Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Candy Time is coming!

 Are you ready for some goodies?  I must confess that I am way less organized this year than I have been in years past. As I am sure many of you following the blog may know I have been looking for work, yes, the dreaded W word!  Work outside of crafting to pay for the darn insurance bills.  Crazy how now that I have my health back my insurance is 9000 a year, huh?

But, I am NOT complaining, believe me, I would rather be this healthy paying for insurance than sick as I was going to the doctors all the time.  This celebration is about HEALTH and Happiness and of course mainly about CRAFTS!!!  WOO HOO!!
Here's a cutie stamp from Sweet Pea stamps
so I don't have any organized photos, but I thought y'all would either be delighted or horrified to see the state of "prize table" which has now overflowed to an area next to my desk as well as the floor below it, lol!!

This is the 6x3" table (like a regular sized lunch table at the schools) covered in stuff, as you can see, the stacks got a little out of hand, I need to go back through everthing and organize it.


This whole tube is full of rubber stamps and stamp sets, mostly sets as I have a separate smaller tub that contains rubber only stamps

One box of embossing folders and die cutters

Some die cutters that were off sitting on a separate table


When I get more time I will post more photos and get around to organizing a little better!!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Guess what is coming...yep, it's almost time to celebrate!!!

Are you ready for Valentines? it's right around the corner!  and you know what else is right around the corner? February Celebration!!! WOO HOO!! This year will mark 7 years of  seizure free life since brain surgery.  I am so very thankful for that and I am so looking forward to celebrating with EVERYONE!  Please let all your crafty friends know to start coming by as the prize photos will start poping up and I have SO much goodies for everyone this year!!
Goodies will start on Feb 1st, but the pics will be sooner!!

If there's companies that would like to join in the fun like last year, we'd love to have you!  Please just drop me a message htondre@aol.com. 
If anyone wants to send stamps or asst prize items, all is welcome and all will be used for the contest! In fact you are welcome to send to the winner directly if you prefer!  Old stamps or postage of any kind is always a huge blessing as I go through so much at the end of the month.

Hugs all and get ready to celebrate!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Joy and Peace

It's a bestie kind of day!  Here's an adorable image from artist Sherri Baldy.  The contest this week is to use Lace or Ribbon/pearls.  I hope you will join in at the SSS Challenge blog.  It's time for a great contest.  Your prize will be some wonderful stamps from Sherri!

Drop by the Challenge blog, HERE and see all the DT cards. Hope you like the lace, it's some that I got while in Turkey

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fur-ever Friends

Here's the card for the current contest out Outlawz!  She's a great image from Mari Digis.  I just love her sweet little girls.  The contest this week is to include an animal on your card and of course, don't forget to have a sentiment somewhere on the front of your card!
You can find this cute image, she's called I love my Kitty here. Check out the fun at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge, you too could win an awesome prize from

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Brother!

Huge Birthday Wishes to my brother Larry in San Antonio Texas!!  May you have the best birthday this year and a wonderful 2017!!  Hugs from Austin!!

Made this card with an adorable kit from Sizzix.  Wishing everyone else out there a wonderful day!

Friday, January 13, 2017

A taste of fall?!?

Such a windy day, I know every where else it is, fall has already happened, but here where I am, it really just occurred!  The recent cold front in south texas plus the strong winds have finally resulted in all the rest of the trees dropping their leaves.  Did you think it was Winter?  well, it's about winter now, because we finally had fall here, lol.
Of course I say that, but this week alone we are having 80 degree weather.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Love Stinks

Here's a funny card for Valentine's day.  Today is another big day this week. I got a call last night from the local school district so I am off to an interview at 2:30 US Central time.  Please wish me a luck or say a prayer.

Have a wonderful day everyone. I hope to be posting some great news soon.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

You are an artist!

Here's a great image from Kenny K. I love his images.  She's great, if only I had a copic marker that huge!  This is probably the first year I didn't get any copics or copic refills for Christmas.  I don't know how much cardmaking I will be doing if I get the job soon,  I will always be doing some, but I have been hard core with projects everyday for so many years now....it will be weird, huh?

As the card says, "You can do anything, you are an artist!"  Go out and do things everyone!  LOL

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cute girl


Sharing this fun image from The Greeting Farm today, isn't she so very cute?  I just love their adorable little girls.  I also recently got this wonderful embossing folder that I thought would make a great background for the card.
Well, I hope things are going well for all of you in 2017 already.  I should have had my interview yesterday, so please keep your fingers crossed for me!



Monday, January 9, 2017

Bearly a Snow

Here's an adorable image from Sandra Caldwell. I just love her cute Teddy Bears.  You can find all her stamps at Babycakes DND on Etsy, this image is called Bearly a Snow.   This one is just perfect for those winter cards.  It doesn't usually feel like winter here in south TX, but we got a little artic blast at the end of last week, so I am really hoping for a warm up soon!

Off to a job interview today, so please send all your positive vibes, thoughts or prayers my way!

Thanks so much!

Holley

Sunday, January 8, 2017

You are a hottie

Here's a great image from artist Rick St Dennis called Disco Dottie.  Isn't she awesome?  I created this fun card for the Monday Greetings Challenge on Outlawz.  This week's challenge is to include a circle and square on your card.  As you can see, there is a circle and square in my image!  As always, be sure to include a sentiment on your card.
Be sure and drop by Outlawz to check out the current contest and see the DT cards using all of Rick St Dennis' fabulous images, then share your newest creation with us.  We can't wait to see what you make!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Valentine's Day Card

Here's a valentine card that I made using some lovely die cuts that I got with a cute wood embellishment and some doilies.  Are you ready for a lovely month?  How about some BLOG CANDY???

It's about to be BLOG CANDY month as I celebrate 7 years!! Can you believe it?

Friday, January 6, 2017

beautiful maiden

Here's a lovely center cut card using a beautiful lady stamp from Queen Kat who closed quite some time ago.  I do so love the beautiful stamps that I got from her.

I  must say though, at 20 degrees outside, I can't imagine wearing anything like this.  (OK, for real, at my age and size I can't imagine wearing anything like this INSIDE either lol!!)

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fishing for love

Here's a darling image from Stamping Bella today, she's fishing for a little love....now that we are on our way to Valentine's day I will start sharing some Valentine's Day cards.  I  think this stamp is just TOO cute.
Hope you are having a great first week of 2017. Let's all hope for a better new year.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bearly Snowing

Here's the cutest Sandra Caldwell stamp called 52 Bearly Snowing, isn't he adorable?  I just couldn't resist this image in her store.  TOO cute.  Perfect for those wintertime cards you want to make.  I added the Let it Snow sentiment, though I must confess, I never really mean that myself.  Snow and I don't mix, lol!  Ever.
I don't ever wish for it or want it.  I guess if I am in a warm building and I don't have to go outside, then it's fine, but I always have to go outside at sometime, so the snow just gets in my way.  Fortunately I live in Texas, so the number of times I see snow is less than a handful my entire life.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sweet Wishes

It's time for a brand new contest at the Monday Outlawz sentiment challenge!  We took a little break at the end of 2016, but now that it's 2017 we are ready to go!  Here's a delightful stamp from Tory Tales called Sweet Wishes.  I turned my card into a birthday theme card by adding a cupcake.

As always, be sure to add a sentiment to your card for the Monday challenge, we can't wait to see what you create!  You could win a wonderful stamp from Tory Tales.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Love this moment

Time to start a new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog. We are starting of the year with an anything goes challenge, so pull out those wonderful Sherri Baldy stamps and join in the fun!  I am using this cutie, she's Img 920.

Drop by the challenge to check out the other Design Team cards and then share your latest creations with us.  We can't wait to see what you have created.  If you win the contest, you will get wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy as well as a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, January 1, 2017

It's 2017

Happy New Year everyone!  I am excited to start off the New Year with a brand new contest at Your Scrapbook Place!  The challenge blog is starting up this year with Sheepski Designs as our sponsor.  I am using this awesome image, Bob.  How cool is he?  I added a fun sentiment and thought he would be perfect for the upcoming valentine's day.

Drop by over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and share some cards with us this year. Our contest is anything goes and you will always get a bonus entry if you use an image from our sponsor!  We can't wait to see what you create.

Here's to a great 2017!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016, Make a wish!

Can you believe the end of 2016 is finally here?  I know I am ready for the end of it!! I am looking forward to 2017 for sure.  Here's a delightful stamp from Unity stamps in combo with a great embossing folder.  It's a sweet and simple card to end the year of 2016.

I hope everyone has wonderful plans for the evening and I wish all of you a Happy 2017!  If you go out, please be safe and have a WONDERFUL time! 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Pressed Leaves

Here's a beautiful combination of pressed leaves from nature with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  I get beautiful leaves from a lady at my church who loves to collect and press them.  I create these cards with them and donate them to the annual church bazaar.  These cards I made using wonderful Paper Temptress papers