Saturday, January 19, 2013

B = Bling, Buttons & Brads

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter B. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their B element will be featured in their post. If you came from Jen Patrick ~ Roxybonds Scrappin then you're on the right track! 

It would be so awesome to be able to tell you how carefully I planned out my ABC post for the letter B. BUT the truth is I got stuck. I thought about "B = Buzz & Bumble", which is a great new paper pack available on February 1st. Everyone loves a sneak peak, but that just seemed too easy to me.

What do you know ... the answer was right in front of me when I reached for my Originals book to get some card ideas. I'm so excited that this book AND Reflections are being re-released in paperback on February 1st. The cards I ended up making are all designs from the Originals book. I stepped out of my box and made some shapes I don't normally dabble in. AND I'm not going to say it too loudly, but I used all new papers. I am in love with EVERY new paper pack. It's hard to know where to start.

BLING ... here we have Bitty Sparkles & one of the new small flourishes.  This card design is called "Package Deal".

BUTTONS ... I looooooooove Close To My Heart buttons. There are so many great sizes, colors & shapes. I will never have too many! This card design is "Clean Cut".

BRADS ... lets not talk about how many brads I have collected over the years. Just this week I ordered two more packs of these shimmer brads because they're going away in the next Idea Book (that means they're gone after January 31st). I love everything about these. This card design is "Tie Back Tag".

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Can't wait to show you C ... even though I still don't know what it will be!! 

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is ...

Amber La Mons .

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
1.  Amber La Mons ~ Scrapper's Therapy
2.  Lucy Kelleher ~ Love 2 Create
3. Theodora~ Celebrate Crafts
4. Linda ~ Scrappy Therapy
5. Shalana Glass - Scrappin' With Shalana
6. Joanne Barnes - Josie's Joy
7. Kathy Johnson ~ Kathy's Creative Corner
8. Alicia Olson ~ Love Stamping
9. Kelly Lane ~ Paper Petal Memories
10. Jen Patrick- Roxybonds
11. Shelly Nemitz ~ Just One Piece


  1. Love your cards. Thanks for the sneak peek on the new papers. I love Tommy! It's my FAV in the new book. Can't wait to get my set!

  2. Wow Shelly, I love every one of those cards! Can't wait to play with my new goodies.

  3. I loved how you covered more than one B element. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Shelly, you sound like me i'm a collector, but when it comes to using, it's hard to part with them! Thanks for sharing your fabulous projects!

  5. You are the B's knees!!! See what I did there? Hee, hee, hee! This is a fabulous blog hop theme! I only wish I had a chance to do this one. My favorite is the buttons card--how did you ever make me love Tommy? I didn't think it could happen, honestly! Where is the sentiment from??? I gotta know...

  6. I might have t steal the Tommy card! Love it!

  7. cute cards!! YOu make beautiful cards!