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Thursday, 5 May 2016

The B's Buttons Brads etc

Mother's Day can be so tough
and bring such mixed emotion for so many. So instead of going for Mother's Day this
close to the holiday, I thought we should encompass all things B.

That means, if you use Brads, Bling, Buttons, Babies, Bears, Bees, Butterflies ...... well you get the point, then enter this dare. The beauty of this is that if you are celebrating being a Mom, your mom or a mom you admire, you can still bring these creations  and celebrations to this challenge.

Because let's face it, if you are a Mom, its definitely the most underpaid, highest value job. Especially if you had to raise me or my brother!


To kick us off is mom who raised 3 boys of her own. I'm sure she's had her fair share of adventures!

Are you ready for the next Emerald Creek Supplies Dare Challenge!!!
I created a fun "Celebrate" card using a fun Flower Brad and Buckle from the Emerald Creek store 
along with the World Fair paper collection from Graphic 45.


I love this gorgeous vintage photograph of a knife thrower's assistant! She must indeed have been fearless! Women looked so much more feminine and soft back then, didn't they? 
The background for my card was done using Alcohol inks on Yupo paper. 



I am using Brads and buttons for our "Bring on B's challenge"!
I've altered Embroidery hoop, have given vintage and feminine touch for this project.
For more information and details pls visit my blog Neon Diary.



It's all about Babies, Brads, Buttons and Buckles for this weeks challenge! For this challenge, I've altered a mini clipboard to create a beautiful vintage baby girl home decor piece, perfect to add to a baby girls room.


Bringing on the B's! Buttons, brads and buckles, or better yet...button brads!! some of my favorite things from the Emerald Creek line. For this challenge I used two 5X5 canvasses glued together and my new addiction, Distress Crazing Medium!! I love the look it gives.

Emerald Creek Supplies Used:





Congratulations to Sara of Sara's Closet,  winner of the 

Sara please email Kim at for your prize code.

Our Top 3 bloggers are:

Please email Kim, and tag Top 3 for your Badge to post on your Blog.

In the spirit of appreciating Mom and the Ladies in our life we are rolling out our new 
Thank You deal.
Every month there will be a discount for each of  the participants to access.
We love having all of you (guys too) participating!

Now it's your turn. We can't wait to be inspired by you!

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  1. Congrats on your win Sara!! And Congrats to our top the creativity you shared with us! ANd Design Team....always knocking it outta the park with inspiration!!

    1. Thank you, Cathy! I love your grungy canvas! Those bricks!

  2. WOW - fabulous creations! Love all the colours and inspiration. TFS

  3. Congrats on winning Sara Emily! As well congratulations to our top 3. Once again the design team hit this one out of the park and created some beautiful inspiration pieces.

    1. Thank you, Katelyn! I adore that altered clipboard; you do amazing things with those papers and love those brads(?). I will be by for the details!

  4. Great lineup! Sara Emily - this project deserved a medal!!! So cool! Biggest congrats!

    1. Awe, Autumn, you are such a doll! Thank you!

  5. Wow! What a surprise to see my grungy problem child of a card show up as winner! Thank you, Ladies for picking it! And congratulations to Irit, Samra and Deb! All your projects are fabulous and so deserving!

    Bee-utiful inspiration from the talented Design Team using all those B things! Great projects, and I can't wait to take some time to get to see the details up close! You rock!

    1. I loved your project, So I am really happy it won. with so many entries sometimes the vote gets divide amongst project and we don't get to reward you.Big Hugz and thank you for all you do.

  6. Beautiful design Sara and huge congrats! Congrats to Irit, Samra, and Deb as well! Wonderful theme and delightful takes by the DT!

    1. We missed you but after seeing what your team was working on, I totally get it. Excellent anniversary post to all of your team. Thanks for coming back. :)

  7. Thank you for the fun challenge and all the awesome DT creations too Karen x

  8. I loved your creations this challenge! So gorgeous, so adorable and both were delightful!

  9. Amazing inspiration from the DT as always, wonderful examples of how to creatively use the 3 B's! Congratulations to Sara, Irit and Samra and thank you for including me as one of your top 3 bloggers! Deb xo