May 2010 Hot Button Winners

Congrats to our
May 2010 Hot Button of the Month Winner!

May's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Kacey Shoemake from Bespeckled Designs in Saint Peters, MO. Kacey is an illustration and graphic design student and has started using buttons and badges as a way to promote her art. "Video games, comic books, and music are all huge sources of inspiration for me," said Kacey. "For this design, ‘Kirin the Monster Hunter,' I've re-created a fairly serious video game character into a fun, lovable character to show the flexibility of my work."

Kacey distributed the buttons during a big art portfolio event at her school - a great way to make her art stand out in the crowd!

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Kacey received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Summer! Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and you know what! Picnics, reunions, graduations and vacations! What more inspiration can you need for some great button-making projects? Congratulations to all our May Hot Button designers - and looking forward to seeing all of our June entries! Each Hot Button winner receives a coupon for 10% off their next purchase at - along with the pride of showing off great work.
Last Fling
Kristin Krueger of Happily Ever After Invitations in Peru, IL submitted this Last Fling button, which she made as part of her wedding service for a bachelorette party. Kristin designs buttons for brides or bridal parties to use at Bachelorette & Bachelor parties, Bridal Showers, or even Wedding Rehearsals. She offers all of her buttons in different colors so they can be matched to the colors of the customer's wedding.
Tong Garden
Ronan Lim from GTL Stickers in Cebu City, Phillipines developed this button to help generate sales for the Tong Garden nut brand. The button doubled as an attention-getter and brought a lot of exposure to the company.
BK Gray
Brett Kowalczyk from BK Gray Designs in Peru, IL, uses this button to promote his budding design business. Brett is a freelance artist who takes on projects that spark his interest. "I did this button design on the computer," Brett said. "But most of my designs are hand drawn or a combination of computer-generated and hand-drawn art." Brett uses both 2-1/4" pin-back buttons and mirror buttons to feature his designs.