Friday, December 15, 2017

Kitty Pilot

Here's a brand new stamp this month from one of my favorite artists, Sandra Caldwell. This awesome image is called 1940 Kitty Pilot.  Isn't he awesome?  Purrrfect for that cat lover or that pilot in your life!  I have also used some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress on this card that just make the image POP right off the card.
The base of the card was cut from an 8.5x11 sheet of paper into a 5.5" square card. I am using some awesome shiny glossy cardstock called black pearl.  To accent the corner I am using some 1/2" strips of Mica/metallic in Antique gold.  The image was printed out in Heavenly White.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

It's my birthday!

It's my birthday today, I'm a whopping 47 years old.  Of course I have been telling everyone I was 47 for the past year, lol, so I guess I will just stay the same age, or so it will seem.  Here's a darling image from Tiddly Inks today, thought this was a cute girl to celebrate with and naturally ORANGE, one of my favorite colors.  There's a Tiddly Inks Challenge blog HERE

Hope everyone else has a wonderful day today.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's a Candy Cane Christmas

Here's a delightful winter card using a wonderful image from Artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy paired with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  Doesn't the image just jump off the card?

The base of the card is glossy black cardstock.  Then I added a  Hambly Studio Overlay called
White Falling Snowflakes.  I trimmed the overlay to 6" square and used glue dots to adhere the overlay to the shimmery paper. Then I added glue dots to stick the buttons on the top side of the overlay.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  You could either add the image to the top or under the overlay, in this case I added it to the top using pop dots to give the card and extra dimension.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Pixie

Sharing this project today using a sweet image from Tiddly Inks.  I got a bunch of their fun stamps during the black Friday special including this cutie for Christmas time.  She's called Christmas Pixie.  SO cute.  There's a Tiddly Inks Challenge blog HERE.
Countdown is on for Christmas break.  I am going to actually miss the kids.  Most of them are so very sweet.  I hope they too have a wonderful Christmas.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kiss Kiss

Happy Monday everyone!  Here's a wonderful project for the current challenge on Outlawz for Monday Greetings Challenge.  This week the theme is to include ribbon and flowers.  Our wonderful sponsor is Dr Digi and I chose the most hilarious Christmas theme image called "I'm Dreaming of a Wide Christmas."  HA! You can find that image HERE.

Hope this card gave you a little giggle today.  I don't think it's going to make me get one of those outfits as that is probably what I would look like in it, lol!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fleece Navidad

Here's a funny Christmas theme image that comes from Tiddly Inks.  I thought this was so fun.   It's called Fleece Navidad.  I also have a funny stamp from another company in the same theme with sheep and a cute one with puppies that says "fleas navidad."  I guess where I grew up in San Antonio, Feliz Navidad was the common sentiment in Spanish for Merry Christmas.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Just 7 more days of school until the kids and I all enjoy our Christmas break!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Here's a CAS Christmas card that I made using some simple cardstock stickers and buttons.  I also added some tiny red stars.  Sometimes I need some quick and cute Christmas cards to take with me so I make a couple of CAS cards to keep handy around the holiday season!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.  Are you getting your Christmas shopping done?

Friday, December 8, 2017

Little Fairy Princess

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell that will be added in her store. Babycakes Etsy today!  This cute stamp is called 1917 Little Fairy Princess.  Isn't she too cute?  I just love Sandra's little princess theme stamps.

Check out this stamp and many other new stamps in her store today as well as on her facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Santa Teddy

Here's the cutest bear from Lili of the Valley.  I thought he was just darling.  I colored him up for Christmas time and added some simple cardstock stickers as embellishments.  I hope you all liked my card today.

Just 8 more days until we all go on Christmas break (that's 8 more working days, not 8 days from now).  I am sure the kids are equally as excited about this break as the teachers and other staff are.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meet Tree Rex

Here's a hilarious card that I made using a die cut from Cheery Lynn, he's called Tree Rex.  Ha!  I just had to get this cute die and make him up.  He's too funny.  Hope you like this sweet and simple Christmas theme card today.

Super cold for us today, in the low 40s, which is about as cold as we ever get.  I can't imagine much colder for us as we don't even own real coats here.  I just hope the rain doesn't come when I am walking to or from the school.  Hope this card gave you a little giggle today.  Cheers all, Holley

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Here's a beautiful image from artist Kenny K.  I love his fun and sexy women stamps.  They are just perfect for making cards for the hubby.  This one is called Mae Western.  I wish he was still selling his stamps but he recently stopped doing stamps to pursue other business ventures.
Hope you are having a wonderful December, I can't believe that Thanksgiving is over and December is started.  Woah, time is just flying by!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Have some Cocoa with me

Here's a wonderful Sherri Baldy winter theme stamp called Rosie Hot Cocoa.  I thought she was just TOO cute, I made up this fun card for her for the current challenge over at the SSS Challenge blog.  The theme is Christmas.

Drop on over to the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge blog and join in the current Christmas theme challenge using any Sherri Baldy stamp.  Check out her wonderful images at the My Besties shop on line.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Here Comes Santa Claus

Here's a quick and cute kit that I got from AC, it was a set of build your own Santa cards. TOO cute. I made them up to give away this year.    I usually don't hand out many handmade cards, not even the ones that I make for my blog, Christmas I mean.  I will give certain special people handmade cards as gifts, but I don't make a ton of Christmas theme cards and those that I made I often sell at the Church Bazaar.

Hope you are having a great December!  I can't believe it's already here.  Just three more weeks of school until winter break.  WOO HOO. Before you know it the kids will be counting down to Spring break.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pressed Leaf cards

Here's more of the beautiful pressed leaves that I used to create cards for the church bazaar this year. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

A new challenge at YSBP

Happy December everyone!  Wow, can you believe we are in December?  I can't believe it.  Where has this year gone?  It seems like we were just starting 2017 and here it is December.  Today starts a brand new contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  It's anything goes card (or any other crafting projects) challenge and our sponsor this month is Christine Hor.

We'd love for you to join in the fun and share a card with us, in fact, you can enter up to three times a month, or more if you use images from our sponsor. Click HERE and join in the fun!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bestie of Fall

Here's a wonderful Fall theme card using a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy and wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.  I just love this gorgeous stamp that you can get in Sherri's store, My Besties Shop.  The wonderful papers I have used can be found in the Paper Temptress store.

The base paper on this card is a beautiful yellow that has gorgeous speckles of mica all over it.  It glimmers when you open and close it and move it in the light, it's called Mangue.  The image was printed on Heavenly White.  Under the image I have a wonderful layer of Hambly Studio Overlay.  This gorgeous print I cut into a tag shape. This pattern is called Grandma's Wallpaper.  I am also using some beautiful ribbon from the store, Gold Oppulence.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bring me some figgy pudding

Here's a hilarious image from artist Sandra Caldwell. This image is called 1118 Eating Piggy Figgy Pudding. Too perfect for a hilarious holiday card.  Check out all of her other wonderful stamps at Babycakes DND on Etsy.

New releases will be coming out from Sandra next week, so stay tuned to her store on Etsy and keep an eye out for some wonderful previews at the end of next week on her Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sending out some love

Here's a wonderful image from Simply Betty stamps.  I thought I would take a break from doing fall and Christmas theme cards (and now I have started making little mini calendars) to make a love theme card for my hubby.

I hope he will like this card.  Cheers all!  Holley

Monday, November 27, 2017

Brrrr...Cool Treat

Happy Monday everyone!  Here's a fun image from Scribbles stamps, this cutie is for the current contest over on Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The theme is anything goes this week, as long as you include a sentiment on the front of your card. 

This great image is called treat!  Check him out over on the Scribbles site.  Then create your own fun card and share it with us at Outlawz!  Well, time to go back to school.  Sounds like Thanksgiving break was long, but in hindsight it was just TOO quick.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Who loves you?

Here's a fun image from My Favorite Things, I just love this little girl dressed up like an Owl, she's precious as can be!  I added a sweet sentiment "Hoo Hoo Hoo, Who loves You?"  Too cute!  I hope you are having a great week post Thanksgiving holidays.

I am about to start back at the school and we now have three and a half weeks until Christmas break.  Is it bad that I am counting lol?

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Pressed Leaves

Here's some beautiful leaves that a dear friend from church gave to me to create cards with.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Egg Plant

Here's a hilarious image from Sandra Caldwell.  I just love this funny stamp, it's called Egg Plant 1458.   I added some little embellishments (like sequins) that I got in Istanbul last year.  I totally wish I could be traveling there again this summer but right now there is no way for people from the USA to get a VISA.
Hope this card gave you a little laugh today.  Have a great weekend.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving this year.  May we all stop and take reflection on all the wonderful and amazing things that we have to be grateful for this year.

Hugs to all of you!!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Class in Austin, TX

There's going to be a Christmas theme class at Crestview United Methodist Church on Dec 9th from 10am to Noon.  There will be multiple activities including some paper making fun (see the projects below), some great ornaments, and some cookie decorating.  Parents and kids alike are welcome!!

The materials cost is $5;  Please email me to sign up.  I'd love to have you join in the fun.  If I get more info or photos of the other projects, I will be sure to add them to this posting!  My email is

The top two items are cute little treat givers, the little chick has some candies inside and the heart shaped opening shows some baby size Snickers.  The bottom is a quick and cute large size Christmas card that adults and kids can make together!  All ages are welcome.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Simple Blessings

Here's a sweet and simple card full of Simple blessings for the season.  It actually opens in the center, though that's hard to see because of how dark the cardstock is.  The stamp and sentiment both come from Unity Stamps.  I thought this card would be perfect for thanksgiving time.  But you could also use a stamp like this for Halloween as well.

So now that we are in the season are you enjoying any pumpkin treats?

I have definitely been having some pumpkin cookies from the local store, some pumpkin caramels from Marich, some pumpkin bagels from Einsteins and some wonderful homemade pumpkin bread that I got at the last church bazaar.