Monday, January 31, 2011

It's Blog Candy month

I am having a HUGE celebration this month--Feb will mark one year following two brain surgeries. This time last year I was horribly sick and at the end of my rope. I met a new Doctor in November and at my first appointment the man told me I needed to have brain surgery. Needless to say, I was devastated and totally overwhelmed. My stamping friends and blogging buddies where a real lifesaver for me. You guys rock! I got so much wonderful support and an outpouring of help from so many people.

In Feb 2010, Doctors did two surgeries eventually removing a large portion of my left temporal lobe. The results have been remarkable. It took a couple of months to heal, but since then, I have made a amazing recovery. I have been truly blessed with NO seizures since. Not only no seizures, but also no headaches, no eye pain, no day to day sleepiness, so many problems that I had before all went away. I can go outside everyday now, work out (I dropped 70 pounds!) and I am back in wonderful health. In mid Feb, I will hit my 1 year seizure free period. For that, I want to give back to you all!!

Contests will start with the first posting in Feb and will continue through-out the month. As postings are made, many will clearly state if there are prizes involved, others may also have prizes and some will just have surprises!! I have wonderful prizes from Sweet Pea Stamps, The Paper Temptress and Squigglefly PLUS a ton of wonderful brand new goodies from all sorts of companies like Basic Grey, Magnolia, Making Memories, Jollees, Little Yellow Bicycle, Hampton Art Stamps and more!! I will send prizes all over the world!! I will keep a tally of prizes (you are eligible to win more than one) and will mail everything out at the end of the Blog Candy month.


Stay tuned then....the first candy posting will come soon. Be sure to read each candy posting game and follow the rules for each game.

Hugs all!

Squigglefly Challenge: Valentine's Day

Here's a wonderful image for those you love, especially as Valentine's Day approaches. This image comes from Squigglefly and his name is Sherman the Sheep. I love him and his cute saying "Wool you be mine?" LOL, just makes me smile. I know my DH would like this card.Be sure to check out Squigglefly's challenge blog as they are having a contest this week and this card is my sample for it. To see the stamp I used for this card, you can find Sherman at the Squigglefly store HERE.

P.S. BLOG CANDY month starts tomorrow!!! be sure to stay tuned, there's tons of wonderful giveaways that are going out.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Specialty Felt polka dots); Digi Stamps (Squigglefly); Buttons (American Traditional); Ribbon (White RicRac); Border Punch(EK Sucess); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Angel Melinda

Here's beautiful Melinda with some flowers in the meadow. The stunning weather here in TX was perfect yesterday. I was actually able to go out and walk for four hours. It was so wonderful. I hope you are all doing as wonderfully as me. Please read below the card for some info on the blog candy month that is coming up starting on Feb 1st!

Here's a little more info on what is coming....Feb will be Blog candy month, if you scroll down you can see postings that show wonderful pictures of all the great items that will be given away. There's over 6 sheets of Rubber Stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps, Great Digi Stamps from Squigglefly, a $20 gift card from The Paper Temptress, loads of Stamp sets, papers, flowers, and tons of brand new goodies, more than can be listed....WOW. See the photos. First contest will start on Feb 1st and prizes will be given away during this posting to a mix of people as they sign up by simply leaving a comment!! For example: there will be prizes given to people based on the selected numbers (i.e. I have surprise numbers so if you are comment number X, you will win a prize); There will be hidden words, so if you comment uses a special word, you will win a prize; There will be random number selections using a number generator; New winners will be picked everyday!! Contest on Feb 1st will be a doctor THANK YOU contest...more info to come. As the month progresses, new contests both short and long, will be added as will more prize winners. You are eligible to enter every contest. Prizes will be mailed anywhere!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Whiff of Joy); Ink (Memento); Bling(Pearls-Queen&Co.); Ribbon (JoAnns); Adhesive (Popdots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue Dots);

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Seahorse

After I loved the last round stamp so much, it inspired me to get even more of these beautiful round shaped stamps from artist ching-chou kuik of Sweet Pea Stamps. These stamps are stunning artwork and fit beautifully using Spellbinder's Nestibilities as backgrounds. The stamp used in this card comes from a sheet called "The Seahorse". I wanted to make her hair look like the water so I used copic markers in four shades of blue to color her hair. Then, I used a dark brown copic markers to color in the background of the stamp, as well as the leaves and the outfit of the maiden.

