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


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


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

IMG_6918_110x110@2xCapture memories of this Christmas or Christmas past

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 . . .


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:


I also combined two of my favorite collections from

Stamperia and Ciao Bella.
















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 . . .


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.


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



IMG_6963(front of the J banner)

Because this is a double sided banner, 

there are pockets and insert spots to hold your

cherished holiday photos.

IMG_6965(back of the J banner with pocket & inserts for photos)

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.


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.


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.


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.


And now my book closes - sort of.

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

Just a baby 'gator.


Playing along with

Stamping Ground's WOYWW.


Finishing up the book today.

And entering it into the

Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge 


Make it Real/Shabby


In just 11 days . . .


The gang will get together at the

Girlfriends Getaway ~ Drury Inn Arnold.


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.


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.


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!