Friday, November 30, 2012


Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea artist Joanne Schempp's called Amythyst (Plate #206).   Be sure you click the link and check out this stamp on the Sweet Pea website because when you see the artist's coloring it's just so different and amazing.  It's so neat to see what a stamp can look like when done in different color families. 

Here's a close up of my coloring of this image, I am using a warm color group, with reds as my primary color.  I used a wonderful background paper from Basic Grey to bring out all the colors and added small amounts of bling everywhere.  The image size is approx 2.75" x 3.5"

Don't forget that we have blog candy running until Dec 12th.  There will be 12 winners!!  All prizes will get mailed out right after the contest is over and please email your address if you see your name on the list (!  All you have to do to be eligible is to leave a comment on each day's posting, winners are chosen at random!

Here's a list of the Current Blog candy winners!
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from (addr rec'd)
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--Nikki (addr rec'd)
#7-- coming soon! just leave a comment each day, including today!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Simply Awesome

Here's a stunning image from Queen Kat artist Myka Jelina.  This stamp is called Brooke & Keoni.  This artist creates the most stunning stamps!  I am a huge fan.  All of her images are just gorgeous. I wanted to do a tone-on-tone card with the main color being on the image.
Still having blog candy, so just leave a comment and I am picking winners at random times until Dec 12. Right after the 12th I will mail out all the prize immediately, so if you see your name on the list, just drop me an email with your address.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah):  Stamp (Queen Kat); DieCuts (Memory Box, Lifestyles);  Ribbon (KI Memories);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots, Pop Dots);

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gorjuss Girl

Always time for a Gorjuss Girl Stamp. I just love this artist's work, as I guess you could clearly tell given my blog design.  This artist is just amazing.    Here's one of her stamps and I added a wonderful uplifting sentiment for the day "Learn from yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow."
I hope this makes everyone smile today.  I can remember when I had such long long brown hair.  Right before my brain surgeries, I had just over 2 foot (yep, TWO FEET WORTH) of hair cut off so they would donate it to Locks of Love and it could be used for wigs.  That put my hair super short before surgery.  Of course doctors will tell you that you don't "have" to cut your hair, but I will also just laugh and say they shaved a huge line straight down center of my head like a reverse mohawk (and several other places).  Hair was about the last thing that mattered at the time to me.  For me, it was just amazing getting my BRAIN fixed and it if some other person could get hair, then that's great.  But to give the hair, I had to go before my surgery and get it cut at a salon.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Printed Paper (unsure);  Image (Gorjuss Girls;  Saying--I think--Hero arts);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Die cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Meet Betsy Buttons

Here's a cute little girl from the Big Eye stamp collection at Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society.  She's called Betsy Buttons designed by artist Sherri Baldy.  Too cute, huh?  I won this image for free because SSS has a "name that stamp" game on their Facebook page and if the name the stamp with the one you suggest, then you get a free stamp!
So, check out that group on their Facebook page (under Scrapbook Stamp Society) and play along with their games, you'll get to see all these cards and perhaps win a freebie.  Plus, you will see all the amazing stamps!

Blog Candy Winners....
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th (addr rec'd)

#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th (addr rec'd)
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from Nov 23rd!
#5-- Rhonda Miller
#6--coming soon! just leave a comment each day, including today!! 12 winners chosen for the 12 blog days of candy before dec 12th!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Image(Addicted to Stamps);  Ink(Colorbox Chalk);  Lace (Recollections); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic Markers);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue);

Monday, November 26, 2012

Let's decorate!

Howdy Y'all (that's my Texas Twang speakin')!  Well, I have been told that I have a slight accent, but I don't think it is that noticeable.  It's monday, so you all know what's up, yep, it's time for the Squigglefly Challenge!!  This week I am playing along with Rhonda's team and the Challenge is to create a card using some Glitter and Bling.    I am using an adorable image from Squigglefly artist Cheryl Alger called Noah the Helpful Elf.
I added some glitter to his santa hat and some glittery decorations in white from Martha Stewart, then I added some glittery paper and gold shimmery paper.  Top that off with some golden diamond shape bling and we are all set for this week's challenge!  Drop by the Squigglefly Blog and join in the challenge!

