Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cute gift bag

Here's a fun project I made using some Chalkola markers.  Sometime ago this company sent me a number of their products to test and give my review.  Here's another project that I did recently, by taking a "chalk" bag, adding die cuts, coloring the die cuts with the Chalkola white marker and the blue scarf. Then embellishing.

It turned out super cute! Check out some of the other Chalkola projects I did to get a better idea of other things you can do with their markers, CLICK HERE.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Joy

Here's an adorable image using a set from Melonheadz called Christmas Elves (Line art).  Line art means that they come uncolored and I colored them myself.  You can also buy them in a colored version.  I created this cute card for the ongoing contest over at Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge.  The current challenge is ANYTHING GOES.  So please drop by over at outlawz and share a card with the Monday Greetings group.

You can share any card you like as long as it has a greeting on the front of the card, be it a greeting in the image, a greeting you wrote on the front, a greeting on an embellishment or a stamped greeting.  We can't wait to see what you make.  You have just a couple days left to join in!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Uptown Girl

It's December!  Wow, can you believe that? this month just came to us in a flash.  Well, now that December is here, it's time for a new contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  This month our wonderful sponsor is Art By Miran.  Her images are so adorable!  I am delighted that she is our last sponsor this year.  Here's the card I made using Uptown Girl Cassandra.
Drop by the challenge at YSBP challenge and share your cards with us, the theme as always is Anything Goes with a bonus if you share a card using our sponsor!  We can't wait to see what you make.

YESTERDAY, prizes were announced for the month of Nov, Epilepsy awareness month, I have heard from almost all of the winners, but there is a few prizes unclaimed, so go LOOK and see if the winner is YOU!!!

Mailed items include:  Jean M, Karin, Glennis, Sammi H and Beth W

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Season's Greetings PRIZES ANNOUNCED

Here's a CAS Season's Greetings card that is quick and easy but very elegant looking. It was a breeze to put together but people just love the look of it.  I am using stunning papers from Paper Temptress to create this beauty along with some die cuts.
I cut the base of the card using Red Pepper Skinny Columns.  It comes as part of a wonderful textured package.  I was able to get the columns to show even better by adding white ink to the edges and parts of the card front.  I used Heavenly white to cut out the snow globe and the Season's Greetings die cut.  Then I added some bright blue cardstock behind the cut out portion of the snow globe.

OK, so on to some wonderful Prizes, it's the last day of Epilepsy Awareness month, sorry that I don't have a cute PURPLE card today, but I do so appreciate all the people who shared purple cards just because of me, that was super touching.

Prize winners from 11/01
From USA, you win the Tim Holtz Snowman set with Dies!!
Virginia M
International winner
Linda Simpson (send  Email-- pick 2 stamps from Francis Mary)
KT Kitty (Send Email-- pick 2 stamps from Francis Mary)

Prize winners from the other purple days, prizes will be small goodies like a great stamp, or wonderful die cutter, not as huge as the goodies that are coming in February during the celebration!  So, don't forget, I am getting ready to celebrate already and the longer I go on without seizures, the more I have to celebrate!  For now, Here's some fun prizes for:

Prize winners from Monday 11/07
Jennifer (send email, pick 2 stamps from Francis Mary)
BethW (send addy)

Prize winners from Thurs Nov 10th
sammi (send addy)
shartl (send addy)
Karin (send addy)


Nov 17th, the purple day I snuck in there and very few people noticed!!
Glennis (send addy)

Nov 18th
KarenLadd (send addy)
Jean Marmo send addy

send info--htondre@aol.com

If you won a prize from Frances Mary, her stamps are just TOO cute, check them out HERE

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Love of a Lifetime

Here's a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy today. This bestie is Img165.  She's super precious.  How can you not love this bestie?  I am using some light colors and a plaque that says "Love of a Lifetime" with some gorgeous heart die cuts.
Check out all of Sherri's fun stamps in her Etsy store or over on her My Besties Shop!  We also have a contest running at the SSS Challenge blog where you can win free images and a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps Blog.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pretty Peggie

Here's a wonderful new image today from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy.  This cutie is called 1211 Pretty Peggie.  She will get added to the store later today. 


We also have a fun group on Facebook, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans where we share our creations and chat about crafting.  Drop by for some fun contests where Sandra gives away some freebies too.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Here's an adorable snowman image from Robyn's Fetish stamps.  I thought this image just perfect for a Christmas theme card. I also added some great wooden Christmas trees and some great white Lace that I got while in Turkiye. (Have I told you why I spell it Turkiye instead of Turkey--well while in Turkey, the English spelling, it was pointed out to me that they dislike how there is the same word for their country as "THAT BIRD".  Since then I spell the name of their country as they do, to distinguish it from the bird.)
Any way, drop by the Outlaw Challenge on Monday morning, we have two wonderful sponsors giving prizes and I can't wait to see all the creations you make.  The theme is Anything Goes, so as long as you put a sentiment on the front of your card, that is the only requirement.  Cheers, Holley

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Pressed Leaf cards

I know we've had a few days that seemed like winter, but we are still in fall here, so here's some more of the beautiful pressed leaves that I was given and I made cards out of


Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas is coming!

