Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Queen of Hearts

Here's an awesome image from artist Heather Valentine of Addicted to Stamps. It's her depiction of the Queen of Hearts. I love this image she did. I put it on some wonderful shimmery black paper and used some gorgeous lace. I just got notice from Addicted to Stamps--they are putting their Digi Stamps on sale Buy one Get one!! from today Jan 31 through Feb 3rd, Go to Scrapbook Stamp Society!!Ready for the blog candy? It starts tomorrow. I am also being visited tomorrow by my in-laws who are traveling in from the cold of Iowa to what should be a delightful temperature of mid-70s Texas weather. Hope they will be delighted with the weather while they are here.

Be sure to let everyone know to follow the blog next month, wanna hear about last year, let me just say that prizes went out to over 14 countries, a total of over 140 packages of rubber stamps and scrapping goodies!! Woo hoo. I hope this year will be as delightful as I feel I have just as much goodness to celebrate.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Hobby Lobby, Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Addicted to Stamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Brads (Recollections); Lace (Jo Anns); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, January 30, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Here's an adorable Digi-stamp from Squigglefly called "Cupcake Bear" from artist Suzanne Urban. Be sure to go to the Squigglefly Challenge blog and play along with the Holley Hobbyists (yep, my team!! ha, when I am gonna get tired of saying that? my team are some good artists!!) If you haven't got any Squigglefly stamps, check out the store CLICK HERE and you can even get a freebie there and play along. Just need some red in your card this week!Only TWO days left until the blog candy starts....check out the wonderful photos and get ready, there's gonna be fun all month long on my blog in Feb in celebration of my brain operation's anniversary (Wanna read about my background and why I am celebrating, CLICK HERE). There's even going to be TWO Squigglefly events. So watch for the Squigglefly postings in Feb, as they will have info on how to win a prize from Squigglefly. Right now you can play to win a prize by putting a posting of the blog candy on your blog with a link to my blog, take the posting from my right hand column or click that link on the column and choose any other blog candy image I have to advertise. Then email me and let me know you have done it, htondre@aol.com If you don't have your own blog, post it on your facebook or to your yahoo groups or craft groups.

Now, off you go to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog to make a fun card, it's very open this week, "I'm seeing Red" is the theme which can mean anything on your card in red or as you know the saying, pick something funny that means you're blowing your top!!

Project material: Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Digi Stamp (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); DieCuts (K&Co); Twill (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Sticky Tape); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm nuts about you....

I am sure you have all seen those cute little stamps at the big retail craft stores. They are often in dollar bins and such. Well here's one of them that I just couldn't pass up. It was too adorable. I had to get this one and make a sweet little card with it. Gonna give this card to my dear husband, who else I would be nuts about?Be sure to scroll down to yesterday's posting and see all the new photos of the blog candy as well as clicking the link on the right hand column and looking at the photos there. If you add a link to your blog to advertise the Blog candy fest, that will go on throughout the month of Feb, with fun games and lots of candy giveaways all month long, then you will go into a special drawing. Just email and let me know, htondre@aol.com. If you don't have a blog, you can also do it by posting in your facebook or posting in your chat groups.

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Stampabilties); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Michaels); DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Border (Martha Stewart); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fall time card

So, recently I did a posting showing both a winter card and a summer cards at the same time. That got me to thinking that I left out Fall, which color-wise, would always be my favorite. Browns, oranges, rich reds and deep blues....so today I am showing a fall theme card using a great stamp from Queen Kat
Here's a couple more pics of the blog candy that are coming..you can use the link on the right top of the blog to see more pics or just scroll down. Also, there's a contest to put a link on your own blog OR facebook.....just email me that you did so at htondre@aol.com and you will be put in a drawing for a contest.

Are you ready for some blog candy yet? Feb is almost here? there will be contests and giveaways almost everyday!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Valentines!

