Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The World is full of possibility

This week at Sweet Pea stamps we are featuring artist Linda Biggs. This fun image is called Sweet Pea.  I thought it so fun to see a fairy standing in a bowl of sugar near a teabag, what more sentiment could go with that than "The world is full of possibility."  I had to add this artistic butterflies on the same idea.  More importantly, as the month comes to an end, in thinking of all that has gone on in my life, I truly know that the world is indeed FULL of possibility and even when YOU have given up, there is someone right around the corner who has the answer for you.
There's wonderful candy from Sweet Pea stamps, both digi and rubber stamps, so please leave a comment today. If you haven't left comments on the previous posting, including Feb 1st, please do so!  Final winners will get announced March 1st.  Then the packages will be announced each day as they start hitting the mail boxes.  As for the digi stamp winners, I will be contacting them to let them know or to find out which stamps they would like and then putting them in contact with the proper company contacts!

Hugs all, Holley

Monday, March 2, 2015

Challenge time with a freebie!

There's a wonderful challenge going on over at the SSS Challenge blog this week using a beautiful stamp and she's being given away for Free!  So please go over to the Challenge Blog (CLICK HERE) and down load this gorgeous stamp and join in the fun!

Create a card, the challenge is Anything Goes with Stitches as the option.  I used stitched ribbon as well as some stitched cardstock.  Create a fun card and join in our contest for your chance to win some gorgeous stamps from Sherri Baldy!

Since we have almost 500 members, here's the one chance I have to give you all a free image from artist Sherri Baldy.  HUGE thanks to her for this generosity.  Please consider making a card and joining in our Challenge at the SSS Challenge Blog.

OK, so the winners were posted yesterday, go check them and see if you are on there!! I have started the wrapping process for those who will have packages sent to them....
A pile of them already sitting in their envies waiting for a last minute check and then to get wrapped up and have their addresses wrote on them!!
As for the Digi winners, I am working on that too, you can see my notebook there on the left side, it's got each winner's name, now listed under the company who will be sending their prize, so starting Monday I will be going one company at a time to contact people and let them know so they can check out the stamps they want and send me their list. Then I will need to get the info from each winner together (i.e. however long it takes everyone to get in touch with me and decide) and then send them to the company in one big email!  Hopefully that will get started later tomorrow.
Cheers everyone!!

Sherri Baldy winners!

Here's the awesome image choices from artist Sherri Baldy
Here's the numbers in case you want to look at them on her site:
to get a bigger more detailed image:
Row 1 (l-r)  Img524, Easter Mouse, Img521
Row 2  Img535, Scan00052, Img 538
Row 3 Bestie Bear Img 02
I will be sending out personal emails to the digi stamp winners for Sherri's stamps.  Please choose three images and email me htondre@aol.com to receive your prize!! Thanks so much for celebrating with me this month and a HUGE thanks to Artist Sherri Baldy for giving this awesome images!!

Tomorrow I will start contacting the other winners of Atelier Oz and 2 Cute Ink Stamps!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy March! The Your Scrapbook Place Challenge

Happy March First!  It's time for this month's Your Scrapbook Place Challenge.  This month the challenge is being sponsored by Fred, She Said.  What a fun company with the cutest stamps.  I am using I Love you This Much.  What a cute girl stamp who comes with three sentiments.  The challenge over at Your Scrapbook Place is Anything Goes, so please drop by and share your lovely creations with us this month! We can't wait to see what you create.

Drop by The Your Scrapbook Place Card Challenge blog and check out what the other design team members created and then share your creations with us this month!

Did you see the HUGE winner lists from Holley's Celebration?  CLICK HERE to go to the GRAND Prize list.  That list will take you back to the full month prize listing as well!!  Good luck, I hope you won!! 

Have you check the entire Grand Prize list and the Monthly prize list and you are not on there?  Oh no!! How could that be?  If so, when you comment today, let me know!! As you can see, there's lots of names on that list that are still in black, meaning that those prizes are unclaimed!  I will give them a little while longer to claim their prizes, but I ALWAYS have goodies that go unclaimed, so when you leave a comment start with BLOG CANDY RUNOFF so I know to put you down as a person who doesn't have goodies yet so you don't miss out!!

