Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween, Go have some Fun!

Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween! John and I are looking forward to seeing a few kiddos coming by for a treat. Hopefully we will have a few. I got some neon glowing necklaces to handout this year. Hope the kids like those.

Happy Halloween Everyone! Hope this year has been the last "scary" year that I will ever have, lol!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Mica Flame, AC, Neenah); Stars (Making Memories); Rubber Stamp (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Sticker (Reminisce);

Fairy Friend

Here's a wonderful stamp from Sweet Pea stamps. This stamp comes from artist Lisa Victoria's Fantasy collection and is called "Fairy Friend". I love this adorable girl and her little dragon friend.

This small highlight shows little fairy with the dragon sitting on her shoulder. Too cute. I colored her with copic markers using several shades a blue and using shades R24, 27 and 29 for the tiny dragon.
I used Nestabilities to cut out the Fairy and her dragon and picked an adorable saying to go with them "Let the little Fairy in you fly!" (Plate #24).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Flowers (); Brads(); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Bday, Christopher!

Today is Christopher's Birthday! Happy 4th Birthday. Here's a card that I made for him. John and I are looking forward to seeing him and his sister at the party today. What a sweet nephew he is. Hope he loves the drum we got for him.Project Materials: Cardstock (AC, Bazzill, Metallic Specialty paper unknown maker); Car (AMM Herbanella); Vellum Saying (Unknown); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Here's another little Halloween card for you. I got this adorable silver embossed paper from Hobby Lobby and just had to have a couple of Spider's on there to make a card with it. I have just one more simple Halloween card to share on Sunday (in case I have a halloween urge tomorrow to make another), then I hope to get in some fall theme cards.
So, are you guys handing out Treats or gonna play tricks? a little of both?

Project Materials: Cardstock(Hobby Lobby); Stickers (Target, Sandy Lion); Buttons (Jesse James); Brad (Making Memories); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop dots, Glue Lines);

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Meet Emma

Meet Emma. She's an adorable Ghoul Friend! I thought she would be a perfect feature for a Halloween theme card. I have other fun plans for her though, so you will see her for other times in the year too. Hope you are ready for the holiday!Project Materials: Cardstock(Mica Emerald -California Paper Company, AC, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento); Buttons (Doodlebug); Color (Copic Markers); Punches (Border&Matching Corner--Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop dots, Glue dots);

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Come Fly With me

Come fly with me, come fly, let's fly away. If you need the power to fly, just stand next to this fairy and she will give you some fairy dust. Then off we will go. I am not sure where I am going, but I am ready to go. These wonderful stamps come from I Brake for Stamps.This adorable Fairy is one of the newly carried images from Embossing Arts (click HERE to see her). The saying I used comes from a fun sheet of rubber stamps called Come Fly With Me (click here to see this sheet). Be sure to use coupon code: Save10Holley during your next purchase at the I Brake for Stamps website. This will give you 10% off everything!! Note, this coupon includes accessories and the sale items. Until the 31st, all the half size rubber sheets are already marked on sale!! Use my coupon and get 10% additional off the sale price! (Click HERE to see all the sheets on sale.)

Have a wonderful fairy filled day!
Cheers, Holley
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Buttons (Jesse James, Misc); Brads (Making Memories); Flowers (Prima); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vampire Girl

Here's a beautiful girl from Queen Kat Stamps. I love her coffin shaped brief case. What else would a vampiress carry? Seeing as how her weekend is coming up, she's ready for business. Decked out in red and ready to go. Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Jesse James); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Monday Card!

Wishing everyone another great week! Here's a simple watercolor stype card that I did with a small image of a cup of Sunflowers. I stamped them on thick watercolor papers and used some watercolor pencils and an aquabrush to wash over the image. I colored on the paper and washed it gently with some color as well. I double mounted the image and added some color to the mounting papers. Hope you guys are ready for another great week. I am feeling wonderful. Wishing my Aunt and my nephew very Happy Birthdays. Also, Happy Anniversary to my Sister and her husband.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Making Memories, Hobby Lobby, misc); Stamp (unknown); Ink (Versafine, Colorbox Chalk); Watercolor (Stampin' Up, Derwent); Aquarell Waterpen; Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stamp Sale.....

Just a quick note that I Brake For Stamps announced a sale, you get 15% off their half size stamp sheets!!! Woohoo!! CLICK HERE to goto the page that shows all the goodies on sale.