Be sure and leave a comment with today's card as I am still picking out blog candy winners (see the link in the upper right corner to show the candy) until 12 winners have been picked.  Winner list was updated yesterday, scroll down to see the current winners!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Archivers, Neenah, Crafter's Companion, DCWV);  DigiStamp (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Bling (Unknown);  Borders (Martha Stewart);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Take it Easy

Here's an amazing stamp from Crafter's Companion.  This stamp is one of the Toreads, Legendary Tiny Nymphs.  This little Toread is named Comge.  She comes with multiple sayings, the "Take it Easy" that is shown as well as "Relax" and "Love."  Isn't she darling?  I added some great multi-layered handsewn ribbon that I got last year when I was in Istanbul.  I also used multiple layers of wonderful diecuts to set the image apart.

CC Products used here:
Toreads Stamp Set Comge
mounting block
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers
Adhesive Foam Squares

Additional Supplies:  Diecutters (Spellbinders, Lifestyles, Memory Box);

Hope you all are going to take some time easy this weekend and not get lost at any sales!  Must say unless the shopping is here at my computer, I would guess I will not be taking advantage of any doorbuster deals.  Y'all have fun though!!  Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win some blog candy today.  That would be a great christmas treat!!

Current Blog candy winners; (Winners please email your address to
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th  (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th  addr rec'd
#4--Crafty Kitty (Dawn) from Nov 23rd!
#5--coming soon!   just leave a comment each day, including today!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Where's Your Adventure?

I am sure you can tell this lady is ready for some adventure.  She's called Shady Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs.  I am guessing you can tell she was inspired by the recent love for 50 Shades of Grey, which I must confess that I haven't actually read.  I might however dress up like this to get my hubby to find some adventure. Hmmm.....
Are you signing up for blog candy?  All you need to do is just leave a comment!  I am picking out random comments to choose 12 winners from Nov 12th to Dec 12th.  Dec 12th will make the time at which I will return to my cancer doc to be retested.  Hoping of course to see better results, though I know my chances are of course slim.  Speaking of slim, I am also slimming down as I get ready for it.  Dropping 20 pounds to be exact.  Decided I would do that back in Oct 12 when I got the bad test results.  So far, only about 11 pounds down.  So, just over halfway there!  Better get my walking on. Can you say 10-15 miles a day?

Friday, November 23, 2012


Here's a wonderful image from one of Sweet Pea Stamps newest artists Marion Teunissen called Emotive. Isn't this image stunning?  I think all of the stamp images on Plate #231 are.  I couldn't wait to get this image to color it in red and white with some gorgeous Turkish lace.  I added an I {heart} U embellishment to make this a special card for my hubby. 
The store is also having a wonderful sale.  Be sure and drop by to check out pages and pages of stamps on a great discount right now!  Think of the amazing cards you can make.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzil, Paper Company, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (QuickKutz-Lifestyles);  Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Embellishments (My Minds Eye); Twine (My Minds Eye);  Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Love Brad (Unknown);

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blessings to You

Here's a wonderful image from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell using her image called Fall Angel.  She's sending out a Blessing for Thanksgiving.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday filled with many Blessings.  My husband and I will be here together.  First he's out to run the Austin Turkey Trot which is a 10k race to raise money for the Caritas.  Then we will go out for lunch with a dear friend.
Wishing everyone many Blessing and safe travel to all of those who are traveling.  Be sure and leave a comment today to participate in the blog candy!

Current Blog candy winners; (Winners please email your address to
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th  (addr rec'd)
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th (addr rec'd)
#3--Snoopy from Nov 20th 
#4--winner coming soon!!
 just leave a comment each day

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV);  Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento);  Lace (JoAnns);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Saying (Hobby Lobby);  Border Punch (Martha Stewart); 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's a little thanksgiving card using a cute stamp from CC Designs and some amazing papers from Paper Temptress.  I stamped the image out on some copic friendly paper called Heavenly White and colored it with Copic markers then cut it out to be placed on the final card.
The base of the card is amazing metallic paper in shimmery copper called Mica Copper.  The layer on top of the copper is a ruche that gives wonderful texture against the shimmer.  It's called Crepe.  The top layer is a very dark brown that I die cut and embossed with Spellbinders.  The paper is a wonderful thickness so it takes the embossing very well.  It's called Pop Tones Hot Fudge.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress);  Rubber Stamps (CC Designs); Ink (Memento);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Color (Copic Markers); Sticker (Recollections);

