Thursday, June 30, 2016

Be Kind

Here's a great image from The East Wind that I used in combination with lovely specialty papers from Paper Temptress to create this card today.  I love the shirt she has on with the owl, so I added the sentiment "Be kind to those smaller than you."

The base of this card is beautiful mica/metallic called Flame.  I added a wonderful clear printed transparency from Hambly Studios Overlays called Grandma's Wallpaper in brown.  This pattern is stunning.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Be Happy, Bright, Be you!

Here's a sweet image from Sherri Baldy today called img 91.  I love her cute outfit and chose several fun colors to use on it.  I added some bright some colors for this card to bring a little sunshine in.  I can't believe we are already at the end of June? where has the first month of summer gone?!?

For me, lots of crafting!  How fun is that?  I taught a class (or two); did the crafts for VBS; set up my blog for the next several weeks and I am so ready for a break.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I'm just a love machine

Here's a great image from Melonheadz called Alphabetters R.  The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge theme is Anything Goes this week, but of course, be sure to include a greeting on the front of your card.  This great set from Melonheadz includes 6 great images starting with the letter R.  I chose to make a card using the Robot, he's just TOO cute.

We can't wait to see your creations.  Drop by and see all the design team's cards.  Then join in our challenge for a chance to win a prize from our sponsors.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bearly Cooking

Here's the cutest new image from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND today, it's called 958 Bearly Cooking.  This fun stamp will be added to the store today. I am a huge fan of her fun teddy bear images.  They are just so awesome.  Be sure and drop by her store and check out all her new images today.
Have you joined us at Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans?  We have regular contests, challenges, and chatter.  Too much fun.  Come over and check us out.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Anything Goes Challenge

Here's a great image from SLS Lines called Spoiled Princess Cat on a Pillow.  We are going to start up a brand new challenge tomorrow morning at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes, but of course, be sure to include a greeting on the front of your card.

We can't wait to see your creations.  Drop by and see all the design team's cards.  Then join in our challenge for a chance to win a prize from our sponsors.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Baby Shaker card

Here's a quick and cute baby shaker card that I made for a local member of my church.  He and his fiancĂ© just had the sweetest son.  He works the sound board in the back while I work the computer projector.  Biggest congratulations to them on getting engaged and having their first child.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Mermaid card

Here's an awesome image from Simply Betty stamps.  I created this great trifold mermaid card with it.

I took some extra photos so you could see it in different postitions

I am using some great handmade paper from India to go with her. Here's is how the card would fold up and fit into an A2 sized envelope.

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you have a great weekend.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, June 23, 2016

U+ME= Ionic Bond

Here's a great stamp from Unity Stamps that I got to create a card for my DH (dear hubbie).  I hope he will like it. I thought he would find this funny as he was considering a science/engineering major for a very short time in college.  He's probably the only English major I know with so many science and math classes as electives.
Here's a little education on Ionic bonds for you:
Ionic bond: bond in which one or more electrons from one atom are removed and attached to another atom, resulting in positive and negative ions which attract each other.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SLS Lines Monthly Challenge

SLS Lines challenge this month is Anything But a card.  I created this fun bookmark using one of the coolest cats!  This fun image is called Happy Cat Big Grin.  Check him out at the brand new SLS Lines store.

Join in our new challenge over at the SLS Lines Challenge blog, you can share any creation this month that you would like, but of course we'd love it if you use an SLS Lines image.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SSS Challenge

We are starting a brand new contest on the SSS Challenge blog this week, our theme is Anything Goes and we'd love for you to join in.  Pick any fun Sherri Baldy image and create a project to share with us.  I am using a really cute Bestie called Blakely.
Check out all of Sherri's great images at her website

Cheers, Holley

Monday, June 20, 2016

Angel Sweet

Here's a brand new stamp from Artist Sandra Caldwell this week, she's called Angel Sweet 910.  How darling is she?  I just adored this image as soon as I saw her. I colored her up in greens and yellow to match this card which I embossed.
Here's a wonderful close up of the stamp which will get added to the Babycakes DND store today!

