Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year's Eve

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!  I hope you got everyone done in 2012 that you wanted to, if not, you have today to get it done.  Here's a great card today using a beautiful stamp from artist Myka Jelina of Queen Kat Stamps  She's all dressed up and has a drink for the new year.  Isn't she awesome?  I love all the stamps that come from this artist.
I added a simple Love You sentiment to the card (also from Queen Kat) and some bling so I can give this sweet card to my sweetie.  Who else would I want to celebrate with on New Year's eve?  I wish everyone a great and prosperous 2013!  Let's all pull out some stamps and have fun next year. I know I can't wait.

Hugs, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, Bazzill, AC):  Ink (Memento, COlorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat);  Bling (Michaels);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Here's an awesome stamp that makes me think of Alice in Wonderland.  She's actually a wood mounted stamp, which is unusual for me to purchase nowadays.  I often get unmounted or EZ mounted stamps.  But I saw this one and had to get her.  The clock on her waist....just makes me think of time ticking down which is perfect for the new year.  She's called "Halloween Magic" by Stampendous.
Hope you are all looking forward to the New Year, I know I am.  Be sure to stay tuned for Feb!  There will be the Annual Celebration.  For those of you who haven't been to my blog before, we have a HUGE celebration in Feb to celebrate a wonderful brain surgery that I had back in 2010.  I had 2 successful brain surgeries and this Feb I will hit THREE years with no seizures.  Last time I was at the doctor I asked the nurse how many people make it to three years.  She said, about half.  WOW.  What a blessing.  Also, by the end of Feb, I expect to be almost completely off my first medication.  WOW.  That's a huge deal.  Post brain surgery, you don't even start medication reduction until your one year point.  After that, your first medication reduction is like 1 pill of 1 mediction.  Which is so small, when you take 5 meds a day.  However, it's critical that you do it like this because your body is SO accustomed to the medications.  Always go at the doctor's recommended pace.   Now, Just amazing. 

So despite the other medical issues that I may talk about, this side of my medical life is truly blessed and taking less medications is wonderful!!  I know all these meds do effect the body's white blood cell count!  I have read that huge document on "possible side effects", not the 1 sheet the pharmacist hands you, the on-line 5-10 page document about the medication.  Hugs you guys!!  I am ready for 2013 and praying for the best.

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Making Memories, Neenah);  Stamp (Stampendous); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  DieCuts (Cheery Lynn;  Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (American Traditionals); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Guest Artists....

Gotten many wonderful cards this Dec, so I wanted to share a handful of them.  Here's some stunning works from several other card makers....

Linda Weber, see her blog HERE

Trish Verner sent me this beautiful card

Sue S, see her blog HERE

Pat M, see her blog HERE

Card from Holly, see her blog HERE

Kapree Clark....with some of the blog candy she won on 12 days of Blog candy earlier this month!
see her blog HERE

Naomi from Scrapbook Stamp Society
Please if I incorrectly labeled any card or made any mistakes in my links email me at as soon as you notice so I can correct it.  Thanks everyone for the beautiful cards!

Hugs, Holley

Friday, December 28, 2012

Dream Time

Here's a great Sweet Pea stamp from artist Marlon Teunissen called Dream Time (Plate #231).  This stamp is just stunning.  I colored all the clockwork in cool greys.  The artist's image is done in color, so be sure and check it out on the Sweet Pea site to see her coloring. 
The bottom of the card was trimmed and a fun scallop layer was added to the top.  The inside of the card is a wonderful brown color.  I then added a vellum saying "I can resist everything except temptation. Oscar Wilde"  That sentiment just looks perfect with that lady.

Sweet Pea stamps is having a huge sale on their rubber stamps right now, almost everything (except a few of the newest pre-order images) are HALF OFF!!  wow, here's a link to the Store:  Click here.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 27, 2012

When Pigs Fly!

