Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!!  Here's an awesome stamp from Tickled Pink, though this artist now makes stamps for CC Designs.  I just love her images.  This witch is too cute!  I added some shimmery spiderweb paper and framed a tiny spider on a web!  That gorgeous stitched ribbon comes from Istanbul.

I hope you all have fun plans for Halloween!  I bought a bag of candy to hand out to the kids, we usually get 30-40 or so here.  I may go up by the church where they are having "Trunk or Treat" meaning people are setting up their cars all decorated and everyone just goes up to each person's car to trick or treat. That should be a load of fun to the kids.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Neenah, Hobby Lobby);  Image (Tickled Pink); Brads (); Stickers (); Ribbon (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Color (Copic markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We've got chemisty!

You have to know any science theme stamp, I have to get that!  Esp one that has Halloween included in it.  Give me a mad scientist with a pumpkin test tube!  Eek!  I need that stamp!  Too cute. This image and saying are from Kraftin' Kimmie. Too cute.  I also found those adorable Skull test tubes.  Ahhh, fun.  That die cut frame is one of the new ones that I got at the convention last month!

Project materials:  Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, Basic Grey, Unknown); Images (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento); Stickers (Jolees); DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Punch(Martha Stewart); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trick or Treat

Sharing this fun Halloween theme card today, She's a great stamp from Simply Betty Stamps. She's got some tiny fangs on her.  The other large embellishments are chipboard goodies from K&Co.  Had to use some fun Skull paper too.  Just 2 more days now, then you are just going to be seeing Halloween cards for next year, lol!!

I am also in the midst of wrapping up a huge portion of cards for the annual church bazaar and I have been making some other projects to donate for it.  They are having their proceeds go to the Water to Thrive, which build wells in third world countries, The Strong Start Program and The Montopolios Friendship Center this year.  It will be on Sat Nov 2nd if you are in the Austin Area.  So far, 90 cards to take there in addition to about 40 pairs of handmade earrings and more than a dozen jewelry pieces. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Kraft Paper Challenge

Here's an awesome stamp from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Kim Gwin called dragonfly.  I colored up this image using five different shades of blue.  The Challenge this week is to use kraft paper, also think of that as brown bag paper.  This paper here comes from Paper Temptress.  I am layering the brown bag paper with a complete layer of clear printed transparency.

In addition to the kraft paper, I am also using several other amazing papers from Paper Temptress here, Hambly overlay in White Heleconias.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar White paper.  The black paper is a wonderful textured ruche called Black Crepe.

Drop by the SSS Challenge this week, and be sure to add some fun Kraft Paper to you card to play along.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Give me Bat-wings and let me fly!

here's an awesome image from Kraftin Kimmie, she's Boo-tiful.  I got this awesome paper from SEI at the last scrapbook convention I went to this September. I have to make this fun card.  I don't know if I would totally consider this Halloween...Hmmm. perhaps.  Looks like something I might wear year round,lol!  Here in Austin we have one of the biggest bat colonies in the world, so the community is very PRO-bat.  So this cutie is A-ok!
Project materials:  Cardstock (SEI, Neenah);  Image (Kraftin Kimmie);  Embellishments (Soft Spoken, Sandy Lion);  Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue dots, glue all);

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Witches Rule

Here's a super cute witch stamp from CC Designs.  I just love her sweet and innocent look. I am using some stunning spiderweb paper which I added some cute spiders onto.  I got these embellishments at the Scrapbook convention last month. Fun fun!!

Can't believe this week is Halloween. I hope you have something nice planned with your family.  I imagine my hubby and I will stay home and hand out candy to some local kids, though usually not many, we get about 30-40 or so. 

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (Hobby Lobby, Neenah);  Image (CC Designs); Die Cuts (SEI); Stickers (Recollections, ); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic markers);

Friday, October 25, 2013

Meet Jinx from Brigid Ashwood

 Here's an adorable stamp from Sweet Pea artist Brigid Ashwood. She has a whole line of fun Rubber Stamps at the Sweet Pea store, this girl is called Jinx.  I thought this cute little outfit, with her skull and crossbones tattoo would go well on this gorgeous paper that has an adorable skull pattern on it.  I added some great combo of orange, red and yellow embellishments and one of the newest die cuts from Spellbinders.
here's a close up of the image itself, be sure and check out all the other Sweet Pea design team works this week, as this artist will be featured all week long.

