Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blog Contest Winners!!

OK, here is the master list of Blog candy winners for the whole month!  WOW, It's really easy to miss your name, so look carefully. I do try to use the exact name that appears when you leave a comment, but at least TWO people caught me this month and emailed me asking....is this me?  to which I pointed them back to the comment and of course, realized I had typed their named wrong!

All the winners below unless specified (digi-stamps for example) will get goodies from the wonderful photos shown, stamps, stamp sets, all sorts of embellishments....I hope you get a happy surprise in the mail.  I will be noting each day which packages go out in the mail.  Please drop me a line or a comment on a day if you get your packages. 

Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners -- Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners-- Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
2/9 Winners -- cdeasey, Susan Dube, Ret
2/10 Winners -- Kaye Greening, Kelly Sas, Ionabunny, Ellis
2/11 Winner-- Prize given By Squigglefly Three images (or image sets) -- Alethea
2/12 Winners-- These people get a UM stamp goodie added to their packages---Sonia, Sue in CT, KarinsArtScrap, KC, Phyl, LOZ, Is, Lucie,Trish D, Amy#8546(theTigersHaven), Catherine, RyN, Kaye G
2/13 Winners--NO ONE guessed my costume--I was a bumble bee- complete with a slinky short dress, over the knee yellow and black socks, wings, and antenna....woah!  Let me just say, I didn't answer the door for trick or treaters.
So--the random winners for 2/13 are--Stacy H-W, Leanne, Nikki
2/14 Winners-- Jackie P, Rhonda Miller, postalorphan, KC
2/15 Winners -- Sweet Pea Stamp -- Phyl, KC, Rosalee
2/16 Winners -- cebelica, Donna Jean Eno, Catherine
2/17 Winners --SDJWolf, teriavidreader, Create With Joy
2/18 Winners --shadow, Audrey, julieprice3
2/19 Winners -- Danie Mae, Bee and Dee, Sylv
2/20 Winners -- Scrapbook Stamp Societ  Digi Stamps (email only needed)-- Bhawana, Sue D, Regina, Ardilla
2/21 Winners -- Rubber Stamp from Queen Kat Stamps -- Amy#8547(theTigersHaven)
2/22  Winners-- Sweet Pea Stamps!! -- KarinsArtScrap, DiDi, Kaija, Trish x, Pat
2/23 Winners -- Vickie Kertzwannabcre8tive, craftvithme
2/24 Winners - Betsy;  Sue Brailey, Donna Jean Eno
2/25 Winners-- Prize from Squigglefly -- Pearl (need your email)
2/26 Winners-- nwilliams6, Gilly, Ret, Sue in CT
2/27 Winners -- Cards By Sharon, Is (Spain)
2/28 Winner -- Gift card to Paper Temptress -- Create With Joy

IF you still see your name in blue, please RE-email me, I probably need your contact info.  needless to say, I have a list like Santa Claus!  HA.  htondre@aol.com

King for a day!!

Here's an awesome image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  Today is the last day of blog candy this month and also a day in which Sandra will be giving away a wonderful freebie on her blog Babycakes Doodle This and That.  It's been such a fun month. I am so glad that all of you have celebrated with me this year.  I feel so lucky to be so blessed.
I will be announcing final winners tomorrow and anticipate getting lots of mailing done shortly after that, so please stay tuned. If you see your name, please email me your address!  Lots more winners to be posted, so Keep an eye on the list!!

This amazing card is done with some stunning papers from Paper Temptress including shimmery Mica cardstock called Flame.  The image was printed out on Heavenly White, which runs through my printer beautifully and works well with Copic markers.  The wonderful borders are Hambly overlays.  They come from some 12x12" sheets that I just trim off the parts that I like for each card I want!  Isn't that a great idea?  The 12x12 sheets I get last a long time and I get to do lots of wonderful cards with each one.  This card is using Brown Grandma's Wallpaper.  It's just stunning on this card!  Be sure and look at this card closely, as when you see the sheet in the store, it's hard to believe it's the same paper.  The detail shown here is wonderful.

Be sure and drop by and catch the amazing freebie at Babycakes Doodle This and That today, I don't know when she will post it, but when she does, it's a wonderful freebie for everyone!!

