Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Final WINNERS announced!!

ALSO--there's just a few names in red left-- this means that I don't have your address to mail your prize to you--I am looking for Gerri H, Pen to Paper, Babe O Mara, Annelies, Scrappy Candy, Margie H, Lorraine (you now have a prize I need to mail!), also two winners below are new so I need your addresses Chrisann and Christine, email me at

Wow, it's been an incredible month! Now it's an incredibly big task to get all these goodies wrapped up and sent out all over the world. Whew! Lol, I am sitting on the living room floor surrounded on every side of myself by boxes and boxes of crafting prizes. At some point, I just had to take a couple photos so you all can really have to think about what some of these things may see a rubber stamp, but that stamp is a STACK of rubber stamps probably 10 deep!! WHOA!

HUGE thanks to Sweet Pea Stamps! The Paper Temptress, Addicted -to- Stamps, Sherri Baldy, Squigglefly Digi-Stamps for all the generous prizes they sent for you all!!

Tomorrow, I am going to update this posting with the winners of the following items, using people who posted in yesterday's Feb 29th Contest, but I will wait until morning so people on the other side of the world have a chance to fill in before I pick the winners

Here they are!!
1. 6 brand new Sweet Pea Stamps Prize #1 WINNER- Alethea
2. 6 brand new Sweet Pea Stamps Prize #2 WINNER- Stamping Sue
3. 8.5 x 11" sheet of Rubber Stamps border/envie themes Winner SUE in CT
4. Basic Grey Theme Stamp set and The Girls Paperie Alphabet WINNER-Theresa
5. Autumn Leaves Doodle Birds Stamp Set Winner- washixane77
6. Dear Lizzie Stamp Set Winner - Nataliya
7. Stampendous Petals Plus Stamp Set WINNER - Dawn
8. My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Stamp Set WINER JudyJstamper
9. Inkadinkado Gem Stone Jewels Stamp Set WINNER— cebelica
10. My Minds's Eye Lost&Found Stamp Set "Lovely" Winner- Pearl
11. Footlongs Stamp Set "Cupcakes" WINNER – Christine
12. Footlongs Stamp Set Love theme –WINNER Rhonda Miller
13. Sweet Pea Stamp Set "Cupcake" theme birthday stamps Winner Is (Spain)
14. The Girls' Paperie Paper Girl alpa sticker book 952pc and On Holiday Chipboard letters 64pc WINNER- CardsbyAnn (HeatherM)
15. Kaiser Scrapbook Beyond the page scrapbook organizer (mini desktop size) WINNER---Audrey
16. Sizzix die cut Flourish and Quickkutz die cut Tag Winner CraftyKitty (DAWN)
17. Smooch Spritz Gold Glow and Emerald Sprinkle (Adding a sheet or two of Tim Holtz Grungeboard removed from the package trimmed if needed WINNER - Jessica
18. Smooch Pealized Accents Gold Lame and Silver Fox (Adding a sheet or two of Tim Holtz Grungeboard removed from the package trimmed if needed) WINNER - PAT
19. Snowman Stamp Family set WINNER- Linda
20. Tim Holtz Distress Sparkle Paint Tarnished Brass (Adding a sheet or two of Tim Holtz Grungeboard removed from the package trimmed if needed) WINNER- Chrisann
21. Footlong Stamp set “Woodland Animals” winner - Trish
22. Footlong stamp set “Block Theme” winner (will trim if needed) - Hlora
23. KI Memories Stamp ICON Urban Geo – Winner Bhawana

It's a Chocolate Blog Hop

Today's the last day of Feb and the last day of the Celebration, but I won't stop celebrating!! I'm in a blog hop today with the Scrapbook Place blog hoppers. The theme today is chocolate, so I whipped up this Kraftin' Kimmie sweetie and made this card for the hop.I have had so much fun this month, I would love the hear which card was everyone's favorite this month in the comment today. I have obviously started arranging items for mailing already, but I hope to start getting packages out starting tomorrow. I will be posting names everyday as the packages start mailing. Email me at if you see you name on the winners list and haven't given me your address, check Feb 15th and Feb 1st posting for the winner's lists. I have NOW listed ALL the winners for the contests UP TO TODAY....they are all on the Feb 15th posting!

All that is left is the grand prize winners, which will include winners of the Sweet pea stamps, stamp sets,....those will happen tomorrow morning as I want to give a chance for the overseas vistors to leave a comment on today's posting. I would say the current list has AT LEAST half a dozen goodies on that list that will be announced tomorrow morning!! They are all stamps, so leave your comment here. Check out the list on the 15th as new winners were added yesterday and if you see your name in red, email me!!

