Thursday, September 3, 2015

Trixxie Treat

Here's an awesome image from Kenny K. I totally love his hot girls and as you all know I totally love Halloween, so this image is just perfect!  She's called Trixxie Treat. All the stamps in this category are too fun. I am so enjoying making some Halloween cards now, I am sure that doesn't surprise you.

Kenny K's challenge blog is having a Halloween theme challenge, join in.  I got those totally awesome skeleton hand die cut from Oozak when I won a contest over at the Outlawz Challenge.  How cool is that?

Hope you have a great hump day.  Happy to say all my doctor appointments yesterday went really well.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A cute little corner bookmark

Here's the cutest image from artist Sherri Baldy.  We are starting a new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog. The contest is Anything Goes + Bookmark!  So, what it is I made you ask?  It is indeed a bookmark. It's a cute little specially folded square with a cute pocket that allows it to sit on the corner of a book page.  I have included a couple of additional photos so you can see it in use and I added a location to the pattern at the end of this posting.  I wish I could say I was clever enough to come up with this all by myself, but this folded bookmark has been around long before me.
 
Here's the bookmark in  a book holding the page for me.

 
Here it is with the book closed, so you can see that I know where my marked page is.



Here's one place (of I am sure very many) where you can find the pattern for creating one of these bookmarks yourself.  Check it out and then make a bookmark for our current contest on the challenge blog.  You could win an awesome prize from Sherri Baldy Stamps.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Your Scrapbook Place Card Challenge

It's time for a brand new monthly challenge over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.  The Challenge this month is anything goes with our sponsor being SLS Lines.  You will get an extra entry if you use an image from SLS Lines.  I am using an adorable image called Monster in a teacup from SLS Lines site.  How fun is this image?

Check out the other DT Creations over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and join in the fun.  Also, SLS Lines is having a challenge too, their current challenge is over at the SLS Challenge is summer holidays (that ends on Sept11), so if you create a summer holiday card with SLS Lines image, you can enter it in both our contest and the SLS Lines contest!

Today is the last day for a sentiment challenge over at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog, so if you have an SLS Lines card, please drop by over there and share it with them!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Teddy Bear cupid

Wow can you believe we are at the end of August?  I know I can't!  All the kids have already started back to school and the older kids are back in college. What a quick summer.  This week starts an Anything Goes challenge over at Outlawz Monday Greetings.  I am using this adorable teddy from DeeDee's Digis.  It comes with the adorable sentiment shown, plus several additional sentiments. It also has a precolored image.

 I had to add these cute arrows on my card because they go with the sentiment. The image set includes the colored, line image, set of sentiments and is only $2!!  It's called Love you Beary Much. Drop by and check out the other Outlawz cards this week and the theme is Anything Goes, the only requirement on the Monday contests is that your card have a sentiment on them.  Join in the fun!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Follow Your Dreams

Here's a brand new artist that I ran across recently, her name is Julia Spiri.  I just LOVE her cute little stamps this one is little fairy.  She sells digis at an etsy store Stamps by Julia Spiri.  Too cute, my newest favorite is one called Gothic Witch...you know that one will be next image I get from this artist.

I colored up her hair in orange and her dress in blue...oh, don't you love her cute little socks.  I would totally wear mis-matched socks around.  So sweet.

Have a blessed sunday everyone

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Welcome Anastasia

As I mentioned last week, my brother and his wife finally had their baby!  Here's a little card I sent them (I know many months ago I showed you a couple cards I sent them as shower gifts, but this card was just a little extra).  She was just as perfect as can be so we are all very thankful


Welcome to the world!
 
 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Care for a spot of tea?


Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea Artist TheEastWind.  She has a wonderful stamp line using a character called Lucy Loo. Totally one of my favorites. This image is called Lucy Loo Mad Hatter.  It's currently available in both Rubber and Digi format.  Be sure to check out the links to the store as you will see how totally different the artist's original coloring on this image looks compared to my own.  How cool is it to see two totally different looks ont he same stamp.

