Thursday, December 30, 2010

FFF Create a Wedding Card or Favor with TGF!

Hello! I don't know about you all, but this year has been FULL of weddings and babies amongst my friends! So many weddings and babies every couple months! Families are growing beyond my card creation rate! I am missing out on congratulating everyone with handmade cards. It's just not possible. Hopefully all my newly wedded and babied friends can see this post and consider this their personal card from me to them! :) Congratulations Sallie & Heath, Dina, Carly, Jason, Jaimie, Kristine, Rachel & John, soon to be parents Wes & Lisa!!!! and everyone else I am failing to mention! I am so happy for you all and wish you continued Love & Understanding! XOXO

Here is a preview of "I DO" by The Greeting Farm in the form of a wedding card! Please know you are welcome to join in the Farm Fresh Friday challenge which is to create a wedding card or favor using you Greeting Farm stamps! :)

I Do by The Greeting Farm/colored in copics/diamond stickles/ribbon/leaf trim/3 pearls/ scalloped sizzix punch by Tim Holtz/ broken china distress ink around the heart punch/gel pens for flowers and heart on veil

Whether you are married to your job, the mob, or your spouse, I hope your union brings you plenty of smiles and uncontrollable laughter.

Thanks for checking in you guys!


Buttercup :) XOXO

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Preview of Fancy Anya by TGF :)

Hello Bloggers!!! There comes a time in almost every little girl's life, where a poofy, sparkly, glittery dress complete with freshly curled hair is required. Maybe it's for a party. Maybe just for fun. But my how FANCY and FUN dress up time can be!

Isn't "Fancy Anya" super cute??? You don't have to answer that. I know she is! :D

Fancy Anya by The Greeting Farm/colored in copics/diamond stickles/walnut stain distress ink/free arch template by gothic arches blog/hot pink thread/flowers & 4 brads/ripped paper/ball trim/black cardstock

And in case you were wondering, I really DO like you more than puppies!!! WAY MORE! :)

Here's a LIST of the FARMERS & Club Anya & Friends:

Buttercup :) XOXOXOXO

Monday, December 27, 2010

Introducing "Little Dreamer" by TGF

Do you remember when you were little and you would wish upon the stars? You would dream, imagine and hope. My wish is that you honor the little girl inside of you. Break your diet and eat ice cream :) Take a break from your paperwork to jump on a trampoline. Slow down. Sit on a bench and watch the stars put on a show.

I must admit I am so tickled with Little Dreamer by The Greeting Farm because it is BEYOND cute. This set is inspiring and reminds me of the little kids we once were and still are. The sentiment and images remind me of the support I was lucky enough to receive as a child. The encouragement to follow my bliss, believe in myself and keep trucking along. Being a "Sign Artist" in the day and a stage actress by night, I appreciate any positive feedback and encouragement I can get :)

Know Little Dreamers that Great Things Will Happen! Hard work and a positive attitude go a long way :)

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more of it I have. " ~Thomas Jefferson

Little Dreamer by The Greeting Farm/colored in copics/diamond stickles/3 felt button hearts/peach embroidery thread/black marker for hand drawn flowers/black cardstock card/ornate #5 frame by sizzix/walnut stain distress ink for edges/a white marker for the hair which I then colored over with brown copics

*There will be a hidden prize on one of the DT member's blog. Winner will be announced tomorrow during another preview.

Thank You Lovely Little Dreamers for Blogging by!

Have a fabulous day and don't forget to DREAM BIG!


Buttercup :) xo

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Naughty or Nice" Preview by The Greeting Farm!!!

Hello EVERYONE! Hope you all had a very MERRY Christmas and that it was full of magic and memories!

I am very excited to let you know that I am the January Guest Designer for Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm!!! Yay! I am so grateful to share and create with you all!

We are beginning January previews today with some HUGE news and fun announcements...are you all ready? First and foremost, we have some HELLO's and Goodbyes.
The Greeting Farm would like to thank Melyssa and Randi as their terms with TGF are ending and we wish them both well! From now on, TGF Farmers terms will be 6 months long instead of one year and although it probably won't make it any EASIER to say goodbye to our talented designers, we are excited about this!

