Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SSS Challenge

Here's one of the cutest new images from Sherri Baldy.  This adorable little stamp is just perfect.  I colored her up in bright springtime colors and put her on a card with yellow and green flowers.  She looked perfect just as she was.  I wanted to add more embellishments, but she was just as cute as she could be without anything further.

The wonderful challenge over on the SSS Challenge blog this week is anything goes, so drop on by over there and share your Sherri Baldy creations with us!  I'd love to see your awesome creations.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 30, 2015


Here's a sweet kitty kat image from Crafter's Companion.  Just a little love for this Holy Week before Easter time.  I couldn't find any bunny images.  I have a group of Easter cards later this week.  Some super cute images from Sweet Pea stamps to share.

Hope you are all having a great week and have some fun plans for the holiday. My church is having a petting zoo for all the kids in the neighborhood to come out to. Most of the kids from the city here would never have the chance to see farm animals so this is a wonderful experience for most of them.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Here's an awesome image from SLS Lines.  I totally love this artist's images.  This digi stamp is called Goth Girl with Heart Balloons.  I used some embossed stitched cardstock in the background and some sanded cardstock from Doodlebug as the card base.  Just had to add black flowers since she's a goth girl.

Hope you are having a great day. I can't believe we are almost in April now.  We have had a lot of March showers and march freezing, so I guess we will now see if we get April showers too.  Right now though the weather is just amazing. I hope that it will hold out until Easter Sunday next week as we are having a petting zoo for all the kids.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Guest Designers

I just wanted to share some awesome cards that I have been sent
Here's one from Jean M in thanks for her prize
From Mary K which sent me some wonderful stamps to help mail out all my prizes!! HUGE thanks Mary and for this lovely card!!

A thank you Mary sent to me in which she also included MORE postage!!  So SWEET!

One from Paula sent me congratulating me on my 5th year anniversary and sending me some postage to help during the celebration! 

Also, Check out this stunning card that Ace Cards Andree made with one of her prizes, a stamp from Sherri Baldy, click here

Here's another card that is created by Chrissy Sharp using a stamp that she won from Sweet Pea Stamps, just beautiful!  click here

Thanks so much Ladies!! I hope to show more cards from other people later on this month!!

 Cheers, Holley

Friday, March 27, 2015


Here's an awesome image from Sweet Pea artist Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.  This image is called Little Miss Mushroom.  Isn't she just darling?  I did this card up in bright spring colors and added a simple sentiment "Celebrate the everyday." I know now that we have moved from some dreaded winter weather to the nice everyday 60-70 degree weather that I am definitely doing that.

This week on the Sweet Pea Blog all the design team members are creating cards using images from Mitzi, so drop by over there to see lots of creations using her image or go to the facebook Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans page where we all share cards, have fun contests and chat daily.

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (MM, Bazzill, Neenah); Image (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk, memento); Pins (Heidi) Buttons (American Traditionals); Lace (JoAnns); Bling (Queen & Co); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all, Glue dots, Ribbon Glue); Embellishments (K&Co); Dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Card for a Cause, it's World Purple Day!

It's World Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness.  Lizzy Love (Oddball Art Media) is having a totally awesome Blog Challenge this month, it's Cards for a Cause.  To create a card and share your Card for a Cause. It just happens to coincide with this special occasion. I am sure most of you know that I just celebrated my fifth year seizure free post two brain surgeries.  So my card is for a cause very near and dear to my heart (or my brain!).  Maybe that's part of why I love the Lizzy Love images so much, all those zombie, brain images, lol!  Here's my husband's comment about the skull on this card...."Hmmm, the scar on those skulls is just a little bit too much to the left." (meaning compared to the HUGE scar I have running down my head and all the back around to my ear).

Here's my purple card for World Purple Day, I hope this card inspires you all enough to run and go put your Purple on today!!

To see a site about Purple Day, click here 

Here's some basic facts about Epilepsy, why we are trying to bring awareness
Epilepsy effects at least 1 % of the world's population, that's 70 MILLION people in this world;
In half the cases, the cause of Epilepsy is unknown.

Epilepsy causes more deaths per year than Breast Cancer;  About 1 in 1000 people with Epliepsy will die unexpectedly.  This is called SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Eplipesy).  It's more likely in those persons who do not have medical control of their seizures.  About 30% of people with Epilepsy are in that state.  They get no control with any medication available.  It costs over 50,000 American's per year.

New treatments has been found for that 30% including Cannabis Oils whose early trials have had remarkable results for many people who spent YEARS taking many other drugs and combinations with no results.   Many states are already approving or have approved it long ago with doctor's orders.  It's very important the politicians leave this option open for DOCTORS!!!  No doctor is just going to hand this treatment to a patient, unless they have tried everything else first.  So please urge your local politicians to leave the choice up to the medical doctors

 Check this facebook story for one child's fight for medication. Team Alexis. She was one of that 30% who found immediate relief with this new treatment.  Obviously it hits a real nerve with me as I used to be one of those 30% and as you may know I still watch very close every year and know that I could go back to that state.  I am incredibly grateful where I am now but I know if I go back to seizures, once again that prescription drugs may not help me.  Last time I was taking 5 different medidcations at a time.

Check out the Challenge over at the Oddball Art Media site to see the cards others shared for their causes.   Awesome Idea Lizzy Love!!  Very inspiring.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter's on its way

Here's the cutest Easter theme card that I wanted to do in totally non traditional easter colors.  I had this fun image from Sandra Caldwell of Sweet Pea stamps called A Hunting She Will go.  I colored her up with copic markers and paired her with gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.
The base layer of the card is beautiful shimmery mica called Amber.  It's so gorgeous in person.  The orange cardstock is used to  layer the image, the tag and the strip is Orange Basis. The blue layering paper is ruche which has a wonderful texture to it and gives a nice feel to the card, it's called Deep Blue Crepe.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Paper and colored with Copic markers.
Here's a close up of this adorable image from Sandra Caldwell.
Drop by and share you wonderful cards with Sweet Pea images at the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans website and check out the amazing papers and specials at Paper Temptress!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hello Sweet Kitty

I am sharing this beautiful sweet kitty using a wonderful Ppinkydolls image today. I just love this artist's work. This image is called Pink with Fluffy kitty.  She's having a challenge over on her facebook page to include a spring theme image with cute animals.  I am loving her stamps

Here's my favorite color, lots of oranges. Hope you are having a bright bright sunshiney day!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dressing up for Easter.

We are having a fun Anything Goes + Easter theme contest over on the SSS Challenge blog, so drop by and share your latest Besties creation with us. We'd love to see what you are making lately.  Aren't her stamps just the cutest?

I love this sweet image and wanted to put her in the prettiest Easter colored outfit this week. Everything matching with that adorable little purse is so what makes me think of Easter. She just looks all dressed up for church.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Company, Bazzill, Neenah); Image(SherriBaldy Besties-Addicted to stamps); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic markers); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (pop dots, glue dots, glue all)

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Here's a brand new image from SLS Lines, just perfect for summertime. She's a fun fairy image so I colored up her shimmery wings in blue and added some glitter to give a translucent feel to them, then I add some perfectly matching ribbon to the wings.  I used a red and pink combo to finish off the card.

There's a wonderful contest going on over at the SLS Challenge Blog, be sure to drop by over there and join in. The contest is Anything Goes so go on over there and play along.  Today SLS Line is having their monthly release over on their blog, so drop by and see all of the awesome images that going out this month, there's a number of fun fairy images like this one, click here.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, March 21, 2015

All I want....

Happy Saturday everyone, I am sure you all know who this card is for....I know he knows why I am posting these cards lately.  All I want is to be together with you!  She's called Ohh La La. All the colors and the embellishments are in pink though I think the bling looks a little bit more clear than it does in person.  Perhaps when the hubby comes home I should find something pink....

Ike's Art is having a great challenge over on their blog, it's colored hair. They have some awesome samples from their design team. I chose this one to share today, but I just love their samples. You guys know that I often choose bright non-traditional hair colors, but for this card for the hubby, I wanted to be a little more real.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (MAMBI, Neenah, Bazzill); Image (Ike's Art); Lace (JoAnn's); Bling (Recollections); Die Cut (); Colors (Copic Markers); Sentiment (Cosmo Crickett); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, ribbon glue, glue dots);

Friday, March 20, 2015

Good Morning!

Here's a wonderful Sweet Pea stamp from artist Zoimar Lezama. This adorable image is called Good Morning.  Isn't she too cute?  I just love her. I have been working on creating cards using colors that are not my usual, so Green is a big one for me.  This green and brown combo seems to go well together.
Here's a closeup of this adorable image

Be sure and check out the other fun images from Zoimar Lezama's collection. My total favorite has got to be  Pastel Goth, oh Cutie!  Drop by our Facebook group called Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans where we have all sorts of card sharing, chatting, great contests and fun!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Real Girls

Here's a totally awesome image from The East Wind.  I so adore this artist's images.  She sells them as digi stamps and they are also available at Sweet Pea Stamps as Rubber Stamps.  This one is currently at her Etsy store.  She's having a fun Spring theme challenge over at the East Wind Challenge blog.

I hope you are having a great week. Are you ready for the NCAA Tournament to begin?  I can tell you that here in our house we are routing for the Iowa State Cyclones. 

Have a great week and Go Clones!!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Love this stunning image from Slinky Tarts.  Had to make my hubby a little sexy or as Slinky Tarts calls it, Smexy card. Hope he will be checking out my blog later and seeing it.  Love you dear!
He even likes the purple, so that will definitely be a hit with him.

How's everyone doing?  I would hope that if you are inside the USA, that your packages have reached you by now. I have been hearing from people regularly now that their goodies have arrived.  I'd love to see anything fun that you create with them. For the Post Blog Candy redraw winners, I mailed out the package to Kathy and sent the digi prize out to Annette. Enjoy.  This Saturday I will be sharing a handful of cards that I have received.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Here's an awesome image from Dilly Beans.  I love this artist's work. She has both big eye women as well as some great skull/quirky type images.  Very much the type I enjoy. this image is called Daisy Girl Framed
They are having a March challenge over on their site, it's for adding green to your card. I guess I only have a touch of green, but this is a very spring filled card covered in flowers, so I hope that itself makes it qualify as I did use green as well.

Project materials:  Cardstock (Paper Temptress, Neenah, Bazzill, Metallic); Image (Dilly Beans); Color (Copic markers); Buttons (Queen & Co); Sentiment ();

Monday, March 16, 2015

Time for a challenge.

Here's a fun image from Sherri Baldy today. They are starting up a new challenge over on the SSS Challenge Blog, the theme this week is anything goes with an Easter Option.  I chose this wonderful image and colored her up in easter colors then added some easter theme embellishments to the card.

I hope you will drop by the SSS Challenge and join in the fun.  We are having a contest and the prize winner will get wonderful stamps from Sherri, so come play!!

Two of the Blog Candy redraw prizes are getting mailed today Jennifer T and Mary R.  Be sure and check that list that was posted yesterday if you signed up to win blog candy from Feb and were not chosen as unclaimed blog candy was awarded to new people!

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Image (Sherri Baldy); Cardstock Stickers (Bo Bunny); Die Cuts (Joy Crafts); Eggs (OTC); Buttons (American Traditional); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (pop dots, Glue dots, glue all);

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Have a wonderful day!- BLOG CANDY RUNOFF winners

Here's a super cute image from Whipper Snapper. How adorable is this?  I totally love their fun images.  I am using a die cut from Spellbinders and some gorgeous lace that I got while in Istanbul. I hope you are all having a wonderful day today.  Many blessings.

