Saturday, April 30, 2011


Here's one of the most delightful fairy stamps that was designed by well known artist Valerie Wade. This fairy is named Samantha (Plate #118). I love that name as it's my neice's name so I colored up this fairy with Samantha (or Sammie as we call her) in mind.Samantha loves purple so I used a lot of that while coloring and added my favorite color which is orange. Once I colored the image, I used that color palette to select my card and embellishments. I had a wonderful sheet of orange with a sparkly background. I added lots of purple embellishments and die cut the saying out using nestabilities. I added some sparkle to the image's wings using Stickles.

Have a fairy happy day!

Friday, April 29, 2011

He's got some flowers for you....

Here's a sweet stamp from Lili of the Valley. This little boy has a gift and some flowers for a dear little girl. Aren't they cute? Oh, for such simple times when little boys would go out and pick flowers. Now I think they just send her a text message or change their status on facebook.Project Materials: cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Ribbon (Michaels); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamp (Lili of the Valley); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Ribbon Glue, Pop dots, Glue All);

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Snow White 2

Here's another card using a fun image that I just got from Queen Kat recently. It's name is White as Snow by artist Christina Lynn Myers. I added a very telling statement to this card using some fun scrapbook stickers that I found at the store "This one moment will be a part of me forever." I thought that statement was just too true to this story.

Wishing my dear husband John a very happy anniversary today!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Hobby Lobby, Michaels); Brad (Basic Grey); Saying (sticker) Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities);

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Queen Kat New Artist: Mitzi Wiuff

Here's a wonderful new artist for Queen Kat stamps, her name is Mitzi Wiuff, this stamp is called Lily Lily. Her work is just beautiful. Queen Kat is introducing several wonderful stamps today. Be sure to check them out at the store and on Facebook tonight (Queen Kat's facebook page). For now, here's a treat, my card using one of the new designs. OK, Queen Kat hoppers...go to see the wonderful Mitzi Wiuff stamps at the Queen Kat Store (CLICK HERE).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Borders (Doodlebug); Bling (Hobby Lobby); Color (Copic Markers);

Sweet Pea Blog Hop!!

Welcome to today's Sweet Pea Blog Hop. I am introducing a wonderful new stamp from artist ching chou kiuk. I love this artist's work. I was especially excited to see this beauty as I am such a Halloween theme fan! This stamp is just stunning! What a beauty! The name of this stamp is "Pumpkin Light."Be sure to go to each of the Design team's blogs today and leave a comment. Right now you are on Holley's Blog. The next stop on the hop is Dawn (CLICK HERE). If you want to go back to the Sweet Pea blog then (CLICK HERE). Enjoy the HOP! Leave a comment and good luck, I hope you win the prize today.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Dotz, AC, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Punch (Fiskars Edger); Flowers (Prima, Imaginescence); Brads (Unknown); Bling (Michaels);

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fairy for you....

Here's a cute fairy who's here to grant your princess wishes...think of what you want to tell her and then whisper the secrets to her. She's here to start your story "once upon a time"...make sure you wish for the right things though so you will end up living "Happily ever after"After all that has happened to me in the last year and a half, I know I am well on the way to my Happily ever after life. Hugs all!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox chalk); Stamps (Hampton arts); Ribbon (JoAnns); Adhesives (Pop dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, April 25, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge: Black and White

Here's a cute card I have done for the Squigglefly Challenge this week. I used an adorable stamp called "Laziest Dog". The challenge for this week is do create the card in black and white. I used copic markers starting at C0, then added C1, C3, C5, C7, and finally C9.There's great prize available for those who participate in the challenge on the blog, (CLICK HERE).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Making Memories Printed); Digitial Stamps (Squigglefly-Laziest Dog); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Border Punch (EK Sucess);

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter....

