Sunday, March 26, 2017

Guest Artist Virginia

Here's a gorgeous gift that I received from one of the Prize Winners, Virginia M.  She sent me this stunning watercolor painting. She had even asked me what topic I would like to see and I had told her a water/stream as I love to walk along them and pick up rocks and fossils.

It's in an 8.5x11" frame so you can tell it's full size.  Just a gorgeous mixture of colors.  Thanks so very much Virginia.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Guest Designer Jean

Here's a wonderful card made by Jean Marmo using a beautiful Owl Die cutter that she won during my Feburary Celebration.

Thanks so much for the lovely card Jean!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Life is good!

Here's the cutest new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This image is called Panda PJ 1436 and it will be added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND today.  Check out this cute stamp and so many other brand new stamps today!

Here's a close up of this adorable image that I colored using copic markers:
We are having a contest on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and our current sponsor is Sandra Caldwell, so come and play with us and you will get an extra entry if you use one of her great images.  We also have a fun Facebook group called Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Journey

Here's some wonderful images from Graciellie Designs.  I am using the The Journey set which comes with the bird and three sentiments including the one shown. This amazing set is only $3! Also, I am using the Black and White paper collection that is shown in the background.  It's a paper set with 6 different paers from Graciellie Designs.  All the wonderful papers on this card are from Paper Temptress.

I am also using all Paper Temptress papers on this card, the base of the card is paper bag.  The images and the paper collection background image is printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  The Blue layer is a wonderful textured paper called Ruche, Sky Blue Crepe.  The shimmery blue layer is a Mica/Metallic paper called Lapis Lazuile.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Somewhere....Over the Rainbow



Here's a great image from Ike's Art!  This wonderful freebie is available at her Challenge website, Ike's World Challenge Blog.  The theme of the current challenge is anything goes, Over the Rainbow.  I am using this week's awesome freebie and I even added a great arrow filled with rainbow colors pointing to her!
I hope you will all go check out Ike's Art shop for some wonderful stamps and she has a great Facebook group, Ike's Art Fan Page, where we all card share and she gives away awesome images there as well!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Follow your dreams

Here's an adorable image from Lili of the Valley.  What a sweet elephant.  They now sell digi images and I just had to get this cutie the last time I was at their store.  He is just fun for lots of different themed cards.

Has everyone received their packages from the Feb celebration?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friends

Here's an adorable image from Lizzy Love. This girl is just TOO cute and you all know that I would want an image with a robot!!  That's my nerdy self loving it!  The image says "STOP hurting me with your cuteness."  How fun is that?!?  There is a brand new contest over on the Oddball Art Stamps Challenge blog and the theme is Friends.  Click HERE to join in.
Happy Monday everyone.  Have a great week.  I am hoping by NOW to hear from the school district!  It's only been TWO months since they told me they were going to hire me, lol.  Things go SLOW here.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Sterling!

Here's an awesome image from Bugaboo today.  We are having a wonderful challenge over at Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge and our sponsor is Bugaboo.  The theme this week is Birthday!  I am using this adorable teddy image.  I so love Bugaboo images.  Go check them out and then create a fun birthday card and play with us at Outlawz.

I have a dear friend whose Birthday was yesterday, so Happy Belated Birthday Sterling, this one is for you!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Guest Designer Barbara S

Here's a wonderful thank you card that I received from Barbara S.  So very beautiful with the Ribbon and the lovely flower.  Thanks so much!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ponytail Polly

 Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell today, this wonderful image is called Ponytail Polly 1437.  She's coming to the store, Babycakes DND on Etsy today!  She will be added in addition to many other fun brand new images by Sandra

Here's a close up of this darling image:
If you have some great Sandra Caldwell cards to share, drop by the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog, we have an anything goes competition this month and we are proud to be sponsored by Sandra.  If you enter a card using one of her images, you will get a bonus entry for the prize!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sassy Studio Designs

Here's a sexy image from Sassy Studio Designs.  I adore this artist wonderful women stamps.  I just had to add some fun handcuff charms to go with it.

I hope everyone is having a great week.  Here it is spring break, so it's much quieter than usual and the park and other places are filled with children and their parents.  I have recently gotten a Fitbit (ok a fitbit knockoff) and started walking again.  So yesterday my step count was 21300.  About 7.25 miles.  That's a bit slow for me, but I am just starting to get back to the swing of things so I need to take it slow.  I really had no idea how many steps I ever took before.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Graciellie Designs and Paper Temptress Papers

We are having a wonderful Blog hop today using gorgeous stamps from Graciellie Designs, she has wonderful stamp sets in a brand new store on Etsy.  All of her remarkable images come with beautiful and eloquent sentiments. She is also selling wonderful digi papers which I have used below.   I have combined her stamps with beautiful papers from Paper Temptress to complete my card.
 


I am using the a set called You are the Sweetest, which comes with the darling kitty image shown plus the sentiment used and 2 additional sentiments.  This wonderful set is available for only $3.50.  The background paper I am using (digi paper printed on Neenah Solar white) is from the Black and White Patterns digi paper pack.  It has the paper I am sharing plus an additional 5 other designs.