Are you ready for the Tournament?  if you said yes, then you know I am talking about the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament that will be announced today.  It starts this week.  Huge basketball fans here in my house.  I know I told you that we went to 6 NBA All Star Games, we also went to the NCAA final four one year and even got front row seats!!  WOW.  It was unbelievable.

Cheers, Holley

Blog Candy redrawing

Now that all the packages have been mailed on, here's the winners of some extra goodies that I still have which went unclaimed!!  Thanks to you guys for also celebrating with me, if you are in the USA, please email me with your Addy, if you are outside the USA, please send your email. Htondre@aol.com

Annette Reed (email please)
jen t. (scrappy side of me)
Mary Redford

I am entering this card in the Corrosive Challenge blog for the Animal Theme!

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Here's an awesome stamp from Simply Betty Stamps called Goblin Queen.  If you are in her facebook group occasionally she has a freebie or a discounted stamp that is offered if you promise to make and share a card or take part in a special event.  It's totally awesome as I love her images and buy from her store regularly, so it's a great way to get an extra now and then from an artist whose images I adore.  The topic was "light" or "dark" so, as you can see, I opted towards dark this time even though pretty much all my crafting for the last month or more as been on the lighter side.
Hope you all like this card today, have a great weekend.  I am sure like much other places, our local schools are having spring break this coming week.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, March 13, 2015

Irish Lucky Plant

Here's an adorable new Sweet Pea stamp designed by artist Sandra Caldwell called Irish Lucky Plant.  I colored up this fun image for a St Patrick's Day card.  There's still time to create a fun card for St Patrick's Day which is Tuesday March 17th, so drop by the Sweet Pea store and check out their images for this holiday.

Here's a close up of this adorable digi stamp.
Check out all of the other fun images from Sandra Caldwell, she has recently added some fun Easter images as well.  Sweet Pea also has a great friends and fans group on Facebook that you can visit to show off your cards, play in contests, win prizes and chat with other crafters, please join in!
All the digi stamp prizes from Sweet Pea stamps went out yesterday.  The only remaining digi prizes are Atelier Oz...I am going to again send the store an email to check on the status. Julie G, Kate M, Bissecat, Karin and Lea.

If you won a digi stamp prize other than the 5 people listed above and didn't receive it or haven't heard from me, please drop me an email, htondre@aol.com.  All the mailed packages were sent out by Tuesday, so hopefully most of them are reaching their destinations!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SLS Lines Contest using Paper Temptress Papers

Happy Thursday everyone! Today's time for a new contest over at SLS Lines Challenge blog.  The contest this month is Anything Goes. I am using this awesome image called Fashion Model, Beehive Hairdo.  She looks as though she is dressed up and ready to party.  Join in our challenge this month and you could win some wonderful stamps from SLS Lines.

The gorgeous papers on this card are all from Paper Temptress.  The base of the card is a wonderfully thick textured cardstock called Balboa Blue Felt Grandee. I enhanced that with some gorgeous sparkle using a sheet of Hambly Studio Paper which I die cut.  If you like the Screenprints, you can get them in a 6x6 assortment pack, which gives you a large assortment that are the perfect size for card fronts. The image and the sentiment are on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Paper and die cut with Spellbinders Nestabilties.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I hope you will take the Key to my Heart

Here's an awesome image from Lizzy Love of Oddball Stamps. I just adore this artist's images. So great.  I am using pinks and warm greys on this card and I just love the bats on there.
  They have a great contest on their group's facebook page each month.  I can't get enough of this artist's images.  I added a key and a heart at the base of this card, I know my hubby knows just what that means.

They are also having a great Love Theme contest over on the Oddball Challenge Blog, which is Love theme this month. As you guys all know. I do like making love them cards and I am really like the pink with a  warm colored grey lately.

For the prize winners--all the mailed packages have gone out now, so everyone should be getting them!

