Thursday, July 27, 2017

Christmas in July

Hello and I hope you are having a great week.  Well everyone I notice seems to be sharing at least one Christmas in July card, so here's mine. I made this cute holiday theme card using a wonderful stamp from Magnolia.  Isn't she just precious?

I hope you are crafting away this summer. I would say I was getting a lot of Christmas theme cards done, but that really isn't happening, just this one.  But hey, I did the Christmas in July theme!

Woo hoo.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Snokeling Bunny!

Here's a perfect image for summer time and a lovely stamp from Tiddly Inks.  I just love that artist's adorable images, esp her cute little girls.  This fun oceanic image goes well with the sentiment I chose. It says "My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.  Anna M Unlich"

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.  Live it up while it is still summertime!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Prayers Please

Please say prayers today or send out positive vibes or special thoughts for my mother.  She is in the hospital and has not been responding.  They have been trying to wake her up from a state of sedation and it's been very serious.  They have been testing her for everything and trying to figure out why she is not conscious.  She is only 65 years old.  Despite her medical issues (diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, sleep apnea), it's quite unusual for a women her age.

Her name is Gayle Tondre.  Thoughts and Prayers are most appreciated.

Thank you all

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wonder Woman!

Happy Monday everyone!  There's a brand new contest over at Outlawz for the Monday Greetings Challenge.  The contest this week is sponsored by Bugaboo.  This adorable stamp is Wonder woman!  Isn't she too fun?  I love this stamp.  Bugaboo has an amazing selection of stamps in every style and occasion.  The theme this week is to include flowers on your card and of course, for the Monday challenge, don't forget to include a sentiment!


Drop by the challenge and check out the Design team's examples and then share your wonderful creations with us! You could win a great prize from Bugaboo this week.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Simply Betty Stamp

here's a darling image from Simply Betty stamps.  I do so adore her images.  I made this card in all reds.  I hope you are all having a wonderful summer time. I can't believe how quickly it has gone by, for teachers here, they will be back in just three weeks now. (or is it 4?) too soon at any rate.  I am applying at a very close school to my house so please keep your fingers crossed for me.  I need all the positive energy I can get!

Have a great week!  Also, my mother is in the hospital and is not conscious, they are keeping her sedated, so please also keep my mother in your prayers, she is only 65.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pressed leaves


Here's some gorgeous pressed leaves that I was given by a dear friend at church to create cards.  I use these cards to sell at the church bazaar to raise money.



Friday, July 21, 2017

Kissing Kats

Here's a wonderful image from Sandra Caldwell, she's on vacation right now so we are sharing current stamps in her store.  New stamps will be coming soon after she returns!  So here's a fun stamp that I am sharing today, this cutie is called Kissing Kats image 263.  I am also using some awesome Turkish lace on this card.

Hope you all have a great weekend and that things are going wonderfully in your summer.  Is it super hot where you are too?  we have had a record number of days above 100 degrees now.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Let's Snuggle

Here's a darling image from Unity stamps.  I just got a whole bunch of new unity stamps in the mail including several of there adorable owls and teddy bears. I can't wait to share them with you!  I have already printed them out and will be making cards soon.

Have a great weekend. I just put in a new application at a school so close to my house (like WALKING distance) so please keep your fingers crossed for me that I hear back as they get hundreds of applications.

Hugs, Holley

Smile, it's Lizzy Love

Here's a sweet card using a wonderful image designed by Lizzy Love (Oddball Art Stamps). I totally LOVE her images.  She's having a new contest over at the Oddball Art stamps blog, their current theme is stars (if you want to follow the theme).  I had recently made this card though so I just wanted to share it.  

I can't believe we're over halfway through July, seems like summer is just passing by without even a real break, though I have to say having an injury has forced me to stay home and be sidelined. 

At least images by Lizzy Love make me smile :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Love you

here's an awesome stamp from Lili of the Valley. I just love this company's images.  I made this sweet card for the Hubby.  I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.  Something horrible happened to me and I ended up in the hospital in severe pain last Friday. I guess I somehow pulled a muscle on the side of my body and it got so bad that I couldn't lay down, sit up, move my arms...nothing.  And it was one of those things where there was nothing they could do for me but give me a little pain killer.

UGH, been spending since Friday (not to mention several days before nursing the injury) trying to heal and living in tears from the pain.  Please send some good thoughts or prayers my way!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It's an orange kind of day!

There's a wonderful contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week, it's mono-tone. I hope my card counts as I am using all different shades of oranges!  I thought that would be just perfect for summertime.  Don't you love this adorable Bestie from Sherri Baldy?
She is just too cute and she has some lovely flowers to share with you.  Drop by over at the SSS Challenge blog and you can join in the fun.  You could win some wonderful prizes from Sherri Baldy and perhaps be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog!

Monday, July 17, 2017

With Love

Here's an awesome image from artist Rick St Dennis.  he is sponsoring the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge this week and we are delighted to have him!  This wonderful stamp is called Souvenier.  How gorgeous is she?  You know I love an image with a skull in it! The theme this week is to use designer paper and embossing (wet or dry) somewhere.  I embossed a sentiment, it says "with love."


Drop by the Outlawz Challenge site and check out all the wonderful creations this week and then share your creations with us.  Don't forget to include a sentiment on the front of your card for the Monday Greetings challenge!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Elegant greetings

Here's a quick and cute card that you can make when you need something elegant for almost any occasion.  I am using two beautiful papers from Paper Temptress along with two beautiful embellishments from Jolees.  The final card sparkles and looks as good as any store bought product!


The base of this card is a wonderful mica/metallic cardstock called Citrine. It has a whitish to golden hue over it.  I then added a piece of Glamour Gold cardstock on top of it.  On the inside I put a simple "thinking of you" sentiment on a Glamour Gold piece of cardstock, but I think this card would also be perfect for a sweet get well, congratulations, or missing you theme card.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sea Horse

We are having a fun contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog this month and our sponsor is Ike's Art.  I am sharing this fun card as our theme is anything goes!  Drop on by and share your cards with us and you will get a bonus entry if you use an image from Ike's Art.
This cute image comes from the Sea Life set.  Currently Ike's Art is having a summer sale, half price on everything!  WOO HOO, drop by the store and pick up some fabulous images.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Sweetie girl

Here's the cutest little girl image from Sandra Caldwell. This stamp is brand new and will be added to the Babycakes DND store on Etsy today, she is called Clara Sweetie #1678.  Check her out and so many more new stamps at the store!  There will also be a bunch of brand new cards shared on the facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.
Hope you are having a wonderful Summer, I can't believe we are already in July. I am very much enjoying this summer off. I have been spending most of my time (not counting that three weeks solid of working on VBS) visiting a dear friend each day back and forth from the hospital and the rehab.  She and I (ok mostly I though I tell her about it each day) have been using Ancestry.com to research her family, so far we have gone back over 6 generations and we are with some of her family members in the late 1600s!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Love, Hot Airt Balloons

Here's a beautiful Hand-stitched Hot air balloon.  I wish I could say that I did this stitching myself, but I found this little beauty at a local resale store called Austin Creative Reuse.  I had to pick it up to make a card for a dear friend who just loves sewing and quilting.  It was much bigger when I got it (the paper background), but I trimmed it down to fit on this card.

I hope she will love it.  She's out of the hospital and now in rehab, so I go to visit her each day to see how she is doing.  I am fortunate to be off this summer since the job I started works for the local school district.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I love you so much!

Here's something that I rarely have, a card using a male image!  I guess I just don't see a lot of men/boy stamps that I like.  This cutie was from Simply Betty though and I had to color him up and make a card.  TOO cute.  He has some white roses for his sweetie.

I hope you are having a great summer, I don't know how it has flown by!!  where has the time gone?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Create something special

Here's the cutest image from artist Sandra Caldwell, she's doing some patchwork in green and purple, so I had to use some cute paper that's purple with buttons paired with some green "patches" and a sweet sentiment "create something beautiful."  I hope you are feeling inspired this summer to do some crafting.  Are you working on some special project?  I'd love to hear about it....

Happy Tuesday!  There's a new sale going on over on the Etsy shop for Sandra, Babycakes DND and there's a fun contest on the blog, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans.  Drop by and join in the fun.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Love you more everyday!

Here's a fabulous image from artist Rick St Dennis.  I made this card for the challenge at Monday Outlawz Greetings Challenge. The theme is to use a cut edge, such as a die cut around your image or a scissor edge on your card, or ?? surprise us.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Drop by the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge and share your wonderful weekly creations with us and as always be sure to include a sentiment on the front of your card!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Relax

Here's a super cute image from Ike's Art.  This fun stamp is just perfect for two challenges currently sponsored by them.  There is one over at Your Scrapbook Place which is Anything Goes and you get a double entry for using an Ike's Art image.  Plus over at the Ike's Art Challenge Blog, they have a fun twist this week which is "relax."  Tell me this image isn't just perfect for that!! TOO cute.  So create a fun card and you could use it for BOTH challenges.

Also, if you have been over to the Ike's art store this month (JULY), it's half price off everything,  WOO HOO! So grab a stamp and play in the contests.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Guest Designer Kaija

Here's a beautiful card using one of the Prizes from the February Celebration this year.  This card was shared with me from Kaija.  I just love her beautiful work and esp the gorgeous ORANGE bow, as I know she just knows that is my favorite color.

check out her work HERE

Friday, July 7, 2017

Bo-Legged ol' Lady

This is the cutest new image, well, that's hard to say, because there is SO many adorable new images in the Babycakes DND store this week.  This cutie was my favorite (of the ones that the DT got a sneak peak at), she's called Bow Legged Ol' Lady 1672.  TOO cute.  Check her out at the store and then drop by the Sandra Caldwell stamp fans page on Facebook to see all the new cards created by the design team this week.

The orange lace is some that I got in Istanbul last summer.  I so wish I had an opportunity to visit this past summer as well, but perhaps next year.  I think the orange and blue color combo is good with this cute image.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Meet Fiona

Here's an adorable image from artist Lizzy Love (Oddball Art).  I just LOVE her cute images.  This one is just TOO cute, it's img170B.  The Challenge this month is called Spread your Wings, so I thought this cute image was just perfect along with a lovely butterfly that also has some pink inside.  I wish the lace on this card was showing up as bright green as it is.  It's almost neon, which is super cool and matches the colors in her hair.

Check out their current CHALLENGE and join in the fun!  Maybe you will win some awesome images from Lizzy Love.  You can check out all of her fun store images HERE.  There's also a fun contest in her facebook group.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Molly Harrison stamps

Sharing a lovely Molly Harrison image today.  I got this image back when Sweet Pea stamps sold her.  But you can currently get Molly Harrison images HERE and you can get some stunning images for free HERE!!!  Some of the freebies used to be rubber stamps, so they are definitely worth dropping by her store and checking them out!

Hope you adore this cute image, she also does other stunning lady stamps in addition to this cute character.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

Here's a cute black and white die cut card that I did with some fireworks in the background.  I suppose for the 4th of July I should have made it red, white and blue, but I wanted to use this cute die and make a black and white card.  Wishing all my friends in the USA a Happy 4th of July

Cheers, Holley

Monday, July 3, 2017

Blue and Green combo

Here's an awesome image from Sherri Baldy.  The new contest on the SSS Challenge blog has started this week and the theme is Anything goes with the Blue & Green twist.  I am using this delightful lady image as my stamp this week and some lovely matching pearl embellishments.

Check out all of Sherri's wonderful images at her Bestie store, http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

Then join in our contest and you could win some wonderful stamps from her as well as a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps Blog.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, July 2, 2017

YSBP Challenge sponsored by Ike's Art

Love this amazing stamp from Ike's Art, she's called Plotting.  Check her out and all the other amazing new (and old!) images at the new Ike's Art store on Zibbet, HERE  Please come and play with us this month at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge with Ike's Art as our sponsor!

There's a wonderful contest which will go on all month so drop by and check out the DT card and then share your most recent cards with us! You will get an extra entry into the drawing if you use and Ike's Art image.  If you don't have any, Ike's Art gives away wonderful freebies at her challenge blog, HERE  and HERE and there's a bunch of wonderful freebies you can get in the store HERE.  You can make as many cards as you want if you use Ike's art images.

In addition to all those freebies I pointed out, there's also a fabulous SALE this month!!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pressed Leaf cards with Paper Temptress

Here's some more gorgeous pressed leaves that a friend at church gave to me.  I use these natural beauties and turn them into cards which we then sell at our local Bazaar to raise money for various charities.  This project is also using wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.

Papers used here are Neenah Solar White Classic Crest and some great red colored cardstock called Wild Cherry Pop Tones.


The base of this card is using brawny Tuscan sun.  I then used some wonderful ruche paper in deep brown.  I finally die cut some gorgeous mica/metallic paper in Emerald.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Party Polly

Here's the cutest new image, she's called Party Polly 1652.  This adorable stamp was designed by artist Sandra Caldwell and will be added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND later today!  Check her out plus a bunch more adorable images!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!  Check out more of Sandra's work at the Facebook Pace Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Let's Gossip

This is one of the cutest Bestie girls from Sherri Baldy.  Don't you love her?  I know so many people who just adore sewing theme. I thought this image would make a perfect card for them.  I had to add some big buttons to go with it.

Be sure and check out all of Sherri's wonderful stamps at her store, MyBestiesShop. At the doctor last night getting a sleep apnea study, curious if anyone else has had one of these tests or has to use a machine for sleep apnea (if so PM on facebook or drop me an email htondre@aol.com)

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Old Lady of Hearts

There's a new contest on the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans page on Facebook. The contest is to use one of your favorite Sandra Caldwell stamps and create a new card and the twist is to use some metal paper.  I am using this fun image and some silver paper. She's called Old lady of Hearts 161

Hope you are having a great week. Enjoy the summer, does anyone have any upcoming 4th of July plans?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You are in my thoughts.

Here's a beautiful image from Simply Betty Stamps.  I just love this artist's images.  I added a sweet sentiment (most of her great images come with sentiments, both sweet and sassy!).  "You are in my thoughts."

I hope you like this sweet image.  We have gone from sweltering hot to pouring rain here.  I am thankful for that though, as the rains will keep everything much safer as the 4th of July approaches.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Don't let anyone dull your Sparkle!

Here's a super cute image from Polkadoodles called Ula. I just love this set of girl stamps, they have some real attitude.  I got several a while back when they had an awesome sale.  If you weren't feeling summer before, we are certainly feeling it now with the temperature hitting 100 degrees here.  So thankful we are not living in AZ or Nevada where it's 10-20 degrees hotter than that!

Have a great week everyone!  As the card says today, "Don't let anyone dull your Sparkle"

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I love you to bits!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Here's a card with a lovely image from Creative Bug.  They are sponsoring the upcoming challenge at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge, which starts tomorrow morning and the theme is Anything Goes!  Woo Hoo!!  How exciting is that?  Please come on over and share your latest and greatest card with us for a chance to win a stamp from Creative Bug.

Have a wonderful Sunday, I can't believe that we are nearing the end of June. I have been spending everyday this month visiting a dear friend who has been going between the hospital and the rehab center.  She is alive and kicking at 93 years young.  She's been a wonderful part of my life for the last 15 years.  Perhaps this is one of the cards that I should take her on my next visit!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Guest Designer

Here's an awesome card that I got from Pat Martin some time ago.  I should have shared this awesome creation much sooner!  I was going through a stack of mail and it popped up again and I thought I would share it now.  Thanks so much Pat!  You can check out her blog here



Friday, June 23, 2017

Bye Bye Birdie

Here's a delightful new image from artist Sandra Caldwell called Bye Bye Birdie 1647.  Just too cute.  I hope you love this image and be sure to check out Sandra's store today, Babycakes DND on Etsy as she will be adding this image and a whole bunch more to her shop.  I added some great Turkish lace to the bottom of this card.

