Thursday, May 31, 2012

Butterfly Girl

Here's a wonderful image from Queen Kat artist Myka Jelina.  I just love this artists beautiful girl images.  This image is named Sunny (Click here).  She's a perfect butterfly for Spring.  Now that the end of May is here, all the local kids are celebrating the end of the school year and are getting ready for summer to start. I bet the girl here would also be ready for a great summer.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby);  Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat Stamps);  Ink (Memento);  Punch (Martha Stewart);  Buttons (American Traditionals);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Techniques (Fussy Cutting, Torn paper);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You make me quiver!

Here's a wonderful image from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  I love the fun saying it comes with.  This stamp is designed by artist Annie Rodrigue and is called Artemis.  Too cute!  I made up this card and gave it to my hubby.  The Kraftin' Kimmie challenge on their blog is to do a card with a sentiment, so I am going to enter this card in their challenge.
Project Materials:  Paper (Bazzill, Bazzill Swiss, Neenah);  Rubber Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders);  Lace (JoAnns);  Buttons (American Traditionals);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Witching Hour

Here's a wonderful image designed by artist Heather Valentin of Addicted to Stamps.  It's called the Witching Hour.  You can find it at the Scrapbook Stamp Society.  She has a wonderful selection of images that range from gothic to adorable and cute!  I like this image a lot.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Metallic);  DigiImage(Addicted to Stamps);  Color (Copic Markers); Flower (Prima); Bling (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Souffle Pen white ink;  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Monday, May 28, 2012

Twin Dollies

Just love this little girl, she's from artist Lulu Lancaster and is called Twin Dollies.  The image is sold at Squigglefly.  I did this card for the weekly challenge.  This week is Rhonda's team and the topic is CAS or Clean and Simple.  So I just stamped up my image and colored it in with a simple background. 
This is a great challenge to join in on, you can even get a freebie from the Squigglefly store (Click Here) and use one of those to play along!  Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and see the whole design team's examples this week and enter your card to win a prize.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  DigiImage (Squigglefly);  DieCut Border(K&Co.);  Buttons (American Traditional);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Here's a card of the Sweetest little girl!  She's picked a flower just for you.  This card is made using a digi-stamp from TiddlyInks named Minnie and amazing paper from Paper Temptress.  The base of the cardstock is a stunning Mica, that is both a thick card base and has a stunning shimmer.  This color is called Amethyst.
I added a really cool layer on top by using a clear transparent sheet.  I took the transparent sheet and used  a border punch along the edges, then used a chalk ink pad on one side.  That side faces down against the amethyst mica cardstock.  I used small floral brads to hold the transparency in place.  The image was printed out on 80lb copic friendly paper that's great for running through a printer, I choose Neenah Solar white.  I chose a cute little tag from Making Memories that says "Sweet" to go with the image.  I took one of those tiny slivers of xtra paper that I have, that pink paper is Poptones Cotton Candy.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress);  DigiImage(Tiddly Inks);  Punch (Martha Stewart);  Tag (Making Memories);  Brad (Bazzill, Queen&Co);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Adhesives (Popdots, Glue All);

Saturday, May 26, 2012

All I need is your Love

Here's a striking image from Sweet Pea artist Joanne Schempp called Dusty Rose.  I will confess that I was not hooked on this image when I first saw it, I got hooked by this image when I saw several other design team members make some amazing projects, check out their stunning creations to see my inspiration.

