Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I will give you my heart

Here's a beautiful card using a set of image from Unity stamps with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  I love how she's sharing her little heart right in her hand.  How sweet is that?  I added some large heart shaped brads from Bazzill.  So cute.
All the papers on this card come from Paper Temptress.  The beautiful background is a gorgeous shimmery paper from Hambly Studios.   The paper is called a Screen Print in Retro Rectangles.  It shimmers and is totally sleek.  If you typically make cards, Paper Temptress sells wonderful packs of 6x6" assorted Hambly Screenprints, so you can get a little bit of each paper.  The base of the card started with Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I stamped my image and my saying on the Neenah cardstock as well as creating the card base out of Neenah.  The saying's background is dark blue cardstock.
Project materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Images (Unity Stamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, Nellie Snellen);  Brads (Bazzill);  Punch (Martha Stewart); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Light tomorrow with today

Here's a beautiful card I did for this week's challenge at the SSS Blog.  The challenge is Anything Goes, so you can make any card you like this week.  I am using an adorable image from artist Sherri Baldy img 725.   I then added a whole bunch of beautiful yellows and some lime green embellishments.

Be sure and drop by the SSS Challenge blog and join in the fun this week. The prize is a wonderful gift certificate from the store, $30!!  Woo Hoo!!  So worth making a card this week.  Drop by and see all the cards and then make your own.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!  You know what that means....yep, it's time for the Squigglefly Challenge.  This week's challenge is to create a paper piercing OR a paper piecing.  As you can see on my card here, I have done a paper piercing, by punching small holes around the image as well around both the sentiments from a brand new image from artist Fawn Palmer called Beautiful Mermaid.  She is also sold with the funny sayings shown!

I hope you will come up with a fun creation this week and join in on the fun at the Squigglefly Challenge. If you do, you could win a free stamp from Squigglefly.  Check out what the other Holley Hobbyists created and give it try.

Project materials:  Cardstock (American Traditionals, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Image (Squigglefly); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Flower (Prima); Brad (Imaginations); Buttons (JoAnns); Twine(Doodlebug);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Here's a card from Sweet Pea stamps artist Elaine Cox.  This image just came out and she is called Elinora.  There's just something about this image that really caught my eye.  I knew I had to have her when I saw the stamp.  Something, maybe different or quirky that just made me like her a lot.  I also like the background that the artist added to the image.

Here's a close up of the stamp so you can see her beautiful detailing, I love the design added in the background.  You can also see how I colored in her eyes to match her tail and her little red pearls.  Doesn't she look like she's ready for some "Great Adventures?"
Just wonderful.  There's several new mermaid images out from Elaine Cox right now.  You can get them both in rubber stamp format as well as digital format.

Have a great weekend everyone.  Happy card making.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Snow White

Here's a great image from artist Sherri Baldy from the Wonderland Besties stamps.  Isn't she cute?  She so makes me think of snow white, so I colored her up in blue and white and gave her black hair.  I added some shimmery blue and gold cardstock behind her with lace and blue ric rac.

Sherri has a bunch of wonderful Besties at the SSS Store as well as weekly contests going on at the Bestie Blog and the SSS Challenge blog, where the prize is a $30 gift card!  Definitely worth playing every week for your chance to win.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Mica); Image (Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society);  Lace (Joanns); Die Cut (Nellie Snellen); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glueall, Glue dots, Ribbon GLue);  Color (Copic markers);

Friday, July 26, 2013


 Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Conie Fong called Angel of Christmas Stars, but as you can see, I have colored her up in a totally non-Christmas way.  This stamp can be used in many color combinations and is perfect for all sorts of beautiful cards year round.  Instead of coloring her flowers red like poinsettias, I simply made them pink to match the beautiful dress that I colored her in.  Isn't she perfect?

Here's a close up of this gorgeous image
Conie Fong's images are available in rubber stamps or as digital stamps at the Sweet Pea store.  Be sure to check out all of her amazing designs.  Hope this beautiful angel has inspired you today.