Also saying goodbye this week are the FABULOUS members of our Critter Crew.Not because their terms are up, but because the Critter Crew itself will no longer be considered a 'team' of TGF. While we will surely have a cute critter by Marina from time to time, we will no longer be releasing these on a regular basis and it is with an ENORMOUS amount of gratitude that we say goodbye to such a WONDERFUL team of designers! Thank you all so much!
Well, now that we've gotten the sad part out of the way, we have THREE NEW FARMERS to welcome to TGF and a new Guest Designer that we are THRILLED about! Please welcome:
THREE NEW FARMERS and please welcome

BUTTERCUP as our January Guest Designer! (<-- that's ME!
!! :)

TONS of excitement going on around the FARM! And as if that werent enough?
Check out our first preview, a Cheeky Cherry "NAUGHTY or NICE" set!

I just LOVE the Cheeky collection! And this Naughty and Nice set is super sassy! She is colored in Copics, Distress Inks and
diamond Stickles per usual! :)

Be sure to head on over and WELCOME our new designers and to visit ALL The TGF DT, including Team Anya
as they have previews for you today too! We'll see you back tomorrow on the TGF Blog with a chance to WIN a new Oliver and Amelia set!

Thank You so much
for stopping by! I look forward to sharing more Greeting Farm cards with you for the month of January! :)
Peace & Joy!


Buttercup :) XO

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My First Paper Clay Snowman! :D

Mr. Snowman,

Bring me a DREAM! Make him the CUTEST....oops...wrong song! Either way, HERE HE IS! A cute and happy little man made of sparkly snow!

I hope his cute, little, crooked smirk puts a cute, little, crooked smirk on your face as well!

You can see how he is VERY similar to Blue Skellie in the post below! :)



Buttercup :) XOXO

Blue Skellie! Halloween in December! :)

Happy Holidays Everybody! I hope you are finding time to slow down, rest and enjoy this wonderful season! I love winter! Living in a warm climate makes loving winter very easy! :) Now, before I return to celebrating the holidays, I need to dip back into Halloween and share my Blue Skellie I recently finished! (Just in time for a surprise Xmas gift!)

Here he is with Girl Skellie! I think they make a very cute couple! And soon they will be traveling together to their new home in I-can't-say-where;it's-a-gift-state! :)
Enjoy your Holidays! Whether you are a mad shopper, a mad crafter, a mad traveler, a mad chef, may you thoroughly get lost and found in your chosen passion! Thank You for stopping by my little blog here.

Now onto SUPPLIES for those curious:
*Paper Clay, wooden sticks, foam balls, acrylic paints, paper mache box

Merry Christmas / Happy Celebrations of Happy Kinds! :)


Buttercup :) XOXO

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Song Inspired Card by Tiddly Ink's!

Merry Almost-Christmas Everyone!

Here we have a very festive young lady, checking her list TWICE! Making sure Santa sits down for this list. What sort of things does she want for Christmas? What is she asking for? An ipad? Whirled Peas? One thing I know for sure, your Christmas list is between You & Santa! Whatever your hearts' desire is, my hope is that you receive something so wonderful, that makes you forget you ever had a list to begin with!

Supplies: "Check My List Twice" Digi stamp by Tiddly Inks/Colored in Copics/Diamond Stickles/Silver pen for hair/Black pen for sentiment and x's/star buttons/2 mini jingle bells/decorative paperclip/2 flowers with 2 decorative brads/decorative blue snowflake tape/red & white ball fringe
Feel free to play along with Tiddly Ink's Challenge Blog which challenges you to create a card or project with Tiddly Ink's Stamps which is inspired by a Christmas or Holiday Song!

Happy Crafting! Happy Blogging! Happy Trails to you!

Buttercup! :) XOXO

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TGF Holiday HOP presents: Hopping into the Holidays!!!

Hello & Welcome! Please sit back, relax and enjoy these little Winterland creations made exclusively with The Greeting Farm's red rubber stamps! I am in love with how cute, sassy and fun these little characters are!

These cards are for The Greeting Farm's Holiday Blog Hop! The first one, is inspired by SNOW, the second is SANTA inspired, and the 3rd (which I made a tag for) is inspired by TREATS!

Thank You so much for stopping by! Happy Hopping and Happy Holidays!!!

Buttercup :) xo

P.S. To visit The Greeting Farm's blog, go here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Thank You!

