June 20, 2009

It's My Time to Create BUTTON Storage!

Hi all~

It's been a miserable dreary week here in NY. Wet, wet, and more wet...I think I'm permanently waterlogged ;). Listen, don't forget, we're still collecting money for the Weiman family, see this post for more information. Click on the widget in my sidebar to donate today!

It's Saturday -- so you all know what that means, it's time for a My Time to Create Challenge! The 3rd Saturday of each month is a Timeless Template Challenge -- so BREAK out those templates, and get creating...NO excuses, there are some FOR FREE over on the PTI website, go get one, and play along!

I've been buying all those pretty buttons from Papertrey Ink, as well as the square Trendy Tubes to store them in...but where to put the tubes??? They had been standing on a small double shelf next to my desk, propped against the wall, but I wanted something a little more substantial, like a container of sorts.

Lauren's templates are so versatile, and well constructed, I figured ONE of them had to work for me...so I went through the ones I have, and 'From the Desk of' is PERFECT! Did you know, that it will fit 5 trendy tubes across, in two perfect rows??? That's enough room to store 10 colors of buttons (and if you make a 2nd template and put them together back to back, there's room for 20!)

The challenge this week was to make a template using your own patterned paper. I love to use the Borders and Corners Circles set to make patterned paper. This time around, I used the colors that I have buttons of on the paper, and just stamped the different circles randomly all over the white cardstock.

I made a little label, in case no one knows the contents ;). Finished it off with a few buttons, what more perfect embellishment is there for button storage?

So tell me, have YOU employed any of these templates to organize your craft area?? I can see myself using more, like the perfect match box to create more storage for my area. Let me know your thoughts, I'd love to hear them.

Also, be sure to stop by the rest of the team's blogs, those who are participating in this week's challenge are in bold type.


Going to play along?? GREAT! Be sure to use Keyword MTTC03 when uploading to online galleries, and/or post your link to the Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Borders and Corners Circles, Fresh Alphabet
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Soft Blush, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, palette noir
Paper: True Black, Select White
Accessories: Vintage Buttons, Melon Berry Ribbon


MacKenzie said...

I LOVE THIS! YES - I'M YELLING AT YOU! Nice job girlfriend and congrats on the PTI nod :-)

Laurel said...

WHAT A CUTE IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!! :) Mind if I borrow it?!? HA!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Love this idea! I have my buttons in the tubes as well, but they are just laying on my table! This is an absolutely fab idea and I will be casing it soon! Great job! Also congrats on your recent acknowlegement of your project on PTI! Woohoo!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous idea!!! I love it!!! And yes congrats for the PTI project!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Love this idea! I just recently started investing in the buttons...I need to buy the storage tubes and CASE your awesome idea :O) I just love your CAS patterned paper with the button embellishments. So fresh.

Congrats on your TWO PTI plugs! That's so awesome and well deserved!

Barb said...

How cute is this?!? Now I have an idea of what to do with all my buttons!!! ANother WONDERFUL creation from you!!!

Jenn Fontaine said...

This is so cute! I love it! It would be a great card too! (with a different word of course!) Great job!

stampmiser said...

Niiiiiiice job here, Tracey!! Like the project & love your blog!

Martina said...

What a fantastic idea!

Dana Gustafson said...

Darn it Tracey! You had to go and make these buttons look even more delicious all lined up in a template box didn't you? I had better start adding trendy tubes to my orders with all the button releases from PTI. Love your project and the vision your math of back to back templates with TWENTY tubes of buttons lined up all in rows *sigh* button heaven! :)

Odette said...

Oh Tracey!!
I would LOVE to receive this as a gift.
Love your project!

Stampin' Pam said...

OH MY Tracy = you have rocked this challenge for sure- I LOVE your button holder idea AND your stamped paper - it's perfect. Super super work on this one - as always!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

It's brilliant!!! And gorgeous!!

apigonfire said...

this is just too adorable! now I just need all the PTI buttons so that I can make one just like it!