Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Winter Animals

Here's a great winter theme Unity stamps set from artist Lisa Glanz.  I think this artist is definitely one of my favorites at that store, though, I just can't seem to resist so many of their wonderful images all the way around!  Enjoying this time off from school and relaxing with the DH who is also on break this week.

Hope you are also getting at least a little bit of a break.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, December 30, 2019

Merry and Bright

Here's a fun winter card, I am not 100 percent sure of the stamp maker, but fairly sure that I got this wood stamp from Paper Source.  I can't believe we are about to start 2020!  wow, something about 2020 really hits me.  I don't know how it's more than one day different than 2019, but it just seems so FAR into the future for someone born in 1970.

Wishing all of you a wonderful day and I hope you all have a safe and Blessed New years.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Make someone happy!

Here's the cutest Sherri Baldy image!  I just love her Besties stamps.  This one is perfect for those coffee, tea, hot chocolate theme projects.  Check out all her wonderful stamps at the www.MyBestiesShop.com location.

I am having a great break and enjoying the time off from school.  I know the next semester is going to be tough as the kids were already at maximum behavior issues before Christmas and usually post holidays don't lead to better behavior.  SIGH.  

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Thank you everyone!

Here's a late thank you for all the lovely Christmas (and some late birthday) gifts.  Thank you so very much everyone.  It was wonderful to see you all this year and I really appreciate all your heartfelt thoughts, gifts, and cards.  Very touching.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Guest Designer Audrey R

Here's a beautiful card that I received from Audrey R of Austin TX.  Isn't it beautiful. It's actually clear, though I put a white background behind it when I scanned it in.  Thanks so very much Audrey!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Guest Project Lynette

Here's the cutest project that I got at school from a student and her grandma.  I have shared a project they gave me a while back (Thanksgiving), here's a darling goodie they handed out for Christmas....can you guess what it is?

It carries the cutest hand sanitizer!  How awesome is that!  what a great little project and perfect for giving at the schools!

Here's a pic of the backside

and, here's the creator's info, so you can check out her amazing creations.  She's on facebook.  She sells Stamping Up.  I have ordered from her.  

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas

Sending Holiday Wishes to everyone this season!  I hope you are blessed and have a wonderful time with friends and family or if like me, just relaxing peacefully at home.  Hugs to All!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

You warm my {heart}

I remember some time ago I was saying how much I seemed to like giraffes.  Well here's the cutest one from Unity Stamps.  How can you not just love this image?  He's just TOO cute.  The sentiment he comes with, You warm my {heart} like a scarf in WINTER.  TOO sweet.
I hope you are getting lots of love this winter.  Have a splendid day!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Deck the Halls

Here's a beautiful image from Artist Sherri Baldy of MyBestiesShop.com  I am loving her new collection of winter stamps including this cutie!  She's got her snowballs and is ready to Deck the Halls.  I can't believe we are so close to Christmas now.  Many Blessings to all of you.
Be sure and check out Sherri's wonderful Besties at www.MyBestiesShop.com

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Guest Designer Karen Ladd

Here's another wonderful Christmas Card that I recently received!  I was so happy. She's been a regular follower on my blog and always celebrates with me in Feb.  Thank you so much for the fabulous embossed card this Christmas.

The sentiment on the ornament says, "Enjoy the magic of Christmas."

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a stunning card that I received from Karin just perfect for Christmas time with santa flying over the top!  I just love her wonderful details.  Check out her magnificent blog HERE.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Holiday Wishes

Here's another wonderful shaker card using some great Turkish lace to go with it. I love this cute kit, I hope they have something similar in the future.  Today all the teachers are off from school, but the teacher assistants have to do training.  "SIGH" just another day of fun.  NOT.

Glad we will finally be on break after this event today.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Be Merry

Here's a hilarious image from the Stamping Bella Oddballs line.  I just love their hilarious images including this reindeer. It actually comes in a set with several other reindeer.  I got the santa on this card at my local Paper Source store.  The sentiment used comes with the stamp.

Hope you have wonderful plans for the holiday.  Hugs, Holley

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Let it Snow

Here's the cutest Unity Stamp today that I thought was perfect for the season, though I must say, forget the "Let it Snow" part. As a resident of Texas I am not much a fan of that stuff.  But that snowman was so very cute that I just couldn't resist him!

Hope you are having a great week.  I can't believe there's so little time now before Christmas break.  The kids are getting restless for sure.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas Shaker card

Here's another darling shaker card from Paper Source.  Isn't that a great kit?  I thought perhaps it was kind of expensive at 16.95, but after I made all the cards (it was a card making kit, but I used the end product to make cards) it was totally worth it.

Hope you have a wonderful week!  Here's to three more days of peace (with the kiddos) before Christmas break!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Thanks everyone

Huge thanks to everyone for the wonderful Birthday wishes, the Birthday cards, the sweet gifts I received at school and the cute kids who made me cards and sang to me  Happy Birthday. I felt very special.  Huge hugs to you guys!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Hope you Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Here's a fun Christmas card, of course you know I wish all of you a Holly Jolly Christmas every year. HA!  I always hated people telling me that as a kid, but now I just find it funny.  Strange how such a silly thing would bother a child huh?
This cute card is for the current contest over at the YSBP Challenge contest. The image comes from Moonflower Digistamps.  We'd love for you to drop by and join in our fun this year!  Come share your latest and greatest creations with us.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

It's the big 49!!

Happy Birthday ME!  Yep, it's that day, the BIG 49!!  Of course, I have been telling the kiddos that I am 50 years old for about the last 3 years.  Ha!  So when my actual birthday comes around and they do ask (you know, as polite kids do, ha!!)  I will tell them I am only 49, they are like, but I thought you were 50!  I am like, when you're my age, they are all the same.

Hope you all have a fabulous day.  Eat some cake for me!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Snow Globe card

Here's a lovely shaker box card that I made and I added some gorgeous Turkish Lace to go with it.  I loved the cute kit from Paper Source.

I hope you are having a great week. It's well less than 2 weeks until Christmas break now, all the other teachers and I are on a 7 day countdown, lol!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Trust Yourself

Here's an awesome Unity Stamp today with a great message to go with her.  I think sometimes it is hard to Trust you own judgements and feelings.  But it's important.  This has been a long couple of weeks for me.  Trust Yourself is a good mantra to go with!

I hope  you all have a wonderful Thursday.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I must also say that I am starting to get ready for my February celebration.  SO many prizes are coming,  this is year 10!!!  wow.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Zombie Owl

Loving these stamps over at Miss Rach Stamps new shop called the Dead Sea Toons.  They are just too much fun! I tried to think up a funny saying for this one, but it just escaped me....I know, I know, how can I not think up a zombie saying with the work OWL?

Check out all her other forest animal Dead Sea Toons HERE....plus she has the cutest christmas animal ones HERE.  EEEK, how can you not love these?

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Shaker Box Card

Sharing another cute Snow Globe card that I made from a kit by Paper Source.  One nice thing about this kit is that all 12 of the images are different.   So each card that I made is individually unique.  I appreciated that about the kit.

Hope you are having a great Tuesday. Have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Hugs for Sandra

Hugs and Prayers to my dear friend Sandra Caldwell who is the artist behind this cute stamp!  I just love her to pieces and I hope she feels better soon.

Hugs Sandra.  Here's a little get well card for you, I used some wonderful Turkish lace on it too.  Many prayers.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Guest Designer Em Louise Fairley

Here's a wonderful card that I recently received from Em Louise Fairley.  She was a prize winner back in Feb.  This card she made is just STUNNING.  WOW.  Check out her amazing blog with out projects using piercing, HERE.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Llama Love

Sharing a little Llama Love today!  Here's another project from that cute set of Snow Globe shakers  I got.  This one I actually made first, and into a snow globe instead of a card. I think these would also be cute on a wall or hanging on a tree or something.

TOO fun.  Have a great weekend everyone.  Just two more weeks until Christmas break.

Friday, December 6, 2019


Here's the cutest Gorjuss Girl stamp. I just can't resist these wonderful images.  This artist is fabulous. I don't know what draws me to them, maybe I can see a little of myself in them, but then my husband is like, how is that possible, she doesn't have a mouth, lol!!

