Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pinterest Challenge #4

New week means a new Pinterest Challenge, and for a special treat a fail :)

The challenge this week...

Button Letter

Isn't it cute! And buttons hold a special place in my heart, but I am sure most crafters would say that. I also saw something similar on another blog, but I can't remember who or find it :(

Here is my version

I love the way my version turned out. It my not be ALL buttons like the other one, but honestly who can part with all of those buttons?!?! I also love that the C can represent so many things such as:
or maybe just Courtney :)

Now you are probably wondering about that fail...

I saw this cuteness

Pretty adorable right?!?!

Well this is how mine turned out...

Yep, just a big mess on my desk.
First off these paint chip ideas are a good thought in theory, but I seriously felt like I was stealing from Home Depot. Not okay in my book. But on to why it didn't work. First off they wouldn't lay flat and I didn't like the colors I stole picked out. Those are two big reasons in my book to toss the project.

Look on the bright side, at least I am not out anything besides about a half an hour...

Until next time <3


  1. I have the same problem with taking the paint chips! It just feels weird. :-)

  2. I agree about the paint chips... it just doesn't seem right. And why take paint chips from the paint store when you can buy a huge square of card stock for only 10 cents or save even more and get it in bulk? Or construction paper - it's so cheap, it's practically free anyway. ;)

  3. Nice...I love the garland! Saw you on my girlish whims! Happy Wednesday!

  4. Thank you so much for joining the blog hop! I love me some Pinterest ;)

  5. Haha! I agree....I just buy colored card stock. I'd rather spend a few dollars than to worry about the greeter-guy at the door giving me "the look" :)

    Stopped by from the Hop!

    1. HAHA I am glad everyone feels the same way I do. It just felt wrong when I had to go into a store with a game plan so I didn't look suspicious....

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Hey lady! I love that your doing the pinterest challenges! That is my goal for next week, that and to become physically fit, be an all-star everything and generally rock at life. I hoping I can at least get the pinteresting done! I'm a new follower to hang out!

  7. Lol... Oops. I always take paint chips from home depot to match up colors and stuff. I just figured theyre there for experimenting and free, lol. But I totally love the way your button letter came out. I pinned that garland too!! Im gonna make it for my daughter's big girl room! :) I would love it if you would share this post at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-16.html

    Have great rest of the week!!

  8. hey I love the buttoned initial.. I am going to do the same with my son's initial tomorrow morning.. So easy and fun!
    Thanks for the idea and linking..

  9. Hi Courtney, I think you did a great job on your letter C. Buttons are really playing a big part in crafting these days. How I wish I had my grandmother's button box. I can remember playing in it for hours. Those buttons would be priceless today. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  10. This is so cute! I love the buttons! I found you through The Girl Creative. Thanks for sharing! :)

  11. very cool! love your button letter...I like your version better, I couldn't part with all my buttons either!

    I would love you to share this at my linky party, Inspire Me Fridays!
    I think others would enjoy seeing this!

  12. I love the idea of a Pinterest challenge and I love the way your letter C came out! I'm your newest follower- I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like. I have a lot of Valentine's Day ideas on my blog lately.
    Have a great weekend!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

  13. When I needed some paint chips, I just told the guy in the paint department what I needed them for and he was really nice about it. I did the same when I needed gift cards from different stores to make jewelry. I have found that honesty is the best policy and I come away with a clear conscience. The lady in Michael's even wanted to know how to make the jewelry!