Thursday, December 8, 2011

Step Away From the Doll!

Hello Everyone!

Long time no blog! I hope this finds you comfy and cozy, enjoying 2011 as it is coming to a close!

This piece I am sharing with you today is a commissioned work meant to represent a specific person who shall remain nameless.

I am kind of in love with him. The doll. Not the person. Although, he is a lovely person...we just are not each other's types ;) ;)

Anyway, back to the subject of this doll: As for what he is made of, he has wire innards, along with floral tape, paper clay everything else, some wood in there too, acrylic paints, pieces of foam, satin and matte varnish, black sparkles for the pants...a little box, and that's about it. Oh, and tons and tons of love <3

Not including his box, he measures just under 5.5" in height! He's a tiny fella with tons of sass!

Why this was an exciting job for me: GLASS EYES! This is my first time working with glass eyes. Usually I just paint them on, but working with more realistic eyeballs is super fun. It ups both the creepy and cute factor at the same time. And I am a total fan of each! These are brown flat back oval glass eyes size 6mm (which were the smallest ones I could find in my neighborhood. Online, you can find even smaller ones!)

Please email me and ask me anything at buttercupblogs at gmail dot com.

Thank You! And Have a Great rest of the year!!!


Buttercup :) XOXO

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Elfkins!!! Too early for Christmas???


Happy November Everybody!

For some, it may be too early to even THINK about Winter and the Holidays on their way, but for me, I like to stretch out the Holidays as long as possible! And if I want to have orders/gifts ready in time for Christmas, NOW is the time to start creating!!! (If not, a year ago might have given me enough time too!!! ;)

My Pumpkin Series was popular at my day job, my fellow crew requested I do a pumpkin in a Christmas fashion! So here, may I present my first Elfkin, made to order for a very special coworker/friend!

My hope is that you are tickled and inspired to create your own something or other!

Thank You so super much for stopping by!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Dia de los Muertos Cake Toppers!


Espero que you are having a lovely day y si you celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, espero que you had a lovely celebration!

Here is a cake topper I would love to share with you! A lovely little skeleton bride and groom on a heart shaped box.


Paper Mache Box/Paper Clay/Wire/Acrylic Paints/White tulle/Paper Flowers/White Glitter for the Bride's dress

This Dia de los Muertos, I spent it by going to the Desert Botanical Gardens with my friends, and seeing their procession. This celebration makes me think of my Grandparents and I hope to be making them proud here on Earth :)

I am obsessed with three things these days: Skeletons, Pumpkins and Mermaids. I hope you all appreciate these subjects as much as I do:)

Thank You TONS for stopping by!


Buttercup xoxo

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Introducing My Pumpkin Figures!!!

Hello Everyone!

Happy Fall to you ALL! Here are a few of my latest Pumpkin Figures just in time for the Holidays! These are made with Paper Clay, painted in acrylic paints and are just so fun to create and share! I hope you find some inspiration here, and get in the mood for Fall!


From Left to Right: Louie, Arnold, Bebe, Leif and Edwardo

HAPPY FALL EVERYBODY! Much love to you all!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Presenting Not-Yet-Painted Pumpkin Paul! in Paperclay! xoxo

Hello Y'all!

I hope you are having a Splendid September so far! I know that you know FALL is fast upon us! Pumpkins and squash, autumn leaves, Halloween, apple cider and all that good stuff!!! I am SO excited as the weather drops outside :) It's a beautiful thing! And to get the house a bit more ready for fall festivities, I have sculpted Pumpkin Paul made out of Paperclay. This is 100% my original design and I can't wait to paint Pumpking Paul!!! Stay tuned for those photos!

I hope you find a moment to slow down, enjoy the view, the fresh air or, whatever else is there :)

Thank You tons for stopping by!!! Much love to you all in bloggertown!


Buttercup :) xoxxo

2011 Paper Clay Skellies!!!

Hello Everyone!

I have missed blogging and I am so happy to finally have something to share with you all! After a much needed vacation on the California Coast with my family, I am so happy to be relaxed and ready to CRAFT again!