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Full of delicious food and heart warming quality time! I am happy to say Thanksgiving 2010 was a memorable one. Not just because of the Pumpkin Cheesecake, or the fancy Chardonnay...not just because of the adorable doggies and the horses frolicking around in the hay~it was most divine because of the quality of people around that dinner table. Kind, creative, open and fun loving folks. I am honored and grateful to have been in their presence. Host, this card's for you!

A Simple Thank You for a warm, welcoming and wonderful time spent around the BBQ fire, with you!

Much Love to all you Bloggers! Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving Day or not, I'm sure you have someone to thank...

Have a fabulous Day/ Evening, stay warm!

Buttercup :) xoxo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

X-MAS Time is Almost Here!

Knock! Knock! Knock! It's CHRISTMAS!!! Before you know it, we'll be in NEXT YEAR! So savor the festive flavors while they are still here! Festive flavors like Pumpkin Pie! Turkey & Stuffing! Cranberry Sauce, green bean casserole, MONKEY BREAD! Spiced Cider! Hot Chocolate! Homemade Biscotti! Early Morning Coffee! Leftovers Galore! Christmas is knocking! You better open the door! :) HO HO HO
Here is Pinky Pudding sharing her delicious homemade dessert! Yum! You are welcome to join in the Tiddly Ink's Challenge which is to create a X-Mas or Holiday inspired card using your Tiddly Ink's digis!
Supplies: "Pinky Pudding" by Tiddly Inks/ "Merry Christmas" from stampers anonymous retro holiday cms067 by Tim Holtz/colored in copics & distress inks/cotton ball/diamond stickles/brad, flower & 2 leaves

THANK YOU for checking my blog out! :)

Happy Crafting!!!

Love, Buttercup :) xo

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Little Miss Skellie!

Hello Everyone!

I thought Mr.Skellie was looking a little lonely in the afterlife without his lady friend. So I would like to introduce you to his girlfriend: Little Miss Skellie! They like to sing show tunes and entertain the other bags of bones. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful Pre-Holiday-Madness Week!!!

Thank You!

Love, Buttercup :) xoxo

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

FALL-ing for a Sugar Plum Fairy :)

She flies above our towns, our villages and our homes. Spreading peaceful thoughts, encouraging nudges and inspiring us to live bigger & better lives. Sugar Plum Fairy shares her love by smiling from above. Isn't she cute???

This little creation is inspired by Tiddly Ink's Challenge this week which is to use a Prince or Princess Image along with some sort of Background Image (such as a window or castle etc.) by Tiddly Ink's.
Supplies: Digi Stamps by Tiddly Ink's: "Sugar Plum Fairy" & "Our Village" which you made find here. "Thank You" clear stamp by Dawn Howser for Inkadinkadoo 2007/Colored in Copics, Distress & Brilliance Inks/Golden Star & Silver Star Gelly Roll pens by Sakura-Japan (for the stars & the wings)/4 brads/paper flowers/diamond stickles
I really do appreciate you stopping by! And all the lovely comment leavers, I Thank You! I am happy to share with you! Feel free to email me at if you have any questions about technique or how I made something!

Thanks Again! And a Happy Autumn to You & Your Loved Ones! :)

Love, Buttercup :) XOXOXO

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dancing in Mustard, Purple & Olive Green for Tiddly Ink's!

Hello & Welcome!!! Here we take a peek into the Tiny Dancer's living room as she leaps over the television, lost and found in a moment of movement. "Dance even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room" ~Kurt Vonnegut

This card is of the color combination Mustard, Purple and Olive Green for this week's Tiddly Ink's Challenge which you may find more details about here. You are welcome to play along, using your favorite Tiddly Ink's images! I have been waiting a LONG time to incorporate Tiny Dancer into a project and today was the lucky day! Yay!

HAVE FUN!!! Enjoy exploring and coming up with something no one has EVER seen before! :)

Buttercup :) XOXO

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Tickled Pink!!! BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to the Tickled Pink Stamps Birthday Blog Hop,
What a month of previews, releases and giveaways Tickled Pink Stamps has had and now to top it all off a blog hop to go out with a BANG. To join the Pink Party of the year you can start HERE. And WHY is this hop not to be missed? There is a major prize at the wind down of the party, by hopping along you have a chance to win EVERY
stamp released during the month of October, that is over 15 stamps, including all the images and sentiments from the first release. If they come in rubber and you want rubber over digi, then you can have rubber. If they only came out in digi then digi it is, it's all up to you and your liking. AND want to know something else? There are hidden candies hiding in within the hop.
If you have come from Karen's Blog, then your on the right party line.

