Friday, December 14, 2018

Old Lady Fairy

Here's an awesome brand new image today from Sandra Caldwell, this stamp will be released today in her Etsy store, Babycakes DND, along with many other exciting images. I just love this little old lady fairy #2505.  Watch the store for her today.  Can't you just see her buzzing around taking care of all the Christmas magic?

Hope you are having a great day, it's the big 48 for me today!! Who could believe that?!??!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Just say No

Here's a hilarious Grumpling from Taylored Expressions. I love this cute moose and I added a fun saying, "No....I do not want to build a snowman."  That would totally be me.  When it snows, which is so very rare here in Texas, I am never the one who runs outside to play in the snow or build a snowman.  It just doesn't happen.

I guess that makes me a Grumpling, lol.  Hope you are having a great December, I can't believe it's almost time for the school's holiday break.  As a worker, we only get 7 days off. The kids will get 11.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

When you stop believing....

This funny cat looks just like the one who is doomed to get underwear.  Then again, I guess at my age, I don't think of underwear as a bad gift.  Now, given who gives it to me, it would just be a very strange gift.  In fact, other than my husband, underwear would be a downright weird gift, even if I found it in my stocking from Santa Claus!

Here's to getting something other than underwear in our stockings!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Santa's Reindeer

Here's the cutest reindeer stamp from Stamping Bella's Oddballs. There's actually a set of three different reindeers including one that has skulls of course, so you know you will see that one! I just love this stamp line.  Hope you enjoy this one.  This reindeer makes me think he just saw Santa and realized he has to pull the sleigh! ha!

Hope you have a wonderful week. I can tell you everyone at the school, both the kids and the staff are already ready for the holidays.  Cheers, Holley

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sweet Snowman

Here's a cute snowman stamp from Whipper Snapper.  We have a great store nearby that does reuse and recycle materials.  One of them is STAMPS!!  Woo hoo.  Here's a goody that I grabbed at that store, this image plus a couple other great Whipper Snapper wood mounted stamps.  How awesome is that?
Wishing  you all a very happy holiday season and hoping that the weather is well, here in Texas that means, hmmm, 60s to 70s for the high. I mean, it's not Christmas if I don't put shorts on.  lol!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 9, 2018

'tis the season

Here's an adorable image from Taylored Expressions Grumplings line of stamps. I adore these funny images.  TOO cute.  Our weather has been more rainy than cold lately, but we have had more than a few days needing some coats, that unusual for us here, though I guess the rest of the USA has been quite cold.

Stay warm, and especially dry if you are local.  Tis the season, just two more weekends until Christmas and 9 more school days.  Both the kids and the teachers are counting.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dashing through the....

Here's a fun stamp from Cat's Pajamas with a hilarious sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  I just love this funny cat and "Dashing though the...NO!!" is so totally me.  At some level, perhaps I should have been born a cat.  Hmmmm. Something to contemplate.
Thanks so much for dropping by today.  I hope your December is going well, I can't believe we are already a week through it.  Just 9 more days of school until the break and 18 more days until Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Ho Ho Ho

Here's an awesome image from the current progressive Facebook challenge of Limited Runs.  To start, you buy a stamp for a $1 and then as long as you participate in the challenge you will receive the next stamp for free.  You could also win the challenge and get an additional prize in addition to receiving the stamp for the new challenge.

I just love this cute santa, I thought it would be a lovely Christmas card for December.  Check out this company on their Facebook group-- Limited Runs  Stamps.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jingle all the way

Here's an adorable set of images from Mama Elephant. I love this cute set of reindeer stamps.  It also comes with a set of matching dies that you can use to cut them out. I made a couple of cute card with this fun set.

Can't believe we are already in nearing the end of the first week of December!  Whew, just a couple more weeks and we will be on school holiday for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Shop o'clock

Here's a wonderful stamp from one of my favorite new stamp lines, Oddballs from Stamping Bella!  You know I love her.  I thought this card was perfect for December time as we are all getting ready for some shopping.  Don't get me wrong, I KNOW the holiday is NOT about shopping, but seeing our loved ones and giving is part of what will happen during the Christmas season.
So, Let me put on my Skull barrettes, get out my skull purse, put my boots on and go shopping.  Yep, that sounds about like me!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

On the Naughty List?

Here's a fun character from Cat's Pajamas.  I adore this fun cat.  I bought several sets of stamps from this company recently and I am just in love with their funny stamps.  I have several good Christmas theme cards to share and several non-Christmas theme cards as well.

Hope you adore this finicky feline.  Looks like he's got some Christmas gifts a little early

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dear Santa....

Here's an adorable image from Sherri Baldy that was just perfect for the Christmas challenge on the SSS Challenge blog.  If you join in this month you could win a fabulous prize from Sherri, as well as an opportunity to be our guest designer on the Addicted to stamps blog.  I can't wait to see all your entries!

We are 13 days away from Christmas Break here at Austin Independent School District.  I think both the kids and the teachers are feeling like it's time for a break.  I am looking forward to it as well so I can get a bunch of crafting done and perhaps start working on something special for FEBRUARY!!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Bah, Humbug!

Bah, Humbug!  Here's a card for my friends who are not feeling the Christmas spirit yet.  I get it. It seems like Thanksgiving was yesterday, heck, it seems like Halloween was yesterday to me and here we are in December now.  WOW, time is flying by.

I just love these funny stamps called Grumplings from Taylored Expressions.  They always crack me up, even when I am in a good mood.

Exciting news!  I heard back from Taylored Expressions yesterday, they are going to be giving away a $25 gift certificate at this year's celebration in February!  WOOO HOOO! That makes me so excited.  You all know what a huge fan I am of their adorable stamps.  One lucky person will get a gift certificate to their store.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

I Love Fall

Here's the cutest stamp from Kitty Bee called I Love Fall.  Isn't this stamp so sweet? I added a coffee saying, "May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short."  We are having a contest this month on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog using the wonderful stamps from Kitty Bee.
Please come over and see the design team's cards and then share with us  your creations for this month.  You are welcome to join the challenge with any creations you make.

Friday, November 30, 2018


I thought this stamp set was TOO cute, I just had to get it.  It's a clear stamp set that comes with some other camping theme items and sayings.  I am not sure who this fun stamp set came from, if you know, please tell me. It's super cute, comes with trees and animals and another great saying.

I am also using some gorgeous orange lace that I got in Istanbul last summer.  I am totally ready to pack up and go back there!  If you have ever thought about going, I totally recommend it.  Not just to Istanbul but other sites in Turkiye.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Here's an adorable image for Sherri Baldy that is just perfect for some wonderful Christmas theme cards.  I colored her up in a red dress with a white headband.  Isn't she just adorable?  Be sure and check out all of Sherri's amazing goodies at her store.

There's also a wonderful contest going on the SSS Challenge blog, come and join in the fun where you can win a great prize from Sherri Baldy and even become a guest designer on the ATS blog!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ugly Sweater

Here's an awesome stamp that I got from Cat's Pajamas.  I just adore their characters.  This one is among my favorites that I discovered recently and just HAD to purchase a couple of sets using this fun guy.  The sentiment says "Ugly sweater season is Officially Open."  ha!

I have many other cute cards using the same stamp and several other stamps with the same character that I will be sharing soon.  Hope you like him.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy Fall

I suppose we are nearing the end of fall now and many of us already feel like we have had some artic level blasts of winter appear, but it's actually not winter until Dec 21st.  Much like this adorable rabbit from Unity stamps, I am dressed for the season, which is Texas is usually warm, but we did have some crazy cold weather a couple weeks ago!

I hope you are having a great FALL time and that you are not so cold. I know personally that winter is my least favorite of the seasons.  Let us all have a quick and easy winter this year.

Monday, November 26, 2018

For my Love

This Whipper Snapper Stamp is just TOO cute and perfect for fall time.  I love Whipper Snapper's fun animal stamps. I made this sweet card for my DH.  I hope he likes it. I can't believe that December is upon us.  Just a couple of weeks now and we will be at Christmas break.  After that it seems like the countdown to the end of the school year will be getting started (though we are barely half way there).

Hope this cute card gave you a smile today.  Thanks so very much for stopping by. Cheers, Holley

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Tea time

I got this wonderful teacup stamp set from Limited Runs on their Facebook Group.  They also happen to be the sponsor of our current contest on the YSBP Challenge blog, so I decided to whip up a card for both challenges (there is always a running challenge in the Limited Runs group).  If you haven't been over there, go grab the freebie and you could make a card for the YSBP Card challenge! It's HERE.
I hope you are able to sit down with a nice cup of tea today and take a little rest!  Enjoy

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Como teLLama?

I am sure many of you have noticed the craze around Llama's that's been going on over the last couple years.  (Maybe just the last 2 years)  It's been everywhere, not just in crafting, I see Llama shirts, kitchen items,....even when I was on vacation in Europe, I saw assorted Llama theme items.

So, that being said, I had to pick up some asst Llama things, including a cute sticker set that I made a couple of cards with, here's one of them and I added some Turkish lace to go with it.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thankful Napping Nancy

Here's a delightful image that's brand new from Sandra Caldwell.  She's just perfect for the fall season, she's called 2497 Thankful Napping Nancy.  Isn't she adorable?  I just love her, I surrounded her with shimmery pumpkin stickers that are puffy.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and will have a wonderful weekend off.  Are you among those who will be out shopping?

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's an awesome image from Stamping Bella's Oddball line.  I just love these fun images.  This stamp was just perfect for Thanksgiving of course.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Havest Blessings

Here's a great SEI card that I made from one of their card-making kits.  Does anyone belong to their card making club?  I think they send you two card making kits a month (8 cards each).  I have been contemplating joining this club, I was just curious if people enjoyed it all  year or if it got boring.  I really seem to love their card kits, but don't typically do that many of them at once.

I would love to hear what you think about it.  I am enjoying this week off from school. I hope you all are getting a break for the holiday as well.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season

Oh My Goodness, here is just the cutest stamp ever!  You know I am totally in love with Stamping Bella's Oddballs.  This one is just TOO cute and perfect for the fall time.  It comes with a great saying, "Happy Pumpkin Spice Season."  I just love PUMPKIN everything.  YUM.

Hope you adore this cutie as much as I do.  Isn't she just perfect?  Just wait until you see the Oddballs I got for Christmas!