Thursday, July 31, 2014

You made me love you

Here's a sweet and sexy girl from Simply Betty Stamps today, with a fun and sassy saying from Cosmo Crickett.  I think the "You made me love you."  Sums up the perfect sentiment to go with this image.  I am using wonderful papers from Paper Temptress to  create this card

The base of the card is a gorgeous Mica cardstock called Ruby.  The image is printed out on Neenah Solar White, which runs through the printer perfectly for those digi images.  Then I die cut the image with spellbinders and colored it with copic markers.  The layer behind the image comes from Hambly Studios.  It's a beautiful clear overlay with gold.  It's called Gold  Hanging Heliconias.  There's also a wonderful set of packages that have assortments of these papers in 6x6" formats which are perfect for cardmaking projects (click here).

Project materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Color (Copic markers); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Adhesive (pop dots, Glue dots);

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Love of my life

Made this sweet card for the love of my life.  He knows who he is.  After 17 years, he ought to.  I still get excited everyday when he gets home from work and I still need him to come and lay down next to me for a couple minutes so I can fall asleep at night.  This sexy (or as the artist says smexy) image is from Stamping Chef.  Love her beautiful images.

Going to enter this card in the Stampin Chef challenge this week.  Hope they like my card because I love their images!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful end to their summer.  I am already seeing the back to school clothes and supplies in all the local stores. 

Porject Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Stamping Chef); Text (Adorn It); Lace (Dollar Tree); Bling (Michaels); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilites); Heart (Adorn It); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

You're Gorjuss

Here's a sweet and simple Gorjuss Girl card. I just love these images. isn't she just the perfect little girl? that teddy bear is too sweet as well.  Always been a huge fan of hers.  There's a bunch more cards that I have made with these stamps (click here if you want to see).

Hope you are having a great week.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, July 28, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!! It's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week the challenge is to include some twill/twine on your card.  Here's my creation using a fun image from Squigglefly artist James Horvath called Chicken Paperboy;  he's only $2.  Isn't this a hoot?  or perhaps a peep? bawk? OK, enough corniness.

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog to check out the sample cards made by my team, the Holley Hobbyists and then create your own card to share with us this week.  The winner will receive a prize from Squigglefly.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Natural Leaves

I had a lady at church give me some books, inside she had put different leaves over the years.  She knew that I made cards and gave me quite a beautiful selection of them from her time collecting.  Here's a couple of the cards that I made and returned to her in thanks.  These cards are A7 sized (5x7");
 
I also have a bunch that are various flowers, much smaller in size that these leaves.  I will show them periodically as I finish the cards off.  Much of them will get donated to the church's bazaar which raises money each year in November.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wishing you Good Fortune.

Here's a fun image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I have always loved their artist's images. I probably own almost all of them!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, esp now that we are nearing the end of July and it's just a few weeks until school starts for many.
 
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Images (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (memento, colorbox Chalk);  bling (michaels); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots);

Friday, July 25, 2014

Owl Moon

Here's a great image from Sweet Pea artist Lisa Victoria called Owl Moon.  This image is currently available in digi format at the Sweet Pea store.  I just love the big eyes on the owl as it stares up at the moon. I used a Copic YG markers to color the Moon to give it a greenish glow.  The paper is a Bazzill Swiss on which I dusted white ink to give the look of fog/clouds.

That adorable tree is a brand new die cut from Spellbinders and I added the cutest owl buttons to it.  The sentiments show come from Sweet Pea stamps.  I hope you are loving all the beautiful Lisa Victoria Projects this week.  Drop by the store and check out all her beautiful stamps, she has some wonderful Dragons.  ALSO--There's some great Coupon Codes that will run through the 26th, for Rubber stamps get 20% off cherrystamp; for digi stamps get 25% off with cherrydigi

Project Materials: cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah, DCWV, Hobby Lobby); Image (Sweet Pea Stamps); Buttons (Jesse James); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities; Spellbinders Tree);

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, July 24, 2014

i love you

Here's an awesome image from Stamping Chef. They are having a challenge this week over on their blog, I had to join in! I love this girl and as you can see had to deck her out in white and pink, hair included. I like her hand signal, very similar to the I love you in sign language.  Here in Austin, we have a place called Donut Taco Palace, they actually make donuts in the shape of a hand "I love you" as well as the hand sign for UT. 

