Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunshiny Day

Here's an awesome image from artist Sherri Baldy. I made this fun card for the current contest on the SSS Challenge blog. The contest theme is sunshine.   She's looking full of sunshine so I added some wood embellishments and some sunshiny sentiments.

Wonderful news, my mother was taken off the ventilater and is breathing on her own!! This now allows her to talk and they can remove all the sedatives that they have been giving her!  WOW. So much progress has happened just on Sunday.  So very thankful for that much.  We have a long road ahead, but this was a huge step in the right direction.

Sunday, July 30, 2017


It's time for a brand new contest over on Outlawz for the awesome Monday challenge! Tomorrow the challenge will get started and it will be anything goes with of course the theme, Monday Greetings, so be sure and include a sentiment somewhere on the front of your card.  I was thrilled to see our sponsor is Mari's Digis.  She mades just the cutest as well as the SMARTEST stamps like this wonderful scientist image!!  WOO HOO.

Thanks so much for everyone who's sent in message and asked me about my mom, she's only 65 so it's been shocking to see her in the hospital and not breathing on her own.  We are still praying that she will be able to recover.  It's been over a week in this condition.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Here's a stunning fashionista designed by Sherri Baldy. I just love this amazing image.  She has several wonderful stamps like this.  Check them all out at her My Besties store.   I added a "chalkboard" sentiment that says Living the dream. I thought that was just perfect for this lady.  Doesn't she look like she is living the dream?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer?  Can you believe it is the end of July?  UGH, I know I can't.  Where has it gone?

Friday, July 28, 2017


Here's a stamp favorite of mine from Sandra Caldwell. You know I love Halloween, but I had to color up this lady in totally different colors this time.  Isn't she adorable?  She is definitely a wild one.  I love her.  I had to do her hair up in greens and pinks so I could make a card base in the same colors.
Hope you love this card, here's a close up of the image I did.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Christmas in July

Hello and I hope you are having a great week.  Well everyone I notice seems to be sharing at least one Christmas in July card, so here's mine. I made this cute holiday theme card using a wonderful stamp from Magnolia.  Isn't she just precious?

I hope you are crafting away this summer. I would say I was getting a lot of Christmas theme cards done, but that really isn't happening, just this one.  But hey, I did the Christmas in July theme!

Woo hoo.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Snokeling Bunny!

Here's a perfect image for summer time and a lovely stamp from Tiddly Inks.  I just love that artist's adorable images, esp her cute little girls.  This fun oceanic image goes well with the sentiment I chose. It says "My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.  Anna M Unlich"

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.  Live it up while it is still summertime!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Prayers Please

Please say prayers today or send out positive vibes or special thoughts for my mother.  She is in the hospital and has not been responding.  They have been trying to wake her up from a state of sedation and it's been very serious.  They have been testing her for everything and trying to figure out why she is not conscious.  She is only 65 years old.  Despite her medical issues (diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, sleep apnea), it's quite unusual for a women her age.

Her name is Gayle Tondre.  Thoughts and Prayers are most appreciated.

Thank you all

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wonder Woman!

Happy Monday everyone!  There's a brand new contest over at Outlawz for the Monday Greetings Challenge.  The contest this week is sponsored by Bugaboo.  This adorable stamp is Wonder woman!  Isn't she too fun?  I love this stamp.  Bugaboo has an amazing selection of stamps in every style and occasion.  The theme this week is to include flowers on your card and of course, for the Monday challenge, don't forget to include a sentiment!

Drop by the challenge and check out the Design team's examples and then share your wonderful creations with us! You could win a great prize from Bugaboo this week.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Simply Betty Stamp

here's a darling image from Simply Betty stamps.  I do so adore her images.  I made this card in all reds.  I hope you are all having a wonderful summer time. I can't believe how quickly it has gone by, for teachers here, they will be back in just three weeks now. (or is it 4?) too soon at any rate.  I am applying at a very close school to my house so please keep your fingers crossed for me.  I need all the positive energy I can get!

Have a great week!  Also, my mother is in the hospital and is not conscious, they are keeping her sedated, so please also keep my mother in your prayers, she is only 65.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pressed leaves

Here's some gorgeous pressed leaves that I was given by a dear friend at church to create cards.  I use these cards to sell at the church bazaar to raise money.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Kissing Kats

Here's a wonderful image from Sandra Caldwell, she's on vacation right now so we are sharing current stamps in her store.  New stamps will be coming soon after she returns!  So here's a fun stamp that I am sharing today, this cutie is called Kissing Kats image 263.  I am also using some awesome Turkish lace on this card.

Hope you all have a great weekend and that things are going wonderfully in your summer.  Is it super hot where you are too?  we have had a record number of days above 100 degrees now.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Let's Snuggle

Here's a darling image from Unity stamps.  I just got a whole bunch of new unity stamps in the mail including several of there adorable owls and teddy bears. I can't wait to share them with you!  I have already printed them out and will be making cards soon.

