Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Thinking of You (all)

Here's an adorable shaker card that I made using a cute kit that I got from Tuesday Morning. I can't recall the maker of this set, if you know, please comment.  It's perfect for a quick and cute set of adorable shaker cards for those anything goes moments that you want to give a dear friend a quick hello.

Hope you are having a special day.  Huge hugs.  I am off to get my hair cut today, figured it's time for the school year so I should get a new 'do.  Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Flowers for you

Sharing a lovely bouquet of flowers today from Unity Stamps.  I just made ANOTHER order from them, oh I can't resist their variety and wonderful images.  TOO many goodies.  I have been really good this summer at controlling crafting purchases all around though, so two unity purchases in July is pretty good for the whole summer.

Hope you have a wonderful week, it's the last two weeks before school starts :)
I am entering this card in a wonderful contest, and fundraiser for a person in our crafty community, I bought one of their amazing stamp sets and will be sharing it soon!  You should check it out, it's called Petals for the Pittman's.  The stamp set is HERE.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Home for the Holidays

Here's another Christmas card that I managed to complete this summer. I must say it may be the last one that I get around to until fall time hits.  I am not usually that crafter who gets the Christmas cards done in the summer, but I did grab a couple cute Christmas theme besties so I just had to make a couple cute cards for July.  This image is img 41797.   I did a non-traditional color set this time, using browns as my primary color set.

Hope this card brought a little Christmas inspiration for you.  Have a great week.  Be sure and check out all of Sherri Baldy's wonderful stamps at the My Bestie's shop.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Guest Designer Barb

Here's a stunning embossed card using wonderful Tim Holtz stamps that Barb, Blue Kube won.  She's using the stamp,die and embossing folder that she won during the Februray celebration. I just adore this cute card that she sent me. how wonderful!  Thank you so much Barb!  I can't wait to see what else  you create.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Mini Calendars

Here's some cute little mini calendars that I made to hand out this year.  I am debating whether or not I will do so much work this coming year. it's just a lot.  I guess I will have to think about it.  I know people at the church will be so disappointed if I don't.  So many of them tell me how much they use those calendars all year long.

Friday, July 26, 2019


Here's a darling image from Unity stamps today. I just love their animal stamps, esp the giraffes, bears, and owls, ohhh, and the elephants.  Eeeek, too many of their adorable animal stamps. Their artists are the best and their rubber is top notch. They recently had a huge summer sale and I managed to get a few (lol FEW), ok a BUNCH of new stamps.

So you will be seeing lots of wonderful Unity stamp cards in the future, not to mention the goodies from their wonderful Kit of the Month club that my husband bought me this year.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Back to the doctor....

Well I am back at the physical therapist AGAIN.  Third time in two years.  This time I have a different therapist.  I am sure she is great. I totally wish my last therapist was still there, but I am guessing that her DH finished his residency and thus took a job as a doctor somewhere causing them to move. At any rate, back to the physical therapist, this time for my left wrist.

I have no idea what is really wrong with it, but it sure does hurt like the dickens, OUCH, even typing on my computer.  Let's hope we can get this under control before school starts up, that means, three weeks!  EEEK.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Thinking of you

Sharing a sweet and simple card today using a great Cat stamp from Ike's Art.  This card I made for the challenge over HERE, check them out, they have a cat theme challenge every month with a lovely prize.

Check out all of Ike's Art stamps at her great website,  She has lots of great cats, beautiful women and so many other great stamps.

have a meow-y day!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christmas in July?

Here's a darling image (Img 4070) from Sherri Baldy that I used to create a simple Christmas card today.  I just love this cute little girl sitting atop her letter for Santa.  Just perfect as a Christmas time card.   Summer is a time when many cardmakers will start up their Christmas card making.  Must admit this is all of ONE for me.....

I hope you are having a wonderful summertime and you are also thinking about taking a little break in the heat and making some adorable Christmas cards!  Check out all of Sherri Baldy's great Christmas theme stamps in her Bestie's shop

Cheers, Holley

Monday, July 22, 2019

Owl rather be with you!

