Saturday, August 15, 2020

Flapper Girl

Here's another wonderful image from Moonflower Digistamps.  I made this card for the contest on YSBP challenge blog.  Join in over there for this month's contest sponsored by MoonFlower!  This cute image is called Gigi Flap Dancer
I can't wait to see your creations in the contest!  You will get an extra entry if you use a MoonFlower stamp!  Join in the fun HERE

Friday, August 14, 2020

What's the buzz?

Sharing one more fun coffee theme card this week, let's have some more coffee (or in my case during the school day, Diet Dr Pepper).  Hope the rest of you are doing just fine if you are not dealing with school time.

I am sure the parent and kids are feeling very anxious about it now too.  It's going to be a different world this year and for my kids a different school location when they finally do get to come to campus as well.  So much for kids to deal with.  Huge hugs kiddos

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Here's a darling image from The East Wind. I just love her images, esp the ladies.  This cute cat though, you know I had to get it!  I added some great Turkish lace to go with it.  I hope you like it.  Missing my own cat (she passed many years ago) but it sure was nice to be in the bedroom and have her jump up on the bed to lay with me.

Hope you are having a great week.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

How have you Bean?

Here's another coffee theme card for the teacher assistant's week back at school.  I thought this was appropriate because there's a lot of catching up that is happening between everybody right now amongst all the scrambling to get ready for the next year.  So much scrambling for us as we are in a brand new location and it's a sea of portables and everything was just piled in boxes for the teachers.  Right now though my campus doesn't have it's power completed so we are not allowed on site in person just yet.

Wish us luck.  I don't know if I mentioned it already, but I am back at Brentwood Elementary.  I work for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing department now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Let's get caffeinated

Thought this would be a fun card today as all of us Teacher Assistants are working.  (Rest of the district is still on hold).  I figured we could all use come coffee today!  I guess for some this year it is bitter sweet since our school is being torn down and rebuilt.  That means we are all in portables at a host campus.  

I thought this card would be perfect for the starting day.  Let's get caffeinated!  HA!  we'll see what they have the paraprofessional staff doing today.  

Monday, August 10, 2020

What the Mind can Conceive, it can Achieve

What the Mind can Conceive, it can Achieve.  What a great thought.  Sharing this lovely Unity card today.  This image comes from one of the Kit of the months (KOTM).  I really love the sentiment though, it's just perfect as we are all getting ready to start back up in school.
I hope everyone is prepared for what is ahead of us.  Please send your positive vibes, prayers, good feelings, whatever your like to us!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Guest Designer Gaye V

Sharing this wonderful card that Gaye Valle made using some of her prizes from the February Celebration.  How lovely is this? I just adore her beautiful card that I received.  Thank you so very much. It was a delight to receive in the mail.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Butterfly cat?

Here's the cutest butterfly cat!  Isn't this image just darling?  I got this cutie from Faery Ink.  She has a whole myriad of wonderful images everything from cute animals like this to adorable fairy girls.  Check out her wonderful Facebook group HERE and goto PHOTOs where you will find a folder will with some amazing freebies that are to die for!

She has a great shop on Etsy HERE.  I just love cute cat stamps lately too, they are darling, there's a great monthly cat contest HERE.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Reach for your dreams

Here's a fun card using an Oddballs stamp from Stamping Bella.  Using some great Turkish Lace of course.  I just adore these funky stamps as I am sure you know is my style by now.  I can't believe we are just a few days from going to our new school to get ready for the school year.  It's like we didn't even get to say goodbye last year as our school year ended abruptly, with the District calling off school the day before Spring break and then we never returned.
I know that our kiddos won't be there for a while, but we will still be working hard and getting ready for them!

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Here's a cute little image that comes from a set of Cat's Pajamas stamps.  I just love their cute little guys.  This one is no exception.  What a sweetie.  You'll noticed I added the perfect sentiment for summer vacation (or just summer for that thought), "Memories are Life's most precious Treasures."  Awe, doesn't that make you smile?

Hope you have some wonderful summer memories this year.  I thought this card was just perfect for my summer after Turkiye.  Ahh, what memories.  

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Don't call it a dream...

Well, now that summer is coming to an end and school is starting back up next week, with the staff going back to work on the 11th, I must set some new goals for next year!  Hmm, lol right now I am ready to say, let's come back!  WOO HOO
I thought this card was very fitting for that.  Then again, perhaps I should think of some other goals, but right now I just have Turkiye on the brain, lol, maybe because I am sitting across from the Blue Mosque.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Swimming Enthusiast

Here's an adorable summer theme card.  I just love these  images from Notturno Digital Arts on Etsy.  Super cute!  I made this card using one of her sets.  She also has some great giveaway images on her Facebook group so you can try out her images.  Check her out!

I hope you are also soaking up the sun in that last little bit of summertime before school comes back.  Live it up.  I am down to my last three days (well two days as the 7th I am flying back), but I spent zero time swimming which I know is many people's favorite.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Whoooooo are we?

Here's a cute set of owls from Stampendous today.  I have always just loved owls and now Owls are the mascot for the school that I work for (Doss Elementary school aka The Doss Owls).  So when I am at School I see owls everywhere.  I suppose now I have more excuses to be buying owl stamps and making owl theme cards!
The staff is back to work this  in just one week.  Ahhh, time to get going. I suppose we are all ready and excited.  I have just 5 days left in Turkiye.  EEEK. Both happy to enjoy this last of the trip but also excited to go home and see the DH

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Coffee Helps

Well, now that we are into August, I need to be sharing some coffee theme items as I have to be getting up early to get back into my normal routine.  Ahhh, summer hours.  Well, not really. My summer has had a lot of napping, but I usually don't sleep in very late.  Just 8 days until I have to be at the New School (same job, but our new school is built).

The stamp I am using here is from La Petite Market on Etsy (both the cup and  the coffee bean) and the embellishment comes from Echo park.  Of course, I am getting  up early where I am, and trying to be having a full and busy day, but it's going to all change when I fly back home and have an 8 hour time change to get over so quickly.  GULP!!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

It's Purrfect

Here's a stunning image from Moonflower Stamps.  This wonderful image is called Lily the Cat Fairy.  I just love her beautiful images.  I will be sharing another image on the 15th.  This creation is for the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month! It starts today.  Join in the fun over there by sharing ANY card creation you make.  We'd love to see your wonderful work.

I think this stamp is just PURRfect for the contest.  Now show me your creations...

Friday, July 31, 2020

Have a flower filled day!

Here's a delightful image from Lili of the Valley, I just love this red dress with yellow flowers. I had to mimic the card to match her dress.  I hope you like her too. I can't believe we are almost to the end of July now.  Just a couple of weeks until school (well teachers and I) will be getting going again.  WOW.  It will be quite different as I will be going to the new campus for Doss Elementary School.

I hope all of you have a great day!  Flowers to you all!  Last week in Turkiye, what should I do? hmmm, I say throw out all my clothes and buy more lace to bring home!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Birds Singing

Here's a lovely image from Unity Stamps today. I also added a sentiment, "Just a little note for you." and some gorgeous Turkish Lace.  I can't wait to show you some of the new Turkish lace that I have now. I hope you love this cute little card.  The birds are singing for you today!
I can't believe we are at the end of July.  A little less than 2 weeks to the start up of school (for the staff). WOW.   I won't have much time at all when I get back until I need to be at the school for prep.  I guess I will be staying up SUPER late to get over that jet lag quickly.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Angel Kisses

Here's a stunning angel image from Sherri Baldy.  I just love that is comes with a sentiment, "Always believe something wonderful is about to happen."  I think esp during the time of Coronavirus, this was the perfect image to pick.  I added an additional sentiment, "Smiles all around." along with some gorgeous Turkish Lace.

