Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016, Make a wish!

Can you believe the end of 2016 is finally here?  I know I am ready for the end of it!! I am looking forward to 2017 for sure.  Here's a delightful stamp from Unity stamps in combo with a great embossing folder.  It's a sweet and simple card to end the year of 2016.

I hope everyone has wonderful plans for the evening and I wish all of you a Happy 2017!  If you go out, please be safe and have a WONDERFUL time! 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Pressed Leaves

Here's a beautiful combination of pressed leaves from nature with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  I get beautiful leaves from a lady at my church who loves to collect and press them.  I create these cards with them and donate them to the annual church bazaar.  These cards I made using wonderful Paper Temptress papers

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hope you had a merry christmas

Here's the cutest Sherri Baldy image for the winter time.  I made this card using Snow Girl.  I just love her cute bag full of presents, she's just perfect.  Check her out and all of Sherri's besties at her My Bestie's store HERE.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings to all of you and your families!!

Get ready for 2017!!  Here it comes

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A smile from Ike's Art

Here's a great image from Ike's Art. I wanted to share something fun today as there has been so much unhappy news lately with some recent celebrity deaths.  So sad as they were so young
May this cute image give you a smile!
Wishing you all a nice end of the year for 2016 and I think we are all looking for a much better 2017!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Angel Ornament

 Here's a tree ornament I made in memory of our cat, Machi. I couldn't really color it much like her since she was a very dark cat, it would be like coloring the whole thing black, but I think of angels as very light and airy looking, so I colored her like this.    This image comes from Karen Middleton.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Santa after Christmas

Here's a hilarious image of Santa, I guess this is how I would imagine him on the 26th, or perhaps he would just be passed out cold. I mean the man worked all night long all over the world.  I can hardly get half a days work without a nap. 

I think he certainly deserves a break today.  He ought to get some coffee (or hot chocolate) and just relax, then tomorrow it's time to start getting ready for next year!! (p.s. that belly, like mine, looks like a few too many Christmas cookies).  This hilarious image comes from artist Sandra Caldwell and it is called 399 Santa Coffee Break.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas with Little Blue Buttons

Here's a wonderful stamp from Little Blue Button today. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  I am the guest designer for LBB this month and this wonderful stamp is called Eris Cup of hot chocolate.  She's one of my favorite characters in their store.  Drop by over there and check out their wonderful digi stamp images.

Have a wonderful holiday and a great end to 2016.  I pray that 2017 will be a happy year for us all.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bee an Ornie

Here's the cutest Sandra Caldwell stamp, it's called Bee an Ornie 1076.  Too cute.  I added a fun die cut Christmas tree from Spellbinders with some die cut ornaments and some button snowflakes to go with him.  Could he BEE any cuter?
Check out the other fun Sandra Caldwell stamps at her Etsy shop, Babycakes DND and then drop by our Facebook group Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans to see what else we are sharing and what contests we have going.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas card

Here's an adorable lady from artist Sandra Caldwell today. I do love her images.  Check them out at her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  Can you believe it's almost Christmas?  Let me wish all of you who will be traveling for the holidays very safe travel and to have a blessed holiday.

John and I will be staying here in TX.  Looking forward to some time with the hubby as always.  I hope you will all get to be with the people you love on this special time of the year.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Nice or Naughty?

Sandra Caldwell made this adorable stamp just for me and the members of her design team.  Now there was a lot of jokes said as to whether this was the Nice list or the Naughty list!!  WOAH, wait?! am I the ring leader here?

So what do you think?  am I on the good list or the bad list, lol!!


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dear Santa...

Here's a fun card using a stamp from Sweet Pea stamps. I was so sad when they closed up shop and so glad that I got many of their wonderful images when I did.  It was a pleasure working with them as long as I got to.  Here's a cute little girl stamp, but she really looks like she has some Sass to her so I added this cute note to Santa.  "Dear Santa, Please grant my Christmas wish. I'm not bad. Mom says I'm just behaviorally-challenged. XOXO"  HA!

Hope you have a great few days as the holiday approaches.  Many Blessings.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Light up Christmas

Here's the cutest Teddy Bear stamp from Sandra Caldwell, he's just perfect for a quick and cute Christmas card.  I made this one up by simply adding some great embellishment from Jolees.  I though it went well with the decoration that he was holding.

I can't believe Christmas is almost here, this month has flown by.  I hope everyone is ready for Christmas.

Hugs, Holley

Monday, December 19, 2016

I love Christmastime

Here's an adorable cutie that's just perfect for Christmastime.  I made this card as a reminder for the awesome SSS Challenge blog.  This fun image is Img885.  We'd love to see your creations with Sherri Baldy's images for the Challenge. If you win, you could be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.
Drop by Sherri's store, My Besties Store and check out all her amazing products, it's not to late to print out some Christmas images and get some fun cards made up for the holidays.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

You & Me

Here's a stunning image from artist Rick St, Dennis.  I made this card for the upcoming contest at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The theme this week is to share the sky on your card and of course, always include a sentiment for the Monday challenge.
Drop by Outlawz and join in the fun for the challenge this week.  You could win a wonderful prize from artist Rick St. Dennis.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Wishes

Here's a gorgeous image from Ike's Art.   She gives away wonderful freebies on her contest blog website every two weeks.  This gorgeous image was one of them, so drop by the Ike's Worldwide challenge blog and join in. CLICK HERE.
I love Ike's Art images.  I hope you like this Christmas card, check out all of Ike's wonderful images at her store!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Old Lady Candy Cane

Remember those fun candy canes that aren't just peppermint?  I thought I would color up this image in some fun colors for a non-traditional Christmas card.  I hope you like her.  This wonderful image comes from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy, you can find this image here, she's called Old Lady Candy Cane.

Drop by our Facebook Group, Stamp Fans of Sandra Caldwell.  We have lots of fun card sharing and some great contests that Sandra likes to play and she will give away some stamp treats!  Woo Hoo for that.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Loving Life

Here's a gorgeous card using beautiful papers from Paper Temptress.  I recently ordered this die online and I just love it.  I used some black and gold combination of papers to create this clean and simple card with it.

The base of this card is a beautiful red with gorgeous flecks of mica inside it.  When you turn it side to side you can see the mica.  The peacock is cut out of basis black. Once cut, I used some gorgeous metallic gold paper behind the black.  I finished off the card with some wonderful specialty paper, it's Ruche in black, Black Crepe.  I added a sentiment from Cosmo Crickett.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Here's a wonderful Birthday theme image today to celebrate MY Birthday!  Can you believe it?  It seems like it was just my birthday last year and here I am getting older again!  Today I am the special guest designer for Little Blue Button stamps and I am using an adorable Birthday theme stamp called Happy Birthday Jessica to celebrate.  I have some lovely flowers die cuts from Paper Smooches called Dainty Flower Wise Dies. 

I cute out the flowers in four different colors, black, red, yellow and green so I could paper piece them together on my card, then I assembled them together.  I used a cute birthday and butterfly die cut that I got from a magazine purchase.

Hope you like my Birthday Card today!  Be sure and check out all the fun stamps at the Little Blue Button!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Follow Your Dreams

We are having a wonderful contest over on the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge this week, and our sponsor is the East Wind. Our theme is New Years, so I thought a great theme for New Year's would be "Follow you Destiny"  Check out the great images from the East Wind.

The contest is over on Outlawz each Monday, you must include a sentiment on your card, it can be in the image, as an embellishment, or stamped on the card.  We can't wait to see what you share with us each week!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, December 12, 2016

2 Scoops!

 Here's the cutest new image today from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy. This cutie is called Snow Scoops 1235.  So adorable.  I used some wonderful specialty paper and some great lace that I got in Turkiye to finish off this card.

Here's a close up of this cute image, it will be added to the Etsy store later today, so keep a lookout for this and many more cute new images.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Meowy Christmas

Happy Sunday everyone, I just wanted to share this wonderful free image that was given out by the The East Wind this month.  If you don't get her amazing freebies, be sure to go over to her blog and sign up on the sidebar!  I love her images, esp Lucy Loo who is my favorite on her site.  There's contest on The East Wind blog twice a month to join in.
Hope you like this fun Christmas theme card today.  Have a wonderful new week and Meow-y Christmas says that cat!

Cheers, Holley

Merry & Bright

Here's an adorable image from Tiddly Inks. I thought he would be perfect for a Christmas card this year.  I added a sweet sentiment, "May all you days be merry and bright."  Doesn't this dog give you a smile?

Have a Merry & Bright day, today and for the rest of the holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Just like Snow, I'm falling for you....