Cheers, Holley

Grand Prize Announcements!!

First please let me thank some of the Sponsors who generously donated some of the wonderful prizes that were given out!!   Many of these companies are owned by dear friends who have known me from even before my surgery and were there with me from the start.


                               TWO AWESOME GIFTS, $30 and $21 packs from Bugaboo Stamps!!

                                 A $25 Gift Certificate from the Paper Temptress online store
Wonderful Digi stamps from Sherri Baldy!! WOO HOO
 Limited Run Digi Stamps!!  YIPPEE!
2 Cute Ink Stamps
SLS Lines

WOO HOO, are you ready??

First off, the final of the day prizes are listed, so be sure and check the Prize listings to see if you are a prize winner for Feb 1-28th (CLICK HERE)

OK, so here's some of the bigger items that will get added into your packages....typical packages will have goodies like a 6 pack of different embellishments or a stamp set or rubber stamp depending on the cost of the item.  I do try and pick things based on your answers, but it is just my guessing :)  These are my GIFTS to you, you are of course free to do with them what you want. I know some people get all upset if you trade, share, give away or even sell some blog candy you got.  Yeah, in my case, that's a no, it doesn't bother me.  I give to you freely so whatever you do with it, if it makes your life better, then, that's fine with me.  HUGS!

(p.s. this does absolutely NOT apply to digi stamps!!, I assume I wouldn't have to say that, but if you get digi stamps, they are purchased directly for your own personal use which can not be transferred or given to anyone else, same as if you bought it yourself. Not even I have permission to use it as the buyer. It's given directly to you.  Please respect the artist's work.)

$30 Bugaboo Gift Certificate  -- Karin

$21 Bugaboo Gift Certificate -- KTFit Kitty

$25 Paper Temptress Gift Certificate -- Cindy

Double Set of Spellbinders Comes with S4-158 Sun Flower Set Two and S4-200 Flower Bouquette
MSRP $39.99      Melody Strahan

Sizzix Framelits 657569 Tickets 5 Dies MSRP $20 Barbara Macaskill

Sizzix Framelits 657936 Decorative Frames 4 Dies msrp $20  VIRGINIA

Xcuts Large Dies Christmas Decorations msrp $15 Berina RGA

Hero Arts Decorate It! Happy Birthday Tin(cute birthday stamps in a little round tin that you can hang like an ornament) msrp $15                      Susan T

7 Gypsies Victoria Clear Stamps msrp $12 Linda Chidster

Pair of Sweet Pea Stamps msrp $15 Ionabunny

Spellbinders D-Lights Flutter Tree 4 dies, msrp $10  Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

Inky Antics Baking Pup Honey Pop Stamp set and a new pack of Honey Pop Paper (I bought a brand new pack just for this gift, I KNOW I have it...I will find it!!!) msrp $21  Shersl84bed

Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods 8.5x11 Rubber Stamp Sheet MSRP $35  Stamping Sue

Barrel of Stamps (mini stamps all seasons) 16pc msrp $8 Carol Ann Freed

Art Impresions His&Hers Flying msrp $10  Holly Young

Penny Black Fairy Sweet msrp $16 Pat

Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard Phone 4 You msrp $13  ?? you'll see when you open your package!!

Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard Birthday 2 Celebrate msrp $13 Teresa Godines#6857

Spellbinders Edgabilities Rose Blossoms  L Kent

Darice Embossing Essentials Bird on a Branch  UTs Hobby Time

Darice Embossing Essentials Leafy Vine border frame   AngelicinWA
and Darice Embossing Essentials  Loose Floral

Darice Embossing Essentials Dandelions                Audrey R

Spellbinders  Impressabilties Pebbles                       Shelley
Embossing Folder

paulaj--who became my prize announcer--you'll see it's a mystery

There's other prizes, some in this prize range, some even above it....we'll leave those to surprise people in the mail!!