Check out all of this artists images at Sweet Pea stamps here.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Naughty Nurse

Here's a quick and easy card using a great stamp from Queen Kat.  I know I might enjoy dressing up like a naughty nurse for Halloween this year. This fun image is from artist Terrell Dorfeo and is available as a rubber stamp or a digi-stamp.

All I can say now is, are you ready for your shot? then drop your trousers and bend over....(you know who you are!)

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Neenah, AC); Stamp (Image: Queen Kat) Sentiment (kraftin Kimmie); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Ink (Memento);

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Haunting

Here's a gorgeous stamp from Simply Betty Stamps.  She's a witch and a princess too!  Have to add a couple extra postings this month to show some extra wonderful Halloween cards. I also got the coolest little bat on there and a fun button shaped witch.  Happy Haunting Everyone!

Project materials:  Cardstock (Little Yellow Bicycle, Neenah); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Ribbon (Provo craft?); Embellishments (Jesse Jane, Queen&Co,  SEI); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic markers); Ribbon (Michaels);

Operation Write Home

Here's another card that I created for the Operation Write Home project.  This wonderful project is being sponsored by so many crafting companies to collect cards for the soldiers.  I am using beautiful papers from Paper Temptress here, along with stamps from Floppy Latte and a sentiment from Sweet Pea Stamps.
I am using a cardstock base of Brown Bag cardstock.  The decorative boarder is a shimmery paper from Hambly Studio Screen Prints.  These papers can be bought in wonderful assortments of 6x6" pcs which are perfect for making cards with!  The textured black paper is ruche, Black crepe.  I printed out the digital image onto some wonderful Heavenly White.
Please Join in and create a beautiful card for the soldiers, they are currently looking for very general theme cards in A2 size. There's more info on the Paper Temptress site, including a wonderful place where you can share any cards you create!! (CLICK HERE).
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Stamps (Floppy Latte, Sweet Pea); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Punch (Creative Memories); Adhesives (Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Not so Wicked Wendy!

This has to be one of the cutest witches around!  She's super adorable. This witch is from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy and she's called Not So Wicked Wendy.  Too Cute!!  I used the most adorable paper, just look at those little skeletons on there!! then added a black cat and some fun Halloween buttons to boot!!
That die cut is one of the newest ones from Spellbinders.  This cute card is just perfect for the SSS Challenge this week, which is to share a Halloween card.  The winner will get wonderful stamps from Scrapbook Stamp Society, so I hope you will join along with us.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, ); Image (Scrapbook Stamp Society--Addicted to Stamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (Making Memories); Sentiment (Reminisce); Cat (Recollections); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all); Twill (Doodlebug); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, October 21, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know that means it's time for the Squigglefly Challenge. This week the challenge is Leaves....with a double meaning, you can either use leaves as in tree leaves, fall foiliage and the like or you can use "Leave" as in travel, take a trip, etc.  I actually think my card fits both, since I have a traveling witch and she's flying on her broomstick with some leaves in the air.  This adorable image is from artist Fawn Palmer and comes with the fun Joke shown. I mean, how many pregnant witches do you see? She's called Naughty Witch,  HA!!

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and see what else the Holley Hobbyists created this week.  Then you can join in with your own card.  The winner will get something free from Squigglefly.
There's also a brand new freebie on the Squigglefly Page, be sure to get it!.

Project materials:  Cardstock(Bazzill Swiss,  Neenah);  Image (Squigglefly);  Diecuts (Spellbinders); ink (Colorbox Chalk); leaves (Recollections); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);  Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Witchy Poo

Here's a fun card from Kraftin' Kimmie. This witch is off on a flight, so adorable!  I had to add a bat on her card and I just love that skull she's got hanging from her broomstick. How adorable is that!  CUTE!

Looks like that little black cat has something to say as well.  Did you win blog candy?  the winners were announced yesterday!  Be sure and check to see if you were a winner and send me an email if you were!!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill,, SEI, Neenah);  Image (Kraftin Kimmie); Stickers (Martha Stewart, Jolees); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Sentiment (); Flowers (Prima); Brads (MME); Ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots);

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I've gone batty!