Here's an adorable new image from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell called Three Pig Angels.  I added a saying at the bottom "with God all things are possible."  Let me tell you my thought behind this saying.  As soon as I saw this stamp, it reminded me of that humerous saying that you often hear, "....Not until PIGS FLY!"  Shortly after such a thing is said, you often see in the commercial, movie, tv show...a flying pig overhead.  Well, when I saw these little angels, that saying just cracked me up.  Here's a card with some flying pigs on it!
So, "With God all things are possible" so next time you say, "....when pigs fly!"  you best look up to the sky.  Or, better yet, buy this stamp and make some cards and they next time someone says that to you, give them a card like this to remind them, you don't know, pigs just might have wings.  Anything is possible!!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV);  Image (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Saying (Colorbox);  Cardstock Stickers (Doodlebug);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (pop dots, glue all);

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Little Gift Bag

Here's a little gift bag/box that I constructed for my friend Apriell.  I put a fun gift image of Fluffles on it.  Always love that kitty.  Put a couple of delicious snacks in there for her and gave it to her the last time we were together just prior to Christmas.  In case you wanna know what my fav snacks are--go by some super special market and I got her some Chocolate Dipped Kettle Corn nuggets, some Marbled Sensations Chocolate drops, and my fall back (but personal favorite) is Marich Carmels.
 Here's a closer view of the Fluffles image:

That cat is one of my all time favorites!  Though it was for a Christmas gift, I think this package is good for anytime. I could have colored it though to make a lot more Christmas-y.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Glossy, Bazzill, Neenah);  Stamp (Stampendous Fluffles);  Ink (Memento);  Color (Copic Markers); Bling (Recollections); Lace (Recollections);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All);

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone.  I wish everybody a very Merry Christmas today.  I wish I could be in a lot more places than I can, but I can only be with my hubby John, so Merry Christmas to all the family that I won't be with today. I do love you all and I will be visiting you all soon.

Here's the Crafter's Companion Products Used Here:
Mulberry Wood set All Wrapped up

Spectrum Noir Markers

Memento Ink- Tuxedo Black

Double Sided Adhesive Foam Squares

To adhere the Lace to the Card use:

Monday, December 24, 2012

Draw me nearer to you

Here's a beautiful Angel stamp from artist Morgan Fitzsimons of Addicted to Stamps (Scrapbook Stamp Society).  I thought this image would be just perfect for Christmas time.  I think this is the time in which we should be thinking about getting closer to our Saviour   Isn't this angel stunning?
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Crafter's Companion, Hobby Lobby);  DigiStamp (Addicted to Stamps-Scrapbook Stamp Society); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey, Making Memories); Stickers (Colorbok/JoAnns);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday Angel

Here's a Sunday Angel today. I used to always put up and angel card on Sunday's but I haven't done so many of them lately.  Here's one for today though, this adorable angel was designed by artist Elisabeth Bell.

I don't create nearly as many boy theme cards as I do girly cards, but this cutie sure did catch my heart.  So I added a sentiment with all my {heart} Hope he pulls your heartstrings too.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Stamp (Elisabeth Bell);  Ink (Memento, COlorbox Chalk);  Bling (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All);  Saying (3 bugs in a Rug);  Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Miss Candy Cane

Here's a sexy girl who's ready for Christmas.  She's got her over the knee socks and her holly skirt on.  Perfect!  Looks like an outfit any husband would love.  This stamp is called Miss Candy Cane from artist Monika Ptok Byard of Queen Kat stamps. 
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah);  Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, December 21, 2012


Sweet Innocence, that's what this little girl makes me think of, a child praying what is sweeter than that?  Here's a gorgeous stamp from artist Elisabeth Bell called Polly's Little Prayer.  I cut out the image using a decorative cutter from Spellbinders Nestabilities and added a vellum sentiment "Children are a Gift from the Lord:  They are a reward from him,  -Psalms"
I hope you are all getting ready for the holidays as I am. Hugs and best wishes for a Merry Christmas everyone.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Vellum (DCWV);  Flower (Prima); Brad (unknown); Button (unknown); Mirror (Michaels); Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Here's a stunning image from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell. Isn't he adorable?  It's Kitty Santa.  He may want you to be celebrate, but I think he's got a big job on his hands in just a couple more days.  I suppose you have just a few more days to be naughty so you can reduce the amount of work he has to do!
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Crafter's Companion);  Ink (Memento);  Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat Stamps);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Bling (Recollections);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gifts for you!

Here's a beautiful girl from Stamping Bella and she's got some wonderful gifts.  I am guessing someone on her Christmas list has been really good this year.  Looks like someone will be showered with goodies.  Maybe it's me?
Hope you have all been good this year. If I could I would bring you all some wonderful gifts! Stay tuned to the blog come Feb when we will have our annual celebration month!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (printed paper, Bazzill, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Stamping Bella);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Lace (Recollections); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop Dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All);

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Gifts

Hi everyone, here's an adorable Christmas Girl from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy.  She's got her little tree decorated and she's opening her gift.  Too sweet.
 Off to the doctor I go today. Looking forward to seeing him.  I am about to hit THREE years post brain surgery, so I have only good results for this doctor.  He can only smile and look at me.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah);  Digi Stamp(Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Saying (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Bling (Michaels);  Chipboard (Studio G);  Die Cut (Lifestyles);  Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Monday, December 17, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge!

Well we have reached the LAST challenge of the year.  Yep!  Can you believe we have had a whole year now with the Holley Hobbyists?  Has been a lot of fun.  This is the last challenge of the year, so be sure to play, then Squigglefly will take a couple weeks off and return again in January.  The Challenge this week is Anything Goes PLUS a sentiment.  I am using an adorable new image from artist Fawn Palmer called A New Teddy Bear.
Drop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the other cards and then make your own card to play along.  Be sure to add a sentiment, be it a saying (Check out all those great .99 sayings at Squigglefly or check out all those images that have matching saying with them like the one I used here!).  You can also create your own saying or add a vellum sentiment, sticker with a saying or other saying embellishment.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Company, Neenah);  Stamps (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Ribbon (KI Memories); Die Cut (Lifestyles);  Bling (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sweet Pea Blog Hop!

Hello Sweet Pea Followers!  Today we are having a blog hop for Lynette, our mighty leader at Sweet Pea stamps!  She's the one who makes all the stamps and sells all the rubber and does a million things more for all of us at Sweet Pea.  We are having a blog hop today just for her!  Woo Hoo.
Here's my card for the hop using a stunning image from artist Karen Middleton called Moon Angel.  I just love this artist's stamp. I added some beautiful blue paper and some printed green paper with lots of bling and some gorgeous buttons.

Be sure to continue along the hop the next stop is:
Randi's Blog

If you would like to start from the beginning of the hop, go here:
Karina's Blog

There will be blog candy given away by Sweet Pea to a person who leaves a comment on one of the Blog Hop blogs, increase your chance of winning by leaving comments on more of the blogs!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Tiddly Inks Christmas

Here's a cutie from Digi Stamp company Tiddly Inks that I had to use to make a Christmas card.  Isn't she a cutie?  I just love those socks!  I wish I had me a pair of those.    Yep, a pair of those and some white boots to go along with them (and a funny skirt too).  Yep.  That would be me.  Now, I wouldn't leave my house, mind you, but I would be a life of the party!
 Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Paper Company);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Digistamp(Tiddly Inks);  Ribbon (JoAnns);  Brads (Recollections);  Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I love you beary much!

Here's a fun image from Unity Stamps.  I added a sentiment from another company, I think it's TAC.  Got lots of wonderful emails and postings yesterday for my birthday.  Was very nice, thanks so much everyone.  I can't believe how OLD i am, lol!! Who ever thought that would happen?
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Company, Bazzill Bling, Hobby Lobby, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Unity);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Punch (Martha Stewart);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Bling (Michaels);  Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hello Birdie

Here's a fun image from Sweet Pea artist Valerie Wade called Hello Birdie.  This week every designer at Sweet Pea is using this stamp and creating a card with it to show many different creations with the same image.  What a great way to showcase it.  Be sure and drop by the Blog to see all the other design team member's work!
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Crafter's Companion);  Image (Sweet Pea);  Birds (Recollections); Stars (Colorbox); Bling (Michaels);  Ink (Memento, Colobox Chalk);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers); Vellum (JoAnns);

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Piggy Angels

Here's some cute little Angels from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell.  I love this artist's Americana Style,  too cute!  I am also using some stunning Paper Temptress papers to make this card shimmer.  This cute stamp is called Piggy Angels.  What fun!
The amazing papers here are all from Paper Temptress.  The base of the card is Mica, it's a beautiful pink color called Azalea.  The wonderful background behind the image is a clear transparency that is printed.  It's from Hambly Studio and is called Antique White Hanging Heliconias.  It looks awesome, doesn't it?  It's amazing how you can trim this paper and use it everywhere in your cards.  The image is stamped on Heavenly White and colored with Copic Markers.

