Saturday, July 31, 2010

Be Yourself!

Be Yourself! Who else is better qualified? Isn't that the truth? There's a little something to think about today. Why be something other than yourself? Here's a beautiful flower just for you, the YOU that you really are. Big hugs.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Archivers); Stamp (Unknown); Ink (Versafine, Colorbox Chalk); Color(Watercolor Pencils-Derwent Inktense); Blending Pen (Stampin' Up); Vellum Saying (Momenta); Adhesives (Pop dots);

Friday, July 30, 2010


Now that the real FIRE of summer is here in Texas, I just had to use the heat of summer to make a card. As August hits, we will be over 100 degrees just about 100% of the time. Even when it cools off, it will be in the 90s. Pretty crazy when you wait to go outside until 8 or 9pm and find out it's still in the upper 90s!! That's the trade off you get around here for the lack of snow all winter. Well the FIRE has inspired me for this stunning stamp of Elaine Cox. It's called Magical Springtime. If you have seen the original colors used, you can see the difference based on the color set that i have selected and used on this card.The card uses wonderful cardstock from Paper Temptress; fun flowers from Prima; Brads from Basic Grey; the Friendship stamp from Plate #55; Bling and Pearls from Martha Stewart and Queen&Co. The image was colored using Copic Markers.

Hope your summer is hot, hot, hot! Be sure to take a dip in the swimming pool!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Freddie the Frog

Hi all! Here's an adorable image from the IBFS Digital Stamp shop! (Click HERE to go see this shop!) This stamp is Freddie the Frog chewing some bubble gum. The great stamp in this background comes from IBFS and is an image of a maze that I lightly stamped in with colorbox chalk ink. There's a whole group of great digi images for you to pick from and a whole group of wonderful Freddie Frogs that are TOO cute. You download these images and print them out on your computer, then color them in without ever inking a stamp.

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, Neenah, Bazzill); Stamps/Digi Stamps(I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalks); Die Cuts (Nestabilities); Adhesives(Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers); Green Ric Rac;

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What a Princess!

Oh Tilda! What a princess you are. Aren't there little girls out there that make you think that? I know a few like that. My niece Regina, she's a real cutie. She would love to wear such a beautiful dress with a little crown and everything. How adorable. I wish grown ups would stay so innocent and adorable too.Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Magnolia; saying-I Brake For Stamps); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Border(Bazzill); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Ink (Memento); Color(Copic Markers);

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Ahhh, nothing like a soak in a bathtub. Those of you who know me, you know I love that. Nothing like laying down in and relaxing there. I guess that's one reason that being so short is a good thing. I can fit in a standard sized bathtub (for the most part). When I saw this stamp at Whipper Snapper, I just had to get one!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, Unknown); Stamp(Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads(Basic Grey, Bo Bunny); Ribbon (Colorbok); Adhesives (Ribbon Glue, Pop dots, Glue all);

Monday, July 26, 2010

Follow Your Dreams

Here's one of the new girls from CC Designs named Honey. Super cute as I have a sister named Honey. I colored her up in copic markers and framed her using nestabilities. I put "Follow Your Dreams" with her. Hope you are all ready for a fresh week. I can't believe we are now at the last week of July. Enjoy it now as August will soon be here!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(CC Designs); Ink (Memento); Border Punch(EK Sucess); Sticker(Deja Views); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Die Cut (Nestabilities);

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lean on me!

Happy Sunday! Wishing you all a beautiful day. Here's another adorable stamp that I got from Whipper Snapper. I love this one. It's "Lean on Me". Sometimes we all need someone to lean on. Some of us need more people to lean on than others!! So hugs to all of you who have let me lean on you over the years. You are a true blessing. Call me when you need someone to lean on. The longer I have been healing, the stronger I have been feeling. It's been a truly unbelievable period now.
I am just over 5 months with NO seizures, little or no headaches, I have dropped over 40 pounds, it's just been amazing. I never believed that the pain and daily struggles would go away. I never even realized how much of a toll they had taken on my life until they were gone. What a miracle. Thank you, God!! (Thanks for everything!!) Hugs to all of you have been praying for me.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Dots, Neenah, Archivers); Image(Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brad(Basic Grey); Ribbon (Michaels); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's AMPLEE 'tude

