Tuesday, July 31, 2012


"Come with me, and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination....."  (Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).  So what this little girl must be reading today.  She looks like she is filling with wonder and imagination. She's called Mindy the Bookworm by artist Heather Valentin of Scrapbook Stamp Society.
Project Materials:  Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah);  Image (Scrapbook Stamp Society-Mindy the Bookworm by Heather Valentin);  Lace (Hobby Lobby); Saying (K&Co); Bling (Michaels);  DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Monday, July 30, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  That means it's time for the Squigglefly Challenge.  This week the Holley Hobbyists are creating wonderful cards and the Challenge this week is called "Speak To Me."  Your card must include a sentiment whether it's stamped, computer generated, or a sticker/embellishment. Check out all those wonderful Squigglefly quotes in their store, they are only .99 and you can download them immediately!  My card is using a great new image from artist Fawn Palmer called Steampunk Girl.
Drop by the Squigglefly Blog and check out all of the wonderful samples this week and then make your own card to play along in this week's game. If you use a Squigglefly image, you can win a prize.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, CC);   Image (Squigglefly);  Saying (Computer Generated); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Pearls (Queen&Co);  Brads (Basic Grey);  Butterflies (); Flowers (Prima);  Keys (Quickkutz);  Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Raggedy Kind of Day

Here's a wonderful Queen Kat stamp from one of my favorite artists Sandra Caldwell.  Isn't she just adorable?  You know I had to color her up just like Raggedy Ann.  I just love Raggedy Ann stamps.  Super cute, huh?  Be sure and check out all of Sandra's images at the Queen Kat Store (click here).
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah);  Stamps (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilites);  Border Punchs (Martha Stewart);  Bling (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's a penguin.

Here's an adorable penguin stamp from Tiddly Inks.  Too Cute, huh?  Penguins just make me smile.  Makes me think of the Penguin house at the San Antonio zoo that I used to see the animals at when I was a child.  I can't really say, but sure looks like this penguin is smiling!
Project Materials:  Cardstock (AC, Neenah);  DigiStamp (Tiddly Inks);  DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Border Punch (EK Success);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Friday, July 27, 2012

Twinkle Toes

This stamp is just adorable and it's perfect for summertime!  It's called Twinkle Toes Fleur by artist Elisabeth Bell.  I can't imagine anything cuter than this little girl dancing around with her fairy wings and her little flower skirt. I added some gorgeous lace and a little bling to top it off.
 Here's a close-up of the stamp image, which I have colored with Copic Markers.  Isn't it adorable?  The Sweet Pea store just released new stamps by artist Elisabeth Bell in addition to this cutie.  I would laugh and say that wouldn't it be funny if there were flowers taller than her, but even in Texas, where we lack water (and sometimes good soil) the sunflowers do grow taller than even me at 5'4", so I think the flowers could easily be taller than this kiddo.
Hope this card has inspired you to make something adorable for summertime.  Check out all the Elisabeth Bell stamps and check out the wonderful stamps on sale at the store.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Magic Happens for Lily Snail

Hello again and Happy Monday, check out this adorable image from Queen Kat artist Che Gilson.  This image is called Lily Snail.  I added a wonderful sentiment from another Queen Kat stamp set which says "Magic Happens" (see the stamp set here).  I love the warm fall colors that I used for this card.
So keep your eyes posted today for a little magic.  It happens!

Cheers all, Holley

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's Time

Time for what you ask?  time for another Gorjuss Girl!  Here she is with her clock in hand. Isn't she just adorable? I sure think so.  Take some time today to think about what's really important.  I will.
DID YOU win blog candy?  Be sure to scroll down to te SAT and Last wed posting to see who won!! then email me if you did!! htondre@aol.com

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV);  Image (Gorjuss Girls);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Punch (EK Succes); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Twine (DoodleBug);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Too adorable

Here's the cutest little girl and her bunny!  I made this card for the Squigglefly Challenge this week.  This image is called Dragonfly Gaze by artist Diane Carubia .  The challenge on the blog this week is called Paper Piercing.  As opposed to the piecing that was just a couple weeks ago, piercing involves using a sharp needle to pierce the paper in a decorative manner.  Check out the amazing samples the design team made on the Challenge Blog.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah);  Image (Squigglefly);  Ribbon (K&Co);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilites);  Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, July 23, 2012

Life if Beautiful

Here's a beautiful lady who is going to let you know it.  She just wants to say, "Life is Beautiful." Can't you tell?  I love to be around those people who can always say how wonderful things are, even in a sad situation.  Sometimes you just need to understand that a glass half full is better than an empty glass.  Shoot, sometimes you need to realize that a glass with one mouth full of water is just what you need to quench that thirst so be thankful, always!
This adorable image is from Kraftin' Kimmie of course.  I just love their adorable images from artist Annie Rodrigue.  The beautiful lace is some that I got last summer in Istanbul.

