Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm nuts about you!

Here's a cutie from Whipper Snapper stamps who just wants to confess his love! He's just nuts about you! Looks like he is even willing to share some. I love their adorable animal theme stamps and the cute sayings they make too. Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Project Materials: Carstock (California Paper, Neenah, DCWV); Border(Doodlebug); Buttons(American Traditional); Stamp(Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Corner Punch(All Night Media); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Grace Girl

Hello! Here's a new stamp that comes from Starving Artistamps Doodle Factory. It's part of the Grace Girls set. I really like this set, too quirky, even with the fish. The saying is from a different stamp set. Hope the new week is going well. I managed to get my walking in last night before any storm hit Austin. Clouds were getting dark though. I do hope for the rain, maybe it will happen tonight and bring some coolness to us.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps(Grace Girl-DoodleFactory; Hello-Studio G); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (American Traditional); Border(Fiskars); Colors (Copic Markers);

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fairy & Dragon

Here's a wonderful card made with beautiful specialty papers and a fairy stamp with her dragon friend. I added a saying "LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today, HOPE for tomorrow." I hope you are all ready for a new week. See the Dragon and Fairy on this sheet here, the saying stamp is available here; Be sure to use SAVE10Holley as your coupon at I Brake for Stamps. At the Paper Temptress this card uses beautiful Mica cardstock in an emerald shade and some stunning black cardstock (Retro Glossy Lustre) that this photo really highlights. Highly recommended! The image is stamped on some nice white cardstock that is wonderfully smooth and great for copic markers.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Stamps (I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bad Hair Day?

I love this wonderful stamp from Sweet Pea Stamp's artist Lisa Victoria called "Bad Hair Day". Haven't we all had that? Now perhaps I never had a tree branch in my hair but post brain surgery (esp when they shaved only parts of my head, lol!) I can remember some funny looking days. I just love this little girl and I had to use this stamp as soon as I got the sheet!
I did my card on the Bazzill dotted swiss paper with irridescent ribbons and felt flowers, colored in my image with wonderful shades of Copic markers and used the Hello Sunshine saying from plate #8. I punched the bottom of saying with a border punch and added some ink to the saying with a colorbox chalk inkpad.
Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ribbon (Michaels); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Hero Arts); Staples (Making Memories); Flowers(unknown); Brads(Making Memories); Punch (EK Success); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hello Princess

Here's a little Princess card I made with one of my stamps from La La Land Stamps. These girls are super sweet! This stamp makes me think of my niece Regina. She just had her birthday and got many sweet princess dresses. She would look so cute in them and I would have to tell her "I simply adore you!!"
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah); Stamp(La La Land Crafts; Background stamp-unknown); Saying (Bo Bunny); Ink (Memento); Corner Punch (All Night Media); Oval Cutter (Nestabilities); Adhesive (Glue All, Pop Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hi all! Wishing you a Happy Friday. Here's Rosalee from CC Designs. I love her cute hair and made it orange to go with the shimmery paper from Paper Temptress. Stunning! I also added some sparkly background paper that has glitter in it.Project Materials: Cardstock(Paper Temptress--Orange Mica, Heavenly White); Stamp(Rosalee-CC Designs Stamps); Ink (Memento); Die Cut Ovals(Nestabilities); Corner Punch(All Night Media); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flowers for You!

"Don't treat me any differently than you would the Queen." OK, well, perhaps I am a bit easier than this. Here's little Tilda with some flowers for you today. I hope your week is going really well. It sure has been hot here in TX. I haven't gotten to out nearly as much as I would like to.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Stamps (Magnolia Rubber Stamps; Heart Stamp- Studio G); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Ink); Die Cuts (Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesive (Pop Dots, Glue All);

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hump Day

Happy Wednesday everyone! It is hump day, so I hope it's TREE-mendous. Here's some fun stamps from the Doodle Factory. I love several of the adorable sets that they make. I haven't made any plans for the day but I hope to get in some nice exercise today.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps(Doodle Factory); Ink(Memento; Colorbox Chalk); Borders(Doodlebug); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots); Color(Copic Markers);

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Touch of Love

I adore this cute stamp of a litte girl holding a baby chick. It's from Artist Sarah Kay. Hope you all get a simple touch of love today, even just a little girl reaching for your hand.Project Materials: Cardstock(Neenah, AC Metallic, Unknown); Stamp(Stampavie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Jesse James hearts); Sticker(); Border Punch (Fiskars); Background Embosser (Cuttlebug); DieCut (Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, June 21, 2010

Spring Fairy Stamp

This wonderful image is Elaine Cox's Brown Hat Spring Fairy from Sweet Pea Stamps. It comes from Sheet 3 (Plate 40) Owls. I love these whimsical type images that have fairy girls with owls as well. All the stamps on this sheet are just stunning. (You can get to their website by clicking the Sweet Pea logo on the right hand image that says Sweet Pea Stamps).

Project Materials: Cardstock(California Paper); Stamp(Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Ribbon(unknown); Brads(Basic Grey,Creative Imaginations); Flower(Prima); Color(Copic Markers);

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! Taking this Sunday to wish all the Father's out there a very Happy Father's day. This card is using Swiss Hansel from CC Designs Rubber Stamps. I added a vellum saying "These are the magic years....and therefor the magic days....and therefore the magic moments." We had a special day yesterday for Regina, her first bday party with the family. So much fun.Have a special Sunday everyone and hope your next week is great!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Bazzill Dotted Swiss, DCWV, Neenah); Stamp(CC Designs Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima, Doodlebug); Butterfly (Flora Doodles); Border(Doodlebug); Brads (Doodlebug); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesives(Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All);

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Regina!

Made this cute Hello Kitty card using my Cricut for my niece Regina for her Birthday today. Hope she has a wonderful party. John and I are looking forward to being there! Hugs Regina.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Various); Machine(Cricut Expression); Cartridge (Hello Kitty); Card Size (5 inches);

Friday, June 18, 2010

Love Birds...

Here's a wonderful stamp from I Brake for Stamps called "Love Birds". I cut the image out with one of my sets of nestabilities. I also used IBFS stamps in the background including a cute saying "A little note to you in appreciation for all the wonderful things you do!"

Be sure to use my coupon if you go by the I Brake for Stamps website, there was a huge announcement yesterday that they will start with the Posh stamps soon! Keep your eyes out for those, I know I can't wait for that. Code is Save10Holley

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps(I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts(Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all);

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sweet Pea Misty Reflections

Here's a beautiful stamp from Sweet Pea stamp's designer ching chou kiuk called Misty Reflections. You can see this stamp on the Sweet Pea site page here. I love the combination with the cats on this stamp.

Must say the concert last night was a ton of fun. MC Lars did a great set. One more thing I now realize that I can enjoy that I used to have issues with due to pain in my brain!! Woohoo!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Punch(EK Success); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bags); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Meet Izzy

Meet's a little girl from The Greeting Farm. She's so sweet and innocent looking. She makes me remember lots of times from my younger life. So pretty. Have a wonderful night. I am actually off to a concert later. One would think I am getting too old for this, I have a feeling when I get there and I am standing in the midst of the 20yr olds I will be agreeing with that thought....

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Flowers (Prima); Brads(Basic Grey, Making Memories); Stamp (Izzy-The Greeting Farm); Ink (Memento); Sticker (Unknown); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Need a drink?

Here's a new stamp from a company that I like called Kraftin' Kimmie. Her stamps are just adorable and very quirky. I love this little girl, makes me think of a "mad scientist". Would make such a cute card on valentines with a Love Potion Number 9 stamp to go with it.Thanks for all the responses yesterday! Doctor's appt went well and all news is good news. Will continue to heal up and be thankful for the wonderful results of the operation (Thanks God!!).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah); Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento); Edge Punch (Fiskars); Brad (Unknown); Colors (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All);

Monday, June 14, 2010


Happy Monday everyone! Here's Miss Tilda today and she's looking adorable! It's a beautiful day. So glad to see summer is here. I think all the kids are outta school now. Today is my 4 month appt following surgery. Feeling very well and the healing seems to be going well. Hoping to hear all good things from the Doctor. Still working out and hitting about 10 miles a day. Been adding Stair Master to the routine now as I know it is getting too hot to be going outside so much.
For now I do both, but eventually will have to stay indoors here in TX. Wishing all of you a great week. Hugs!!
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Printed-DCWV, Specialty-AC); Stamp(Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Border(Doodlebug); Sticker(Doodlebug); Corner Punch; Adhesives (Popdots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Grace to you!

Happy Sunday to you! Wishing Grace to you today. Here's a beautiful stamp from I Brake for Stamps. The paisley in the background also comes from I Brake for Stamps. You can use the coupon code in the right hand side the next time you visit their store! Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Vivid); Pen (Glaze Pen); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots);

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fish Bowl

I know parenthesis have been so popular for a while now, I saw these huge ones in a chipboard set and thought I would make a card with them. I had this cute little stamp "How's everything in your bowl?" Gotta comment about the life in your bowl? drop me one and tell me about it...

As for my life, things are going well! Health has been very good, still working on the 10 miles a day and have started to add some stairmaster to the workout. Looking forward to seeing the doctor (who thought I would ever say that!!) for post surgery check up next week.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(Studio G); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Chipboard Parenthesis (Colorbok); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All); Die Cutter (Nestabilities);

Friday, June 11, 2010

Owls (part 2)

As promised yesterday, here's one more adorable owl card using a stamp from Sweet Pea's Elaine Cox. This stamp also comes from the Owl's sheet and is called "Owl Pair"

Hope you also loved the Owls. Elaine Cox's collection also have several stamps that include wonderful stamps with girls and owls and other fun owl sayings. Have a great day! Hooty hoo!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, California Paper); Stamps(Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flowers(Prima); Buttons(Grandma's Button Bag); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots, Glue dots);

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Owls (part 1)

One of the sets of images that I have just loved from Artist Elaine Cox is the owls!! I am sharing cards I did with a couple of them here! These images are so adorable. I love their sweet faces and huge eyes. I must say I have been walking my neighborhood at nights (when I get a chance now) and the other night I actually saw an owl! A tiny owl!! Now, some of you probably think that's common or funny that such a thing would be something I so remember, but I live in a large city and can't say I have ever seen owls in the city, so it was a real treat to see one.

