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


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


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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Have a spooktacular Halloween

I have started making some Halloween cards now, as you all know it's one of my favorite holidays, esp with SKULLS in mind.  This adorable stamp comes from Lizzy Love of Oddball Arts.  I adore her girly stamps but I do also just LOVE her cute skull images.  I thought this image would be just perfect for a Halloween stamp

The sentiment comes from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  I am trying to recall where I got that skull die cut, off hand it escapes me, if you know, please leave a comment!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Here's a stunning image from Unity Stamps with a sentiment that is also from Unity.  I just love their rubber stamps, they are one of the companies that I still get rubber stamps from. I love their cute owls, lovely ladies and awesome sentiments.

I hope this card gave you a tiny piece of inspiration to make it through the rest of this week.  Huge hugs.

An update to all who have been inquiring on my mother.  It was truly a miracle that after almost a week of non-responsive behavior that she came to and became conscious. There was some issues due to the elongated sedation, but she spent time in a rehab facility getting better and has now returned home where she will still continue therapy for a little while.  Thanks so much for all your prayers and positive thoughts. I am so thankful.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, September 4, 2017

Kid's Birthday card

It's time for the Monday Outlawz Challenge sponsored by Eureka stamps.  These images are just TOO TOO cute.  I am using two wonderful stamps from their collection, one is called Elephant Balloon and the other cutie is Flying girl holder.  The awesome thing is there are so many other cute balloons that you could use with this cute girl stamp.  The theme of this week's challenge is Kid's Birthday. I thought this card would be just perfect for giving a kid.

Check out the wonderful contest over at Outlawz for the Monday greeting challenge this week.  Then create a fun Kid's Birthday card and join in the fun!  You could win an awesome prize from Eureka stamps this week.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pressed leaves

I have been making a lot of wonderful cards using real leaves that have been pressed by a member of my local church.  She loves to press different leaves and I take them and make cards from them that we then sell at our local church bazaar.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

It's time for a new contest with Pickled Potpourri

Here's an awesome image from a wonderful stamp store called Picked Potpourri.  They have the cutest stamps at a very good price!  I just love their images/image sets.  This adorable bear comes with a cute sign and a bunch of different sentiments that you can put on it. He's called Bear Greetings,
it comes with this image and 4 sentiments for $1.49.

I made this card for the new contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Please come on over and join in our current challenge.  It is anything goes and you will get an extra entry into the contest if you use a stamp from our sponsor!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Santa Chick

Here's the cutest brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell named Santa Chick 1789.  She will get added to the Etsy store, Babycakes DND later today.  I had to color her up and use yellow as my background for this card.  I added the cutest Christmas tree with little shaped buttons as the ornaments.

How many of you have already started up on your Christmas cards?  I know I have been seeing many blogs sharing Christmas cards.  This is probably my second one.  I wish I could say I would get a bunch more done, but I am not holding my breath, lol.