Sunday, November 18, 2018

Steampunk Snowman

Happy Sunday everyone!  Here's a fun new image from artist Sherri Baldy.  It's a steampunk theme snowman.  The theme for the SSS Challenge blog this week is all white (only your image in color).  I made this fun card for the contest.  I did add a tiny bit of red behind my image to make it POP off my card.

I hope you will join in the fun at the SSS Challenge Blog, you could win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy as well as a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Istanbul Card kit

Sharing a lovely card today from a kit that I got in Istanbul this summer. I just love this vintage style kit.  I did all my card different from the suggestions.  I loved the different types of embellishments they provided but wish they included some stamps too!

The cards were all large sized, much bigger than A2.  I had fun putting them all together.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 16, 2018

Simple Blessings

I think with Thanksgiving coming, people are now in a rush for Christmas, but I just wanted to post a simple blessings card to give a moment to reflect on all the wonderful things that we have.  As you all know I am a very blessed person, especially due to two brain surgeries that saved my life!  So I need to stop every once in a while and reflect on how lucky and how amazing life really is.


I hope you are having a blessed day and will have a wonderful weekend.  Please remember to come by in February when I am planning on having a big celebration in thanks to all my crafting friends and followers by showering everyone with crafty goodies in thanks for my continued life seizure free!!  WOO HOO, I am about to hit year 9!


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fairy Girl from Limited Runs

Here's a beautiful image from Limited Runs that I am sharing today for the mid-month reminder of the contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Please drop by over there and share any new card you have created with us! We'd love to see your work and you will be entered into the drawing to win a prize from Limited Runs stamps.

This cool stamp is a fairy image from the Limited Runs site (click here).  To join the contest go to our challenge blog site here:  Http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com

I can't wait to see all your work!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

May the....

May the FOREST be with  you,  lol!  Here's a great fall/wintery theme image that I just love.  I thought this stamp plus image from a stamp set were perfect today with some wonderful Turkish Lace that I got this summer on a wonderful vacation that still makes me smile every time I think about it.

I have a bunch of wonderful seasonal cards coming this year which is so unusual for me, I seem to rarely make Holiday cards but this year several wonderful stamps just jumped into my cart at stores so I had to make a bunch of fun cards!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Many Thanks

Here's a great stamp that was a wonderful freebie from CC Designs.  All these freebies that I have been sharing were available on their Facebook page, so you may want to check it out and see if they still have this amazing collection of adorable stamps there that you can download for free!  I thought this cutie would make a wonderful fall time card.
Hope you have a great day today.  Many thanks to all of you who drop by my blog everyday and especially all of you who take the time and leave a comment. It sure does make my day!  I do try and go by your blogs as well.  If you like, you can even leave me your blog addy in your comment!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Give Thanks

Here's a great card from the SEI card making kit for Fall time.  It also of course contains a lot of thank you cards which are great for any time of year, so I will be showing those later on.  I hope you are having a great week. I can't believe we are just a week away from Thanksgiving Break at the school. I don't know about where you live, but here in TX, we get the whole week of Thanksgiving off.

I am so looking forward to that.  I hope you have a blessed day!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Daring cat

Here's a cute Fall theme stamp from CC Designs. I just love this adorable Cat!  There's a whole series of stamps using this fun image.  This stamp is just perfect for Thanksgiving.  Hope you are making plans for a lovely holiday.  I don't really do anything, but it's just lovely to have a quiet day with the hubby, the DH (dear husband in crafter shorthand).

I am also using some great lace on there that I got in Turkiye this summer.  Love this green color of lace.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Stunning coloring Laine. So beautiful

Pressed flower cards

Sharing some pressed flower cards that I made for the church bazaar.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Deck the Halls

Here's a wonderful image that is being released today in Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes DND.  He's called Silly Ornie 2495.  How fun is this image?  just perfect for all those sweet Christmas cards you need to make.  I love this image because you can make this image as large or small as you want, so you could design a card with a bunch of them on it.  You can also make very quick and simple cards like mine, which is fabulous when you have to make a lot of cards for the holdiday!

Have a great weekend! I hope you get some fun crafting done.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fall....

Here's my newest card for the progressive challenge on the Limited Runs Facebook Group.  If you join in the challenge, you will get a new image free for the next challenge.  The current image is just $1 to start up and as long as you are participating, each image following is free.  I love this awesome bird stamp.  Drop by the facebook group to see all the wonderful participants.

Also, there is a challenge on the YSBP Challenge blog being hosted by Limited Runs, so if you have any cards using their stamps, drop on by and share them with us!  We'd love to see them

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Count your Blessings

Here's an adorable Bear from CC Designs.  This wonderful image was a giveaway on their facebook page.  I totally recommend their store as well as joining them on facebook, they had a wonderful selection of free digi stamps including this amazing fall theme image which was perfect for this card today.

