Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Here's a stunning image from Unity Stamps along with a great saying from them.  "If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you Love."  How sweet is that?  I loved this sentiment and thought it would go with many pretty images.

Hope that everyone is going to have a great week. Thanks for all the inquiries that everyone has made about my family in Florida. Grandpa is getting better and they will slowly fix up the house and take care of things.  There was not any extensive damages but Grandpa's health. That's all we worry about. Thanks so much for your prayers.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

Here's an awesome image from The East Wind. I totally love this artist's images, especially her character Lucy.  She used to also have stamps made at Sweet Pea stamps, but I was her fan long before that.  I adore this cool image, she's looking like the GLAM Zombie that she is!  I added some cool skull lace to the project. Totally wish I had found some of that in Turkey, but unfortunately not. I got some online and I don't even know WHO I got it from. It was in an facebook group.

Hope you are all having a great week, go out and "Eat, Drink and Be Scary!!"

Monday, September 18, 2017

Let's assume I'm always right

Here's some great sass from Simply Betty stamps. I just love this cool image and the saying goes right with it. "To save time lets assume I'm always right!"  There's definitely a day when I would have been like that.  I am not so much a know it all anymore.  I mean, of course I am right (LOL), but I never tell people that.  Esp with kids the point is to let them figure out what is right.  Just telling them what is right is not letting them learn it.
Seriously though, I am kidding, I am not always right and even with the kids, I do tell them immediately if I was wrong so they can see that even adults can make a simple mistake and are willing to admit and correct themselves and move on.  That's part of life, we all make mistakes.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Leaf Cards

Here's some more of the beautiful fall time leaf cards that I have created.
A dear friend from the church gives me wonderful leaves that she finds and presses and I create these cards out of them.  We donate them to the church for sale at the annual bazaar.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Best Witches

Sharing this wonderful Halloween theme card using the cutest witch image from Lizzy Love. I do so adore her images!  This Best Witches stamp is no exception!  Don't you just love the black cat on her broom. I had to add the cutest cat and mouse to the card because of that.  I also had to give it a little skull ribbon to go with it.

I hope you are enjoying the couple of Halloween cards that I am managing to get done before the season comes.  Best wishes or should I say, Best Witches!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bearly a Hat

Here's an adorable image from Sandra Caldwell.  This cute teddy is called Bearly a Hat Box 153.  Don't you love him?I added a fancy die cute behind in and some beautiful lace below him.  You can find this fun stamp in Sandra's store, Babycakes DND on etsy.
Check out all of Sandra's fun stamps and then join us at her facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Love-y Bear

Here's one of the cutest new Unity stamps, it's a teddy bear stamp that I just love. I have gotten a couple of sets with this adorable stamp already, so you will be seeing him.  I am sending out Bear Hugs to everyone who needs one today.

Hope everyone who has suffered in the recent Hurricanes has finally been able to at least return home and assess the damage. I pray that you can get the insurance or other financial assistance that you need to start rebuilding.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Halloween Love

Here's a sexy lady that I made for my husband for Halloween time.  I thought he would like this costume, though I must say in real life, not my costume of choice.  Boots with that length and heel height, I would fall down instantly, lol!  

This image comes from Kenny K, so sad that he closed up his stamp shop to work on other projects, but I still love to make projects with his fun images.  Hope you are all getting some great crafting in this week.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dilly Beans

Here's a fun image from Dilly Beans.  I love her cute skulls on there. I thought she would be a great Halloween theme, though I didn't add a Halloween sentiment on the front.  I did have to add the skull ribbon though.  Isn't that too fun?
Have a great week.  I am hoping that this week will result in a more solid setting of my schedule.  It's been pretty much a constant change everyday so far.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Where you are...

Here's a fun image from artist Sherri Baldy. I love this sexy mermaid!  I added a cool sentiment from Unity stamps.  The theme over at the SSS Challenge blog is Flowers (option handmade flowers);  We'd love to have you come over and join in our challenge.  Create a fun card using any Sherri Baldy stamp and share it with us!

This image you can find at Sherri's store My Besties.  Have a great Monday!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Skull time!

Here's a fun stamp that I have which is actually RUBBER.  How long has it been since I have used a real rubber stamp?  feels like it has been a while, well, not really, but it's less and less often now-a-days as digi stamps seem to be taking over.  I added some great skull lace to go with it (I got it online in a swap, not in Turkiye).

I hope to start sharing more Halloween and fall theme cards soon, you all know how much I love the fall colors and the Halloween theme items.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Leaf Cards

Here's some more beautiful leaves that I was given from a fellow church member to create cards for the local bazaar.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall Time Fiona

Introducing a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell this week.  She's called Fall Fiona 1784.  You know I just love Fall colors so this stamp was such fun to create with.  You can check her out as well as so many other brand new stamps in Sandra Caldwell's store on Etsy- Babycakes DND.
Drop by our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans for lots of card sharing and some occasional games and contests. We'd love to have you!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

She's a bird, she's a plane....

Here's a cute image of a girl dressed in a super hero costume by artist Christie Croll (Tiddly Inks).  I know it's hard to tell from this photo, but the card is actually made on a CLEAR Transparency.  It's super cool in person as it looks like she is flying.  I added some wonderful shiny silver die cuts that you could see on the inside of it from the front of the card.

I am using Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Paper for the image that I printed on my computer and colored with copic markers.  I layered the image on some beautiful column paper in Red Pepper.  Then I used glue dot to add that to a clear transparency which I folded into an A2 card size. Then I used a sheet of silver pearl linen to die cut some detailed ornate Tattered Lace dies attach to the inside of the transparency.  It looks like she is just floating now.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Have a spooktacular Halloween

I have started making some Halloween cards now, as you all know it's one of my favorite holidays, esp with SKULLS in mind.  This adorable stamp comes from Lizzy Love of Oddball Arts.  I adore her girly stamps but I do also just LOVE her cute skull images.  I thought this image would be just perfect for a Halloween stamp

The sentiment comes from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  I am trying to recall where I got that skull die cut, off hand it escapes me, if you know, please leave a comment!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Here's a stunning image from Unity Stamps with a sentiment that is also from Unity.  I just love their rubber stamps, they are one of the companies that I still get rubber stamps from. I love their cute owls, lovely ladies and awesome sentiments.

I hope this card gave you a tiny piece of inspiration to make it through the rest of this week.  Huge hugs.

An update to all who have been inquiring on my mother.  It was truly a miracle that after almost a week of non-responsive behavior that she came to and became conscious. There was some issues due to the elongated sedation, but she spent time in a rehab facility getting better and has now returned home where she will still continue therapy for a little while.  Thanks so much for all your prayers and positive thoughts. I am so thankful.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, September 4, 2017

Kid's Birthday card

It's time for the Monday Outlawz Challenge sponsored by Eureka stamps.  These images are just TOO TOO cute.  I am using two wonderful stamps from their collection, one is called Elephant Balloon and the other cutie is Flying girl holder.  The awesome thing is there are so many other cute balloons that you could use with this cute girl stamp.  The theme of this week's challenge is Kid's Birthday. I thought this card would be just perfect for giving a kid.

Check out the wonderful contest over at Outlawz for the Monday greeting challenge this week.  Then create a fun Kid's Birthday card and join in the fun!  You could win an awesome prize from Eureka stamps this week.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pressed leaves

I have been making a lot of wonderful cards using real leaves that have been pressed by a member of my local church.  She loves to press different leaves and I take them and make cards from them that we then sell at our local church bazaar.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

It's time for a new contest with Pickled Potpourri

Here's an awesome image from a wonderful stamp store called Picked Potpourri.  They have the cutest stamps at a very good price!  I just love their images/image sets.  This adorable bear comes with a cute sign and a bunch of different sentiments that you can put on it. He's called Bear Greetings,
it comes with this image and 4 sentiments for $1.49.

I made this card for the new contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Please come on over and join in our current challenge.  It is anything goes and you will get an extra entry into the contest if you use a stamp from our sponsor!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Santa Chick

Here's the cutest brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell named Santa Chick 1789.  She will get added to the Etsy store, Babycakes DND later today.  I had to color her up and use yellow as my background for this card.  I added the cutest Christmas tree with little shaped buttons as the ornaments.

How many of you have already started up on your Christmas cards?  I know I have been seeing many blogs sharing Christmas cards.  This is probably my second one.  I wish I could say I would get a bunch more done, but I am not holding my breath, lol.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

You light up my life!

Here's a cute image from artist on Carmen Gamble. I got this image when she sold her stamps on Squigglefly, but she currently sells them on Etsy.  I added some addition word sentiments to the "You light up my life" sentiment on the light bulb, "today", "forever" and "tomorrow."  I hope you love this cute card today

Now we are well into the 2nd week of school and hopefully the routine will start to get easier and easier from here on out.  As the teacher's settle into their routines, the Special Education team will then get our schedules squared away so that proper support is being given everywhere that it is needed.  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hella Enchated

Well, now that Sept is upon us, I thought I might start to sneak in a couple of Halloween cards.  This is KINDA a Halloween card, though it's very much not a typical color Halloween theme card.  This image comes from Kenny K and is called Hella Enchanted.  I so miss Kenny K selling stamps now, but I wish him and his family the best.

Hope you like this card and I hope I have the time this year to create some more fun Halloween theme cards as you guys know how much I love Halloween!!

Thanks to everyone who has inquired because they know I live in Central Texas.  My area got substantial rains but was not as serious as the Houston or Coastal regions of Texas that were just devastated.  Please send all your positive thoughts and prayers to those in the affected area!

Thanks!  Holley

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Summer Fun

Here's one of the cutest Sherri Baldy stamps this month.  I colored her up wearing pinks and yellows with just a hint of blue and matched her with a perfect blue colored card.  As you can see she's watching two lovebirds go up in a hot air balloon!  How sweet is that?  This darling image is Img086

Check out all of Sherri Baldy's awesome images in her My Bestie's Shop.  We also have a great challenge blog over at SSS Challenge blog with new contests every other week and wonderful prizes!

Monday, August 28, 2017

SSS Challenge blog

Hello, today is the start of a new contest over at the SSS Challenge blog. It's Anything goes!  so please come and share some wonderful Sherri Baldy creations with us, we'd love to see them.  I am using image 830 here:
Isn't she super sweet?  drop by over at the SSS Challenge blog and share a creation with us. You could win and be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Leaf cards

Here's some more gorgeous pressed leaves that I was given by a friend a church.  I found some wonderful sentiments that were just perfect for the autumn sentiment.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Shark week

Here's an awesome freebie that was give out by Ike's Art at the Ike's World Challenge Website for their current challenge called The Abyss.  I just had to create a funny theme card to go with this image as I thought this shark looked like he had a bit of a grin on his face!

Check out the great stamps at Ike's store and grab the wonderful freebies over at the Ike's World Challenge blog and then play in their bi-weekly contests.  Safe wishes to everyone here in Texas facing the hurricane!

Friday, August 25, 2017

It's Wednesday Scary from Sandra Caldwell

Meet Wednesday Scary from Sandra Caldwell this week. She's a brand new stamp at the store on Etsy, Babycakes DND.   She and a bunch of other brand new images will be added to the store today, so be sure to check them out.  There will also be a bunch of brand new cards shared at the facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans.

I can't believe the first week of school is almost over, I feel like I am ready to get home and pass out this week, lol!

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Hi everyone!  have you seen the latest contest over on the Oddball Art Challenge blog?  the newest theme is called a life in Technicolor.  I colored up this awesome image from Lizzy Love then added this great ribbon that I got in Istanbul the summer before last.  I do so love paisley.

One more day of the first week of school, it sure did seem like a very LONG week.  let's home my schedule doesn't change too much. I really like the teachers and kids I am assigned with so far.

Also-message to Melody--I sent you two emails, LMK if you didn't get them.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Sister!

Here's a cute birthday card that I made for my sister Hallie. Today is her Birthday!!  Make a wish Sis and I hope it comes true.  I am using an adorable image called Fluffles. I totally love Fluffles stamps, I was super sad when they were discontinued.  I am also using wonderful papers from Paper Temptress on this card.

The base of the card is Mica/Metallic in Flame.  Then I layered another Mica/Metallic called Bronze.  I added a great Hambly Studio Overlay called Gold Hanging Heliconias.  You can get Hambly Studio screenprints and overlays in a wonderful pack of 6x6" sheets which are perfect card size.  I stamped fluffles out onto some Neenah solar white classic crest paper and die cut him with Spellbinders Nestabilities.  Then I added a die cut sentinment in Kraft.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Unity Owl Stamp

Here's a cute image from Unity stamps, I am in love with this owl character that they sell. I have bought several different stamp sets that he is in.  This is one of them.  I am pretty sure that this sentiment also comes from Unity stamps.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Where you all able to see the solar eclipse?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Vintage lady

Here's an image from a new company called Createful Heart Digis & Designs.  They just started up and here was a wonderful freebie they handed out for their first facebook contest.  Check out their group HERE.  The etsy store is HERE.

Hope everyone is doing well now.  For those who have asked, my mother is in the process of recovery, getting done with rehab and ready to go back home.  Still not 100% but we are so thankful that she pulled through.  Thanks so much to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes.  I really appreciate all the support everyone gave.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Leaf cards

I have been sharing a large number of beautiful leaf cards that I have made recently. I dear friend at the church gives me leaves and flowers that she presses and I made cards for the church Bazaar which is coming up in the first week of November.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Meet Jacko and Jill

Here's another beautiful stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This week she is releasing TWICE as many wonderful stamps for you!  Check out her Etsy store, Babycakes DND to see them all.  This great stamp is called Jacko and Jill 1718.  You all know how much I LOVE Halloween.  She has just released a whole bunch of new Halloween stamps!  WOO HOO.

Drop by and check out our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans, where we have fun contests and games and prize winning goodies get handed out on occasion.  There's also lots of great card sharing every week.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Lou the Waitress

Check out this adorable new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  She is called Waitress Lou 1733.  Isn't she so adorable?  I just loved this stamp (and so many of the other brand new images being added to the store this week!!).  Wait until you see all the new goodies at Babycakes DND on Etsy.

This is the first week that we have had the kiddos back in the school.  WHEW, it's hard to get them back and used to the routine, but I am  hoping in another week or so, they will be used to the schedule and raring to go.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I love Chemistry!

With school coming back (I guess not that long for the teachers, as they will be starting at least two weeks before the kids), I thought this cute image from Faery Ink would be perfect.  I added a fun sentiment "Try my Love Potion."  Wouldn't she be a great teacher?

I hope all is going well for everyone and those of you who are enjoying your summer off will make the best of these last couple of weeks!  Have a great time and refresh yourself before the next school year comes.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

who makes this stamp?

Here's an awesome quirky stamp that I found at some resale house.  It was self mounted on a wood base and I just had to pick it up for a couple dollars.  She's too irresistible.  I don't know who made it, if you do or if you have any ideas or perhaps companies that make similar stamps, LMK I would love to look them up.  Here's the card I made with her

Thanks for checking out what I made and if you have any leads, let me know!  Thanks.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Enjoy your Life

Here's an awesome image from artist Rick St Dennis that I made for the current challenge over at the YSBP Challenge blog.  Check out all of the amazing card using Rick St Dennis images and then join in our challenge HERE.  
You could win an awesome prize from Rick St Dennis.  His images are found HERE, he does everything from Cute to scary to sexy images like mine.  I just love his amazing variety.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Flowers

Here's a lovely image from Sherri Baldy that I used to create this card for the newest contest over at the SSS Challenge blog. The theme is to use die cuts on your card, so please create something fun and drop on over to join in with us! I am using an embossed/die cut frame from Sizzix plus a lovely flower die from Tattered lace.
I hope you will join in the fun over at SSS Challenge blog! You could win some wonderful stamps from Sherri as well as a chance to be the guest designer over at the Addicted to Stamps blog!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Calling Dr. Hippo

Calling Doctor Hippo, Calling Doctor he is!!  A brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell this week.  Isn't he too cute?  this fun stamp will be added to her Babycakes DND store on Etsy and he's called Dr. Hippo 1712.  Check him out along with many more wonderful stamps.

Hope you have been having a great week. Today finishes up my first week of my new job.  Normally I would just be a substitute for the district, so I would not be working this week (which is an  teacher inservice week).  Starting Monday all the kiddos will show up.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Old Lady Skeleton

Here's another brand new stamp from Sandra Caldwell this week!  WOW! Two new images from the same artist in the same week.  How great is that?  And a skull lady to boot! You know I am in heaven.  This wonderful image is called old Lady Skeleton 1680.  Too cool. I added a Dia De Los Muertos embossing image across the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed this card today and you will all have a wonderful weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fashion Hippo

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell called Fashion Hippo 1701.  Isn't she just a delight? I just love her hippo images. I added a fun sentiment that says "Shop like it's your day job" ha!
I also added some great Turkish lace on this card at the bottom and a beautiful rainbow colored flower to go with it.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sweet Pea stamps, oh how I miss them!

Here's an adorable image from Sweet Pea stamps!  I do so miss this company so much.  They always had the most wonderful images from several great artists.  This image is no exception. I love her.  I added a sentiment "I think you are so beautiful" because she just looks like she needs a little cheer.

I hope everyone is having a great week, next week should hopefully be something special for everyone! If I am right, I will be starting up at my new job (well, I was always a substitute for the school district, but now I should be full time!)

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Here's an adorable stamp from Taylored expressions.  I saw these hilarious sentiments and funny images called "Grumplings".  HA!  I just had to get one of those sets.  TOO funny.  Here's one of the stamps from the set and a matching sentiment to go with it.

Hope you enjoy this funny card today.  These stamps are so hilarious. Think I may add some to my Amazon gift wish list :)  Off I go this morning to the AISD office to get some paperwork done and get my badge for the school.  Then I am off to see the doctor AGAIN, lol.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sweetest Mermaid

Here's an awesome new image from Lizzy Love (Oddball Arts).  The theme on the blog challenge is sky full of stars. I hope this cute card counts as the mermaids sky is the sea that surrounds her and the sea surround this lovely mermaid not only has skulls in it, it also has beautiful embossed (though hard to see the embossing on the photo) starfish!  Check out her amazing challenge at the Oddball Art Challenge blog.

I though that was a fun play on the theme of the contest this month.  I hope everyone is having a great week.

Thanks for all your well wishes yesterday!  I got the job!!  Woohoo.  So I will be starting up on MONDAY which is when the school district starts (for teachers and staff).  so  thank God for that, I have very much been working towards that goal for a while.  Thanks so much for all your kind words, prayers and well wishes!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Little Blue Button stamp

Here's a gorgeous image from Little Blue Button. Check out her store for some Awesome stamps. I love her little girls and her cute doll theme stamps.  I am also using some of the wonderful Turkish Lace that I got last summer on this card.  

I heard from the school that the job is still in progress with the district offices, but I know that the majority of the school employees will begin next week so I am hoping that paper work will be done and I will get the job in time to be starting next week!  I hope that will also ensure that I get health benefits and other such items :)  Keep your fingers crossed for me.