Have a great weekend. I just put in a new application at a school so close to my house (like WALKING distance) so please keep your fingers crossed for me that I hear back as they get hundreds of applications.

Hugs, Holley

Smile, it's Lizzy Love

Here's a sweet card using a wonderful image designed by Lizzy Love (Oddball Art Stamps). I totally LOVE her images.  She's having a new contest over at the Oddball Art stamps blog, their current theme is stars (if you want to follow the theme).  I had recently made this card though so I just wanted to share it.  

I can't believe we're over halfway through July, seems like summer is just passing by without even a real break, though I have to say having an injury has forced me to stay home and be sidelined. 

At least images by Lizzy Love make me smile :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Love you

here's an awesome stamp from Lili of the Valley. I just love this company's images.  I made this sweet card for the Hubby.  I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.  Something horrible happened to me and I ended up in the hospital in severe pain last Friday. I guess I somehow pulled a muscle on the side of my body and it got so bad that I couldn't lay down, sit up, move my arms...nothing.  And it was one of those things where there was nothing they could do for me but give me a little pain killer.

UGH, been spending since Friday (not to mention several days before nursing the injury) trying to heal and living in tears from the pain.  Please send some good thoughts or prayers my way!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It's an orange kind of day!

There's a wonderful contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week, it's mono-tone. I hope my card counts as I am using all different shades of oranges!  I thought that would be just perfect for summertime.  Don't you love this adorable Bestie from Sherri Baldy?
She is just too cute and she has some lovely flowers to share with you.  Drop by over at the SSS Challenge blog and you can join in the fun.  You could win some wonderful prizes from Sherri Baldy and perhaps be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog!

Monday, July 17, 2017

With Love

Here's an awesome image from artist Rick St Dennis.  he is sponsoring the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge this week and we are delighted to have him!  This wonderful stamp is called Souvenier.  How gorgeous is she?  You know I love an image with a skull in it! The theme this week is to use designer paper and embossing (wet or dry) somewhere.  I embossed a sentiment, it says "with love."

Drop by the Outlawz Challenge site and check out all the wonderful creations this week and then share your creations with us.  Don't forget to include a sentiment on the front of your card for the Monday Greetings challenge!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Elegant greetings

Here's a quick and cute card that you can make when you need something elegant for almost any occasion.  I am using two beautiful papers from Paper Temptress along with two beautiful embellishments from Jolees.  The final card sparkles and looks as good as any store bought product!

The base of this card is a wonderful mica/metallic cardstock called Citrine. It has a whitish to golden hue over it.  I then added a piece of Glamour Gold cardstock on top of it.  On the inside I put a simple "thinking of you" sentiment on a Glamour Gold piece of cardstock, but I think this card would also be perfect for a sweet get well, congratulations, or missing you theme card.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sea Horse

We are having a fun contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog this month and our sponsor is Ike's Art.  I am sharing this fun card as our theme is anything goes!  Drop on by and share your cards with us and you will get a bonus entry if you use an image from Ike's Art.
This cute image comes from the Sea Life set.  Currently Ike's Art is having a summer sale, half price on everything!  WOO HOO, drop by the store and pick up some fabulous images.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sweetie girl

Here's the cutest little girl image from Sandra Caldwell. This stamp is brand new and will be added to the Babycakes DND store on Etsy today, she is called Clara Sweetie #1678.  Check her out and so many more new stamps at the store!  There will also be a bunch of brand new cards shared on the facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.
Hope you are having a wonderful Summer, I can't believe we are already in July. I am very much enjoying this summer off. I have been spending most of my time (not counting that three weeks solid of working on VBS) visiting a dear friend each day back and forth from the hospital and the rehab.  She and I (ok mostly I though I tell her about it each day) have been using to research her family, so far we have gone back over 6 generations and we are with some of her family members in the late 1600s!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Love, Hot Airt Balloons

Here's a beautiful Hand-stitched Hot air balloon.  I wish I could say that I did this stitching myself, but I found this little beauty at a local resale store called Austin Creative Reuse.  I had to pick it up to make a card for a dear friend who just loves sewing and quilting.  It was much bigger when I got it (the paper background), but I trimmed it down to fit on this card.

I hope she will love it.  She's out of the hospital and now in rehab, so I go to visit her each day to see how she is doing.  I am fortunate to be off this summer since the job I started works for the local school district.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I love you so much!

Here's something that I rarely have, a card using a male image!  I guess I just don't see a lot of men/boy stamps that I like.  This cutie was from Simply Betty though and I had to color him up and make a card.  TOO cute.  He has some white roses for his sweetie.

I hope you are having a great summer, I don't know how it has flown by!!  where has the time gone?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Create something special

Here's the cutest image from artist Sandra Caldwell, she's doing some patchwork in green and purple, so I had to use some cute paper that's purple with buttons paired with some green "patches" and a sweet sentiment "create something beautiful."  I hope you are feeling inspired this summer to do some crafting.  Are you working on some special project?  I'd love to hear about it....

Happy Tuesday!  There's a new sale going on over on the Etsy shop for Sandra, Babycakes DND and there's a fun contest on the blog, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans.  Drop by and join in the fun.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Love you more everyday!

Here's a fabulous image from artist Rick St Dennis.  I made this card for the challenge at Monday Outlawz Greetings Challenge. The theme is to use a cut edge, such as a die cut around your image or a scissor edge on your card, or ?? surprise us.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Drop by the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge and share your wonderful weekly creations with us and as always be sure to include a sentiment on the front of your card!

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Here's a super cute image from Ike's Art.  This fun stamp is just perfect for two challenges currently sponsored by them.  There is one over at Your Scrapbook Place which is Anything Goes and you get a double entry for using an Ike's Art image.  Plus over at the Ike's Art Challenge Blog, they have a fun twist this week which is "relax."  Tell me this image isn't just perfect for that!! TOO cute.  So create a fun card and you could use it for BOTH challenges.

Also, if you have been over to the Ike's art store this month (JULY), it's half price off everything,  WOO HOO! So grab a stamp and play in the contests.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Guest Designer Kaija

Here's a beautiful card using one of the Prizes from the February Celebration this year.  This card was shared with me from Kaija.  I just love her beautiful work and esp the gorgeous ORANGE bow, as I know she just knows that is my favorite color.

check out her work HERE

Friday, July 7, 2017

Bo-Legged ol' Lady

This is the cutest new image, well, that's hard to say, because there is SO many adorable new images in the Babycakes DND store this week.  This cutie was my favorite (of the ones that the DT got a sneak peak at), she's called Bow Legged Ol' Lady 1672.  TOO cute.  Check her out at the store and then drop by the Sandra Caldwell stamp fans page on Facebook to see all the new cards created by the design team this week.

The orange lace is some that I got in Istanbul last summer.  I so wish I had an opportunity to visit this past summer as well, but perhaps next year.  I think the orange and blue color combo is good with this cute image.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Meet Fiona

Here's an adorable image from artist Lizzy Love (Oddball Art).  I just LOVE her cute images.  This one is just TOO cute, it's img170B.  The Challenge this month is called Spread your Wings, so I thought this cute image was just perfect along with a lovely butterfly that also has some pink inside.  I wish the lace on this card was showing up as bright green as it is.  It's almost neon, which is super cool and matches the colors in her hair.

Check out their current CHALLENGE and join in the fun!  Maybe you will win some awesome images from Lizzy Love.  You can check out all of her fun store images HERE.  There's also a fun contest in her facebook group.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Molly Harrison stamps

Sharing a lovely Molly Harrison image today.  I got this image back when Sweet Pea stamps sold her.  But you can currently get Molly Harrison images HERE and you can get some stunning images for free HERE!!!  Some of the freebies used to be rubber stamps, so they are definitely worth dropping by her store and checking them out!

Hope you adore this cute image, she also does other stunning lady stamps in addition to this cute character.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

Here's a cute black and white die cut card that I did with some fireworks in the background.  I suppose for the 4th of July I should have made it red, white and blue, but I wanted to use this cute die and make a black and white card.  Wishing all my friends in the USA a Happy 4th of July

Cheers, Holley

Monday, July 3, 2017

Blue and Green combo

Here's an awesome image from Sherri Baldy.  The new contest on the SSS Challenge blog has started this week and the theme is Anything goes with the Blue & Green twist.  I am using this delightful lady image as my stamp this week and some lovely matching pearl embellishments.

Check out all of Sherri's wonderful images at her Bestie store,

Then join in our contest and you could win some wonderful stamps from her as well as a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps Blog.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, July 2, 2017

YSBP Challenge sponsored by Ike's Art

Love this amazing stamp from Ike's Art, she's called Plotting.  Check her out and all the other amazing new (and old!) images at the new Ike's Art store on Zibbet, HERE  Please come and play with us this month at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge with Ike's Art as our sponsor!

There's a wonderful contest which will go on all month so drop by and check out the DT card and then share your most recent cards with us! You will get an extra entry into the drawing if you use and Ike's Art image.  If you don't have any, Ike's Art gives away wonderful freebies at her challenge blog, HERE  and HERE and there's a bunch of wonderful freebies you can get in the store HERE.  You can make as many cards as you want if you use Ike's art images.

In addition to all those freebies I pointed out, there's also a fabulous SALE this month!!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pressed Leaf cards with Paper Temptress

Here's some more gorgeous pressed leaves that a friend at church gave to me.  I use these natural beauties and turn them into cards which we then sell at our local Bazaar to raise money for various charities.  This project is also using wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.

Papers used here are Neenah Solar White Classic Crest and some great red colored cardstock called Wild Cherry Pop Tones.

The base of this card is using brawny Tuscan sun.  I then used some wonderful ruche paper in deep brown.  I finally die cut some gorgeous mica/metallic paper in Emerald.