Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tess Summer Fun

Here's a lovely stamp called Tess summer fun from Crafty Sentiments.  I made this fun card for our current Outlawz Monday Greeting challenge. The contest going on right now is the Monday greetings challenge, this week the theme is anything goes and as always, be sure and add a sentiment to your card.  My sentiment here says, "Delight in the little things."

I hope you will join in the fun of the Outlawz challenge and share any fun card you have with a sentiment on it this week. With an anything goes theme, we'd love to see your brand new card!  Come share with us.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Playing Dress up

Here's a brand new image today from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This cutie is called Playing Dress Up.  She'll be available in Sandra's store sometime today, so be sure to keep an eye out in the Etsy store, Babycakes DND for this and all her other new releases.

Here's a close up of this adorable image:
Can you believe we are about to start June?  How can summer be here?  I can't believe it!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cuddle Bunny

From Cre8tive Hands, here's one of the sweetest little bunny cards. I just adore this cutie. Doesn't he look like that bunny you would want to cuddle up with?  We are having a fun contest on the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge starting tomorrow and our theme is Anything Goes.  As always, on the Monday challenge you must include some kind of greeting on the front of your card.

Drop by Outlawz tomorrow and join in the fun! check out all the DT cards and then share your card, anything goes!  we'd love to see your creations.

Saturday, May 28, 2016


Here's the cutest little Bestie from Sherri Baldy today. I hope this girl gives you a big smile. She's just a doll.  We're having a fun contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week and our theme is Anything goes +white theme.  So you can create an all white card with just your image colored or create any Bestie card you want and share with us.

Can you believe we are already ending May?  What better fun to have in summer than to color?  Check out some of Sherri's awesome coloring books HERE.

Friday, May 27, 2016

You are my best friend.

Here's a fun girl from the Greeting Farm.  I totally love their adorable little girl stamps, esp the sassy ones. I added a sweet and simple sentiment, "You are my best friend." you know who you are.  Hope you are having a great day, despite the rain and the fact that you have to be moving.  Hopefully there will be periodic periods of sun in the sky just for you.

Hope everyone is having a great week. The card classes I taught went all this week. Had a total of 13 students which is really good for this location. Now off to get ready for my July class at Toybrary.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Love is sweet

Here's the cutest bear from Lily of the Valley. Don't you just love their stamps?  Too sweet. I got this sweet die cut from a fun company before they closed. I cut out the rectangular die cut and put the image inside the card.

Hope you are having a great week.  There's nothing but storms here in south TX. Hope all of you are staying dry.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SLS Challenge

Here's an awesome image from SLS Lines. We're having a new contest over on the SLS Challenge blog, this month our theme is Monochromatic, so pick your favorite color and join in the fun. We'd love it if you used an SLS Lines image, but it's not a requirement to play.
Check out this awesome Sugar Skull image and many more fun images at the SLS Lines store.  A brand new store for this artist's images.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New contest starting at SSS

Having a wonderful contest over on the SSS blog this coming week, it's featuring all white cards with colored images.  I am using this great steampunk image from Sherri Baldy.  I hope you will drop by over there and join in our contest.

Aren't you loving her new fluffy bestie stamps?  Check out all her gorgeous images at her Besties shop.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Kitty Angel Princess

Happy Monday everyone. It's time to see some brand new stamps from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy.  Here's one of the brand new images this week. Isn't he just darling? I total love this fun cat image. She's called Kitty Angel Princess 482.

Here's a close up of this fun image which will go into her Etsy store today
Happy Monday!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

I'm not perfect, just flawless

We're going to have an awesome contest at Outlawz Monday greetings challenge starting tomorrow. The theme is to use circles and of course, always have a greeting on the front of your card.  I am using a stunning image from artist Alicia Bel called Ribbons Label. To me she looks like she is all dressed up as a present.
I hope you will drop by the challenge and join in the fun!  We'd love to see what you create this week and you could win a wonderful prize from Alicia Bel.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Guest card

Here's an awesome thank you card that I received from overseas this week.  This stamp is the prize that Maja got from me during the Feb Celebration. I was so delighted to receive this amazing card with such beautiful colors and embellishments that she created.
So very delightful!  Thank you so much Maja (aka celbelica)!

