Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Outlawz Challenge

Yesterday the challenge got started for the week on Outlawz for the Monday Greetings.  I am using this adorable image from Di's Digi Stamps called A Bouquet of Spring. The challenge this week is to create a card with a song in mind, so I made this fun card for a birthday.  My mother in law's birthday is right around the corner!  I hope she will have the best birthday this year.

I hope you will all drop by the Outlawz Challenge and share a fun card with us. You could win an awesome prize from Di's Digi Stamps this week.  Think of a great song and create a card that makes you remember it.  I can't wait to see it.

Hugs all, Holley

Monday, July 6, 2015

Give me Chocolate!

Here's just the cutest Sherri Baldy image! I love this little fairy who has a shake the size of herself!  Can you imagine that?  Sounds great huh?  If only I could get a shake that big.  Of course, I know my eye's would be a bit bigger than my stomach as they say.  I am using a fun spellbinders die cut and an embossing folder from crafter's companion on the background.  This adorable image is Img624.

Check out the current challenge at the SSS Challenge blog, the contest is Anything Goes!  So share with us your newest Bestie card. We can't wait to see it.  You could win an awesome prize from artist Sherri Baldy.

Have a chocolate kind of day!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, July 5, 2015


As I mentioned last week, the supreme court recently made headway for couples in 13 states in the US to now get legally married.  Friends at my church did so on that very Friday after the ruling.  I made this card for them using a beautiful image from Ike's Art.  They have already been together for 13 years and have two adorable adopted kids who are just a delight.  I wish them all the best.  May everyone treat others the way they would like to be treated, with love, dignity and respect.

Have a blessed week everyone.

Going to share this card with the people over at the Ike's art challenge, but this card is not for their challenge this week as their challenge is about Fantasy!  But this card is no longer Fantasy, this is reality! But I do want to share it there as I very much appreciate the owner for getting the image to me immediately Friday night so I could get the card done in time for church on Sunday (Thanks Sue Eisnehauer!)  I have another fantasy card coming for the challenge later this week!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Here's a wonderful image from artist Sandra Caldwell of Sweet Pea stamps.  He's just perfect for those patriotic card you want to make, he's called American Elephant.  I added some adorable die cuts from Heidi Grace and beautiful papers from Paper Temptress to create this holiday card
The base of the card is Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  I used a layer of gorgeous textured ruche on top of it, it's called deep blue crepe.  I layered all the 4th of July die cuts on Brown Bag cardstock and fussy cut them out.  I layered the adorable Elephant image on a small piece of Red Hot Pop Tones paper.
Here's a close up of this adorable elephant stamp

Wishing you all a very happy 4th of july!!
Cheers, Holley

Friday, July 3, 2015

Lucy Loo Flower Goddess

Here's an awesome Sweet Pea stamp from The East Wind, she's called Lucy Loo Flower Goddess. I am totally in love with this character from the East Wind. She has several wonderful stamps using this woman.  I added some beautiful lace from Turkiye and a wooden sign "Seek it out"

This gorgeous lady looks like she is seeking out love.  Be sure and check out the other lovely East Wind stamps at the Sweet Pea store.  Here's a close up of this image
Drop by the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans page to share your Sweet Pea stamps creations, to see all the design team creations, to join in our contests and meet all the other crafters!
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A new challenge has begun!

Now that July is here, a new challenge has begun over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog. The theme this month is Anything Goes and the sponsor is Lizzy Love of Oddball art stamps.  You will get an extra entry if you use any of her images, but everyone is welcome to play with any of their handmade creations! We'd love to see what you make.  My card here is using an adorable image by Lizzy Love called Starlynn.  I totally love her images as I am sure you all know.

