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The Big Button Challenge Vote!

Big Button Challenge

I’ve truly enjoyed seeing the creative places that these ten artsy ladies have taken my buttons – I hope you have, too, and I hope you have wandered over to their blogs or websites. Many of them inspire me on a regular basis with their beautiful handiwork.

Button challenge

I don’t envy you, having to choose a winner, but that’s what it has come down to at this point!  One lucky Challenge winner will get a $25 gift certificate to her choice of Polka Dot Cottage, Polka Dot Creations, or

There’s also a handmade button to be won by a lucky voter.  To qualify for that, simply leave a comment on this post after you’ve voted.  No need to tell us who you voted for, though – that can be your little secret.

Before you vote, let me refresh your memory:

All 10 Big Button Challenge entries

  1. Penny’s Bag
  2. Stephanie’s Card
  3. Tala’s Book
  4. Linda’s Yarn Cozy
  5. Beth’s Jewelry Set
  6. Nikki’s Wall Hanging
  7. Kashoan’s Bag
  8. Sarah’s Pillow
  9. Erin’s French Press Cozy
  10. Emma’s Brooch

You may also want to read a little background on the contest, if you haven’t seen it yet.

Ready?! On with the vote!

Polls close in one week, Tuesday May 19th at 11:59pm, Eastern Daylight Time.  Invite your friends to come by and vote, too – the more the merrier!  Thanks for playing!


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71 thoughts on “The Big Button Challenge Vote!

  1. […] Vote for My Purse! By pennylrichardsca Or whichever other project in Lisa’s Big Button Challenge that you think merits your click.  Voting closes next week, so head over right now.  Mine is #1, […]

  2. Can I be part of the next contest? I’ve got a bunch of your buttons that are in the queue for some knitting projects. BTW…your 10 contestants are very talented!

  3. So difficult to decide but I’ve just voted. Can’t wait to see who wins…

    See what thedottyone has been blogging about: Fab weekend :o)

  4. i’m a big fan of yours! what an inspiring challenge!
    I might just take my polymer clay out from where it has been hiding for the past 2 years…

  5. I agree, it was hard to chose, but I finally did after I carefully looked at all of them again. Good luck ladies! You can never go wrong with a colorful button in my opinion!

  6. Cute projects, picking one to vote for was tough…I want to be a part of one of your contests in the future!

    See what Dara has been blogging about: A Rainy Day List of Chores

  7. Hey Lisa…it wouldn’t let me vote for all of them!!!! wassup with that? 😉

    See what Kathi has been blogging about: copper focal finished

  8. oooh! what a serious amount of talent! Tough choice, but I managed to narrow it down to one. Whew! 🙂

    See what JaimeM has been blogging about: Before I Was A Mom

  9. This was a tough choice and ultimately came down to the pillow and the french press cozy for me. As much as I love Erin (and her tutorial which I’ve been making a lot of lately), that pillow is just amazing! The work she put into it just overwhelms me. I hope it wins!

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  10. Love the colors of the bag and the whole package itself. Not too busy either, very nice. But there were a couple others that were also very nice.


  11. This has been so fun to watch!! I love all the entries, but one is my favorite. Great job everyone!!!

    See what ZudaGay has been blogging about: Lisa Pavelka Tools

  12. What a great idea! I love everyone’s creative use of your fabulous buttons. I voted, but it was pretty hard to just choose one!

  13. I voted! It was a hard decision, though – there were so many great entries!

  14. It was between the card and pillow for me! I voted 🙂

    See what Tanya has been blogging about: Hip to be square

  15. All very talented people and a hard choice but that one button was the clincher… good luck to all of them!

  16. The vote has been cast. Great job ladies. Beautiful work.

    See what dani@little fists has been blogging about: Summer and the Holy Grail

  17. Come & vote for me to win! Vote for #7 Kashoan’s bag


  18. Great job, ladies! Tough decision.

    See what Missy has been blogging about: The Calm

  19. I voted for the one I would have NEVER thought up!

    See what Darling Petunia has been blogging about: 104 Points

  20. Your buttons are amazing! I first visited your site yesterday after reading about the challenge on Erin’s blog. Now your blog has been added to my favorites, so I’ll be checking in regularly. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!

  21. Such a fun competition and a savvy marketing tool!

  22. I am smitten with every last button, but had no trouble choosing my favorite entry.

    See what Heather has been blogging about: carnation

  23. wow, such beautiful projects!! i voted, but it was tough choosing my favorite 🙂 and i must say, what a fantastically creative challenge idea!! i make fabric buttons and am thinking a fabric button challenge of my own would be fun! thanks for the inspiration!

    See what erika~the inspired mama has been blogging about: still celebrating!

  24. #6’s button was my favorite as far as the buttons go! I really liked Erin’s coffee cozy as a complete ensemble!

  25. Great job all – it was difficult to choose, and has been a pure pleasure to see the entries filter in. And the buttons themselves are just great, Lisa.