PLUS if you use my coupon code SAVE10HOLLEY you will get an extra 10% off EVERYTHING you buy (the items on sale--making them 25% off, every other store item will be 10% off).

Take a peek!! This sale will go on through the 31st of Oct!


Happy Halloween times two!!

Here's a wonderful stamp from the Gum Drop Gang! It's one of my favorite Halloween stamps. I just love this little girl (Hayden). I colored her in pretty watercolor pencils and then added a light touch of water before coloring over it with darker colors.I used the Happy Halloween stamp from the same Halloween sheet of rubber stamps. In the background I took a sheet of polka dot bazzil swiss paper and rubbed it lightly with colorbox chalk ink to give some bumpy background along with several colors of purple and pink textured plain and metallic colored papers. Of course being my card, you know there has to be some buttons added on!!

Hayden from the Gum Drop Gang and I have been loving sharing all these Halloween creations with you this year, I must confess that I may not be able to wait too long before I have to share more of these creations as I just LOVE the Halloween season and there are so many awesome stamps in the store that I are just calling out to me, Halloween is not just a seasonal thing to me!!So, I had to get in another card today, this card is using an adorable image from Elaine Cox

This stamp is called "Little Witch Cat". For matting the image, I used a combination of AC Black paper and beautiful metallic/mica papers. The card base is bazzill bling. The text on this card comes from Plate #59. I added some dew drops to the cards to give it a little more texture and the image is raised with tall pop dots to make it stand up as the dew drops do. I think this witchy stamp is purrrfect for any season, but most especially for Halloween.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just another day in La La Land

Here's Rosie taking a break as the cat sits down on her lap. I know all of you who have a cat must know that when a cat does this, it's like a heat sink that takes the energy right out of you. There's nothing like a cat snuggled up on your lap that seems to put you right to sleep. Definitely the case for my DH. Picked some fall colors for this card. I bet my cat is ready for a nap, she's probably looking for a lap right now....
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (La-La Land Crafts); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Jesse James); Border (K & Co.); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, October 22, 2010

Little Stars Witch

Happy Halloween! Continuing with my love of the season, I am making another halloween theme card. This cute witch was designed by artist Elaine Cox and is called Little Stars Witch. She comes on a wonderful plate (plate #59) full of halloween images along with adorable owl images that are good for all sorts of themes.The wonderful saying on this card comes from another sheet of Elaine Cox stamps, plate #67, to go with the saying, I added some adorable dimensional black cat stickers and some bling that was sparkly and black as well as some glitter on the cats and some bling to the flowers.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps(Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Cats (SandyLion); Bling(Queen&Co); Adhesives(Glue All, Pop Dots, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Smell the Roses

Here's a pretty card using stamps from I Brake for Stamps. This sweet girl smelling a beautiful handful of flowers. It comes from a sheet of stamps called Einstein Full sheet. I added in two great background stamps using a small star ornament and a large star ornament. Be sure to go by the I Brake for Stamps online store. Get 10% off everything you purchase with code SAVE10HOLLEY

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Hall-owl-een

Here's a little Hooting for Halloween. Some cute little owls taking a rest on some pumpkins. Got this cute little stamp for just $1 at a local store. Cute. Sometimes even the cheap stamps are sweet little things. Not wild about the clear type stamps, but do enjoy the cute owls. Hootie-whoo you guys, have a great day.
This wonderful column style paper comes from The Paper Temptress. The white paper is beautiful and wonderful for using with copic markers, also a Paper Temptress specialty. There's a link in the right hand column if you wanna check out her site.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Rubber Stamps (Studio G); Ink (Memento, Dew Drops); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag, Jesse James); Bling (unknown); Border (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Enchanted April

Here's another image from Queen Kat stamps. This one is Enchanted April. I colored her up in beautiful fall colors. She's ready to hang a house for her new little bird friend in the tree outside. Just in time to make a fall home before winter comes around.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat Stamps); Buttons (American Traditional); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Machine (Sizzix); Colors (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All);

Monday, October 18, 2010

Conjuring up Spells

Hello all! Hope you are ready for a new week. Here's a cute halloween theme card to start off with. This adorable stamp comes from Queen Kat stamps and is called Conjuring up Spells. I came across their website and just loved a number of their designs. This cutie is one I had to get and was the first one that I made a card out of. Keep your eyes out for more designs from artists that this company produces.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flower (Prima); Buttons (American Traditional, Grandma's Button Bag); Vellum (Die Cuts With a View); Ribbon (misc ric rac, unknown sources); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Sunday Card!