To continue along the blog hop, CLICK HERE to go to Allie's Blog. In addition to leaving a comment here for candy, following on the group blog hop and Scrapbook Place is also giving candy today.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Image (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Sticker (Jolees, K&Co); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hope candy

Always...Hope always. I thought this image and saying was just a perfect for the sentiment this month. This whole thing, has been such a fun time with you guys. I hope you will all enjoy the blog candy and look forward to hearing upcoming good news. This adorable angel comes from Artist Ava Schwark of Addicted to Stamps from the Scrapbook Stamp Society.I hope more than anything this blog just brings a little smile to everyone's day. I still have a couple digi-stamps to giveaway from Addicted to Stamps, so let me know which stamp is your favorite...they released some new ones last week at

Looking for these winners--Please look carefully--I know some of you may have contacted me already, but I recently made by mailing sheet, which may have mean that I lost (i,e. accidently forgot to copy your email!!) your addy so PLEASE again email your address. I need the following addresses: Grandma Lee, Scrapin' Sista (Alice B), Pearl, Gerri Herbst, Bhawana, CraftyKitten, Tammy, Malinda, Emma, Jessica (chick-n-scrap.blogspot), wahixane (Olivia), Pen to Paper, Scrapalajen aka Jen, Sue in CT, Barbara Moore, TerriAvidReader IN-USA, Lisa, Holly, Margie H

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Addicted to Stamp-Ava Schwark Angel stamp); Buttons (Grandmas Button Bag); Stickers (Three Bugs in a rug); Die Cut (Quickkutz); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday! Are you ready for another Squigglefly Challenge today? Today's challenge is SFC0812 Spring is in the air....what does spring mean to you? flowers blooming, children playing, love in the air, gardening? It can mean all sorts of things. For me, it's a time to get out of the house before the heat of summer hits us. The addition to the challenge is that you must use a ribbon somewhere in your card. I chose this delightful puppy called "Balance Ball" from Squigglefly. I made this card using stunning papers from Paper Temptress.
The front of the card uses a wonderful thick column paper called Red Pepper Thick Column. The brown textured paper is a ruche called Cocoa Crepe. The crepe is used both as a border and as a die cut under the image. The image has been printed and colored on some great copic friendly paper called Neenah Solar White.

Inside the card, I added a fun sentiment from Squigglefly called "Chinese Character Hello" by artist Fawn Palmer. The paper is also from Paper Temptress a thick textured black paper called Black Felt Grandee and the image is on Neenah Solar White. To fufill the ribbon obligation, I added the beautiful red grossgrain ribbon here on the inside of the card.

I hope this card has inspired you to play in this week's Squigglefly Challenge. You just need to create a spring theme card and include some ribbon on it. Drop by the Challenge blog to see some wonderful samples from the Holley Hobbyists and then upload your own card to play! Be sure to use a Squigglefly stamp to qualify to win a prize.

As for blog candy today, there's a great prize from Paper Temptress. The store will give a $20 gift certificate to one winner. When you leave a comment today, drop by the Paper Temptress store and check out the wonderful papers and let me know which one is your favorite in your comment. Winner will be announced at the end of the month (i.e. most likely late wed or thursday morning). Huge thanks to Paper Temptress and Squigglefly!!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's CUPIG! (Blog Candy)

Here's a funny stamp from CC Designs. It's Cupig! He's just one of those stamps that I just had to get the first time I saw him. Lol, you know you see that stamp that gives you a giggle and has a funny saying...that's this stamp. The card says "Sending you hogs and kisses."

Today's prize is a stamp set from The Girls Paperie called paper girl, it has 13 clear stamps inside set size is approx 7"x6";Leave a comment today for this goodie...Also be sure to check the Feb 15th listing for new winners and if you see your name in RED, I need your address so email me your address.

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (CC Designs); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Mesh (Hobby Lobby); Brads (Making Memories); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Until we meet again...

Here's a great stamp from Queen Kat stamps, artist Shannon Rene Justice Lolipop Labs. She's called Steampunk Tears (click here). I just love this artist's work, she does Lolipop Labs and Lighter Side of the Dark. Her stamps are killer! Been so much fun this month, be sure to check everyday this week and leave a comment on all the contests! Each day has a prize and esp on the 15th which has winners being drawn everyday and will have the grand prize drawn from there. Here's a list prize winners that I am missing addresses on, this is the name that your comment appears as: Jan L. (WOWSTAMPERS), Lisa, Wendy H, Scrapin Sista (Alice B), Gerri H, Bhawana, THERESA, WifeyCookie, Tammy, Malinda, Emma, washixane77(olivia), Pen to Paper, Scrapalajen aka Jen. You can check the Feb 1 or 15th listing to find your name, drop me an email with your addy so I can start getting the prizes ready for mailing. Cheers!