For the digi stamp winners-- 2 Cute Ink sent out the prizes today!  Enjoy.  I sent payment to Sweet Pea stamps so those winners should get their stamps soon!  I am waiting to hear back from both Atelier Oz, but the store has a list of the winners as well as the images they want.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Witch on a pumpkin

Here's an awesome image from SLS Lines.  I totally love this artist's mix of beautiful and quirky images.  This fun image is Halloween Pinup, pretty witch on a pumpkin.  How gorgeous is she?  I added a wonderful sentiment from Henry David Thoreau "I'd rather sit alone on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowed on a velvet cushion."

Check of the SLS Lines store over on Etsy and join in our Challenge contest. The new contest will be coming on the 12th, so you have just a couple days to enter the last contest.

Ok I got the last bunch of packages mailed:  Ionabunny, Larissa, Lora, Patricia, Nikki;  I am still waiting to hear from winners of Sweet Pea stamps, please email me your choices. I need to get everyone's choices before I can contact the store.

I am also waiting to get the images back from 2 Cute Ink Stamps and Atelier Oz.

Thanks for your patience!  On the good side, I am already seeing emails, photos on blogs and facebook of people who have gotten their packages!!  Woo Hoo!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hello Sweet Friend

Here's the cutest new stamp from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy, Img523.  We are having a contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week, it's Anything Goes with stitching as the alternative.  I have stitching done on the two blue/green papers.  I really think those colors make the image POP right off the card.  I added a sweet sentiment from Cosmo Cricket and some adorable brads from Around the Block.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and join in the fun.  There's a freebie that you can use for the contest, I shared it last week on my Monday posting.  Create something fun and share it for the contest.  The winners will get some wonderful images from Sherri!

Cheers, Holley

NOTE:  Digi stamp prize list was sent to Atelier Oz last night, I hope to hear back from them later today so I can make the payment and you will get your goodies.  I am waiting for just a couple more people from Sweet Pea stamps before I submit the list to the store owner.  2 Cute ink has been given their store list and I am awaiting to hear back from them.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pressed Leaves

Here's some more gorgeous pressed flower and leaf cards that I made using some stunning specimens given to me by a friend at church.
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."

Happy Sunday everyone!
If you missed my posting yesterday, or if you came in the morning, I posted a HUGE list of all the packages that went out in the mail, you can check yesterday's posting to see all the packages that went out, but essentially it was all but maybe 6 of them.  Also, for digi prize winners. I am only waiting on 2 winners for the Atelier Oz image winners to send the list to the store and I have sent the winner list to Sweet Pea stamps already, so you should be getting contacted pretty quickly.  I did send the image list to 2 Cute Ink Stamps and I am waiting for that store to bill me or contact me for payment, but they already have everyone's requests.
If you rec'd a digi prize and haven't heard from me, PLEASE drop me an email!!  You should have at least gotten a message from me about your prize even if your prize hasn't arrived yet.

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Here's a lovely image from Tiddly Inks, she named Katrina. I am using some of the gorgeous ribbon I got when in Istanbul. It makes me think of the kids who are probably already thinking about prom.  I know I have a niece who recently posted about buying her prom dress.  I asked her for a picture but she said it's top secret until prom comes.

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday. If you are like Texas, then you are cold and wet and probably have been for a couple weeks already.  We get about 1 good day a week lately which is odd.  Typically by now we are in the 70s or better, so the current weather is about 20 degrees below normal.  Needless to say I am getting stir crazy in the house.

I mailed over 20 packages yesterday, so if you didn't see the list, go back and check if your package went out.  Almost all the rest of the packages went out today, there's just a handful let to mail now.  These went out today:  Berina, Virginia, Nancy, Karissa, Sara, Diane, Carol, Pam, Linda W, Shell B,  Pat, Lucie, Shannon, Holly, Sandy, Teresa, Conie, Sher, Vinita, Ionabunny, Pat R, Gemiel, Carol Ann, Amy, Paula, Mary K, Barbara M, Linda T, Linda C,  Gail, Sue, Melody.

I hope to get the rest of the packages out by Monday!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Heart Stitches

Here's a gorgeous Sweet Pea stamp from artist Katerina Koukiotis called Heart Stitches.  This beautiful image is currently available both in rubber stamp form and as a digi stamp.  I just adore this sweet girl even though she is heart broken on this card.  I am using lovely cardstock and embellishments from We R Memory Keepers to complete this card.
I colored up this image using warm grey copic markers with bright red colors.  Be sure and check out Katerina's gorgeous images in the Sweet Pea store.  We also have an awesome group that you can share your work in and join in regular contests to win prizes on Facebook, it's Sweet Pea Friends and Fans.  Be sure and check us out!

Sweet Pea stamp winners should get their email tonight, that will include-Laine, Kaye G, Bissecat, Chrissy, Teresa, Cebelica, and Natalie.  But should you see this message prior, go ahead and start checking out the Sweet Pea store for the three digis you are going to want!

The winners of Sherri Baldy Stamps, SLS Lines, and Limited Runs stamps have already been contacted and had their stamps sent out, if you didn't get your images or haven't heard from me, PLEASE contact me, as I might have made a typo in your email or the email got lost in SPAM.

The Winners of Atelier Oz and 2 Cute Ink Stamps got emails yesterday so they can send me a list of their choices, those winners are:  Lea, Julie G, Kate M, bissecate, Karin, Dar BassieCripps, Janie Boots, Cebelica, KT Fit Kitty and Carol Franklin.  If any of you didn't hear from me yesterday, just drop me a line.  htondre@aol.com

As for the packages, the following went out in today's mail:  Lyn C, Robin N, Vickie K, Cindy H, Jean M, Rhonda M, Debbie A, Consuella, Donna Jean, Susan Slomski, Candace, Leadonna, Susan Salyer, Margo, Kathy B, Pam Kent, Snoopy, Nancy, Keersten, Karen, Melisa-Marie, Jean B, Lee T, and Stacy H-W!!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Steampunk Louise

Here's an awesome image from Simply Betty Stamps. She's called Steampunk Louise.  Love Betty's fun images. SO many of her fun images.  This one comes with a great sentiment "Hey There Big Shot"
Hope your week is going well.  Again I am stuck at home due to rain and cold.  I have gotten a LOT of packages wrapped up though. So, the mailing process is going well. I can't wait until they are all in the mail and you all start getting your goodies.
Cheers, Holley

OK, now here's the packaging progress, believe it or not, I have composed all but about 10 of the mailable packages.  Not all of them have the addresses yet nor are they taped up, but all the goodies are getting in the envies and being labeled!!

I hope today to send out messages to the rest of the digi winners so they can go and pick their stamps!  So keep your eye out for that if you won digi stamps.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Provo Craft, Neenah); Image (Simply Betty Stamps); Color (Copic markers); Buttons (); Border (Bazzill); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilties);

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lizzy Love LOVE

Oddball Art Stamps (Lizzy Love) is having a wonderful contest on their Challenge blog for LOVE theme. I know you guys know this one of my favorite topics. Here's a new stamp that I got from her that I do LOVE!! (Doesn't that make this count for the contest automatically?) 
Hope you all like this fun card, I just adore the socks she has. Definitely my favorite.

I am in the midst of packaging things still, here's the progress:

The following contacts were made already for DIGI Stamp prizes, if you didn't get my message, please check your SPAM folder in case it went there, then contact me and I will resend your info.....
You should have heard from me:  Trish, KT Fit Kitty(2), Karin, Avril Ann, Jane Stillman, Linda S, Jennifer Bradley, Kay Dalton, Jackie, Trish D, Faye, Erin Bently, Wend Sheir, Dar Bassie-Cripps (2), Kaija, Ike, Glennis, Marjeta, Tracy Welham, Laila, Jackie P, Judithy T-W and Wendy McCarthy

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The World is full of possibility

