Saturday, August 13, 2022

Happy Saturday

 well, it's the last weekend before School starts, are we ready to get going?  I know I am wishing there was a little more time before we got going again. But alas, it's time to start, so here we go....

I thought this card was appropriate for today, c'mon team, You can do it!!  We can all do it!

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Last day of work before school starts.


Well, when next week comes we'll have the kids at our new school.  Are we ready?  Yep.  As ready as we are going to be.  WOW.  A new adventure begins at Brentwood elementary school.  I should say the NEWLY Built Brentwood elementary school.  Let's get a coffee and hug each other once.
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Missing the cold weather?

Missing that cold weather yet?  I hear so many complaints about how hot it is.  OMG, really people, it's still not as hot as it's going to be next month.  For me, I DON'T.  I don't miss the cold weather at ALL.  Sorry.  Bring on the heat.  I don't love it, but I will deal with it.  WAY better than I will deal with anything cold  I will go out in the heat, but not in the cold.  Any day.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Never Settle

Never Settle for Just one Scoop!  Ha!  This adorable Oddball stamp from Stamping Bella is just TOO adorable. I love her.  I also added some bright colorful Turkish lace to the mix and beautiful flowers. I thought this card was just perfect for a bright summer day in Texas.  Heaven knows with 110 degree weather, we all need some ice cream!!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Here's a great stamp set from Unity Stamps. along with some wonderful Turkish lace. I hope you like it.  You all are my koala-ty friends!!  Huge hugs. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful rest of your week.  I can't believe we are back in our brand new school.  

Check out the new shop

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Funny Owl

Here's the funniest owl card that also has some coffee.  It says "You've BEAN on my mind a LATTE."  ha.  You know I love that.  At this point I am missing the coffee from Turkiye.  I know I can just make some myself, but it's so much nicer to go somewhere and have it fresh made for you.

Today marks the first day back at the NEW school.  Hmmm, I wonder how  I will get in the front door.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Guest Designer

 Here's a great card that I received when I bought some great coffee theme stamps from Robyn.  She included this wonderful card and some cofffee treats (candies).  I totally recommend her if you see her selling on Facebook.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

I love you

 The happiest thing about coming home was getting to see the DH.  I love you so very much!  Huge hugs and Thank You for buying me a wonderful plane ticket to IST.  You are the best always.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Wishing you a Happy Day!

Here's a sweet card using a wonderful Unity Stamp and some great Turkish Lace to go with it.  I haven't broke out the new lace that I got this summer yet, that is coming soon enough, but if you check my store, it will be in there very soon!

Check out my new store, lots of new lace is there

Thursday, August 4, 2022

A moment in time

 Sharing this sweet Kitty card using a Unity stamp this week.  I just LOVE these images.  I added a sweet sentiment, "A moment in time."  I think this summer was filled with a lot of lovely moments of just relaxing and taking everything in.  I feel quite rested.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Espressly for you

Here's an image from Picket Fences and some fun wood hearts.  I am definitely in need of Turkish Coffee right now as I am getting over Jet Lag from the trip home.  I have just a couple more days and I will be at school again.  Whew.  We will be at our brand new campus so I am happy that I won't be going to Webb anymore!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

you light up my life!

Sharing this fun Unity card today to celebrate getting home and being with the DH.  Glad to be back and see him and hear all about his summer and tell him about Turkiye.  It's not like we don't communicate in short bursts through texting in the summer, but that's not the same, I'm sure you all know that.

The lace store will be reopening as soon as I can unpack, take photos and lol, WAKE UP.  Est is Aust 4.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Oddball Arts

 Here's the cutest image from Lizzy Love of Oddball Arts.  She's our sponsor this month at YSBP Challenge blog, so check us out.  You can enter any recent crafting creation into our contest and if you enter an image by Lizzy Love, you will get an extra entry into our drawing.  WOO HOO.  Join in the fun--Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.

Happy to be home from Turkiye but still in jet lag, the store should reopen in a few days.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Guest Designer Fikreta

 Here's another great card from Fikreta!  A wonderful shaker using the same set as the card she shared last week.  I just love this adorable cat from Newton's Nook/Simon Says stamp.  Lovely work Fikreta.  Check out her blog here: Bad Kitty's Craft Room (

If you would like to share a creation, drop me a message,

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Thanks to Merve

 sharing this adorable Kat girl for my hostess while I have been visiting in Turkey, Merve.  She's been wonderful as always.  I highly recommend her if you are thinking about going to Istanbul and you will be using AIRBNB be sure and check her out, contact me and I will send you her AIRBNB info if she is available when you need a place.

when I get home, I will take about three days to open back my store. at least, that is my current thought about it.  So if you want to see some gorgeous lace, get ready!!

Friday, July 29, 2022

I love Turkiye, truly, madly, deeply

I can't believe this is my last day (full day, tomorrow is a flight day, so I won't get to do anything but go to the airport) in Istanbul.  It's been a lovely summer and I am ready to go home and see the DH most of all then relax to get my jet lag taken care of and then school starts. It's that quick.

Here's a lovely embellishment from Turkiye including some gorgeous lace from Turkiye too.  I should be starting the shop back up on Aug 4th.  So get ready!!  I have tons of new lace to share.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Happy Birthday Sandra

Sharing this card today in Memory of Sandra Caldwell.  May she Rest In Peace.   Made this card for artist Sandra Caldwell for her Birthday!   I am using one of her great images from her store on Etsy, Babycakes DND!  She had the most wonderful images.  I truly miss her.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Bye Friends

 Now that I am getting ready to leave, sigh, let me say GOODBYE to all my new friends in Turkiye.  People are so very nice in this country.  It's really a delight and I feel very safe to travel as a solo female in a city the size of Istanbul whose estimated population is now 20 million.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Forever Friends

 Just four days left, i know I sound crazy.  Most people take four day vacations.  I do totally consider myself blessed to have spent my summer away and in a place that I enjoy so much.  I am very fortunate. I realize that.

Here's a sweet and simple card embellishment that I got in Turkey.  I thought it would be perfect for card making.I also dotted around the card in black ink, though on my computer, I can't really see that level of detail which is disappointing.

Monday, July 25, 2022

My Heart

 Dearest. you hold a special place in my might think I am talking about my DH, but nope, I am talking about TURKIYE.  ha!  It's my last week and I can't believe it.  WOW, I will be back at home and probably counting down the days again for another adventure (though that is undecided at this point).  Hmmm.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Guest Designer Fikreta

Here's an adorable card from Fikreta.  She made a couple of wonderful cards using her prize winnings.  Here is one of them!  You can see her adorable blog HERE: Bad Kitty's Craft Room (

If you have prize winning creations to share, i'd love to share them!!  Drop me a message (

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Lost without you

Here's a great card from Simple Stories that I am sharing for my DH today. Lost without you dear, starting to miss you lots more everyday.  I can't wait to see you now, just a week more and I will be home.  Though, gonna be hard to leave Turkiye


Friday, July 22, 2022

Green flowers?

 Here's some awesome Turkish flowers that I bought last summer and turned into a card. I am hoping that I will get more things like this, this year.  I love the flower, but of course would hope they had some different colors available.  Perhaps they were popular and that's why they only had lime green left.  Well, HA!  I love lime greens.  I also added some great Turkish lace to go with the card.  On my last week now...then it's back to Texas heat.  You think it's warm in Turkiye,  hardly.  It's at least 20 degrees warmer in Texas.

Thursday, July 21, 2022


 Happiness can be found in the simplest of things.  Hmmm.  Is a trip to Turkiye simple?  I am guessing not. But the simple things here are happiness, a lace store, a cup of turkish tea, seeing the Hagia Sofia from the train window, listening to people talking in a dozen different languages all at once.  The things that are happy here are simple.  Oh, and the delicious food.  Everything thing from a simit (bread ring) to a complex meal.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

I miss your face!

Here's a super cute card from Photoplay.  I just love their card making kits, design kits and their stamps.  But this cute kit cranked out 8 fun cards including this cutie.  I am totally missing the DHs face today.  I know I will see him soon,  oh why can't i have him and Turkiye at the same time?