Friday, May 31, 2019


Here's a hilarious card from Bugaboo.  I just love their lady stamps, both the little old ladies, the cute little girls, the goth type kids and the pretty ladies.  They have a wonderful variety at their store.  This stamp just cracks me up.  I think it is telling me that I need to make a trip this summer.  But alas, I will be spending it at home.  Oh well.  I am so thankful for the amazing trip I got to make last year.  So fabulous!

Hopefully in the upcoming year I can make another trip and go back there.  I still have many things I would love to see.  Hugs all, Holley

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Here's an adorable stamp from CC Designs. I love their cute little girl stamps.  I colored her up with Copic Markers.  I also added a sentiment, "be YOU tiful"  I thought that was just perfect with her cute costume.  Hope you love her.

The staff has completed their workdays this week and now has off for the summer.  There's several of our employees who are leaving us this year.  I will really miss them!  Have a wonderful summer everyone!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sweet Lil Fae

Here's a great stamp today from Sherri Baldy of My Besties shop.  This is a wonderful brand new fairy stamp, Img 1489 Sweet Lil Fae  she's in the fairy section of the shop.  I added a sweet saying to the card, "Believe in you, That's how you make your dreams come true."

Hope you are ready for a great June.  Have a wonderful end to May.  Here we have already ended school for both teachers and kids.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Condolence cards are hard to make....

One of the more difficult cards to make is Condolence cards.  I found this kit made by Anna Griffen for just such occasions.  I think the card looks clean and simple and yet elegant for the needed occasion.  I don't have a current occasion for such a card, thankfully, but when such an occasion occurs, I don't exactly feel like making a card.  I go to an elderly church, we lose about 10 members a year..

Hope you are having a great day!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day

I had to get in one more cat theme card this month for the current CAT challenge, HERE.... It's so fun to always have a great place to share your kitty theme cards.  This stamp comes from Stamps By Judith, who has since stopped making stamps. I sure did LOVE her rubber (wood mounted) images.

I added a cat theme saying, "Have a purr-fect day"  TOO fun.  I hope you are all having a PURR-fect day.  Cheers, Holley

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Guest Designer Scarlett

Here's a wonderful creation from Scarlett using a stamp that she won during the Februrary card making contest with Sandra Caldwell's images.  She got this awesome image and created this wonderful Journal Page.  I just love her coloring, her die cut and the background.  Check out her awesome blog HERE

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Guest Designer Jeanie Ellis

Here's a wonderful card from Designer Jeanie Ellis who is using the most gorgeous papers to go with her grand prize from February. A spellbinders stamp and die set called One of a Kind. I just LOVE her coloring and the beautiful layout with the paper she chose.  Stunning work.

Check out her blog at Http://

Friday, May 24, 2019

Happy Summer Kids!

Best wishes to all the kids and families this summer. Most especially those in 5th Grade whom are going on to Middle School next year!  You will all be missed.  I hope all "my kids" have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you at the beginning of next year and hearing about your wonderful summers.

Hugs, Holley

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Congratulations 5th Graders

Today is the 5th Grade "graduation"  for me I have only known these kids for three years.  But there's been a lot of growth in these kids over that time.  I can't imagine what it will be like when I see the upcoming years of kids hitting their 5th grade graduations.

I wish them all the best.  They will have a darling little ceremony at the school today.  Super special just for them.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Memories in the Making

Here's a darling image from Sherri Baldy today.  She makes the cutest girl images, available at her  She also sells wonderful coloring books on Amazon.  This little fairy girl is super cute.  I colored her up in yellow and added some sweet Turkish Lace to go with her.

I hope you are having a wonderful week.  Have a Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lace Butterfly from Turkiye

Since I was speaking of Turkiye yesterday, here's a card I made using a wonderful kit I got while I was there.  I have been sharing many cards from this kit over the last several months.  The kit came with the cards and the embellishments, but not this stunning butterfly lace that I have added to this card.  I bought that in one of the embellishment stores while I was in Istanbul.  (seriously, they have whole stores that sell nothing but lace embellishments, patches,.....SO FUN).  Honestly I can't recall how much this was, but I am thinking not much over $1US, it might have even been around .75;
Have a great day everyone!  This is our last week of school here in Austin, the kids will be out on Friday and the staff comes back for a couple days next week.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Cup of Love

Here's a sweet and simple Unity card.  I added a sentiment from Unity, "Start the day with a cup of love."  I guess my cup of love is always filled with Diet Dr Pepper, lol! I do love this beautiful stamp.  There's just five more days of school left now.  The kids here will be out for the year on Friday.

Hope we are all going to have a great week!  Take care and I hope you start your day with a cup of Love!!  There's a wonderful contest on the Unity Facebook Page for women theme cards that ends this month.  If you have some Unity stamps be sure to join in.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

cute mini calendars

Sharing some cute mini calendars that I created this year to hand out to fellow church members and teachers.  The cute wood die cuts are from Bo Bunny.  

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Guest Designer Jean M

Here's another wonderful Guest Designer project from Jean Marmo who won a wonderful prize in February.  It's a lovely Thank you card that I received in the mail.  So very sweet of you to send me this!  Thank you so much Jean.

Friday, May 17, 2019

The little artist

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell today, it's 2892 Color Me.  This stamp will be added to her shops, Babycakes DND on Etsy as well as Zibbet.  She also has a bunch of other brand new stamps that she can't wait for you to see.  You can check out more brand new cards made by the design team on the group homepage, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on facebook.

Here's a close up of this cutie that I colored up.

Hope you are having a great week.  Have a great weekend.  This ends the 3rd week of May, so now the kiddos have just 1 more week of school here!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pink polka dots

Here's an adorable image from Unity stamps.  It comes with a sweet saying, "Smile, it suits you!"  ha! I love the cute pattern, I colored the polka dots in a shade of pink darker than the suit, to match the color on the base of the card.  I also added some lace, I did get this lace in Turkiye, but it's not Turkish lace, it's from a scrapbooking store, so probably made somewhere in Europe or more likely in China.  But lovely none the less.

Hope you are having a wonderful may day.  Hope this card gave you a little smile today!  Keep all the kids in mind today, as they are taking the Texas assessment tests, so the stress is very high around the school.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

So sweet

Here's another beautiful image for the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month. Our sponsor is Image That Digital Stamps.  This wonderful set is called January Carnation and comes with black and white as well as wonderfully colored images.
There's still plenty of time to drop by the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and join in the fun. Our theme this month is anything goes, you can share any creation you have made this month and if you use an image from Imagine That! You will get an extra entry into the drawing.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Happy Birthday DH

Sharing a funny birthday card today for my DH.  His bday was yesterday but I didn't want to post his card until after his bday. This cute image comes from Cat's Pajamas Rubber stamps. I just love their adorable images.  I am also using some great lace that I got while in Turkiye last summer.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.  I can't believe we are in the last couple weeks of school, after today we have just  8 days left with the kids.  Also, there's a wonderful challenge for CAT theme cards, HERE...join in the fun.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Hugs and Kisses

Here's a love filled card using some great Turkish lace with pink buttons and a cute image from Reverse Confetti.  Would be perfect for Valentines or an anniversary.  I just love this company's cute animal stamps.  I also have a set from them that is an adorable bear.

If you needed a Hug/Kiss today consider yourself hugged and kissed!  Now pass it on to the next person!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Guest Designer Gwyneth

Here's a wonderful prize that I won from Gwyneth of Blog Maes Meiri Craft Blog (Click Here).  It's even more stunning in person!  She was one of the prize winners back in February whom I have already shown the most adorable Owl project that she created.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Misc Calendars

Here's some cute little calendars that I made and handed out to fellow members of my church.  Just last week I had a little lady pull me aside to tell me how much she loves that little calendar on her fridge and thinks of me all the time.  How sweet is that?  The panda stamp on the bottom left is a Unity Stamp.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Miss Maddie

Meet Miss Maddie.  She's a brand new stamp designed by artist Sandra Caldwell today.  She will be added to her Babycakes DND shop on Zibbet and Etsy later this afternoon along with several other wonderful new images.  Be sure and check out the Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans to see some creations from the design team today.

Happy Friday everyone!  one more week down and just two weeks to go now. I hope you are having a great May!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Unicorn time

Here's an awesome new company called Rabbit Hole Designs that has some of the cutest new stamps.  I just had to get a handful of them from their brand new store.  This cute Unicorn was one of them.
I love the matching sentiment, "Caffeine makes me sparkle" and the chemical design stamp that I used in the background.  Check them out at their website, HERE

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

You are my Sunshine

Here's a funny stamp from CC Designs, Roberto's Cats. I just love this hilarious set of images. I had to buy a whole bunch of them. They are too cute.  This image reminds me of summer in Texas for sure!  I think that sentiment goes perfectly with it, lol!

It's already feeling like summer here, but I shouldn't complain because in another couple months, upper 80s and low 90s will be the LOW temperatures (i.e. the temperature in the middle of the night) and will feel like a well deserved break from the 105-112 degree day time heat.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Angie Girl

Here's a gorgeous stamp from Unity stamps Angie Girl line.  I just love these images (if they include the face).  I do have a couple that don't, but I love the ones that do have a face.  This is one of my favorites.  I added a sweet sentiment, "Create the world you want to see."
I am also using some gorgeous lace that I got last year in Turkiye.  I am already dreaming of going back there and thinking I must do it in 2020.  But right now, summer of 2020 seems so very far far away. :(

Hugs to you today! Cheers, Holley

Monday, May 6, 2019

For my Friend

Here's a cute Anna Griffin card that I made using a kit I got, I added some beautiful Turkish Lace to it as well. It kind of makes me think of school theme given the embellishments you put together.  I hope you like it.

This is the start of our three week countdown for the kids, (then the staff has two additional work days) much of which will include state wide testing for the older kiddos.  It's both a happy and a stressful time.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Guest Designer Virginia

Here's a great creation from Virginia who won this image as her prize from Ike's Art in February during my celebration.  I just love Ike's Art, check them out HERE.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Guest Designer Audrey R

Here's wonderful projects from Guest Designer Audrey R.  I just love the beautiful colorful paper she chose for this project (Jillibean).

Friday, May 3, 2019

Oh Happy Day

Oh, it is surely a Happy Day now that Friday is here!  I hope you are all having a great day too.  I know we all have to be happy that the weekend is here.  I am using a wonderful Unity stamp today plus some gorgeous lace that I got in Turkiye.
They are having a fabulous contest on the Unity stamps facebook group that I had to join in on.  It's to use one of your Unity Girl stamps.  I had to share this beautiful image.

Just 15 days of school for the kids now.  State testing is rapidly approaching.  So proud to say my school had 90 percent of its 5th Graders pass Math and 88 percent pass English test on the first go around.  That's excellent scoring.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Coffee & Friends

here's a quick an simple card using Unity stamps.  I love their matching pairs.  I colored up the coffee cup in pink to match the background card.  Hope you are having a great coffee (or your caffeine carrier of choice) today!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

You make my gears....

Happy May everyone!  We are starting a brand new contest on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog this month and our sponsor is Imagine That Digistamps.  I am using a great image that comes in a huge set of stamps called Steampunk Sally.  You get  a  bunch of images, colored and black and white including wonderful sentiments too!

Our contest theme this month is Anything Goes, so you can share with us any creation you make this month, we would love to see your cards. Come by and share!