Friday, June 30, 2017

Party Polly

Here's the cutest new image, she's called Party Polly 1652.  This adorable stamp was designed by artist Sandra Caldwell and will be added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND later today!  Check her out plus a bunch more adorable images!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!  Check out more of Sandra's work at the Facebook Pace Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Let's Gossip

This is one of the cutest Bestie girls from Sherri Baldy.  Don't you love her?  I know so many people who just adore sewing theme. I thought this image would make a perfect card for them.  I had to add some big buttons to go with it.

Be sure and check out all of Sherri's wonderful stamps at her store, MyBestiesShop. At the doctor last night getting a sleep apnea study, curious if anyone else has had one of these tests or has to use a machine for sleep apnea (if so PM on facebook or drop me an email

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Old Lady of Hearts

There's a new contest on the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans page on Facebook. The contest is to use one of your favorite Sandra Caldwell stamps and create a new card and the twist is to use some metal paper.  I am using this fun image and some silver paper. She's called Old lady of Hearts 161

Hope you are having a great week. Enjoy the summer, does anyone have any upcoming 4th of July plans?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You are in my thoughts.

Here's a beautiful image from Simply Betty Stamps.  I just love this artist's images.  I added a sweet sentiment (most of her great images come with sentiments, both sweet and sassy!).  "You are in my thoughts."

I hope you like this sweet image.  We have gone from sweltering hot to pouring rain here.  I am thankful for that though, as the rains will keep everything much safer as the 4th of July approaches.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Don't let anyone dull your Sparkle!

Here's a super cute image from Polkadoodles called Ula. I just love this set of girl stamps, they have some real attitude.  I got several a while back when they had an awesome sale.  If you weren't feeling summer before, we are certainly feeling it now with the temperature hitting 100 degrees here.  So thankful we are not living in AZ or Nevada where it's 10-20 degrees hotter than that!

Have a great week everyone!  As the card says today, "Don't let anyone dull your Sparkle"

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I love you to bits!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Here's a card with a lovely image from Creative Bug.  They are sponsoring the upcoming challenge at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge, which starts tomorrow morning and the theme is Anything Goes!  Woo Hoo!!  How exciting is that?  Please come on over and share your latest and greatest card with us for a chance to win a stamp from Creative Bug.

Have a wonderful Sunday, I can't believe that we are nearing the end of June. I have been spending everyday this month visiting a dear friend who has been going between the hospital and the rehab center.  She is alive and kicking at 93 years young.  She's been a wonderful part of my life for the last 15 years.  Perhaps this is one of the cards that I should take her on my next visit!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Guest Designer

Here's an awesome card that I got from Pat Martin some time ago.  I should have shared this awesome creation much sooner!  I was going through a stack of mail and it popped up again and I thought I would share it now.  Thanks so much Pat!  You can check out her blog here

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bye Bye Birdie

Here's a delightful new image from artist Sandra Caldwell called Bye Bye Birdie 1647.  Just too cute.  I hope you love this image and be sure to check out Sandra's store today, Babycakes DND on Etsy as she will be adding this image and a whole bunch more to her shop.  I added some great Turkish lace to the bottom of this card.

We also have a fun facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans, where we have regular contests, card sharing and other fun games.  Check it out!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dancing Robot

Sharing this wonderful card from Oddball Arts, one of my favorite stamp companies, artist Lizzy Love. They are having a wonderful new contest on their blog.  The contest is called Spread Your Wings. You get an extra stamp if you follow the theme.

I totally had to use this fun robot stamp.  He's just jamming!  How fun is that?

I won the last contest!  Woo hoo, got four amazing new stamps from the store. Click here

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wanda Wicked

Here's an awesome image from Kenny K stamps.  If you haven't heard already, they are shutting down their digi stamp store, so if there is stamps you want from this artist, run over there and grab them now!! I just had to go and get a dozen or so of his awesome images!!  This image is called Wanda Wicked.

