Saturday, March 23, 2019

Guest Designer Rachel D

Here's a stunning card from Rachel D, using a wonderful prize that she won last month.  I learned of her blog, when she was the GIU (Growing in Unity) artist of the week.  She makes the most stunning creations.  Check out her blog HERE.



Friday, March 22, 2019

Bunny Hop Gal

Here's the cutest new stamp from Sandra Caldwell today, its 2476 Bunny Hop Gal.  This new cutie will be added to her store this week.  Be sure and keep your eye out for her.  I am using some thin lace that I found in a reuse store locally today and I layered it on top of some bright red cardstock.

I added some cute pink butterflies to go with the flowers on the lace and a simple sentiment, "You make my world happy."

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ahh, Spring

well, since we are on Spring break I thought I would use this card for multiple reasons.  One it's from a card kit that I got in Istanbul, two it's spring themed, and three it's got lace from Istanbul (a vacation place--in my mind).  Wish I was on vacation, lol!  But time for that will come eventually.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and enjoying the spring weather like we are here in Texas.  We usually don't get much spring here, in a month or so it will be summer, lol!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

I always look up to you


They are having a fun contest over on the The Cat's Pajamas blog called TCP Tuesday challenge and the theme this month is to include your envelope.  I made this combo using one of my most recent purchases, a fun cat stamp that I just love paired with a cute crow.  The sentiments show both come with the set.  
The crow used on the envelope as well as the card background I got from another Cat's Pajamas Birthday theme stamp set.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Here it is spring break, so I am getting some much needed card making time.  LOVE IT.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

I'm wild about you

Here's one of the cutest little giraffe's from Unity Stamps.  I don't consider myself a huge giraffe collector or anything but something at the Unity Stamps store makes me drawn to them!  I must have almost ALL their giraffe's.  They are just so darn cute.  I combined it with some beautiful papers and bright red buttons.

Hope you are all having a great week.  One of my spring break plans is to CLEAN UP after all that packaging and mailing out of prizes.  My craft area and my entire living room is COVERED with supplies.  LOL!



Monday, March 18, 2019

Owl love you forever

Here's the cutest owl from Whipper Snapper Stamps. I adore owls and I added a fun cardstock sticker from Adorn it.  Of course the finishing touch here had to be some wonderful Turkish Lace.  Today is a marvelous day as spring break is HERE!!  Woo hoo!

I am so looking forward to getting lots of fun crafting done this coming week and having a chance to see some friends!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Guest Designer Denise

Here's an awesome creation from Denise Pustelniak  using a wonderful stamp from Sandra Caldwell called Wine me up #411.  This stamp is one of the digi stamps that she one for joining in the contest during the celebration month.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Guest Designer Gwyneth

Here's a stunning card made by Gwyneth using the stamp she won during Celebration month.  She shows several amazing pictures on her blog, Maes Mieri Crafts Blog, and gives links to lots of wonderful info about the images and the card, so drop on over there and check it out!


Friday, March 15, 2019

Bearly Happy

Here's a brand new image from Sandra Caldwell!  This is the first new release of images this year.  This adorable image is called 2749 Bearly Happy.  Isn't he adorable?  I added some cute sentiments, "You are awesome." and my BFF.

Hope you are had a wonderful week. I guarantee you everyone at the school, both the teachers and the kids are ready for spring break now.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Coffee!!

I just love the funny stamps that are available from Cat's Pajamas.  Most especially, I love a particular line of cats and dogs.  This stamp says "Yawns are silent screams for coffee."  HA!  This stamp cracks me up. I just had to get it.  Cat's Pajamas also has a challenge on their blog that you can join in.

They are having an awesome contest to create an envie to go with your card.  The one I made below uses the same paper that I use for my card on the envie and the same Turkish Lace that I added to my card to the envelope.  Obviously this is a card you would have to give someone in person.  What a sweet idea to decorate the envelope to.  Just write the recipients name next to the coffee cup on the envie below.



On the back of the envelope I made a coffee pattern using the same stamp that matches the stamp I used to do the background pattern of my card.

Here's the set shown together


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sabrina

Here's an awesome image from Rick St Dennis, he is sponsoring our contest this month on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  We'd love for you to join in the fun!  The theme is anything goes and you will get an extra entry if you use an image from Rick St Dennis.  I am using a great image called Sabrina at Mama JoJos.  Check out all of his awesome stamps at Zibbet.

Join in the fun by sharing any card you have created this month HERE

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Oddballs Happiness

LOVE LOVE LOVE these awesome images from Stamping Bella.  They are the Oddballs stamp line. I am totally digging them!  I hope you all are starting to receive your packages now. I would love to hear and love to see whatever you end up making with your goodies.  Drop me a note, send me a message, share a card on your blog and email it to me or send me a pic so I can share it on my blog!

Hope you like the Stamping Bella card today!  She's just TOO cute. I have a bunch more Oddball girls to share soon.  I got some valentine theme ones as well, but was just TOO busy this February to share them.

One last package got out, Debbie F.  I also heard from one person who hadn't received her digis and I made sure she got them.

