Sunday, March 13, 2011

Buttons @ The Crafty Pad

Am I really glad to see you this week! 
I have something adorable that I am dyeing to show you, so this is going to be a semi-long post, but I promise there will be lots and lots of pics &  there is lots of little details to show and fill you in on.

BUTTONS
are showcasing their style this week at The Crafty Pad 


And I have had some fun creating some faux ones that turned out stunningly beautiful.  This is also a week that you don't want to miss out on as this week we have a FABULOUS prize up for grabs! 

 Play along with us at The Crafty Pad and your name will be entered into the prize draw to win a Fancy Folds & Motion Paper Crafts CD valued at $17.95 and a one year subscription to Technique Junkie Newsletter.
WOW What a prize! 
 
This crafty little Miss created a desk organizer gift set that was originally made for my BFF but ... then I feel in love with it & could not part with it, lol 
and then ... 
Well the lovely Ms Debbie; the ever so nice boss & designer of The Crafty Pad fell in love with it too 
& ... well ... 
she offered me a trade I could not resist & this little darling of a creation was wrapped and bundled up and sent on its way across the big pond to her :)

Wanna see what all the rave is about ??? 






Now for some of the finer details and then some more pics!
Today on the box top I used The Crafty Pad Girl at Wishing Well image that you can purchase from HERE, and have colored it with my water color pencils.  The DP I have used is B/Grey Curio Upholstery Paper I got from Scrappers Haven and I have mixed it with a complimenting Brazil Brown cardstock.  I stamped all the edges and gave them all a distressed look to match with the distressed box.  

What I am loving most about this little set is that all the pieces are re-stock-able.  
* When you fill the notepad the cover easily slips off so you can add a new pad.
*The Post-it note pad and calendar on the desk easel are both attached with magnets to make changing next years calendar and a new Post-it note book easy.
*The piece with the post-it note pad, the calendar and pencils are also held on by magnets AND it gets better still, this actually has magnets on the back & can be stuck to the fridge.  And to have that handy pencil stuck with it you will never be short on finding something to write with when you need it!  Tried and tested slamming the fridge door with this as well and that pencil did not fall, drop or move an inch!
*The paper clip holder is still refillable and the top easily slides off as per usual.

 Wanna see some more pics???
Close up of the note pad.

 Close up of the fridge organizer.

 Close up of the coffee coaster.

Close up of the easel calendar & post-it note organizer - open.

Close up of the easel calendar & post-it note organizer - closed. 

Close up of the paper clip holder.

View of the pieces un-assembled to show how they all attach with the magnets.


All I need to remember now for a little Christmas gift for Debbie each year is to throw in two mini calendars with magnets on the back with her Christmas card.  Too easy and already noted in the address book to make sure I don't forget! 

I would love to see how you use buttons on your creation this week so please play along with us at The Crafty Pad.  You have till Saturday at 8PM GMT to have those entries into Mr Linky!

Now ... I have another two desk organizers to make to replace this one so I am outta here! 
 
Challenges this creation & I are entering:
Craft Calendar - #18 Spring - Monthly 1st April
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days -  #3 Glitz & glamour - glitz is the wish on box and glamour is the gift
 Little Clair's Designs - #2 Flowers 3rd and last entry
One Stop Craft Challenge - #122 Clean & Simple
Our Daily Bread Designs - ODBDSLC52 Leather or pearls - I have pearls on the box top
Saturday Challenge / Secret Crafter - #125 Flowers for mum
Shannon's Sentiments - #17 Distressing
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Spring has sprung
Wee Memories - Spring or Green
Crafty Ann's - #36 Sketch & or Spring
Res-Q-Challenge - #73 A touch of pink
Aud Sentiments - #23 Birthday cards, Gift packaging or GIFTS
Craft Us Crazy -  #3 Be one with Nature - The wishing well image and the colors
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Pearls
Do You Stack Up - DYSU#10 Layers
Sassy Studio Designs - #63 Use something recycled - Magnets
Southern Girls - Use Flowers (AUS)
Gingersnap Creations - Office Supplies - Ok, so I didn't use office supplies but I have made some :) *** EDIT*** Won Home Page Artist for the week!
Paper Pretties - PWC144 Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - #142 Anything Vintage / Shabby
Desert Island Crafts Challenges - #3 Three or more items from the itinerary - Distressing, hand colored image & pearls
The Stamping Boutique - #1 T(texture) S(Sparkle) B(Buttons) Texture - Distressing, Sparkle - Wish on box lid, Buttons - everywhere ***EDIT* Won random org prize drawing
Ladybug Crafts - #18 Spring Colors
Tuesday Throwdown - #39 Scraps - Buttons are made from my scraps
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - #9 Spring flowers everywhere
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
KB Cute Monday - #6 Pink
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything goes
New Challenge Sunday - Anything goes
Catered Crop - FTR #7 - Recipe  - Spring, printers ink, pearls, ribbon, flowers
Cheerful Stamp Pad - #13 Is it Spring yet?
Stamping Vacation - No No Challenge - No Fancy Borders
Stamping Vacation - New you name the challenge - Buttons & bows
Stamping Vacation - Embellish It Glitter - I have the glittered WISH on box lid
* Anything Goes Challenge - Die Cuts - the heart with image is a die cut (22nd March)
* The Rubber Cafe - #8 Favorite Die - My hearts die (Thurdays)
* MyGrafico - March Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - #53 Glitter and Gems - I have glitter & gems on the box top *** EDIT*** Made top 3
* Incy Wincy Designs - #84 Pastel colors
* Clear It Out Challenge - #1 Anything goes
* For Fun Challenges - Spring
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72 Treasured comments:

