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piaochong
« on: April 04, 2009 01:17:01 AM »

well here is Mine and my friend katy's epic entry into the mega button challenge. much blood sweat and tears went into this beauty. all the hot glue in the world to! Katy's fingers lost all sense of touch from so much exposure to hot glue! As soon as i saw this challenge i knew it was meant for her, she has the biggest button collection i have EVER seen! i must say it did make a big dint in her collection thats for sure!
 now, on to the pictures!






and with the left over buttons...


I think this may be the first time i have entered a craft challenge properly Smiley
yay for buttons!
- Christi and Katy
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009 01:37:21 AM »

Holy Crap, Thats a lot of buttons!

It turned out super cool. I really like the tulip design.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009 01:40:48 AM »

OMG, that is soooo awesome.  Great colours and design and I can't believe how many buttons were left over!!  Fantastic Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009 05:34:15 AM »

I LOVE this!  Very pretty.  The thumbnail definitely got my attention!  Fantastic job.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009 05:36:30 AM »

You really did a beautiful job on the suitcase. It is quite stunning.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009 05:39:28 AM »

Wow...that's beautiful.  I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009 06:25:14 AM »

 Great !
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009 07:28:47 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2009 08:50:05 AM »

Love it! Am so jealous that there were enough buttons to cover the suitcase and then to *fill* it! My button collection is tiny in comparison. How did she end up with so many buttons in the first place!?
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2009 09:27:28 AM »

OUTSTANDING!  Grin

I hate to say it but I'm kind of glad I didn't enter after seeing some of the entries here. lol Pure awesomeness... Wink

(BTW.. my personal button collection fits almost entirely in an altoid tin. *sigh*)
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2009 09:49:06 AM »

Holy moly!  LOVE THIS!!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2009 10:06:50 AM »

Wow, that's a stunner!  It's a shame that shouldn't be a checked bag, because watching people's reaction as it went by at luggage claim would be so entertaining!
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2009 02:02:19 PM »

Wow, it's a beautiful work of art!  I'm impressed.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2009 02:16:47 PM »

Ooooh. That's kind of brilliant. I thought it was a sequined purse from the small image on the home page. Very cool.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2009 02:36:01 PM »

That's amazing!!! LOVE it
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2009 02:56:08 PM »

i LOVE this!  you've got my vote Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2009 03:15:20 PM »

so Beautiful!
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2009 03:40:59 PM »

OMG, yes! This is awesome!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2009 03:48:36 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2009 04:42:31 PM »

Wow! This is so awesome. I'm a little speechless......
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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2009 04:56:03 PM »

Love it! Am so jealous that there were enough buttons to cover the suitcase and then to *fill* it! My button collection is tiny in comparison. How did she end up with so many buttons in the first place!?

well i used to buy her some buttons when we were in high school, and i guess if i did, then many others did... buttons are known to be her "thing"
she just has a mega mega collection...
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2009 06:54:22 PM »

Love it!
Did  you paint the background?
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2009 08:36:40 PM »

Be-Yo-Tiful!!!!  I can see you guys at the luggage claim....  and all of the envious faces around you!  I want a post of the button suitcase and all of its travels now! Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2009 01:36:27 AM »

very nice !!!!!!
that's a really cool idea !!
I LOVE it!
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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2009 04:47:45 AM »

Wow!  That is really colorful. How long did it taketo complete?
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« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2009 05:10:52 AM »

Holy Moly! I don't think I've ever seen so many buttons at once!  Grin the colours are most beautiful! Thank you for this post! I can appreciate teh toll it took on the finger, my knitting sometimes has that effect on my hands too! hope you are back to normal sooner than you can say "superkalafrajalisticexbe.....  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2009 05:40:27 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2009 06:15:56 AM »

This is fabulous good job!
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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2009 07:12:09 AM »

I wanna come over and play in your buttons! Pretty please? Buttons are so fun! I have always loved them ever since I was a little kid!
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2009 08:15:36 AM »

I'll add my kudos to the rest.  This is a real work of art.  I don't think I've ever seen a picture done in buttons before.  Lovely.
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« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2009 03:37:14 PM »

First off, the colors really grabbed my eye. That's spectacular! Then looking at the bigger pics I saw the tulip design and was impressed again. And the sheer volume of buttons is amazing! Like someone else said, my buttons could probably fit in an altoid tin.
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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2009 06:00:05 PM »

this is the best on i have seen so far, it is great!i love it and really want it lol
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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2009 12:58:24 AM »

Love it!
Did  you paint the background?

yes, the background is first painted, then buttons stuck over it- it makes the lines nice and crisp!
Wow!  That is really colorful. How long did it taketo complete?


ermmm about a month or so i think!
I wanna come over and play in your buttons! Pretty please? Buttons are so fun! I have always loved them ever since I was a little kid!

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« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2009 11:59:06 AM »

FABULOUS! Stunning! Amazing! Gorgeous! WOW! 
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« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2009 11:38:16 PM »

you should figuer out a way to cover this with glass and make this a storage table because this should be on display. or have it put in a gallery it is truly beautiful.
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« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2009 11:59:07 AM »

Very very cool ... the tulip design is soooo creative!  Beautiful!
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« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2009 06:01:01 AM »

Wow, this is amazing. I LOVE the tulips.
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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2009 04:33:55 PM »

Wow I totally have love for this despite the fact that I don't like "normal" buttons that much.
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« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2009 06:55:26 AM »

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