Saturday, May 31, 2014

Be my friend

Here's a sweet image from Lili of the Valley.  I just love their cute little girl images. I added a fun butterfly that was actually meant to be a sewn patch.  It's fun to find things to add on to cards.  I hope all is well this weekend.  Can you believe we are now in June?  I have 3 weeks now to get Vacation Bible school crafts ready!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Image (Lili of the Valley); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Sentiment (Heidi Grace); Butterfly (unknown); Bling (Studio G); Pen (Sakura); Adhesives (Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Glimmer of Hope

Sweet Pea stamps is featuring artist Rebecca Sinz this week by having each design team member create a project using one of her stamps.  I am using Glimmer of Hope which is currently available in both Rubber and Digital format.  Be sure and check out the artist's original coloring so you can see how different my coloring looks.
Here's a close up of the stamp itself. I colored it using copic markers and framed it using a wonderful diecut from Spellbinders in a metallic blue paper from DCWV.
I finished the card with a gorgeous sequined lace in black topped off with a Turkish lace on the bottom followed with some lace butterflies.  I hope this card inspires you with a glimmer of hope today.  Be sure and check out all of this artist's gorgeous stamps.  She does the most awesome lady images and many ladies with gorgeous animals and flowers.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I'll be your bunny

Here's a hot stamp from Unity stamps. This woman has got some attitude, that's for sure. If only I had legs this long, lol!  I am also using some fun die cuts from Memory Box and Cat's Pajamas. Do you think the hubby will like it?  Maybe I should just go get a bunny costume instead.

Hope everyone is having a great week. I can't believe May is ending and summer is upon us! WOW. This year is flying by. 

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Pebbles, AC, Neenah, Bazzill); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Stamp (Unity Stamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cat's Pajamas, Memory Box); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Michaels); Sentiment (Pebbles); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dare to be different

Now here's a real CHEEKY little card that I made using an image from Stamping Chef.  Isn't this a hoot?  I just love her fun lady images.  Mind you, I think if I saw this lady in person, I might not find it so amusing, lol!  But here, I can get a chuckle.

I am using a fun die cute from Cuttlebug, these are something new that I haven't seen in many stores, but came across one day on Amazon.  They cut really nice, I was quite impressed with them, both in cost and quality. They emboss too. It's larger than the face of my card here.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV, AC); Image (Stamping Chef); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Hello everyone! Have you seen this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  Today I am sharing the card I made to play in this week's game. The challenge this week is to create a Square card.  Here's my card using a brand new image Masked Fairy from artist Niina Niskanen.

Why don't you join in the fun this week and share a square card with us over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog?  We have lots of wonderful freebies that you can try out and a huge store of images to choose from.

Project materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, misc); Borders(Bazzill); Flower (Prima); Bling (Jesse James, Hobby Lobby); Sentiment (3 Bugs in Rug); Butterfly (Petaloo); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, May 26, 2014

Blue and Beige

Hi everyone, here's a fun contest that is going on for the next two weeks at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog.  The challenge is to use blue and beige together on a card. Here's my card using a stunning image from artist Sherri Baldy called Lil' Lovely Rosie.  Isn't she a doll?  I added a simple sentiment from Cosmo Cricket and some fun bling from Michaels.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog to see the rest of the DT cards and then join in with us.  You could win some gorgeous stamps from SSS.

Project Materials:  Carstock (MAMBI, Neenah, Bazzill); Image (SSS-Addicted to Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Bling (Michaels); Ribbon (KI Memories); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic markers); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Diecuts (Lifestyles);

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Be Kind

Here's a sweet and simple card for today, It's a Crafter's Companion stamp. I added a simple Cosmo Crickett saying "Be kind to those smaller than you."  I think these stamps and cards like this would be just perfect for Father's Day which is coming up. 

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Ink(Colorbox Chalk); Diecuts (Spellbinders); Borderpunch (Martha Stewart); Stamps (Crafter's Companion); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Miss Smexy

Here's a great new stamp that I got from Stamping Chef.  I made this fun card to play in the Your Scrapbook Place challenge.  They have a recipe for your card, it must have printed paper (my striped card), two images (my Miss Smexy and the heart stamp), and three buttons.  It's that easy to join in the fun!  Here's the link if you want to join in the fun! Click here.

I am also using a fun sentiment stamp from Unity (that's also where the heart stamp comes from).
Miss Smexy was colored in Copic markers. I am also going to share this card with the folks at The Stamping Chef!

Cheers, Holley

Friday, May 23, 2014

Pastel Goth

Do you ever have one of those images that just makes you go, "EEK, I GOTTA have that image!"  This was one of those images for me.  I don't know why, because I never was a Goth girl as a kid but maybe my spirit was, lol.  This cutie comes from Sweet Pea Stamps artist Zoimar Lezama and she's called Pastel Goth.  Be sure and check out her coloring on this stamp because I love it.
I added a steampunk embossed background as well as some diecut hearts to go with her.  I can think so many fun color combos for this stamp.
I gave her the lightest grey eyes. I guess I just love that color on eyes because it reminds me of my hubby.  I also have to say I totally adore that she has a cherry tattoo (which I totally imagine to be a fake) and a backpack.  Ahh, cute kids.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

You are loved

Here's an adorable girl from The Greeting Farm with some gorgeous shimmery papers from Paper Temptress.  I colored her up with Copic markers in yellow and orange, so I wanted to you some beautiful yellow and orange papers to go with her.  I know you can see the beautiful circular pattern on the left, it seems faint in this photo, it's actually a clear overlay, so it stands out a layer on top in the real life.  It's a transparency with the circles printed on it, just like the "paper" underneath the You are Loved  words.

The base of this card is using a gorgeous mica cardstock called Flame.  I stamped my image on a wonderful white cardstock called Neenah Solar White.  I am using a Hambly Studio products, an overlay, called Orange Mod Circles.  You can get this sheet individually or in a combination set.  I am using two very small pieces from the same sheet, one of the left had side of the card and one right behind the sentiment.  I am also using a gorgeous  Hambly Studio Screenprint  which is a yummy shimmery paper much like the shimmer of mica but less thickness.  It is called Retro Rectangles and is also available in a mini combination set.

So if you are looking for that gorgeous shimmery paper that makes your card look like a thousand bucks, check out the mini combination sets at Paper Temptress.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

You & Me

Sharing this sassy lady with you today. She's from Stamping Chef. I love this artist's images!! She has a whole bunch of new ones too, if you haven't been by her shop since I had my February Celebration.  I know I am going to be added a whole handful to my collection soon. I just can't wait!

I am entering this card in their TSC Challenge.  Now, if I could just CHALLENGE myself to be as hot and as skinny as the woman in this picture!!

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Image (Stamping Chef). Embellishments (Studio G, Hobby Lobby, JoAnns); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Sakura Gel Pen); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots);

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Here's a sweet card from artist Sherri Baldy. I just love her cute little girls. When I was young, I had such long long hair.  I did this card up in pinks with a fun heart shaped border on top.  I am putting this card in the SSS Challenge this week, the theme is Anything goes spring time.  I know a cute little pink shirt and matching bow in my hair was definitely a spring time thing.
Hope you will join in the Anything goes challenge over at SSS Challenge.  Sherri is giving away a bunch of adorable images this week.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, May 19, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge. This week the challenge is called "all shapes and sizes"....I know we always like to use matching shapes and sizes on our cards, I layer an image on a rectangle, then use a larger rectangle to lay it on...this week let's do layering with DIFFERENT shapes! Cut your image in one shape, layer it on a different shape. Maybe even TWO different shapes? let's see what we can all come up with.  Here's my card with three shapes of layering.  I am using a fun new image from Squigglefly artist James Horvath called Messy Kid's Bed.  I added a fun vellum sentiment that says "Play" as well as embossing each of the different papers that I used for layering.

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog to see all the wonderful cards that the Holley Hobbyists created this week for your inspiration and then share your card with us!  All you need is to have at least two different shapes layered on your card.  If you use a Squigglefly image, you will be eligible for a prize, even if you use a wonderful freebie!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Caution, She's Dangerous!

Here's a wild woman card I am making for a hot man in my life...this awesome image is from Ike's Art.  There's a new contest going on at Left of Center Creative Challenge to share a Male theme card this week. So, Danger, don't look if you don't wanna see

Isn't she awesome?  Ike draws some hot stamps, as well as some great animals, horror (i.e. zombies, skeletons), and even beautiful florals.  Drop by the Left of Center Creative Challenge. This week they are also featuring Dilly Beans whom I like a lot!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Baseball Season

Here's a fun little guy from artist Sandra Caldwell.  Doesn't he look like some of those kids you know?  I know that was me when I was trying to play baseball.  Never could even hardly life a bat (I was so tiny) and hitting a ball was not going to happen.  But I did try!  My sister however (who I might add was about 7 inches taller than me) was an amazing player.  First year she picked up a baseball bat and glove she made all star.
I made this cute image the size of a baseball card and used a vellum sentiment that says Try&Try Again.  Sandra has some wonderful digistamps at her Etsy store Babycakes Doodle This and That and next month I hear she will have her designed carried in a new digistore!  Keep your eye on my blog for that announcement!

Cheers, Holley

Friday, May 16, 2014

Forest Blue

Happy Friday everyone!  here's an awesome image from Sweet Pea called Forest Blue. This image was designed by artist Ching chou kuik.  I am using very dark green paper as my base and shimmery green flocked paper to mount the image on.  I created a border with Bazzill Bling at the base of my card and then filled the whole card with green bling.  I added a sentiment from K&Co.

To finish the card, I added in a flag border on the corner with cute butterflies and a little flower button.  Here's a close up of the stamp being feature this week:
Do you like her blue hair?  I am using B91-B97 for it, I was initially going to choose a much brighter blue color family, but I didn't want anything that would stand out too far away from the greens that I used to color her dress and wings (G20-G28).

Have a wonderful weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Meet Smexy Sasha.  She's a great image from Stamping Chef.  I am sure many of you may recall back during my celebration in February that we had some awesome card shown using their stamps and wonderful prizes from them.  I do so adore her images.  This one is no different. I used color that I normally don't, that being the green on her shirt as well as the green and blue combo on this card.

I added a sentiment in vellum "Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." I am guessing this woman has that attitude they are talking about!! Adding this card to their weekly Challenge.

Project Materials:  Cardstock(Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV Metallic); Image (Stamping Chef); Flower (Prima); Brad (Basic Grey); Vellum (); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic markers); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rollergirl Awesome!

Here's a gorgeous stamp from Simply Betty Stamps.  Wow, just love it.  The bright pinks with some Skulls, lol!  I added a fun sentiment, "Why try to be normal?"  Really, what is normal anyways?  I added a strip of skull paper in the background and two new skull die cuts that I got recently.

Here in Austin, we have a Rollergirl league, those girls are some hard core athletes.  Some of you may have saw a movie that was done here in Austin about it, starring Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore (Whip It).  Of course the movie deals with all other dramas in the life of a high school girl growing up but for those (like my husband) who love rollergirl action, it was a hit. 

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC); DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities; Memory Box; CC Designs); Ink (colorbox Chalk); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Border (); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Birthday John!

Sharing this Birthday Card today that I made for my DH.  I hope he likes it.  This stamp comes from Queen Kat (who has now closed down).  The beautiful orange sentiment is just perfect and is from Adorn It.  The Happy Bday flags are some that I got from LaLa Land.

I am making him cookies this year instead of cake. I knew that is what he would prefer.  Hope you all have a wonderful day today too!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Spring

Here's a beautiful stamp from artist Sherri Baldy.  The challenge over at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog this week is Anything Goes Spring Theme.  So drop on by and check out all the gorgeous spring cards and then share one with us!  I am using this adorable image called Lil Lovely Wisp.  Isn't she beautiful? You can also get just the face image without the frame.

I hope you will drop by the SSS Challenge blog this week and join in the fun. The winner gets a wonderful set of Digi stamps from the store!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzill, Neenah);  Image (Scrabook Stamp Society--Addicted to Stamps); Lace (Joanns); Buttons (misc); Butterfly (recollections);  Flowers (Michaels); Hearts (JoAnns); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue all);

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Cuppy Cake for you

Here's an adorable Tiddly Inks stamp today, it's Wyrnn and her Cup cake.  I added some fun metallic cup cakes to go with it and a sentiment from Adorn it!  She's definitely Sweet on You...or maybe just giving you a cup cake so you will be sweet on her.

Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there.  Best wishes to all of you.  Off I go to church today. Have a great Sunday everyone.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah); Image (Tiddly Inks); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Sentiment (Adorn It); Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Metal Bling (Recollections); Pen (Inkessentials); Color (Copic markers); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (pop dots);

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gorjuss Girl

Hi everyone!  Sharing this sweet and simple Gorjuss Girl card.  I am sure you can all tell from my blog header that I do so love the Gorjuss Girls. Aren't these stamps the best?  If you love them, you can scroll down on the right hand side and find a link that says "Gorjuss Girl" to see all my cards with Gorjuss Girl stamps.
Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, May 9, 2014

Pins in my Heart

 Here's a striking image from Sweet Pea artist Concetta Kilmer called Pins in my Heart.  Something about this image is just so stunning to me. I had to print it out as soon as I saw it. I colored her up in an assortment of Copic markers and used a reddish brown background with tan and brown embellishments to match.
Isn't this image Stunning? I love the horse and the doll.
Be sure you check out all of Concetta's images at the Sweet Pea Stamps store, she also has some really great Owls.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Howdy Y'all

Here's a fun card using a beautiful image from Stamping Chef and gorgeous papers from The Paper Temptress.  Don't you love this combo?  I must say, I love this sassy lady, though personally I don't have a cowgirl hat or boots to my name. Yes, I live in Texas.  I think maybe I do have a cowgirl kind of attitude though!  This fun image is called Howdy Baby.