UPDATES made to the winner list...check the main list and both the 16, 17th and 18th contests now have winners listed!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Border (Doodlebug); Flower(); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Friday, February 24, 2012

With all my Heart....Blog Candy

Here's a great Sweet Pea stamps image from artist Rebecca Sinz called Seasons Summer (Plate #200). She also has stamp designs for all the other seasons in a collection. Be sure to check it out on the website, as my coloring on this card looks so different from the artist's design. She's so bright and colorful here, it makes me think much more of springtime, which we are enjoying as our day to day weather is in the 70s. So, blog candy today will be a wonderful UM stamp from Sweet Pea stamps. Just leave a comment. I can't believe this month is coming to an end so soon. If you have seen your name on one of the prize lists, please check the 15th and the 1st, please email me with your address.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Ink (Memento); Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue Dots); Twill (Doodlebug); Chipboard (Studio G); Sticker (unknown); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Oopsies (Blog Candy)

Here's a fun dragon image from Queen Kat's Carla Morrow called Oopsies. I added a funny saying today "It's a crazy life...but I am loving every minute of it." I think that can often sum it up, but my life is nowadays pretty serene and simpler. I much appreciate that after all the crazy medical things I used to go through. Being happy and healthy everyday is much better way to live.We're living it up this last week of the month by having some fun blog candy each day, I must say, How about today, look through the last week of cards and let me know which of the cards I posted this past week was your favorite...include that in your comment....

Have you checked the winner list? Please go look at the list on Feb 15th and Feb 1st....if you see your name in RED...I need to get your address so I can mail your prize. Please email it to me at!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Saying (Hobby Lobby); Brads (Recollections); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Birthday! (Blog Candy!!)

Sending out special birthday wishes today! Hope you have a great day. Here's a wonderful card I made using a fun image from Squigglefly called Brr-thday Chef. The challenge this week was to use yellow somewhere on the card, so I added some illumination above the candles of the bday cake and some fiber above the stunning lace that I got from Turkiye. Hope this card makes the Birthday person smile. As for the rest of you, hop on over to the Squigglefly Challenge and make a fun card using a little yellow in it to play this week's game and win a prize from Squigglefly. As for my own Blog candy, Today's prize comes from Squigglefly. So, when you leave your comment today, Go over to the Squigglefly website and tell me which of the artists is your favorite...I have too many to pick from, but I must say I am a huge fan of Chesney Young, Cheryl Alger and a newer artist there Lulu Lancaster! Oh, her images are adorable! (If you click the SHOP button from the main page, it will give you a list of categories on the left hand side, below categories is also a list of artists.)

Winner today will get to pick out three images of their own choosing! Either stamps or stamp sets from the Squigglefly website.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah); Flowers (Michaels); DigiStamp (Squigglefly); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Fiber(JoAnns); Happy Bday (Unknown); Saying (Unknown); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Lifestyles-formerly Quickkutz); Butterfly (unknown); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue Dots); Brad (Prima);Flower (Recollections); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rain Rain go away.... (blog candy)

I call this card, "Rain Rain go away," but I don't really mean that. Though the rain can be bothersome, we are in quite a drought here in TX, so I am very grateful for the rain we have been getting. If only I had a getup to wear like this little girl, I would be all set to go out in the rain. This adorable image is from artist Heather Valentin called Emily Rainy Day. She's available at the Scrapbook Stamp Society.Today's prize will be a digi stamp from the Scrapbook Stamp Society. Drop by their Site (CLICK HERE) and look at their Digi stamps and leave a comment that lets me know which is your favorite.

Project Materials: Cardstock (AC Shimmery, Neenah); Digi Stamp (Addicted To Stamps-Scrapbook Stamp Society); Borders (Doodlebug); Brads (Making Memories); Saying (Cardstock Sticker); Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lili of the Valley (Blog Candy)

Here's an adorable stamp from Lili of the Valley. She's so cute, dressing up her teddy bear in flowers. This company just came out with some new stamps and it's SO tempting to order some of them. I have managed to be good so far...