As for those who won digi stamps, I am setting up my lists now!  I'm compiling a list of which people get stamps from which companies. I will post a list late on Feb 1st to show this info so you know which companies to check out and will then proceed to start emailing people.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blog Candy Winner list

Here's the main Blog candy winner list. 
US winners can send your mailing address to htondre@aol.com
Out of the USA winners send your email to me htondre@aol.com

If your name is in BLUE I have gotten your info, if in BOLD I don't have your contact yet, please resend it!!

Pre-contest winners-
Facebook Winners:
 Leadonna Quick Kimmel, Linda Lechnir Chidster
 Birthday message Winner for Sweet Pea stamps Owner Lynette:  VIRGINIA MONTANGA

Winner list for Feb 1st (this winner list will continue to grow):
1st to Post--Ike
Lucky #5 for 5 years of Seizure free life--Karin
Karin Rankin (send Email)
the Purple One
Erin Bently (send email)
Candace Ishmael
Linda Weber
Holly Young
Faye (send email)
Stacy H-W
Vinita Jain
Melody Strahan
Berina RGA
Barbara Macaskill
Susan T
Debbie (texas)
Terri avid reader
Carolyn Cochran
Kathleen Coughlan (send email)
Diane Hickman
Melisa Marie
Robin Bettis Novak
Teresa Godines#6857

Feb 2nd Winners--Bestie Stamps from Sherri Baldy (send your email)
KT Fit Kitty
Suzi McKenzie

Feb 3rd Winners
Scrapbook Blessings Club

Feb 4th Winners (please send Address)
Nikki C

Feb 5th Winners
Debbie E.
Jenn Beautiful
Shell B

Feb 6th Winners Sweet Pea Stamps
Digi Stamps please email your email address
Kaye Greening

Rubber Stamps, please email your address
Jean Bullock
Rhonda Miller

Feb 7th Winners
Susan Slomski
Carol Ann Freed
Audrey R

Feb 8th-send your address
Stamping Sue

Feb 9th  Email only needed
Avril Ann
Jane Stillman
Linda Simpson

Feb 10th--please send your email
Andree (Ace Cards)

Feb 11th
Teresa (send email)
UTs Hobby Time (send mailing address)
L.Kent (send mailing address)

Feb 12th (please send email)
Dar Bassie-Cripps
Karenladd (send address)

Feb 13th
Digi Stamps (send email)
Chrissy Sharp

Send Address
Ruby N

Feb 14th (please send address)
Gail Behrle

Feb 15th (please send emails)
Wendy McCarthy
Judith Taylor-Wright
Lea Brawn

The question of the day was how many times did John and I attend NBA All Star weekend after New York City in 1998;  The correct answer is 4!! We also went to Golden State, Philly, Washington DC, and Atlanta. The following people will get an extra prize (either physical or digital) added to their goodies--Conie Fong, Betsy, Shelley, Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

Feb 16th
Please send email
Lucie H
Vickie Hutley
Kay Dalton
Jennifer Bradley
Jackie Trinder

Please send address
Stacy H-W
Vickie Kertz

Feb 17th (please send your address)
Grandma Lee
Emily Thubbron

Feb 18th (note the big gift certificate winners will get announced at the end of Feb 28th!)
Please send your address
Nancy Dunlap
Lyn Christian

Feb 19th please send email
Tracy Welham
Laila B
Dar Bassie-Cripps

Feb 20th
Please send email:

send address
Stamping Sue
Karen Ladd
Jean Bullock

Feb 21st Please Send Email
Dar Bassie-Cripps
Janie Boots
KT FitKitty

Feb 22
Trace C (Send email)
Kaija  (send email)

Feb23 (please send email)
Trish D
Julie Gleeson

Feb 24
please send email
Beth W
Wend Shier
please send address
Pat Ridings
Mary K
Susan Salyer

Feb 25th (please send email)
Kate M

Natalie (send email)
Barbara Macaskill

Feb27th (Send email)
Nicky hxx

Feb 28th
Catherine Stannard (send email)
Consuella Jackson (send addr)
the Paper Temptress (send addr)

Total winners over 135!
If your name is in BLUE I have gotten your info, if in BOLD I don't have your contact yet!!


Did you miss the blog candy photos?  click here

Cherish Every Moment

I told you about a week ago that Artist Sandra Caldwell has made me my very own stamp in celebration of my 5th anniversary of Seizure Free life.  How awesome is that?? She's been a wonderful friend and she's an amazing artist. I have seen her stamps at several different stores  now and you can find her images at Sweet Pea Stamps.  This adorable Teddy is Celebrating 5 years for me.  I actually made this card and took it to my doctor's office on my 5th anniversary along with some wonderful treats for Doctor Aboumatar and his staff at Austin Epilepsy Care Center.
Here's a beautiful close up of the image that Sandra made just for me.  (How cool is that, "made just for me?")

Let me thank all of you for celebrating this month with me!! I am so incredibly thankful for everything that I now have. It's truly been an unbelievable journey from where I was 5 years ago. I never knew what was in store for me.  I didn't begin to realize the change that was in store for me when I went to the hospital in Feb 2010.  I hope that all of you who suffer through medical problems day to day have hope that you too will find the answers.  Don't give up hope!  Keep searching for the right doctor. I was with a doctor that I THOUGHT was great for so many years, it took me four months with a new doctor to essentially solve my problems.  Hindsight is 20/20.  If your doctor is not helping you, listening to you, making your life better, pushing you to better your life, seek other medical attention.  Huge thanks to all those crafters out there who supported me back then. I have always said, "Crafters are the nicest people"

Later tonight or early tomorrow morning I will be posting a HUGE winner list of a bunch of grand prizes, so please leave a comment here and keep an eye out!!  If you see your name on the current winner list in BLACK, then drop me an email htondre@aol.com with your email or address as needed.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kiss me!

Here's the cutest stamp from Oliva and Co or on her Etsy site Atelier Oz I showed the sweetest Teddy bear card last weekend using another stamp from this artist.  Here's a sweet little girl image from her. I have some wonderful prizes from this store.  They have everything from adorable teddy bears to detailed zetangles, to cute animals and fun alphabets!

I am very much trying to add in those colors periodically that I don't use often, such as this turquoise or blueish green combo with the yellow.  I am using a paper bag brown in the background.  So, here we are at the end of the month, one super special card tomorrow, using a great image that was custom made for me!  Today I will pick winners who will get images from Atelier OZ. 

Have you seen our Winner List?  It's getting longer everyday!  Please check it each days as new winners get added. Here's some names that I haven't heard from yet---if you see someone you know--tell them  Terri Avid Reader, Carolyn Cochran,
Melisa Marie, Diane Hickman, Robin Bettis Novak,
Jenn Beautiful, Suzi Mckenzie, Margo, Wendy McCarthy, Cumbrianlass, Judith Taylor Wright, Conie Fong,
Vickie Huntly, Kay Dalton, Rosalee, Emily Thubbron,
Matley, Nancy Dunlap, Trace C, Kaija, Jan LTC,
Julia Gleeson, Gillian  drop me an email htondre@aol.com so I have your email to send your prize (either via email or your mailing address)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I'll be your snuggle bunny

So, this has to be about the cutest stamp ever! She was designed by Artist Sandra Caldwell and is sold by Sweet Pea Stamps, she's called Old Maid Bunny.  I created an adorable sentiment "I'll be your snuggle bunny."  But I also think this image would be so adorable for Easter as well.  I used gorgeous papers today from Paper Temptress to create this card.
Here's a wonderful close up of the image. I colored her with Copic markers. She and the sentiment were printed out on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper.

The base of the card is a gorgeous shimmery metallic called Gold from the Mica/Metallic line.  The card is 5.5" square card, which is easy to make from an 8.5x11" piece of paper.  It then leaves you enough cardstock to later create borders or other embellishments on a different card.  The fun pink die cut heart borders are using Pop Tones Razzleberry.  The shimmery text printed sheet comes from Hambly Screenprints.  This sheer sheet is a gorgeous touch to add shimmer and color and is called Script Tease.  The other cardstock is a small layer of black behind the sentiment, Basis Black.
Just a few days to go now, so be sure and check the winner list!! 
Let me also say if for some bizarre reason I have left someone out of the winner list,  there will be a post contest drawing as there is always extra packages and packages/digi stamp prizes that will go unclaimed, so on the 28th a post will be set up in case I miss anyone!! (Also on the 28--all those bigger prizes like those die cuts, large stamp sets, $25-30 gift cards and such will be listed, so there will be one HUGE list that day)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Be strong

