Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mini Calendars part 1

So one project that I undertook was creating some calendars and adding magnets to the back of them.  I did about 100 of them!! All different, so I will be sharing them in groups like the ones above.  I used both embellishments or cut outs as well as stamped images as shown in the ones here.

They measure about 2.5 in across and 4 inches high.  The two shown here using rubber stamps are from Unity Stamps.  I also did several in teacher theme as I made many of them for the teachers at the school that I work at.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Just one more christmas theme card for next year....

Here's another funny card I made with one of the Christmas theme Grumpling stamps from Taylored Expressions.  They are just TOO funny.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas this year and is enjoying the rest of their break.  I will get off until Jan 1st as the staff has to return to the school on Jan 2nd.

Have a great week.  Cheers, Holley

Friday, December 29, 2017

New Year's Resolutions?

Here's a super cute Bestie image from Sherri Baldy today.  I thought this card would be just perfect for the upcoming new year as she looks like she is sitting there writing up her New Year's Resolutions.  I guess I don't really do resolutions, but perhaps I should....

Do any of you have resolutions for this upcoming year?

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Clean and simple card

Here's a sweet and simple flower image from Tiddly Inks that I used for this card. I am using simple and elegant papers from Paper Temptress.  The base of the card is a very elegant silver that shimmers when you move it in the light.  There's a Tiddly Inks Challenge blog HERE

The base of the card is called Silver Ore.  I used a die cut to cut the pattern out on the right and then used some Basis Black to put behind the from layer of the card.  The image is printed out on Heavenly White paper and layered onto Basis Black.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Blown Away

I recently decided to join the Bloobel stamps DT.  I just couldn't resist it!  I am sure if you have seen her fun stamps you know I just LOVE them.  They are too quirky and just what I adore.  Here's a couple of cards that I made using the first image that I was given called "Blown Away".

Isn't this stamp fab?  I just love it.  She also has a great $1 special going on and I am so happy to say that she will be giving a prize away in Feb during my celebration!!  WOO HOO.  Check out this awesome stamp at her store here.  Then drop by her facebook group HERE.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Secret Santa reveal

Sharing this adorable image from Lizzy Love today. I totally LOVE her stamps.  This cutie is just perfect for a Christmas theme card, but I was thinking perhaps a card you would give AFTER Christmas, as a note to tell your Secret Santa partner who you were.  At any rate, this stamp is just super cute!

Check out their current challenge and join in the fun over at the Oddball Art Stamps blog.  I'd lpve to see any of your Oddball Art creations, drop me a line if you make one!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Here's some awesome shaker cards that I made with a cute kit that I got from Michaels.  It made 6 fun little cards. All I added (in addition to the items supplied) was a little red glitter to go inside with the snowflakes.  The merry and the lid on the Noel card are actually shimmery gold.

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas this year.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday.  Many Blessings to everyone. Please be safe in your travels.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Christmas Eve

Here's one of the CUTEST little girl stamps from Tiddly Inks!  She's just perfect for a sweet Christmas card this year.  I colored her up with copic markers and layered her on black papers.  I am using some fun trees from Jolees that I decorated with little red light bulb stickers. I finished off my card with some elegant Turkish lace.  There's a Tiddly Inks Challenge blog HERE

I want to wish you all a happy Christmas Eve. I hope you all have a wonderful and a merry Christmas tomorrow if you don't get a chance to drop by!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

I've been good-ish

Loving these funny stamps from Taylored Expressions, they are called Grumplings.  I have a set that I got last year, they were valentine theme, now I have several other funny sets that I will be sharing.  Here's a fun Christmas theme one.
Hope this card gives you a little smile today!  Have a wonderful day

Friday, December 22, 2017

Snowflake friends

Here's the cutest Christmas Teddy bear image.  I don't know who made this digi stamp, so if you do, please let me know.  I added a sweet sentiment and some cute little vellum snowflakes to go with it.  I hope all of your are done shopping and now are relaxing and getting ready for the holiday season!

Huge hugs to you all. Have a great weekend and special Christmas next week!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Snowman Shaker card

Here's a CAS card today using some great Turkish Ribbon that I got in Istanbul last summer.  And some fun embellishments from Recollections (Michaels).  I am using an embossed snowflake card from AC.

I hope everyone is safe at home and ready for the holidays. If you are traveling for the holidays, may your travels be swift and safe.  Many hugs and blessings to everyone!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

All I want for Christmas

Here's a sexy Christmas card that I made for my hubby. I hope he likes it.  I added a sweet sentiment, "All I want for Christmas is you!"  So true.  All I want is to be with him.  I hope you all are having a great week and are ready for the holidays or are at least on your way to getting ready for them.

