Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Girly "hello" from the Lovely Lylah xoxo

Sometimes, all you need to say is "Hello"...and that long lost friendship becomes found again. Let the good times begin. Drop a line, crack a smile, and see what happens...

This little card is for the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenges which is to use pink, purple and cream along with your Tickled Pink Stamps.STAMPS: Lil Lolita-30's Lylah by Tickled Pink/"Hello" by The Greeting Farm's "Hello Go Round"/Butterfly by The Greeting Farm's "Spotlight" kit/Borders by Hampton Art Clear Stamps "Artsy Edges"
PAPER: Jen Wilson's 29th Street Market: Poised Purple Paper & Elegant Print & Very Violet Paper & Lovely Lines (inside of card, not visible)/Basic Grey Pattern Paper "eva-1358 duchess" for the baby pink which the sentiment is stamped on/La Creme Cardstock Matstack by DCVW for the sparkly cloud-like shape.
COLORED: copics/diamond stickles/Distress Ink: milled lavender, worn lipstick & tea dye/Brilliance Pearlescent Purple/Versa Magic Purple Hydrangea Chalk Ink
OTHER: "Fancy Gothic Arch #2" by Roni Johnson Ink Stains from Gothic Arches Blog/ tiny purple brads/flower by hero arts/cream thread hand stitches

THANK YOU so much for showing interest in my little Strawberry Road Blog! Stay as long as you want!
Buttercup XOXO :)

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...

So many frogs, so little time! Why oh why must I be forced to kiss such slimy, green men? Well, nobody's forcing me exactly. I am choosing this route, I guess...How many more faces must press against mine before I meet my Valentine? February is a ways away...but still...it could happen! Below is a picture of a Princess (not me), kissing a frog (not mine).
You can tell by the way she is cupping his little frog body that she really cares about him. 's cute.
It's obvious by the way he's gazing up at her adoringly, he might just love her back. He might. Let's kiss him, turn him into either a lucky frog or a Prince!!! I hope he's a prince! But let's not hold our breath...
(P.S. I saw their wedding photos, and he actually IS a prince! Way charming it's ridiculous!)

JOIN us at Tiddly Ink's Challenge within the next two weeks using your favorite Tiddly Ink Stamps and create a Princess Themed Card! Fun!

STAMPS USED: By Tiddly Inks: KISS ME/TWISTED TREE/FROGGIE THOUGHTS. "Heart Tie" by Stampotique. "xo" by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
COLORED: in copics & diamond stickles/walnut stain distress ink/watermelon adirondack brights ink/brilliance pearlescent sky blue ink/versa magic dew drop key lime chalk ink/black memento ink for the rubber stamps
PAPER: pink cardstock & a piece from The Sasha Paper Collection by Prima
OTHER: black hand stitching/heart punches/3 jewels

LOVE YOU LOTS! Hope you are either A)Enjoying the company of your Prince, B)Frogless and Thankful or C)Kissing the frog that is the best frog for you...right now!

Craft on Ladies!!! Let your Princess Crown Glimmer as you craft into the night!!!

Buttercup :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's totally hoppening at Tiddly Ink's Blog Hop:)

Welcome to the Magical Arches of Spellerina. See her adventure as she floats her way to set her bird friend free!!! She has found the key! And they key is...Love.
STAMP: digi "Cast Your Spell" by Tiddly Ink's
ARCH: "fancy gothic arch #1 by Roni Johnson Ink Stains" from Gothic Arches
OTHER: Caged Bird sizzix by Tim Holtz/metal leaves & crown by Tim Holtz/key/false eye lashes/hot pink hand stitching/handmade flowers/diamond stickles/2 green trims/"love" letter stickers/jewels/green hand stitching for the trim
PAPER:K & Company, BW Specialty Paper

I appreciate you visiting on this Blog Hop adventure! Feel free to take a look around:)

Buttercup :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Whoops! Tiddly Ink's Sketch!

It happens...Birds tell our deepest darkest secrets to those folks we would rather not know...we wear hair-clips that match the food we eat, and yes, sometimes the top two scoops of our ice cream...well...they land on our feet.