Project materials:  Cardstock:  (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill);  Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Marianne Design; Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots, Pop dots);  Bling (Glitter); Buttons (Imaginations);  Color (Copic markers); 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Meow-y Christmas

Hello everyone!  here's another adorable Christmas theme card from Queen Kat stamps for July!  We are having our Summer Holiday special this year.  This is a cute image from artist Sandra Caldwell, he's an adorable Kitty Kat Ornament.  I made this cute card and added a fun Meow-y Christmas sentiment with him.  She's created several wonderful Christmas stamps that are available now at the Queen Kat store.

Drop by and check out all of Sandra's great digital images as well as her wonderful rubber stamps.  I know many of you start your Christmas cards this time of year.  Like you I know if I do just a handful of them every week, by the time December rolls around, I will already have a wonderful stash of beautiful handmade cards to give away!

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, AC, Paper Company);  Image (Queen Kat); DieCut (Spellbinders); Bling (Hobby Lobby, Studio G); Saying (Computer Generated); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic markers);

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Delores Dammage....

Here's a hot girl from Kenny K!  Gotta like some of the images he comes out with. These are the images that make the hubby go hubba hubba.  If only I could find some arm bands like that...I would totally wear those.  Those plus those dangling skull earrings....

Hope you are having a great week.  Make a fun card and give it to your significant other.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Pebbles, AC, Neenah);  Image (Kenny K); Ribbon (Michaels); Bling (Michaels); Twill (Doodlebug); Die Cut (Xcuts); Heart ();  Color (Copic markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Here's a cute little girl in her rain coat.  I know here in Texas, we are surely wishing for the rain right now.  This week's challenge at Squigglefly it to use the colors baby blue or pretty pink.  Well, I decided to use a little of both!  This adorable image is called Aprils Umbrella from Squigglefly artist Cheryl Alger.

Hope this inspires you to drop by the Squigglefly challenge and share a card this week.  You could win a free stamp from Squigglefly if you join in the contest. C'mon by.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Digi-Stamp (Squigglefly); Borders (Doodlebug); DieCut (Nellie Snellen); Buttons (JoAnns); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Monday, July 22, 2013

Once Upon a Dreams....

Here's a stunning image from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Shelia Wolk called Once Upon a Dreams Sleepy Slumber.  What a gorgeous stamp.  I colored it up with copic markers and then framed it using some amazing lace that I bought in Istanbul.  The theme of the week at the SSS Challenge this week is to use a butterfly on your project, so I added a lovely orange butterfly in the corner.

I hope you will drop by the SSS Challenge blog and check out all the other artist's cards and then create your own amazing card for this week's challenge. The prize this week is an amazing $30 gift card!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Scrapbook Stamp Society--Addicted to Stamps); Color(Copic markers); Lace (Istanbul, Turkey); Butterfly (Petaloo); Adhesives (Pop dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots); 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Love every inch....

Here's a sweet and simple card that I made for my hubby recently.  Unity stamps had a big sale a while back including a number of cute images for a couple dollars or less.  I had to pick up this one.  Too fun.  You'll see several funny images that I picked up in that order.

At more than half way through the summer now, I hope everyone is having a great time and staying cool. If it is as hot where you are as it is in South Texas, be safe outside, stay hydrated, keep on that sun block!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (California Paper, DCWV, Neenah); Stamp(Unity Stamp); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Xcuts);  Ribbon (Michaels);  Buttons (American Traditionals); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Here's a gorgeous image from artist Kim Gwin of Scrapbook Stamp Society.  I did this cute card for their contest this week.  This image is called Cattails. The theme is to use ribbon and at least one button.  I am using some fun grosgrain ribbon with blue polka dots which matches the colors I used to color my image.
Drop by the SSS Challenge blog, now that you have seen my sample, I hope you will pull out any SSS image you own and make a fun card with some ribbon and buttons.  The prize is a huge $30 card that you can spend on all their digi-stamps!  Woo Hoo!!

