Thursday, September 30, 2010

Laugh with me

This sweet turtle from Whipper Snapper invites you all to Laugh. Do need a turtle joke? OK, I will put a silly joke underneath today's card, but remember, YOU asked for it, lol! Hope this card at least brought you a smile. Hugs today.

Q: What do Turtles use to communicate? A: their SHELLphone (HA HA!) OK, you asked for it.

Project Materials: Cardstock(California Paper Goods, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp(Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento); Saying (Clear sticker-Hobby Lobby); Ribbons (Prima, Michaels); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Send my Fairy Godmother

At times, don't we all wish for a Fairy Godmother? After seeing Cinderella as a child I knew I always wanted one who was gonna fly in the window and grant all my wishes, but she never showed up. (Doesn't mean I still don't wish for it!) I love this cutie from The Greeting Farm. Perhaps she will grow up one day and turn into a Fairy Godmother for someone.Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DVWV Metallic, Paper Studio); Stamps (The Greeting Farm; Saying-Rubber Stampede); Ink (Memento); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Bling(hand dyed dew drops); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop dots, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Be Happy

Here's a sweet giraffe stamp from Whimsy Stamps. I paired him with a great saying from TAC, "If you want to be happy, be." I do think happiness can be that simple at times. Sometimes you just have to let it out of yourself and be happy in spite of everything around you :)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (Whimsy Stamps; Saying-The Angel Company); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (unknown, but I think American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all); Color (Derwent Watercolor Pencils); Stampin' Up Blender Pen;

Monday, September 27, 2010

Enjoy the day!

Here's a wonderful image from The Greeting Farm, her name is Dahlia. I colored her up with some wonderful new shades of greens and brown copic markers that I got at a recent scrapbook show. I hope that everyone had a great weekend and is fresh and ready for their new week.Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DCWV, Archivers, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Dahlia-The Greeting Farm; Saying-Unity Stamp Company); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Watercolor Flower

Happy Sunday Everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful blessed day! Here's another beautiful watercolor flower card to start off a new week. I know last week I started us off with a watercolor flower card as well.Hoping that you all have a great week ahead. Special hugs and prayers for those in need and all those who are healing--Love you guys--Apriell, Sylvia, Jan&her Mom, Arlene, Christopher & Regina and so many more who aren't coming into my mind at this moment. God knows who you are in my heart. He blesses you all!!

Hugs, Holley

Saturday, September 25, 2010

So Foxy!

Here's an adorable set of images from Starving Artistamps. I love this cute fox and the saying that comes with him. This card is to celebrate my DH coming home from his trip to San Fran. The cat and I have been missing him this week. Of all the weeks he was gone, it would be week that I get bitten by a neighborhood dog. I walk everyday for 2-2.5 hours and the week he is gone is when one runs up and bites me. UGH. I know my hubby felt awful for not being here to help me. I'm just happy he will be home!!Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Archivers, Neenah); Stamps(Starving Artistamps); Flowers (Prima); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Mini buttons (Grandma's Button bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free as a Bird

Here's a darling bird stamp from Your Next Stamp. I added some music notes to the background, he's a happy bird singing. Perhaps he sees the empty cages and enjoys his freedom. I know I enjoy my newly found freedom.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Archivers, DCWV); Stamp (Fhoina's Pet Bird-Your Next Stamp; Music notes -Savy Stamps); Embossing Border (Cuttlebug); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A me

I really like this image from I Brake for Stamps. It's a more realistic type of image of a tomboy little girl. That was always me as a kid. I wasn't big on frilly clothes, I didn't like pretty dolls; I wanted to play in the mud and see the bugs; I liked science and math. I remember my favorite toy as a little girl was a dump truck that my grandfather gave me. Girly girl things were just not for me. I guess that is why I grew up and eventually got into science, became an engineer and computer programmer; I like hobbies collecting fossils and watching basketball. That's just how I am. The wonderful "Beauty is inside" saying comes from the Stampinback section (see here).Be sure to use my coupon code the next time you go to the I Brake for Stamps website. The have been adding new stamps to the updated site regularly. Coupon is 10 percent off your purchase, code is SAVE10HOLLEY

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flower (Prima); Brad(Bo Bunny); Adhesives(Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Meet Oleander

Thought I would sneak in at least one Halloween card this week. Here's a sweet girl named Oleander. She's from the Sweet November line of stamps at CC Designs. They just came out with some new stamps this month called Twisted Sisters. I really like Oleander. Her cute little wings and witchy dress. After picking her, I realize I may have to get another stamp from this artist someday.
Be sure to vote for your favorite card last week! Vote is on the top of the right hand column!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Archivers); Rubber Stamp (CC Designs Sweet November); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Ribbon; Border (Doodlebug); Chipboard Accent(Cloud 9); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Goldilocks and the three bears

Here's a wonderful little girl and she just loves the three bears. This little Goldilocks isn't scared of the bears at all. She has her arms wrapped around them and is hugging away!! Just my way of sending you guys, a really huge hug today! What a fun stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie.

Something I haven't done in a long time is have a voting contest for card of the week. Thought I might try that this week. It's on the top of the right hand column. Please vote and let me know what your favorite card was last week!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Pressed Petals, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Kraftin Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Borders (K & Co.); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cutter (Sizzix, Nestabilities);

Monday, September 20, 2010

Time Flies

This stamp is an elegant image from Artist ching chou kuik in her Fantasy Art line for Sweet Pea Stamps. My version here looks so very different from her original coloring on the website. I thought this image could also be converted into a Halloween style image if you liked. The stamp is called "Time Flies."This card folds down the center. To ensure that it opens of course, adhere the image to only half of the fold. I used a lot of white ink to make the coloring on the backdrop of the card lighter and silkier. I wanted it to look like fabric, like the image is floating on top. Then I added a row of small buttons on each side of the crease where the card folds together.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Versamark); Buttons (Jesse James buttons); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue Dots, Double stick tape); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Here's a pretty flower card done with watercolor ink. Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and a fresh start to the new week. Hope you have wonderful things scheduled next week. I can't believe we are more than halfway through Sept and already approaching Fall now.
Hope your new week is filled with faith.
Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV); Rubber Stamps (Faith-Posh Impressions; Flower-Hero Arts); Watercolor Crayons (Stampin' Up); Spritzer (Stampin' Up); Adhesives (Glue All);

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bumblebee Dog....

Here's a cute dog dressed in his Halloween costume. He's a bumble bee hiding amongst the flowers. Well, I guess he's not really hiding that well! I had a friend share this cute image with me. He's from Pink Gem Designs.Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Archivers, AC Metallic, Neenah); Ink (Memento); Stamp (Pink Gem Designs); Colors (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all);

Friday, September 17, 2010

Something Witchy this way comes

And here she is, the most adorable mini witch stamp from Sweet Pea artist Elaine Cox. She calls this design "Best Friends." Too sweet. There's a whole sheet of these adorable witch stamps that are just perfect for your halloween cards.I also added a great Sweet Pea saying "Have a 'boo'tiful day!" Hope you guys have had a great week. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV Metallic); Rubber stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Sewn Border(Linda Weber); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Brads (Around the Block, Bo Bunny); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All);

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tilda says Happy Halloween

Here's adorable little Witch Tilda wishing everyone a Happy Halloween along with her rubber spider. I suppose it may look like a real spider, but what kind of adorable little girl would be carrying around a real spider? (and p.s. it only has 6 legs, what kind of spider would be 2 legs short, lol!!) I would certainly not be doing this as a kid and I wasn't really all that girly.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Dotz, Neenah, Archivers); Stamps(Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps; Saying-Studio G); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Punch (Creative Memories);

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Flower Fairy

Here's some great stamps from I Brake for Stamp's website. I just love this beautiful fairy image, she comes of the Einstein sheet. The cute saying comes from the "Come Fly with me" sheet of rubber stamps. I added a great embellishments of wonderful butterflies. IBFS just redid their whole website and have added several wonderful new lines of rubber stamps to their store (be sure to read yesterday's post if you haven't heard).Be sure to check out the new store and use the following coupon to save on your order: SAVE10HOLLEY

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Versamark, Colorbox Chalk); Butterflies (); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Special News!!

I Brake for Stamps has totally redone their website. They have added some wonderful new lines of stamps including some that I am just IN LOVE with!! Woohoo!!

Run and check out their new site

Be sure to use this Coupon at their site, this will save you 10% on everything, the stamps, the accessories, everything!! Here's the code: SAVE10HOLLEY

Also--Here's some of my favorite New items:
I just LOVE these new stamps:
S.W.A.L.K. stamps

These cool embossing folders:
Tim Holtz embossing folders

The new Embossing Arts stamps:
Embossing Arts stamp Line

See a list of all the stamp companies now:

Be sure to use the coupon when checking out to save some $$: SAVE10HOLLEY

Mitzi the Mummy

Here's another funny stamp from the Kraftin' Kimmie Halloween stamp line. I adore this one. It's Mitzi the mummy. I like her wild hair! I colored her in some green color and her bandages in warm grey colors.Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, Archivers); Rubber Stamps (Mitzi-Kraftin' Kimmie; Saying-Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Brads(Jackolanterns-Around the Block); Boo! (Queen&Co); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Nestabilities);

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fluffles Ghost

It's one of my favorite cats, Fluffles from Stampendous. Here he is in his Halloween costume. Turns out he's quite a scaredy cat!! Hard to see based on the scanner but the ghost costume he is wearing has actually been colored in a couple of very light shades of grey. This kind of washed out in the photo making it look stark white.
For those of you who haven't been to Sweet Pea's site, she's having a GREAT grab bag sale right now, get 10 stamps for only $20!! That's only $2 each. Less than 1/2 price. See HERE!!

Project Materials: Cardstock(California Paper Goods, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Fluffles-Stampendous; Scaredy Cat-Sweet Pea); Brads(Halloween-Around the Block); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesive (Pop dots, glue all); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Color(Copic Markers);

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Sunday Card!

Here's a Sunday card for all of you. "Let your light so Shine" Matthew 5:16; or, if you are familiar with the whole verse, Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
I must admit that thinking of the seriousness of this verse alone the simpleness and cuteness of this card seems a bit silly for such a verse. But, I hope letting my light shine for people will make their light shine as well.
Project materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods-Ruby Mica); Borders (All My Memories-Herbanella); Vellum Quote (DCWV); Eyelets (unknown); Eyelet punch (Fiskars);

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's Snow White

Well for the weekend I thought I would post at least one card that was not halloween oriented! Here's a cute princess theme stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. I love the beautiful dress she is wearing. This stamp is an artist depiction of Snow White. I have already started receiving nice thank you emails from people receiving their blog candy!! Wow, I can't believe the items are already hitting their new homes :)Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento); Die Cut Frame(Nestabilities); Ribbon (Unknown); Flower (Prima); Brad (Making Memories); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Good Witch

This sample uses a couple of great stamps from I Brake for Stamp's Halloween Sheet. I love this beautiful witch image and the small saying "Good Witch." I colored her up with Copic Markers and made a border using a border punch on a 6" square card. I have a coupon code for this store that you can use for this stamp sheet or ANYTHING else they sell!! save 10% on your whole purchase with SAVE10HOLLEY

Got three more of the blog candy packages mailed out! The only items remaining now are for Bissecat and Sandy O. You ladies have until this weekend to contact me. If I don't hear from you by monday, someone else will get your prize!!

Project Material: Cardstock (Bazzill, Archivers, Neenah, AC Metallic); Rubber Stamps (Halloween Sheet-I Brake for Stamps); Border Punch (Fiskars); Brads (Around the Block); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tilda the Witch

Here's a cute Halloween card using a Magnolia Stamp of Tilda. I added some 3d ghost stamps and picture her sitting up on a branch of a tree watching the ghosts flying around in the night sky.Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Stamp (Magnolia); Ghosts (Jolees); Tree Branch (Sizzix); Happy Halloween (Yellow Bicycle); Ink (Memento, Versamark); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jack'o Lantern Kitty

This cute cat comes from Whipper Snapper and is hiding out in a Jack 'O Lantern. How cute. I have been enjoying the Halloween theme this year. I just got some new Halloween designs from Sweet Pea stamps as well so more halloween cards will be coming for you to enjoy. I got a huge stack of the blog candy wrapped up and ready to mail yesterday, almost everything!! Most all of you who are expecting some goodies should have your items in the mail. Also, I found out that there are not 7 countries, but now a total of 9 countries where items are going to be sent!! After hearing back from a couple more people yesterday I now have items also going to Scotland and Finland. Woohoo!! So if you have sent me your address, your package is in the mail. Enjoy!!

