Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30 - Love Scrapbook Page

This is a 12x12 page made with quite a few of the new items in the Occasions Mini catalog. I used the "With All My Heart" stamp set with the large flower punch and the Top Note Sizzix die for the title. And yes, I did a LOT of sewing. Too bad I can't sew fabric but I LOVE sewing on paper! :)

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration is still going on - spend only $50 and choose a completely FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! If you want more information on it be sure to let me know or you can shop online at

I'll be having a contest this week to celebrate my new Facebook page at so be sure to keep your eye out for that and if you haven't signed up to be a fan on Facebook yet, follow the link and sign up!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27 - Thank You Card

Tonight I got my order of the new Stampin' Up! clear blocks and clear stamps and let me tell you - I am IN LOVE. Now let me explain that I am SO not a fan of clear stamps in general. They just don't stamp clear for me - and me being the anal person I am, I need a clear image. Which is why I love rubber so much. When I found out Stampin' Up! was going to have clear stamps as well now I was definitely one of the people rolling my eyes.

But then I found out... the new clear stamps ARE rubber! YIPPEE YAY HOOEY! :) I am now absolutely hooked. I got the set with all of the clear blocks and I can't believe how nice they all are. The are beveled and light-weight which is wonderful! And of course I had to try them out tonight so here is the finished result. The background is embossed with a Stampin' Up! embossing folder for the Sizzix then sewed together.

Hope you have a great Thursday! :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25 - Get Well Soon Card

A friend of mine is under the weather so I thought I would make something to send her tomorrow (although she will probably be all better by the time this card arrives - well, I hope she will anyway!)

I love the new Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (background) and Beautiful Wings embosslit for the Sizzix and used them both on this card. The butterfly is actually not the lavendar that the background is, the butterfly is cut and embossed from brushed silver cardstock.

Complete supply list:
Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Almost Amethyst and Brushed Silver cardstock
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Occasions Mini)
Beautiful Wings Embosslit (Occasions Mini)
Small Silver Brads
Scalloped Square Punch
Chat Room Rubons (Occasions Mini)

Have a fantastic Tuesday tomorrow and hope you get something crafty done! :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23 - *heart* U Page

I was having scrapbooking withdrawal again this weekend so I had fun creating this page. I still am having a hard time believing that my sweet little girl turned 7 years old this week. Where does the time go?

This is just a quick fun 12x12 page using the Sweet Pea paper pack from the Occasions Mini, along with Chocolate Chip epoxy brads, and the rubons also from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18 - Transforming a Digital Card

My goal today is to work on my Holly Stamps site - there are still a few pages I have yet to create there. First being the "About Holly" page. I felt I needed some kind of picture of me on it but I am SO not a fan of photos of myself. So I thought I would try to jazz one up with My Digital Studio!

I just opened the program and started out with a 6x6 card pre-designed template. Then I changed some colors, added my photo and added a few more elements like the stamps on the sides and the ribbon under the stitching. Took me only about 10 minutes to make and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

I love the fact that they have all of these fabulous pre-designed templates for cards, scrapbook pages, etc. that you can just use or change to your hearts content. Fun stuff! :) I'm off to add it to the website!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17 - You Rock Card

This card uses the "Friends Rock" stamp set. I actually got this set to use when grading art papers but wanted to try it out on a card and love it! It's so fun and funky for anyone who is also fun and funky!

I used the Thoroughly Modern designer series paper for the card which I love too - the colors are so fun and I'm a polka dot addict. :)

The "You Rock" card is tucked into the pocket made with the patterned papers.

Hope you're having a great weekend! I have the day off tomorrow and I'm VERY happy about that.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16 - *heart* U

These are the new little notecards from the Occasions mini. I've had them for about a month now and haven't played with them until now but WOW I love them!!!

I'm embarrassed to say that I've also had the "Forest Friends" stamp set for about half a year now and have also never used it so today was the day - *love* the tree in that set.

I have a husband and a daughter with colds this weekend (always happens on a 3-day weekend) so I'll be sneaking up to my little room as much as I can! Hope you have a fantastic Saturday!


Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15 - Wonderful Mother Card

This was the 6th and final card we made last evening during the January card night. Thanks to all of you who made it over to the house and I hope you all had as much fun as I did! Those who couldn't make it, hopefully you can join us next month!

This card we used the Vintage Labels stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration promotion yet again but this time I made them into flowers. The centers are punched with the 1" circle punch and the flowers stamped inside are from the Greenhouse Gardens stamp set. The "Wonderful Mother" stamp is from the Well Scripted set in the new Occasions mini.

Hope you have a great weekend - it's a 3-day weekend for me and I am VERY excited about that.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13 - 2010 Album Week 2

Just a short post tonight - got my second week page done in my yearly digital album. Trying to keep ahead, I'm afraid if I fall behind on it I won't finish it.

I LOVE how quick and easy these pages are to make and I feel like I'm actually getting something accomplished with my scrapbooking even though I'm busy.

YAY for feeling productive!
Card night is tomorrow night so I may not be able to post anything tomorrow but I'll be back on Friday or Saturday. Enjoy your weekend! :)


Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11 - Congratulations Card

I had a somewhat productive day today, at least I got Card #5 done for card night on Thursday! It has all but filled up this month so if you're still on the fence about coming better let me know quickly. I tried to make a classy card with black, white and brushed silver cardstock. It uses 3 of the new stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Well Scripted, Tiny Tags and Vintage Vogue. The the wheel at the bottom is heat embossed with white embossing powder. If the petals on the flower look 3d its because they are, I curled them upwards to give a little more dimension to the card. Then the middle has one of the new epoxy brads in the center.

Wedding season will be here before we know it (I hope so anyway!) so tuck this one away and use it for the next wedding you attend!

Thursday night is almost here and I'm so excited - I absolutely LOVE card nights! If you're attending I will see you there! :)

{ holly }

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9 - Goodie Jars

Oh how I love little jars! I fell in love with these little spice jars at Kroger tonight and knew I had to get them to play with.

I decided to decorate them for a good friend who just moved into a new house with her family and will soon be decorating her scrap room. Thought these might help her get started. :)

I used the Vintage Labels stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration promotion on these along with the new mini heart punch from the Occasions mini and some fun Stampin' Up! ribbon.

Hope you are having a fantastic creative weekend! Chad is working tomorrow so I will be crafting all day - so check back for another project posted tomorrow!

{ holly }

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7 - Priority Note

This is the fourth card we'll be doing for card night next Thursday but it is actually a notecard instead of a fold out card. Gotta mix it up a little bit! There are 3 different sets used on this from the new Occasions Mini catalog and the new Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Can't post a whole lot about this one tonight - the muscles in my arms are cramping up big time but if you have any questions on any of it just send me an email or leave a comment and I will get back to you. :) Have a fantastic Friday tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5 - Thanks Card

Sale-A-Bration starts TODAY! Every $50 you spend with Stampin' Up! gets you a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. This is a fantastic time to place an order (get freebies!), attend my January Card night (get even more freebies!) or host a workshop (get a TON of freebies!)

This is a quick drive-by-post card today. I went to a Stampin' Up! card party of my friend Joan's tonight and had a blast! We made the CUTEST projects, the company was great and it was SO great to let Joan do the hostessing. What a fun night.

This is a card I did a few months ago that is pretty simple and uses the Very Vanilla Hodgepodge kit.

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4 - Happy Birthday Card

This is card #3 that we're going to be making at my January card night on Thursday, January 14 from 6-8pm. Scan down a few posts if you want more information on my card night - all of the details are in a post from a few days ago. :) Then just let me know if you want to come.

Guess what tomorrow is? I'm SO excited! The new Occasions mini catalog takes effect and Sale-A-Bration promotion starts. Whoooo HOOOO! :) And that means time for another preview of goodies from the Occasions Mini catalog!

The new stamp sets used are Solid Stripes mini background stamp and Well Scripted for the Happy Birthday. Colors used are Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery.

Have a great day and I'll have another project posted tomorrow - I'm doing SO good on my New Year's Resolution to post everyday (or MOST everyday) - Yay! :)

{ holly }

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 3 - Life Happens Card

It's about time I post another card, right? :)
This is another card we're going to be making at my January card night using the Vintage Vogue stamp set that is in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.
Hope you are having a fabulous 2010!
  • Very Vanilla & Always Artichoke Cardstock
  • Always Artichoke, Bermuda Bay & Melon Mambo ink
  • 6x6 Designer Series Paper Pack (Sale-A-Bration)
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch (Sale-A-Bration)
I just figured out that the gallery on the hollystamps site is not working (ugh!) so I'm off to figure out how to fix it. Fun, fun! Hopefully it will be back up shortly.

Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1 - Digital 52 Week Album, Week 1

It's the first day of 2010! I have a LOT of things I want to start doing (or do better!) this year and just one of those is scrapbook better. Last year things got so busy and I have not done a yearly family album since 2001. Yes, 2001. Please stop laughing now.

Way back then digital scrapbooking didn't exist yet and I didn't have any children. Now I have two kids who I make traditionally scrapbooked albums for. But since I love digital scrapbooking also I have been struggling to figure out where to fit it in. I figured it out!

This is the first page in my 2010 family album. I'm going to do a page each week with things we do and once I am done the album will have 52 pages. The easiest (and funnest!) way I've found to do this is with Stampin' Up!'s new My Digital Studio. At the end of 2010 I'll just be able to get it printed out and I'm so excited to see the final project. I won't print out step by step instructions, it would take me all night, but if you have any questions AT ALL about My Digital Studio just send me an email at and I would be happy to help you out! I did get my My Digital Studio certification earlier this year and LOVE using the program.

Until tomorrow - have a fantastic new year!