My prize today is a great gift certificate to Paper Temptress.  To be eligible, drop by the Paper Temptress store, check out the Hambly Overlays and tell me which one is your favorite.  Prize today is an amazing $25 gift card to Paper Temptress (winner announced early next week!)  (NOTE: as of 10:30 am Paper Temptress is having a problem, but I will check back and see if they are able to get the site going, just leave a comment as usual today).

Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners -- Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners-- Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
2/9 Winners -- cdeasey, Susan Dube, Ret
2/10 Winners -- Kaye Greening, Kelly Sas, Ionabunny, Ellis
2/11 Winner-- Prize given By Squigglefly Three images (or image sets) -- Alethea
2/12 Winners-- These people get a UM stamp goodie added to their packages---Sonia, Sue in CT, KarinsArtScrap, KC, Phyl, LOZ, Is, Lucie,Trish D, Amy#8546(theTigersHaven), Catherine, RyN, Kaye G
2/13 Winners--NO ONE guessed my costume--I was a bumble bee- complete with a slinky short dress, over the knee yellow and black socks, wings, and antenna....woah!  Let me just say, I didn't answer the door for trick or treaters.
So--the random winners for 2/13 are--Stacy H-W, Leanne, Nikki
2/14 Winners-- Jackie P, Rhonda Miller, postalorphan, KC
2/15 Winners -- Sweet Pea Stamp -- Phyl, KC, Rosalee
2/16 Winners -- cebelica, Donna Jean Eno, Catherine
2/17 Winners --SDJWolf, teriavidreader, Create With Joy
2/18 Winners --shadow, Audrey, julieprice3
2/19 Winners -- Danie Mae, Bee and Dee, Sylv
2/20 Winners -- Scrapbook Stamp Societ  Digi Stamps (email only needed)-- Bhawana, Sue D, Regina, Ardilla
2/21 Winners -- Rubber Stamp from Queen Kat Stamps -- Amy#8547(theTigersHaven)
2/22  Winners-- Sweet Pea Stamps!! -- KarinsArtScrap, DiDi, Kaija, Trish x, Pat
2/23 Winners -- Vickie Kertzwannabcre8tive, craftvithme

All contests from 2/24 to 2/28 are still open, be sure you have left a comment under each day!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hoppity Whoo?

Here's an awesome Queen Kat stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell called Hoppity Who?  This cutie is an owl who looks like he wants to be the easter bunny!  What a cutie!  With March on the way, it's time to start making those Easter cards.  here's the perfect stamp to do it.
Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com) if the name is in BLUE, I haven't gotten your address yet

Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners -- Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners-- Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
2/9 Winners -- cdeasey, Susan Dube, Ret
2/10 Winners -- Kaye Greening, Kelly Sas, Ionabunny, Ellis
2/11 Winner-- Prize given By Squigglefly Three images (or image sets) --Aletha
2/12 Winners-- These people get a UM stamp goodie added to their packages---Sonia, Sue in CT, KarinsArtScrap, KC, Phyl, LOZ, Is, Lucie,Trish D, Amy#8546(theTigersHaven), Catherine, RyN, Kaye G
2/13 Winners--NO ONE guessed my costume--I was a bumble bee- complete with a slinky short dress, over the knee yellow and black socks, wings, and antenna....woah!  Let me just say, I didn't answer the door for trick or treaters.
So--the random winners for 2/13 are--Stacy H-W, Leanne, Nikki
2/14 Winners-- Jackie P, Rhonda Miller, postalorphan, KC
2/15 Winners -- Sweet Pea Stamp -- Phyl, KC, Rosalee
2/16 Winners -- cebelica, Donna Jean Eno, Catherine
2/17 Winners --SDJWolf, teriavidreader, Create With Joy
2/18 Winners --shadow, Audrey, julieprice3

All contests from 2/19 to 2/27 are still open, be sure you have left a comment under each day!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

3 years and counting!!

So here it is, a stamp of me!!  WOW.  Celebrating three years post brain surgery.  This wonderful image was drawn by artist Sandra Caldwell.  How special is that?  I was so thrilled.  How many people want to say they have a stamp of their very own, not to mention one made by one of their very favorite stamp artists.  So touching!  I made this awesome card to celebrate 3 years and this is the very card that I took to the doctor (couple weeks ago) when I mentioned going there and giving him and his staff a gift.
Don't forget to leave a comment today, lots of wonderful prizes left!! 

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com) if the name is in BLUE, I haven't gotten your address yet

Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners -- Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners-- Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
2/9 Winners -- cdeasey, Susan Dube, Ret
2/10 Winners -- Kaye Greening, Kelly Sas, Ionabunny, Ellis
2/11 Winner-- Prize given By Squigglefly Three images (or image sets) --Aletha
2/12 Winners-- These people get a UM stamp goodie added to their packages---Sonia, Sue in CT, KarinsArtScrap, KC, Phyl, LOZ, Is, Lucie,Trish D, Amy#8546(theTigersHaven), Catherine, RyN, Kaye G
2/13 Winners--NO ONE guessed my costume--I was a bumble bee- complete with a slinky short dress, over the knee yellow and black socks, wings, and antenna....woah!  Let me just say, I didn't answer the door for trick or treaters.
So--the random winners for 2/13 are--Stacy H-W, Leanne, Nikki
2/14 Winners-- Jackie P, Rhonda Miller, postalorphan, KC
2/15 Winners -- Sweet Pea Stamp -- Phyl, KC, Rosalee
2/16 Winners -- cebelica, Donna Jean Eno, Catherine

all contests from SUN 2/17 are still open, if you haven't left a comment on a day, quick, go back and sign up!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Well Monday is here, so it's time for the Squigglefly Challenge!! Woo Hoo. This week the challenge is being done by my team, the Holley Hobbyists, and it's to "Get in Shape!"  The challenge is to pick any card shape other than a standard A2 size.  So, for me, I chose to make this super tall sized card that will fit into a legal size envelope.  It's a giant sized card and went perfect with this slender stamp from artist Fawn Palmer called "I'll Blow you a Kiss."
It's hard to tell looking at this photo, but I punched out the edge (almost completely) and there is row of purple hearts that show, it's held onto the card still with 2 connecting pink hearts.  I added a simple sentiment I {heart}U.  Isn't she beautiful?  Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and see what shaped cards the Holley Hobbyists created.

Time for more candy from Squigglefly today!!  WooHoo!!  Tell me which of the new cards on the Squigglefly Challenge blog (link highlighted in paragraph above) is your favorite this week.  I also just updated the winner's list yesterday, see it below if you haven't checked and if you see your name in BLUE, email me, your mailing info htondre@aol.com;  Cheers!  Holley

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Stampin' Up Henry!

So as you all may know this celebration is about reaching three years of success post brain surgery.  So happy to be hitting that mark.  The further I go, the better off I am.  I made this wonderful card using a set from Stampin' Up.  This set is called Henry Says.   I am using three different stamps from the set plus the fun paper in the background is from Stampin' Up as well as the sweet shop brads (just .99 cents on sale!!) as well as the gorgeous pink pleated ribbon  (just $1.39 also on clearance).  If you added up the stamp set the paper set, brads and ribbon you are practically at the point of getting a free Sale-a-bration set  too!!

I bought these goodies from a friend, Check out her Stampin' Up page and tell me a product you like on there when you leave your comment.  They have more stamps, die cutters and inks that I can choose from!!

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com) if the name is in BLUE, I haven't gotten your address yet

Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners -- Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners-- Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
2/9 Winners -- cdeasey, Susan Dube, Ret
2/10 Winners -- Kaye Greening, Kelly Sas, Ionabunny, Ellis
2/11 Winner-- Prize given By Squigglefly Three images (or image sets) --Aletha
2/12 Winners-- These people get a UM stamp goodie added to their packages---Sonia, Sue in CT, KarinsArtScrap, KC, Phyl, LOZ, Is, Lucie,Trish D, Amy#8546(theTigersHaven), Catherine, RyN, Kaye G
2/13 Winners--NO ONE guessed my costume--I was a bumble bee- complete with a slinky short dress, over the knee yellow and black socks, wings, and antenna....woah!  Let me just say, I didn't answer the door for trick or treaters.
So--the random winners for 2/13 are--Stacy H-W, Leanne, Nikki
2/14 Winners-- Jackie P, Rhonda Miller, postalorphan, KC

all contests from Wed 2/13 are still open, if you haven't left a comment on a day, quick, go back and sign up!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wool you be mine?