Drop by our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans and join in the fun with us. We have card sharing, contests, and chatting about crafting. We'd love for you to join in.  Cheers, Holley

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Are you ready for a new challenge from Outlawz?  Well the Monday Greetings challenge will start up tomorrow. The theme is T for Technique.  Mine was to try out Smooch Accent ink.  As always don't forget to add a sentiment to the front of you card.

Drop by Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge tomorrow to share your favorite sentiment card with us. Check out all the wonderful cards created by the design team.  You could win a wonderful prize from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  This gorgeous stamp is called Phantasia. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

In memory of Orlando

So many tragedies have recently happened in Orlando including many precious lives being taken at a nightclub, a singer being killed by a deranged fan and a young child being killed by an alligator.  Such sadness and tragic deaths that none of them deserved.    Hugs and prayers to all those affected and wishes for peace and reason in a time of anxiety and chaos.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Zombie Ball

Check out this hilarious new image from SLS Scheibe of SLS Lines stamps.  This fun stamp is brand new in her store this month.  He's called Zombie Head Games. Can you just imagine the ball that can talk saying that?!?  Too fun.  Check out the other brand new stamps over on the SLS Lines Blog click here.
We are currently having a card contest on the SLS Challenge blog, this month's contest is to create a monochrome theme card.  We'd love to see what you make, check it out HERE.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Your Scrapbook Place Challenge

Here's a beautiful image from All Dressed Up!  They are sponsoring our challenge this month over at Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog.  Please check out our anything goes challenge and join in by sharing your creations (of any handmade art) with us.  We'd love it if you use one of our sponsor's images but it's not a requirement.
Check out all the DT creations and then drop by the All Dressed Up store on Etsy.  This gorgeous images is called Autumn Girl.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Father's day card class

Here's some more cards for the Class I will be teaching at Toybrary on Thursday the 16th at 10:30-12;  It's here in Austin, TX;  You can create three cards for $5;  I showed one card yesterday, and here is two more creations, but there's also several more fun cards that you can do
If you would like more info, drop me a quick email
I'd love you have you drop by. If you can't make it but would like the class kits (ie all the parts needed to assemble your own cards, email me about that as well).

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A real HAND made card

Just a reminder to all of you in the Austin area that I will be teaching a class in a local shop called Toybrary here in Austin, TX.  It's from 10:30-12 on Thursday.
Drop me a message or an email and come by the class to make this or several other types of cards.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tiny girl big chair

Here's a brand new stamp that will go into the Babycakes DND store on Etsy today from Artist Sandra Caldwell. She's called 915 Tiny Girl Big Chair.  Check out the Facebook Page Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans to see all of her other brand new stamps on Monday. The design team will be sharing cards all day.
Here's a close up of this adorable image:

We're also having a contest on the Facebook group using Sandra's new image additions, Digi This and That stamps.  Check those darling stamp sets out in the store and then create a fun card with one (either using another image or not) and then share with the group on our facebook page to join the contest.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Texas Summer Fun

What more can you think of in South Texas than a time at the beach for summer? I think everyone has their summertime beach memories.  I think even the armadillo's must have a memory like that.  Here's an adorable image from Eureka stamps that I used to create this fun little card for this week's challenge at Outlawz. 
Please drop by and join in the Monday Greeting's challenge at Outlawz starting tomorrow.  Our theme will be Summer Beach fun and as always, don't forget to include a sentiment on the front of your card.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pressed Leaves

Here's some beautiful pressed leaves that I got from a lady at my church. I take them and create cards with them and then sell them at the church bazaar for whatever local charity we are sponsoring that year. I just love to see all the gorgeous creations that she makes with nature.
Hope you are having a great weekend. This gorgeous leaf makes me think of fall time, which would feel nice about now as summer is upon us.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, June 10, 2016

You make me happy

Here's a darling image from Lili of the Valley.  Doesn't she just make your heart  happy?  She makes me smile.  I hope you are having a wonderful first week of June.  (well, 2nd week now).  I am out and walking, managed 5 hours yesterday!  Woo hoo.  actually have dropped 20 pounds.  Now for the next 10!!
Have a great weekend everyone.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Let's Snuggle

Here's the sweetest image from Unity Stamps. I do so adore their cute rubber as well as their wonderful sentiments.  There pandas and owls are totally my favorites.  Here's a fun and very simple card that I made.
I hope everyone is having a great start to their summer time.  I know I am just busy, busy, busy right now. But soon enough things will settle down and then off to vacation time.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sew funny!