Here's a great image from Simply Betty Stamps called Witchy Wednesday.  Isn't she sweet? I colored her up in purple and used some fun black cat paper from Basic Grey. Doesn't she look purrfect? Today is the day to announce the blog candy winners!!  I picked five USA winners and Five international winners.  USA--you will have goodies shipped straight to you, please send me your address at  International winners, you will get TWO DIGI stamps from Sweet Pea stamps!! WOO HOO, so drop me your email so I can give it to the Sweet Pea Stamps store owner!

US winners (send me your address
Stacy HW mailed
StampingGram aka Hugtherapist2000
Pat mailed
Snoopy mailed
Rhonda Miller

International (send me your
Jackie P
Kaye G

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Basic Grey);  Image (Simply Betty Stamps);  Sentiment (K&co); Brads (Recollections); Brad (Queen &Co); Stars (Grandma's Button Bag); Corners (WeRMemories); Button (Making Memories); Twine (Doodlebug); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, October 18, 2013

Little Vampire

Have you seen a theme over the last couple days?  well here is one more lady vampire, though this one is a bit younger.... Here's a fun image from Sweet Pea artist Teresa Sherman for this week's variation.  My stamp this week is called Halloweenies-Vamp.  She's so cute. I colored her up with purple hair and made a pink card using gorgeous shimmery mica cardstock.  I know it might not look a lot like Halloween, but I think the image itself gives the Halloween vibe. 
Here's a close up of the image herself.  There's also a fun Frankenstein, Mummy, and Witch available in this collection of stamps, both in digital as well as rubber format.
I hope you have fun making all those last minute Halloween cards.  So many great images to choose from!  Enjoy and be sure to check out what's on sale at the store.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Here's an awesome Queen Kat stamp from artist Che Gilson called Vampire Girl.  Isn't she Awesome?  I just love how her brief case is shaped like a casket!  Now that's a Vampire who knows her business.  I am using some fun paper from SEI and Halloween theme die cuts.  She looks ready for action.
I hope you signed up for the BLOG CANDY, but just in case you missed it, the winners will be announced Saturday morning, so quick CLICK HERE and leave a comment
 Project Materials:  Cardstock(SEI, Bazzill, Neenah);  Image (Queen Kat); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ribbon (Michaels); Skelly (Fancy Pants); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, memento);

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Would you like a drink?

Here's an awesome stamp from Tickled Pink Lil Lolita, I just love this artist's images, they are now sold over at CC Designs.  I added it with some fun Skull paper and a few candy embellishments.  She's just awesome fun for Halloween. I have to say, Hmmm, is that just red wine?  I don't drink wine, so I guess I better pass.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, basic grey); Image (Tickled Pink); Die Cut (Xcuts); Flower (Michaels); Stickers (Soft Spoken); Candy (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all); Twine (); Color (Copic markers);

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Challenge

Here's a cute little wizard and he's got his books of spells. He's just perfect for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week's challenge is to create a Halloween theme card!  Perfect.  There's so many wonderful Halloween images.  This cutie comes in a set of images from Squigglefly artist Cheyl Alger called Witches and Spells.  You get three different images for only $3!!

Drop by the Squigglefly Blog and check out Rhonda's team to see the Halloween cards they created this week and then create your own Halloween card to share with us.  If you use a Squigglefly image, you are eligible to win!

Hey--DID you sign up for BLOG CANDY--it was on Saturday's posting, quick and sign up before winners get drawn!! CLICK HERE

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Basic Grey); Image (Squigglefly); Border (K&Co); Pumpkin (Soft Spoken); Buttons ();  Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);  Color (Copic markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Monday, October 14, 2013