Happy to say that I got 12 of the 13 addresses by last night from blog candy winners so if you sent me your address, your package is going in the mail today.  I wrapped up everything last night and it is ready to go!!  Please let me know when you guys receive your blog candy, hugs!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress);  Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Twill (Doodlebug);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Let Friends Warm Your Heart

Here's a darling image from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy of the two cutest best friends.  Aren't these little girls adorable?  I suppose they could even be sisters.  I had to color them up and make a sweet card from them and add a saying "Let friends warm your heart." 
I think this card is just perfect to end the blog candy time.  I have a dear friend who will meet with me at the cancer doctor after I get my blood work done to find out my status.  Thanks to everyone for playing along with the fun this month.  I will announce the final winner and for everyone's whose address I already have, the candy will go out ASAP.  I will post comments as the items get mailed.  If I haven't heard from certain winners, new names will get drawn, so keep your eye out!!

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners! if you see your name in RED, please email me your address so I can get your candy in the mail by Dec 14th.

#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#8--Rosalee (addr rec'd)
#9--postalorphan (addr rec'd)
#10--judyjstamper (addr rec'd)
#11--Ellis (Elenor) (Addr rec'd)
Bonus Winner--Regena

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mistletoe Mwah!

Here's a great image from Crafter's Companion.  It's from the Strawberry Kisses stamps.  Too cute.  Perfect for a little christmas card.  Has a little mistletoe on his hat, I call it Mistletoe Mwah!
Crafter's Companion Products used here:
Strawberry Kisses Christmas set Love You, saying comes from  Mulberry Wood Winter Wonderland,  coloring done with Spectrum Noir markers, Pop up adhesives Double Sided Foam Squares

Current Blog Candy Winners:

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners! if you see your name in RED, please email me your address so I can get your candy in the mail by Dec 14th.
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#8--Rosalee (addr rec'd)
#9--postalorphan (Addr rec'd)

#10--judyjstamper (addr rec'd)
#11--Ellis (Elenor) (Addr rec'd)
#12--will be announced soon, just leave a comment, including today!!   

Only one winner to please names in RED, please email me...will give you a couple days, but if I don't hear from you, you will forfeit your prize to a new winner!!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Monday

Happy Monday everyone.  Here's a little card I did this week to play in the Squigglefly Challenge.  I am making a card for Rhonda's challenge, which is to use green and red.  I chose a cute Penguin image called Penguin Hat by artist Jane Beljo.  I colored up the scarf and hat in green and did the bulk of my card and embellishments in red.  So Christmas-y
Hope you guys will join in at the Challenge Blog and make a red and green card to play along.  Winner who uses a Squigglefly image will get a prize!

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners! if you see your name in RED, please email me your address so I can get your candy in the mail by Dec 14th.
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#8--Rosalee (addr rec'd)

#10--judyjstamper (addr rec'd)
#11--will be announced soon, just leave a comment, including today!! 

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Archivers, AC, Neenah); Printer Paper (DCWV);  DigiStamp (Squigglefly);  Bling (K&Co);  White Pen (Sakura);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wee Fairy

Here's a gorgeous Wee Fairy stamp from artist Sylvia Zet.  I just love all her amazing stamps!  This whole set of images are stunning.  What a gorgeous girl.  I wish I had butterfly wings sometimes so I could just fly away.  Not sure exactly where I would go, but perhaps just get away for a while.
Project Materials:  Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah);  Stamp (Wee stamps);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Lifestyles;  Spellbinders);  Border (Bazzill);  Bling (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Here's the current winners...the people I haven't heard from are marked in RED, please email me with your address at

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners!
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#8--Rosalee (addr rec'd)

#10--will be announced soon, just leave a comment, including today!!  

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas is getting closer

Here's a great christmas theme stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This is one of her Digi-stamps that she sells on her own blog called BabyCakes...Doodle this and that.  She has some images on sale and if you buy some stamps, she's also giving away some freebies.  The image I used on the card below is a freebie that she sent me! 
Be sure and leave a comment today to be eligible for blog candy as the contest is almost over and just a few more winners are going to be picked.  When all 12 winners are picked, I will mail out all the prizes at once!  If you see your name on the winner list, please email me your address at

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah);  DigiStamp (Sandra Caldwell);  DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Bling (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All);  Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, December 7, 2012

Merry Christmas

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea artist Nikki Burnette called Elena (Plate #73).  This stamp is just stunning.  It's a great image for making a heart warming Christmas card for the one you hold close.  It has incredible detail, but to highlight the sexy lady on the card, I colored in the background images using five different shades of warm grey copic markers.
Here's a close up of the colored image.  I colored the girl in warm colors to go with the warm greys in te background.  Isn't she beautiful? I just love those holly socks.  I would so wear those!

