Monday, December 31, 2018

another ugly sweater card

Here's another use of this adorable stamp from Cat's Pajamas using a funny sentiment about Ugly Sweater Season.  Just made me have to laugh.  I love this particular character that they sell. I have bought several stamp sets from their store with this cat.
Hope you are had a wonderful December! I can't believe how quickly this month flew by.   Here comes 2019.  Are you ready?

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Guest Designers

Here's a couple of lovely cards that I received this year for the holidays.  The top one is from Babara.  The bottom one is from Audrey R in Austin TX.  Thanks so much ladies for the lovely cards you created.  I am proud to share them.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Always Believe

Here's a lovely Angel stamp from Sherri Baldy today. I thought this card with it's sweet sentiment was just perfect for the new year. "Always believe in something wonderful is about to happen."  I hope the sentiment fills you with some happy thoughts and hope for the 2019.

Have a great day and a very Happy New Years!

Friday, December 28, 2018

I can't bear to be without you

Here's another delightful Unity stamp.  It comes with some adorable sayings including the one shown and another that is a heart and inside it says "I Tolerate you"  HA!  That just makes me laugh but I can't imagine actually making a card saying that.  Still, it does make me laugh every time I see it.

Today I will actually get to see my own family for Christmas.  We didn't meet up during the actual holidays so this is our chance to get together.  Let's hope it's a wonderful day

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Waving Hi!

Here's the cutest polar bear stamp. I hope you adore him. I got this stamp and sentiment from a generic site.  I am using some great silver cardstock and bling snowflakes to go with him.  I hope where you are is not cold though.

Hope you are having a great holiday season now that it is approaching so rapidly.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Here is on of my favorite Unity stamp characters. I just love this cute owl. I got this set during one of their huge sales for free with my purchase....OOOOOO, did I tell you what I got for my birthday/Christmas???? I got a membership to the Unity Kit of the Month club?  Can you believe it?  how awesome is that!  I was so happy that I will now get a wonderful assortment of Unity stamps every month for a year.  Thanks DH!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and you are all safe and warm in your homes.  Hugs!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas this year!  

Monday, December 24, 2018

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care....

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, little knowing a cat would soon be in there!!
I thought this fun image from Cat's Pajamas was perfect with both the sentiments on this card today.  How fun is this?  I just love the Dear Santa....I can imagine someone getting caught with their hand in their stocking.  On the other side I can also image a cat jumping up onto the mantle to go through what is an enticing looking new object hanging in the living room....a stocking!

Hope you all have a Happy Christmas Eve and a very Merry Christmas day!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Be Merry

Here's another oneof the Stamping Bella Oddball Reindeer stamps.  This one has one a funny green scarf.  I just love these adorable stamps.  I also love the funny boots and gloves he wears on his ears, lol.  TOO cute.  I hope your holiday season is going well, Be Merry as the card says and have a great day!

Do you have any special plans?  I don't, but I just love to be relaxed and at home for a little break.  That is a great way for me to spend the holidays.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

I've been good(ish)

Here's a funny card from the Grumplings line of Taylored Expressions.  I love these stamps they have such attitude!  Too fun.  I think I have been good(ish) all year, so hopefully Santa will be stopping by the house!

Have a great weekend and I hope you all have wonderful plans for the holidays.

Friday, December 21, 2018

When you stop believing....

Here's another adorable reindeer stamp from the Oddballs line at Stamping Bella.  TOO Cute.  I paired it with a funny saying from the Cat's Pajamas "When you stop Believing, You get Underwear."  Ha!  Given the look on that reindeer's face, I can guess what he got.

So glad that Christmas break has started. I hope all of you are home and safe this year for the holidays.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

it's the most wonderful time of the year....

This adorable image from Oddballs is more of a Fall type image, but I colored her up for Christmas and decorated her on a Christmas card today.  Isn't she great? I just love these Stamping Bella stamps, they are TOO cool.

