Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Skiing Tilda

Sending Winter Wishes to all. I know it is not fully winter yet and here in Texas, it will never really be winter compared to most places. I never think of things such as skiing or snow, but I had this Tilda stamp and enjoyed making this card to share with friends up North.
Today is officially our "cold front" lol, which means we are going from almost EIGHTY degrees yesterday to about 50 something degrees today. Of course it did get colder over night, but the high for the day will still be in the upper 50-lower 60s.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps; Saying-Unity Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Brads (Making Memories); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts (Spellbinders- Nestabilities);

Monday, November 29, 2010

Enjoy Everything

Take advantage of your life and enjoy even the smallest of things. Tilda may not like sweeping the floor, I know I don't, but I do like to see a clean floor. I do like the fact that I can go outside now without feeling any pain and without getting an instant headache, so sweeping the sidewalk today did make me smile. Even a chore I don't like has to make me happy in some ways. I love making cards, even a card with cute Tilda sweeping. Smile everyone :)Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps; Saying- Rubber Stampede); Color (Copic Markers); Frame (die cut-Spellbinders); Adhesive (Pop dots);

Sunday, November 28, 2010


There are wonderful new Castle images coming out from Sweet Pea Stamps artist Lisa Victoria. I had the chance to make some adorble cards with one of them in two sizes. I call this card "My home is a castle" because we all like to believe that we are living in a real castle, don't we?
The saying comes from Plate #19. I used Bazzil Swiss dotted paper in the background and some Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the image.
There was a similar image that was smaller, this one gave me several cute ideas such as tiny fairies, elves and sprites. But at the moment I am making a birthday card for a little girl. Every little girl wants to get a castle for her birthday! Even when I was a child I wanted to have a doll house that looked like a Castle.
For this card I used Olivia (Plate #14) and some great stamp sayings (Plate #9). I added in some wild metalic pink paper and used a border punch from Fiskars. I added a princess crown on top of Olivia because all birthday girls need a crown.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thank You

Here's a simple and sweet Thank You card with a single quilled flower on it. Sometimes I just like a quick and easy design that says just what a need. Big thanks to all the recent outpouring to my family due to all the tragedy. You guys are wonderful.Many Prayers for all those who need special prayers this week--Christi, Cherry, Desi, Sylvia, Ayana, Stefani, all those traveling for thanksgiving holiday. Feel free to leave a comment if you need to be added to my prayer list!

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV), Saying (Rubon-Making Memories); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop dots); Quilled Flower (Provo Craft);

Friday, November 26, 2010

Birgitta in Fall

It's Birgitta in fall time, sitting on the fence looking out at the sunflowers. What a sweet girl from the Swiss Pixies of CC Designs. Autumn here has been a really wonderful season as it has been mild so far. Much of the time it has been very warm with little or no coldness here. Even during the week of thanksgiving we spent wonderful time in the low 80s. Ahhh Texas, how I love thee. Now we are in the cold, but I can still remember just yesterday, the wonderful 80s. It's cold and sleeting this morning, now I see the sun has come back out! Please beautiful weather, will you come back to me?

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (CC Designs); Die Cut (Nestabilities); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Jolees); Autumn (Recollections); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop dots, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Here's one of my favorite scarecrows! Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving this year! I still have some great fall theme cards to share and will then move on to other themes. Please give all your family a big hug and let them all know that you love them. There's been a lot of loss this year for many people I know, so it's always best to tell those you love how you feel.

Love you all!! Hugs, Holley

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Rubber Stamp (Penny Black); Paper Ribbon (K&Co); Buttons (American Traditional); Border Punch (Fiskars); Happy Thanksgiving (Recollections); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all, Glue dots);

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sweet Pea Fairy Birthday

This sweet image is from Samantha Rawlings Little Sweethearts collection. She is called Little Fairy and you can find her on Plate #58. I just love this sweet girl. This image I colored with different shades of watercolor pencils and then used a blender pen to mix the colors together.