Happy Sunday to all of you! Here's wishing you all the sweetness of a friend (proverbs 27-9); Feeling just wonderful and happy, very blessed and very fortunate, very thankful for all of your kind words and all your prayers throughout the year. This year has been so great and brought about such change, surely God takes care of us all.If there is something you need from me, let me know, I feel indebted to all of you for your beautiful words and wonderful kindness. Hugs, Holley

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Sticker(Paper Studio); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Love You!

Happy Saturday everyone! Here's an adorable image from Kraftin' Kimmie of a little girl and her teddy bear. They just wanted to shout out an I Love you message! SO looking forward to see my sister and her kids today. Love you guys! Regina and Christopher are the sweetest.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Imaginesence); Buttons (Unknown); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Mummy

Here's another adorable creature all dressed up for Halloween. This one comes from Starving Artistamps. So cute. He's all wrapped up and ready to go. Wishing you all a very happy friday. Can't believe another week has gone by. Up to walking 2.5 hours a night now a days. The weather is just beautiful lately. Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC); Rubber Stamp (Starving Artistamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bo Bunny); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts (Nestabilities-Spellbinders);

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Here are some of the newest designs added to the I Brake for Stamps store...S.W.A.L.K. I just love these sweet girls, this cute stamp comes from a set called "You are my Sunshine" (click here to see). These set comes with the large stamp used on the card plus some adorable mini stamps and a saying, which for my card, I used on the inside. On the front of this card, I added a cute saying that I got from the friends section of the website (click here). Wishing all of you a very Sunshiney Day! Be sure to use a coupon the next time you go to the I Brake for Stamps website: SAVE10HOLLEY

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Dotted Swiss, DCWV Metallic, Neenah); Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento); Punch (All Night Media); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Jesse James); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Artist: Caron Vinson

Here's a great stamp called Royal Flower that is just being released from Sweet Pea Stamps! This art is from their new artist Caron Vinson. Her work is stunning. The first sheet of her work is now available for ordering. I just loved this image and did a card to show all of you. I think she's just "Magical". You can find this sheet on the website as plate #77. Hope you all have a Magical day! Be sure to check out the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to see new cards made with all the other Carol Vinson stamps.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border Punch(Martha Stewart); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey, Provo Craft); Buttons (Grandmas Button Bag); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Hello

Here's another Halloween card I made with a cute set that I got from a friend in a stamping group that I trade amongst. I just love this halloween set. I thought the ribbon background would go great with a spider theme brad. Be sure to stay tuned for tomorrow as I will be posting a card from the brand new stamp line of Sweet Pea stamps!! Keep your eyes peeled for that.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Paper Studio); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamp (Close To My Heart); Brads (Queen & Co); Wide Ribbon (Unknown); Adhesives (Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Monsters

Continuing on with the Halloween theme, here's some monsters who wanted their photo shared on the blog. Two cuties from Starving Artistamps who got their photo taken. Been enjoying the Halloween theme cards for a while now, but also want to wish you all a Happy Columbus Day! Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Monsters-Starving Artistamps; Saying-Stamping Up); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); White Gel Pen; Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Nestabilities);

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Have an Enchanted Day!

Here's a wonderful Fairy stamp from I Brake for Stamps! This stamp comes from one of the new stamp lines that they recently started selling, Embossing Arts. I just love this beautiful Fairy. She's so dainty and gentle looking. You can find her on this page (click HERE) on their website. I used a great saying with her that comes from a sheet of stamps full of gnomes and fairies. I also used a cute paisley stamp in the background. It's hard to see on this image as it was stamped with a very light ink so it shimmers in same color as the cardstock.

If you haven't visited the on-line store lately, you need to check it out, they have been adding new goodies all the time. Be sure to use they coupon when you go to get 10% off anything you purchase: SAVE10HOLLEY

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, Target, Bazzill Dotz); Rubber Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Boo to you!