Here's a cute image that I used to make a card for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  The challenge was to use a sentiment on your card.  Squigglefly has LOTS of images that come with sentiments as well as selling lots of sentiments that are just .99!!  This adorable image is called A Wooly Ride from artist Diane Carubia.  The saying comes from another image, a cute sheep called Sherman (click here).
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Digi Stamps (Sguigglefly);  Diecuts (Lifestyles, Memory Box);  Buttons (Jesse James, American Traditionals);  Flowers (Hobby Lobby);  Adhesives (Pop dots, glue dots, Glue All);  Color (Copic Markers);

Don't forget to leave a comment today as the month comes to an end, more drawings will be done to have lots of prizes to wrap up and give away!! Have a great day!!  Do you like the die cut I am using?  it's from Memory Box.  The question of the day is what type of die cuts do you use at home?  what types do you like?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Here's an extra link to some blog candy on the side....

One of my favorites, Sweet Pea Stamps has a blog candy contest going on TODAY until SUNDAY!!   Here's a link to their blog, you have three days to sign up for it and they will pick winners, so click this link and go for some blog candy from them:

http://sweetpearubberstamps.blogspot.com/2013/02/wednesday-thursday-only.html

You Rock my World

Here's an awesome Valentine that I made for my hubby.  I am showing it now because I didn't want him to see it early.  I think it would be perfect anytime of year though, don't we always want to make an I Love You card for that someone special?  This beautiful stamp is from Rebecca Sinz and is called Steampunk Assassin (plate #234).
Be sure and check out Rebecca's coloring on the image so you can see how differently my image looks,  I think it is just perfect for this card.  I love that gorgeous fan she is holding.
 
I am having blog candy so I think today is a perfect day for giving away a stamp from Sweet Pea!  How about you check out the blog on Sweet Pea stamps and tell me which card you love there?  There's so many stamp artist's there, I am just in awe of being on their design team.  I am amazed by the stunning projects on there everyday! So inspiring.  CLICK HERE
 
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Brads (Recollections); Ribbon (JoAnns);  Stickers(Cosmo Cricket, Hobby Lobby);  Lace (Micheals);  Flower (Recollections); Button (Grandma's Button Bag); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue);
 
Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com) if the name is in BLUE, I haven't gotten your address yet

Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners -- Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners-- Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
2/9 Winners -- cdeasey, Susan Dube, Ret
2/10 Winners -- Kaye Greening, Kelly Sas, Ionabunny, Ellis
2/11 Winner-- Prize given By Squigglefly Three images (or image sets) --Aletha
2/12 Winners-- These people get a UM stamp goodie added to their packages---Sonia, Sue in CT, KarinsArtScrap, KC, Phyl, LOZ, Is, Lucie,Trish D, Amy#8546(theTigersHaven), Catherine, RyN, Kaye G

all contests from Wed 2/13 are still open, if you haven't left a comment on a day, quick, go back and sign up!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shamrock Sammie

Here's one of the newest stamps at Queen Kat.  It's just in time for St Patrick's day.  Designed by artist Sandra Caldwell, this image is called Shamrock Sammie.  Doesn't he look great with gold paper and gold embellishments?  I used warm grey and dark green copic markers to color him.
Be sure and check out all of the other wonderful stamps from artist Sandra Caldwell at Queen Kat.

Today's prize will be picked by Queen Kat!  Drop by the Queen Kat store and let me know which artist there is your favorite.  I have several at that store that I love!! In addition to Sandra Caldwell, I am a HUGE fan of Myka Jelina, Creepie Studios (Kristi Silvia), Kathy Cyr, Jaz Higgens, Capt Frogger...so many fun artists there....

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vampire Woman

Here's a gorgeous image from artist Heather Kilgore of Scrapbook Stamp Society.  This image is just stunning. I made it up in my fav colors, oranges and yellows.  Isn't she stunning?  Today's prize will be digi-images from SSS.
Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com) if the name is in BLUE, I haven't gotten your address yet

 Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners --  Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief  (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners--  Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
2/9 Winners -- cdeasey, Susan Dube, Ret
2/10 Winners -- Kaye Greening, Kelly Sas, Ionabunny, Ellis
2/11 Winner-- Prize given By Squigglefly Three images (or image sets) from their store--Aletha

all contests from MON 2/11 are still open, if you haven't left a comment on a day, quick, go back and sign up!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

For You....