I chose a wonderful saying from Plate #24 that says, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller" I added two adorable brown hearts, metallic burnt gold border-punched paper, and a few buttons to coordinate with the color of the seahorses; these buttons make the seahorses in the image pop out of the design.

Be sure to scroll down a few entries and read about the HUGE blog candy celebration that will start on Feb 1st!

Hope you have a heartfelt day!


Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm nuts about you!

Here's an adorable squirrel card for Valentine's day! I think this image is so cute, but I am curious if squirrels like peanuts. Where I am, there are two acorns types and pecan trees (in my neighborhood--if you go elsewhere in the city, you'll see all other kinds of trees). Here, the squirrels pretty much stick to the pecans given the choice, but I will see them go after the XL acorns from the tree in the backyard. Those nuts can be the size of a small egg!Project Materials: Cardstock (Archivers, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Ribbon (Michaels); Rubber Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Buttons (American Traditional); Ink (Memento); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities);

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Scrapbook Place Blog Hop

One of my on-line groups is having a blog hop today. This group is called Scrapbook Place and is a yahoo group for Stampers and Scrapbookers who like to trade supplies and share information on the hobby. Today's blog hop is for Birthday theme project's so here's a cute birthday card that I have made to participate:
The adorable pig in this card is called Party Pig and he's a digi stamp sold by Squigglefly Stamps. So cute! If you missed a recent posting(2 days ago), be sure to scroll down and check out the info on the Blog candy...a huge blog candy event is coming starting in Feb and tons of goodies will be given away to lots of people!!
To keep following along on the Scrapbook place blog hop, go and see Diane's blog here

Project Materials: Papers (Printed Paper-unknown; Black-AC; Glitter-DCWV); Digi Stamp (Party Pig-Squigglefly Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Border Punch (EK Success); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Buttons (American Traditional); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Seize the Day!

Tilda is sending out a big bubbly message: "Seize The Day!" Hope you will use this day to its fullest. Me, I am using this day in preparation for the big blog candy month that will be coming starting in one week! Yep, Feb 1st is just one week away. Who can believe that it has been almost a year since double brain surgery? Oddly, it seems like it was so long ago to me. My life has really changed so much since it happened. WOW. Be sure to check the post below as I have taken more photos of blog candy.....
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Border Punch (EK Success); Bling (Jolees); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog candy PEEK....

OK, here's one more teaser for the blog candy celebration that is coming for the ENTIRE month of Feb, starting up on Feb 1st!! More goodies have been adding up in the box and it is majorly overflowing with great stuff!! Here's a couple more photos of fun stuff:

Here's the main box now.....WOW.....lots of goodies, I can't wait to get started. Stay tuned for lots of blog candy fun. A new card will be posted in the morning.

Thanks for being such great crafters! Hugs all, Holley

Want to see more detailed photos for the upcoming blog candy??

Check out this posting
More Blog Candy Coming

Then go see this posting:
Feb. Blog Candy Party....

In the eyes of a child....

Meet Lil' Gina from In Style stamps. I love this anime type of image that comes from this company. They also have some cool images called Anya. Here's a sweet card for Lil' Gina, who's name is the same as my niece.I can't believe Jan is about to end...are you all ready for the Blog party in Feb??? I have been collecting up more and more items! I should take new photos for you to see. The box is getting fuller and fuller. Blog candy will be handed out all month long starting on Feb 1!

Project Materials: Cardstock(DCWV, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Rubber Stamp(In Style Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Butterfly (); Flower (Queen & Co.); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut(Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Saying (Karen Foster);

Monday, January 24, 2011

Love you Bunches!

Here's an adorable little girl from Stamping Bella. I am pretty sure this cutie come from famous artist Mo Manning. I thought she would make the sweetest Valentine. I colored her up with pink Copic markers and surrounded her with Prima flowers. Love you all BUNCHES.Hope you have a great week planned. I am hoping for some warmer weather, at least warm enough that I can get back to my normal workout routine and be walking 3-3.5 hours a day and getting back to normal. Hugs&Kisses

Wow, 299 followers!! Just a step away from hitting 300!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil, Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Stamping Bella); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Punches (EK Success Border Punch, Creative Memories Square punch); Brads(Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Making Memories, Queen & Co., Misc); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Angel Card

Time for another Sunday Angel card. Here's a wonderful angel stamp from Whiff of Joy. She's saying a prayer for Blessings for all of you. Especially today for Brooklyn as today is her Birthday! Happy 3rd Birthday!

Hope that you are all feeling blessed as so many wonderful things are happening to you and around you, many that you may not even know about. Hugs!

Project Materials: (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Whiff of Joy); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Saying (Hobby Lobby); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Being cute is what I do!

This little girl is from My Favorite Things. She's from an adorable stamp set that my husband gave me at christmas time. I just love the way she turned out on this card. She even comes with cute sayings including the one I used here. "Being cute is what I do!"Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamps (My Favorite Things); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Unknown); Bling (Queen & Co.); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I love using a monochromatic color scheme on cards and I thought pink would be perfect for Valentine's Day with this beautiful stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps. I selected a wonderful stamp from ching-chou kiuk called Seeing Through (Plate #42). You can tell from my color scheme how different the image looks than the artist's depiction on the website.I used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out some specialty paper to frame the image after coloring it with copic markers. I used a whole pink family R81, R83, R85, R87, and R89 for most of the red/pink highlights on the image.

To complete the Valentine, I added a wonderful verse from the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; the saying comes from plate #17. The luscious flowers come from Queen and Co. The cardstock I used is from Bazzill and the cute borders are from Doodlebug.

Hope you have fun making Valentines for your loved ones!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

A heart for you

Here's Mimi from Penny Black and she's got a big bunch of love to share with you. Here's a wonderful heart that she wants to share. I love this adorable stamp and the beautiful mica cardstock used for the card. More Valentine wishes for you all today. Project Materials: Cardstock(Purple Ameythst Mica, Dark Red Cardstock, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Penny Black); Buttons (American Traditional); Bling (Michaels); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wanna Cuddle?

Here's one of Kraftin' Kimmies wonderful stamps. I love this lady and her cat. Makes me wanna cuddle, though I must confess that I know better than trying to pick up my cat and hold her in that manner. You pick up my cat and she will let you know quickly that she doesn't like being held. She doesn't mind sitting on your lap, but that's when she wants to, you can't just pick her up and carry her around. I guess cuddling is just left to the DH. Happy Valentines Day thoughts to all of you!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Rubber Stamps(Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Border (Bazzill); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Diecut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Brads (Bazzill); Flowers (Prima); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ballerina Tuesday

Here's one from the Greeting Farm's Creeper Crew called "Tuesday." I love this set of stamps. These girls are full of emotion just in their faces and expressions. I added a cute saying to go with her from Kraftin' Kimmie. My sister bought me this cool set of Spellbinders for Christmas.Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Tuesday-The Greeting Farm; Saying-Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Borders (K & Co.); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities);

Monday, January 17, 2011

Squigglefly challenge: Green, Silver with Flowers

Here's a cutie that is part of a Squigglefly challenge week. The challenge was to make a card using green, silver and flowers. I had an adorable image called Don't be Scared. This cute design is from artist Susan Spiller, you can order this stamp straight from their website, download it immediately, then size it to the exact size you want. I did mine using Microsoft word then printed it out straight onto 100lb Neenah paper with my laser printer. Would you like the play in the challenge contest? you could win a prize Click here to read about it: Squigglefly Challenge This card is also using stunning papers from the Paper Temptress, wonderful!! I used some beautiful Emerald green Mica paper, some bright white (Heavenly White) paper, and some stunning almost textured looking silvery paper called Laser Silver Lustre. These papers go together beautifully to make this card. While checking out the Squigglefly site, look at Susan Spiller's other stamps and if you like the stamp I do, I must also say, take a peek at artist's Cheryl Alger's are gonna see some of her stuff soon!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Digi Stamp (Squigglefly-Don't be Scared); Rubber Stamps (Text); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (unknown); Diecuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All);