I had to choose my favorites, of course, which is a warm tone, reds and oranges, also as summer approaches, I tend to use more and more in that color family.  I think she looks delightful in that color.  Even though her coloring is very bright, I still kept a dusty rose color.  I added a small vellum saying "All I need is your Love" which I think is very fitting for this card.  Here's a close up of the stamp image.  Isn't Joanne Schempp a wonderful artist?  She has many brand new stamps available at the store right now.
Hope this card inspires you to make a beautiful card.  Check out all the great specials at the store right now.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Bazzill, Making Memories Printed Paper, Neenah);  Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima);  Bling (Michaels); Brad (Making Memories); Butterfly (FloraDoodles);  Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All);  Stickles; Buttons (Jesse James); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilties);

Friday, May 25, 2012

It's a Creepie Cutie Blog Hop!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Welcome to the Scrapbook Stamp Society Creepie Cutie Blog Hop.  I hope you will drop by all the crafter's in the hop today and check out their fun cards using great stamps from Scrapbook Stamp Society.     Here's my card for this hop, it's called Emily and Emmett
 If you want to go back to the start of the hop, go to the Scrapbook stamp Society- or if you would like to continue along the blog hop, the next stop on the is Kenzie's Blog.  Have a Creepie Cutie day!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Neenah);  DigiStamp (Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Flower (Prima);  Lace (JoAnns);  Bling (Michales);  DieCuts (Lifestyles, My Favorite Things);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots); 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What a cute dragon!

Isn't this just the cutest little dragon?  This image is from Queen Kat stamps artist Carla Morrow.  So adorable.  This dragon is called Looksie Looksie.  I thought orange and purple would be just perfect for this magical creature.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Chipboard Corners (Michaels);  Twill ();  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Buttons (Jesse James);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All);

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Violet Angel

Here's a new stamp artist that I have fallen in love withm her name is Jasmine Becket-Griffith and she has some stunning images!   I think they may somewhat remind me of Terra Biddlespatcher, but they definitely have their own flair to them.  I picked up several of her designs recently, so you will be seeing many of her stamps.  This stamp is called Violet Angel, but as you can see, I colored it up like a Red Rose.
Also--Announcing the Blog candy winner from Last week- the Envelope and Boxer kit from Crafter's Companion with DVD--the winner is Linda Weber!  Hugs congrats.  I can't wait to see what you make.  Everyone be sure to sign up for THIS week's blog candy at the Tuesday's posting (scroll down one) to win a 3 in 1 mini cutter this week! (Winner announced on June 1st).

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Paper Temptress-brown ruche, Nennah);  Stamp (Crafts and Me);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  DieCut (Lifestyles);  Punch (Martha Stewart);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hello! (Blog candy)

Hello!  Here's a wonderful card using a new design from SWALK stamps at Crafter's Companion.  This image is from a set called Rainbow Kisses.  The Hello! stamp comes from a Popcorn Bear set called Thanks a Bunch.  I can just imagine this little girl having a whole conversation with the butterfly on her finger.
As in the previous weeks, this week's blog candy winner will be announced tomorrow, so if you haven't signed up yet, so back to last tuesday's posting and sign up!  Last week's prize is a Boxer and Envelobox Creater with the CD.

The NEW blog candy THIS week from Crafter's Companion is A CleverCut 3-in-1 Mini Paper Trimmer.

As in the previous weeks, to be eligible, you need to be a follower on both the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog and the Crafter's Companion Blog.  Once you are a member (or if you are already signed up as a member), simply leave a comment here on my blog.  Winner will be selected next week on June 1st!    When at the Crafter's Companion blogs, check the column for the other designers and drop by their blogs as each designer will have blog candy available, that will raise your chance of winning.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Here's a fun card I made for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This cute image is from artist Fawn Palmer and is called Birthday Mermaid.  This card however isn't for a birthday, it's just a celebration card.  You can see the little flags on there, made out of toothpicks "Life is Sweet" and "Eat Cake"; 
This week's challenge at Squigglefly is called Square Peg in a round hole, the goal is to think outside the box and take something new or different and add it to your card.  In my case, I am using some shells, sand (right from outside) and some toothpick embellishments.  Check out the Squigglefly Challenge Blog for other examples and suggestions.

Project Materials:  Cardstock(Bazzill, HobbyLobby, Neenah, DCWV);  Digi-Stamp(Squigglefly);  Texas (Shells, Sand);  Toothpicks(Basic Grey);  DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Glue Pen);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Beary Special!

