Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Years Eve!

Here's a gorgeous image from Stamping Bella to bring in the New Year!  Wish I could claim I will be up partying tonight to bring in 2014, but that is just highly unlikely.  I know myself too well.  I like my sleep.  I like my sleep, A LOT.  But you people who love to party, have one for me!
Hope everyone has a wonderful 2014!! Let's all start off the new year with a fresh start and hopefully keep all those resolutions (i.e. make some REAL resolutions). HA!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah,); Flowers (Basic Grey); Image (Stamping Bella); Sentiment (Cosmo Cricket); Bling (Recollections);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Monday, December 30, 2013

Beautiful You

Here's a stunning image from Make it Crafty. I just love their gorgeous stamps.  I stumbled on their website a while back and had to get a handful of their images.  I am making this card in green, which is unusual for me, but I think I am getting better at using other colors on occasion.....

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Image (Make It Crafty); Die Cuts (LifeStyles, Memory Box); Ribbon (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);  Color (Copic Makers);

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Innocent Ivy

Here's a quick and cute little gift that you can give anyone!  It's a mini sized calendar that already has a magnet on it.  You can stick it on your fridge, office cabinets, file drawers, shelves, .....she's a sweet little girl who will keep someone smiling all year long and knowing that you are thinking about them!  This adorable image is from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy and is called Innocent Ivy.  Don't you just love that little heart on her shirt?  Personally, I LOVE her big long socks. Totally socks that I would wear.
Be sure and drop by the Scrapbook Stamp Society and check out all the beautiful stamps there!  And hey--guess what--I hear that Sherri Baldy just started selling a brand new line of die cutters!!  WOO HOO!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Guest Designers

Here's some wonderful Christmas Cards that I have been getting
Judy P from Scrapbook Place

This stunning Pop Up standing card from Kaija, along with amazing blog candy from the Netherlands including wonderful yummy goodies, her blog is http://kaijan-arkea.blogspot.com/
Sweet Pea Stamp card from Kym of Kym's Crafty cards, check out her amazing blog here: http://kyms-crafty-cards.blogspot.com

Linda W. sent this shimmery embossed fun, her blog is http://scrappingheaven.blogspot.com/

From Mary K of Scrapbook Place

From Melissa R of Scrapbook Place
From Audrey R of Snagging Stampers

Kaye G of Card Making Friends
Thanks Everyone!!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Winter Angel

 Here's a gorgeous image from Sweet Pea Stamps artist Charmaine Flannery called Winter Angel.  She is available as a digital stamp or a rubber stamp.  I colored her up in a Christmas-y color combo using red and black.  I added a Sweet Pea Stamps sentiment "Do You Believe...." along with some fun snowflakes and pearl bling.
Here's a close-up of this gorgeous image, be sure and check out all of Charmaine's stunning stamps at the Sweet Pea Store

p.s. Have your seen the sale?  I mean THE SALE???? WOW, stamps for as low as $1.40!!!  CLICK HERE  Also....there's lots of stamps retiring...you better get them now, they are also at bargain prices!! GO HERE

Project Materials: Cardstock (MAMBI, Nennah); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Buttons (Jesse James); Bling (Queen & Co); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic markers);

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I've got your love to keep me warm.

Sharing this gorgeous image that I got from Queen Kat stamps today. She's called Minty from artist Nikki Burnette.  What a gorgeous girl!  I just love her outfit. I colored her up in red and white to match the candy cane, but just image if you colored the candy cane in a different color....then you could change up her outfit to match!  It makes me think of those stores I would go into as a kid where you would see ALL these different flavors of candy canes in every color combination.  If only I could dress to match!

I added the perfect sentiment for the DH, "I've got your love to keep me warm."

Project materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, AC, Neenah, Bazzill); Diecuts (Spellbinders); Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Brands (Recollections, Bazzill); Sentiment (Cosmo Cricket); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Here's a fun image that I got from Stamping Chef recently in their holiday sale.  She's a cutie!  I totally wish I had that outfit with those socks!  I would totally dress up for the holidays like that. Well, at least for my hubby later on.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day and gets to be with the person most special to them!

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone! (p.s. this fun spellbinders is one that my hubby bought me for my birthday last week!)

