Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Pick of the Patch

I'm excited today because we have a new student coming to my class.  I moved from DHH 3rd to 5th down to DHH 2 year olds.  It's a wonderful place and the kids start as soon as they turn two, no matter the time of the year that it is.  We are super excited to get a new child this week.

Check out my lace store for some great lace pieces and wonderful embellishments for your card making and journal making needs: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, March 20, 2023

Thank you John

 well, spring break is now over. I am so thankful to John for paying for a hotel for us in Irving.  What a wonderful gift he gave for us to all be together for several days.  Huge hugs and kisses.  Here's a little thank you card for him.  Crazy about you dear!!

Check out the wonderful lace and embellishments at the store: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Guest Designer

Here's some more wonderful work's from the kid's in Dilek's class in Turkiye.  If you see the image on the upper right, it's a duplicate of an image by Sherri Baldy.  This kid received a handmade card from me the year before with a wonderful Sherri Baldy image on it.  Now, she draws me cards and other things that show that beautiful image.  Sherri would be proud.  It says, "I love you teacher" and my name (they spell it) Holi everywhere.

Drop by my lace store for wonderful packs of precut lace as well as great embellishments! LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Happy Birthday Sterling

Wishing a dear friend, Sterling a very happy birthday today!  I hope all your wishes come true.  Hugs from Holley and John in Austin TX.

 I made this card using great paper from Paper Source and beautiful lace from Turkiye.

check out my store for some pre-cut lace for your projects as well as some gorgeous embellishments to add flair for any creation: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Friday, March 17, 2023

Day two at the convention

 So today the convention itself actually gets started.  It will open in the morning, I have two classes and some hours to shop.  Should be a blast.  I am sure I will be exhausted.  What fun!  I am taking a birthday card making class with Rubber Necker.  I enjoyed their classes last year and another class that will be a fun giveaway class filled with tons of wonderful supplies.

in the meanwhile, check out my store, there's a sale: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

This cute little elephant comes from Notturno Digital Arts on Etsy.  TOO CUTE FOR WORDS as the little stickers days.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Day one of the convention

 It's Day one of the convention.  We flew out last night and have this morning to get ready to go.  We can go an hour early to get our tickets and then find a table in the place to sit down. Should be lots of fun.  I can't wait to share with your all my creations.

Here's a card i made at the last convention in a class by Rubber Necker. I really enjoyed it a lot.

While I am away, I am going to have a sale in my store: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Best Friends Furever

 Well off to the convention in Irving today.  My mother, godmother and I have been looking forward to this for quite a while. I am taking two classes, one for making fancy birthday cards and one for new product reveal.  Should be lots of fun.  I am also doing the thursday evening Make and Take!  WOO HOO. we will start around 3pm and be making card and creations all evening long.  How fun is that?  if you haven't seen this event, you can check it out at Scrapbook Expo.

Here's a card I made from Keep it Simple at the last convention that we went to.

Check out my lace store here:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy  

Tuesday, March 14, 2023


Here's a fun card with stamps from Scrappy Boy.  I just love his images.  Esp one that has Chococat!  For those of you who don't know, I am a HUGE fan of Chococat (one of the Hello Kitty characters) and I have a collection of chococat goodies.  I got this great stamp set when I was at the last convention during a class I took taught by Scrappy Boy on coloring, which was fabulous by the way! And no I'm not using those coloring techniques here lol.   Anyway I won the door prize in the class which was any kit in the store so you know I chose this one!!

It also has several of the other Hello Kitty characters in it.  TOO cute.  Check out Scrappy Boy stamps for some goodies.

Need some fun lace for your card creations?  check out my store LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, March 13, 2023

For Mom

 Happy Monday of Spring Break!! Woo Hoo.  I am so thankful to have this time off.  Especially because I have plans this year to travel with my mother to the annual Scrapbook Expo in Irving Texas.  We went last year (it was in October) and it was such a blast!!  I hope this spring it will be as much fun!

Sharing this MOM card today, since I am bringing up the trip with my mom:

This card comes from some gorgeous papers from Paper Source and uses some great lace from Turkiye.

Check out my great lace store for some precut lace for your card and craft creations: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Guest Designer

 So I took some cute gifts to the kids in Turkiye because I knew I would be visiting their class.  One thing was called slap bracelets in USA theme.  Perhaps you have seen these, they look like flat pieces of paper then you slap them on your wrist and they wrap around them.    The next thing we got was those cute little squishy animals that the kids just loved.  The last thing was an art project for all of us to do together.  Here's several of the kids works:

 Check out my lace store here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Class Valentines

 Here's some valentine cards that I made for one of my classes, the third grade class that i used to assist in daily.   I bought the supplies from Recollections (Michaels).  I hope the kiddos liked the handmade valentines.

check out my lace store on Etsy. I sell pre cut lace and wonderful embellishments for your projects!  Check it out here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Friday, March 10, 2023

Class Valentines

 I made these class valentines for my older (4th grade) kids.  I used some stamps from Recollections along with the cute heart square cards.  I have since changed classes to move down to a part time job, but I hope the kiddos liked them.

Check out my lace store on Etsy. I sell pre cut lace and wonderful embellishments for your projects!  Check it out here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Heart Shaker Card

I have been spending this week sharing a lot of the fun Valentines that i made last month during the celebration. My blog was already full with cards though so I didn't get to put my Valentine cards on there. I made these cute shaker cards by Recollections

 check out my lace store on Etsy. I sell pre cut lace and wonderful embellishments for your projects!  Check it out here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Gorgeous papers

Here's some stunning paper from Paper Source. I created this card "Heart of Gold" for my mom for the upcoming convention we are going to next week during spring break. I am so excited to go. I hope she is too. We are actually flying on a semi-private jet, which I have never done before. It's called JSX and it flies dallas to autin and back daily as well as serveral other locations.  I hope it's as good as it is touted.

Check out my lace store on Etsy. I sell pre cut lace and wonderful embellishments for your projects!  Check it out here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Llama love

 I wonder if people are starting to get their packages yet?  I am guessing by this evening a few people will.  Usually shipping from Austin usually takes two days, though to rural areas maybe three or four.  PLEASE PLEASE tell me if you don't get your packages ever.  Give the post office time, but eventually and sadly things do get lost in the mail.  Boo!

Thought I would go back and share another Valentine that I didn't get to in February, this one is a cute Llama theme that i decorated the heart using a gel pen.

Check out my store for some great lace and embellishments  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, March 6, 2023

Coffee time Monday

 Happy Monday everyone.  I thought we could all use a little coffee theme card today.  I know that's one of my favorite topics.  I feel like I had such a busy weekend that I didn't get a break and now i t's back to work!  Well, fortunately, we are just five days to SPRING BREAK.  You know I used to think only kids looked forward to such things (back when I was a kid).  Now I realize that teachers probably look forward to such things even more than the kids!

This cutie comes from Cat's Pajamas.  I love this funny cat holding a fish bone.  It says, "NO Coffee NO Talkee"  HA!  Wish I could tell the kids at my school that.  Too funny.

Check out my lace store on Etsy  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Guest Designer

 Here's more cute artwork that the children in Dilek's class gave to me when I came to visit last summer.  These are the last of the drawings that the kids gave me when I came into the room.  Next I will share the art we did together.  

Did you see the update yesterday of all the items that went out? Check yesterday's posting for the list!

The following items went out on Saturday

Karin (2 of 4), cebelica (2), Marjeta (2), Tina Z (3), Valerija (3), Margreet (3), Taty(2)

Check out my lace store here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Sending to you

Got a lot packed up and taken to the post office Friday. There's a lot of names below look carefully as a huge portion had already gone out.

Thought this card was funny and maybe a little appropriate today it says, "Sending you a little hog.  Just pig-cause"  Ha!  I would always consider a package of crafts a HUG indeed!

Check out my store that sales packs of pre-cut lace for cards and other projects along with great embellishments! LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Ok here's the USA packages:

Christina Meadows, Candy M, Jean, Amy, Mel C, Lori M, Billie Dee, Sindhu

Linda V, Cara, Denise B, Gaye, Becca, Shelley, Suzanne H, kellyskardfl, Carrie, and Kathy D

Of the international envelopes:

Karin (2 of 4), Bissecat (2), Mandy, KT fitkitty (3), Danuta (2),  Fikreta, Glennis, New Creations, Yvonne 3d, ionabunny(2), Sandra van Blaricum (2)

Friday, March 3, 2023

Thanks again!!

I know the contest is over but I am just getting started mailing out packages!  WOW.  Are you ready to get your prizes?  I hope so.  Thanks so very much for celebrating with me this year. I hope you all had fun. I had a great time getting to know everyone.  I look forward to sending out everyone's packages and hearing about all the fun projects that you make when you get the goodies!   Please feel free to send me photos of any cards or goodies that you make with your prizes, or if you just wanna share something as  I love to share guest designer projects.  I'll be happy to share them on my blog!

Keep your eyes on the blog and search for your name in the mailing lists!  If you don't see your name show up eventually, just let me know, you can drop me an email to check on it. htondre@aol.com

 check out my lace store on Etsy. I sell pre cut lace and wonderful embellishments for your projects!  Check it out here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, March 2, 2023


Here's some of the valentine's that I made but didn't have time to show due to the celebration in February.  This cutie is from a recollections kit, but not following the directions of course, lol.  That would be me.

Have you seen the prize winner list?  check HERE, the final winners will be announced tonight (late this afternoon).  If you missed the Grand Prize list, Check it HERE this AFTERNOON or later.  

Now for the task of packaging and mailing out a TON of goodies for everyone.  Please stay tuned each day as I will be posting whose packages go out each day!

Check out my store for some great lace pieces for your projects or some fun embellishments to add to your cards, junk journals, collages, mixed media and more!  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Grand Prize Winners....

 So many good things.....so tired of typing LOL

did you get something extra good? trust me, you might and I just failed to add it to this list lol!  so perhaps you will just be surprised when you open your package!

