Friday, April 30, 2010

Bad Hair Day?

Having a bad hair day? I don't really think this little girl is having a bad hair day, but this cute stamp comes with that saying! clearly she needs to learn what bad hair really looks like! Trust me, with the long hair I have had, I know what a bad hair day really looks like.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamps (Your Next Stamp); Die Cutter (Nestabilities); Colors (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all);

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Here's a another sweet girl dressed up as a cute Lady bug. This one is done with watercolor pencils and colored in. I have been doing a lot of copic markers for a while, but decided to go with watercolors for this image.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (CC Desings Rubber Stamps, Hero arts); Ink (Versafine, Watermark); Watercolor Pencils; Hello (Rubon); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All);

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Have a Bee-utiful Day! Here's a cute set from Pink Cat rubber stamps. A sweet girl dressed up like a bee. What springtime fun. I love the outfit and the saying that comes with her.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC Specialty) Tag (Stampin Up); Stamps(Pink Cat Studios; background flower-Your Next stamp); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border Punck (Fiskars); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Serene Night

I love this beautiful stamp called The Serene Night from Plate #24 of Sweet Pea Stamps. I stamped and colored in the image and then cut out a scalloped oval using Nestabilities. I layered the image on beautiful layered papers one that is embossed metallic and one that is bright sheer white color. The main card stock for this card is a light pink Bazzil paper
I used metallic pink cutoffs to highlight the corners of the card and low level pop dots to raise each level of the card. The shiny level of the metallic paper really makes the image stand out without adding further amounts of embellishment. The image was colored using Copic Markers.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Your Next Stamp....

Here's a new stamp from a company called "Your Next Stamp." I made this card for Mother's Day. Too Cute. I have to post my cards here as an unexpected trip and will make my cards a little bit late in the mailing this year!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Buttons (American Crafts); Images (Your Next Stamp); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cutters (Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Here's an Angel from the Greeting Farm for today. I wish you all a peaceful and blessed Sunday. I hope you get a wonderful renewal for the week to come. "And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of the Children. Isaiah 54:13" Wishing you peace for the week!
Prayers for John's father during his open heart surgery tomorrow!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Greeting Farm); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop dots, Ribbon glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tea with me?

Would you like to have some tea with me? This cutie is a fun stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie. She put out several new stamps that are super cute and quirky. I have several of the new ones that I will be posting over the next week or two. I used this one and one of the new text ones "You're Tea-riffic"Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, Neenah, vellum-unknown); Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento); Borders(Doodlebug); Colors (Copic Markers);

Friday, April 23, 2010

La La Land.....

Here's another card from La La Land. She's so cute and has her bunny with her. I suppose this card would have gone well for Easter too. I decided to make this card for Mother's Day. I think it is hard to tell with the scan, but the bunny was lightly colored in with a grey color and pink nose. The brad has cute text on it that says Love U.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Stamps (La La Land, Your Next Stamp); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Punches(All Night Media, EK Success); Adhesives(Glue All, Pop Dots); Brads (Around the Block);

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Take Time....

Here's an adorable dragon stamp with a matching saying from a sheet of rubber stamps from I Brake for Stamps. This sheet includes a couple of dragon theme stamps with some wonderful sayings and a great mermaid! The card is mounted on gorgeous paper from the Paper Temptress and colored with Copic Markers.Be sure to use the coupon to save on any purchases you make at I Brake for Stamps! 10% off any purchase using the code Save10Holley; At Paper Temptress, you can use the code HB15 and get 15% off your next paper purchase! This project uses some beautiful papers including the background with Spring columns, the stamped image on Neenah Solar White paper and the shimmery green mica emerald colored cardstock. These are all wonderful choices!!

Project Materials: Papers (Paper Temptress-Spring Green Columns, Neenah Solar White, Mica Emerald Cardstock); Rubber Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flower (prima); Brad(Making Memories); Adhesive (Glue All, Popdots); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


These beautiful stamps come from ching-chou kuik's fantasy art plate #30. I love the wispy look of this woman and I cut the image of the lady out of the main stamp to highlight her, as well as the background circle. I raised the image and mounted it on a dark black background.

I used several colors of Copic markers to color the image and Colorbox Chalk ink to add color around the text image after it was stamped. Flowers from Prima were added to the card along with brads from Basic Grey. I love the use of Yellow and Green in the springtime.

Be sure to scroll down and sign up for the blog candy (see monday's entry); Also-- this week is the Sweet Pea stamps birthday celebration, be sure to go to their blog and sign up for the wonderful prizes!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sweet Pea Anniversary stamp!