Hugs to everyone today!  Here's an adorable teddy bear from Technique Tuesday.  He comes in a mini stamp set with the saying shown.  I just loved this adorable set.  I hope you are all ready for a wonderful week. 
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Provocraft);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Stamps (Technique Tuesday);  Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities;  Sizzix Flourishes);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);  Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Here's a challenge

If you saw the challenge at Squigglefly this week, you know the theme was to use a text based stamp as the main theme of your card.  I chose a wonderful saying from artist Chesney Young.  It's a perfect sentiment for all during the year and costs just .99 at the Squigglefly store!
Why don't you make a quick and simple card up for the challenge this weekend?  The deadline for this week's contest is Sunday evening, you can even use many of the wonderful FREEBIES (Click here) as your saying and make a fun card.  The winner of the contest will be announced monday and will get a prize from Squigglefly!  Check on monday to see the new contest when my team, the Holley Hobbyiests will inspire you with new cards!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (California Paper, Neenah);  Saying (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Ink (Pen by); Flowers (Prima); Butterflies (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Friday, May 18, 2012

Forest Companion

I think springtime is perfect for showing faries with baby animals.  This wonderful Sweet Pea stamp is called Forest Companion (Plate #110).  I colored her up in greens for the season, but artist ching chou-kuik also did a stunning job on her coloring, so check it out on the website to see how differently it looks.
I am using some paper from WE R Memory Keepers and cardstock from Neenah and DCWV;  A beautiful border punch from Martha Stewart; great ribbon from Prima; a die cut from Lifestyles and a lovely saying from Sweet Pea stamps;  Have you signed up for Blog candy this week?  Check out Tuesday's posting!!

Project Materials:  Paper (WeR Memory, Bazzill, Neenah);  Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Punch (Martha Stewart);  Ribbon (Prima);  Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Love You

Love you!  Aren't these two bears just adorable?  This stamp is from Queen Kat stamps artist Sandra Caldwell and it's called Bearly a Couple.  So cute. I added some wonderful lace that I got while visiting Istanbul last summer.  I also used some wonderful word stamps from Queen Kat stamps.  The background stamp says "Be Mine" and the stamp below on the card says "Love You" which comes from a stamp made by Shannon Rene Justice
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah);  Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dark Angel

Here's a stunning image from artist Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.  It's a great steampunk theme girl called  Steampunk Dark Angel (Click here).  She's just stunning! I colored her up in browns with warm greys.  I used Bazzill Bling paper and shimmery glitter paper from DCWV as the background on this card. 
I love all of this artists works at the Scrapbook Stamp Society store.  Her designs are very detailed and delicate at the same time.  Stunning images.  Just wait until you see some of the others that I own!

UPDATE WINNER: the winner of last week's blog candy from Crafter's Companion was AJ Scrapbooking and Cards, but she was so lucky she won on two blogs!  As such, she will get a prize from Paula's Blog this week. Congrats!!  Therefore, I picked a new winner for last week, and the new winner is Amy E!! (email me Just an FYI for everyone, you can win one prize every week, so sign up on all the wonderful blogs!  Odds are good, just like AJ Scrapbooking and Cards, you might get picked twice, if not on the same week, why not on two weeks?   Please everyone go sign up for this week's blog candy on the Tuesday posting (Rose Clock) below

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzill, Neenah);  DigiStamp (Addicted to Stamps);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Punch (Martha Stewart);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rose Clock

It's time for a quick and easy stamped card for a little  inspiration.  This stunning image comes from the Stamp-It Discovery Collection and is called Rose Clock.  It's a large image which covers the front of your card and makes a gorgeous centerpiece, it measures (when stamped approx 3.5 x 2.5 inches).    To highlight the image, I really wanted to bring out the pink, so I used alcohol ink makers to color the rose.
After coloring the rose, I used Chalk inks to brush the edges of the torn paper.  I used wonderful shimmery purple metallic based paper from Crafter's Companion as the background on this card and punched pink paper.  I just love the saying it has "Gather the Rose of Love whilst there is yet Time.  Edmund Spensor."  

Last week's candy winner gets One set of Rock-a-blocks PLUS a set of Popcorn Bear stamps, the winner will be announced tomorrow, so check back to find out if the winner is you!

Now, on to the new prize!!  This week's prize is a wonderful addon for the Ultimate tool, it's called The Boxer and the Envelobox Bundle with the Advanced Techniques CD (CLICK HERE)!  It's a wonderful Kit worth $35;  As in the previous contests, you simply need to leave a comment here AND you need to be a member on both the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog (Click here) and the Crafter's Companion blog (Click here).  If you are already a member, just a leave a comment here to be eligible.  Else, go join these blogs and then leave a comment here.  Just like the previous contests this month, EVERY design team member is giving away blog candy from Crafter's Companion, so when you drop by the company blogs, there will be links to the Design Team member blogs.  Go drop by the other designer's blogs and sign up for their blog candy too, that will give you many more chances to win!! Good luck.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Have a Fairy Happy Day!

Here's a stunning fairy stamp from artist Sylvia Zet.  She has a beautiful line of Wee Fairies that I have fallen in love with.  I bought a handful of them, so you will be seeing several of them over the next few months.  Aren't they just adorable?  I can't believe we are already hitting the half through May.  It practically feels like summer here in TX. 
If you haven't signed up for the recent blog candy, scroll down to the last posting on TUES, an adorable card of Crafter's Companion Humprey the Elephant and leave a comment, winner will be announced Wed (in 2 days!!)

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC Metallic);  Stamp (Wee Stamps);  Punch (Martha Stewart);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Birthday John!

Happy Birthday John!  Here's a card for my hubby.  I am using a beautiful fairy stamp from Queen Kat stamp, her name is Valerie by Victoria Griffin.  I hope he has a wonderful birthday. I am going to do everything to make it a special day for him. 

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Flower (Prima); Brad (Making Memories); Bling (Michaels);  Saying (Unknown); Vellum Saying (JoAnns);  Die Cut(Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Adhesives (Popdots, Glue Dots, Glue All);  Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May Flowers

Here's a fun image from Tiddly Inks on some stunning papers from Paper Temptress.  The base of this card is the Sorbet cardstock called Watermelon.  It's a heavy cardstock and a very bright pink color.  Just lovely and a wonderful base for cards.  It makes your work very professional looking and feeling.  The black cardstock is actually an amazing glossy cardstock with texture and pizazz.  It's called Retro Black Glossy Lustre.  It shimmers in the light and has a beautiful feel to it.  I used a punch on it to make a unique set of borders as well as a centerpiece.
The stamp image comes from artist Christy Croll from digi-stamp store Tiddly Inks.  She also has images sold through a rubber stamp store called Stamping Bella.  For this image, since it was a digi stamp, I printed it out on my computer, so I used 80lb Copic friendly paper.  The paper I chose for this project was Neenah Solar White.  I tend to use this brand when I am using my laser printer.  When stamping, I like to use the Heavenly white paper that is a little thicker, 100lb or even the 120lb.

Hope this adorable card made you smile today.  Go grab some paper and make yourself a beautiful card.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, May 11, 2012

Moonlit Companions

Checkout this stunning image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Rebecca Sinz called Moonlit Companions (Plate # 197).  Isn't she beautiful?  Be sure to check the artist's coloring so you can how different she looks with the brown tones I added in my card here.  I think she would also look stunning if I had made her hair a really rich shade of brown to match the skirt or a fiery red color like the dragon.
I used several layers of specialty papers and long border punched papers to add some highlights along with some beautiful Prima flowers to add just a little touch of embellishment.  I think this image is just so stunning that it really stands out all on its own.
Hope this card has inspired you to make a beautiful card this week.  Have you seen the newest images from this artist? Plate #205 was released recently and tons of wonderful examples have been created by the design team.   Have a crafty weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A wee dragon

Here's a super cute little dragon from artist Carla Morrow of Queen Kat stamps.  He's just sitting there and looking up at his balloon.  So cute!  Can't you just imagine that?  Just like a little kid would be watching a balloon of a dragon, a baby dragon is watching a balloon a child.  Too funny.
Project Materials:  Carstock (Neenah, Hobby Lobby, Bazzill);  Stamp (Queen Kat);  Die Cuts (Lifestyles);  Buttons (American Traditional);  Punch (Martha Stewart);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Forget me not

Here's a stunning new image from artist Morgan Fitzsimons called Fairy Child Forget me not.  What a stunning image.  This image is available at Addicted to Stamps through the Scrapbook Stamp Society store. I love how beautiful and delicate she is even though I colored her up in such bright and bold colors.
Now, for the blog candy that started on May1st...The winner for the Crafter's Companion Prize (the Ultimate tool) is LuvMyCards. Please contact me so I can get your mailing address which will be sent to the company.  Thanks to everyone else for playing.  Be sure and check out yesterday's posting, Crafter's Companion has MORE blog candy to go sign up!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  DigiStamp (Addicted to Stamps);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Lace (JoAnns); Flower (Prima); Buttons (American Traditional);  Brads (BoBunny);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Makers); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Make a Wish (BLOG CANDY)

Make a wish, will it come true?  I guess we will all wait and see.  I know as a child I made a lot of wishes. Some came true, some took many years to come true, some I am glad they didn't come true and some I am still waiting for them to come true.  This cutie here is one of the newest Humphrey stamps called "Make a Wish" and she's just adorable! 
I added a vellum sentiment "Love these little moments" as I think I see more friends my age who are parents watching their kids and grandkids grow up so quickly and they are missing the little princess girl with her wings and crown. 

Now, on to the goodies!  Last week there was a sign up for a HUGE prize from Crafter's Companion, it was for a $60 prize, the Ultimate Tool, all goodies that go with the main set.  That winner will get announced TOMORROW!! But for today, Crafter's Companion is continuing on it's customer appreciation month by having a new prize, this week the prize (one prize available on my blog, another on the Crafter's Companion blog and more on every other design team members blogs, so go sign up everywhere!!) will be a brand new set of "Rock a blocks" (CLICK HERE) and a set of Popcorn Bear Stamps (CLICK HERE).  The stamp set you win will be selected by Crafter's Companion company and mailed directly to you. This winner will get announced NEXT week.  To be eligible for this prize you need to be a follower of the Crafter's Companion Blog and the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog and then just leave a comment.  I will select one person and Crafter's Companion will send the prize straight to them! 

(and guess what...NEXT week, there will be ANOTHER prize....)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone!  Are you ready for this week's Squigglefly Challenge?  Well this week the challenge is to use Stickles (or any other form or glitter glue) somewhere on your project.  Here's my sample for the project.  I am using an adorable image from Squigglefly artist Chesney Young called Badonkadonk. I used some wonderful shimmery cardstock from AC and added specks of stickles to the polka dot embossings. 
I also added a great saying from the same artist, it's only .99 at the Squigglefly store "I don't need your attitude - I've got my own!"  I will say it was a tough choice between that saying and other hilarious saying from the same artist that says "I like to call it my weapon of mass distraction."  TOO funny.    Drop by the Squigglefly challenge blog this week and check out the cards that the Holley Hobbyists made and then make your own card to play.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (AC Metallic, AC, Neenah, Archivers);  Digi-Stamps (Squigglefly); Stickles (Firebrick Red);  Color (Copic Markers);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Adhesives (pop dots, Glue All);

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Flutterby Fairy

Here's a beautiful digi-stamp fairy that was given to me by one of my followers.  She won some blog candy back during the huge celebration that we had in Feb.  Her name is Heather M.  She sent me this adorable fairy as a wonderful treat.  I colored her up and created this card. 
Do you like her image?  Leave a comment today and let Heather know what you think of her adorable fairy.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (California Paper Goods, Hobby Lobby, Neenah);  Digi Stamp (Heather M);  Border (K&Co);  Buttons (American Traditionals);  Border Punch (EK Success);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Saturday, May 5, 2012

What's Up?

Meet Madden from Creepy Crew of The Greeting Farm.  I colored her up in some pretty yellows for springtime and added some stunning lace to the card.   She looks like a teen who would be filled with some sassy attitude.  Their creepy crew stamps are so adorable.
If you haven't signed up for blog candy, check it out, it's last monday's posting from Crafter's Companion!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Hobby Lobby);  Stamp (The Greeting Farm);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Die Cut (Lifestyles);  Lace (Hobby Lobby);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, May 4, 2012

Spring Moony Night

Here's one of the originals from Sweet Pea Stamps artist ching-chou kuik called Spring Moony Night (Plate #22).  This image is just stunning, I had some gorgeous ribbon with a whole rainbow of glittery sequin colors and I was looking for the perfect image to match.  I think this image really does the trick.
I added a wonderful saying "All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. Indian Proverb" (Plate #8).  I just love the forlorn look on this beautiful mermaid's face.  It's as if she is already imagining the beautiful flowers of tomorrow.  Perhaps she is holding out that lamp and awaiting the arrival of her lover to come home.

Be sure to check the Wed Posting to see who won the Sweet Pea stamps--all the winners prizes are being mailed today:  Nataliya, Luanne, Bhawana (to Priya) and Rebecca.   ALSO there is blog candy on the Tues posting, so if you haven't sign up for that, go back to the May 1st posting and read about it.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Crafter's Companion);  Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Punch (EK Success);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (Jesse James);  Ribbon (JoAnns);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bearly in love

Here's a wonderful brand new stamp from Queen Kat stamps designed by artist Sandra Caldwell.  Isn't this just too cute?  I just love her artwork. These two bears are just adorable.  Be sure and check out her different designs at the Queen Kat store.
I have blog candy going too, just scroll down to Tues, May 1st posting and read about the huge prize from Crafter's Companion and then sign up!

Project Materials;  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Stamp (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento);  Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Die Cut(Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All);

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Wow, check out this sexy lady!  Just getting home from my trip to Las Vegas you know I made this card for my Hubby for our anniversary.  She is called Lady Luck by artist Chesney Young of Squigglefly.  I colored up this card in pinks and blues, perfect for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.
Drop by the Squigglefly blog and make a card that is pink and blue.  If you use a Squigglefly image, you are eligible to win a prize!  If you haven't ever tried one, download a freebie from their website and give it a try.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Crafter's Companion, Neenah);  Image (Squigglefly);  Saying (Computer Generated);  Buttons (Grandmas Button Bag);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dot, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

BLOG CANDY winners from the Sweet Pea contest last week have been announced, was it you? check the posting!  (CLICK HERE!!)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blog Candy, Crafter's Companion USA Contest: May (BLOG CANDY!!)

Here's one really tall card for May, it's made with a Crafter's Companion Strawberry Kisses stamp set called Flower Power. The contest on their USA Challenge Blog is to make a card with flowers in May, so I chose this adorable image and there's one gorgeous flower right there.
Drop by the USA Challenge blog and create a fun card, either use a stamp with flowers or just add some flowers to your card for a great creation.  WOO HOO, I just got word that I have some BLOG CANDY to give away, it's a wonderful Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool!  (CLICK HERE) This item is a $60 product.  To be eligible, you must be a follower on the Crafter's Companion Blog and the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog and then leave me a comment here.  I will pick a winner from the comments here.  It's great if you leave an email, so when I pick a winner I can contact you.  Crafter's Companion will mail your prize to you directly!  Be sure to check out all the other Design Team Members on the Challenge Blog site as they will have blog candy too...then come back next week, I will announce my winner AND I will have MORE blog candy then!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Archivers, Neenah); Stamps (Crafter's Companion); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (American Traditional); Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);