Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

 Happy Halloween everyone!  Here's a great card I did today on some gorgeous paper in whites, as you can see it has a shimmery background that is embossed with ghosts.  Then I added some off white paper in which I die cut and embossed a graveyard scene as well as some grave stones and some skull and crossbones.  Can you just imagine the ghosts flying up out of the graves?

This gorgeous image is called Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from artist Katerina Koukiotis.
Here's a close up of the image, I think this gorgeous image could be used anytime of year!  Here in Austin we have a huge bat colony that is quite famous, so everyone loves to see bats.

You can download this gorgeous image and make a card for that Halloween treat today! or grab this stamp and use her for any other fun project you like.  If you do, share your creation with us over on the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fan page at Facebook.
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Zombie Girl

Here's a fun zombie girl from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. I just love their fun Halloween images too. Just one more day now.  I am at least looking forward to seeing all the cute kids in their costumes all sweet and happy faced at the door.  A bunch of people in my neighborhood have their houses totally decked out.  I don't mean a carved pumpkin on their patio, I mean the WHOLE yard and front of their house.

I even saw today a Skull, I don't know if it's paper mache or what, but that skull stood at least five foot tall and was three and half foot wide.  Just fun when I do my daily walking to see everyone's fun Halloween décor.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Zombie Sheep

This cutie comes from OddBall Art Co, the same artist who does the Lizzy Love images that I have shown.  This fun image is called Big Eye Zombie Sheep and was just $1!!  Can you believe that?  that an awesome image.  Click the link and check out her stamps as she has a bunch of fun ones for $1 including lots of skulls, which you KNOW I love. Then look at all her Lizzy Love images which are what I typically buy.

I added some great eyeballs for this card, which I love as it matches the ribbon I have and a green skellie with a bow.  I am going to share this on the Oddball Art challenge this month.

And you what zombie food is right?  BRAINS....well I went to see my favorite doctor yesterday, Dr Aboumatar at Austin Epilepsy, the doctor who set up my brain surgeries several years ago.  I made these for him and his staff.  Who else but a zombie and a neurologist would love these?

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

The Challenge over at the Squigglefly blog this week is to use a frame on your card.  The frame I am using here is one that I made myself using some gorgeous gold printed paper and my own spellbinders diecut. I cut out a large die and created a frame for this great image, then I had this funny saying "If cats could talk, they'd lie."   I used a fun image from artist Sandra Caldwell called Mummy Kat. This cat so reminds me of my cat getting into a roll of toilet paper in the bathroom, so I added the 2nd sentiment myself from the computer "I didn't mess up the bathroom!"  I can't tell you how many times I saw that cat leaving the room with a shred of toilet paper following her like she didn't make the huge mess.

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge this week and use a frame on your card.  You can win a prize if you use a Squigglefly image on your card.  Did you know we have a frame in our freebie section?  there's an image called Journal Frame...TRY IT!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween

So the SSS Challenge is to share a Halloween theme card. I am using this adorable new witch image (IMG043) from artist Sherri Baldy. Isn't she just adorable? That pot says "A brew just 4 u" So cute!  I used black and transparent orange flowers to go with her along with the cutest matching green embellishment with a  sweet cat on it.

I hope you will drop by and share some Halloween fun with us at the SSS Challenge blog this week.  The prize winner will get a bunch of wonderful images from Sherri Baldy.  I can't wait to see what everyone makes. I think this cutie would be something fun for other times of year too....

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Neenah, Bazzill, AC, ); Image (Sherri Baldy); Flowers (Prima); Brads (OTC, ATB); Sentiment (We R Memory Keepers); Die CUts (Spellbinder Nestabilties); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Sunday, October 26, 2014


I totally love something about this cute and quirky image.  She's one of the very few wooden stamps that I have bought in the recently years.  I find nowadays that I tend to go towards unmounted or cling mounted as well as digital images more and more.  But this image, I really just had to get her!