Here's a card using the Sweet Pea Anniversary Stamp!! Happy 1 Year Birthday Sweet Pea! A bunch of wonderful cards using this stamp are being featured on the Sweet Pea blog today! There's also a sign up for a free give away on their blog. There's links to each design team member's blog, as each design team member has a wonderful set of Sweet Pea stamps to hand out!! Be sure to go sign up for those!!

My Sweet Pea sign up is under the posting on monday named "Sweet Pea Birthday Blog Candy"--it has a photo of all the stamps you will receive if you are the winner, all you need to do is leave a comment under that posting--read the entry to see the details.

Cheers all! Holley

Princess and the Frog

Here's an adorable stamp from Sugar Nellie's Diane Duda. It's the Princess and the Frog. Not sure I would just carry one around with me, but perhaps after seeing the recent movie, there's more than one little girl who has a pet frog now.
if you haven't signed up for the blog candy, there's a big giveaway, scroll down a couple of screens and leave a comment to sign up for wonderful stamps from Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Brads (unknown); Rubber Stamp (girl- Diane Duda of Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps; Saying-Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps); Ribbon (Michaels); Ribbon Glue (Making Memories); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue all);

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Cupcake Fairy

Here's a cutie from Pink Cat Studio. This little Cup Cake Fairy will share with you. Isn't there a moment when you wish there was a cupcake fairy who would bring you a treat? Don't I have the weirdest thoughts? Can you imagine small fairies flying around with treats?

Be sure to scroll down and sign up for the Blog Candy from 12am posting!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Archivers); Stamps(Pink Cat Studio); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Borderpunch(EK Success); Brads(Unknown); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesive(Popdots, Glue All);

Sweet Pea Birthday Blog Candy!!!

Sweet Pea Stamps is having it's first Birthday!! Happy Birthday! In celebration, they have sent me some wonderful rubber stamps to give away. A huge thanks to Sweet Pea stamps for these wonderful prizes. This is a HUGE lot of gorgeous rubber stamps. It's retail value is over $30 worth. What a wonderful prize.

All you have to do to win is to sign up a comment underneath, be sure to put an email so I can contact the winner and leave a comment that says which of these stamps is your favorite!! Below I give a list of the names for all the stamps included in the prize for you. One winner will picked and will win ALL the rubber stamps shown in this photo. Let us all thank Lynette from Sweet Pea Stamps for this wonderful prize!!
These are all brand new stamps!! You can see images for these rubber stamps on the Sweet Pea website. There's more than a full sheet plus some wonderful sayings!! Here's a full list of what is included in this prize: ching-chou kuik's Caribbean Treasure, ching-chou kuik's Soft Goth Night, ching-chou kuik's Rising Flame, ching-chou kuik's Purple Woods, ching-chou kuik's September Rhythm, "MAGICAL", "Have a Magical Day", "Tears are words the Heart can't express", "Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly", "original artwork by ching-chou kiuk", "You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel"

You can see wonderful samples using these stamps on the Sweet Pea stamps blog. Be sure to follow the blog for the Birthday party! There will be lots of other Sweet Pea design team members giving away prizes too! Be sure to check out all the Sweet Pea designers for a chance to win prizes!!

NOTE: due to a family emergency, I will draw the winner at the end of the next week! Please keep signing up if you have not already put your name down to win the prize (please one entry per person!). I will post the winner as soon as I get back from the family trip and will mail it soon there after. Package is already wrapped up and ready to go!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Here's a beautiful angel stamp from The Greeting Farm. I did the whole card in various green colors. Hoping you had a wonderful week and wishing you a beautiful Sunday.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (Anya-Greeting Farm; Saying-I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Mememto); Color (Copic Markers); Cutter (Nestabilities); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots, Glue Dots); Buttons (Dress It Up);

Saturday, April 17, 2010

To the World....

Here's another great stamp from Eat Cake Graphics. This girl and her dog standing in the spring meadow. "To the world you might be one person, But to one person you just might be the world." So never think how much or how little you do matters just a little, it might mean the world.
Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Eat Cake Graphics); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Punch (Fiskars Border); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots);

Friday, April 16, 2010

Have a Fairy Day!

Here's a beautiful 6" square Fairy Card using beautiful images from I Brake for Stamps. The fairy girl is called "Fairy Swing"; The wonderful saying comes on a great sheet of rubber stamps. I colored the image with copic markers and added floral embellishments.

Be sure to use the coupon code next time you go to I Brake for Stamps!

Project Materials: Cardstock: (Bazzill, Neenah); Flowers (Prima); Rubber Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento); Brads (Basic Grey); Punch (Fiskars); Adhesives (Gluedots, Glue All, Pop dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tilda Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Mom!! Just posting a Birthday card today for my mother. Hope your birthday is wonderful. Big Hugs from Holley & John. Here's a card featuring Tilda from Magnolia Rubber Stamps.Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Happy Bday (DCWV); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bo Bunny); Colors (Copic Markers); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives(Popdots, Glue All);

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thank You Trevor

Here's CC Design Stamps "Trevor" sending everyone some flowers as I continue to send out thanks to everyone. I am still making lots of thank you cards. This week is moving on quickly, it's already wed.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (CC Designs); Flowers (Prima); Thank You (DCWV); Brad (Making Memories); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Colors (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots);

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Introducing: Rosie

Here's a new stamp that I really like. Her name is Rosie. She comes from La-la Land. I love this cute stamp with her and a little bird. Too sweet. Appointments yesterday went very well. That was great. Now I look forward to a wonderful week. Wishing all of you a wonderful week as well!
Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, AC Paper); Stamp (La-La Land); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Embosser (Cuttlebug); Ink (Memento); Flowers(Prima); Brads (Queen&Co.); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue All, Double stick tape, pop dots);

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Flowers

Here's a pretty flower girl from Whipper Snapper. I am not sure if she's just really tiny or if this is the biggest flower ever. At any rate, I love the flowers that are now coming out all over the area. As the rain is appearing, most of the pollen that has been bothering me is going away and the ground is blooming with beautiful flowers everywhere.This week is my 2nd doctor appt following the surgery. It's been 2 months now. I am feeling better and better so I hope for good reports from the doctors. I am mostly just expecting them to do a quick checkup.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Whipper Snapper); Bling (MAMBI); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesive(Glue All, Pop Dots, Glue Dots); Heart (O'Scrap); Button (Jesse James Buttons);

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Hello! Here's a Sunday Angel card for you. I am using one of my favorites, this is a stamp made by Sugar Nellie's Gorjuss Girls. I am using a new sentiment stamp that I bought from Whipper Snapper "God's answers are Wiser than our prayers". I like that saying and try to remind myself that I don't always know what should be coming and I should be thankful for what I have and what I receive because I don't know what my future will hold.

So when I go to sleep at night, I try to pray thanks for what I received that day and pray for what I receive the coming day. Have a great week!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Rubber Stamps (Gorjuss Girl: Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps; Saying: Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Ribbon (KI Memories); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Corner Punch (All Night Media); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, April 10, 2010

So Thankful!

Among many card sets that I am making now are some thank you cards for many people. Here's one that I did using some of the Angel Company sets that I got right after I got out of the hospital. She's so cute. The saying comes from a set I got from Unity Stamp Company.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps(The Angel Company, Unity); Bling (Basic Grey); Flowers (Heidi Grace, Prima); Brad(Making Memories); Cutter (Nestabilities); Embosser (Cuttlebug); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots, Glue Dots);

Friday, April 9, 2010

Getting ready for....Mom's Day

As Mother's Day is coming, I decided to pull out a stamp to make a mother's day card. I love this image of a mom and a little girl sitting down in a meadow (or on my card it would be sitting off near the beach) reading with a pile of books. The stamp is called "mother and child". I colored the image with copic markers and used Nestabilities to cut the image. I added one of the Inspirational sayings from sheet #3 to the card. I also added some special bling just for my mom, whose favorite colors are pink and who loves the jewels.

Don't forget to check the I Brake For stamps website and use the coupon code "SAVE10HOLLEY" for 10% off!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Birgitta is Blooming

Here's Birgitta from CC Designs Rubber Stamps. She's dressed up in her red and pink outfit surrounded by beautiful flowers. As spring is here she's surrounded by blooming. I know for many of you that means allergies. I too had an allergy fit for some time this season. I am feeling much better now, so I hope you all will be over it soon as well.

Project Materials: Paper (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Flowers (Prima); Brads(Queen&Co, Mod, Making Memories, misc); Rubber Stamp (CC Designs Rubber Stamps); Scissors (Provo Craft); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots); Vellum (Colorbok); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shining On....

I love this beautiful stamp that was made and is being used to raise funds for Doctors without Borders as a Haiti Relief Stamp. This image is so stunning. For this card, I used a large 12" paper and cut it in half. It was subtle paper that had white polka dots, I wanted to have a 6" card.
Project Materials: Cardstock (PolkaDot-Making Memories; White-Neenah; Metallic-); Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories, Bo Bunny, other); Ribbon (Heidi Grace); Adhesive (Glue All, Double Stick Tape);

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A little thank ewe!

Here's an adorble ewe stamp that I got from Whipper Snapper. I still have lots of thank ewes for so many people who have helped and reached out to me over so many months. I have started making lots of Thank You cards so I can start sending out some thank you notes to people but I fear it will take many months to make enough for everyone who has been so good to me. Hugs to you all and thanks for being so patient!Special prayers today for my young niece Samarra who is having surgery on her ears today in the morning. Prayers for her and her parents.

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods); Rubber Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Lace (KI Memories); Adhesives (Glue All, PopDots); Pearls (Queen&Co);

Monday, April 5, 2010

Faith, Hope, and Love

Here's a beautiful stamp from Eat Cake Graphics today. I paired it with a Jolee's saying of "Faith, Hope, and Love". I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday. Time for a new week to start. I am looking forward to starting new projects now.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Eat Cake Graphics); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Petaloo); Brad (Making Memories); Sticker (Jolee's); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesive (Glue All, Glue Dots);

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter to all of you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday. May your Easter Basket have Chocolate, Inks, Stamps and lots of Blessings! May we all stop and be thankful for all the wonderful things we have, even the things we have and don't even realize how lucky we are for them.

Love this adorable bunny from I Brake for Stamps! Perfect for my spring and easter cards.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil); Printed Paper (Making Memories); Flowers (Cloud 9); Rubber Stamp (I Brake For Stamps); Pink Fringe(Doodlebug); Border Punch(Fiskars); Brad (Bo Bunny); Ink (Memento); Colors(Copic Markers);

Saturday, April 3, 2010

One more Easter Card.....

Here's one more Easter card, this one doesn't have any stamping on the front side, I had done this one for some kids so I used an Easter Egg shape with a shaking box full of beads on it.Hope you are all having a wonderful Easter weekend! Many Blessings. I haven't heard from all the blog candy winners, if you signed up, please scroll down a day or two to the winner announcement and see if it was you!! I did send out a private email to you though, so you should have heard from me.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Metallic-Califonia Paper Goods); Egg Shaker(Jolees); Corners (Stickers from Flair); Sewn Chicken Accents; Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Happy Easter Saying (Cardstock);

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

Happy Good Friday! Here's some beautiful flowers with a butterfly for you. Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend. I am so excited that I will get to meet my niece and nephew this weekend! This time will be our first meeting as they arrived after my surgery. I can't wait.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Stampendous); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesive (Popdots, Glue Dots, Glue all); Butterfly (Flora Doodles);

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Do you smell carrots?

Here's a little extra card for the day......
I love this humorous stamp from the Cat's Pajamas! Do you Smell Carrots?

Blog Candy winners!!

There was a wonderful drawing for a sheet of beautiful Sweet Pea stamps this month! The winner was entrant #10, Helen "Firenze" Cards

Your sheet will be sent out to you early next week. Congrats on winning these stamps. I can't wait to see what you do with them. I will need to trim these to send to you as the International mail envelopes are somewhat smaller. I will trim carefully of course! Enjoy the stamps and have fun!!

Second Prize was some wonderful Paper that will be sent by the Paper Temptress. She will send the prize to the winner directly. In this case, I will simply forward the winner's email to the Paper Temptress. The winner is: Grandma Lee!!

The final winner is the "First Entrant" for the first person who saw the contest and signed up as a contestant first. The prize is a great rubber stamp that is unmounted. It's full sized rubber stamp from Sweet Pea stamps and will be sent to Linda W.

Big Congrats to all the winners of the contest. I can't wait to have another soon. I hear that Sweet Pea stamps will be having a huge 1st Bday Party soon.

Cheers all!

Dare to be DiIfferent

Happy April Fool's Day!! "Dare to be Different!" I love this saying. I think that stamp is great and when I saw this giraffe stamp I just had to put these images together! What a cute Easter card. Some cards just need to make you smile :)I used bright spring colors to make the card along with copic makers to color in the image. This stamp and saying a great keepers and will make both funny cards and at the same time I will make more serious cards for people that will inside reflect sayings congratulating them for being successful, "thinking out of the box", doing well even though they were different than everyone else. I can think of several great situations for cards like this! Guess I must be different, lol!!
Have a wonderful April 1st!!
Stamp designs are from I Brake for Stamps, there's a link and coupon code for them on the right hand column.