This week at Sweet Pea stamps we are featuring artist Linda Biggs. This fun image is called Sweet Pea.  I thought it so fun to see a fairy standing in a bowl of sugar near a teabag, what more sentiment could go with that than "The world is full of possibility."  I had to add this artistic butterflies on the same idea.  More importantly, as the month comes to an end, in thinking of all that has gone on in my life, I truly know that the world is indeed FULL of possibility and even when YOU have given up, there is someone right around the corner who has the answer for you.
There's wonderful candy from Sweet Pea stamps, both digi and rubber stamps, so please leave a comment today. If you haven't left comments on the previous posting, including Feb 1st, please do so!  Final winners will get announced March 1st.  Then the packages will be announced each day as they start hitting the mail boxes.  As for the digi stamp winners, I will be contacting them to let them know or to find out which stamps they would like and then putting them in contact with the proper company contacts!

Hugs all, Holley

Monday, March 2, 2015

Challenge time with a freebie!

There's a wonderful challenge going on over at the SSS Challenge blog this week using a beautiful stamp and she's being given away for Free!  So please go over to the Challenge Blog (CLICK HERE) and down load this gorgeous stamp and join in the fun!

Create a card, the challenge is Anything Goes with Stitches as the option.  I used stitched ribbon as well as some stitched cardstock.  Create a fun card and join in our contest for your chance to win some gorgeous stamps from Sherri Baldy!

Since we have almost 500 members, here's the one chance I have to give you all a free image from artist Sherri Baldy.  HUGE thanks to her for this generosity.  Please consider making a card and joining in our Challenge at the SSS Challenge Blog.

OK, so the winners were posted yesterday, go check them and see if you are on there!! I have started the wrapping process for those who will have packages sent to them....
A pile of them already sitting in their envies waiting for a last minute check and then to get wrapped up and have their addresses wrote on them!!
As for the Digi winners, I am working on that too, you can see my notebook there on the left side, it's got each winner's name, now listed under the company who will be sending their prize, so starting Monday I will be going one company at a time to contact people and let them know so they can check out the stamps they want and send me their list. Then I will need to get the info from each winner together (i.e. however long it takes everyone to get in touch with me and decide) and then send them to the company in one big email!  Hopefully that will get started later tomorrow.
Cheers everyone!!

Sherri Baldy winners!

Here's the awesome image choices from artist Sherri Baldy
Here's the numbers in case you want to look at them on her site:
to get a bigger more detailed image:
Row 1 (l-r)  Img524, Easter Mouse, Img521
Row 2  Img535, Scan00052, Img 538
Row 3 Bestie Bear Img 02
I will be sending out personal emails to the digi stamp winners for Sherri's stamps.  Please choose three images and email me htondre@aol.com to receive your prize!! Thanks so much for celebrating with me this month and a HUGE thanks to Artist Sherri Baldy for giving this awesome images!!

Tomorrow I will start contacting the other winners of Atelier Oz and 2 Cute Ink Stamps!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy March! The Your Scrapbook Place Challenge

Happy March First!  It's time for this month's Your Scrapbook Place Challenge.  This month the challenge is being sponsored by Fred, She Said.  What a fun company with the cutest stamps.  I am using I Love you This Much.  What a cute girl stamp who comes with three sentiments.  The challenge over at Your Scrapbook Place is Anything Goes, so please drop by and share your lovely creations with us this month! We can't wait to see what you create.

Drop by The Your Scrapbook Place Card Challenge blog and check out what the other design team members created and then share your creations with us this month!

Did you see the HUGE winner lists from Holley's Celebration?  CLICK HERE to go to the GRAND Prize list.  That list will take you back to the full month prize listing as well!!  Good luck, I hope you won!! 

Have you check the entire Grand Prize list and the Monthly prize list and you are not on there?  Oh no!! How could that be?  If so, when you comment today, let me know!! As you can see, there's lots of names on that list that are still in black, meaning that those prizes are unclaimed!  I will give them a little while longer to claim their prizes, but I ALWAYS have goodies that go unclaimed, so when you leave a comment start with BLOG CANDY RUNOFF so I know to put you down as a person who doesn't have goodies yet so you don't miss out!!

Cheers, Holley

Grand Prize Announcements!!

