Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Some Bunny Loves you....

I thought this would be just as cute with "some bunny loves ewe".....this stamp comes from Whipper Snapper; What a sweet lamb and bunny combo! I enjoy this adorable image and had to make a card for Easter week with it.

Hope you are all getting ready for the holy day. Have a blessed week!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Flowers(Prima); Brads(Basic Grey); Buttons (Dress it Up!); Sticker (Paper Studio); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fluffles in my basket

Here's a simple Easter card I made with Fluffles. I sent this card to a dear family member whom I shared some crafting fun with. This is Fluffles the kitty from Stampendous. He's hiding in the Easter basket looking for some chocolate. Just want my friends and family to know that I wish you all a Happy Easter this weekend and so sorry that I didn't get to send you all cards this year!!
Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Stamps (Stampendous, Unknown); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Cutter (); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots);

Monday, March 29, 2010

Purple Haired Beauty

This beauty comes from Sweet Pea stamps sheet #24; I love her beautiful face and long hair. I used Shimmery mica cardstock and purple dragonfly accents. The name of this stamp is "Purple Woods". I paired her with a saying from sheet 25 "Dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die today."
Sweet Pea is getting ready for some new stamp sheets to come out as well as preparing for their one year anniversary!! Be sure to check out their blog and stay posted for the wonderful activities that will be coming up in April!! Right now, you can scroll down to my posting on Mar 14th, I have a blog candy entry--a full sheet of rubber stamps, be sure to sign up!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Dragonflies (Creative Impressions); Ribbon (Unknown); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Magnolia Angel Card

Hello All! Time for the Sunday Angel. I hope you have all had a great week. I can't believe we are already at Palm Sunday. This year has been going by so quickly. Have a great Sunday and hope you are ready for a new week.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Magnolia); Inks (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Saying (Paper Studio Sticker border); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Paper Temptress Stamping Bella

This cutie comes from the KETTO stamps at Stamping Bella. I just love these girls. I used wonderful papers from the Paper Temptress. This was a card to use more of the wonderful Crystal Clear paper. As you can see, I actually used cuttlebug to emboss the clear (it embosses WONDERFULLY!), then used brads to attach it to the spirit red felt weave. On top I used a nestabilites octagon cut to trim several layers of the black retro lustre paper.I think it came out nicely. The black retro paper really sparkles in the light. It's a must have in my paper collection

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress-Retro Black Glossy Lustre, Red Spirit Feltweave, Neenah Classic white solar crest, Crystal clear); Brads (Queen&Co); Embossing folder(Cuttlebug); Nestabilities(Octogan); Stamp (Stamping Bella); Ink (Memento); Pop Dots;

Friday, March 26, 2010

I love Raggedy Ann....

I love Raggedy Ann. I got this cute image from Whipper Snapper Stamps. I did her in red and pink. I guess it looks much like a valentine theme, but I also have a lot of love to send out right now. I used stamping ink on the white flowers as well but gently rubbing the flowers over the ink pads. Not much, but enough to give the flowers a tiny color.

I am off today to get my hair cut. I thought I would wait until it had grown out more, but it's getting too long! Can you believe I am saying that? so I guess I will just have to tell her to work around the surgery area and do what she thinks is best.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento; Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Imagination); Brads (unknown); Adhesive (Popdots, glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flowers for You!

Here's a beautiful bouquet of flowers for you today! This is a huge stamp that I used to make an extra tall sized card. The image is called "Daisy Jar" and is made by I Brake For Stamps. It works great on all sorts of cards, but esp. for those spring theme cards. It measures about 4.5"x 2.75" so I make an extra tall card for it to go on.

I used some stunning papers from Paper Temptress for this card, in the back is the Red Columns Paper, layered with the black grandee felt paper and the image is stamped using the heavenly white paper to stamp on. Each layer of paper is mounted together with a slight layer of 1/16" pop dots to make each paper stand out.

Be sure to use the coupon when you go to the I Brake for Stamps websites Save10Holley to get 10% off any order from your stamp selections.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Specialty Papers: Paper Temptress); Rubber Stamp (Daisy Jar: I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento); Bling (Skittles); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots, PopDots); Color(Copic Markers);

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Have a Magical Day!