I added one of the vertical sentiment from the Sweet Pea vertical sentiments plate, Holiday Veritcals (Plate #13).  Then I added some gorgeous bling to finish off the card.  This paper is also some of the beautiful Bazzill embossed paper that already has a layer of shimmery decor on it (that's the dark red coloration in the background).  What a perfect Oooo La La card for the Hubby.

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners!
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#9--will be announced soon, just leave a comment!!  

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kitty Santa

Check out this adorable stamp who's just a picture purr-fect Santa this season. He's called Kitty Santa from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell. Isn't he adorable? I colored him up using copic markers in warm greys with a red suit. I added some wonderful gold colored embellishments.

I think he's just Purr-fect for Christmas. Be sure and be good and maybe he will leave you a mouse in your stocking! Ok, maybe he will leave you some RUBBER STAMPS in your stocking. I know that Santa knows that's what is on my christmas list!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Crafter's Companion);  Stamp (Queen Kat); DieCuts (Memory Box);  Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Here's a fun image that was recently released by Crafter's Companion.  A whole new line of SWALK images just came out.  This cute set is called Hooray.  This stamp set has an adorable sentiment too, I used it on the inside of the card it says, "Hop Hop Hooray."  Perfect for those special celebration occasions.  
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Crafter's Companion, Bazzill);  Rubber Stamp (SWALK-Crafter's Companion);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Queen & Co);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Crafter's Companion);  Color (Spectrum Noir Pens-Crafter's Companion);

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Decorate the Tree

Here's a perfect little girl who's going to decorate for the Holidays.  She's from artist Sherri Baldy and is called "Holiday Party."  I added a Happy Holiday's sentiment along with some silvery sparkly snowflakes.  She has a whole line of these cute girlie stamps that she called Big Head Dolls.  They are so cute. I call them Big adorable.
Don't forget to leave a comment today!  Blog candy is running until 12 winners are picked.  To be eligible, just leave a comment.

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners!
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#8-- coming soon! just leave a comment each day, including today!!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk): DigiStamp (Addicted To Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Snowflakes (Walmart); Felt Sentiment (Unknown): Brads (Making Memories);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, December 3, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means....yep, it's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge!  This week's theme is to create a winter wonderland.  It doesn't matter if your image is winter theme or not, as long as your card has some winter theme embellishment on it.  I think my card is a good example of a non-winter image that I used for a sweet winter card.  She's called Big Sister Babs by artist Diane Carubia.  She's not a winter specific stamp, but I made her winter-y for this card and challenge.
Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and see what all of the Holley Hobbyists created to share with you.  You can use any image from the freebies to even play along and drop by the store to get an image and join in. The winner this week will get a free image from Squigglefly.

Don't forget to leave a comment today, we're still have blog candy here and new winner's are picked up until Dec 12th.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Company, Neenah, Hobby Lobby);  Image (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Bling (Hobby Lobby);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Lace (JoAnns);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Heartfelt Creations

Here's a fun card I did using a company called Heartfelt Creations.  This company makes dies that match stamps.  For example, many of you are familiar with spellbinders, this company created rubber stamps that are the exact same size as the cutters.  So you can stamp the image and cut it out.  They also make their own like of die cutters.  It's a bit hard to tell on this card because it's flat, but there are layers of flowers here.
Three different flowers on this card have layering where the images were stamped and colored and cutout.  It's wonderful for making dimensional type images.  I also have been on a design team where these cutters and stamps were sold.  That store is Scrapalicious.  Unfortunately Scrapalious is shutting down, but because they are, their cutters and stamps are WAY discounted, so their product is on sale.  It's 30% extra off the prices marked.  Just email the store's owner ( with a list of what you want.  May take her a day or so to get back with you, but she's super sweet and always gives a great deal.