Here's a wonderful image from The East Wind, this was the freebie that was send out if you are on her mailing list.  If you are not on her mailing list, you totally need to get on there as she sends out a fun image each month!  The first contest of each month always uses the freebie she gives out, though you can also make a card with any other East Wind image and play along.
Drop by her blog (click here) and see the current contest and there's a link on the side bar that lets you sign up for her mailing list.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving today!  Many blessings to all both in the USA and outside the USA.  May we all remember to be thankful for everything we have.

For me-- that wonderful husband who takes good care of me, that amazing surgery that has stopped my seizures, the fact that I can afford the crazy expensive medical insurance that I complain about, the warm house I have to live in, the country where I have free speech, the right to vote and freedom of religion.  The list goes on, but these things come immediately to mind!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Many Blessings

Here's a beautiful image from Faery Ink today.  I can't believe that Thanksgiving will be tomorrow. Where has this month gone? It's like yesterday that the church bazaar was here and today it's almost the end of November!  Whew!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week and if you are celebrating Thanksgiving here in the USA, many blessings! In fact, if you are not celebrating thanksgiving because you live outside the USA, Blessings to you too!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Love you so much

Here's a wonderful Bestie image from Sherri Baldy. I created this card for the new challenge over on the SSS Challenge blog, the current theme is Anything Goes, so please come and share your wonderful Bestie cards with us!  This fun image is IMG587. It's perfect for so many celebratory occasions!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving if you are already getting ready to take off this week and go see your family.  Have safe travels!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, November 21, 2016

Juggling Ornies

Here's the cutest new image this week from artist Sandra Caldwell. This digi is called Juggling Ornies 1198.  She will get added to the Etsy store, Babycakes DND later today along with several other wonderful images, including more adorable Christmas theme stamps.

Check her out :
Join in the fun over at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans group on Facebook where we have lots of card sharing, chatting and contests.  We'd love to see your creations.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Take Your Medicine

Here's a great image from Bloobel.  I adore this company's images.  They are sponsoring the challenge at Outlawz Monday Greeting's Challenge tomorrow and the theme is to add something with a little bling on it (like the medical charms here).  This fun image is called Take Your Medicine.

I hope you will check out the weekly challenge on Outlawz Monday greetings and share with us something fun, any card that is using some bling or metallic sparkle as well as having a greeting on it is great!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fall Leaves

Here's some more fall time cards that I made with leaves given to me by a church member.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Another Purple Day!

Time for another PURPLE DAY!!  Here's one of my stamp favorites, Gorjuss Girls! She's done up in purple and combined with some of the awesome lace that I got in Istanbul this summer.


Here's a little more about Epilepsy this month:
Please encourage the government officials to also allow testing on non-traditional treatments such as Cannibidoil or marijuana.  For some patients who take up to 5 medications per day, it has been found to STOP their seizures, but they live in a state where it is illegal for them to seek this actual medical treatment supervised by a DOCTOR. Unfortunately then some people then try it themselves.   I personally don't use them, but being a patient who took five medications a day with horrible side effects and no relief, I certainly think I would try ANYTHING, and I think it should be a decision that a doctor should make, not a congressman.  Encourage the government to let the doctors do their job and not to let desperate patients try and self medicate.  I am very very proud to say that Texas actually PASSED legislation this year to allow cannibidoil for specific cases.  It's at least a start.

Hugs, Holley


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ugly Sweater

Sharing this fun image from Sandra Caldwell today called ugly sweater.  She's having some fun contest on facebook and is having some great stamps for sale in her store for just $1, check them out at Babycakes DND on Etsy

Drop by her facebook group with your creations, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans as well as the page that is having the contests, Markers! Papers! Digis! using her $1 stamps.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lizzy Love

Here's an awesome image from Lizzy Love today, I just love the cheetah pattern on her, I though it would be perfect for a fall time color card.  They are having a brand new contest on the OddBall Art Challenge blog and the theme is Fairytale theme.  Drop by over there and join in the fun!
Those cute flowers are sequins that I got while in Istanbul this summer.  Such fun!  I went to a store that had so many to chose from it was just mind boggling!  The person had like THREE rooms of stuff to see on different floors of the same building.  WOW.  so amazing.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Happy Fall

Here's a Tiddly Ink's image that I did for an autumn theme card today.  I got these fun die cuts that I used on the corners from Create and Craft TV.  I have been busy doing much work for the church bazaar followed by two classes that I had last week.  Now I have a short breather before the next class which is set up for Dec 7th.

Happy Fall everyone. It has finally started to feel  a little like it here in south TX.  I mean, it was not even in the 80s yesterday.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday Fun

Here's a wonderful image from artist Sandra Caldwell called Winter Decorator 1157.  This stamp will be released in the store today, Etsy, Babycakes DND.  Check her out along with many other brand new fun images.

I am using some gorgeous lace that I bought while I was in Istanbul this summer and I added a simple holiday sentiment, "Holiday Magic is found at home."  Drop by the Facebook Page for fun contests and there's a wonderful set of contests happening at Markers! Papers! Digis! groups on facebook.  Sandra has a bunch of wonderful images in her store on sale for just $1!!

Woo Hoo!

Join in the fun.

Holley