Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friendship Blooms and Grows

Here's an adorable Lemon Shortbread image today.  She's just too cute.  I used some great die cuts with her to finish off this card.  I got this image back when she was being sold by Sweet Pea stamps, but now you can find her images at her Etsy store HERE

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sweetest Girl, Be Free

Here's a great image from Lili of the Valley.  These girls are just TOO sweet. I love the dandelion she is holding and I got this awesome dandelion die cutter sometime ago.  I added some sweet sentiments, Sweetest Girl and Be Free, which makes me think of her thoughts as she blows the seedlings off the dandelion.
Hope your week is going great.  Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Here's the cutest little boy from artist Sherri Baldy.  I have been loving her little guys lately.  I colored this one up as a pirate and added some fun embellishments to match.  The current contest over on the SSS Challenge blog is Anything Goes, so please come by and share all your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations with us!

You could win your choice of some wonderful stamps from Sherri as well as be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps Blog. We'd love to have you!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cozy Mornings

Here's a wonderful image from Tory Tale who is sponsoring the Monday Greetings Challenge at Outlawz.  The theme this week is anything goes, but of course, you must always include a sentiment on the front of your card.  This awesome image is called Cozy Morning.

Drop by the Outlawz page and join in our fun with the Monday Greetings group.  You could win an awesome prize from Tory Tales! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gorjuss Girl gift box

One of my more recent purchases was a die cut system that would cut out and make a Gorjuss Girl.  As I am sure you know, I just LOVE Gorjuss Girls.  Here's my first one, sorry the lighting is bad on the photo, it's a gift box that I decorated using the sweet die cut along with two large flowers and then some great papers.  I made this cute gift box and filled it with cards for a dear member of my church who is going through some major medical problems right now.

I thought a little spring Gorjuss Girl would cheer her up!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Guest Desinger Karin

Here's a stunning project that Karin created using a grand prize that she won during the Feb Celebration. It was  a set of Spellbinders die cuts that she is using here on this card.  How stunning.

Karin has an awesome blog if you haven't seen it, check it out here:

Friday, April 21, 2017

School Girl

Here's a fun new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This cute girl is 1512 School Girl.  I just had to pick her because of the big long thick pony tail.  Ahhh, that is SO me.  Very much so.  I colored her up with dark brown hair (though lol, my hair was way more white in there than I would care to admit!)

I must say I have been "Back to School" now as I just too a job with the school district.  I know I have mentioned it before, but it's been quite a hoot going to an elementary school every morning by 7:15 and seeing the little kids all day.  How fun is that!  As the card says "So VERY important!"

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Here's a great Bestie image from artist Sherri Baldy that I am using with some wonderful Paper Temptress Papers to create this great card.  I think the papers just shimmer and the image just pops right off the front of the card.

This great paper is premium black glossy paper.  I then added a layer of glamour gold glossy.  The image is printed on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  I added some wonderful lace ribbon on top along with some adorable polka dot purple buttons.

I hope this card gives you a smile today!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Good in Green

Sharing this wonderful image from The East Wind.  I just love her amazing stamps.  Here's one that she shared with us a while back and I had to make a card with it using some great designer paper from India.  I paired it with some bling I got at my local craft store.

I hope you are having a great week so far.  Many blessings!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Elegant Lady

Here's an awesome image from SheepSki Designs.  I love their Facebook group where everyone shares wonderful cards using images from Andrea Norris.  She has a monthly contest and last month I won!!  I got three free images from her store including this beauty!

Check out her store on Etsy or her Facebook group called SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps.  Also on this card I am using some of the awesome lace that I got in Istanbul last summer!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Vintage Cards

Here's a beautiful image from Mari's Digi stamps.  I created this lovely card for the new contest at Outlawz Monday greetings Challenge.  The theme this week is vintage Jane Austin.  This wonderful stamp is B-99 Jane Austen Inspiration.  I decided to create  a vintage theme using mostly browns with some great crème colored lace that I got in Istanbul.

Drop by the Monday Outlawz Challenge and join in the fun this week by sharing your vintage theme card.  We would love to see your creations.  You could win a wonderful stamp from Mari's Digi stamps.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!!  Here's an adorable image from Sandra Caldwell that I used to make an Easter card.  He's called 1541 I have been Egged. TOO cute.  I hope everyone has a blessed day!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Mom

Made this cute card using an image from Lili of the Valley to celebrate my Mother's Birthday today!  I hope she has a wonderful Birthday full of surprises and blessings

Friday, April 14, 2017

I am a Diva!