Project materials:  Carstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Scrapbook Stamp Society-Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Ribbon (Michaels); Buttons (American Traditionals); Saying (Colorbok); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, glue dots, Ribbon glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dare to Live Your Dream

Here's a gorgeous mermaid from Sweet Pea Stamps artist Joanne Schempp.  She's called Fluff Dry.  What a beautiful digital image.  I printed her up and cut her out using one of the newest Spellbinders that both embossed and cuts.    I chose rich red Copic Markers to color her up and used a great saying from Cosmo Crickett to go with her "Dare to Live Your Dream."  She looks like she is ready!
Those wonderful corners are from Marianne Designs.   Here's a closeup of this gorgeous stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps:

Be sure and check out all of Joanne Schempp's amazing images, she has a bunch of beautiful mermaid images as well as other amazing lady images, both in rubber stamp as well as digital stamp format.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Making Memories, Neenah, AC);  Digi-Stamp(Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);  Saying (Cosmo Crickett);  Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities; Marianne Designs);  Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots);  Bling (Michaels);

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bundled Up

Here's a wonderful image from Queen Kat artist Kathy Cyr.  This cute image is called Bundled Up.  Queen Kat is having this Christmastime in Summer fun this month, showing many brand new Christmas theme stamps so that crafters who love to make their Christmas cards can get a jump on their holiday creations.  Isn't that clever?  This artist makes the most adorable images of this cute girl and her cat, called Francis Mary and Cornelius

Be sure and check out Kathy Cyr's other stamps in both rubber stamp and digi-stamp format at the Queen Kat store.  She has a bunch of adorable Francis Mary and Cornelius stamps that are too adorable, I own several of them, my fav is called "Hello" probably closely followed by the one where they are both dressed as Ballerinas!

Project Materials:  Cardstock(basic grey, Neenah);  Image (Queen Kat); Ink (Colorbox chalk); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Grandmas button bag, Michaels); Lace (JoAnns); Twine (); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue); DieCuts (Xcuts); Color (Copic markers);

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Here's a lovely lady card using a digital stamp from Make It Crafty named Anatasia and stunning shimmery papers from Paper Temptress.  I chose to go with pink and oranges for summertime when I colored up this image using Copic Markers so I wanted to pick the most beautiful papers to go with her.

I chose the base of the card to be a heavy mica cardstock in pink that's called Azalea.  The colored border and diecut corners that I am using are also a wonderful shimmer paper that's printed in an orange and yellow pattern.  This paper is from Hambly Studio Screenprints.  It's called Retro Rectangles.  Though you can't really tell the design here, it gives a wonderful bright pop of orange and yellow color.  If you are like me and do a lot of cards, esp staying at the 6x6" size and smaller, a great set is the 6x6" precut pieces which give a bigger variety of the papers already cut down (click here).  The white cardstock here is Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  I chose that for this image because I was running it through my printer for printing, the Neenah cardstock runs through the printer easily and colors with Copics great. 

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress);  Image (Make it Crafty); DieCuts (Spellbinders, Memory Box); Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers); Ink Pad (Colorbox Chalk);

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gorgeous long hair!

Hi everyone!  Here's a gorgeous stamp from Sherri Baldy.  I just love this long hair! Isn't she stunning?  I don't think I have ever had hair that completely hit the floor like that, but I have had hair that would almost hit the floor when I sat down.  That was not so long ago, just prior to my brain surgery.  At any, I just LOVE this gorgeous stamp, she's one the Besties (click here).

Be sure and check out all the design teams images at the blog as well as check out this week's contest over on the SSS Challenge blog!  This card here is for the Besties Challenge, which is to use white, black and one other color, which for me is RED....