Can't believe Christmas is so very close now. I hope you are all ready and snug in your homes now.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Holiday Wishes

Sharing this adorable but funky cat with an attitude from CC Designs Robertos Rascals.  I love this funny cat, he has some real sassiness.  I think that's the bah humbug look that a lot of us are feeling.  I had to add a couple of adorable dogs to the card, perhaps that is why he has that look on his face.

Hope you are having a great week.  Just one more day for the school's here until we get out for Christmas break.  Most of the classes here will be having "winter" parties today.  No, we can't have Christmas parties anymore.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I've been naughty

Here's a stamp that made me laugh.  I know I have caught my cat going into things like strings of lights.  Needless to say having a tree of anykind was just a battle with the house pet that I never won.  I sure do miss our cat.  She was dearly loved and lived a long good life.

Anyways, this card cracked me up today and I had to add a sentiment about this fella being a bit on the naughty side.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Holiday Cheer

Here's a darling Christmas theme penguin stamp from Sherri Baldy.  I made this card for the Addicted to Stamps, SSS Challenge blog contest.  We'd love for you to drop by the Challenge blog and join in the fun.  You could win an awesome prize from Sherri Baldy.

Just three days of school left for the kiddos here.  I can tell you all my kids (lol, MY kids, sounds like I have kids doesn't it?  Of course I mean the special needs kids that I work with one on one everyday) are all a bit torn between changing their routine and having to stay home mixed with the excitement of course of Christmas.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Be Jolly

Here's the cutest stamp from Kitty Bee.  This image is called Penguin Reindeer.  There's a wonderful contest going on over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and you are welcome to join in the fun!  just drop by and share your newest creations with us!  You could win a wonderful prize from Kitty Bee.

Hope you like this fun holiday card today.  I can't believe it's almost the holiday time, just a week now before the kids will be on Christmas break from school.

Saturday, December 15, 2018


Here's another little cutie that just went into the Etsy store for Sandra Caldwell, this super cutie is called #2624 Darling Rosann.  How sweet!  I colored her up in blues and greens and then gave her a big pink rose in her hair.  Isn't she just precious?

Be sure to check out the latest new stamps from Sandra Caldwell this month in the Etsy store, Babycakes DND and also, we have a facebook group for sharing cards, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans.  Drop on by.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, December 14, 2018

Old Lady Fairy

Here's an awesome brand new image today from Sandra Caldwell, this stamp will be released today in her Etsy store, Babycakes DND, along with many other exciting images. I just love this little old lady fairy #2505.  Watch the store for her today.  Can't you just see her buzzing around taking care of all the Christmas magic?

Hope you are having a great day, it's the big 48 for me today!! Who could believe that?!??!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Just say No

Here's a hilarious Grumpling from Taylored Expressions. I love this cute moose and I added a fun saying, "No....I do not want to build a snowman."  That would totally be me.  When it snows, which is so very rare here in Texas, I am never the one who runs outside to play in the snow or build a snowman.  It just doesn't happen.

I guess that makes me a Grumpling, lol.  Hope you are having a great December, I can't believe it's almost time for the school's holiday break.  As a worker, we only get 7 days off. The kids will get 11.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

When you stop believing....

This funny cat looks just like the one who is doomed to get underwear.  Then again, I guess at my age, I don't think of underwear as a bad gift.  Now, given who gives it to me, it would just be a very strange gift.  In fact, other than my husband, underwear would be a downright weird gift, even if I found it in my stocking from Santa Claus!

Here's to getting something other than underwear in our stockings!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Santa's Reindeer

Here's the cutest reindeer stamp from Stamping Bella's Oddballs. There's actually a set of three different reindeers including one that has skulls of course, so you know you will see that one! I just love this stamp line.  Hope you enjoy this one.  This reindeer makes me think he just saw Santa and realized he has to pull the sleigh! ha!

