Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I love simple pleasures

we are starting a brand new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week. The theme is Anything goes/use RED.  I hope you will drop by and share a wonderful card using a Sherri Baldy image this week.  Aren't her stamps so very cute?  I just love this little girl!!

Are you ready for the blog candy celebration?  It's starting tomorrow!!  WOO HOO!!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Love You

Here's our current contest for the Monday Outlawz Greetings challenge.  This week the challenge is Love theme.  Drop by the Monday challenge and check it out.  This fun image is called Mr Wool-on, it comes from Scribbles Designs.  The sentiment also comes from them as a separate image. 

Hope you will come over to contest and check out the DT work and join in the fun!  We can't wait to see what you make and you could win a wonderful stamp from Scribbles designs!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

More Blog Candy

Here's a bunch more wonderful stamp sets, SO many stamp sets.... just a couple more days to go.....

Hero Arts Stamp sets
 Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Simply Betty, ...
 Greeting Farm, Simple Innocence, Mo Manning

 SWALK!! Crafter's Companion
 Magnolia stamps!
 Big Prizes, stamps with coordinating Die Cut sets!!


$25 Gift card at

Paper Temptress!!!  WOO HOO

Saturday, January 28, 2017

All Bundled Up!

Here's a darling image from Sherri Baldy today, isn't she just adorable?  I totally love her cute winter images, though there is not much winter where I am located, it just makes me smile to see all the snow and cold theme images. (I just like the snow and cold in images though, not in real life, lol!!)

Hope you too like her images!  Check out all her great stuff at her Bestie Store, MyBesties, she also has some great coloring books on Amazon.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sweet and Sassy

Here's an awesome image from Sandra Caldwell.  This fun card is the start of a brand new contest over on the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans group on Facebook.  We are having a contest using some fun lady images.  Drop over to the group and check out the fun and you could win some goodies from Sandra!

Also I am so excited as Sandra has made a special stamp just for me for the celebration this February!!  How awesome is that?!?  WOW, you are going to love it!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, January 26, 2017

More Blog candy

Oh so many Embellishments!!! SO many.....

YES, Brand new Magnolia stamps!!!

LOL, some I was just too tired to pull out and individually photograph

Brand new 7 Gypsies!! 

 GORGEOUS from Gorjuss GIRL!!!!

CC Designs Stamp sets

Stamps from Gilli

Stamps for Bild Malrna (imported from Sweden and no longer made!) 

Ribbons, fibers, Washi tape, both by the yard or by the spool

We are also going to have some wonderful DIGI STAMPS!!!!


and there's more photos to come, so get ready for FEB1st!!!
I have also been contacted by THREE more people who have graciously agreed to send in more goodies, I can't wait to show you those!! and I have a couple more stamp companies to chat with.  WOO HOO!!                                                                                               htondre@aol.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

You're too kind

Here's an awesome image from Unity Stamps. I just love their gorgeous rubber stamps.  I even have a stamp like this as a prize for the upcoming celebration!  I hope you all are SO ready to celebrate because I am!  It's about to reach the 7 year mark!!! WOO HOO!! How awesome is that?!?

SO wonderful.

Be sure to start following everyday and as the month of Feb begins I will start asking more questions and reading the responses closely to listen to what it is people like and desire :)

I have taken SO many more photos which I will be sharing before we get stated, so keep an eye on the blog.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Here's a huge surprise I got....

I got a HUGE box this week and guess what it was filled with?

Stamping prizes for YOU ALL!!!  WOO HOO!! It was SO full of amazing stamping sets, wonderful papers, great die cut sets, and punches and ribbons.  WOW.

Everyone please give a huge thanks to Kathy B. for sending all these wonderful prizes to the February celebration this year!!  WOW again.  And a HUGE thank you...here's some of the blog candy goodies that are now available:


Also, let me say that I just arranged some wonderful Digi stamps from KJ Arting, including some Digi stamp PRIZES From them!! WOO HOO!!

Check back tomorrow for a HUGE set of photos of some of the stuff that I have for prizes this year!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hippo in a snowglobe

Here's an awesome image from artist Sandra Caldwell. Don't you love it? It's a hippo in a gumball snowglobe!  How cute is that?  I thought this stamp was just TOO cute.  I had to get it from her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  In just a couple weeks the new design team will be sharing all new images that Sandra is busy creating right now!  Are you ready to see them?

If so, then drop by and join out Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans group on Facebook where we have fun contests, share our cards and play games.  You will also see all of Sandra's brand new stamps when they come out!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Here's an adorable set of images from LOTV, I totally love their stamps, get ready to see a bunch of cards using their wonderful images as they had a recent sale and I just couldn't resist!  I got several adorable teddies, some cute girls and even a little boy!
Here's a card that I had already made though and I am using some of the gorgeous lace that I got while visiting Istanbul.  I have already printed out several of my new LOTV images and will be completing cards with them soon, so get ready to see!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Missing Spring yet?

With spring so far away, at least it feels like it's quite a ways away here, let me share some beautiful pressed floral cards today

Friday, January 20, 2017

You are my favorite thing

Here's an adorable image from Cat's Pajama's I totally LOVE this cat.  This is one of their classic images from back when they did wood stamps.  I think they may have a couple rubber stamps using this guy.  Totally adorable.
I am making some fun valentines now as I get ready for Celebration month and I spent yesterday cleaning up the crafting area and sorting all the prizes into boxes so they would be a little better organized.  I guess it will depend on whether I start working during Feb or not as to how much time I have to work on the assorted packages this year.  I may get a head start on them!!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, January 19, 2017

If life gives you curves....

Here's an awesome image from Lizzy Love. I totally adore her stamps (Oddball Art Stamps).  This image came with the cute saying shown.  I guess I can say flaunt the curves to a point, but perhaps I need to actually make a new years resolution....hmmmm...I guess we all know how determined I can be if that is really my goal. But lately, it's not been my goal.

I am entering their contest on Facebook, she has contests on her blog as well as her facebook group each month, so get one of her awesome stamps and join in the fun!!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Candy Time is coming!

 Are you ready for some goodies?  I must confess that I am way less organized this year than I have been in years past. As I am sure many of you following the blog may know I have been looking for work, yes, the dreaded W word!  Work outside of crafting to pay for the darn insurance bills.  Crazy how now that I have my health back my insurance is 9000 a year, huh?

But, I am NOT complaining, believe me, I would rather be this healthy paying for insurance than sick as I was going to the doctors all the time.  This celebration is about HEALTH and Happiness and of course mainly about CRAFTS!!!  WOO HOO!!
Here's a cutie stamp from Sweet Pea stamps
so I don't have any organized photos, but I thought y'all would either be delighted or horrified to see the state of "prize table" which has now overflowed to an area next to my desk as well as the floor below it, lol!!

This is the 6x3" table (like a regular sized lunch table at the schools) covered in stuff, as you can see, the stacks got a little out of hand, I need to go back through everthing and organize it.

This whole tube is full of rubber stamps and stamp sets, mostly sets as I have a separate smaller tub that contains rubber only stamps

One box of embossing folders and die cutters

Some die cutters that were off sitting on a separate table

When I get more time I will post more photos and get around to organizing a little better!!