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posted this in Designer greeting cards on September 9th, 2018


Had a little hard time as to what to call this post.  This card is for the father of a relative that had a really bad motorcycle accident.  He is a pastor of a church so this seemed like it fit.

I used Gray Basis for the base card.  The Basis line never lets me down.  The second accent layer is Graystone Classic Linen.  In the linen line that little bit of texture always sets things off.  For the wood panel Baronial Ivory Linen was used.  I embossed the panel and used Vintage Photo and Pumice Stone distress inks to make the wood look.

Church was stamped on Cryogen White.  Always my go to when I want to have a great base for a scene.

Ribbon was just something I had.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on August 26th, 2018

Thinking of you Flowers

Running a little behind today.  This is a card I made to send to my cousin.  I just got this quilted embossing folder from Stampin’ Up.  Today my choice for cardstock was mainly linen.  The base is Bluestone Linen.  The quilted layer is Baronial Ivory Linen.  Finally the sentiment is Basis Light Yellow.

This card is a corner Pop Up Card.  I love the look.  The middle left panel is a little crooked.  Sorry about that.  I have to see if I can fix that before mailing.

Sorry I forgot to show the middle

Here is the link to Corner Pop UP Card

posted this in Designer greeting cards on August 15th, 2018

Birthday Bouquet


I haven’t colored or made a card in a long time but I did this one up for my Mom’s Birthday last week. I used my all time favorite paper from Paper Temptress – cryogen white to print and color the digital image . This paper is so smooth and take color beautifully!!!

The image is from Power Poppies and it is colored with polychrome pencils. The base cardstock is blue lagoon from the mica mettlics line of paper.

All for today – time for a bit more coloring, I missed it!!

Take Care



posted this in Designer greeting cards on August 12th, 2018

Twist and Pop Trucks

This is a card I made for the grandson of one of my friends.  He is five and has stage 2 cancer.  I have been trying to send cards once in a while.  This card is cute but rather difficult to take pictures of.  I thought it was cool because the inside pops out.  It is called a twist and pop card.  I found the directions on Y-tube.

The base for this card is something I had because it had to be 12 inches.  All the rest of the cardstock came from the Basis Package.  The colors used are Light Yellow, Orange, Teal, Dark Orange, Gold, Orange and Light Blue.  You have to love this line of cardstock because it comes in so many colors.   These trucks are just perfect for little boys. .  I have two stamp sets and they came from


posted this in Designer greeting cards on July 29th, 2018

Heartfelt Thoughts

I have had this stamp for a while.  I just did not know what I wanted to do with it.  I finally decided to stamp it and cut it out.  I am in love with the Misti stamp positioner!  It gives  me the opportunity to stamp the image  as many times as I want until I get the definition I am looking for.

The base and dark layer in this card is Emerald Green Classic Linen.   The Linen has a beautiful texture to it.

The embossed layer is Serpentine Mica/ Metallic.  On the Serpentine layer I embossed the music.  I then added some distress ink to highlight the image.

The white layer and stamped image are Cryogen White.  Cryogen is always my go to to stamp my images on.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on July 15th, 2018

Love and Blessings

These are cards for a friend that was having their little girls baptized.  I wanted the cards similar but different.

I will talk about the love, hope, faith card first.  The base for the card is Cotton Candy Pop Tones.  It seems like I always turn to Cryogen white for the main image.  The rays of sun were a stencil that I had.  It seemed to be perfect for a baptism.  I sponged the edge for some contrast.

The cross was cut on a cricut out of Magenta Basis and the center cross is Monterey Sand Linen.

Now for the second card.  The base for this card is Emerald Green Classic Linen.

The image was stamped again on Cryogen White. I colored the image with copic markers.   The image was placed on Baronial Ivory classic linen.  Again the stencil of rays was used.  I sponged around the edge for some highlight. Blessings was stamped in the corner in a dark pink.

posted this in Easy and fast!, Fun stuff on July 12th, 2018

Making a mini notepade cover with Paper Temptress papers

Here’s a quick and cute little project I did with a Sweet Pea stamps and some great Paper Temptress Papers.  I do so miss Sweet Pea stamps, but having worked with them for several years, I have a wonderful collection of their amazing rubber!  Also, let me tell you that Paper Temptress is getting ready to close down and start putting papers on sale, so go get what you want!!  It’s going, going, gone… go grab those papers you need before they are unavailable.

This cute project is using some gorgeous Mica/Metallic as the card base, it’s called Flame.  The image is printed on Neenah Solar white classic crest.  The image is layered on a beautiful yellow which matches the dress perfectly called and has a wonderful mica sparkle is called Mangue Sparkle.  I added a wonderful Hambly Studio Overlay on top of the while project called Lime Mini Graphs.

So what is this project, you ask?  it’s a fold around for a note pad!, you can see the cute hole/ribbon (that’s also available at Paper Temptress it’s HERE);  It hides a wonderful notepad.


Cheers, Holley

posted this in Designer greeting cards on July 1st, 2018

Wishing you the best

This is a card I made for a girl that was leaving work.  I decided to dig into my dies for this one.  Love this background die but just don’t use it much.

The base of the card is a beautiful ivory.  The cardstock is Barronial Ivory Classic Linen.  The darker purple is Amythyst Mica Metallic.  I just can’t seem to get away from the Mica Metallic line.  Just love that sheen.  Finally the lighter purple is Kunzite Mica Metallic.  The main image is on Cryogen White.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on June 29th, 2018


Wow it has been a long time since I posted….sorry I will try to do more posting because I am really trying to make more designs…so this is one of my favorite cards I have designed…I am obsessed these days with Concord & 9th.  They are soooo creative and design products that you can use in so many ways…if I was a rich person I would own everything they sell but since I am not I still buy more than I should.

The cover of this card is NOT designer paper.  I used my absolute go too cardstock which is Heavenly White 120# since it is heavy and really takes ink beautifully.  The stamp that I used from Concord & 9th is their Blooms fill in stamp….they leave the flower portion of the stamp empty and includes stamps so you can fill it the flowers any color you want…I LOVE THIS STAMP…in fact I have probably used it more than any other for quite some time now…it never looks the same which is why I think it is soooo versatile…so here it is…as I said I used Heavenly White 120# with MOMENTO’S DANUBE BLUE…I was making an anniversary card for my best online friend LOL..doesn’t that sound funny but it is sooo true…we have been really good friends for several years now and we have never actually met YET…I sooo hope the day comes…but back to the card..I LOVE LOVE LOVE using the HEAVENLY WHITE to stamp on.  I am always sooo impressed and how it actually looks like colored cardstock since the cardstock just LOVES ink and it never blotches or has any imperfections…I added some Nuvo drops and a few die cuts that coordinate with the Blooms fill in stamp set..
Then I had to have a little fun on the inside and I succeeded LOL, she said she cracked up when she read it…they are celebrating TWENTY SEVEN YEARS…That is almost unheard of these days so really happy for them!   Added a die cut from the dies that coordinate with the stamp set…thought it was just the perfect touch…I added the front cover to an 11 x 4.25 sheet of the Balboa Blue Felt Grandee…you can really see the texture in the below photo…heck why not add a touch of interest by using the right cardstock?

posted this in Wedding on June 27th, 2018

Paper wedding cakes



Stopping in today to show you a couple cakes I made from paper.  I have some cool cake slice dies that when u do  a bunch of them you can make a layer cake – 3 different sizes..

Mostly I used paper from the mica metallic line  – the first cake, top layer is  crystal  and the second layer is from the basics line and is teal. On the second cake both the top layers are from the mica metallic line – crystal and lagoon. The bottom layers of both cakes were done with some wall paper that I had big rolls of.

I decorated with  ribbons, silk flowers and pearl drops in copper, teal and pearl colors. I think we will be using the top one on the guest book table at my daughters wedding 🙂

All for today!!!

Take  Care