Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge 6 & Blogaversary!

Hi everyone! Thank you for the prayers for my sister yesterday. I'm happy to report that she came through her surgery fine! She's still got quite a recovery period ahead of her and re-hab, but she's on her way. She wanted to ask ya'll to keep praying!
I'm also happy to report that my dentist said all I need is a stronger antibiotic and he thinks the tooth is fine and will last me a long time.
We even went out to celebrate my husband's birthday, and I didn't have to cook! I got him a wallet (which he asked for) and put it in a Backyard Burger bag that I decorated like a shirt. Look how cute

I found the directions on Jill Coleman's blog here. It was super easy, and he liked it!
So, with all of that good news, how about a little more? My one year blogaversary was on Sunday, and like all good bloggers I'm offering up some candy to celebrate! Want to see a peek at some of the goodies I'm offering?

There will be more added to this, I just haven't gotten everything out yet. So what do you have to do to win this? Just leave me a comment telling me Happy Blogaversary! It'd be nice if you became a follower or subscribed to my blog but I'm not going to make that a condition. I'll have random.org pick a winner on the 22nd of June.

Okay, let's get to the card I have to show you today. Squigglefly has a challenge on their blog every Monday and yesterday Rhonda's challenge for us is to make something using the colors black and pink and a third color of your choice, plus two brads and two flowers. Well I may have cheated just a little because I used almost every shade of pink I had in my copics!

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The image I used is called Floral Frenzy. I just love it! I used green as my third color (I had to color the leaves and stems!), and I used four flower shaped brads. I figured two would qualify as brads and two would qualify as flowers!
I added some glitter to the butterfly trails. Here are the copics I used coloring this

I normally would have colored all of these flowers in multi colors, but the challenge made me stick to the pink pallett and I kind of like it! I liked it so much I decided to do another in a blue pallett!

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Notice I used a new EK Success border punch on the side! Which one do you like best?
One more thing before I go - Squigglefly is going to be sponsoring a sheetload of cards next month and they had the design team make some cards for it. The problem is not all of the cards can be used, so they need YOU to go by and vote on the cards that should be submitted. Can you help them out by going here to vote?
Don't forget to comment to win the prize I've got! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for taking the time to visit me!


Crystal said...

Wow...Holly, you are super busy!! The cards are fab, as always....

That bag is darling!!!


Pam in Ar. said...

I love the two different cards..the scalloped side on the blue one is cool...very nice, and even with everything you had to do yesterday you got TWO cards done. Happy Belated Anniversary Holly!!!! I was thinking it had passed and you didn't even mention it!! Shame on you!!! You are awesome :~)

So glad everything went well with your sister yesterday, I know that takes a load off of your mind too...and your tooth??? Whoo Hoo what a day you had!!! Glad you got to finish it off with dinner out :~)

Stef H said...

wow!@ i'll just bet hubby loved it. that bag is awesome and i love both cards. but being a pink person, can you guess which one i really like? but then, i love that scalloped edge on the blue one... and yet..... you are awesome.

HAPPY, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! where does the time go????


Becky said...

I am glad your sister is doing fine. That is one awesome shirt you made for your husband. Glad to hear you will be able to keep that tooth :).

Now these cards are just lovely and the coloring is lovely as always.

bumblebee creations said...

Holly! I love your card! (cards) and what a cool present for your hubby! Glad your sis is doing great! Oh, and Happy Blogaversary!!! I love both the pink and blue but that border is really cool and makes that one stand out a little more!

Heather Huggins said...

Wow these are all cute!! Thanks for the stamp information!!

lorene said...

happ Blogaversary to you! I just starting blogging thanks to you and all the other bloggers out there. didn't know it was this much fun! I already subscribe to your blog, so it's one of the firsts Icheck every morning. I just love your cards! thanks for putting my name into the hat!

Lorene H

Carole RB said...

Hi Holly

Your cards are very nice.

Happy Blogaversary!

Doris said...

Loved that shirt gift bag!

freida said...

Ahhh, so glad yesterday went well! I thought about you all day! I love the bag you made hubby...such a clever idea!

This image is one of my favs! I LOVE the pink, but the blue really grabs me...oh that border! Both are gorgeous!

I was trying to remember how I found your blog...had to have been through SCS. Since then, I not only have jumped from scrapbooking to mainly cardmaking, I have learned so much along the way...all thanks to YOU! :) I cherish my "Holly" notebook crammed full of neat tricks and ideas! You have shared a wealth of information and inspiration with all of us, and we are forever grateful! :) I feel so fortunate to call you friend! ;)

BIG hugs~

Niki said...

Happy blogversary!

So glad your sister is doing well. I'll continue to pray for her and her family as she recovers.

Hmmm, which card do I like better?? That's a tough one. I really like the pink and black together, and I really like the scalloped edge on the blue card. Guess I'll have to go with the blue one, the edge makes it outstanding.

I so enjoy that you post something new almost every day. You give me a chuckle and something to look forward to in the mornings.

Thanks for sharing your talent, and your blog candy!

Anita said...

Happy Blogversary!!!! I like the pink the best but pink is one of my favorite colors. Glad to hear that your sister made it through surgery fine. I will pray for her recovery and that the meds work for you.

Linda said...

Wow you have done so much in a year.
Happy Blogversary!

Glad to hear about your sister and your tooth. That must take a load off your mind.
I loved both cards. I am glad they weren't on the vote page. I love pink and I love blue. That punch is awesome.

rudie2shoes said...

Happy Blogaversary Holly! I think everything you create is absolutely wonderful. The paperbag shirt is stunning. Glad your sis is well & that your teeth will be getting better soon! :)

Marla said...

Beautiful cards. Happy Blogaversary HOLLY!!!!!!!!! YOu are so creative!!

Nora said...

Happy Blogaversary! I've put a link to you in my sidebar.

Let's see...which card do I like? Hmmmm, that's a tough one - they're both really sweet. The pink & black are very striking together, but I think I'm leaning toward the blue, since that's my favorite color.

Awesome work, as usual!

Mother Necessity said...

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! Those flower cards in a single color are just lovely.

Mouse40 said...

Happy Blogaversary, Holly!!!
Great blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm your follower now and I posted a link on the sidebar of my blog

KellyW said...

Hi Holly,

I'm already a subscriber to your blog. I enjoy reading your blog daily and love your witty sense of humor!

I like both cards, but I think I like the blue one better!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Tracey said...

Happy blogoversary Holly! Love your blog. Your cards are awesome!!

Maria Matter said...

Oh, I love your bag Holly! That is just too cute, I'll have to give it a go!
Your cards are fabby! I like it in pink and blue, multi colored would look great too! It's a super sweet image! (My daughter picked the pink as her fav)
Hey and Congrats on year of blogging! Mine came and went without any hoopla, I better get on the ball, huh?
Have a super duper day Holly!
Blessings, Maria

Kristin said...

congrats Holly! I really love all of these cards- you are a busy gal :-)

CAThi said...


Love both cards,but seem drawn to the pink layout more.

Unknown said...


Beverly said...

Happy Blogaversary! Love your card, especially the blue version. I have never commented before but I love your blog!

KAT said...

Lest I furget ... "Happy Blogaversary" (or, as I would put it: Happy Blogiversary! LOL)

Okay, I *LOVE* your PINK card!! Love, Love, LOVE it!!! Ohhhh how I LOVE PINK!! BeaUtiful!!!

Glad to hear your tooth is strong -- and, hopefully, the stronger anti-b's will get rid of that infection.

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Holly!! You just go girl!! You've been so very busy while I was away!! The shirt card is fab!! I just LOVE that SF image!! I need to do something with it!! You did an awesome job as always girl!! ;)

nancymt615 said...

CONGRATS ON THE ANNIVERSARY!!! I found your blog a couple of weeks ago following another one that linked to a tutorial you had up. Liked what I saw and subscribed to follow you that same day.

Debby said...

cute shirt baggie! holy moly! happy versary! both cards are purty! what's the name of the border punchy thingy. I likey.

Unknown said...

Hi, Holly-
I check out your site every day.
I am always amazed at your creativity.Thanks for taking the time to share your cute cards with us every day.
Thanks for the opportunity to win cool stuff. It's your blogaversary
and you're giving us the gift. I hope it's me!!!!Happy, Happy, Happy Blogaversary.

Kris B. said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love your Blog ... you always have such great ideas. Also, love your tutorials. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogavesary--I love all the neat cards and things you post!! Must have missed the bag though :-(
Juanita Cain

LaVerne said...

Happy Blogversary! I don't have a blog, but subscribe to several. I must admit, though, yours is my favorite. I love all your clever ideas and beautiful art.

JulieK said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I follow your blog everyday-GREAT Inspiration

Susie M. said...

Happy Blogaversary! These cards are beautiful! and what a difference in the colors! how nice!!

Sherri Piechnik said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I haven't visited your blog for a while so I thought I'd subscribe so as not to miss any of your beautiful ideas.

Cheri said...

Beautiful cards, Holly! I love the scallop borders on the side, too! Happy blogversary!

Agus said...

Happy blogaversary!!! lovely blog candy!! thanks for the chance to win :) Im going to link your blog right now!
Here is my blog.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

HAPPY Blogaversary! Sweet of you to give candy. I'd love to win. I will follow also!

Anonymous said...

Hi Holly,

It's a pleasure to wish you a Happy Blogaversary since I've been enjoying your blog pretty much since you started. It's good to hear that your sister is doing well too.
Hugs, Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz.