Tuesday, September 30, 2014

You are my favorite thing!

Hi everyone!  Here's a real cutie from SSS Artist Sherri Baldy. The contest over on the SSS Challenge blog is to create a card using your favorite color.  Well, pick one of your favorite colors.  I think my most dominate color of the year has been pink.  It's definitely a color that I have used a LOT of and more and more this year. So it was my primary for this card.  This adorable image is IMG376.  I colored up the flower in pink to match the fun ribbon and added a sentiment from Cosmo Crickett.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog this week and join in the fun!  Share with us your favorite color and your favorite image from Sherri!  If you win, you will get a bunch of wonderful images!  I can't wait to see what you create.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, September 29, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone! It's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge!  The challenge this week is to include some polka dots on your card.  As you can see I have chosen a fun card from DCWV to decorate using this adorable new stamp from James Horvath.  I added a funny sentiment as this kid definitely has a real zest for life! He's called Baby Planet
Go over to the Squigglefly Challenge blog and join in the fun. Share your polka dot card with us and you could win a prize!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, AC, Bazzil, Neenah); Image (Squigglefly); Sentiment (Heidi Grace); Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Bling (Sticko); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Candy Corn

Check out this adorable little Corn Candy Doll Digi Doodle Stamp. This comes from artist Sandra Caldwell.  She sells some digis on her Esty site plus has a wonderful array of stamps at Squigglefly (click here).  Here's a little cutie that makes a quick and easy Halloween card for those Candy Corn lovers you know.

Do you like the bat borders on the side?  How about the spider web corners?  I must confess that I never liked candy corn, but they are totally my favorite colors!! And, of course, they were my mother's favorite in the fall time.

Have you seen all the weird candy corn flavors recently?  I have seen a few before, but this year esp, I am seeing a HUGE amount of candy corn in wild colors and flavors like:
  • Candy Apple
  • Smores
  • Chocolate Carmel
  • Caramel
  • Carrot Cake (candy corn that tastes like carrot cake?)
  • Skittles Fruit Flavor
  • Green Apple
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Caramel Apple
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Eggnog
Then there are weird things that want to taste like candy corn!
  • Oreo (oreo cookies that taste like candy corn)
  • White Chocolate M&M
  • Microwave Popcorn (that is candy corn flavored!!)
  • Jones Soda has Candy Corn Flavored
  • Candy Corn Lip Balm
  • Hersheys Kisses in candy corn colors and flavors
  • Jelly Beans
  • Hershey Candy corn flavored Chocolate bar
  • Cake Frosting
  • Coffee
  • Saltwater Taffy
  • Pops! cereal
  • Candy Corn Lolipops
So, have any of you tried any of these?  how were they?  I don't like the original, but some of these flavors sound way more appealing

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Leaf Cards, part 5

Here's two new leaf cards that I made when given a bunch of beautifully pressed leaves from a lady at my church.  Isn't this a simple piece of art?

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Little Seahorses Mermaid

 Don't you just love Sweet Pea artist Elaine Cox?  She makes some beautiful whimsical characters.  Here's a mermaid that I totally adore. This image is called Little Seahorses Mermaid. I added a simple sentiment from Cosmo Crickett "Embrace each day as it comes."  I wanted to do a monotone card in all greens to match up to her beautiful green tail.

Here's a close up of this image, which is also sold in digital format.
Elaine Cox also has some totally stunning lady images, as well as some adorable teddy bears, cute owls, and a whole assortment of Alice in Wonderland themed stamps.
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Caught in the Spider Web

Here's a quick and cute card that you can make for Halloween. It's stunning looking because of the awesome paper from Paper Temptress. The background is a shimmery Mica and it's layered with diecuts all over with an adorable image in the center.  This cutie is a skellie image from Bugaboo.