Well, it's another Bugaboo kind of day!  Woohoo.  This company is giving away some awesome gift certificates to their store.  The image I am using today is called Strength Fairy.  I totally LOVE the sentiment that comes with this image, if nothing was more perfect to go with this month's celebration but this sentiment.   "Sometimes, to get the best out of life you go through some of the worst.  No one said it would be easy. BE STRONG."

I almost even have to say something about the hair, as when I had my surgery they literally shaved my head down the center, around the back, almost like a reverse Mohawk.  something like the girl here, but not nearly as nice. in fact, way worse.  I had already cut off about 2 foot worth of hair to donate to Locks of Love, but it was definitely a shock to see myself in the mirror the first time (that was about four weeks post surgery)

Here's some additional cards created by  Friends and Design Team Members of Your Scrapbook Place who has monthly Anything Goes contests HERE.


So, what other types of crafting do you guys like?  I also do a lot of jewelry making.  I made all kinds of wonderful necklaces and earrings for the church's bazaar last year.  I have done and taught classes using polymer clay (mostly jewelry making, mokume gane and stamping). Hmmmm....dabbled very lightly in books or other deco making or doing fun crafts with the kids for things like Vacation Bible study.  What other hobbies do you like?

Wow, just three days left?  can you believe it?  have you been keeping an eye on the winner's list? you best check NOW!! CLICK HERE  Just in case this is your first day here, be sure and go to Feb 1st!!  that is the main drawing for the whole month from which winners and grand prize winners will get drawn as well!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This is not the Easter Bunny

Here's a funny image (or maybe a dark image) from SLS Lines. It's a rabbit holding a bottle of poison that he has poured on these eggs to make them disappear.  Needless to say, I don't think he's the easter bunny!  Check out this image here at the SLS Lines store, He's called Easter Bunny, Grumpy Bunny.  I added my own sentiment that says "You'll never find these eggs again."   Ha! 
Let me ask this, do you all ever make cards without stamps?  I have in the past, with either gorgeous die cuts or really nice embellishments, but I don't seem to do it much now.  I pretty much always seem to start my cards with the image in mind first, then I go from the image, to the cardstock, then to finding the perfect sentiments/embellishments.  What order to you do your creating in?

Have you checked the Winner List today?  Please do!! It's getting updated frequently now, so check often and email me as soon as you see your name.  Hugs!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Make a Wish

Sharing this fun Shaped Card for the SSS Challenge this week.  I hope you are loving all these Bestie Images from Sherri Baldy. They are having contests all over the place but I did this one especially for the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog.  Hope you will join in with a fun card over there to be eligible for a prize!  I know the last time I posted one of these shaped cards a follower asked me how it was attached to a back, I left them a response but don't know if they saw it. As was the last card, this card is also attached with a rectangular card behind it.  It uses a very large rectangular envelope.

Speaking of prizes, I have prizes from Sherri Baldy as well! So leave a comment for me today!  Do you have any favorite Besties?  I guess I should ask favorite Besties that you don't own yet, lol!  She designs so many of them, I can't possibly (make that my bank account can't possibly) keep up with all her amazing stamps.  She also has things like fabric, cute little dolls, charms, die cuts,...just everything you can imagine made!  Amazing.  I have been there from the get go with here, back when she was just starting her own shop.  I can even recall having this fun conversation about copic markers.  I told her "Hi, my name is Holley and I am a copic-aholic"  That made her bust out laughing.  Needless to say, she's a true artist for life so she took to copics like a duck takes to water!  She really is a super nice person.  Huge thanks to her for celebrating with me and giving away images during my celebration!