I used a set of Nestabilities to cut out the saying from plate#34. This fairy saying used on this card is on a wonderful sheet of images from Elaine Cox. I love to use the Fairy Happy Birthday saying all the time! I added a cute mix of red/black embellishments to finish the card along with dusting the edges of the card with some Colorbox Chalk ink in black.
Have a Fairy Happy Day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Indian Thanks

Here's another wonderful thanksgiving (or could be used for lots of non-thanksgiving cards) stamp from I Brake for Stamps. This pair of Indians are super cute, to see the original stamp image, click here. If you go to the I Brake for stamps website, you can use my code to save yourself 10% on everything you purchase, use code SAVE10Holley
Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper goods, AC Metallic, Neenah); Stamp (I Brake for Stamps); Corn (Jolee's); Buttons (American Traditional); Fabric Sticker (Heidi Grace); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives(Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tilda says Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's a wonderful card of Tilda dressed in her Pilgrim outfit. She wants to send all of you many Thanksgiving blessings. I hope you all have wonderful holiday plans. Have safe travel and a wonderful time with all those you love. Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you all!This card is made with wonderful papers from Paper Temptress, for a listing of all papers used on this card, see the project materials list below; Also, there's a coupon code and link to her store in the right hand column, be sure to check it out!

Project Materials: Cardstock(All Paper Temptress--Heavenly White, CoCoa Crepe, Mango); Rubber Stamp(Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Thanksgiving Blessings (Jolees); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue dots, Pop dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Give Thanks with these Scarecrows

Here's a pair of scarecrows who tell you to Give Thanks. One of the most important things as we get so close to the holiday is to remember to constantly stop and be thankful for all the wonderful things in our lives. Sometimes even the simplest things we forget to be thankful for.Huge thanks for the wonderful Texas weather lately, all the support from friends at Crestview UMC, my sister who's been calling a lot, my dear husband, my great health, all my friends--both here and all over the internet world! and my niece and nephew--I can't wait until your adoption is final. You are already my family as far as I am concerned. HUGS.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Adhesions (Jolees); Brads (Oriental Trade company); Die Cut (Martha Stewart Border punch);

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hansel in the Pumpkin Patch

I know it seems I only make cute girly cards, but I do have a few boy stamps to. This is Hansel from CC Designs. He's a sweet little boy who's perched up on a pumpkin in the patch. All the kids here in Austin are already released from school and will be out all next week in preparation for Thanksgiving. I hope all the families have something great planned.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (CC Designs); Border (KI Memories); Dimensional sticker (Grand Adhesions); Flat saying (O'Scrap); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, November 19, 2010


Here's a cutie from Eat Cake Graphics. I love the expression on this girl. I added a great sentiment, "Creativity is a continual surprise." So true. Sometimes you start a creation going one direction and find that you finish it going a completely different path. I have had this card sitting in my half completed pile for a while, but was inspired to finish it tonight so it could be posted.Hope it made you smile today!

Project materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress, Bazzill); Rubber Stamp (Eat Cake Graphics); Ink (Memento); Buttons (American Traditional); Saying (KI Memories); Brown Webbing; Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Give Thanks

After seeing a scarecrow card yesterday, I was inspired to make my own scarecrow card to share. This cutie here comes from Imaginations rubber stamps. I love this scarecrow. I have a few more that I hope to share with you before Fall is over. Give Thanks for all the wonderful things you have.
For me, I want to give thanks for all my wonderful health this year (i am now at 9 months of seizure freeness!!), my supportive husband, great doctor, all my family in San Antonio who are missing Aunt Terry, all of you who see the blog and are so kind. Big hugs everyone!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Imaginations); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Die cute (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Stickers (Hobby Lobby); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Here's another one of the Twisted Sisters from Sweet November stamps done by CC Stamps. I just love these designs. This beauty I did in all blues and finished out the card with a mix of blue colors and embellishments.

She's just too pretty. I love this artist and can't wait to see what else comes out in this stamp line.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Neenah, Bazzill, Target); Rubber Stamp (CC Designs Twisted Sister); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border Paper (Doodlebug Design); Flowers (Unknown); Brads (Making Memories); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Owl only have eyes for you!