Start with some shimmery Flame mica cardstock in A2 size.  Cut out 4 die cut spider web corners using Eclipse black paper.  Carefully mount them to each corner using tiny dots of glue in a handful of places.  The image is printed on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest. This paper runs through my printer so wonderfully. It's perfect for digi images and copic marker coloring.

It's a perfect little Halloween card!  I love the dimensional look that it has.  Think of all the other ways to use this idea simply by changing the colors of the cardstock or the image in the center!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Witchy Woman

Here's a gorgeous image from Stamping Chef, I just love her images and chose this one to be Halloween theme, though, you know me, I would use it any time of year!  Those cute little buttons are some that I got at the most recent scrapbook convent from Queen & Co.

Going to post this card in this week's TSC Challenge.  Hope you are all having a great day, I am off to the dentist (OUCH!) just a cleaning though.

Cheers, Holley

Also Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge is having one using Spots or Dots this week

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lizzy Loves You

Here's an awesome image from Lizzy Love. I showed your a fun card I made with one of the images I purchased from her last week, it was a zombie card in a casket shape.  This cutie here was a freebie that she gave out in her Facebook group.  I don't know if it still available there, but I totally recommend that group as it's full of fun cards using her images, it's Mixed Mediaology Oddball Art Stamps Co.  You will see a bunch of cards using this fun image especially.

I am using this image for the Challenge this month, which is to include lots of circles, I see circles in everything, the bling across the bottom, the pattern paper in the background, the skull buttons, even the tiny wood embellishments on the banner.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, September 22, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means, yep, it's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  This week the challenge is to use one of the following colors on your card:  Orange, Black or Purple.  You can use more, but you need to use at least one as the primary color.  I have chosen Orange, which you all know I love. I have this adorable specialty card from Doodlebug which came with a matching envelope.  I used a Squigglefly stamp from artist Niina Niskanen called Dolphin Splash.
Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful samples from the Holley Hobbyists and then share your card with us!  You could win a prize from Squigglefly this week. You have until Sunday evening to join in the fun, so share a project with us!

Did you know of the Squigglefly artist's is having a book giveaway?  James Horvath is!  Details HERE.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet

Here's a card that's harder than you might think!  The challenge is called Back to the Basics. You may not use any layering, embellishments, embossing (dry or wet), fussy cutting, or additions to your card other than stamps (rubber or digi) and ink (ink pads or pen).    You must start on white cardstock.  Sounds simple until you get started!  Here's my card for the challenge.
The link up top will take you to the challenge, the company sponsoring this contest is Creative Bug Design.  Both the adorable images on this card here come from their store, you can get them FREE (click here).  This contest is with Scrapbook Place which is a wonderful low volume site and everyone is super friendly, so share a card with us!!  I am entering this fun card today.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cuppie Cake Celebration!

Here's just the cutest Skellie image from Bugaboo. I totally love their adorable images, esp the Skellie kids.   There's a challenge going on over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week sponsored by Bugaboo and you need to include a number on your card. So, where's the number on my card you ask?  Just check out that Be Mine ticket!  What a clever way to have a number on there, those adorable little numbered tickets!!  Is it cute that the ticket number is 02142011 or, as I sure you figured out, 02/14/2011 (prob the year in which it was designed).

Hope you loved this cute little Skellie image. Have a wonderful weekend!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Doodlebug, DCWV, Neenah); Image (Bugaboo); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (Recollections); Bling/Embellishments (K&Co, MAMBI, Little Yellow Bicycle);  Sentiment (Three Bugs in Rug); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wild Heart

 Here's a beautiful image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Charity Dauenhauer called Wild Heart. This is a gorgeous Dia De Los Muertos themed stamp and I used some very different colors for this card.  Be sure and check out the link to see the artist's original coloring.  I added a simple sentiment from Cosmo Crickett "Take in beauty, send out love."
here's a close up of this lovely stamp, which is currently available as a digi stamp
Drop by the Sweet Pea Blog, where all the design team members are sharing a creation this week using this stamp.  It's always fun to see many creations using the same image.  Also, we have a fun Facebook group with regular contests in which you can win prizes from the store, it's called Sweet Pea Stamps Friends & Fans.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'll put a spell on you!

