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Monday, February 02, 2009

1.) Our 1st Guest Designer, Stephanie Howell! 2.) Buttons of the Month Subscription is READY to SHIP! 3.) Cupcakes and Hearts

I've been so excited for February to come! Our First Guest Designer and the launch of our Buttons Of The Month subscription club have kept me buzzing around with excitement! Today is finally the day!

Without further ado, I present to you our First Guest Designer......the talented and super sweet, Stephanie Howell!

Here is what Stephanie had to say!

1.) Tell us about the first time you sat down to scrapbook?
-It was at my dining room table in WA about 3 1/2 years ago. My friend Cathy was a close to my heart consultant and she introduced me to scrapbooking. I remember just staring and staring at my photos and meager pile of supplies and having NO idea where to begin. Oh, if I only would have known where that first page would lead. Heee!

2.) When you sit down to create, what are the essential items in your environment that you need to feel in the "mood" to be creative-
-Photos that make me want to create. Usually of my sweet baby girls. I also need product I'm excited to use, doesn't matter if it's new or old. Also, I need silence. I know, I'm weird...but I like it to be quiet when I scrap.

3.) How do you start your creative process?
-I really don't have a process. I don't sketch or plan my layout. I don't plan or practice my journaling. I kind of just make it up as I go!!

4.) The colors I tend to lean toward are.......
-Pink, tiffany blue, teal, leaf green...i'm a bold, bright, happy colors type of girl.

5.) How do you decide what you are going to journal about and what is your favorite way to document journaling?
-I am a flow of consciousness journaler. I just write whatever is on my heart and on my mind. Like I said before I don't plan it or really think about it until I start writing. My photos stir emotions in me in one way or another. I just write how and what they make me feel.

6.) Tell us just a little bit about you Stephanie.
Anything at all. We all adore you anyway ;)
- um, could you be any sweeter?? I don't know...I'm tall (5'8", six feet with heels) and gangly. I think people are taken aback by how spazzy and talkative I am. I am NOT shy. I'm pretty much your classic extrovert. Hee!!

Of course, as a part of being our Guest Designer this month, Stephanie was sent some of my Etsy goodies to create with! Here is her most sweet page of her precious daughter, Sadie..........

I love how she mixes a variety of our Button of the Month Kit with other sets of our buttons to create centers for her Prima flowers. I love how they are perfectly surrounding the "Whimsy Frame" create a strong focal point for her layout. Sweet, don't ya think?!

Speaking of our Buttons Of the Month Kit Club! It's ready and up for purchase in my Etsy shop AND here on this website to the right of this post! With your 3 month subscription, you will receive the 1st week of each month, an assortment of 15 one-of-a-kind buttons that are perfect for all of your crafting needs. Spruce up a scrapbook page, mini book, card OR use these for your sewing needs! Each button has been completely sealed on both sides, and tested for durability when being washed!

I finally made some goodies for MYSELF..lol :) I was itching to make some cuties showcasing some new embellishments for my Shop.

For this layout titled, "Sweetheart" I used a "Whimsy Frame" from my shop as well as buttons from the "Sweetheart" button collection

I strung the buttons through tulle to create a pretty border across the bottom of the photo and frame.

I just adore this one little button from my February Buttons Of The Month Club Kit....lol. Yes, this little button is my verrry favorite :) Here is a layout showcasing that button!
Layers of bubblegum pink clay with white and black....then hand painted details were added as well as some rhinestone accents. Check my shop later this week, I will be introducing a collection with beautiful Swarovski crystals.
The "Love Cakes" set of feltie cupcake in my shop has been VERY popular. I have been making up a lot of these for everyone and thought I needed to make one for ME! Here is a quick Valentines Day card using that super cute felt cupcake!

Well, that's all for today folks! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions AT ALL regarding the Buttons Of The Month Club. (TESSAANNWATTE@GMAIL.COM)
Have a wonderful, creative day!
:) Tessa Ann