Thursday, April 30, 2015

Got 5 minutes?

Here's a fun stamp from Unity Stamps.  It's one of those quick and cute little cards that you make for the hubby and leave it on his desk or in his briefcase or somewhere you know he will find it during the day.  Just a little note inside to let him know that you are thinking about him....

All I know is once I have his full attention, that five minute rule is out the window!  I now have his attention for as long as I want it.  Ahhh, isn't love grand?  Maybe it's time to make a quick and cute card for that someone special.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Can you keep a Secret?

Can you keep a secret?  This image is just TOO cute! Ok, well perhaps that wasn't much of a secret now was it. I am totally loving Lizzy Love's images from Oddball Art Stamp Company. This one is no exception. Her stamps are super adorable.  I made this cute card using gorgeous grey and yellow floral paper along with some fun die cuts.
There's an awesome Spring theme contest over on the Oddball Art Stamp Challenge Blog as well as their facebook Page. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Happy Anniversary

Just wanted to wish my DH a Happy Anniversary today. I made this card using a wonderful image from Kenny K.  Happy Anniversary John.  Love you lots.  I can't imagine life without you.

Kisses, Holley

Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Spring!

Here's one of the cutest new images from artist Sherri Baldy.  We are having a brand new contest over on the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge blog. The  theme is anything goes + spring.  I thought this fun image was just perfect for it.
I hope you will go check out all the design team's amazing creations and then share your wonderful cards using Sherri's images.  There's a bunch of great prizes given out, so please share what you create with us!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring Breeze

Here's the cutest image from Lizzy Love, Oddball Art Stamps.  They are having a fun challenge over on their blog for Spring theme.  I just loved this adorable image and colored her up to match this great butterfly card. I added lots of pretty butterflies and flower strewn lace.  I see her hair just blowing in the wind, which makes me think of a spring wind.  How sweet.

Totally loving the new images over at the store she as on Etsy. Check it out.  Plus, don't you love the skelly pants she has on here?  Eeek, you know I want to find me some pants like that!  If only I had the skinny legs like she does.  Of course, maybe if I just wore Skelly pants, it would make my legs look skinnier.

Cheers, Holley

There's also a wonderful Lizzy Love sponsored Challenge over at the Come and get it Challenge Blog. called Spring is in the Air.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ike's Art

Here's a gorgeous image from Ike's Art.  I did this card using all white except one background color to make the image pop off the card.  Can you believe we are on the last weekend of April?  We have certainly been having lots of April showers here.
Ike's Art Contest this week is to use no patterned paper, so I am going to link this card to their wonderful contest. I hope you will check out Ike's stamps and join in the fun.  have a great weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, April 24, 2015

Today is the day!

Here's an awesome fairy from Sls Lines.  She's called Fairy stamp with butterfly wings.  I just had to show this beauty from SLS lines as I often tend to pick her funny/quirky images as that is what I love.  This artist also does the most beautiful images as well.  I did her in some non-traditional olive style mixed with pink.  She's just gorgeous.

Check out all her beautiful images, as well as those fun and quirky images that you know I love!!

Also, I just found out that she's going to be doing some custom drawn stamps!  WOW, how cool is that!?!  have you ever wanted a stamp of yourself?  of your DH? your kiddo? your pet?  check out this sample she has here

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Come here, big guy

 Here's an awesome Sweet Pea stamps image called Come Hither from artist Lynne Stansbery.   I just love this sexy lady looking back over her shoulder for her man.  How beautiful is that?  I am using some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress to complete this card.
The base of the card is a beautiful mica/metallic called Azalea.  The orange layer and die cut corners are also shimmery mica/metallic paper called Flame.  The gorgeous clear layer comes from Hambly Studios.  It is one of the Overlay sheets that you can get as a 12x12 piece called Hanging Heleconias.  There's also a great value pack that sells many different sheets cut to 6x6" pieces which are just perfect for card creations.  The image itself is printed on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest. I have also used Classic Crest in other locations to layer. The last embellishment is a die cut word "love" using some beautiful ruche paper called Yellow Crepe
Here's a wonderful close up of the image which is currently on sale in the store as a digi stamp.
Be sure and check out all of the other gorgeous images from Lynne at the Sweet Pea store.  She makes all sorts of realistic images as well as cutesy images.  Also, take a peek at our group over on Facebook, we have a Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans group where you are welcome to share your creations, join in challenges and see tons of wonderful creations.  Drop by!

Note, the Come & Get it challenge blog is having a challenge ending today for cards with a B, like Big Boy!! Or also Beautiful Woman! They are sponsored by the company's stamp I am using here, Sweet pea stamps!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Love You, Sls Lines!

Here's a fun stair step card that I made with a brand new stamp from SLS Lines called Make-up.  Doesn't she look beautiful?  I think she's getting ready for her lover. I used this fun die cut from Sizzix to create this stair step card.
Here's a flat version of the image to show you how it will look (and fit) into a standard A2 envelope.

SLS Lines is showing a bunch of new stamps on their site today, be sure and check out all the new images and then share a card you created with us in the monthly contest on our blog HERE.  Have you seen the news?  SLS Lines images will start being sold as rubber stamps by Sweet Pea Stamps!! Be sure and keep an eye on that store as they will start carrying Sal Scheibe's images!  WOO HOO.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV); Die cuts (Sizzix, Spellbinders Nestabilities); Image (SLS Lines); Color (Copic Markers); Embellishments (Sandy Lion);

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Best Wishes

Here's a stunning image from The East Wind. This gorgeous girl was a wonderful freebie that she sent out at the beginning of the month. I had to print her out and make a card with her, I know I missed the deadline for the first contest of the month (which just ended on the 12th), but I had to share this card so Unky (the artist) knows how much I LOVE her awesome images.  Also, if you are a huge fan of The East Wind, you can also get her images in rubber over at Sweet Pea stamps!

The current contest over at the East Wind Challenge is to use Fiber of any kind, so the ribbon, lace and hmmm, maybe even the banner might count....well, definitely the first two, the last one has a fiber in it!  Hope you all are having a happy April.
Cheers, Holley

Monday, April 20, 2015

Miracles do happen

Sharing this adorable image from artist Sherri Baldy today.  Isn't she just the cutest?  It's a fun winter theme image. I think now that I have been out of the freezing level of weather for about three and half weeks, I can look at an image like this and smile again.  I did the image up in lovely  spring colors even though those adorable corner dies are actually snowflake themed.  This stamp is IMG0094

Hope you like this cute little girl. Sherri just released a bunch of new images and has had a bunch of new clear stamps come out as well.  So exciting to see all the amazing images she creates every day! I can't hardly keep up with all her stamps. I could do nothing but color her images and would still never be able to keep up with her, she must never cease to be creating!

There's a fun contest over on the SSS Challenge blog, Anything Goes with a mother's day twist. So drop by over there and share something for your chance to win a prize!  Cheers, Holley

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Here's a quick and cute, fun boy theme card that I made for a friend who likes martial arts. It's from a set of My Favorite Things stamps.  Too cute. I love this adorable teddy.  I hope you are all having a great weekend. 

Can you believe we are halfway through April? I can't, I just had a family member contact me and ask me to make her some graduation announcements.  Oh, I can remember when this kiddo was born, hard to believe she is graduating high school. Wow. 

Have a beautiful Sunday. Many Blessings

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Color my world

Here's an adorable image from Angie's Stamps.  We are having a fun contest, Anything goes over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog, so please drop by and share any creation with us!  We'd love to see what you are creating.  The prize this month will be images from Angie's Stamps.  This fun image is called Box of Crayons.  There was some great cards made with this image by the design team.

Please share a card with us at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Don't be afraid to dream

Here's a great image from Sweet Pea artist Helena Reis called Mushroom Fairy II. I created an adorable shaker box card using this sweet image. I added a wooden embellishment with the word "dream" and the sentiment "Don't be afraid to dream a little bigger."  I used a Spellbinders die cut around the shaker box and a similar border punch on the bottom as well as matching red/white polka dot themed items all over the card.
Here's a copy of the image before putting her in the shaker box.  I just thought she looked so dreamy that Dream was the perfect topic.  She's also available as a digi stamp.

I hope you loved this card today. Be sure and drop by the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans board on Facebook to join in our Awesome contests, check out all the latest creations and share your creations with us!  They are also having a dots and stripes challenge over at Left of Center Creative Challenge. Check it out as well.

Cheers, Holley

Lucy Loo

here's a wonderful stamp of Lucy Loo called Mirror Ball earring and skull bag from The East Wind.  I so adore this artist's images.  The East Wind is having a challenge to use fibre of some kind on your card.  In my case I am using this awesome organza ribbon.  She has digis on Etsy plus there is an awesome assortment of goodies at the Sweet Pea Stamps store!

This had to be the first image she did that I bought, quite some time ago and I haven't stopped acquiring them since. I love her!  Have a great day.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Die Cuts (Nestabilities); Ribbon (organza black); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Image (The East Wind); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Adhesives (pop dots, glue all, glue dots); Brad (Skull);

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Birthday

Just wanted to wish a couple of people a happy birthday today. It's my mother's birthday.  It's also Pat from Patacake Pages and Nataliya's birthday!  Happy Birthday everyone.  Hope you all have a wonderful day today.

Be sure and go over to Patacake Pages Blog and leave a comment to be eligible for her blog candy prize and leave her a birthday wish.  If you love this adorable image, it comes from artist Sandra Caldwell. This image is currently retired, but she has brand new images at Sweet Pea Stamps (click here).

Cheers everyone, Holley

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SLS Lines Challenge

Here's a fun card I did using an awesome stamp from SLS Lines.  They are starting a new challenge, Anything Goes on the SLS Challenge blog.  This fun image is called Little Man with Bowler Hat.  He just totally makes me think of something like a beatnik type.  I had to add a fun sentiment to him as I colored up his boxer shorts in green with blue polka dots, so I added "Wild Thing, you make my heart sing."
There's a fun challenge this month over at the SLS Challenge Blog, so join in the fun and share your card with us for the chance to win a prize from SLS Lines.  Drop by the Etsy Store and check out all the new images this month.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, April 13, 2015

SSS Challenge

Here's a wonderful new image from Scrapbook Stamp Society artist Sherri Baldy today. There's a brand new challenge that just got started over at the SSS Challenge blog. The theme is anything goes plus Mother's Day.  I thought this little girl would just make the most adorable mother's day card.  This stamp is

Drop by the Challenge blog and share your Bestie stamp creations for your chance to win some wonderful images from Sherri Baldy. There's a bunch of prizes. The challenge will be two weeks long, good luck everyone!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Guest Designers

Here's a couple cards that I got in the mail recently from some of the prize winners from the celebration back in February.  So fun to see what people make with their goodies. Thanks so much for sending!!

From Audrey R in Austin:
From Nikki, she also included an awesome rubber stamp that I will make a card with and share

 From Mary K.

From Melody S who won a bunch of ATC blanks and the Spellbinder Dies that she used to create this awesome card.  WOW!!  I also have this gorgeous refridge magnet that she made from a mouse trap!  So clever, I will get a photo of that later to share too.

Here's some gorgeous cards that ladies who won digi stamps made, check out these awesome creations.  Isn't it fun when you know you are enabling crafting in the world?

Here's a Stunning Card made by Linda using her prize from Bestie's

Here's a wonderful image that Chrissy got from Sweet Pea stamps to make make this card

Beautiful Easter card that Ace Cards Andree shared recently Click here

Here's another wonderful card that Ace Cards Andree made using a Teddy Bear image from Oliva&Co  click here

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Here's a super adorable Ppinkydolls image!  love this cute girl. She's riding on a swan that colored up black.  I wanted to make something very spring like, so I did the whole card in bright oranges, perfect for spring or perhaps even summer.  Don't you love the brightness?

Hope this fun card gave you a smile today!  I am just loving the bright orange.  I hope to be out walking and seeing some beautiful flowers. My backyard has some iris growing and all over my neighborhood I see gorgeous easter flowers.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, April 10, 2015

Love Deeply

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Ching Chou Kuik called Bunch of Love.  What a beauty! I love this artist's images.  She has stunning mermaids and fairies, but my personal favorites are the gorgeous maidens like this one. So Wonderful! 
Here's a closeup of this wonderful image which you can currently get as a rubber stamp at the Sweet Pea store.  There's also a huge catalog of digital stamps at the store.

Be sure and check out the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans group over at Facebook.  There's a wonderful contest going on and lots of amazing card shares.  Go and join in the fun!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ladibug Gal

Here's a fun card using gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress and a super cute image from Sweet Pea stamps artist Sandra Caldwell called Ladibug Gal.  Isn't she adorable?  Here I am using a simple combination of papers to make a quick and cute card.
I started with a thick card base that's a dark red, perfect to go with the colors on this image, it's called Haute Red Brawny 100#.  The decorative layer comes from a 6x6" piece of Hambly Studio Screenprints.  These are sold as 12" sheets or in value packs of 6x6" combos.  The one I used comes from the 12" sheet called Vintage Patchwork.  What's awesome about this sheet is that you get 4 different 6x6" patterns which are the perfect size for cards!  I took the top left quarter (if you have looked at the photo) and cut it out.  Then I used a die cut to trim out the very center of the paper so that the corners would match.  The remainder of the paper  I used to them cut out Memory Box die cut corners.  I printed out my image on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Paper and colored her in copic markers.

What I think (in hindsight) would make a totally awesome addition to this cute card is a tiny button of a ladybuy to go right on her nose. I can see how she's looking, that would be too cute, in fact, I may add that to this project before sending it to a friend.

I hope this card inspired you today.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Here's an artist that I just love, she has images sold over at Sweet Pea stamps and there's additional images she sells at her Etsy store, The East Wind.  Check out her great images in both places.  I love this image, I have seen it done in several colors, some using a gorgeous orange, like she conjuring up some flame or fire, some in gray as smoke. I chose this light blue, almost like ice or wind chill.  Isn't she awesome.  I added a sentiment from Cosmo Crickett, "Let's do something Amazing."

Hope you are having a great day.  Spring should be springing up everywhere now! I hope you are enjoying it!  There's a fun challenge blog for your East Wind cards here.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I've got my eye on you!

Here's something that you all know I would love!  It's Lizzy Love!! This image is too awesome. It's one of those images that I had to buy as soon as I saw it.  Yep.  I suppose this would be more appropriate around Halloween time, but I just love it year round. I had to manage to sneak in a little skulls on the card too, the cent of the flower has a bunch of little skulls.

Hope this card gave you a little giggle today.  Lizzy Love, Oddball Art has an anything goes challenge on her facebook site that you can check out.  Last month I won some new images from her that you will be seeing real soon.  I picked both cute and creepy :)

Have a great day

Monday, April 6, 2015

Coloring Contest using Fairy Tea Party

Here's a wonderful Sweet Pea stamp from artist Katerina Koukiotis Fairy Tea Party.  There's a wonderful coloring contest going on at the Facebook group called Passionate Paper Creations with wonderful prizes from Sweet Pea Stamps. If you see this posting soon enough, this awesome image is on sale for just $1!!  So run and go get it, then color it up to play in the contest, it ends on April 8th.
Here's a closeup of my coloring. I think it scanned in very bright, as I used much darker forms of pink. This image is also available as a rubber stamp.

There's also a couple of other contests going on at the Passionate Paper Creations Facebook page with prizes from Sweet Pea. One is colored image, just share a colored image using a Sweet Pea stamp, that contest ends Apr 8th.  Hope you like this bright and cheerful card today!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!!  I have created this beautiful card using traditional Easter colors for this adorable duck by Sweet Pea artist Karen Middleton.  This wonderful image is called Easter Delivery.  I think the Easter bunny must be so very busy that this little guy is giving him a hand!

Here's a close up of this beautiful image.
Happy Easter Everyone!!  I am off to the church early this morning as my church is setting up a petting zoo for the whole neighborhood. It's super adorable as all the kiddos will get to see baby farm animals. I can't wait.
Many Blessings

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter

 Here's the cutest chick from Sweet Pea stamps artist Sandra Caldwell.  I used this stamp to create a fun Easter theme card, but I think she would also work for plenty of other spring time occasions.  This stamp is called Spring Chick with a Spring in her Step.

Here's a close up of the image that I colored with Copic markers.  Check out all of Sandra's fun digi stamps here.
Drop by the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans page on Facebook where we have contests running and prizes. There's also going to be a wonderful contest with great prizes this weekend on the Facebook Page called Passionate Paper Creations.

Friday, April 3, 2015

It's the Cadbury Lion

 Happy Friday everyone!  I am sharing a fun Easter card today. There's a wonderful section at the store for just Easter stamps.  This card today is using an adorable image from Sweet Pea artist Sandra Caldwell, called Lion Bunny.  This image just cracked me up. It totally brought back to memory an old Cadbury Crème Egg commercial where all these animals were dressed up like rabbits to try out for the Cadbury bunny position.  Too cute!! He's just perfect for an Easter card.
I added in my own sentiment. I suppose it's a must to give it to someone who has seen the commercial.  Though, I had quite a laugh when I saw that the Cadbury Lion actually has his own Facebook page (here).  Here's the old commercial for those of you who have no idea what I am talking about or for those of you who just want to reminisce(here).
Here's a close-up of this adorable image.
There's still a little time to download a fun image and create a sweet Easter card.  When you do, be sure and go over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans page on Facebook and share your creations with us!
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Blog candy alert!

I have a friend, Pat who's giving away some blog candy this month. One of my favorite artist's made this stamp for her! WOW.  So check it out by dropping by her blog and signing up for some candy.

Here's the awesome image from Ike's Art,  The sentiment on the card says "Another Birthday, Do I look bothered?"  Great!!  I think this stamp would be great with any other sexy sentiment that you might want to add as well.

The link to my friend's blog is Patacake Pages.  Drop by and sign up for her blog candy!!  Good luck everyone.  Also, when you go to her blog, be sure and go back to the April 1st posting and read about the celebration!  Woo hoo.

Have a great day.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Monthly Challenge at Your Scrapbook Place

Happy April everyone!  Can you believe it's already April?  It seems like 2015 is just flying by. Here's a fun image from an Etsy store called Angie's Digi Stamps.  This cutie is called Baby Chicks
I totally love these adorable little birds.  I am using some sweet flocked floral paper and a metal tag that says Happy Easter on it.

We are having an Anything Goes contest over on Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog this month and the prize will come from Angie's digi stamps. So drop on by and share a card with us!  You can see what the other design team members created and enter for your chance to win.