Have a wonderful end to July.  Hug all and Angel kisses!  I can't believe that I have 9 days left,  after my trip got moved to July 1st, I changed my end date of the trip.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Happy Birthday Sandra

Sharing this sweet and simple birthday card today to say Happy Birthday to the artist of this image, Ms Sandra Caldwell herself!  Happy Birthday Sandra, I hope you have a very Special day and I wish you a wonderful year.  Hugs from Holley today!

You can check out all of Sandra Caldwell's darling stamps at Babycakes DND store in Etsy.  She also has a facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans.

Monday, July 27, 2020


Thought this cactus stamp was a cute summertime card. I added a sweet sentiment, "It's always summer somewhere"  in most cases, that would be South Texas, as we seem to have the lock on summer weather most of the year. It's like either summer then a short winter, then we are back to 90-100 degree weather before you know it.

Must say though, I really hate winter, lol!  Just 11 more days in Turkiye!!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Guest Designer Karthika

Here's a stunning Thanks card that I received in the mail in May from Karthika.  How lovely is this?  I was so delighted. It really brought a smile to my face during an otherwise dreary lockdown time.  Thanks so very much Karthika, I am so thrilled that you liked your goodies!  Check out her blog here:

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Flowers for you!

Here's a sweet stamp from Notturno Digital Arts today.  I just love these big eye girls. They are so quirky and super cute.  They are sold on Etsy HERE.  Be sure and check out the store.  There's also a great facebook group (same name) with some wonderful freebies.

I can't believe we are this far along in the summer time now. I am getting ready for the next school year.  Last year I changed jobs and went from one school to another.  At the time the new school was not too much further away, maybe double the walk, but not my school's permanent location is about 4 times the walk (of my 1st school).  WHEW, I will be getting some major excersize now and in the Texas summer heat, before I left for Turkiye, in JUNE, we had days measuring 107F, I hate to know what we are measuring in August.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Fairy Llama? what?

I thought since we were sharing Llamas, I would have another one today.  Here's a hilarious image of a wonderful llama with butterfly wings.  How cool is this?  It comes from Faery ink.  Check out their Etsy site for their images and they have a great Facebook site with some wonderful freebies.
I added some great lace from Turkiye to the base of this card along with some fun buttons that match the coloring on the llama wings.  I added a funny saying from Cat's Pajamas Stamps.  Hope it brought a little smile to your face today.

Thursday, July 23, 2020


Sharing this gorgeous Sherri Baldy stamp today. I thought it was great to make it vacation themed since I am away on vacation in Istanbul.  I just love her beautiful ladies in addition to her adorable bestie stamps.  Check out all her wonderful merchandise at

So, after all this time in Turkiye, What do I miss you ask?  well, first and foremost, the DH, then hmmm, I am definitely wanting a diet dr pepper, a night with air conditioning and some ice!  LOL, I am so spoiled.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Llama Love

Sharing a funny Llama card for my DH today, it says, I like you a Llama.  The llama stamp comes from Stampendous and the cute saying comes from The Cat's Pajamas.  I hope he likes it.  As you can see from my card title, I named this card, Llama Love.  ha!

Hope my sweetie has a wonderful day today.   I miss you lots and will be home in just a couple weeks!!  Huge hugs

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

I need a hug!

Sharing this adorable Owl today from Aall and Create.  Too sweet. The sentiment I am using comes from Unity Stamps.  I also added some great Turkish Lace to the mix.  I am sending all of you some virtual hugs today.  {{HUGS}}

Hope you have a wonderful day!  I can't wait to share with y'all some photos of all the lace and crafting stores I saw.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Cute Kitty

Here's a CAS card using a sweet Unity Cat stamp, the top layer is cut short, showing a beautiful embossed 2nd layer.  The background has butterflies which the cat is lying on it's back to get.  This wonderful stamp comes from one of my favorite artists at Unity stamps, Lisa Glanz.

Hope you are having a great July,  Where has this summer gone?  Living it up in Turkiye.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Happy Birthday Cemil

Here's a cute owl stamp that I am using to wish a dear friend's son a very happy birthday.  He's in Turkiye.  Happy Birthday to you Cemil.  Maybe next year I will be there to celebrate with you too as I am waiting to see if my other plane ticket ends up being a voucher or a cash back situation.

This cute card is an image from Cornish Heritage Farms along with some gorgeous Turkish lace.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Lazy Cat

Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art.  This is how I feel this summer, ahhh, Lazy.  Of course while in Turkey, there's a whole lot of walking all day, so I don't know if I will be lounging around and napping TOO much. 

At any rate, I am a huge NAP pro-ponent, so if you have time to catch a nap, please do.  Also, there's a great contest every month for cat theme cards HERE.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, July 17, 2020

Humor today

Thought you might like a little funny today. I just love this artist's cat images.  These cats for Tim Holtz are no exception.  I added a funny sentiment that comes with the set, "If you ever need a slightly distracted, unsympathetic friend, I'm here for you." HA!
Hope you got a little laugh today.  Have a great summer day.  Hugs all.

Thursday, July 16, 2020


Here's a little love today, I would say I made this love card for the DH, but because it's a boy card, that doesn't make much sense.  But, then again, any love card makes me think of him.  So, tell me, does this card make you think of it as something to GIVE a boy or a girl?  Hmmm

At any rate, lots of love to you to day. XOXO


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Coffee Break

Here's a wonderful stamp from Star Stampz.  I made this card as a reminder for our contest over on YSBP this month.  Please join in our wonderful contest HERE.  You could win a prize and share your current creations with us! This cute image is called Cup of Cocoa.

We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. You can enter any crafty creation in our contest each month and you get a bonus entry into the drawing if you use our sponsor's images.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Just Bee-cause

Sharing this CAS card using some stamps out of the spring KOTM.  I really appreciate that the hubby still buys me those stamps. I do so appreciate them and get excited when they come every month.  The kit this stamp was in was wonderful.  There's several cute BEE sentiments with it as well.

Hope you all have a BEE-utiful day just BEE cause you deserve it!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Spit Happens

Here's a quick and cute Llama card using a sweet set from The Cat's Pajamas stamps. I do so adore (and own) practically every set they sell lol!  Call me a stamp addict!  This set is just TOO cute.  I thought the sentiment was TOO funny.

I am also using some tiny but adorable Turkish lace to go with the card along with my other favorite embellishment of course, buttons!

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a precious card created by Karin of Karins Art Scrap blog.  Isn't this gorgeous?  She is using two of her prizes this year (the flower and the swirl).  I just love her creation.  Check out all her amazing creations on her blog HERE.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Happy Birthday Kathy

Sharing this adorable Birthday card today to say Happy Birthday to Kathy!  I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope John and you do something special.  Huge Hugs from Texas. and Long Distance Hugs from Istanbul!

This cute image comes from Sandra Caldwell and you can find it in her store on Etsy, Babycakes DND, and cute little lace doily from Stampin' Up.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Coffee anyone?

Here's a CAS card using a sweet and simple image as well. This was a freebie I was given but I don't have the giver's name on the image. If you know who made this image, please tell me so I can credit the artist.  I am using some stunning cardstock, it's shimmery and just gorgeous.

I also had to add a little Turkish Lace to the project to really pop at the bottom, it looks really good with the mica cardstock even though you can't tell that on this photo.  You can find this gorgeous card stock at Paper Temptress HERE.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Beach Lady

I adore this gorgeous image from Unity stamps.  I think the orange I used goes perfectly with these papers. I added a wonderful thoughtful sentiment, "remind yourself it is OKAY not to be PERFECT."  Isn't that the truth?  aren't we our own worst critics?  I know I can be.  I am typically way harder on myself that other people are.

Hope this sentiment makes you think today.  P.S. YOU are OKAY just the way you are.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Coffee card

Here's a little card to give you a laugh today. The cup image comes from Echo park and the sentiment is from Picket Fences.  It says, "I don't know what I would do without coffee but I'm guessing five to ten."  Bwaahhahaha.

Just thought you could just a chuckle this morning.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Sharing this adorable Unicorn-pug?  Uni-pug?  well, he's too cute.  He's from La Petite Market on Etsy.  The fun sentiment comes from Newton's Nook.  Cute matchup.  I think they go perfect with this beautiful lace from Turkiye.
Have a wonderful July day. I can't believe summer is already in July.  Have a beautiful sunny day.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Love You

sharing a Clean and Simple card (CAS) today using a wonderful image from Lizzy Love. These girls just make me smile.  I adore her image, both the cute and the creepy as she calls them.  They are all too perfect. I love her zombie images.

Hope you are having a great week and it's not as hot where you are as it is in South Texas.  Whew!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Guest Designer Dana M

Here's a stunning card created by Dana M of MN that surprised me in the mail back in mid April.  WOW, it's way more stunning in person!  It's like a sheer white embossed ink lightly dusted with a grey ink on top, then the Thankful for you tag added on top with the twine and several beautiful cardstock layers.

So Gorgeous!  Thanks so much Dana. I hope you loved your prizes.

To all the other prize winners, I would love to see what your making with your goodies.  Feel free to send me a pic of your work!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Cat's Meow

Here's a darling image from Katzel Krafts the fat cats line.  I just love these stamps, I am pretty sure the same artist also made the recent cats for Tim Holtz (which you know I own).  They are just TOO cute. I added a fun sentiment, "You are the cats meow" plus some fun buttons and bling.

Have you had a stamping obsession lately?  I think my latest stamping craving has been cats and coffee.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Coffee anyone?

Here's an adorable stamp from Neat and Tangled plus a sentiment stamp from Picket Fences.  I thought they went well together and were super cute in pink with cuppie cakes.  How cute is this? Hope it gave  you a little smile today.

Have a great weekend. I can't believe the summer break is almost half over. I mean, I know everyone feels like we got all this extra break since school didn't go back into session ("in person") but the amount of work behind the scenes to get everything running "online" was crazy.  it's like a lot of extra work and no benefits of getting to be with the kiddos everyday!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Love, Coffee, and Flowers

Sharing this bright and cheerful image from Unity Stamps today.  This wonderful set was a freebie that came with an order of stamps a couple months ago (prior to the pandemic).  I just love the beautiful flowers and of course, the fun coffee saying to go with it.  I hope it brightens your day.

Have a wonderful week, almost weekend!  Happy July.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New Contest

Happy July everyone!  It's time for a brand new contest on Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog (YSBP).  Drop by over there and check out all the design team's creations and then join in by sharing your latest creations with us!  our sponsor this month is Star Stampz.  I am using this awesome girl today.  She is called Red String, find her HERE.

We'd love to see all your creations and you could win a prize from Star Stampz by joining in with us this month!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Sharing this CAS cat theme card using a wonderful stamp from a KOM by Unity stamps. I just adore this cute cat!  What a great image. I think it's perfect in black and white with a simple background and black and white embellishments.

There's a wonderful CAT theme contest every month HERE.  Drop by and share all your cat card creations for a chance to win a monthly prize.

Monday, June 29, 2020


Here's something YUMMY, it's coffee, or latte, or??? whatever you like in your cup!  This adorable stamp is called Img116 I love Coffee.  Too cute.  Let me tell you what is really awesome, Turkish Coffee.  Let's all hope that is what I am going to get to enjoy that in Istanbul soon enough

Check out all of Sherri Baldy's amazing stamps, including lots of other wonderful coffee theme stamps at her site,!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Guest Designer Barbara

Here's a wonderful card I received from Barbara.  WOW, stunning coloring.  I just love your adorable snowman. He's one of the prizes that she got from me this year.  Thanks so very much for sharing this awesome card with me!  It was a total treat to get in the mail!  Cheers!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Enjoy the Ride

Here's a super cute card from an SEI kit that's very summery I think.  Enjoy the Ride is the perfect sentiment as I am just a few more days from vacation.  WOO HOO, let us all keep our fingers crossed for me.

At any rate.  I should just be very thankful for everything that I do have.  Amen to that.