Bus Friends

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
        ~ Oprah Winfrey



Friends who hang with you when you can't offer them a limo or much of anything else, just rock! I have it made – I get to hang out every week with the Catered Crop Top Chef Design Team, and I sure don't have a limo or even a bus to offer them.

You see, most design teams get all kinds of swag from the challenge sponsors. At Catered Crop, we don't know what our inspiration will be from one challenge to the next, so we don't ask our sponsors to provide products to the design team. That means our amazing Top Chefs create all that magic just for giggles and grins and lots of gratitude from me! And that magic! Amazing. It's such an honor to share the web waves with them.

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October Afternoon Bottle Caps
Time for a little home-made swag from me, like some bottle cap magnets. And, remember these button cards?
A little ephemera . . .
And gotta have a few clothes pins to hold it all together.
Tied up in a bow in a pretty glassine envelope.
These women are amazing. They have my back for every little hick-up and besides all that – they're a blast to hang out with! Oprah, eat your heart out!
Catered Crop Recipe
The directions and ingredients for the button cards are here.
Bottle Caps:
  • Design Original Bottle Caps
  • Judikins DG3 Art Gel
  • October Afternoon Five and Dime Paper
  • EK Success 1" circle punch
  • Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps


  • Vintage Clothes Pins
  • October Afternoon Five and Dime Paper
  • Modge Podge


  • Stampin' Up! Vintage Tags
  • My Favorite Things Typewriter Alphabet
  • Memento Ink
  • Pink bargain lace
  • Making Memories Hat Pin
  • Stampin' Up! Glassine Envelopes


  • October Afternoon Five and Dime Paper
  • October Afternoon Five and Dime Miscellany
  • Maya Road Chip Board
  • Vintage Bingo sheets



Sweet Comments

  1. Holly AKA KopyKat says:

    The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round…. sorry, that song popped in my head when I was reading about the bus. Well your bus tokens are fabulous as usual and I am sure they are going to be very excited about recieving these. I love all the creativity and the sharing. When I first saw your bottle cap magnets, I ran out and bought some to kopykat your card. So now I have all new ideas popping in my head to use the rest. Thanks.

  2. Linda, how sweet of you. What a gorgeous group of goodies.

  3. What fun awesome projects you made! Love them all!

  4. Everything is GORGEOUS, Linda! It was such a nice surprise and pick me up. Sooo appreciated, I love everything about this team!

  5. By the way did you notice that your bow made it on to a card of mine? lol I ‘RE-PURPOSED IT’. That’s the crafty chic way of saying I scrounged it off the giftwrap and squirreled it away. 😀

  6. I’m SO in LOVE with my CHICKEN bottle caps! SO PERFECT for this hen, don’tcha think? Tee-hee! What a delightful package and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with my ingredients. You are SO SUH-WEET! Thank you Linda!

  7. A fab set of goodies and very creative.

  8. Oh Linda I love every single thing you sent!! Such a beautiful package. You are AMAZING. And wow you sure know how to stage pretty photos, too. xoxo

  9. Your photos are so incredible! I love your country cottage style!

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