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Joesette, Lil French Maid

Here's a sexy girl digi-stamp from artist Heather Valentin of Scrapbook Stamp Society.  I am guessing this lady would be a dream come true for most husbands.  I colored her up in pinks and made a pink card for her with a beautiful gold die cut.  Her name is Joesette Lil French Maid Naughty Girl.
Think my hubby will like this card?  or should I just go buy myself a costume?  (lol, think I will have to just give him the card, if I buy myself the costume, he might think I am gonna start cleaning the house or something.  HA!)

Blog candy winner #3 SNOOPY

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metallic, Neenah, Crafter's Companion);  Image (SSS-Addicted to Stamps);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities; Memory Box);  Vellum (JoAnns);  Flower (Recollections); Button (Jesse James); Pins (My Little Yellow Bicycle);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Monday, November 19, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means, yep, it's time for a Squigglefly Challenge.  This week's challenge is all about Thanks!  You have one of THREE choices:  1) make a thank you card;  OR 2) Make a Thanksgiving themed card; OR 3) make a card ABOUT something that you are so very thankful for!  (and think about adding a sentiment to match) For example, a card with a dog and a cute saying that says "God loves me, so he sent me this dog to be my guardian angel!"
I chose to make a Thanksgiving card this week using this adorable image is called Let's Talk Turkey from artist Fawn Palmer.  It was just perfect.  Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and see all of the Holley Hobbyists designs and then join in making your card of thanks.

Current Blog candy winners; (Winners please email your address to
#1--Caroline from Nov 12th
#2--KarinsArtScrap from Nov 17th
#3-- winner to be chosen sure to leave a comment each day! and you could be chosen. 

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV);  DigiStamps (Squigglefly);  Stickers (Recollections, Unknown);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);  Color (Copic Markers);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New SWALK....

Meet the newest addition to the SWALK family from Crafter's Companion.  Isn't she a cutie?  This stamp has just been released.  This cute set is called Paw Prints.  There's twelve new sets of SWALK!  WOW, they are all super adorable.  I colored up this image using their Spectrum Noir Markers.
Project Materials from Crafter's Companion
SWALK stamp Set
Acrylic Block
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pop Dots
Memento ink Tuxedo Black

Additional Materials:  DieCut(Memory Box; Spellbinders Nestabilities); Bling(Hobby Lobby); Cardstock(Bazzill, Making Memories); Netting (Hobby Lobby); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Eat Beef!

Hi!  Here's a fun card to celebrate Thanksgiving that is on it's way and to play in this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  The challenge on their blog this week is called "Oldies but Goodies," to play you just have to use an old favorite image.  I am using this adorable image from artist Brian Lock called Eat Beef.  Too funny.  There's actually two versions of the image that you get from the store.
Make a fun card with your own favorite Squigglefly image and join in on this week's contest at the Challenge Blog!  Winner there will get a free stamp from Squigglefly.

Also, I am having blog candy and picking random winners on different days from Nov 12-Dec 12;  So just leave a comment!  You can click the link in the upper right to see the candy! 12 winners will get selected and the goodies will get mailed out right after Dec 12th.  Cheers, Holley

WINNER #2 KarinsArtScrap!! be sure to email me your address at

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Paper Company);  Digi-Stamp (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Ric Rac (JoAnns);  Bling (My Minds Eye);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Friday, November 16, 2012


 Today is my day to share this wonderful stamp from Sweet Pea artist Anna Marine called Mystery (Plate #186).  This stamp is just stunning. I know by now you have seen many different looks from all the designers here at Sweet Pea.  Here's my take on this amazing stamp.
This woman is just stunning. I see her looking out and just remembering and hoping for something to return.  I added a wonderful fabric label to the bottom right corner. I am using some yummy gold embellished paper and colored the image with Copic Markers.  I just love all of Anna Marine's images.  She makes everything from pretty and haunting looking beauties to those stunning sexy ladies that make you want to create a card for the hubby.  Check out her images at the Sweet Pea store.