Here's a wonderful Digi-stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  Today is another wonderful day in which Sandra Caldwell has a free stamp just for you!!!  She's offering it on her blog at a special time, so just be checking out her blog, Babycakes Doodle This and That and I hope you get the freebie!!! 
Also, she has a special that she is offering just for this month, buy 2 images and she will send you and extra. She made a special image just for me, she drew me on a stamp!! It's so cool.  How many people would love to get drawn by one of their favorite artists into a stamp!!  I have made a card with it and everything. I am gonna show it later this month.

Please leave a comment today, gonna pick a prize winner (or two!!)

Hugs all, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Mica, Neenah);  Image (Sandra Caldwell);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Stickers (Cosmo Crickett, Jolees);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com)
Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners --  Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief  (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners--  Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
all contests from SAT 2/9 are still open, if you haven't left a comment on a day, quick, go back and sign up!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thanks a Million

Here's a cute stamp from Magnolia.  Tilda holding a cute puppy. I added a simple Cosmo Cricket sentiment "Thanks a Million."  I also used some of the fun lace that I got from Istanbul, Turkiye.  Lots of people to thank this month, esp the doctors who have done all the work we are celebrating for, and my hubby who helped my pull through those times and brought me to where I am today.  All the wonderful companies who sent yummy prizes:  Sweet Pea Stamps, Paper Temptress, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Sandra Caldwell (Babycakes Doodle me this and that), Squigglefly, and Queen Kat!!
And Esp, thanks to you guys, who gave me all the support and sent all your hugs and prayers at that time when I really needed it!! It really did make a huge difference and here I am today to show it.  Blog candy everyday this month for you all.  Just leave a comment each day and winners will get announced.  Be sure to scroll down to yesterday's posting and check the list to see all the currently announced winners! 

 Hugs all, Holley

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Here's a cute birthday card that I gave my sister yesterday. This stamp is from Crafter's Companion.  Was fun to see her as we haven't been able to visit in person for a couple of years, so it was a special day.

Wishing everyone a special day this week!!  Be sure and leave a comment. I will update the blog candy winners list very shortly!

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com)
Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners --  Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief  (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners--  Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
2/8 Winners -- Amy#8546(The TigersHaven), Sonia, Skylark
all contests from SAT 2/9 are still open, if you haven't left a comment on a day, quick, go back and sign up!!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Yeah Baby!

Here's a fun stamp that I got from Simply Betty. I just love their fun and sometime quirky theme stamps.  They have a lot of sexy and cute plus funny and even Halloween theme fun.  I love the cute sayings they add.  The background on this card is one of the new 6x6" embossing plates from Crafter's Companion.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Mica, Neenah, Bazzill Swiss);  Stamp (Simply Betty Stamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Flower (Recollections Fabric); Button (Jesse James); Ribbon (Prima); Embossing (Crafter's Companion);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue);

Think this card would make a fun Halloween card or even a sexy valentine.  Don't forget to leave a comment today for a chance at blog candy...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Irish Chic

Here's an awesome image from Sweet Pea artist Joanne Schempp called Irish Chic, I have made this card for variations week during which all the design team is showing different cards using the same stamp.  I just love this girl!  I also added a perfect sentiment from the Simply Verticals Holiday Plate (plate #13).
Hope you guys are ready to make some wonderful cards for St Patrick's Day,  there's a number of wonderful stamps at Sweet Pea for this holiday. Be sure to check them all out.
Luck o' the Irish to ya! on the blog candy drawings!! So many wonderful winners!!  Today's winner get a stamp from Sweet Pea stamps!  WOO HOO.

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com)
Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners --  Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija (Addr rec'd), ellyscard creatief  (addr rc'd), Crafty Kitten (Addr rec'd)
2/7 Winners--  Doreen, Lucie, Leanne
all contests from FRI 2/8 are still open, if you haven't left a comment on a day, quick, go back and sign up!!

Holley

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hoppity Who?

Here's a Easter bunny? Easter who? or should I say Easter hoot?  Well, certainly Easter cute, that's for sure. It's an Easter owl, who wants to be your Easter bunny.  I had this adorable image from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell called Hoppity Who.  I used some wonderful papers from Paper Temptress to create this fun card as Easter is just around the corner.

