Thursday, June 30, 2011

Luck of the Irish

Here's a stamp from Katie Della Terza of Queen Kat Stamps called Luck of the Irish. There several wonderful stamps from this artist on Queen Kat's site (CLICK HERE). I did this stamp using two sheets of Paper Temptress Mica cardstock in green, Spring Green and Emerald green. I stamped the image on Neenah cardstock. I added corner embellishments from a punch because they reminded me of the Celtic knots in her image.
Queen Kat has a huge announcement coming....I'll give you a has something to do with the blue background!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Paper Temptress-Mica Cardstock Emerald, Neenah); Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps); Corner Punch (Martha Stewart); White ink(Gel Pen); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Spring Butterfly

Here's a beatiful image from Sweet Pea artist ching-chou kiuk called Spring Butterfly. This stamp is sold individually or on Plate #143. My coloring of this image is so different from the artist depiction. Be sure to go an look at the link I included to see how she colored the image, then you can see how different it looks here with the color palette that I selected.I added a sweet saying from plate #77 "Garden Fairies come at dawn Bless the flowers, then they're gone." She looks just like a Garden Fairy doesn't she? playing with the butterflies? I added some simple flowers and bling along with a cute butterfly. I used a wonderful die cut frame from Spellbinders to cut out my image.

Hope you have a Fairy day!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Triple Tiara Tuesday

Welcome to Triple Tiara Tuesday for Queen Kat Stamps. We were given a very colorful and animated photo to start with this month that just made me feel cheery. I picked the brightest and happiest colors from that mixture and selected an great image to go with it. Here's my card using a wonderful stamp from artist Myka Jelina stamp called "Daisy" and the "For You" saying comes from a stamp set "Lighter Side of the Dark."Hope you enjoy Triple Tiara Tuesday. Be sure to stop by and all three blogs and leave a comment for your change to win a wonderful prize from Queen Kat! Here's a link to the main blog, CLICK HERE.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Butterflies (Confetti); Brads (Queen&Co); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, June 27, 2011

There's magic in the air!

As I am sure you know, here's one of my favorite companies! You can probably recognize this artist if you follow my blog. It's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp's artist Annie Rodrigue. She makes the most adorable cute and sometime quirky characters. I just love her designs. Each stamp has such a wonderful personality. I found this great lace ribbon that I think goes perfect with this image and I used some wonderful chalk ink on the bazzill swiss cardstock to highlight the text. YUM! There is some magic in the air!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, AC Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento, Studio G); Lace (Hobby Lobby); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, June 26, 2011

You bring me JOY

Mimi from Penny Black is here today and she wants to give you a heart. All because you bring me joy! You know who you are!! ALL of you. Hugs everyone and special prayers today for Linda W, Christi, Desi, Brooklyne, Cherry, Ayana, Sylvia, God knows all their needs so please pray for them.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Penny Black-Mimi; Your Next Stamp-saying, mini hearts); Corner Punch (Creative Memories); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Only You!

I made this beautiful lady card for husband John. This gorgeous stamp is a Queen Kat design from artist Robin McQuay called Deeply in Love. (Click on the artist's name to see her stamps). There's a couple other wonderful stamps from this artist I would like. The wonderful saying I used comes from Sweet Pea stamps. The beautiful papers are Paper Temptress. Love you John.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Flame Mica, Black Ruche, Neenah--Paper Temptress); Rubber Stamps (lady-Queen Kat; Saying-Sweet Pea); Ink (Memento); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sakura Spirit

Here's a great stamp called Sakura Spirit designed by Sweet Pea artist Merdith Dillman (plate #137). I love her wonderful images. I really wanted this image to stand out on a card, so I used a simple background of metallic glazed paper and added a wonderful punch on top in a color that matched her eyes. I used five shades of blues on her outfit and extremely pale colors on her skin tones, almost like china white. Though the image is not an anime image at all, it very much makes me think of that due to the color scheme.

Meredith Dillman has a huge variety of images and they are all very detailed and wonderful fun for coloring, which I enjoy! She's definitely one of my Sweet Pea favorites.

