Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Season's Greetings PRIZES ANNOUNCED

Here's a CAS Season's Greetings card that is quick and easy but very elegant looking. It was a breeze to put together but people just love the look of it.  I am using stunning papers from Paper Temptress to create this beauty along with some die cuts.
I cut the base of the card using Red Pepper Skinny Columns.  It comes as part of a wonderful textured package.  I was able to get the columns to show even better by adding white ink to the edges and parts of the card front.  I used Heavenly white to cut out the snow globe and the Season's Greetings die cut.  Then I added some bright blue cardstock behind the cut out portion of the snow globe.

OK, so on to some wonderful Prizes, it's the last day of Epilepsy Awareness month, sorry that I don't have a cute PURPLE card today, but I do so appreciate all the people who shared purple cards just because of me, that was super touching.

Prize winners from 11/01
From USA, you win the Tim Holtz Snowman set with Dies!!
Virginia M
International winner
Linda Simpson (send  Email-- pick 2 stamps from Francis Mary)
KT Kitty (Send Email-- pick 2 stamps from Francis Mary)

Prize winners from the other purple days, prizes will be small goodies like a great stamp, or wonderful die cutter, not as huge as the goodies that are coming in February during the celebration!  So, don't forget, I am getting ready to celebrate already and the longer I go on without seizures, the more I have to celebrate!  For now, Here's some fun prizes for:

Prize winners from Monday 11/07
Jennifer (send email, pick 2 stamps from Francis Mary)
BethW (send addy)

Prize winners from Thurs Nov 10th
sammi (send addy)
shartl (send addy)
Karin (send addy)

Nov 17th, the purple day I snuck in there and very few people noticed!!
Glennis (send addy)

Nov 18th
KarenLadd (send addy)
Jean Marmo send addy


If you won a prize from Frances Mary, her stamps are just TOO cute, check them out HERE

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Love of a Lifetime

Here's a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy today. This bestie is Img165.  She's super precious.  How can you not love this bestie?  I am using some light colors and a plaque that says "Love of a Lifetime" with some gorgeous heart die cuts.
Check out all of Sherri's fun stamps in her Etsy store or over on her My Besties Shop!  We also have a contest running at the SSS Challenge blog where you can win free images and a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps Blog.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pretty Peggie

Here's a wonderful new image today from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy.  This cutie is called 1211 Pretty Peggie.  She will get added to the store later today. 

We also have a fun group on Facebook, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans where we share our creations and chat about crafting.  Drop by for some fun contests where Sandra gives away some freebies too.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Here's an adorable snowman image from Robyn's Fetish stamps.  I thought this image just perfect for a Christmas theme card. I also added some great wooden Christmas trees and some great white Lace that I got while in Turkiye. (Have I told you why I spell it Turkiye instead of Turkey--well while in Turkey, the English spelling, it was pointed out to me that they dislike how there is the same word for their country as "THAT BIRD".  Since then I spell the name of their country as they do, to distinguish it from the bird.)
Any way, drop by the Outlaw Challenge on Monday morning, we have two wonderful sponsors giving prizes and I can't wait to see all the creations you make.  The theme is Anything Goes, so as long as you put a sentiment on the front of your card, that is the only requirement.  Cheers, Holley

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Pressed Leaf cards

I know we've had a few days that seemed like winter, but we are still in fall here, so here's some more of the beautiful pressed leaves that I was given and I made cards out of

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas is coming!

Here's a wonderful image from The East Wind, this was the freebie that was send out if you are on her mailing list.  If you are not on her mailing list, you totally need to get on there as she sends out a fun image each month!  The first contest of each month always uses the freebie she gives out, though you can also make a card with any other East Wind image and play along.
Drop by her blog (click here) and see the current contest and there's a link on the side bar that lets you sign up for her mailing list.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving today!  Many blessings to all both in the USA and outside the USA.  May we all remember to be thankful for everything we have.