Monday's blog candy winner has already been announced.  I will tell you that one other day this week will have a winner chosen, so it will be someone who has commented on tues-today, so be sure you left comments on those days for you chance to win.  Hugs everyone!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful America

Hello everyone!  Hope you are having a blessed day!  Here's a wonderful stamp from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell called Thankful America. It's just perfect for fall time as Thanksgiving approaches.  I love her Americana style.  I am using some beautiful new die cut corners that I picked up at my last crafting show.  aren't they great?
Be sure and check out all of Sandra's Stamp designs at the Queen Kat store, she was some wonderful Americana style like this as well as some fun and quirky style stamps that I just love!  Cheers!  Be sure to leave a comment today as blog candy winners are being picked this month.  Sometime today I am picking the winner from those people who signed up on Monday Nov 12th, so if you haven't signed up there yet, better hurry!  (sign up each day as random days will get chosen and the winner will be among those who left a comment on the misc day).

NOTE:  monday's winner has been announced!  Scroll down to see!!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Making Memories, Neenah, Bazzill Swiss);  Stamp (Queen Kat);  Lace (Recollections); Ink (Memento); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Scrapalicious Challenge!

Welcome!  Today is the Scrapalicious Challenge.  They Scrapalicious store is in the process of closing right now, but they are still having fun on the blog.  This week there is a contest to make a card for Thankfulness.  Here's my card using products sold at the store.  Wonderful Magnolia Stamps, a great background paper from Bo Bunny, some bling as a highlight and a diecut that I cut out of a sheet from Teresa Collins.  As the store closes, you can get 30% off her already discounted store prices. 
In the meantime, play along with the Challenge Blog for a chance to win a prize.  Check out the Blog teams wonderful projects and join in by sharing your own work with us!!

Blog candy is still going on so commentors between Nov 12 and Dec 12 will be selected!  there will be 12 winners getting prizes, you can see the prizes in the bar on the right and click it to go down and check it out!  Just need to leave a comment to be eligible.  Still time to go back to previous projects and leave comments there too!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Here's a great stamp from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Heather Kilgore called Murron.  I just love this company's stamp variety. I colored her up in some amazing greens.  I added a great saying to the card "If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through."  I think sometimes we all need that little encouragement. 
Be sure and check out all their stamps at their website or join in their facebook group!  Be sure to leave a comment on each posting as blog candy winners will get picked from those who comment.  Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, DCWV, Neenah);  Stamp (Addicted to Stamp-Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Saying (3 Bugs in a Rug); Lace (JoAnns); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lost Boy

Here's a wonderful image from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. He's one of the lost boys from Peter Pan.  I love the saying that comes with him, "Never Grow Up!"  If only life could always be so easy, but then as I recall, I wasn't much of one for childhood. I was pretty much ready to grow up pretty instantly so I couldn't imagine ever going back to being a kid.
So, today's the first day for blog candy!  Woo Hoo, just leave a comment today, I will pick one of today's comments as the winner, later this week.  The winner will be listed at the bottom of this post!  I will also announce on each day's post when a new winner is announced and who the winners are, so you will know.  Just add a comment to each project everyday and join in.  There will be 12 random days picked between now and Dec 12th.  Today's a day I am going off to my cancer doc to see a dear friend, she's having a treatment today.  Say a prayer for her. Her cancer was in remission, but has now come back.  One month from now, on that Dec 12th day will be my new testing at the same cancer doctor.  My last tests were not good, meaning that my white blood cell count has gotten lower.  They are testing in Dec to see if there is any improvements.   Hugs everyone and good luck!!

