Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lolipop anyone?

Don't you love this awesome image? It's from Simply Betty Stamps.  I can't image having a balloon that looks like an eyeball, but what a great idea. I am amazed I haven't seen one.  Doing more and more Halloween theme images as the holiday nears. I am now starting to see pumpkin goodies everywhere, including pumpkin walnut bagels at my favorite eatery--Einstein's.  Yum.  Every store here has long had their Halloween stuff on the shelves, for weeks now, just about everyone except the local walmart. 

Project materials:  Carstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Bazzill Bling); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Ink (Memento); Die Cuts (SPellbinders,  Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all); Color (copic markers);

Monday, September 1, 2014


We are having a great Anything Goes contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week, so pull out your cards and share with us.  This adorable image is from Sherri Baldy and she is Img377.  Isn't she just adorable?  Can you imagine looking in a tree and seeing tiny fairies like this?

Drop by the blog and check out the other DT member's cards and then join in the fun!  You could win some gorgeous images from Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Bazzill, Neenah); Image (SSS-Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Flower (Prima); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, Memory Box); Brads (Doodlebug); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, August 31, 2014

You are a star

Here's an adorable bunny stamp from Cat's Pajamas.  You know I love the space theme stamps. Isn't he a cutie?  There is a sentiment, but the scan on this card is kind of dark so you really can't see it. It says "You are a star."

Hope you have a wonderful Sept.  Enjoy Labor Day if you are in the US and getting the day off.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Image (Cats Pajamas); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all, glue dots);

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Night Dreamer

 Here's a beautiful Sweet Pea stamp from artist Ching-Chou Kuik.   I love her stunning ladies and gorgeous mermaids.  This one is really a keeper.    The image is called Night Dreamer.  Be sure and check out the artist's original coloring as it is so very different from my own.
Here's a close up of the image I colored using Copic markers
Hope you are having a great week and getting some crafting in too.  Check out all of Ching-chou Kuik's images at the Sweet Pea store, both in Digi as well as rubber format.
Cheers, Holley

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Sylvia!

Here's a sweet card for Sylvia who's celebrating her Birthday today. Her favorite things are Elephants and Hello Kitty so I got this adorable stamp from Bugaboo to create a darling birthday card just for her.  Isn't he a cutie?  I hope she has a great birthday this year and for many years to come!

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Diecuts (Lifestyles); Borders(Doodlebug); Image (Bugaboo); Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (); Twine(Doodblebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Praying Tilda

Here's a wonderful Magnolia stamp of little praying Tilda.  I colored her up using Copic markers and added a sweet sentiment from Whipper Snapper.  "God's Answers are Wiser than our Prayers?"  How true is that?  All the gorgeous papers here are from Paper Temptress.  Don't you love the layers? 

The base of this card is gorgeous white cardstock Neenah Solar White, this is also the cardstock that the image was stamped on.  I die cut the image out using Spellbinders Nestabilities.   I mounted the image onto beautiful mica cardstock Punch.  I also used the sliver of punch on the edge of the card.  The lovely lace looking paper is from Hambly Studios.  They have gorgeous papers and overlays.  This paper is a small piece of a Hambly Screen Print called Old Lace.  Isn't it stunning?  Imagine how many cards you could make with this one sheet. Have a great day everyone!!

  Hugs and prayers. Holley

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A little Voodoo

Here's a simple and sweet Stamping Chef card today, she's sitting with her voodoo doll and I added a Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment "I'll put a spell on you!"  As you can see with all the hearts on the card, I am putting out a love spell....

Though perhaps with that spike in the head, hmmmm....well as the person who had brain surgery, perhaps I am putting out a spell to get rid of all those horrible headaches.  Though I must say, since surgery almost all of my headaches went away.  Amazing!!  I am going to put this card in the TSC Challenge this week.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Flocked Cardstock (Heidi Grace); Die Cuts (Spellbinders); Hearts (Recollections); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Color (Copic markers); Bling (Studio G); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trust Your Heart

Hi everyone!  Here's a fun bestie image from Sherri Baldy.  We are having a wonderful challenge over at the SSS Challenge blog, it's Anything Goes + Vintage.  I am using this adorable stamp, Img096. It's colored in Copics E11-E19;  I am using a combination of brown embellishments and sentiments from Cosmo Crickett.

Hope you love this card, drop by the SSS Challenge Blog this week and join in the fun!  You can win some great stamps from Sherri Baldy.  We'd love to see your creations.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, August 25, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  It's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge. This week the Holley Hobbyists are creating cards for Squigglefly and the challenge is called let's go 'round the block.  The challenge is to round everything on your card.  You can use die cut shapes (like ovals, circles...) that are already rounded, but any square corners are not allowed.  Here's my creation this week, using a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell called Bearly on a Cloud.

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog to see what the other Holley Hobbyists created and then join in our challenge and share your creation with us!  Squigglefly will be giving a prize to the winner.

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (Paper Shelter, Neenah); Image (Squigglefly); Sentiment (); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Corner Rounder (Creative Memories); Color (Copic markers); Adhesivers (pop dots, glue all, ribbon glue);

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Leaf Cards, Part 4

Here's some more of the beautiful pressed leaves that I was given by a lady at my church.  I have been making card to share with you. Eventually I will take all these cards to the church bazaar and we will sell them for this year's charity.  Last year we raised enough to build a well through the Water to Thrive organization.  They are right here in Austin TX and build wells in foreign countries that cost only $5000 each.  That well is estimated take care of 500 people for 20 years.  It's a wonderful organization that works on a very low overhead budget.

Have a great week everyone!! More prayers please for Baby Aidenn who had a scary event this week and stopped breathing.  Smart CPR by mommy saved his life.  He was a premie who had just been released home from the hospital.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Sis

Happy Birthday Sis!!

Hope you have the Sweetest day today.  Here's a skellie cuppie cake just for you.  Have a wonderful day and a happy year. Sharing this card over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pumpkin Kitty

Here's an awesome image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Charmaine Flannery called Pumpkin Kitty.  I totally loved this image as soon as it came out.  I am sure many of you know how fond I am of Halloween. I had to do up this image in an orange/pink combo.
I added a Sweet Pea sentiment Happy Halloween from Halloween Sheet 1.  Here's a closeup of the stamp I used for this card. Doesn't she look great in Pink?
Be sure and check out this artist stamps in the Sweet Pea store.  If you are getting ready for the holiday, Sweet Pea has a bunch of Halloween/Fall theme stamps.  I hope to be making lots of them as it's definitely my favorite topic.
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 21, 2014

You are my Sunshine!

You are my sunshine!  Don't you love this cute girl from Lili of the Valley? I do!  She's just a cutie who makes you think of that little girl.  awe....hugs.  Hope you have a beautiful day today everyone.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah, K&Co ); Image (LOTV, sentiment-Crafter's Companion); Diecut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey, ); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue All); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Is it too early for Halloween?

Is it too early for Halloween cards?  You know I love the Halloween themed images.  Here's a great one from The Stamping Chef.  I am now seeing the Halloween goodies everywhere, all the crafting stores and even the markets (now, mind you, I have been seeing CHRISTMAS stuff in many of these stores since at least june, ugh!) 

I hope you will join in with me in checking out the awesome images at the Stamping Chef (ooo and their Challenge Blog where I will enter this card this week). She has some brand new stamps that I have been loving...I am totally itching to get some of them.  I can feel new digis in my future.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Here's some more of the fun Pirate themed images from Squigglefly artist James Horvath.  There's several wonderful sets of these images, each of which has multiple stamps included, some with pirates, some with pirate accessories, pirate weapons. These two images come from Arrr! Pirates
The challenge this week is to incorporate red, orange, and brown into your card.  As I am sure you all know, that was super easy for me to do as I just LOVE that color combo.  Drop by the Squigglefly challenge blog and see what Rhonda's team created this week and then join in the fun with us.  Perhaps you are feeling pirate-y?
Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Images (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Brads (Recollections); Color (Copic Markers); Sentiments (3 Bugs in a Rug); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue dots, glue all);

Monday, August 18, 2014

Trust Your Heart

Here's a gorgeous stamp from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy.  She's Img773.  This week they are having a wonderful contest over on the SSS Challenge Blog to create a card using a Vintage theme. I really though this stamp colored in browns was just perfect.  I colored her up using E30, E31, E33, E35, E37 and E39.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and check out all the other cards and then join in our contest.  The prize is wonderful stamps from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  I can't wait to see what you all make with Sherri's Stamps.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Image (Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (JoAnns); Sentiment (Cosmo Cricket); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Butterfly (Petaloo); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots, ribbon glue); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Leaf Cards, Part 3

Here's some more of the lovely cards that I made using some pressed leaves that were given to me by a fellow church member.  She's saved up many of them in books throughout her life and she brought some by my house recently, so I have been making lots of cards using them.

I try to keep the cards very plain and simple so that the beauty of nature alone stands out.  I walk outside everyday still, though in summer I am often limited to at best 3 hours during the day, it's usually well over 100 when I stop.  But I walk under huge beautiful trees and I am just amazed when I think about how old they are, how they grew from the tinest of seeds, how they provide air for us to breathe, shade for us to walk under, fruit/nuts for us to eat (here in TX I am seeing mostly pecans/peaches) in my area.  Trees really are a miracle when you think about it.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sweet Wishes today

Here's a real cutie from Tiddly Inks. I just love this little girl with her big glasses and giant strawberry.  She's sending out sweet wishes to everyone.  Had a wonderful week and got to visit with my sister. She's now on her way back to Abu Dhabi to start back to teaching. Keep her in your thoughts during her long plane flight on Monday.

Have a great weekend everyone

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah); Image (Tiddly Inks); Sentiment (); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Friday, August 15, 2014

New fun over at Scrapbook place

There's a new contest over at the Scrapbook Place and you can win a prize.  It's a color contest using wonderful stamps from The Stamping Boutique.  My image is called Medusa from artist Tracey Malnofski.  She makes stunning images from beautiful ladies to adorable cuties.
There's a color pattern to follow, topic is Get Well
Join in the fun with us HERE at the Scrapbook Place blog, drop by and check out the other designer's cards and join in to win a prize!
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pumpkin Sprite

Sharing this Pumpkin Sprite image from artist Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.  You all KNOW I just love Halloween and this stamp is no exception. It's just cute as can be. I totally loved coloring this little guy up and making a fun Halloween card with him.  I used some felt ribbon with ruffles, some sparkly candy buttons, a trio of Jackolaterns and a shimmery flower with a "scary" brad in the middle.  What more could you want for Halloween?
Well, candy of course. So I had to add a delightful chipboard tag to remind everyone that I want some candy!  Here's this adorable image from Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.  She has the cutest Sprites and fairy stamps at the store.
Too cute huh?
Project Materials:  cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah, unknown); Image (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Brads (ATB, OTC); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Flowers (Recollections); Tag (We R Memory Keepers); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue all);