August 2012 Hot Button Winners

Congrats to our
August 2012 Hot Button of the Month Winner!

August's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Chelsea Bester from Knoxville, TN.. These "Vintage Upcycle Buttons" are made from antique ads, photos and prints and turned into fashion buttons. Chelsea uses vintage bride images for bridal gifts, antique toy ads for baby showers and also gives buttons as hostess gifts.

"I have some really great fashion prints from as early as the 1880s and on through the 1960s," Chelsea said. "Every body loves them in my Etsy shop."

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Chelsea received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to our August 2012 Hot Button Winners! It was hard to choose the winners from the many entries received this month. One thing to keep in mind when you enter is to have a great story about how you used your button and/or the results of using the button. Unless the button is something anyone can immediately relate to (or it makes us laugh out loud and go "WOW" when we see it), submitting just the button art probably won't put you into the winner's circle! So sharpen up your creative writing skills along with your design skills and enter our September Hot Button contest. You could win a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at And if you're chosen as the September Hot Button of the Month, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
Proud Mama!
Carissa Schmidt, a JW Mitchell High School Band Booster from New Port Richey, FL, designed this button so people know whose mom she is! "We have the largest band in our county, with approximately 130 students," she said. "When we get new students each year, they have to learn all the new faces. I made this button so they know whose mom I am!" Carissa noted that while the button may have embarrassed her daughter a bit, the other kids and their moms love it! "I have had sooo many requests for the pins. In fact, the kids in my daughter's band section all want pins that say 'Proud section of...' with my daughter's pic on it!"
Regional Model Railroad Convention Booster
Douglas Kass of DKSRAILWORKS in Clinton Township, MI, designed this button to attract and build interest in attendance of their regional model railroad convention being held in November 2013. Buttons have been distributed to members to wear at various railroading events over the next year, and are being distributed to local supporters of the hobby such as model train clubs, hobby shops, libraries and civic organizations. Douglas notes that those wearing the buttons have indicated the catchy look of the buttons are attracting the hoped-for inquiries!
I Love USA Olympic Teams
Here's an event everyone can get behind! Robert J. Mitchell of Harrisville, RI, submitted this design, which he made to promote rooting for the US Olympic Team. The button was well received. GO TEAM USA! Congratulations on your many accomplishments at the 2012 Summer Olympics!