Monday, April 30, 2012

Meet Zodi, coming haunting to a house near you

Here's a fun card using some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress today combined with a great image from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  The digi-stamp is called Zodi Zombie and her Bunny by artist Heather Valentin.  I printed her out on Neenah Solar White paper 80 pound, which runs great through my printer for digital stamps.
For the card base, I used Pop Tones paper called Berrylicious.  The paper embellishments are done using wonderful ruche paper called Grey Crepe.  Doesn't she just look like she wants to jump off the card?

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress);  Image (Addicted to Stamps);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Punch (Martha Stewart);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A couple more album pages

Here's a couple more fun pages from a little quick album that I made for John for our 10th anniversary this week.  I hope he likes it.
Stay tuned next week to see a fun card that I made him too as well as a bunch of other wonderful goodies.

Be sure that you have signed up for the Blog candy on Wed's posting.  Just leave a comment.  I will draw the winners on Wed and announce them sometime after lunch.  Have a great weekend.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Anniversary Album pics

Here's a few quick pics from a mini size album that I did for John for our anniversary.  It's Today, Apr 28.  This image comes from Queen Kat stamps.  Isn't she a beauty?  I made a 6x6 album with a handful of photos a few stamped images and some fun stickers and scrapbook embellishments.

Here's a picture of me and John that was taken this year around Christmas time. We were together for five years before we went to Las Vegas in 2002 to get married. 
If you haven't signed up for the blog candy, be sure and scroll down to last wed's posting and leave a comment!  I have wonderful stamps to giveaway from Sweet Pea stamps.  The winners will be announced on this upcoming Wed.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Meet Glow

Here's one of the newer images from a sheet of stamps by Sweet Pea stamps artist Meredith Dillman called Glow (Plate #202). She's a stunning image on a wonderful sheet of stamps. I love the shimmery wings she has and I added some gorgeous sparkle to them. Be sure to check out the artist's coloring so you can see how my coloring is a different touch.
I added a wonderful sentiment from Oliver Wendell Holmes that says "Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave but not our hearts." I added a huge heart shaped brad from Bazzill and used some yummy cardstock from SEI with gold embossing as my base. I just see this fairy looking out across some distance thinking about her home. As the saying says, even though we are not there, home is with us, in our hearts.
Here's a close up of this wonderful stamp. It's great both individually and with the whole sheet. Be sure to scroll down to Wed's posting from Sweet Pea stamps and leave a comment there for your chance to win some blog candy from them! I am going to announce winners on the upcoming wed!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (SEI, Paper Temptress, AC); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Bazzill); Bling (Michaels); Stickles (Holtz); Clipon Heart (Making Memories); Heart Brad (Bazzill); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Purple Unicorn

Here's a fun unicorn image from artist Christina Lynn Myers of Queen Kat stamps. Isn't this a stunning image? I just love it! Check out this artists other images at the Queen Kat website.
Don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's posting, there's blog candy there! Scroll down and check it out!

Project Materials: Cardstocl (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Image (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


It's celebration time at Sweet Pea stamps and today is time for some candy! This wonderful 3 year anniversary is also coinciding with me and my hubby's anniversary which is this weekend. With that in mind, I had to use this gorgeous stamp to make an Ooo La La card to make him smile. The bottom is covered is lucious lace with roses embedded in it! This stamp is from artist Anna Marines Collection and is called Violet (Plate #186). Wouldn't this make a pretty anniversary card? I will also say there's 10 bling in black, that's for the 10 years that we have been married.  So, all you have to do to be eligible for blog candy is to leave a comment on this post! I will pick winners next Wed, May 2nd. If you want to see the blog candy, check out my posting on Sat Apr 21 to see images of all the beautiful rubber stamps I got from Sweet Pea. Good Luck everyone!

Cheers, Holley

Update, Wed, May 2nd, WINNERS, Grand Prize gets 4 UM stamps, other winners will get a pair of stamps sent to them, PLEASE send me your address 
Grand Prize:  Love crafts forever
Runnerups:  Becky Dunham, Sisters Craft Cafe,  Bhawana

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Red Lil' Ragamuffin

Check out this stunning image that I colored up today from artist Heather Valentin of Addicted to Stamps of Scrapbook Stamp Society. She's an adorable image of Red Riding Hood, she's called Red Lil' Ragamuffin. Too cute!!
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Digi Stamp (Addicted To Stamps, Scrapbook Stamp Society); Buttons (American Traditional); DieCut (Lifestyles); Lace (Istanbul Turkiye); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, April 23, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday! Here's the card I made for the Squigglefly Challenge this week. The theme this week is to make a mother's day theme card. I have this adorable image from artist Cheryl Alger called "Allie Kisses a Bluebird", so I created a card with this cute little girl kissing the birds.

