Monday, September 28, 2015

Get Krafty with Tiddly Inks!!!

Materials Used:
"Hello" cling stamp
Glossy Accents-used on hat and drill
Turquoise, Yellow and Black paint by Dylusions
washi tape
yellow thread
Metal Heart charm by Tim Holtz
enamel dots
brick rubber stamp 
sizzix die cut
colored in copics
diamond stickles
pink rhinestones

Hello and Welcome!!!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! Visitors are the best!  

"Building Queen Wryn" is a relatively new digital image from Tiddly Inks!  She is so adorable with her building gear!  I don't know about you but I feel comfortable in a tool belt with some power tools!  *drill drill!* What could Wryn be building?  A tree house, an abstract sculpture or perhaps a brighter future for all of us?  I think "Yes, yes and YES!"  Build all of it Wryn!  Build it all!

I hope your day is full of happy grateful thoughts which create happy grateful experiences today!  Daily trials and tribulations can become overwhelming but just know, "When you become the architect of your own life, that's when the magic happens!!!" That's a loosely paraphrased quote from RuPaul!!!  (Or at least, that's where I heard it).  So please know, change is possible.  It's just up to us to construct it and we are, each in our own way.  :) 

I wish you a day full of giving and receiving love and the confidence to create the day of your dreams!

If so inclined, please join us in the Tiddly Ink's Challenge Blog!  Our current challenge is to create a new make using a Tiddly Image and kraft paper!!! Fun City!

         Buttercup xoxo

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Very Tiddly Inks Thank You!!!

Hello Lovely People of the Universe!  Welcome to today's post which is an Anything Goes make using a fabulous Tiddly Inks' image!!!

In every moment, we can choose gratitude.  I made this card to represent my gratitude for a friend's birthday gift.  I am at an age where birthday gifts are not quite required.  In other words, I am not five nor am I twenty one.  I am a combination of the two and then some! ;) If a friend thinks of me enough to purchase a gift for my birthday, this is MAJOR!  So major, that I just may make a handmade "thank you" card for such an event!

Thank You so much for stopping by today!

Please know that you are WELOME to JOIN in the Challenge fun at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog HERE!

Materials Used
Colored in Copics
Black and White Thread
Cling Sentiment Stamp
 Rubber "xo" Tim Holtz Stamp
Black ink

Thank you for stopping by today!!! I hope you hold your head up high and move forward today!!! :)


        Buttercup xoxo

Monday, September 14, 2015

Please Don't Be Square Challenge!

Hello and Welcome!

Please feel free to join in the Tiddly Ink's Challenge this week which is to create any project using a Tiddly Image in the theme of non-squares!  On other words, this week we are encouraged to avoid the traditional square shape in your paper crafting endeavors.  Try out a new-to-you shape and please share your tiddly makes with us!!!

Feel free to join in this challenge here!

For this challenge, used a super cute digi from the Sugar and Spice collection!  See my materials below for the link!

Materials Used:

Colored in Copics
Die Cut
Scrap Paper
Paper Flowers
Heart Sequins
Little Heart Punch

Thank You so much for stopping by!!! Enjoy the beauty of your day!


        Buttercup xoxo

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Foxer Upper!!! So cute!!!

Hello and Thank You for visiting me today!

Isn't this image "Foxer Upper" just the cutest??  I must admit, I have not bandaged up a fox, but I have rescued one or two baby lizards from inside of my house!  Tonight I even did just exactly that.  You know the drill.  Clear cup.  Stiff piece of paper.  Cover lizard with cup and shimmy that paper while being ever so gentle as not to damage the little lizard legs.  Then BOOK IT to the front door where FREEDOM and (also predators) await.  But hopefully mostly just freedom :)

It's a beautiful act, isn't it?  When we notice, first of all, we do need to notice that someone is in need.  We see the look on their face.  The slump of their shoulders.  We hear the tone of their voice.  The pause they take before speaking.  Because we are observant, we give them the appropriate amount of space before diving in and helping them heal.  Friends.  Strangers.  Family.  Foxes.  Sometimes we are the bandager and sometimes we are the wounded.  But mostly we're probably both.  Always both.  In need of a bandaid while bandaging someone who is moreso…

My Mom is a helper. I have been driving in my little honda civic with her when she notices a lady slip on a puddle on the sidewalk and to the side of the road we pull over, so she can be an angel to this lady in need who is temporarily paralyzed, her arm broken behind her back, her body contorted as we wait and give her shade in the hot Arizona sun, for the professionals to arrive.

It amazes me how some people just stand around and watch a person in need.  We all react differently in distress.  Some freeze.  Because I was raised by a woman who knows not the word "freeze" but instead lives a life of "I must help now", that's what I saw growing up, so that's what I do, and I am also grateful for others who do so too.  Hold someone's hand.  Ask them their name.  Make small talk.  All of these little tiny acts help hearts in big, huge ways when someone is in pain, visible or otherwise.

Whether you are the wounded fox or the Foxer Upper, I hope you know that you are loved, and are helping others just by being you!  Woo-hoo!!!

Ok, so I got off on a tangent there and forgot to list my materials, here they are:

Colored in Copics
Sizzix Die Cut
Blue Metallic Marker
Melted Chocolate Dylusions Paint for Edges
Buttons, Paper Flowers, Burlap String
White Pen 

Thank You so much for blogging by!!!


       Buttercup :) xoxo