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Think Happy Thoughts Dragon

This sweet dragon is called Lazy Dragon by artist Melia Newman of Queen Kat Stamps (Click here). He just looks so peaceful in this image. I colored him up in red and orange copic markers. I added a great saying to him "Think Happy Thoughts"
I am very much a believer in Happy Thoughts (and lots of prayer!). When in the hospital during brain surgery time goes very slow. Happy Thoughts are a huge blessing.

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gorjuss Bear

Here's a wonderful Gorjuss Girl stamp. Isn't she cute as a teddy bear? I just love this artist's work. Gorjuss girls have to rank on top of my stamping favorites. I added some adorable teddy theme stamps to go with her from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. "Sending you Bear Hugs."

Huge Bear Hugs to all of you!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV Metallic); Rubber Stamps (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie; Kraftin Kimmie); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dare to be Remarkable

Shouldn't we all? Aren't we all really? I guess we don't often think of ourselves as remarkable, but I am sure there is something remarkable about each of us, even if it is something that we don't share with others. Guess I am not really sure what is remarkable about me, perhaps I should ask you guys.... I guess I walk 7 days a week, anywhere from 3 to 7 hours (totals 12-23 miles per day); Gone through 2 brain surgeries and I am now doing so well and feel so blessed. Incredibly happy and just loving that remarkable? lol, when I look around at all the sad stressed out people around me, it seems to be.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Cloud 9); Rubber Stamp (Tickled Pink); Saying (Sticker); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all);

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fairy Pool

Here's a wonderful DigiStamp from Squigglefly called Fairy Pool (CLICK HERE). The artist for this stamp is Chesney Young. She makes wonderful images of Fairies, lovely anime style women, adorable animals and some very humorous sayings. I love her digi-stamps at the store. This week's challenge on the Squigglefly blog is to make a card with your favorite image. That should be easy, huh?

Toughest thing is just picking out an image! So grab an image and make a card, then share it on the blog! Here's a link to the contest (CLICK HERE). There's a prize for the winner. If you have never tried Digi-stamps, there's some freebies on the Squigglefly site, try one! You can make a card and enter it into the contest (click here for freebie).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah); Digi-Stamp(Fairy Pool-Squigglefly); Die Cut (Spellbinders); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Saying (JoAnns Felt Vellum); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Queen &Co); Adhesives (Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Guest Artist: Aspen Smith

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there. I had a nice visit with a crafty friend this week and her grand daughter Aspen. Aspen is also a wonderful crafter, so far I have seen her make quilts, cards and scrapbooks! This week, she showed me a beautiful quilt that she made and a scrapbook that she has started! So amazing. This girl has great talent in lots of crafting areas.

Aspen made this adorable card for me to thank me for her bday gift, she even decorated the envelope. So dear!

Here's a great photo of the inside of the card. She wrote a sweet note and has nice handwriting. She embossed the paper background and used lots of the cute embellishments that I gave her on both the scrapbook that she worked on as well as the card!

She even decorated the envelope she gave it in! It might be hard to tell from the photo but the thanks on the back of the envelope is embossed on there! There's an adorable punched out star where the envelope seals closed. Such wonderful thought put into each detail on her items!

Hugs Aspen!! Great work. I hope all the crafters who see this will leave you some wonderful comments about your project. Come 'on everyone!
Cheers, Holley

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Here's a sweet stamp from CC Designs. I made this adorable purple fairy card in celebration of Amanda graduating college. She's practically my sister as she and my brother have been together for a long time now. I thought she would love this cutie girl! So huge congrats to her and all the rest of you graduates this year from college to kindergarden!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (CC Designs; saying-Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (Fiskars); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Adhesives (Glue All, Pop dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, June 17, 2011

Meet Humphrey

Hi, everyone! Today's card is using a wonderful set of new stamps from Humphrey's Corner called Humphrey Stamp Set. This adorable set is about to be released and will be on sale soon! Isn't he adorable? There will be several other wonderful sets with Humphrey. The card I am showing here is a standing display.
I used the Ultimate Tool to create this card out of beautiful mica cardstock from the Crafter's Companion website. The thick sturdiness of this cardstock makes this project stand up wonderfully when it is completed. It is also perfect for making the box due to it's strong texture.

