Saturday, January 20, 2018

Even more blog candy!!

Sharing wonderful image from  MMedel Illustrations.  I have some wonderful prizes from this fab artist's store on Etsy.  I just love her cute and quirky images, esp her fun Halloween stamps though the prizes this year will be a set of adorable woodland creatures including this cute stamp below:

Believe it or not, I am not showing you the same images over and over, lol.  These are actually DIFFERENT die cuts than the ones I showed you previously.  I don't know if I will have enough participants to hand them all out this year.  I have SO much more stuff than all of this, I didn't even take photos of all the embellishments.

And here's just a FEW embossing folders that I have to hand out!

Friday, January 19, 2018

I love your smile

Here's a wonderful brand new stamp this week from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy.  She's called 2024 Bearly in Love.  How sweet is this stamp?  I am using some lovely red lace from Turkiye to go with her.

She has a great Facebook group called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  I am also so excited to announce that she has designed me my very own stamp this year!!  WOO HOO!! We will be having a little contest with it during the month of February!  I already have a copy of it, I can't wait to share with you.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time for Tea Designs

Here's a beautiful image from a company called Time for Tea Designs.  I am so happy to announce that they will be giving away prizes this year!!  They are a digi stamp store on Etsy, you can check them out HERE.  I will be sharing some other cute cards using their stamps later this month and next month as well.
That beautiful ribbon is some that I got while in Turkiye.  I totally miss my friends in that country.  I hope that soon I will be able to return there. 

Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

By Miss Rach Stamps

Another wonderful prize giver next month will be By Miss Rach digi stamps.  I just adore this lady's amazing animal stamps.  She has the cutest birds.  This cutie here was a freebie from her blog, but she also has a wonderful Etsy page with beautiful stamps.  I have several fun images to share with you throughout this month and next!

I am using Little Hen here, along with some gorgeous lace from Turkiye (lol, you are now realizing that I wasn't kidding when I said I took and empty suitcase to that country and came home with a suitcase full of paper and lace huh?)

Check out By Miss Rach's blog and you can grab a bunch of wonderful freebies and see her latest and greatest!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy Birthday Desi

Happy Birthday today Desi!!  I hope you have a Very Special Day.

Here's a wonderful stamp from Enchanted School.  I got a cute 4 stamp set from this Etsy store and the owner has graciously agreed to give away prizes during my celebration next month!  WOO HOO!!  I can't wait until you see the other cute cards that I made with this artist's fabulous images.  She's from Norway and describes herself as "I’m a mom, wife, illustrator, artist, designer, author and teacher. I live in Norway, believe in magic, practice yoga, eat chocolate and cookies, draw, paint, read, write and try to be as creative as possible. "  Don't you love her already?

Check out and "like" her Etsy store HERE.  

Do you like the awesome embroidered ribbon on the card I made?  I got that while in Turkiye on vacation.  It's so beautiful in real life. I don't think this photo does it justice at all.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Lizzy Love image

Here's an awesome image from Lizzy Love of Oddball Arts.  She's having a great contest over on her Challenge blog this month.  It's called Feature a Creature, which of course is open for definition.  This cute girl is wearing a creature right on her hat lol!

So excited to remind you that Lizzy Love will be providing prizes during our celebration next month so please stay tuned.  The goodies are coming!  Here I am using some of the beautiful lace that I got in Istanbul.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Happy Birthday Brother

Happy Birthday Brother!  Wishing my brother a very Happy Birthday today! I used this awesome boy theme stamp from Sherri Baldy to create this card for my brother today.  There's a wonderful new contest starting up on the SSS Challenge blog today, it's Anything Goes, so please drop by and share your new Sherri Baldy creations this week, we can't wait to see what you are creating with all her wonderful images!
I hope my brother has a very special day for his birthday today!  Cheers, Holley

Have you seen the upcoming prizes?  there's so so so MUCH blog candy coming in celebration of FEB! the 8th anniversary of my Brain Surgeries!  Check out the following postings to see just a LITTLE bit of the goodies:

Check it out HERE:

and HERE:

and HERE:

more photos coming!!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Great Bloobel card and More Blog Candy Photos

Here's another wonderful image from a sponsor, this great stamp comes from Bloobel Stamps
There will a prize from the owner and some gift certs to the store :)

Now for some MORE blog candy photos

Here's a bunch more die cuts that I to send out this year.  Please keep in mind if you are Overseas that Die Cuts are an easy thing to send and that I may need to take them out of the package to do so, mostly if they come in thick plastic packages.  To keep postage cheap, I can send things like stamps and die cuts to my friends in different countries.  PLEASE let me know if you do not have a die cut machine.

Friday, January 12, 2018


Here's a darling new image that will be released by Sandra Caldwell today. It's called 1989 Love Hippo.  How sweet is this image?  It will get added to her Babycakes DND store on Etsy later today, so keep your eyes out for this stamp and many more!
Hoping you are all having a great start to 2018!  I can't believe it's only 2 weeks to the celebration!  I am so excited to be hitting 8 years of seizure free life.  Or just having 8 years of life in general.  Did you know that more people die from Epilepsy than from Breast Cancer?   Now, I don't at all take either one any less serious, as my own grandmother died from Breast Cancer, not only that but I myself had a horrible breast cancer scare when I was only 28 years old!  But I say it because I don't think people realize HOW MANY people die due to their epilepsy.  I go to a very small church, we have maybe 140 members, 70 of which come everyweek.  Three of our regular members have lost a family member due to epilepsy.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Paper Temptress Mini calendars

Here's some more of the adorable calendars that I made to share this year using beautiful papers from Paper Temptress.  The calendars are quite small, so the overall projects measure about 2.5" wide and 3-4" tall.  I used various stamps and some gorgeous papers on them.


1) I am using some shimmery silver as the base and top layer underneath the Dia De Los Muertos button.  I then added a small piece of basis black and Heavenly white paper.

2) I stamped a super cute Grumpling stamps onto Heavenly white paper and layered it onto Silver.  On the bottom I am using  Aqua.

3) I am using Heavenly white as the base of the card and I stamped an adorable image from.  I think used a part of a Hambly Overlay called Magenta D├ęcor Bits.

4).  The base of the calendar is Silver. I use a small sheet of  and put my stamped image on Heavenly White.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Introducing Notturnoc Digital Arts

Here's one of the new companies that I am sharing this month and that will be giving a prize away with next month.  You all KNOW I just love this fun store.  Her images to TOO cool.  It's an Etsy store called Notturnoc Digitial Arts, the artist is from Italy.  I bought a bunch of her stamps and made cards to share this month and next and will be giving prizes away using her images next month!

I am also using some beautiful lace here that I got in Turkiye.  I hope you are all having a wonderful day and are getting excited for the celebration in February :)

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Blog Candy Prizes Coming from

Here's an awesome card today from one of my prize sponsor's for the celebration next month!  Bloobel stamps.  I just love this artists fun and quirky images.  They are so right up my alley.

Here's a HUGE thanks to some of the awesome prize givers we will be having:

Prizes are coming from:

Lizzy Love
Oddball Art Stamps


Thanks so much to everyone. As the month goes on you will see cards and designs made with some of these new companies!! How exciting!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Believe in Goodness

Here's a beautiful image from Fred She Said called Angel Patience.  She's just precious.  I used some lovely cardstock with some gorgeous trim that I got in Istanbul last summer. I just love this gorgeous color and all the beautiful sequins on it.  I added a simple sentiment for the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge, Believe in Goodness.

The theme at Outlawz is post Christmas, so please come by and share your creations with us at the Monday Greetings Challenge.  You could win a wonderful prize from Fred She Said.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Guest Designer

Sharing a lovely Birthday card that I received in Dec from Audrey of Austin TX.

Thanks so very much for the beautiful card.