For me-- that wonderful husband who takes good care of me, that amazing surgery that has stopped my seizures, the fact that I can afford the crazy expensive medical insurance that I complain about, the warm house I have to live in, the country where I have free speech, the right to vote and freedom of religion.  The list goes on, but these things come immediately to mind!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Many Blessings

Here's a beautiful image from Faery Ink today.  I can't believe that Thanksgiving will be tomorrow. Where has this month gone? It's like yesterday that the church bazaar was here and today it's almost the end of November!  Whew!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week and if you are celebrating Thanksgiving here in the USA, many blessings! In fact, if you are not celebrating thanksgiving because you live outside the USA, Blessings to you too!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Love you so much

Here's a wonderful Bestie image from Sherri Baldy. I created this card for the new challenge over on the SSS Challenge blog, the current theme is Anything Goes, so please come and share your wonderful Bestie cards with us!  This fun image is IMG587. It's perfect for so many celebratory occasions!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving if you are already getting ready to take off this week and go see your family.  Have safe travels!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, November 21, 2016

Juggling Ornies

Here's the cutest new image this week from artist Sandra Caldwell. This digi is called Juggling Ornies 1198.  She will get added to the Etsy store, Babycakes DND later today along with several other wonderful images, including more adorable Christmas theme stamps.

Check her out :
Join in the fun over at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans group on Facebook where we have lots of card sharing, chatting and contests.  We'd love to see your creations.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Take Your Medicine

Here's a great image from Bloobel.  I adore this company's images.  They are sponsoring the challenge at Outlawz Monday Greeting's Challenge tomorrow and the theme is to add something with a little bling on it (like the medical charms here).  This fun image is called Take Your Medicine.

I hope you will check out the weekly challenge on Outlawz Monday greetings and share with us something fun, any card that is using some bling or metallic sparkle as well as having a greeting on it is great!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fall Leaves

Here's some more fall time cards that I made with leaves given to me by a church member.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Another Purple Day!

Time for another PURPLE DAY!!  Here's one of my stamp favorites, Gorjuss Girls! She's done up in purple and combined with some of the awesome lace that I got in Istanbul this summer.

Here's a little more about Epilepsy this month:
Please encourage the government officials to also allow testing on non-traditional treatments such as Cannibidoil or marijuana.  For some patients who take up to 5 medications per day, it has been found to STOP their seizures, but they live in a state where it is illegal for them to seek this actual medical treatment supervised by a DOCTOR. Unfortunately then some people then try it themselves.   I personally don't use them, but being a patient who took five medications a day with horrible side effects and no relief, I certainly think I would try ANYTHING, and I think it should be a decision that a doctor should make, not a congressman.  Encourage the government to let the doctors do their job and not to let desperate patients try and self medicate.  I am very very proud to say that Texas actually PASSED legislation this year to allow cannibidoil for specific cases.  It's at least a start.

Hugs, Holley

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ugly Sweater

Sharing this fun image from Sandra Caldwell today called ugly sweater.  She's having some fun contest on facebook and is having some great stamps for sale in her store for just $1, check them out at Babycakes DND on Etsy

Drop by her facebook group with your creations, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans as well as the page that is having the contests, Markers! Papers! Digis! using her $1 stamps.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lizzy Love

Here's an awesome image from Lizzy Love today, I just love the cheetah pattern on her, I though it would be perfect for a fall time color card.  They are having a brand new contest on the OddBall Art Challenge blog and the theme is Fairytale theme.  Drop by over there and join in the fun!
Those cute flowers are sequins that I got while in Istanbul this summer.  Such fun!  I went to a store that had so many to chose from it was just mind boggling!  The person had like THREE rooms of stuff to see on different floors of the same building.  WOW.  so amazing.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Happy Fall

Here's a Tiddly Ink's image that I did for an autumn theme card today.  I got these fun die cuts that I used on the corners from Create and Craft TV.  I have been busy doing much work for the church bazaar followed by two classes that I had last week.  Now I have a short breather before the next class which is set up for Dec 7th.