I am now off for Christmas Break from the school district and looking forward to this break.   We will have almost 2 weeks (13 days).

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Six layer shadow box

Sharing a cute card that I made from a little kit I got from Michaels.  It's a 6 layer shadow box.  I thought these projects were just TOO cute and they were on sale at Thanksgiving time, the package had 6 card kit for $5.

Hope you are having a wonderful December. I am ready for school to be out so I can spend some more time crafting and playing with all my crafting toys :)  I know I can do that in the evenings but often I am just exhausted when I get home and mentally don't feel like it.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dear Santa

Happy Monday everyone!  Here's another adorable image from Sherri Baldy today, the contest on the SSS Challenge blog is still Christmas theme, so please join in with us and share your wonderful creations for a chance to win prizes and an opportunity to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog!

Only 2 days of school this week, so I am getting ready for Christmas Break. I think the kids are totally ready as well.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Reindeer

Here's another quick and cute Christmas card using some embossed paper, a die cut with a digi reindeer stamp from Tiddly Inks and some Jolees snowflakes.  I totally love how the color on this reindeer turned out.  I think he would also look super cute with a red nose as well.  There's a Tiddly Inks Challenge blog HERE

Have a great Sunday and I hope your week goes well.  Many blessings to all today!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

All I want for Christmas...

Here's a quick and cute card using some wonderful cardstock stickers, some great snowflake embellishments and a metal frame.  "All I want for Christmas is ....You!"  I thought the hubby would like this card.

Hope you are having a great weekend!  Getting together with my family today for a belated celebration for my birthday.  How sweet is that? I can't recall the last time that I had a birthday's been several years since we all got together.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Kitty Pilot

Here's a brand new stamp this month from one of my favorite artists, Sandra Caldwell. This awesome image is called 1940 Kitty Pilot.  Isn't he awesome?  Purrrfect for that cat lover or that pilot in your life!  I have also used some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress on this card that just make the image POP right off the card.
The base of the card was cut from an 8.5x11 sheet of paper into a 5.5" square card. I am using some awesome shiny glossy cardstock called black pearl.  To accent the corner I am using some 1/2" strips of Mica/metallic in Antique gold.  The image was printed out in Heavenly White.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

It's my birthday!

It's my birthday today, I'm a whopping 47 years old.  Of course I have been telling everyone I was 47 for the past year, lol, so I guess I will just stay the same age, or so it will seem.  Here's a darling image from Tiddly Inks today, thought this was a cute girl to celebrate with and naturally ORANGE, one of my favorite colors.  There's a Tiddly Inks Challenge blog HERE

Hope everyone else has a wonderful day today.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's a Candy Cane Christmas

Here's a delightful winter card using a wonderful image from Artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy paired with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  Doesn't the image just jump off the card?

The base of the card is glossy black cardstock.  Then I added a  Hambly Studio Overlay called
White Falling Snowflakes.  I trimmed the overlay to 6" square and used glue dots to adhere the overlay to the shimmery paper. Then I added glue dots to stick the buttons on the top side of the overlay.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  You could either add the image to the top or under the overlay, in this case I added it to the top using pop dots to give the card and extra dimension.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Pixie

Sharing this project today using a sweet image from Tiddly Inks.  I got a bunch of their fun stamps during the black Friday special including this cutie for Christmas time.  She's called Christmas Pixie.  SO cute.  There's a Tiddly Inks Challenge blog HERE.
Countdown is on for Christmas break.  I am going to actually miss the kids.  Most of them are so very sweet.  I hope they too have a wonderful Christmas.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kiss Kiss

Happy Monday everyone!  Here's a wonderful project for the current challenge on Outlawz for Monday Greetings Challenge.  This week the theme is to include ribbon and flowers.  Our wonderful sponsor is Dr Digi and I chose the most hilarious Christmas theme image called "I'm Dreaming of a Wide Christmas."  HA! You can find that image HERE.