Well if ever there was a day for snow in Texas, it's today, I can't believe it as there's so few days in a year (like usually none here in Austin, but maybe once or twice every couple years really) but they are calling for the tiniest chance today.  So I had to use this adorable image from Bugaboo that I made up for my Hubby.  Bugaboo is sponsoring the contest this week over on Outlawz, the Monday greetings challenge, so please drop by and join in the fun!

Wishing all of you a Happy Winter, but please, take this cold weather away from me!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas tree card

 Here's one of the cards that I taught at a local class. This kit comes from Sizzix.  It opens in the center to the cutest Christmas message.  It was a very popular card for the class.  Here's the front using some great paper from Basic Grey

Here's the inside of the card
Hope you like it!  If you are anywhere in the Austin TX area, I do classes for the neighborhood for just $5 (enough to cover the supplies!) at a local church.  I expect the next one to be about a month before valentines. 

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Here's an adorable image from Sandra Caldwell, I think she's just perfect for that Holly Jolly Christmas card that you want to be making now...she's called Old Lady Elf 51.  How cute is she?  Don't I wish she had baked me something for Thanksgiving!  What did you all have?  My husband always goes running on thanksgiving morning, so we don't gather with family.
I usually make a big pot of chicken and dumplings for us (and maybe a visitor or two).  I hope to also sneak in a desert or two.  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Bestie Christmas

There's a brand new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week, the theme is Christmas!  So please come on by and share all your wonderful Christmas creations with those amazing Sherri Baldy stamps.  here's a cutie, Img 479 that's just perfect for all those dog lovers out there.

Check out Sherri's store MyBestiesShop for all her great images and fun goodies.  Lately there has been a big chatter about all her fun coloring books for Christmas.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Help....I'm stuck

Here's a cute image from Artist Sandra Caldwell called 1233 Stuck in an Ornament.  She looks too cute!  There's a wonderful sale going on over at her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  Check out all her Christmas images and so much more of her fun stuff.  This cutie is one that will get added later today.

You can also check out more cards made with her images in our facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  We have lots of contests and fun games where you can win goodies from Sandra!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Think Snow

Here's a wonderful image from The East Wind.  I am sharing this card for the upcoming contest for Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The contest is going to be Happy Holidays or as I like to call it, Happy Holly-days.  I thought this wonderful image was just perfect with this adorable snowman and the cute snowflake buttons.

Drop by Outlawz tomorrow morning and check out the other design team cards and then share your Christmas card creations with us for your chance to win a wonderful surprise from The East Wind!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cute gift bag

Here's a fun project I made using some Chalk Markers.  Sometime ago this company sent me a number of their products to test and give my review.  Here's another project that I did recently, by taking a "chalk"  black bag, adding die cuts and coloring the die cuts with the white marker and the blue chalk marker scarf. Then embellishing.

It turned out super cute! Check out some of the other Chalk Marker projects I did to get a better idea of other things you can do with their product, CLICK HERE.

Friday, December 2, 2016


Here's an adorable image using a set from Melonheadz called Christmas Elves (Line art).  Line art means that they come uncolored and I colored them myself.  You can also buy them in a colored version.  I created this cute card for the ongoing contest over at Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge.  The current challenge is ANYTHING GOES.  So please drop by over at outlawz and share a card with the Monday Greetings group.

You can share any card you like as long as it has a greeting on the front of the card, be it a greeting in the image, a greeting you wrote on the front, a greeting on an embellishment or a stamped greeting.  We can't wait to see what you make.  You have just a couple days left to join in!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Uptown Girl

It's December!  Wow, can you believe that? this month just came to us in a flash.  Well, now that December is here, it's time for a new contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  This month our wonderful sponsor is Art By Miran.  Her images are so adorable!  I am delighted that she is our last sponsor this year.  Here's the card I made using Uptown Girl Cassandra.
Drop by the challenge at YSBP challenge and share your cards with us, the theme as always is Anything Goes with a bonus if you share a card using our sponsor!  We can't wait to see what you make.

YESTERDAY, prizes were announced for the month of Nov, Epilepsy awareness month, I have heard from almost all of the winners, but there is a few prizes unclaimed, so go LOOK and see if the winner is YOU!!!

Mailed items include:  Jean M, Karin, Glennis, Sammi H and Beth W