Here's an awesome image from Kraftin' Kimmie. I totally love their stamps, esp the Halloween themed ones.  This voodoo lady is no exception.  I have to say the sentiment here totally makes me think of that old song. So when I read that sentiment, it's always in the voice of that singer (Jay Hawkins).

There's an anything goes challenge over at the Kraftin' Kimmie blog so I am going to show this card to them. I have so many wonderful Halloween stamps (who am I kidding, I own like every Annie Rodrigue image and a bunch of others....) that I have to get cards made with before the season is over....

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Making Memories, Neenah, Bazzill); Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, Memento); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilties; Momenta)' Buttons (My Little Yellow Bicycle); Brads (Recollections); Twine (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all, gluedots); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lizzy Love

Here's the cutest Lizzy Love image! I am totally adoring this artist's work. I initially fell in love with her images when I used to design at Queen Kat stamps.  Now she sells her images on her own Esty site HERE.  I got several beautiful images recently and she gave away a wonderful freebie on her facebook page (you'll see a card of that soon enough). 

I thought this saying was perhaps double funny for a zombie who is both without their own brain as well as looking for a brain to feed upon.   There's a challenge going on that's called lots of circles, so I added some round bling that goes all the way up and down these adorable casket shaped cards I had. See their contest HERE.

p.s. I asked my hubby what color to do the zombie in, his response was PINK. SO there, it's not just me always picking the pink!!

Project Materials:  Card (Crafter's Companion); Paper (Neenah); Image (Lizzy Love); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Unknown); Sentiment (); Color (Copic markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Hello everyone!  Here's a great stamp from Squigglefly artist Sandra Caldwell called Prom Time.  The challenge over at the Squigglefly blog is to create a card with either bling or embossing.  I have a little of both her today, some beautiful glitter on all these flowers as well as embossing around my image die cut.  Be sure and check out Rhonda's team at the Squigglefly blog to see what they made.

You can grab a freebie and make a card for your chance to win a prize, just create your project and share it with us.  Good luck and we can't wait to see what you make!

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, ); Image (Squigglefly); Flowers (Prima, Recollections); Brads (Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye); Cardstock Stickers (); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Border (Bazzill);

Monday, September 15, 2014


It's time for a new challenge over at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Blog. Yep, buttons! You know that's totally my favorite as I am always sticking buttons on everything.  I just went to a scrapbook show and I managed to come home with quite a few buttons from several different places.  This week the challenge is Anything Goes plus buttons. I am using a lovely image from Sherri Baldy called Fancy Pants Little Pixie.

Be sure and go over to the SSS Challenge blog and check out all of the other Design Team member's cards and then share your own creation with us.  You can win a bunch of goodies from Scrapbook Stamp Society if you win!

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, ); Image (SSS--Addicted to Stamps--Sherri Baldy); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Butterflies (Jolees); Lace/ Lace cut outs (Istanbul, Turkiye);  Buttons (Jesse James); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Back to school

Here's a wonderful image that was given by an artist I love from Ike's Art.  Typically I tend towards her Halloween/sexy lady images. She also has some skull types which you know I adore.  This image was a wonderful freebie that he had on his challenge blog, so I just had to share a card using it.
I added a simple sentiment "Shine Bright like a diamond" along with some diamond shaped bling in black.  Check out the Ike's art site. (She also has animals, kids and flowers if that's the type you like.)
Cheers, Holley
Left of Center Creative Challenge is also using Ike's Art as their Sponsor this week, and the challenge is no printed papers.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill); Buttons (Grandma's Button bag); Image (Ike's Art); Sentiment (Unity); Bling (Unknown, Darice); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); DieCuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gorjuss Girl

Here's the cutest stamp, she's definitely the first of those images that I just fell in love with and then had to go get ALL of her stamps.  It's Gorjuss Girl.  Initially I could only get them from an overseas shop and would get the rubber only sent to me.  I think now a much bigger company sells this artist's images in both rubber and clear.

Have a great weekend.  Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl); Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, CC Designs); Bling (Queen & Co); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, glue dots);

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lost Love

 Happy Friday everyone!  Here's a great stamp from Sweet Pea's newest artist Maigan Lynn. This stamp is called Lost Love and is available as a Rubber stamp or a digi stamp. This artist is well known for her stunning mermaids and beautiful maidens, esp those trademark eyelashes.  I wanted to do something Halloween themed for Sept, so I am using a bunch of spider themed embellishments and a fun spider themed paper in the background. I added the sentiment Tomb it May Concern.
       Here's a close up of this image.  Be sure and check out all of Maigan Lynn's Art at the store
Are you starting on some Halloween Cards yet?  Sweet Pea stamps has a bunch of amazing Halloween themed stamps (Click here).  Be sure and share your creations with us at the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans page on Facebook.
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, actually, I should say Happy Belated Birthday to the queen of Paper Temptress Patricia Dunbar!  Yep, it was her birthday last week.  This is my first posting since her birthday, so I am using this opportunity to share a bday card for her.  This cute little girl is from Tiddly Inks and all these yummy papers come from Paper Temptress.

The gorgeous base of this card is a beautiful shimmery cardstock with lots of mica flecks in it that make it shimmer, it's called Rosso Incandescent.  It has almost a golden overtone to it.  The White cardstock with the image printed on it is Neenah Solar White.  The corners are beautiful pieces of Mica in Gold.  The black cardstock behind the image has been embossed with an embossing folder, it's black licorice glossy.

Cheers, Holley

Will be sharing this card in the Tiddly Inks Challenge

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Here's a fun image from Simply Betty Stamps that I am using for today's card. Totally loving the Halloween time, so I am getting in some Halloween fun cards.  Are you guys making Halloween too?  I never thought about it, do other countries celebrate Halloween?

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, AC Metallic); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Sentiment (); Bat (Queen & Co); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Embellishments (K&Co); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue all);

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Love of my life

Here's a sweet fairy card using a beautiful stamp from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy. This beautiful image is super cute! I wanted to use mostly greens on this card, which is not my typical color, but it matches her adorable outfit. I am also using a wonderful die cut from Joy Crafts and some beautiful lace from Istanbul.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and enter a card in their Anything Goes challenge! You could win some beautiful stamps from artist Sherri Baldy this week!

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Making Memories, Neenah, Bazzill Bling); Image (Sherri Baldy-Addicted to Stamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities; Joy Crafts); Lave (Istanbul, Turkiye); Sentiments (Adorn It!); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesive (Pop dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, September 8, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone! It's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge!  The challenge this week is to include some stripes on your card.  This can include stripes on your image (such as the stripes on the elephants shirt) or stripes on your cardstock (as on this card), or you can even have embellishments with stripes on them.  This brand new image is from artist Sandra Caldwell and is called Raggedy El and Ellie.  Too cute!
Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and check out all the wonderful cards that the Holley Hobbyists created for this contest and then share with us a card that you create!  If you use an image from Squigglefly, you will be eligible for the prize drawing.  Good luck.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah, misc); Image (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Banner (Jolees); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Angel Card

Sharing a Sunday Angel card. I haven't shared an angel card on Sunday in a while, so I decided to make one this week.  I hope you like this sweet angel. I can't think of who makes this stamp, so if you recall, let me know.  Hope you love this card. Many blessings everyone!

Special prayers out to those in need.  If you leave a prayer request, I'll add you to the prayer list.  Had lots of fun at the Scrapbook convention this year. I took three classes in card making. Usually I don't show the cards, as they are not cards that I designed myself, but this year I thought I would scan in a couple of them to let you see what they are teaching (and let you know which companies taught the classes in case you are interested).  Keep an eye out for those in an upcoming weekend. 

