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