Happy Fall everyone. It has finally started to feel  a little like it here in south TX.  I mean, it was not even in the 80s yesterday.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday Fun

Here's a wonderful image from artist Sandra Caldwell called Winter Decorator 1157.  This stamp will be released in the store today, Etsy, Babycakes DND.  Check her out along with many other brand new fun images.

I am using some gorgeous lace that I bought while I was in Istanbul this summer and I added a simple holiday sentiment, "Holiday Magic is found at home."  Drop by the Facebook Page for fun contests and there's a wonderful set of contests happening at Markers! Papers! Digis! groups on facebook.  Sandra has a bunch of wonderful images in her store on sale for just $1!!

Woo Hoo!

Join in the fun.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Meet the Dundertons

Happy Sunday everyone.  here's a great image from Dr Digi, it's the current contest that starts late tonight or early tomorrow for the Monday Greetings Challenge on Outlawz!  The theme is family!  Fun.  This adorable image is called Derek and Deirdery Dunderton

Hope you will check out the Outlawz challenge and join in the fun!  We have a brand new contest with fun sponsors each week. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Upcoming card class

There will be a card class taught at Crestview United Methodist Church on Monday, Nov 14th. It's just $5 to offset the cost of the supplies, if you are interested in joining in, just drop me an email  We'll be making three fun cards:

We'd love to have you join in.  The first class is at 10 am, the 2nd class will be at 6:30 pm (with childcare for free, you just need to pay the $5 for the class).

I can't wait to see you all there.

Friday, November 11, 2016


Here's a pretty fairy image from Nellie Snellen.  I guess this is more of a summer colored card, but now that we are just getting into some fall type weather, I want to use summer colors, lol!!  I hope you have been following along this month for the prizes, there will be winner's picked on the PURPLE card days for Epilepsy awareness, so go back, esp to the 1st as well as yesterday (but there may be another sneaky purple card in there too).

I also had some friends, thanks KTFit Kitty and Virginia...who shared purple cards on their blogs as well, How awesome is that!! Thanks so much for the support. That's just awesome!

CLICK HERE to go to yesterday's prize

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Here's another card I made this month for Epilepsy Awareness.  Here's some facts:  The color for Epilepsy awareness is Purple.  World Epilepsy Day is celebrated on March 26th.

About 1 in 26 people in AMERICA will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.  Currently three million Americans and 65 Million people world wide have epilepsy.  2/3 of people will never know why they have epilepsy. 

Epilepsy affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined – yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.  Please encourage everyone to reach out to government officials to do more research.  1/3 of the patients with epilepsy will have NO control over their seizures with any of the current medications.  New medications and treatments are always needed.

Hugs everyone and thanks for your support.  Just think, every time you are sitting in a large room full of people, someone around you likely has epilepsy.  If you didn't sign up for blog candy on Nov 1st, please go back and sign up!!  All candy winners will get announced at the end of this month!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Happy Holiday

Here's a fun image from Sandra Caldwell today.  This brand new stamp and many others will be added to her store on Etsy, Babycakes DND.  This cutie is Giraffe Ornie 1131.  Isn't he darling?   As we move through fall and to thanksgiving and Christmas time, she's been adding all these adorable images to the store.

Drop by the Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans to see some creations by the design team for all the new images, and share some works of your own.  We also have fun contests that you can play in to win a stamp.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Happy Fall from a Bestie!

I have been having a fall theme going on the blog lately, so here's one using a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy.  Isn't she sweet?  There's a brand new contest happening at the SSS Challenge blog. The theme is anything goes + frame.  I have added a mica/metallic frame to the edges of this card.  I hope you will create a fun card with your favorite bestie and join in the contest!  This cutie is Img 426.

Drop by the Challenge blog and check out the Design team creations and the prizes available from Sherri Baldy this week. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree....PURPLE TIME

Here's a darling image from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy, this image was released on Monday and is called 1174 Christmas Hippo. Isn't she adorable?  I colored her up in purple and matched her with some lovely purple metallic paper and some gorgeous lace that I got in Istanbul.

