Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Can you believe it's the last day of Feb already? I can't believe another month has gone by. Here's a sunday angel card that I created using some adorable Teddy Bear angels.A Friend Loves at all times. We should be greatful for that. Big hugs to all my friends, both local and those all over the world who have been so supportive and prayerful over the last several months. God Bless you all!

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV); Corner stickers (Hobby Lobby); Teddy Bear stamp (unknown); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Borders (Doodlebug); Punches (Creative Memories);

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Heart!

Here's Appley bowl girl from Stamping Bella. She looks like she has a very happy heart. I wish that you would also have a very happy heart as well. Let us all be Happy and thankful in our hearts.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Stamp (Stamping Bella); Vellum (Unknown); Buttons (Grandmas's button bag); Color (Copic Markers); Silver borders (WE R Memory Keepers); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue dots, Pop dots);

Friday, February 26, 2010

There's one in every crowd

I love this funny stamp. There's one in every crowd! Isn't that the truth? It may be hard to tell from this photo, but the bird with the sunglass has been stamped multiple times and raised up using pop dots.

Project Materials: Cardstock (unknown); Image(I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento); Embossing (Cuttlebug); Sewn border (Linda Weber); Flowers (Doodlebug); Brads;

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I love this beautiful girl from Sugar Nellie. I colored her up with copic markers on this 6" card. For spring time, I added the saying "Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun adn te rain to make its colors appear."I definitely feel like I have been through some stormy times this year. Now let's have some beautiful color.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Daisy-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Border Punch (Fiskars); Buttons (American Traditional); Flowers (unknown); Brads (Basic Grey); Saying (KI Memories);

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hot Dog

Hello, it's Bella the Dog Walker today. She's even color coordinated her outfit to match the doggies. (Or perhaps she dressed the dogs to match her). Too cute! In our neighborhood we have a couple that has at least 6 weiner dogs! Talk about a site coming down the street. They actually walk together quite well. Always puts a grin on my face.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Flowers (Prima); Stamps (Stamping Bella; Saying-Cat's Pajamas); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Brads (Doodlebug, Basic Grey); Bling (MAMBI); Corner Punch;

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tilda Bunny!

Here's Tilda Bunny. I love her dressed up in this adorable bunny suit. I used bright colors on her with a more muted easter colored background. So fun! Hope you are all making your Easter cards too.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots, Ribbon Glue)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Spring Moony Night

This beautiful stamp is from ching chou kuik's fantasy art collection from Sweet Pea Stamps. I love the mermaid and her expression. I would really like to do a much darker version of the card and use the chinese latern as the only source of light.
Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps(Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps); Bling; Ink (Memento); Color(Copic);

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Cross

Well, normally I would post a Sunday angel card, but I have this cross stamp that I really like, so I thought I would make a simple card using it today. "For the Lord is great and greatly to be Praised. Psalm 96:4"Bless all of you this week. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Ink (Vivid!, Colorbox Chalk); Stamp (Stampabilities); Button (Grandma's button bag); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots, Pop Dots);

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dancing Fairy

Here's a beautiful fairy card and as the tag reminds, "Beauty is inside". I nested three embossed layers, 2 coordinating colors of cardstock and the fairy image stamped on white paper. I embellished with some sewn ribbons, flowers, and a tag with the saying. The name of this stamp is "Small Dancing Fairy".

There is also a larger version of this stamp. Don't forget the coupon code when you go to I Brake For Stamps, it's in the right hand sidebar along with the link to their website.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Flower (Imaginesce, Maya Road); Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Nestabilities, Tag, Ribbon, Brad;

Friday, February 19, 2010

Blue Skies....

HELLO!! Hello all! Just wanted to put in a quick note to let everyone know that I have gotten back from the serious surgery and I am home again. Thanks so much to everyone for the wonderful messages and well wishes. (Feb 19th 1pm)

Well as spring approaches (I wish it was coming faster), I decided to make a cute card with pretty birds. "Wishing you Blue Skies and Sunny Days" Makes me think of that song "Blue Skies" It has been recorded by 50 different artists (really--look at Wikipedia) but the version I remember is Willie Nelson as my mother loved Willie Nelson so she played it when I was a child.Project Materials: Cardstock(California Paper Goods, Neenah, DCWV); Stamps (Birds-Inkadinkado; Saying-); Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Mememto, Colorbox Chalk, White Pigment); Tools (Sponge Dauber);

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Flower Girl

Here's an adorable girl from Sugar Nellie. I love her cute hat with the pigtails. So sweet. By this time I am hopefully getting ready to out of the hospital. I set this post up ahead of time so you would have some card art to enjoy!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah classic White); Stamp (Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Sentiment (Making Memories); Flowers (Prima); Bling (MAMBI); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots);

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Paper Temptress Card

Good Morning all. Just wanted to show you some fun paper that I got from the Paper Temptress today. A couple of weeks ago I used this paper to make an Owl card. It's so neat because the ink actually absorbs into the paper behind the columns. This time I wanted to use the same paper and ink it up to color it the way I wanted. In this case I used the white color and inked it with Colorbox chalk pads in orange and brown.

I cut it out with Nestabilities and embossed it. I mounted it onto the Cherry cardstock. Then I added another layer of Nestabilities that I had stamped with a cute Inkadinkado stamp.

I mounted all the parts onto some beautiful brown paper called Columns Canyon Brown. I finished off the card with some wonderful Prima flowers, brads and a heart shape brad framed on some Black Grandee paper.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress-Neenah Classic White Solar Crest, Cherry cardstock, Black Felt Grande, Laser white glossy lustre and Columns Canyon Brown); Stamp (Inkadinkado); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Brads (Making Memories, Paper Studio, Bazzill); Nestabilities (Scallop Rectangle); Color (Copic Markers); Pop Dots;

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm NOT Spoiled!

Here's an adorable Gorjuss Girl with an attitude. I'm not spoiled! Ha! I can remember acting that way at times. Of course, in hindsight, yea, I was pretty spoiled...

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Buttons (American Traditional); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie); Border Punch (Fiskars); Ink (Memento); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue dots);

Monday, February 15, 2010

Easter Girl

Now that Valentine's Day is over, I figure it is time to start creating some Easter cards. Here's one that I made with an adorable girl from I Brake For Stamps.

Don't forget the coupon code for I Brake for Stamps in the right hand sidebar. Have a great day!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil, California Paper Goods); Stamp (I brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Bling (MAMBI); Ribbon (American Crafts); Brad (KI memories); Punch (Fiskars);

I give you my heart....

Here's a beautiful stamp from Hanglar&Stanglar rubber stamps. I call this card "I give you my heart". That's what each creation is, a little piece of me.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Hanglar&Stanglar); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Saying (K&Co); Flower (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Punch (Fiskar's);
Adhesive (Glue all);

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Time for the Sunday Angel card. Today's sentiment comes from Romans "May the GOD of hope fill you with all joy and that you may overflow with hope..." May we all have hope in the coming week.
By now the doctors should have completed both surgeries. Big thanks to everyone for their support and their prayers. Love you guys!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Image (Eureka Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Brads (Making Memories; Cross-unknown); Border (Doodlebug); Buttons (Unknown); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop dots, Glue Dots);

Love Is....

Here's one of ching-chou kuik's Fanasy Art stamps from plate #22. I paired it with the "Love is" quote from Plate #17. It makes a beautiful Valentine or just a nice way to say "I love you" to someone special. Today is also my sister's bday, so let me say "Happy Birthday, Honey!!"

Here's a quick tip for adhering ribbons to an odd surface like this one: I took two ribbons, a black ribbon and a thinner red ribbon. Because the card is corrugated, it would be hard to attach the ribbon directly to it. I cut a thin strip of paper just a little smaller than the black ribbon. I used ribbon glue to adhere the ribbon to the paper strip and then glue the red ribbon on top of the black ribbon. I could then use regular adhesive to attach the paper strip to the card.