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah);  Bling (Grandma's Button Bag);  Image (Stamping Chef);  Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);  Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cute little calendars

Here's some more of the cute little calendars that I made this year to hand out to friends and family.  I took a huge stack of them to church to give to everyone.  They have magnets on the back, so they are perfect for hanging on the fridge, office cabinet, .....This cute one with the skull is for my sister.

I have some more fun calendars that I will show later on.....Hope you are almost ready for Christmas now.  Be safe in your travels and have a Very Merry Christmas.

Project materials:  Stamps (Whipper Snappers, TAC, Bombshell Stamps, CC Designs, Starving Artistamps);  Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Paper (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV, Making Memories, Crafters Companion);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Color (Copic markers, Watercolor Pencils); Bling (Hobby Lobby);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Monday, December 23, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside

Here's a wonderful stamp from SSS artist Sheri Baldy.  I just love this gorgeous outfit that this lady has on, if it got cold enough here in TX, I would love something like this to wear.  I added a simple sentiment from Cosmo Cricket, a diecut image from Cat's Pajamas and some fun buttons.

Hope you will check out all of Sherri's wonderful stamps at Scrapbook Stamp Society!  I am going to enter this card in the SSS Challenge this week, which is anything goes with the Christmas theme!

Project materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah, Making Memories); Images (Scrapbook Stamp Society); Die Cuts (Xcuts, Cat's Pajamas); Stickers (Cosmo Cricket); Buttons (Grandma's Button bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I give great hugs

Here's a sweet and simple Magnolia card using Tilda holding a heart and a vellum sentiment "Give Great Hugs"  Isn't she darling?  I must say she does make me want to go and give her a hug.  Find someone around you today who needs a hug and reach out.  During the holidays a lot of people may seem happy, but the stress level for many is very high and many people are actually dealing with family issues, loss of loved ones and financial stress that makes this time of year a huge depression.
So reach out today and give some great hugs.  I think there are a lot of people that you know who probably need one!

Porject Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC Metallic); Image (Magnolia); Sentiment (Colorbok); Lace (); Bling (Michaels); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nesatbilities); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Guest Designers

With my birthday recently passing and Christmas right around the corner I have gotten some wonderful handmade cards in the mail, I wanted to share some of them today....I have more and will share them at another time....
Handmade by Audrey R
 Handmade by Kym, DT member of Sweet Pea Stamps, http://kyms-crafty-cards.blogspot.com
Handmade by Mary K, Scrapbook Stamp Society
Handmade from Susan S, Scrapbook Stamp Society
Handmade by Tricia of Scrapbook Stamp Society

Friday, December 20, 2013

Life is Beautiful

Here's a stunning image from artist Karen Middleton called Butterfly Love .  This gorgeous image is available in digi as well as rubber stamp format. I colored her up and used some gorgeous papers from DCWV and Bazzill to match along with some gorgeous lace from Istanbul.  She just looks so lost in thought.  What a delightful image.

Here's a closeup of the actual stamped image, this artist has lots of beautiful head shots of ladies.

Be sure and drop by the Sweet Pea store to see her lovely stamps and check out the amazing sale that is going on while you are there.  Also, all digis are on sale 25% off until Christmas!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Quick and cute gifts to share!

Here's a bunch of sweet and simple gifts that were easy to make and are perfect for handing out to friends and family.  They measure three and half inches across.  They are magnets that will stick on the fridge, office cube, cabinets, desk drawers, workshop or anywhere else you may want to put a little piece of handmade art with the current calendar.  It's a little year round piece of your work to share.  All the goodies here are using gorgeous paper from Paper Temptress.
Papers used (Left) Eclipse Black Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Stamp: I Brake for Stamps
 Papers Used:  Solar Yellow Pearlescent, Eclipse Black, Heavenly White; Stamp Whipper Snapper

Papers Used (Left):  Flame, Neenah Solar White, Ruche Cocoa Crepe; Stamps: TAC
(Right):  Flame, Heavenly White, Emerald; Stamps: I Brake for Stamps

Papers Used: Brown Bag Cardstock, Heavenly White; Stamps: Stampendous, Starving Artistamps
I have lots more of these fun little calendars to share, I won't show all of them that I made, but will share some more as the year comes to an end. 

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hope your Holidays are a BANG!

Here's a great stamp from Simply Betty stamps, she's hot hot hot and just got some Dynamite!  It comes with a fun sentiment,"Hope your Holidays are a BANG!"  Too cute.  Love the stamps from that artist, be sure and check out the store, she has tons of great images.

There's a fun contest using one of Betty Stamps, including this one, so I am sharing the link HERE.  This is my card for the contest using Betty Boom!  Love this image.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah, AC);  Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Flower (Prima); Brad (Recollections); Ink (Colorbok Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue Lines); Color (Copic markers);

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Here's a cute image from artist Sherri Baldy, she's popping out of a cupcake, but I colored this image up to make it a little more Christmas-y.  Thought it would be perfect for the challenge, which is anything goes, Christmas style.  I added a fun banner across the bottom to which I added some gorgeous buttons.

Be sure and drop by the SSS Challenge blog and share your fun cards this week too!

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Images (Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society); Ink(Colorbox Chalk); Banner (); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);  Color (Copic markers);

Monday, December 16, 2013

Steampunk Snowman

Happy Monday everyone!  It's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week the challenge is to have RED on your card.  It doesn't have to be a holiday card, but holiday cards sure are welcome!  Here's my card this week using a brand new stamp this month called Steampunk Snowman from artist Carmen Gamble.  I colored up this snowman in greys like he was real metal with some highlights in red and then finished off the card in white and black with red accents.

Join in the fun this week over at the Squigglefly Challenge blog and share your RED cards with us.  Check out what all the Holley Hobbyists have created and then link up your card.  You can even use a FREEBIE image from Squigglefly to play and be eligible to win our prize.  This contest is our last contest this year, but don't worry...we'll be back in January with more brand new exciting images.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, Bazzill, Making Memories);  Image (Squigglefly); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Corner Cutter (Creative Memories); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Ribbon (Michaels

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Falling for YOU

Here's a great Sweet Pea stamp from artist Karen Middleton.  This wonderful image  is called Love Mouse and you can get him as a rubber stamp or a Digi Image.  I created this pink monotone theme card.  Such and adorable cutie. 
Karen Middleton also makes stamps that are gorgeous ladies, lots of beautiful headshots of women, as well as whimsical children and fairies.  All her wonderful stuff is sold at Sweet Pea stamps.  There's a coupon code link on my sidebar that you can use!
Project materials:  (Pebbles, Bazzill, Neenah);  Image (Sweet Pea Stamps);  Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag, DoCrafts);  Twine (Doodlebug); Sentiment (Hobby Lobby); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts (Spellbinders nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all); 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Just be You

Here's a great stamp I got from Tiddly Inks some time ago, "You are enough, just as you are."  In the end everything you have and everything you do needs to matter to you and those close to you.  Don't care what others think.  Do what's good for you and what makes you happy, because YOU are the one that has to live with yourself :)

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes.  Thanks to Ms Arlene for the fabulous lunch and trip to the scrapbook store.  Thanks to Ms Dene for the awesome time we spent together.  you are the Gma I always wished for and my very dear friend.  Hugs to the hubby for the bday goodies.  Hope all my other bday pals (aka people I share the 14th with, at least three come to mind immediately!) have a special day too!

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Image (Tiddly Inks); Die CUts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, GLue all); Ink (Copic Markers);

Friday, December 13, 2013

Meet Valentia

 Here's a gorgeous Sweet Pea image from artist Joanne Schempp called Valentia.  Be sure and check out the artist's original, and then you can see how very different she looks here in my color scheme.  I wanted to keep green as the primary color and then add in some fall tones.
Here's a close up of Valentia
Check out all of Joanne Schempp's images, she has both digital as well as rubber stamps for sale at Sweet Pea Stamps.  Also, be sure and check the Sale Items to see what's there!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Here's a great winter card using a wonderful winter image from Queen Kat  artist Kathy Cyr.  This fun duo is Francis Mary and Cornelius and is called Sledding.  I decided to change it up and color it pinks today and so a monotone card with pinks and black.  Isn't she adorable in that color?

Drop by the Queen Kat store and check out all of Kathy Cyr's images.  She has a whole bunch of adorable Francis Mary and Cornelius images as well as several other fun images!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Neenah, Making Memories, My Mind's Eye, Pebbles);  Buttons (JoAnns);  Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilties);  Twill (Doodlebug); Colors (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Sharing a Happy Birthday today with a family member.  I guess this card is a little lovey-dovey so everyone assumes that I made this one for my hubby.  Well, I probably would make a birthday card for him like this too....hmmm. Guess it all depends on the way you look at it huh?  She's my younger cousins, so Hugs and Kisses!!  Hope you have a very special day.  I created a fun and sassy birthday card just for you!

