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!