Hope this card gave you a little giggle today.  I don't think it's going to make me get one of those outfits as that is probably what I would look like in it, lol!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fleece Navidad

Here's a funny Christmas theme image that comes from Tiddly Inks.  I thought this was so fun.   It's called Fleece Navidad.  I also have a funny stamp from another company in the same theme with sheep and a cute one with puppies that says "fleas navidad."  I guess where I grew up in San Antonio, Feliz Navidad was the common sentiment in Spanish for Merry Christmas.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Just 7 more days of school until the kids and I all enjoy our Christmas break!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Here's a CAS Christmas card that I made using some simple cardstock stickers and buttons.  I also added some tiny red stars.  Sometimes I need some quick and cute Christmas cards to take with me so I make a couple of CAS cards to keep handy around the holiday season!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.  Are you getting your Christmas shopping done?

Friday, December 8, 2017

Little Fairy Princess

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell that will be added in her store. Babycakes Etsy today!  This cute stamp is called 1917 Little Fairy Princess.  Isn't she too cute?  I just love Sandra's little princess theme stamps.

Check out this stamp and many other new stamps in her store today as well as on her facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Santa Teddy

Here's the cutest bear from Lili of the Valley.  I thought he was just darling.  I colored him up for Christmas time and added some simple cardstock stickers as embellishments.  I hope you all liked my card today.

Just 8 more days until we all go on Christmas break (that's 8 more working days, not 8 days from now).  I am sure the kids are equally as excited about this break as the teachers and other staff are.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meet Tree Rex

Here's a hilarious card that I made using a die cut from Cheery Lynn, he's called Tree Rex.  Ha!  I just had to get this cute die and make him up.  He's too funny.  Hope you like this sweet and simple Christmas theme card today.

Super cold for us today, in the low 40s, which is about as cold as we ever get.  I can't imagine much colder for us as we don't even own real coats here.  I just hope the rain doesn't come when I am walking to or from the school.  Hope this card gave you a little giggle today.  Cheers all, Holley

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Here's a beautiful image from artist Kenny K.  I love his fun and sexy women stamps.  They are just perfect for making cards for the hubby.  This one is called Mae Western.  I wish he was still selling his stamps but he recently stopped doing stamps to pursue other business ventures.
Hope you are having a wonderful December, I can't believe that Thanksgiving is over and December is started.  Woah, time is just flying by!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Have some Cocoa with me

Here's a wonderful Sherri Baldy winter theme stamp called Rosie Hot Cocoa.  I thought she was just TOO cute, I made up this fun card for her for the current challenge over at the SSS Challenge blog.  The theme is Christmas.

Drop on over to the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge blog and join in the current Christmas theme challenge using any Sherri Baldy stamp.  Check out her wonderful images at the My Besties shop on line.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Here Comes Santa Claus

Here's a quick and cute kit that I got from AC, it was a set of build your own Santa cards. TOO cute. I made them up to give away this year.    I usually don't hand out many handmade cards, not even the ones that I make for my blog, Christmas I mean.  I will give certain special people handmade cards as gifts, but I don't make a ton of Christmas theme cards and those that I made I often sell at the Church Bazaar.

Hope you are having a great December!  I can't believe it's already here.  Just three more weeks of school until winter break.  WOO HOO. Before you know it the kids will be counting down to Spring break.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pressed Leaf cards

Here's more of the beautiful pressed leaves that I used to create cards for the church bazaar this year. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

A new challenge at YSBP

Happy December everyone!  Wow, can you believe we are in December?  I can't believe it.  Where has this year gone?  It seems like we were just starting 2017 and here it is December.  Today starts a brand new contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  It's anything goes card (or any other crafting projects) challenge and our sponsor this month is Christine Hor.

We'd love for you to join in the fun and share a card with us, in fact, you can enter up to three times a month, or more if you use images from our sponsor. Click HERE and join in the fun!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bestie of Fall

Here's a wonderful Fall theme card using a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy and wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.  I just love this gorgeous stamp that you can get in Sherri's store, My Besties Shop.  The wonderful papers I have used can be found in the Paper Temptress store.

The base paper on this card is a beautiful yellow that has gorgeous speckles of mica all over it.  It glimmers when you open and close it and move it in the light, it's called Mangue.  The image was printed on Heavenly White.  Under the image I have a wonderful layer of Hambly Studio Overlay.  This gorgeous print I cut into a tag shape. This pattern is called Grandma's Wallpaper.  I am also using some beautiful ribbon from the store, Gold Oppulence.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bring me some figgy pudding

Here's a hilarious image from artist Sandra Caldwell. This image is called 1118 Eating Piggy Figgy Pudding. Too perfect for a hilarious holiday card.  Check out all of her other wonderful stamps at Babycakes DND on Etsy.