Hope you are having a great Oct!  Just a few days until Halloween now...have you gotten yourself a costume? are you planning on dressing up at all?  Me, I haven't this year...hmmmm, perhaps I should

What do you think? am I too grown up to dress up for Halloween?

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, October 25, 2014

a big hello

Here's a fun card that I did to play along in this week's Squigglefly challenge.  The challenge was to create a fall theme or Halloween theme card.  On Monday I shared a Halloween card that I made, but today I have this fun Fall card that I made using an image from Angela Charles called Big Flowers.  I used some gorgeous fall theme paper to paper piece the image together and added a wonderful sentiment from Charlene Mitchell A Big Little Hello.

You have just one more day to join in all the fun on this week's challenge, so give it a try! Share a card with us.  Then check on Monday to see if you have won and to see what the next challenge is.

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Images (Squigglefly); Diecuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Grandma's Button bag); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Bling (Unknown);

Friday, October 24, 2014

Meet Sybille

Meet Sybille.  She's an awesome image created by Sweet Pea artist Helena Reis.  I am totally loving this witch/fairy. I love that she flies her broom with her cat too. I added some lovely spider web die cuts with spider charms hanging down from black bows.  I put two simple sentiments on the card to go with her.  Isn't she just perfect?  I think this witch could be used on all sorts of cards, not just Halloween.
Here's a close up of the image.

Be sure and check out all of Helena Reis' images, I just love her beautiful maidens.  She also have some adorable fairies and cute animal stamps too!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dilly Beans

Here's a fun image from Dilly Beans using gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress. I love this fun image and colored her up to match the papers that I chose.  I think she would be fun image to use both around Halloween time and well if you are me, other times as well!!
The fun papers I am using here for this card is a background in Basis Black which has been embossed and then lightly inked with white ink.  The beautiful textured grey is ruche called Grey Crepe. The strip on the left I embossed, don't you love how well this paper embosses and yet you can still see the crepe qualities of the paper?  The image was printed out on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White.  This paper runs through my printer so easily and can then be colored with copic markers.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Image (Dilly Beans); Embossing (Crafter's Companion); Buttons (); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Forget the ghosts, Beware of me!

Here's an awesome Simply Betty Stamp for Halloween!  Don't you love this witch?  I just had to laugh when I saw this sentiment, that's me, so I added this sentiment to the card and then found some great embellishments, things you know a witch would keep around to make potions and such.  Love it!

Hope you enjoyed this card today, so close to Halloween now, then I will be off to making Fall time cards and then back to general themed cards. How about you?

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trick or Treat

Here's my cute card for the SSS Challenge this month. This cute has her bucket and is ready to trick or treat! She even has a beautiful dress just like a little princess on. The challenge over on the blog is to use orange. I have orange all over on this card, as I am sure you know, Orange is definitely a favorite for me! This stamp is Img102

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and share your card with us and the winners will get wonderful prizes from artist Sherri Baldy!  We can't wait to see what you make

Cheers, Holley

Monday, October 20, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  You know what that means, yep! it's time for the Squigglefly Challenge.  This week the challenge is to share a Halloween or a Fall theme card, your choice.  Here I have a Halloween theme card using a fun new image from Sandra Caldwell called Miss Fancie Stein.  and a hilarious sentiment from Squigglefly.  You know I think brain sentiments are especially funny!

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and check out what the Holley Hobbyists created this week. I must tell you all, I also made a fun Fall theme card that I will be sharing later this can even use a freebie to join in, there's a great Halloween one in the freebie section (click here).

Project materials:  Paper (Paper Loft, Neenah, Bazzill); Images (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Corner (Memory Makers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all);

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Bear

Here's the cutest image from Dustin Pike.  This pumpkin bear is just adorable. I used some fun paper from Heidi Grace and funny bats from Soft Spoken. All I can say is Trick or Treat everyone!