Hugs, Holley

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Here's a card I made for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  The challenge is to incorporate Stars or Star sentiment into your card.  I am using two images from Squigglefly for this card, one is a four star image from artist Pamela Lehto.  The frame I am using comes in a wonderful set of frames, it includes this rectangle frame, a matching round frame, a oval frame, square frame and rectangle frame.  It's called Half Moon Borders from artist Charlene Mitchell and this set will be released in Sept, so keep an eye out for it!
I colored up this card for my hubby, and Iowa State Cyclones fan, as the Cyclones football season started.  I know he loves a little cheering for his team.  There's just a little time left for this week's contest, so run over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and create a star card to join in!
Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Images(Squigglefly); Buttons (Grandma's Button bag); Ink (Copic Markers); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all); Color (Copic markers);

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mad Queen Alice

 Here's one of the newest artists at Sweet Pea stamps, Enys Guerrero.  This stunning image is called Mad Queen Alice.   I have gotten all the images that this artist has so far. I am totally in love with her stamps!  This image is no exception.  I had to do yellow roses and add some yellow corner die cuts to go with them.  I am using some shimmery paper from Heidi Grace as the base of the card here.
Her crown is in gold and black.  The butterflies all have spider webs on them and there are little tiny stars on the card.  I used yellow, thinking, yellow rose of Texas, but be sure to check out the artist's original coloring as she is using black roses with a red background that is stunning.

I hope you love this image, be sure and check out the other wonderful stamps from this artist at the store.
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hot Mess

Here's an awesome image from The Stamping Chef.  I am sure you all know that I just love this artist's stamps. I have so many of her beautiful images. Here's another fun one, I probably have been a hot mess, esp given the Texas weather.  Even starting my daily walk at 8:30 am, by 1pm, it's so very hot outside!

I am entering this card in the TSC Challenge this week.  Hope they love it.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Making Memories, AC); Image (Stamping Chef); Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Sentiment (JoAnns); Flowers (Prima, Recollections); Brads (Making Memories, Bo Bunny, Grandma's button bag); Bling (Michaels); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Skellie Halloween

Here's a quick and cute image from Bugaboo using one of the Skellie images. I just adore this funny stamps.  Something cute and quirky about them just makes me smile. There's a whole line of fun stamps just like this one.  I got several of them last time they had a wonderful sale.
Looking forward to an upcoming scrapbook convention. Hoping to take a couple classes and get to check out what is going on in the industry as well as spend some time with other crafters. 

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Basic Grey); Images (Bugaboo); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic Markers); Corner Punch (Creative Memories); Ink (Colorbox Chalk);

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lolipop anyone?

Don't you love this awesome image? It's from Simply Betty Stamps.  I can't image having a balloon that looks like an eyeball, but what a great idea. I am amazed I haven't seen one.  Doing more and more Halloween theme images as the holiday nears. I am now starting to see pumpkin goodies everywhere, including pumpkin walnut bagels at my favorite eatery--Einstein's.  Yum.  Every store here has long had their Halloween stuff on the shelves, for weeks now, just about everyone except the local walmart. 

Project materials:  Carstock (Bazzill, Neenah, Bazzill Bling); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Ink (Memento); Die Cuts (SPellbinders,  Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all); Color (copic markers);

Monday, September 1, 2014


We are having a great Anything Goes contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week, so pull out your cards and share with us.  This adorable image is from Sherri Baldy and she is Img377.  Isn't she just adorable?  Can you imagine looking in a tree and seeing tiny fairies like this?

Drop by the blog and check out the other DT member's cards and then join in the fun!  You could win some gorgeous images from Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Bazzill, Neenah); Image (SSS-Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Flower (Prima); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities, Memory Box); Brads (Doodlebug); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic markers);