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Angel Card

Sunday Angel card--it's been a while since I have posted a sunday angel theme card, though I have often had angel theme cards on the blog. Here's one for this week. I love this beautiful stamp by Whiff of Joy. Her name is Melinda, what a sweet stamp. Today is also a very special day--- Happy Birthday to Desi!! Big hugs to you from Holley & John. Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Specialty Paper, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Whiff of Joy); Cross (Recollection); Sticker(Hobby Lobby); Ink (Memento, Studio G); Die Cut (Spellbinders- Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Introducing: Izzie

Here's Izzie from Stamping Bella and she has some flowers to share with you to wish you all a very happy happy day! What a beautiful red dress for Valentine's day. I am still on my kick for making Valentine cards. Hoping for some much needed warmer weather soon. I can't wait to get back outside into some sunshine. I find my limit for walking is about 50 degrees. Anything colder than that and I am an unhappy camper!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Izzie and a Daisy-Stamping Bella; Saying-Hero Arts); Ink (Memento, Studio G, Colorbox Chalk); Border (Doodlebug); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers); Orange Bling (Recollections);

Friday, January 14, 2011

I love you beary much!

Here's a sweet girl from Whipper Snapper stamps holding her teddy close to her heart. I thought a cute teddy bear card would be great for Valentine's day, so I added a cute saying "I love you Beary much!" I also used the cool border punch that my hubby got me for christmas. Having so much fun stamping as it has been so cold for us Texans lately. Keeps me from my 3-4 hour walk the last couple of days.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Whipper Snapper; Saying-The Angel Company); Buttons (American Traditional); Border Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Love isn't Purrrfect....

Here's a cute little stamp from Inkadinkado. I always thought this statement was a bit funny, "Love isn't purrfect." Seems like if you love them, it is perfect for you. Love can conquer all, if it doesn't then it may not have been true love. I guess life is never so black and white as that. Often the problems of life are the variety of people and things that compete for our love and attention. Sometimes just because we love someone doesn't make our family always deal with that. Then it is a competition between our family and our new love. Well, just thinking out loud. I guess this cat and mouse will have a lot to deal with in their families and friends, lol!!Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Company, Neenah, AC); Rubber Stamp (Inkadinkado); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Punch (EK Success Border Punch); Adhesives (Glue dots, Pop Dots, Glue All);

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

You make my heart sing!

Continuing down the Valentine trail, here's a new stamp that I love, it's from Tickled Pink and is a girl dressed in her 50's outfit. Her name is Lilith. She just wants her man to know "You make my heart sing!" What man wouldn't if he was giving you rubber stamps? OK, maybe it takes more than rubber stamps to make your heart sing, but it sure is a good start.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, DCWV Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Tickled Pink-Lil Lolita); Ink (Memento); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Vellum (DCVW); Bling/Embellishments (Recollections); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts (Spellbinders- Nestabilities);

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More Blog Candy coming.....

I got another wonderful package today!! This one is from Sweet Pea Stamps who sent wonderful Blog Candy for my followers. This great candy will be used as handouts in the my blog's HUGE Februrary celebration! I was in awe at all of the amazing stamps that the owner of Sweet Pea, Lynette, sent for you all:
I did some closer images so you could better see them all here. This has to be at least SIX FULL SIZE sheets of rubber. WOW. I see great stamps from artists ching-chou kiuk, Meredith Dillman, Nikki Burnette, and Lisa Victoria! Again, I must say WOW!! Go over to the Sweet Pea website and take a peek at their stamps. You will be drooling over the beautiful designs they have and so ready to stamp all their wonderful stamps. I have been on their design team and I just LOVE their stamps.
I have 24+ beautiful images that will be used as giveaways during the Feb Blog candy month. I haven't totally thought out how the contest will go just yet, but there will be a couple of winners who will get lots of great stamps and several more winners who will also enjoy Sweet Pea prizes. If you saw the earlier posting a couple of days ago, you may have noticed that there will be TONS of other fun prizes given away as the month progresses.