Hey Blog Hoppers, if you were in last week's hops, scroll down to WED (Jul 18) to see who the winners are on my blog.  If you haven't signed up for Saturday's prize, stop by and sign up!!  then keep your eyes out as tonight the winners from that hop will get posted!!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Ink (Memento); Rubber Stamp (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps);  Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Brads (Bo Bunny);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilites);  Vellum Saying (JoAnns);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Orphan Annie

Here's a sweet card that I made to be in a blog hop with Paper Temptress and Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Isn't she a cutie?  I just love this paper too!! This cute image is designed by artist Heather Valentin and is called Orphan Annie.
This card also uses several specialty papers from Paper Temptress including Brown Kraft paper, Copic Neenah Solar White, and Poptones Berrylicious.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress);  Image (Addicted to stamps-Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  DieCuts (Nestabilities, Cheery Lynn);  Buttons (Jesse James);  Brad (Basic Grey); Colors (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paper Temptress-Scrapbook Stamp Society Hop!

Welcome to the first ever blog hop combining Paper Temptress and Scrapbook Stamp Society!!

This hop has wonderful designers from the Paper Temptress using amazing images from artists of Scrapbook Stamp Society to create some delightful cards for your enjoyment.  Please hop though the blogs below and leave a little comment on each blog in the hop. There's a prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society and a different prize from Paper Temptress, that will be given to a winner selected at random chosen on Monday. The winner will be announced and posted both on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog and the Paper Temptress blog (and I will list them on my own blog). Good Luck everyone!

My card is using an amazing stamp from artist Mitzi Sato-Wiuff called Steampunk Dark Angel in combination with some delicious papers from Paper Temptress:  shimmery red Incandescent called Rosso; a textured black called Black Felt Grandee; a wonderful white for using with Copics called Neenah Solar White; and clear vellum.

Now that you have checked out my card, drop a comment and then continue on the blog hop or start off on the top of the blog to make sure you get to all the stops!
Here's the blog hop order:

Paper Temptress Blog, http://blogs.papertemptress.com/
Anita, Cards and Coffee http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/
Gloria, Creations by Gloria, http://gloriawest.blogspot.com//
Lisa, Todd and Lisa Creations, http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/
Tammy, Tammy's Spot, http://tammy-tammyspot.blogspot.com//
Holley's Blog, http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com// <== You are Here
Steph, Live Laugh Scrap with Steph Ackerman, http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/
Melanie, Mel's Craftty Clips, http://fabulouscolorfulcraftsbymel.blogspot.com/
Vickie, Vicki's Addiction, http://momkertz.blogspot.com/
Scrapbook Stamp Society - http://addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.com/

Please hop though the blogs and leave a little comment on each blog in the hop. Prizes will be announced Monday. Good Luck everyone!

Cheers, Holley

UPDATE: OK, the winners are here, sorry I am a morning late adding the names, I guess that gave you a little more anticipation!

Winner from Paper Temptress (you will get a little goodie pack from here), please email me so I can put you in contact with her)-- JOYE MEYER

Winner of Images from Scrapbook Stamp Society-- LOZ and  KAREN  (these are the exact names used in your comments)

Winner of the prize from Holley's Blog-- Jan L (Wowstampers).

Everyone please contact Holley htondre@aol.com for info on getting your prize.  Thanks for checking out the wonderful hop!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Introducing: Fae

Here's an amazing Sweet Pea stamp from artist Teresa Sherman named Fae from plate #212.  Isn't she stunning?  All the images on this stamp plate are just gorgeous.  Just wait until I make cards out of the others.  I just love the bold line on the drawing.  I added some wonderful butterfly diecuts and a thick scroll diecut for the center of the card.
Here's a close up of the Sweet Pea stamp

The gorgeous punch in the center is from EK Success.  The beautiful butterflies are diecuts from Cheery Lynn in the UK and these flowers are from Prima.  Hope you will drop by the store and check out all the Teresa Sherman Stamps.  Sweet Pea has released several new sheets of her designs that are amazing!

If you haven't signed up for the blog candy this week, be sure to go to WED posting on July 18th and leave a comment!!  AND, stay tunned for tomorrow's posting as there is more blog candy to come!  WOO HOO.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC, Mica);  Image (Sweet Pea);  Ink (Memento);  Border Punch (EK Sucess);  Die Cut (Cheery Lynn); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Bling (Sticko);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas! Check out this adorable image from artist Sandra Caldwell. He's called Old Just be Claus! How cute. I am in the midst of creating up some wonderful Christmas cards now, doing several cards a week so that when Thanksgiving rolls around, I am ready to go! Can you see the smile when my family opens up these?

Check out this and Sandra Caldwell's other cool stamps at the Queen Kat Store.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC);  DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat);  Ribbon (Michaels);  Bling (Recollections);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's a Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Scrapbook Stamp Society and Scrapbook Place Blog Hop!!

Today is featuring wonderful projects created by members of the Scrapbook Place blog team using stunning images of the Scrapbook Stamp Society, http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/vendors.php in their creations.   Please hop though the blogs below and leave a little comment on each blog in the hop.  There's a prize today from Scrapbook Stamp Society, that will given to a winner selected at random chosen on Sunday afternoon.  The winner will be announced and posted both on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog and the Scrapbook Place blog.  Good Luck everyone!

My card is using an adorable image from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy called Lil Ragamuffin Cocktail Bubble Bath.

Here's the blog hop order

Scrapbook Place - http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/
Carolyn, Luv My Cards, http://luvmycards.blogspot.com/
Susan, Sue in CT, http://sueinct.blogspot.com/
Teresa, T's Scrappin' Spot, http://teresasscrappinspot.blogspot.com/
Karissa, Live Laugh Love Scrapbook Stamp, http://livelaughlovescrapbookstamp.blogspot.com/
Holley, Holley's Blog http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/ <=== You are Here
Judy, Dragon Crossing, http://dragonhomer.blogspot.com/
Linda, The Scrap Lady's Craft Heaven, http://scrappingheaven.blogspot.com//
Scrapbook Stamp Society - http://addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.com/

Be sure to leave comments on everyone's blog, including this one, as I have blog candy to give away and so does Scrapbook Stamp Society!!  Winners announced Sunday so check back here as well as Scrapbook Stamp Society's page and Scrapbook Place's page. 

Cheers all,  Holley

UPDATE:  July 22

WINNERS--  Vicky F and  Shell (AK Stamper)--drop me your addy's at htondre@aol.com
also, see the http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/ for THEIR winners!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Friend

Here's an adorable image from artist Nellie Snellen.  Don't you just love this cute fairy?  She's so sweet. I did up this card in pink and brown with some red and orange mixed in.  Who knew you could mix so many colors together?  Keep an eye out on the blog this week as there will be two blog hops with candy!!  One is tomorrow and one is on Saturday!
For now, have a great day, my crafty friend.  See you tomorrow, the blog hop starts at 6am Central time USA.  Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV);  Image (Nellie Snellen);  Ink (Memento);  Stickers (Jollees);  Canvas(Basic Grey);  Punch (EK Sucess);  Buttons (American Traditional);  Die Cuts (Lifestyles);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Monday, July 16, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge that is being done by the Holley Hobbyists!  This week's challenge is called "I give thee a recipe."  The recipe, which must also include a digi-stamp image on your card should also include the following:  1) a die cut;  2) a brad or eyelet; and 3) lace or ribbon.  There's more details given on the Squigglefly blog.  Here's my sample for this week's challenge, using an adorable image from artist Mike Eustis called I Love NY.
Be sure to drop by the Squigglefly Challenge Blog to see all of my teams wonderful examples as to get more info on the contest this week.  I can't wait to see your card to participate in the challenge.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, Bazzill, AC Metallic);  Image (Squigglefly);  Lace (Hobby Lobby);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  All Boy (All My Memories);  Brads (BoBunny);  Bling (Sticko, Michaels);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Die Cuts (Sizzix);

Sunday, July 15, 2012

With You

Here's an awesome stamp from Tiddly Inks Digi-stamps,  Their images are just so adorable.  I colored up this girlie in pinks and made a great color combo in pink and brown.  Then I added this wonderful saying for my hubby.  "Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over."
Just a note for everyone who has asked about the medical testing that they know happened on Friday, the tests stayed the same.  Neither up nor down.  I suppose that is good, of course better than the results going down, but it basically means that my white blood cell count has dropped from last year, not the desired test results. Hugs and thanks for your prayers.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzil, Neenah);  Image (Tiddly Inks); Saying (Vellum JoAnns);  Roses (Unknown); Die Cut (Lifestyles);  Brads (Making Memories); Border Punch (Martha Stewart);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cuppie Cake

Here's an adorable little set of cuppie cakes.  This cute little stamp was just a dollar.  Too adorable to pass up though.  Now, if I could just find a pile of cup cakes for a dollar.  That would be also too irresistable to pass up!!  That cute little cherry on top reminds me of my cousin.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (Studio G):  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima);  Brads (Making Memories); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilites);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);  Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, July 13, 2012

Butterfly Kisses from Stella

The card below is a more whimsical treat with a very sexy woman from Sweet Pea artist Nikki Burnette called Stella.  I just love those over the knee socks (or stockings).  Those just look like something I would wear.  I added a wonderful saying to the card "Butterfly Kisses."
Hope these cards make you want to go and create some cards today.  Be sure and check out these artists stamps at the store as well as the wonderful SALE that is happening.  Wish me luck today, I am off to the doc to get a new blood test.  Last time I went my white blood count went down (that's BAD!!).  Hoping for a much better test today.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Paper Temptress Mica, Neenah);  DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilites, Corners-);  Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Butterflies ();  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lily Snail

Meet Lily, this shady snail is from the imagination of artist Che Gilson of Queen Kat Stamps.  Isn't she adorable?  This artist creates an amazing assorment of Gothic Dollies that I just love.  Check out her stamps on the Queen Kat website (HERE). 
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Bazzill Bling);  Stamp (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Punch (EK Sucess);  Buttons (American Traditional);  Adhesives (Glue All, Pop Dots, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bikini Babe

Check out this Bikini Babe from artist Sherri Baldy of Addicted to Stamps (Scrapbook Stamp Society).  Isn't she a hottie? Can't say I would wear a bikini this tiny anymore but there was a time.  She's called Sizzlin' Hot Summer.
Check out all the great designs at the Scrapbook Stamp Society and keep your eye out next week for a fun blog hop on Wed and again on the weekend!!  Blog candy for both occasions.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Hobby Lobby);  Digi Stamp (Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities; Corners Cheery Lynn); Buttons (American Traditional, Jesse James); Bling (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bloom where you are planted

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Here's a fun card that I did this week for the Squigglefly Challenge which is to use Paper Piecing.  To do paper piecing, you can print your digi stamp image onto different printed papers (or plain color papers) and then trim it out to create your card.  In my image, A Basket of Blooms design by Lynne Stansbery, I printed the image twice, once on a light brown patterned paper and once on white paper.  I colored the image on the white paper and trimmed it out, layering my final card.
Hope this card inspires you to give the Squigglefly Challenge a try this week.  Drop by their blog and join in on the contest fun!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Provocraft, DCWV);  Image (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Brads (Heidi Grace); Die Cuts (Lifestyles);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);  Color (Copic Markers); Saying (JoAnns Vellum);

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Rain

I know in many areas there has just been TOO much rain, but here in South TX we are definitely in a drought situation and our two rainiest months are now over, so we are hoping for the rain.  So I created this adorable card with this cutie to request a little rainfall.  This fun stamp is from CC Designs and this card uses all sorts of wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.
The base of the cardstock is a beautiful yellow (which you all know I love!) called Solar Yellow; The image and the edging, which is punched with a border punch from EK Success is wonderful Neenah Solar White;   There's a tiny sliver of metallic green on the bottom (that's why we always save those little off cuts!!), it's a wonderful shimmery green too, that goes perfectly under the flowers leaves called Emerald Mica;  The saying comes on vellum which gives a wonderful translucent appearance.

Hoping for some rain for us this week.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Yellow Teddy

So earlier in the week, Squigglefly started a challenge to pick your favorite color and make a card with it.  I started with orange for the sun, because in the morning, the sun is a big orange ball on the horizon.  Well as the day goes on, that orange ball turns into a blazing star that is if anything probably white, but often associated with the color yellow, so here I have made a yellow card, which is probably my second favorite color.  This adorable image is from Squigglefly artist Cheryl Alger and is called Peyton the Bumbling Bear.
You have just this morning to finish up your card for this week and turn it in to Squigglefly for the color challenge, else a brand new game will start up tomorrow morning at 7am!  They will also be annoucing the winner of last week's contest then too.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Digi Stamp (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Stars (Unknown);  Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue);  Buttons (American Traditionals);

Saturday, July 7, 2012


This card is using a wonderful stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps artist Anna Marine, image from Plate #141 and is called L.O.V.E. All I can say is WOW, isn't that what you wanna give your love? She's decked out in a black nightie with skin toned tights on. That would make every hubbie go "Oooo la la!" I added some wonderful heart fringe on the sides of the card and some bling. I used a wonderful Sweet Pea stamps saying "Have a Magical Day"

Here's a closeup of the image as I colored it. Can you imagine if you put this card in your husband's lunchbox (i.e. brief case, ....) and then had that outfit later on?
This artist has some wonderful images, both some very pretty and elegant style and some very sexy and romatic style. Check them all out. And while at the Sweet Pea store, check out the current sale.

Think this card will inspire my husband to some romance?  I hope so!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Gates to Eternity

Here's a couple of creations to share today from Sweet Pea artist Anna Marine.  The image below is called Gates to Eternity.  This angel image is totally amazing!  She is sold by herself or on plate #207 with several other great images. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Christmas in July?!?

Christmas in July?!? I guess that might seem odd, but when you are going to handmake four or five dozen cards, starting in July is the way to go!  Just think about it, you could make a few cards every week and be done by the beginning of December in time to get them in the mail!  Well, Queen Kat has that idea in mind and they are releasing some adorable christmas theme stamps to help you out.  This cutie is called Old Just Be Claus and is designed by artist Sandra Caldwell (click here).
So start thinking about a christmas card or two now so come fall time your work load will already be done and you can be so proud to hand out those wonderful handmade cards.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, Bazzill, Making Memories);  Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Flowers (Michaels);  DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's time for the Red, White and Blue

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Here's a wonderful card that I made to celebrate this year.  I am using this adorable Hear no Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil stamp by artist Sherri Baldy of Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Isn't it adorable?  They were just too cute and perfect to color up in Red, White and Blue for today's celebration.

Drop by the Scrapbook Stamp Society  on Facebook today and check out to see the other artists who have beautiful 4th of July cards to share.  Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, AC, AC Metallic, Neenah);  DigiStamp (Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Stickers (Unknown);  Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Love

Here's a fun girl from Kraftin' Kimmie, she just looks ready for the summer doesn't she?  She's a crafter too as you can see she's made her own adorable decoration with hearts and flowers. Makes me think of myself when I was so young.
Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July tomorrow.  Enjoy the day!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazill, Neenah);  DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Image (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag);  Doily (Dollar Store Sunflower);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge Time

Happy Monday!  You know what that means, it means that it's time for a Squigglefly Challenge.  This week's challenge is done by my team, the Holley Hobbyists!  I have several new team members this week as the new design team is starting this month.  Welcome..... 

The challenge this week is called Summer Color.  The Challenge is for YOU to pick your favorite summer color and make your card in that color.  I chose orange, because the beginning of the summer days here in Texas, you see the orange sun rising in the sky for the heat of the day.  We've had a hot month already with a record breaking number of days over the 100 degree range.  The great stamp I am using here is called Latte Break by artist Fawn Palmer.  The adorable saying below comes with the stamp!
In addition to the funny statement above, the stamp also comes with two more great sayings!! Click here to see them.  You get the image and three sayings for one price!  To join in the challenge this week, Pick your favorite summer color and hop on over to the Squigglefly Blog.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Paper Temptress);  DigiStamp (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities;  Corner by Memory Box);  Adhesives (Glue Dots, Glue All);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Challenge

Well, it's the beginning of the month, so you know what that means!  It's time for the monthly challenge from Crafter's Companion USA Challenge.  This month is anything goes....just as long as you use a stamp set from Crafter's Companion.  Here's a sample that I made, using a fun set from SWALK called "A Little Birdie Told me." 
Go on by the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog and check out this month's contest for your chance to win a huge prize.  The gorgeous ribbon I am using on this card is some that I got last summer while in Istanbul.  YUM.  This card is the first time I have used it.  Believe it or not, I still have wonderful goodies from that trip that I have not used yet!  YEP, I came home with so many wonderful treats from that vacation, that I still have fun stuff to share on many future cards.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Crafter's Companion SWALK);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Ribbon (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Embellishments (Michaels);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots);  Color (Copic Markers);