Go on over to the YSBP Challenge blog and check out the other Lizzy Love creations and then share your latest project with us!  We can't wait to see it.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Heidi Grace, Neenah, AC);  Image (Oddball Art Lizzy Love); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, Tattered Lace); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic markers);

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Feel Good today

Here's a fun image from SLS Lines called Voodoo Doll.  What a fun image.  As you can see, I can turn any image into a pink filled card!  Even the poison is ink.  Looks like this doll is a bit unsure about that huge pin he's holding....just seeing that made me add the hilarious text on the card...which might I add came from a sticker set that has absolutely nothing to do with this image or topic!
Hope you love this fun image, SLS Lines also have some fun retro images, gorgeous ladies and fairies, and hilarious fun images.  Check out the etsy store.  There's also a challenge this month that runs until the 11th, so please share a card with us for your chance to win!

Also, wonderful Challenge at Left of Center Challenge is still going on being sponsored by SLS Lines!  It's called Ink it up (like adding the ink I did on my die cut image).  Join in that challenge as well.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Here's a super cute image from Simply Betty stamps. I adore this image (and well, all of Betty's fun images).  She's got her file in hand to try and get out.  I think of her as a prisoner of LOVE.  Had to use a black and white striped card for this one.

Can you all believe we are about to start July?  where has the summer gone?  with all the amazing and blessed (and scary) rain we have had in Texas this year it hasn't really felt like summer.  Usually by now we would all be surrounded by dead grass and well, dead and dried everything.  Despite the scary floods and horrible tragedies that some dealt with, the majority of us are surrounded by amazing greenery, loaded trees of fruit, and a lake that hasn't been so full in many many years.  That lake supplies water for the million plus people in this area and was down below 40%.  Now, it's back to above 80% of it's location to the point where they had to open the dam.  Very thankful for all this rain and very prayerful for those who came into harms way.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Meet Petals

Sharing this Sweet pea stamp today from artist Heather Valentin for the Outlawz Monday greeting challenge. The challenge theme is Anything goes, so you can create any topic you like as long as you include a greeting somewhere.  As you can see here, my greeting says "Dress up!"  This cutie can be found on the Sweet Pea stamp site, she's called Petals.

Drop by the Monday challenge at Outlawz and share your card with us this week! You could win a wonderful prize.  Cheers, Holley

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thank You!

Here's an adorable image from Sherri Baldy. I just love this cutie, do they still make hats like this?  I can certainly remember such things, though even when I was a kid, these were hats that were from before my time.  I turned this card into a thank you card using a wonderful sticker from Pebbles and then I added some gorgeous ribbon from Turkiye.  Totally wish I could go back to that store....I would end up coming home with no clothes and just ribbons and laces, lol!

There's a fun challenge going on at the SSS Challenge blog, it's anything goes + handmade flowers.  Create something fun and share it with us this week for your chance to win some awesome stamps from Sherri Baldy.  Have a great week!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A day for Love!

Sharing this fairy of love today. As I am sure many of you heard, the US Supreme court ruled yesterday to make marriage legal for everyone in all 50 states.  It is a tremendous step for equality that is long overdue.  Living in Texas we were one of the last 13 states in the USA who had yet to give equal rights to all citizens!  Here's a card for all the LOVE and happiness that I saw yesterday including huge congrats to a couple at my church who after 13 years together, where now able to legally get married. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, June 26, 2015

Always believe in yourself.

 Here's a gorgeous Sweet Pea stamp image from artist Gabriella Szabo called Yuletide Blessings.  I chose to use this image for the Artist of the month card to show you how stunning her art is as well as how versatile it can be. I don't think you would have ever guessed that this image was originally supposed to be a Christmas theme stamp.  How cool is that?  Be sure and check out the image on the Sweet Pea stamps site, so you can see how the image looks in Christmas colors.
Here's a close up of this stunning image
Check out all of Gabriella's stunning images at Sweet Pea, she has the most beautiful fairy images.
Cheers, Holley
Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, K&Co); Image (Sweet Pea Stamps); Die Cuts (Marianne, Sizzix, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Nellie Snellen); Colors (copic markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett);

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Here's the cutest image from Simply Betty stamps! Pucker up Sweet Cheeks!  Totally love this adorable image from her store. She does the most fun images with the sassiest sayings to go with them. I added some great tape across the pink cardstock and a fun SWAK die cut.

Hope everyone has an awesome Thursday!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Throw Caution to the wind!