Now your next party stop is Sue's Blog!
Thank you for joining the Tickled Pink Stamps hop and have FUN.

"BITE ME" Card Supplies:
Lil Halloween Vampire Lilith by Tickled Pink Stamps/little creature & skull by Stampotique's Halloween Cubes by Daniel Torrente/Spider by Martha Stewart's Vampire cling stamps/ "Bite Me" I believe is Dracula font from here./ spider brad for the exclamation point/ red ribbon for the bottom edge/ black and red marker for faux stitching/ colored in Copics, Distress Ink/ Diamond Stickles and that's it!

May you all have a Happy Halloween or a Happy Non-Halloween in case you don't celebrate! I on the other hand, will get to dress up 3 TIMES this year! Or more! Yay! Dress Up!

Have Fun Blogging/Creating/Observing Away!!!

Thanks for checking in!

Buttercup :) XOXOXO

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sharing Tricks for the Tiddly Inks & Simply Betty Stamps Blog HOP!!! :)

Hello Bloggertons! Welcome! I am happy to share and urge you all to participate in the Trick or Treat Blog Hop using Simply Betty Stamps AND/OR Tiddly Ink's Images!!! Check out Simply Betty's Blog for more details of the blog hop and to see the list of the Design Team Members for inspiration!

Now, onto what I made!
I just LOVE Gigi. She's cute, flirty and definitely hiding something! This girl has secrets. Even so, she is a fun fit for this little birdhouse card! Her bat hotpants make the boys go batty!
Here's the TRICK I would love to share with you all:

Explore different shapes when making a card or project by downloading FREE TEMPLATES such as the birdhouse one I used from here. Once you print and cut out your template, use your favorite papers or even fabrics! Mix and match! Paint, cut, glue, distress ink! It's up to you! Also, don't be afraid to use black and white patterns, then use your makers/pencils/inks to add your own color choices (I used Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress Inks).

There are many great free templates at Stampington's site! (Click on the "Tempting Templates" link on the left of their homepage) Explore and share as you wish! :)
Supplies: Gigi by Simply Betty Stamps, "Chills & Thrills" by Cosmo Cricket "Haunted" clear stamps/Black and White Paper by 7Gypsies & Pink paper by Basic Grey "basil/gah-2132"/Yellow hand stitches/Colored in Copics/Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress Inks/Bat Charm/Diamond Stickles/Green Flower/Red Ribbon/Birdhouse Template from Stampington.

Thank You so much for stopping by! I hope you found it both Chilling & Thrilling! :)

Buttercup :) XOXO

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Accordion Mamacita

Hello Everybody!

I am excited to share this little Paper Clay Creation I made in the image of my Mother as a toddler musician. This image is inspired by a picture I have of her when she was four years old, sitting on a couch in the 1950's, playing her accordion to her heart's content. The joy on her face in this candid shot makes me laugh every time.

Happy Birthday, Mom! And enjoy your custom-made-by-me-doll. :)

Supplies: "Accordion" found from doll store, all else made by me :) using Creative Paper Clay and Acrylic Paints.

"If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On" ~Shakespeare

P.S. My mom's teeth look nothing like this doll's teeth :) The magic of imperfection when art doesn't quite imitate life :) Still cute though, right?

Thank You & Goodnight/day :)

Buttercup xo

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Tree Ornaments with Tiddly Ink's

Hello & Welcome :) Sometimes it's best to keep things simple. With images as cute and interesting as Christy Croll's for Tiddly Ink's, it's easy to let them, these characters do the talking :)

Pictured are 3 Halloween Tree Ornaments I made with "Alice", "Gothic Lady" and "Halloween Avenger" Digi Stamps by Tiddly Ink's which you may find here.