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Scrapbook Stamp Society); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Ink (Copic Markers); Bling (Hobby Lobby); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue dots, glue all);

Monday, July 15, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  The challenge this week is to include some embossing on your project.  You can use an embossed card background, like I did here, or you can add an embossed embellishment, embossed saying, embossed die cut, or any other type of embossing (such as an embossed stamp).  My card is using a brand new image from Squigglefly artist Cheryl Alger called Max and His Ladybug as well as a brand new sentiment from artist Charlene Mitchell called A Big Little Hello it comes with an additional sentiment, which would have also been adorable on this card that says "a little hello."

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and check out all the wonderful samples this week from the Holley Hobbyists, then create your card for the contest.  If you use a stamp from Squigglefly, you will be eligible to win the prize this week!  Good luck.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah);  DigiStamps(Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Embossing (Cuttlebug); Ladybugs (Jesse James); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fairy Cute

Here's a wonderful Tiddly Inks image for the Tiddly Inks challenge.  They are looking for Fairies and Mermaids.  You know I got a few of those images.  This gorgeous little fairy sure is cute.  I colored her up in Copic markers and used some gorgeous lace that I got back during my visit to Istanbul.

Hope you liked this cute little fairy today.

Project Material:  Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, AC); Image (Tiddly Inks); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Saying (K&Co); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Color (Copic markers);

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Baby Girl

Here's my version of this beautiful stamp that we are using for this month's Sweet Pea variation week.  This stamp is Conie Fong's Mother and Baby Girl.  It is available in both rubber stamp and digi-stamp format.  I chose to use yellows and greens for this card.  I know lots of mom's get beautiful items in these colors, esp. when they don't know the sex of their baby before it is born. Often the baby showers are filled with more neutral colored gifts.  I think these colors would go well for either, but this cute image, you can so tell she's a sweet baby girl!
I used some gorgeous embossed paper from Heidi Grace with a  sweet "Look at you Grow" sentiment from Basic Grey.  I added a few random sentiments on the card that go perfectly with little children. 
Be sure and check out all of Conie's  wonderful stamps at the Sweet Pea store.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Heidi Grace, DCWV Metallic, Neenah); Image (Sweet Pea Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Buttons (American Traditionals); Stickers (Basic Grey, JoAnns); DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, July 12, 2013

Shy Bear Blog Hop

Today the Squigglefly Design Team is having a blog hop using the wonderful Shy Bear stamp collection in honor of a recent passing of Melissa Chettle who died suddenly this June at the young age of 43.

My dear friend Charlene tells me that she was a wonderful woman who made afghans and donated them for so many people.  This image made me think of her, and all the people who must snuggle up and night and hold a blanket close to them feeling warm and comforted in the handmade love that she created.  I hope her friends and family know that she reached out and touched a lot of people that way.
I hope you will continue along the Shy Bear Blog hop to see the other beautiful cards.  Squigglefly, whose artist Lynne Stansberry created the Shy Bear including the one shown on my card today, Sleepy Time Bear.
Your next stop on the blog hop is, Dar, CLICK HERE
To go to the start CLICK HERE
be sure and leave comments on each stop today as Squigglefly will give away THREE images to the winner and the winner will be announced Monday morning at the 7:00 AM start of the new contest on the Squigglefly Blog on the 20th (not this coming week, the NEXT).
IN Addition to the Prize form Squigglefly, I am having my own BLOG CANDY as I just hit 200,000 visitors!! WOOHOO, so make sure you leave a comment here as I will be picking several people for blog candy!! (my candy winners will get announced here on my blog soon and will range from people who posted on my blog in the week or so).  For the Squigglefly Blog candy (and yes, you could win both!!  be sure an post not only on my blog but also continue on the blog hop and leave comments on the other Squigglefly blogs--that winner is announced Monday June 20 on Squigglefly's blog.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Where's Santa Claws?

Queen Kat is having her Summer Time Christmas Celebration and here's an adorable Christmas ornament image from one of my favorite artists, Sandra Caldwell. Don't you love this adorable Kitty Kat ornament?  It's a brand new image that will be released this month at Queen Kat. Too Cute.  She's going to have a couple of other adorable Christmas themed images come out.

Be sure and check out all the new Christmas images from Sandra at the Queen Kat store this month.  Now is a good time for those of you who love to make your own Christmas cards, you can just do a handful of them per week, and by the time November is're already done!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tilda Lets her light shine!

Here's a gorgeous Magnolia card with beautiful little Tilda pulling up a flower.  I am using some gorgeous embossing and beautiful lace that I got while in Istanbul.  I added a simple vellum sentiment, "Let your Light Shine".  She sure is!
Hope this card brings a smile to your face today!

Project materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Magnolia);  Ink (Memento);  Saying (Colorbok); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Embossing (Cuttlebug); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Brads (Bo Bunny, unknown dragonfly);

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Belive in Yourself

Here's a cute little girl from artist Sherri Baldy. She's img 813, what a dear!  With those big curls I just knew I had to get her.  This week's challenge is to create a card using three designer papers.  May be obvious my first two papers, but my third paper is being used as a layer.

Be sure and go by the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog and create a card to join in on the fun  Winner will get a huge prize, $30 worth of digi-stamps!  Well worth the card making work.  I can't wait to see what you all create.  I hope my card has inspired you to give it a try!

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill, Paper Company); Image (SSS-Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Border (Bazzill); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Saying (Cosmo Crickett); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, July 8, 2013

Thank You Holly!

Hello everyone!  Today is an EXTRA special day at Squigglefly, it's a Holly-DAY.  No, not Holley-Day (that's me), but Holly-Day for the wonderful leader Holly that we have at Squigglefly.  She works tirelessly at the company and all of us at Squigglefly love her to death!  She's made our work for Squigglefly be such a great time.

The Squigglefly Challenge this week is to make Thank You Cards.  Today we, the design team members are all making Holly Thank You cards, here's mine:
This gorgeous image is from artist Fawn Palmer and it's called Just Flying By.  It also includes three additional sentiments to complete your thoughts.  I hope that you will check out all the wonderful Thank You cards that have been created by both the Holley Hobbyists and Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals this week for Holly.  Then you can join in our contest this week by creating your own Thank You card for that person in your life who needs a little pat on the back. 

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah, DCWV Metallic);  Image (Squigglefly); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Diecuts (Nellie Snellen, Marianne Design);  Color (Copic markers); Thanks (Unknown); Brads (Basic Grey, Making Memories); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Life is a Beach

Here's a great image from Simply Betty Stamps.  She's ready for the beach. I am using a saying stamp from Sweet Pea stamps.  I love her umbrella that has the bat symbol on it.  Just perfect. I added some great sea shell buttons on the card along with a shimmery glitter cardstock in gold.  She looks decked out in her bikini.

Hope you all enjoy the last day of the holiday weekend and are ready for July to get going tomorrow.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV);  Image (Simply Betty Stamps, Sweet Pea Stamps0; Buttons (Jesse James); Ink (Memento, White Stazon, Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Life with you is sweet!

Here's an adorable girl from Kraftin' Kimmie.  Don't you love their cute girls?  I sure do. She's rollin' in the cotton candy!  YUM.  I added a fun saying "Life with you is sweet!"  That's for my hubby, life with him sure is sweet and keeps getting better year after year.  I can't wait to see what tomorrow holds. 

Hope you are all having a great holiday weekend.  We aren't doing anything special, but spending the time at home together, which is just how I like it.  This cute card makes me think of an adorable notepad that I got from it's a checklist called "Why you Really Really Really Deserve Candy" with a huge list where you check off reasons...too cute.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp(Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); DieCuts (Lifestyles); Lace (JoAnns); Bling (Recollections);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, July 5, 2013

Meet Rosie

Here's a wonderful image from Sweet Pea artist ching-chou kiuk called Rosie.  Isn't she gorgeous?  She is sold on a plate of rubber stamps (Plate #126) or individually as a digital image. I colored her up with some beautiful yellow roses, as they say, yellow rose of Texas.  Then used some pretty yellow rose embellishments to go with her.  I added some gorgeous matching borders from Sizzix.
Here's a close up of the stamped image, she's just stunning
Drop by the Sweet Pea stamps store and check out all of ching-chou kuik's amazing images, both in rubber stamp and in digital stamp format.  Hope this card inspires you to make something bright and beautiful.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

It's Christmas time in summer!

