Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy Graduation

Here's a sweet and simple card that I made for the upcoming Graduation season. I have a dear friend whose daughter will be graduating High School this year.  So very proud of her as she has already enrolled in college and will be studying engineering. I am using all gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress for this sweet card.

The base of the card is Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  I layered it with Hambly Studio Overlays in Gold Hanging Heliconias.  It's such a beautiful and regal looking background.  Then I layered my Graduation stickers on dark blue mica called Sapphire.  Just perfect to match her school colors.

I hope this inspires you to make some for that local graduate in your life.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, April 29, 2016

Bestie Hairdresser

Here's a fun image of  a Sherri Baldy Bestie as a hairdresser!  Isn't she darling?  I love this cutie. I added a fun sentiment to this card "Make beautiful things everyday."  Just seemed like the perfect sentiment for her.  I hope you will check out this and all of Sherri's fun stamps at her Besties store HERE.
We also have a great contest blog called the SSS Challenge blog with fun challenges every two weeks and great prizes given by Sherri Baldy, so come and share your cards with us.  The winners are also given the opportunity to be a guest designer.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Anniversary

Here's the anniversary card that I made for my Hubby. Together since '97, married in '02;  Better for being with him and can't imagine life with out him.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tattoo Hippo

Sharing this darling hippo image today from Artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND.  Just TOO cute.  She's called Tattoo Hippo 251.  How cute is she?  I just adore all of her adorable Hippo images on her site, see more HERE.

So what crafty things are everyone doing right now?  I am getting ready for three classes, two in late may and one in June plus Vacation Bible school.  I feel like I have a million things to get done as right now it's a month away so I am pre-cutting everything and need to make display boards.


Lots to do.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mother's Day Card

The newest contest is starting over at the SSS Challenge blog.  The theme is Anything Goes + Mother's day. We'd love to see what you would make. I did this card for my mother because book reading has always been one of her biggest loves.
Please drop by and check out the DT cards and then join in the challenge by sharing any of your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations with us. We'd love to see what you create.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, April 25, 2016

Old Lady at the Beach

Here's a fun image from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy today, she's called Old Lady at the Beach 183.  She's going to be arriving at the store on Monday. Isn't she too cute?  I have to color her up in red/white/blue to show a little patriotism for summertime.
I hope you will check out Sandra's new stamps this week and we have a fun Facebook group called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans, she has regular contests and giveaways there! Join in the fun.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Birthday Card

Happy Sunday everyone.  Here's a fun preview for the Monday Greetings Outlawz challenge which starts tomorrow morning.  It's sponsored by Angies Digi Stamps and Creative Bug.  I have this fun stamp from Creative Bug, it's called Lily Princess, which I thought was just perfect for a Birthday theme card.  The theme of the challenge this week it ANYTHING GOES, so you can share your best work with us and be sure to include a greeting somewhere on your card.

Drop by and check out the other Design Team creations and then join in our contest. We look forward to seeing what you have created this week.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Handmade Mini calendars

Here's some more of the fun calendars that I made last year for "my family" at church

Friday, April 22, 2016

Brains for you!

Here's a funny birthday card.  But, then for those of us who have had brain surgery, it's a little bit funny (just a little).  Who wouldn't want a Zombie card for their birthday.  Lizzy Love, Oddball Art stamps is having a great contest over on her blog, Birthday cards, well I had to make something a little non-traditional for that.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Here's an awesome image that was given away this month from The East Wind.  I used it to make a steampunk theme card using all gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  I also got a package of wonderful embellishments from the local jewelry department at my local Michaels.
The image is printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper and colored with copic markers.  I layered it on Mica/Metallic Bronze.  Then I used a 1/4 sheet of Mica/Metallic Copper which I embossed with a gear/steampunk folder. (Doesn't Mica/Metallic emboss wonderfully?)  Finally I layered the entire card on a dark blue cardstock Blue Grandee Felt; which is a wonderfully thick paper and perfect for a heavy weight card that contains metal embellishments.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Missing Halloween yet?

Well, me and all my friends over at SLS Lines are missing Halloween so we decided to create up some Halloween theme cards for this month's challenge.  If you are feeling in a Halloween mood and would like to make a card for Halloween a little bit early, drop by and join in the challenge this month.
I am using one of her hilarious images called Little Man, low brow art.  Isn't he fun?  I added a cute saying to go with him, "Why do people think I have a Halloween costume on?"