Happy Easter's a couple goodies to look at today, one's another card that I did for the Sweet Pea Challenge that is going on right now. The challenge is to use easter candy wrappers on your next card. Check this one out, then scroll down and look at yesterday's posting. There is a link that will take you straight to the Sweet Pea blog so you can submit your own card to their challenge! I can't wait to see what you make!
For an Easter Sunday bonus, here's a wonderful card that I rec'd in the mail recently from a follower named Sue in CT. I love the adorable flowers she put on the front and the pearls that hang down. She wrapped it in bubble wrap when mailing so it got here in excellent shape! I loved the embossed texture on the flower petals and the leaves. Inside the card was a sweet stamped and colored flower with a message "Wishing you days that flower with happiness!" Thanks so much, Sue! I can't begin to say how wonderful the days have been over that last year. I hope to be having wonderful blog celebrations for many years to come. Thanks for sending a card and giving me a smile. Happy Easter Everyone!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Stamper's Challenge--Easter Candy trash?

So, I was presented with a challenge recently, how about you use some wrappers from your Easter candy in a project? This challenge came straight from Lynette, owner of Sweet Pea stamps and got me thinking....why don't I....of course, I had to run out and get some easter candy right away!! So, here's a little project where I used some Bazzill paisley chipboard and wrapped it in foils from yummy chocolate/caramel eggs. Man, those eggs tasted good. I didn't get no cheap eggs, I went straight to Central Market to get the super nice premium stuff. I mean, when you need inspiration, why not get the best?

I used a wonderful image from artist Elaine Cox called Alice and the Piglet (plate #44) then added a wonderful Happy Easter saying to it from Plate #13. Hope this starts your juices flowing! There's contest on the Sweet Pea Blog, go over there and take the challenge....CLICK HERE!

Be sure to read the post below, new blog candy is coming!!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Staz-On White); Chipboard (White); Foil Wrappers (choc easter candy); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, April 22, 2011

Another Celebration is coming!! (Blog Candy)


Just reached 100,000 hits on this blog! Wow, reached that goal before 2 yrs. Who would have thought? Well, i think this is a good reason for blog candy. I haven't gotten everything ready for blog candy yet, but I have been getting some goodies for's a few photos to get you ready for it....

Are you all ready to celebrate yet? it's coming soon!! stay tuned and I will announce it.

Cheers, Holley

Sweet Pea Blog Hop!!

Welcome! It's Sweet Pea's blog hop today. Sweet Pea is celebrating its two year anniversary. There's wonderful sites to see and lots of great cards to be see on the Design Team's blogs with wonderful new stamps on each one! Here's my treat today, this stamp is designed by artist Joanne Schempp and is a beautiful Unicorn and Fairy.For this card I made a 6" square card with paper from Bazzill, Bazzill Swiss, and printed paper from Crafter's Companion. I used a wonderful punch from Martha Stewart. I colored the image with copic markers and highlighted with wings with some glittery icicles. I think the image was so beautiful that simple buttons were enough bling to finish this card.

If you are following the blog hop, there's gonna be a prize given away if you leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop! Here's the list:
Sweet Pea Stamps Blog
Holley -----YOU ARE HERE

Be sure to stop at each designer's blog to participate for a prize from Sweet Pea Stamps. Also, there's going to be great specials on the Sweet Pea Blog to celebrate the anniversary, so check their blog to see the specials!
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sunset Mermaid

Here's a wonderful stamp from Queen Kat stamps called Sunset Mermaid. This stamp is designed by artist Maigan Lynn. I posted another design using this stamp about 2 weeks ago. You can see such a different design with the same stamp if you look at that image.
Wishing all of you a sunshiney day!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sunset Mermaid-Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Be Happy, it's contagious

Here's another of the wonderful Stamping Bella stamps that I got a few weeks ago while at Archivers. This is an adorable fairy by the same artist I used on Sunday. Isn't she cute? I love this saying "be happy it's contagious" If only people would just spread their happiness around to each other instead of spreading their anger, their hatred, their unhappiness, their hurt, their sorrow...think of how the world would be...

Don't forget to sign up for Crafter's Companion Blog candy, the deadline is coming and the winners will get picked at the end of the month!. CLICK HERE if you are in the USA; CLICK HERE if you are Outside the USA.

