Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blogiversary Challenge #1 & Giveaway

Welcome to the 1st HIMCR 2 Year Blogiversary Celebration challenge!!  Buttons & Bows!!

The first challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page or any paper project using Buttons & Bows!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's what I came up with:

 You don't have to use this many buttons! LOL!

 Cake layers were cut at 2.5"

Card Base: SU Orchid Opulence 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Purely Pomegranate 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   Early Espresso, So Saffron, Confetti Cream
Ink: VersaMark, Rose Red
Stamps:  SU Bring On the Cake
Accessories:  Cricut & Straight from the Nest cartridge, Cuttlebug & Houndstooth embossing folder, SU Purely Pomegranate ribbon, and BUTTONS!

 Be sure and use the linky below to show everyone what you come up with and to be entered into the drawing for the prize!

 Buttons, Bows (ribbon) and some flowers too!

Plus, just leaving ONE comment on this post and/or submitting your creation here gets you more entries for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!

Remember you have until Wednesday, August 17th at midnight to get entered into the giveaways!  Be sure and check out the guidelines HERE.


  1. Fun challenge, now I have to get to thinking. LOL
    Love how you used your buttons on the cake card.

    Smiles Sher

  2. Happy Blogiversary! Fabulous inspiration. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  3. You can never have too many flowers or buttons. Love the card so cute!I thought this would be more challenging but Inspiration just came :)

  4. Very cute card Laurie and fun challenge.

  5. Cant Wait to see the next challange!!! love your challanges!

  6. Love your challanges! Cant wait to see what you have in store for us next!

  7. Love buttons and ribbon! Cute challenge So many possibilities.

  8. Happy Blogiversary!!!
    DMcardmaker (email follower)

  9. A very Happy Blogiversary to you! Here's to many many more years of 'Hiding In My Craft Room'! TFS and thanx for the inspiration!


  10. gorgeous card and happy blogiversary!!

  11. Congratulations on your 2 year blogiversary! Time sure goes by fast doesn't it?! Always enjoy your creations and teaching style. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Congrats on 2 years!!! Love the card and the challenge however no button in this craft room :( but I will be posting for the next challenge.
    PS: Im so glad I found your blog a couple of days ago so I can participate in your challenges, thank you!

  13. congrats on two years, love the cute buttons

  14. What a fun birthday card! I just love the cake idea using the buttons!

  15. I love buttons and I think you used just the right amount! What a cute card!!

    ~ JD ~

  16. I love what buttons do to a card! So cute!

  17. Congrats Laura on your blog anniversary. Love receiving my daily updates and checking out all the amazing work you do.
    Please count me IN on your great giveaways!
    kadielabadie at live dot com

  18. My entry is only one button and one bow, but I think this little bunny is too cute not to show off. Thanks!

  19. Adorable card!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

  20. love the colors in this cute card!

  21. Fantastic colors. Love the combo!


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