Click HERE to go to the store, it's going to close at the end of June.  Digi stamps are now marked down to $1, so grab all the ones you want!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Smile Often

Here's a delightful image from Lili of the Valley.  They now sell their images as digi stamps.  I have many as rubber stamps, but it's so much easier now that I can download them.  I love their cute fairies.  TOO cute.  I am using some gorgeous lace that I got in Istanbul last summer.

Hope you love this summer card, as it says, Smile Often!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday card

Here's an adorable image from Sherri Baldy. I am sure you are so used to her adorable little girls, that you rarely get to see that she also makes these cute little boys!  here's one that I made this cute Birthday card with.  He's just perfect!  The theme at the SSS Challenge blog is Anything Goes, so come on by and share your creations with us!

You can win some wonderful Sherri Baldy creations! We would love to have you!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sweet Memories of Summer

Here's a lovely image from QKR Stampede, it's called Girl with Balloon.  I created this card for the upcoming contest at Outlawz Monday Greeting's Challenge. It will start tomorrow and the theme is  Relaxing this Summer.  As always, be sure to include a sentiment somewhere on your card.

Check out the other DT cards on the Outlawz website and then share a card with us for your chance to win some wonderful stamps from QKR Stampede!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fairy Kat

Here's one of the cutest cat images from Sandra Caldwell, this cutie is called Fairy Kat.  There's an awesome contest going on at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook page.  It's using a wonderful set of Cat theme stamps that are currently on sale at her Babycakes This and That store on Etsy for just $1.50 each. Check out the contest on the FB group to see which stamps are eligible for the contest.

Check out the wonderful sale and be sure and join in for the contest on the facebook group, it's ending on the 22nd.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Looking Pretty

Here's a wonderful new stamp that will be added to the store today by Sandra Caldwell.  This cutie is called 1364 Looking Pretty. Don't you love her pretty hat?  I adore Sandra's great gal images.  She will have this stamp plus a bunch of new goodies that will be added to the store today, so be checking it out at Babycakes DND on Etsy.

We also have a wonderful facebook group for Sandra's images, it's called Sandra Caldwell stamp fans, drop by there for some great card sharing, contests and chatter!

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Here's a beautiful image from Ike's Art combined with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress and lovely lace that I got while in Istanbul last summer.  I think this combo is so striking and it makes a very elegant card that you could use for many occasions.  The image is called Athena #2.  Ike's art is having a wonderful challenge, it's being inspired by a beautiful photo of a Greek Island and city with ladies of beautiful traditional garb.  I thought this Greek Goddess would be perfect.

The base of the card is a wonderful black cardstock called Eclipse Black.  The image is printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  The image was then layers on some gorgeous glamour gold glossy cardstock which really makes it pop.  I added a simple sentiment to the front using a cardstock sticker along with some pearls.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hedgehog Balloons

Here's another wonderful image from Sasayaki Glitter!  This image is called Balloon Hedgehog.  It's being shared on the YSBP challenge blog as a reminder that it's halfway through our contest this month and we'd love to have you come and play!!

Hope your summer is going well, so ready for the Church's Bible School. SO much work to get the crafting ready.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Gal with Brains

Here's a fun card that I made for my Epileptologist (LOL, my BRAIN doctor).  I thought he would get a chuckle out of this awesome stamp from Simply Betty stamps.  She just had an awesome sale of 104 images for $20.  While I had a dozen or more of the images that were included in the sale, it was still well worth the price for the other wonderful stamps including this one.

I had a Dr Appt with Dr Aboutmatar at Austin Epilepsy this week.  I am at almost 7.5 years post brain surgery now.  So very thankful for that and so very thankful to Dr Aboumatar!!  His practice has just bloomed, he now has several other doctors, three times the space and so much more going on!  So wonderful for him!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Up, Up, and Away!

Here's a brand new card using Eureka Stamps for the new contest at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  This adorable image is called Elephant Balloon.  The theme this week is to create square cards.  As always, don't forget to put a sentiment on the front of your card.