All the directions for creating this card are included on the DVD that comes with the Ultimate tool. The photo below (and on the left) shows a stamped image of the text stamp that comes in the Humphrey set "With Love from me to you." The image on the right hand side shows the entire card and how it stands up-right, as well as the text that is included on the right hand side of the card "Thinking of you."

Here's the backside of the card. The video also shows you how to make an adorable box that fits the card perfectly!

I used a couple of adorable stamps to decorate the back of my card, a wonderful vase and flower plus a cute saying "A Humphrey Original". Can't you imagine giving this pop up card to a friend?

Cheers everyone!


Crafter's Companion Products:
The Ultimate Tool
The Ultimate Crafter's Companion DVD
Detail Embossing and Scoring Tool
Humphrey's Corner Stamp Collection - Humphrey
Pearlescent 8.5x11 paper
Memento Ink -Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Queen Kat Luck of the Irish

Here's one of the newest stamps from Queen Kat artist Katie Della Terza called "Luck of the Irish". I have another design that I will show later done in beautiful shades of green in elegant mica cardstock. YUM! For now, you can see this artists work at Queen Kat's site HERE.

The last of the packages that I have for blog candy have gone out! Larisa, Teresa, Babe O, Nataliya--all your packages are in the mail! There's several packages that I have that have not been they belong to you? last chance--Tearyeyedstars, PAM, Teri, Tracy, Diane (Stampin Diane Blog), Lyngo, Judy Jackson, Gemiel, Susan Marling and Juilanne T!! Speak now!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, AC Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (Martha Stewart); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Here's one of the stunning new images from artist ching-chou kiuk of Sweet Pea Stamps. Isn't she a beauty? She is called Magic Spread and she comes on plate #143. I colored her using Copic markers and added a wonderful vertical stamp "Princess" from Plate #48. I love using a monotone theme on a card so I chose pinks for this one. She's so light and elegant so she needed a color that could be both light and bright at the same time. I think yellow would also be a wonderful color for her.

Shouldn't we all be treated like a Princess today? Lol, if you are as lucky as me, you would be married to my prince charming!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah); Rubber stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Queen&Co); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots); Color (copic markers);

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Regina!

Here's a little birthday cupcake to say Happy Birthday to my neice Regina! Happy Birthday Gina. Big hugs to you from Aunt Holley and Uncle John. We had a wonderful visit with her this weekend and had lunch. She's a super sweet girl. She's going camping for her birthday, have fun you all!!Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill); Stamps (Digi Cupcake-Tiddlyinks; Rubber stamp-TAC); Ink (Stazon); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Monday, June 13, 2011


Here's one of my newest images from Sugar Nellie! I just love this company from Scotland. Wonderful stamps. This cutie is called Rapunzel. Always loved beautiful long hair and so this story was one of my favorites as a child. Don't you think this image is too cute?Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Rubber Stamps (Girl-Sugar Nellie; Saying- Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all) Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jumbo Thanks

Here's an adorable elephant card with some Jumbo thanks attached to it. Huge thanks to everyone for playing in all the wonderful blog candy games! Super JUMBO thanks to Sweet Pea stamps for providing wonderful prizes for everyone. Lynette is the best and most wonderful store owner and has been super generous to all of us. I feel so privledged to be a part of her design team.

HUGE list of items mailed went out yesterday, so if you saw the posting early--check it again to see the mailing list! The rest of the packages will go out this week (Larisa, Nataliya, Cathy, Babe); If you saw your name on the prize winner list and haven't see it marked as mailed--then I may not have your address!! EMAIL ME

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzill, Neenah); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bo Bunny); Stamps (Studio G); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Feel with your heart....

Here's a simple card layout, but the image on this card is stunning. It's a stamp from artist ching-chou kiuk of Sweet Pea Stamps. This stamp is called Red Hearts from Plate #28 ; I added a wonderful saying to go with it!

More packages going out today! I got a bunch wrapped up last night. The following people had their goodies mailed today: Christine T, Alethea, Lelishna (Olga), Judy B, Nikki, Amy K, Denish Judi B, Grandma Lee, Crafterkhush, Trish K, Debbie F, Shelly, Shell (AK), Pat, Phyl; Just a few more packages to go!! Still missing some addresses!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, AC Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, June 10, 2011

So fairy cute!

