This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer.
We are having a very busy one, but it is wonderful too.
Recently, I discovered this great challenge blog, from Greece.
You can CLICK HERE to go check it out.
This month, they have the image below as the inspiration for the card.
It turns out, I needed to decorate a clock to use at our new home. We have a lovely covered deck, and would like a clock out there. So, I used the challenge image to complete the DIY clock revamp.
I used an assortment of beautiful Quietfire Design stamps for the sentiment and most of the design. Love those butterflies and bees! The stamped flowers are Stampin' Up! and the dots around the edge are a pencil eraser. I am very happy with the result and will get a photo of it in use.
Now, I have some news........my friend Jutta is posting as a Guest Designer tomorrow -August 7th-over on the QUIETFIRE CREATIONS blog. I know she'd love for you to go have a look, and please leave her a comment. I know I don't have to ask you to, you'll want to.  :)
One more piece of news.......I've been published!  I am so excited to tell you that Paper Creations has a card of mine within it's pages. Page 35 to be exact. Suzanne Cannon and Wanda Hentges are featured in the article as well. You could call this a bucket list item for me.  :)
I've missed blogging and I was so happy to have fun news to share today.
I hope to be back soon.
Thanks for looking!


  1. Congratulations on having your card published Holly! I'll be picking up a copy as soon as I can.

    Your clock is amazing I wish you and DH many lovely hours together on your new deck!

    Thanks for sharing my design spot you are the best, have a great day my friend!

  2. I saw the card in the magazine - it was AWESOME! Now a few questions about your clock...

    Where did you find such an awesome clock? and what kind of ink did you use. I love what you did with it!


    1. Joni- the clock came from the Dollar store. I removed the plastic cover, then the hands, then the paper clock face. I traced it onto white paper,cut it out and cut the center hole. Then, I stamped with Distress and Stampin' Up! inks,used redliner tape to fasten down the new clock face, put the hands back on and snapped in the plastic cover.
      This clock had small tabs holding the cover on, which I had to press in as I pulled up on it. Some don't have the tabs, they fit very snugly. Just go slow and easy.

  3. I love the clock Holly. What ink did you use to stamp onto the clock?

    I haven't been to the City to try and find that magazine yet, but I'll get there!

    1. What I didn't mention in my first reply above, was the black ink- Jet Black Archival from Ranger. Use whatever will give you a good solid black on paper.
      Thanks for your interest and let me know if you do this, so I can see!