Hope you have a wonderful week. I can tell you everyone at the school, both the kids and the staff are already ready for the holidays.  Cheers, Holley

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sweet Snowman

Here's a cute snowman stamp from Whipper Snapper.  We have a great store nearby that does reuse and recycle materials.  One of them is STAMPS!!  Woo hoo.  Here's a goody that I grabbed at that store, this image plus a couple other great Whipper Snapper wood mounted stamps.  How awesome is that?
Wishing  you all a very happy holiday season and hoping that the weather is well, here in Texas that means, hmmm, 60s to 70s for the high. I mean, it's not Christmas if I don't put shorts on.  lol!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 9, 2018

'tis the season

Here's an adorable image from Taylored Expressions Grumplings line of stamps. I adore these funny images.  TOO cute.  Our weather has been more rainy than cold lately, but we have had more than a few days needing some coats, that unusual for us here, though I guess the rest of the USA has been quite cold.

Stay warm, and especially dry if you are local.  Tis the season, just two more weekends until Christmas and 9 more school days.  Both the kids and the teachers are counting.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dashing through the....

Here's a fun stamp from Cat's Pajamas with a hilarious sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  I just love this funny cat and "Dashing though the...NO!!" is so totally me.  At some level, perhaps I should have been born a cat.  Hmmmm. Something to contemplate.
Thanks so much for dropping by today.  I hope your December is going well, I can't believe we are already a week through it.  Just 9 more days of school until the break and 18 more days until Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Ho Ho Ho

Here's an awesome image from the current progressive Facebook challenge of Limited Runs.  To start, you buy a stamp for a $1 and then as long as you participate in the challenge you will receive the next stamp for free.  You could also win the challenge and get an additional prize in addition to receiving the stamp for the new challenge.

I just love this cute santa, I thought it would be a lovely Christmas card for December.  Check out this company on their Facebook group-- Limited Runs  Stamps.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jingle all the way

Here's an adorable set of images from Mama Elephant. I love this cute set of reindeer stamps.  It also comes with a set of matching dies that you can use to cut them out. I made a couple of cute card with this fun set.

Can't believe we are already in nearing the end of the first week of December!  Whew, just a couple more weeks and we will be on school holiday for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Shop o'clock

Here's a wonderful stamp from one of my favorite new stamp lines, Oddballs from Stamping Bella!  You know I love her.  I thought this card was perfect for December time as we are all getting ready for some shopping.  Don't get me wrong, I KNOW the holiday is NOT about shopping, but seeing our loved ones and giving is part of what will happen during the Christmas season.
So, Let me put on my Skull barrettes, get out my skull purse, put my boots on and go shopping.  Yep, that sounds about like me!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

On the Naughty List?

Here's a fun character from Cat's Pajamas.  I adore this fun cat.  I bought several sets of stamps from this company recently and I am just in love with their funny stamps.  I have several good Christmas theme cards to share and several non-Christmas theme cards as well.

Hope you adore this finicky feline.  Looks like he's got some Christmas gifts a little early

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dear Santa....

Here's an adorable image from Sherri Baldy that was just perfect for the Christmas challenge on the SSS Challenge blog.  If you join in this month you could win a fabulous prize from Sherri, as well as an opportunity to be our guest designer on the Addicted to stamps blog.  I can't wait to see all your entries!

We are 13 days away from Christmas Break here at Austin Independent School District.  I think both the kids and the teachers are feeling like it's time for a break.  I am looking forward to it as well so I can get a bunch of crafting done and perhaps start working on something special for FEBRUARY!!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Bah, Humbug!

Bah, Humbug!  Here's a card for my friends who are not feeling the Christmas spirit yet.  I get it. It seems like Thanksgiving was yesterday, heck, it seems like Halloween was yesterday to me and here we are in December now.  WOW, time is flying by.

I just love these funny stamps called Grumplings from Taylored Expressions.  They always crack me up, even when I am in a good mood.

Exciting news!  I heard back from Taylored Expressions yesterday, they are going to be giving away a $25 gift certificate at this year's celebration in February!  WOOO HOOO! That makes me so excited.  You all know what a huge fan I am of their adorable stamps.  One lucky person will get a gift certificate to their store.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

I Love Fall

Here's the cutest stamp from Kitty Bee called I Love Fall.  Isn't this stamp so sweet? I added a coffee saying, "May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short."  We are having a contest this month on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog using the wonderful stamps from Kitty Bee.
Please come over and see the design team's cards and then share with us  your creations for this month.  You are welcome to join the challenge with any creations you make.

