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!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Chibi Kawaii Bestie Stamps

Here's a wonderful image from Sherri Baldy of MyBesties.  This adorable image and so many other awesome stamps you can find in her MyBesties store, if you like this style, check the section labeled "Chibi Kawaii" scan 0018.

I dressed her up in a mustard yellow/pink polka dot combo.  I think it is just perfect together.  I hope you like her.  Check out the other Chibi Kawaii Besties.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sweet Like Honey

Here's a super cute image that was given out by Lizzy Love of Oddball Art Stamps on her Facebook site.  I made this fun card for her Facebook contest which ends tomorrow (then a whole NEW contest will start up, so never fear if you don't have time for this one).
Drop by over there and check out all the awesome creations and then create your fun cards.

I was thrilled recently (last week) to find out that I won 2'nd prize at the Oddball Arts Challenge on their Blog!
woo hoo!  Wait until you see the fun stamps I got!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Oddella with Wings

Here's a fun card that I made for the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge with our great Sponsor, Polkadoodles. This cute image is one of my favorite from their store, she's Oddella with Wings. So many other awesome images in this store.  The theme this week is Anything Goes!

We'd love to see any and all of your amazing creations in the Monday group at Outlawz.  Please come and share your cards for a chance to win an awesome prize from Polkadoodles.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dreaming of you!

Here's an awesome image from artist Sandra Caldwell today, isn't she TOO cute? I just love her little girl images.  She's looking dreamy, I added the sentiment "Dreaming of you..." to go with her today and the cutest little owls.
I hope everyone is having a great week.  Just 5 more days of school for the kids here!
Hope everyone in your area is doing well.  After this, we start getting ready for vacation bible school.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pressed leaves

Here's some more pressed leaf cards that I made using some beautiful natural leaves from a lady at my church

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bearly a Bouquet

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This wonderful image will get added to her shop, Babycakes DND on Etsy today, it's called 1583 Bearly a Bouquet.  Isn't he sweet?  I just love this image. I used some great black printed cardstock and some layered button embellishments to go with him

Hope you will check out Sandra's new stamps today and we have a great Facebook group where she shares regular contests and the entire design team shares their creations!  It's called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Conceive and Achieve

Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art.  If you haven't been over to her website lately, it's just been redone!! WOO HOO, check it out HERE.  You can now instant download everything you want straight from the store.  So cool, there's new categories and all the photos show up right on the front page of the site.  It's great.

Here's a card I made for the current Ike's world Challenge.  This great image is called Singer.  The current challenge is HERE.  There's also an awesome new freebie that you can download on the Challenge page.  Drop on by and join in their contest

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I heart your heart

Love this stamp from Slinkytarts and I love how this sentiment just fits the image.  I am also using some wonderful lace that I got on my first trip to Istanbul.  As the school year comes to an end. I am so thankful for all the changes this year.

Hugs everyone!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stunning in green

Here's an awesome image from The East Wind.  There's a great contest going on at the East Wind Challenge blog.  The theme is Celebrate Women.  What an awesome challenge theme!!  I just love this artist's amazing images. Check out her wonderful stamps on her Etsy site and then join in her challenge.

I am using some awesome Turkish lace that I got last summer. So wish I had a trip there this summer!  Maybe I can  plan something next year.....ah, dreams....

Monday, May 22, 2017

Grow up loved!

Here's a fun Bestie image today that was created by artist Sherri Baldy.  There's a brand new contest starting up on the SSS Challenge blog and you can join in the fun.  The theme is anything goes + Butterflies.  I both added a butterfly to my card plus I chose an image that already had a butterfly included in it.  Either option would be acceptable for the contest.

I am also using some wonderful Turkish Lace that I got last summer. I still have a bunch of wonderful new packages that I haven't had the chance to open up yet!  I can't wait for you to see them all.  So yummy!! 

I hope you will drop by the Challenge blog and share your creations with us.  We can't wait to see your Sherri Baldy cards.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tommorrow's Challenge at Outlawz

Here's a wonderful image from SheepSki Designs. It's called Breena and Bear. I just love this artist's beautiful images.  Check out her wonderful store on Etsy.  SheepSki is the sponsor of our contest which starts tomorrow at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The theme is Good Ol' Mom.  So create a fun card for the mom in your life.

Drop by the challenge and check out all the wonderful cards done by the design team and then share your creations with us this week, as always, don't forget to include a sentiment on the front of your card!  Sheepski is also having a challenge on their facebook group as well as their Blog.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art that is was a freebie on her Challenge Blog, Ike'sWorld Challenges.  They are having an awesome contest this week and this is one of the fun images that you can use for it!  This image is also available in her store, it's called Quirky Parrot.  I totally love it as I love in an area in Austin, TX where there are a lot of feral parrots, so outside my house I may see parrots just flying around.

You can hear them from so far away!  They make SO much noise. Then there's a season where there's migration (not of those who live in Austin) of the parrots to Mexico and then you see tree FULL of them, it's just WOW....

News article with some photos, click here

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fairy Child

Here's a super cute new Fairy image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This adorable cutie is called Fairy Child 1560.  How sweet is she?  just too much!  I loved her and colored her up in yellows with a hint of orange to go with some yellow flowers with orange sequin centers.

I hope you love all of Sandra's new images today, she will be adding a bunch of new stamps to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  You can also check out a bunch of new card shares on her facebook site, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans where you will see creations made with all her brand new images and more!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun with Limited Runs!

Here's an adorable freebie from Limited Runs that she gave away on the Facebook Group, CLICK HERE.  You can use this card to create a fun card for the contest that is now happening at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge, which is being sponsored by Limited Runs!

Create a fun card and join in our challenge which is Anything Goes! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lovely Angel

Here's a stunning angel from Ike's Art.  I am sharing this card for their current challenge over at Ike's World Challenges.  The theme this time is Fairly Flying, so anything that's a fairy or that flies!  I think this delightful angel counts.  There's also a wonderful freebie available that you could use to play in her challenge.

I added a sweet sentiment, it says "Do what you'd do if you knew every dream could come true."
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Let your light Shine!

Here's an awesome image that has always been a favorite of mine by Sandra Caldwell, in fact, it's an image that she used on her Facebook page for quite a while, but the card I have not shared until today.  This cute is called Old Lady Fairy.  I just adore her old people images. They are super cute!

Check her out and all of Sandra's wonderful stamps at her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  You can also see wonderful cards and samples at her facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Beautiful Day

Here is a stunning image from artist Christina Hor that I am using combined with some luscious papers from Paper Temptress.  There's a wonderful contest going on at Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge the contest is to do something spring theme.

I am using some gorgeous Paper Temptress papers and some wonderful Lace that I got while in Istanbul.  The image and sentiment are printed out on Neenah Solar White.  The gorgeous background paper is Mica/Metallic that is a lush purple color called Ruby.  The sparkly yellow cardstock under the sentiment is called Mangue Sparkle.  It's just stunning and you can see the mica flecks.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Guest Designer Maja!

Here's a wonderful card that I rec'd from Slovenia, created by Maja!  Oh, she got this digi stamp from me and created this stunning card.  I so love all the beautiful layers that she made.  Just stunning. Thank you so much!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pressed Leaf cards

Here's some gorgeous pressed leaves that a fellow church member gave me to create cards for our church's bazaar.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Little Mama

Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  She's the cutest little pregnant lady and this stamp is called Little Mama 1563.   Isn't she just perfect for all those upcoming summer baby theme cards?  She will get added to Sandra's Store today on Etsy, Babycakes DND.  Check her out with many other wonderful stamps that Sandra has created.

I am also using some wonderful Turkish lace on the bottom of the card.  I hope you love it.  I found some cute baby theme buttons to go with her.

Cheers, Holley