These would make great Christmas gifts . . .

I've checked with

The Button Farm Club

and there are still a few of the following album kits available:

 

The Great Outdoors

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A simple to put together folio,

this is a perfect mini for the hunter and fisherman.

Post their photos in the book for a 

one-of-a-kind Fall remembrance.

 

Heritage Mini Book

BFC_1_110x110@2xTell your family's story in this inter-active folio.

A perfect gift for someone who has everything

except organized family heritage photos.

 

Joy of Christmas Banner

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Visions of sugar plums will dance in their heads

as you light the included fairy lights 

on this Christmas banner.

What a great gift for someone

who is unable to decorate their home for the holidays.

Is Grandma in a retirement home?

This could bring JOY to her room!

 

Christmas In The Country Mini Book

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in this elegant mini.

Lots of room for photos in the inter-active pages.

 

You can find one or all of the above on this page:

The Button Farm Club with Nancy Wethington


I love to learn . . .

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My obsession is mini-books but there's always a new way to make them from scratch.

For this mini,

I followed 2 tutorials by my on-line friend

Clare Charvill from My Creative Spirit.

At one time, Clare and I both served on the Graphic 45 Design Team.

That's when I first saw her work

and it was fabulous.

Following 2 of her YouTube Tutorials, I created this book

that combines an old and new-to-me technique.

Here's some photos of the mini inside pages:

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I also combined two of my favorite collections from

Stamperia and Ciao Bella.

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Now it's time to add more embellishments.

This has been so fun to create

thanks to

Clare Charvill

for the inspiration.


JOY of Christmas Banner . . .

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With Halloween almost at an end

here comes the parade of Holidays.

And what better way to decorate your home

than with a 

Button Farm Club Joy of Christmas banner

This double-sided banner has a bit of everything

to brighten up your mantle, doorway or bookcase.

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J-O-Y letters

5 large heavy banner pieces

beautiful papers & embellishments

from My Mind's Eye

battery operated fairy lights to brighten your day.

Christmas bells

&

more!

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Because this is a double sided banner, 

there are pockets and insert spots to hold your

cherished holiday photos.

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This project works quickly and is easily put together.

With full instructions included

it's a fun family project.

You can find the entire kit at the

Button Farm Club.

A walk-thru video can be found here:

JOY Banner - an exclusive Button Farm Club kit

designed by Nancy Wethington


Every now and then . . .

there's a chance to create something from my stash.

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And we all have plenty of stash.

This past week I've played with Graphic 45's Rectangle Tag & Pocket Album.

As I was building the inter-active pages, this album grew . . .

and grew . . .

and grew . . .

to the point that if I kept all the pages in it, it would look more like an

encyclopedia with all the volumes squeezed between 2 book covers.

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So I tore every other signature out of the book.

It wasn't pretty.

But somebody had to do it.

And ended up covering the rather large seams with a strip of red checked paper.

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That worked just fine until I got to the last signature to tear out

and I had already decorated it.

Oh man. All that work gone to waste? Nope.

I added it to the inside back cover so that it opened as a tri-fold.

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And now my book closes - sort of.

It's still an alligator mouth but not so much any more.

Just a baby 'gator.

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Playing along with

Stamping Ground's WOYWW.

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Finishing up the book today.

And entering it into the

Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge 

of

Make it Real/Shabby

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In just 11 days . . .

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The gang will get together at the

Girlfriends Getaway ~ Drury Inn Arnold.

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Pack your bags for a wonderful weekend with friends.

If you're attending the crop,

you should receive an e-mail today (October 1)

with vendor information & specials.

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I've been asked about a "crop".  You don't have to be a traditional scrapbooker to attend.

I'm not a scrapbooker but I do play with paper

and so do many of the gals attending.

Mini-Books, Altered Items, Junque Journals,

Silhouettes, Cricuts, Die-Cutting Machines,

Card Makers,

Stitching, Quilting

You'll see all types of crafting done at one of my "crops".

Please don't feel intimidated and join in on the fun.

It's a Girlfriends Getaway and any craft is welcomed.

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Here are the future dates for

Girlfriends Getaway 2020:

January 17 ~ 19: Weekend Crop

May 2: National Scrapbook Day Crop

July 17 ~ 19: Christmas in July Weekend Crop

September 17 ~ 20: Meet Me In St. Louis Weekend of Workshops

October 9 ~ 11: Weekend Crop

Hope to see you then!

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