We are starting a brand new contest today over on the Sandra Calwell Stamp Fans page on Facebook.  She is introducing a new collection at her Etsy store- Babycakes DND of cute three stamp sets which can be used individually or in coordination with her other stamps.  Here's one of the sets called Digi This and That.  They will be gradually added to the store and we are having a contest to use one of these sets to create a card, either in conjunction with a current stamp or by itself.

Check out on contest on Facebook and join in to win a prize from Sandra Caldwell.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Father's Day Challenge

It's time for a brand new contest over at the SSS Challenge blog. The theme this week is Anything goes + Father's Day. here's the card I created using one of Sherri Baldy's wonderful images.

I used all browns and added a great sentiment for dad on there. This adorable image is called Img091. Drop by the challenge blog and check out the entire design team's creations and then share your creation with us!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Baby Love

Sharing this brand new image from Artist Sandra Caldwell today, it's Baby Love 231.  How cute is this stamp?  This image will be added to her store today, Babycakes DND on Etsy.  Check it out along with her other adorable stamps.
Also, we have a fun Facebook group where everyone share their creations using Sandra's stamps, it's called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  Drop by and check us out.  Monday the design team shares all their new creations.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Enjoy life's simple pleasures

Here's a great image from Sheepski Designs called Strappy Sandal.  I created this card for the upcoming challenge at Outlawz for the Monday Greetings Challenge this week.  The theme this week is embossing.  As you can see, I am using an embossed greeting card.
Check out all the great Sheepski Designs at their site on Etsy.  Then drop by and share your current work with us at Outlawz.  Of course don't forget to include a sentiment on the front of your card for the Monday greeting's challenge. We can't wait to see what you make.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Just be you!

Here's one of those fun bird stamps from Tim Holtz. I just adore this fun set. TOO cute.  I made this card for a dear friend when she was staying in rehab. She just adored it.  I was so glad to give her something that brought a smile to her face.
I hope you all are well and safe. Here in south TX we are having massive rain.  There's many areas that are under major floods.  Fortunately I am in a safe location in the city, but many others in the city are not so lucky.  If you pray, please keep this area in mind.  Hugs, Holley

Friday, June 3, 2016


I just had a friend from my church pass away suddenly.  He was quite a leader in our congregation.  I would say he is about the age of my father. His wife attended my card making class just last week. Sunday he was the man who cooked lunch for the entire congregation.
He will be dearly missed. I never realized how much of an impact he had until he was gone. He works in every aspect of our church on every committee in every group and for everyone.  I wish all of his family and especially his wife my deepest condolences.  May he be an angel watching over us  now.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Beautiful Fall

Here's some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress that I used to create this beautiful card using some natural leaves.  I added a wonderful piece of literature from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  I get these wonderful leaves pressed by a lady from my church and I create these cards for sale at the local church bizarre.

The base of this card is a simple basis black paper with three different colors of Mica cardstock.  The leaves are mounted on a yummy cardstock called Mica Citrine; it has a great golden glow (like fall time);  I then layered it on bronze cardstock.  The bottom sentiment (sticker) is layered on Gold.

So when you are desiring some fall even when summer is here, just make a card and it will be in your heart!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Chubby Fairy

Here's a lovely image from SLS Lines, she's called Chubby Fairy. I think she is totally adorable! I added a fun sentiment from Hobby Lobby, "You can never have too much Happy."  She looks like she would bring a smile to the people around her.
Drop by the new store for SLS Lines images, and then check out this month's challenge. The theme is monotone. So pick your favorite color and create a card.