I love this stamp, called Dark Sirene, from ching chou kuik's fantasy art collection at Sweet Pea Stamps. This stamp comes from plate #24 and the saying used comes from Plate #21. For this card I stamped the image with Memento black ink and trimmed out the image to remove the background. I colored her with copic markers including coloring over the black hair to give it a dark brown look. I think she is so beautiful that I didn't want to add a lot of extra embellishments, but I do think the image would love fabulous if I had some flowers that matched the color of the flowers in it. You can even use your stamping ink to add extra color to the floral embellishments so they match even better. The bling used on this card are pearls from Queen&Co.

There's a wonderful prize on the blog right now, just scan down to the day "Mar 14th" and sign up for a brand new sheet of stamps from Sweet Pea! I am picking a winner at the end of the month. Someone will get a wonderful prize that will be a brand new sheet of rubber stamps!!

Have a great day everyone!! Hugs, Holley

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy March Bday

Hi All! Just wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to all my March Bday friends. Hope that you all have a wonderful birthday this month. Here's a Hanglar&Stanglar card for you. Hope your bday was special (or will be special). Hugs! I hope you get your Bday Wish.

Project Materials: Papers (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Hanglar&Stanglar Rubber Stamps; Saying-Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots); Color(Copic Markers);

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cake, Please!

I want some cake!! Is there any cake left? I recall right after I came back from the hospital a close neighbor brought me a cake. That was so sweet of her. Unlike this cute little girl, my plate gotta piece of cake on it. These sweet images are from Eat Cake Graphics. So cute.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Flowers (Prima); Pearl Bling(Michaels); Images(Eat Cake Graphics); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives(Glue All, Pop Dots);

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Happy Sunday Everyone! Here's an Angel card for all of you. I hope that you feel blessed this week. If not, then I hope you will feel renewed and will be ready for a better week to come. Big Hugs.
It's not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Haddon Spurgeon . Let's all have a Happy Week. Many Blessing to all of you.
Be sure to scroll down to the March 14th entry and sign add a comment to enter yourself for the Blog Candy! I am giving away a brand new sheet of rubber stamps!!

Project Materials: Paper (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp(Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Brads (Making Memories, Cross-Unknown); Saying (DCWV Vellum Saying); Adhesive (Glue All, Pop Dots);

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pink Beauty

Here's a stunning image from Plate #25 of ching chou kiuk's fantasy art collection. She's called Come Softly. She is so beautiful and would look wonderful in almost any color combination. I love the pink look for her.
This card uses a mica card base which is a beautiful shimmery cardstock. It shines in the light and is just a beautiful background for this stamp. I had decided to color her mostly pink so I selected an assortment of simple pink embellishments to go with the image: prima flowers, basic grey brads, Queens&Co pearls, pink ribbon, and some purple skittles. The image was colored with copic markers and mounted using pop dots to give extra dimension.

All you Sweet Pea lovers, be sure to scroll down to Mar 14th entry, I am giving away a whole sheet of Sweet Pea rubber stamps to one lucky person!! Sign up for the drawing!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beautiful Iris

Here's a beautiful Iris card. Very simple design but I really like how the card turned out. I put an embossed background and added some neutral color fibers. I colored the iris stamp with copic markers. Have a wonderful Friday everyone.Be sure to check out the I Brake for Stamps Site. You can get 10% off your order if you use the coupon code Save10Holley.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim, DCWV, Neenah); Stamp(I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento); Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); Embossing Machine (Sizzix); Fibers; Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives(Glue All, Pop Dots);

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Paper Temptress and Kitchen Sink Celebration

Hi all, today is my day to be a host of the St Patrick's Day week long celebration, which is including an adorable set of Shamrock and Clover stamps from Kitchen Sink stamps and some wonderful papers found in the Paper Temptress' St. Patty KSS Green Paper Package

Now for the hint on the phrase:
"and happiness"

Be sure to collect this phrase, as it goes with the daily collection!

