Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Halloween


Here's a wonderful image for Halloween from artist Sherri Baldy.  I just love her cute little witch stamps!  Aren't they darling?  Check out her, plus many other wonderful Halloween stamps by Sherri HERE.
You can check out all of her cute image at her My Besties Shop!  Also, be sure and join in the current challenge over at the SSS Challenge blog, the current theme is Halloween.   

Sunday, October 22, 2017

If I only had a brain

Here's a fun image from Inkadinkado.  It's actually 2 different stamps and the sentiment comes from a different company, River City.  You all know I just love images with BRAINS in them as well as sentiments with the word brain, lol.  So I totally had to get these.   If you ever come across a brain stamp or a sentiment, let me know where it is!  I'd love to find out if it's one that I don't have.  For those of you new to my blog, I celebrate my successful brain surgery every February with HUGE celebration of wonderful prizes everyday of the month!  So be sure and be watching as there will be SO many prizes.
Speaking of prizes, some prizes are coming up this week as Ike's Art has their 100th challenge celebration, I will be sharing a card with a link to the contest and I will also be offering a prize so stay tuned!

I am using wonderful papers from Paper Temptress on this project today. The base of the base of the card is Basis Black, which I embossed with a Darice embossing folder.  Then I stamped my images onto Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Paper in Mememto Ink.  After letting the ink dry (I give it at least a day), I colored the brain and the eyeballs in with copic markers.  I layered the papers with wonderful silver lustre.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Morta Moon

Here's another brand new stamp that would be great for Halloween from Sandra Caldwell. This image is called Morta Moon #1887.  I thought this image would look perfect in a greenish yellow tint.  I paired it with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.
The gorgeous papers I am using on this card are a background of basis black.  I then layered it with a wonderful piece of Hambly Studio Overlays.  These are wonderful clear overlays that you can place on top of your cards and add dimension, stamp on, put images in front of or behind, trim, or use as embellishments by cutting.  I am using Lime Mini Graph.  They are also available in awesome 6x6" packages.  For my image, I printed it out on Heavenly white and colored it with Copic Markers.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Bite of Pork

Here's an awesome new image from Sandra Caldwell this month.  This cutie is called #1862 Bite of Pork.  Too funny.  I just love her animated animal stamps.  What a cutie this one is.  A vampire pig.  I am using a Bo Bunny tag and some great shimmery applique that I got in Turkiye.  I thought it looked like a spider web, that's why I used it on this card.  The lace behind it is some vintage lace that I found in a local store.
I hope you are having a wonderful October.  Have a great weekend!  I am looking forward to some relaxation while the hubby takes some time away to go to a concert.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dia de los Muertos


Here's an awesome card that I did for Dia de los Muertos.  For those of you who don't know about Dia de los Muertos, it's called Day of the Dead, it's Nov 2nd, which is also All Saints Day.  It's a day of celebration of those deceased often with prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died by making shrines commemorating their favorite things and foods,  as well as gathering and exchanging stories about them.  It's associated with the Sugar Skull image that I used here, in combination with gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.

The base of the card is Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  I took a sheet of 8.5x11" and folded it in half and then cut it to fit the card size I needed.  The gorgeous green is a Hambly Studio Overlay called Lime Urban Chic Frames.   You can also by the Hambly Studio products in wonderful 6x6" packages, which are the perfect size for cardmaking.  For the Sugar Skull I am using glossy black paper.  I also added a Dia de los Muertos cardstock sticker from Bo Bunny to finish off the card.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Witchy woman

Here's a fun image from Art Impressions.  I think their lady images are just hilarious. I totally had to get one of the Halloween sets this year.  The sentiment says
"Black BATS are flying
and Witches are seen
Here come the Booos
It's Halloween!"
I have another card that I made from this set that I will be sharing next week, too fun!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Howl-oween

Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art today!  This great image is a freebie that is being given at the Ike's World Challenge blog (click here).  You can them make a card with it and use it HERE at the Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog.  Our sponsor this month is Ike's Art.

As the dog says, "Happy Howl-oween everyone!"



Monday, October 16, 2017

It's time for an Outlawz Greetings Challenge!

Happy Monday everyone! It's time for the Monday Outlawz Challenge. The theme this week is called "get inspired by your favorite actor."  I have chose this wonderful stamp from Mari's Digis.  She has a whole collection of images from the Wizard of Oz.  This lovely image is Dorothy.
Check out our challenge on Outlawz and as always, don't forget to include a sentiment on your challenge, it can be a stamp, a printed sentiment or even an embellishment with a sentiment on it!  Drop by the Monday Greetings Challenge HERE!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Dancing Skeletons

Here's an adorable stamp of a dancing skeleton.  I got this stamp for just a dollar somewhere, most likely michaels, it was a wood mount.  I paired it with some gorgeous lace from Istanbul, Turkiye.  

Can you all believe we are halfway through this month?  Thanks so much for everyone who doesn't LOVE skulls and Halloween as much as I do putting up with me!  I just had to get a chance to use SOME of my huge Halloween collection this year.

Cheers and Happy Sunday

Holley

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall Leaves

Here are some more beautiful pressed leaves that I got from a fellow church member.  She loves to press various leaves that she finds and I take them and make greeting cards for the church's bazaar.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Sugar Skull card

Sharing this Sugar Skull card today. I cut these out and then used assorted colors of stickles to fill them in with different colors.  Hoping you are all liking all the Halloween cards.



Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happy Halloween

Here's a card I made with some super cute skeletons and some great papers from Paper Temptress.  I love that I can combine Halloween with my love of skeletons, but as you know, it's never really stopped me from enjoying them on cards!

The base of the card is white cardstock, Neenah solar white classic crest.  If you want to make square cards but only have 8.5x11" card stock, fold it in half and cut out a 5.5" square card.  I then added a wonderful Hambly Studio Overlay on top of it.  I just love the Lime Green color for Halloween (well, let's be honest, Halloween and many other) times.  This paper is called Lime Mini Graph.  I added a cute set of stamped skeletons on Neenah Solar White, layered on Silver, layered on Black glossy.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Here comes Peter Cottontail....

Ever wonder what Peter Cottontail does during Halloween?
Here's an adorable Halloween bunny stamp (sorry I don't know who makes it, feel free to tell me if you do).  It has this funny sentiment with it which of course reminds me of the old sentiment about Petter Cottontail.  We used to hear that song so much around easter time when I was a kid.  Am I showing my age with that?

I don't know what kids see at easter or at Halloween nowadays.  I might be too ScArEd to see it. lol

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Boo!


Sharing this hilarious witch image from Whipper Snapper today. I just love their cute images.  This one was just perfect for Halloween time. She's hiding and getting ready to jump up and shout, "Boo!"  so Boo to all of you today, I hope you are having a great one!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Enjoy Fall Harvest

We are starting a brand new contest over on the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge blog. The theme this week is Autumn.  I am using this cute girl, IMG 409 and colored her up in the sweetest fall theme colors.  I hope you love this card and will drop by the Challenge blog and share all your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations with us!
Have a great week and I hope everyone who is on holiday in America is having a great day off.  All my students are off today, but I will be working.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Halloween Hippo

Here's a quick and cute ATC that I made using an image from Sandra Caldwell, Halloween Hippo.  Too fun. Don't you love her characters playing dress up?  She's one Tiger, I can tell you that!

Check out all her fun image in her etsy store, Babycakes DND.  There's also a fun facebook group called Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ike's Art

Here's a hilarious image from Ike's Art today.  There's a great contest over at YSBP challenge blog being sponsored by Ike's Art.  The theme is anything goes and you get an extra entry for using a stamp from Ike's Art.  You can also enter the same card over at the Ike's World Challenge Blog (Their theme is anything goes, but their twist is to use food).
Check out all the great images at Ike's art.  There's a bunch of wonderful freebies that you can grab including one each challenge on their challenge blog!  A huge celebration is about to happen on their blog, challenge 100!  There will be lots of fun blog candy, including a giveaway from me, so be sure and check it out!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Life is better

I am sharing a quick and cute image from Unity Stamps today. I just loved this adorable bird and the sentiment that he came with. I used some great embossing on the card and paired blue, orange and green together today.  Not my usual color set, but I am trying to use some different colors some days.
Hope you had a great week and are planning something special this weekend.  If you are here in America and get the Monday off, enjoy your three day weekend.  I will be working on Monday, though the kids will not be at the school.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Trick or Treat!

Here's an adorable Halloween card using some cute die cuts and some great paper from Paper Temptress.  I just love orange and black and most especially SKULLS and skeletons, so needless to say, Halloween time is one of my favorite card making times of the year.
I am using Basic Black as the base of this card.  I cut out three adorable Skeletons (Yvonne Creations) in Heavenly White paper and glued them on to the card.  I added a single strip of Flame Mica/Metallic to give the final card a little shimmer.  

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sugar Skull

Here's a recent die cut that I got, I just had to make some cards using some awesome skulls and skeletons dies that just came out.  Here's one that I used another product called a Wobble with.  Those are items that will make one object on your card spring back and forth so I added a little video on the bottom of this posting so you could see how it looks when it wobbles.

First here's the card


Here's a short (a few seconds) showing the skull wobbling
video

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Witches Brew

Here's a recent image that I got from The East Wind.  I thought she would be perfect for a Halloween theme card.  I colored up her dress in red and added some witchy theme embellishments as well as some cool skull paper for her card.

I just got some awesome Skull/skeleton die cuts that I hope to get some cards made before Halloween to share.  But if not, you all know I never need to have Halloween as my excuse to share skull theme cards :)

Cheers, Holley


Monday, October 2, 2017

Thanksgiving Blessings

Here's a fall theme card for the current challenge at Monday Greetings for Outlawz.  Our sponsor is Fred she Said designs and this adorable stamp is Emma and her cool cap.  The theme is to create a fall theme card.  I used some awesome pumpkin paper and some fun leaves along with a Thanksgiving theme sentiment.

This cute design also comes with different sentiments on her shirt, she's super cute, be sure and check her out in the Fred She Said store.  Drop by Outlawz and join in the contest this week.  The theme is Fall!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkin Girl

Here's a stunning image from Ike's Art.  I just love this sexy lady.  She's perfect for Halloween or even Autumn cards.  I made this card for the new contest that starts today over at Your Scrapbook Place card challenge.  The theme is anything goes and if you use an Ike's Art image you will get an extra entry into the drawing.

Drop by the challenge to see all of the Design Team's creations and then drop by Ike's art to see all the wonderful images.  There's several great freebies that you can grab from her website, as well as her challenge blog.  You could then create a card to play in our challenge!

Hey--are you ready for some BLOG candy???? an event is coming up later this month and Ike's art is having their 100th challenge!  not only are they giving away goodies, but a whole bunch of others are going to give prizes,  INCLUDING ME!!  Stay tuned!!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Leaf Cards

Here's a beautiful pressed leaf card that I also used a handmade paper leaf tag on along with a cute autumn sticker.  I hope you like it.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Sweet Pumpkin

Here's an awesome brand new card from Sandra Caldwell. This wonderful stamp is called 1830 Sweet Pumpkin.  I think she would be just perfect for fall or Halloween.  I did my card so it could be used for either occasion.  Check out Sandra Caldwell's store at Etsy...Babycakes DND.

We also have a fun group on Facebook, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans, join us there for some contests, card sharing and image shares.  The design team shares all their latest creations.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

It's never too late....

Here's an awesome image from Sherri Baldy this month.  She's just TOO cute!  This lady in a robe with her fuzzy bunny slippers are fabulous! I added a sweet sentiment "It's never too late to start the day over."   I am also using some great lace that I got while in Istanbul.

I hope you love Sherri's stamps and will check out her store, My Besties Shop.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Hoot and a Half

Here's the cutest Unity Stamp, what an adorable Owl! Don't you just love these images from Unity Stamps? I have several images of this owl in different settings.  he's just TOO cute.  I also love the saying "You are a HOOT and a HALF"  Too fun.  I also got to add some great lace that I got while in Istanbul last summer.