Be sure to check all the recent postings as they all have blog candy attached to them. Also check the posting from Feb 1st, if your name is in RED, I need to get your address; Same goes for the 15th--new winners are being posted there daily. my email is

How about today's prize be a brand new Copic Marker--Copic Ciao Holiday Blue BG05!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Basic Grey, Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Lili of the Valley); Flowers (Prima); Butterfly (); Brads (Basic Grey, Making Memories); White ink (Pen); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue all); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A dream...(BLOG CANDY)

Today's card using another adorable stamp from Simply Betty Stamps. This is one that my husband John gave me. Isn't she adorable? I just love those little skull earrings. Too cute. I added a sweet saying "A dream is a wish your heart makes." I am sure you all know the dream I had. I can't believe it came true!How about some more blog candy? Today's prize will be some rubber stamps (or clear stamps). I am going to have to sit down and actually count the number of stamp sets that I have to give away, but as i am sure you can recall from the photo of the box, it was a LOT. Smiles all!!

Also, please take a moment and double check the prize winner lists, both on Feb 15th and Feb 1st to check for your name, I to use the exact name that your comment appears under. I am also now highlighting in RED the people I haven't gotten addresses for...sorry if you sent it to me and your name is still in red, if so, please send me another email at I have a huge stack of goodies that I am getting ready for the post office. Cheers! (Also, if your name is NOT in red and you haven't sent your address to me, you may send me an inquiry.)

Project Materials: Cardstock (AC, Neenah); Stamp (Simply Betty Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories, Bo Bunny, OTC); Die Cuts (Lifestyles-formerly Quickkutz); Saying (Cardstock Sticker); Color (Copic Marker); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Penguin Love --Blog Candy

Here's a card I made for the Squigglefly Challenge this week. The theme for this week is called "Have a Heart, Please" so the only requirement is that the card contains a heart somewhere. I think the penguins themselves on this card show so much heart! Of course though, there's a heart on the little one's chest and a heart in the embellishment that I painted with Smooch.
I wish the image did this card more justice as both the papers are shiny metallic lustre and so shimmery. This image comes from Squigglefly and is called "Penguin Family". It is a newly released image (click here).

Let me add a blog candy question for the day, what's your favorite animal for making cards? Also, be sure an check the winner list (there's one on Feb 1st, and one on Feb 15th), new names have been added! See your name? drop me an email with your address,

Project Materials: Cardstock (AC Lustre, Paper Temptress, Neenah); Digi Stamp (Squigglefly), Bling (Michaels); Sticker (Hobby Lobby); Color (Copic markers); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Fairy Tail Blog Hop

Here's an adorable image from Addicted to Stamps artist Heather Valentin. The blog hop today is Fairytale theme and this little creature is enjoying her share of fairytales. She's called Book Worm Gothie and you can find her at the Scrapbook Stamp Society. Blog candy today from Scrapbook Stamp Society! Win a digi stamp, leave a comment today!! The next stop on the blog hop is Natalyia's blog, prepare to be blown away as her work is just stunning!! CLICK HERE to continue on the sure to leave comments on all the blogs as Addicted to Stamps is giving away a prize....Also, someone who leaves a comment here will win a digi stamp! WINNER IS LISA! please go to the Scrapbook Stamp Society and pick out a Digi Stamp image that you love, then email me the name.

Project Materials: Cardstock (American Traditionals, Making Memories, Neenah); Digi Stamp (Addicted to Stamps); DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Remembrance); Ribbon (Istanbul, Turkiye); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lucky Man (Blog Candy!!)

Here's another fun card using Sandra Caldwell's Lucky Man stamp from Queen Kat. Isn't he adorable? This time I put him in a green suit. I guess that is what people might expect a leprechaun to wear.So, are you feeling lucky today? I have a fun stamp set from Queen Kat, it's a bday theme unmounted rubber stamp set that is designed by Sandra Caldwell! Wanna win? leave a comment today!! WINNER- JudyJStamper email with your addy!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Neenah, AC, Print (unknown), AC Metallic, Neenah); Stamp (Queen Kat); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Border (EK Sucess); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bear Hugs! And the new Grand Prize contest starts!

You tug at my heartstrings. Doesn't this image? I know she does for me. She's just the cutest! That's one of those images that I can look at and just immediately know that artist Elisabeth Bell is the creator. Sweet Pea Stamps just came out with this stamp and there's three new stamps that are being released this month from Elisabeth Bell (Click here). Here's a closeup of the image, colored with copic markers
I hope you enjoy this card and will go check out the new Sweet Pea stamps. I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I myself did, just a quiet in home celebration with my husband. I also made some sweet treats and took them to the Doctor's office to thank him and his staff as this weekend marked the exact 2 year anniversary of the brain surgery that stopped the seizures.