Friday, November 30, 2018


I thought this stamp set was TOO cute, I just had to get it.  It's a clear stamp set that comes with some other camping theme items and sayings.  I am not sure who this fun stamp set came from, if you know, please tell me. It's super cute, comes with trees and animals and another great saying.

I am also using some gorgeous orange lace that I got in Istanbul last summer.  I am totally ready to pack up and go back there!  If you have ever thought about going, I totally recommend it.  Not just to Istanbul but other sites in Turkiye.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Here's an adorable image for Sherri Baldy that is just perfect for some wonderful Christmas theme cards.  I colored her up in a red dress with a white headband.  Isn't she just adorable?  Be sure and check out all of Sherri's amazing goodies at her store.

There's also a wonderful contest going on the SSS Challenge blog, come and join in the fun where you can win a great prize from Sherri Baldy and even become a guest designer on the ATS blog!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ugly Sweater

Here's an awesome stamp that I got from Cat's Pajamas.  I just adore their characters.  This one is among my favorites that I discovered recently and just HAD to purchase a couple of sets using this fun guy.  The sentiment says "Ugly sweater season is Officially Open."  ha!

I have many other cute cards using the same stamp and several other stamps with the same character that I will be sharing soon.  Hope you like him.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy Fall

I suppose we are nearing the end of fall now and many of us already feel like we have had some artic level blasts of winter appear, but it's actually not winter until Dec 21st.  Much like this adorable rabbit from Unity stamps, I am dressed for the season, which is Texas is usually warm, but we did have some crazy cold weather a couple weeks ago!

I hope you are having a great FALL time and that you are not so cold. I know personally that winter is my least favorite of the seasons.  Let us all have a quick and easy winter this year.

Monday, November 26, 2018

For my Love

This Whipper Snapper Stamp is just TOO cute and perfect for fall time.  I love Whipper Snapper's fun animal stamps. I made this sweet card for my DH.  I hope he likes it. I can't believe that December is upon us.  Just a couple of weeks now and we will be at Christmas break.  After that it seems like the countdown to the end of the school year will be getting started (though we are barely half way there).

Hope this cute card gave you a smile today.  Thanks so very much for stopping by. Cheers, Holley

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Tea time

I got this wonderful teacup stamp set from Limited Runs on their Facebook Group.  They also happen to be the sponsor of our current contest on the YSBP Challenge blog, so I decided to whip up a card for both challenges (there is always a running challenge in the Limited Runs group).  If you haven't been over there, go grab the freebie and you could make a card for the YSBP Card challenge! It's HERE.
I hope you are able to sit down with a nice cup of tea today and take a little rest!  Enjoy

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Como teLLama?

I am sure many of you have noticed the craze around Llama's that's been going on over the last couple years.  (Maybe just the last 2 years)  It's been everywhere, not just in crafting, I see Llama shirts, kitchen items,....even when I was on vacation in Europe, I saw assorted Llama theme items.

So, that being said, I had to pick up some asst Llama things, including a cute sticker set that I made a couple of cards with, here's one of them and I added some Turkish lace to go with it.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thankful Napping Nancy

Here's a delightful image that's brand new from Sandra Caldwell.  She's just perfect for the fall season, she's called 2497 Thankful Napping Nancy.  Isn't she adorable?  I just love her, I surrounded her with shimmery pumpkin stickers that are puffy.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and will have a wonderful weekend off.  Are you among those who will be out shopping?

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's an awesome image from Stamping Bella's Oddball line.  I just love these fun images.  This stamp was just perfect for Thanksgiving of course.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Havest Blessings

Here's a great SEI card that I made from one of their card-making kits.  Does anyone belong to their card making club?  I think they send you two card making kits a month (8 cards each).  I have been contemplating joining this club, I was just curious if people enjoyed it all  year or if it got boring.  I really seem to love their card kits, but don't typically do that many of them at once.

