Monday, June 18, 2018

Buy Shoes and look fabulous!

Time for a brand new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week.  The new theme is to use some Polka dots.  As you can see, I have added an image that is covered in polka dots as well as some great red cardstock covered in polka dots as well.  We'd love to see you come by and share your latest Bestie card with us.  This adorable little image from Sherri Baldy is too cute.
Just one week until vacation now. I can't believe it is so close. I am ready to go.  Well, I am not really ready, but I am sure excited!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some very sweet and simple calendars that I made this year to hand out to fellow workers and church members

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Guest Designer Karin Ladd

Here's a wonderful card that I recently received from guest designer Karen Ladd. She sent me this card after hearing about my fall which broke my elbow resulting in a surgical replacement.  Thanks so very much Karen! This card is TOO cute.  That little bird made me smile.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer time

Here's a hilarious Grumpling image and sentiment. I am sure you all have noticed how much I adore these funny stamps from Taylored Expressions.  TOO cute.  I thought this was just prefect for the Summer Time.  I don't imagine I will be doing much floating in the water this summer...I don't think I would need an inner tube to be looking fat, lol!  

Hope you are having a great summer, I am so glad it is finally here!  Take care. I'd love to hear what your plans are....

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Gorjuss Girl

Here's one of my favorite characters. I am sure that is obvious due to my blog layout.  It's Gorjuss Girls.  I just love her!  Being in Europe this summer I should see a lot more of this character there than I see in the USA.

I am also using some wonderful lace from Turkiye on this card.  So lovely isn't it?  I am sure I will be coming home with a whole suitcase full of it. Ha!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Life is so sweet

Sharing this HOT HOT HOT image from Simply Betty Stamps. I just love her woman images. She has some great ladies.  I thought this one was just perfect for the hubby. Love letters, lingerie, and chocolates.  What more could a man want?

Hope you are having a great summer time!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Skelly Love

Here's a cute stamp from Bugaboo, I love this stamp line from them, it's called Skelekinz. TOO cute.  I have a whole set of these adorable little kids.  I had to add some other wonderful skull theme embellishments to go with this card on some shimmery Bazzill paper.

Hope you are having a great day. Cheers, Holley

Monday, June 11, 2018

Girls just wanna have fun

Here's the cutest image from Scribbles Designs today.  I made this card for the Monday Greetings challenge over at Outlawz.  The theme this week is to include a die cut (store bought or you cut one) on your card. Of course as always, don't forget to include a greeting as well.  

I thought this cute Luau theme image would be perfect since vacation is approaching.  Super hard with physical therapy happening three times a week.  I do of course see progress, but not nearly as much as I would like!  I guess I am in too much of a hurry and the body can only heal so fast.  Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some more funny calendars that I created for co-workers and fellow church members.  I think the top two are just Hilarious (they are from Taylored Expressions, Grumplings stamp line);  The next image comes from Unity stamps.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Guest Designer Linda

Here's another stunning card made by Linda Simpson using a prize that she received during the February Celebration.  This adorable image comes from Enchanted School on Etsy.  Isn't this card Fabulous? I just love the colored paper she chose and those adorable green buttons that match her dress perfectly!

Be sure and check out Linda's Blog HERE, she does such awesome work!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Party Dressed Peggy

Here's a sweet recent stamp created by Sandra Caldwell and added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  She's called #2223 Party Dressed Peggy.  I colored her up with Copic markers and added some cute Love theme embellishments.  She's just darling.

Well, i'm a week into therapy now...just two more weeks to go and it's vacation time.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Turkish Lace

Here's a beautiful image that was a freebie from The East Wind.  If you sign up for her Newsletter you can get an awesome image from her each month.  I am a huge fan of her stamps, esp Lucy Loo.  You can check out all of my  East Wind cards HERE.  

I am also using some wonderful Turkish Lace on this card. I really can't wait to see that when I get to Turkey!  I said I would share some photos of the lace stores.  Here's just a few photos.  There's literally dozens and dozens of stores that sell lace all in the "lace district". It's store after store after store...WOAH

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Happy Birthday Cherry

Here's a fun image from the Grumplings  of Taylored Expressions.  I thought this combo was a cute birthday card with a little bit of attitude.  Happy Birthday Cherry. I also added some wonderful red lace from Turkiye.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Lolipop, Lolipop

Here's an adorable image from Tiddly Inks. I love this artist's cute little girl stamps. I did this card using all pinks of different shades (monotone). I hope you like it.

I can't believe its the first week of June now, vacation in right around the corner!  I am in the middle of therapy on my elbow now trying to get movement of my left arm again.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Dream Big, Live Big

Here's an adorable image from Artist Sherri Baldy.  There's a brand new contest on the SSS Challenge blog and the theme is Spring.  I thought this bright green card with pretty flowers would really bring out the spring in this lovely image.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and join in the fun. You could win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy as well as get a chance to be a guest designer for the Addicted to Stamps blog!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a wonderful House Mouse card created by Karin. She is using some beautiful die cut frames that she received during the February Celebration. Aren't they beautiful?  They are the frames in gold.  Check out more of Karin's amazing work HERE.

I would love to share any of your creations with your February prizes!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Dad

LOL, Happy Birthday DAD, this card is for you. Hope it makes you smile.  If you have a kid as old as me, you must be really really old now. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, June 1, 2018


Here's a wonderful image from Sherri Baldy.  Sherri is sponsoring the challenge at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog this month.  The theme is anything goes and you will get an extra entry for using a Sherri Baldy image.

I am also using some great Turkish lace today. I am so looking forward to looking at lace stores in Turkiye this summer. Please drop by the YSBP challenge and share your latest creation with us!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

More artwork from my kids at Brentwood elementary

Even though I am on medical leave from my School, the principal allowed me to be a guest for the 5th grade graduation on Wed.  While there I got these sweet items from the kiddos.  Yesterday was the last day of school for them and today is the last day of work for the staff.

From Alyssa (3rd grade)
From Clove (1st grade)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Congrats kids

Happy graduation to the 5th graders at Brentwood Elementary today!  I will get to go back to the campus today to celebrate with them in congrats as they graduate. So proud of my kiddos in that class. I wish them the best as  they go on to middle school

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Simple Pleasures

Here's a wonderful image from Sherri Baldy's Fluffy stamp line.  Isn't she awesome?  I added a great sentiment, "Simple pleasures are life's treasures."  I thought that was just perfect for this card. I also added some beautiful lace that I got on my last trip to Turkiye.  It looks shiny because the cardstock behind is gold/black stripes.
I hope you have a wonderful end to May and a great upcoming June!  Have a blessed Summer

Monday, May 28, 2018

Enjoy Life

Here's a great image from Lizzy Love. I adore this character so much. There is a contest on the Oddball Art blog this month Goblins, Fairies, Ghouls oh my!  I used this fun stamp to join in the fun.  Check out her contest

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Cards from the Brentwood Elementary kids part 2

Here is some more wonderful cards that I got from my students

From Jose

From Luka

From Ms Cox

From Jeremy

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cards from the Brentwood Elementary kids

Here's some wonderful creations from my kids at school.  Sure do miss them so it was awesome to receive these,  they sure made me smile

From my 5th graders Emily, Nadia, Richard, Logan and Stetzon

From Clarke

From Oilver (l) and Jeremy

will share some more tomorrow