Please go check on the winner list, as the month comes to an end, winners will start getting added faster now, so if you see your name, just drop me a message, htondre@aol.com with your email or mailing address.  At the end of the month I will be promptly emailing the digi-stamp winners as well as wrapping up the packages.  Each day I will be posting in march to let you know what's gone in the mail!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Meet the Goth Girl

Here's one of the newest releases at SLS Lines. I was totally in love with this girl when I saw her. I colored her up with fun pink hair and a matching pink scarf and glove with orange/pink polka dots.  How fun is that?  She's called Goth Girl with Goldfish and Balloons.  I love this image! She's totally looking like she's in a fishbowl.  Awesome.

if you like fab and funky, then you will love SLS Lines.  If you like Beautiful Fairies, you will love SLS Lines.  Check out her amazing drawings on Etsy.

Can you believe we are on the last week of the month? I know I can't. 

Have you checked the Winner List today?  Please do!! It's getting updated frequently now, so check often and email me as soon as you see your name.  Do you see someone you know?  tell them they won a prize and to come check the list   Faye, Berina RGA, Trish,  Jenn Beautiful, Rhonda Miller, Audrey R, Suzi McKenzie, Karin Rankin, Betsy, Teresa, Chrissy Sharp, Margo, Gail Behrle, Shelley, Wendy McCarthy, Cumbrianlass, Judith Taylor-Wright, Lea Brawn, Conie Fong WINNER LIST

Saturday, February 21, 2015

2 cute ink digital stamps

Here's an adorable image from 2 Cute Ink Digi stamps.  This awesome store is giving away their own prize today of three image to a winner.  I also have set up a deal with the store and will be giving away some stamp assortments from them as well!  I hope you love their fun images.  They have the cutest owls, the sweetest little animals, so adorable.  This cutie is called Patches the Dachshund Dog.
Drop by 2 Cute Digi Stamps and tell me what your favorite images are. I also love the Birthday Pug (gotta make a card for my sister with that one), the owls (check out Scuba owl--ha ha!!) and the Halloween ones (check out  Batman Cat or Vampire Owl). So fun.
Cheers, Holley
The winner list has been updated!  Check it to see if your name is one there!! If your name is in bold black print, then I haven't gotten your email with your email or address so please send your info

Friday, February 20, 2015

You are Loved

Here's a super cute image from Sweet Pea Artist Sandra Caldwell.  This wonderful image is called Old Lady Love Letter.    I used a combo of red and greens on her so I translated that onto the card itself.  I hope I managed to do that without it looking anything like Christmas.  I added a simple sentiment from Cosmo Cricket "You are Loved."

Here's a close up of the image, currently available in Digi Stamp format at the Sweet Pea store!
Here's a fun secret (well, guess it's not much of a secret now, is it?)--Sandra Caldwell drew me a stamp just for my 5th anniversary!!  Can you believe that?  How sweet is that!!  She made me the cutest image to celebrate my 5 years of seizure free life.  I have already made a wonderful card from it and I will be sharing it with you all on the 28th!!
What is your favorite card size?  I seem to be migrating more to the 6x6 size, but I often find it hard to get envelopes.  Or, the envelopes are exactly 6x6, so anything bulky won't go in the envie.  It often makes me trim down a 6x6 card a 1/4 or so to ensure it's going to fit in the envelope when finished.
Have you checked the winner list?  there's lots of goodies and I haven't heard from all the winners on there, if you name is in BOLD letters, I haven't gotten an email, drop me a line with either your email or your address. When I get your info, I change your name into blue.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Meet Hannah from Limited Runs

Here's the cutest stamp from Limited Runs!  I just LOVE this girl. I added a fun metal embellishment that says Hugs and Kisses.  Too sweet.  I also love the blog badge that she has with this fun image on it.  This image is called Hannah.  She's on the link I included near the bottom of the page. I have wonderful prizes from this artist's store to give away this month.
I hope you have been having fun with me during my celebration. I can't believe how fast this month is going by and how much work (lol, mailing) is piling up.  HA! Just kidding, I am looking forward to hearing about everyone's little cheers of happiness when they get something good from their mailbox, be it their email box or their actual letter box.  The wonderful owner of Limited Runs is generously giving away sets of digi stamps from her store and I will also be buying stamps from her store to give to you all!! I hope you totally love her images as much as I do!
Let me ask today, who's your favorite paper company?  I guess you guys can tell that I do love Bazzill.  I love Paper Temptress, esp those Mica/Metallic sheets she sells (oooo and those ruche and those Hambly Overlays and those....);  I love patterned paper though I often find it hard to put them on cards because I love the paper so much I hate it when I am covering up the beautiful patterns on them!  How about you?
Have you checked out the winner list?  Please do!!  I need to hear from the winners, if you don't claim your prizes I might have to give them away....