I am using gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress on this card.  The base of the card is Basis Black.  The Red paper has a wonderful mica dust sparkle infused in it, it's called Vermillion Sparkle.  The white paper is Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  The Shimmery gold that the cat and the sentiment are layered on is Mica called White Gold.

Here's the adorable stamp and paper set I used from Graciellie Designs:


Today there is a great Blog Hop going on with two awesome $20 gift certificates.  The prize winners will be announced on April 1st on both the Paper Temptress Blog as well as the Graciellie Design Blog.  So please take a little time and hop around to check out all the great stamps and beautiful papers.

From Paper Temptress DT:
Patricia www.papertemptress.com
Melanie http://fabulouscolorfulcraftsbymel.blogspot.com/
Holley. http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/                 < ====You are HERE
Stephanie. http://missniceroadscrapsit.blogspot.ca/

From Graciellie Design DT:
Graciellie Design - http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/
Ginny Maxam – www.maxammadestudio.com
Larissa Pittman - www.muffinsandlace.com
Barbara Thompson - http://cardsandpaperfun.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for joining in the fun today!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hello Friend

Here's the cutest Bestie image from Sherri Baldy.  There's a brand new contest started at the SSS Challenge blog today, it's Anything Goes + Distressed edges.  I did tearing around my image and on the other parts of the card I used a file to rub the edges to make them more coarse.  I used the texted paper (Bazzil Swiss) so you could see the paper distress better.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and check out the Design team's work and then you can share with us your current Sherri Baldy project.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 13, 2017

Irish Blessing

Here's a lovely image from Creative Bug.  I love this Easter Lily stamp and I added the Irish Blessing to go with it
"May God grant you many years to live,
  For sure He must be Knowing
  the earth has angels all too few
  And heaven is overflowing."
We are having a challenge on Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge this week and it starts tomorrow.  You can either use Shamrocks or use an Irish sentiment.  As always no matter your card's theme, make sure and include a sentiment on the front of your card.  We can't wait to see what you create.

OK, the KJ Arting digi stamp prizes went out yesterday.  So Linda, Sandra, Virginia, Jean, Em Louise, Donna, Shell, you should now have those prizes!!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Guest Designer Karin

Check out this wonderful Card that Karin made with one of the stamps that she won last month during my celebration!


She has a totally amazing blog with wonderful creations everyday, see it HERE: http://karinsartscrap.blogspot.nl/

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Guest Designer Audrey

Here's a wonderful card made by Audrey R of Austin, using one of the prizes that she got from the Celebration Last month. 


NOTE:  I just got the last person's choice for the images from KJ Arting, so I am contacting that store TODAY, I don't know how long it will take the store to get back to me, but I will hopefully get those prizes to everyone soon!!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bell Fairy

Here's the cutest new image from Sandra Caldwell today.  She's called Bell Fairy #1370.  Don't you just love her fairy hair?  too cute!  She also looks like she has some attitude!  She will be brand new in the Etsy store- Babycakes DND today along with many other brand new images by Sandra.


We also have a great facebook group called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  She has fun games, contests, card sharing and all sorts of stuff going on.  Drop by there and join in.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Life is so good

Here's the cutest image from LOTV that I made a darling card with using gorgeous Paper Temptress Papers.  Did you know Lili of the Valley is now selling their fun images as Digis?  I was super excited to get several of my favorites now in digi format.

I am using some gorgeous MICA cardstock as the base of this card, the color is Flame.  I matted the adorable teddy printed on Heavenly White on some red cardstock called Rocket Red.  To add some depth and more texture I used some great ruche called Black Crepe.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hello Handsome

Sharing one of my favorites from Simply Betty today and it has a great saying from Unity Stamps.  Totally love this image, she does lots of wonderful lady stamps.

Hope you all are having a great week.  I am starting to hear from the winners, I am so glad your packages are arriving.

I haven't gotten the KJ Arting order put in yet as I am waiting for one more person, Sammi if you see this, please contact me.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hug Me

There's a wonderful challenge going on over at the Lizzy Love (Oddball Art Challenge) Blog.  It's Crazy little thing called Love.  I had to use this precious image of hers to create this card.  I just LOVE her girlie images.  She definitely looks like she needs a hug about now, perhaps her love is going unrequited.

Check out their current challenge (click here).

Has anyone gotten their packages yet?  I am dying to hear....

OK, so I got one package back, it was Cara M, not because it had the wrong address, but because they say I put in in the post box and it was over 13 oz....UGH, so that one is getting remailed today.  Also Kathy,  yours got lost in the pile yesterday and is going out today as well along with a winner from Feb 8th, Beth.

So I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning up the area that I have been using and putting away the prizes that are left and what did I find?!? TWO BOXES, one with just brads and eyelets and such and another box with ribbons and such.  WOW.  Guess we will be saving those until next year ;)