The winner of collection, someone will be drawn to get the fabulous giveaway! This fabulous giveaway is going to be.....1 Multi Step Shamrock and Clover and 1 each of 2 inks - Memento Cottage Ivy & Pear Tart from KSS and then the St. Patty's KSS Green Package from PaperTemptress. The giveaway end on March 20th at Midnight PT. Keep collecting the phrases from the week and email the completed phrase you gathered to The winner will be announced on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Here's a great image from CC Designs. I love this girl. Her cute cherry shirt and matching pants! so adorable. I used some cute polka dot paper from Making Memories to make the background for the card. The statement comes from a cute sticker "Some pursue happiness, others Create it!" Off to create now, everyone!!Don't forget to scroll down to the march 14th blog entry and sign up for the blog candy!! I am giving away a whole sheet of rubber stamps and Paper Temptress is awarding a wonderful prize of beautiful paper to a winner as well.

I also have a card showing on the Paper Temptress site today, take a peek at it; This image is one of the wonderful projects being featured in the Paper Temptress and Kitchen Sink Stamps Party week!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Making Memories, Bazzill, Neenah); Stamped Image(CC Designs); Ink (Memento); Flowers (); Color(Copic Markers);

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Love and Angels

Here's a little wonderful image from Diane Duda at Sugar Nellie Stamps; makes me think about love coming down from above. Sorry I am running so late today. We have been at the funeral for Great Grandma. She is gone now, we all miss her lots. I hope she is at peace and everyone in the family remembers all the happy memories of her.

If you haven't signed up for the Blog candy, be sure and scroll down a few entries to sign up!! I am giving a way a whole sheet of beautiful rubber stamps!

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah); Stamp (Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Butterflies (Jolee's); Love (Button); Adhesive(Glue All, Pop Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, March 15, 2010


Here's a beautiful stamp from Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps in Scotland. It's called Demure. I love her little country style dress and simple flowers. Makes me think of spring time. Be sure that you read the post from last night, it's the sign up for a free blog candy drawing. There are two prizes, be sure to sign up!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Stamp(Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamp); Ink (Memento); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cutter (Spellbinders); Thoughtful (Sticker); Adhesive (Glue all, Popdots, Glue dots);

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Hi all! The time as come!! I know many of you have been very patiently waiting. So here it is!!
It's time for some wonderful blog candy!!! This sheet of rubber is an entire sheet of brand new rubber from a wonderful stamp company called Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps. A sheet of Fantasy Art Collection stamps which has 4 beautiful image stamps designed by Artist ching-chou kuik along with some sayings. Some photos are included in this posting the TOP image shows the images and the BOTTOM image is a scan of the actual sheet that will be sent out to the winner; 1 brand new 6.5x9" sheet of stamps, the exact one shown.

To sign up and win, just leave a comment at the end of this posting with your name and email!! I must have your email in order to contact you at the end of the contest. I may trim this sheet carefully when mailing. There are wonderful samples using this sheet on the Sweet Pea Blog. Retail price on this new sheet is $18.
NOTE added 3/20/10: there is no blog requirement or such to win the grand prize! I hope there is no confusion here. I will not collect emails or use anyone's email unless you win the grand prize!! I am just personal stamper, not a store owner. I love these stamps and do make samples for this store but I am not the owner or personally related to the owner (she's a super nice lady though :)

ALSO: there is a wonderful bonus prize (this prize requires that you have a blog to post to or are a member of a yahoo group or chat room that you can announce in and share with other stampers/crafter). This winner will receive some beautiful paper from the Paper Temptress. It's a brand new package of Silver Lustre Paper. This stunning paper is wonderful and I have done several projects with it in my blog. See it on the Paper Temptress Site here. To be eligible for this prize, you need to add a Link to this prize to your blog then send a message to me to let me know so I will include you in this drawing. This drawing is separate from the other drawing and will be sent directly to you from Paper Temptress when you win! Once you have put the Link on your site, be sure to email me so you will be added in the extra drawing for this wonderful prize! (email TITLE: Blog Candy BONUS to

Winners will be picked at the end of March!! Good luck to everyone.

Sunday Angel Card

Hello all! Time to go back to the Sunday Angel Cards. As I have been home for a couple weeks now I am getting a little stronger everyday. I am starting to stamp more and more, not just stamp but actually take my stamped images and make cards with them. That really makes me feel happy. Here's a celebration card for that. Also, Great Grandma Hallie passed Friday night this week. My heart will miss her. I hope her soul sees this card.

"Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace goodwill toward men." Blessings to all of you this coming week!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Paper Temptress); Stamp (Stampendous Angel, Saying); Ink (Memento, Permanent White); Color (Copic Markers); Cutting tool (Spellbinders);

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Eat Cake Graphics.....

I love this funny little girl and after my surgery I just had to get this saying, "It's important to keep an open mind. But not so open that your brains fall out." HA!

I figure after 2 brain surgeries last month and having 1/3 of my head cut open I deserved this stamp. These stamps come from an adorable company called "Eat Cake Graphics". The person who owns this company has some adorable stamps! I got a handful of them and they are super cute!!Hope you are all having a great weekend. This has been a long week due to the blooming that is in play here in Austin. I never had allergies before but I have them badly now.

Project Materials: Cardstocks (Bazzill); Ink (Memento); Stamps (Eat Cake Graphics); Colors(Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Brads(Making Memories, Basic Grey); Bling (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Glue All, PopDots, Ribbon Glue, Glue Dots);

St Patty Day Celebration is going on.....

My friend at the Paper Temptress shared this info with me, she and the owner of Kitchen Sink Stamps are going to do a special for St Patrick's Day (week), see their info:

PaperTemptress and Kitchen Sink Stamps are partnering up for a St. Patty's day celebration (they have hidden a pot of gold LOL) starting now so be sure to visit PaperTemptress's Community blog today to find out where to go to get the first piece of the puzzle (which is a phrase). Each day their will be another puzzle piece and featured card. Once you have all of the pieces of the puzzle you can enter to win Kitchen Sink Stamps newly released Multi Step Shamrock and Clover, 1 each of 2 inks - Memento Cottage Ivy & Pear Tart and St. Patty's KSS Green Package which is the stamps and paper that are spotlighted in the treasure hunt! A lot of fun and a giveaway so celebrate St. Patty's day with us (make sure to bring green paper LOL)!

March is the perfect time to prepare for your Spring and Summer designs so start by adding an assortment of vibrant splashes of colors that sizzle to your paperstash. To help get you ready PaperTemptress is offering the Premium Glossy, Ultimate Glossy and Vellum Paperlines at a whopping 30% off! But that not all......the truly amazing Leather line is 25% off too. March madness has hit PaperTemptress hard this month!! PaperTemptress offers the largest selection of fun colors available in all of these paperlines so shopping is going to be fun!
Don't forget to check out the new PaperTemptress's PaperRings, Bits & Pieces, and the Bit's of Strips.

Sounds like fun, huh? I know I will be around--Holley

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fairy Friends

I love this stained glass style image "Fairy Friends" from I Brake for Stamps. These fairies are so precious, I love the larger size of this image and the layout of the image. You can find it on the Fairy page on their website. I colored this image with copic markers and added ribbons and flowers for accents.

Be sure to use the coupon code, SAVE10HOLLEY, in the right hand column when you visit their site to get 10% off your sale.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim, Bazzill); Image (I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Ribbon (Michaels); Memories (MAMBI); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Adhesives (Glue all, pop dots, ribbon glue);

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Whipper Snapper Bunny

Hop, Hop, Hop! It's a Whipper Snapper Bunny. I love this cute stamp. I just got several new stamps from Whipper Snapper that will be posted soon. This cutie is a bunny that could be used for Easter time or any other fun occasion.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Stampin' Up Silver, Bazzill, Neenah); Border Punch (Fiskars); Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Makers); Bling (Mambi); Adhesive (Glue All, Pop Dots);

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Posy for you!

Here's some flowers for you! This sweet girl is holding some flowers just for you. I love her cherry dress and she's winking right at you. I just love some of the quirky girls in the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. Too cute!

I thought I would have her give you all some flowers today. That's something we all need in spring time huh?