Layering Challenge

Happy Monday everyone.  Here's a wonderful new image from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Kim Pipkin Gwin.  This image just gorgeous and perfect for Halloween.  The challenge over on the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog (SSS Challenge) is to use lots of layers.  So, as you can see, I have done several layers on my image, my sentiment and the background with wonderful fall theme colors.  This great image is called Cat with Pumpkin..
Drop by the SSS Challenge Blog and share your card this week. It doesn't have to be Halloween related, it just needs to have lots of fun layers in it!
DID YOU SIGN UP FOR BLOG CANDY?  all you need to do was just leave a comment on Saturday's posting.  Winners will be announced this Saturday!   So go back and leave a comment.  CLICK HERE. Candy was shown yesterday's posting.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Image (SSS-Addicted to Stamps);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); sentiment (REminisce); buttons (); Twine (Doodlebug); Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Color (Copic markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all);

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Here's an adorable witch from Simply Betty Stamps.  I colored her up and put her on some spider-iffic Basic Grey paper.  She looks like she is brewing up something fun for Halloween.  I wonder what always makes those potions so neon green?
There was blog candy to sign up for yesterday, if you didn't leave a comment yesterday, please do so (CLICK HERE).
I promised photos of the candy, here's SOME photos, but be sure to sign up on SATURDAYS posting!!


Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Basic Grey, Neenah, DCWV);  Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Corner Rounder (creative Memories); Die Cut (Lifestyles); Sentiment (Reminisce); Button (Making Memories); Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Jesse James); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Haunting we will go....BLOG CANDY CELEBRATION!!!

Here's an adorable kitty and her witch off trick or treating.  I think I best give them a treat as I would hate to get a trick from a real witch.  This paper is from Paper Loft, which I picked up last weekend at the convention in San Marcos.  So much fun. Spent two days there, took three different classes and walked around the convention floor for way too many hours.  Totally spent too much and was totally exhausted.  I got lots of fun dies (like the one I used on this card here), wonderful cardstock stickers, like the sentiment used on this card here, some beautiful papers, and  lots more goodies that you will be seeing over the next year.....Woo hoo.
Now, for BLOG CANDY---Yesterday was TOTALLY awesome, I went to my Oncologist (now, often can the words awesome and ONCOLOGIST go in same sentence????), at any rate, I got my 6 month test, HOLY COW--the blood test was TOTALLY normal. NORMAL. I don't mean "kinda normal" or almost normal as he has said before, which meant, really low way below what it was supposed to be, but not so low that they are going to force you into care....I mean it read completely normal. WHAT?!?!  Wow.  It's been a decade since that has happened, but particularly that last couple of years as this oncologist and my current doctor have been watching so closely and trying to get me into care for a low white count and get tested for cancer.  That test though is awful.  UGH.
I wouldn't consent to take the test.  At any rate...After the brain surgery and finally getting off the drugs from epilepsy as my seizures have stopped completely...a new blood test now shows that my white cell count has come back to normal!  This means, for now, no more worries of cancer!!

I think that merits a celebration!!!  I will put up some photos soon, but for now, just need to leave a comment here. I have TONS of goodies to offer, wonderful stamps, wonderful embellishments for cardmaking.  WOO HOO.  Will pick the winners from amongst the commenters of today's posting.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Loft, Neenah, Bazzill); Stamp (Freebie--unknown though, if you know the artist, please let me know);  Ink (colorbox chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Embellishments (Jolees);  Sentiment ();  DieCut (SPellbinders); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fright Night

 Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea stamps artist ching chou kuik.  Her work is so gorgeous.  I used a totally unusual color for me, and that's the green, but I think she looks wonderful in green and it seems to really compliment the orange perfectly. This image is called Pumpkin Light and it's available both as a digi stamp as well as a rubber stamp (Plate #148).
Here's a close up of the image, there's specks of glitter everywhere as the skeleton borders are covered in black glitter.  Isn't this image just stunning?

I hope this card makes you want to create something beautiful for the upcoming Halloween holiday.  There are some gorgeous images from ching-chou kuik in this category.  You can find all the Halloween stamps in the link here.
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Pumpkin Patch

Here's a gorgeous witch from Queen Kat artist Kathy Cyr. It's Frances Mary and Cornelius hanging out in the pumpkin patch. I added some gorgeous die cut vines and some fun pumpkin brads to decorate this card.  I think it would be fun for Halloween or even a witchy thanksgiving.