I am a Diva!  I have my coffee, my curlers, and my fuzzy bunny roller skates!  Here I come, World! 

How cute is this brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This cutie will be added to the Etsy store Babycakes DND today!  She's called 1358 Roller Skate Wake Me Up.

Hope you are loving all the cards I share using Sandra Caldwell's images, you can also check out our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans where the design team shares cards, fans share cards, we have fun contests and Sandra shares freebies and other fun things!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter is coming!

Here's a fun Ike's Art image that I thought would be perfect for a pre-Easter card.  I just love her images, check them out HERE.  There's also a wonderful contest you can join in on at the Ike's Art Challenge blog and she gives away a great digi stamp each time.  The challenge blog is HERE

I hope everyone has some plans for Easter weekend.  I will be at my personal church.  We are having a wonderful mini farm zoo coming to the church for all the little kids and we will be serving free breakfast to all who come.  Feel free to Join us at Crestview United Methodist Church!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Embrace each day

I thought this cute card was just perfect for Spring time.  She's from PpinkyDolls.  TOO cute.  I adore these sweet stamps.  The weather has been so very nice and we are so enjoying it right now, it's almost to the point where it's getting hot in the afternoons.  The allergens are just killing people though as the trees and grass is blooming and causing many people pain.

I hope you are all having a great week.  Hugs!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

She's a cutie

Can you believe we are already on the week of Easter?  the month is nearing half over and the school year is actually approaching it's end?  what? Well I made this cute with a little girl because now that I am working at a school I see these little darlings every day. 
I hope you are having a great April and that everyone has some plans for Easter weekend. I know the schools here will be closed on Friday so this week will be short.

Monday, April 10, 2017

An Easter Bestie card

Here's a wonderful image from artist Sherri Baldy.  We are starting a brand new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog and our theme is Easter!  I think this spring image is a sweet Easter theme image as well, I am using some bright spring colors and I added some fun Happy Easter ribbon to go with it.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog to join in the fun!  You could win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy and become a guest designer on the Addicted to stamps blog.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Happy Easter

It's time for a new challenge, it start's tomorrow on Outlawz!  It's the Monday Greetings challenge and our theme is Easter.  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis and I just love this fun gal.  She's named Evgeniya.  She's looking very festive for the holiday

I hope you will drop by the Outlawz Challenge on Monday and join in the Easter fun. As always be sure to include a sentiment on the front of your card.  It could be a stamp, in your image, on an embellishment or like here, printed on the ribbon!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Guest Designer Virginia

Here's a lovely card from Virginia M, who is using a dragonfly brass stencil that she won in addition to a lovely embellishment button "wish" that she got as well during the February celebration

Friday, April 7, 2017

Wishing Ewe a Happy Bday

 Happy Friday everyone. Here's the cutest new image from Sandra Caldwell, it's called 1472, Ewe Take the Cake!  How perfect is this image for a wonderful birthday card?  Here's my card that I created using this stamp.  Sandra will be adding this creation to her store on Etsy today!
Here's a closeup of the image that I colored using Copic markers.
Check out this and more of Sandra's brand new images today at her fun Facebook Group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Let them eat cake!

Here's a fun card I created using some wonderful papers from Paper Temptress in combination with some Lace I got in Istanbul and a great stamp from Lili of the Valley.

The base of the card is a wonderful brilliant yellow infused with Mica that just shines in flecks all over, it's called Mangue Sparkle.  I layered the ribbon on a small strip of basis black card stock.  I printed out the image on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock and then layered it on Black Glossy paper, which just shimmers.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Here's an adorable image from Lizzy Love. I totally LOVE her girls.  This one is just TOO cute. I am using pink with lime green.  I thought the pink sentiment was hilarious "I was ready to take on the world but I got distracted by something sparkly!"  HA!

Oddball Arts is having a contest on their Facebook page, Anything Goes theme and you can join in the fun.  There's also a contest on their blog, the theme there is Friendship.

Have a great day everyone.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Life is so Sweet

Here's the cutest girl from Faery Ink Stamps.  I adore this artist's beautiful images.  She makes the cutest Fairies.  Now if only I had a candy that big (or a fairy that tiny).  Hmmm, which one?

I hope everyone is having a great week.  Hard to believe that April is already here.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful spring.  Well, off to the school!!  Yep, new job has started!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Beautiful spring

Happy Monday everyone! We are starting a brand new contest over on the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The sponsor this week is Decosse Dynamite and I am using a wonderful Beautiful Spring sentiment from theme which I paired with some simple prima flowers and Bazzill paper.

Hope you will share some great spring theme cards with us and as always, be sure an use a sentiment on the front of your card.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Guest Designer Cara

Here's an awesome card made by one of the prize winners, Cara M, who won this adorable Skelly image! 

You can check out her wonderful blog here:

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Zombie Love

Welcome April! Can you believe it's already here?  It's time for a brand new contest at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Our wonderful Sponsor this month is Nikki Burnette!  I used so many of her amazing images when I worked for Sweet Pea stamps and now her wonderful images are available at her Etsy Website (CLICK HERE).  I am using this awesome image, Zombie Stamp

I am also using this amazing lace that I got in Istanbul last summer, it actually is this:

It was about 10 lira per meter (needless to say I just got a meter because I really couldn't resist)

Hope you will go over to the YSBP Challenge and share your newest creation with us!  You will get a bonus if you use a Nikki Burnette stamp.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Follow your own star!

Here's the newest image from artist Sandra Caldwell this week. This wonderful stamp is called 1401 Bearly an Angel.  How sweet is this?  too cute. I colored it with copic markers and layered it on pink and then black papers. 

I used some cute pink polka dot paper to make the card and then added tiny star shaped buttons on the card.  Today Sandra will be adding many brand new images to her store on Etsy, Babycakes DND.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Love Struck

Here's one of my old favorites from Queen Kat Stamps. I just love these fun images.  I am using a sentiment as well that says "Love Struck."  I totally adore the cute bow in her hair with the skull in it.  So fun!  How I wish this artist still had images as stamps.

Hope everyone is having a Happy Spring already.  It's been mostly pleasant here, with some days cool enough to feel like it's really spring and not summer yet!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time for a donut....

Here's the cutest Bestie image.  Now when I saw a donut this big, I had to have it!!  If only it was for real!  Who wouldn't want one? She's img689.  How cute!

Do you want to win some Bestie stamps?  we have a fun contest over on SSS Challenge blog with wonderful prizes from Sherri Baldy.  Drop by every two weeks and join in.  You could win some stamps and be a guest designer on this blog!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Follow your own star

Happy Sunday everyone, tomorrow will be a brand new Outlawz Greetings Challenge.  Our wonderful sponsor is Digistamps4Joy.  I am using this gorgeous girl, Head Shots.  I have colored her up in red and added some great lace and fun sentiment.  The theme this week is anything goes!

We can't wait to see your cards this week.  Be sure as always to include a sentiment on the front of your card.  Drop by the Monday Outlawz Greetings challenge and join in the fun!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Little Cowboy

Here's a darling boy theme image from Sherri Baldy.  This cutie is just perfect for the new contest over at the SSS Challenge blog this week, the theme is to use Kraft Paper. The bottom of my card is Kraft paper and then I added some browns to go with it.  Isn't he so adorable?  I added a sentiment that says "hope, then believe, then do."

Check out the SSS Challenge this week and join in the fun for a chance to win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy.  Our winners also get a chance to be a special guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Guest Artist Virginia

Here's a gorgeous gift that I received from one of the Prize Winners, Virginia M.  She sent me this stunning watercolor painting. She had even asked me what topic I would like to see and I had told her a water/stream as I love to walk along them and pick up rocks and fossils.

It's in an 8.5x11" frame so you can tell it's full size.  Just a gorgeous mixture of colors.  Thanks so very much Virginia.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Guest Designer Jean

Here's a wonderful card made by Jean Marmo using a beautiful Owl Die cutter that she won during my Feburary Celebration.

Thanks so much for the lovely card Jean!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Life is good!

Here's the cutest new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This image is called Panda PJ 1436 and it will be added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND today.  Check out this cute stamp and so many other brand new stamps today!

Here's a close up of this adorable image that I colored using copic markers:
We are having a contest on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and our current sponsor is Sandra Caldwell, so come and play with us and you will get an extra entry if you use one of her great images.  We also have a fun Facebook group called Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Here's some wonderful images from Graciellie Designs.  I am using the The Journey set which comes with the bird and three sentiments including the one shown. This amazing set is only $3! Also, I am using the Black and White paper collection that is shown in the background.  It's a paper set with 6 different paers from Graciellie Designs.  All the wonderful papers on this card are from Paper Temptress.

I am also using all Paper Temptress papers on this card, the base of the card is paper bag.  The images and the paper collection background image is printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  The Blue layer is a wonderful textured paper called Ruche, Sky Blue Crepe.  The shimmery blue layer is a Mica/Metallic paper called Lapis Lazuile.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Somewhere....Over the Rainbow

Here's a great image from Ike's Art!  This wonderful freebie is available at her Challenge website, Ike's World Challenge Blog.  The theme of the current challenge is anything goes, Over the Rainbow.  I am using this week's awesome freebie and I even added a great arrow filled with rainbow colors pointing to her!
I hope you will all go check out Ike's Art shop for some wonderful stamps and she has a great Facebook group, Ike's Art Fan Page, where we all card share and she gives away awesome images there as well!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Follow your dreams

Here's an adorable image from Lili of the Valley.  What a sweet elephant.  They now sell digi images and I just had to get this cutie the last time I was at their store.  He is just fun for lots of different themed cards.

Has everyone received their packages from the Feb celebration?

Monday, March 20, 2017


Here's an adorable image from Lizzy Love. This girl is just TOO cute and you all know that I would want an image with a robot!!  That's my nerdy self loving it!  The image says "STOP hurting me with your cuteness."  How fun is that?!?  There is a brand new contest over on the Oddball Art Stamps Challenge blog and the theme is Friends.  Click HERE to join in.
Happy Monday everyone.  Have a great week.  I am hoping by NOW to hear from the school district!  It's only been TWO months since they told me they were going to hire me, lol.  Things go SLOW here.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Sterling!

Here's an awesome image from Bugaboo today.  We are having a wonderful challenge over at Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge and our sponsor is Bugaboo.  The theme this week is Birthday!  I am using this adorable teddy image.  I so love Bugaboo images.  Go check them out and then create a fun birthday card and play with us at Outlawz.

I have a dear friend whose Birthday was yesterday, so Happy Belated Birthday Sterling, this one is for you!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Guest Designer Barbara S

Here's a wonderful thank you card that I received from Barbara S.  So very beautiful with the Ribbon and the lovely flower.  Thanks so much!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ponytail Polly

 Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell today, this wonderful image is called Ponytail Polly 1437.  She's coming to the store, Babycakes DND on Etsy today!  She will be added in addition to many other fun brand new images by Sandra

Here's a close up of this darling image:
If you have some great Sandra Caldwell cards to share, drop by the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog, we have an anything goes competition this month and we are proud to be sponsored by Sandra.  If you enter a card using one of her images, you will get a bonus entry for the prize!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sassy Studio Designs

Here's a sexy image from Sassy Studio Designs.  I adore this artist wonderful women stamps.  I just had to add some fun handcuff charms to go with it.

I hope everyone is having a great week.  Here it is spring break, so it's much quieter than usual and the park and other places are filled with children and their parents.  I have recently gotten a Fitbit (ok a fitbit knockoff) and started walking again.  So yesterday my step count was 21300.  About 7.25 miles.  That's a bit slow for me, but I am just starting to get back to the swing of things so I need to take it slow.  I really had no idea how many steps I ever took before.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Graciellie Designs and Paper Temptress Papers

We are having a wonderful Blog hop today using gorgeous stamps from Graciellie Designs, she has wonderful stamp sets in a brand new store on Etsy.  All of her remarkable images come with beautiful and eloquent sentiments. She is also selling wonderful digi papers which I have used below.   I have combined her stamps with beautiful papers from Paper Temptress to complete my card.

I am using the a set called You are the Sweetest, which comes with the darling kitty image shown plus the sentiment used and 2 additional sentiments.  This wonderful set is available for only $3.50.  The background paper I am using (digi paper printed on Neenah Solar white) is from the Black and White Patterns digi paper pack.  It has the paper I am sharing plus an additional 5 other designs.

I am using gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress on this card.  The base of the card is Basis Black.  The Red paper has a wonderful mica dust sparkle infused in it, it's called Vermillion Sparkle.  The white paper is Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  The Shimmery gold that the cat and the sentiment are layered on is Mica called White Gold.

Here's the adorable stamp and paper set I used from Graciellie Designs:

Today there is a great Blog Hop going on with two awesome $20 gift certificates.  The prize winners will be announced on April 1st on both the Paper Temptress Blog as well as the Graciellie Design Blog.  So please take a little time and hop around to check out all the great stamps and beautiful papers.

From Paper Temptress DT:
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From Graciellie Design DT:
Graciellie Design -
Ginny Maxam –
Larissa Pittman -
Barbara Thompson -

Thanks so much for joining in the fun today!!