Well, perhaps we are not really having any Christmas time weather here in summer, but we can be making our Christmas theme cards now.  Queen Kat is releasing a bunch of new Christmas theme stamps this month including this adorable image from artist Kathy Cyr.  It's part of the Francis Mary & Cornelius collection and is called Bundled up.  It will be released in early July.

I know lots of stampers who make it their goal to create a handful of Christmas cards every month so that when the holidays get here and they are so busy, they already have a wonderful selection of cards to give out.  What a nice idea.  Drop by the Queen Kat store and check out this month's release of brand new Christmas theme stamps.  I have a bunch of new cards to share too.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Mica from Paper Temptress); Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Nellie Snellen); Embossed Stickers (Pebbles); Adhesives (glue all, pop dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cowgirl (Blog candy coming!!)

Here's a super hot stamp from Unity Stamp company.  I figured she would be great for the upcoming 4th of July.  I suppose this card doesn't have a sentiment for that, but it is done in red, white, and blue.  If only I could end up as tall as this girl looks like she is!  I added that sentiment for the hubby, I love you so.

I know many people will be off the rest of the week starting tomorrow.  Have a great holiday time.  And I will say, that yes, I live in Texas and NO, I don't own a single pair of boots or a buckle or a cowgirl hat.  I don't have a horse, I live in a major metropolitan area.  I know that when people find out I am from TX, they definitely have an idea of TX life.  We have four of the largest cities in the USA, so most of TX people live in big cities, myself included.

OK....on to the blog candy....I am approaching 200,000 visitors! Sounds like an occasion to celebrate!  Right now I am hitting 199,000 so just 1000 hits left.....Starting today will be keeping track of commenters through and until I hit the 200,000 mark and winners will get picked from that group!  I have lots of great stamps goodies to share.  Hopefully I can get a photo up.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Paper Co, Neenah);  Image (Unity Stamp Co); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Saying (Cosmo Crickett); Bling (Studio G); Adhesives (Pop dot, Glue all, Glue dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fairy Dust

Here's a stunning image from artist Morgan Fitzsimmons called Fairy Dust.  I colored her up in bright and beautiful summer colors and added a wonderful saying "you're so awesome!"  The diecut I used has butterflies on the corners, which match the butterflies on her image, and I added an additional butterfly on the card.  I highlighted the card with some gorgeous yellow flowers and orange brads.

I am showing this card for this week's Challenge at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge.  The contest is open this week, so Anything Goes.  Drop by the challenge blog and share your work with them!  Best of luck as they give away a wonderful prize of digi-stamps from their store!

Project Materials:  Cardstock(Neenah, Bazzill): Image (SSS-Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories, other); Lace (JoAnns); Butterfly (Petaloo); DieCut (Nellie Snellen); Saying (Basic Grey); Adhesives (Ribbon Glue, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic markers);

Monday, July 1, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means....yep, it's time for the Squigglefly Challenge!  This week the challenge theme is Purple Passion!  So whip out your purple and make a fun card.  Here's mine using a great image from artist Fawn Palmer called Ho Hum.  While everything on my card is purple, I decked out this girl in red, but if you check her out closely, you'll notice she has a little purple bracelet, purple hair clips and beautiful purple eyes.
Hope you will drop by the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful samples from my team, the Holley Hobbyists.  Then join in on the fun this week.  Share a purple card with us and if you use a Squigglefly image, you are eligible for a prize from the store.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill);  Image (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Lace(Istanbul, Turkiye); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Die Cut (Spellbinders); Embossing (Cuttlebug);  Twill (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);