Sunday, May 16, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a great card created by Karin of KarinsArtScrap blog using a wonderful stamp set that she won last year.  I love her creation here and esp the sun effect.  WOW.  Be sure and check out her awesome blog and see all her wonderful creations.


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Bunny Love

 Sharing a little bunny love for you today.  This cute stamp comes from Unity stamps.  I just adore their wonderful stamp collection.  I hope you had a great first week of may.  I added some cute may flowers to the corners of this card.  Hugs

Have a great weekend, Holley

Friday, May 14, 2021

Horoscope Gnomes

Sharing this Brand New image from artist Sandra Caldwell today, she has a new line of stamps--Gnome Horoscope images.  This one is Sagatarius!  WOO HOO.  Hope you love it.  You can find her images on Etsy at Babycakes DND

 Hope you all have a wonderful weekennd.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Happy 50!

Wishing a Happy 50th to the DH!!  About time you finally hit 50 like me.  (For those of  you who don't know us in person, he's been teasing me a lot since I hit 50 and he was still 49).  SIGH.  Well, now he's 50 too.  Sign him up for AARP.

 Love you so much sweetie.  Hope you get everything you want for your big 50 birthday this year.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Crazy in Love

sharing this darling Notturno Digital Arts image for my DH this week, as it's his birthday on Saturday. I thought this image was just TOO cute.  It would be perfect for valentines or any other love occasion like today.  I added a sticker sentiment, "Crazy in love" for it along with some gorgeous Turkish lace.

OK, so back to learning to count in Turkish, we were doing numbers, one-bir; two- iki, three - uc (uch) and today is four- dort......ten - on;  thanks for learning along with me, lol

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Love Bug

Sharing this love bug card for the DH today on the week of his BDAY. I hope he likes it.  He'll say something like, oh, that's your favorite color.  Well, yep, sure it. I do love the yellow.  Hope he love this cute card from Unity Stamps.

So we are all learning to count in Turkish now....bir, iki, .....on;  today's number is three- uc, but it's special symbol that i don't know how to make on a english keyboard.  I think it's english equivalent would be ch, so it's pronunciation would be ooch

Monday, May 10, 2021

Hunny Bunny

 Sharing this super cute stamp for the DH as his birthday is approach soon.  I love him dearly and hope his day is special.  I ask him what he wants, he says, "a donation to the capitol area food bank."  yep.  that's what he wants every year.  He's so sweet.

OK, so back to learning Turkish number, one is Bir;  two is iki; ten is ON;  If I keep making myself say them everyday all month long, perhaps I will be OK when I get to Turkey.  Mostly at the market because you are holding up some type of product and the response is always a Turkish number.  So it makes sense to learn numbers quickly.  The term to get a price is ne kadar? (how much is it?)

Sunday, May 9, 2021

I'm fluffy

 Here's another Fat and Fluffy card for you.  Sorry you can't see the card's edges, but the card was quite white which blended into the background.  I did one card like this using a cat a couple months ago, it was a bit hit.  I thought I would use this cute guy from a Cat's Pajama's Rubber Stamp set.

I am guessing I am closer shaped to the Panda nowadays! LOL! OK, not as big as the panda, I am just kidding.  but certainly not as tiny as a cat, even a "fluffy cat."

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Guest Designer Tina Keyport

Here's a lovely Christmas card from an Anna Griffin card making set that was a lovely surprise this christmas from Tina Keyport.  Thank you so very much for this elegant card.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Hetty Clare

 Here's a wonderful stamp from Hetty Clare, I just love kitties.  This one was super cute and on sale in her Etsy store. I couldn't resist.  I thought it was just perfect with some matching rose lace to go with it.  Don't you think?

I can't believe we are at the end of the first week of May, just 18 days of school left now.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

You can do it!

"You can do it--Coffee"  This cute image comes from Chick Chickadee Crafts on Etsy, SugarTree stamps.  She has the cutest stamps.  Including a wonderful coffee set that I love. It comes with a bunch of cute cups and sentiments, it's a bargain at only $2.  Be sure and check it out.

OK, back to yesterday, learning numbers in turkish, so if i was buying something for $2 in turkish, that would be iki.  On--ten, iki - two;  Are we learning?  You think I would learn faster, but no, since brain surgery, I can't just get a huge list and learn them quickly.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A cat's life

 Sharing this adorable cat card today from Le Petite Market.  What a fun image!  I added a sweet sentiment, "A Cat's Life" and some gorgeous Turkish Lace to go with it.  I really must learn some turkish on my next trip.  I know only very basic things.  I need to learn things like numbers (so I know what they are telling me in the market), directions,....wish my Turkish friends here had time to teach me.

OK, will start with numbers, let's all learn together, a few numbers I already know, like 10, because it sounds like one in english, "On" means 10 in turkish.  When I am walking through a market, i hear "ON" very often meaning 10 lira. (that's about $1.35)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Here's a cute stamp from a coffee set that I got for Christmas from the DH. I love this cute kit.  I made a whole bunch of fun cards from it.  I added some tiny little buttons and of course, some great turkish lace to go with it.  Fun.  I hope you are having a great start to the month of May.

Cheers all, Holley

Monday, May 3, 2021

Cat lady

I just love this funny stamp from Unity stamps.  I am not really a cat lady (in person) but perhaps in heart.  She is just TOO cute.  I think in person though this might be a bit overwhelming.  Makes me want to go to a cat cafe though so I can pet a cat or two.  One thing about Istanbul is there is a lot of very tame cats all over the place that you can (and people do) take care of and nuture.  They are city cats and have been tagged by the city (there's also dogs....same) that just live on the streets but they are tagged and have been given shots and taken care off and the locals just care for them.

One story about that.  I was enjoying a morning, sitting across from the Blue Mosque.  Some stranger approached me, unusual (unless he was a salesman, either a tour guide or a carpet salesman), he came an sat right next to me.  Weird.  Esp in that culture.  There's not one other person around but me and that man.  At any rate, he's talking a LOT.  at some point one of the very large city dogs walks right up and sits right in between us!  Yep.  Time for me to immediately excuse myself and take off.  I petted the dog for a moment and he (the dog) and I left.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

 Sharing this lovely card from artist Karin of KarinsArtScrap blog.  She's using a wonderful prize that she won a while back.  I will be so excited to see what she does with her new prizes this year. I can't wait to see her new creations (and yours, so send them to me!!).

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happy May!

 Happy May everyone!  You know what that means, it's time for a brand new contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog!  WOO HOO.  The sponsor this month is Star Stampz.  We are so excited to be sharing their cute images.  Here's the card I have made for this challenge.  His name is Dennis.  Isn't he darling?  

Drop by the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and share your latest and greatest creations for a chance to win a prize from Star Stampz.

Friday, April 30, 2021

It's the end of April? What?

Here's a wonderful Bestie image from Sherri Baldy.  I am loving her new spring images esp those with all the beautiful flowers.  This one is no exception.  Be sure and check them all out at I can't believe we are already at the end of April.  WOW. Just a month and a half to Turkey now.  Specifically, just 24 working days until the end of the year.

Hope you are having a great end of April and Happy May!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Happy Anniversary Dear

 I also had to make a hot card for the hubby for our anniversary this year.  This image is from Gary Rudisill.  I hope we do something simple and sweet.  I like staying home together and ordering in, watching a movie, sitting down and chatting.  We are happy that way.

Hope  you all have a wonderful day as well.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Babe!  Love you more every year.  I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.  You are the very best and have given me everything I ever wanted and more.  I hope I can make you as happy as  you make me.  Love, Holley

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


 This week I am posting cards for the DH in honor of our Anniversary.  Love you lots dear.  here's a cutie  just for you.  I  hope you and everyone out there has a wonderful day.

Monday, April 26, 2021

You make life brighter.

 As my anniversary approaches, I wanted to share this card for my DH.  I hope he likes it. "You make life brighter"  Oh how true that is.  He's the best.  well, the best for me.  So, that must be the best, right?  I can't believe we have been together over 22 years, it really seems like yesterday and forever all  at the same time.

Huge hugs to the Hubby.  Love you

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Forever and Always

 This week I will be sharing cards for the DH in honor of our anniversary (the 28th);  So, yes, he's spoiled, he gets a whole week of cards that I have made to be shared here.  I hope he likes them.  He's always been very supportive of the hobby.  (Which is a smart husband, lol).

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Guest Designer Jan E.

 Sharing this amazing card that was sent to me for my 50th Birthday from Jan E of Texas.  WOW WOW WOW is all I can say. It's just stunning. I was blown away by the great patterns and details.  Thank you so very much!

Friday, April 23, 2021

A gift to you

 Sharing a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This cutie is 3567 Lulu Lovely.  Isn't she super cute?  Check her out along with all of Sandra's other stamps today at her Babycake's DND store on Etsy.

I thought this card would go perfect on a gift giving occasion like a birthday, anniversary, graduation,...

Thursday, April 22, 2021

A simple thank you

 Here's a wonderful card made using a great image from Sherri Baldy and some lace that I got while in Turkiye last summer.  Doesn't it make a great combo?  I love the raspberry color with white.  I added a simple thank you sentiment from Pebbles.

Be sure and drop by Sherr's website at and check out all her stamps and embellishments.