Here's the cutest owl card today from artist Gerda Steiner Designs.  She has some darling animal stamps including owls!  (also, too cute Hippos!!)  Hope you love this this sweet card today.  I am getting back to card making this summer as I have pretty much finished all the selling, so now I will have more time for crafting and cleaning (ugh, cleaning). But I need to get some of that done before the school year gets started.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer still. Enjoy it.  It seems to be going so very fast.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Mini Calendars

Here's another set of adorable little calendars that I made this past year for handing out. Haven't decided if I will take on that venture this year.  Hmmm.....what do you all think?

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Guest Designer Scarlett

Here's a wonderful card today from Scarlett A, who won a bunch of wonderful stamps from Sandra Caldwell during our card contest that happened during my celebration month.  I just love this Yoda Page that she made for her journal.  Fabulous!!  See more of her work HERE

Friday, July 19, 2019

Thank you

Here's a lovely card I made using a kit from SEI, I just love their wonderful kits.  They have great assortments that they sell on their site for card making in addition to the amazing scrapbooking stuff they are known for.  Here's a great Thank you card for this week as I am posting lovely thanks for all those who have helped me reach my sales goal this summer for next year's vacation.

Thanks so much everyone. I hope you are having a wonderful July.  Just  a few more weeks until we will be bringing the school to life again.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Simply Betty

Here's a wonderful image from Simply Betty stamps. I added a sweet sentiment, "So many blessing to count this year."  How true is that?!  So many things I have to be thankful for this and every year.  let us all be thankful for what we do have.

Hugs and prayers to you all today for those things that you have and for whatever it is that you need.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Dare to be yourself

Sharing a little sexy woman card today, I haven't shared a lot of slinky tarts lately, but I do adore making some VaVaVoom love filled cards for the DH. I hope this one gives him a smile today.  Is it as hot where you are as it is where I am?

It's about 100 deg F with a heat index they are saying is 110Deg.  UGH.  Doesn't make me want to be outside, that's for sure.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Here's a cute little baby theme card to share today, so sweet. I love that image. She just looks so happy. I hope this card puts a little smile on your face today.

Hugs!  Have a great end to your week, oh wait, it's only Tuesday, ha!  When I am not in school I have no idea what day we are on, lol.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, July 15, 2019

Many Thanks everyone

Huge thanks to all the people on FB who have been helping me sell, sell, sell this summer. This is my last week of sales (crafting items) and I am taking the last couple of weeks off before school starts. I am glad to have earned enough bank to make it possible to have a vacation next year.  Woo Hoo!

If you missed out, you have this week, PM me on Facebook.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Mini calendars

Here's some cute little calendars that I made for handing out last year.  The top two make perfect sense because they are school theme and I hand them out at the job I work (paraprofessional at a local elementary school).  The bottom two, on the left is a cutie from Unity stamps, on the right is an adorable fox, I am not 100% sure but I want to say Darice.   Then again, not sure about that adorable fox stamp.  If you know, please tell me.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Guest Designer Rachel D

Here's a super cute card made by Rachel D using a set that she got from me during the February celebration.  The set was from AI,  how fun is this nurse?  the card says "The nice nurse is on vacation...get well soon!"  HA!  TOO cute.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.

sharing this sweet and simple tag card today.  Here's a way to make a quick and cute card for any occasion.  I hope you are all having a great summer. I am just about at my fund raising goal for vacation next summer and then I can enjoy the rest of the summer until the next school year starts.

Have a wonderful day everyone! Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.

Thursday, July 11, 2019


Good day everyone! I am sharing this lovely stamp from MKC today.  I got this stamp sometime ago and have been waiting to post this card on my blog.  I love the beautiful flowers.  You can check out this artist on Facebook under MKC Digitals

I believe there are some freebies on their facebook page that you can download.  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  Cheers, Holley

I am entering this card in a wonderful contest, and fundraiser for a person in our crafty community, I bought one of their amazing stamp sets and will be sharing it soon!  You should check it out, it's called Petals for the Pittman's.  The stamp set is HERE

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

No bird can fly....

Here's a card I created today for the July Empowerment challenge over at the Unity Facebook Challenge.  I just love this beautiful image and the sentiment is just perfect for this month's theme. "No bird can fly without opening its wings, and no one can love without exposing their heart."

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.  I hope this Unity stamp brings a smile to your face today.  Check out their facebook group.  It's filled with wonderful projects.  Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

My parade

I thought this card was a little bit funny given all the downpour on the 4th of July parade.  But  seriously, I just love the Grumplings from Taylored Expressions.  They are TOO funny.  This card could be perfect for any number of occasions and not have to be literal for that rain on the recent national parade.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and enjoy something special.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Hello Friend

Here's a pretty shaker card using a wonderful kit that I got at Tuesday Morning. I can't think of the manufacturer off hand, sorry, but sometimes I see these cute sets and will make some quick and cute cards that I adore.

Hope you are having a great summer, I can't believe we are in the 2nd week of July now, hope you are having a wonderful month!  Hugs to all of you.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

MIni calendars

Sharing some cute mini calendars that I made, the top two and snowman are all unity stamps.  The bottom left image comes from Taylored Expressions Grumplings.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Guest Designer Dana M

Here's a wonderful card that I received from Dana M.  I just love this beautiful die cute and the stamped background.  WOW.  I gavc away a set with this gorgeous sentiment as well during the celebration month. Her inside message was so very sweet.  Thanks so very much Dana!!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Go ahead, WISH

Here's my card for the monotone challenge at Unity stamps this week.  I am using a great Dandelion stamp and a matching sentiment, well, I guess this sentiment could be used for anything but it seems to go perfectly with the dandelion.  Their contest is on their facebook group, Unity {show&tell}, just look in their photos section.

Hope  you had a wonderful 4th of July and will have a great weekend as most in the USA are having a 4 day weekend. Please be safe if you are out traveling.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July

I know everyone is thinking Red White and Blue today for the 4th of July, but I wanted to share this cute and sweet celebration shaker card for the 4th of July.  Happy 4th everyone! I hope you have some wonderful plans.  

Hope you will have a great holiday.  Huge hugs, Holley

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You Light me up!

Sharing a fun Unity stamps card today with this adorable set.  I just love their cute itty bitty sets.  Made this clean and simple card for my DH.  I added some sweet Turkish lace to it.

Speaking of Turkey, I am still in the midst of my sales on Facebook, I am selling card making supplies like stamps, embellishments,....if you are looking, PM me or check with me there (Holley Tondre Barnhart) and I will link you to my sales groups.  I have just about hit my goal for vacation money for next year.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Slinky Tarts

Here's a lovely image from Slinky Tarts (formerly the Stamping Chef).  I love here beautiful lady images.  She also makes some awesome sexy images too.  I haven't shared any of her stamps recently, but I adore her wonderful work.  Here's a card I made a using one of her ladies.

Hope you like the color combo.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, July 1, 2019

Follow your Dreams

Happy July everyone! I can't believe we are on the second month of summer already.  Wow, it is flying by.  Instead of sleeping in and getting rest, I have come down with insomnia and I seem to be sleeping just a couple hours a night everyday.  What's with that?  Come the school year, I am going to be longing for this opportunity to sleep in!!

We are starting up a brand new contest today on the Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog, this month our wonderful sponsor is Paper Shelter.  This great image is called Hippie Chick.  I added a great sentiment to go with her, "Follow your dreams, Believe in yourself and Don't give up!"

Drop by the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and share your latest creations with us.  You are allowed up to three entries per month to be in the drawing for the prize *although if you are using the sponsor's images, you can have an unlimited number of entries and  you get double entries into the drawing too!  Join in the fun.