Our Challenge this week is to create any project you would like, using your Tiddly Ink's Digis, in a HALLOWEEN THEME. Yay for Halloween! I just love October. The feel in the air, the change of the leaves (if we had any leaves to see change) and the excitement of the days to come when we get to dress up like good and bad boys and ghouls!

Enjoy looking around, stay awhile on my little blog if you like. But most of all, know I am grateful for your gaze :)

Buttecup :) xoxo

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mr. Skellie: A Paper Clay Project :)

Today I enjoyed a super fun "Spooky Skellie Sculpting Workshop" with the Polka Dot Pixie. Pictured here is my very first Mr. Skellie. Below you can see him with one of his good friends made by a fellow artist :)

The instructions are top secret but I do urge you to play with Paper Clay! I hope to make many more creatures and critters to share with you. When I come up with my own recipe, you better believe I will share with you all!

Jenny Adams Hernandez, The Polka Dot Pixie herself, assured me it's not about perfection. It's about character. So have fun making things out there! Learn to love your mistakes and make magic out of them!

Have fun. Have a sense of humor. And dance with a cane. After all is said and done, we're just a bag of bones. Or ashes. Or diamonds. Or mummies. So, until then, EXPLORE & Enjoy the journey. And Thanks for being apart of mine :) xoxo Love, Buttercup :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Meet Frankie!!! Sketchin' for Tickled Pink Stamps.

Frankie, meet Everyone :) Everyone, this is Frankie!!!

Frankie may be a little rough around the edges, some stitches here and there, but BOY is he Glamourous in an effortless sort of way! Who do you know that can pull off a tuxedo jacket with cut-off shorts? I mean, Come on! This guy is pretty snazzy!

The Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge this week is to use a sketch with you can find here. You are Welcome to play along with your Tickled Pink Stamps you may explore here for your chance to WIN THIS IMAGE which will be RELEASED October 9th!!! Good Luck! :)

Thank You Tickled Pink Stamps for allowing me to be on the team for the month of October! I look forward to creating with you all!

Have a Wonderful Day & Thank You for checking in with Yours Truly :)

Buttercup :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Willow Haunting About!

Once in a Blue Moon, Willow glides about the graveyard. Is she paying her respects? Or perhaps, paying someone back? Blood splattered on the tombstone. Bats flee the scene. She floats along. Strangely serene. Too pretty to be too mean. Or, is she? What Willow, have you done? Please tell us, was it all in good fun? Or, should we call the cops?

This beautiful gal was very fun to color in and glitter up! She is one of the new characters from Tickled Pink Stamps. Please play along in the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenges. It's just for fun! Why not?

This Ghost Willow image will be Released October 9th! Play along for your chance to win THIS IMAGE!!! Yay!!! Good Luck!!!

SUPPLIES: "Ghost Willow" from Tickled Pink Stamps, "Splatter Long" by Stampotique/ Colored in Copics & Distress Inks/"Fancy Gothic Arch #1" by Roni Johnson Ink Stains from here.

Artist Trading Cards for Tiddly Ink's! :D

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to you! :D

May The Christmas Pixie fly over your house, and grace you with smiles and warmth this Holiday 2010 Season! Whatever you celebrate, I'm sure you could use a Pixie, right? I know I could. Who wouldn't love a tiny little girl with wings, who's only mission is make magic and spread joy? And Hello! She has leaves for wings! Who doesn't like nature!?

Pictured here, we see The Christmas Pixie on an Artistic Trading Card which measures 2.5" x 3.5"!!! Such a tiny card! (for me, this is tiny).

Tiddly Ink's Challenge this week is to create an Artistic Trading Card, share your creation with us on your blog for your chance to win some Tiddly Inkage! For more Challenge Info, go here.

Have fun and Craft, Glitter, what you do... and I look forward to seeing your little cards!!! Have fun!

"CHRISTMAS PIXIE" by Christy Croll for Tiddly Inks/ "Hello" from "Hello Go Round" by The Greeting Farm/Distress Inks/Copics/Diamond Stickles/Red Thread/3 Buttons/Red Jewels/2 paper flowers/Red Pom Pom Trim/Red & White Striped ribbon (for both along the bottom edge & a loop on the back for hanging)

Goodbye for now! I appreciate you stopping by and hope you found something that sparked your imagination, inspired you or awakened some sweet memory :)

Happy October!


Buttercup XOXOXO