Hope you are having a great November day!  Bear hugs!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

hello fall

Here's a great fall theme card using a kit from SEI.  I love their card making kits.  This card comes from a kit that does a set of fall and thanks themed cards.  I will be sharing them over the course of next several weeks.

Hope you are having a great start to the month of November.  Have you guys started up your Christmas cards?  Now that the church bazaar is over, perhaps I can start on my Christmas projects.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Love is....

Love is...the master key that opens the gates of Happiness.  What a lovely saying that I added to this cute Bestie card with her holding a heart.  This new stamp comes from Sherri Baldy and you can find it in her MyBesties.com store.

I made this card for the current contest on the SSS Challenge blog.  The theme this time is ANYTHING GOES!! So be sure and drop by and enter all your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations.  You could win a prize from Sherri and be given an opportunity to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Guest Designer Virginia M

Here's another wonderful card that I received for Halloween.  It's from Virginia M.  She was another of the winners this year during the February Celebration and I am so thankful to call her my friend.  I hope to be celebrating and sending out prizes for many years to come.

Did you make something great with one of your prizes from last year?  I would love to see it, take a photo and email it to me, htondre@aol.com

Did you not get to join in the fun last year....we I am planning a huge celebration this year...it will be year 9 post surgery!  Every February I have a wonderful celebration for successful brain surgery that saved my life.  I am so thankful for every seizure free year I get.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

YSBP Challenge with Limited Runs stamps

Happy November everyone, I know I have already posted  a couple of cards for Dia de los Muertos, but it's also the start of a brand new contest on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.  Our wonderful sponsor this month is Limited Runs.  I am using this fabulous Pumpkin stamp to celebrate fall.
You can check out all the Limited Run stamps at this site HERE, then go join in the YSBP Challenge which is anything goes this month!  you will get an extra entry into the drawing if you use a Limited Runs stamp.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 2, 2018

Happy Dia De Los Muetos

Here's another card celebrating the final day of Dia De Los Muetos.  This wonderful image is from MMendel Illustrations on Etsy.  She has all sorts of great images including many Halloween/skull types.  I just love her stamps.  Check her out on Etsy.

I am also using some wonderful Turkish lace on this card.  I hope you have an insightful moment today for your loved ones who are gone in remembrance.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dia De los Muertos



Happy Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead.  In Christian churches, it's often called Rememberence day and celebrated on the first sunday of November.  Where I come from, South Texas, where there is a large percentage of Mexican people, it's a holiday where people celebrate the memory of those who have passed.  They make altars with photos and favorite items of their loved ones.  It's a time of celebrating and honoring those who are gone.  It's been happening for thousands of years.

Dia De Los Muertos goes from Oct 31 to Nov 2nd

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Have a Spooktacular Halloween

Sharing this great Halloween theme stamp, or for folks like me who live in Austin TX, home of the Mexican free tail bats (one of the biggest bat colonies in the world), an everyday day stamp!  Isn't he just darling?  this stamp is IMG008;  What a fun boy theme image.

I wish all of you a Spooktacular Halloween this year.  Have a great holiday.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Trick or Treat....

Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet, give me something good to eat. Do you remember saying that?  We definitely used that when I was a kid in the 70s in Texas.  Ha. that sentiment makes me crack up.  I also adored this cute little stamp of kids dressed up in costumes.  I look forward to seeing the kids all dressed up.
Do you have any plans for Halloween?  party?  costumes?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Cherish Every Moment

Here's a great fluffy girl image from Sherri Baldy.  I just love her fluffy girl images.  I added some wonderful Turkish ribbon and great sentiment "Cherish every moment" to this card.  There's a brand new contest that just started on the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge Blog.  This week is a sponsor appreciation week and the theme is Anything Goes, but of course, don't forget to include a sentiment on the front of your card.

We look forward to seeing your creations on the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge this week.  Come and share with us!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Happy Howloween

Here's a cute set of stamps that I mentioned earlier this month.  I used this fun sentiment with another owl stamp.  I also had this cute owl stamp for Halloween, so I had to pull out this sentiment again to go on this card.  I also had this cute owl die cut from Pebbles.

Hope this card gave you a little smile today.  Have a great day!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Happy Birthday Jan!

Special Birthday Wishes and Blessings to a dear friend today!  Happy Birthday Jan. I hope you have a great day filled with love and good memories.  Huge Hugs from me and John!!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Here's an adorable skeleton that you stamp, die cut and then assemble. It's a kit that comes from Art Impressions.  It also comes with the stamped sentiment in the corner as well as the stamp of the hat it is holding plus a stamp of a tie.  Too cute, but also a lot of work to put together.