aqualeiga said...

Leesa, this is soooo beautiful! I have been admiring it on our Admin blog at TCP and I'm not surprised Debbie loved it too! Lovely of you to send it to her, WTG! It must've taken you hours and hours to make.....can't wait to see the next set you make, I wonder what colours you'll use?! Great to be working with you on TCP DT. Big hugs, Ali x

Chocolate Orange said...

Absolutely stunning !!!
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our ' Glitter and Gems' challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a fabulous project .. it must have taken you ages .. but well worth it .
Thanks for joining us at LCI ths week
Lisa ;)

Rachel B said...

This set is stunning! I love the faux buttons and the flowers! I also love that you were able to use so much of the same papers to get them used up instead of having a ton of scrap left over! And way to go applying this to SO many challenges. Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out!

Jayne said...

Just beautiful, what a great gift! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT.

lalkygirl said...

stunning creation...so many wonderful detailsno wonder debz fell in love with it ,she is a very lucky lady to be waiting on this to arrive
thanks for sharing your projects at digi days and good luck
tracey x

Shannon said...

What a beautiful desk set!!! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Linda McClain said...

Wowzer Wowzer, What an amazing project. It's such a fantastic and thoughtful Christmas gift. Your work is amazing - love the buttons. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

sallysbitz said...

This is a gorgeous creation, must have taken ages... but well worth every second x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

ps.. thanks for joining my blog candy & good luck x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty!

Thanks for joining us on our "Flowers for Mum" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Marjo said...

Gorgeous creations! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo

Janet said...

What a fabulous set! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Suzanne said...

Stunning creations.
Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.
Hugs Sue x

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! What an amazing creation! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!

WencheP said...

Really, really beautiful. Lovely colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

April said...

That is quite an amazing gift set! Really really beautiful...your friend will really love it and cherish it I'm sure!!! Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at TSB!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by the Pixie Blog and for the shout out for Pixie, good luck!

Debbie said...

Hey Leesa - you know already that I just lurve this set.....and I cannot wait to receive it. :)
I love how you have combined the 'girl at wishing well' into the set - showing another fabulous way to use digi images.
I find this set so inspiring and it will surely take pride of place in my home. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Ann Whitfield said...

All I can say is that the trade must have been a goodie!! I don't know how you can bear to part with it. It's abosolutely stunning and as Debbie says a great way to show other ways to use digi images. Thank ou for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Alexeya said...

Smashing project, thanks for OSAAT. x

Miranda said...

awesome project, fantastic
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Karen said...

Gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shopps Best.
xx

Jen said...

What a fabulous project, so cleverly designed and beautifully made. A treat for someone. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge this week.
Jen x

Denise and Louise said...

Wow!! What a fantastic project. Truly stunning. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Denise Clark said...

This is one of those WOW situations! WOW WOW! This looks like lots of hard work with absolutely stunning results! Who would love to have this desk set! Perfect!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! This earns you entry in the April 1st $25.00 gift certificate drawing!

Sue said...

Wow, what a stunning project, I'm not surprised you couldn't part with it!! Thanks for joining in with my Spring Colours Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink!!
Sue xx

Marcy said...

Hiya! Fancy meeting you here. LOL Wow!! What a gorgeous set!! Love it!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at DYSU. Hugs, Marcy

Betty said...

