite, came in the shower. (Isn't that when most of the ideas come?) My daughters love it when I make projects for them so this one was perfect.



I headed to my local Walmart to find some cheap canvas shoes (The kids shoes were $5). Luckily, I snagged the last pair in any of my kids sizes and headed home to work.  With the help of my Cropidile (which punches canvas beautifully), felt, hot glue and some thread, I transforned a very plain pair of canvas shoes into a pair my daughter loves to wear. (For a step by step instructions, you can check out my tutorial HERE.)

Because I just can't stop at one project, I decided to make a mobile for my little baby. Everything she has is pretty much handed down so I thought it would be fun for her to have something that is just for her.


Supplies:

Fancy Pants transparencies

2 children's hangers

Sew Easy floss

Hot glue gun

Bella Blvd Cotton flowers

Yarn

Basic Grey Brads and Buttons


And last but not least, a pretty simple yet fun project.  Hair flowers are all the rage these days and with 3 girls I could use all the hair flowers I can get.  The Basic Grey Brads and Buttons make  fantastic centers for the flowers.

To start I gathered a bunch of supplies that I had hanging around:


Supplies:

Hair clips (Got a big box from Sally Beauty Supply)

Fabric or felt flowers (whatever you have on hand)

Assorted ribbon

Shelf liner (Works great when attached to the clip to make them non-slip)

Hot glue

Basic Grey Brads and Buttons


With some mad hot glue skills I turned my supply pile into these beauties:


A view of the back:


The different sizes of buttons are so great because depending on the size of your flowers, you could have so many different looks.  The brads worked great in adding a cute smooth center.

See, the possibilities with these brads and buttons is endless! Be sure to pick up yours today and think out of the box!

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  2. Kristy Mackeen

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  4. Amber Sheaves Go Here Next

  5. Cristine Redmond

  6. Venetia Holbrook

  7. Charity Becker

  8. Van Nguyen

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81 comments:

  1. Those shoes are adorable! Love them!!

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  2. Okay I love that mobile idea that would be perfet for a certain someone I lknow who is aobut to have triplets.

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  3. Great job, Staci! I love that mobil. It's so whimsical!

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  4. Very cute projects! You are very ambitious!

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  5. What an adorable mobile!! Great job Staci!

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  6. Those shoes are absolutely DARLING! My favorite of your projects. Great job, Staci!!

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  7. Staci!! Those shoes are sooooooo cute! (So are the other projects!), but I think I might have to follow suit and make my little one some matching shoes!

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  8. Great job Staci! These are too cute!

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  9. Jennifer BlomquistMarch 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Staci, these are awesome projects! I love the shoes. Its funny, buttons are designed to be stitched on things but I never think to actually us mine for a sewing type project. But I love this.

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  10. Your projects are delightful. Your kiddos are lucky!

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  11. Love the hair clips and the flexibility. So many choices

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  12. Cute girly ideas!

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  13. Such adorable ideas!! I love the mobile.

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  14. I LOVE the mobile - those are soooo fun to create! I have a newborn niece and this would be perfect! Great Ideas!

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  15. Such adorable ideas!! I love the mobile.

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  16. Great projects! I especially like the mobile.

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  17. Thank you for the cute ideas with tutorial

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  18. Staci! Seriously awesome. Loved the shoe idea - I never would have thought of that!!!! You have some amazing skills girl!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Oh. My. Gosh. I am in LOVE with those button shoes. And the artsy mobile. And the cute flowers. LOVE!

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  20. Such great ideas- but the shoes are my favorites!!

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  21. I love the mobile idea - my sister is having her 3rd little one - she would love this!

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  22. You have been a busy woman! I love the diversity of all the projects! I really want to make some felty hair clips now! Awesome job(s) :)

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  23. Great ideas Staci! I especially love the flower hair clips - super cute!

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  24. Love the hair flower idea!

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  25. Kathleen B. HernandezMarch 10, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    What creative, innovative use of materials and practical too! Great work!KathleenBlog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  26. Staci, those shoes are just too darn cute and my hubby bought Jonah a pair of plain black ones last week ;)

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  27. What a creative idea Staci! I don' think I ever would have thought of that! Your kids must be thrilled. Just as I am at seeing your work : )

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  28. Great projects, but love the shoes most of all.

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  29. You are very creative. Love all of your projects, especially what you did with the canvas shoes.

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  30. What fantastic projects. Love how you made the baby mobile. Awesome. thanks for sharing these wonderful creations.

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  31. vanessa mcphersonMarch 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Girl, you blow me away! I love the mobile... I wish I had an ounce of your creativity!

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  32. What fun and creative ways to use the brads and buttons! Love all your projects Staci!

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  33. Great job Staci!

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  34. Love those shoes and the mobile! I would love to have seen the headbands but for some reason the images didnt' come up :(. Love all that you did Staci! Melanie

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  35. Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Oh my goodness!! These are just about the most adorable and creative projects EVER!!!! Love it!

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  37. I love your fantastic ideas for non-scrapbooking projects:-)

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  38. What great ideas! Love it!

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  39. I love the hair clips and shoes. so many possibilities!

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  40. It was neat to see all the things that can be done outside of papercrafting.

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  41. These are too cute and so original.

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  42. NEVER in a MILLION years would I think to use the buttons and brads on SHOES! AMAAAAAAAAAZING idea!

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  43. Love the flower clips! and would also look great on headbands!

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  44. Love the sneakers... what a fabulous idea!

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  45. You are VERY creative!!!

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  46. Oh my gosh Staci those flowers are so cute! I love everything you made!

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  47. Love love love the baby mobile!!

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  48. I love the button mobile! If my little guy were younger I would making that is a heartbeat!

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  49. That mobile is the cutest thing I have ever seen! And buttons on shoes? Maybe I should do that....I bet my students would love it.

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  50. The shoes are cute. I can see making girly ones with cute buttons and things.

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  51. Thanks for sharing so many ideas, you are one talented lady!

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  52. You definitely got "cool mom" points! :) Great stuff- LOVE the mobile!

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  53. what cute shoes, i'm going to have to make some for my daughter! thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. The kids shoes are amazing. Definatly something my nieces would go crazy over. Very original! The mobile is soo cute. Very stimulating for a baby. All of those strings of buttons to want to pull at :) It almost has the feel of a dream catcher. Every droplet (button) holds a dream, good or bad is up to you. Finally, the hair clips are such a popular necessity right now! Every girl must have hair clips, young or old(er). It's just that the younger version are much more fun, with buttons & flowers galore! You definatly should put up some tutorials on your blog. I would love to see the step by step break down of the shoes & hair accessories.

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  55. Love love love the kids shoes! We love jazzing up our cheap buys and making them look fabulous :) Wonderful!

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  56. I need to get my act together and do those hair bows! So cute! And easy!

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  57. SharonDoesBasketsMarch 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Oh, WOW!!! LOVE those shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  58. wow, great job

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  59. Thanks, for the ideas. While all were cute(the shoes are a Spring/Summer project in the planning, already), I flipped for the flowers! As I'm, just, getting into making hair things for my daughter, I loved the flower ideas. I am, always, forgetting to mix my "scrapbooking" supplies, with my "crafting" ones. This was a great reminder to, just, 'use everything you got'! I, especially, loved the tip about the shelf liner, to make them more 'clippy' and less 'slippy'. Thanks, again~Kristin

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  60. Love your mobile. So whimsical.

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  61. Super fun ideas Staci! Way to think out of the box!

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  62. What fun ideas!

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  63. I love ideas that are out of the box...these are really cute!

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  64. Staci! These are all amazing projects!

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  65. Kathryn GrosstueckMarch 11, 2012 at 6:08 AM

    Cute!!!!! TFS!!

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  67. What a brilliant idea!! My kids would LOVE those shoes!!

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  69. Like the idea with dressing up the canvas shoes-very cute!

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  70. so cute!

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  71. I'm always trying to figure out how to use Fancy Pants transparencies. Thanks for the tip!

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  72. What inspirational ideas for the brads and buttons!!!

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  73. Staci~
    Quick question(and, it may seem pretty obvious), but do you, just, cut a small piece of the shelf liner, for the inner part of the hair clip? Does it hot glue, well, or does it need tacky glue? I think, I know what kind of shelf liner, you're talking about, but, I'm thinking, that would make the clips kinda thick. Help... Thanks~Kristin

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    1. Kristin, I just cut a small piece that is about 2 "bubbles" wide and it hot glues in nicely. It doesn't make them too thick I don't think. It squishes down nicely and just adds enough grip to hold the hair.

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