Project Materials: Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps Plate #22 and #17); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Heart Brad(Bazzill); Round Tag(Stampin' Up); Cardstock (DCWV); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Stamping Bella Valentine

Here's a cute Valentine from Stampin Bella. I can remember cutting out hearts like that when I was a little girl.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Stamping Bella); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Embellishment (Making Memories); Ribbon (Michaels); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue);

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Hanglar&Stanglar Valentine

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. But always remember that you need to first love yourself in order to give love to others. God loves you, so you should to. Take his love and then share it with those around you!
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Hanglar&Stanglar Rubber Stamps); Saying (JoAnns); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons(); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Color (Copic Markers); Brads (unknown);

Thursday, February 11, 2010

You're a Tweet-heart

Here's another cute valentine design. This card only uses one stamp, the saying "You're a tweet heart"; All the other elements are just fun decor. Today should be the 2nd brain surgery. They will actually be removing most of the temporal lobe on the left hand side today.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Saying (Hero Arts); Birds (Jolees); Heart (Jesse James Buttons); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots, Glue Dots);

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Potion #9

This cute stamp was a bonus stamp that come with the Krafting Kimmie stamp named Josephine. I loved this extra stamp so much I made a card with it. Second surgery will happen tomorrow morning at 7am. There's a cute movie about Love Potion #9, I actually bought it as I thought it was so funny.

Project materials: Card (Colobok); Cardstock (Bazzil, DCWV); Ribbon (Michaels); Stamp (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Doodlebug, unknown);

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Where's my Sweetie?

Where's my sweetie bear? Well, here he is! Enjoying some ice cream. I love this cute whipper snapper stamp. Make me want some ice cream right now. I really love the way the shading turned out with the copic markers.

I would have loved to put something in the background of this card, but all the papers and such I tried really looked too busy to me. Either that or they really took away from the teddy bear image. I should take a class on layering, lol!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Color (Copic Markers); Embellishment (K&Co);

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bee Mine!

As Valentine's approaches I want to post lots of cute valentine theme cards to inspire you to create your own. This cute little girl comes from Stamping Bella. She's in a little Bee costume and her heart says "Bee Mine". Won't you BEE my Valentine?Project Materials: Cardstock (Colorbok); Stamp (Stamping Bella); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories, Basic Grey); Sewn Border (Linda Weber); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots);

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

It's time for the Sunday Angel card!! Here's a beautiful little angel from I Brake for Stamps. I paired her with a saying from their inspiration set "Pray and doubt, do without. Pray and believe, humbly receive."

I pray that you will have a blessed week. I also pray the Lord will help me during times when I doubt.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Mica); Flowers (Prima); Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Bling (MAMBI);

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Paper Temptress Teddy Bear

I did some playing around with the wonderful clear sheets sold at the Paper Temptress. I decided to color one up using Alcohol inks from Ranger. I used three different colors: Wild Plum, Cranberry, andCaramel. I started by gently dropping the ink onto the clear sheet.

The fun thing is--if you get too much of one color in a certain area, all you have to do is add a different color. The second color drop will displace the first color. That is why you see the colors so clearly and there's blending of colors into a new color. Once completed, I let the sheet dry overnight. It seems to take a while to dry completely.
Now that we have this fun paper, what to do with it? Here's a couple of my ideas. I used a portion as a card background. I adhered it to white cardstock so the color would show. I adhered the clear paper very well, in the center only so there would be no glue lines showing on the card.

Another fun thing to do with this decorated cardstock is to stamp ON it. In this case, I stamped up this cute bear on Neenah classic white solar crest paper and color it with copic markers. Then I stamped the same image on my decorated clear paper. I cut out the heart and adhered it to my bear with a glue pen (carefully on the edges so you can't see the glue);

This card also uses beautiful sparkly gold paper, see a detail image of it below. This paper really shines in the light. It's amazing! The name is called "Gold Sparkle"

Project Materials: Paper (Paper Temptress- Clear sheet, Neenah Classic White Solar Crest, Black Felt Grandee, Gold Sparkle); Rubber Stamp (CC Designs); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's a beautiful card using one of the Sweet Pea fairy girl stamps. This comes from Plate #23; You can get to their store by clicking on their banner in the right hand column.

Remember those old cartoon stripes called "Love Is..." We should all stop and think about what love really is. I love this verse in the Bible that talks about love. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails.

