Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Decor

Hello All,

Today I am popping in to share some of my Christmas Decor. This year is about the only Christmas since I married my husband where I have had some real time to devote to decor ideas (I have always had a really little one or been pregnant).
I have always love the rustic looking Christmas, and while walking around Michaels I found a 10 yd roll of burlap for 4.99 and I had a 40% off coupon so I had to get it!


My favorite project was putting the jars together (I got the idea from pinterest!). I really love how they turned out and it was so simple. Also, clear Christmas Balls are the bomb, I stuffed some with burlap and wrapped some with old book paper and added some glitter! I had so much fun!


Thanks for stopping by,


Hollie


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Journals

Hello All,


Popping in to share a little something I have been working on. A while back I was thinking of making something to keep track of all the cute little things my 3 year old says daily. I wanted something small that could be put in my purse or sit on the counter without being a big deal. I came across a set of little Composition notebooks at Target that were perfect (soft and bendable cover).




I pulled out one of my favorite paper lines from My Minds Eye "Lost and Found Two"(I have almost gone through the 6 x6 pad in a month, LOVE IT!) and covered the notebook. I decorated the front with items I had in my random button jar. The felt is from Papertrey Ink along with the flower die used to create the flower (although I did make changes to the flower to make it my own) I have already started writing things down and since he says so much that deserves to be written down it is permanently sitting on the kitchen counter.


Here is a journal I made for a friend who just had her second little one.I like this one a lot better, mainly because of the paint splatters, which are so fun!! I got a wide mouth mason jar and decorated it with matching paper (sadly pictures didn't turn out). I think Journal Jars are awesome gifts for Mothers, because there are always things to write down. Putting a decorated jar on your counter looks a lot better than just a notebook. :)




Thanks for stopping in,


Hollie

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trigger Tuesday: Beads and Baubles

Hello,

Today I am sharing my card for this weeks Trigger Tuesday Challenge.  After seeing this picture over at The Moxie Fab World I pulled out my jar of trinkets my mom gave me a while back. (This jar has really come in handy the last couple of weeks!!) Anyhoot, in this jar was a pearl earring just waiting patiently to be used. My inspiration for my card came from the yellow flower with the pearl center.

Here is my card:

I am really happy with my card! I had so much fun putting it all together from the paint splatter to the little flowers, and I can truly say this is my style of card. (I used acrylic paint mixed with a little water for the splatter)



Thanks so much for stopping by,

Hollie

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

Well, I have been absent from my blog for a long time.  Today it is time to come out of my blog silence and share a card I made for the PTI Blog Hop.

Here is the picture used for inspiration:


Here is my card:


I used a pumpkin template from the Disney Family Fun Site to create my little pumpkin.  I just had to use the Houndstooth stamp, I am addicted! Happy Fall Everyone!! :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Hollie

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Refrigerator Magnet



Howdy,


Today I am sharing a little something I made with a new paper line I found over at Twopeas, Authentique Paper!! I used two coasters and some pattern paper from The Splendid Collection to put together this refrigerator magnet.





I picked my favorite pictures of my boys and cut them into 3 inch squares. The two coasters are put together with button twine and then I placed small magnet strips on the back.



Here it is on the fridge, :)




Thanks for stopping in,


Hollie

Friday, August 5, 2011

Moxie Fab Botanical Challenge

Howdy,


Lately I am really enjoying some challenges on the web and today I am popping in to share my card for the Moxie Fab Fanatical About Botanical Challenge. I love flowers and I love rustic cards, so today I tried to combine the two for one card.









I wish my pictures would have turned out a little better.... but my camera can only do so much. Anyway I am very happy with how it turned out!




Thanks,



Hollie

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Yellow Meets Grey....Grey Meets Yellow

Happy Thursday Afternoon,







I have to say I am in love with Yellow and Grey!! I mentioned it in my post yesterday and also my blog is decked out in what else but Yellow and Grey!! So today yet again I am sharing some projects with Yellow and Grey. I must warn you however that my pictures aren't very good because I was wrestling this little guy!! OK, here we have a gift bag and card for a Birthday I have coming up this weekend.






I really like butterflies also!!!



Here I used some Bazzill Paper, the lighter color is Tin Roof and it is embossed with flowers. The yellow is Harvest Gold from Papertrey Ink.






(Below) Last but not least, one of my favorite cards! For this one I used American Crafts Glitter Thickers (Niki Riki in Sunflower). I drew the heart by hand, cut it out, then stamped YOU from Technique Tuesday Smooch Set. Love that set by the way!!





Well that's it for today!! Thanks for stopping in,






Hollie

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CFC13-The Long and Short of it!!

Hello All,


I am in kind of late tonight to share a card for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. This is my first CAS challenge to try , so I am super excited to share my card!!




First off, this card is HUGE!! Anyway, I am kind of in LOVE with yellow and grey right now! So it may look a little strange to use those colors for a Birthday card but hey I had to try right!