Here's a close up of this darling image from Sandra Caldwell
Drop by our Facebook group:  Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans and check out the latest activities and contests going on!

HERE's another PURPLE card for Epilepsy Awareness Month!!  be sure to leave a comment today!!  WOO HOO!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Merry Christ-moose

Here's the cutest image from Eureka stamps!  This adorable moose is just perfect for some winter time cards.  I had to create this funny Christ-moose theme card with him for the upcoming Outlawz Monday Greetingz challenge.  The theme is  to use a Christmas sentiment on your card.
Drop by Outlawz this week and join in our challenge. We have two different sponsors so you will have multiple chances at winning a prize!  We can't wait to see your creations.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Happy Fall

Here's some CAS (Clean and Simple) cards that use some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress combined with beautiful leaves from Nature.  How perfect are these for fall time?  I have a dear friend at church who loves to press leaves and flowers and then gives them to me as I make greeting cards from them.

This card is use brown bag cardstock as the base.  I layered the leaf on some simple Neenah Solar White , then layered it on some Mica/Metallic Emerald.  I added a simple sticker sentiment "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

Here's an additional pressed leaf from my local area that I mounted onto some wonderful kraft paper;  It's quick and easy to create your own square cards by cutting your 8.5x11" sheets to 5.5x11" sheets.  You can then save your left over paper for all those die cuts.

Hope you have a beautiful fall day!

Have you signed up for the blog candy, it was on Monday's posting, CLICK HERE
Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 4, 2016


Here's a lovely image from Di's Digis that I am using for the current challenge at Outlawz.  It starts tomorrow morning!  It's the Monday Greetings Challenge and our theme is Anything Goes!  So please drop by and share your creations with during the ongoing challenge this week!  As always don't forget to include a greeting on the front of your card.

This lovely image is called Shopping with Ellie.  Check out the other Design Team's designs and share with us before this contest ends!

Cheers, Holley

Have you signed up for the blog candy, it was on Monday's posting, CLICK HERE

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy Fall

Here's a fun fall theme card using a great image from Bugaboo. I love their sweet and simple stamps. This one is just perfect for Autumn.  I am a huge scarecrow and owl fan.  I created this card for the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge. The current theme is anything goes this week!  This lovely image is called Fall Trio
Drop by and check out all the Design Team's card and then share your wonderful creations with us! There's two companies providing prizes this week and we can't wait to see what you make.

Have you signed up for the blog candy, it was on Monday's posting, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Grizzly Bear

Welcome November!  Can you believe it is already here?  I know I can't!  A new month means that it is time for a brand new contest over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  The theme this month is Anything Goes and you will get an extra entry if you use a stamp from our wonderful sponsor--Make it Crafty!!  Woo hoo! This adorable bear image I have is called Grizzly Bear.  Too cute!

Check out our contest and then share some creations with us this month.  Each month you can join up to three times to be in our drawing for the prize.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Cheers, Holley

Did you sign up for blog candy?  it was yesterday, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Epilepsy Awareness Month-- BLOG CANDY

Happy November everyone.  As you may or may not know, it's officially Epilepsy Awareness Month!!  Hence the purple.  I will have a couple Purple cards this month and each PURPLE card or special card day will have a prize associated.   This is an awesome image from Francis Mary of Kathy Cyr, check out her works HERE
I do have prizes both for my friends abroad, as well as my friends inside the USA, so let me first put a sign up here, well two sign ups so everyone can be eligible.

For those inside the USA, I have this wonderful prize, right in time for Christmas, it's a great Christmas stamp and die set from Tim Holtz!  There's a couple other prizes for other days....

For those international, I have other smaller dies and some digi stamps.  The die can be mailed in a flat card, so no extra postage!  The digi stamps will be sent via the customer.  Prizes will get picked at different times this month so list your names here, and watch the postings during the month to see the announcements of the winners on a couple different can always add your name here at any time of the month.  I will do drawings during a couple times of the month using these lists here.

Be sure to check in on the days this month to watch for the PURPLE!!

If you live IN THE USA: