Holley's Hobbies: 8/1/10 - 9/1/10

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Two card Tuesday!

Hey Stampers'!!!
 I hope your week is going good so far! I made these cards for one of my own challenges today, plus the witch girl is for Operation Write Home Challenge. Well, my personal challenges are on the right hand side of my blog.....you do need to scroll down some to find them......your more than welcome to use them whenever you wish.....just make sure you send me a link or photo, so I can post your project on my blog too ;)
 The challenge over at OWH was to use your cricut machine to layer your cut images!!! I really love my cricut, but I don't use it as often as I do stamping!!! I guess stampin' is my first love,  LOL!!! Anyways, I hope you enjoy them as much as I had fun making them!!! Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!!

 

 
Recipe for first card:

 
  • Card stocks: Pumpkin Pie,Basic Black,WW and Old Olive
  • Inks: Close to Cocoa,BB and Old Olive
  • Halloween Ribbon is from my stash
  • Jewelry Tag Punch
  • Thin Hemp from my stash
  • Sweet Centers and Tiny Tags Stamp Sets
  • Ghostly Greetings DSP (retired)
  • Halloween Confetti from stash
  • Sweet Treat Cups (for shaker card!)
  • Black Bling from my stash
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder

 

 
Recipe for Second Card:

 
  • Card stocks: Basic Black,Elegant Eggplant and Pumpkin Pie
  • Inks: Basic Black,WW Craft and Close to Cocoa
  • Halloween Ribbon is from my stash
  • Jewelry Tag Punch
  • Thin Hemp from my stash
  • Stamp Set A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge
  • Ghostly Greetings DSP
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch

Sunday, August 29, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge #32

Hello Bleeps!
My card today is for Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #32. Here's the Sketch they gave us.

And here's my take on it. I turned the sketch,but evrything else is the same!

I used some new Stampin' Up! Seam Binding Ribbon. This will be available Sept.1......I crinkled it up and added a touch of ink to distress it a little!!! I hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening! ;)


Recipe for card:
  •  Cardstocks: Pretty in Pink,Crumb Cake and VV
  • Inks: Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip
  • Bella Birds DSP
  • Stamp Sets: Fine Flourish and Thoughts and Prayers
  • Small Half Pearls from Stash
  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding (coming soon in Holiday Mini)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Garden Collage Birthday Card

Hello Bleeps!(Blog Peeps!)
I hope you are having a perfect weekend so far! I am entering this card in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog. We were to make a  Distressed Birthday card.   Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ;)


Recipe for card:


  • Card stocks: Cherry Cobbler,VV and Basic Black

  • Love Letter DSP

  • Inks: Close to Cocoa,Black Stazon,Garden Green,Crumb Cake,More Mustard,Cherry Cobbler,

  • Early Espresso and Tea stain from the Distressing Essentials Kit

  • Stamp Sets: Well Scripted and Garden Collage (retired)

  • Clear Circle and Scallop Circle  Dies

  • Black Satin Ribbon

  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die

  • Wide Oval Punch

  • Mini Scallop Scissors

Friday, August 27, 2010

Swan Bookmark Card!

Hello Bleeps (Blog Peeps!)
I don't know about you but I'm ready for the weekend!!! I was so excited yesterday....I got a call from Stampin' Up!!!! I won a FREE Stamp Set,YAY ME!!!! I got to pick any current stamp set or decor elements!!! I ended up picking the Chic Boutique on pg76 in the IBC. I know it's not a new set...but I've had my eye on it for a long time ;)



 Well, today's card is for the same lady who I made the swan easel card for the other day. She wanted me to make a swan bookmark....so I came up with this bookmark card. I hope she likes it.....and I hope you do too!!! Sherry from Bits of Cheer drew this image for me....isn't she talented? Please go visit her blog and tell her she needs to start up a digi stamp company....I've been after her to get something going....her talent would be loved by stampers everywhere!!! Well, here's the deets.....have a fabulous weekend and thanks for taking a peek!!!;)




Recipe for card:

  •  Card stocks: Pretty in Pink,WW and Regal Rose
  • Inks: Tea Stain(distressing Essentials Kit),Regal Rose and Crumb Cake
  • Crochet Trim Victoria Ribbon
  • Vintage Vogue Stamp Set
  • Word Wind Punch
  • Brad from Stash

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Punch Art Halloween Card!

Hello Bleeps (Blog Peeps!)
I made this card today for the challenge over at Operation Write Home. We were to to make a card using a die cut or punch, ribbon and heat or dry embossing. So, on my card I used several of my Stampin' Up! punches, ribbon and I used a embossing folder for the background! I have seen some of the punch art for these characters around lately. But, I pretty much cased this card from another SU! demo named Kara Schwab.....but I don't have her blog info,sorry! I saw her card uploaded on Stampin' Connection.....a place for demos to share their projects. Well, I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!! ;)




Recipe for card:

  • Punches used: Large Oval,2 step Owl,3/4" Circle,2 step Bird,1 3/8" Circle
  • Card stocks: Old Olive,Not Quite Navy,Elegant Eggplant,Pumpkin Pie,BB,Daffodil Delight and WW
  • White Gel Pen
  • Close to Cocoa and BB Inks
  • Ribbon from Stash
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Wave Scissors
  • Tiny Tags Stamp Set

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Carousel Swan Card!

Hello Stampin' Peeps!
 I hope you are having a great day so far! Well, the card today is for a sweet lady who always buys my cards from me. She is always having me make 'out-of-the-box' type cards!!! So, she asked me to make a swan carousel card!!! Um, I have no swan stamps....I do have a few carousel horse digital stamps....but that's it!!! What to do.....so, I contacted Sherry from Bits of Cheer! She came to my rescue!! She is not only apparently very talented....as you can see here from this wonderful drawing. But, she is the sweetest and most sincere person as well!!! So, I decided to make it an easel card....I know big surprise right? Two things I do alot.....easel cards and sponging, LOL!!! Don't forget to stop on over at Sherry's blog to tell her the world needs her beautiful artwork as digi stamps....maybe as a group we can talk her into it!!!;)*HINT~HINT* Have a great day and thanks for stopping by ;)



Recipe for card:

  • Card stocks: Elegant Eggplant,Pretty in Pink,WW and Regal Rose
  • Well Scripted and Punched Potpourri Stamp Sets
  • Half backed Pearls from stash
  • Shades of Spring DSP
  • Inks: Close to Cocoa,Elegant Eggplant,Regal Rose and Riding Hood Red
  • Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils
  • Purple Sticles,
  • SU! Irridescent Ice
  • Large Eyelets from Stash
  • Scallop Circle Die
  • Clear Circle Die
  • Punches: Curly Label,Wide Oval,5 Petal Flower and Boho Blossom
  • Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Border Punches
  • Light Purple Ribbon from Stash
  • D'vine Swirls Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder

Monday, August 23, 2010

Trick or Treat Owl

Hello and thank you for stopping by! My card today is for the Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #31. Here is the sketch they gave us.


And here's my card....I stuck to the sketch , but my waffle paper came out crooked....so I stuck some buttons on it and added some leaves and branches to 'camoflage' my boo~boo, LOL!!! So, don't look too closely ;)......have a great day!



Recipe for card:

  • Elegant Eggplant,Chocolate Chip,Crumb Cake,Old Olive and WW Card stocks

  • Basic Black Ink

  • Owl Punch

  • Bird Punch

  • Buttons from Stash

  • Black Waffle Paper (Holiday Mini....coming Soon!)

  • Ghostly Greeting's DSP (retired)

  • Holiday Best Stamp Set

  • Green Stickles

Sunday, August 22, 2010

SSCB Stetch #40

Hello Bleeps(blog peeps!)
I had to make a sad card today for someone that I know. She just found out she has breast cancer. Please keep Tammy in your prayers. She has very good spirits,which is awesome! I was kinda 'stuck' so I used the challenge sketch over at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog. I did change the sketch a tad....but not much. It took me awhile to get the measurements just right. I hope you like it,even though it's for a sad occasion. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day! ;)




Recipe for card :

  • Cardstocks: WW,Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose
  • Inks: Close to Cocoa and Regal Rose
  • Half Pearls from stash
  • Brads from Stash
  • Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set
  • Punches: Boho Blossoms,Large and Oval Scallop,1 3/4" circle,2 3/8" Scallop Circle
  • Sizzix Pink Scrap Kit (for embossed background and Pink Hope Ribbon)
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch
  • White Paper Flower from Stash
  • Shades of Spring DSP(retired)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Butterfly punched potpourri

Hello Bleeps (blog peeps!)...
I hope your day is going good so far! Today I made a card with some of my new goodies!!! I used the new waffle paper that will be available in the Holiday Mini (it will come out Sept. 1st.).  I really love these colors together,they make me feel rich....since I'm not,LOL!!! Well,here's the deets....have a great day and thanks for taking a peek! ;)


Recipe for card:
  • Cherry Cobbler Card stock
  • Love Letter DSP
  • Waffle Paper
  • Butterfly EX Large Punch
  • Clear Bling from my stash
  • Stamp Sets : Elements of Style and Punched Potpourri(hostess only  level 1)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Punched Owl Card!

close up owl punch
I made this card today and it fits in with the card challenge for For Fun Challenges. The challenge was to use ribbons, DSP and embellishments. I really am loving this owl punch from SU! Well, have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

side view of easel card

close up of buttons and ribbons

Recipe for card:

  •  Card stocks: Daffodil Delight,Pumpkin Pie,Old Olive and Basic Black
  • DSP : Ghostly Greeting(retired), and some from my stash
  • Owl and Bird Punches from Stampin' Up!
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Buttons from Stash
  • White Gel Pen
  • Close to Cocoa Ink
  • Scallop Circle and Clear Circle Bigz Dies

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Butterfly card




Here's a quick card that I did for my boys grandma for her birthday! No sponging on this card,can you believe it,LOL!!! I hope you like it.....it's simple and easy to throw together!!!! I am trying to use up some dsp that I hoard ;) Have a fab day and thanks for stopping by!! ;)



Recipe for card:

  • Card stocks: Melon Mambo,Old Olive and Regal Rose
  • Half Pearl from Stash
  • Bigz Beautiful Butterfly Die
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
  • Large Oval Punch
  • Decorative Label Punch (Holiday Mini Catty available 9/1/10)
  • Pedaling Past Stamp Set for the sentiment
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Walk in the Park DSP(retired)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Operation Write Home Sketch #30

Hello! Here is a card that I made for OWH Sketch challenge #30. Here is the sketch for us to use:




As you can see,I turned mine and also added the sentiment on top of the first layer's main image.....it was also a oval instead of a rectangle! My main image panel is just a tad bit larger as well.




This image (along with quite a lot more!)....was given to me a few months ago. A lady who buys my cards from time to time sent me a big box of unmounted rubber stamps. I gave most to my step daughter after mounting them with EZ Mount. But, I did keep about 7-10 images for myself!!! So ,I have no idea what company these come from!!! Well,here's the deets and thanks for stopping by!!! ;)



Recipe for card:

  • Card stocks: VV,Sage Shadow and Regal Rose
  • Inks:Certainly Celery,Regal Rose,Cherry Cobbler Basic Gray,More Mustard,
  • Chocolate Chip,Bashful Blue,Tea Stain and Close to Cocoa
  • Stamps: Unknown Mouse in teacup and Elements of Style
  • Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals (retired)
  • Distressing tool
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch
  • Welcome Neighbor DSP (retired)
  • Large and Scallop Oval Punches

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!!

Here is a link to try your hand at winning some delish blog candy!!! From Beadz,head on over....who knows! I got my fingers crossed!!! Good luck! ;)

SSCB Favorite Stamp

I made this card for the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog....the challenge was to use your favorite stamp! Well, most of my stamps I really do dearly love each and every one of them....or I would've never bought them, LOL!!! But I really love this stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Inspired by Nature. It makes really fast cards because it's a double mounted background sized stamp! I colored it with markers and used a retired stamp set for the sentiment!!! I used the color spritzer tool with a chocolate chip marker and tore a scrap piece of Old Olive card stock to help give it a little texture! I hope you like it,thanks for taking a peek! Have a great evening! ;)





Recipe for card:


  • Card stocks :WW,Old olive and Regal Rose
  • Inks: Garden Green,Early Espresso and Close to Cocoa
  • SU! Markers: Old Olive,Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip
  • Large and Scallop Oval Punches
  • Regal Rose Stitched Ribbon
  • Stamps Sets: Inspired by Nature and So Many Sayings

Friday, August 13, 2010

Callie's Butterfly card

Here's my toothless Callie. She made a butterfly card today and was so proud of her card,that I had to take a picture of it! She wants to start making her own 'card kits' for kids.....Callie's Card Kits for Kids!!! So,you may see some kits for sale real soon ;)
close up of punched butterfllies


close up of missing tooth,LOL!!!
 Thanks for stopping by and have a fab weekend!

New Goodies to play with!

I made this card today for the sketch challenge # 115 over at Friday Sketches. Here is their sketch they gave us to play along with.


And here is my version of it. I pretty much followed the sketch. I'm absolutely lovin' the NEW Love Letter DSP from Stampin' Up!! I made up some kits that I will be selling in my new Kit Club that have this paper and this crochet trim ribbon!!!! You don't want to miss out on this kit!!! This paper is so rich and elegant ....has a vintage feel....oh,I love it!!! Click here to find out more about my kit club today ....there are 3 levels....
  1. $15 Paper Lover's Kit
  2. $30 Stamp It Kit
  3. $40 Inky Fingers Kit
Plus a different kit each month,Yippee!! All for such a affordable price ;) Hurry ...there is still room to join in on this fabulous deal!!!
Well,here's the deets on my card,thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!



Recipe for card:

  • Card stocks: Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red
  • Inks: Basic Black and Riding Hood Red
  • Crochet Trim Victoria
  • Punched Potpourri Hostess only Level 1 Stamp Set
  • Punches: Full Heart and Two Step Bird

Fall Card

Today I'm entering this card in two challenges! This first one is Operation Write Home Fall Card with no sentiment Challenge! The next is for Friday Sketchers: Sketch Challenge #112. Here is the Sketch :



And here's my take on it:




As you can see,I changed it up a little bit. I used the crimper tool then crumpled up each leaf for added texture. I like the look of using the same pattern paper on one card like this. I just cut the paper to each panel and turned it so you would be able to tell they are different panels. I embossed one of the panels as well. Raffia to me says FALL!!! Well,I hope you like it , have a great weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!!!




Recipe for card:


  •  Card stocks: Old Olive,Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie

  • Raffia Ribbon from Stash

  • Large Brass Eyelets from Stash

  • Leaf Die Cut using Big Shot

  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder

  • Pattern Paper from Stash

  • Close to cocoa ink for Sponging

  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

  • Crimper Tool

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

OWH Zig~Zag Fold Challenge!



I made this card today for the Operation Write Home Zig~Zag Card Challenge.  I used some retired DSP and a little of my new DSP that I just got today!!! I love the new stuff in the Holiday Mini catty and can't wait to get it all,LOL!!!






Recipe for Card:

Card stocks: Very Vanilla,Crumb Cake and Real Red
DSP: Love Letter and Summer Picnic
Real Red Double Sided Ribbon
Large and Small Oval Punches
Spiral Border Punch
Inks: Stazon,Crumb Cake,Close to Cocoa,Bashful Blue,Real Red,Certainly Celery,So Saffron and Soft Suede
Small Binder Clip from stash
Deckle Scissors

Holiday Mini Catalog Pre Order Video

Here is a little video that has some new stuff from the Holiday Mini Catty!!! This catalog will be available to my customers on Sept. 1, 2010. I hope you like it....thanks for stopping by!! ;)

Monday, August 9, 2010

SSCB Pretty in Pink Challenge!

Well,I didn't get much time yesterday to play along with the challenge over at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog. So, I thought since today is the first day of school and I'm kid free for awhile.....what the heck!!! The challenge was Pretty in Pink. I did make a pretty quick and simple card....the water coloring took a little time....but after that, it was easy to slap together!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ;)






 
Recipe for card:
 
  • Cardstocks: WW and Rose Red
  • Inks: Close to Cocoa,Regal Rose,Melon Mambo,Pretty in Pink,Cameo Coral,Certainly Celery and Rose Red
  • Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale ribbon (retired)
  • Stickles
  • Scallop Circle Die and Clear Circle Die using Big Shot for card Base
  • Stamp Set : Hostess Level 1 Birthday Bakery
  • Small Half Backed Pearls from Stash