I would love to hear what you think about it.  I am enjoying this week off from school. I hope you all are getting a break for the holiday as well.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season

Oh My Goodness, here is just the cutest stamp ever!  You know I am totally in love with Stamping Bella's Oddballs.  This one is just TOO cute and perfect for the fall time.  It comes with a great saying, "Happy Pumpkin Spice Season."  I just love PUMPKIN everything.  YUM.

Hope you adore this cutie as much as I do.  Isn't she just perfect?  Just wait until you see the Oddballs I got for Christmas!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's a great stamp set from Taylored Expressions.  I just love this cute pilgrim style girl.  Hope you like her too.  I got her on sale at the store the last time I bought a bunch of Grumplings. I think I own ALL of those stamps now. I keep telling them they need to make more of those great stamps.

Hope you have having a wonderful November. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Steampunk Snowman

Happy Sunday everyone!  Here's a fun new image from artist Sherri Baldy.  It's a steampunk theme snowman.  The theme for the SSS Challenge blog this week is all white (only your image in color).  I made this fun card for the contest.  I did add a tiny bit of red behind my image to make it POP off my card.

I hope you will join in the fun at the SSS Challenge Blog, you could win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy as well as a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Istanbul Card kit

Sharing a lovely card today from a kit that I got in Istanbul this summer. I just love this vintage style kit.  I did all my card different from the suggestions.  I loved the different types of embellishments they provided but wish they included some stamps too!

The cards were all large sized, much bigger than A2.  I had fun putting them all together.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 16, 2018

Simple Blessings

I think with Thanksgiving coming, people are now in a rush for Christmas, but I just wanted to post a simple blessings card to give a moment to reflect on all the wonderful things that we have.  As you all know I am a very blessed person, especially due to two brain surgeries that saved my life!  So I need to stop every once in a while and reflect on how lucky and how amazing life really is.

I hope you are having a blessed day and will have a wonderful weekend.  Please remember to come by in February when I am planning on having a big celebration in thanks to all my crafting friends and followers by showering everyone with crafty goodies in thanks for my continued life seizure free!!  WOO HOO, I am about to hit year 9!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fairy Girl from Limited Runs

Here's a beautiful image from Limited Runs that I am sharing today for the mid-month reminder of the contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Please drop by over there and share any new card you have created with us! We'd love to see your work and you will be entered into the drawing to win a prize from Limited Runs stamps.

This cool stamp is a fairy image from the Limited Runs site (click here).  To join the contest go to our challenge blog site here:  Http://

I can't wait to see all your work!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

May the....

May the FOREST be with  you,  lol!  Here's a great fall/wintery theme image that I just love.  I thought this stamp plus image from a stamp set were perfect today with some wonderful Turkish Lace that I got this summer on a wonderful vacation that still makes me smile every time I think about it.

I have a bunch of wonderful seasonal cards coming this year which is so unusual for me, I seem to rarely make Holiday cards but this year several wonderful stamps just jumped into my cart at stores so I had to make a bunch of fun cards!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Many Thanks

Here's a great stamp that was a wonderful freebie from CC Designs.  All these freebies that I have been sharing were available on their Facebook page, so you may want to check it out and see if they still have this amazing collection of adorable stamps there that you can download for free!  I thought this cutie would make a wonderful fall time card.
Hope you have a great day today.  Many thanks to all of you who drop by my blog everyday and especially all of you who take the time and leave a comment. It sure does make my day!  I do try and go by your blogs as well.  If you like, you can even leave me your blog addy in your comment!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Give Thanks

Here's a great card from the SEI card making kit for Fall time.  It also of course contains a lot of thank you cards which are great for any time of year, so I will be showing those later on.  I hope you are having a great week. I can't believe we are just a week away from Thanksgiving Break at the school. I don't know about where you live, but here in TX, we get the whole week of Thanksgiving off.

I am so looking forward to that.  I hope you have a blessed day!