Drop by the TSC Challenge Blog and check out all the fun.  Hmmmm, feeling hungry all the sudden...how about a taco that is actually made from a donut (instead of a tortilla)?  You know you want one!

Project Materials:  Cardstocl (Bazzill, Neenah, Glitter, DCWV); Image (Stamping Chef); Embellishments (Sandy Lion, Pebbles, Adorn It); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Never be afraid

Sharing this fun image from Simply Betty Stamps. I also added some gorgeous lace from Istanbul and some beautiful bling.  The sentiment, so very true to me as I have a huge scar all the way from the center of my head around the back to my left ear from the brain surgery.  "Never be afraid of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you."

I can recall my doctor asking me a month or two after surgery how I was feeling about the scar, perhaps it was even later.  I will say, I didn't even see it for about 4 weeks.  You are never looking at a mirror in the hospital and your head is wrapped all the time.  Was quite a surprise as they had shaved my head like a reverse Mohawk.  About all I could do is roll my eyes and think of how crazy I must have looked when I was leaving the hospital.  Took about a year for my hair to really grow back, at least enough to really cover up the scar completely.  SMALL price to pay for the amazing seizure free life that I have now. I told that doctor, that scar is not important.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Sentiment (Unity Stamp Company); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Buttons (Walmart); Bling (Recollections); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!!  It's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week Rhonda's team is having a challenge to create round shaped cards.  Here's the one I made using a brand new stamp from artist Diana Garrison called Summer Dragonfly.  I fussy cut it out and mounted it on my die cut card. I added some fun buttons.

Hope you will join in this week's fun with us over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.  Drop by and check out the Design Team's work and then share your round card with us!

Project Materials:  Carstock (unknown, Neenah); Image (Squigglefly); Diecut (Lifestyles); Buttons (Recollections); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots);

Monday, July 21, 2014

Merry Christmas....

Yep, it's time for some Christmas cards in the summer. I supposed I did one last week too. here's a real cutie though as this image is from Sherri Baldy and she's baking cookies.  I can't think of anything that makes me think of Christmas more than cookies. I had these adorable little cookie cutter buttons that I had to use for this card.  This cute image is IMG051.

The SSS Challenge blog is having a Christmas theme challenge this week, so drop by and share a Christmas theme creation. You can use a winter/Christmas theme or choose another stamp, as I did here and turn it into a Christmas card on your own.  We'd love to see what you make and the winner will get awesome prize from artist Sherri Baldy.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Making Memories, Bazzill Bling, AC, Neenah); Image (Sherri Baldy); Buttons (Jesse James-Grandma's Button Bag); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Smiles today

Sharing this quick and cute card using a sweet image of Elisabeth Bell's from Sweet Pea stamps.  They have over 50 images of her that will be retired at the end of the month.  If you want any, you better run to the store and order them now!  I thought this cutie was definitely one I wanted, can you imagine this tiny fairy floating on a bubble of air?

On this card I imagined it as a drop of water, which is why I used two borders of rain drops.  There's a bunch of real cuties at the store to check. Drop by and check out all her stamps here.  There's quite a few of them marked down too, some as low as $2!! and that's for a 3"x4" stamp!  wow, those stamps are in the SALE section here.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Image (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Bling (Hobby Lobby); Pins (Little Yellow Bicycle); Borders (Adorn it); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, glue dots);

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blueberry Girl

Here's the cutest little Blueberry girl from artist Sherri Baldy.  I am also using some wonderful glitter and sparkly flower to add bling to the card for this week's challenge.  I added a great sentiment on the card which is embossed and inked in white.  What a fun thank you card!

There's just few days left in the SSS Challenge contest, so join in the fun and you can win a wonderful prize from Sherri Baldy of Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Addicted to Stamps-SSS); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Stickers (); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Banner (Hobby Lobby); Bling (Grandma's Button bag); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue dots, glue all); color (Copic Markers);

Friday, July 18, 2014

What a catch!