I am looking for 5 blog candy winners still, if you know them, please drop them a line, I know at times emails get put into the SPAM folder as I have been watching mine diligently to ensure that I didn't miss responses from any of you! I am still seeking Laini, Judy(SharingJesus), Bissecat, Shazzapat, and Sandy O.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Paper Place, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Whipper Snapper; Saying-Sweet Pea); Ink (Memento; Versamark); Border (Bazzill); Adhesives (Pop Dot, glue dots, Glue All); Embellishments (Making Memories, other);

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lil Lolita

This adorable girl is from Tickled Pink stamps Lil Lolita! Super cute. I love her and colored her up in shades of red with light grey embellishments. To me her expression just says it all. No statement needed. My own expression however is nothing but smiles!! Huge thanks for all the nice comments yesterday and I got contacts with almost all the blog candy winners already. Please check the list (yesterday's post).I have started wrapping up a total of 30+ packages to a total of seven countries!! I am excited to see winners in the all over the USA, Canada (2), England (3), Australia(2), South Africa(2), Sweden, and the Netherlands. How exciting. All packages have now been mailed out!!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Archivers, Neenah); Stamp (Lil Lolita-Tickled Pink); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads(unknown); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Border Punch (Martha Stewart);

Monday, September 6, 2010

Blog Candy Prize Winners!!

Big thanks to everyone who signed up for the contest! Huge thanks to Sweet Pea stamps for giving away two wonderful sheets of rubber stamps as the top prizes. The card below uses beautiful stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps, this was the first card I did once I got back out of the hospital following surgery. I have been saving it for a special occasion to share.

In addition to the two wonderful sheets of stamps provided from Sweet Pea Stamps, there are some other prizes! Here's a snapshot to give you an idea of all the blog candy that's going out. I know some are just getting a little treat, but I wanted to send out a "hug" to all of those who have been so kind to me.

Now....on to a master list the's the list. If you see your name, please send me an email ( with your address so I can get your prizes in the mail :)

The Winners ARE:

  1. DAWN (Craftkitty for being the first to post)--she will get the Rachelle Anne Miller stamp
  2. ANNIKA for being the first international poster--she will get a brand Sweet Pea stamp!
  3. Juanita C as Comment poster #6 on my 6 month anniversary is the winner of 6 UM packs of Sandy Lion Embellishments
  4. Audrey Huffman--2 prizes a new Pack of Brenda Walton Page Tabs (see here) AND two brand new stamp sets from KI Memories "Verbology" and the matching "Blockology" for Live Large
  5. Sherrell--a brand new Scrapping Book(softbound"Make a Heritage Scrapbook")
  6. Shell in Alaska--new pack of Queen&Co brads called SWAK(Shaped brads)
  7. Jessica L --- 2 prizes a brand new UM saying stamp from Stampin Bella "life is a party" AND Stamping Bella "here's to you"
  8. Paola--brand new rubber stamp from Sweet Pea stamps Carribean Treasure
  9. Sue in TX -- Prayer of Jabez stamp (unmounted)
  10. Amy Kalvig -- Top o' the Morning stamp (2 stamp set) unmounted
  11. Linda Weber -- "To a Special" assorted UM stamps (has the words "to a special" the words to add such as daughter....friend.....)
  12. Louella Turvey -- Unmounted Birthday Girl stamp set from The Angel Company (rubber only)
  13. Verna Grant -- Delish Book Kit "Time" (mini book kit with add ons and embellishments)
  14. Carol Roper -- 5 brand new packages of Rub-ons from Heidi Grace
  15. Judith Veldhuizen -- mini sized clear stamp set from Technique Tuesday Talking pictures
  16. Leila -- October Afternoon stamp Set "Home Sweet Home"
  17. 80th Entry --due to having 80 staples in my head!!!-- wins Pink Paislee set "On Schedule" Winner is Christine AKA Blankiefinder
  18. Flaminco92627--Inkadinkado All Hallow's Eve clear stamp set
  19. Nancy (Melrosemiss) Recollections Zoo-licious stamp set
  20. Amanda -- Art Warehouse Clear stamps Set Mothers
MORE WINNERS: the following list below will get rubber stamps, number varies depending on what they stamps are, I have some XL stamps and some stamps that are grouped by type. They are bagged up and will be given randomly. Some just have one (like a very large and cool "Thanks" stamp and others have a small assortment such as a winter theme....) Here's the list of rubber stamp recipients:

21. Sherri Patton
22. Sandy O.
23. Cindi (Cindi 168@gmail)
24. Melisa Marie
25. Gilly
26. Norma D.
27. Megs
28. Kim (eletrik@butterflied)

AND NOW.....the big winners are:

Brand new sheet of Sweet Pea Anime Stamps from Artist Samantha Rawlings:
Congratulations to Lorraine!!

Brand new sheet of Sweet Pea Artist Elaine Cox's Sheet 59:
Congratulations to Wanda!! (wldodds)

A big thanks to everyone for all their wonderful comments! I hope to get everything in the mail as soon as I get your addresses. I would love to hear from you when you get your goodies. Hugs to all of you.
Cheers, Holley

Additions as of 9/7 WOOHOO, new winners added!!!
31) Shazza--Martha Stewart full size stamp set "Heart and Flower" clear stamps
32) Laine--Close to My Heart Mini size Wish Upon a Star stamp Set 3x3" 4 stamps (no acyllic block)
33) Sue S (aka Card Crazy)--6 (in celebration of 6 months) packs of embellishments!!
34) Judy - Value Pack from Me&My Big Ideas "Family" We are Blessed
35) Dawn Edwards -- UM stamps
36) Bissecat -- UM stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps artist Lisa Victoria "Marshmellow Dragon"
37) Jan L--6 pack (in celebration of 6 months) of embellishments)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Halloween for Whoo?

Here's the Halloween Owls. I used wonderful papers from the Paper Temptress and a cute stamp set from Studio G. This card uses some stunning Canyon Brown Skinny Columns paper with some Tangy Orange Pop paper. Perfect combo for Halloween.Tonight I will go through the list of everyone who signed up for the blog candy contest and do random choices for winners after removing some duplicates and such. Tomorrow's Labor Day celebration post will contain a huge list of all the winners so check for tomorrow's posting.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress--see the link to her store in the right hand column, note there is a coupon code there too!!); Stamps (Studio G); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (Martha Stewart); Buttons (Jesse James); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Just Batty for you!

I am just Batty for you!! Here's another adorable image from the Kraftin' Kimmie Halloween line. This stamp is extra special for the Austin area as we have one of the largest and most well known bat colonies in North America. It's really amazing. During certain months of the year you can be near down town on the bridge and see the bats fly out in a huge group for a long time, it's truly amazing. It looks almost like a stream of smoke until you really look and realize that it's small bats. There's an estimate of about 1.5 million bats.

Last chance to sign up for the blog candy!! Picking the prize winners will happen on sunday (Tomorrow!!) and announements will come on monday, so please go down and sign up, it's the Aug 17th blog entry to find the contest.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Paper Place, Neenah); Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut/Embossing (Cuttlebug); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's Witchy Poo

Here's one of the new designs from Kraftin' Kimmie's Halloween line called Witchy Poo. Super cute, huh? I just had to get this one! I love her sitting on the broom flying around. Now if I could just learn how to do that. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Archivers, Neenah, Bazzill Bling); Rubber Stamps (Witchy Poo/Bat-Kraftin' Kimmie; Happy Halloween-Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Brad (Around the Block); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, September 2, 2010


This image is Elaine Cox's Thumbelina. She's super adorable. You can get her individually or from sheet 5, plate #46. Though I have been in the midst of many wonderful Halloween cards lately, I came across this image and had to just stop and make a late summery color card with it. The Hello Sunshine saying is just perfect for summer here in Texas!

There's still time to go sign up and leave a comment on the Blog Candy posting! Use the link on the right hand column or scroll down until you reach the Aug 17th entry.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Sewing (Linda Weber); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Flowers (Prima); Brad (Making Memories); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jack'o Lantern Greetings

Here's one of the wonderful new stamps off the sheet that I Brake for Stamps just released for Halloween. I love these happy pumpkins. I am using a beautiful sheer mica paper as well. It's shimmery with an almost metallic shine in it. It's hard to see from the photo, but I also used the Happy Halloween stamp from the same sheet of stamps. It shows up wonderfully on the card, but the flash from the camera makes the shimmer from the card almost as bright as the white text.I hope this card makes you feel like making some great Halloween cards! Be sure to use my coupon code when you go by their store SAVE10HOLLEY

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, Neenah, Paper Studio); Rubber Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk, White); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop dots); Color (Copic Markers)