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.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's another set of adorable calendars that I made for co-workers and fellow church members.  I think they are just super cute.  The funny bunny and sentiment come from Taylored Expressions (Grumpling) and the cute dog is from Sweet Pea stamps.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Blog Candy is coming!! Celebration 2018 is in the works!


I am so very happy to report that I am about to hit another year of Seizure free life following 2 brain surgeries.  As some of you may know, I have a HUGE celebration every year and give away a TON of goodies to all of stamping friends (that's you, everyone who visits my blog) All over the world!!
I am so very fortunate to still be seizure free, about 50% of people who have the surgeries that I did will go back to having seizures.

Here's a wonderful card using a sweet image from By Miss Rach stamps, who will be giving away prizes next month (along with many other Digi stamp shops!! WOO HOO, that announcement is coming soon).  Here's a great image in her shop, it's called Little Cockatiel.

I wish the photo came out better, it's actually done in fluorescent marker with greys, as many cockatiels are very vibrant colors.  I don't the final colors picked up well at all on this picture.  

Now, for some goodies:  Here's just SOME of the prizes that are coming.....these are only SOME of the stamps and diecuts more photos later

Goodies will start being given away everyday in February, so be sure to tell all your crafting friends!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Back to school

Here's the cutest image from Lizzy Love, I thought this card would be perfect for today since it is the first day that the kids will be coming back to school.  The teacher's and I have been back for two days already, but the kids get back today.  I figured this cutie would make all of them smile.

Hope you are all having a great winter filled week.  Let's hope the morning start to warm up again as I am on morning duty outside again, so I will be standing out in the mornings from7am until 7:50.  Brrrr. Prediction is 30 degrees.  UGH.

Exciting news!!!  BLOG CANDY LOVERS!!  You all know my celebration is starting in February!  This is for successful brain surgery that saved my life.  It also continues now to be seizure free.
I am SO happy to say wonderful goodies will be given out as a prize from Lizzy Love, Oddball Art Stamps, OH SO one of my favorites!!

Check out her amazing stamps HERE
her blog here: http://oddballstamps.blogspot.com/
Creations I have made with her stamps:http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Lizzy%20Love
Oddball Art Stamps