Monday, May 31, 2010

Fly Meagan Fly

Hello Again!

This is the front of a card I made for a friend who is moving abroad! I had about 30 minutes to cut, stamp and stickle it all together! It dried in the car on the way there, but she enjoyed it nonetheless!

PRODUCTS USED: STAMPS: Butterflies by Martha Stewart/2 Sided Bird by Stampotique/ "Fly" letters by Heidi Swapp/Dream quote by Tim Holtz//PAPER: all by Tim Holtz
//OTHER: Clear Stickles/Distress Ink/Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix

Thank You so much for stopping by! I am working on balancing my day job, theatre at night, and scrapping at any available moment! I really do appreciate your interest in my Strawberry Road blog! Even if there are only 5 of you! You are my FIERCE 5!!!

Happy Crafting!

Love, Buttercup :-D

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Can't Wait to Stamp

Hello There Crafty Bloggers!

Today I received a wonderful package full of Jo Capper-Sandon stamps by Stampotique! I am SO EXCITED to use them but will not be able to dig into them too much for another week or so! Life on and off the stage is keeping me busy! Auditions coming up! Exciting-heart-beating-out-of-my-chest-times!

Of course I love what I do, I just love to do so many things. I'm sure you know how that is.

So forgive me for pausing my crafty Show and Tell for a couple days!

But JUST YOU WAIT to see how fab these stamps are! So neat!

Take care. Stay hydrated. And wear sunblock.

And of course, Let Your Inner Artist Shine! And I leave you with a quote:

"Creative people know from experience that they are 'led' from opportunity to opportunity and that 'good fortune' just seems to happen to them. All parts of the universe are connected and we draw to ourselves exactly what we are in attitude and consciousness."

-Roy Eugene Davis

Love, Buttercup

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gothic Arch Challenge!!!

"If music be the food of love, play on!" -Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene1. Shakespeare.
Good Evening/Morning/Afternoon! This is my very first Arch Challenge which was posted at with this week's theme being MUSIC. I LOVE MUSIC, I love quoting Shakespeare, I love vintage photos so why not combine all three? And stamping. Oh and coloring. And stickles-ing. FUN!

I will start from the top regarding STAMPS USED: Tiny Dancer by Uptown Design/Clear Alphabet Stamps by Heidi Swapp/2 Sided Little bird by Stampotique/Heart Crown by Clear Art Stamps-"Party Queen"/ and 2 Sticks by Stampotique (one of the sticks has a flower over his head, making him hard to recognize, but he's there).

TEMPLATE used is "Fancy Gothic Arch #1" by Roni Johnson Ink Stains (which I downloaded from

PAPER used is all Tim Holtz idea-ology. Retro Grunge and Vintage Shabby.

Other Items used: 3 Wooden Heart Brads/Personal Photos/Lyrics from El Paso by Marty Robbins/Butterfly Mirror (which by the way, looks way better in person than on film!)/a fine black Sharpie/Clear Stickles/Paper Flower/Copics to color in stamps and photo <--which was a black and white copy made on Neenah paper
THANK YOU for stopping by and being a part of my heart.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stampotique's Designer Challenge: Use Any Template & Any Stamp!!!

Hello Bloggers! How fun to use a French Fry Template by Stampington FOR FREE which you can find at The Mermaid Stamp is by STAMP HAPPY but I am not sure what the name of the stamp is.
Thank You to Stampotique for posting this challenge, and in doing so, opening up the world of FREE TEMPLATES to us all!!! I had no idea!
As for what is going in the French Fry template, I am in the process of making miniature playing cards with cute quotes and sayings. But that will be a WHILE before I complete those. So enjoy my little creation. I hope to see your creations as well:)
Buttercup Out!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Hello Everybody! Uh oh! Wha??? That's right, one of my good friends is about to ESCAPE from the BIG HOUSE! Legally, of course:) And his "big house" is more like a "little hot tent". So, to Congratulate Mr.SWEAT, I made him this little greeting card. And who else better to represent a celebratory ex-con than Twinkie himself?

RUBBER USED: All by Stampotique: Twinkie, In Prison, Framed, Devil-ish, and 2 Sticks.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Dress it Up by Buttercup

Happy Mother's Day! This morning I enjoyed a nice breakfast with my Mom, where I suprised her with a secret gift I had stashed away in my purse! One of her gifts was Spidey by Stampotique which she is really excited about!

Gift giving is such a fun thing. Why not personalize it with your own crafty sass? You can dress up an envelope, personalize a gift tag, even stamp your own gift bag or gift wrap. Why not? It's not always all about cards!

PRODUCTS USED: Gift Bag from Target, Gift Tag "Mother's Day" clear stamp by Inkadinkado-Happy Days, Envelope sass by The Greeting Farm-"Me Time" Anya. Colored Anya with Copics, Inked some edges with Brilliance and hand doodled those swirlies around "Pamper Yourself".

Monday, May 3, 2010


Hello All! My cheeky gal pal has moved to a new apartment and I want to be the first to Congratulate her! Here you will find I used The Greeting Farm Stamps "My House" and "Cheeky Rockabilly" to do just that. She is colored in Copics, Stickles sparkle up her outfit, shoes, tulips, cloud lining and front door. Distress Ink around the light pink background paper. Some simple hand stitching around the border to bring the yellow together. Such a pleasure to make!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Message from Twinkie

Hello, Everyone! On this very, very windy Arizona day, I created this card for my friend who is overseas dealing with dental dilemmas!
I used Basic Grey papers (Ambrosia Pattern Paper), Twinkie stamp by Stampotique and quote stamp by Inkadinkado. 3 Black Brads. Copics, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Patina Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels for the blue frame sparkle.
If you have any questions about process or products used, please leave a comment or message me anytime!
Thank You for Blogging By!