This gorgeous image is stamped on Neenah Solar White paper and die cut using Nestabilities.  The wonderful pink is from Pop Tons called RazzleBerry.  I then added two totally different types of papers both in type and textures to give an opposing look and feel to the card.  The paper on the right hand side is a wonderful glossy transparency from Hambly Overlays.  I took a small piece of a large 12x12 in Orange Bohemian.  I am guessing when you click to see the whole sheet that seeing this small portion is very surprising.  I just love this paper and I dissect it to use each portion in the ways that I want.  The paper used on the left hand side is the total opposite, it's a very textured and absorbent type of paper.  As such, I used quite a bit of colorbox chalk ink on it to add some beautiful pinkish tone.  This paper is called Ruche and is Yellow Crepe.  To finish off the card I added some adorable flat matte style buttons.

So, the little owl above wants to ask whoooo? is going to be your valentine today?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sexy Little Devil

Here's a Valetine card for the hubby.  This cute stamp is designed by Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Heather Valentine.  What a sexy little devil!  I added a fun Cosmo Cricket Saying to the front of the card, which is some great printed paper with metallic hearts on the front of it.
So, thinking about dressing up in a costume?  when was the last time you did that?  company party?  as a child?  Halloween time?  How about a special prize for the first person who can guess what my last Halloween costume was.....then I'll pick another prize winner from the remaining people who post during the day...

Project Materials:  Cardstock (AC, Neenah);  Digi-Stamp (Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Sizzix);  Saying (Cosmo Cricket);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);  Bling (Sticko);

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com)
Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey) addr rec'd, Shell (addr rec'd)
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly (addr rec'd)
2/4 Winners --  Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy (addr rec'd), Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)
2/6 Winners-- Kaija, ellyscard creatief, Crafty Kitty
all contests from THURS 2/7 are still open, if you haven't left a comment, quick, go back and sign up!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Here's a sign...

Here's a perfect card for the week of Valentine's day.  I just love Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  Here's one that goes great for this week.  I hope you have lots of people that you can make the I love you sign to this week.
How about some blog candy today?  I am off to take some wonderful cards and something my hubby made to the doctor.  Just dropping it at his office, won't be seeing him.  Wed the 13th is actually the true anniversary of my last day for seizures.  I didn't have any post surgery (the 2nd brain surgery that I had). 

Gonna pick multiple winners today, Hugs all!!  A little goodie will be added for a bunch of people's packages for all who get picked today....I have lots of unmounted stamps to add in as goodies.....YUM!!

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com)
Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy (addr rec'd), Susan (Sue Brailey), Shell
2/3 -Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly
2/4 Winners --  Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi (addr rc'd)
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy, Trish, Is (Spain) addr rc'd, Glennis (addr rec'd)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Good morning everyone!  Happy Monday.  As you know, Mondays mean it is time for a Squigglefly Challenge.   This week the challenge is to use pink and black.  I made a whimsical card using one of the images in and adorable Elephant set by Gayle Search.  This set has a whole bunch of adorable elephants.  Actually, I am using two of her images, but they seemed to go perfectly together.
Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and see the other wonderful cards made by the Holley Hobbyists.  Then you can create your own card this week in pink and black.  If you use a Squigglefly image, even a freebie, you will be eligible for the prize drawing at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.

As for MY blog, we will be having a prize HERE on my blog too, and it's from Squigglefly!!  Drop by the Squigglefly Site and check out the images and let me know which one is your favorite...I have so many favorites.  Think my all time favorite is LuLu Lancaster.

Project materials:  Card (unknown);  Paper (AC, Neenah);  Ribbon (Making Memories);  Image (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Sticko); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic markers); 

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com)

Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner --- Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy(addr recd), Susan (Sue Brailey), Shell
2/3 Winners -- scrapclose2theheart, Gilly
2/4 Winners-- Teresa Godines #6857 (addr rec'd), Phi

The remaining days are open, so if you haven't signed up, please go back and just leave a comment!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Forget Love....

Here's a card I thought about for Valentine's...but then, I am already in love, I wouldn't give that up, even for chocolate.  (Pretty close though--just kidding!!)  I just love a set of stamps that Kraftin' Kimmie came out with about chocolates.  This one is just too cute, and yeah, I suppose there may be days when I would just love to fall INTO some chocolate and if my hubby could give me that, I know he would! 

Here's a fun question today, what is your favorite treat?  In reality, I do love chocolate, but I know far beyond chocolate, my favorite is probably gum balls.  I consume way more of those than chocolate.  How about you?

