Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

This week's sunday angel card features Tilda dressed up in an adorable angel outfit. Isn't she sweet? The vellum quote says "Walk in His light". Let us all walk in the light this week and remember who is lighting our pathway.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Borders (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Glue all, Glue Dots); Vellum (Colorbok);

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shy Bear's Garden

Here's another fun card featuring Shy Bear! This little guy is so cute. There's a whole stamp line of adorable stamps featuring shy bear that are sold by I Brake for Stamps including one with an angel that I showed earlier this week.

See the other shy bears here. Don't forget the coupon code in the right hand column, SAVE10HOLLEY for your discount on any I Brake for Stamps merchandise.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Sewn Border (Linda Weber); Sentiment (AMM); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots);

Friday, January 29, 2010

Love Birds...

Here's a cute valentine card with 2 love birds. This cute stamp is from Inkadinkado. I colored it with copic markers and used layered and embossed nestabilities. Be Mine....

Project Materials: Carstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Inkadinkado); Color (Copic Markers); Embellishments (Ribbon; clear dew drops); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots, GLue dots, ribbon glue);

A Gorjuss mini-sized Valentine

Here's a Gojuss Girl mini sized valentine. The card came in a small kit (from K&co, I think!) with all the accessories, but I wanted to add a cute stamped image to mine. So I added a sewn border, a sweet Gorjuss Girl and some fun bling.

Project Materials: Card (K&Co.); Stamp (Gorjuss Girls-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Bling (MAMBI); Hearts (Doodlebug); Flower (Heidi Grace); Brad (Making Memories); "True Love" (Cloud 9); Sewn Border (Linda Weber);

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sweet Pea Blog hop!

Welcome to day two of the Sweet Pea Stamps DT blog hop! If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop, please start here at the Sweet Pea Stamps blog. I hope you have been enjoying everyone's projects. My card features Hayden and a adorable bunny from the new easter stamp sheet. Please be sure to visit all the blogs on today's hop and you need to leave a comment at EACH DT member's blog to be entered to win a $10 gift card from Sweet Pea Stamps! A winner will be picked from all of Thursday's comments posted before 12am EST. Friday, January 30th. The winner will be announced on the Sweet Pea Stamps blog.

So, off to the next blog on the hop, I know you are all going to love the next stop because Mag does the most fabulous work!! see her blog HERE;

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim, DCWV, Neenah, Paper Temptress); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Cutting (Nestabilities); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Buttons (Unknown); Color (Copic Markers); Borders (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue Dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue);

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Paper Temptress Card

Here's a card I made for Paper Temptress. I used wonderful papers and stamps from Sweet Pea stamps.

Here's a photo of the card before I added the top layer. The top layer is a clear transparency sold by the Paper Temptress. I stamped on the transparency using a Magenta Rubber Stamp with Stazon white ink. I think the extra layer really adds to the beauty and complexity of the card.

I also stamped up the sentiment on the orange (Flame) mica cardstock and adhered it to the clear layer using glue dots.

Here's a photo of the finished card:

There are several ways you can add these transparencies to your cards. In this sample I took a transparency piece that is approx 5.5" by 5.25"; I folded back the last 1" of the transparency, leaving me with a 4.25x5.5" front and a 1" flap on the back. I used glue lines on the back side of the card to secure the transparency to the card. You can then use cardstock or nice printed papers to cover up the seam.

Another way to adhere your clear sheet is with brads. Yet another way is to use a half sheet of (same size as the card) and use ribbon or fiber to hold the two together. A fancier way is to puch to holes directly on the seam and tie a nice bow that will hold the two together.

You can also cut a smaller piece of the clear cardstock and use glue dots to hold the paper down. You can disguise the glue dots with embellishments (such as flowers) or a nice paper border.

Project Materials: Paper (Paper Temptress--Black Felt Grandee, Flame Mica, Neenah Classic white solar crest, Crystal Clear); Stamp (Sweet Pea Rubber stamps); Ink (Memento, White Stazon); Border Punch (Fiskars); White Corner mounts; Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmies Love Potion

I am sure all of you are making lots of wonderful Valentine's Day cards now. I have lots of wonderful valentines to show you. This card uses a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie. I love the simple design.

Project Materials: Stamp (Kraftin Kimmie); Ink (Memento); Buttons (American Traditional); Felt Heart (unknown); Sewn Borders (Linda Weber); Embossing (Cuttlebug); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop Dots, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Sweet Pea Blog hop!