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, California Paper Goods Silver); Stamp(Kraftin' Kimmie Rubber Stamp); Ink (Memento); Buttons(American Buttons); Corner Paper Punch; Color (Copic Markers)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tilda's Candle

Tilda's waiting up for you! She's so cute as she is watching for you with her candle lit up. I just love this adorable stamp. I always loved beautiful candles when I was a child. Now they make me so nervous because the cat chooses to jump up on the counter even if I scold her constantly. I finally just stopped lighting them.
Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamp); Flowers (Prima); Punch (Fiskars Border Punch); Bling (MAMBI); Color (Copic markers); Ink (Memento);

Monday, March 8, 2010

CC Designs Miss Rosalie

I love this spring theme stamp from CC Designs. Her name is Miss Rosalie. She's such a sweet looking girl. I dressed her in a red/orange outfit. I put her on a card also colored in red and orange. She looks shy but I added a saying "Great Hugs" because even the shy ones often give a great hug to you. Happy Monday
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (CC Designs Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Brads (Unknown); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (Ribbon Glue, Glue All);

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Sunday Card!

Happy Sunday everyone! Here's a nicely stitched card that I made with some great work that a friend made for me. She (Linda W) stitched some beautiful work for me. I had to use some of these for wonderful Sunday theme cards. This card says "Great is Thy Faithfulness" which is one of my favorite songs at church.Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Projest Materials: Cardstock (Westrim, DCWV); Metal Printing (Paper Studio); Ink (Colorbox Ink); Hand sewn borders (Linda Weber);

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Gorjuss Girl Mini Card

Here's a cute Mini Card using one of the Gorjuss Girl stamps from Sugar Nellie. She's so cute. I just made a small size card that would fit the girl stamp on the front.Then I made a mini sized envelope out of thin paper in a purple color that matches the color. I love the greenish color I used for the dress (greenish blue color from copic markers).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (Gorjuss Girls-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Diamonds (metal embellishments); Adhesives(Popdots, glue all, 3d glue dots);

Friday, March 5, 2010


I love this adorable duck image from I Brake for Stamps. I paired him with a rubon in this card, but I also think he would be so cute on a card with a fun saying like "Having a long week?", "I'm pooped" or other cute sentiments. Don't forget to take advantage of the 10% discount code for all your purchases by using SAVE10HOLLEY when you check out. They also sell nestabilities!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Ribbon (Pebbles); Buttons (Grandma's Button bag); Rub-on (Art Warehouse); Tools (Nestabilities);

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Tilda

Happy Tilda! Love others as God loves you. God has been good to me so I hope I can be as good to others. Here's a Tilda cupcake for all of you :)

I got my staples out yesterday. I am glad that is over. Now I just need to keep getting better and better now.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp(Tilda: Magnolia Rubber Stamp); Flower (Petaloo); Button (Unknown); Happy (Rubon); Love (Sticker); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue all, Glue dots)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Time for some cake!

Time for some cake! Hope you are having a great week. This week they are supposed to take time to remove a ton of stitches out of my head. Seems like about 60 of them. They go from down the center of my forehead all the way to the back of my head and then to my left side of my head to my head and down to the front of my left side check.

After getting all these removed, I think I deserve a treat!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento); Brads (Unknown); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue All, 1/16" Adhesive tape);

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thank You!!

Sending out Big Thanks to everyone for being so supportive and prayerful during the period of my surgery. Special hugs to everyone who helped John and who came out to the hospital to visit. For all the wonderful cards I recieved and all the helpful emails of encouragement!! You guys are the best!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (CC Designs; Saying-?); Flowers (Prima); Color (Copic Markers); Sewing (Linda Weber); Brads (Basic Grey, Queen&Co); Ink ( Memento, Colorbox Chalk);

Monday, March 1, 2010

Paper Temptress Crystal Clear Card

This card is made from a clear sheet that folded in half. I love the way the card looks while it's closed. I layed some objects on the top of the card and other items on the inside of the card. All items were adhered to the crystal clear paper with glue dots.
Here's a photo of the inside of the card. I used nestabilities to cut out the scalloped rectangle. When closed, this rectangle severs as a border for the image. I also put flowers on the top layer of the card. The paper used for the inner layer is called Tuscan sun. I cut out a small rectangle from teh Black Felt Grande and Neenah classic crest where I stamped the image "Hello"
Be sure to take a look at the Paper Temptress website!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress-Crystal Clear, Tuscan Sun, Black Felt Grandee, Neenah Classic White); Nestabilities (Scalloped Rectangle); Vines (Jolee's); Flowers (Prima); Images (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Glue dots