First please let me thank some of the Sponsors who generously donated some of the wonderful prizes that were given out!!   Many of these companies are owned by dear friends who have known me from even before my surgery and were there with me from the start.


                               TWO AWESOME GIFTS, $30 and $21 packs from Bugaboo Stamps!!

                                 A $25 Gift Certificate from the Paper Temptress online store
Wonderful Digi stamps from Sherri Baldy!! WOO HOO
 Limited Run Digi Stamps!!  YIPPEE!
2 Cute Ink Stamps
SLS Lines

WOO HOO, are you ready??

First off, the final of the day prizes are listed, so be sure and check the Prize listings to see if you are a prize winner for Feb 1-28th (CLICK HERE)

OK, so here's some of the bigger items that will get added into your packages....typical packages will have goodies like a 6 pack of different embellishments or a stamp set or rubber stamp depending on the cost of the item.  I do try and pick things based on your answers, but it is just my guessing :)  These are my GIFTS to you, you are of course free to do with them what you want. I know some people get all upset if you trade, share, give away or even sell some blog candy you got.  Yeah, in my case, that's a no, it doesn't bother me.  I give to you freely so whatever you do with it, if it makes your life better, then, that's fine with me.  HUGS!

(p.s. this does absolutely NOT apply to digi stamps!!, I assume I wouldn't have to say that, but if you get digi stamps, they are purchased directly for your own personal use which can not be transferred or given to anyone else, same as if you bought it yourself. Not even I have permission to use it as the buyer. It's given directly to you.  Please respect the artist's work.)

$30 Bugaboo Gift Certificate  -- Karin

$21 Bugaboo Gift Certificate -- KTFit Kitty

$25 Paper Temptress Gift Certificate -- Cindy

Double Set of Spellbinders Comes with S4-158 Sun Flower Set Two and S4-200 Flower Bouquette
MSRP $39.99      Melody Strahan

Sizzix Framelits 657569 Tickets 5 Dies MSRP $20 Barbara Macaskill

Sizzix Framelits 657936 Decorative Frames 4 Dies msrp $20  VIRGINIA

Xcuts Large Dies Christmas Decorations msrp $15 Berina RGA

Hero Arts Decorate It! Happy Birthday Tin(cute birthday stamps in a little round tin that you can hang like an ornament) msrp $15                      Susan T

7 Gypsies Victoria Clear Stamps msrp $12 Linda Chidster

Pair of Sweet Pea Stamps msrp $15 Ionabunny

Spellbinders D-Lights Flutter Tree 4 dies, msrp $10  Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

Inky Antics Baking Pup Honey Pop Stamp set and a new pack of Honey Pop Paper (I bought a brand new pack just for this gift, I KNOW I have it...I will find it!!!) msrp $21  Shersl84bed

Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods 8.5x11 Rubber Stamp Sheet MSRP $35  Stamping Sue

Barrel of Stamps (mini stamps all seasons) 16pc msrp $8 Carol Ann Freed

Art Impresions His&Hers Flying msrp $10  Holly Young

Penny Black Fairy Sweet msrp $16 Pat

Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard Phone 4 You msrp $13  ?? you'll see when you open your package!!

Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard Birthday 2 Celebrate msrp $13 Teresa Godines#6857

Spellbinders Edgabilities Rose Blossoms  L Kent

Darice Embossing Essentials Bird on a Branch  UTs Hobby Time

Darice Embossing Essentials Leafy Vine border frame   AngelicinWA
and Darice Embossing Essentials  Loose Floral

Darice Embossing Essentials Dandelions                Audrey R

Spellbinders  Impressabilties Pebbles                       Shelley
Embossing Folder

paulaj--who became my prize announcer--you'll see it's a mystery

There's other prizes, some in this prize range, some even above it....we'll leave those to surprise people in the mail!!

As for those who won digi stamps, I am setting up my lists now!  I'm compiling a list of which people get stamps from which companies. I will post a list late on Feb 1st to show this info so you know which companies to check out and will then proceed to start emailing people.