Then on the inside of my card I added this adorable image from artist Fawn Palmer called Baby Bird Bathtime because I can just imagine that sweet little girl taking those little birds (and babies, and just about anything else she finds) and placing them into the bird bath! Can you just see the mom's face when she goes outside and finds her daughter kissing the birds and then looks over to the bird bath?
Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and post a Mother's Day card to participate in this week's challenge. You can even use a free stamp from Squigglefly to play. If you haven't ever tried a Digistamp you just download it onto your computer, print it out onto cardstock, and color it up! I personally let my printed images dry for many hours before coloring with Copic markers. Great thing about Digi-stamps is that you can make them any size you want, 2 in, 3 in, 4in, 5 in!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Metallic, Neenah); Images (Squigglefly); Diecuts (Spellbinders nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Punch (Creative Memories Circular Punch set); Borders (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots), Sentiment (Custom printed); Butterfly (Floradoodles);

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wrynn Loves You!

Here's a great image from Tiddly Inks named Wryn. I just love this little girl, she has a whole series of designs from artist Christy Croll. Too cute. She's sending some love your way this week. That's important as this week will mark me and my hubby's 10th anniversary for being married after it taking about 5 years to get there :)
Here's some stunning lace that I actually got locally from a JoAnns store, I love it! Be sure to check out yesterday's posting, it included some blog candy that will be shared next week!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, DCWV, Neenah); Digi Stamp (Tiddly Inks); Saying (3 Bugs in a Rug); Lace (JoAnns); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Brads (Queen & C0); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lady in Green

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea stamps called The Lady in Green, but as you can see, I have hardly made her the Lady in Green...but check out Meredith Dillman's original coloring to see how the artist created her (Plate #202). It makes me think of when I had hair so long I would sit on it!! and as I mentioned earlier, Sweet Pea sent me some wonderful Rubber Stamps to share with you for their 3rd birthday, so be sure to check out their Blog or Facebook Page and tell them Holley sent you to say Happy Birthday! Here's the candy I have, 10 stamps that I will divide out to a couple of people. The candy will be drawn on May 1st and the posting for the candy will be NEXT WEEK, it will be when I post a Sweet Pea card, so check for Sweet Pea cards next week and leave a comment when you see one as I will split up the candy and send out the candy!

Project Materials: Cardstock (AC, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Lace (JoAnns); Buttons (Jesse James); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue, Glue Dots); Corner Punch (CM); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Glitter Glue(); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, April 20, 2012

Blog Hop: Tip Toe Through the Tulips

Happy Friday and welcome to Holley's Blog! Here's a fun card today that I created as part of a blog hop this week. I am using a wonderful image from artist Heather Valentin called Fairiest in the Land. That's just a perfect stamp for something called Tiptoe through the Tulips....
To continue along the blog hop, your next stop is Bee....CLICK HERE

If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop...CLICK HERE

Have a stamp happy day, good luck on winning some blog candy from the Scrapbook Stamp Society everyone!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Heidi Grace, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Image (Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut(Lifestyles); Clear Die Cuts (Little Yellow Bicycle); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pug Prince

Here's a fun image from Queen Kat stamps by artist Sandra Caldwell called Pug Prince. Too cute, huh? I had to make up this card in blue. My sister and family have three pugs, so I always think of them when I see this image. I hope they get a kick out of this card.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Color(Copic Markers); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Punch(Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's the small stuff....

Here's a wonderful card using a sweet image from Lili of the Valley. "It's the small stuff in life that really matters most." Sometimes just as simple as a seed of a dandelion floating through the air dancing like it does. It captures the imagination of children and hopefully adults as well.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Lili of the Valley); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Border (Bazzill); Bling (Queen &Co, Michaels); Color (Copic Markers); Saying (Hobby Lobby Sticker);

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Here's my card to play along in this week's Squigglefly Challenge. This week's challenge is a mystery! You are to make a card using embellishments, only you don't know which embellishments are the "mystery winners." Even I don't know which ones are the winners or even have a wild guess, so I filled my card here with some fun choices of embellies including: flowers, butterfly, round brad, shaped brads (glittered), bling, twill, button, sticker saying, die cut around image, border punch, felt bird, sequin flower, printed paper, Hmmm, did I get everything? The image I used here is called "You are my sunshine" and it also comes with the saying (click here).
Hop on over to the Squigglefly blog and play along with this week's contest. You can check out the design team samples and perhaps get a hint at the winning embellishments that you should put on yours cards. Good luck! Oh, I mailed out some blog candy yesterday, I got word from Pearl, that she didn't receive her prize back in Feb so I mailed her some candy. I also got some GREAT stamps from Sweet Pea stamps, we'll be having candy celebrating their birthday soon, so stay tuned for new blog candy the last week of this month! WOO HOO!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, unknown); Image (Squigglefly); Die Cut(Lifestyles); Saying (); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Michaels); Button (American Traditionals); Brad (Provo Craft); Sequin (K&Co); Bird (Michaels); Glitter Brads (Recollections ); Twill (Doodlebug); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots, Tape);