Drop by the SLS Line Challenge blog and join in our contest this month, we can't wait to see your Halloween theme!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Salon Deirdrey

Here's another fun card that I created for the Furry&Funny challenge over at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge this week.  This awesome stamp is from Dr Digis and is called Salon Deirdery.  Too funny.  Check out the other hilarious animal theme stamps from this site.
There's still plenty of time to join in the challenge this week at Outlawz.  Drop by and join in the fun and as always, for the Monday theme challenges, be sure and include a sentiment on the front of your card. We'd love to have you play.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Progressive Challenge part 2

We are having round 2 of the Progressive challenge at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans page on Facebook.  The challenge this time is to create a card that is "Circle or Square with buttons and a tear."  If you look closely at my creation, you will see that the yellow paper is torn in the center.  This fun image is a brand new release that will be added to the Babycakes DND store on Etsy today and he's called Mummy Ribbit 421.
Check out all of Sandra's new stamps at her store HERE and then drop by the Facebook group and join in our fun.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Furry and Funny Challenge

We are having a new contest on the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge blog starting tomorrow, it's called Furry&Funny.  The theme is create an animal theme card that gives you a laugh.  One of our sponsors is QKR Stampede, which I got this hilarious stamp from, it's called astronaut bear.

Drop by the Monday Greetings challenge and play along with us!  Check out the great cards from the design team tomorrow and share your Furry and Funny cards and as always, be sure and add a sentiment of some kind to the front of your card!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Guest Cards

Hi everyone, here's some more lovely cards/projects that I received recently from people who won prizes during my celebration.  If you won something, I would love to see what you create, you can scan and send me a photo or mail something if you like.  You can also have me link to your blog.

Here's a lovely white card from Audrey R of Austin TX (is this the cute butterfly set you got?)
And awesome card I rec'd I know she's using the card closure, and I think the bling I sent her; Plus an ATC (her favorite make) and a wonderful handmade envie from Melody Strahan!

an adorable Owl theme card using a sweet Owl Stamp set that I sent to Jackie P.
Owl Silver Lined Stickers from Jackie P

Gillian from Australia, using a great sunflower die cut she got

Friday, April 15, 2016

Your Scrapbook Place Challenge

Hello everyone, I am happy to say that Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog has a new challenge started up this month!  Usually we only do one challenge per month but this month we are excited to have two challenges.  Our first challenge ended yesterday (and the winner was announced already).  So drop by and check that out.  Our new challenge starts today.  The sponsor is MoonFlower Digistamps.  I am using this awesome image called Gina Cupcake.
Drop by the YSBP challenge blog and check out the other design team cards and then share your card with us.  The theme is anything goes and you get an extra entry for using a stamp from MoonFlower Digistamps.

I made this card for my mother as it is her Birthday Today.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

I'm on top of the world!

Here's a darling image from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND. She's just on top of the world. How fun is this?  This great image is for sale at her Etsy store as Top of the World 121.   Check out all of her other fun stamps and then join us at her Facebook Group Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.
On the facebook group we are having a progressive challenge and round 1 is anything goes using any stamp from her current store, so drop by and enter your card!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Sharing this awesome image from Dilly Beans today.  I am sure you can tell what I just love about this image, her hair clip of course!  I do have a clip or two with a skull, but would love to find one like this.  How cool would that be?
Hope this card has captivated you!  Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Silly Grins

Here is the cutest image from artist Sherri Baldy, this adorable little Bestie looks like she is holding her hands in prayer.  How sweet is that?!?  The new theme at the SSS Challenge blog this week is Anything Goes + Flowers.  I chose an image with some flowers on it as well as adding some cute prima flowers to the card.
Please drop by over at the SSS Challenge blog and check out the current challenge and then join in our contest so you can win some wonderful prizes from Sherri Baldy.  We'd love to see your creations.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Pretty Lady

Here's a beautiful lady image from artist Sandra Caldwell, she's called Pretty Lady 394.  I thought she would be perfect for a lovely spring card. It's hard to tell here, but the bling on the left is actually pink, a very light pink which matches the rose color.
Check out Sandra's store Babycakes DND which will have this new stamp and several others today and then drop by our facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans for the latest contest for some fun!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Trike Panda

Here's a cute little panda image from Kitty Bee designs.  This company is sponsoring the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge that starts tomorrow morning. The theme is sky, to have the sky show somewhere on your card.  I am using a tear theme background including adding a pathway for the bike and a sun.
You can find this adorable stamp called called Trike Panda HERE at their Etsy store.  I adore so many of this cute artist's work.  Please check out more cards with this adorable image at the Outlaws Monday Greetings challenge and then share a card with us this week for your chance to win a prize from Kitty Bee designs.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

SLS Lines New Releases

Here's a gorgeous new image from SLS Lines.  Today their blog is featuring several new images that are going to the store.  This image is called pretty lady with flowers in her hair.  Check out more of the new stamp in the Etsy store as well as a posting on the SLS Lines blog.
We are also having a current challenge, which is spring theme and has just a few more days left to play, so please join in and play!

Cheers, Holley

Friday, April 8, 2016

Forever Yours

Here's an awesome image from artist Lizzy Love (Oddball art Stamps).  I just adore this artist's images.  She's currently having an anything goes contest on her Facebook group so I have created this card to play along.
Hope you are having a great first week of April.  I can't believe we are already through the first week of April!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Goth Girl in pink!

Sharing this fun goth girl image from SLS Lines combined with some great papers from Paper Temptress today.  This digi stamp is called Goth Girl with Fish Balloons.  She just makes me giggle. I had to add some great sea side themed die cuts and a darling fish button to complete this card.
The wonderful papers I am using for this card all come from Paper Temptress.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  The base of the card was made by taking an 8.5"x11" sheet of Pop Tones Bubblegum and cutting it to 11"x 5.5" to create a square card.  I then layered my image on two colors of Mica/Metallic papers that matched the colors on my image, Flame and Azalea.

Hope this card made you smile today, be sure and check out the fun images from SLS Lines at her Etsy store HERE.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Sharing this gorgeous image from PpinkyDolls. She's just TOO cute and I added the sweetest sentiment "There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."  How adorable is that?

I just love this image, check out this artist's other fun images and she has a facebook group called Ppinkydolls Official Facebook group.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Crazy Bird

Here's one of Tim Holtz's fun bird stamps that I just love.  I got this set for Christmas this year. TOO fun.  I hope this cutie makes you smile today.  I have other cards made with the rest of them that I will be sharing later on.

Happy April everyone!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Old Lady of the Dead

Here's the most AWESOME stamp! two things you know I love, Dia de los Muertos and Sandra Caldwell.  Well, she finally made me a stamp!  Here it is.  This cutie is called Old Lady of the Dead 284.  How cool is this? 
She will be releasing several new stamps today in the Babycakes DND store, so be sure to drop by and check out all her new stamps.  We also have a Facebook group where you can share all your creations using her images, it's Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook. We have regular contests, fun games to win prizes and card sharing.

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Here's a fun image from DigiStamps4joy that I have used to create this bright and cheery spring theme card for the Monday Greetings Challenge at Outlawz.  This image is called Spring has Sprung.
The contest will start tomorrow morning you need to create a spring theme card including a sentiment.
We look forward to seeing all your creations!  I have some sentiment filled paper as well as a brad with the sentiment "family" which goes with the family theme image shown.  Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Guest Designers

Thank You card from Donna!  How gorgeous

Card from Kajcyika
Fun Tank you card with adorable fish

Card shared on Andree's Website
Check out more of her gorgeous works:

Friday, April 1, 2016

YSBP Challenge

It's time for a brand new challenge on the YSBP challenge blog!  This month we are doing something special!  TWO challenges. Yep, that's right, in the past we have always had a long month long challenge, but this year we decided to do two months (now and sept) in which we would try to do a couple of shorter challenges to see how that worked out.  So we are having a challenge that runs from now until the 14th, winner announced on the 15th morning and a new contest starting on the 15th!

The challenge is anything goes and we are using some wonderful stamps from Miss Rach Digi stamps as our samples.  She has a LOT of amazing freebies on her blog HERE.  there's really dozens to choose from.  So pick one and make a card for the challenge. You get double entry for using a Miss Rach image.  She also has a wonderful store with a ton of .99 cent images on Etsy at Miss Rach Digi stamps (CLICK HERE).

Drop by the Challenge blog and check out the other Design team cards and join in our challenge!