I love owls, no matter what the season. Walking every day now, I hear the owls hoot at night and occassionally get to see one up in a tree. As the leaves fall now I can see them more and more often. Makes me think of this wonderful stamp from artist Elaine Cox.This stamp and saying come on Plate #40 from Sweet Pea Stamps. The owl stamp is called "Little Oak Tree Owl." I added some beautiful glittery fall leaves to the card to show the feeling of the season. I love the eyes of the owl in this image, so I selected the matching saying. What a perfect card to make for that special person in your life.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Leaves (Recollections); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Monday, November 15, 2010

The cutest flower girl

Here's some great stamps from I Brake for Stamps. This adorable girl is the Little Flower Girl. On the background I used the small star ornament and the large star ornament in colorbox chalk ink. The cute saying "A little note to you...in appreciation for all the wonderful things you do!" comes on a wonderful sheet of stamps called Half sheet 42. Be sure to use my coupon code the next time you go to the store!! Happy Birthday today to Ayana!! Big thanks to everyone who left wonderful comments for Ayana's card on Saturday. I know she is going to grow up and be a cardmaker!! My coupon code for the I Brake for Stamps store is SAVE10Holley. The coupon code is valid on all items that you purchase there!

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

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lil Lolita Ivy

Sweet Lil' Lolita Ivy, here she is and she is so cute! I thought this little outfit reminded me of Alice in Wonderland so I colored her up in a blue combo of colors. I used some gold metallic paper in the card to highlight the color of her hair. I love this image. The stamps from Tickled Pink are so sweet.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, DCWV Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Tickled Pink Stamps); Ink (Memento); Buttons (American Traditional); Die Cut (Spellbinders- Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A is for "A"rt from "A"yana

Just had to share some art from my dearest Ayana. While seeing her this week she gave me a card that she had made for me. She's gonna grow up and be a card maker too! I just know it. What a loving kid. She was going around the funeral and telling all the people that she loved them. What a joy. Her birthday is this week.

Here's the front:

here's her inside decor:

She's a wonderful kid with a big heart and a sweet personality. Big hugs to her on her birthday monday from Holley&John! Hope this year you have a very special birthday.

Cheers, Holley

Pretty Bird

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metallic), Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Punch &Corner Punch (Martha Stewart);

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rest In Peace, Terry

Praying for the Family and Loved ones of Terry Rogers Vallejo on her passing. Most especially for her family as her funeral is today. Lots of love and blessings to them all as I know their mom is watching them from above now.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamps (Greeting Farm Anya; Saying/Praying Hands - I Brake for Stamps); Netting; Adhesives (Glue all, Glue Dots, Pop Dots); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts (Nestabilities);

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Twisted Sister Larkspur

This image is from a wonderful line of stamps from CC Designs that I love. It's from Sweet November, Twisted Sister Larkspur. So adorable. I just had to get a few of the wonderful stamps from this set. What a beautiful maiden.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (CC Designs Sweet November); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just a couple of Pilgrims

Here's a cute couple who wants to say Happy Thanksgiving to you! I just had to get this sweet stamp when I saw it. It's from the Embossing Arts stamp line that I Brake for Stamps started selling. CLICK HERE to findthem.Be sure to use the coupon code the next time you buy at their site, it's SAVE10HOLLEY to get 10 percent off your entire purchase!!

Project Materials: Paper (Bazzill Swiss, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento); Stick (Happy Thanksgiving-Recollections); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Glue Dots, Glue All, Pop Dots); Die Cuts (Spellbinders - Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Border Ribbon;

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lady in Blue

The Blue eyed Fairy. I just love this image from Sweet Pea Stamps. The hair is my favorite part! I colored up this woman and made her hair many shades of blue, so I had to highlight that by putting it on a blue card with blue accents.Note: This cool stamp is on sale at the Sweet Pea store for HALF PRICE! Just $2.63!! What a bargain. There's lots of other stamps on sale too. Here's the LINK.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Ink (Memento); Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea); Buttons (Misc); Adhesives (Glue all, Glue Dots, Pop Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thank You Friends

Just a little thanks for my online friends who left wonderful comments the other day for my family over the loss of their mother, my Aunt Terry. I shared your comments with them by reading them to the daughters. They were very touched that people all over the world left notes and kind words for them. Aren't stampers just wonderful people?? Please continue to pray for them as this week will be very hard and the funeral is Friday.

Project Materials: All materials from Stampin' Up

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Hold your friends and family close to you. Never forget what is important. I think this week has been so tough losing a loved one we should stop and think of what is really important. Friends and family are important. If you have friends and especially family that you haven't reached out to recently, reach out to them now! You never know when they will be gone. Tell them what you want to say NOW, don't waste any further moments. Even those close to you, tell them everyday. Think of everything you say to them as it might be your last statement.Never hesitate to tell them that you love them. Big hugs to all of you and most especially to my family, friends and loved ones.

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV); Velvet Scroll (Queen & Co.); Friends (All My Memories); Adhesives (Glue all, Glue dots);

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thanks Guys!

Thanks to everyone for all their help and kind words since news of my Aunt's passing came out. We all miss her and especially ask for prayers for her immediate family. She has three wondeful daughters and three wonderful grand-daughters.Project Materials: Card (DCWV); Flower (Imaginesce); Brads (Making Memories); Ribbon (Michaels, Heidi Grace); Ribbon accent (Making Memories); Tag Curler (Making Memories);

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tilda has a prayer request

Today Tilda has a prayer request. Please say a prayer for my family: Christi, Desi, Brooklyn, Cherry, Ayana, Sylvia. Their mother/grandmother (aka my aunt) Terry just passed suddenly and unexpectedly. She was only 53. RIP Terry. You will be missed by your family.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Tilda-Magnolia; Saying-I Brake For Stamps); Ribbon (Heidi Grace); Buttons (Jesse James); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Ribbon Glue, Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hug Me

This adorable girl is from the SWALK line of rubber stamps from I Brake for Stamps. These sweet girls are super cute. I just love this stamp of a girl hugging her kitty. It comes with a cute saying "A Hug...is always the right size." I combined that stamp and cute saying with some assorted blue prima flowers, decorative brads and pretty papers. Doesn't that make you want to run out and give someone a hug? Next time you go the the I Brake for Stamps website, be sure to use coupon code SAVE10Holley to get 10% off everything you purchase!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (I Brake For Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Hobby Lobby, Making Memories, Basic Grey); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Scarecrow Friend

Here's a wonderful scarecrow stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie. I have always love scarecrow theme stamps. I have quite a few of them that I will be enjoying now that it is fall time. This sweet one has a little birdie friend. I guess scarecrows are supposed to be scary, but most I see are just too cute to resist!
Something fun happened yesterday, as many of you know I have been getting better and better since surgery and working out more and more everyday. I do about 10-12 miles a day. I bought myself a new skirt, size ZERO!! Who would believe that? This time last year, I was over 65 pounds heavier. A little brain surgery has really changed my life. Hmm, maybe the scarecrow is in a good state of being!!

Project Material: Cardstock (Bazzill, Mica Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Kraftin Kimmie Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border (K & Co.); Buttons (American Traditionals); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts (Nestabilities);

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Paper Temptress Happy Fall Y'all

Here's a cute scarecrow card to start off some fun fall cards. Now that Halloween is over, I have some fall theme cards I wanna share. This cute scarecrow comes from My Favorite Things. All the papers used here are from The Paper Temptress.There's a coupon for you in the right hand column for the Paper Temptress store. She has wonderful ribbons and lovely papers of all kinds.

Project Materials: Cardstock (The Paper Temptress); Rubber Stamps (Scarecrow, Owls: My Favorite Things Stamps; Saying:Stampendous); Ink (Memento; Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Sister and Me

Here's a wonderful new stamp designed by one of the newest artists for Sweet Pea Stamps, Jennifer Nilsson. This image is called My Sister and Me and comes from Plate 80. What a sweet stamp! I used it to make a simple beach card that I could highlight with this image on top of it.I also used some adorable laser die cut seashells and some wonderful dragonflies. I added a small sun brad that says "Memories". To show the ocean I put in some torn paper in blue and some "foam" using paper in white.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Laser Die Cuts); Rhinestones (Prima, Recollections); Brad (Around the Block); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);