New releases will be coming out from Sandra next week, so stay tuned to her store on Etsy and keep an eye out for some wonderful previews at the end of next week on her Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sending out some love

Here's a wonderful image from Simply Betty stamps.  I thought I would take a break from doing fall and Christmas theme cards (and now I have started making little mini calendars) to make a love theme card for my hubby.

I hope he will like this card.  Cheers all!  Holley

Monday, November 27, 2017

Brrrr...Cool Treat

Happy Monday everyone!  Here's a fun image from Scribbles stamps, this cutie is for the current contest over on Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The theme is anything goes this week, as long as you include a sentiment on the front of your card. 

This great image is called treat!  Check him out over on the Scribbles site.  Then create your own fun card and share it with us at Outlawz!  Well, time to go back to school.  Sounds like Thanksgiving break was long, but in hindsight it was just TOO quick.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Who loves you?

Here's a fun image from My Favorite Things, I just love this little girl dressed up like an Owl, she's precious as can be!  I added a sweet sentiment "Hoo Hoo Hoo, Who loves You?"  Too cute!  I hope you are having a great week post Thanksgiving holidays.

I am about to start back at the school and we now have three and a half weeks until Christmas break.  Is it bad that I am counting lol?

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Pressed Leaves

Here's some beautiful leaves that a dear friend from church gave to me to create cards with.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Egg Plant

Here's a hilarious image from Sandra Caldwell.  I just love this funny stamp, it's called Egg Plant 1458.   I added some little embellishments (like sequins) that I got in Istanbul last year.  I totally wish I could be traveling there again this summer but right now there is no way for people from the USA to get a VISA.
Hope this card gave you a little laugh today.  Have a great weekend.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving this year.  May we all stop and take reflection on all the wonderful and amazing things that we have to be grateful for this year.

Hugs to all of you!!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Class in Austin, TX

There's going to be a Christmas theme class at Crestview United Methodist Church on Dec 9th from 10am to Noon.  There will be multiple activities including some paper making fun (see the projects below), some great ornaments, and some cookie decorating.  Parents and kids alike are welcome!!

The materials cost is $5;  Please email me to sign up.  I'd love to have you join in the fun.  If I get more info or photos of the other projects, I will be sure to add them to this posting!  My email is

The top two items are cute little treat givers, the little chick has some candies inside and the heart shaped opening shows some baby size Snickers.  The bottom is a quick and cute large size Christmas card that adults and kids can make together!  All ages are welcome.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Simple Blessings

Here's a sweet and simple card full of Simple blessings for the season.  It actually opens in the center, though that's hard to see because of how dark the cardstock is.  The stamp and sentiment both come from Unity Stamps.  I thought this card would be perfect for thanksgiving time.  But you could also use a stamp like this for Halloween as well.

So now that we are in the season are you enjoying any pumpkin treats?

I have definitely been having some pumpkin cookies from the local store, some pumpkin caramels from Marich, some pumpkin bagels from Einsteins and some wonderful homemade pumpkin bread that I got at the last church bazaar.

Monday, November 20, 2017

All white

Here's a wonderful card using a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy.  We are starting  a new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog today and our theme is All white with a colored image.  Here's my sample using a sexy image from Sherri.  I am also using some awesome white Turkish lace to go with it.

Be sure and drop over at the challenge blog to check out the rest of the design team's images as well as share your latest Sherri baldy creation with us.  We'd love to see it.  You can find all of Sherri's stamp in her store, My Besties Shop.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Leaf and flower cards

Here's some gorgeous leaf and floral cards that I made to sell at this year's bazaar.  A friend at church just loves to find beautiful leaves and flowers and press them.  She gives them to me and I take them and turn them into cards that get sold and the profits donated to the charity that year.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Grateful for you!

Here's a wonderful set of stamps from Unity Stamp Company.  I got this great Fall theme pumpkin set and made a handful of cards with it.  I just love their cute pumpkins and the lovely sentiments that it came with.  I had a blast making several combos onto papers and them coloring them up to make some quick and cute little fall time cards.

Hope you are ready for the upcoming holiday.  Here school will be closed all of next week so WOO HOO, I will have the whole week off. I am very much looking forward to that.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry Christmas Penguin

Here's a brand new image today from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This fun image will be added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND, it's name is 1927 Penguin Card.  I used some copic markers to color it and then added some great laser cut stickers to fill in the box with my message.

Be sure to check Sandra's store for this amd many more wonderful new images today.  We also have a great stamping group online, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans on Facebook.