Be sure and leave a comment today. THIS Posting will now be the main blog candy and winners will now be selected from this posting everyday for the rest of the month!! So Sign up here and Keep CHECKING HERE!! The Feb 1st grand prize, a sheet, i.e. 4 brand new sweet pea stamps, will be announced on the Feb 1st posting. SO please check there (CLICK HERE).

Here we go to start new contest NOW.....everyone leave your comments here....New winners will be added everyday HERE! See your name in RED? that means I haven't heard from you and need your address to mail your prize at the end of the month!


  1. Mommy Lexi

  2. Checker Beads

  3. Barbara Moore

  4. cebelica

  5. Teresa

  6. Penny

  7. Larisa


  9. Nikki

  10. Ellis (Elenor)

  11. Stacy H-W

  12. hlora

  13. ShersL84Bed

  14. TerriAvidReader IN-USA

  15. Holly

  16. Betsy

  17. Babe O Mara

  18. Annelies

  19. Scrapycandy

  20. Shelley

--new winners added daily!!
Feb 8th--Birdie theme-- Winner Pat!
Feb 10th- Sweet Pea UM Stamp -- Sheetal and Luanne
Feb 11th winner- Lorraine
Feb 16th Stamp Set birthday theme from Queen Kat--JudyJStamper
Feb 17th winner -- Lisa--please go to the Scrapbook Stamp Society and pick out the Digi stamp image that you want and email me at

Feb 18th winners--KC, Margie H, Audrey R
Feb 19th Winners- Stamp set- LuvMyCards

Feb 20th Copic Marker B5-Bhawana

Feb 21st Digi Stamp from Addicted to Stamps winners TerriAvid Reader (IN-USA) Lil Sweetie Joy Angel, Glennis New Dance Shoes Sherri Baldy; Glo Stand Merry Moose by Heather Valentin; Debbie- Balerina Kitty

Feb 22nd Squigglefly stamps--pick your own three images from their website (three images or three "sets")--winner Snoopy

Feb 23rd prize- Kraftin Kimmie stamp - cebelica and Pat

Feb 24th Stamp - Scrappin Sista (Alice)

Feb 25th bonus day (if you win a prize, you will get a bonus in your package if your name is listed here): Larisa, Trish, Alethea, Rosalee, Stamping Sue, Sheetal, Pat, Lorraine, cebelica, judyjstamper, teresa, bhawana, pearl, lexi, nikki, cardsbyann (Heather M); Stacy H-W, KC, Glennis, hlora, riliska, svetlana, Rhonda miller

Feb 26th The Girls Paperie Stamp set - Lorraine

Feb 27th $20 gift certificate to The Paper Temptress website Jessica (Chick-n-scrap.blospot)

Feb 28th Addicted to Stamp Digi stamps WINNERS: Pat-Bath Time Kitty Sherri Baldy; Trish - Fairy Sisters by Sherri Baldy; Heather M--Yuki Ona by Mitzi Wiuff

I am still looking for THESE winners from the games played on Feb 1st through the 7th! Go to the posting on Feb 1st and look for your name, but here's some winners I am looking for, check this list carefully:

  1. Gerri H,

  2. Pen to Paper,

Here's the link to the Feb1 posting to see ALL the winners from Feb 1 to the 14th: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Here's the card that I made for my DH for Valentines. She's a darling stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie with a nice embellishment from Soft Spoken. Seeing as how John bought me a bunch of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps this year, I am sure he will recognize this image when he gets this card from me tonight.I hope everyone has a romantic holiday today. Be sure and sign up for the current open contests including Feb 1st, Feb 8th, Feb 10th, Feb 11th and be sure and come back daily to check the winner list and for more blog candy games. Today, tell me what your favorite embellishment for cards is..... PRIZE WINNER LIST has been updated, including the grand prize winner for the first half of the month! New contest starts tomorrow morning!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Nestabilities; Sizzix); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Bo Bunny); Decoration (Soft Spoken); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, February 13, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Hello! Happy Monday. This monday is a new Squigglefly Challenge. This week the Holley Hobbyists are hosting a game over at the Squigglefly blog, the challenge this week is called "Have a heart, please!" I guess with Valentines being here, that brings thoughts of the holiday straight to mind, but here's my card for the challenge.LinkI am using an adorable digi-stamp from artist Linda Birkinshaw called Easter Sundae. Then I added a heart of bling and some adorable heart adorned ribbons. What heart theme card do you have in mind? Pull out a Squigglefly image and give it a try. If you don't have one, go to the Squigglefly website and get a freebie! Then hop on over the Challenge blog and play along! If you didn't sign up for saturday's game, the wonderful prize is stamps from Squigglefly, so be sure to sign up and play!

The blog candy winner list has been updated, CLICK here to see! email me your address if you see your name, I am starting my mailing list!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Digi-Stamp (Squigglefly); Ribbon (K and Co); Bling (Prima); Sayings (Heidi Grace); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Ribbon Glue, Glue All, Glue dots);

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gorjuss Girl

Here's one of my all time favorites. I am sure that is obvious just based on my blog's design. It's the Gorjuss Girl from artist Suzanne Wolcott. Too cute. I also used some beautiful lace that I got on my trip to Turkiye last summer. My husband and I were just remarking this christmas season that we wouldn't have been able to make that trip if I was still sick as I was before (i.e. before the brain surgeries that I am celebrating this month). I even sent the doctor a photo collage from our trip in his office's christmas card just to let him know that we always remember that he is a big reason for many of the things that I can do now.Be sure to sign up for the blog candy opportunities....Feb 1st is the main sign up, people are being drawn from there daily! Feb 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th!! Leave a comment on each day that has candy being awarded. If you see your name, drop me your mailing address,

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (unknown); Ink (memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Adhesives (Pop dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All);

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Birthday! (Blog Candy!!)

So this week Squigglefly was having a blog challenge to make a Birthday card. I took one of their newest stamps called Birthday Girl by Gemma Mortlock and the nicest lustre cardstocks from Paper Temptress to make a great Birthday card.

Here's a close up of the beautiful papers from Paper Temptress, they are all shimmery Mica Cardstocks papers, the base is called Flame and the red is Jupiter. I did the Digi-Stamp on Neenah Solar White, which prints wonderfully through my printer. The awesome butterflies are die cuts using cutters from CC Designs and textured Ruche paper called Black Crepe.
Be sure and make a fun card for the Squigglefly Challenge card this week using a birthday theme. Check out the store and the Squigglefly Site to see the Newest Releases this week. The Newest Releases will all be shown on the very first page. To be eligible for the prize, tell me which of the new release images is your favorite. The winner will get a prize from Squigglefly!! Winner announced Wed. (Winner's choice will be three stamps--or stamp sets--from anywhere on the Squigglefly site!!)

Don't forget to tell me your favorite of the new releases when you leave your comment, there's just over two dozen images to pick from! WINNER--Lorraine! You can go to the Squigglefly website and pick any three stamps (or stamp sets!) from their entire website, just email me your choices!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Image (Squigglefly); Saying (Rubon); DieCut (Border-Nestabilities; Butterfly-CC Designs); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Punch (Martha Stewart); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fading Love (Blog Candy)

Here's a stunning new image from artist ching-chou kuik called Fading Love (Plate #199). I used a mono-tone theme on this card, but in a round about kind of way since I widened the color family to include all tones of blue. I also added just a tiny tint of green in there, to help tie the blue green and the rich blues together.
Here's a close up of this wonderful stamp, if you go to the store, you will see how differently she is colored by the artist, with black hair and a red dress on.

Be sure to leave a comment today as someone from today's comments will be selected to receive a Sweet Pea stamp!

Also, be sure to sign up for previously open blog candy contests including Tues (7th), Wed (Feb 8th) and the main drawing Feb 1st....The listing is kept under Feb 1st is updated Daily!! Check there for your name. Drop me your address if you see your name selected and keep on playing as the contests will go on for the rest of the month. All prizes will mail early in March and everyone is eligible to win more than once so I wait to mail until all the games are done. Best of luck everyone. Cheers, Holley

WINNERS-- Luanne and Sheetal A

Thursday, February 9, 2012


This adorable image is part of Carla Morrow's Little Wing's Zodiac Collection of Dragon stamps at Queen Kat stamps. Isn't it too cute? The artist calls this stamp "Oopsies" (Click Here). I also added a fun sentiment from Queen Kat. It's a Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil theme.

Too cute huh? Be sure to sign up for blog candy, current contests include Feb 1st, tuesday Feb 7th and yesterday Feb 8th. Make sure you have signed up for each contest by leaving a comment under each day. Check the list on Feb 1st as I try to update it with winners daily, I have also posted the winners for the Feb 4&5th!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat); Die Cuts (Lifestyles --aka Quickkutz); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spread your wings and fly little bird....

