Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some more of the fun calendars that I made for fellow co-workers and church members.  The top image comes from TAC;  I think that adorable bird is from Unity, but I am not sure, if you know, please correct me;  The bottom right image is a Grumpling from Taylored Expressions , it's hilarious, the sentiment says "FIT(ish) Someone who like the idea of being fit but equally likes food."

Friday, June 29, 2018

Time Flies

Here's the cutest little boy image from Sherri Baldy. I just LOVE her little girl stamps, but she also has some sweet boy images as well.  I added a simple summer theme sentiment "Time flies when you're having fun."  I have a feeling that time is flying now that I am on vacation."  I can only hope that I am now getting over the change in the time (jet lag) and adjusted to local time.

Have a wonderful day everyone!  Be sure and drop by the MyBesties store and check out all of Sherri Baldy's wonderful boy theme stamps.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

LLama tell you

Llama tell you, these animals are all the rage right now, and not just in the craft industry!  I have been seeing them everywhere. I half wonder why they are so popular, but then, this die cut is SUPER cute.  So I guess I can see why.

I wonder when I go to Istanbul what I will see that will be so popular that is happening there that hasn't hit the USA yet.  I have seen all kinds of things and thought, hmm that would be great for crafts only to see it pop up in scrapbooking two years later!  Guess they are ahead of the curve.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Life Captured

Hello everyone, it's mid week and we are still having a great challenge over at Outlaws, I made this card for the Monday Greetings Challenge contest. The sponsor was Scribbles Designs and I used this beautiful flower sketch stamps.  The theme is to use summer colors (your card does not need to be summer theme just use some bright summer colors).  Of course, as always, be sure to use a sentiment somewhere on the front of your card.

I hope you are having a great day, I should be acclimating to the time change (slowly but surely)...Take care and have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Dr Who

I thought this fun image from Faery Ink with a Doctor Who theme would be perfect for today since I will be spending a whopping SEVEN AND A HALF hours, yep, 7.5 hours in the London airport. Woah, I am sure that airport is fascinating, but not many things are 7.5 hours of fascinating.

In fairness, You will really only have like 6 hours or so to kill as you know they will take 45+ min off on each side boarding and deplaning.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Off I go....I am my dreams

Here's the perfect card for today. I am taking off for vacation. I thought this ribbon was just perfect, it's the skyline of Istanbul!  How cool is that?  The sentiment says "I am my dreams."  So true for today.  The flight will be quite long. It's over 9 hours on the first flight, a UGH, 7 hour layover and then 4 more hours to get to Istanbul by MIDNIGHT the following day.

So ready though!  It will be a difficult time change though.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Friendship cards part 2

Here's two more of the wonderful Anna Griffin friendship cards.  I thought these kits were super cute and a great way to get some crafting in during my June break when my arm was injured.  I did add my own lace to them as well as some buttons.

Do you like the Turkish Lace on these cards? does it seem like it comes in the kits?  I thought it matched nicely.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friendship cards part 1

Here's some sweet friend theme cards that I got in a kit from Anna Griffin.  These kits were super cute and great way to get a little crafting in that was fun, quick and easy when I am going through rehab.  This card kit is Friendship theme.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Life is good

Here's a cute little girl from Digistamp Boutique.  I am using some great ribbon from Turkiye on it.  I love this silver and black embroidered ribbon.  I added a simple sentiment "life is good."  I hope you like her today.

Have a wonderful Friday.  Today I should be seeing my surgeon who did my elbow replacement surgery and getting cleared to go back to work when school starts in Fall, lol, fall, ha! Make it Aug 13th, quite a while before fall if you ask me!!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Just because

Here's a cute and sexy cards, guess I have been sharing a lot of those lately as I have been making many cards for the hubby as I get ready to go on vacation.  Will miss him tons!!  Gotta leave sweet notes for him while I am gone.

This cute image comes from Stamping Chef, now Slinky Tarts.  I would say I would dress up like that (no) and wash the floors like she is (ummm, no), but, let a man have his fantasies, lol!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fill your shoes

Here's a darling image from Stamping Bella.  This is much older image, I can't think of when I got this stamp.  She's cute thought. I added the sentiment "no one can EVER fill your shoes."  How sweet is that? 

Hope you are having a great week.  I am on a major countdown to vacation now.  Going to therapy today though, I wish I had just a little extra time to squeeze in some more therapy sessions.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I love you

Here's a wonderful image from Tiddly Inks.  I am also using some great lace from Turkiye.  It's about a week before I will actually be there, though my flight will be on the 25th.  I can't wait to see my friend and her family.  What a beautiful and exciting city to be in, Istanbul, and then to travel and see such important Biblical sites.

Hope you are all having a great week, I am still doing therapy three times a week, just three more sessions before I go!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Buy Shoes and look fabulous!

Time for a brand new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week.  The new theme is to use some Polka dots.  As you can see, I have added an image that is covered in polka dots as well as some great red cardstock covered in polka dots as well.  We'd love to see you come by and share your latest Bestie card with us.  This adorable little image from Sherri Baldy is too cute.
Just one week until vacation now. I can't believe it is so close. I am ready to go.  Well, I am not really ready, but I am sure excited!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some very sweet and simple calendars that I made this year to hand out to fellow workers and church members

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Guest Designer Karin Ladd

Here's a wonderful card that I recently received from guest designer Karen Ladd. She sent me this card after hearing about my fall which broke my elbow resulting in a surgical replacement.  Thanks so very much Karen! This card is TOO cute.  That little bird made me smile.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer time

Here's a hilarious Grumpling image and sentiment. I am sure you all have noticed how much I adore these funny stamps from Taylored Expressions.  TOO cute.  I thought this was just prefect for the Summer Time.  I don't imagine I will be doing much floating in the water this summer...I don't think I would need an inner tube to be looking fat, lol!  

Hope you are having a great summer, I am so glad it is finally here!  Take care. I'd love to hear what your plans are....

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Gorjuss Girl

Here's one of my favorite characters. I am sure that is obvious due to my blog layout.  It's Gorjuss Girls.  I just love her!  Being in Europe this summer I should see a lot more of this character there than I see in the USA.

I am also using some wonderful lace from Turkiye on this card.  So lovely isn't it?  I am sure I will be coming home with a whole suitcase full of it. Ha!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Life is so sweet

Sharing this HOT HOT HOT image from Simply Betty Stamps. I just love her woman images. She has some great ladies.  I thought this one was just perfect for the hubby. Love letters, lingerie, and chocolates.  What more could a man want?

Hope you are having a great summer time!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Skelly Love

Here's a cute stamp from Bugaboo, I love this stamp line from them, it's called Skelekinz. TOO cute.  I have a whole set of these adorable little kids.  I had to add some other wonderful skull theme embellishments to go with this card on some shimmery Bazzill paper.

Hope you are having a great day. Cheers, Holley

Monday, June 11, 2018

Girls just wanna have fun

Here's the cutest image from Scribbles Designs today.  I made this card for the Monday Greetings challenge over at Outlawz.  The theme this week is to include a die cut (store bought or you cut one) on your card. Of course as always, don't forget to include a greeting as well.  

I thought this cute Luau theme image would be perfect since vacation is approaching.  Super hard with physical therapy happening three times a week.  I do of course see progress, but not nearly as much as I would like!  I guess I am in too much of a hurry and the body can only heal so fast.  Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mini Calendars

Here's some more funny calendars that I created for co-workers and fellow church members.  I think the top two are just Hilarious (they are from Taylored Expressions, Grumplings stamp line);  The next image comes from Unity stamps.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Guest Designer Linda

Here's another stunning card made by Linda Simpson using a prize that she received during the February Celebration.  This adorable image comes from Enchanted School on Etsy.  Isn't this card Fabulous? I just love the colored paper she chose and those adorable green buttons that match her dress perfectly!

Be sure and check out Linda's Blog HERE, she does such awesome work!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Party Dressed Peggy

Here's a sweet recent stamp created by Sandra Caldwell and added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  She's called #2223 Party Dressed Peggy.  I colored her up with Copic markers and added some cute Love theme embellishments.  She's just darling.

Well, i'm a week into therapy now...just two more weeks to go and it's vacation time.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Turkish Lace

Here's a beautiful image that was a freebie from The East Wind.  If you sign up for her Newsletter you can get an awesome image from her each month.  I am a huge fan of her stamps, esp Lucy Loo.  You can check out all of my  East Wind cards HERE.  

I am also using some wonderful Turkish Lace on this card. I really can't wait to see that when I get to Turkey!  I said I would share some photos of the lace stores.  Here's just a few photos.  There's literally dozens and dozens of stores that sell lace all in the "lace district". It's store after store after store...WOAH

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Happy Birthday Cherry

Here's a fun image from the Grumplings  of Taylored Expressions.  I thought this combo was a cute birthday card with a little bit of attitude.  Happy Birthday Cherry. I also added some wonderful red lace from Turkiye.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Lolipop, Lolipop

Here's an adorable image from Tiddly Inks. I love this artist's cute little girl stamps. I did this card using all pinks of different shades (monotone). I hope you like it.

I can't believe its the first week of June now, vacation in right around the corner!  I am in the middle of therapy on my elbow now trying to get movement of my left arm again.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Dream Big, Live Big

Here's an adorable image from Artist Sherri Baldy.  There's a brand new contest on the SSS Challenge blog and the theme is Spring.  I thought this bright green card with pretty flowers would really bring out the spring in this lovely image.

Drop by the SSS Challenge blog and join in the fun. You could win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy as well as get a chance to be a guest designer for the Addicted to Stamps blog!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a wonderful House Mouse card created by Karin. She is using some beautiful die cut frames that she received during the February Celebration. Aren't they beautiful?  They are the frames in gold.  Check out more of Karin's amazing work HERE.

I would love to share any of your creations with your February prizes!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Dad

LOL, Happy Birthday DAD, this card is for you. Hope it makes you smile.  If you have a kid as old as me, you must be really really old now. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, June 1, 2018


Here's a wonderful image from Sherri Baldy.  Sherri is sponsoring the challenge at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog this month.  The theme is anything goes and you will get an extra entry for using a Sherri Baldy image.

I am also using some great Turkish lace today. I am so looking forward to looking at lace stores in Turkiye this summer. Please drop by the YSBP challenge and share your latest creation with us!