Here's just SOME of the goodies coming for those of you who want to oooo and ahhhh, there's so much more and everyone is getting some goodies for sure!  I just had to tease some of you LOL!!

Linda Vigil    Catherine Pooler Dachshund Stamps with Die set

Karin     House Mouse Coffee Stamp

Denise Bryant     Hello Bluebird set with dies 

Carrie Spellbinders Cross Two dies

Cara     Momenta Merry & bright ornament globe kit

Jean     Lawn Fawn Koala set with matching dies

Gaye    Photo Play baby theme set with matching Dies

Audrey    Sizzix Bee Hive set thinlits 665880

Becca Yahrling    Honey Bee Snow Buddies set plus matching dies set 

Susan T    Hero Arts In a pinch with Die cuts *you totally have to make me some sea urchins!!

Marjeta     AI Xmas set

Sandra van Blaricum Reverse Confetti Gnome set with matching dies

Valerija    House Mouse Stamp

Kellyskardfl     Tim Holtz crazy dogs set with dies

Karin    Spellbinders seasonal tree die cut set

Kathy Dippner    Hero arts flower die with bee

Mel C    Your Next Stamp Dogs set with Dies

Bissecat     House Mouse Stamp

Shelley    Reverse Confetti Cast a Spell with dies

Margreet     Sizzix Xmas die set

Billie Dee   Recollections cut and emboss set butterfly theme

Christina Meadows pretty patches Christmas W plus 9

Candy Meyers sizzix butterfly die border set

there's more, I am running out of time to get this posted....

Cheers, Holley 

Happy March everyone!

You know what March means, it's time for a contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place blog!  Our sponsor this month is:  Leann's World 101.  I did this card using their digi stamp, Sleepy Time.

You can enter by simply sharing your latest creation with us, any crafty creation.  We'd love to see what you are making.  Drop by and give us a link

For my celebration month--I will be posting the GRAND Prize list sometime today, keep your eyes peeled for it!  Have you seen the regular prize winner list?  check HERE  is your name in BOLD???  then I haven't heard from you or gotten your address, you might not get your prize!!

Check out my store for some great lace pieces for your projects or some fun embellishments to add to your cards, junk journals, collages, mixed media and more!  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

And the Prize Winners are:

Here's the winner list for the year 2023 celebration!

If your name is in BOLD, I have NOT heard from you, please contact me with your mailing address.  My email is htondre@aol.com

If you are on the winner list, keep playing!!  lots of people are likely to win more than once and get more prizes added to their packages!  I will not mail prizes until the end of the month for this reason.  I expect many people will win more than once or also win grand prizes.

Feb 1st (this list will get updated daily)  




Lee T


Linda Vigil

Tina Z

Nana connie



KellysKards Fl

Tworcze pasje Danki


Christina Meadows 

Becca Yahrling



Mel C



New creations


Kathy Dippner



Amy Martin


Feb 2nd

Lori M

Feb 3


Feb 4


Feb 5

Audrey R

Feb 6


Feb 7

Susan T

Feb 8


Feb 9

Kathy Dippner

Feb 10

Denise Bryant

Feb 11


Feb 12


Billie Dee

Feb 13


Feb 14

Candy Meyers


Feb 15


Feb 16



Feb 17



Feb 18

Linda Vigil


Feb 19


Suzanne H

Feb 20


Kathy Dippner

Feb 21



Feb 22

Denise B

Feb 23


Becca Y

Feb 24

Tina Z

Feb 25


Feb 26


Feb 27

Mel C

Feb 28

Thank You for Celebrating with me!!

I just wanted to post a thank you card today to say thanks to everyone for Celebrating with me this year.  Huge hugs everyone. I hope you will all love your prizes  It will take a couple more days to post the final prize winners as well as the grand prize winners and then I will start mailing out packages as quickly as possible!  Keep an eye on the WINNER list and for the Grand Prize list.  Then you can watch my blog each day to find out when your package gets mailed out.

Question of the day:  last minute requests?  anything you are looking for that I  might have?  you never know, I just might have one! See something in the prize pics that you wanted? You can find a link to them on the Feb 1st page

Have you seen the prize winner list?  check HERE

Monday, February 27, 2023

Sweet Fairy

 WOW, I can't believe we are coming to the end of February!  The winners for the last couple of days will get chosen quicker now so that the packages can get sent out fast in March.  Spring break is March 11-19, so I plan on the first items going out Mar 6th and the rest going out that week.  WOO HOO.  Your goodies are almost coming, but remember, grand prizes will get announced SOON, so keep your eyes peeled.  They will be announced after the final day, so Mar 1st sometime :)

Question of the day: do you use stencils?  how about brass stencils?

Have you seen the prize winner list?  check HERE   is you name still in BOLD print, then I haven't gotten your mailing address, HURRY PLEASE CHECK and send it to me!!

Check out my store for some great lace pieces for your projects or some fun embellishments to add to your cards, junk journals, collages, mixed media and more!  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy