Thursday, May 31, 2018

More artwork from my kids at Brentwood elementary

Even though I am on medical leave from my School, the principal allowed me to be a guest for the 5th grade graduation on Wed.  While there I got these sweet items from the kiddos.  Yesterday was the last day of school for them and today is the last day of work for the staff.

From Alyssa (3rd grade)
From Clove (1st grade)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Congrats kids

Happy graduation to the 5th graders at Brentwood Elementary today!  I will get to go back to the campus today to celebrate with them in congrats as they graduate. So proud of my kiddos in that class. I wish them the best as  they go on to middle school

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Simple Pleasures

Here's a wonderful image from Sherri Baldy's Fluffy stamp line.  Isn't she awesome?  I added a great sentiment, "Simple pleasures are life's treasures."  I thought that was just perfect for this card. I also added some beautiful lace that I got on my last trip to Turkiye.  It looks shiny because the cardstock behind is gold/black stripes.
I hope you have a wonderful end to May and a great upcoming June!  Have a blessed Summer

Monday, May 28, 2018

Enjoy Life

Here's a great image from Lizzy Love. I adore this character so much. There is a contest on the Oddball Art blog this month Goblins, Fairies, Ghouls oh my!  I used this fun stamp to join in the fun.  Check out her contest

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Cards from the Brentwood Elementary kids part 2

Here is some more wonderful cards that I got from my students

From Jose

From Luka

From Ms Cox

From Jeremy

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cards from the Brentwood Elementary kids

Here's some wonderful creations from my kids at school.  Sure do miss them so it was awesome to receive these,  they sure made me smile

From my 5th graders Emily, Nadia, Richard, Logan and Stetzon

From Clarke

From Oilver (l) and Jeremy

will share some more tomorrow

Friday, May 25, 2018

Bunnies in white

Here's a wonderful freebie image from Ike's Art that I am using to join on the current monotone theme challenge at the Ike's World Challenge Blog. Drop by over there and check out the current challenge.  Also, Ike is having an amazing 50% off sale at the store so be sure to check that out as well

I can't believe it's time for a three day weekend. I so miss the kiddos, just 2 days of school left for them

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bee happy...or not

LOL, this Grumpling stamp from Taylored Expressions cracks me up!  It says Don't Worry (Bee Happy is crossed out) I'm not happy.  LOL, don't we all have some days like that?  I know I do. But on the other side, I think if I was wearing a bee costume that cute, I would just crack up laughing!

Using some wonderful black lace that I got in Istanbul a couple summer's ago. We are getting closer and closer to vacation now. I can't wait to see what is in the stores this year.  I really need to share some photos of these stores with you all.  You really can't believe it.  It's THREE STORY buldings of wall after wall of so much lace that you could spend days and days going from store to store.  Amazing.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Special Delivery

Here's a wonderful birthday themed little girl image from Sasayaki Glitter stamps!  Isn't she adorable?  I added the funny sentiment, "All you can eat CAKE"  And of course, my favorite cake flavor, yellow cake with chocolate frosting.  Hmm, well, that's just ONE of my favorite cake flavors.
They are having a wonderful progressive challenge on their Facebook group, so join in the fun.

Hope you are having a great May, I can't believe it's almost over now.  I think there's more reason's for Cake than just a birthday. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sweet Bear

Here's an adorable bear from a company called Digi Stamps Boutique.  I love this sweet Bear.  I am also using some gorgeous lace from Turkiye.  I can't wait for summertime now, it's getting closer and closer! but at the same time I am worried about getting enough rehab on my elbow that I will be healthy on the trip.

Hope this cutie brought a little smile to your face today.  Have a great week!  Cheers, Holley

Monday, May 21, 2018

The cutest giraffe

Check out this precious Giraffe image from artist Sherri Baldy.  Isn't this stamp too cute?  There's a new contest starting up at the SSS Challenge blog and the theme is to use Lace or Ribbon on your card.  We'd love to see your creations.  You could win a wonderful prize from Sherri Baldy, it could even be this darling stamp I am showing here!

Hope everyone has a great week, just 7 more days of school now, all of this week plus 2 days of next week. I do so miss the kiddos, I never would have expected this to happen

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Guest Designer Jean

Here's a wonderful Thank You card that I received from Jean M.  What a great surprise in the mail.  She sent this in response to her package from the February Celebration!  Thanks so much Jean.  I hope you love all your goodies.

I would love to share your cards or your creations that you made using your winnings from the February celebration!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some more of the adorable little calendars that I made for fellow church members and co workers.  The cute little owl stamps and butterfly stamp come from Unity stamps and the little girl comes from Your Next Stamp.

Friday, May 18, 2018

my hair!

Here's a hilarious image from the Grunplings of Taylored Expressions.  I love their attitude.  I has to pick this one about hair today.  As you may have read earlier this week I has surgery due to a fall.  Now I am stuck being one handed.  oh how hard is this?!?

one of the biggest issues is I cant do anything with  my hair!  ugh.  love my DH, he has been so sweet but he cant even make a pony tail. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Beach Body

Here's another hilarious Grumpling stamp and sentiment from Taylored Expressions paired with some awesome papers and ribbon from Paper Temptress to make this fun card today. I just love the pink and brown combo.