You may recognize the design of these skellies as they are designed after The Polka Dot's Pixie skellies. I have enjoyed taking a few of her classes and the skellies are one of my FAVORITE paperclay figures to make! Check out The Polka Dot Pixie's site here and let me know what you think!

I love how happy and colorful these guys are!!! The supplies are Paperclay, painted in acrylic paints with a paper mache box!

Thank You so much for blogging by!

I hope you found something inpspiring!


Buttercup :) xoxoxox

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WORM GIRLS in Color!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying the new month!!! I have been incredibly busy in the theatre and a tiny bit in the film world as well! As an actor, I participated in a 24 Hour Theater Challenge and a 48 Hour Film Challenge. Each production was cast, written and staged in the allowed time frame!!! It was wild but very worthwhile!!!

Happy to be here today, and share some of my new Worm Girls designed by Buttercup (that's me :) with you! ONE day, I'll figure out a way to get these digis in tip top shape to share with you!!!

Now, here are the girls:

Supplies for Card 1: Worm Girl #4 digi by Buttercup, background stamp by Stampotique, Copics, Distress Stickles

Supplies for Card 2: Worm Girl #3 digi by Buttercup, Heart punches, Stickles, Copics

Supplies for Card 3: Worm Girl #2 Digi by Buttercup, Copics, Stickles, Sentiment by Stampotique

My hope is that you like these Worm Girls, in some way :) And are inspired to create something sooner than later!!!

Thank You so much for blogging by!

Please feel free to leave a comment regarding your interest in my digis!

Have a FAB day!

~Buttercup :) xoxo

Monday, August 1, 2011

WORM GIRLS! Buttercup Originals!!! :)

Hello Blogesphere! Hello Art Enthusiasts! Creative Folks! Hello People with Funk & Style! Long time no see! I hope you are well, relaxed and getting all the love and sunlight you need.

As some of you know, I shared some of my original SHE CREATURES with you a couple weeks ago. I posted my original Mermaid Girls and an Octopus Girl. Yes, I am still in love with creatures of the Sea, but yesterday, I became fascinated by WORMS! And WORM GIRLS! So here are my first 2 WORM GIRLS!!! What do you think???

Why do I ask your opinion? Because I must know what sort of demand these Worm Girls may have so I can make them more fabulous and ready for your pleasure! and artistic endeavors!

This is actually WORM GIRL #2

Worm Girl #1

Thank You All for visiting me today!!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!!


Buttercup :) xoxox

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mix 'N Match with Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty!

Hello Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty fans!!!

What a fun project it was to merge two digi stamp companies, combining one's backgrounds with another's characters! As you can see, I went with a chaise lounge from Make it Crafty and a mermaid from Tiddly Inks! I am sure there must be some furniture at the bottom of the ocean! This card reminds me of the scene from Disney's The Little Mermaid, when she is singing about her thingamajigs!

As for Supplies: Copics, Diamond Stickles, flower sequins, little brads, netting

Thank You for checking in!!!

May your day go swimmingly! (pun intended) :)


Buttercup :) xoxo

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just a Hunk by Stampotique

Hi There!

How about "ahunka ahunka burning love"? For a long while now I have been yearning to bust out "Hunk" by Stampotique, and finally the occasion has presented itself. One of my very special friends is going through somewhat of a life funk. I made this little card for him to remind him to put his crown on and PLAY!!! Even though he has yet to receive this card, he somehow got the message and is presently enjoying a trip to London with his boyrfriend! How fun does that sound?

Here he is! As for Supplies: "Hunk" and "2 sticks" by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique/colored in copics/ticket by hotlz/diamond stickles/scraps of paper

Thank You for stopping by!

~Buttercup :) xo

Friday, July 1, 2011

Practicing Simplicity

Ever feel like a mermaid at the bottom of the sea? thinking, "someone told me there were plenty of fish, where are they?" Not that I'm looking, or a bottom-of-the-sea-mermaid or anything. Not that I wouldn't mind a hunky merman flipping his glowy bronze self my way; or anything. Not that. Not that. Not that. Or anything.

