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!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Throwback Thursday with Mermaid Anya!!!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are well and having a day full of wonderful surprises! Maybe it rained in your normally sunny town, or perhaps the sun broke through the usual clouds. Whatever the weather, wherever you may be, may today find you extra happy :D

I know I was happy to use some recycled materials in my card! I found this orange sack from a grocery store. I believe it once held a bunch of oranges! I cut the sack up. It is the orange "netting" you see in the background behind Mermaid Anya! Yay recycled goods!

This is a more simple layout than my usual approach. I think it's nice to decrease sometimes. To leave out. Use less. And see what happens. Just as an experiment. Does embellishing less scare you? I dare you to try it! No matter what, if you have a great image (such as Mermaid Anya), your card or project will look AMAZING no matter how much or how little flare you care to spare!

So what is "Throwback Thursday" anyway? you may ask. Throwback Thursday is a day (once a week, only on Thursdays :) where we Farmers share a less-than-brand-new Greeting Farm image! These are the good 'ol classics! The images we first saw when we were first introduced to The Greeting Farm! Each week, one of us "Farmers" makes a card showcasing these classic stamp images!

What is it about Mermaid Anya that I like? you may wonder. Well, she's a MERMAID! Mermaids are cool! I grew my hair out so I could possibly get cast (I act) as a MERMAID! And guess what? It worked! I did! Until the director changed my mind and decided to give my role to someone else, but that's beside the point! :) The point is, Mermaids are TIMELESS, classic, mysterious beauties. Something all women and possibly even some men aspire to be.

Who wants to breathe underwater? Have beautifully, naturally long, thick hair? Not have to shave your legs? Who wants to swim all day and night? This girl!

Supplies: Mermaid Anya by The Greeting Farm, Colored in Copics, white gel pen, tape from The Greeting Farm, orange sack, jewels

If you have any specific questions about this card or my technique, you are welcome to email me at buttercupblogs at gmail dot com.

Thank You Thank You Thank You!


the butteriest of the Buttercups,

Buttercup :) xoxo

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Card for a Very Special Mama! :)


~Inside Sentiment by Ali Edwards
(not shown here)

Hello All and Welcome to my crafty blog!

I hope you all enjoy your day today. Whether you celebrate today by honoring your mother's memory, or are fortunate to at least speak to her on the phone, or even spend the afternoon with her, Happy Mother's Day! I wish you all a good old fashioned day of face to face or voice to voice conversation!

Pictured below is a card I made for my very special Mother! "Tuesday" by The Greeting Farm reminds me of her! With her crown and her tutu and boots, this is an outfit my fashion forward Mama could absolutely sport!

Supplies: SKIN-colored in copics e000, e00, e11, e13, r20, rv00; HAIR colored in copics yr24, yr23, yr21 and y21; CROWN colored in copics y15 and y17; DRESS colored in copics r02, e04 and r22/"Tuesday" image by The Greeting Farm/"mama = love" by Ali Edwards sentiment stamps by Technique Tuesday

Thank You for visiting! If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email me directly at buttercupblogs at gmail dot com! :)

Happy Mother's Day!!!


Buttercup :) xo