I just bought the yellow glitter thickers (American Crafts) from Michael's today for 40 % off! I just had to put them to use! Anyway thanks for stopping in, be sure to look at every one's cards over at the CAS-ual Fridays Website. I will be participating a lot more for sure!



Hollie

PS: The Balloon is actually a Lunar Light from Lawn Fawn!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy Tuesday,

I hope you all are enjoying your day!! I got a little time to craft today and I have been wanting to get to the Jay Gee Challenge since seeing this picture:





Here is my take on the challenge:





Thanks for stopping by,




Hollie

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: Squares to Cherish

Hello Blog Readers,

Today I am sharing with you my Moxie Fab card!



Here is the inspiration:




I love this picture, mostly because of how bright and cozy it looks! I love white rooms, clean and simple for sure!



Here is my card:





I know it is very simple, but sometimes I just feel like making a simple card. I love how it turned out. I really love PTI's Postmark Stamps, so classic!

Well I am off to spend the rest of the evening at the fair with my kiddos and hubby! Have a great day!


Thanks for stopping by,


Hollie



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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #10

Hello,

Just popping in to share my card for the final challenge over at PTI. The challenge was to add a stamped focal point over a stamped background.

Versamark was one of my best purchases in the ink department by far! I love using it to watermark images .

Thanks for stopping in,
Hollie

Monday, July 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

Hello,

It has been such a busy couple of weeks (with plenty of birthday cakes and ice cream), but I did manage to make a card for the blog hop. Can you believe I almost forgot to load it!


Here is the challenge photo:




Here is my take on the challenge:


Well, I am off to go play around with the NEW! Half and Half Set (crossing my fingers that the kids sleep 20 more minutes)!!

Thanks for stopping in,


Hollie

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #9

Challenge #9: Look at a stamp image in a different way





Well, if you are a frequent viewer of my blog you know that I have done this image a few times so if the picture is to blurry you can look at the little flower here. When I saw the challenge I knew I just had to do this little flower again. It is kind of like a begonia, which my Dad always plants every year. Well it has been fun following along with the challenges, my company enjoyed watching me, which is interesting because no one ever watches me make cards!


Have a great night,


Hollie

Stamp-a-faire Challenges 6 and 7

I see that there isn't a link to Challenge #7 so I will add it to the end of this page. (It was my fav. so I have to share that one)

Challenge #6: Notch Challenge

Challenge #7: Using 2 to 3 images layered together.

I just love how this card turned out and how the images work together. (Rather simple, but looks great in real life I promise (Wink wink!) ) The images are from Button Boutique, Bitty Backgrounds, and Happy Trails.


Thanks so much,

Hollie

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #5

So excited to be dropping back in to share some more cards I made for the PTI Challenges!!! I am going to share them quickly so I can spend some time with Hubby before he falls asleep!


For the challenge I created my border with a tag from the Birthday Tags 2011.

Thanks so much,

Hollie

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #1

Well I am in to the ole blogo kind of early today to participate in the Stamp-a-Faire Challenges with PTI. If you place an order for over $100 you get a free set today only. Since I have already spent my craft budget for the month I decided I would have some fun and try to win the free set!





We are having company over today so my DH watched the boys while I put together a card, hopefully I can come back and share more. The first challenge was to create a project featuring patterned strips created with your favorite decorative element. For my card I paired the Polka Dot II with buttons and rinestones!! I colored the rinestone brown with a marker to blend in more with the overall colors.







Thanks for stopping in,




Hollie

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Make It Monday #24: Dry Brushing

Hello,
Back again today to share my Make it Monday Card!! This weeks technique is Dry Brushing and since I love paints of any kind I had to put something together. Today I created a little postcard for a little baby girl using the Postmarks set and the Button Card die. I find that this little Button Card Die is the perfect size to create the look of a little postcard. I used Versamark Dazzle to stamp the little flower on the background. I like the look, but if I were doing this card again I would probably just leave the background clean, so that the focus could be on the postcard. Sweet Blush has been the last color I am slowly adding to my collection of PTI colors. I though I would never use pink, but I love it so much (the ribbon is my favorite)!

Today I am leaving you with a quote I love .... "All dreams come true ...if you have the courage to pursue them."

I have been thinking a lot about my dreams and my hopes. It seems like the older my kids get the more precious life seems to be and I am realizing how fast if goes by. There are so many things I would love to do in life and sometimes I stop myself from even trying. I know that God has a plan and a place for me, but I am kind of scared to find out what it might be.

Thanks for stopping in,
Hollie

Week 4 Color Combo: Summer Online Card Class




Hello All,

Today's post showcases my Week 4 Color Combo Card! I can't believe this is the last week!

I have learned a lot about color in these past 3 weeks. Putting more than three colors together on a card has always been a challenge for me, so working on the color combos each week has been great practice. Speaking of more than 3 colors I went ahead and added three more colors to the color combo. (he he) As I was working on this card I realized it was missing an element and decided I would add some color to make the balloons float off into the sunset. Since the colors are no where close to the colors in the combo I realize I may be breaking the rules lol! But for the sake of the card I had to put the extra colors. I firmly believe that art shouldn't have rules, it should just be fun! Blah Blah, So anyway I hope you enjoyed my explanation. lol







I started out by inking up Hero Arts Background Clouds stamp just on the edges with PTI's Hawaiian Shores. This left an available space for the bright shiny sun, which I added by sponging Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise and Sweet Blush.




The small button doesn't quite show up but it does match the lightest of the blues and it comes from PTI. The dark blue button is Sassafras and the other button hails from Micheal's.
The sentiment and Hot Air Balloons come from PTI's Everyday Button Bits.

Thanks so much for stopping in,






Hollie



Friday, July 15, 2011

My sweet baby Laughing!



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Make it Monday # 23: Pockets

Hello blog readers,

Today I have a little card I put together for the Make it Monday Challenge #23. I am having so much fun with these challenges. Sometimes I get in a little rut and need something to get me going again.
For my card I choose to use Lavender Moon, Fine Linen, Kraft and Rustic Cream for the card base. Stamp wise I used a little bit of everything. I used It's Official for the background, Fancy Florishes, and Happy Trails. The insert for my pocket is stamped with a Happy Trails swirl that I talked about in this post.






Thanks for stopping in,



Hollie

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stamp It Card Publication !!

Hello everyone,

Can you believe that I forgot to post these!! Anyway today I am finally sharing with you two cards that were published in Stamp It !! Cards! I can't tell you how excited I was to get the email requesting my cards. There are so many wonderful cards in this magazine so to be included in there is a dream come true!



(above) The white wedding card is mine!!






Here is my second card (Miss You Bird), right next to Maile Belles Card!!!
She is one of my favorite cardmakers so this was so exciting!




Thanks so much for stopping by,




Hollie

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Online Summer Card Class Week 3 Color Combo

Hello all,


Happy Tuesday!! Today I am hopping in to share my card for week 3 of the Summer Online Class. I used Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights for my card today! Aren't these just adorable, whenever I get them out it doesn't take long to have a card!! :)

Before I leave I do have to mention that today is my little boys birthday! He is 3 years old, which I can't believe! We tried so hard to make his day special, so I hope it was.







Thanks for stopping in,




Hollie

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Moxie Fab Beautiful Borders Challenge

Hello,




Today I am sharing my card for the Moxie Fab Beautiful Borders Challenge.







The first thing I did was pull out my EK Success Embossed Curve Edger. My goal was to make a big flower as a center piece. I used some American Crafts cardstock and cut it to 1 1/2 x 12, then punched the edge. I then folded the flower and shaped it. I used PTI Beautiful Blooms die #2 to make the center flower out of yummy felt. I added some stitching for added interest and a PTI button to finish it off. I wanted the base of my card to be rather simple since the flower was the focus. So I stamped the NEW Mehndi Medallions from PTI in sweet blush onto sweet blush cardstock. To finish the card I added a sentiment from the PTI 2010 Anniversary Set.







Thanks so much for stopping in,




Hollie










Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Just stopping in to wish everyone a very safe and HAPPY 4th!!! Today just happens to be my hubby's birthday. For breakfast he requested waffles,which I had to wipe up from scratch because I ran out of mix. I love looking for new recipes and also love to cook so this was no problem. :)

I'm also enrolled in the Online Summer Card Camp!!! (Love it so far!) Here is a link to my flickr where I have been uploading the cards for the color challenges. It is faster for me to link to flickr these days. :)


Thanks for stopping in
Hollie

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Note of Thanks

Hello,

Today I am sharing a card that I made using Papertrey Ink's Happy Trails set. The idea for this card came from a commercial I saw while watching TV. I saw squiggly lines similar to the ones found in the Happy Trails set. In the commercial the lines came together to make a flower. I played around a bit and this is what I came up with! :) The small flower uses the smallest of the swishy lines and the background is created using the largest of the lines. I am really really happy with the look, very simple but not if you know what I mean!! This is what I was talking about yesterday when I mentioned the versatility of this set!







Thanks so much for stopping in,


Hollie

Friday, July 1, 2011

Take Care


Hello All,

I thought I would share a new card with you today. I made this card for a customer who ordered some Get well and Sympathy cards at my card party. Yesterday as I was finishing up the order my new PTI stamps came in the mail! :) I bought Happy Trails, which is a wonderful new set, and decided to throw this card together! :) (Happy Trails is a very versatile stamp set, which is number one for me when I buy stamps.) I paired the stamps with the NEW! Sassfrass Lass Sunshine Broadcast . (Which, by the way looks sold out at TwoPeas so I am glad I got my hands on in when I did!) Below is a picture of the packaging I put the cards in. Can you guess where I got the container... Yep its from PTI!! They send you these handy boxes for each stamp set and I just can't throw them all away. I just cover up their adhesive marks with ribbon and off it goes to another home! :)