But if I was mermaid, I would have hot, red electric hair, I would wear a turquoise bikini top and have a purple tail. And my name would be...super you would find on the bottom of an OPI nail polish bottle. Not like Carmen Electra or Spartacus, Not like "Tutti Frutti Tonga" or "Lincoln Park After Dark" but...something so super amazing, I just can't even think of right now.
And with that super amazing name, I would swim aroun
d and save drunken sailors. I might even rescue a couple of bees and maybe even some turtles that get lost from the pack. I would definitely eat seaweed. And I would never have to worry about what shoes to wear. But knowing me, I would probably fall in love with a dolphin...and then I would spend my nights daydreaming, poached on some picturesque black rock, ima
gining how my life would be if I was a dolphin. After practicing my dolphin noises, I would realize I was never going to be a dolphin, and then blog about it. In bubbles. Like telepathically. And then the bubble would float to the shore, and it would pop at the tail of my merman to be. And he would sense my scaly presence and open merheart and you know...the rest is happily ever history.

But until then, here's a glimpse of a Super Exotically Named Mermaid at The Bottom of the Sea.

(if you actually read the aboveness, you can sense I have had a few ounces of caffeine too many!)

Thank You for checking in, for stopping by, for being here!

As for Supplies:

Original Design by me (I am testing my digi skills to see what y'all think)
Colored in Copics
Diamond Stickles
Paper (2)

If you have any specific questions you may email me at buttercupblogs at gmail dot com

THANK YOU!!! I hope your day is full of warmth and compassion. :)


Buttercup :) xoxo

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Original Design by Me xoxo

Hi There!

Here's another original digi by yours truly! I don't know what you have been doing all day, but I have been eating plantain chips, singing Miss Saigon show tunes and fantasizing about tap dancing...among other things! These HOT summer days make a girl want to stay inside! And tonight, I will go into my place of work and help hang one of my huge signs!!!! AH! But before all that, here's a little character I made a couple days ago.

Please Leave a comment letting me know if you fancy this image!

Enjoy your evening and hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!


Buttercup xoxo :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Farewell to The Greeting Farm!!! xoxo

Hello Everyone! :)

I hope you are well rested and enjoying your summer:)

For the past six months, I have enjoyed being on the Design Team for The Greeting Farm stamp company based out of Colorado. I feel so fortunate to have grown in my paper craft abilities and to have learned from the talented design team members, farmers and challenge participants! I will miss the TGF journey and I hope we can continue to grow together as I venture off into creating my own designs and working more with others as well :)

And here, I will allow Cheeky Beauty to blow you all a kiss, imagining it is me in stamp form :) hee hee.

I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment, "Time to follow your DReams!" Venture off, explore, knock on doors and soar! I have learned a lot from all of you craft enthusiasts here in Blogger Town and I Thank You for walking on Strawberry Road with me.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at buttercupblogs at gmail dot com.

Onwards and Upwards!!!

~Buttercup :) xoxo

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Original Design by Me :)

Last night I couldn't get to sleep. I went back and forth from reading, to staring at the wall...and finally decided to get a pen and paper and doodle. Today, I colored in that doodle, and it turned into this.

I must say, I forgot how much fun it is to draw...and how natural it flows...I am so grateful to have a handful of great artist friends all around the world who continue to push on and pursue their passion...Seeing others live their artistic dreams inspires me and fills my heart with hope.

Why I drew a mermaid in clothes, I cannot tell you. Maybe she's a little more modest than most mermaids. Or a human wannabe. She has a few props in her hair, almost like an "i spy" lady. I would love to hear what your interpretation of her hair props are.

She is colored in the usual copics, diamond stickles, and the sentiment is from a Tim Holtz clear stamp collection.

One of my goals is to eventually have my designs available for your's a work in progress and I am at the very beginning stages of making that happen...what do you think? or prefer? Digis or rubber?

Anyway, thank you sleepless nights...and mumbling brain...and paper and pen for helping me stay sane :)

Much Love to all you art enthusiasts! I sincerely appreciate your precious time :)


Buttercup :) xoxo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Throwback Thursday with Wednesday!!! by TGF

Hello Everyone!

It is with bittersweetness that I share with you my Final Throwback Thursday Post as my term of farming with you is coming to a close this month! WAAAA! I will miss you all. But before we get into farewells, let's remember to say "Hello" to this beautiful "Wednesday" Character!

Talk about PERSONALITY!!! I just adore her stubborn stance and her school girl style!

"Wednesday" is one of my favorite Greeting Farm Images! Smart and Sassy is always classy!!!

May you all feel inspired to take a second look at your semi-retired TGF stamps! I love seeing what you all upload the Gallery!!!

Thank You for sharing in this creative journey with me and I wish you fantastic weekend!!!

Thank You!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cute & Simple TGF Cards

Hello & Welcome!

Angel Anya has been one of my favorite Anyas for a long time! She has a softness and a warmth to her which makes her the perfect image for a variety of more sentimental cards. Chelsea on the other hand, is much more lively and energetic! So here they are, using similar paper backgrounds and similar copic colors! Even with similar mediums, their images and the whole feel of these cards greatly contrast, at least to me :)

I hope you find some inspiration here...

Skin: e00, e11, e13, rv00, r20, r02
Hair: e59, e37, e18, e15
Shirt: r85, r83, r81, r20
Skirt: b18, b24, b95
Shoes: b37, b13, b18
Other Supplies
Diamond Stickles, Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Tape, "Broken China" Distress Ink, Black Marker, Sentiment by Inkadinkadoo, "Chelsea" stamp by TGF

Skin: e00, e11, e13, r20, rv00
Hair: e47, e37, e15, e35, e13
Wings: e53, y21, y11, yr24, yr21
Dress: e04, r83, r81
Other Supplies:
Diamond Stickles, "Angel Anya" by TGF, sentiment from "hello go round" by tgf, heart punches made from packaging scraps/turquoise hand stitching

Thank You so much for Blogging By!!!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your today!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Where Have I Been?

Hello Bloggers!

How I have missed you! And crafting!!! I am happy to say I have just closed a show with The Southwest Shakespeare Company! The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde! I played Gwendolen and I had an absolute BLAST! It was a remount of their previous production so I stepped in for an actress (a talented woman by the name of Justine who could not do this show as she was in another). It was a Wilde Whirlwind of which I thoroughly enjoyed and would do it again at the drop of a hat!

Below is a pic of Yours Truly as Gwendolen Fairfax!

And here are the characters: Algernon, Gwendolen, Jack & Lady Bracknell
(don't they all look handsome?)

I wish I had a photo of the entire cast :( But these will have to do for now!

I hope you enjoy this very tiny slice of my non-paper-crafting life! May you have a day filled with beautiful words, funny people and flavorful foods!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Royal Release with TGF :)

HELLO and WELCOME to a "ROYAL RELEASE" DT Blog hop and contest announcement! Today is release day and we have quite the cast of characters available now in the TGF store! We are welcoming Ahoy!, Wild Sprout Ryan, and TWO brand new Princesses to The Greeting Farm!

That's some Royalty for you, for sure! We want to make today's REGAL release memorable so we are not only excited about the new stamps in the store today, but also to kick-off our

Each Wed. during the month of June, a new challenge will be issued. That's FOUR WEEKS of Royal and Regal FUN and each week, we'll draw a winner for their choice of Princess 1, 2 or 3 single.
THEN, at the END of the 4 weeks, it will be time to narrow it down to FOUR finalists. The WINNER of each week's challenge will be one of the four finalists to compete for the crown and be donned "TGF ROYALTY"! Winner will be voted for on our Facebook page and the GRAND PRIZE will be the ENTIRE July Release!

To kick off Week 1, our theme is simply
"Fairy Tale Fun". Create a card or project using TGF stamps inspired by a fairy tale or prince/princess.

Upload your creations to TGF Gallery
TGF Royalty>WEEK 1. You have until Tuesday, June 7th at 8pm CST to upload your creations!
We have ONE more surprise for you today... to help kick-off our "TGF ROYALTY" contest, we have ONE MORE PRINCESS to release today! Introducing, Princess 3:
(talk about card here)
Have a REGAL time perusing the blogs today of:

You will have until 11:59 pm CST TONIGHT to comment and ONE LUCKY WINNER will take home the ENTIRE JUNE RELEASE! Winner announced tomorrow on the TGF Blog!

GOOD LUCK, and enjoy our ROYAL RELEASE DAY, everyone!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

AHOY by TGF! :)

AHOY, mates! Welcome back for another day of previews with Th
e Greeting Farm! Our ship has really come in this month with some ADORABLE new releases on the horizon and this brand new Oliver/Amelia set is no exception!

Supplies: Colored in Copics~Dress: B24, B95, BG02, B14 and B18
Sizzix Big Die "Frame Back, Ornate #4, 656579
Ahoy will set sail on June 1st at The Greeting Farm during our release DT Blog Hop and a contest announcement that you will NOT want to miss! See you back in JUST a few days, but for now, be sure to visit the TGF Blog to see how you can win an "AHOY" set all your own! Thanks for visiting!

Love, Buttercup :) xoxo

Queen of Hearts Paper Clay Doll FINALLY PAINTED!!!

Hello Everyone!

Today I finally painted my Queen of Hearts Paper Clay doll I made in a class with The Polka Dot Pixie many months ago!!!

I am happy to say I have been quite busy in theatre! And along with memorizing lines and prepping for a show, I often have to "cut out" other creative projects. And finally, I squeezed in time to finish this little gal!!! Whatcha think?

Well, it's back to going over my lines and working on my British RP :) (that's accent talk).

Know I sincerely appreciate your kind words and you even just taking the time to browse on my little blog here!

If you ever work with Paper Clay, please drop me a comment or an email, I would love to see your projects!

Take Care and Enjoy the moment!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Friday, May 27, 2011

Here's Ryan by TGF! :)

Hello Everyone!

I am not sure how you feel but I have been feeling that it was time to make a more MASCULINE card! Thank TGF for making this wild sprout Ryan and giving me the opportunity to do just that!

Supplies: Colored in Copics~PANTS: B39, B18, B95, B14/ VEST: YG97, YG63, YG17, YG96/EYES: BG72, B95, BG10/SKIN: E000, E00, E11, E13/ HAIR: E49, E47, E35, E37, E15/SHIRT: YR21, YR14, YR18/TGF orange tape/tim holtz tape/like bottle cap/ black marker for faux stitching/tim holtz paper distressor

*Ryan is the newest of the TGF Wild Sprout line
*Will be avail 6/1 during our "Royal Release"
*Stay tuned for more details on a HUGE contest coming up 6/1
*Refer to TGF blog to find out how YOU can win Ryan today

Thank You for Blogging By!

Buttercup :) xoxo

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Introducing Princess #2 by TGF!

Hello! It is going to be a ROYAL month ahead at The Greeting Farm and today's first preview is a pretty good indication of just HOW royal...Introducing Princess 2! With TGF's 3rd birthday being only a few months away, we were getting nostalgic and remembered just how popular "Princess Anya" was when she first took her throne as one of the first beloved Anyas. She has evolved so much since then, but really, who DOESN'T love royalty? Because of her timeless beauty AND the fact that we love to play dress-up here on the Farm, we are expanding the Princess collection and here she is, Princess 2:

SUPPLIES: Colored in Copics~SKIN: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20 & RV00/ HAIR: E49, E47, E37, E13, E35/ DRESS: BG72, BG000, RV93, V95, V0000/ CROWN: YR21, Y21, Y000/ Diamond Stickles for bling

Princess 2 will begin her reign along with other FABULOUS releases on June 1st...and be sure to stay tuned for a HUG contest announcement on the 1st as well! I'll be back tomorrow for more fun, but in the mean time, be sure to stop by the TGF blog for more information and find out how YOU can win Princess 2!

Last but not least, we are SO excited to be welcoming our June Guest Designer to TGF,Sharette Smith! Sharette has been a long time challenge participant and fan of TGF and we are thrilled to have her along this month! See you back here tomorrow!