I scattered the buttons and pretty much adhered them where they fell. The ribbon looks better in person and it's some vintage ribbon I probably spent too much money on but that I fell in love with. I used my new cartridge Cuttin Up for the title - a cart that I have really enjoyed. I said I wanted some carts for Christmas but hadn't really picked one out. My SIL did a great job finding one.
If you don't want to read the tiny journaling, let me just explain that "Perseverating" was the word my mom pulled out (she has a vocabulary addiction) to describe what Clare was doing one day as we watched her pile them into one container and then another. It would keep her busy for amazing periods of time - one evening I swear she did it for an hour. I loved it and kind of miss them. She was mad that I used a bunch of them on the layout. She hasn't played with them for a while, but I think it's because we lost most of them eventually. :)
I told her I'd buy her some more. (Or steal some from Mimi (my mom) who also has fabric and button addictions. :)