Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Celebrate your Uniqueness

Here's an adorable image from Lizzy Love of Oddball Arts.  I just love this artist's images.  This cuties is too fun.  Robots have always been a topic that captures my imagination.  I find it funny to say something like "uniqueness" when talking about something that you might think of as being made on an assembly line like a robot.  If you ever watch a TV show called Futurama, I love how they give the Robot, Bender, the most human qualities.

Hope you are having a great week.  Everyone should be back to school by now and getting settled into their regular routines again.  Hope all is going well.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Live it up!

Here's one of the most adorable Besties from Sherri Baldy.  She started up a new line called Fluffy Besties this year. This image is called Love to Shop img 112.  Check out all of the Fluffy line at her wonderful store My Besties.

I am so looking forward to a little shopping and I may be doing it right now as you are reading.  I am off on a little vacation and I hope to find a few crafting goodies to bring home to create some wonderful cards.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Lil Jelly Fish

Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy.  This cutie will be added to the store today.  It's called 1016 Lil Jelly Fish.  I am using some fun lace from Turkiye on the blue background.

Here's a closeup of this adorable image:

Drop by our group on facebook where Sandra does regular contests and we have lots of card sharing.  It's called Sandra Caldwell stamp fans.  We can't wait to see you there!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sasha Stileto

Happy Sunday everyone!  Are you ready for tomorrow's Outlawz challenge?  Well it will be the Monday Greetings Challenge and the theme is everyone's favorite, anything goes!  Just remember to put a greeting somewhere on the front of your card.  Our wonderful sponsor this coming week is Rick St Dennis.  I just love his amazing images.  This woman is Sasha Stileto.

I hope you will pop on over to the Outlawz challenge Monday morning and share your newest card with us.  We can't wait to see your creations.  You could win a wonderful prize from Rick St Dennis.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Happy Birthday, Anastasia!

Here's the cutest little Princess card for the perfect princess in our family, Anastasia.  It was her first birthday this week and the family is having a bday party for her today. I hope it is a very special day for her!  Big hugs from Holley and John.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Best Day...

Here's an awesome image from artist Sandra Caldwell. This image is called Basket Case Kitty.  Check out the image in her Etsy store (click here) to see some awesome coloring from Denise Pustelniak.  I added a sentiment, "The Best Day" because if I am not getting to be enjoying vacation in Turkey, then I guess my next favorite choice is napping at  home :)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Holley

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I love you!

Here's the cutest image from artist Elisabeth Bell.  I am sure many of you knew who made this design before you even read the description. She's just one of those artist's that you know who drew the image before you see her name.  Isn't this stamp too cute?

I do so adore her lovely images, esp her cute little girl stamps.  I am finally getting over the jet lag and getting ready to share some photos of all the wonderful goodies that I got while in Istanbul.  So much fun!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A blue challenge

Here's a hilarious (and adorable) image from Lizzy Love.  They are having a challenge over on the Oddball Arts blog and the theme is For You Blue.  So I am featuring some blue this week.  Isn't she too fun? I just love this artist's images.  I just got a new image too, I can't wait to color it up and share it with you all.
Check out her challenge blog HERE and join in the fun.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Sister

Thought this funny card might give my sister a laugh today.  I know she could use a little humor.  I suppose I could have colored this fun bird in all blues, but he looks funny just the way he is.  I can imagine someone asking him who he is and him looking right at them and sarcastically saying, "I am the blue bird of happiness." ha!

Happy Bday dear sister. Have a great day.  I hope this coming year is better and brings you all that you want.  Hugs. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Thanksgiving thoughts

Here's the cutest new image this week from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy.  He's called 727 Thankful Turkey.  This stamp plus many new ones will get added to her store this afternoon, so be on the look out.  I made this cute placecard that you can use on your table for the holiday's you can either write the person's name where I put the "Gobble, Gobble" or you can place their name on the backside of the card.