Don't forget to leave a comment today to be eligible for blog candy!  new winners announced soon!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Here's a darling Tilda who's made a little mess, but I guess if you are going to learn to be a cook at her age, you could grow up and be a great Chef one day!  Just got to keep scrambling those eggs up.  This adorable stamp I got over at Scrapalicious.  She is selling out her store and the Magnolia stamps are 30% off the discounted price!  Yum. I couldn't resist this cutie.  The gorgeous papers on this card are all from Paper Temptress.
The card base is a stunning shimmery Mica cardstock called Amethyst, it glimmers, so I added some black paper on top that also has an amazing golden sparkle to it.  The Black layer is called Incandescent Nero.  The image has been stamped on Neenah Solar White and the corners were die cut from the same cardstock.  The light blue cardstock used for layering is called Pop Tones Berrylicious.  It may look darker, but I used some colorbox chalk ink to rub on the edges with ink on both the Pop Tones cardstock, the Neenah Cardstock and the corner diecuts. 

Coloring on the cute image is done in Copic Markers and the adorable diecuts are from Cheery Lynn.  I had to add a cute flat back button that says Chef to top the card off.  I wish you all could see it in the light, these cards shimmer so much thanks to the mica and glittery of them!

Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 30, 2012


Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea artist Joanne Schempp's called Amythyst (Plate #206).   Be sure you click the link and check out this stamp on the Sweet Pea website because when you see the artist's coloring it's just so different and amazing.  It's so neat to see what a stamp can look like when done in different color families. 

Here's a close up of my coloring of this image, I am using a warm color group, with reds as my primary color.  I used a wonderful background paper from Basic Grey to bring out all the colors and added small amounts of bling everywhere.  The image size is approx 2.75" x 3.5"

Don't forget that we have blog candy running until Dec 12th.  There will be 12 winners!!  All prizes will get mailed out right after the contest is over and please email your address if you see your name on the list (!  All you have to do to be eligible is to leave a comment on each day's posting, winners are chosen at random!

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners!
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#7-- coming soon! just leave a comment each day, including today!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Simply Awesome

Here's a stunning image from Queen Kat artist Myka Jelina.  This stamp is called Brooke & Keoni.  This artist creates the most stunning stamps!  I am a huge fan.  All of her images are just gorgeous. I wanted to do a tone-on-tone card with the main color being on the image.
Still having blog candy, so just leave a comment and I am picking winners at random times until Dec 12. Right after the 12th I will mail out all the prize immediately, so if you see your name on the list, just drop me an email with your address.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah):  Stamp (Queen Kat); DieCuts (Memory Box, Lifestyles);  Ribbon (KI Memories);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots, Pop Dots);

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gorjuss Girl

Always time for a Gorjuss Girl Stamp. I just love this artist's work, as I guess you could clearly tell given my blog design.  This artist is just amazing.    Here's one of her stamps and I added a wonderful uplifting sentiment for the day "Learn from yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow."
I hope this makes everyone smile today.  I can remember when I had such long long brown hair.  Right before my brain surgeries, I had just over 2 foot (yep, TWO FEET WORTH) of hair cut off so they would donate it to Locks of Love and it could be used for wigs.  That put my hair super short before surgery.  Of course doctors will tell you that you don't "have" to cut your hair, but I will also just laugh and say they shaved a huge line straight down center of my head like a reverse mohawk (and several other places).  Hair was about the last thing that mattered at the time to me.  For me, it was just amazing getting my BRAIN fixed and it if some other person could get hair, then that's great.  But to give the hair, I had to go before my surgery and get it cut at a salon.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Printed Paper (unsure);  Image (Gorjuss Girls;  Saying--I think--Hero arts);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Die cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Meet Betsy Buttons

Here's a cute little girl from the Big Eye stamp collection at Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society.  She's called Betsy Buttons designed by artist Sherri Baldy.  Too cute, huh?  I won this image for free because SSS has a "name that stamp" game on their Facebook page and if the name the stamp with the one you suggest, then you get a free stamp!
So, check out that group on their Facebook page (under Scrapbook Stamp Society) and play along with their games, you'll get to see all these cards and perhaps win a freebie.  Plus, you will see all the amazing stamps!

Blog Candy Winners....
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)

#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from Nov 23rd!
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--coming soon! just leave a comment each day, including today!! 12 winners chosen for the 12 blog days of candy before dec 12th!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Image(Addicted to Stamps);  Ink(Colorbox Chalk);  Lace (Recollections); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic Markers);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue);

Monday, November 26, 2012

Let's decorate!