Here's a wonderful Sweet Pea stamp from artist Terra Bidlespacher called Rainbow Drear (Plate #182). If you check out the original as colored by the artist, you will see how different the image looks on my card. I colored up this image for a Valentine. Even though she kind of has a ho-hum look on her face, just wait until her Valentine shows up. Her little face is going to light up.
Isn't she so adorable and dressed for the holiday? I added some wonderful glitter adorned paper from K&Co, some beautiful flowers with bling and die cut the image out with a huge circular die cut and adorned it with pink ribbon. Here's a close up of the stamped image, colored in Copic Markers:

Can't you image the smile coming to this little girl's face? I almost have to laugh and think if you have a teenager, you are probably used to seeing this expression a lot anyways! If this is the look on my face on Valentines, you best bring out the chocolate (white chocolate preferred, thanks!!)

Have fun making tons of Valentines for the upcoming holiday, be sure to check out all the wonderful stamps on sale at the website and Feb is going to be a month long blog candy celebration at Holley's Blog with games and fun going on all month long in a huge giveaway to celebrate the two year anniversary of successful brain surgery. Be sure to come by and win some!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wonderland Gang

Here's a fun stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell of Queen Kat stamps. She calls this image "Wonderland Gang." It's been so spring-like here in TX that I just had to color up this image in wonderful spring colors including the bright green color. YUM

SO, are you guys ready for some Blog Candy? It's just a few days away now!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Bling); Image (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (American Traditional, Doodlebug); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Fiber (Doodlebug Twine); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tilda the Tigeress!

Here's an adorable new stamp from Magnolia. It's Tilda in a sweet Tiger costume. I used this stamp to make a sweet valentine. If I had my own cute tiger costume, I would dress up and tell my DH "UR Cute" and "Be Mine." But, since I don't, I guess I will just have to give him this card.Be sure to scroll down a couple entries and look at the wonderful blog candy that is coming. HUGE giveaways will be happening throughout all of Feb. I have great prizes from Sweet Pea Stamps, Paper Temptress, Addicted To Stamps, Squigglefly, tons of stamp sets from Inkadinkado, lots of rubber from Kraftin' Kimmie, loads of scrapbooking supplies, it's a real WOW. I am having a huge celebration for reaching my 2 year anniversary of Seizure Free life thanks to double brain surgery. It was a dark time that lead to the most wonderful change and blessings that I never imagined. I am so thankful to all who helped, sent me cards and prayed for me and now I am thanking the whole crafting community back so ALL MONTH in Feb you will be seeing blog candy fun almost everyday on my blog. Are you ready???

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paper Temptress Angel

Today I am showcasing a great Angel stamp from artist Ava Shwark of Addicted to stamps using wonderful papers that I got from Paper Temptress. This stamp is called Angel 1 (Click here). I colored the image on Neenah paper from Paper Temptress which works great with copic markers.
You can run this paper through your computer printer, so it's perfect for Digi stamps! I got some great die cut tools that have a mix of funky flower shapes and odd circles from Lifestyles (formerly Quikkutz). I chose two sizes that would match my card. For the background of the image I chose a great lightweight blue paper called Blu Raspberry. The card base is a wonderful Glossy paper that I also textured with a sizzix tool and then added color using a colorbox inkpad called Peacock Blue. I added final embellishment with Prima flowers, fun buttons, and Bo Bunny brads.

Isn't she a beauty? Be sure to read a few entries down to hear about the blog hop. Paper Temptress is going to sponser a wonderful gift certificate of $20 during the games in Feb! Woo HOO!! Grab a photo of the prizes and post about it on your blog. Drop me an email and let me know in order to sign up for the first contest (htondre@aol.com)

Monday, January 23, 2012

You're such a doll!

Here's a wonderful stamp that I got in my christmas stocking this year from my husband John. She's another cutie from Kraftin' Kimmie. Oh, so adorable. I just love these stamps. This card also uses more the wonderful lace that I got on my trip to Turkiye this summer. Such wonderful memories of that.
If you missed yesterday's posting, be sure to scroll down and read it, see how to sign up for a drawing for some early blog candy before the Feb celebration starts!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC Metallic); Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Ribbon (JoAnns); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories, Basic Grey, Target); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue Dots);

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Winter Watcher

Earlier in the week, I posted a Sweet Pea card about Summer, now let's move to winter....we don't have much of a winter here. Temperature does drop down, lol. We don't own real coat,s boots, ever see snow....And I must just laugh and say I have seen snow and been places on jobs and in college where it did snow and I don't care for it. This is a wonderful image from Sweet Pea artist ching chou kuik called Winter Watcher (plate #25.) This stamp is definitely an all time favorite from this artist.
Here's a close up of the Winter Watcher image
Be sure to scroll down a couple of entries to see the amazing blog candy that is coming. Sweet Pea stamps has donated a WHOLE lot of rubber stamps to the contest which will begin on Feb 1st! For now, let's start a little by having a promotion to support the blog candy month of celebration....Take any photo of the blog candy and post it on your sidebar or facebook page, then email me with a link to that...I will put you in a drawing for the first blog candy of the contest!!

Here's an image you can use: So much blog candy you can't even beleive it!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

On your mark, Get set...

GO!!! Can't you just picture a snail race when you see this funny card? This adorable Digi stamp comes from artist Monica Estill is called "Ladybug on a snail." I am submitting this adorable card to the Squigglefly contest this week. The challenge on their blog is "Button it up" so I added these adorable button brads.Grab your own Squigglefly image and make a card for the contest. If you haven't tried a digi-stamp, download a free one from their website (CLICK HERE).

Project Materials: Paper (Heidi Grace Flocked Metallic Shimmer); Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Digi Stamp (Squigglefly); Diecut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Brads (Making Memories); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Double Adhesive Tape); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers);

Friday, January 20, 2012

Think Summer

Here's a fun Summer Card. As a real Texan (esp a south Texan) that is what you love. Winter is just something we accept here, and what most of you consider "winter" that's something we here in Texas could not live in. This wonderful stamp is called "Kiki with Dolly." She's a dolly herself, huh?

The weather has been really nice now. Mid 70s, great for all that walking. I do enjoy that. Almost as much as I love stamps from Elisabeth Bell!! DO you? Well I have some! They are going to be given away with the wonderful Blog Candy from Sweet Pea stamps....along with a ton of other great images, I also have some adorable Elisabeth Bell ones!! WOO HOO!! Scroll down a couple entries and read about the upcoming blog candy, it's gonna be fun all month long this Feb with contests going all the time. You can win more than once!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Punch (EK Sucess); Flowers (Making Memories); Brads (Bazzill, unknown); Ink (Memento); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Violet Wings Get You No Where

Here's a wonderful image called Violet Wings get you No Where from Queen Kat Stamps. This fun image comes from artist Christina Lynn Myers (Click here). She has some awesome new images. I suppose she's meant to be in violet, but I just love her in blues. Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento); Ribbon (JoAnns); Bling (Michaels, Recollections); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Be sure to scroll down to the last post and see the Blog candy that is coming.....here's another SNEAK peak....this is the non stamp goodies, WOW!!! and this doesn't even include goodies like a $20 gift Certificate from Paper Temptress and Digi-Stamps (Your choice from the store!!!) from Squigglefly!! WOO HOO. Here's another peek at what goodies are coming:

wait 'til I post more photos :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


As announced today, the blog candy is coming!! Many wonderful companies have given wonderful prizes!! Here's a few sneaky peak photos to make you ready for action!!

This is JUST a start...there's SO MUCH MORE!!! You guys won't even believe it. I have a HUGE box of goodies. These great stamps are a prize from Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps! The set shown in Blue Rubber comes from Queen Kat stamps. I also have wonderful prizes coming from The Paper Temptress, Squigglefly, Addicted to Stamps and more.....more photos will come soon......