Drop by our facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans and join in the fun!  We share cards all the time and have fun contests with great giveaways.  Cheers, Holley

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Witches' big night out

It's time for a new contest to come at the Outlawz Challenge group. Tomorrow will be a brand new game for Monday Greetings, the theme is Purple and Green, and of course, always a sentiment on the card.  Our wonderful sponsor is Crafty sentiments who gave me this adorable little witch named Harriet.  Isn't she a cutie?  You just know I love Halloween theme stamps.

Drop by over on Outlawz and check out the Monday Greetings challenge to join in the fun.  We can't wait to see your creations and be sure to have some green and purple on there!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Feeling Naughty?

So happy to be home safe and with my dear hubby. Sure did miss him a lot. So thankful that he let me go on vacation and so happy to be back in his arms.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Things should be getting back to normal just as soon as I can get used to some regular sleeping hours again.  Talk about Jet Lag...ugh, 8 hours worth.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, August 19, 2016

Travel Time

Thought this cute little girl would be perfect in her sentiment about traveling. By now I should be back home from my travels so I look forward to sharing my adventures with all of you and showing you any crafty goodies that I might have found while I was on vacation.

As for all of you "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams."

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tim Holtz

Here's another one of the Hilarious Bird stamps from Tim Holtz. I got this fun set from my hubby for Christmas this year. I just adore them.  The funny sentiment comes from Riley and Company. They have a whole line of hilarious sentiments called Funny Bones.

Hope this card brings a little smile to your face this morning.  I am still having a little jet lag from the nine hour flight difference.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tag Challenge

It's time for a brand new challenge over at the SSS Challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes with a challenge of making a Tag.  I used this fun tag, which is black and I got a fun Nurse stamp by Sherri Baldy that I colored up using copic markers.  I decorated my tag using red and white polka dot ribbons and buttons.

Doesn't she look like that candy striper you would love to come by and cheer you up?

Hope you are all having a great August. I will be home soon from vacation.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


We are having a wonderful contest this week at Outlawz for the Monday Greetings challenge.  This gorgeous image comes from The East Wind and is called . The theme for the challenge is Friends.  As always, be sure and put a greeting on the front of your card.
Drop by Outlawz and check out all the design teams creations and then share a lovely friendship card with us. We can't wait to see what you create. You could win a prize from SLS Lines or The East Wind this week.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bearly Summer

Here's a wonderful image from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND.  She is releasing several new images today including this adorable bear!  She's called 717 Bearly Summer. Check out the store later today.

We have a fun group on Facebook Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  Come by and join in.  We have regular contests and card sharing.  We'd love for you to share with us!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

You are my best friend

We are getting ready for a brand new contest on Outlawz. Tomorrow starts a new Monday Greetings challenge, our theme will be Friends.  I made this lovely card using a wonderful image from SLS Lines, it comes from a wonderful set called Whimsical Vase and Flowers.  You get an entire 6 stamp set of images for just $5.35!

Please drop by and join us at Outlawz for the challenge starting tomorrow morning. We'd love to see your cards and be sure to add a sentiment to the front.  Remember, this week's theme is Friends.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mini calendars

Here's some more adorable calendars that I made to handout this year. They are just super quick and cute projects that you can make and they are the perfect things to give people that they will use all year long!

Friday, August 12, 2016

You drive me nuts!

Here's a hilarious Squirrel stamp. I just adore this cute little animal stamp set with all their funny sentiments.  I thought I would share this card now since it's using some wonderful lace that I got while visiting Istanbul several years ago.

I totally look forward to seeing some lace stores when I go on my trip!  I hope you will love all the stuff I come across when I get home :)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy Anniversary

Here's a very elegant card that you can create with two basic colors for a special occasion, a 50th anniversary.  I am using Neenah Solar White Classic Crest and Basis Black.  Both are wonderful papers that you can get at Paper Temptress.  They are simple and very useful papers that you can turn into a magnificent card.
The background is embossed with a folder from Crafter's Companion and all the die cuts are layered using a set from Spellbinders Nestabilities.  The "50th" letters come from a Sizzix layered alphabet set.  I then added a whole set of small Doodlebug flowers in black and off white.