Hugs, Holley

Friday, May 20, 2016


Here's another of my favorites, this image is from Lizzy Love, Oddball Art. They are having a new challenge, the theme is Girls. I thought this image was just perfect for it. I totally adore all her fun girl images as well as her zombie type images too.  Just great!
Drop by their challenge blog and check out all the fun. They also have a great facebook page.  If you have recently made a card with a Lizzy Love image, we are having a great contest over on the Your Scrapbook place challenge blog being sponsored by Oddball art, so go drop by and enter it there!

Angel time!

Sharing this cuties today from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND.  What darling little angels!  This image is called 167 Heart Angels.  Check this and more out in her lovely store.
I hope everyone had a great week, I can't believe the last week of May is already upon us!  I know lots of school kids who are super excited as the end of the year is approaching and lots of parents who are getting emotional as their kids are approaching graduation.  For me, I have a card class next week followed by vacation bible school the following week and another card class not far after that.  Much work is coming.  Now's the time for my guardian angel to help!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lucy Loo

They are having a great contest over on The East Wind blog, this time it's a tic tac toe, so you just pic three items to make your card qualify.  My three items are Buttons, TEW image and Sparkly or shiny for the paper I chose with shimmer and silver shine.  I also did the other direction on the tic tac toe to double up the fun and did doodles (the dots), TEW image and designer paper.
Check out all of TEW's awesome images. I adore them, esp this character who is just my total favorite from this artist!  Have a great week everyone!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Your Scrapbook Place Challenge

We are having a wonderful contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog. It's being sponsored by Lizzy Love of Oddball Art, one of my favorites!!  Here's a card I created to share for it
Isn't this dog TOO cute?  drop by our challenge and share some of your creations, the theme is Anything Goes, and we'd love you to join in the fun!  You get an extra entry if you create a card using one of the Oddball Art images.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Spring theme challenge

We are having a wonderful Spring theme challenge over on Outlawz, here's a little reminder to you for the Monday Greetings challenge.  This cutie comes from Di's Digis and it is called Daffodil Hedgehogs. 
I hope you have a fun spring theme card to share with us, just drop by and add one and you could win this week. Here's the challenge forum simply select this week's challenge to see the entries, click here.  As always, be sure to put a sentiment on the front of your card.

Monday, May 16, 2016

A stamp made just for me!!

Artist Sandra Caldwell created this stamp as a wonderful surprise just for me! She's called Traveling Holley!  How awesome is that?  Isn't it just cool to have a stamp made for you?  This stamp is because I am having a vacation this summer that I told her about. She totally amazed me by drawing up this beauty just for me, and now it's in her Etsy store, Babycakes DND for you!
Drop by and check out all her new stamps that have come out this week. Then check out our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, May 15, 2016

For my friend

Here's a lovely sentiment stamp from Decosse Dynamite images for tomorrow's contest over at the Monday Outlawz sentiment Challenge. The theme is springtime, so I added a beautiful floral die to go with it. 
I hope you will drop by our contest and check out all the wonderful creations and join in our contest. As always, be sure to add a sentiment to the Monday contest.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Happy birthday!

Sharing the birthday card that I made for my hubby's bday (which was yesterday). I thought he would like this cute image from Sandra Caldwell. 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, May 13, 2016

Always Believe in Yourself

Howdy everyone.  Sharing a sweet little bestie today for the new contest on the SSS Challenge blog.  The theme this week is anything goes + layering.  I have four layers here with this cute little image, she's just a doll.  She's Img74.  Check out Sherri's store My Besties Shop.
Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and join in our fun, you would win a wonderful prize from Sherri Baldy.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dance to the beat of your own Drum

Here's another card in Pink today, but this card is using great papers from Paper Temptress. This shimmery paper is Mica/Metallic and I have an adorable image from artist Lizzy Love of Oddball Art Stamps.  There's a great anything goes contest at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog using Lizzy Love stamps, so be sure and share all your Oddball Art creations there too.
The fun papers I am using on this card is Mica/metallic base Azelea.  The image was printed out in Neenah Solar White Classic Crest and is layered on Basis Black.  I used a corner trimmer to cut the edges off.  The skull die cuts have a wonderful texture because they are Ruche cardstock in white.

Hope you will start dancing to the beat of your own drum!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Release time for SLS Lines

We are having a new release at SLS Lines.  So excited to announce that there is a NEW Store for the stamps, https://www.slslines.com/  Here's one of the great stamps that just came out, she's called, Portrait of a Girl with Cat

Drop by the NEW store and check out the other fun images that have just been released and also check out our current contest on our blog.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Art is Life!

Here's an awesome image from Rick St Dennis. He is the sponsor of the Monday challenge at Outlawz.  This week's theme is to have d├ęcor on the edge of your card. As you can see on my card, I am using a decorative punch.  And of course, as always, for the Monday challenge, be sure to include a sentiment on the front of your cards.

Drop by Outlawz and join in the fun this week.  There's great prizes to be won.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, May 9, 2016

Spring Bloom

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy. This beautiful image is called Spring Bloom 453.  I made a CAS card with a simple sentiment, "I would pick you everytime."  There's a bunch of new wonderful images coming out in her store today, be sure and check it out.

Join in over at our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  We have regular contests and lots of wonderful card sharing. We'd love to have you share with us all your Sandra Caldwell creations.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Birthday

Here's the cutest little girl from Bugaboo.  They are sponsoring our contest on the Monday Outlawz Greeting Challenge tomorrow morning.  Please join in!  The theme this coming week is to decorate the edge of your card. On this card here, I have used a torn edge and then embellished it with a shimmery paper behind it.  As always, be sure to include a sentiment on your card.

I added a Happy Birthday Die cut.  I hope you will drop by and check out all the Design Team's works and then share your creations with us at Outlawz! If you are curious whose birthday is coming, it will be my hubby's birthday later this week.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Elisabeth Bell

Here's the cutest little Elizabeth Bell image.  Isn't she darling?  How could you not love this stamp?  Just adorable.  I created this cute little I love you card which would be perfect for mother's day for someone.  I hope you are all having a very special weekend, especially all the mom's out there.

Take care

Cheers, Holley

Friday, May 6, 2016


Here's one of my favorites, yep, skulls! Aren't they just too cute? this image comes from Dilly Beans. I just adore this artist's great images, not just her skulls, but also her darling girl images. TOO fun.  I can't believe we are almost at the end of the first week of May!
Where has the time gone?  I am already approaching two classes I am teaching as well as the upcoming VBS and then a father's day card making class at a local Toy library.  What's a toy library you ask? it's a place where kids and their parents can go play for $5 or go and check out toys and take them home! 

Have a great day!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Card Class in Austin

I am getting ready for a card class for my local neighborhood. It will be held at Crestview United Methodist Church room on March 25, Wed, at 10:30 am and 6:30 PM.  cost is just $5 for materials and all you need to bring is your smiling face! It's a fun beginner level class for putting a few simple cards together while having a little fun with a local group.  If you are local, I hope you will sign up or drop by.  Let me know if you are coming so I will have enough class packets to be ready. htondre@aol.com

You will make three cards, the first two can either be Father's day or Birthday theme.  I have stamps and die cuts that will allow you to change what they say on the front.

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Having fun together!

Here's an awesome image from Kenny K that I used to make my Hubby a card.  I know I just made him one because of my anniversary, but we had such a good time I just had to make him something special.  I can't believe that next year will mark 20 years (only 15 married).
Hope you are having a great week, first week of May, how did it get here so quick?

Have a great day everyone!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Owl my love

Here's the cutest image from Unity stamp company. I just love this adorable owl! Too sweet.  Unity has this owl in a couple of stamps now. 
Hope you are having a great May.  here in TX we started may off with quite a chill, by chill I mean lower 60s, which is about 20 degrees less.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Poinsetta Pretty

Here's a beautiful new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today, she's called Poinsetta Pretty 109.  Be sure and check out all her new creations later today at Babycakes DND on Etsy.  We also have a fun Facebook group where we run challenges and have contests all the time.  Join in our fun at Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.
So, this is my first official Christmas card this year.  Now I can say I have done at least ONE handmade Christmas card, lol!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New challenge starting at Your Scrapbook Place

Happy May everyone!  It's time for a brand new contest at Your Scrapbook Place.  This month our wonderful sponsor is Lizzy Love of Oddball Art.  How beautiful is this image? This image is called Josie and the Butterflies. The beautiful sentiment shown comes with the image.
Drop by the contest on the Your Scrapbook Place blog and join in the fun!

Cheers, Holley