Here's an image from one of the newest artists at Sweet Pea stamps Heather Valentin. She sells only Rubber stamps at the store and this image is called Molly - What a catch.  The whole design team is showing wonderful cards this week on the Sweet Pea Blog.  here's my creation using this fun image.  Be sure and check out the other stamps from this artist at the store.

Here's an enlargement of the image itself.  Don't you love the cute fish button I added to the center of the flower?  how about those adorable flower brads? don't they match that funky ribbon just perfectly?
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Hope you have had a wonderful week.  I have a lot of friends and family who love to go fishing so I know this card will be a big hit with them.  Hope you are all having a wonderful summer.  Have some card making fun too!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Be the Heroine

Here's a great image from The Stamping Chef.  Had to laugh when I saw her shirt "Stop looking at my shirt!"  Isn't weird when you are chatting with someone and they aren't looking at you face to face?  I guess there has been a time when I may have been able to wear such a tiny shirt.  Yeah, those times are long gone, lol!

I made this card for this week's Stamping Chef challenge. Love seeing all the different Stamping Chef cards that get made every week. Drop by their Challenge Blog and check them out.

Project materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah, AC Metallic); Image (Stamping Chef); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities; Memory Box); Brads (My Minds Eye); Bling (Queen & Co); Die Cuts (K&Co); Sentimens (Cosmo Crickett); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, glue dots);

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's getting Hot!

Time for another East Wind Challenge this month.  Been so loving these stamps and I bought several recently, including this hottie.  Oooo, don't you love her?  You know I like Skulls, so this one was first on my list. Lucy Loo Sexy Girl with her own Style, she's hot! I had this fun sentiment from Cosmic Crickett in pink to match the card, "why try to be normal?"
 
Do you like the pink paisley stock that I trimmed in the background?  I am going to link this to the East Wind challenge the game is to show them what's hot. For me, the things that are hot lately are East Wind images, Skulls, and pinks.  You really should check out the awesome images.
 
Project Materials:  Carstock (AC, Heidi Grace, Neenah); Image (The East Wind); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Brads (Hobby Lobby); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all, glue dots, ribbon glue);

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Scrapbook Place Challenge

Here's a card I am making for a brand new Challenge that is happening at Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.  The contest is to create a Christmas theme card in very NON Christmas colors.  So how about pink and blue?  can you get any less Christmas theme than that?  The image I am using here is from Squigglefly and is currently retired, but was created from artist Nina Brackett.  The challenge over at Squigglefly this week is called Over the edge, so I added this fun matching ribbon to the design and let it flow off the cardstock.

I hope you will join in our challenge at Scrapbook Place, Have some fun with us and make a Christmas card in some non-traditional colors.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, July 14, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means, it's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week's challenge is called "Over the Edge."  Something on your card must extend over the edge of your card.  Here's my card using a wonderful stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell called Dizzy Gal.

Drop by the Squigglefly Blog and check out all the Holley Hobbyists' cards this week and then join in the fun by sharing your card with us!  You are even welcome to play using a freebie from Squigglefly (click here).

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Image (Squigglefly); Sentiments (Cosmo Crickett); Border (Adorn It!); Tab (); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quick and Cute Koala

Here's a quick and cute card that I made using a Koala bear stamp from Whipper Snapper. So adorable. I can remember a few years of the San Antonio Zoo having a koala bear while I lived there. It's a very specific environment that these bear live in, which is of course, not all like San Antonio TX. They had to keep the poor guy in a well sealed temperature controlled room.  Guess when I was a kid it was so fascinating to see all of these wonderful animals in person, I didn't think about how hard it must be to remove all these animals from their natural habitats.

I do love this beautiful creatures, but I don't think they are nearly as friendly as they are cute and cuddly looking.  It's one of those admire from afar things :)

Have a great Sunday everyone.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Hobby Lobby, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Image (Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Michaels); Bling (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Girl in Orange

Sharing this beautiful image from Stampavie today. I colored her up in orange, just love her cute dress and those dear birds.  How adorable!  Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Summer. I can't believe it is almost half over now! My sister will be returning from UAE next week for a month stateside to enjoy a little Texas before the next school year starts.

Have a happy summer day!  put on your orange sundress and go out to see the birds.

Cheers, Holley