I added some wonderful Turkish lace to it.  I am still planning on a trip to Turkiye this summer.  It will be good and bad as I may facing a change at work as well.  I could very well be leaving for the summer and not knowing if I will have a job, lol!!  EEEK.  Wish me luck though, I just applied to a job I would love....

Thursday, December 5, 2019

We Wish you...

Here's the cutest little guy from Notturno Digi Art. I love this artists images, she has all kinds of wonderful clip art.  This cute image came in a wonderful set from her ETSY store. drop by and check out her fun images HERE.  I have several other cute images in this set that I will be sharing with you too!  Keep an eye out.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Merry Creepmas!

Merry Creepmas!  Here's a fun little tree from Oddballs Stamps. I just LOVE their images, esp the girl stamps, but I also have to just LOVE the skull images as well.  Couldn't resist picking up this cutie the last time I was checking out their store.  TOO much fun.

Have a great hump day!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Winter Snowglobe

Sharing a winter theme shaker card today using a kit that I got from Paper Source.  The kit was not for card making, but I commandeered the parts of the kit to make the snow globes and then used resulting globe to make a winter theme card.  It was an adorable little set that made 12 different globes.

Hope you are having a great first week of December. I am happy to be back and  going in school.  Just three weeks until Christmas Break.

Hugs, Holley

Monday, December 2, 2019

I love you this much....

Unity stamps is have a gratitude stamp mini challenge on their facebook this week.  I thought I would enter this cute card that I made for, well, you know!!  He's been so super supportive lately even though this school year as been super stressful.  What a keeper!!

I hope you have a fun Unity card of Gratitude that you would like to enter into the challenge as well.  I am ready to face the next three weeks of school before Christmas break.  Hope you have a great week.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sharing this wonderful image from MoonFlower Digi stamps today as we start the new contest at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog this month.  I'd love to see you drop by over there and share any creation you make with us.  Our prize will be a goody from MoonFlower Digistamps.

I can't believe we are already in December now.  Just three weeks (or 15 working days) until Christmas break for us and the kiddos.  I think even though we just finished Thanksgiving Break, we are all looking forward to an additional break.  This school year has been particularly hard.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Guest Designer Lynnette

So yesterday I told you about a nice lady and her grand daughter who would sometimes bring me coffee on those very cold mornings when I stand out in front of the school (read it here)  well the other day I found out she is also a stamper!!  How cool is that?!?

I was given a delightful project in time for Thanksgiving, shown below.

She (Lynnette) sells Stampin' Up, so if you don't have a Stampin' Up representative, check out her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/myalleyshop/  (lol, even if you do have a stampin' up representative, check out her page!!  she has all  kinds of great projects and ideas, teaches classes and sells goodies :)

Friday, November 29, 2019

Happy Day

Sharing this wonderful new image from Sherri Baldy today.  Don't we all love coffee?  I must say I am not a huge coffee drinker, but everyday I stand outside of the school and this dear child and her mother have been bringing me coffee and some of the super cold days!  Now how sweet is that???  I was blown away that some nice strangers would think of me standing outside of the school in the mornings.  Must say, I am very much enjoying that hot coffee on those days.

This darling image you can find at her Besties Shop.  Enjoy checking out all her wonderful products.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing Everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I am extremely grateful to be here each and everyday, though somedays I complain, lol.  Thanks to brain surgeries, I am still alive and seizure free!  
What are you grateful for?

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

You're a deer!

Sharing this adorable animal stamp today from Unity Stamps. I just love their images from artist Tierra Jackson.  She does the most adorable baby (and grown up) animal images.  I just bought a huge lot on Ebay, some of which I already own so they will like be used as prizes in my upcoming celebration (knock on wood), this year it's going to be  HUGE, as I am hitting 10 years!!!