We also have a fun facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans, where we have regular contests, card sharing and other fun games.  Check it out!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dancing Robot

Sharing this wonderful card from Oddball Arts, one of my favorite stamp companies, artist Lizzy Love. They are having a wonderful new contest on their blog.  The contest is called Spread Your Wings. You get an extra stamp if you follow the theme.


I totally had to use this fun robot stamp.  He's just jamming!  How fun is that?


I won the last contest!  Woo hoo, got four amazing new stamps from the store. Click here
HERE

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wanda Wicked

Here's an awesome image from Kenny K stamps.  If you haven't heard already, they are shutting down their digi stamp store, so if there is stamps you want from this artist, run over there and grab them now!! I just had to go and get a dozen or so of his awesome images!!  This image is called Wanda Wicked.


Click HERE to go to the store, it's going to close at the end of June.  Digi stamps are now marked down to $1, so grab all the ones you want!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Smile Often

Here's a delightful image from Lili of the Valley.  They now sell their images as digi stamps.  I have many as rubber stamps, but it's so much easier now that I can download them.  I love their cute fairies.  TOO cute.  I am using some gorgeous lace that I got in Istanbul last summer.

Hope you love this summer card, as it says, Smile Often!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday card

Here's an adorable image from Sherri Baldy. I am sure you are so used to her adorable little girls, that you rarely get to see that she also makes these cute little boys!  here's one that I made this cute Birthday card with.  He's just perfect!  The theme at the SSS Challenge blog is Anything Goes, so come on by and share your creations with us!

You can win some wonderful Sherri Baldy creations! We would love to have you!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sweet Memories of Summer

Here's a lovely image from QKR Stampede, it's called Girl with Balloon.  I created this card for the upcoming contest at Outlawz Monday Greeting's Challenge. It will start tomorrow and the theme is  Relaxing this Summer.  As always, be sure to include a sentiment somewhere on your card.

Check out the other DT cards on the Outlawz website and then share a card with us for your chance to win some wonderful stamps from QKR Stampede!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fairy Kat

Here's one of the cutest cat images from Sandra Caldwell, this cutie is called Fairy Kat.  There's an awesome contest going on at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook page.  It's using a wonderful set of Cat theme stamps that are currently on sale at her Babycakes This and That store on Etsy for just $1.50 each. Check out the contest on the FB group to see which stamps are eligible for the contest.

Check out the wonderful sale and be sure and join in for the contest on the facebook group, it's ending on the 22nd.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Looking Pretty

Here's a wonderful new stamp that will be added to the store today by Sandra Caldwell.  This cutie is called 1364 Looking Pretty. Don't you love her pretty hat?  I adore Sandra's great gal images.  She will have this stamp plus a bunch of new goodies that will be added to the store today, so be checking it out at Babycakes DND on Etsy.

We also have a wonderful facebook group for Sandra's images, it's called Sandra Caldwell stamp fans, drop by there for some great card sharing, contests and chatter!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wonderful

Here's a beautiful image from Ike's Art combined with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress and lovely lace that I got while in Istanbul last summer.  I think this combo is so striking and it makes a very elegant card that you could use for many occasions.  The image is called Athena #2.  Ike's art is having a wonderful challenge, it's being inspired by a beautiful photo of a Greek Island and city with ladies of beautiful traditional garb.  I thought this Greek Goddess would be perfect.

The base of the card is a wonderful black cardstock called Eclipse Black.  The image is printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  The image was then layers on some gorgeous glamour gold glossy cardstock which really makes it pop.  I added a simple sentiment to the front using a cardstock sticker along with some pearls.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hedgehog Balloons

Here's another wonderful image from Sasayaki Glitter!  This image is called Balloon Hedgehog.  It's being shared on the YSBP challenge blog as a reminder that it's halfway through our contest this month and we'd love to have you come and play!!

Hope your summer is going well, so ready for the Church's Bible School. SO much work to get the crafting ready.