You know how much I like Skeletons and skulls though, so I had to get this set!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cast a Spell

Here's a quick and cute card that I made with some wonderful Halloween embellishments.  I have so many wonderful Halloween decorations that sometimes I like to make cards without stamped images.  Here's an example of one.  This little witch girl is just TOO cute.

Hope you are having a great day.  Does anyone have Halloween plans?  Here I will likely just hand out candy to the neighborhood kids.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Halloween is a Real Treat

Here's a darling card using an image from Faery ink.  She's just perfect for lots of occasions, but here I used her on a Halloween card because I just adored her cute costume.  I added her to a spider pattern paper with a cute Spider cardstock sticker and some great brads to go with it.

I hope you love this cute image, check out Faery Ink sometime, they have a fun facebook group and great store with cute little girl images.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Trick or Treat


Here's a darling image from Sweet Pea stamps. I so miss this wonderful stamp company.  I have so many of their awesome stamps though.  Here's a super cute Halloween stamp designed by aritist Helena Reis.  Just perfect for the Trick or Treaters in your life.


Hope your week is going well and your trick or treat pumpkin only contains lots of treats!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Darling Witch

Sharing a wonderful Witch stamp designed by Sherri Baldy today.  There's a Halloween theme contest going on at the SSS Challenge blog starting today. We'd love to have you come and share your Sherri Baldy creations with us!  You could win a great prize from Sherri as well as a chance to be a guest design on the Addicted to stamps blog!


Drop over to the SSS Challenge blog and check out the Design Team's creations and then share your latest Sherri Baldy creations!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Guest Designer Audrey

Here's some wonderful cards made by Audrey R of Texas.  These are Halloween theme cards that she made with some of the prizes she won back in Feb during the celebration month.  Don't you love them?  You all know I adore Halloween, I just had to show these.



Saturday, October 20, 2018

Trick or Treat

I shared a darling Bugaboo card earlier this week.  Here's another Bugaboo card that I wanted to share for the contest, there's one contest over on the Monday Greetings Challenge at Outlawz, and other Bugaboo Challenge at YSBP Challenge Blog (Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog);  I will enter my card in both!  Grab a fun Bugaboo card to make something for both. Yesterday was also freebie Friday on Bugaboo's website, so drop by over there and pick up a freebie that you could use in the contests!


Friday, October 19, 2018

Mimi Muffet

Here's a brand new stamp today from artist Sandra Caldwell, #2614 Mimi Muffet. This cutie will be added to her store, Babycakes DND on Etsy today along with many other wonderful stamps.  Check out all of them!  
Do you love the spider web lace?  I got that while in Turkiye.  Thought it was just perfect for the theme today.  Hope you are having a great October.  Take care!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

RIP

Here's a simple stamp that I got in a set at my local store. It came with die cuts too.  You know I can't resist skulls/skeletons!  I just had to get it.  I also added some very simple Turkish lace to this card to give it a little pop.  It a quick and simple card for the Halloween season.

Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Little Witch


Sharing this super cute witch today, she comes from MMedel Illustrations on Etsy.  She's called Little Witch.  There's also several new adorable Halloween stamps that I just love in her store to include this little witch and this cutie.   Check out all her fun stamps!

I also added some great black lace that I got on my last trip to Istanbul.  I have been have such fun sharing all the beautiful laces that I picked up.  Probably my favorite embellishment next to buttons.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

M is for Mischief

Here's a great image from Sherri Baldy called Hi 5 Hank.  Isn't he cute?  I made this card as my second project for the current contest over on the SSS Challenge blog by Sherri Baldy.  She is giving away wonderful digi image prizes this week.

Drop by and check out all the design team cards and then join in the fun.  We also have winners that get to be guest designers on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mommy's Little Pumpkins

Here's a super cute image from Bugaboo today.  There's two places you can use this fun image, a contest over on the Outlawz Challenge, Monday Greetings group is being sponsored by Bugaboo in Halloween theme, and there's a wonderful Bugaboo contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog that is anything goes, but you will get an extra entry for a Bugaboo card!

Drop by the Monday Greetings challenge at Outlawz, where the challenge is to submit any Halloween theme card (any stamp company, just remember to use a sentiment on the front of your card).  Then you can drop by the Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog where the theme is anything goes (so any new card you have created (and you get extra entries for Bugaboo).

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Clean and Simple card

Here's a CAS card that I made with a card kit that I bought while in Istanbul.  I think the kit itself came from China, but I was so delighted to find a couple of crafty stores in Turkey that sold card making supplies.