All the papers here come from Paper Temptress.  The base of the card is a wonderful Mica cardstock called Copper.  The bottom layer as well as the layer that the sentiment is on is a great screenprint from Hambly Studios.  You can get a wonderful assortment of these in a 6x6 assortment pack, which are great for making cards and give you a load of choices for less cost.  This sheet is called Chic Circles, as you know, I am HUGE fan of brown/pink combo.  The image is printed out on Heavenly White.  The fun sentiment comes from Cosmo Crickett.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Image (Stamping Chef); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Bling (Recollections); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Day to you

Here's a great new image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  I adore her images.  They are currently sold at her ETSY site, Babycakes Doodles N Designs.  I hear that she recently signed a contract with a new digi company, but mum's the word until the formal announcement comes.....

Drop by her ETSY site for now and check out what she's got, she has a bunch more wonderful designs that haven't been added yet as they were previously sold at Queen Kat. I can't wait to see them in the new store.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah, Bazzill);  Image (Sandra Caldwell); Flower (Prima); Brad (Target); Flag (Target); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers); Twine (My Mind's Eye);

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Here's just the cutest little girl from Sherri Baldy.  The challenge over on the SSS Challenge blog is Anything Goes + add a sentiment. I chose this adorable girl and added these cute cardstock stickers, two of which say Love, and the other says "Happiness is spending time together."  Who wouldn't want to go spend time with this adorable girl?  I finished off the card with some adorable glitter buttons and cute bling.

Hope you will join in the fun this week at the SSS Challenge blog.  Sherri gives away wonderful prizes. Go check out the cards that the design team made and then share your creations with us!

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Image (Addicted to Stamps--Scrapbook Stamp Society); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Carstock Stickers (Adorn It); Bling (Recollections); Buttons (Grandma's Button bag); Twine (Doodlebug); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue dots);

Monday, May 5, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week the Holley Hobbyists are creating card with the theme called "Run to the Border."  To play, just add something fun to the border(s) of your card.  This can be a die cut, a ribbon, scissor cuts, those gorgeous store bought craft borders (like bazzill, K&co,...) and share your card on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.

Here's my card this week using a brand new stamp from artist Cheryl Alger called Please Say Cheese.  Isn't this darling?  I used some matching patterned paper layered on some beautiful mica cardstock as my border on the base of my card.  Now go drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog to see the other DTs cards and then join on in!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hugs and Kisses!

Here's a fun image from Simply Betty Stamps.  I just love her adorable images. She sells both in rubber stamps as well as digi images. You know I had to get this one because that cutie has a skull bow in her hair.  Yep, that's totally me (and yep, I have quite a few bows and other hair accessories with skulls on them!)

Have a great Sunday everyone and thanks for all your recent Prayers. 

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (K&Co, Neenah); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Sentiment (K&Co); Hearts (JoAnns); Color (Copic markers);

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Prickly Pear

Here's an adorable SWALK image from Crafter's Companion. I just love this adorable Prickly Pear set. Isn't he cute?  If you love the SWALK images, I have heard that Crafter's Companion is discontinueing them so they are on a huge discount in the store and will no longer be carried, so you best get any of them that you like.  I have been a huge SWALK fan, so I already have most of that set.

Wishing you all a great Saturday! Off the neighborhood's little fun.  It's the Brentwood  Violet Crown festival, which is held every year in a park just a few blocks from my home.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, May 2, 2014

Meet Lilleth

Check out this awesome Sweet Pea stamp from artist Teresa Sherman. This image is Lilleth. Isn't she stunning? I really wanted to highlight the gorgeous woman in this stamp.  I colored her face and hair in assorted color copic markers, then I did the background (the dotted areas) in WARM Greys and did the foreground (i.e. the flowers) in a monotone set of COOL Greys.   
It's hard to see on this image, but the black card stock is a shimmery metallic back, more of a metal glaze and a shiny metal.  The orange is actually a copper metallic (mica) cardstock.  I used all different sort of die cutters from Memory box to surround the image, but kept the all the same color, so even though it's "busy" looking, they blend together. Then I added a simple sentiment with a matching glitter tone "Forever."  I think the look on her face very much fits with that sentiment.
Here's a close up of the image:
The shop recently had several new digi stamps from Teresa Sherman.  She has the most beautiful lady stamps as well as some fun Halloween and gothic type images.  The store also sells many of her stamps in rubber stamp format.

I also entered this card in the Left of Center Creative Challenge.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Scrapbook Place Contest

Morning everyone!  I am sharing this standing card using a fun image called Puppy in a Bowl from Scribbles by Sandy.  This card is my submission to a fun contest that is going on over at Scrapbook Place Blog.  I hope you will all join in the fun.

Here's a pick to show the base of the card, which is also using some adorable buttons, I love that dog.
Be sure and go by the Scrapbook Place Blog and join in the fun this month. Great prizes available from the Sponser, Scribbles by Sandy this month.

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Hobby Lobby); Image (); Buttons (Jesse James); Lace (JoAnns); Ink(Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);