Friday, August 9, 2013

Flair button love! A Flair For Buttons blog hop.

Good Friday morning folks!!

Welcome to the A Flair For Buttons blog hop!!!

Shelley's designs keep getting cooler!

Swing by the A Flair For Buttons Etsy shop to see the variety.

You can use the ILOVESUMMER13 coupon code to get 10% off your next order.

If you leave a comment on each blog you will also be entered to win a free pack of flair. 
I just completed the hop- the projects will make it worth your while- promise!

It's been a fun week for me.

I stayed up all Wednesday night reading a modern sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" called "Mr. Darcy's Daughters" by Elizabeth Aston- it was a page turner.

Then last night I saw Erica Badu totally blow up her usual smooth jazz hits on stage and a long held regret of mine was finally put to rest.

Back in 2004 I had tickets to her show but bailed because "Who was Erica Badu?" Who indeed.
I kicked myself for the following 10 years or so.

But there you have it- proof.

Life is full of second chances.

In honor of a good lesson learned, I decided to give my paper stash a second chance.

I also finally let go of flair I was hoarding for my dead as a door nail Project Life album.

Here's my project for the hop:
I had a hard time with this concept! I wanted to play with layers. The page got remade several times before I decided this was the final. I love the idea of frames and paper strips so I may try this concept out a few more times.
I used the following flair for this page:
 My Life Words 3 pack (turquoise so you)
My Life Words 2 pack (turquoise today)
Phrases 2 pack (royal blue totally rad)
Some close ups:
I didn't bring my typewriter or sewing machine with me for the move and I've sorely missed both. Here I was just going back to basics- fussy cutting and bending the items so they gave depth to the page.

I wish I had gotten the yellow "today instead". Next time I'll just get that phrase in all colors-
it's so versatile. Charity race we walked (ha!) was named "Color Me Rad". This button was
perfect for the theme page.
Please take a few moments to swing by the all the blogs participating. 
The level of creativity and innovation exhibited by this team is truly inspiring.

I hope you have a fantastic creative weekend.

Get out there and kick regret's butt!
Kicking life's butt is a family affair.


  1. Fun page - all those layers are amaaazing!

  2. Love the happy colors and fun flair!!!

  3. As always... I love the colors and your use of layering!! Wonderful!!!

  4. SO Awesome. I did the Color Run Orange County, CA and it was a blast. I had a hard time trying to scrap it since it was so colorful! I'm such a primary scrapper.

    1. I had a hard time shooting- that event is NOT camera friendly! My iPod got covered in dust thank hoidness i dicnt trg yo bring my point and shoot- it woukd have stopped workkng! It took weeks for me to get the dust off our clothes and scalp.

  5. This layout is awesome! Love how it looks like you doodled the page. Definitely a great inspiration to create a page.

  6. Oooh! You saw Erykah Badu?! Lucky!! Great LO as usual, love the flair!

    1. Hi Staci! You are the winner of the flair button prize pack for my blog! YAY! Sorry I forgot to draw a winner sooner. I'll send along an email.

  7. Ah yes - LOVE Erykah Badu! Saw her once from very far away during a music festival in Atlanta. Even though I couldn't really see her, the music was still amazing! LOVE this layout and all the layering of frames - gorgeous work as always!!!

  8. I'm so glad you were able to get a second chance!

  9. Michelle, love this post. This was my first visit to your blog, but I will definitely be back. Love all the layers, the flair, and especially the neon touches around the photos. I know what you mean about wanting the flair in all colors. I fall in love with a design, but often I don't know what color I am going to need when I get to the layout. Oh well, buy it all...if you can, if not, make do with what you have!

  10. Dang it all! I just popped in to say glad you enjoyed the interview with Janna over at Scrap Friends that I did...& to go YES! to you, 'cos it's AMAZING that someone actually doesn't lose their mojo...guess we're all different, tho....& then you've got a FLAIR hop, how can I NOT join flair 'obsession' comes a close runner up to my washi obsession......lOOOOVE what you've done with yours & good on you......'today' seems a pretty versatile flair to have, I must say:):):)

  11. Thanks for the intro to A Flair For Buttons. I am loving what I purchased! Loving your page too as always xx

  12. I think my last post got interrupted....
    I love all the layers on this layout! So much fun to look at. Plus, you have a cool first name! ;)
    Have a great weekend! ~Michelle

  13. Great page
    I wanna do a color run too!

  14. Love all the colors and elements!

  15. Oh I saw this LO on Instagram! And its such a great inspiration! Love you´re style!


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