I think it turned out very elegant for such a wonderful occasion.  The customer was so happy with it and I hope the happy couple loves it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A gift from John

Here's a gift that John gave me for Christmas. It's this awesome skull stamp.  You know I love skulls and I love stamps, so what a great pair for John to pick.  I added a great color combo of black and yellow to go with it.  I think it turned out sticking.
What a fun gift. (Oh yeah, and that anniversary gift where he bought me an overseas ticket for a little vacation).

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Life is like a cup of tea

Here's a sweet older image from Crafter's companion.  I thought this sentiment was just perfect. Given that I am in Turkey right now, I hope to be having the perfect cup of tea!  I hope all is going well and everyone is safe no matter where they are!
Have a blessed day everyone.  Have a cup of tea for me...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Rudolf Rabbit ?

Here's the cutest brand new image from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Dnd today. He's called 983 Rudolf Rabbit.  How fun that a kid in a bunny costume would then dress as a reindeer!  Too cute.  Be sure to check out all of her other adorable images at her Etsy store.

We also have a fun group online called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  Check us out for more wonderful creations using her images.

Sunday, August 7, 2016


Are you ready to have a new challenge over on the Outlawz Monday challenge group?  well the new game starts tomorrow morning and it's going to be a Tic-Tac-Toe game.  you need to drop by the Group to see the options and then choose which path you choose to follow to make your card eligible! This awesome image comes from Dr Digi and he's called Mastermind.
As always, be sure to include a greeting on your card!  We can't wait to see what you create. Join in the fun with us to win a wonderful prize from Dr Digi.  My tic-tac-toe options for this card are stitching, color red, and image.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Sharing this lovely die cut card today. It's a sweet and simple set from Sizzix that you can use to put together a great sentiment for a card, perhaps on a gift bag or some other project.

I totally love some of their full frontal die cuts that will create a card.  Just perfect when you need a sweet elegant creation.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sailor Girl

Here's a wonderful image from Sherri Baldy for this week's contest over on the SSS Challenge blog. The current challenge is to create a summer theme card. We can't wait to see what you make. This stamp is just precious. I colored her up with copic markers and then added some summer theme sentiment and buttons.
Go by the SSS Challenge blog and share your latest Sherri Baldy card with us!  We can't wait to see what you have created.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Zombie Witch

Here's a fun Zombie Witch image from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy.  She is having an event over on the Facebook group Markers! Papers! Digis!  Drop by that group and check it out.  So much fun to share your wonderful cards and general coloring techniques as well as check out everyone else's gorgeous works.
Drop by Sandra's etsy store and see all of her newest images, she adds images to the store every Monday morning.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TeaCup Love

Here's a gorgeous image from My Stitch back in Twine.  This adorable image is called TeaCup Love.  How lovely is this image?  I made this card for the current challenge over at Outlawz, the Monday Greetings challenge which goes on this week. The theme is Red, Blue, and Green.
As always, I have put a sentiment on the front of my card.  Drop by at Outlawz and join in the fun!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Bearly Floating

Here's the most adorable bear EVER!!  This cutie comes from artist Sandra Caldwell and he's called 768 Bearly Floating.  Isn't he precious?  Be sure and check out her store, Babycakes DND on Etsy to see all of the new images as they get added to her store later today.

We also have a wonderful group called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on facebook where we have regular contests.  Join in the fun there and check out all our creations, contests and chatter!

YSBP Challenge using Rick St Dennis

Happy August everyone!  It's time for a  wonderful new challenge over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Our awesome sponsor this month is Rick St. Dennis.  I just LOVE his images, both the Halloween/skull types as well as his gorgeous lady images.  You can see which I picked for today's card.  This image is  Volupte
The theme this month is Anything Goes and you will get an extra entry in the contest if you use a Rick St Dennis image on your card.  We look forward to seeing what you create, so drop on by, check out the design team's creations and then join in!

Cheers, Holley