Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Here's a beautiful stampavie image. Thought this sweet little fairy girl was just perfect for now as she has her sweet bunny. I added a bright and fun stitched Hello sentiment to the card along with some gorgeous lace that I got from Istanbul.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday!  or for the rest of you Happy Taxes day....Here's an adorable Penny Black stamp that I used to make a sweet birthday card. I added lots of oranges including a birthday sentiment "Celebrate this day and embrace all the reasons to believe in wishes again."
Project materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, Bazzill); Image (Penny Black); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Queen & Co); Buttons (Jesse James); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Sentiment (); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's a Bestie kind of day!

Here's a most adorable image from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy!  I just love her cute girls. The challenge over at the SSS Challenge blog this week is to include yellow on your card.  I started this card with a mustard yellow cardstock then added a bright yellow knit flower on top.  This adorable girl is img208.

 I hope you will join in the fun and share your card with us.  The winner gets a bunch of images from Sherri's store Check out all the other designer's fun cards, here.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah, DCWV); Image (Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society); Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, Memory Box); Embossing (Sizzix); Flowers (Linda Weber); Adhesives (pop dots, glue dots, glue all); Ink (colorbox chalk); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sweet Baby

Sharing this sweet baby stamp from Crafter's Companion's SWALK stamp line.  So adorable. I have two ladies (sisters!) at my church who are both about to have kids, I thought they would like this cutie.  Hope you are having a blessed Sunday.

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Bling (Hobby Lobby, Michaels); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Stamp (Crafter's Companion); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Guest Artist Karin

Here's an awesome card from one of the winners of the Holley's Blog contest back in Feb.  She won one of the Grand Prize, two dies from Marianne Crafts.  The set of Skis on the left hand side of her card and the adorable house on the right hand side of her card (the house also has cuts of the snow and such).  She shared this gorgeous card on her blog this week (and with me the day before).

drop by her blog as she makes the most beautiful cards --

Friday, April 11, 2014

Angel Wings

Here's a gorgeous image from Sweet Pea artist Regan Kubecek called Angel Wings.  I wanted to make a monotone card using all different pinks. I mounted the image on some paisley flocked paper from Heidi Grace and added a sweet sentiment from Adorn It.  Be sure and check out the artist's original colors as these colors really make it look different.

Here's a close up of the stamp.  This image is also available as a rubber stamp.
Hope you are having a wonderful Spring now.  Are you all ready for Easter?  Even though this card is not totally Easter theme, I think an Angel card with a gorgeous sentiment inside or a verse on the front would make a lovely Easter card!
Cheers, Holley
Project Materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah, Heidi Grace); Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Michaels); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Life's Good

Here's a fun new image from Queen Kat artist Mary Ellen Smith called Planting Carrots Bunny Wabbit.  Perfect for Easter time as well as a fun gardening theme card for spring time.  I am using some wonderful papers from Paper Temptress on this project.
The base of the card is a shimmery Mica cardstock called Flame.  It's gorgeous with all the oranges in the image as well as the oranges in the embellishments.  The top layer used in the border is also a shimmery Mica cardstock called Fairway.  I used these two colors as they are great from spring time.  The image itself was printed on Heavenly White.  It's a beautiful cardstock for copic markers.  There's also just a tiny piece of yellow behind the sentiment (this is why you save those little offcuts! I keep mine in a baggie for just such an occasion) it's called Gold. That's cute little sentiment in white is a sticker that comes from Cosmo Cricket. I love that is printed in the perfect green to match the card!

Hope this card inspires you to make some fun Easter theme cards!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's the Easter Bunny!

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's Way!!  Here's an adorable bunny image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  So cute. I just love her fun images.  This cutie is available at her Etsy site Babycake Dnd (Designs N Doodles).  I colored it op in cute pinks with a dark pink cardstock and a tulip boarder.
Are you making any Easter theme cards?  I hope this one inspires you to.