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Bear

Here's an adorable rubber stamp called Spring Bear designed by artist Sandra Caldwell that I got from Queen Kat stamps (click here). I just love her new images that were released this month (on sale at 25% off today). Hope you are all ready for the 2nd half of we go!
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Lustre); Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Lace (JoAnns); Buttons (American Traditionals); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy Birthday

Here's a birthday card that I created using a great stamp. She's one of the Gorjuss Girls. I am sending out Special Birthday Wishes to a Queen today! Happy Birthday to You. Hope you have a great day. Hugs from Holley
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil, AC Bling, Neenah); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Ribbon (Michaels, JoAnns); Bling (Michaels); Sticker (); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Guest artists

This wonderful card is from Jan L. She sent me an email one day to check in and make sure I was doing all right and afterwards, she made me this amazing card and sent it to me. Such fun to get some handmade mail when you need cheering up.

Here is a wonderful thank you card that I got from one of the big winners of the blog candy, Sue S. She made this great shimmering card with beautiful embossing.

So lovely to get some cards in the mail, I hope you guys enjoyed these today, leave these ladies some love so they can read your comments on their work!

Speaking of Blog Candy, there's some on the way! I just got word from Sweet Pea stamps, who is about to celebrate their BIRTHDAY, that I will be getting some wonderful stamps to give away! They will be here by the last week of the month!! Keep your eyes out!! For now check out the new sale going on in the Store (CLICK HERE) WOW--I just check out their blog--special BIRTHDAY coupon and grab bags!! READ HERE!!! and they are having a card contest (click here!)

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Crafter's Card

Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe we are almost halfway through April already? Here's a crafty card using a crafty lady, a seamstress! This elegant lady image stands out wonderfully on stunning papers from Paper Temptress. I stamped her on Neenah Solar White with a beautiful stamp called Fanciful Notions by Sweet Pea Stamps, once colored with Copic Markers, the image was cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities and edged using Creamy Brown Colorbox Chalk on the edges.She's sewing in the image, which made her go perfectly with this border punch, using amazing looking textured ruche paper called Khaki Crepe. The card base is Epic Thick Black Columns. I also used creamy brown chalk on the edges to highlight the columned texture. The creamy brown matches the khaki crepe paper color very well.

This card would be just perfect for that sewing crafter in your life. Think of the quilt makers, stitchers, seamstresses,...I know so many talented ladies in that line of work. They would just love a card like this. Have a great weekend.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Stamp (Sweet Pea); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (EK Success); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Adventure of Life

Here's a beautiful unicorn stamp from Queen Kat. This stamp was just released from artist Christina Lynn Myers. Hope your day today contains an adventure...
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Flowers (Prima); Bling (K&Co); Saying(); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All);

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Here's one of the recent stamps that I got from Kraftin' Kimmie, it's Goddess Aphrodite. She's full of love. Hugs everyone. Been thinking of love as my hubby and I are planning something for our upcoming anniversary.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Kraftin' Kimmie); Die Cut (Lifestyles); Border Punch (EK Sucess); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Here's a stunning image from Morgan Fitzsimmons of Addicted to Stamps. Isn't she a beauty? I would love to be this stunning. This woman is called Cameo 4a, Morgan has many other stunning beauties at the Scrapbook Stamp Society.
Project Materials: Cardstock (AC Shimmer, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Image (Addicted to Stamps); Lace (Hobby Lobby); Bling (Recollections); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Monday, April 9, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday! Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge. Has a kid tell you a knock knock joke lately? Well here's the favorite: Knock Knock; Who's There? Knock, Knock; Who's There? Banana. Banana Who? Knock Knock; Who's There? Knock, Knock; Who's There? Banana. Banana Who?....Knock Knock....this will go on as the child giggles and the adult gets some point the kid will finally say "Orange", Orange Who? Orange you glad I didn't say Banana?......ha ha ha....then much like any child, the SAME knock knock joke starts over again immediately.

So, this week's Squigglefly challenge is called "Orange you glad I didn't say Banana?" There's three ways to participate: 1) you can either use the color scheme orange and yellow on your card; 2) you can use any PUNNY joke or 3) use any fruit themed image or embellishment on your card.Here's my card this week. You will notice that I completed items #1 and #2 by adding a funny pun and the color scheme. I am using the newest image from artist Lynne Stansbery called Tulip Display. Hop on over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and make a fun card for this week's challenge.

