Sunday, May 13, 2012

Button Swap Blog Hop - Reveal!

Yeeha! Today's the big reveal day! Naturally, I'm not home to write my blog early in the day. But it's only 9:52 p.m! So technically it is still Sunday, May 13th. My husband and I are on our way to New York via New Orleans, LA, spending the night at our daughter and son-in-law's house sleeping on an air mattress in the living room floor. Well he's sleeping, I'm blogging. I know TMI! But enough about me. This blog is suppose to be about the Button Swap, which by the way is my first. It has been fun and exciting!

Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio put this Swap together & assigned out the partners. She had a huge job ahead of her with so many signed up but looks like she did a fabulous job. Hopefully it is a huge success & we can do this again!

My partner, Mary Govaars from California, sent me some wonderfully interesting buttons in a cute little tin. Love them! I used one of the vintage buttons & the bear paw. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the tin. It's at home in New Braunfels, TX & I'm in New Orleans, LA. So there will be no picture of it at this time. Sorry Mary!

I really had several things planned for these buttons but time became a constraint. I know that's a hard one to believe in this busy day & age. So I ended up only doing one of the things I had planned. In our business of Texas Pepper Jams we sample our candies at festivals, market days & other shows. So I wanted to do something that would coordinate with that.

Thanks to Cindy & Mary, I now have a unique sample plate for our Hot Pepper Fudge. I will somehow have to protect the buttons & beads from small children fingers that will want to play with them.
Below is the list of participants for everyone to check out. Enjoy & happy blogging. I really look forward to visiting everyone's blogs & seeing pictures & of course, new ideas!   
Thanks again to Cindy Wimmer for this exciting new experience & all her hard work!


  1. How cute is that! What a great idea and way to show off your button work!

  2. Neat-o!! That plate is a really cool use of your buttons. I would have NEVER thought of it. Best of luck in coming up with a way to protect it!

  3. How cute. I love the way it turned out. Looks really great on the plate and will set off the Pepper Fudge wonderfully.

  4. This is SUCH a fantastic idea!!! I really couldn't wait to see what you would make and I would have never dreamed up this idea - it is perfect! And that one button with the hand or paw print makes me think, "Caution, this Hot Pepper Fudge is HOT"! :-) - as if making a stop gesture! :-) Thank you SO much for participating - and yes I do plan to do this again next year! Have a safe journey - you are such a trooper blogging while sleeping on an air mattress! :-)

  5. Wow, what a cool plate, and what cute buttons you got!!! I think it's so awesome to see something that is not jewelry for this hop <3

    I hope you have a good time in "my" city-- New York is a great place :)

    *~* Julia *~* *~*

  6. What a cute idea--and very unique! I hope you enjoyed your trip!

  7. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

  8. How inventive are I want to try some of that Hot pepper fudge!

  9. What a fabulous idea! Very inventive & looks great :)


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