Here's an adorable stamp from Stamping Bella. It's AMPLEE 'tude. She's just darling. I love her cute dress and she is such a sweetie! I love her cute name. I hope you are having a great weekend. Always my favorite time for spending time with my dear hubby. Hope you have wonderful plans too.Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, Bazzill, Neenah, Pressed Petals); Stamp (Stamping Bella); Dots (Mod Design); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesices (Pop Dots, Glue All); Die Cuts (Nestabilities); Vellum Quote (Colorbok);

Friday, July 23, 2010

Social Butterfly

Here's a wonderful stamp from a stamp set sold at I Brake for Stamps. The image was stamped with black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. The background was stamped in white stazon ink. What a beautiful social butterfly. I always wanted to be so free as a child, but I was much more shy back then.

The papers here come from The Paper Temptress here's a more defined scan, so you can see the detailing in the papers, especially the black colored paper, which is actually a wonderfully designed glossy paper. The light shining on the paper lets you see the actual definition. The brown columns has wonderful depth which is why I often use ink staining on the paper to show it.

Be sure to check the links in the right hand column to get your codes to save money the next time you buy products at I Brake for Stamps and the Paper Temptress!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress- Brown Columns, Heavenly White, Retro Black Glossy Lustre); Rubber Stamps (All Designs by-I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento; Stazon); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love!

Tilda wishes you all to Live, Laugh and Love! Hope your week is going great so far. I can't believe we are already on thursday. Time sure is flying. Have a wonderful day and make a wish, hopefully Tilda will grant one just for you!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Dotted Swiss, AC Metallic Specialty, Neenah); Stamp (Magnolia Rubber Stamp); Ink (Memento); Border(Doodlebug); Stickers(K&Co); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Colors (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Nestabilities);

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Set Sail With your Teddy Bear

Who else to take on a journey? I guess I always saw such cartoons as a child and thought balloons would lift me up and take me on a trip. I soon learned in science class that there was not nearly enough helium in those balloons. Oh well. At least I do still have an imagination (some what).

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, Neenah, AC Metallic); Stamps (Kraftin Kimmie); Ink (Memento); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sweet Wishes

Here's another wonderful stamp from Elaine Cox called Celestial Garden Fairy from Plate #34. I used a square Bazzill card with metallic paper to highlight the image. These images from Elaine are so beautiful. They stamp great and are so much fun to color.The embellishments are done in wonderful summery colors, bright oranges, dark yellows, deep blue, clear crystals, pretty pinks and a ribbon border on the bottom to bring all the colors together. I added a cute saying of "Sweet Wishes" to the side using a border punch.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah); Stamps(Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Ribbon (Michaels); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Bling(Martha Stewart); Adhesive(Pop dots, glue dots, glue all, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers); Border Punch (Fiskars);

Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Monday

Here's a happy card for Monday. Had a very nice Sunday, I got to see my neice and nephew and visit with family. They are such a delight to see. The sentiment here makes me think of them. "You make me so happy, I could wag my tail." This cute doggie is one of the stamps I got recently from Whipper Snapper. The background stamp and the sayings are from Inkadinkado.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Pressed Petals, Neenah); Stamps (Dog-Whipper Snapper; Saying, Dog Paw-Inkadinkado); Ink (Memento, Versamark); Ribbon (Sheer Black); Buttons (American Traditional); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Adhesive (Pop dots, glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I Heart You!

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend. I am enjoying it and looking forward to seeing my neice and nephew today. I can't wait to give them a big hug and let them know that I heart them. Hope that you take the time to tell people how much you heart them today.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Pressed Petals, AC Metallic, Neenah); Ink (Memento); Stamp(CC Designs; saying-The Angel Company); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All); Border Punch (Fiskars); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, July 17, 2010

What's the Buzz?