Even though all of this happens to us, the gossipy birds, the splattered ice cream..it can still be a good day. I mean, one scoop is better than none scoop, right? As for the birds, let them chirp away! If you are determined, it can still be a good day! Whoops 'n all!
STAMPS: Here we have "Whoops" by Christy Croll for Tiddly Inks. She is just too cute. She even has some false eyelashes to boot! It's my new thing./sentiment by Sugar Nellie
PAPER: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vintage Shabby
INKS: Adirondack Brights Watermelon/Distress Ink Broken China
COLORED: in Copics
OTHER: flowers/jewels/diamond stickles/3 small green brads/green hand stitching/false eyelashes/black marker for xo's border/Bird by Caged Bird Tim Holtz sizzix
Join in the Fun this week at the Tiddly Ink's Challenge Blog:) Use the sketch below!


Thanks So much for hanging out! I hope you found something you liked!!!




Monday, July 19, 2010

Halloween is Hoppin' at Tiddly Inks!!!

And Now for the BIG REVEAL......

Ta-daaaa!!! It's time for Halloween in the World of Tiddly Ink's New Releases!!! Check this beauty out! Here we have the hauntingly beautiful "Belle" stirring the pot!!!
Wether you are a Sexy Witch, a Batty Lady, or a Spellbinding Magical Queen, these awe-inspiring digis by Christy Cross are sure to wake up the inner child in us all, don't you think?

If You've Got It, Haunt it Supplies:
STAMPS: Belle by Tiddly Inks/ background by Stampotique: Splatter Blob, Splatter Long and Heads
OTHER: Colored in Copics/diamond stickles/black stitching/white maker/my own handwriting and caldron drawing/Fancy Gothic Arch #2 by Roni Johnson Ink Stains @ Gothic Arches
Come Join in the Fun and create your very own precious little something! :)
Buttercup :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

FrogWoman has begun!!!

Hi Everybody!

Today I am sharing my other world with you: Acting! Here are a couple pics of the poster and the character I have the honor of playing on stage this month! Her name is FrogWoman! This quirky, cute play has a cast of 10 hilarious, talented actors I am thrilled to be working alongside them! I am much more green on stage than these photos portray. I'll have to add pics of the hilarious characters including: The Producer, The Fan, FrogWoman Heads 1,2&3, Burley 1,2&3, The Amphibianologist, Bob/Sue.SueBobFrog 1,2&3, Wizened FrogWoman and the Frogs (1,2&3)

FrogWoman is an outrageous dark comedy about the world famous
mega film star, FrogWoman, who is surgically enhanced to look like a human/frog hybrid. She escapes the clutches from her overprotective Producer to find her place in a dangerous and confusing world. Hunted down by her psychopathic Producer, chased by overzealous "FrogWomanHeads" and longing for her frog in shining armor, she goes from riches to rags and finds happiness and love along the way. This is a tale that will touch you, surprise you and make you hop away happily into the night!

Written by local writer and Theatre In My Basement founder, Chris Danowski and directed by the founder of Th Sic Sense Sketch Comedy Troupe, Franc Gaxiola.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Be Happy" & Match it Up!!!

A Sunny Afternoon when the Flowers are in Bloom, Poppy goes for a nature walk and comes back with....well...nature!

Welcome Back and Hello!

Tiddly Ink's Challenge for this week is to create a card using matching colors for your image and papers! FUN!

I chose to go the bright and bold route for this one! The writing around the border is actually inspired by my overly enthusiastic chiropractor who has sticky notes which cover the walls of his office that have little suns, smiley faces, "happy happy joy joy" and "today is the best day ever" drawn and written all over them! He is too funny and I love all his sticky notes!

DIGITAL STAMPS: All by Christy Croll for Tiddly Inks: Poppy/Handwritten Sentiments/Home Sweet Home

COLORED: Copics/Brilliance Ink/white marker

OTHER: Diamond Stickles/Jewels/flowers by small scalloped punch/3 brads/glimmer mist/heart punch/purple washi tape by The Greeting Farm along left side/hand stitching

PAPER: the main background paper is by K & Company BW Mira Specialty Paper Pad 625327.
Thank You for stopping by! One of my wishes for you is that you enjoy the sunshine and smell a flower that is bigger than you head!!!

Ciao Bellas y Bellos? (is there a masculine version of Bellas? I don't know?:) Either way, Ciao;)


Monday, July 12, 2010

Sneaky PEEK #2 by Tiddly Inks, For You!

MU-HA-HA-HA-HA!!! We meet again! Here is the 2nd of my sneaky peek designs! Be on the look out on July 19th for the full images, blog fun and releases of these fun digis at Tiddly Inks.

Ciao Bellas!


Friday, July 9, 2010

SNEAKY PEEKS for Tiddly Inks!!!!! OOoooOOOooOOOoOooooOh!!!

I am not one to tease, but that is exactly what this post is!!! Christy Croll is coming out with THEE most AMAZING digis your eyes will ever have the joy of feasting themselves on! They will be available in mid July:) Until then, take a peek at my little paper treat! The whole image has yet to be revealed! Mu-ha-ha-ha-ha!!

It is slightly killing me to not share the whole image with you. But as they say, Good things come to those who wait...right?

Thanks For checking in with Yours Truly;)


The Butteriest of the Buttercups

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tiddly Inks Challenge #12: It's SUMMER TIME!!!

Hey Guys & Dolls!

This Bathing Beauty is quite the catch! With her finger-waves and her glamourous get up, she wades through the water. But let's be honest, she is not about exercise, this flapper gal just wants to catch the boy's eyes!!!

STAMPS: "Bathing Beauty" by Christy Croll for Tiddly Inks http://tiddlyinks.com (a digi)
Sentiment by TGF "Sunshine Kit"
COLORED: in copics and distress ink
OTHER: blue and red thread/3 bird charms/diamond stickles/handmade paper flower (with the blue stripes)/2 flowers & brad for her fashionable swimming cap/2 blue jewels

This Week's Tiddly Ink Challenge is to create a card with a Summer theme using your Tiddly Ink Stamps! http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thank You for checking this beauty out! Divas need to be checked out! ;) Have fun and CRAFT AWAY!!!

Buttercup xoxoxo

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Lovely Gossmere

Hello Fellow Blog Artists!

Know I find inspiration in your work and I hope you find some in mine. "The Lovely Gossmere" and the arch she inhabits is about a young woman who just wants to play in her castle. Onlookers look on. Are they supportive? Are they envious? Are they truly her friends? We may never know...

This little arch is for THE GOTHIC ARCH challenge which is an open theme http://gothicarches.blogspot.com, CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES which asks that we use at least 2 ribbons in our project http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com C4C44, and OH, ALICE which requires that we use a red, white and blue color scheme http://aliceinwonderlandchallenge.blogspot.com.

STAMPS: Gossmere (digi) by www.tiddlyinks.com
3 in a round and heart tie by Stampotique
background text by Clear Distressing Stamps, glitzitnow.com
Be Yourself by Inkadinkado's 10 clear stamp piece Friendship

TEMPLATE: "Fancy Gothic Arch #1 by Roni Johnson Ink Stains which can be downloaded for free at the Gothic Arch Challenge blog

OTHER: colored in copics/diamond stickles/8 brads/4 small flowers/white hand stitching/2 ribbons on bottom/broken china distress ink/ pearlescent sky blue brilliance pigment ink

Feel free to take some inspiration, leave a comment, and be on your merry crafty way! Thank You so much hanging out!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bathing Beauty with Donut

Ladies and Gentlemen, please allow me to introduce you to The Bathing Beauty with her extra large donut! Why not live lavishly and give the bathing beauty what all bathing beauties really want: a hefty chunk of carbs, starch and sugar!!!

This is for the TIDDLY INK CHALLENGE #11: Use the colors red, white and blue along with your tiddly ink stamps! http://tiddlyinkchallenge.blogspot.com

STAMPS: "Bathing Beauty" from www.tiddlyinks.com (a digi)
"medium bee with small bee mounted on side" from www.stampotique.com
by Artist Jo Capper-Sandon
COLORED: in copics/Brilliance pearl tear drop inks/walnut stain distress ink
OTHER: scraps of paper which I made the flowers by using small scalloped circle punches/brads/red thread for hand stitching around the edge/white acrylic paint for the "white frosting"/actual sugar sprinkles for the donut sprinkles/diamond stickles

I appreciate you checking in! Enjoy!

Buttercup xoxoxo