Current winners list-- (Will get updated today --if you see your name on it, email me your address htondre@aol.com)
Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner ---  Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy, Susan (Sue Brailey), Shell
2/3 -Winners --  scrapclose2theheart, Gilly
2/4 Winners --  KC, Cards by Sharyn, Phi
2/5 Winners-- Digistamp from SSS--need email only---Betsy, Trish, Is (Spain), Glennis

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hanging Heart

Here's a wonderful digi-stamp designed by artist Sandra Caldwell from Babycakes Doodle This and That.  She designs super adorable stamps that I love!!  She is going to have three special days this month, today is ONE of them!  She's going to be giving away a FREE digi-stamp to you all!!
She didn't say WHEN it was going to be available...that's the trick, so be hopping on over to the Babycakes Doodle This and That blog during that day and checking it out to find it!!  I hope everyone gets the freebie!!  Also, she has a special, if you buy two stamps, you get a free one (she'll pick the free one and send it to you, I love the one I got!!).
 
So I will also give a prize today, for the contest today, let us all leave a Thank You to Sandra Caldwell for the Freebie Stamp!! WOO HOO!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Silent Woods

Here's a stunning Sweet Pea image from artist ching chou-kuik.  This girl is called Silent Woods (plate #232).  This stamp is just beautiful.  The whole set from Plate #232 is amazing. I added a great saying "Memories are the most beautiful pictures our minds can paint and nothing can ever erase them."  Be sure and check out the newest stamps from ching chou kuik at the store.
Ready for some blog candy today?  how about a Sweet Pea stamp?  Drop by the Sweet Pea store and check out all the artists and tell me which artist is your favorite when you make your comment today.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC);  Stamp (Sweet Pea); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Saying (Sticker-); Flower (Recollections);  Brad (); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders);

Current Winner List:
Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner ---  Scrapunzel (addr rcd), Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- Create with Joy, Susan (Sue Brailey), Shell
2/3 -today---contests are still open, just leave a comment!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Shamrock Sammi

Here's a wonderful Queen Kat stamp designed by artist Sandra Caldwell named Shamrock Sammi.  Isn't he cute?  I used some wonderful textured paper and punched out the bottom edge then added some flocked brads.  He's just perfect for all those St Patty's Day cards you want to make

Be sure and check out all the Sandra Caldwell stamps at the Queen Kat store.  I just love her Americana style stamps.  So adorable!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gorjuss Girl

Here is one of my all time favorites...I guess you only need to look at my blog design to figure that out.  I do love Gorjuss Girls.  This stamp is just adorable.  What a perfect stamp for celebration month!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Gorjuss Girl); Ink (Memento); Ribbon (Prima); Punch (EK Success); Die CUt (Spellbinders Nestabilites); Bling (Hobby Lobby); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Pop dots); Color (Copic markers)

So, which stamp company makes your favorties? Leave a comment today and tell me....also, if you haven't left a comment on the previous days this week--go back and leave a comment as blog candy hasn't been drawn on them yet!  Aren't you dyin' to know who has won????

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Live & Grow

Here's an adorable little girl from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy called Peculiar Penelope.  I just adore her!  I colored up and picked cardstock that matched.  If only we could all have such a hair color.  Sherri Baldy Stamps on Facebook often has a "name that stamp" contest--so if you have facebook check out her page and play along. I have won a few cute free stamps from her that way.
Let's do a search game today, how about check out these stamps on the Scrapbook Stamp Society page (CLICK HERE) and tell me which one is your favorite today, leave that as a comment and I will pick winners from those commenting.  You can scroll down to yesterday's posting to see the FRIDAY winners (if you see your name, email me htondre@aol.com your address).  You still have time to sign up (simply leave a comment) for Saturday or Sunday's games!!

Cheers, Holley

PRIZE WINNER---here's ONE QUICK WINNER today--- Betsy--you will get the stamp you liked on the SSS website!!.....MORE winners to come!!! so leave your comments today!!