Today is the first day of the Sweet Pea blog hop! Be sure to hop on over to the blog to find out what's going on and perhaps win a great prize! The blog hop starts here.

Also to aid the relief efforts in Haiti, Sweet Pea is selling this stunning stamp by artist ching chou kiuk. It's called Shining On and is available at the website Fifty percent of the sales from this stamp will go to the organization "Doctors without Borders"

Have fun on the bloghop!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Meet Olivia

Happy Monday everyone! Here's an adorable new little girl named Olivia. She's from CC Designs. What a sweetie. I love her PJs. I didn't have any ribbon that matched the exact color I wanted, so I just cut some cardstock borders and stamped them up.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, California Paper Goods, Neenah); Stamps (Olivia-CC Designs; Sayings-Stamping Bella); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flower (Prima); Brad (Basic Grey);

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Here's an adorable Angel Stamp with "Shy Bear". I love the Shy Bear stamp line. He's just so cute. Here Shy bear is hiding behind a praying angel. The sentiment says "Prayer Changes Things."I truly believe that. All the wonderful people who have been praying for me throughout these past few months, thank you all. The Lord has done wonderful things for me and I feel very hopeful for the operation and the future afterwards.

There is a link to I Brake for Stamp in the right hand column (just click on their logo), also make note of the coupon code and you can get 10% off!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Stamps (I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Corner Rounder(Creative Memories); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Paper Temptress Owl Card

Here's another project featuring some wonderful papers by The Paper Temptress. First let me show you a plain front on shot, then I will show you some photos that show how stunning this paper is. Here's a straight on shot of the card.

Some of what you can't see in the first photo is the stunning black shimmery cardstock (called Retro Black Gossy Lustre) and the laser white glossy lustre cardstock. The white glossy lustre cardstock actually absorbs the ink behind the lines. You stamp the image and the ink is absorbed into the cardstock behind the lines. In this case, I both stamped the image in black AND used copic markers to color on top of the image to add some color. See an enlarged image showing the stamped portion of the card here. The Black retro lustre is wonderful and
shimmers as you move the card, it almost reminds me of those 3d type images we had as kids that would change as you moved the image back and forth. Here's a highlighted photo that shows how beautiful the cardstock really is.

Here's a complete shot of the card take at an angle to show the various textures of the paper. This card also uses a beautiful yellow mica cardstock that shines in the light and a deep red paper with embossed lines on it called Red pepper Columns.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress- Laster White Glossy Lustre, Black Retro Glossy Lustre, Red Pepper Columns, Neenah white solar crest, Yellow Mica); Stamp (Hampton Art Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Tools (Nestabilities);

Friday, January 22, 2010

You're Beary Special!

It's Teddy time! Here's an adorable bear from DJ Inkers. Just makes me wanna give him a hug. I paired him with a saying "You're Beary Special" and used a paw print to decorate the background.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (DJ Inkers, Stampin' Up); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots, Glue dots);

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Have a Gorjuss Birthday!

Time for a Gorjuss Girl!! This cutie is celebrating a birthday. "Count your Blessings, not your Birthdays" If that's the case, then i am super old, lol!! I have lots of wonderful blessings.

Happy Birthday to all the January babies out there including Larry, Desi, Brooklyn, Dene, Mary, and Samantha!!
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, California Paper Goods, Neenah); Stamps (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps; Saying-Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Border (Doodlebug); Button (American Traditional); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots, glue dots);

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What a Peach!

What a peachy card. Tilda is so cute in her peach colored dress. I added some embroidered ribbon and a cute flower. Laughter can be the best medicine, so let us all laugh today.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Borders (Doodlebug); Saying(Colorbok); Stamp (Tilda: Magnolia); Flower (Prima); Embellishment (Making Memories); Adhesives (Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Pop dots, glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bunny Love

Here's an adorable bunny from I Brake For Stamps. Love this cutie. I think this card would work great for Valentines or for Easter. I have also colored her up in browns. The image works well in that color too, I hope to share that card soon.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Printed Paper (DCWV); Flowers (Prima); Stamp(I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color(Copic Markers); Border(Doodlebug); Bling (K&Co); Adhesive (PopDots, Glue all);

Monday, January 18, 2010

Faerie Song Luna Pixie

Here's a great image from Faerie Song Art Stamps. Her name is Luna Pixie. I love the amount of "attitude" she has. She just looks so suspicious and yet cute all at the same time.

