Saturday, September 24, 2016

Guest Artist Leanne

Here's a wonderful Thank you card that I received recently from one of the winners (Leanne) of prizes back in Feb.  She lives all the way in Pakistan!  I was so delighted to get this awesome card from her and realized that she used the embossing folder she got to create it.  How wonderful is that?

Thanks so very much for celebrating with me and for your wonderful card.  I hope you will be celebrating with me again this coming year.

Cheers, Holley

Check out more of her work at her blog

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dia de los Muertos

Here's an awesome die cut that John bought for me last Christmas. It's a Dia de los Muertos theme skeleton from Penny Black.  You know I love that theme.  I used a pop up card die from Sizzix to create this fun card and some bright and beautiful colors as that is what you would see being used for celebrating Dia De Los Muertos in San Antonio where I grew up.
I hope you have a great weekend.  I can't believe we are almost at the end of September!  Where has this year gone?  I guess being away in Turkiye and then coming home so late in the summer has just made this year so out of season to me. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sweet & Sassy

Here's a fun image from Faery Ink combined with gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress today.  I wanted to use some fun pinks and these cute little roses that I picked up while in Turkiye.  They sure have a lot of different kinds of bling there.

The base of the card is some delicious pink cardstock in a called Pop Tones Razzleberry.  I layered the image on some wonderful Hambly Screenprint called Whimsical, it's a great shimmery brown with pink highlights and in person is just perfect!  I printed out my image using Neenah Solar white classic crest paper.  Finally I added an extra die cut using some Pop Tones Bubblegum pink paper.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gorjuss Girls

Here's the cutest Gorjuss Girl stamp.  I just love these images (I am sure that was obvious given my blog).  While in Turkiye I was delighted to find a store with a whole bunch of Santoro merchandise.  It's not something we ever see in America as it comes from London.  It's also fairly pricey compared to most other things in Turkiye, but I did buy myself this wonderful wallet with Gorjuss Girls.

This card is using some of the stunning lace that I got while visiting last month.  Makes me wish I could just get on a plane and go back there!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Spread your wings

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Here's a great image from The East Wind.  I created this card for their current contest, it's called I like to move it, move it.  One of the options to have some type of movement (the birds on my card).  I also had to add a fun sentiment to go with them.

Be sure and check out their current challenge over on the East Wind Challenge blog.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thankful Wabbit

Here's an adorable new image from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Dnd on Etsy.  She will be adding this and many more new images to the store today!  This cutie is called Thankful Wabbit 1037.
Check out several wonderful cards that are created with the new images on Mondays at our facebook page, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

My place to shine

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.  Here's some cute images from Digistamps 4 Joy.  I made this card for tomorrow's contest on the Outlawz challenge, Monday Greetings.  I hope you will go check it out!  Every design team member will be using these adorable dogs, so you will get to see a whole variety of different cards with this image.

Many blessings to everyone this week.  Check out the Monday Greetings Challenge and then share your card with us!  The theme this week is to use stars, circle and rectangle.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pressed Leaves

Here's a couple of beautiful pressed leaves that I was given by a member of my local church. I created these lovely cards which I donated to the church's bazaar that then were sold for a local charity.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Web Master

Here's a great image that Sandra Caldwell recently came out with for Babycakes DND on Etsy.  He's called 1050 The Web Master.  I thought this card would be perfect around Halloween time.  I got the awesome lace there on my recent trip to Istanbul.  You should see the lace shops there.  WOW. It's shop after shop after shop and some of them are three stories tall.  OH wow.  I will definitely have to share some photos for you guys to check out.  I spent DAYS shopping. It was too much fun.
Hope you adore this cute card, check out all of Sandra's adorable stamps at her Etsy store and then join in our fun at her Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  This cute image was one that I won in a contest she gave for Naming images.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 15, 2016

It's a bonus YSBP Challenge this month!

It's time for a brand new contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog!  Our wonderful sponsor is SheepSki Designs.  This awesome image is called Skully Roses.  I thought it would be awesome around Halloween time.

The current challenge is anything goes and you get an extra entry into the drawing if you share a card using a SheepSki Design image.  We can't wait to see what you have created.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Knit Master

Here's an awesome image from SLS Lines, if you like her digi stamps, please drop by her store and grab them quickly as she will stop making digis this month!!  Oh no!  I was so saddened by that as I just love her images.  This fun gal is named The Knit Master.
Check out this and the other fun images at her store, she also has some fun coloring books and clipart sets available.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fall Friendship

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Here's a fun Bestie card today that I created for the current challenge on the SSS Challenge blog.  The current challenge is ANYTHING Goes!!  We can't wait to see all of your wonderful Bestie cards, so please come by and share with us.
This great image is Img 070.  You can find her and lots of other wonderful works from Sherri in her store My Besties Shop (Click here).