I used die cuts from CC Designs and a tea cup from Doodle bug designs to go with some MAMBI paper for this card.  Don't you just love Alice in Wonderland theme?  I had to share this card the day after sharing my Mad Hatter yesterday.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 27, 2015

What's the hatter with you?

Here's a card using a fun image from SLS Lines with a great paper combination from Paper Temptress.  I love being able to use bold and bright, even neon colors to really POP sometimes. I think this image really goes with this beautiful paper combo.  The image is Mad Hatter.  I added a fun sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie rubber stamps.
 
The awesome specialty papers on this projects are all from Paper Temptress.  The base of the card is a beautiful Mica/Metallic called Fairway.  I embossed it with a Darice embossing folder.  I then added a pink/brown Hambly Studio Screenprint called Mod Circles.  It is a small portion of the sheet I linked to.  Over the Screen Print I added a Hambly Studio Overlay called Lime Mini Graph.  I printed out my image on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest and colored it with copic markers to complete the card.

So, What's the hatter with you?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Prisoner Of Love

Here's an awesome image from Tiddly Inks.  Isn't she adorable?  I had to add some fun text sentiments and a little pair of hand cuffs for her.  Too fun!  I hope everyone is having a great first week of school.

The current challenge over at Tiddly Inks is called Have a Heart, so drop by and join in the fun with your latest card.  Happy Wed everyone

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Love me

Here's a darling image from artist Sherri Baldy.  She's just got the cutest striped hose with pigtails in her hair and beautiful flowers.  I added some lovely birds and floral d├ęcor as well.  A sweet and simple card to share this sweet image.

Hope your week is going well. Most of the college kids I know are getting started this week and even some of the regular schools are starting up here in TX.  It makes the morning traffic a lot worse for the hubby but it also makes just about everywhere I go during the daytime really quiet.

There's a wonderful contest over on Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog, it's Anything Goes and you get an extra entry for using a Sherri Baldy stamp, so please share with us!  There's also an Anything Goes + Frames theme contest going on over on the SSS Challenge blog, so you can enter multiple contests with one creation!  Woo hoo!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Scuba Owl

This is the most adorable owl ever!!  I had to laugh when I saw him all dressed up in a scuba outfit. How darling is that?  This image is from 2 Cute Ink!  This store has the cutest little animal images every.  I added a sweet sentiment, "Owl Always be with you." and then did some burnishing by using an embossing folder that is 6x6" on the paper that is waves and added on a little bit of sanding and some chalk.

Inside by Shaker box I added some clear and blue glitter, little tiny buttons of shells, star fish and sand dollars, some adorable glitter that sparkles.  Here's a close up of the image so you can see it clearer.
 
Hope you will drop by the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge, this week the challenge is Burnishing and you only need to have burnishing somewhere on your card and a sentiment.  An image is great, but not required.  We can't wait to see what you make!
 
Cheers, Holley

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Sis!

Just wishing my sister a Happy Birthday today! Here's a delightful Magnolia stamp with the cutest Tilda on there, she has cute curls, which I always remember my sister having curly hair when we were younger.  Somehow I never knew mine was too until I was an adult and a hairdresser told me that my hair was also curly!  I used to curl my hair all the time when I was younger

 
Hope you have a wonderful birthday Sister.
 
Cheers, Holley
 
Also wonderful news that my brother and his wife have welcomed their first child!  Hugs and prayers to them and their new family.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Courting Man

Happy Thursday everyone!  There's a new release of images over at SLS Lines today.  Here's the fun image I chose, he's called Courting Man.  I colored him up in a purple and green combination and then did my card in matching colors includeing the sentiment.  The sentiment to me is just hilarious, but also so very true, "Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new."  HA!
 
I guess by my age, I have also seen many a trend recycle...bell bottom pants, crop tops, sometimes I swear that was a person stuck with a whole ware house of material from the 60s who's now laughing all the way to the bank.
 
So many fun things you can do with this man, think of all the sentiments you could put with him!
 
Hope this card gave you a smile today.
 