There's going to be a wonderful prize from Eureka stamps and they have a bunch of adorable images using different animals as balloons like this one!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pressed Leaf Cards

Here's some more gorgeous pressed leaves that were given to me from a lady at my local church.  She loves pressing leaves and flowers and she gives them to me to create these cards.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Guest Designer Marjeta!

I got this awesome card this week from Marjeta!  I just love this beautiful image that she used (one that I had I sent as a prize).  Thanks so much for the stunning card you made.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Hats on Brothers

Here's an awesome brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This great image will be added to her Etsy store, today and it's called 1537 Hats on Brothers.  Just perfect for those upcoming father's day themed cards!
Check out her wonderful Babycakes DND Store on Etsy and join in our Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans page on facebook for the latest news, card sharing, contests and fun!

Thursday, June 8, 2017


Here's a wonderful Lizzy Love image that I won last month!  Super excited about that and I just had to make a card for this month's challenge at the Oddball Art Stamps Blog challenge.  This cute stamp comes with addition items for Halloween, which you all know I just love, but because I was just making a Hello card, I didn't use all the accessory items on the image.

There's also a great Facebook challenge as well, so check it out HERE.
Right now I am preparing for the Vacation Bible school which is now less than 2 weeks away...tons to get ready for!  I am sure it's not a surprise, I am in charge of the crafts.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Happy Father's Day

It's time for another wonderful contest on the SSS Challenge Blog.  This week the theme is Father's Day, so what better image than an Apple Pie?  I thought this card would be just perfect for the theme!  Aren't all Sherri's images just adorable enough to use for Father's day?

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog this week and join in our newest contest for a chance to win some wonderful Sherri Baldy images and a chance to be our guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog. We'd love to have you. In the meantime, drop on by and check out the card creations from the design team!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Cherry

Wishing a Happy Birthday to my cousin Cherry today!  Hope she has a very Special Day!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Run, Derek, Run!

It's time for a brand new contest at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  This week our sponsor is Dr. Digi and the theme is Sporty.  I am using this adorable image called Run, Derek Run.  Isn't he just too cute?  I thought he was perfect for the challenge.  As always, remember to include a sentiment on the front of your card!
Drop by the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge and share your latest sporty creation with us!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pressed Leaves

Here are some more beautiful pressed leaves that I have made greeting cards with for my local church

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Dad.

Happy Birthday Dad!  I made him this card using some gorgeous specialty papers from Paper Temptress and this adorable image from Limited Runs. The card says "Happy Birthday Space Man!!"  I thought he would get a kick out of this fun card.  The cute image comes from Limited Runs and is available for free on their Facebook group, Limited Runs Stamps.

The background of the card is a glossy black cardstock.  I mounted the image printed on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper onto some glossy glamour gold cardstock.  To add some wonderful background, I am using some great Hambly Overylay.  This wonderful pattern is called White Helconias.  I totally recommend the 6x6" packages which give you a wonderful selection of the overlays in all different patterns!  Then I finished off the card with some wonderful gold bling.

Friday, June 2, 2017

U is for Unique

It's once again time to check out some brand new images from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This great stamp is called See Me 1546.  You can check out this stamp and so many others in her Etsy store today, Babycakes DND.  She will be adding this and many more brand new goodies!

I also added some great lace that I got in Turkiye last summer. I totally wish I was going back there this summer!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

YSBP Contest with Sasayaki Glitter!!

There's a brand new contest starting! Can you believe it's the end of the school year and summer time is here?  I know the kids everywhere are excited today, esp. the ones who live here in Austin tx.  Well today is also time for a brand new contest on the YSBP blog for June. Our wonderful sponsor this month is Sasayaki Glitter stamps and we have two cute images to share with you on our contest blog (HERE)

This cute image is called #9 Space Puppy.  You could win some wonderful prize and share your latest and greatest creations with us.  Come on by and check us out!