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah);  Diecuts (Spellbinders); Image (Sassy Studio); DieCuts (K & Co);  Brads (Queen and Co);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Buttons (JoAnns);  Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Live for Today

Check out this new stamp from artist Sherri Baldy!  Isn't this image great!  She has a bunch of new images at her shop Scrapbook Stamp Society.  There's a challenge this week at the blog, it's anything goes, and they are also looking for Christmas theme too.  The winner will get a wonderful prize of stamps from them!
Drop by the challenge blog and join in the fun this week. I hope you are all having a blessed December.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Images (Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society); Color (COpic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Recollections); Vellum (Sentiment DCWV);  Adhesives (Pop dots, GLue all, Glue dots);

Monday, December 9, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  Are you ready for the Squigglefly Challenge?  Well I am!  This week it's Rhonda's team and they are making cards for Christmas!  They want to see your Christmas spirit.  Here's my fun card this week using two brand new images from Squigglefly, the image is from artist Pamela Lehto and is called Checkered Bow Bag and the sentiment is from artist Elizabeta Kushner called Merry & Bright.

I hope you will join in by sharing your own Christmas card creation this week.  Drop by the Squigglefly challenge blog and show your cards.

Project materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, AC Metallic, Neenah); Diecuts (Spellbinders); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Images (Squigglefly); Ribbon (Unknown); Snowflakes (Jesse Jane);  Adhesives (Ribbon Glue, Glue all, Glue dots);  Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Sharing this fun image from artist Elisabeth Bell today, she's a beautiful Angel, which is perfect for a December Sunday. Hope you are all having a wonderful week and a happy December. If it's anything like it is here, stay warm!! I added a round vellum sentiment today, "Inspire everyone around you!"

Go out and Inspire the world today, give them Angel hugs.

Project Materials:  cardstock (Bazzill bling, Neenah, Fiskars Heidi Grace); Image (Elisabeth Bell whiff of Joy); Sentiment (Vellum); Butterfly (Recollections); Brad (Bazzill); Button ();  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Memento); Corner rounds (Creative memories); Adhesive (pop dots, Glue all); 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

I put a spell on you

Here's a great stamp from Sweet Pea artist Helena Reis called I put a Spell on you.  I just LOVE this stamp, both it's shape and it's design.  I made this card with some stunning papers from Paper Temptress.

The base of the card is a shimmery mica cardstock called Kunzite.  I am using a Hambly Screenprint on top of it that has a purple Japanese printing as well as a golden shimmer to it.  This sheet is sold individual as Japanese Print.  You can also get a wonderful assortment of these papers in a precut 6"
x 6" assortment, perfect for card making.  I punched a border on the right hand side.  To give the card a little extra depth and texture, I added a simple strip of Black Grandee Feltweave, dusted with some white ink.  It's a simple addition to the card that really adds to the flow across the image as well as the depth.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Angel of Love

 Aren't you just loving the new stamps over at Sweet Pea Stamps?  This image comes from one of the newest artists, Helena Reis and is called Angel of Love.  Her images are simply adorable!  I fell in love with so many of them including this one.  I am using some fun buttons, a die cut from Spellbinders and some link chain from Michaels.  I added a wonderful sentiment from Adorn it "Moments Like This Fill My Heart with Joy." 

Here's a closeup of the image itself. It's currently available as a digi-stamp.  This artist has images at the Sweet Pea Store in both digi as well as rubber stamps.
Did you know there is also a fun place for you to share all your Sweet Pea creations on facebook?  We have a friends and fans page there that is very active!  Click here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Here's a gorgeous new image from Queen Kat Stamps. This stamp is called Dream a little Dream from artist Maigan Lynn.  I colored her up using copic markers and did her hat in red and white like a Christmas theme hat.  I added a Happy Holidays sentiment from Cosmo Cricket.  I think this stamp works perfect as a little holiday image.  I topped off this card with a couple of buttons and extra thick twine.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV, Pebbles);  Stamp (Queen Kat); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett);  Color (Copic Markers); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All); Twine (Target);