Thursday, December 31, 2015

Taking down the tree

Here's a darling image from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Doodles and Designs on Etsy. This fun image is called Spring Tree.  It's a special stamp that was a free give away for those who played in Sandra Caldwell's first progressive challenge on her Facebook page (in addition to the freebie you got when we reached round 3)!!  Woo Hoo.  I am using all beautiful papers from paper Temptress for this card.  I thought this tree was just perfect for that image of taking down your tree and getting ready for the new year fun!

The base of the card is a lovely dark red cardstock called Cherry.  The shimmery green is a Mica/Metallic called Emerald.  The blue paper which I cut out a snowflake border as well as snowflake die cuts is a crepe (ruche) called Sky Blue.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar white classic crest.  This paper works perfectly for digi stamps that you are printing with your computer and coloring with copic markers.

Have a great New Year's Eve!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year's Eve

I hope everyone has some wonderful plans for New Year's Eve, whether you are going out or just celebrating at home with loved ones.  I don't much plan on going out myself, but I will be happy at home with the hubby.  I hope you all make wonderful memories and bring in the new year.
Wishing all of you a happy 2016.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

You have my heart

Here's a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy.  I think this lady is just perfect for some Happy New Year themed cards as well as some wonderful Valentines.  She's decked out and ready to go.  This is image is called Glamour Bestie.

Hope you have wonderful plans for the New Year's. Are you making resolutions? I think mine will be making more cards and crafting with all the goodies that I buy.  How about step one being that I pull out something that I bought and never used and use it!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Nancy Nurse

Here's an awesome image from artist Rick St Dennis.  Don't you love this nurse?  Well, maybe the nurse, but not the syringe in her hand, lol!  I think if this lady gave more men shots they wouldn't resist!  Now, if only we had some male pin-up nurses!  This great image is called Nancy Nurse.
This card was done for the Monday Greetings Challenge over at Outlawz.  The theme is anything goes and all you need to do is make sure your card has a greeting on the front!  We can't wait to see what you share with us.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Here's a fun set of magnets that I made for my church's local bazaar this year using some fun stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps.  It was a quick and cute little project and is a sweet little gift that you can make to give to someone nearby.  This sweet pea stamp set called Little Red Riding Hood is from Ching Chou Kuik and is only available until the 25th so be sure and drop by the store before they close. It's currently $10 and includes all four images and the sentiments!!

Here's the tin when closed....

The funny sentiment inside

flat glass magnets

alternate view of the tin

Hope you liked this fun project.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Hope you didn't find Coal?!

Here's a fun card from Fluffles, but I hope none of you ended up with coal in your stockings and everyone was able to have a very merry Christmas.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Here's an awesome image from Sandra Caldwell today, she's called Old Lady Christmas.  How adorable is she?  Just wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas today.  May you all be blessed with good tidings and good health. May we all have a very wonderful 2016.

Hugs, Holley

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!  Hope you love this fun Snowman card today. This image comes from Dilly Beans. What a perfect group of snowmen to bring a smile to your face. I added some sparkly paper and some great buttons for the card.
Happy Christmas Eve and I wish all of you a very Blessed Christmas!

Hugs everyone, Holley

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sugar Plump fairy?

Here's a great image from SLS Lines.  She's the sugar plum fairy who's perhaps had a few too many sugar plums to be a ballerina anymore.  Hey, who's to judge? not me, that's for sure. I say, if you want to!

This month the SLS Lines contest will take a month off and we will start again on January 12th with Anything Goes, so check out the wonderful stamps at SLS Lines and be ready to play with us next year. We can't wait to get started again!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I believe in Santa!

Here's a super cute image from Art By Miran today.  There's a wonderful contest going on at Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge.  Please drop by and join in the fun with us. You can win a great prize from our new sponsor each week.  The theme this week is inspiration from a movie, there's so many great Christmas movies!

This cutie is called Candy Joy.  Be sure and check out all the other fun Miran images from her Etsy store Art By Miran. So gorgeous!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, December 21, 2015

SSS Challenge

Here's an adorable image from artist Sherri Baldy. I made this card for the current challenge over at the SSS Challenge blog, the theme is anything goes with a Christmas theme.  So feel free to share any card with us, but we'd love to see some Christmas!  I am using this adorable image, she's img472.

Be sure and check out all of the other DT creations over on the challenge blog and then share your creations with us!  You can win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy.  Have a great week everyone.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas

Here's a cute little owl that I used to make this fun Christmas card.  This wonderful image was a freebie and I do recognize the work, but I can't pin the name of the artist, so if you know whose image this is, please leave a comment so I can put the artist's name.

Just Five days until Christmas.  I can hardly believe that as most of the last couple of weeks have been in the mid to upper 70s here and it really just hasn't been like Christmas.  That being said, I have really LOVED the winter, winter in the 70s is a winter I want.

Cheers everyone, Holley

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Wishes

Here's another fun Fluffles card, I do so miss these stamps, I didn't realize that stampendous had stopped making them until I started doing a little search for them and found some on Ebay for about $50! Are you kidding?  I love Fluffles, but thankfully have most of the fluffles collection, well, most of the ones that I really wanted.  Guess if I ever see one I want at regular retail price, then I should pick it up.
Hope you are all filled with Christmas wishes and cookies today!

Cheers, Holley

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sending Love to Paris

Here's a stunning image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  She did this image right after the Paris bombing in support of all the people there.  Drop by and check out our Facebook group to see a whole grouping of cards made with this image for the final part of our group challenge (click here).
This image is called Paris Crying and is available at Sandra's Etsy Store.
Hope you have a great week as the last weekend before Christmas comes, let us all relax and have a beautiful holiday.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jingle Bells

Is anyone else hearing bells everywhere?  this deer looks like he's hearing them everywhere!  This fun image is from artist Sandra Caldwell and is called Springhead Reindeer.  I am using gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress for this card.  Can you see the sparkle in all these papers, even the black looking paper has a glorious golden sheen on it!
The base cardstock for this card is called Incandescent Nero.  So beautiful!    The Christmas Bells are cut with Mica/Metallic called Coral.  The red paper is a beautiful sparkle with golden flecks called Vermillion Sparkle.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  Everything on this card just has a wonderful sparkle about it; it really makes the image pop out even though the card is perfectly flat and therefore easy to mail.

Hope you loved this fun Christmas card today.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Love you (Stair Step Card)

Here's a wonderful image from Sherri Baldy that I used to create this fun stair step card.  This card is created using a die cut set from Sizzix and comes with multiple dies for the embellishments as well. it's perfect for making wonderful looking cards very quickly.  This awesome image is IMG849
There's a wonderful contest that goes on every two weeks at the SSS Challenge blog, drop by and share all your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations with us.  The winner gets great digi stamp prizes.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Beautiful Fairy

Here's an awesome image from Bugaboo. This card is a reminder for the challenge happening over at the YSBP Challenge Blog this month.  The theme is anything goes and you will get an extra entry if you use a stamp from Bugaboo.  As a reminder, this store is having a HALF OFF sale this month, so check it out.

There's more cards to share at the YSBP blog today, so drop by and see the new cards, then share your creation with us for your chance to win a prize this month from Bugaboo.  The image I am using in this card is called Beautiful Fairy.  She comes colored and uncolored (this is the uncolored version that I did the coloring with copic markers).

Monday, December 14, 2015

Can't take my eye's off of you

Here's a wonderful image today from artist Rick St Dennis.  This beautiful image is Columbine.  Isn't she stunning.  The theme this week is to add music to your card, so I added some music scales(CC Designs) as well as some lyrics, "Can't take my eyes off of you."  She sure looks like she would be an eye catcher.

Drop by the Monday Greetings Challenge over at Outlawz and share your music inspired card with us, be sure to include a greeting on the front!  We can't wait to see what you create.

Can you believe it's Dec 14th?  Happy Birthday to all my birthday buddies out there--it's out day!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I Love Santa Claus

Sharing this adorable Sandra Caldwell image today, he's just the sweetest Santa Claus ever! This fun image is called Bearly Santa.  I am so glad that Sandra has continued to create art since Sweet Pea stamps closed down. Please check out our new Facebook group for Sandra's art, we share cards, have fun chat and contests! It's called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.
She's also re-opened up her Etsy shop, Babycakes dnd.  So many new stamps already coming out, so check them out. 

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, December 12, 2015

It's Fluffles

So here's one of my all time favorites, it's Fluffles!! I totally love this funny cat. I can't really point out what it is, but I just adore this stamp, I always have. He comes from Stampendous.  I have a small (ok, pretty good size) collection of Fluffles stamps.
I am using a brand new background die cut that I just got, loving it, it cuts so well.  Hope you all enjoyed Fluffles today, I made a couple other Fluffles Christmas cards, so you will get somemore treats using him before the holiday ends.

Friday, December 11, 2015

I {heart} Christmas

Sharing this adorable image from Ike's Art today.  This fun snowman was a freebie that was given away on their challenge blog, so go on over to the Ike's World Challenge and down load this fun image.  Then you can create a card and join in the challenge as well!

The theme of the challenge is Ice and snow, so I added this cute snowman and in addition some cute little snowflakes. I am also using a fun holly background which I embossed.  Does this card make you {heart} Christmas?

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Snowman Sundae

Here's a hilarious stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell, this funny image is called Snow Silly Sundae.  The funny sentiment comes from a 12x12 sheet from Echo Park.  Too funny.  There's a challenge going on, Round 2 of the Progressive challenge at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans group on Facebook. The challenge is to create a card in Red, White, and Blue.
Here's a little inspiration from me, the contest will end on the 12th and the participants will get a free stamp to use for Round 3.  There's just a little time left, so please join in the challenge!  Check out Sandra's great images in her Etsy Shop.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Kitty

Here's a darling Christmas Ornament image given for free from The East Wind. She gives away a beautiful image each month with her newsletter! Check out her challenge blog and find out how to sign up.  She also has a challenge the first of the month using the freebie image (or any other image from her Etsy Store).  I added some holly embossing as well as some other fun ornaments to this card today.

Can you believe we are about 2 weeks from Christmas?  I really haven't even gotten started  yet.  Guess I better get with it.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Outlawz Challenge

Here's my card this week for the Monday greetings challenge over at Outlawz.  This image is called Look at me Lolly from Creative Bugs Digi Stamps.  The challenge this week, in addition to including a greeting on your card is to use at least three patterned papers and a die cut.
Drop by our challenge blog this week and share your creations with us, we'd love to see your greetings card and be sure to use three pattern papers plus a die cut and don't forget the sentiment!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, December 7, 2015

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!  We are having a challenge over at the SSS Challenge blog this week and it's Christmas time! I am using this adorable image from Sherri Baldy, img779.  Isn't she adorable?  I got that fun Merry Christmas die cut when buying a magazine from overseas.
I hope you will drop by the Challenge blog and check out all the design team's cards and then share your creations with us.  There's a wonderful prize from Sherri Baldy and the winner can be a guest designer on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Real Pressed Flowers

Here's some awesome pressed flowers.  I have a friend at church who over her life would just put flowers and leaves into various books and has been giving them to me now.  I have been using them to create these cards, which I usually donate back to the church so they can sell them at the annual Bazaar to raise money for the charity that year.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Project and a guest card from Mary K

Here's one of the fun projects that I made for the church Bazaar this year. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it sold. I had made something like 150+ of these. Some I put into sets ranging from 3-6 magnets and some of the fancier ones I put as individuals that people could by.  We sold almost all of them!  WOW

Here's a lovely card I received in the mail from artist Mary Kirchherr.  What a lovely vintage theme card with beautiful embossing on it.  Thanks so much Mary and thanks so much for the stamps as they will go to good use when the blog candy month comes!

Cheers, Holley

Friday, December 4, 2015

Hipster Girl

Here's a gorgeous stamp from SLS Lines today. I love this winter girl. I would totally wear a hat like that if I was out and about. In fact, I have a hat similar to that which my husband purchased for me except it's a cat instead of a teddy.  This fun stamp can be bought at the SLS Lines etsy store here, Hipster Girl.
Check out the current contest, it's at the SLS Lines Challenge blog is fall theme and will run through the 12th when the new challenge will begin.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Shaker Card

Here's a fun Shaker Card using gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress. The sell some wonderful clear printed papers from Hambly overlays which are just perfect for making shaker boxes!  You can also trim the extra parts and embellish your card with them as I did here.
The base of this card is a gorgeous Mica/Metallic called Citrine  The Hambly Overlay that I am using is called White Falling Snowflakes.  Inside the box I put some lovely sequins, holiday snowflakes and sparkly glitter.  I added a sweet sentiment cardstock sticker "I'm dreaming..." and some stick pins to finish off the card today.

Hope you enjoy

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Rudy Reindeer, Sandra Caldwell Challenge

Here's a brand new image that's available at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy site, it's called Babycakes DND (Doodles and Designs).  We are having part 2 of the progressive challenge on her facebook group- Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans (join on in with us, if you didn't do round one, all you need is to get a stamp from the Etsy site and create a card!).  Sandra will be using the creations from the contest to choose the design team....looking at all the rounds 1-3; 
This fun image is called Rudy Reindeer.  The challenge is to use Red, White, and Blue, but not for something patriotic.  You are welcome to use any stamp for the store, so you card doesn't have to be holiday themed like mine, as long as you use some red, white, and blue. This contest will end on the 12th and round 3 will start.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I am your christmas present!

Here's a fun Christmas theme image from Bugaboo.  This card starts off our new contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month.  The theme is anything goes and you get an extra entry for using a Bugaboo stamp. We can't wait to see what you create, so please come share with us.
This fun stamp is called JJ Christmas Wrapped up.
Drop by the challenge and check out the cards and then share your creations with us this month. You get a bonus if you use a bugaboo stamp and their store is having a great sale! Hope you like my creation today, see ya tomorrow.

Cheers, Holley