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mr & Mrs Leap

 Here's a fun new image from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy. This adorable image is called Mr & Mrs Leap. It will be added to her Etsy store Today!!  Woo Hoo.  How cute would this be for an anniversary or a wedding card?
Here's a closeup of this cute image:
Drop by our group on Facebook, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans where you can join in our contests, see all sorts of cards and creations using Sandra's images and chat with other card makers!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Happy Sunday everyone, here's a wonderful image from Sheepski Designs.  I made this card for challenge starting tomorrow on Outlawz.  This coming week's Monday Greeting's challenge is to create something uplifting for a friend.  I think this wonderful Sheepski image will do just the trick.  This gorgeous stamp is called Becca.

Come on by Outlawz Challenge Ning and see all the great contests going on each day of the week. Tomorrow starts the new Monday greetings challenge so we look forward to seeing your creations!
Cheers, Holley

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Live Laugh Love

I thought this skeleton certainly looked like he was fulfilling the "Live Laugh Love" mantra!  How awesome is that?  I got this stamp a while back as my sister gave me a gift card last Christmas and this was one of the things I chose to buy.  You all know how much I love skulls.

I know I haven't gotten around to doing it yet, but you wouldn't believe how many Skull/skeleton things I found while in Turkiye.  So many this time.  I got some adorable stickers, a bunch of shirts, a lovely scarf, and even some cute crystals and charms!  That doesn't even begin to say how many times I pointed out things to my friends like, "Oh, look at this skull"

Live, Laugh, Love  Today!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Autumn Blessings

Sending Autumn Blessings your way, one thing I love about this time of year is the colors of the season.  I just love fall colors.  Our theme at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge is fall theme colors this week, you have a few more days to join in the fun!  This gorgeous image is from Bugaboo, she's called Ava Floral Patch.

Drop by Outlawz and check into our current Monday challenge to share with us your fall colors and of course, always remember to add some wonderful sentiment to your card.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

I rule the world

Here's an adorable image from SLS Lines today combined with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  This fun image is brand new in the SLS Lines store, so be sure and check him out.  I added a hilarious sentiment from Riley's stamps "I am kind of surprised I am not an action figure by now."  ha!

I am using a wonderful combination of papers from Paper Temptress for this card.  The base of the card is Pop tones Gumdrop Green;  I then added a clear printed transparency from Hambly Studios.  This Hambly Studious Overlay is called Brown Hanging Heliconias.  I printed out the image and stamped my sentiment on Neenah Solar White Classis Crest.  To connect the Hambly Studios overlay to the paper card I used gluedots, but brads or eyelets would also be a great way to attach them.

I hope this card gave you a smile today

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Perfectly imperfect!

Here's a fun image from SLS Lines today.  This fun image is called Goth Boy with Bats. (Check out all the other fun Goth images HERE).  I am using a fun red and black combo and I though this image would be great for cards around Halloween time.
Be sure to check out the stamps at SLS Lines as she will be discontinuing stamps soon.  We are sad to see them go, so be sure to grab all the images you love from her store now.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Time for some Halloween?

I can't believe it's already Sept!  Wow, I guess this is my change to start making some fun Halloween theme cards which you know if just my favorites!!  This cute stamp from CC Designs could be for Halloween or Fall times though.  Yesterday I was at a store and ended up walking out with a Skull & cross bones doormat as well as the softest new blanket with skulls.

Ahhh, it's Halloween time!  (not that skulls aren't year round here, ha ha!)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Pilgrim pumpkin

Happy Labor Day!!  Can you believe it's already that time of year?  I know our summer here ended in a surprising whimper as the typical 100-115 degree weather was down into the mid 80-low 90s.  A good 15-20 degrees cooler than usual.  Now there is something I am SO thankful for.  It's like I came back from Turkiye and the weather here was like the weather in Istanbul.  WOW.  The cute flower embellishments used here are one of the things I bought in Turkiye.

This wonderful image is called Pilgrim Pumpkin by artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND.  It's a brand new image that will be released into the store today, so check it out along with many more new images.

We started up a brand new contest on the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans page on Facebook, Sandra has discounted THREE of my favorite stamps in her store and we are having a card making challenge!  Join in the fun with us