Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pressed leaves

Here's some more pressed leaf cards that I made using some beautiful natural leaves from a lady at my church



Friday, May 26, 2017

Bearly a Bouquet

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This wonderful image will get added to her shop, Babycakes DND on Etsy today, it's called 1583 Bearly a Bouquet.  Isn't he sweet?  I just love this image. I used some great black printed cardstock and some layered button embellishments to go with him

Hope you will check out Sandra's new stamps today and we have a great Facebook group where she shares regular contests and the entire design team shares their creations!  It's called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Conceive and Achieve

Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art.  If you haven't been over to her website lately, it's just been redone!! WOO HOO, check it out HERE.  You can now instant download everything you want straight from the store.  So cool, there's new categories and all the photos show up right on the front page of the site.  It's great.

Here's a card I made for the current Ike's world Challenge.  This great image is called Singer.  The current challenge is HERE.  There's also an awesome new freebie that you can download on the Challenge page.  Drop on by and join in their contest

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I heart your heart

Love this stamp from Slinkytarts and I love how this sentiment just fits the image.  I am also using some wonderful lace that I got on my first trip to Istanbul.  As the school year comes to an end. I am so thankful for all the changes this year.

Hugs everyone!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stunning in green

Here's an awesome image from The East Wind.  There's a great contest going on at the East Wind Challenge blog.  The theme is Celebrate Women.  What an awesome challenge theme!!  I just love this artist's amazing images. Check out her wonderful stamps on her Etsy site and then join in her challenge.

I am using some awesome Turkish lace that I got last summer. So wish I had a trip there this summer!  Maybe I can  plan something next year.....ah, dreams....

Monday, May 22, 2017

Grow up loved!

Here's a fun Bestie image today that was created by artist Sherri Baldy.  There's a brand new contest starting up on the SSS Challenge blog and you can join in the fun.  The theme is anything goes + Butterflies.  I both added a butterfly to my card plus I chose an image that already had a butterfly included in it.  Either option would be acceptable for the contest.

I am also using some wonderful Turkish Lace that I got last summer. I still have a bunch of wonderful new packages that I haven't had the chance to open up yet!  I can't wait for you to see them all.  So yummy!! 

I hope you will drop by the Challenge blog and share your creations with us.  We can't wait to see your Sherri Baldy cards.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tommorrow's Challenge at Outlawz

Here's a wonderful image from SheepSki Designs. It's called Breena and Bear. I just love this artist's beautiful images.  Check out her wonderful store on Etsy.  SheepSki is the sponsor of our contest which starts tomorrow at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The theme is Good Ol' Mom.  So create a fun card for the mom in your life.

Drop by the challenge and check out all the wonderful cards done by the design team and then share your creations with us this week, as always, don't forget to include a sentiment on the front of your card!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Parrots

Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art that is was a freebie on her Challenge Blog, Ike'sWorld Challenges.  They are having an awesome contest this week and this is one of the fun images that you can use for it!  This image is also available in her store, it's called Quirky Parrot.  I totally love it as I love in an area in Austin, TX where there are a lot of feral parrots, so outside my house I may see parrots just flying around.


You can hear them from so far away!  They make SO much noise. Then there's a season where there's migration (not of those who live in Austin) of the parrots to Mexico and then you see tree FULL of them, it's just WOW....

News article with some photos, click here

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fairy Child

Here's a super cute new Fairy image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This adorable cutie is called Fairy Child 1560.  How sweet is she?  just too much!  I loved her and colored her up in yellows with a hint of orange to go with some yellow flowers with orange sequin centers.

I hope you love all of Sandra's new images today, she will be adding a bunch of new stamps to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  You can also check out a bunch of new card shares on her facebook site, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans where you will see creations made with all her brand new images and more!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun with Limited Runs!

Here's an adorable freebie from Limited Runs that she gave away on the Facebook Group, CLICK HERE.  You can use this card to create a fun card for the contest that is now happening at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge, which is being sponsored by Limited Runs!

Create a fun card and join in our challenge which is Anything Goes! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lovely Angel

Here's a stunning angel from Ike's Art.  I am sharing this card for their current challenge over at Ike's World Challenges.  The theme this time is Fairly Flying, so anything that's a fairy or that flies!  I think this delightful angel counts.  There's also a wonderful freebie available that you could use to play in her challenge.