You can get the many of the papers used here as well as the ribbon in the Spring Package sold at Paper Temptress! Check out the wonderful premium papers in this pack CLICK HERE.  There's currently a special that will ship this paper for free, check out the details on the website!
The base of this card is  Pink Basis. The image is printed on Heavenly White, then layered on a piece of clear transparency from Hambly Studio Overlays called Magenta Houndstooth.  That paper is also layered on a wonderful piece of Pearl Glimmer. The paper on the left hand side of the card is from Hambly Studio Screenprints and it's called Mini Graph.  The ribbon is pink with glittery circles down it, it's called 5/8  pink crystalline ribbon (be sure and check out this link, it's so awesome!!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Here's a cute classic well, classic in the sense that its no longer available.  It was sold by Sweet Pea Stamps and is just too adorable.  I love these cute dog stamps.  I added a funny sentiment ,"I'm full of Pug-ability"

Hope you are having a great week. I am healing now post surgery.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Mermaid's Hello

Here's the cutest mermaid from The Paper Shelter.  She comes in a wonderful set of images, where you get the line drawing, a colored stamp, a digi paper, and a combined (image and paper together);  ALL that for just $3!!  This wonderful image is called Playing under the Sea.  I made this card for the current contest at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  The sponsor this month is The Paper Shelter and they will be providing the prize.  The contest is anything goes, so you are welcome to come and share any of your new crafty project for a chance to be in the drawing to win the prize.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog today, I can't believe May is half-way over now, just 10 more school days left!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Surgery Today

Sharing this adorable image from Little Blue Button today,  I haven't announced on my blog yet but I had a horrible fall while walking last week and I ended up in the hospital.  I not only dislocated my elbow, I also shattered parts of it and will have surgery Monday morning 5am central to try and repair it, prayers and positive thoughts are appreciated.

When  I get home I hope to enter some updates on my blog about how it went.  Wish me luck

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Here's some more of the cute little calendars that I created for my co-workers and fellow church members this year.  My favorite is of course the little Grumpling image that says "pro CRAFTinator"  HA! that's so me, lol

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Guest Designer Beverly

Here's a wonderful card that I received from Beverly Jordan.  She's using a sweet stamp from Some Odd Girl.  She sent me this card in thanks of the Celebration.  I would love to share your card too, feel free to send me one (or email it :)  I would also love to share anything you made with the prizes you won from the Feb. Celebration!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Howdy Y'all

Here's a great image from Sandra Caldwell.  She will be adding this image to her Etsy store Babycakes DND, it's called 2191 Cowboy Boots, not only perfect for a Texan like me, but great for the upcoming father's day!

I added a great sentiment, "Dear Joy, find me in the country."  Well, another school week down, just 12 days left this year!  Keep the kids in your thoughts next week, it's the STAAR test, (Texas version of standardized testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades).

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Be Yourself

Here's a lovely image from the East Wind. I love this character that she makes stamps with, Lucy Loo. Just awesome. I am using a banner die cut from (I think) CC designs. Love it.  I also like the way this color combo of red, black and grey turned out together.

More testing is approaching the kiddos, keep them in your thoughts it's a very stressful time for all of them.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

I'm not grumpy

LOL!  This image/sentiment me crack up.  Maybe that is why I love Grumplings, they have some attitude. There's definitely some days when I feel this way too. And there's other days when I don't feel this way, but I look like I do.  Hmm I think they call that a "witchy" resting face, or you get my drift, lol

Anyways, hope this card gave you a little chuckle today. Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Happy Unicorn

Here's a great image from Ike's Art.  This cutie was a freebie on their Facebook group, Ike's Art Fan Page!  Drop by over there and check it out!  you can find the round #3 folder in the photos section of their facebook group, be sure and join the facebook group first, where you can get this great image and make a card to join along! it's HERE.

We have just barely over 3 weeks of school now, I am thinking both the kids and the teachers are getting excited now!  The closer to the end of school means the close to vacation!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Precious Girl

Here's a precious image from Sherri Baldy today combined with a little dragonfly charm and some sweet lace from turkey. It's time for a brand new contest at the SSS Challenge blog. The theme this week is to add a charm on your project.  We'd love to see your wonderful creations.

If you play, 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

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some adorable mini calendars that I created to handout to my fellow church members as well as my fellow workers at school.  Both the stamps used on the top row come from Unity Stamps

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Guest Designer Karin

Here's another wonderful creation shared by Karin of

She made this daring House Mouse card using two wonderful die cuts sets that she won from the February celebration, on that she got THIS year and one that she won LAST year!!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Chocolate anyone?

Here's a hilarious image from Sandra Caldwell today.  The sentiment says "Everything I like is either illegal, immoral, fattening, or too expensive."  HA!  I also added some gorgeous Turkish lace to go with it.  Isn't this image too funny?  it's called 1878 Mars Bar Sweet Treat.

Out of curiosity, what's your favorite candy bar?  I think mine would have to be a three musketeers or a twix.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Woo freakin Hoo

Here's a funny stamp from Taylored Expressions stamp line, Grumplings paired with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress as well as some stunning lace that I got in Istanbul Turkiye.  I just love the attitude of this stamp paired with something as opposite as a beautiful layout.

The base of the card is a wonderful mica cardstock called Rose Quartz.  I paired that color with some beautiful silver Mica.  The image is printed on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock which runs beautifully through my printer.  I added some little bling as the final touch on this card.  Hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Here's a stamp line I haven't used for quite a while, but I have always loved them, SWALK. They are just TOO cute. I added a sweet sentiment to this card, "You are simply perfect to me." How sweet is that?  I just love their little girls and boys. I was very lucky to be on the Crafter's Companion Design Team when they used to sell SWALK images.
Hope you are having a great week, take care


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New ideas

Here's a great image from The East wind, I just love her awesome drawings. I added a great Cosmo Crickett saying, "Coming up with new ideas isn't as hard as breaking free from the old ones."  Hope you like this card today

Happy May everyone!  Can you believe it is finally here?  I am so ready for it. It's now the last month of school, the kids and the teachers are getting restless and ready for the summer time.  I am still working out everyday in a feeble attempt to drop weight (down over 20 now). Hope to keep going though, I have about a month and 2/3 before vacation.