Thursday, August 22, 2019

Happy Birthday Sister

Happy Birthday Dearest Sister!!

I hope you have a very special day!

I made this cute card for my sister's birthday today. It's using a wonderful stamp from Stamping Bella's Oddballs line. I just love their cute images. I hope she has the perfect day.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Unity Cupcake stamp

I wanted to share a happy card today, what makes people happier than a little cuppie cake?  I know it brings a smile to just about everyone!  
So, here's a little cupcake to bring you a smile this week.  Hope your August is finishing up well and if you are also in the school system where you live, I hope your school year is off to a great start.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Home is where the cat is.

Here's a great cat that is one of my favorite characters. I just love this guy from The Cat's Pajamas.  I have several sets with him (and other cat images).  TOO cute.  Their TCP Tuesday challenge this month is CAS (Clean and simple), so I made this sweet card for the contest.
Hope you are having a wonderful week.  Check out the contest over on the Cat's Pajamas blog and see all the amazing cards over there.

Monday, August 19, 2019

you have my heart

Here's a cute little stamp that is I believe Reverse Confetti (please correct me if I am wrong).  I adored this cute little set. Perfect for valentines or any other love filled occasion.  I also added a sentiment from the set, "you have my heart" with a lovely heart sticker and some beautiful lace from Turkiye.

I just made another card recently using the same set (different stamp) that I  hope to share soon so keep your eye out for that.  Have a great weekend.  Lots of love for you!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Pressed leaves

Sharing this beautiful pressed leaf card today.  I just love the gorgeous colors it shows and I added some wonderful handmade paper in the background.  I know it seems early, but the bazaar is really right around the corner now, as it's the first week of Nov, so I feel like I have so much work to do to finish up cards and make a bunch of jewelry projects.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Guest Designer Audrey

Here's a lovely card created by another prize winner from February, Audrey R of Austin.  She made this wonderful card using some Jillibean papers.  I love this combination and the sentiment, "Creative Clutter is more blessed that tidy idleness"

Friday, August 16, 2019

Lemonade Kitty

Here's a wonderful brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This cutie is called  2931 Lemonade Kitty.  Isn't he awesome?  I just love the sunglasses.  Sandra will be adding him and a bunch of other brand new stamps to her Etsy site, today, so keep your eye's open at BabycakesDND.

Hope you are had a great week.  Have a blessed weekend.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Wish BIG

Here's the funniest stamp from Ericrafts.  I made this adorable card for the contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month.  I love this image, TOO cute, find it HERE.  Just perfect for those people who you don't know WHAT to give them.  It definitely gives me a smile and a little giggle every time I look at it.

Hope you are having a wonderful day, please join in the contest over at Your Scrapbook Place for your chance to win some stamps from Ericrafts.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

You're my favorite nut!

Here's a fun new image that recently came out at Unity stamps. I made this cute unconventionally colored card for their contest on the Unity Facebook site, creative coloring challenge.  Sounds like fun, huh?   I just love the funny sentiment with him, You're my favorite NUT.

Day 2 back at, my body is still in shock,  HA! we are having training on the other side of town of course, which, without a car is a pain in my you know what and about $40 worth of Uber....

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Caffeine, please help me!

Lol, this card just cracks me up. This image is a stamp I knew I had to get the first time I saw it. I just love it.  I am back to work and seriously need the caffeine!! LOL, I am now forced (ha!) to get up at 6am and go in and NO NAPS.  oh, the torture.  lol, I have been so spoiled this summer.

Hope you all are having a great day.  Wish me luck, you know I can do it!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Have Faith, Stay Strong

Here's a lovely image from Clearly Besotted today. What a beautiful sunflower.  The sentiment is from Graciellie Designs.  These stamps came in the large stamp assortment that I bought a couple weeks ago, HERE.  I have made so many lovely cards out of this set, totally worth its price.

Wishing you the best week.  I am off to physical therapy again today and it's time for school to start for the staff at the schools tomorrow.  So, I will be getting up at 6am again.  Whew, that's going to be a tough one, lol.  Wish me luck.

Sunday, August 11, 2019


Happy Sunday everyone. Many blessings to all of you.  Here's a great image today from Pink&Main.  The sentiment on this card comes from Graciellie Designs.  I thought this would be a lovely card for Sunday.

I know I have mentioned all the changes going on at my church that is closing after this year, actually it will shut down the Sanctuary after Christmas.  Then come Easter, we will be disbanded as Crestview United Methodist.  I don't know if that is the right word as I am not a life long Methodist, at that point we are a "legacy" church, that was around for 60+ years and we have members currently who were there from the very start of that church when the ground was broken.  The district of the Methodist overseeing body (again, don't know what that is called) will then have a  new church of some kind come to our location at some point.  Our current pastor (as our beloved pastor retired in July) is a part time temporary, he's great will of course be leaving at Easter.

I have only been with this church since about 2003, which is a while, but compared to the 60+ year members not to mention the ones married in that church, had their kids grow up there, now elderly, it must be truly devastating.  Say a little prayer for them.  Thanks.

Prayers for you today.

Hugs, Holley

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Guest Designer Gaye Valle

Here's another wonderful prize from a guest designer that I am sharing today.  This card was made by Gaye Valle.  Isn't it a delight?  I just love the beautiful colors, the lovely bird and flower and of course, my favorite embellishment, the buttons!   Too sweet.  Thanks so much Gaye for sharing.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Just do your best...

Here's a beautiful image from Graciellie Designs (also a Unity affiliate, but she too has her own stamps on Etsy).  This wonderful image I got with my kit from the wonderful charitable assortment HERE.   I just LOVE this stamp set, it turned out really beautiful when I colored it.  The sentiment shown also comes from Graciellie Designs.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Hugs.

Thursday, August 8, 2019


Sharing this Whimsy stamp today, isn't she just the cutest?  Here's another wonderful image in that giant stamp collection that I bought last week!  aren't there so many great stamps in that collection?
You can find it HERE.  The great sentiment on this card is from Polka Dot Orchard.

Well, it's Friday, the last day of my summer vacation.  I don't start up Monday (it's Tuesday), but I do have to go to physical therapy on Monday, so this is like my last real day of vacay.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned.  Blessings.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Be brave and do it

Here's a lovely image from Unity stamps. I just adore their wonderful images.  This itty bitty image is no exception. I added a simple sentiment, which seems to go with the card, "Be brave and do it."  I hope if you have any challenges coming, this card will give you a tiny bit of inspiration.

I am needing a little push myself, both to be going back to school and to start walking again everyday.  Man, it is just SO SO SO hot outside,  come over here and DRAG me outside, PLEASE, I need help.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Wishing you...

Here's a beautiful flower image from artist Tierra Jackson (you  probably know that name from her wonderful images at Unity stamps).  She created this great image for a special charitable set HERE. How fabulous that some many amazing artists and stamp companies came together in support of someone.  I just love their sentiments that came in this set as well.  The one I am using below was created by Polka Dot Orchard.

You can drop by and read about this charitable event here.  Else, have a wonderful day today, just a couple more days before we head back into school.  The time has come!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sending all kinds of Happy

Here's a wonderful image from Graciellie Designs that came in the set I have been talking about, the Petals for the Pittman's charity set, HERE.  I just love their beautiful stamps, especially set number one.  This artist  is fabulous.  She also makes stamps for Unity stamps.  How sweet that all these companies came together for another crafter.

Sending all of you some happiness today.  This awesome sentiment from the card is from Polka Dot Orchard.  Huge hugs.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Happy Sunday

Here's a great image from Ink Road Stamps. It came with the set I got HERE.  I added a wonderful sentiment from Polka Dot Orchard that I just love. I thought this was a great card for Sunday.  I hope you are all have a perfect weekend and getting time to do whatever you want.

For me that is just spending a little time with the hubby and getting in a little nap and of course, some crafty time.  Cheers all, Holley

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Guest Designer Karin

Here's an awesome image using a wonderful House Mouse stamp that was sent to Karin.  She created this wonderful tag with it.  I just love the colors on the background.  Fabulous.  She does creations for the House Mouse team, so this prize seemed perfect for her during the celebration month.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Happiness stems from Kindness

There is a wonderful set for sale HERE, which is a very large set, like 20+ stamps and sentiments too, by some very great stamp artists who all came together for someone in our crafting community to raise money by selling this wonderful collection. Some big artists and stamp companies that you know like Unity Stamps, All dressed up, Simply Betty, Whimsy stamps,...and SO many more all donated and made images in several sets including this one that I bought.  Over the next couple weeks I will be sharing different stamps from it.  The set is $20, which is expensive it seems, but for the amount of goodies in it, not really and my understanding is the end profit all goes to the persons in need.

This beautiful stamp is called the Daisy by Crystal O. Minkler who I think is affiliated with Unity stamps. I just love this image, so perfect it takes up it's own card all by itself.  The sentiment shown also comes from the set and was designed by Polka Dot Orchard.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August Contest at Your Scrapbook Place

Happy August everyone! I can't believe we are in the last month of the Summer Break!  Of course here all the teachers will be going back on Aug 12th.  I made this gorgeous card for the new contest on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog. Our wonderful Sponsor this month is Ericraft from Etsy.  The challenge is anything goes, so please come by and enter your latest creations.
The image I am using is called Rachel to the Sea.  Drop by and check out the Design Team's creations and then share with us this month for a chance to win a prize!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Thinking of You (all)

Here's an adorable shaker card that I made using a cute kit that I got from Tuesday Morning. I can't recall the maker of this set, if you know, please comment.  It's perfect for a quick and cute set of adorable shaker cards for those anything goes moments that you want to give a dear friend a quick hello.

Hope you are having a special day.  Huge hugs.  I am off to get my hair cut today, figured it's time for the school year so I should get a new 'do.  Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Flowers for you

Sharing a lovely bouquet of flowers today from Unity Stamps.  I just made ANOTHER order from them, oh I can't resist their variety and wonderful images.  TOO many goodies.  I have been really good this summer at controlling crafting purchases all around though, so two unity purchases in July is pretty good for the whole summer.

Hope you have a wonderful week, it's the last two weeks before school starts :)
I am entering this card in a wonderful contest, and fundraiser for a person in our crafty community, I bought one of their amazing stamp sets and will be sharing it soon!  You should check it out, it's called Petals for the Pittman's.  The stamp set is HERE.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Home for the Holidays

Here's another Christmas card that I managed to complete this summer. I must say it may be the last one that I get around to until fall time hits.  I am not usually that crafter who gets the Christmas cards done in the summer, but I did grab a couple cute Christmas theme besties so I just had to make a couple cute cards for July.  This image is img 41797.   I did a non-traditional color set this time, using browns as my primary color set.

Hope this card brought a little Christmas inspiration for you.  Have a great week.  Be sure and check out all of Sherri Baldy's wonderful stamps at the My Bestie's shop.