What's the buzz, y'all? Just posted a cute bee card to share today. This is one of the new stamps that I got from Whipper Snapper. The saying and the image come together. Too sweet. Wishing everyone a great weekend. I am looking forward to seeing my neice and nephew, hope you all have something fun planned this weekend.
Project Materials: Cardstock(Neenah, Bazzill, Archivers); Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Corner Punch(All Night Media); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Adhesives(Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, July 16, 2010

I Brake for Stamps Bird Card

Here's a fun bird stamp that I recently got from I Brake for Stamps. I also used several background stamps to add to the card along with some word stamps as well. Two of the papers used on this card come from Pressed Petals and have some printing on them, which gives an added layered look to the card.Here's a list of the I Brake for Stamps used: Grunge Bird, Bird Text, Star Ornament, Saying
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Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Pressed Petals); Ink(Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamps(I Brake for Stamps); Adhesives(Pop Dots, Glue All);

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sweet Pea Girl!

Here is one of the newest stamps from Sweet Pea stamps, I just love their new designer
Samantha Rawlings. She does wonderful designs that make me think of anime style. This stamp is from her first sheet of designs. There are more sheets of her designs coming out soon! Check the Sweet Pea store!
Project Materials: Cardstock(California Paper, AC Metallic, Neenah, DCWV); Stamps (Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Punch(Fiskars Border Punch); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Staples);

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Paper Temptress Fairy Flight

Here's a beautiful fairy card using some wonderful papers from the Paper Temptress. I love this columns paper that adds wonderful background texture to my cards. The green paper has beautiful flecks of mica in it. It didn't scan well here, but in person you can shift the card and see the shiny flecks that lay in the cardstock. The white cardstock that I use for the stamped images is super smooth Heavenly white.There's a link to the Paper Temptress store on the right hand column with a discount code HB15 so you can save at her store!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamps(Saying-I Brake For Stamps; Image-Stamp Fransico?); Color (Copic Markers); Flower (Prima); Brad(Basic Grey); Adhesive (Popdots, Glue All);

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flutter by Butterfly

Here's an adorable stamp from Stampavie and a cute saying from the Angel Company. I hope you all have some wonderful friends that you get to see today (either on-line or in person) that give you a big hug and make your day a little bit happier.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Dots, Bazzill, Neenah, unknown); Stamp(Stampavie; saying-The Angel Company); Flowers (Prima); Brads(Bazzill); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Diecuts (Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, July 12, 2010

You make my heart smile

Here's a sweet girl from Whipper Snapper and her teddy. She's so cute that she makes my heart smile. Hope she can bring you a smile too. Have a great week.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Stamps(Girl-Whipper Snapper; Saying-The Angel Company); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Ribbon (Oriental Trading Company); Buttons (Jesse James); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

All your Heart

Happy Sunday! Here's Tilda holding some hearts to share with the world. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6) Wishing you all a strength in your heart for a wonderful week.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Borders(Magnolia); Brads (Bo Bunny); Saying(Colorbok Vellum); Die Cut(Nestabilities); Adhesives(Pop dots, Glue All);

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Just a cute couple

Here's an adorable owl couple! I love this cute stamp from Stampendous. It's one of the cling mount (i.e. foam mount that is used with clear blocks) that they now offer. I love stamps that are sold this way. I tend to buy a lot of stamps unmounted nowadays and mount them onto EZ mount and store them in notebooks, so stamps that are already sold on cling mount are a bonus! I always seem to have my notebooks nearby, so they seem to get used more often too.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (Stampendous); Border(K & Co.); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bazzill, Basic Grey); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesive(Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, July 9, 2010

What's new?

How about a Whipper Snapper card? I was excited to see them have a sale on the 4th of July weekend so I put in a little order on their site. I am looking forward to that showing up, hopefully it will be here this weekend. Keep your eyes peeled for some new Whipper Snapper stamps used in cards very soon. This cutie is a little bird with his cat. We have been again enjoying some rain here in TX, so that makes the walking much easier in the cooler temperature (i.e. upper 80s instead of upper 90s, lol!)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (Cat-Whipper Snapper; Saying-Cats Pajamas); Ink (Memento); Buttons (Jesse James); Die Cuts (Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Marker);

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beautiful Child

This card uses beautiful stamps from I Brake for Stamps and stunning papers from the Paper Temptress. I love the face image of the baby child on this card, it goes perfect with the saying found on Inspiration plate #3. I used copic markers to color in the image and Colorbox Chalk to dust the edges of the card.I have coupon codes for both of these stores on the sidebar on the right hand side of the screen. Be sure to use them to link to their stores and to save money next time to shop there!! For I Brake for stamps use SAVE10HOLLEY and for Paper Temptress use HB15

Project Materials: Papers (Paper Temptress--Black Felt Grandee, Spirit Red Feltweave, White); Rubber Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Jesse James); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots); Border Punch (Fiskars); Colors (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thinking of You

Here's a cute image from Hanglar & Stanglar. Just a note to let people know I am Thinking of them! I know I have been so quiet this year. I guess I used to call and write people a lot more than I have this year. I know I will eventually get back into that mode but after the surgery this year I have spent more time just being quiet and enjoying the little things in life.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps(Girl-Hanglar&Stangler; Butterfly-Hero Arts; Saying-Michaels); Ink(Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Greeting Farm Teddy Bear

Here's one of the cute new girls from The Greeting Farm. I love her hat and little teddy bear. I simply colored her with copic markers and mounted her on some beautiful metallic bazzill paper (Bazzill Bling). Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Time for a new week to get started.Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill Bling, Neenah, AC Metallic), Stamp (The Greeting Farm); Buttons (American Traditional, Grandma's Button Bag); Ribbon (Misc); Adhesive(Pop dots, Glue dots, glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, July 5, 2010


This card started out with an old but fun piece of lace that I found. I loved the stitching on it and the sequins. I just wanted to include it in a card. This Sweet Pea stamp is designed by Elaine Cox and is called "Playing with Stars." To add the lace on the card I used staples in a misc pattern on the top and bottom and then added other metal embellishments such as brads, words and shapes.Next I think I want to try a fun piece of fabric or two on my cards. In hindsight I will say this ribbon was very loose and sheer which is why I used brads and staples for it, but for more solid ribbons or fabric, I would think about something like a xyron to adhere it. Wishing you a be-witching day!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(Sweet Pea Stamps); Ribbon (Unknown); Brads(Hobby Lobby); Border (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Glue All, Popdots, Staples); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Grace Girl

This beautiful woman is another one of the Grace Girls from the Starving Artistamps Doodle Factory collection. I love the women in this collection. This stamp and the word "Grace" both came in the set. The background stamp came in a different set. Wishing you all a very Happy 4th of July. Happy Birthday to the USA!!

Project Materials: Cardstocks(Bazzill, Neenah, Metallic); Stamps(Starving Artistamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Popdots, glue all);

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Bildmalarna Princess Stamp

Here's an adorable stamp from a company I haven't posted before called Bildmalarna. They have been around for quite a while but come from Europe so you don't see them in the US very often. I just love this one. Wishing everyone a happy weekend.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, AC Metallic); Stamp(Bildmalarna); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Brad (Making Memories); Flowers (Hobby Lobby); Words (Stickers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all);

Friday, July 2, 2010

What's Up?

Here's one of the new style of stamps from Penny Black. These are they unmounted types that they now sell with the cling backing. I love these as I keep many stamps in notebooks now, so I like unmounted stamps that have self cling already. This cute girl is just adorable. Hope you all have wonderful plans for the 4th of July weekend!Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, Metallic); Stamps(Penny Black, Hero Arts); Ink(Memento); Butterfly; Ribbon (Unknown); Adhesive (Glue, popdots, glue dots, ribbon glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tilda and her puppy

Here's Tilda and her cute little puppy! What an adorable little outfit. I added a sweet vellum sentiment "What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!" I used adorable button shaped brads to attach it. We have been getting some wonderful rain this week. It has been a beautiful blessing. Keeping the temperature reasonable and being a good excuse for some extra walking!

IT'S BLOG CANDY TIME!!! stay tuned, before the 4th I am going to post my first Blog-anniversary candy!! wooo hooo, Who can believe this has been going for a year now? Gonna be a good prize or two so stay tuned. Wanna set everything up and get some images I hope to have it posted soon so everyone can see!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Saying(DCWV); Border(Doodlebug); Ink (Memento); Brads (Making Memories); Colors (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all);