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzill, Neenah, K&Co ); Rubber Stamps (Stamping Bella); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Creepie Cuties

Here's an image that I love from Queen Kat stamps called Creepie Cuties. This adorable image is called "New Life". I added a wonderful embossed background from a sizzix template and then highlighted it using smooch. I do love Creepie Cuties!!
Only 500 hits away from hitting 100,000 visitors...was thinking about it today at te store...picked up some great blog candy! a couple of sets of Smooch, some Smooch Spritz, a couple beautiful rubber stamps and some Sizzix Embossing folders! Woohoo!!
Are you ready for some candy? for sure to scroll down to the Apr 1st postings, there's 2 different ones--one for USA, one for International, be sure to sign up in the right location!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber stamps (Creepie Cuties-"New Life"; Saying from "Enchanted April"); Ink (Memento in black, Colorbox Chalk-Moss Green); Embossing Folder(Sizzix-Flower Vine); Ribbon (Grosgrain olive green); DieCut(Spellbinders-Nestabilities Labels Fifteen); Bling (Smooch Ink-Luscious Lime); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, April 18, 2011

SWALK My sister and me

Here's a card for all of you to enjoy today! This month's theme is to use a wonderful stamp from Crafter's Companion along with some flowers. I chose to make a simple card using a beautiful stamp from SWALK called My Sister (CLICK HERE to see in the store). There's a link on my side bar right for a couple of is for blog candy!! Crafter's Companion has blog candy and I am giving some away. There's a link to it or you can scroll down the the April 1st posting. Note that there is a posting for USA location and one posting for OUTSIDE USA people so everyone is welcome to participate! Also, if you go over to the Crafter's Companion Blog, there's a HUGE contest with a wonderful prize package. You can see a link for this on my sidebar on the left, scroll down a bit and see the wonderful Fairyopolis collection, click that and go to the blog to see that contest and then participate! Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (SWALK-Crafter's Companion); Ink (Memento); DieCut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Punch (Martha Stewart); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All);

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Celebrate Spring

Here's a wonderful new image from Stamping Bella. They just started selling these stamps at a local store now. I was so excited to see them and pick this one up. Isn't this little pixie adorable? I added a wonderful saying from a Queen Kat stamp set that says "Celebrate Spring."

Crossed over 99,000 hits so the 100k party will be soon. Got some good blog candy for that! Stay tuned

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby); Rubber Stamps (Stamping Bella; Saying-Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Bling (Queen&Co); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Border Punch (Fiskars); Adhesives (Pop dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots, Glue All); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Flutter by...Faerie

Here's a wonderful new design that recently came out from Sweet Pea stamps artist Karen Middleton called Flutter by. It is sold individually and on Plate #115. I chose beautiful bright colors for this card and used matching embellishments to highlight it.I had some adorable ladybug buttons that I removed the shanks on and added them as embellishments to the card. I took a great saying from the Verticals sheet that says "Follow Your Dream" as it goes so well with this image. I finished the card by dusting the edges with a colorbox chalk ink pad. Yum. Doesn't this make you wanna run after some butterflies?

Cheers, Holley

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fairyopolis is coming!!

Happy Friday everyone! Here's another wonderful card style that you can make using The Ultimate Tool from Crafter's Companion. This card opens in the center. You may not be able to immediately tell that from this photo here, but see the photo below that shows the card open up. This shows how it will look when the recipient receives it. I used some wonderful clear stamps from the newest Fairyopolis clear stamp sets, as well as some beautiful paper from the 12x12 paper pad for Fairyopolis. I made this card in a 6" square size, which means I could cut my 12" sheets of paper in half to make 2 cards per sheet. I selected a beautiful pink butterfly sheet from the Fairyopolis pad. These items are about to be released from Crafter's Companion! Aren't they beautiful? (read about it HERE) I colored the Fairy using Copic Markers and trimmed her out using Spellbinders Nestabilities in Scalloped Oval shapes. I stamped a wonderful saying on the front of the card "Do you Believe in fairies?" as well as adding additional butterfly images stamped onto the printed paper in two different pink shades of Colorbox Chalk ink. Stamps I used: Fairyopolis Spring Collection-Primrose Fairy, butterfly; Fairyopolis Fall Collection - Saying "Do you Believe in Fairies?", "Have a wonderful day", butterfly; On the edges of the card, I added ribbon in pink and brown to highlight the seams of the card. I also used the same ribbon inside the card to add a matching touch with the saying, "Have a wonderful day." Here's the final card image that shows how the card will open up and appear to the recipient when they get it. Fairyopolis is a wonderful collection and all the pieces go well together. There's also a great card making kit that comes with a wonderful selection of cards, die cuts, vellum, flowers, and everything you can imagine, including a booklet full of ideas! I can't wait to make you something with those goodies....until next time!

There's some wonderful blog candy available from my blog that was a gift from Crafter's Companion. Be sure to go sign up. In the USA (CLICK HERE); Outside the USA (CLICK HERE). Have a fairy nice day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Snow White

Here's a wonderful new stamp from Queen Kat. This stamp is from artist Christina Lynn Myers and is called White as Snow. (CLICK HERE) It's on sale at Queen Kat right now for 20% off. She has quite a few of these wonderful characters to enjoy! Project Materials: cardstock (California Paper, Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento,Colorbox Chalk); Saying (Sticker-Paper Studio); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lil Dead Riding Hood

This is the blog hop for a wonderful intro to new stamps from Lolipop Labs of Queen Kat Stamps. Here's one of the most adorable stamps they have: Lil' Dead Riding Hood! Be sure to check out all the new stamp coming out today from this designer! (CLICK HERE).

This stamp is super cute, I also made a wonderful version of this card using all greys and a mummy version of lil' red. Gonna post that one for you to see in the upcoming week, so stay tuned! The next hop is to Maria's blog....Click HERE (Need to go back to the start of the blog hop....go HERE to QKD)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Archivers, Neenah, AC); Rubber Stamps(Lolipop Labs-Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby -ruffles with velvet); Buttons (Jesse James); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All);

Lili of the Valley

This has to be my favorite of the Lili of the Valley stamps that I ordered. So much so that this is the one that I got a duplicate of! I mentioned that back when I shared these stamps with you all, but I bought an extra to share with my blog readers when I have my 100,000 blog candy celebration! That's coming right up, and this cutie will be one of the stamp give-a-ways!!Isn't she adorable? who wouldn't want her? For now, warm hugs to you all. Have a great week. Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah); Stamps (Lili of the Valley; Saying-Stamping Bella); Bling (Sticko); Punches(Martha Stewart); Die Cuts (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bunny Chit Chat

Here's an adorable image from artist Cheryl Alger of Squigglefly DigiStamps. This image is Bunny Chit Chat (CLICK HERE). I think this stamp is just too cute and perfect for easter. I made this card for this week's challenge which included using fabric and stitching. For my sample I used a fabric sticker from Ms. Grossman's. It already has adhesive on the back of it and it cuts like a dream! I ran it through my sizzix using Spellbinders and it cut beautifully. The stitching was done on the background cardstock in a light orange thread. I added a simple saying and some cute bling to top it off.Be sure to stop by the Squigglefly Blog and participate in this week's challenge! There's a great prize available. (Click here). You can scroll down the blog to Apr 1st for some Blog candy--there's 2 postings, one for USA and one for international viewers! Project Materials: Cardstock (Unknown, Neenah); DigiStamp(Bunny ChitChat-Squigglefly); Rubber Stamp (Saying-Studio G); Ink (Memento); Bling (Michaels); Sewing (Linda W); Fabric (Ms Grossmans); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities);

Sunday, April 10, 2011

You're a Hoot!

Here's a wonderful stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps artist Elaine Cox. I love this woman and owl, it's called "Spring Owl Fairy". It's sold individually and on Plate #55. I wanted to use a mono-tone theme, so I picked a bunch of shades of blue and put them all together on this card. Have all the winners from Blog candy month gotten their prizes? PLEASE if you didn't get your goodies, drop me an email I know there were some issues with international packages, but it's also possible that a few were lost even in the USA. I want to make sure everyone got some candy during the celebration :)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, California Paper, Neenah, DCWV); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bo Bunny); Border Punch (Fiskars); Borders (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, April 9, 2011

She's pretty in pink

Here's a sweet girl and she's pretty in pink, her name is Miko and she's from the Greeting Farm. Super cute! Been a wonderful week here, we are having a lot of wind, but the temperature is also staying down, which is quite nice. I have been getting in a lot of walking which I enjoy (did SIX hours per day the last couple of days!!). I can't believe that this month is flying by so quickly. Project Materials: Cardstock (Mica, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (The Greeting Farm); Buttons (Doodlebug, Jesse James); Fibers (JoAnn Fabrics); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fly me to the moon

