Saturday, August 15, 2020

Flapper Girl

Here's another wonderful image from Moonflower Digistamps.  I made this card for the contest on YSBP challenge blog.  Join in over there for this month's contest sponsored by MoonFlower!  This cute image is called Gigi Flap Dancer
I can't wait to see your creations in the contest!  You will get an extra entry if you use a MoonFlower stamp!  Join in the fun HERE

Friday, August 14, 2020

What's the buzz?

Sharing one more fun coffee theme card this week, let's have some more coffee (or in my case during the school day, Diet Dr Pepper).  Hope the rest of you are doing just fine if you are not dealing with school time.

I am sure the parent and kids are feeling very anxious about it now too.  It's going to be a different world this year and for my kids a different school location when they finally do get to come to campus as well.  So much for kids to deal with.  Huge hugs kiddos

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Here's a darling image from The East Wind. I just love her images, esp the ladies.  This cute cat though, you know I had to get it!  I added some great Turkish lace to go with it.  I hope you like it.  Missing my own cat (she passed many years ago) but it sure was nice to be in the bedroom and have her jump up on the bed to lay with me.

Hope you are having a great week.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

How have you Bean?

Here's another coffee theme card for the teacher assistant's week back at school.  I thought this was appropriate because there's a lot of catching up that is happening between everybody right now amongst all the scrambling to get ready for the next year.  So much scrambling for us as we are in a brand new location and it's a sea of portables and everything was just piled in boxes for the teachers.  Right now though my campus doesn't have it's power completed so we are not allowed on site in person just yet.

Wish us luck.  I don't know if I mentioned it already, but I am back at Brentwood Elementary.  I work for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing department now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Let's get caffeinated

Thought this would be a fun card today as all of us Teacher Assistants are working.  (Rest of the district is still on hold).  I figured we could all use come coffee today!  I guess for some this year it is bitter sweet since our school is being torn down and rebuilt.  That means we are all in portables at a host campus.  

I thought this card would be perfect for the starting day.  Let's get caffeinated!  HA!  we'll see what they have the paraprofessional staff doing today.  

Monday, August 10, 2020

What the Mind can Conceive, it can Achieve

What the Mind can Conceive, it can Achieve.  What a great thought.  Sharing this lovely Unity card today.  This image comes from one of the Kit of the months (KOTM).  I really love the sentiment though, it's just perfect as we are all getting ready to start back up in school.
I hope everyone is prepared for what is ahead of us.  Please send your positive vibes, prayers, good feelings, whatever your like to us!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Guest Designer Gaye V

Sharing this wonderful card that Gaye Valle made using some of her prizes from the February Celebration.  How lovely is this? I just adore her beautiful card that I received.  Thank you so very much. It was a delight to receive in the mail.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Butterfly cat?

Here's the cutest butterfly cat!  Isn't this image just darling?  I got this cutie from Faery Ink.  She has a whole myriad of wonderful images everything from cute animals like this to adorable fairy girls.  Check out her wonderful Facebook group HERE and goto PHOTOs where you will find a folder will with some amazing freebies that are to die for!

She has a great shop on Etsy HERE.  I just love cute cat stamps lately too, they are darling, there's a great monthly cat contest HERE.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Reach for your dreams

Here's a fun card using an Oddballs stamp from Stamping Bella.  Using some great Turkish Lace of course.  I just adore these funky stamps as I am sure you know is my style by now.  I can't believe we are just a few days from going to our new school to get ready for the school year.  It's like we didn't even get to say goodbye last year as our school year ended abruptly, with the District calling off school the day before Spring break and then we never returned.
I know that our kiddos won't be there for a while, but we will still be working hard and getting ready for them!

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Here's a cute little image that comes from a set of Cat's Pajamas stamps.  I just love their cute little guys.  This one is no exception.  What a sweetie.  You'll noticed I added the perfect sentiment for summer vacation (or just summer for that thought), "Memories are Life's most precious Treasures."  Awe, doesn't that make you smile?

Hope you have some wonderful summer memories this year.  I thought this card was just perfect for my summer after Turkiye.  Ahh, what memories.  

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Don't call it a dream...

Well, now that summer is coming to an end and school is starting back up next week, with the staff going back to work on the 11th, I must set some new goals for next year!  Hmm, lol right now I am ready to say, let's come back!  WOO HOO
I thought this card was very fitting for that.  Then again, perhaps I should think of some other goals, but right now I just have Turkiye on the brain, lol, maybe because I am sitting across from the Blue Mosque.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Swimming Enthusiast

Here's an adorable summer theme card.  I just love these  images from Notturno Digital Arts on Etsy.  Super cute!  I made this card using one of her sets.  She also has some great giveaway images on her Facebook group so you can try out her images.  Check her out!

I hope you are also soaking up the sun in that last little bit of summertime before school comes back.  Live it up.  I am down to my last three days (well two days as the 7th I am flying back), but I spent zero time swimming which I know is many people's favorite.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Whoooooo are we?

Here's a cute set of owls from Stampendous today.  I have always just loved owls and now Owls are the mascot for the school that I work for (Doss Elementary school aka The Doss Owls).  So when I am at School I see owls everywhere.  I suppose now I have more excuses to be buying owl stamps and making owl theme cards!
The staff is back to work this  in just one week.  Ahhh, time to get going. I suppose we are all ready and excited.  I have just 5 days left in Turkiye.  EEEK. Both happy to enjoy this last of the trip but also excited to go home and see the DH

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Coffee Helps

Well, now that we are into August, I need to be sharing some coffee theme items as I have to be getting up early to get back into my normal routine.  Ahhh, summer hours.  Well, not really. My summer has had a lot of napping, but I usually don't sleep in very late.  Just 8 days until I have to be at the New School (same job, but our new school is built).

The stamp I am using here is from La Petite Market on Etsy (both the cup and  the coffee bean) and the embellishment comes from Echo park.  Of course, I am getting  up early where I am, and trying to be having a full and busy day, but it's going to all change when I fly back home and have an 8 hour time change to get over so quickly.  GULP!!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

It's Purrfect

Here's a stunning image from Moonflower Stamps.  This wonderful image is called Lily the Cat Fairy.  I just love her beautiful images.  I will be sharing another image on the 15th.  This creation is for the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month! It starts today.  Join in the fun over there by sharing ANY card creation you make.  We'd love to see your wonderful work.

I think this stamp is just PURRfect for the contest.  Now show me your creations...

Friday, July 31, 2020

Have a flower filled day!

Here's a delightful image from Lili of the Valley, I just love this red dress with yellow flowers. I had to mimic the card to match her dress.  I hope you like her too. I can't believe we are almost to the end of July now.  Just a couple of weeks until school (well teachers and I) will be getting going again.  WOW.  It will be quite different as I will be going to the new campus for Doss Elementary School.

I hope all of you have a great day!  Flowers to you all!  Last week in Turkiye, what should I do? hmmm, I say throw out all my clothes and buy more lace to bring home!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Birds Singing

Here's a lovely image from Unity Stamps today. I also added a sentiment, "Just a little note for you." and some gorgeous Turkish Lace.  I can't wait to show you some of the new Turkish lace that I have now. I hope you love this cute little card.  The birds are singing for you today!
I can't believe we are at the end of July.  A little less than 2 weeks to the start up of school (for the staff). WOW.   I won't have much time at all when I get back until I need to be at the school for prep.  I guess I will be staying up SUPER late to get over that jet lag quickly.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Angel Kisses

Here's a stunning angel image from Sherri Baldy.  I just love that is comes with a sentiment, "Always believe something wonderful is about to happen."  I think esp during the time of Coronavirus, this was the perfect image to pick.  I added an additional sentiment, "Smiles all around." along with some gorgeous Turkish Lace.

Have a wonderful end to July.  Hug all and Angel kisses!  I can't believe that I have 9 days left,  after my trip got moved to July 1st, I changed my end date of the trip.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Happy Birthday Sandra

Sharing this sweet and simple birthday card today to say Happy Birthday to the artist of this image, Ms Sandra Caldwell herself!  Happy Birthday Sandra, I hope you have a very Special day and I wish you a wonderful year.  Hugs from Holley today!

You can check out all of Sandra Caldwell's darling stamps at Babycakes DND store in Etsy.  She also has a facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans.

Monday, July 27, 2020


Thought this cactus stamp was a cute summertime card. I added a sweet sentiment, "It's always summer somewhere"  in most cases, that would be South Texas, as we seem to have the lock on summer weather most of the year. It's like either summer then a short winter, then we are back to 90-100 degree weather before you know it.

Must say though, I really hate winter, lol!  Just 11 more days in Turkiye!!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Guest Designer Karthika

Here's a stunning Thanks card that I received in the mail in May from Karthika.  How lovely is this?  I was so delighted. It really brought a smile to my face during an otherwise dreary lockdown time.  Thanks so very much Karthika, I am so thrilled that you liked your goodies!  Check out her blog here:

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Flowers for you!

Here's a sweet stamp from Notturno Digital Arts today.  I just love these big eye girls. They are so quirky and super cute.  They are sold on Etsy HERE.  Be sure and check out the store.  There's also a great facebook group (same name) with some wonderful freebies.

I can't believe we are this far along in the summer time now. I am getting ready for the next school year.  Last year I changed jobs and went from one school to another.  At the time the new school was not too much further away, maybe double the walk, but not my school's permanent location is about 4 times the walk (of my 1st school).  WHEW, I will be getting some major excersize now and in the Texas summer heat, before I left for Turkiye, in JUNE, we had days measuring 107F, I hate to know what we are measuring in August.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Fairy Llama? what?

I thought since we were sharing Llamas, I would have another one today.  Here's a hilarious image of a wonderful llama with butterfly wings.  How cool is this?  It comes from Faery ink.  Check out their Etsy site for their images and they have a great Facebook site with some wonderful freebies.
I added some great lace from Turkiye to the base of this card along with some fun buttons that match the coloring on the llama wings.  I added a funny saying from Cat's Pajamas Stamps.  Hope it brought a little smile to your face today.

Thursday, July 23, 2020


Sharing this gorgeous Sherri Baldy stamp today. I thought it was great to make it vacation themed since I am away on vacation in Istanbul.  I just love her beautiful ladies in addition to her adorable bestie stamps.  Check out all her wonderful merchandise at

So, after all this time in Turkiye, What do I miss you ask?  well, first and foremost, the DH, then hmmm, I am definitely wanting a diet dr pepper, a night with air conditioning and some ice!  LOL, I am so spoiled.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Llama Love

Sharing a funny Llama card for my DH today, it says, I like you a Llama.  The llama stamp comes from Stampendous and the cute saying comes from The Cat's Pajamas.  I hope he likes it.  As you can see from my card title, I named this card, Llama Love.  ha!

Hope my sweetie has a wonderful day today.   I miss you lots and will be home in just a couple weeks!!  Huge hugs