Be sure and drop by the Queen Kat store as the new stamps for the month have been added. There's some great holiday images that are in now.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Image (Queen Kat); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, Memory Box); Brads (unknown); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Operation Write Home

Here's a gorgeous card that was made for Operation Write Home (OWH).  I was in a blog hop last week and I spoke about this program which is collecting cards to be sent to the soldiers.  There was a wonderful group of companies that are supporting this cause, including A Day For Daisies, which gave me this adorable little fairy stamp that I used to create this card.  I will be donating this card to OWH.  This cute fairy is called Tiny Bell Fairy.  I am using a sentiment from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I am sure a soldier will send this to a family member wishing to them that their dreams to come true, I left the inside blank, so it could be used to wish birthday greetings, missing you wishes, or other sentiments.

All the gorgeous papers on this card are from Paper Temptress.  The base of the card is a thick column cardstock called Canyon Brown Skinny Columns.  The wonderful textured paper on the base is ruche called Sky Blue Crepe.  The white paper which has the digi-stamp fairy and the stamped sentiment on it is Heavenly White. I also added a tiny border that I created with a Martha Stewart punch using a small leftover strip of Basis Gold.  I edged all the textured cardstocks with various types of ink to give some depth to the card.

Don't forget that Paper Temptress is having a wonderful Contest filled with prizes from many companies and they are also collecting cards, just like the one shown here.  There are guidelines for the requested cards (click here).  The contest and the address to send your cards to this program is included  HERE (click here). 

Cheers all!  Holley

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stitching cute

I know so many people love the look of stitching on everything. I do, but I am not good enough with stitching on paper with a sewing machine, so here I have simply drawn the stitching in by hand, it looks cute, but perhaps would be even better if I could learn to stitch with a machine.  I see those adorable hand-held machines all the time, but I also see people who can't ever seem to make them work.  This adorable image is from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy.

So, my question to you guys is, does anyone own one of those little machines and get them to work?
This cute card today is for the weekly challenge at SSS!  Drop by their challenge blog for the chance to win to five free images by creating your own card.

Project materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill); Image (Scrapbook Stamp Society--Addicted to Stamps);  Lace (JoAnns); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Bling (Grandma's Button Bag); Sentiment(); Embellishments (Little Yellow Bicycle); Ink (souffle); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue);

Monday, October 7, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means, Yep, it's time for this week's Squiggelfly Challenge.  This week the challenge is called Orange Bliss.  So use some orange this week on your card and perhaps find a fun image from Squigglefly.  This adorable image is from artist Cheryl Alger and comes with a group of several other Halloween images, which I will be showing over the next few weeks.  Isn't she broom-tastic?

Drop by the Squigglefly blog and share your orange creation this week.  It doesn't have to be a Halloween card, you can see different samples from the Holley Hobbyists on the blog.  If you use a Squigglefly image, you could even win the prize!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV, SEI);  Image (Squigglefly);  Embellishments (); Corner Rounder (CM);  Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Brads (Basic Grey); Flowers (Prima); Punch (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);  Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, October 6, 2013

It's Fright Night

Here's an awesome freebie image that Crafty Moments artist Vince (sorry I don't have his full name) at this blog (CLICK HERE) named Who's that Ghoul?  So I colored her up and wanted to share my card.  I am using all sorts of fun Halloween embellishments to go with her.  While at that blog, be sure and go to his home page and see all the other outstanding downloads he has created!

I'll have to drop him a note so he can see the card I created with his image.  He's recently posted some amazing Dia de los Muertos images!

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah);  Image (Crafty Moments); DieCuts (Spellbinders); Sentiments (three different companies NRN Designs, K&Co); Bling (Recollections); Skull (Martha Stewart); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots);  Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge

Well, I am sure this card sure seems out of place for me right now, I have been in a Halloween kick for the last couple months.  Right now though, Squigglefly is having a challenge on their blog and the challenge is to create a Christmas theme card.  Well here is my card this week, using a brand new image from artist Pamela Lehto called Santa Moon
There's only a couple days left for the contest, so if you want to win the prize, create a cute Christmas card using a Squigglefly image and drop by the Challenge blog and enter your creation now!

Project materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, unknown);  Image (Squigglefly); DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Buttons (JoAnns); Ribbon (Unknown); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All);  Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, October 4, 2013

Got Candy?