Project Materials: Cardstock (AC Metallic, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Image (Squigglefly); Saying (Computer Generated); Buttons (American Traditional); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue Dots);

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Celebrate Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Here's a card I made with a beautiful image from artist Sherri Baldy of Addicted to Stamps. The stamp is called Heaven's Rose and is sold at the Scrapbook Stamp Society. I added some stunning lace that I cut in half and fun diecut that I though looked like a cloud. Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); image (Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk): Lace (JoAnns); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Angel Bunny

Here's a sweet angel from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps snuggling next to a bunny. Perfect for the upcoming holiday, huh?

Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Weena

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea artist Joanne Schempp called Weena. I love how she is blowing bubbles with the cat's images in them. This stamp image is just amazing. I don't think it has to be a Halloween theme card, but I am a huge halloween card lover, so I turned it into one.
I actually didn't start the card that way, even when I colored the image, that was not my intention at all, but I found this wonderful shimmery purple paper and these adorable black cat decor, which of course reminded me of a great saying that Sweet Pea stamps has "When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleem, may luck be yours on Halloween." (Plate #67) Here's a closeup of my coloring of Weena, you can compare this to the artists coloring to see how different she looks.

I think she would look beautiful in other colors too. I just love her striped knee high socks, I think I am starting to dress like the girls in these stamps now! Hmmm.... Does art imitate life or does life imitate art?

If you saw my new sidebar image, I just got a discount code for buying from Sweet Pea Stamps, when you purchase, the 10% off code is SPSHolley!! Woohoo.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Pug Prince

Here's a wonderful new image from Queen Kat stamps designed by artist Sandra Caldwell. He's the Pug Prince. My sister has three pugs, so I think she and her kids will get a real smile when they see this card. I think all their pugs think they are princes too (ok, two of them do and the other is a princess)!
Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper, Neenah, Bazzill); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Meet Wrynn

Here's one of my new favorite stamp images, her name is Wrynn. Isn't she super adorable? Oh, I love her. I got her from Tiddly Inks. I have several other cuties from there just a while ago, so you will be seeing more of Wrynn and her friends soon.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Digi-Stamp(Tiddly Inks); Rubber Stamp (Saying-Happy Easter-Sweet Pea); Sticker (); Bling (Recollections); Flower Bling (K&Co); Lace (JoAnns); Corner Punch(Creative Memories); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Bunnies

So one of my fav artists, Sandra Caldwell, has a freebie up on her blog, giving out this fun image, so I took the image and made this card here. Her blog is called Babycakes Doodle This & That (CLICK HERE), so go get yourself a copy of the image and make a fun card with it to play along, if you post a goodie of what you make with her image, she will give you an extra goodie for free!! Woo Hoo, so for showing you all this card, I will get another fun image from her! How cool is that? Her images are also sold on her blog as well as you can get them in real rubber form through Queen Kat Stamps. Many of the Queen Kat cards that I have created used stamps designed by Sandra Caldwell.

Project Materials: Cardstock (AC, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Image (Sandra Caldwell); Color (Copic Markers); Lace (JoAnns); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Monday, April 2, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

So I saw the Squigglefly Challenge this week and I wanted to play along. This week's challenge is to CASE a project from Holley's design team. So I am imitating a project from last week that was done by artist Charlene on the Squigglefly Blog. As you notice, my image was printed out a bit bigger, so I had to rearrange my pieces just a little, but I think I used all the parts that she did and you can sure see the wonderful inspiration that I got from her creation.
My card is using Squigglefly image Bunny Chit Chat from artist Cheryl Alger. It's just perfect for Easter time. Hop on over the Squigglefly store and the Squigglefly blog to play in this week's challenge and there's a new special that is coming up, for the month of may, they are going to have a HUGE sale, 32 images for $30! You can read about that on their blog or the website.

Project Materials: Cardstock (AC, Bazzill, Neenah); Brads (Making Memories); Pearls(Michaels); Flowers (Prima); Image (Squigglefly); Color (Copic Markers); Twill (Doodlebug); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Queen & Co); Color (Copic Markers); Scissors (Provo Craft); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Crafter's Companion USA Contest: April

Here's a fun card for the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge for the month of April. This month's theme is Mother's Day. I used a wonderful set featuring Popcorn Bear. Actually this card is using two different sets, the image comes from the Popcorn Bear set "Just Because" and the saying comes from the set"I Love You"Be sure to go to the Crafter's Companion USA blog and read the details and see the prize for this month and then make a fun card for this month's contest!

Good luck!

Cheers, Holley