I hope you are all having a great week. I can't believe we are at the end of Sept and ready for Oct to get started.  How can the weather here still be 90+ degrees F?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Perfectly Imperfect


Ever have days like this, lol?  some days I know I do. I feel like I am laying on my back and kicking my legs furiously to get around.  It's like everything around me is moving in real time and I am moving in "turtle speed."    This adorable image from Whipper Snapper goes perfect with this sentiment, Perfectly Imperfect.
I think it's mostly due to the severity of allergy season and how hard I have been coughing and coughing all night long then so raspy in the day that you can't even hear my voice.  It's time for the pollen counts to get lower!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Good Life

Here's a wonderful stamp from Sherri Baldy. There's a brand new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog. The theme is brown and orange.  You all just know this is a color combo that I LOVE, and I also added a lot of yellow to the mix as it's just perfect for fall time.  I am using an adorable Sherri Baldy stamp here.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog to check out all the DT creations and then share with us your wonderful creations.  We'd love to see what you have created.  You could win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy as well as a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Smile

Here's a little Baby stamp that I have using some green embellishments to go with her. TOO cute huh.  I hope your Sept has been going great and you are ready for a wonderful October. I can't believe that it's already here and upon us. Seems like this month has run by, then again, seems like that first month of school sure did take a long time to go by, lol!

Here's a big smile for you!! have a great weekend.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Believe in Peace & Love

I thought this card would be fun for either Halloween or Valentines, lol!  She's a fun zombie from Kraftin' Kimmie.  Who wouldn't want a zombie card with a heart?  I guess if I was going to get a zombie card, I would want one with heart. 

Hope you are having a great week, just one more day to go!  As the card says "Believe in peace & Love"

Friday, September 22, 2017

Leaf me Alone


Happy Friday everyone! It's time to share a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today. This cutie is called Leaf me Alone 1847.  She will get added to Sandra's Etsy store Babycakes Dnd today!  There will be lots of wonderful new images added to the store and fantastic design team cards shared on the Facebook group Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.
I hope everyone has had a great week and has some exciting plans for the weekend.  It will be nice and quiet here. I wish it would be a little cooler. My best friend got to visit her daughter in Utah and told me it was 50 degrees F there.  It was 90 degrees here, so needless to say I wish there was a happy medium!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Fall with Paper Temptress

Here's a sweet and simple card using some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress and some wonderful pressed leaves.  I make these cards in combination with a lady from my church for the annual church bazaar.  Don't these papers make the leaves stand out?

This card is using some beautiful Tuscan Sun (Brawny) paper with some Hambly Studio Overlays in  Brown Hanging Heliconias.  The Hambly Studio Overlays can be purchased in wonderful 6x6" packages with a large assortment of different styles including the one shown (see here).  The leaves are then mounted on Heavenly white.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Love

Here's a stunning image from Unity Stamps along with a great saying from them.  "If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you Love."  How sweet is that?  I loved this sentiment and thought it would go with many pretty images.

Hope that everyone is going to have a great week. Thanks for all the inquiries that everyone has made about my family in Florida. Grandpa is getting better and they will slowly fix up the house and take care of things.  There was not any extensive damages but Grandpa's health. That's all we worry about. Thanks so much for your prayers.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

Here's an awesome image from The East Wind. I totally love this artist's images, especially her character Lucy.  She used to also have stamps made at Sweet Pea stamps, but I was her fan long before that.  I adore this cool image, she's looking like the GLAM Zombie that she is!  I added some cool skull lace to the project. Totally wish I had found some of that in Turkey, but unfortunately not. I got some online and I don't even know WHO I got it from. It was in an facebook group.

Hope you are all having a great week, go out and "Eat, Drink and Be Scary!!"

Monday, September 18, 2017

Let's assume I'm always right

Here's some great sass from Simply Betty stamps. I just love this cool image and the saying goes right with it. "To save time lets assume I'm always right!"  There's definitely a day when I would have been like that.  I am not so much a know it all anymore.  I mean, of course I am right (LOL), but I never tell people that.  Esp with kids the point is to let them figure out what is right.  Just telling them what is right is not letting them learn it.
Seriously though, I am kidding, I am not always right and even with the kids, I do tell them immediately if I was wrong so they can see that even adults can make a simple mistake and are willing to admit and correct themselves and move on.  That's part of life, we all make mistakes.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Leaf Cards

Here's some more of the beautiful fall time leaf cards that I have created.
A dear friend from the church gives me wonderful leaves that she finds and presses and I create these cards out of them.  We donate them to the church for sale at the annual bazaar.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Best Witches

Sharing this wonderful Halloween theme card using the cutest witch image from Lizzy Love. I do so adore her images!  This Best Witches stamp is no exception!  Don't you just love the black cat on her broom. I had to add the cutest cat and mouse to the card because of that.  I also had to give it a little skull ribbon to go with it.

I hope you are enjoying the couple of Halloween cards that I am managing to get done before the season comes.  Best wishes or should I say, Best Witches!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bearly a Hat

Here's an adorable image from Sandra Caldwell.  This cute teddy is called Bearly a Hat Box 153.  Don't you love him?I added a fancy die cute behind in and some beautiful lace below him.  You can find this fun stamp in Sandra's store, Babycakes DND on etsy.
Check out all of Sandra's fun stamps and then join us at her facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans!


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Love-y Bear

Here's one of the cutest new Unity stamps, it's a teddy bear stamp that I just love. I have gotten a couple of sets with this adorable stamp already, so you will be seeing him.  I am sending out Bear Hugs to everyone who needs one today.

Hope everyone who has suffered in the recent Hurricanes has finally been able to at least return home and assess the damage. I pray that you can get the insurance or other financial assistance that you need to start rebuilding.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Halloween Love

Here's a sexy lady that I made for my husband for Halloween time.  I thought he would like this costume, though I must say in real life, not my costume of choice.  Boots with that length and heel height, I would fall down instantly, lol!  

This image comes from Kenny K, so sad that he closed up his stamp shop to work on other projects, but I still love to make projects with his fun images.  Hope you are all getting some great crafting in this week.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dilly Beans

Here's a fun image from Dilly Beans.  I love her cute skulls on there. I thought she would be a great Halloween theme, though I didn't add a Halloween sentiment on the front.  I did have to add the skull ribbon though.  Isn't that too fun?
Have a great week.  I am hoping that this week will result in a more solid setting of my schedule.  It's been pretty much a constant change everyday so far.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Where you are...

Here's a fun image from artist Sherri Baldy. I love this sexy mermaid!  I added a cool sentiment from Unity stamps.  The theme over at the SSS Challenge blog is Flowers (option handmade flowers);  We'd love to have you come over and join in our challenge.  Create a fun card using any Sherri Baldy stamp and share it with us!

This image you can find at Sherri's store My Besties.  Have a great Monday!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Skull time!

Here's a fun stamp that I have which is actually RUBBER.  How long has it been since I have used a real rubber stamp?  feels like it has been a while, well, not really, but it's less and less often now-a-days as digi stamps seem to be taking over.  I added some great skull lace to go with it (I got it online in a swap, not in Turkiye).

I hope to start sharing more Halloween and fall theme cards soon, you all know how much I love the fall colors and the Halloween theme items.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Leaf Cards

Here's some more beautiful leaves that I was given from a fellow church member to create cards for the local bazaar.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall Time Fiona

Introducing a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell this week.  She's called Fall Fiona 1784.  You know I just love Fall colors so this stamp was such fun to create with.  You can check her out as well as so many other brand new stamps in Sandra Caldwell's store on Etsy- Babycakes DND.
Drop by our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans for lots of card sharing and some occasional games and contests. We'd love to have you!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

She's a bird, she's a plane....

Here's a cute image of a girl dressed in a super hero costume by artist Christie Croll (Tiddly Inks).  I know it's hard to tell from this photo, but the card is actually made on a CLEAR Transparency.  It's super cool in person as it looks like she is flying.  I added some wonderful shiny silver die cuts that you could see on the inside of it from the front of the card.

I am using Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Paper for the image that I printed on my computer and colored with copic markers.  I layered the image on some beautiful column paper in Red Pepper.  Then I used glue dot to add that to a clear transparency which I folded into an A2 card size. Then I used a sheet of silver pearl linen to die cut some detailed ornate Tattered Lace dies attach to the inside of the transparency.  It looks like she is just floating now.