Sunday, September 30, 2018

Leaf Cards

With fall coming, I thought it would be nice to be sharing some cards I have made with pressed leaves that were given to me by a fellow church member.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

One Today...

Here's an adorable image from Sherri Baldy, a sweet Bestie that you can find in her MyBestiesShop.  I made this sweet card which says, "One today is worth two tomorrows."  So go out and appreciate today with everything in your heart.  Then when tomorrow comes, go out and appreciate it with everything in your heart!

Hope you are ready for October, I can't believe it is already here, a month and a half of school has already gone by, how can that be?  Sure has gone by quickly this year.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Mind your Mummy

Here's an awesome stamp that I got from Stamping Bella. I am totally in LOVE with this stamp line called Oddballs in their store.  In fact, I couldn't control myself and I had to buy about 6 of them the first go around and then I stamped them all the first day I got them and colored them up and made cards.  I loved them so much (such good quality) that I ordered several more!

Here's a cute one for Halloween.  Hope she gives you a smile today!

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Here's a great image from The East Wind.  I left this image in black and white and added some grey tones to it.  Then I used orange and black embellishments to go with it.  I just love the East Wind's images. So beautiful.

I can't believe we are almost to the end of September, it's been already 6 weeks of school.  We are finally getting into the routine of things.  What a great year.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Skull Card

Here's a great skull stamp (wooden stamp, I don't know the manufacturer, if you do, please tell me) today.  I paired it with some wonderful lace from Turkiye.  It's a CAS card that's great for the upcoming season.

Hope you are having a wonderful week. I am so looking forward to all the pumpkin goodies of fall time. I have already been seeing pumpkin muffins, cookies, breakfast bars, breads....yummy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Our Love Story

Here's a great image from Scribbles Designs.  This stamp is a freebie on their website.  You can go to their website and click on the sidebar word that says freebies to find it.  I made this card for the Monday Greetings Challenge at Outlawz.  This week our challenge is Love&Animals.
We'd love for you to come and join us and you could win a wonderful prize from Scribbles Designs, so drop by Outlawz Challenges and look for the Monday Greetings group and share your latest creation in the Love&Animals theme and as always, be sure to include a greeting on the front of your card!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mmmm, pumpkin latte

Here's a fun image, Pumpkin Latte for a brand new contest starting on the SSS Challenge blog.  The new theme is embossing, wet or dry.  As you can see, I am using some embossed pumpkins on my card which I thought were just perfect for this cute image.

Be sure and check out more of Sherri Baldy's images on her website,;   Then share your wonderful card creations with us for a chance to win some wonderful prizes from Sherri.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a wonderful guest designer card from Karin, who is using a prize that she received during my celebration month in February.  I just love her beautiful Christmas theme cards.

One of her prizes:

Check out her amazing blog here:

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Card kit from Istanbul

Here's a card I made from a kit that I bought while in Istanbul.  It was a huge kit that I think originated in China, I am not sure.  I got a couple of them, but they had wonderful selection of blank cards and a few suggestions (none of which I followed, lol).

I hope to gradually show you all that I made with the kit.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Happy Holly-days

Here's a stamp that was just perfect for me, she's called 2401 Holly Holiday!  This card has a brand new image about to be release today at the Babycakes DND Store on ETSY by Sandra Caldwell.  Keep your eye out for her and others at the store today.

Thankful to be at the end of another week and can't believe Sept is nearing an end, where has this month gone?  I feel like I need to get busy and start working for the church bazaar!!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Scary Kitty

Here's a couple of Turkish stamps I got while visiting in Istanbul this past summer.  If you have advice on getting a cleaner stamp print, I would love to hear it.  I have heard people say they use sandpaper on them, but I am a bit afraid to try that.  I'd love to hear suggestions though. I do so love this cat and skull that were in one set.

I also got this ultra fine glitter that I thought was in liquid form in a pen, but as it turned out, it's just loose powder form glitter in a pen style.  What a mess!  I can't imagine I will be using that much.  I do love the look, but not the mess.  To clarify, the bat sticker and the word scary are embellishments the remainder are uses of the glitter pen.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Remember you are a princess

Here's a wonderful image from Polkadoodles and I added a great sentiment that says "Remember, you are a Princess."  She's looking like a princess too.  Perfect for the occasion.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday today and gets to take sometime off to enjoy.

Hope you are all having a great week.  The school is in full swing now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Coffee Kisses and Puppy dog hugs

Here's a great image from Sasayaki Glitter Stamps.  So cute.  I added some sweet banners to this card, Choose Happy, Authentic, joyful.  Perfect sentiments to go with the sweet image.  We are starting to get into a routine at the school now.  Thankfully
I hope your September is going well.  Coffee kisses and puppy dog hugs!

Monday, September 17, 2018

I have a special treat for you....

Here's an adorable image from Sherri Baldy today.  She's holding a donut and I added a sentiment called special treat just for you.  I made this card for the current challenge out the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge group.  The theme this week is to use embossing, wet or dry. As always, don't forget to include some sentiment on your card.
Drop by the Outlawz Challenge website and check out the Monday greetings group to share your card this week that uses embossing!  You could win a wonderful prize from Sherri Baldy.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Items found in Vienna

So we had a couple hours to walk around in Vienna, I will say I didn't look for any paper stores or go searching for them, but literally the first direction I took by chance, there was a paper store just right there!  I guess that is my luck.  They just find me!
And like in Istanbul, if there is one, there's usually a few more in the general area.

Here's a few things that I picked up

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Trick or Treat

It's time for a little mid-month reminder for the YSBP Challenge. Our wonderful sponsor this month is Ike's Art, so drop by and join in our Anything Goes Challenge for a chance to win some wonderful prize from Ike's Art stamps.
Here's I am using a great Halloween stamp from Ike's Art paired with some fun lace that I got while in Turkiye.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Notturno Digital Arts

Here's an adorable image from Notturno Digital Arts.  This cute kiddo comes from a great store on Etsy.  Check out the cute stamps and papers she makes.  I added some great lace that I bought from a store in Istanbul.

I find it fun to look around Etsy for all kinds of wonderful new artists.  I often feature a couple of new artists each year during my celebration in February!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sisters Card

Here's a fun Sisters theme card using beautiful embellishments from an SEI card kit.  It has several layers and I added some cute little butterflies, ribbons. and a wood tag to top it off. It's a great card making kit that I enjoyed.

They sell their kits for like $10, but I keep my eye out for when they go on sale.  Still, $10 is pretty good for a kit that will make 8 cards.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Halloween Card

Here's an awesome image from Limited Runs.  This freebie was a give away on their facebook group HERE.  Check it out and you can join in their fun contests on their FB page.  They also have regular progressive challenges.

I have been loving all the Halloween stuff in the stores lately and the Halloween stamps!  I am well on my Halloween crafting time.  TOO fun.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Pilgrim Boy

Here's a darling image from Sherri Baldy today.  This cute card was made for the new contest on the SSS Challenge blog.  The new theme is to add some cute animals to your card.  It can be in your image or as embellishments on your card.  I chose to add some fun wooden animal buttons.
This stamp is so adorable, check him out at the and then come join us at the SSS Challenge blog where you can win some wonderful stamps from Sherri Baldy.  We can't wait to see your creations this month.  Cheers, Holley

Monday, September 10, 2018

Happy Birthday Ms. Tapscott

Happy Birthday Ms Tapscott!  The Kids and your co-workers at Brentwood Elementary all hope you have a very special day today!!  Huge hugs from all of us and special wishes that you have a great day and a wonderful blessed upcoming year.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, September 9, 2018

What I found in Istanbul, part 5

While shopping in Kadikoy (neighborhood), I also came across these cute mini book kits that were on sale at an art store.

These embellishments were at some lace/embellishment store that also sold a lot of iron on type items

I found these goodies at a lace store

Here's some more typical type embellishments that I found in asst places.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Guest Designer Audrey R

Here's a cute project that Audrey R from Austin made, she's using some Dangles that I made to create these adorable giveaways for a quilting retreat that is 60s themed.  How clever is that?

Friday, September 7, 2018


Here's a brand new image designed by artist Sandra Caldwell, I thought this image would be just perfect for Halloween.  It's called #2326 Potions.  It will be added to Sandra's store, Babycakes DND on Etsy today so keep your eye out for this and other brand new stamps.

Hope you had a wonderful week following Labor Day. Thankful this week went quickly.  Let's hope the rest of the school year goes as quick as this

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Halloween is coming

As I am sure many of you know how much I adore Halloween.  Here's the cutest little witch that I used to create this CAS card as one of my first Halloween cards for the year.  There will be plenty more of course :)

What's your favorite Halloween theme items? lol know me too well

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

You & Me

Here's a heart card I made from one of the stamps I bought in Istanbul, Turkiye along with some of the great Lace that I got in Turkiye as well.  I layered the stamp on some beautiful red cardstock and then cut it out.  I added a sweet sentiment "YOU + ME = WE"

Hope you like this sweet card today.  Happy Hump day everyone!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Time to Discover

I thought this was the perfect card as the new school year starts.  To me sentiment is just perfect for the teachers and especially the students. Here's some encouragement for them, "time to DISCOVER" with this fun Gorjuss Girl stamp.

I hope everyone is now settled into class and getting into the swing of things.  I know there's actually a few schools who start after labor day and are just getting ready to get going now.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Love is like....

Here's a lovely sentiment from the website Decosse Dynamite.  This site sells digital papers, sentiments and embellishments for cards and scrapbooking.  This lovely sentiment was a freebie on their site, you can visit their website and take a look and while there click on the sidebar link for freebies to check out much of this stores lovely work.

I made this card for the current contest on Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge. The theme is to make a rectangle shaped card.  As always, be sure and use a sentiment on the front of your card, it can be a stamp, an embellishment with words, some you handwrote, a die cut word or anything else you can think of to give greetings on the front of your card.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

what I found in istanbul part 4

Here's some more things I found while in Istanbul in various stores that I thought would be cute on cards

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Time for a new challenge

Happy September everyone!  You know that means it is time for a brand new contest to get started at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Our wonderful sponsor this month is Ike's Art.  here's a great stamp I am using to create a Halloween theme card, though I think you could use this stamp for several other themes.

Drop by the YSBP Challenge for our Anything Goes theme challenge this month and double bonus, you can also play on the Ike's World Challenge blog!  There's even wonderful freebies on the Ike's World Challenge blog, so drop by and grab a freebie and play along with us!