I added a sweet sentiment, it says "Do what you'd do if you knew every dream could come true."
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Let your light Shine!

Here's an awesome image that has always been a favorite of mine by Sandra Caldwell, in fact, it's an image that she used on her Facebook page for quite a while, but the card I have not shared until today.  This cute is called Old Lady Fairy.  I just adore her old people images. They are super cute!

Check her out and all of Sandra's wonderful stamps at her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  You can also see wonderful cards and samples at her facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Beautiful Day

Here is a stunning image from artist Christina Hor that I am using combined with some luscious papers from Paper Temptress.  There's a wonderful contest going on at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge the contest is to do something spring theme.

I am using some gorgeous Paper Temptress papers and some wonderful Lace that I got while in Istanbul.  The image and sentiment are printed out on Neenah Solar White.  The gorgeous background paper is Mica/Metallic that is a lush purple color called Ruby.  The sparkly yellow cardstock under the sentiment is called Mangue Sparkle.  It's just stunning and you can see the mica flecks.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Guest Designer Maja!

Here's a wonderful card that I rec'd from Slovenia, created by Maja!  Oh, she got this digi stamp from me and created this stunning card.  I so love all the beautiful layers that she made.  Just stunning. Thank you so much!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pressed Leaf cards

Here's some gorgeous pressed leaves that a fellow church member gave me to create cards for our church's bazaar.



Friday, May 12, 2017

Little Mama

Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  She's the cutest little pregnant lady and this stamp is called Little Mama 1563.   Isn't she just perfect for all those upcoming summer baby theme cards?  She will get added to Sandra's Store today on Etsy, Babycakes DND.  Check her out with many other wonderful stamps that Sandra has created.

I am also using some wonderful Turkish lace on the bottom of the card.  I hope you love it.  I found some cute baby theme buttons to go with her.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fairy dog


Here's a cute image I got from Sweet Pea stamps back when they sold rubber. I totally miss that company so much!  I love this cute fairy girl holding her dog.
They are Best Friends.

Here's a close up of the cute image:
Hope you all have a wonderful day.  Give your fur babies (be it a cat or a dog) a hug!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ula

Here's a brand new image from Polkadoodles that I got last week.  I am totally in love with this image set from them, her name is Ula and there's several adorable stamps that they have with this character.    I added a simple sentiment "Open your heart and mind."

Hope you are all having a great week, this week is the STARR test for all the kids here in Texas, keep them in your thoughts!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lizzy Love card

Here's an adorable Lizzy Love image.  I just adore here cute stamps, esp. the girls and the skulls like this one.  She's having a wonderful contest over on her Challenge blog, Oddball Art Stamps, check it out.  I thought I would enter this one as a post- Easter theme card, but I also added a sweet sentiment to it, "Hold your loved ones close."

I hope everyone is having a great week.  All the kids here are going through there State Testing, so it's a very stressful time for both the teachers and the students.  Send positive vibes this way!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day

Here's a lovely Bestie image from Sherri Baldy. We are having a wonderful contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week and our theme is Anything Goes + Mother's Day.  I thought this fun image was just perfect and I added a simple set of word brads to my cards, "LOVE" and "MOM" for the occasion.

I hope you will drop by the contest and check out all the wonderful inspirations and then share your Sherri Baldy cards with us. You could win some wonderful prizes from her as well as be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Shopping Diva

Here's a fun image from Scribbles Designs today, she's called Carrie Shopping Diva.  The theme of the contest starting tomorrow on the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge is Shopping!  This image is just perfect for the challenge, so drop by and check out all the design team cards and then join in the fun.

I added a fun sentiment, so don't forget yours when you join us in the Monday GREETINGS challenge. You must include a sentiment somewhere on the front of your card.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Guest Designer

I was so happy to get this beautiful card in the mail from overseas from a prize winner in Norway.  Thanks so much for celebrating with me Gail!!
Check out her awesome blog here:  https://craftynomad.blogspot.no  

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lovely Lil' Mouse

Check out this fun image, 1358 Lovely Lil' Mouse.  He's a wonderful brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell this week.  She will be adding this and many other wonderful images to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.

You can see this and many more brand new cards shared today at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans group on Facebook.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

My Cup of Tea

Here's a fun combo of bright colors, a great image from Sandra Caldwell and delicious papers from Paper Temptress.  This fun image from Sandra is called 292 My Cup of Tea.  I paired it with some gorgeous papers to make this creation.
The base of the card is a wonderful sparkle cardstock called Mangue Sparkle, it has beautiful mica specks all over it.  I then added a Hambly Studio overlay that I trimmed.  I totally recommend the 6x6 in packs as you then get a taste of all their wonderful papers inside there and they are just the perfect size for a greeting card.  The sheet of Hambly Studio that I used is called Lime Bohemian.  On top of the Lime, I am using a small piece of red sparkle, which is filled with gorgeous mica flecks and goes perfectly with the Mangue Sparkle, it's called Vermillion Sparkle. Finally I am using my image which is printed on Neenah Solar white classic crest paper.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Lord delight in you!

Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art today!  There's a wonderful contest at the Ike's World Challenge blog and the twist this time is to use Angels on your card.  I hope you will check out Ike's Art store for all the awesome Angels she sells and then join in the fun!

Many Blessings to everyone this day.  I will please ask that you all pray for all the special education kids and teachers and families out there!




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I love you!

Here's an awesome image from SheepSki Designs that I won a month or so ago.  She has a great card making contest using her images on her Facebook Group.  I do adore her beautiful stamps.  I won this image and a couple of others.  Check out her group, SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps to join in her contests.

Hope you are having a great May!  I can't believe it's the end of the spring time and summer is upon us...well, it's feeling like summer already!

Monday, May 1, 2017

I didn't do it!

Here's an awesome image from Limited Runs.  They are our sponsor for the May contest at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog this month!  I just LOVE this artist's fabulous images including fun quirky images like this to her adorable cup cake line!  Check out all her wonderful images HERE, Limited Runs.  This fun image is called Madison & Hatchet.

The current contest at YSBP is Anything Goes and you get an extra entry if you use an image from Limited Runs this month.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Penguin Birthday Card

Here's an adorable image from Digistamps4joy!  We are having a brand new contest over at Outlawz for the the Monday Greetings Challenge tomorrow and our theme will be black and white  plus one color.  As always don't forget to add your sentiment!

This adorable image comes with several cute sentiments that you can add to the sign they have.  Check it out! 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Guest Designer

Here's an amazing card that I got from Melody S!  I totally loved her flowers and I thought them so appropriate for Earth day!  The flower dies are one of the prizes that she won during the February celebration!

 She also did wonderful stamping inside as well as on the envelope that she sent the card in using a beautiful stamp set that she won!!  Thanks so very much.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dina Angel of Learning

This super cute image is called 1521 Dina Angel of Learning from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This brand new image will be added to her Babycakes DND store on Etsy today.  I thought she was just so sweet and perfect for me as I have been working in an elementary school recently.
I hope you all love Sandra's new image, there will be this one and many more added to her store today.  You can also see a bunch of new card shares with the new images at her facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friendship Blooms and Grows

Here's an adorable Lemon Shortbread image today.  She's just too cute.  I used some great die cuts with her to finish off this card.  I got this image back when she was being sold by Sweet Pea stamps, but now you can find her images at her Etsy store HERE

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sweetest Girl, Be Free

Here's a great image from Lili of the Valley.  These girls are just TOO sweet. I love the dandelion she is holding and I got this awesome dandelion die cutter sometime ago.  I added some sweet sentiments, Sweetest Girl and Be Free, which makes me think of her thoughts as she blows the seedlings off the dandelion.
Hope your week is going great.  Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pirates!

Here's the cutest little boy from artist Sherri Baldy.  I have been loving her little guys lately.  I colored this one up as a pirate and added some fun embellishments to match.  The current contest over on the SSS Challenge blog is Anything Goes, so please come by and share all your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations with us!

You could win your choice of some wonderful stamps from Sherri as well as be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps Blog. We'd love to have you!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cozy Mornings

Here's a wonderful image from Tory Tale who is sponsoring the Monday Greetings Challenge at Outlawz.  The theme this week is anything goes, but of course, you must always include a sentiment on the front of your card.  This awesome image is called Cozy Morning.

Drop by the Outlawz page and join in our fun with the Monday Greetings group.  You could win an awesome prize from Tory Tales! 