Here's an awesome stamp from Tickled Pink. I love this girl, holding a little bird so I added a quote that says "Spread your wings and fly." Don't we all wish we could? Today's prize will be birdie theme goodiesIf you haven't signed up for blog candy, be sure to go back to Sunday's posting and leave a comment, the winner for that will be posted Wed night, also yesterday's posting has blog candy as well as Feb 1st posting, which has new winners added everyday. Keep an eye on the winner list! If you see your name on there, drop me a line with your address,

Winner is PAT!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Girl (Tickled Pink); Saying (My Favorite Things; button stamp-Studio G); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (Lifestyles--Quickkutz); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Target, Bo Bunny, Prima); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Pal (Blog Candy)

Here's another adorable stamp that my husband bought me from Simply Betty Stamps for Christmas. I used a wonderful Spellbinders die to cut this out in a fun shape. Isn't she adorable? This would make a great banner if I cut out several of them and decorated it across a room.
If it is still tuesday, then you have time to sign up for the blog candy on saturday and sunday!! Quick before I announce the winners. Now for today's question, what's your favorite die cut/cutting system? WINNER Announced, SEE THE FEB 1ST POSTING!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Rubber Stamp (Simply Betty Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Bling (Prima); Ribbon (Prima); Brads (Making Memories); Adhesives (Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, February 6, 2012

Siren Songs

Here's a stunning Digi stamp from artist Heather Valentin called Siren Songs. You can find her images at Addicted to Stamps from Scrapbook Stamp Society. I turned this card into an amazing Valentine card.Are you keeping up with all the blog candy? Are you watching the winner list (check the Feb 1st posting, it is updated almost daily)? Right now you can still sign up for the game on Saturday and Sunday....go play.....please sign up for every game. You are eligible to win multiple games throughout the month. I will mail all prizes at the end of the month.

we are also going to have games and prizes from Addicted to Stamps soon! Stay tuned....

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC); DigiStamp (Addicted to Stamps); Saying (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Brads (Making Memories); Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Angel Birdie

Instead of Angel Baby, I call her, Angel Birdie, but her real name from Kraftin' Kimmie is Seraphina. Isn't she the sweetest? Just perfect for a Sunday Angel card. Today's posting has candy too! It's a special first weekend, today's prize is a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp called Springtime Maise.
So today's question of the day is What is your favorite card of the past week---just put the day starting Monday through today.....Be sure to include this in your posting to be blog candy eligible. Winner for today's contest will be posted Wed.

There's tons of different blog candies to sign up for--Feb 1st, Feb 3rd, Feb 4th and today!! SO be sure you have left a comment under each day!! I am always picking a winner from the Feb 1st posting, later today I will post the winner for the Feb 3rd (so if it's early, you still have time to sign up). The Feb 4th contest will end on tuesday.

Project Materials: Cardstock (K&Co, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Michaels); Ribbon (Jo Anns); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Winner-- wahixane77 (Olivia) for the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp
BONUS winners--Larisa, Pen to Paper, Scrapalajen aka Jen, Svetlana!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

You are Mine!! Blog Candy!!

Here's an awesome stamp from Simply Betty Stamps. I just love the attitude of this stamp. She's a valentine girl who is gonna get what she wants. I added my own sentiment to this card, I call it "You are mine!" I see the look on that girl's face, you know that's what she is thinking!So, let's have some fun today, when you post, tell me what you want for valentines...hmmmm, let me think, does rubber stamps count? I must say, the stamp I used to make this card was a gift from my husband. That man has learned the way to my heart.....

ALSO, there's a blog candy drawing that is going on for Feb 1st, so be sure to leave a comment on that posting if you haven't yet, and the Feb 3rd Sweet Pea card also has a contest attached, so scroll down to yesterday's entry and read the details on that game too to post your answer. Many days will have different games and prizes all throughout Feb, so watch everyday! Everyone is eligible to win multiple prizes. I will mail goodies anywhere in the world :)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Stamps (Simply Betty Stamps; Hero Arts Alphabet); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Netting (Hobby Lobby); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Today's prize is a Tim Holtz ideaology Salvage Sticker book with 7 pages of 6x12" cardstock stickers (CLICK HERE) (Winner announced Tues);

Update: Winner is Jessica (chick-n-scrap.blogspot)!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Planting Seeds of happiness (Blog Candy)

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Valerie Wade called "Planting Seeds" (Plate#118). I love this artists amazing fairy images. I just had to add some stunning floral lace that I got while in Turkey, along with some beautiful butterflies. After that, I think the image stands out enough that the card doesn't need any more embellishing.I added little polka dots with a gold pen around the diecut and gently edged the cardstock of the image with some Colorbox Chalk in a deep pink. Here's a closeup of the stampIsn't she just adorable? Makes me think of a little girl running around the meadow, only instead of picking flowers, this little girl is spreading seeds that will turn into flowers.