WINNER:  Congrats!  The monday winner and Day 1 of the 12 days of Blog candy is Caroline!!  Caroline, please email your addy to Holley

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Welcome Baby! (and Blog Candy INFO)

Here's a quick and cute baby card that I made for a friend at church who is about to have a little girl. It's a cute Jolee's bracelet that I mounted on a pink card with pink and brown flocked paper and gorgeous lace.  Didn't take her long to realize that I made it myself.  Huge congrats to her and her husband.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Hobby Lobby, Neenah);  Embellishments (Jolees); Lace (Recollections);

Don't forget that wonderful blog candy is starting tomorrow!  You can scroll down a couple of entries to see wonderful pics of the goodies being given away. There will be random days during which winners will be selected  from Nov 12 to Dec 12.  12 days will have a winner. I will mail all prizes after Dec 12th, hopefully immediately, so as soon as you see your name, email me your address!  All countries welcome, I will mail prizes anywhere.  All you need to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on the post each day. During the day that I pick I will select a winner from the people who posted that day....the 12th of Nov is the only day YOU KNOW is one of the selected days, since it is the day the contest starts.....I won't say who wins on that day, so as long as no winner is announced that day or if no "contest over" posting has been made you can enter each day even if it is a day later. I will eventually announce at different days an times a couple of winners randomly....and for which days those winners where picked.... So if you happen by this blog a few days late...go ahead and enter each day by leaving a comment on every day starting Nov 12th to be eligible!!  Enjoy the fun everyone!  Cheers, Holley

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Meet Toreads

Hello all!   Here's a fun stamp from Crafter's Companion.  They have now started a new challenge blog which includes the International group with the USA group!  For this card here, I am using one of the newest stamp sets called Toreads, Legendary Tiny Nymphs.  This set is called Sky.
The saying stamp on this card comes from the Popcorn Bear stamp set called "Thanks a Bunch!"   They are currently getting ready to update the Crafter's Companion blog to combine the USA Blog with the European blog to make us all one big happy family.  Drop by and compete in this month's contest for some fun! CC Challenge Blog

Crafter's Companion Products Used here:
Popcorn Bear stamp set called Thanks a Bunch
Double Sided Adhesive Foam Squares

Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mermaid Cutie

Don't we all love mermaids?  How about baby mermaids?  Here's a stunning Sweet Pea image from artist Conie Fong called Flowers on the Beach.  Isn't she just adorable?  I added a wonderful sentiment from and older set of Sweet Pea stamps "Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. "

On this card I am using 2 shades of cardstock and some major punches!  When I look at it now, it's almost hard to tell, which cardstock is the base color and which is the secondary.  The orange color is the card, it was punch via a large border punch and then a green background color was put behind it, to add the green.  Then on top of the card, I used the same green to layer my colored image.  The card shows three layers of depth that way.  It's a nice way to show some depth with out adding too much bulk (for example if you know you want to mail a card internationally and you know anything sticking out in the envy will get damaged).  This type of card allows you to make wonderful layers and give height and make the item perfectly mailable without having to include it in a package.  Just an idea!!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Here Comes Some Blog Candy!!

Time for some celebration!!  Instead of 12 days of Christmas, we are going to have 12 days of Blog candy!!  There's at least 12 sets of rubber stamps in the photo below, so there will be 12 prizes sent out.  Winners will be picked between Nov 12th and Dec 12th, on different days.  To win, just leave a comment each day!  I will mail prizes anywhere in the world.  I will also mail ALL prizes out after Dec 14th, as soon as possible after the contest ends, as it is possible that a contestant may win more than one time!!

Here's some additional photos so you can see some close ups of the different stamp sets and goodies....

Get ready...starts off on monday Nov 12th with the first prize, but that's the only day that you will be SURE is a prize day.....the other prize days between Nov 12th and Dec 12th won't be be sure to check in each day.  Cheers, Holley

Fall Angel

Here's a wonderful new image from artist Sandra Caldwell called Fall Angel.  This stamp is going to be released this week at the Queen Kat Store!  Be sure and check out all of Sandra's wonderful images.  I think this stamp is just perfect for fall as well as December.  Anything with pumpkin on it just makes me think of all those delicious Pumpkin goodies I love:  Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin cheesecake, Pumpkin bagels, Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, ....yum!

