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!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Daring cat

Here's a cute Fall theme stamp from CC Designs. I just love this adorable Cat!  There's a whole series of stamps using this fun image.  This stamp is just perfect for Thanksgiving.  Hope you are making plans for a lovely holiday.  I don't really do anything, but it's just lovely to have a quiet day with the hubby, the DH (dear husband in crafter shorthand).

I am also using some great lace on there that I got in Turkiye this summer.  Love this green color of lace.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pressed flower cards

Sharing some pressed flower cards that I made for the church bazaar.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Deck the Halls

Here's a wonderful image that is being released today in Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes DND.  He's called Silly Ornie 2495.  How fun is this image?  just perfect for all those sweet Christmas cards you need to make.  I love this image because you can make this image as large or small as you want, so you could design a card with a bunch of them on it.  You can also make very quick and simple cards like mine, which is fabulous when you have to make a lot of cards for the holdiday!

Have a great weekend! I hope you get some fun crafting done.

Thursday, November 8, 2018


Here's my newest card for the progressive challenge on the Limited Runs Facebook Group.  If you join in the challenge, you will get a new image free for the next challenge.  The current image is just $1 to start up and as long as you are participating, each image following is free.  I love this awesome bird stamp.  Drop by the facebook group to see all the wonderful participants.

Also, there is a challenge on the YSBP Challenge blog being hosted by Limited Runs, so if you have any cards using their stamps, drop on by and share them with us!  We'd love to see them

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Count your Blessings

Here's an adorable Bear from CC Designs.  This wonderful image was a giveaway on their facebook page.  I totally recommend their store as well as joining them on facebook, they had a wonderful selection of free digi stamps including this amazing fall theme image which was perfect for this card today.

Hope you are having a great November day!  Bear hugs!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

hello fall

Here's a great fall theme card using a kit from SEI.  I love their card making kits.  This card comes from a kit that does a set of fall and thanks themed cards.  I will be sharing them over the course of next several weeks.

Hope you are having a great start to the month of November.  Have you guys started up your Christmas cards?  Now that the church bazaar is over, perhaps I can start on my Christmas projects.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Love is....

Love is...the master key that opens the gates of Happiness.  What a lovely saying that I added to this cute Bestie card with her holding a heart.  This new stamp comes from Sherri Baldy and you can find it in her store.

I made this card for the current contest on the SSS Challenge blog.  The theme this time is ANYTHING GOES!! So be sure and drop by and enter all your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations.  You could win a prize from Sherri and be given an opportunity to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Guest Designer Virginia M

Here's another wonderful card that I received for Halloween.  It's from Virginia M.  She was another of the winners this year during the February Celebration and I am so thankful to call her my friend.  I hope to be celebrating and sending out prizes for many years to come.

Did you make something great with one of your prizes from last year?  I would love to see it, take a photo and email it to me,

Did you not get to join in the fun last year....we I am planning a huge celebration this will be year 9 post surgery!  Every February I have a wonderful celebration for successful brain surgery that saved my life.  I am so thankful for every seizure free year I get.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

YSBP Challenge with Limited Runs stamps

Happy November everyone, I know I have already posted  a couple of cards for Dia de los Muertos, but it's also the start of a brand new contest on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.  Our wonderful sponsor this month is Limited Runs.  I am using this fabulous Pumpkin stamp to celebrate fall.
You can check out all the Limited Run stamps at this site HERE, then go join in the YSBP Challenge which is anything goes this month!  you will get an extra entry into the drawing if you use a Limited Runs stamp.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 2, 2018

Happy Dia De Los Muetos

Here's another card celebrating the final day of Dia De Los Muetos.  This wonderful image is from MMendel Illustrations on Etsy.  She has all sorts of great images including many Halloween/skull types.  I just love her stamps.  Check her out on Etsy.

I am also using some wonderful Turkish lace on this card.  I hope you have an insightful moment today for your loved ones who are gone in remembrance.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dia De los Muertos

Happy Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead.  In Christian churches, it's often called Rememberence day and celebrated on the first sunday of November.  Where I come from, South Texas, where there is a large percentage of Mexican people, it's a holiday where people celebrate the memory of those who have passed.  They make altars with photos and favorite items of their loved ones.  It's a time of celebrating and honoring those who are gone.  It's been happening for thousands of years.

Dia De Los Muertos goes from Oct 31 to Nov 2nd