Button, Button, I’ve got the buttons!

When I saw these cute button bracelets on Jill Olsen’s Blog, I knew I had to make one for my sister’s birthday! Of course, her birthday was in February, but she just got it last weekend while I was visiting her house.

They are fun and easy to make with 30 Stampin’ Up! buttons (10 each of three different sizes), a little stretchy cord on a needle and a crimping bead. Jill posted a video tutorial here. Need some buttons to make your own? Order them here!

Simply Adorned: Wish

My sister Mindi hit the big 4-0 last week and I wanted to make her a gift with some bling for her Shiny Surprise party (that I was sad to miss), so what better than one of Stampin’ Up!’s new Simply Adorned charms with a personalized insert? I think it will be right up her alley, even if it is late. But she expects no more from me than to be fashionable late 🙂 If you know her, she is all about *sparkly* stuff…and even goes so far as to embellish her feline house-mates with be-dazzled beauty. Since the inserts can be changed according to mood/outfit, I am going to make her a few other glittery choices, too.

This is the 1″x1 1/4″ nickel-plated rectangle charm and I love the beveled glass on the front! The back is also glass, so I filled it with the Sending Love Designer Series paper that it is sitting on. You can change out the insert to match whatever you are wearing…and try putting in photos of you and your VALENTINE, or show off those darling offspring! Try adding it to one of our stainless steel bracelets or chains (available now in the Occasions Mini catalog).

GOOD NEWS FOR YOU: If you order this or the 1″x1″ charm from me OR on my website before April 30th, I will send YOU the same insert as a Thank You!

Crafty Creativity (more from Convention…)

Shelli Gardner, Co-founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up! shared a tower of gift ideas with us at convention, including some beautiful hand-made jewelry (a peek at what’s coming in the Holiday Mini Catalog beginning in September!) I enjoyed this article from the Deseret News about convention and a blog report from Paper Crafts Jennifer Schaerer who also shares a look at just a few of the display boards we as demonstrators flock to during convention to fill our creative cups!