This card is using a couple of nestabilities to cut out the image as well as the metallic die cuts and also using some great fall trees with their leaves gone.  I colored Sandra's stamp using Copic Markers and mounted it on metallic paper.  I can't wait to see all the other fall designs she made!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Here's a stunning image from artist Elisabeth Bell.  She's just super cute!  Who wouldn't adore this girl and especially because she's got a whole basket of cuppie cakes?  I think, mmmm, I want a cuppie cake now!  Makes me want to bake some and give my hubby one.  I bet he would like a cup cake too.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Stamp (Whimsy Elisabeth Bell);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Saying (JoAnns);  Buttons (Jesse James asst packages);  Lace (Recollections);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Never ending Love

Here's a stunning image from artist Sherri Baldy at Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Her name is Trixie Vixen.  Just love her images.  I added a great vellum saying for this card.  "Real love stories never have an ending."  I know that's me and my hubby.  I don't see an ending for us. It just gets better and better.
Check out their great stamps there, they just released some wonderful Holiday themed stamps too.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, AC Metaillic, Vellum);  DigiStamp (Addicted to Stamps-Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Flowers (Prima, Imaginations);  Brads (Target);  Bling (Recollections); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Colors (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means of course!  Yep, it's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week's challenge is being done by the Holley Hobbyists and is to use Ribbon or Bows on your card.  You can use real ribbon or bows;  you can use an image that contains ribbon or bows; or, you can use embellishments such as buttons or brads that look like ribbon or bows!  Any of these items count!  Here's my example, using a wonderful stamp from artist Diane Garrison called Christmas Bird.

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and enter your card this week for a chance to win a prize.  You can even use a free stamp from the Squigglefly store.  I can't wait to see what you make!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Crafter's Companion Metallic, Neenah);  Ribbon (KI);  Digitial Stamps (Squigglefly);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Bling (Hobby Lobby, );  Adhesives(Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots);  Die Cuts (Lifestyles);

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Meet Sophie

Here's a great new stamp from an artist that Queen Kat just started making stamps using her art. The artist is Lea Barozzi and this stamp is called Sophie.  I just love it!  Her stamps are unique and a little quirky, which you all know I like.  Be sure and check out her designs at the store (click here).
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Making Memories, Neenah);  Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat);  Ink (Memento);  Color (Copic Markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Bling (Sticko);  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge

Here's a fun card for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  The challenge this week is to make a card with at least 2 squares.  As you can see, not only is my card Square Shaped, I have also used two square layers on top of it.  This image is from artist Fawn Palmer as is called "Cat Girl."  The image comes with the saying shown and also has a saying "That's Impossible!"
Drop by the Squigglefly Blog and make a card this week to participate in the challenge.  You can even use a free image from the Squigglefly freebies on their store's website!  The contest this week ends on Sunday evening and the winner is announced monday.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, DCWV, Neenah);  Images (Squigglefly);  Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag);  Adhesives (Pop dot, Glue All, Glue Dots);  Color (Copic markers); 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Naughty Girl

Here's an awesome sexy stamp image from artist Heather Valentine called 50 Ways with Tiffany.  Ooo La La.  I added some amazing papers from Paper Temptress to make this card super special.  Heather has a whole series of Naughty Girl themed stamps out at Addicted to Stamps Scrapbook Stamp Society (click here). 
This card is using a variety of amazing papers from Paper Temptress.  The base of the card is Neenah Solar White in 80lb.  For this particular project I am using 80lb paper because my image is a digital stamp and the 80lb paper runs through my home printer very easily.  The black layer is Eclipse Black 100.  The wonderful shimmery red background is called Incandescent Rosso. It's an amazing golden shimmer to it, so I added some diamond shaped embellishments on top.  The final touch was a little bit of gold edging to go with the golden shimmer, I cut some of the wonderful Hambly overlays and added it to the edges.  The sheet I am using here is from the sheet called Gold Hanging Heliconas.  I cut one stripe right down the center.  That paper makes stunning backgrounds for cards too!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all

Here's a wonderful new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell called Thankful America.  So perfect for those fall time cards and especially for those Thanksgiving themed cards.  I think it would also be wonderful for sending to those soldiers and families of soldiers.  
The sentiment being used on this card also comes from a stamp set designed by Sandra Caldwell, it's an adorable Scarecrow (perfect for fall too) which comes with the perfect saying I used here.  Hope this inspires you to start creating some Fall theme cards.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Image (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento);  Ribbon (Hobby Lobby);  Lace (Recollections);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers)