Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Once upon a time.....

there was a boy who loved to skate.  He convinced his mother to wait in a very long line in a big arena in downtown LA so he could skate.  He got that chance and he got to do it all alone. 

If you aren't a regular reader of my poor neglected blog, this is the story I'm referring too.  I'm bad about uploading photos off my phone and I've had these for months.  While sifting through my latest flair shipment, I came across this one.

Once Upon A Time....

Mixed with stars.

 Sequins are from Studio Calico.  Flair is from A {flair} for buttons Etsy Shop and the papers are from Crate Paper.  Their latest boy line.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Did you win?

Shelley posted the winners of the Flair sets on the blog this week.  Check to see if you were a winner and then drop her an email.


Here are the winners chosen at random from our blog hop! Please email me at to let me know which set of flair you would like me to send you! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the hop! Have a great rest of the week! Shelley
Miriam Prantner
Amy Coose
Jessica Rodarte
Julie Tucker-Wolek

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Adorkable You!

You read that title right.  Adorkable.  I received some new flair in the mail and this one caught my eye. I really could use it for 50% of the photos I take of my son because, well, he does adorkable things.  He's always making a face or doing something silly.

So when I started sorting through photos to scrap and saw these, I knew they were perfect.  I take him to a place called Sports Clips.  This is kind of a guys only haircut place.  They do cut womens' hair but they specialize in men.  The cut, hot towel and massage package is my son's favorite.  The first time we went in, he hopped up in the chair and told the girl what he wanted.  Previously, we'd been going to Fantastic Sams and they were always shocked he liked getting his hair cut.  Most kids cried and fought their way out of the chair.  Not my son!

Plus, he's a bit of a charmer, so he's charmed the girls in this shop.

Anyway, this was the perfect flair to go with this photo AND it became my title too.
I mixed in all kinds of fun stuff from my stash.  MME papers to start.
 Freckled Fawn paper clips.  Oh how I LOVE these.  I'm also testing a Wink of Stella brush tip pen that I love.  I 'colored' in the space of the word 'love' with the glitter pen making it stand out just a little.
 And on this Dear Lizzy wood veneer heart.
 And on the stamped letters on my title.
 Since the move, I've uncovered a bunch of older supplies.  This 'I love this boy' stamp is from Cat's Life Press.  They make a bunch of really cute stamps.  This is a tiny one and I will be using it more often.  Of course, there are enamel dots.  No, I didn't make my own by melting down perler beads.  I don't have the time or patience for that.
 My little cluster of embellishments.  The 'cool' stamp is also from Cat's Life Press, the tag is from Chic Tags and the stamped 'YOU' is a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  Flair is from A {Flair} for Buttons Etsy Shop.

Second flair is from the same shop and the tags are from Chic Tags.  I really dug around in my stash for the supplies and tried to use some older items.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Welcome to the Spring Blog Hop with A Flair for Buttons!

(Leave a comment for a chance to win a set of {flair} from the shop.)

Its no surprise I love flair.  Shelley has been releasing new sets frequently and its so hard to pick and choose which sets to work with!  I love these metal embellishments and I think they are the perfect 'finishing touch' to my projects.

Here are a few of my latest projects using some new sets.  (Scroll down to see previous projects.)

Now check out the rest of the AFFB Design Team to see what they created!

Erica Weinstock  < < < you are here!

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a set.  In case you just can't wait to get your hands on some of these fun little buttons, here's a coupon code to get you started!  (You have until midnight of the 21st to leave a comment.  Winners will be chosen later in the week and announced here.)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sneaks and a Blog Hop

This Saturday....join us!

We will be sharing some fun projects using {flair} from the shop!  Shelley just added tons of new sets.

Here's a teaser (or two).....

 (Why does Blogger insist on flipping my pictures?)

I've got 2 finished layouts and 2 more in the works.  Maybe a mini album.  We'll see how badly work kicks my butt this week.  ;)