Contests will be starting on Feb 1st and will go through the month. I will mail prizes all over the world. You are allowed to win as many contests as possible. I will hold all prizes for mailing until the end of the month as usually people will win more than once.

LOL, here's a WHOLE BOX full of goodies.....the stamp set on the box is a FOOT LONG stamp set....just to give you an idea how much STAMPS alone (not even counting the rest of the fun stuff. WOOHOO!!!)

Keep your eyes peeled for goodies from Kraftin' Kimmie, Inkadinkado, The Girls' Paperie, Tim Holtz, Sizzix, Little Yellow Bicycle, K&Co, MAMBI, and more!!!

Tea Party time!

Here's a wonderful digi-stamp from artist Sherri Baldy of Addicted to Stamps. She's called Lil' Sweeties Tea Party. Isn't she adorable? I added a great saying "You're Tea-riffic!" Be sure to check out the newest stamps from Addicted to Stamps on Wed nights on their Facebook page *around 7pm est. They also have a fun website, Scrapbook Stamp Society, with tons of images in the Gallery and real and digital stamps for sale as well as other supplies.

Are you ready for some BLOG CANDY??????????? well, it's coming. Feb is almost here and I am feeling pretty cheerful. 2012 is a good year so far and 2011 is a year to celebrate. I am about to hit my TWO YEAR anniversary post double brain surgery. I can't begin to say how wonderful I feel and how ready I am to celebrate. I have tons of goodies for everyone!! Feb is going to be blog candy month with great prizes from me celebrating 2 years of seizure free life!! There's also AWESOME blog candy from companies like Addicted to Stamps, Sweet Pea Stamps, Paper Temptress....and more....just wait....I am getting ready to start showing photos of the blog candy, you guys aren't going to believe it!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); DigiStamp (Addicted to Stamps); Saying (Kraftin' Kimmie); Lace (JoAnns); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cut (Quickkutz); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Meet Christina

Here's a wonderful stamp that my husband gave me for christmas. Ummm, I mean that Santa John put in my Christmas stocking.....it's a stamp from Tickled Pink. This one is Lil Lolita Perfect Match Christina. I am loving the weather here in TX right now, lower to mid 70s and walking outside everyday, it put me in the spring mood, so I have yellow-ed up this card and added beautiful paper, butterflies, and flowers to embellish it.I topped it off with a great saying "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined." Ahhh, as simple as my day to day life is, I am so happy everyday that I feel like I live the life of my dreams. This card is for the Tickled Pink challenge this week, anything goes. I call it, Be Happy in Yellow :)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Heidi Grace, Neenah); Stamp (Tickled Pink); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Saying (Vellum DCWV); Butterflies (); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bazzill, Basic Grey, Queen&Co, Target); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, January 16, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you are ready for the Squigglefly Challenge this week. I know I am. This week is MY FIRST week as the design team leader. I am so proud of my team. They are all super artists and they all were great last week and even did fun cards in last week's challenge. WOO HOO!! So proud of them. This week's challenge is called "Button it Up!" Now that has a double meaning, so you can either use it as a winter theme challege or go the other way and use it to mean adding buttons to your project.As you can see with my image here, called Birdhouses, I have added some wonderful buttons to a great image from artist Sandy Sommerfield. This image actually comes with a great variety of birdhouses too. I am showing you one on this card, but when you buy it from Squigglefly, you get 6 different birdhouse images. TOO COOL. Pop on over the Squigglefly Challenge blog (Click here) and see Holley's Hobbyists cards as the samples for the contest this week. Then make your own card and join in the contest. The winner (if they use Squigglefly image) gets a prize. If you have never used Digi-Stamps, go over the Squigglefly store and get a FREE one (click here).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Metallic Orange, Metallic Gold, Neenah Paper Temptress); Image (Squigglefly); Sewing (Linda W); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Double stick tape); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Simply Betty Doll