Here's one of the latest Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, she's just so fairy cute!! I am sure all of you know that this company is one of my favorites. Their stamps are super sweet. They just came out with a stamp line of adorable fairies. Here's one of them with a fairy cute saying to go along with her. Keep your eyes out as I have several more coming.... First set of packages were finished wrapping up and are going out in the mail today! The ones mailed today are: Stampin'Sue, Shelly H, Melisa Marie, Pat, Becky H, Tammy C, Christine, Cori Kramer,Denise (AZ); I have several more wrapped up but will wait until I gather more before the next trip to the post office!! Will post as soon as they go!

Please scroll down and look at the winner list. If you see your name in RED (or someone you know), I need the address!! Email me with it at

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah); Ink(Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie); Flower (Prima); Bling (Studio G); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lazy Dragon

Here's an adorable dragon card from artist Melia Newman of Queen Kat stamps (Click Here to see in the store). This image is called "Lazy Dragon" such a sweet image and perfect for the summer relaxation period. Doesn't this make you feel like a vacation?

I have about 25 of the 40 packages assembled so far!! Woohoo! planning a major trip to the post office tomorrow morning. Will post a huge list of names so you guys will know whose packages when out. Please check the list (scroll down a few entries to see the final list, winners in RED--I need your address!!!)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Vicki! (BLOG HOP)

All of us from Queen Kat are celebrating the birthday of Vicki, our fearless leader today! WOOHOO! Happy Birthday to you! Here's a fun card that I have made of You & Me Coffee Fairy from artist Lisa Steinke. So I raise my cup to you today Vicki! Happy Bday! (lol, but it doesn't have coffee in it, I drink diet dr pepper) Isn't she a sweetie? I don't think you need to add any sugar here. I am the first on the blog hop today, so let me send you to the next blog on our Queen Kat hop, artist Chris Hurly (CLICK HERE).

ALSO, have you seen the results of the month long blog candy contests...scroll down and look for your name!! I need your address, so email me ( if you see it!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cut(Spellbinders Nestabilities); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories); Bling (Queen&Co); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

You're so FOXY!

Here's one of my all time favorites!! Gorjuss Girls! I just love this stamp line. I got some new ones recently. Here's one of the ones that I got: a gorjuss girl with a little fox. I thought she would go well with this cute saying. WOOHOO!! Wonderful news from the doctor yesterday! One more tiny medication reduction due to the good results. WHOOP!! Gonna pick some extra winners to celebrate that. Since today is the 7th, gonna announce all the blog candy winners tonight! Making a HUGE list now.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Gorjuss Girl:Sugar Nellie; Saying:Starving Artistamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge: What Holiday?

Hi all! Welcome to Squigglefly Monday! Here's a fun challenge this week. To take a stamp that doesn't belong on a holiday and convert it! Here's a fun stamp named Shy Girl (CLICK HERE). She would be so cute on lots of other holidays like valentines and birthdays, but sure doesn't seem like a 4th of July card. Well, I dressed her up and here she is in her USA theme card.

Today's my appointment to see the doctor again. Hoping for more good news! Stay tuned for that. Be sure to use today as your last day to sign up for the current blog candy (June 1st posting). Last of the winners will be announced tomorrow! For now, be sure to hop on over to the Squigglefly Challenge blog and participate in this fun contest! (CLICK HERE)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Digi-Stamp(Squigglefly); Diecut (Sizzix, Spellbinders-Nestabilities); Quilled Stickers (Walmart); Color(Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All);

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Fairy Friend, Iris

Here's a sweet fairy image from Wags 'n Whiskers stamps. I love her beautiful wings and colored them up to match the adorable mushroom that she is sitting on and her cute outfit. Her name is Iris. I have more of the Fairy line from this company, so stay tuned to see some of Iris' friends soon! Have a blessed Sunday. Be sure to check the updates to the blog candy list and it's your last chance to sign up--leave a comment of the June 1st posting!!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Wag N Whiskers); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Sticker (Jolees); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots);

Saturday, June 4, 2011


It's Greetings from Sasha of the Greeting Farm! She looks like a Texas Girl, doesn't she? She's all decked out and ready to go. I colored her up in red and vivid yellow with some great cowboy boots. Lol, must say that I can't think of a single pair of cowboy boots I have ever owned, though I must have as a very young kid.
There's just three days left to sign up for blog candy--scroll down to the June 1st posting and leave a comment. Also--check the winner list, it gets updated daily! If you see your name on it, email me your address so I can send out the prize

Project Materials: Cardstock (Neenah, Bazzill); Rubber Stamps (Greeting Farm); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Jesse James); Punch (EK Sucess); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Adhesives (Popdots, Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Envelobox--Problem Solved!!

Happy Friday everyone! I got this new tool recently, an add-on board for my Ultimate Tool from Crafter's Companion. This tool set came with an Envelobox Creator, The Boxer, and a DVD full of projects! Woohoo. So, this week, I was making a sweet card and I added some of those gorgeous yet very bulky flowers to it. The main image has also been raised up using wonderful pop dots. It looks amazing, but also makes the card's presentation somewhat hard.

How do you give someone a card when it won't go into an envelope? Do you just leave the card out of an envelope? Get a HUGE envelope that is oversized and too bulky? I know I am not the only crafter who goes through this dilemma. Well, I now have a solution for this! My new tool lets me make envelopes in ANY SIZE and to the thickness that I want. I can make a flat envelope, or for cards like this I can make an envelope with a 1/2" height, so the flowers will fit in nicely! YES!!

Here's a detailed photo so you can see how large the flowers are on this project. Aren't they so cute? I just used thick pop dots to hold them in place.

The wonderful stamps I used on this card come from an adorable set from Crafter's Companion called Flower Fairies Rosebay Willowherb. I used chalk ink in white and Versamark ink to stamp a flower in the background. I stamped the main fairy in Memento Ink and colored her using Copic Markers.

Once the card was created, I used my envelobox tool to create a perfectly fitted envelobox for my project. This tool comes with a chart that tells you the exact paper size to use, the video shows great step by step instructions! The beautiful paper that I chose for this project comes from the Fairyopolis Paper Pad.

Here's a photo of the front side of my envelobox standing upright. It's 1/2" wide and is sturdy enough to stand up on its own. I added a small label to the from using cute stamps, a butteryfly from the same stamp collection as earlier and a "With Love" stamp from the Zinnia Flower Fairy stamp set. I used some muted Colorbox chalk ink to go with the beautiful pink paper of the Fairyopolis paper.

The image below shows a much better look at the final creation, as you can see how perfectly my card will fit in my adorable envelobox. Once it was completed, I punched two holes on my tab and two holes in the base of the envelope to add some wonderful sheer ribbon that will be used to tie up the project.

Isn't this a totally gorgeous card you would want to present to someone?

Here's another image that shows both the card and the back side image of the envelobox that I made for it. I hope you can't wait to start making your own creations perfect little boxes too!
Have a very crafty day!!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Close to my Heart

Here's a wonderful stamp from Queen Kat stamps. This stamp was created by artist Kat Burgon and is called "Close to my Heart" I just love this image. The look on her face is so precious. She's holding a book close to her heart. No doubt she has written something private on it.
Huge prayers and thoughts to the family of Mary Wilson (my husband's grandmother). She was a wonderful lady and a great crafter. She and I shared a lot of crafts together. Her funeral is today. I will always have some wonderful projects that she gave me, beautiful blankets and decorations that she made for my christmas tree. Thoughts of her will never go far.

Project materials: Cardstock (Sapphire Mica, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp(Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Die Cut (Spellbinders - Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Live Laugh and Love (BLOG CANDY)

Here's a wonderful Sweet Pea image from artist ching-chou kiuk. This lady is called Moon Garden and she is sold seperately or on Plate #124. I love her mystical look as she is staring off and lost in thought. It makes this wonderful saying match her so well."Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me and just be my friend." (Plate #121); I used a wonderful printed sheet of black and white paper to add a little more "noise" to the background of the card. The punch on the left is from Martha Stewart. The beautiful vertical saying comes from the Vertical sayings sheet (Plate #4).

Hope you will have Live Love and Laugh today! This is the last week for the blog candy celebration! Leave a comment on today's posting for the final drawing!! (Sign ups until June 6th midnight est);

Hugs, Holley