Here's a stunning maiden from artist ching chou kuik of Sweet Pea Stamps from Plate #101. This gorgeous stamp is filled with love and come with several wonderful sayings. For this card though, I imagine her sitting on the moon and looking out across the world for her lost love. I added a wonderful but very simple sentiment "MISS YOU" from Plate #98.I wanted to do the coloring in monotone theme within the same red color family of copic markers so I chose R32, 34,37 and 39 for the outfit, the hair, the mermaid's scales, the tiny butterflies, and the hearts. I used an assortment of the red tones on each segment so that each would match and blend in with the adjacent parts. I added a simple sentiment "Miss You" to the card and lots of bling in assorted sizes to add a little pop. Hope this card inspires you to want this set. One other thing that I love on this plate (#101) is that it comes with wonderful sentiments "I love you. Not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." "I am life a falling star who has finally found her her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever-Amy Tan" and "Happy Valentines Day" Have a loving day Holley

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunset Mermaid

Here's a beautiful new mermaid image from artist Maigan Lynn of Queen Kat stamps. She's called "Sunset Mermaid." (Click HERE to see her on the website) I used some beautiful Bazzill Bling and a wonderful set of punches to highlight her on this card. Then I added some great black stones and purple fibers.
Project Materials: Carstock (Bazzill Bling, AC, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Sunset Mermaid-Queen Kat Stamps); Bling (Queen&Co.); Punch Set (Martha Stewart); Fiber (JoAnns); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mimi and Friend

Good Morning all! Sorry that my posting is running late today. Here's an adorable stamp from Penny Black with Mimi and her friend. I love this cute. She's so sweet. She and her friend are flying around today which is beautiful here in Texas, though a bit windy. So close to 100,000 now!! I know there is already blog candy going on (scroll down to the Apr 1st postings), but I am gonna have to do 100,000 hit blog candy Holley style. Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DCWV Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Penny Black); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border(K&Company); Bling(Queen&Co); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts(Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wishing you....Creativi-tea

Here's another wonderful stamp that I just got from Lili of the Valley. Two friends having some tea together. I love their stamps. I colored them up and added a cute saying from Stamping Bella, "Wishing you....creativi-tea"Have you signed up for blog candy? there's two sign ups-one for USA and one for international readers. Scroll down to April 1st to see the postings and sign up!! Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, K&Co, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Girls-Lili of the Valley; Saying-Stamping Bella); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, April 4, 2011


Meet Leslie...she's a cute kid from the Creeper Crew of the Greeting Farm. I got the whole set of these stamps a while back and will be enjoying them all one by one. I am using some beautiful papers from Paper Temptress, see the materials list for the names of all papers used in this project.If you haven't signed up for the blog candy, scroll down several entries (Apr 1st), there's two blog candy sign ups that day, one for those located in the US and one for international locations! Be sure to sign up to win something from Crafter's Companion. Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress--Wild Cherry, Neenah Solar White, Black Grande Feltweave); Bling (Recollections); Stamp (Leslie-The Greeting Farm); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Ribbon (Sheer Black-Fire Mountain); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); "Live" Charm (All My Memories); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Angel Card

Here's a wonderful Sunday Angel card today. It's Angel Tilda with a pretty cross. I added a wonderful saying from I Brake for Stamps that says "Pray Often." I think that's a good reminder for me, no matter what the situation. I should often be reminded to be so thankful.

Have a Blessed Week! Be sure to scroll down a couple of entries, there's blog candy on the assorted April 1st postings--one for USA and one for international residents. Sign up and I hope you win!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Tilda w/Cross-Magnolia Rubber Stamps; Saying-I Brake for Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Give me all your candy....

Lol, I guess this stamp is meant for Halloween, but I just couldn't resist! I have been eyeing this cutie at the store for a long time and the other week he was on sale and I just had to buy him. Too cute. I think the statement speaks for itself. I mean, why does "Give me all your candy..." have to just be for Halloween?Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Stampendous); Ink (Memento); Ribbon (Target); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All);

Friday, April 1, 2011

SWALK- Friends Like You

Welcome! Today is my first official day as a Crafter's Companion Design Team stamper. Here's a wonderful card that I made for today using the Ultimate Tool, some beautiful pearlescent paper in purple (bright) and a wonderful set of SWALK stamps called "Friends Like You".