  26. It was hard to pick between my two favorites, but I did it. Hey, Lisa, I did it!

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  27. I loved seeing what they came up with…I agree definately some tallented people! Love them

  28. I love all the unusual ways the buttons are used. I especially liked button #6. Francis C. Moore

  29. Oooh what a lovely bunch of projects we got to vote on! Your buttons are fab!

  30. these are beautiful !!

  31. I just love all the colors!

  32. those are all so perfect for their own buttons. hard to choose. love them all.

  33. I love all the creativity! After I voted and saw the results so far it is looking like a close race 🙂

  34. I just found your site and this was an inspirational challenge. I was totally impressed with how using buttons could be so diverse and original. Your buttons are gorgeous.

    See what Bleubeard and Elizabeth has been blogging about: Patriot: second in my ATC series

  35. Great Contest Lisa, really cool entries, looks like each one had fun with this, but who wouldn’t with your great buttons?

    See what Kate has been blogging about: Organic Green Pepper Slice Belt Buckle

  36. This is so great! I saw this from Sarah’s and Erin’s blogs, and it looked so fun!

  37. Wow – what beautiful buttons and beautiful creations as well. It was really hard to choose. What a great challenge.

  38. What wonderful buttons and such creativity using them….congratulations to all..
    everyone of them is a winner.
    Thanks for sharing

  39. everyone did a beautiful job. it was a little difficult to make a decision who to vote for. Good Luck!

  40. I voted! That was hard… they are all great! 🙂

    See what Samantha has been blogging about: Cupcakes Galore!

  41. All of the entries are fabulous! I love the variety =)

    See what Carrie has been blogging about: Yikes…where have I been?

  42. Wow these are some creative and inspiring projects. I just love them all. My vote is in.

  43. I have always loved your buttons Lisa and it was great to see them put to such creative & beautiful uses. I can’t wait to see your next contest!

  44. What inspiring ideas, all of them it was hard to pick. I need some new big buttons now to give it a try!

    See what liz has been blogging about: sweetbeets

  45. I love all of the button BUT I am really blown away my the patterns in the painted purse. I also think the idea of the leg of the jeans is SO cool and will bring a lot of inspiration for a lot more projects. GREAT group of fun stuff!

    See what molly has been blogging about: It was Fun! Now, it’s DONE:)

  46. Such a great challenge! All the creations were amazing and inspiring which made it so hard to pick just one!

  47. I love those big buttons! There were a lot of great projects with the buttons. It was hard to choose a winner!

  48. I voted – all projects were great!!

  49. What fun to vote on such marvelous eye candy!!

  50. Wow, it was hard to choose! Such great items and such great buttons!

  51. Love your site and all the work the girls did for your challenge. Great work and hard to vote on.


  52. I just voted and it was really hard to choose! These guys are all so talented, there were at least 3 projects I wanted to vote for.

  53. Really amazing entries and buttons too! Inspiring.

    See what Kristin has been blogging about: Caterpillar

  54. So many amazing creations! It was so hard to pick a favorite!

    See what Fuji Mama has been blogging about: Tantalize your tastebuds with homemade Chili Garlic Paste

  55. I’ve been watching the Big Button posts, but it was really fun to see them all together. What wonderful creativity!

    And, I love the beach blanket. I don’t know how you find the energy and the time to keep all of these projects going, but keep it up!

    See what Wendy McManus has been blogging about: Going Back to School

  56. What a great idea! Your buttons are beautiful… I voted & found it hard to choose a favorite. Thanks for a really fun blog!

  57. I voted. What a fun contest!

  58. Very hard to pick just one, but finally settled on one. What a neat contest and such creative ideas. And LOVE your buttons.

  59. Cute buttons!!! It was hard to vote but I did.

    See what Amanda R. has been blogging about: Little House in the Suburbs

  60. […] Did you vote […]

  61. your buttons are really cute

  62. Wow! Those are some talented ladies you’ve got participating. It was a real tough call for me. I think it would have been easier to pick out my favorite one of your buttons…Nah!

    See what Hope has been blogging about: A Wok on the Not-So-Wild Side (TT)

  63. uh oh! it looks very close. you might have to have some part in the say after all.

    See what gerri has been blogging about: photography class and baseball knitting

  64. they all look great, but i had to pick one 🙂

  65. I loved seeing all the creative ways buttons were used in these projects. It was a hard choice, but I did cast my vote.

    I hope you do something like this again.

    I’m going to see if some of my friends want to do our own button challenge.

    See what Susan has been blogging about: Announcing

  66. buttons are gorgeous! i’d pick them all if i could!

  67. voted!!!!

    See what earthmama has been blogging about: almost two

  68. lovely

  69. I love the button on Penny’s bag.

  70. That was a tough vote!

  71. […] other news, voting for the previously-mentioned button challenge is up! (And nearly over- what can I say, finals left me lagging.) I’m not going to tell you to vote […]

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