Hope your October is going well.  I can't believe the first quarter of the school year is gone!  wow.  Well, three quarters to go now.  So excited to say that we just got another Special Education teacher at my school.  It's very unusual to gain a teach at this point but demand is so high that we actually gained another teacher!  Wonderful news for us.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Skull card

Here's a great wood stamp that I have. I bought it online and I don't think it had a name on it, so I am not quite sure who makes it.  If you know the maker, please let me know.  At any rate, you know I love me some skull theme stamps!

Lately I also seem to be loving Lime Green.  I have been picking up a lot of lime green things, which I don't seem to come across very often, but definitely more so around Halloween time.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Cat Dragon?

Here's a brand new stamp today from artist Sandra Caldwell. This darling image is called #1795 Cat Dragon.  It will be added to her shop on Etsy, Babycakes DND.  Drop by over there to see this new stamp and many other brand new products.

I hope you love this adorable image. I thought the "Do something Magical" sentiment was just perfect.  This stamp could also be perfect for Halloween!  He's all dressed up!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

I want CANDY

Here's a fun image from LOTV.  They recently stopped selling digi stamps, but I managed to buy a handful before that happened.  Here's one that I got.  I just love their fun Halloween images.  I added some cute ghost embellishments and of course, what everyone wants, some CANDY theme sentiments.

Hope you are having a great October day.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Happy Howloween

Here's a fun Owl stamp and a funny owl sentiment to go with it.  I actually bought this owl sentiment to go with another cute owl stamp that I will share later this month, but since I also had this fun owl theme Halloween stamp, I decided to also use it here.
Hope you are having a great month of October.  We will be having the first conference day (meaning we will be working but the kids will be off school) next week, so the parents came come in and speak with teachers about their kids progress.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Video Gamer

Here's a cute little boy stamp from Sherri Baldy today.  I created this card for a brand new contest on the SSS Challenge blog.  The current contest is Just for Men.  I thought this cute little guy was perfect.  The stamp is IMG 595, he's a video gamer, perfect theme for the man in your life.

I also added some great Turkish lace that I got this summer on vacation.  I hope you will drop by the SSS Challenge blog and join in the fun.  You could win an awesome prize from Sherri Baldy.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Birthday Becca

Happy Birthday Becca!!  Wishing your wonderful birthday wishes and a year filled with happiness.  I hope your dreams this year are fulfilled.  All the kids your co-workers at Brentwood Elementary wish you a Happy Birthday!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ahhh, Spring card

Here's another card from the kit I got in Istanbul. I added the Turkish lace in the center.  Love the colors that this kit came with. They all match so well together and go perfectly with all the embellishments that the kit comes with.
Total, I think that card kit made 12 A6 sized cards.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Anna Griffin card

Here's a card I made from a great kit from Anna Griffin, it's a kit that makes Condolences cards, which I occasionally need but find so very hard to make.  I added the lace to the card (it didn't come from the kit, but from my trip to Turkiye).  I think the lace makes the card a little more personal looking and lovelier.

Hope you are having a great weekend in October. I can't believe we are already two months into the school year now, time does fly!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Something Witchy this way comes

I fell in love with a new stamp line recently, it's at Stamping Bella and it's called Oddballs.  I just LOVE them.  I couldn't help myself but to get a bunch of them back in Sept and promptly stamped all of them and colored them the very day I got them.  Then I made up a bunch of cards that I will be sharing over the next couple months.  They are too fun.

Hope you like them too.  Any new stamp lines that have caught your eye lately?  LMK maybe I need to check it out.....

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Boo!

Here's the cutest little witch stamp from Faery Inks.  Isn't she the sweetest?  I used some great bat theme border to glue her to the printed paper.  I adore that cute skull on her hat.  Been loving this Halloween season picking up all kinds of fun stamps!

Hope you are having a great season too.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A haunting we will go

Limited Runs is having a progressive challenge in their Facebook group and here's the fun image they gave out.  If you are not already playing, you can purchase this fun image for just $1 and start and when you make a card to play along in the challenge, the image for the next challenge will be free.  Just drop by the Limited Runs group and join in the fun!

I used some funny mask stickers and a Halloween sentiment to go with the great stamp I got from Limited Runs today.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Boo!

There's an awesome challenge going on over at Outlawz.  The Monday Greetings Challenge this week is being sponsored by Eureka stamps and I am using this fun witch called Witch Digital Stamp to create this cute card for Halloween.  Our challenge theme this week is to create Square shaped cards and of course, don't forget to include a sentiment on the front of your card.

I hope you will drop by an share any of your recent square shaped cards with us at Outlawz Monday greetings group for a chance to win a prize with Eureka stamps!