Monday, January 28, 2013

Sentimental Sundays #139 - Thanks

Ok...I know it's not Sunday. It's a fabulous Monday! :) I'm just a bit behind this week, but I'm getting stuff checked off my to-do lists and taking care of a few things that have come up. In the meantime, I've been doing the happy dance over the last few days, looking forward to sharing good news with you...

I'm a new Design Team member for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog where the focus is handmade projects with a sentiment!

You can see the whole team and the official announcement HERE.

This week's theme is :
THANK YOU (plus a sentiment) and is sponsored by:

Donating: 3 images, winners choice!

This Wednesday stop by for a peek into my studio and the creative chaos that is currently the state of affairs. I'll admit it's not a pretty sight...or I'm in the process of reorganizing and dare I say p.u.r.g.i.n.g...not an attractive word, is it?

Anyhoo, I love visiting thrift stores for my artsy supplies. Things I find are inexpensive and sometimes worse for wear, but I love to give these forsaken items a little TLC! Buttons are one of my favorite finds. Over time, I have collected quite a few buttons and figured I better start using them!

Added stickles to all the buttons
(felt like the buttons needed a little something...ack...I can't stop!) 

Lately, I've been using sketches to help me use up my stash. I've got to get rid of my excess or use it up, so I'm being proactive in my purging! I found a new to me CAS challenge blog:

This sketch is about as CAS as you can get! I searched around for another sketch, thinking I'd like more options, but then decided to give it a go...after all it's called a challenge, right?

Thought I could use a little help, so this image from the
was the extra little oomph! I needed:

See the snow, the rolling hills, the bright dancing colors? I'm from Alaska and this picture leads me to thoughts of this: aurora borealis

Gather all those elements together, get the creative juices flowing and here's my take:

What do you think? It was really difficult for me to stay within CAS boundaries!

We would love to have you play along with us, so click on THIS LINK to see the rest of the DT's projects, get some inspiration and then link up your project!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Playing along with these challenges, too!


  1. You nailed this Angi! Great CAS card! Congrats on your new design team too!!



  2. A fab LIM card. I love the embossing folder you've used.

  3. Fantastic card. The cheery rainbow colours made me smile!

  4. Ooooo I am loving all of that awesome texture and the fact that you used all of those colorful buttons is just awesome. Great CAS card. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  5. Lovely bright card - like the use of buttons.

  6. Congratulations on your new DT! :^) And I love your card--the embossing and design are fabulous! Love the buttons, too, especially the sparkle & color! You have given me a new lease on buttons, so thank you for that! :^) And thank you for sharing this gem with us at Jellypark Friends! Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Fantastic card! Thank you for joining us for our "Button" challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  8. Cute, thanks for playing at Catch The Bug.

  9. This is fun!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Super nice card... looks great with those buttons. I am going to go check out the CAS challenge... I love those kind!... HUGS... SK :)

  11. angi this is fabulous! love the wavy row of buttons

    Thanks for joining us this week!

    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  12. Smashing card - love your wavy line of buttons!


  13. This is such a fun card and I love the colorful buttons and the way you arranged them across the card. The textures are a wonderful contrast.

  14. Beautiful CAS card Angi! Thanks for playing along with our photo inspiration challenge this week. Good luck and I hope you'll join us today for our February Anything Goes challenge
    Bugaboo DT

  15. Anji, what a fun and happy card! Love the row of buttons! So glad you joined us for the photo inspired challenge at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky G

  16. fabby card Angi - looks so great with the buttons.
    Doreen xx

  17. Love the card Angi! Congrats again on being part of SS!

    Sandy S
    SS DT


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! I read all of the comments and appreciate your thoughts. May all your Mayhem be crafty messes...inky hugs!