 Here's an adorable Halloween theme stamp from Sweet Pea artist Elisabeth Bell called Tuckered Out Tiger.  Isn't he the cutest?  I know I have seen a child or two come up to my door in one of this cute costumes!  I added some gorgeous shimmery paper and a fun sentiment, "Got Candy?" with some shimmery candy embellishments.
Here's a closeup of this darling stamp from Elisabeth Bell.
Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Heidi Grace);  Stamps (Sweet Pea stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Sentiments (Reminisce); Ribbon ();  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue);  Color (Copic Markers); Punch (Martha Stewart);

Thursday, October 3, 2013

It's Rianda

Here's an awesome witch from Queen Kat named Rianda the Witch.  I am using some fun brads with tags "BOO" and a cute Under a Spell sentiment to go with her.  I have colored her up in beautiful green and added a wonderful bat border to the top of this card.  This adorable paper is from Blackbird line of My Mind's Eye.  It matches perfectly with the brads.

Be sure and check out all of Terri Nickleson's wonderful stamps and all the fun Halloween theme images at Queen Kat.  I just love this gorgeous witch, be it for a Halloween card or just for fun anytime!

Project Supplies:  Cardstock (My Mind's Eye, Neenah, Bazzill);  Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Brads (My Mind's Eye); Sticker (K&Co); Border (Martha Stewart); Color (Copic markers);  Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Operation Write Home (OWH)

Hello Hopper! Thank you sooo much for coming by!
We brought our creativity together in the hopes that we would inspire you to join us (DT members) in doing a good deed!  Most of you know our men and women from the armed forces are deployed all over the world. Sometimes these men and women are in places that make it very hard, or they’re far away from where they can pick up a sweet card to send a quick note home. Luckily, they have OPERATION WRITE HOME (OWH). OWH is a non-profit organization that sends special boxes filled with cards to soldiers all over the world. How can you help OWH keep the good deed going? By creating cards!!! Yes! OWH angels receive tons of handmade cards from crafters all over the world, then they check and organize cards to be sent out to our soldiers. Take a look at some of their own words about OWH packs:

Now we would love for you to join us to help OWH. We thought it would be amazing fun to do a blog hop to inspire you! Design Teams from Paper Temptress, Oozak and Color me Creative Class have joined together in one amazing Card Drive HOP. The fun just gets better! You can join in by making as many cards as you possibly can..the more you create the better your chances are to win one or more prizes. Here are the guidelines on how to enter and win! PLEASE remember that...IMPORTANT....OWH guidlines MUST be followed to be entered to win a prize.

Once you create as many cards as possible enter a picture of ONE of the cards you have created on the hop inlinkz then mail all the cards you created to the address below. Send as many cards as you can create so you have the best chance possible to win one or more of the 14 fabulous prizes by November 7th.

Please visit the Hero Blog to see how much they appreciate the cards :)    

Thank you to our sponsors
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Here's my card for this blog hop using a wonderful stamp that was donated by Sweet Pea stamps. I made this great Birthday card.  I have put dual sided white paper inside this card, so that the soldier will be able to write on the inside of the card.  The gorgeous papers used here were donated by Paper Temptress.  This wonderful image is called Birthday Angel from Joanne Schempp

I will be sharing more cards that I made for the soldiers at different times during this month as a reminder to you to keep making cards to donate to the troops. I have some wonderful stamp images donated by Floppy Latte designs as well as a Day for Daisies to share.  Keep an eye on my blog for these!
It’s time to HOP around. Leave little note as you pass by these lovely designers’ blogs! Don’t forget to add you project to the inlinkz at the end of the Hop! You will also find the address to mail your cards at the end of the hop. You can Hop throughout the month of October. This way everyone in their own time can hop and join in!
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Holley Barnhart (YOU ARE HERE)

Please send your cards to the following address:
Operation Write Home 35205 13th Pl SW Federal Way, WA 98023


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Darkness Falls

Here's an adorable little witch Tilda.  I just love that she's using a modern broom, lol!  She's quite "Spooky" now isn't she?  OK, maybe quite adorable is more accurate.  I had to color her up in Halloween purple and highlight the spider web off the top of her hat.  So cute.

Hope you enjoyed this cute little Magnolia card today, have a great day!

Cheers, Holley