For the above card I used Copic markers to color the image and Colorbox chalk edging on the card, American Traditional matching buttons and Bazzill papers. This stamp comes from Elaine Cox Sheet 3 (Plate 40) or it can be purchased individually as "Little Oak tree Owl".

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (American Traditionals); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Stay tuned for tomorrow's owl card.....

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Let's Grow.....

Here's a cutie from CC Designs. I love her little nightgown. I always wanted one like this, but I must say that living in South Texas just makes such an outfit way too hot. One can not wear such a thing without sweating to death. Oh well.....guess if I ever move way north I will find one of them to wear.

I put a little "Grow" here, but "Grow" can happen to us in lots of ways. For kids it may be obvious, but even us adults can "grow" (and I don't mean just from our eating, lol!!). Post surgery time has been helping me do lots of growing lately.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(CC Designs Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Stripe (All My Memories Fabric Tape); "Grow" (Sticker); Colors (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Popdots);

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Paper Temptress and I Brake For Stamps

Here's one of the stunning stamps from the Les Miserable sheet of stamps (see Here) from the I Brake for Stamps site. I love the image of this girl. Be sure to check the right hand column on my blog to see the link to the I Brake for Stamp website, there's a coupon SAVE10Holley which will save you $$ on your next purchase there. All the papers from this project are luxurious feeling papers from the Paper Temptress. The red paper is thick and textured paper that is called Spirit Red Feltweave. The cream paper is wonderful with an elegant looking crepe texture; the black paper is a bit hard to see in this photograph but also has wonderful texture and weight to it is called Black Grandee; the image is stamped on Heavenly White.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Paper Temptress); Stamps(I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All); Color(Copic Makers);

Monday, June 7, 2010

Smiles to you today!

Here's a quick and simple card sending smiles to all of you today. It's using a cute girl from Stamping Bella's KETTO stamps and some of Making Memories Clear die cuts. I hope you had a great weekend and that happiness transfers into a good week.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Westrim); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamp(Stamping Bella); Die Cuts(Making Memories); Color(Watercolor pencils); Blender Pen(Stampin' Up); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots);

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Card

Love bears all things. Wishing you all a wonderful week. Hope you are doing well. Think of all the people you love, then remember this 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 perseveres. Love never fails.

Have a wonderful week! Holley

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Cheers, Holley

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Always Laugh

Here's a cutie from CC Designs Rubber Stamps. A nice summer-y looking girl sitting down. I added a cute saying "Always laugh when you can. It's cheap medicine. Lord Byron" Given all the medicine I have had this year, I will attest to that statement! A good laughter amounts to a good amount of healing so seeing the best in many things often makes life easier.
Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill); Stamp(CC Designs Rubber Stamps); Saying (Sticker); Border (Doodlebug); Border Punch (Fiskars); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop dots);

Friday, June 4, 2010

You Sparkle!

This card is a little bday shout out to my cousin Cherry!! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day. Love you lots. Congrats on your graduation. Big hugs from John and I. "You Sparkle" Hope you have a great week. Best wishes for a special day.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps; Saying-CC Designs); Ink (Memento); Border(Doodlebug); DieCut (Nestabilities); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Popcorn Bear

Well summer is here and "I am in full sunshine now!" I thought this saying was so cute! This teddy is called "Popcorn Bear." Isn't he adorable? He comes in several adorable sets of stamps. I couldn't resist getting one. We are lucky to be having some rain right now, as that has kept the temperature down. Just enough to make it bear-able!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Saying (DCWV); Stamp(Popcorn Bear-Crafter's Companion); Ink (Memento); Colors (Copic Markers); Punch( EK Success); Adhesives(Pop Dots, Glue All); Brads(Queen & Co.);

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Wishing you all a week of Happiness!! Hard to believe it is already Wed, huh? this week is flying by since Monday was a holiday. I know I keep thinking that it is the incorrect day. I loved this saying "Happiness is something to do, something to love, something to hope for." Wishing all of you lots of Happiness today. Big Hugs!
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(The Angel Company); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima, Doodlebug); Butterfly (); Brads (Basic Grey); Color (Copic Markers); Saying(DCWV); Adhesives(Glue All, Glue Dots, Pop Dots);

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fairy Happy Birthday!

I just love this artist from Sweet Pea Stamps. Her name is Elaine Cox, she does the coolest images. Here's one of the stamps from her first sheet that I haven't shown you yet. I love this girl! I paired that stamp with a cute saying that also comes on the same sheet "A fairy happy birthday to you."All the coloring on the image is done in copic markers. The borders are done with a fiskars punch that was then trimmed out of specialty silver paper and added to the edges to give a sparkle. Both the stamps used on this card from Elaine Cox sheet 1 (Plate 34);

Project Materials: Cardstock: (Bazzill, Neenah, AC); Images(Sweet Pea Stamps); Buttons(American Traditional); Ink (Memento); Punch(Fiskars); Adhesives (Popdots, Gluedots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);