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, DCWV, Neenah); Stamps (Faerie Song Art Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Sequins (Unknown); Adhesive (pop dots, Glue All);

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Here's another cute angel that I received from Judy H of Canada. I love this little angel and think she is perfect as a corner stamp. I paired her with a vellum quote "Unless you believe, you will not understand. Saint Augustine"

Let us all have Faith, Hope, Love and Belief! Have a wonderful week.

Project Materials: Card (California Paper); Stamp (Unknown); Ink (Memento, Versamark); Color (Copic Markers); Quote (JoAnn's); Cross Sticker (Ms. Grossman's); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop dots);

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Egyptian Mermaid

Here's a fantasy art stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps. I love these elegant beauties from ching-chou kuik. This stamp comes both individually or in a set.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots);

Paper Temptress Card

I made this card for the Paper Temptress Site. I used some of her beautiful papers including the Deep blue Crepe (it has a wonderful texture), the Tuscan Sun, and the Cherry/Mango Duplex paper, and the Neenah Classic white solar crest for stamping.

I topped off the project with some gorgeous stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps, coloring with Copic Markers, die cutting with Nestabilities, and beautiful ribbon from Offray.

ALSO--here's a chance for a freebie!! PaperTemptress is offering a Silver Lustre Package for every donation of $10 or more that is donated to any charity for Haiti by anyone for the next two weeks. All you have to do is email Patricia at with some form of proof, an email confirming the donation..a cc bill (of course cover the numbers) or any type of proof of a donation with an address and she will send you a Silver Lustre package (my absolute favorite) free of charge. There is no greater joy than giving! She hopes to hear from all of you, so please donate to any charity of your choice to help during this tragedy.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Meet Bridgette

Here's one of the new girls on the block, her name is Bridgette and she is from CC Designs. I love her cute hair and her beautiful flower. I got the pretty flower I used here as a christmas gift from my mom. She bought me two jars--yellow and orange!! My favorite colors.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill); Printed Cardstock (DCWV); Stamp (Bridgette-CC Designs); Flower (Prima); Brad (Basic Grey); Cardstock Stickers (Heidi Grace); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots);

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Here's an adorable stamp from Whipper Snapper. I paired it with a cute stamp that says "A little bird told me that it was your birthday." Today is my brother Larry's birthday. So, here's a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, just for you!Hope you have a wonderful Birthday, Larry. Hugs from me and John.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Printed Paper (DCWV); Stamps (Cat-Whipper Snapper; Saying-Inkadinkado); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Ink (Momento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tilda's Valentine

Time to start making some adorable Valentines! I am sure some of you are already started on this task. I have made several already, but will save some of them to show as Valentine's Day aproaches. Here's a cute heart shaped card featuring Tilda.Project Materials: Card(Unknown); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Dimensional Flower stickers (Cloud 9); Ribbon (Unknown); Adhesives (Popdots, Ribbon glue);

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bonus Project: Praying Child

I was so excited getting my first set of stamps from I Brake For Stamps that I just had to post this card tonight instead or waiting until morning! Here's a beautiful image of a praying little girl. The quote says "One of the best ways to get on your feet is to first get on your knees." Both of these stamps come on the same sheet called inspirational sheet #3, See it here;
My sidebar on the right hand side has a coupon code for them!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Paper, Neenah Classic Solar Crest); Flower(Prima); Brad(Basic Grey); Ink(Memento black ink, white Chalk ink); Color(Copic Markers);

Gorjuss in Spring

Well, I know it is not spring time just yet, but I sure wish it was! Usually the wintertime weather here in TX is a lot more like spring in other areas. It's not unusual for it to be sunny, low 60s-70s, things start blooming already and it's really delightful outside. However the last week or so have been exceptionally cold, even for us. I wish spring would come already!This gorjuss girl is ready to go outside and play. I made this card with a blue and green color combo which is way outside my usual color comfort zone.

Project Materials: Card (K&Co --I think); Border (Fiskars punch); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories); Button (Grandma's Button Bag); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Corner Punch (Creative Memories);

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Two Bears

Here's a cute card made with a stamp by Lelo designs, featuring two beary cute friends. Didn't you have a friend like you were so close to that you even dressed the same?OK, dates have been set for the brain surgery. First surgery will be on Feb 4th; Second surgery will be on Feb 11th.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamps (Bears-Lelo; Saying-Stampin' Up); Flowers (Prima); Button (American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all);

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Hello all, time for this week's Sunday Angel card. Here's a cute angel from TAC (The Angel Company). I paired it with a great vellum saying "You belong to God." Just think, you are God's child and he is watching over you.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Colorbok, DCWV); Stamp (TAC); Ink (Memento, Colorbox chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Saying (Colorbok); Brads (Making Memories)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Oh to be a child....