So stay tuned to the blog this month as I set up the special for blog candy month and especially next month as we have a full month of Blog Candy fun with wonderful prizes including all these stunning rubber stamps from Sweet Pea stamps!!

Also, before I start getting lots of emails on the topic, let me just say that my blog candy contests are open to the world, I will send out the prizes all over the globe! Everyone can participate and win. Hugs to all the stampers of the world! Last time I had a blog contest, I sent prizes out to 11 different countries :) I love all you crafters out there.
see more blog candy info:
Cheers everyone, Holley

Emma's Happy

Introducing Emma from Claudia & Co Puddle Jumpers stamps by CC Designs. I used this stamp (another cutie that my husband gave me for christmas) to make a valentine. She came in a sweet little set that also included some text stamps and a sweet dolly; I will use those in a future card. Right now I have used Emma in this little Valentine with the simple vellum/flocked text that says "I'm Happy." Also used some Bazzill Bling cardstock that I rough edged with a combo of a heidi swap edger and TLC emory board, then added some colorbox chalk ink to the rough edges of the card.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Rubber Stamps (Claudia&Co-CC Designs); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Hearts (Little Yellow Bicycle); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Edging(Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser; TLC Emory); Color (Copic Markers); Saying (Flocked Vellum-JoAnns); Heart Brads (Provocraft);

Monday, January 10, 2011

I simply adore you!

Here's one of the wonderful stamps that I got for christmas. This stamp is from The Greeting Farm. I simply adore this cute girl, so I used an "adorable" saying from one of the My Favorite Things sets that was also a christmas gift from the DH. Don't you ladies love it when your husband buys you stamps?
These wonderful specialty papers all come from the Paper Temptress. The black paper is a wonderful crepe style paper that has a beautiful texture (see here); The green paper is a shimmmery mica paper called Emerald(see here); the white paper is called heavenly white (see here); There's a coupon code in the left hand column for the next time you go shopping at the Paper Temptress, use the code to get a discount!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Rubber Stamps (Anya-The Greeting Farm; Saying-My Favorite Things); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Ink (Memento); Buttons (Jesse James); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Marker);

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Gorjuss in Blue

Here's one of my all time favorites--Gorjuss Girl. I love the stamps from this artist. All the Gorjuss Girl stamps are wonderful! I made this valentine in a color other than pink or red, and to show it on Sunday, I added a wonderful scripture "I have you in my heart. Phil 1:7"
Blessings to you today and I hope your coming week is wonderful. (if you missed yesterday's announcement, be sure to scroll down and read about blog's COMING.....)

Project Material: (Bazzill Bling, DCWV Glitter, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie); Border (Doodlebug); Sticker (Hobby Lobby); Butterfly (); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities);

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Keep your eyes peeled!! Blog candy is on the way!

Keep your eyes open, Great blog candy is coming and LOTS of it, here's some photos as I get ready. There will be a HUGE celebration hitting in Feb to mark the one year anniversary of successful double brain surgery. What a wonderful occasion to celebrate!! There's going to be a ton of prizes:
There's more goodies than I can even show in these photos!! I even have wonderful prizes coming from great sponsors. Sweet Pea Stamps will be giving away wonderful stamps as will the Paper Temptress. Also, Squigglefly will allow a winner to select some wonderful stamps from their website!! woohoo!!
Be sure and stay tuned to the blog because the blog candy will get started in Feb and everyone wants to participate. Last huge blog candy celebration we had sent out over 50 prizes to people in over 7 countries!!
WooHoo!! Looking forward to reaching 1 year of seizure free life!

Bee Happy!

Here's a quick and simple card with an adorable beehive. Makes me think of a topiary stamp. Used regular markers to color this instead of the copics, also is an embossed image. Just a very different style. Think I am very spoiled with the much nicer (and way more expensive) copic markers now. At any rate, enjoy this Bee-utiful valentine theme card!Project Materials: Cardstock (Hobby Lobby); Rubber Stamp (Imaginations); Ink (Colorbox); Embossing Powder (Clear); Color (Marvy Markers);

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tilda's Valentine

Tilda has a Valentine to share. She wants to say I love you to all those around her. I hope all of you will also be able to go say I love you to those around you. I have already been enjoying making some Valentines. I hope I will have them done in time to get them in the mail. Hugs all!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Rubber Stamps (Magnolia; Saying-CC Designs); Ink (Memento); Borders (Doodlebug); Buttons (Jesse James); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Moth

Here's a lovely image from Sweet Pea Stamps artist ching-chou kiuk called "The Moth". You can see this image on their website by clicking here. I love these beautiful large size round stamp sets and have several great Spellbinders die cut sets that are large enough to create a background for them.After coloring the image with a large assortment of Copic markers, I used some beautiful webbed ribbon from the floral department as a great textured background for this card. I chose a great saying from Plate #70 and a couple of Prima flowers in orange. Hoping your Wildest Dreams come true this year!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories); Webbing; Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities);

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sweet Wishes

Here's one of the wonderful stamps that I got for christmas. It's CC Designs Sweet November Twisted Sisters "Azalea". Isn't she adorable? She's sending out sweet wishes to all. The border punch on this card is also a new one that I got. Lots of fun crafting goodies for the holidays. Now I am back off to work on more cards :)Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps( Azalea-CC Designs Stamps; Saying-Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento; Permanent White Stazon); Buttons (American Traditional); Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Valentine's Day Rabbit

No, it's not the easter bunny, it's the Valentine Rabbit passing out some love. I hope to share some fun Valentine's now before the holiday approaches. Here's an adorable bunny stamp. Now that you have been given some love today, I hope you will turn around and hand out some love to those around you!Project Materials: Cardstock (Archivers, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Inkadinkado, Hero Arts); Flowers (Prima); Ink (Memento, Versamark); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, January 3, 2011

Angelic Tilda

Here's angelic Tilda with a little message today. "God's answers are wiser than our prayers." I love this saying as I know I often can't understand today's situation, but often when I look back at the past I realize how things have turned out and why things happened the way they did. Hugs everyone!Project Materials: Cardstock (AC Metallic, Hobby Lobby Specialty, Neenah, Bazzill); Rubber Stamps (Tilda Angel-Magnolia Rubber Stamps; Saying-Whipper Snapper Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hello My Friend

Here's an adorable mini sized stamp set that I got from Unity Stamps. Perfect for saying Hello to all my friends. Will let you guys know that next month will be a huge celebration for my 1 year anniversary of seizure-freeness. I am already thinking about it. This time last year I was thinking about surgery coming and the last of the tests getting done. Now I am thankful for the results of surgery and looking forward to my 1 year anniversary of being seizure free. Hoping to have a huge blog celebration with lots of blog candy to give away, so be sure to stay tuned for that!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Unity Stamp Company); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Pearls (Queen & Co); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Die Cut (Spellbinders - Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, January 1, 2011


OK, you wanted to see, can't even see all the stitches on the back side here, but it goes down the center of my forehead, around to the back of my skull and comes out the front of my left ear!! 81 staples. After about 2 weeks, they just yank these suckers out. UGH!

I used to have over 3+ feet of gorgeous long brown hair. Before christmas, I cut off over 2 foot of it and donated it to Locks of Love, who make wigs for people with hair loss.

Here's me now: You can't even see the scars unless you are really looking!! (you can really feel the indentions on my head though)
Holley -n- Husband John Dec 2010

Enjoy the day!

Wow, who would believe we are now in 2011? Here's a cute stamp from Penny Black to celebrate the occasion! I love this stamp set as it makes me think of the Mimi stamp line from Penny Black, but I want to say this set is called Betsy Bluebell. Hope you all have wonderful hopes and dreams for the new year!

As for me, I pray for continued wonderful health that I have been seeing since surgery last year, no seizures, success at reducing the medications (which should start in February), continued work out sessions, no headaches, no cancer, healing for family members who recently lost their mom/grandma, successful adoption for my soon to be niece/nephew and happiness for all of us!! Hugs.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Betsy Bluebell, saying-Penny Black Stamps; flowers in background-Your Next Stamp); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);