Just two more weeks until Halloween!  I am in full jewelry creation mode right now as the church's bazaar is just a couple weeks away. Of course I pulled out 100+ cards to sell, but I am also making a bunch of jewelry as it also seems to sell very well. I will have to share some photos before I take it up to the church. If you live near here, it will be on Nov 1, Crestview United Methodist Church.

Project Material:  Cardstock (Heidi Grace, Neenah); Bats (Soft Spoken); Sentiment (unknown); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Image (Dustin Pike); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all);

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Too cute to spook

Here's the cutest little witch. This is one of the very old Magnolia stamps, I have no idea which year this one is from. I do love her though. Too sweet, I have been enjoying a lot of lime green this Halloween. I think it looks good with this shade of purple.  This cuties is definitely too cute to spook.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Magnolia); Stickers (Adorn It); Sentiment (); Candy Corn(); Buttons (American Traditionals); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Friday, October 17, 2014

Joy To the World

Here's an adorable penguin stamp from Sweet Pea artist Conie Fong.  Isn't he the cutest? I am using some gorgeous glazed paper from Bazzill as my background and die cut some fun glitter paper from DCWV to layer the image on. Then I added lots of dimensional buttons to the card to give it a 3-D effect.  All that being said, I think the star of this card is that adorable stamp from Conie.

This stamp is called Joy to the World and he is available in digi as well as rubber stamp format.

Drop by the Sweet Pea store and check out Conie Fong's other fun stamps, she makes the most adorable animals as well as lovely ladies and cute kids!  Then go over to our Facebook Page and share your creations with us.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A haunting we will go

Here's the most adorable witch from Lizzy Love! I totally adore this artist's images. I couldn't wait to get this witch and color her up.  Perfect for Halloween or some other fun time of year. I just LOVE her non matching socks/shoes.  TOO cute. 

I can't wait to see the new stamps that this artist puts out each week.  She has an etsy site that you can check out her images at.  They are having a Halloween Challenge this month at the Oddball Art Co challenge site click here.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Black and White challenge

Here's the funniest stamp from Squigglefly artist Fawn Palmer.  This cutie is called Granny Gertie Lifts Weights.  She comes with the hilarious sentiment shown plus 2 more hilarious sayings.  How can you not love her?  The challenge is to create a black and white card over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog you can also add ONE additional color, but no more and the Prize giver is Squigglefly.  So create a fun card in black and white and show us what you got!
I totally love the other sentiment that comes with this image, I am going to put it inside my card, it says "I don't want to BRAG, but I still fit the EARRINGS, I wore in high school."  HA!
Hope you have a happy Wednesday.  Make a funny card like this to make everyone smile.
Cheers, Holley
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Michaels, Neenah, Bazzill, Making Memories); Images (Squigglefly); Diecuts (Spellbinders); Buttons (); Flowers (Recollections, Prima); Brads (Queen & Co, My Mind's Eye); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots); Color (Copic markers);

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jacko'latern cutie

Check out this adorable kitten and the jackolatern. How cute is this?  This fun card is one that I made for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  The challenge is to create a card using pumpkins. I have pumpkins on my background paper, in my image as well as in my sentiment! If you don't have any pumpkins to use, then the alternative choice is to use pumpkin colored paper.  This fun image comes from artist Fawn Palmer called Halloween Pumpkin & Kitty.
Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge Blog this week and join in the fun.  You can win a great prize from Squigglefly if you win!  Good luck everyone.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah, AC); Image (Squigglefly); Ink (Copic Markers); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots);

Monday, October 13, 2014

SSS Challenge Use Orange

Sharing this fun card today for the SSS Challenge. The new challenge is anything goes and include the color orange. As I am sure everyone knows about me, I do love orange on my cards, so here's the card I created using a wonderful Halloween theme image from Sherri Baldy. Isn't this Witch just adorable?

I hope this inspires you to create some Halloween fun, but you don't have to do anything Halloween to join in, just create a card using orange as the color.  Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and share with us, the winner will get a bunch of beautiful stamps from Sherri Baldy.

Cheers, Holley

Project materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC); Image (Sherri Baldy); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (X cuts); Flowers (Prima), Brads (Queen & Co, unknown); Ribbon (): Border ( Recollections); Candy Corn (); Sentiment (); Buttons (Grandma's Buton Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ike's Art

Here's another awesome witch stamp from Ike's Art. I just love this artist's stamps. I made this card for the YSBP challenge (here). It's ending soon, so go share your Halloween card there to be in the drawing for a prize from Ike's art.

The image on this card is called Witchy.  I am using some great die cuts from Spellbinders to create this car, that fun house and the bat.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Look Out!

Here's a great image from Ike's Art, they are having a contest over on the YSBP blog this month sponsoring a Halloween theme challenge.  Here's one of my entries for this challenge. I totally love Ike's images.  Halloween is my favorite too.  But also, Ike's has some really sexy fun images that I could make cards for the hubby with.

Drop by the Scrapbook Place Challenge and share a card with us!  It's a great way to meet people and a good place to join in and play two challenges a month.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hocus Pocus

 Here's another wonderful Halloween theme stamp from Sweet Pea artist Regan Kubecek.  This fun image is called Hocus Pocus. I just love these two witches who look like sisters. Makes me think of me an my sister dressing up each year to go trick or treating together.

Here's a close up of the image, colored with Copic Markers
I hope you are loving all the Halloween cards lately.  Regan Kubecek has a whole bunch of lovely images for the holiday available in Digi format.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lizzy Love

Here's an gorgeous image from Lizzy Love! You know I have been adoring these images lately.  They are just too cute.  I think this image is totally year round, but seeing as how we are near Halloween time it's great for that too.  Can you just imagine this little girl bringing a little skull décor to someone just like she would a valentine?  How cute would that be?  Those over the knee socks? oh, too adorable!!  All the papers on this card come from Paper Temptress.

The base of the card  as well as the image is on Neenah Solar White. The card is 5.5 square, so you fold your 8.5x11 sheet in half and then trim three inches off the side to create a square card.  That gives you enough cardstock to diecut and print the image or stamp images.  The orange paper is  Orange Basis. It's been embossed with a Crafting Companion embossing folder.  I then use some beautiful scraps of Hambly Studio paper from a sheet called Mini Graphs,  I trimmed it to fit inside the embossed squares and placed it randomly to give some sense of depth in the card.

Hope you love this cute card as a Halloween card or like me, as an anything fun card for the year.  Have a great week.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

YSBP Challenge

Here's a gorgeous stamp from Ike's Art!  You know how much I love her images. They are sponsoring the contest over at Your Scrapbook Place right now, the challenge is Halloween theme. So create something fun and share it with us, you could win an awesome prize from Ike's Art.  I just LOVE their images, they have beautiful flowers and cute kids, but also those fun sexy ladies and halloween theme images too!
The Challenge Blog is here.  Ike's art also has a regular challenge blog (click here) and see the goodies at their store (here).  As the month goes by, you will see several cards that I will enter in this contest.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bo Bunny, Bazzill, AC, Neenah); Image (Ike's Art); Sentiment (All My Memories); Flower (Prima); Skulls (Jolees); Diecut (Nellie Snellen); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I {heart} pink

So here's my card for the SSS Challenge blog this week, last week the contest started and was to create and anything goes card with your favorite color. As you might recall, I chose to make it in pink as it has been one of the hottest colors for me this year. So here's a real cuttie from Sherri Baldy that I turned into a card.  This stamp is so Carol Burnet (am I showing my age here?).

Hope you like it, drop by the SSS Challenge blog and join in the fun, you could win a bunch of stamps from Sherri Baldy

Project materials:  Cardstock (DCWV, Neenah, Bazzill); Stamp (Sherri Baldy); Die Cuts (Spellbinders); Bird/flowers (Martha Stewart); Sentiment (Hobby Lobby); Lace (Recollections); Twine (Doodlebug); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, ribbon glue);

Monday, October 6, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  It's time for this week's Squigglefly Challenge.  The challenge this week is called Leave me be.  You can either create a card that has leaves somewhere on it, the paper, the image, the embellishments OR you can share a card that has something to do with leaving, as in travel...I think my card kind of fits both categories as this cute little girl is definitely on a trip with this giant pumpkin!  This cute image is called from Squigglefly artist Cheryl Alger called Bountiful Blessings.  I added leaf paper in the background, leaf theme embellishments and there's leaves in the image!

Drop by the Squigglefly Challenge blog and check out the cards that the Holley Hobbyists created this week and then share your card with us.  You can even use a freebie to join in (I am thinking that turtle express image, lol, now that's some travel!  ha!)  The winner will get a prize from Squigglefly.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Little Yellow Bicycle, Neenah); Image (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Stickers (); Twill (Queen & Co); Leaves (); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue all, glue dots);

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Witches Ball

Here's a sweet stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell. This one is sold over at her Etsy shop Babycakes Doodle This  & That.  I have been having so much fun making Halloween themed cards that I don't know if I have enough days left this month to show you all of them!!  Might have to start showing more than a card a day.
Hope you are having a great sunday and happy October. I can't believe we are already 10 months into this year.  Bring it on 2015, I am ready for you to come!

This stamp was just released at Squigglefly!!  You can get it there, click here

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Here's a gorgeous stamp from Nikki Burnette, she a group on Facebook and sells images on Etsy.  I just loved her images and have many stamps from when she sold at Sweet Pea and Queen Kat.  This image is one that she gave away in her Facebook Group. I am running a bit behind in my sharing my creation with it, but it is just a gorgeous image!

If you want to see her stamps, or check out her freebies and play along in her challenges, her facebook group is here.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Apprentice

Here's an adorable stamp that is perfect for Halloween time called The Apprentice.  This stamp is currently available in digi format. It's designed by artist Joanne Schempp.  I colored this image using Copic markers and used glazed Bazzill paper to make the card. I had borders with spiders on them, so I added a bunch of spider themed embellishments to round out the décor on the card.
Here's a close up of this adorable image from artist Joanne Schempp.
Hope this card inspires you to create something fun for Halloween.  If you do, drop by our facebook page and share it with us!  We'd love to see it, it's at Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans.
Cheers, Holley
ALSO--they just posted a coupon on Facebook good until Oct 5, 25% off use 25digi or 25stamp to get your discount.
Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Sweet Pea Stamps); Border(); Buttons (); Bling(); Twine (Doodlebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, glue dots, glue all); Embellishments (Doodlebug, OTC); Corner Rounder (Creative Memories); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tilda the Witch

Here's a cute Tilda card, she's on her broom and sending scares across the sky. Well, I don't know about scares, she doesn't look all that scary now, does she?  She looks pretty adorable to me.  I added a cute black cat and a big ol' bat there.  But I think what I have been told recently that scares people is all those spiders in the background.  They don't scare me on paper, but I suppose if I saw them in real life, I would be pretty freaked out.

BOO to you!

Hugs, Holley

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

YSBP Challenge: Halloween Wishes

Here's a great image from Ike's Art that I used. If only I had a Genie costume to dress up this year and grant some Halloween wishes.  I wonder what my hubby would ask for?  Hmmm, what would you ask for?  Is it hard to pick just three things?  none of that I would like infinite wishes thing....

There's a fun contest over at the Your Scrapbook Place blog to create a Halloween theme card in your own unusual way and share it with us.  The sponsor is Ike's Art who makes these gorgeous images, including several more that I will share later during the contest, so join in and share with us!

Did you know I got featured on the Your Scrapbook Place blog recently, it's HERE.