Here's a fun image from Sugar Nellie. Her name is Maggie and she's all dressed up. "Oh to be a child again...." Can't we all recall dressing up and acting like adults? Why can't we dress up on occassion and act like kids again...

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Maggie-Sugar Nellie); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense); Saying (Cut out); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots, Glue dots);

Friday, January 8, 2010


Here's a sweet Hanglar&Stanglar girl dressed up in a cute little costume. The tags say Believe, Joy, and Smile; After the Wada test yesterday the doctor's have decided to do the brain surgery! I thank God for that outcome.
Here's a little more good news, I will start designing cards for "I Brake for Stamps"--they have a wonderful collection of stamps, everything from cute and sweet to beautiful collage and decor. I put a link to them on the right hand side bar. There's also a coupon code, just use SAVE10HOLLEY to get 10% off your order!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Stamp (Hanglar&Stanglar); Tags (Colorbok, Unknown); Bling brads (Unknown); Bling (Mambi); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I always hope!

My hopes are not always realized but I always hope. Hope is the theme of the day. We will be up and out of the house at 5:30 am to check into the hospital for testing. I have high hopes that the test will go well and we will move on to brain surgery.GOOD NEWS Update 4:50pm cst: Wada test went well. Praise God for that!! Should schedule the surgery soon. Thanks for everyone's support....

Oh, double bonus today, I just reached 25,000 hits to the blog! Sounds like I need to set up some blog candy!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Borders(Doodlebug); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories); Color(Copic Markers); Vellum quote (Colorbok--I think); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots);

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Back to School time

I figure it's time for most of the kids to be heading back to school so I made them all a Back to School card featuring Tilda. I love this quote "The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
Hope all the kids have adjusted back to going to school again.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Brads (Making Memories); Flower (All My Memories); Ink (Versafine, Colorbox Chalk); Color(Derwent Inktense); Vellum (JoAnns);

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Guess Whoo...

Here's a cute owl from CC Designs. The sentiments are from TAC (The angel company). On the front it says "Guess Whoo" and inside the card it says "misses you". Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, California Paper Goods, DCWV); Stamps (Owl-CC Designs; sayings-The Angel Company); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey, Making Memories); Color (Copic Markers);

Find the Artist in you!

Here's a beautiful cards using great stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps. Her name is Hayden and she's going to be an artist! Don't we all want to be artists? I always loved art, even as a child. Now I create little card sized works of art!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil, DCWV); Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Buttons (American Traditional); Brads(Making Memories); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, January 4, 2010

Joy to the World!

Here's a little bit of Joy to start out the new Year. It's Tilda with her cat. We wish you all a very happy new year. Here's a famous thought about Joy, "Joy is not in things, it is in us." I find it to be true as no matter the situation I find myself in, if I think hard enough, there is always something to be joyful about.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Pattern Paper (DCWV); Border (Doodlebug); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Basic Grey); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All);

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Let us all Rejoice and be Glad! Another new week is here. Hope you are all having a wonderful start to the new year. May god and his angels watch over you this week.

A special shout out to Mary K. Today is her birthday! Hope you have a wonderful birthday Mary. Hugs, Holley

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper goods); Stamp (TAC); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Felt ribbon (Queen&Co); Saying (cut out); Buttons (Grandma's Button bag); Adhesives (Glue all, PopDots);

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Lola Davinci

Now that the holidays have past, break out those wonderful new supplies and start creating. Here's a great stamp called "Lola DaVinci" to inspire you.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Saying-Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (flowers-Queen&Co; Large brad-Basic Grey); Color (Copic Markers); Bling (MAMBI);

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Years!

Happy New Year's Everyone!! Sassafras from Faerie Song Art Stamps and I wish all of you the "Fairy" best for the upcoming year! I hope the new year brings you all your heart desires. I know this will be a big year for me. My WADA test has been rescheduled for Jan the 7th.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Sassafras-Faerie Song Art Stamps; Saying, Stars- Pink Cat Studios); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Buttons(American Traditional); Punch (Fiskars); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue all)