WOO HOO!!!  So if you haven't already marked your calendar, Keep the month of February in mind because it will be prizes galore on Holley's Blog!!  WOO HOO!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Love one another

Here's a lovely image from Ike's Art that is just perfect for this month's challenge at the Ike's World Challenge, K is for Kindness.  This stamp is "Kindness"  I colored it up using copic markers and added a sweet little sentiment "love one another."

I am also using some lace that I got in Turkieye though not lace I would consider Turkish Lace as it was bought in a scrapbooking type store and not a lace store.  Hope this card makes you feel warm and fuzzy today.  Cheers, Holley

Monday, November 25, 2019

Just keeping it real

Bwah ha ha!!  This image just cracked me up.  Keeping it real all right.  I got this funny image from KatzelKrafts and the funny saying comes from a different set AAll and Create.  I thought they went together though.  Too hilarious.  I am so thankful to be on a break this week.  Much needed respite from work.

So Keep it Real people and have a wonderful week pre-Thanksgiving.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Best Wishes

Wishing everyone Best wishes for their little mini vacation next week.  Please have a safe and wonderful week off and a blessed thanksgiving with your families.  Hugs from Holley and John.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Thanksgiving Card

Here's a great card I made using a kit from SEI for fall time.  I love the colors and papers in this kit.  So perfect for the holiday.  I added a few of my own embellishments, but really the cards will turn out stunning just the way the kit wants you to make them.

I hope you have a great week!  We are all off next  week from school. There's one thing that I am very thankful for!!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Snow Fun

Here's a wonderful new image from artist Sandra Caldwell. This great stamp will be added to her store on Etsy, Babycakes DND today.  It's called #3016 Snow Fun.  I hope you will drop by and check out her darling images.  We also have a fun facebook group called Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Hope you have a great weekend. Yesterday the kids were really wound up and crazy.  I am not looking forward to today's behavior problems.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

So Very Blessed

Here's a wonderful Fall theme card from an SEI card making set.  As thanksgiving comes around it makes me remember the reasons in which I need to be thankful.  Many times of this year, esp this school year have been challenging, thus I have been hmmm, complaining, when really I need to be grateful.

I hope you are all So Very Blessed.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Find your happy place

Sharing this great Unity stamp today.  I really love their animal stamps, I esp seem to be collecting a bunch of elephants and giraffes.  Not sure why I migrate to those.  What are your favorite animal stamps?
Hope you have a great week.  Just 3 more days of school until Thanksgiving Break.  Here we will get the entire week of thanksgiving off.  I don't have any plans during the week or even during Thanksgiving day, just mostly relaxing!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

shaker card

Here's a sweet shaker card today in the shape of a bicycle.  I thought this could be a sweet spring time card.  I just love the gold banner on top and banner on the bottom, very elegant finish to the card.

I hope everyone is having a great day. As I had mentioned yesterday about the dental mess, I will be taking the day off today to be with a dentist to hopefully fix the tooth!  UGH.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Thank you card

Here's a sweet thank you card using a Unity Girl stamp. I just love these amazing images. It's one of the only companies that I continue to consistently buy red rubber stamps from.  You can't go wrong checking out their awesome creations.  Had a horrible thing happen this weekend I was biting something and had a tooth break (either the tooth chipped or the filling came out).  UGH...

Just what we all want before thanksgiving right?  A trip to the dentist and a big bill?  SIGH

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Happy Birthday

Here's a great card using some wonderful papers from Paper Source that I got in a kit at the store.  I made this greeting card today for two church friends who are both celebrating their birthday today.  I thought it would be nice to combine the paper from India with the lace from Turkiye.

I pray they both have a very special day!

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Here's a wonderful SEI card. I just love the colors and the way their kits match patterned papers together.  I have a real problem doing that on my own.  I don't know if y'all notice that when following my blog, but you rarely see more than a single piece of patterned paper on a card.  I will have to make a real effort to try and match papers next year as a goal.

Hoping you all have a joyful weekend.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Eat Crow

Here's a hilarious new image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  This cute image is called Eat Crow!  TOO FUNNY.  I used this stamp to create a Thanksgiving card for that person you know who has a good sense of humor.  Sandra's store is BabycakesDND on Etsy and she will be adding this stamp today!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I can't believe we are already at mid-November!