Cheers, Holley

Friday, August 21, 2015

Witch and Cat

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea artist Molly Harrison called Witch and Cat.  Don't you love her?  This image is just so striking. I used some gorgeous fancy ribbon that I got while in Istanbul and a beautiful clear transparency frame to lay on top of the image.
Here's a close up of this marvelous image, be sure and check out Molly Harrison's other stunning images. 
Have you dropped by our Facebook group?  we have contests, lots of chatter and lots of card sharing. We'd love to have you join in the fun with us. Come on by to Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fashion Diva

Here's an awesome stamp from Ike's art.  The current challenge over at Ike's World Challenge is called F is for Fashion.  So I chose this image and used some fun die cuts to highlight fashion theme.
 
Drop by their challenge and check out the design team's card and then share your creations with them. 
 
Today is our only chance to get some rain, so everyone keep your finger's crossed and hey, it might keep our temperature down to 95 degrees even.  Woo Hoo. Go rain.
 
 
Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I'm the cutest witch

She's is pretty cute!  I must say I do love Ppinkydolls. They are TOO adorable.  This little witch is no exception. I recently had to buy a couple of these great images at their Etsy store.  They are all so adorable, it's hard to pick.

They're having a great challenge over on Facebook (click here).  Grab a Ppinkydoll stamp and join in the fun.  Can you guys tell I am getting ready for Halloween time?

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Frame it!

Happy Monday everyone!  Here's a fun card that I made for the new contest starting at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge blog.  The challenge this week is anything goes + Frame it.  As you can see, I added a frame and then included a fun sentiment inside.  Isn't this sentiment just perfect for Sherri Baldy's images?  You would think this sentiment came from her, but it is actually a rubber stamp made by Unity Stamps, it just goes perfectly with all Sherri's bestie images though, I had to use it.
 
I am also using a huge Marianne die cut frame in the background behind my image.  This fun image is IMG614.  Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and join in this week's challenge for a chance to win some awesome images from Sherri Baldy.  ALSO, there's another fun Anything Goes contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog with Sherri Baldy as the sponsor, so quick go make a card with one of her images and you can join TWO fun challenges.
 
Cheers, Holley

Monday, August 17, 2015

Time for a little laugh...

Happy Monday everyone!  It's time for this week's challenge over at Outlawz Monday Greetings.  This Monday we are being sponsored by Scribbles Designs and the theme is to make me laugh.  I chose this hilarious stamp, Movemeber Boys.  They are all incognito.  Too funny.  Of course, I had to add a funny sentiment "We mustache you a question..."

Do you have some funny card to share?  Well then drop by the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge and share it!  We'd love to see what you created.  The only rule is that it have some form of greeting showing.  Cheers, Holley

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cooking Chicken

Here's a Sweet Pea stamps image from artist Sandra Caldwell.   It is called Cooking Chicken.  This funny image made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it.  HA HA!  Can you really imagine a cooking chicken frying up chicken?  I added a Big Grins sentiment cardstock sticker to the card front as I don't know how this card couldn't just give you a giggle.
 
Here's a close up of this adorable stamp.  Be sure and check out all of Sandra Caldwell's funny and sweet images at the Sweet Pea Stamps store.  She makes the cutest digi stamps.

 
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I know for many, this week will be their kid's last week of vacation before the new school year starts up!  Enjoy.
 
Cheers, Holley

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Friends Forever

Here's the cutest Sherri Baldy image today.  She's sitting on a big heart that I colored purple and blowing out kisses.  I added a metal sentiment of Friends Forever with an additional I love you.  I don't know if you can see it, but the purple paper is Bazzill Swiss which also has subtle polka dots, I thought that would go well with the pink polka dot background paper.

Drop by and join in the SSS Challenge blog this week, the challenge is Anything Goes with an added twist of white plus one color if you want to play along.  There's also an awesome Anything Goes contest using Sherri Baldy digis over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog, so share your cards there as well.

Have a blessed week everyone!

Cheers, Holley