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Sandra Caldwell); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Border (Adorn It); Bling (Michaels); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Easter

Hi everyone. I am showing another fun easter card today, this cutie is from Sherri Baldy. Isn't she darling? the SSS Challenge is Anything Goes, so I am going to be sure and enter this card in the contest this week.  With Easter only two more weeks away I have been making some fun cards for the holidays.  Digi-stamps can be perfect for that because I can get them immediately once I pay for them. That's great when you are in a pinch and need your image quickly.

This image is called Messy Bessy img 249.  I hope you are having fun making some holiday cards.  Join in one of the card contests too, you could win some great prizes.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill); Image(SSS); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, La La Land); Punchs (Martha Stewart); Embellishments (); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Monday, April 7, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means, yep, time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week the challenge to create something in BRIGHT spring colors.  I am using a brand new image from artist Carmen Gamble called Easter Tree.  I colored it up in all those fun easter theme colors and use a bright cardstock from MAMBI.

I hope you will drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog to see what the Holley Hobbyists have created this week and then share with us your OWN fun card using some bright colors.  Your card doesn't have to be spring theme or spring related, just needs to use bright colors. 

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bunny Cupid

Here's an adorable image from Cat's Pajamas. I love this cute bunny cupid.  He comes with this funny saying "Fly softly and carry a pointy stick"  Have your been shot by the Love Arrow lately?  Perhaps the love arrow shot you a long time ago and it's still there.  Been with my DH for a long time and love him more now than ever.

I also have an adorable set from Cat's Pajamas with a different bunny set and it's funny saying is "walk softly and carry a big carrot" HA!

Have a great Sunday. Blessings to you all.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Guest Designers

I have been getting some amazing thank you cards from people after sending out blog candy....Here's some of them:

From Laila....emailed me her creation.  She made this using one of her Digi-stamps that she got as a prize.  So adorable!!
Shelley sent me a thank you, this stamp comes from her store, Wild Frog Creations
 This gorgeous card came from overseas, Slovenia to me from Maja (Cebelica)
This stunning card came from the Netherlands by Karin (Karin's Blog)

Here's some treats from Melody, she made me this thank you card, PLUS, she enclose two ATCs that she made from items that I sent to her! Thanks!!

This sweet Thank You came from Teresa Godines.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Meet Minerva

 Here's a great image from a brand new artist at Sweet Pea stamps.  I was so excited to see her images!  This one is one of my favorites, she's called Minerva by Enys Guerrero.  Drop by the store and check out all her images, I also really love the Sad Valentine image from her.
Here's a close up of the colored image that I made, be sure and check out the artist's coloring, so you can see how very different it looks with my color combo here:

I hope you are all having a great week!  Can you believe we are already in April? I know I can't!  This year is just flying by. Have a wonderful weekend and have some great crafting! 
Did you all know we have a contest going? I hope you will all join in for the contest. I know I have created a fun card for you to see (click here). I do so love those cute little bunnies and duckies!!  Join in the fun, it ends on the 15th, so get your cards ready to share
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Wabbit

Here's a brand new image from Queen Kat Stamps. Don't you love this cute bunny? Not only perfect for Easter time, but also just great for spring.  I added a simple spring sentiment to it along with a gorgeous die cut and some adorable Jolees flowers.  This image is called Planting Carrots Bunny Wabbit from Mary Ellen Smith.

She has a bunch of adorable new Wabbit stamps this month, be sure to check them out. So adorable.

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, Hobby Lobby, misc); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Sentiment (ATB); Die Cuts (Spellbinders, Memory Box); Flowers (Jolees); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic markers);

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Be Yourself

This stamp has to be one of my all time favorites. It's from Kraftin' Kimmie.  How can you not totally love this girl, dollies and all?  She's just perfect!!  Too fun.  I always loved this artist's images (Annie Rodrigue of Midnight Whispers).

I am using my favorite spring colors here, ORANGE, lol, and a tiny bit of yellow. I also added some fun spring flowers as the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge this week is Spring theme. 