Today's prize is a Sweet Pea Stamp, so leave a comment today and tell me who is your favorite artist at Sweet Pea Stamps! (CLICK HERE) then come back and tell me which artist makes your favorites. Today you need to leave your response, as a comment to this posting....also, be sure if you haven't left a comment on the Feb 1st posting, you go back and leave one as winner's are being chosen from that listing daily!!! The winner on this posting will be announced Sunday.

Cheers all, Holley

UPDATE 2/5/12 10:45pm cst Winner is Trish, a brand new UM sweet pea stamp!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Lucky Man

Here's a great new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell of Queen Kat Stamps, he's called Lucky Man. Isn't he adorable? I love this artist's quirky designs. They are all too cute!! The blog candy has begun, yesterday was the first day to sign up, if you didn't leave a comment yesterday, go there and leave a comment because today I will choose another winner or maybe even multiple (among those who commented on yesterday's posting!!)
Project Materials: Cardstock (Green Glossy, Shamrock Foil, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye), Color (copic markers); Adhesives (Pop Dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Let the celebration begin!

Here, we are, February is here. This will be a month of celebration because I am about to hit 2 years after successful double-brain surgery! HUGE thanks to the Doctor who got all this to happen, Dr. Sami Aboumatar from Austin Epilepsy. Wonderful Doctor. For those who are new and would like to read some background about me (CLICK HERE).Here's a fun card today featuring on the newest releases from Crafter's Companions. This stamp set is called Strawberry Kisses Yum. The USA blog is having it's monthly contest starting today, so check it out (Click here).

Now, for the first blog candy of the month, a sweet Crafter's Companion set Humphrey's Corner Collection called "Special Day" all you need to do to win is just leave a comment. For this, and all blog candy this month, you are eligible to win ANYWHERE in the world. I will mail prizes everywhere. I anticipate that since there will be multiple contests going on all month long, many people will possibly win multiple contests, so please enter each contest. All prizes will be mailed pretty quickly at the end of the month and I will post as soon as they get mail. It's helpful if you leave your email so I can contact you. I only ever use email if you win. I am not a store or business, just a crafter.

Huge thanks to all those participating in the Celebration, you (my viewers) were wonderful to me throughout the whole brain surgery ordeal and now that my life has been fixed I want to share my happiness with you!! Huge thanks to the Doctor, to my wonderful Husband John, and especially to all the companies who have sent wonderful prizes to be given out including Sweet Pea Stamps, Squigglefly, Addicted to Stamps, Paper Temptress and more!! Keep an eye on the blog everyday as different contests will keep popping up....different winners will be chosen from each contest and announced regularly and eventually I will make a master list of winners. So, let's let the games begin.....just leave a comment on this posting and I will start choosing :)

CURRENT WINNERS (MORE COMING, check this list everyday!!, some winners from this list will get a package of goodies, usually what I call a 6-pack (i.e. a package with 6 brand new packs of embellishment) or a brand new set of stamps or a UM stamp from one of our sponsors, a special item that is specified next to their name.....) The grand prize for this group will be a full sheet of rubber stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps, that will be drawn on Feb 13th, announced on the 14th. (People listed here ARE eligible for the grand prize as well!!)

  1. pre-game contest--for Adding a link to your sidebar--Winner Glennis!

  2. 1st contest post--UM Stamp--riliska

  3. Crafter's Companion Stamp Set winner--Divinity

  4. Wendy H

  5. Grandama Lee

  6. Scrapin' Sista (Alice B)

  7. Pearl

  8. Alethea - Rubber Stamp set

  9. Rosalee

  10. Regena

  11. Loves Crafts Forever (Nataliya)

  12. Is (from Spain) --rubber stamp set

  13. Gerri Herbst

  14. Debbie Buckland stamp set

  15. Bhawana

  16. CraftyKitten


  18. Stampin' Sue

  19. Wifey Cookie

  20. Ardilla stamp set

  21. Tammy

  22. Malinda

  23. Amanda

  24. Emma

  25. Luanne

GRAND PRIZE (SHEET i.e. 4 brand new Sweet Pea stamps) --Trish

Friday Feb 3rd contest Winner-- Trish from Hillside (Sweet Pea UM stamp)

Saturday Feb 4th Contest Winner --Jessica (chick-n-scrap.blogspot)!

Sunday Feb 5th Winner-- wahixane77 (Olivia) for the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp
BONUS Feb 5th winners --Larisa, Pen to Paper, Scrapalajen aka Jen, Svetlana!!

Feb 7th contest winners-- Sue in CT and Cards by Ann (Heather M)

Feb 8th Bird theme--Winner Pat