Here's a cute little girl in her halloween kitty costume. She just wants to say "Boo to you" today! Hope you are having a great weekend. Got a fun pack of new stamps yesterday so I am gonna have a fun weekend stamping up a storm. Add that to watching a little TV plus a lot of walking and enjoying the nice weather we are having and you have a simple weekend here. That's how we enjoy them. Looking forward to a quiet weekend in TX.Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper, Bazzill Dots, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Starving Artistamp); Ink (Memento, Versamark White, Colorbox Chalk); Metal Embellishment(Oriental Trading); Brad (Queen&Co.); Die Cut Frame (Nestabilities); Orange Fringe (Unknown); Happy Halloween (Paper Ribbon); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bear Hugs to you!

Sending out Bear Hugs today! Especially to my sister Hallie and her kids! Have a wonderful camping trip y'all. Hope it's the best. This cutie comes from Stampavie artist Gillian Roberts. I love this little girl hugging her teddy bear.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Target, Neenah); Stamps (Stampavie; Large saying-TAC; paw/Bear Hugs-Unknown); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Border Punch (Fiskars); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lil' Witch

I just love the cards I can do for the Halloween season. This cutie comes from artist Samantha Rawlings of Sweet Pea Stamps. She's called Lil' Witch. What a dear!! I really like the anime style designs of this artist. Right now Sweet Pea sells two sheets of designs from her. This image is one of my favorites. As the card says "Have a 'boo'tiful day!"That saying comes on the sheet of stamps, plate #62. I used copic markers to color the image and found wonderful skull and crossbone silver ribbon to add to the metallic mica-based purple sheen cardstock that I used as my cardbase. It came out just bootifully!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Californial Paper Goods, Neenah, Bazzil); Ink (Memento); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Silver Ribbon (Target); Corner Punch (All Night Media); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A cute couple

It's Raggedy Ann and Andy. Always loved this cute couple. Pretty sure this stamp comes from the Angel Company, but if you know where it comes from, please drop me a comment and let me know for sure. It was sent to me as a sweet gift. Made this cute card for my DH.
Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber stamp (The Angel Company --please verify if you are sure); Sticker (Doodlebug); Buttons (American Traditional); Brad (Bo Bunny); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Ink (Memento, Versamark); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pumpkin Head

Time to go back to the Halloween theme cards--here's some Bazzill bling paper in green with a spooky theme stamp from Starving Artistamps. They call him Pumpkin Head. He's perfect for a Halloween card. I just needed some cute buttons and a little Happy Halloween message to go with it!Hope you are in the midst of making your own Halloween cards!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Stamps (Pumpkin Head-Starving Artistamps; Saying-Stampin' Up); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Nestabilities); Buttons (Grandma's Buttonbag); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dare to be Different

I love this image from the Greeting Farm. Her name is CC Thursday. She's got some attitude; Some attitude, but she's still super cute! Hope you are ready for a great week. I am excited for this week as well. Everyweek that I feel great is a good week and this is going to be a good week. Woohoo!!
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bling, Archivers); Rubber Stamps (CC Thursday-The Greeting Farm; Saying, Background design-I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Buttons (Armerican Traditional); DieCuts (Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, glue all);

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Angel Card

Here's a tradition that I haven't done in a while, but I always used to post a angel theme card on Sunday. Here's some great angels that were sent to me from another stamper. I don't know what company makes them. This wonderful poem comes from I Brake For Stamps. Wishing you all a relaxing and thought filled Sunday so you can start out a great week.Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, DCWV Metallic, Neenah); Stamps (Angels-unknown; Poem-I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Jesse James); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Trick or Treat?

I declare this stamp a treat! What an adorable little witch. This stamp comes from a sweet set designed by artist Elaine Cox called Trick or Treat (Plate #67). I just love the wonderful halloween stamps in this set. The saying I used on this card also comes from Plate #67.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Archivers); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ribbon (Doodlebug); Stickers (Sandylion); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All); Brad (Unknown); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fly Fairy Fly

Happy October Everyone!! Here's a wonderful fairy stamp from one of I Brake for Stamps Fairy stamp sheets (see here). I added a great saying to it. "I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world." That saying comes off a great sheet with dragons, fairies and other sayings (see here).I hope you have been loving the new I Brake For Stamps website. I am enjoying the new layout and I love looking through the new format and seeing all the new stamps being added. Be sure to use the coupon code next time you go shopping to get 10% off your order, code is: SAVE10HOLLEY

Project Materials: Cardstock(Wild Asparagus, Bazzill bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Flowers (Prima); Brads(Making Memories, Imaginations); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);