Here's another fun stamp that I got for my birthday from my husband. This stamp comes from Simply Betty Stamps. She's a cute doll. I added a fun saying from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps (he also got me a bunch of those fun stamps too!!). I can't wait to start showing you those.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, AC Metallic, Neenah); Stamps (Simply Betty Stamps, saying-Kraftin Kimmie); Ink (Memento); Borders (Martha Stewart); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Wishing My Brother a very Happy Birthday today! Here's a beautiful Fairy card using a great stamp from Queen Kat stamps. Hope you have a special day Larry. Best wishes from Holley and John.Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV, AC Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat); Die Cuts (Nestabilites); Corner Punch (unknown); Ink(Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Friday, January 13, 2012

Put your big girl panties on!

Here's an adorable image from Stamping Bella. She's super cute and comes with this saying "you can handle it, you have your big girl panties on!" Ahh, the number of times I have had to think about that. Just take care of it and handle whatever life is giving you. And, as it happens, I do just that! Guess I have my big girl panties on after all!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Stamping Bella); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Lifestyle Crafts); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wonderland Gang

Wherefore Art Thou? Through the looking glass, that's where! Here's a great stamp from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell called Wonderland Gang. She just came out with some fun new stamps. Here's one that I used to make a card in lively color for the new year.I added a fun saying that is also from Queen Kat. I just love this artists fun images.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Images (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bazzill); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Ribbon (JoAnns); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lil Rose

Here's a wonderful image from Addicted to Stamps artist Sherri Baldy called Lil' Rose. I just loved this image of a little girl all dressed up in her big girl clothes. Check out those full size shoes she has one. So adorable. Special Day today--Happy Birthday Samantha! We mailed a package to you on saturday, I hope it arrived on time. Big hugs from us!

Be sure to check out Addicted to Stamps site, the Scrapbook Stamp Society. They are going to start giving away free stamps to people who sign up and give their bday, so get a digi-stamp on your birthday! WOO HOO! Also, you can check out the Addicted to Stamps Facebook page on Wed nights (around 7ish) to see all the new releases and hear if there is a weekly special!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); DigiStamp (Addicted to Stamps); Ribbon (JOAnns); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You tug at my heart strings

Sweet Pea just got some amazing new images from artist Elisabeth Bell. I was so lucky to get one of these images to make this adorable valentine. This image is called "Heart Strings" (CLICK HERE). Right now this image and all the other new Elisabeth Bell images are on sale! Stop by the store and check them out.

Here's an enlargement of the stamp, the card above is a 6x6" card, the stamp itself is approx 2.5"x3". The fun embellishments shown are from Prima flowers and K&Co.
Be sure to check out the other Valentine theme stamps at the store. Several of them will work great year round for the ones you love.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Rocket Banana?

Lol, a rocket banana? What will you think of next? This image is just TOO funny (Click here to see it at Squigglefly's website). I just had to take this image and use it in the Squigglefly Challenge this week. This week the challenge is to make a thank you card. So, I took this image and my dear hubby came up with a funny saying to turn this image into a great card, "Thank You for making the improbable possible!" Isn't that great? I can think of lots of hilarious uses for this funny image. It's called Rocket Banana. Now, pull out your Squigglefly image and make a thank you card to participate in this week's contest! CLICK HERE to go to their challenge blog and submit your entry. Stay tuned for NEXT week, when MY team, the Holley Hobbyists will be making wonderful sample cards for the Squigglefly challenge.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Digi-Stamp (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Punch (EK Sucess); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Angel

Here's a very stunning angel from Queen Kat. She's deeply in love, you can see the look on her face. I made this card for my DH. I added a simple saying from another Queen Kat stamp set. This fun lace I got locally, not quite as exotic as the stuff I found in Turkiye, but still pretty.Have a great week! 2012 is now in full swing.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Lace (JoAnns); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Paper Temptress Priscilla

Here's a wonderful card using a fun stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie called Priscilla and beautiful papers from Paper Temptress. This stamp is super adorable and she's got some fun attitude.
I just love the pile of books she's sitting on and reading. It makes me think she's looking up some sort of love potion for Valentine's.

The papers for this project come from Paper Temptress. The background paper is called Black Grandee Feltweave. This paper is a nice heavy weight paper for the card background and has wonderful texture (CLICK HERE). I highlighted mine by adding just a small amount of chalking to the corners. Then I used a Sizzix die cut to create some fun flourishes for the card. For the flourished, I used a textured paper as well, this paper is the Khaki Crepe.

The image is stamped and colored using Copic Markers. Alcohol ink markers work great on Heavenly White, Cryogen White and Neenah Solar white. For this card, I am using the Neenah Solar white. I used a large die cut to trim out the image and dusted the edges with a Colorbox Chalk inkpad.

I hope this card makes you want to break out some gorgeous paper and create a fun valentine card today!

Cheers, Holley

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here's a great stamp from artist Elisabeth Bell, she's celebrating the new year. I took the blue from her blowing and added wonderful die cut flourishes all over the card as the image of her noise flowing out to the world that the new year is here! Welcome 2012!

Here's a close up image of this adorable stamp, called Party Play, it's sold individually (CLICK HERE), and can be used on wonderful occassion where you need to send out a card to shout out good news to someone.
Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year! I hope we can all have as much fun stamping our lives away as we did in 2011!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Violet Wings

Here's a wonderful image from artist Christina Lynn Myers of Queen Kat stamps. This image is called Violet Wings. I colored this image using copic markers and added a "Dream" stamp from Queen Kat along with some webbed ribbon that I found from the christmas aisle.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, Neenah); Stamps (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Ribbon (Michaels); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Here's my heart....

This is an adorable image from Addicted to Stamps artist Sherri Baldy. This stamp is called "Here's my Heart" Isn't she adorable? This artist also has some great new images that she calls "Lil' Sweeties" I just love them! Wait 'til you see those. I got a couple of them. This image here is part of her Lil Ragmuffin line. Check out their facebook page on Wed nights, they often show off their new stamps, and give a special discount for buying from their store Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Crafter's Companion, Neenah, Bazzill); Image (Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Flowers (Hobby Lobby); Adhesives (Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Die Cuts (Quickkutz);

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Angel Prayers

Here's a wonderful Angel stamp that I got from Lili of the Valley. They have some delightful stamps. I got a great order of them in December. I am just now getting a chance to stamp them and start coloring them up. I am starting with this angel. Isn't she special?Need a prayer? Just leave a comment here....

Project Materials: Cardstocl (Bazzill, Neenah); Printed Paper (Unknown); Stamp (Lili of the Valley); Ink (Memento); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Saying (DCWV); Bling (Michaels); Cross (Recollections); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, January 2, 2012

Don't eat the yellow snow!

Well 2012 is now here. Here's an adorable puppy dog image and a little lesson to learn. Don't eat yellow snow. Guess for us Texans, that's good advice. I must say, I have never actually seen any yellow snow. Can't say I have ever seen much snow--other than the time I spent in college when it snowed on occasion and of course the time spent on trips and such. Snow has just never had an appeal to me and yellow snow...well, that doesn't have any draw at all.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (unsure, think it is Inkadinkado); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Ribbon (Hancock Fabric); Die Cut (Lifestyle Crafts); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Crafter's Companion USA Contest: January

Happy New Year everyone!! Welcome 2012! I can't believe another new year is here. Can 2012 possibly be as good as 2011? I hope so. Crafter's Companion USA is starting off the new year with a contest. The theme is open this month, so break out your favorite CC stamp and make a card (or any stamped project) to share!Here's a card I made with one of the newest SWALK sets called "Shop Till You Drop!" Go by the Crafter's Companion USA website and enter your card this month.

Happy New Year everyone! Making some resolutions? I hope it includes to get more crafting done!!

Cheers, Holley