Project materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Kraftin Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (prima); Brads (Imaginesce, Basic Grey); Bling (Hobby Lobby); Sentiment (Colorbok); Twine (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bow Tie Bear

Here's a wonderful image from artist Sandra Caldwell. This is one of her digi stamps from her Etsy store Babycakes Dnd (Designs N' Doodles).  I adore her images. She also has some great stuff at the Queen Kat store if you like rubber stamps.

I got some wonderful cards from people, I can't wait to share them with you all, stunning card from Karin in the Netherlands, a beautiful thank you from Teresa G, a gorgeous Magnolia card from Cebelica and a great stamp from Shelley who has her own stamp store. I can't wait to make something to share!  I also had someone show me a card they made with a digi stamp already!! I can't wait to share all these great creations.  There's nothing more exciting than handing out crafting goodies to everyone and seeing what people make.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 31, 2014

D is for Desi....

Here's a sweet card I made for Des'ree, my cousin's daughter.  I hope she likes this card.  I also put some Daisies on there, so D can be for daisies too!  This adorable alphabet collection comes from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy. So adorable!

Drop by the SSS Challenge Blog to see all of the Design Team's cards this week and then create your own card for our Anything goes challenge.  If you win, you will get a bunch of free goodies from SSS!  Woo hoo!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Another Quick and Cute

Here's another fun and quick and cute card, this card was an embossed shape card that I got from Studio G.  They sell these cards in sets of 6 or 8 for just a dollar!  I really loved this one, as there are times when you are in a pinch and you just need to put a card together and you want something that's lovely and elegant but you don't have time for all that detail work.  This die cut embossed card can do the trick.  I am using a beautiful Sweet Pea stamp from artist Helena Reis called Waiting for You.

Underneath the image I added some fun ribbon two strips of it, to cover up the center, I added a piece of black and white stitched ribbon.  I die cut out the colored image and added bling and buttons to the card to finish it off. 
Hope these projects give you some quick and easy ideas for projects when you find yourself in a bind and need a handmade touch.
Cheers, Holley

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sweet Pea Easter Contest

Did you know Sweet Pea Stamps is having a contest?  They are! The contest is on the top of their blog (click here), you need to use any of the adorable brand new ducky or bunny images and make a card.  Here's my fun image using Karen Middleton's Easter Daffodil.
Now to enter my card into the contest, I will go to the Sweet Pea Friends and Fans Facebook Page and share what a I made there!

Hope you will join me in this fun little contest, first prize will get selected by the owner and design team members for a $25 gift card, 2nd prize $10gc and third prize is a $5 gc.  So Join in the fun, as the contest ends next week on April 5th.  Winners will get announced on April 8th.

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah); Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers); Ribbon (); Flower (Imaginescense); Button (Grandma's Button Bag); Chicks (Recollections); Diecuts (Spellbinders); Adhesives (pop dots, ribbon glue, glue dots);

Friday, March 28, 2014

Quick and Cute!!

 Here's some fun ideas to make some wonderful cards, quick and easy when you find yourself in that pinch and you need something for tomorrow (or worse, you need it for right NOW).....I know I often have beautiful stamped images already colored and waiting for homes on a card. Perhaps that it just me.  I love to sit down and color away.  This beautiful stamp is from Sweet Pea artist, Rebecca Sinz Toxic.  Can you guess how I made this quick and simple card?  I will tell you that it fits just perfectly in a standard envelope, those generic mailing envies (not A2) but regular mailing envelopes.
This adorable card is actually made from a cute border for a scrapbook!  It's a 3" x 6" border that folds in half and is super adorable.  You get tons of them in scrapbooking kits (which of course, I never follow the directions for those kits, I just design my own pages).  I was able to find a sweet matching color flowers, brads and sentiment to go with it, and there you go!  A gorgeous card in just a few minutes (well, minus all the previous work that was spent on the coloring!!)
Here's a close up of the image itself.  Be sure and check out the artist's original coloring, it's so very different from my color choices.
Aren't you just loving these images?  Did you see this week's sale at the store?  Check it out...

Cheers, Holley