Project Materials: Carstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Stamps (Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Bling (MAMBI); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Love Lives Here

This funny girl comes from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. I love her quirky style. Love lives here, in my heart. Today's the BIG to brain surgery. I have a feeling I will be feeling like a pin cushion today. I've already had two days of shots and two blood tests this week (that's before getting to the hospital).

I have set up the blog to post great crafty creations every day while I am in the hospital. I hope you love all the cards. I can't wait to see your great comments. I also hope to check in periodically and leave word. When I do, I will post it on the blog since that is where everyone checks daily. Cheers!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Stamp (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flowers (Making Memories); Buttons (Jesse James); Brads (Provocraft, Making Memories); Border (Doodlebug);

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Toad"ally into you

This beautiful stamp is part of the ching-chou kuik fantasy art stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps. It's called "My Buddy". I love the cute saying that goes with it and think it would make an adorable Valentine card.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bazzill); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop Dots);

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cards from kids: A wonderful surprise

Today's mail brought in a wonderful surprise. I got four adorable handmade cards. These cards came from the Wright Family in San Antonio. They are such a wonderful family and I have such fun sending them handmade cards and supplies. The kids often send me their works of art as well. Here's some great photos that show their work and long with some detail shots.

From Kate:
The card is actually much brighter than the scan shows. She uses several layers of pink together along with beautiful die cuts, stickers, and cute layered flowers.

Inside she decorate with this adorable flower made from Making Memories. I love the detailing she added to the leaf to make it more authentic. She also lined the bottom of the inside of the card with these cute heart stickers and a Best Wishes stickers. She decorated the back of her card with this adorable flower and stamp. She has beautiful handwriting!!

From John:
John made this cute card. I love the blue sky and how he added a cloud.

He added cute detailing to the butterfly to show it's flying. Inside the card he put this pretty flower. I loved the punched images across the bottom of the card.

From Jill
Jill made this pretty in pink card and decorated the corners with a heart punch from Fiskars. She made a cute "Best Wishes" sentiment for the front and decorated it with a die cut flower. Inside she decorated it with pink and red flowers on the corners. She has such beautiful penmanship!

From Joseph:
Joseph made a wonderful rainbow card. I am so impressed that he puts the colors in the proper order. He stencilled letters onto the front of the card and use a heart punch from Fiskars on the bottom. He decorated the inside with cute smiley face stickers and stars. He was the winner of the School Spelling bee!!

It was really wonderful to get 4 nice cards in the mail today. You can really see the design, attention to detail, and thoughtfulness of their work. In addition to what I showed here, they also each wrote a whole paragraph in their cards that were incredibly touching for someone who is facing surgery. Their words are as touching as their art. (And these kids all have amazing penmanship, great grammar and spelling. WOW);

Today (2/3/10) I got another card from the Wrights, this one from Samantha! She used pink paper and stenciled words along with other cute images! Here are some fun pictures of her card
Thanks so much you all! Big Hugs, Holley

Let's Get Together....

Here's a cute invitation to send to a friend to invite them to come on over and do some stamping with you. Tilda looks so sweet in her blue jean overalls and wants to say that "You are my sunshine". I wish I could invite you all over to do some stamping with me.
Only TWO days to surgery now! Can you believe it is already here? Time sure does fly.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Unknown); Stamps (Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flower (Prima); Brad(Queen&Co); Sayings (K&Co, Three Bugs in a Rug); Border (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop dots);

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bonus Project: Bunny Love

This cute Bunny comes from Inkadinkado! I couldn't believe this cutie was only $1. I just had to pick him up and came home to make the card right as soon as possible. I think he would be great for many occassion not just valentines.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Inkadinkado); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Frame (K&Co);

Whoo loves you? (I do!!)

Here's a sweet owl card for Valentines. I paired this cute owl from CC Designs with a fun saying from Hero Arts. I love this cute owl sitting in a wagon with a flower. Makes me think of that old wagon that my sister and I used to ride down the hill in.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Owl-CC Designs; Saying- Hero Arts); Flowers (Prima); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense); Brads (Hero Arts, Basic Grey, Imaginations); Adhesive( Glue all, Glue dots, Pop dots); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag);