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Hi Friends!

I use to say that my life was like riding a roller coaster.  It dawned on me recently that it’s more like a hamster wheel.  I am running, running, running and never getting anywhere.   I have to own that, too.  You see, I have a tendency to allow my boundaries to be broken (if I have a boundary at all!).   I never was very good at sticking up for myself.   My mom once called me a martyr.   At the time I didn’t realize that statement was a negative thing.   I mean, Joan of Arc was a martyr, right?

Today I am going to share a couple cards.   One I made today for the Technique Lover’s Challenge (stacked cards ~ or also known as telescoping cards)

This was fun to do, but took a little thinking to make sure it opens correctly.

Here it is opened:


Here are my deetails:

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps     Butterflies are Free SetSKU:538,  Garden Shrub SetSKU:560sorrow looks at yesterdaySKU:582-17

Colors: Always Artichoke, True Thyme, Riding Hood Red, GP White, Paper Studio dps, Vanilla

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics, Tim Holtz tea bag distressing ink, True Thyme, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: vanilla brads, spellbinders fancy frames two, sponges, tiny prima flower, sticky tape, hole punch


I’d also like to share with you a card I made for the Dare To Get Dirty challenges.   I thought I had already shared it, but I can’t find it on my blog, so here you go!

Let me tell ya… I had such a blast making this card.  I fiddle and fidgeted with the coloring and getting everything just so.   I couldn’t find the sentiment that I wanted, so I made one up myself and printed it out.   It says “O~FISH-ally Retired”.

Here are my deets:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps Ralph fishingSKU:562-02

Colors: GP White, Kraft, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Paper Studio dp

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics

Accessories: embroidery thread (tan), large brads, swirls embossing folder, diamond plate embossing folder, circle punches, fishing flies, sticky tape, tacky glue, dimensionals


So, we moved my studio this past weekend and now that it’s in a more convenient place (although it’s way smaller!), I think a stamping marathon is on the horizon!

Thanks for stopping by!!


3 Responses to “~ Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes ~”

  1. on 15 Aug 2011 at 10:48MariLynn

    Holly, hugs. You have a lot on your shoulders. It is ok to be the martyr sometimes. You aren’t alone. I am praying for you. I love your stacked card. That butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I hope I find time to play today.

  2. on 15 Aug 2011 at 15:08Marisa

    Love the butterfly card! Can’t say I have seen that fold/type of card before. So unique and how fun! Great job on it.

    Can see why you giggled at the second one. A pun just for you 🙂 Wonderfully coloured and the lure on the front is perfect. Great set of cards 🙂

    Hoping you can settle into your new space well and enjoy a stamping marathon!! Just finished mine being a Guest Diva for Verve’s 4th anniversary Release. A huge bucket list item fulfileld and what fun it was being behind the scenes too. Needless to say, I’m having a Verve hang over today!!

  3. on 16 Aug 2011 at 05:08Juliana Swanson

    That butterfly card is brilliant and drop dead beautiful!
    I LOVE THE COLORS!! And the mechanics–wow!

    The layout for your fishing card is also brilliant!!

    All so beautifully done, Holly!

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