Monday, April 30, 2018

Just the 2 of us

Here's a funny image from Dr Digi that I used to create a card for the current contest over at Outlawz. The new Monday Greetings Challenge is Anything goes and it requires as always that you include a sentiment of some kind on the front of your card.

Drop by Outlawz and join in the Monday Greetings challenge this week and share your latest card with us!  Hope you all had an awesome April, now let's bring on May!  Just one more month until summertime.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Live Well- Laugh Often - Love Much

Here's a wonderful Bestie image today using this beautiful image from Sherri Baldy. I just love all her cute little girls.  I colored her up in yellow with red polka dots and added some great foil background paper in red and dark red buttons to go with it.  The Live Well-Laugh Often-Love Much sentiment just went perfectly with her.

I hope you are ready for a great month of May, I can't believe we are on the last month of school this year!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Guest Designer Barbara

Here's a lovely card that I got from a prize winner, Babara, who made this wonderful Celebration card! and even enclosed some awesome skull stickers inside. Thanks so much!  So glad you liked your prizes.  Enjoy!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Dream Big

Here's a great image from Dilly Beans. I love this artists quirky images, beautiful girl images, fun skulls, and silly monsters.  She's awesome.  This image is just TOO cute with that big 'ol heart on his sweater.

I hope you had a great April, I can't believe we are now heading into May, just 2 months to vacation.  It will be here before I know it now.  I feel like I have so much to get done!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Beauty hides the imperfections

Here's an awesome image from Boobel Stamps.  I think this ballerina is just too fun! I had to add some gorgeous paisley ribbon from Turkiye and some great Turkish lace as well.  The sentiment is just perfect for this "Beauty hides in the imperfections"

Hope this card gave you a smile today.  May you have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tickled Pink

Here's a precious Gorjuss Girl stamp. I am sure you all know I love these images just based on the fact that my blog uses a Gorjuss Girl header on it.  I have been a huge fan since I first came across these stamps in an international store so many years ago.

Last time I was in Turkiye I was delighted to come across a mall that had a music store with a huge selection of Sanrio products.  Oh, what a delight.  Took me a long time to choose which one I wanted. I got the coolest Gorjuss Girl wallet there.  So fun.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You are beautiful

Here's a super cute image from Whipper Snapper. I have always been a huge fan of this stamp company. This image is just too cute.  I have added some bling and some beautiful Turkish Lace to the card as well.

I can't believe we are nearing the end of April as that means we have just 25 days of school left until summer comes.  Add another couple of weeks to that until it's vacation time.  Eek, so much to do!

Monday, April 23, 2018


Here's a darling Sherri Baldy image today that I used to create a card for the current contest over at the SSS Challenge blog. The theme is anything but square cards.  I am using a standard A2 size card, flipped on it's side and I have the image hanging off the top edge.

I hope you will drop by the Challenge blog and check out the other Design Team member's cards and then join in the fun and share your Sherri Baldy cards with us. We'd love to see your creations.
Check out the MyBesties Store for the greatest images.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Guest Designer Em Louise

I got this wonderful card using a beautiful stamp from Bloobel Stamps from Em Louise Fairley
Be sure and check out her main blog at

Below is a wonderful assortment of beautiful card images in this folder/holder;  I am showing very few pages of it. They are all fabulous.  Here's some of the pages using images from Bloobel stamps as well as KJ Arting.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some more adorable little calendars.  Two on the left hand since are images from Unity Stamps;  The bottom right hand image is a sweet skull stamp that I got at a local Paper Store.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Old Lady Twist

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell today. She's called Old Lady Twist #2214;  Isn't she awesome? She looks like she's dancing!  Sandra will be adding this as well as several other brand new wonderful stamps to her store this Friday morning, Etsy store Babycakes DND.  Be sure and check out all her new images.

We also have a wonderful group on Facebook, it's called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans, drop by and see all the newest images as well as creations using her wonderful images and perhaps a fun contest or two. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Beary Cute!

Here's a sweet and simple girl with her teddy bear (and the cutest little hat) from Dilly Beans. I paired that with some gorgeous papers from the Spring Premium Package at Paper Temptress for this cute and simple little card.

This awesome package is currently on sale and you get free shipping!!  Every sheet is amazing specialty papers.  I am using some of the beautiful Amethyst Mica/Metallic paper, printed my image on the cryogen white.  Then I surrounded the image with some gorgeous ribbon, I wish you could see the wonderful detailing on this ribbon, check it out HERE, it's called Plum Splitz Ribbon, it has two stunning textures on the same ribbon!  I glued the sheer side under the image and have the beautiful textured side creating a frame around the image.  I also added a small piece of Silver Mica/Metallic to the card (not in the Spring Premium Pack);

I hope you will just LOVE the Spring Premium Pack, check it out at Paper Temptress.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Plant Seeds

Here's a lovely image from Ike's Art.  They are having a wonderful challenge on the Ike's World Challenge blog this week that is Spring Theme.  Drop by over there and pick up a wonderful freebie image, then join in the fun!

Long week at school this week but fortunately no testing.  Is it bad that I am already looking forward to the weekend?  The local Turkish Society here in town is having a little festival full of foods and crafts.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cutest Mermaid

Here's a darling image from Enchanted School, this adorable mermaid comes in a set with 4 other mermaids and a bunch of other cute items for just $1.58!!  How awesome is that. They are just super cute.  Drop by her store and check out her darling images and pick up a set.  She provided several wonderful prizes during my celebration month this past February.  Here's a little Thank You for her!

I am using some fun sticky lace that I found in a scrapbook store in Istanbul last time, I hope to see others or more paper/scrapbook stores this time.  I wouldn't call this Turkish lace though, I don't know where the product came from, much like the similar products you and I get in the USA, most likely from China.  Something I noticed in Turkey, in the USA it will always say "Made in China" in Turkey it will say "Made in PRC"

Monday, April 16, 2018

B is for Best

Here's a gorgeous stamp from Whoopsie Daisy.  They are sponsoring the current contest over on Outlawz.  Please drop by and check out the Monday Greetings Challenge for your chance to win a prize!  As always, be sure to include a sentiment somewhere on the front of your card.

I am using a bunch of different shades of green on this card today along with some gorgeous lace that I got in Istanbul.  Wishing all of you a wonderful week.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Birthday Mom, I hope you have a special day.

Here's a card I created using a LOTV stamp that I thought would be perfect for a birthday card. I am also using a cute die cut that I think came with a magazine that I got, if not (and you know where it came from), please let me know.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a fabulous card created by Karin, using her prize from Paper Nest Dolls, a wonderful Christmas theme image that she chose.  I also love that she used this adorable die cutter, which is one that she won from me last year. Doesn't it  go perfectly with her image?

Be sure and check out Karin's blog HERE:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Franny Freckles

Here's the cutest new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  She is releasing several brand new stamps in her Etsy store, Babycakes DND today.  This cutie is called 2208 Franny Freckles.

I added some great lace that I got in Istanbul and a sweet saying "Live everyday like it's your birthday."  I hope you all had a wonderful week.  Many blessings for the weekend!

Sorry that is it so very late, but I had three packages that never made it to their desitinations, either incorrect addresses or turned up missing...they are in the mail today:  Birgitta, Glennis, Peggie

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lucy Loo, Traveler

Here's an awesome image from The East Wind. I just love her Lucy Loo images.  I added some stunning Turkish Lace to this card along with some large buttons.  I thought they were just perfect together.  I love the travel theme of this card since I will get to go traveling this summer time

I hope you all have wonderful summer plans too even if it is just rest and relaxation!  That's always what I like to do, but I am so looking forward to this upcoming break.  Just 35 days left of school now.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Good Morning?

LOL!  This card is totally hilarious. I just love this set of images and sayings by Taylored Expressions, they are called Grumplings.  TOO funny.  I have a bunch of different sets with a ton of adorable sassy sentiments and funny little animals.

Funny enough I am actually more of a morning person than a night owl.  But still, this card makes me giggle.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Limited Runs Digi Stamps

Here's a beautiful image from Limited Runs Digi Stamps.  They were one of the awesome prize sponsors during my February celebration.  I got this beautiful image from them.  I have also been seeing some more prize cards creations, I have a several wonderful things to share with you now, both from people's blogs as well as cards they have sent me!

Keep an eye out for this.  This week is some of the initial testing for the kiddo here at the school.  Keep them in your thoughts. This is a very stressful times for them.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, April 9, 2018

Itty Bitty Bestie

Here's a super cute itty bitty bestie that was recently released. I just love this darling image.  I made this card for the current contest on the SSS Challenge Blog. The current contest is ANYTHING GOES, so please come on by and share all your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations with us for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.

This cute image is called Itty Bitty Bestie img 2 and is available at the My Besties Store already.  Drop by there and check out all the Itty Bitty Besties!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Guest Designer

Here's a wonderful card made by Donna Mundinger who won some stamps from Oddball Art Stamps during my month of celebration.  Isn't this card just precious? I love the embossing and the coloring on this adorable image.

Check out her awesome blog here:

I'd love to see any of your creations that you made with prize items! I have some great goodies coming up!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some more of the sweet calendars that I made for fellow church members and school co-workers.  I love the "This is best day ever" because that is what EVERY day should be.  I think the same thing about "Always let the sunshine in", something you should do everyday.  And of course, you know how I feel about skulls, lol!!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Working Out

Here's a hilarious card using The Grumplings image from Taylored Expressions. I totally love their attitude.  This one made me bust out laughing.  So TRUE.  As some of you may recall I just started walking again so I could do the Captial 10k (I am walking it, not running).  In US miles, that's about 6.2 miles, so it has taken a little while to work up to that distance.  I am also working on dropping some weight before I go on vacation this summer.  I REALLY need to do that.

But as the stamp says, "Cardio is Hardio" TOTALLY! Wish me luck for a good walking time on the Capital 10k this weekend, it's on April 8th.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Loves me, Loves me not

Here's a wonderful combination of papers from Paper Temptress with an image from Sasayaki Glitter.  This image is found in their facebook group and is the current image used in the Progressive challenge.  She looks like she going to pull the petals to "Loves me, Loves me not."   The papers used come in the Spring Premium Package from Paper Temptress

Be sure and check out the wonderful Spring Premium Package, the current special should allow this package to ship for free.  The papers I am using are Cryogen white to print my image on;  Gorgeous Gold Mica/Metallic as a base of my image, as well as the Love you die cut; and beautiful orange called Mango Sorbet.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

I love this

I thought this cute Whipper Snapper girl was just perfect for a spring day.  I added some wonderful lace that I got in Turkiye that is filled with gorgeous flowers!  I hope you love it.

I can't believe we are almost to Easter already.  My DH bought my ticket for my vacation this week.  What a wonderful gift he gave me.  I love that man!!  It's so real now that I am going. I just can't wait.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I love you more!

Here's a fun stamp from Dilly Beans. As I am sure you would guess, I just love this image.  I added a sweet and simple sentiment, "I love you more" down the side as well as some green embellishment.  Isn't she great?

We're already in a new week, I can't believe there's just 8 more weeks of school this year and summer will be here.  I am sure like the teachers, the kiddos are counting down the days as well.  Hugs all!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Today is Perfect

Here's a couple of fun stamps from Eureka stamps that I used to create this CAS card for the current challenge on outlawz. The theme is Just Because.  I am using Girl Balloon Holder and Elephant Balloon.  The Monday Greetings challenge requires that you add a sentiment somewhere on the front of you card, so don't forget.  Please come on over and join in the fun!

Hope you have a great week.  All the kiddos here in elementary school in Texas are preparing for the annual state testing. It's very stressful time.  Poor kids.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy April!

Can you believe it's April?  I can't here's a wonderful card using a stamp from Sasayaki Glitter called Peggy and Puppy.  We are having a great contest this month on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog, it's for any cards, scrapbook pages, or handmade craft creations using any stamps, images, or handmade items!  The theme this month is anything goes and you will get an extra entry if you us our sponsor's images.

Drop by at YSBP Challenge blog and check out all the team's designs and then share a creation you have made this month!