If you haven't received your DIGI prize, esp if you were listed, please let me know :) htondre@aol.com

Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 11, 2019

Take Time...

Here's the cutest Bestie from artist Sherri Baldy!  I added a sweet sentiment to her, "Take time to make happy memories."  We are having the last contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week, our theme is to add flowers to your card. We'd love to see what you are creating.  Drop by and share your newest Bestie cards with us.  

The following items went to the post office on Sunday, so they shipped today:  Candy, Shell, Denise, Deborah, Laura, Jeanie, Donna, Stacy HW, Amy, Shannon H, Shelley, Beverly, Jean M, Karin (2), Brenda S, Vivian F, Virginia, Gaye V

Have you seen your name mentioned for package shipping?  IF NOT, please contact me (htondre@aol.com).  It's possible that I left your name off when it got mailed, or that your name got overlooked when I was writing them down from the computer to the notebook list.  PLEASE don't be shy.  Just ASK,  with over 100 items, I will likely make a mistake.  So, just ask me, I can double check.  I have been very diligent in keeping track once I wrote a person's name down, it got checked off when their envelope got started, when it got addressed/taped up, and when it got mailed.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Mini Calendars

Here's some more cute mini calendars that I made this year.  Several here are using beautiful die cuts and stickers and the two using stamped images come from Taylored Expressions.

I got more wrapping done  last night and several other packages will go out Monday morning (they are already at the post office).  Just about done now I have a couple of local packages that will get shipped tomorrow morning, please check if you haven't seen your name yet!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Pressed Flower cards

Sharing a couple of beautiful pressed flowers today that a fellow church member gave me.  She presses all different leaves and flowers and I make cards out of them to sell at the church bazaar.


ISO:  Gaye Valle--can't find your address, please contact me, htondre@aol.com

ok, so I stayed up Friday night to get the following items ready to go....they are shipping Saturday morning:  Barb M, Karin, Frances, Tricia K, Monique (2), Sue E., Kaye, Beth W, Kelly J, Jean Chaney, Mel C, ANita A, Denise B, Barbara K, Twylia, EmLouise, Dana M and Larisa/Hlora, CM Brown (2), Linda S (2), Gail H (2 of 3)

Friday, March 8, 2019

Whatever!

Here's an adorable girl from Paper Nest Dolls.  I love this artist's collection of little girl stamps.  I used a combo of pinks and green today.  Not my usual colors,  not sure what I think of it.  How about you?   Makes me think of all the little kids I work with everyday at the school.

OK, a new weekend is here so I am ready for a big push to get more packages up and out the door. Thanks so very much for all your patience!!  Hopefully the majority will be done up this weekend.

Dead Sea Toon stamp winners (2 stamps each, your choice from the store)
Frances F
Donna Mundinger
Pat
Audrey R
maureenjscott

Creating Crafting Soul (fairy stamp)
Scarlett
Shabneez
Vivian Foo
Donna Mundinger
Karin

MyBesties.com (you choice between the 2 stamps shared last month)
DJ
monique
Linda
Yvonne
Rhonda Miller
Fikreta
Audrey

Sandra Caldwell Contest Prize Winners
Scarlett (3 images)
Denise (2 images)
Jean Chaney (2 images)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Have a ball...

Here's the cutest SEI Shaker Card. I got a super kit from them that created a set of shaker cards. I just love these cute sets.  I thought this card was the perfect theme for people who will be getting their packages soon now.

Almost through another week at school, I can't believe it's just 6 more days (of work) until Spring break.  Time sure does sneak by.

The following items were sent out last night:

Limited Runs:  Claudia, Frances

Risa Creations Shop

Fall Theme Girl:  Scarlett, Donna M, Shabneez, DJ, Jackie,

Girl with Heart:  Frances F, Shell B, JeanchanneyAZ, Fikreta, monique

Coco Palm Studios

Planner Girl   Shell B, Yvonne K, Sandra vanBlaricum

Party Dress Girl   Sher, Pat, Linda S

Sandra Caldwell's Prize winner's from the Card Contest
Mary
Scarlett (one of your 4 stamps)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Llama love today

I thought a Llama card would bring a smile to everyone's face today.  Hope you are having a great day.  I freezing cold this week?  doesn't Texas know that it is March?  usually we are in the 70s and on occasion we are already in the 80s now.  In fact, this year we have already had days in those temperatures, but apparently the weather has decided we need one more bout of winter weather.

Hope you all have a nice day.  All the packages I listed yesterday went out right afterwork, so they are in the mail.  Last night (the 5th), I got these items out:

The following prizes email got sent:
$25 Oddball Arts gift certificate for Sammi (email send to Lizzy Love)

$25 Taylored Expressions gift card for StampNK (you were copied on the email to them)

Sheepski for Vivian Foo (you were copied on the email to them, pick 5 images)

Ike's Art $15 gift certificate Virginia M (you were copied on a email to Ike's Art)

TLKreations Prizes:
Owl--Linda S, Gwyneth, EmLouise, Rhonda, Yvonne
Skull--Scarlett, Sammi, Pat, maureenjscott, Vivian F

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Boo!

Here's a hilarious stamp from Cat's Pajamas. I just love this particular character from their current line of stamps.  He's too cute. I can't resist this guy and the dog that is often sold along with him.  Just wanted to say that I am still working on the packages, they are getting put together one by one. :)  I hope to take some photos so you guys can see the  MESS that is my house lol.

Have a great day!  OK I have a bunch more packages that will go out to the post box today after work, mind you these items won't leave for the post office until the following morning:

Pat, Lucie, Sammie, Darcy, Sue W, Gail H (1 of 3), Gail T, Jackie P, MK A., Robin R, Ricka

Then I am out of postage, so I likely will be in the process of wrapping the rest of the packages and taking them to the post office this weekend, or so that is my hope.  Thanks so much for your patience. I really appreciate that.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Winner List

2019 Winner List!!

Here's the Winner list. I expect this list to get LONG and there will be people's names who will appear more than once.  If your names is in BOLD print then I don't have your address or email yet, please send it to me, htondre@aol.com

Is your name still in BLUE even though you contacted me?  try again, or REMIND ME, lol!! I get a bunch of emails a day, I try to keep up!

Feb 1st
If you haven't signed up on Feb 1st, be sure to do so! Winners added here everyday of the month
entry #9 for 9 years  GWYNETH
Lee Tucker
Trish V
Sherry Brown
ellen_mangione
Kathy Brown
Gaye Valle
Gingin
IKE
Twylia Bell
Jhays
SandraVanBlaricum
Robin Rameriz
{S}
Susan Salyer
DJ
Susan T
Ricka Parkhurst
Rhonda Miller
Kathy
Virginia M
Anita
Jean
Denise Bryant
Kathy Brown
Shartl
Jacquie
Sarah naqvi
Audrey R
Sandy's Bling Shoppe
Trish
ladyj
Blue Kube
Lucie Horowitz
Rachel Duong
Darcy Schroder
Linda Simpson
Leslie
Christine Telega
ionabunny
Em Louise Fairley
Jane Stillman
Mel C
StampNK
Debbie (Fecteau)
Gail Hutchinson
Sindhu
StampingSue
Big B
Cathy Clowes
Christine
Deborah
maureenjscott
Beth W
a comment labeled Anonymous on 2/28 "what a perfect card...."


Feb 2nd
Jen R
Shelley
Michelle B

Feb 3rd (send email)
Pat
Shell B
Yvonne K

Feb 4th 
stampingwithPeggie
Candy Meyers
Linda Dampier

Feb 5th
(send email)
Frances Freeman
Fikreta
KarinsArt Scrap

Send addy
Candy Meyers
Crystal E

Feb 6th 
Digi stamp prize from Limited Runs-- CLAUDIA M

New Creations
Karenladd
Jean

Feb 7th
Laura Murphy
Jeanchanny AZ
Amy Martin

Feb 8th 
send addy
Tammy Gullett
Linda Reilly
Heidi

Feb 9th 
send email
Shabneez
DonnaMundinger
send address Melodyscraps

Feb 10th 
Lora
Vivian Foo
Jackie T

Feb 11th
sammi
Vinita Jain
Larisa

Feb 12th
Dana M
Denise Bryant
Frances Freeman

Feb 13th
EMAIL
DonnaMundinger
Frances Freeman
Pat


Feb 14th

Christine
Jackie P
JeanchaneyAZ


Feb 15th
Digi Stamps
Linda
Audrey R
Yvonne


Feb 16th

cjknick
Barbara H
Kathryn Eddy
Cindy Holmes


Feb 17th

Gaye Valle
Blue Kube
Rachel duong
Dana M


Feb 18th
Barbara macaskill
Jeanie Ellis
Susan T


Feb 19th
digi

Rhonda Miller
DJ
monique


Feb 20th
digi
Sher Brown
Pat
Linda Simpson


Feb 21st

bissecat
Stacey H-W
Scarlett

Feb 22nd
THIS IS NOT THE WINNER OF THE GIFT CERTIFICATE--that winner is announced during the end of the month

Everyone with a Feb Bday will have something extra added to their prize

other prize winners for the day
KellysKardsFL
Denise Bryant
Twylia Bell

Feb 23rd
Fairy Digi stamp winners
maureenjscott
Rhonda Miller
EmLouiseFairley
bissecat
Pat
KarinArtScrap
Fikreta
NIKKI


Feb 24th
Owl Stamp Digi
Linda S
Gwyneth
EmLouise Fairley
Rhonda
Yvonne

Skull Stamp Digi
Scarlett
Sammi
Pat
maureenjscott
Nikki

Feb 25th
Digi stamps from Dead Sea Toons
Pat
Audrey R
maureenjscott

Feb 26th
Dana M
Susan T
MelC

Feb 27th


Barbara Macaskill
BlueCube
Montagnava (Virginia)

Feb 28th


Linda Dicks
Dana M
Denise Bryant

DID YOU NOT WIN????  If not, there will be a drawing to claim all the prizes that are not taken yet....email me htondre@aol.com

ADDITIONAL Winners

Bev Jordan
Kaye Greening
Kellys Kards FL