There's an awesome contest going on over at Ike's Art.  This beautiful stamp was a freebie that was given away on their challenge blog.  Drop by over there and get this image and then create a card to play in their challenge this week at  Ike's World Challenge blog (just scroll down a posting or two and you will see her).  Their current challenge is Earth, Wind, Fire, or Water.

I made a monotone blue card for the wind, I also think this image would work great as water or fire if you changed the coloring of her.  Ooo, so many ideas for this stamp. 

Have a crafty day everyone!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Here's the sweetest little girl from Sherri Baldy.  She's just ready to cry!  Even looking at her poor little face makes me want to cry a bit, she's IMG517.  The challenge is starting up again over on the SSS Challenge blog, it's Anything Goes + Handmade Flowers.  So create some flowers, using die cuts, punches, hand cut, or like these, stitched.  Then create a card and share it with us!

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and check out what the other DT Member's made and then share your Sherri Baldy cards.  You can win some awesome images from her.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Heidi Grace Flocked Paisley, Neenah); Image (Sherri Baldy); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Flowers (handmade by Linda Weber); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Sentiments (Adorn It); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots);

Monday, June 22, 2015

New Release from SLS Lines

Here's a new stamp from SLS Lines called Vintage Girl baking.  Today's the new release day for images at the store.   I love this fun lady, makes me think very retro, which is why I chose this paper and the fun Milk carton holding the hand of a chocolate chip cookie.  Very much an image from my childhood.

Check out all the new releases at the SLS Lines Blog and then check out her images at the Etsy Store. There's also a fun challenge going on, with a die cut theme, please join in and share your creations with us, it's here.

Have a great day!

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Cosmo Crickett); Image (SLS Lines); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Embellishments (Pebbles); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all); Color (Copic markers); Die cuts (Nellie Snellen); Punches (Martha Stewart);

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

Outlawz Monday Greeting challenge will be featuring a father's day theme, so I chose this wonderful image from Rick St Dennis called Pollyana and used a vellum sentiment that says "My finger may be small, But I can still wrap my daddy around it."  I thought that would be perfect for the holiday.  Be sure and check out the challenge tomorrow at the Outlawz Monday greeting challenge!
This awesome stamp can be found at the Rick St Dennis site, HERE.  Share your awesome creations with us on the Outlawz Greeting Challenge HERE.  The new contest will start Monday morning.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Leaf and flower cards

Let me share some more of the pressed leaf and flower cards that I made using some beautiful flowers and leaves given to me by a church member.  I made these cards and donated them to the church for sales at the Bazaar.

Then let me show you some more of the kiddo's VBS projects they did this past week during out "Trek to Thailand" so much fun crafting with them
two sided dragons

Elephant banners made with beautiful Thai paper

Stained glass crosses

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fairy Cat & Balloons

Here's one of the newest additions to the Sweet Pea Family, artist Molly Harrison. She makes gorgeous images.  This super cute one is called Fairy Cat & Balloons. I just love how sweet and innocent this little girl and her cat look as they float up into the sky.
Here's a close up of this lovely image
Be sure and check out the other Molly Harrison images, in addition to this cute little girl, she also has some really stunning maidens.  Just gorgeous in detail and so very beautiful, I think my current favorite is October Flame.  WOW, check out the amazing coloring on that image.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Little old ladybug

 Check out this adorable old ladybug!  Isn't she too cute?  This card was created using beautiful papers from Paper Temptress and a fun digi stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps.  She's called Old Ladybug.  I chose great papers to match the coloring, it's hard to see here, but the center paper is very shimmery from Hambly Studious and the yellow paper is actually Mica with beautiful flecks.
Here's a close up of this adorable image

For the card, I am using beautiful papers from Paper Temptress. For the base of the card I am using a warm grey cardstock that matches the copic marker color used to color the image.  I then chose a trio of papers each with a tinge of color that matched a part of the image, so each paper would bring out something special in the colors.  The bottom is Brawny called Tuscan Sun.  The middle layer is a Hambly Screenprint called Houndstooth.  The third color layer is a beautiful shimmery mica/metallic paper Gold.  The image is printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.