This card is called a three fold gateway card. The Ultimate tool has a great video, all the accessories you need and a handy little booklet to help you make a ton of different types of cards, envelopes and boxes. The card I made opens out into three pages.

The front page uses the adorable girl from SWALK feeding the bunny and the birds. I colored her in Copic Markers and mounted her on a diecut embossed frame.

The center fold in the card uses the first saying included in the set, "Friends like you" and the single bunny rabbit stamp.

For the final panel in the card, I used the remaining saying in the stamp set "are far too few" with two adorable little birds.

Here's another main photo of the card that shows all three panels.

Wonderful Blog candy giveaway has started today! Please scroll down, there are 2 Blog candy postings, one for USA crafters and one for Non-USA locations!! Good Luck!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Crafter's Companion, Neenah, DCWV); Rubber Stamp(SWALK-Crafter's Companion); Ink (Memento); DieCut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Flower (Prima); Brad (Basic Grey); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Tools (Ultimate Tool-Crafter's Companion);

April 1st Blog Candy from Crafter's Companion (USA)

Crafter's Companion USA is celebrating their new information blog in style. All the Members of the design team are giving away some products to one lucky U.S. resident. Every single blog will be giving away a beautiful stamp set, a package of Rock-a-Blocks and permanent double-side adhesive tape runner. Here is what I am giving away: Rock-a-Blocks, permanent double-side adhesive tape runner. and a wonderful SWALK stamp set called "Friends of Mine". This stamp set is used in the card I am posting on 4/1/2011, so you can get a good look at how much I enjoy it. *your prize will be a brand new set of course What do you need to do to win this? You just need to 1. Become a follower of Crafter's Companion USA Information blog and 2. Post or put on your sidebar a picture of one of the Design Team's giveaway on your blog or facebook page and link it back to Crafter's Companion USA Information blog. Once you have done this, simply leave a comment pointing to your link to our contest on your blog or facebook page. There are 8 different design team members, each one is giving goodies away. You only need to post ONE design team member's giveaway on your blog or facebook and then leave a comment on EACH design team member's blog to enter EACH of the design team members giveaway. So you'll have up to 8 chances to win! (i.e. you only have to leave ONE link on your own blog/facebook and then post a comment on each design team member's blog showing your link back to anyone associated with Crafter's Companion). The giveaways will run from April 1st to April 30th. The winners will be posted on our blogs May 5th, as well as the Crafter's Companion USA Information blog. You must live in U.S. to get one of these prizes, however, an additional contest for all crafters outside the USA is also going on so you can get some great Crafter's Companion goodies too. To sign up and win, CLICK HERE!! 1. Amy's Designs 2. Carmi's Art Life World (Canadian Residents only) 3. Holley's Blog <--- You are here 4. Lala's World 5. Paper, Scissors, and Glue 6. Positive Force 7. Scrap with Stacy 8. Stamp with Me Good luck Everyone! Holley

April 1st Blog Candy from Crafter's Companion (OUTSIDE USA)

Hi all!! This Blog candy is some goodies for those OUTSIDE the USA only....since the USA website and blog team are having a huge kickoff this week and offering wonderful prizes, there's also some love for crafters all over the world!! USA crafters, please goto the other blog posting today (up one posting!). I have two beautiful stamp sets from Crafter's Companion. One is a great stamp set from SWALK, my favorite as I used it to make a card today (you will be getting the exact same set, a brand new one of course!), it's SWALK's "Friends Like You" The other gift is a stamp set from another wonderful line of stamps called Flower Fairies, the set is called "Rosebay Willowherb" and is a beautiful elegant set Both of these stamp sets will be mailed to one lucky winner who will be selected on the same day as the other prize winners, May 5th. To sign up, please check out the wonderful Crafter's Companion Website (Click HERE) and become a Blog follower. Be sure to leave a comment here so I will know you have done so and pass the word to all your friends so they will see this wonderful contest.

Hugs all over the world!!

Cheers, Holley