Howdy Y'all (that's my Texas Twang speakin')!  Well, I have been told that I have a slight accent, but I don't think it is that noticeable.  It's monday, so you all know what's up, yep, it's time for the Squigglefly Challenge!!  This week I am playing along with Rhonda's team and the Challenge is to create a card using some Glitter and Bling.    I am using an adorable image from Squigglefly artist Cheryl Alger called Noah the Helpful Elf.
I added some glitter to his santa hat and some glittery decorations in white from Martha Stewart, then I added some glittery paper and gold shimmery paper.  Top that off with some golden diamond shape bling and we are all set for this week's challenge!  Drop by the Squigglefly Blog and join in the challenge!

Be sure and leave a comment with today's card as I am still picking out blog candy winners (see the link in the upper right corner to show the candy) until 12 winners have been picked.  Winner list was updated yesterday, scroll down to see the current winners!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Archivers, Neenah, Crafter's Companion, DCWV);  DigiStamp (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Bling (Unknown);  Borders (Martha Stewart);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Take it Easy

Here's an amazing stamp from Crafter's Companion.  This stamp is one of the Toreads, Legendary Tiny Nymphs.  This little Toread is named Comge.  She comes with multiple sayings, the "Take it Easy" that is shown as well as "Relax" and "Love."  Isn't she darling?  I added some great multi-layered handsewn ribbon that I got last year when I was in Istanbul.  I also used multiple layers of wonderful diecuts to set the image apart.

CC Products used here:
Toreads Stamp Set Comge
mounting block
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers
Adhesive Foam Squares

Additional Supplies:  Diecutters (Spellbinders, Lifestyles, Memory Box);

Hope you all are going to take some time easy this weekend and not get lost at any sales!  Must say unless the shopping is here at my computer, I would guess I will not be taking advantage of any doorbuster deals.  Y'all have fun though!!  Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win some blog candy today.  That would be a great christmas treat!!

Current Blog candy winners; (Winners please email your address to
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th  (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th  addr rec'd
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from Nov 23rd!
#5--coming soon!   just leave a comment each day, including today!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Where's Your Adventure?

I am sure you can tell this lady is ready for some adventure.  She's called Shady Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs.  I am guessing you can tell she was inspired by the recent love for 50 Shades of Grey, which I must confess that I haven't actually read.  I might however dress up like this to get my hubby to find some adventure. Hmmm.....
Are you signing up for blog candy?  All you need to do is just leave a comment!  I am picking out random comments to choose 12 winners from Nov 12th to Dec 12th.  Dec 12th will make the time at which I will return to my cancer doc to be retested.  Hoping of course to see better results, though I know my chances are of course slim.  Speaking of slim, I am also slimming down as I get ready for it.  Dropping 20 pounds to be exact.  Decided I would do that back in Oct 12 when I got the bad test results.  So far, only about 11 pounds down.  So, just over halfway there!  Better get my walking on. Can you say 10-15 miles a day?

Friday, November 23, 2012


Here's a wonderful image from one of Sweet Pea Stamps newest artists Marion Teunissen called Emotive. Isn't this image stunning?  I think all of the stamp images on Plate #231 are.  I couldn't wait to get this image to color it in red and white with some gorgeous Turkish lace.  I added an I {heart} U embellishment to make this a special card for my hubby. 
The store is also having a wonderful sale.  Be sure and drop by to check out pages and pages of stamps on a great discount right now!  Think of the amazing cards you can make.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzil, Paper Company, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (QuickKutz-Lifestyles);  Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Embellishments (My Minds Eye); Twine (My Minds Eye);  Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Love Brad (Unknown);

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blessings to You

Here's a wonderful image from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell using her image called Fall Angel.  She's sending out a Blessing for Thanksgiving.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday filled with many Blessings.  My husband and I will be here together.  First he's out to run the Austin Turkey Trot which is a 10k race to raise money for the Caritas.  Then we will go out for lunch with a dear friend.
Wishing everyone many Blessing and safe travel to all of those who are traveling.  Be sure and leave a comment today to participate in the blog candy!

Current Blog candy winners; (Winners please email your address to
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th  (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th 
#4--winner coming soon!!
 just leave a comment each day

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV);  Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento);  Lace (JoAnns);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Saying (Hobby Lobby);  Border Punch (Martha Stewart);