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Skellie Loves You

Here's some awesome cards using images from Bugaboo.  They are giving a very generous gift certificate to their store today!  WOO HOO.  Have you ever seen their images?  they have stamps of just about everything you can think of!

This card is one I call Skellie Loves You! I totally adore this whole stamp line of images at their store.  Skelekinz are just the cutest. I think I own at least 2/3 of them already.

Here's some other cards that were created by the Design Team Members of Your Scrapbook Place!


Next week I have a three more cards to share with you using fabulous Bugaboo images and another wonderful gift certificate as a prize. 
For today's question, how about you Pop over to the Bugaboo store and tell me which of their fun stamps are your favorite category?  I guess from previous comments you know one of my favorites is Skelekinz; I also love a bunch of images in their other girls/women category, and I also love the digi sets they do which have either complimentary stamps or stamps with matching sentiments.
What's your fave?
Have you checked the winner list?  Please do!! Your name could be on there already!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Make us Laugh

So the people over at Ike's Art are having a challenge called Make Us Laugh, I took this sexy image and added this funny saying from Riley &Co.  "1 day of coal. 364 days of fun. (I'll take my chances)"  HA!!  That's awesome.  I just love the look on this lady's face. That's totally something I can imagine her saying too.
Now, that's a little Sassiness that I love.  I also love the Halloween/goth type images that you see over at Ike's art too.  So many great stamps (also if you love birds, dogs,....there's lots like that as well).

So, hmm, question for the day? are you getting ready for any special events that you are crafting for?  my sister in law is having a baby.  I have a couple birthdays in April/may.  I do love to make a few cards for Easter time, but I am definitely running behind on that!  How about  you?  weddings? already making Christmas cards? what's your current topics?

Have you seen the winner list?  it's been updated!  Drop by and check it out!! There's a link on the right hand side of the blog.  There's now TWENTY NINE winners that I haven't heard from so GO CHECK THE LIST!! then email me!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cute as a button

Here's the sweetest image ever from artist Sherri Baldy!  There's a wonderful contest going on over at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog.  This challenge is to create a shaped card.  Here's my card for the current challenge using an adorable image with a purple and yellow combo (and a hint of orange too!).

Totally some of my favorite colors and a bunch of my favorite embellishments as well, buttons and flowers with a little bling and die cuts!

Out of curiosity, do any of you scrapbook? do you scrapbook as much as you make cards or vice versa?  I guess since I don't have kids (due to all the medical problems that weren't fixed until age 40), so I rarely scrapbook unless we had a vacation or some other special event.  Of course there's a lot of overlap in the materials we use card makers and scrapbookers....

Have you checked the winner list?  CLICK HERE...lots of the winners haven't sent an email yet with their email or their address, so please do!!  Also, if you haven't signed up each day, be sure you do so, as the candy winners are currently chosen up through Feb 7th, so you are welcome to leave comments on the remaining days during the month to be eligible for the remaining prizes!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Friends make life bear-able

Check out this adorable Teddy Bear stamp.  Isn't he the cutest?  I am totally in love with this artist's images.  This image is called Dolly and Me Raggedy Bear.  Will have lots of gift certificates to this artist's wonderful digi stamp store.  She also has beautiful flowers, zetangle words, fun Halloween and cute babes.  The store is Alelier Oz in Etsy. She has a facebook Group Olivia & Co.

I hope everyone had a happy valentine's day.  The hubby and I stayed home to watch NBA All star weekend.  Here's a little fun fact, I went to NBA All star weekend TWICE before I met him.  We dated maybe a month or two before traveling to New York City together for our First NBA All Star weekend together.  Can you guess how many more times we did that trip as our vacation?  I will say that we have not gone since I had surgery.

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