Wow wow!!!!! this is Amazing is so Gorgeous and oozes creativity ,absolutely adorable desk set.
Debbie's one lucky lady
Betty x x

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

What a fantastic gift set. Love how you can put in replacements for it. It is far to gorgeous to give up once the supplies are used up. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

Carol S. said...

A very pretty collection. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire for our blog challenge. Carol S. LCDT xx

Michele said...

i can see why it is hard to part with this one -- it is truly beautiful! thanks for joining the "is it spring yet?" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad. xo

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! This is such a gorgeous set!! What an awesome gift!! Each and every piece is exquisite!! Thanks for sharing and for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week! Look at all those challenges!!

Taylor said...

What a stunning set! I have been drooling over this for quite awhile, lol!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Desert Island Crafters!!

Anita said...

Such a beautifu gift set. Whoever received that is one lucky person! Thank you for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

Martha said...

wow this is stunning, thanks for playing with Clear it OUt

Vicki Romaine said...

What a neat stationery set. And it has all the signs of Spring. Thanks for joining "Is It Spring Yet?" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Marie said...

Stunning project/gift set of yours. Looks fantastic. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Lynn said...

Hi Leesa, what a stunning piece of creativity! Your work is simply gorgeous!You couldn't buy this in a shop that's for sure!
huggs
Lynn xxx
PS:I hope you find your mojo! Sometimes life gets the better of us, we just have to find our way around it :)

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such amazing creations, and beautiful colours, and so many beautiful gifts,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 125 Flowers for Mum

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.
SCSC DT

theCook said...

What a great set! Clever idea! Thanks for antering our spring colors challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

skylife said...

WOW that's AMAZING! I'm speechless! Everything is awesome - love the papers, the idea - everything!!!
Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

sue said...

great projects love the colour combo thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

iReneM said...

An absolutely fabulous project. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
x

Giovana said...

Thanks for sharing your project with us and submit it to the Wee Memories Challenge.

Motherhen3 said...

Beautiful, what a lot of lovely crafty work. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our blog challenge, Gaynor LCDT

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow what a lot of projects thanks for sharing with us at OSCC, Lisa & Janet

PetraB said...

How wonderful is this! Your projects are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

Love crafts forever said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for playing at OSAAT this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

Lauren said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining our recycling your scraps challenge at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!

Lauren

majsan said...

This was breathtaking!!Loved it. All the nice details and lovely color combo...
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY this time.
Hugs,
Maria

Twiglet said...

Oh such pretty creations! Thanks for becoming our newest follower! x Twiglet (Sisters crafty creations)

Kathy said...

My goodness, what a lovely project here! So detailed and pretty, someone will be very happy using this desk set. Thanks for playing along at SSD this week.

Liz, said...

Thanks for joining in this month at Crafty Calendar.

Liz x

Audrey said...

Wow! What a stunning set! Absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Dawny P said...

Oh what a fabulous set chick - love those pretty colours :) Thank you for joining us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

maxine said...

stunning set Leesa thanks for joining us at Little Claire designs x

Jacqueline said...

wow - you have been busy - love how the whole set coordinates together - so pretty.
~ Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline
ps. i have a blog hop with candy on april 1-5

Sande said...

OMW how BEAUTIFUL pile of creations!! I love the paper you have used! And all the things you have done!

Thanks for joining us at SSDS!

Hugs, Sande

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, this is one stunning gift set you have created here.....AWESOME!!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!!Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

lynne said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! This is just amazing. Every piece of the set is gorgeous. I love your work and admire it all the time!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender for our spring challenge!

Lynne x

Linda said...

Oh My Goodness. This is amazing! I love everything. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for joining us at SSDS with your wonderful project.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a beautiful set!

Thanks for joining us at The Rubber Cafe for this weeks challenge to use your favorite dye!

Kristine :0)

scrapn_momof2 said...

WOW WOW WOW. What a gorgeous set!!!

Thank you for joining us over at CRAFT US CRAZY!!

April said...

You might want to check out TSB challenge blog ;-)

Denise said...

fabulous! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Cheryl said...

Oh wow! Your projects are GORGEOUS!

Helen said...

Wow these are all fabulous projects!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Patricia said...

Very pretty love the flowers, thanks so much for joining us in our Flower Challenge at Southern Girls. I hope to see you again.
~Patricia

Alicia said...

This is so pretty! A lot of work has obviously gone into this set. I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls.
Alicia xx

Michelle Single said...

So fabulous! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this as a gift! Thanks for playing with Shannon's Sentiments!

SmilynStef said...

What a fantastic gift set ... love all of the great components ... thanks for joining our Office Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

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