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Digi-Stamp (Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Saying (Memento); Bling (Queen & Co);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all);  Border Punch (EK Success);  Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, February 4, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge time

Happy Monday everyone!  So one thing I do each week is the challenge on Squigglefly.  I am captian of the Holley Hobbyists, but this week, the challenge is being run by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals.  I am playing along though as the challenge is to follow a recipe--use a circle, a flower, and a button.  Seemed pretty straight forward!  I had this fun guy called Bandit's Mischeavious Smile from Cheryl Alger. I also just got my hands on some 6x6" embossing folders from Crafter's Companion!
I added this fun sticker saying "Happiness" because I don't know what Bandit is up to, but he's certainly up to something.....drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and join in on the fun, you can use any stamp, but if you use a Squigglefly stamp, you are eligible for a prize (from Squigglefly--by playing on Squigglefly's challenge blog), even if you use a freebie stamp (CLICK HERE TO GET)

As for my blog--we will have a drawing here too, just leave a fun comment today, what's your favorite pet? it's ok if you just want a pet rock!  I get it, not all people have lots of pets.  me, I have had my share of pets over the years.  Looking at Bandit of course, makes me think of my cat, Machi, that cat is of course and will always be my husband's cat first.  She may love on me when he is away, but as soon as she hears the door, she jumps up and moves with that guilty look on her face!  HA!

Current Winner List:
Pregame Winner-- KarinsScrapArt (addr rec'd)
2/1 Winner ---  Scrapunzel, Debbie Alderidge
2/2 Winner-- picked on wed---still time to sign up!!
2/3 Winner-- sign up!! just leave a comment

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lili of the Valley

Here's a cute stamp from Lili of the Valley.  What an adorable girl holding her cat. I just love her. I colored her up in a combo of orange and purple. It's a Bazzill Bling purple, so shimmery.  Perfect for celebration time.  Isn't she adorable?
Off to church today with lots of prayers, please keep my dear neighbor Dene who is in ICU at the local hospital .  My dear friend Apriell D who is battling cancer.  My cousin who has family issues.  Need a prayer?  Just tell me, I very much believe in the power of prayer.
 
Don't forget to leave a comment today. A new winner will get picked from people who sign up today....and tomorrow night I will announce the candy winner(s) for Friday's posting, so if you haven't signed up for the previous days (Feb 1st or 2nd), please do!!
 
Hugs, Holley

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Let the Sun Shine in!

Here's the cutest bunny girl from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Doodle This and That.  She's got some goodies in store for you this month!  They will happen on three different days this month and she's already posted a fun greeting and the most wonderful message about it (her plans for this month--and me too!!).  Practically made me smile and cry at the same time!!  See HERE!! What a wonderful artist.  I really do love her designs, I buy from her digi site and get stamps from Queen Kat who sells her designs in rubber format.

Later in the month, there will be three special days with goodies just from Sandra Caldwell!!  Read about that HERE!!  She's got FREEBIES coming for YOU!!!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzil, Neenah);  Digi-Stamp (Sandra Caldwell); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Sentiment (Memento); Ribbon (Prima);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Per a question yesterday--the die on yesterday's card was from Spellbinders

WINNERS---the list is begun!! (Note--if you see your name on the winner list, please email Holley your address Htondre@aol.com)  You are eligible to win more than once.  I anticipate several people will :)

Pre-game contest--KarinsArtScrap

2/1 winner--contest still open--leave comment on the 2/1 date


FOR Today's COMMENTS--- game--Tell me your favorite paper to use for cards?  do you use paper or do you buy premade cards?   I guess personally I often just use paper, I am sure for those of you who look at my "project materials" list, you notice that my most common paper for card bases is Bazzill.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Be Uniquely You!!

Here's a great image from Sweet Pea artist Teresa Sherman (plate #222) called "I'm not Goth."  So very perfect for those teens in your life.  I just love this image.  I dressed her up in hot pinks and black.  I used a card that is folded in half and will stand up, with the image sticking well above the card (fits perfectly into a 5.5" square envelope).
That gorgeous d├ęcor on the bottom is actually amazing ribbon.  It's been hand glittered and the beads and sequins are sewn onto it.  It's some that I bought while in Istanbul, Turkiye.  I don't know what the ribbon is typically intended for, but I just see fabulous cards I can make with it!  I will say at all the shops I went to in the ribbon district there, I did take a handful of cards decorated with ribbon and lace to show the shop owners so they would see what I did with type of items they sell.
The sentiment comes from Cosmo Cricket and the butterfly from Petaloo.

Can you believe it's Feb 1st? How about we start off the blog candy today a rubber stamp from Sweet Pea stamps?  Just leave a comment today--winner will be picked sometime next week and will announce it, until the winner gets announced, you are eligible to leave a comment here.  You can always go back and leave a comment to all the games you haven't played in.  I assume we may have multiple winners, so I will be sending out all prizes at the end of the month!

Cheers, Holley