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gorjuss Girl gift box

One of my more recent purchases was a die cut system that would cut out and make a Gorjuss Girl.  As I am sure you know, I just LOVE Gorjuss Girls.  Here's my first one, sorry the lighting is bad on the photo, it's a gift box that I decorated using the sweet die cut along with two large flowers and then some great papers.  I made this cute gift box and filled it with cards for a dear member of my church who is going through some major medical problems right now.

I thought a little spring Gorjuss Girl would cheer her up!



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Guest Desinger Karin

Here's a stunning project that Karin created using a grand prize that she won during the Feb Celebration. It was  a set of Spellbinders die cuts that she is using here on this card.  How stunning.







Karin has an awesome blog if you haven't seen it, check it out here:  https://karinsartscrap.blogspot.nl


Friday, April 21, 2017

School Girl

Here's a fun new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This cute girl is 1512 School Girl.  I just had to pick her because of the big long thick pony tail.  Ahhh, that is SO me.  Very much so.  I colored her up with dark brown hair (though lol, my hair was way more white in there than I would care to admit!)

I must say I have been "Back to School" now as I just too a job with the school district.  I know I have mentioned it before, but it's been quite a hoot going to an elementary school every morning by 7:15 and seeing the little kids all day.  How fun is that!  As the card says "So VERY important!"

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blueberries

Here's a great Bestie image from artist Sherri Baldy that I am using with some wonderful Paper Temptress Papers to create this great card.  I think the papers just shimmer and the image just pops right off the front of the card.

This great paper is premium black glossy paper.  I then added a layer of glamour gold glossy.  The image is printed on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  I added some wonderful lace ribbon on top along with some adorable polka dot purple buttons.

I hope this card gives you a smile today!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Good in Green

Sharing this wonderful image from The East Wind.  I just love her amazing stamps.  Here's one that she shared with us a while back and I had to make a card with it using some great designer paper from India.  I paired it with some bling I got at my local craft store.

I hope you are having a great week so far.  Many blessings!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Elegant Lady

Here's an awesome image from SheepSki Designs.  I love their Facebook group where everyone shares wonderful cards using images from Andrea Norris.  She has a monthly contest and last month I won!!  I got three free images from her store including this beauty!

Check out her store on Etsy or her Facebook group called SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps.  Also on this card I am using some of the awesome lace that I got in Istanbul last summer!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Vintage Cards

Here's a beautiful image from Mari's Digi stamps.  I created this lovely card for the new contest at Outlawz Monday greetings Challenge.  The theme this week is vintage Jane Austin.  This wonderful stamp is B-99 Jane Austen Inspiration.  I decided to create  a vintage theme using mostly browns with some great crème colored lace that I got in Istanbul.

Drop by the Monday Outlawz Challenge and join in the fun this week by sharing your vintage theme card.  We would love to see your creations.  You could win a wonderful stamp from Mari's Digi stamps.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!!  Here's an adorable image from Sandra Caldwell that I used to make an Easter card.  He's called 1541 I have been Egged. TOO cute.  I hope everyone has a blessed day!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Mom

Made this cute card using an image from Lili of the Valley to celebrate my Mother's Birthday today!  I hope she has a wonderful Birthday full of surprises and blessings


Friday, April 14, 2017

I am a Diva!

I am a Diva!  I have my coffee, my curlers, and my fuzzy bunny roller skates!  Here I come, World! 

How cute is this brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This cutie will be added to the Etsy store Babycakes DND today!  She's called 1358 Roller Skate Wake Me Up.

Hope you are loving all the cards I share using Sandra Caldwell's images, you can also check out our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans where the design team shares cards, fans share cards, we have fun contests and Sandra shares freebies and other fun things!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter is coming!

Here's a fun Ike's Art image that I thought would be perfect for a pre-Easter card.  I just love her images, check them out HERE.  There's also a wonderful contest you can join in on at the Ike's Art Challenge blog and she gives away a great digi stamp each time.  The challenge blog is HERE

I hope everyone has some plans for Easter weekend.  I will be at my personal church.  We are having a wonderful mini farm zoo coming to the church for all the little kids and we will be serving free breakfast to all who come.  Feel free to Join us at Crestview United Methodist Church!