Monday, September 30, 2019

Start the day with love

Here's a sweet image from Unity stamps that I made into this orange card for the current challenge on the Unity facebook group for their current mini challenge.  It's a food and drink theme challenge that ends this week.  I just had to pick a coffee/tea theme stamp!

Hope you are all ready for a new week. Get a good cup of coffee or tea to get going!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Guest Designer Orenda S

Here's an amazing Unity Stamp from this month's Kit of the Month.  I sent my kit to Orenda Smith and she made this amazing card with it.  Don't you just LOVE IT??  How stunning is this creation?

Saturday, September 28, 2019

For my friend

Sharing this lovely Friend theme card today. Also makes me think as something perfect for School teachers.  It comes from an Anna Griffin paper kit.  I just love her quick and cute card making sets.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend

Friday, September 27, 2019

True Friend

Here's the cutest image from CC Designs.  I made this card with the sentiment, "Nothing better than a true friend."  How sweet is that?  I just love their sweet little girl stamps and their adorable animal images.  Check them out sometime.

Happy Friday everyone!   Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

I Wuff You

Here's a fun set of images from Unity stamps. I just love their animal images.  These little doggies tug at my heart.  I adore the I wuff you sentiment.  So sweet.  

Hope you have a happy Thursday!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Skull card

Here's a cute easy to make card with two different skulls on it.  Perfect for Halloween time in this deep purple with just a hint of lace (of course!)  I hope you are all having a great week.  I can't believe how quickly Sept is flying by!

Hope you have a great rest of the week, the end is in sight!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Thank you Card

Here's the cutest little girl from Tiddly Inks.  I just love there images, so cute!  I turned this card into a thank you card with some tiny bling down both the sides as accents.  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, September 23, 2019

Heart Breaker

Here's a great image from Sassy Studio. I sure to miss this awesome company. I love her images.  I have a nice collection from her great images.  I hope you do too.  The sentiment is just perfect here, "girls don't just BREAK HEARTS they rip 'em in two."

Have a wonderful week. Happy Monday.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Guest Designer Linda B

Here's a delightful card from one of the prize winner's back in Februrary, Linda Wilson Bean.
The first photo is the front of her card and the 2nd photo is the inside of her card.  How lovely is that?

Saturday, September 21, 2019


Wishing you all a beautiful Saturday this week.  This card comes out of a beautiful kit from SEI.  I love the paper they gave for it.  The cute butterflies I added to the card instead of the ribbon they wanted. 

I can't believe we have only 9 days left of September already.  We are one month through with the school year already.  WOW.  It just flew by.  Now, if we could just get Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar,.....I would be in Turkey HA!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Scarecrow Pumpkin Lady

Here's a darling new image from artist Sandra Caldwell, it's called Scarecrow Pumpkin Lady.  It will be added to her store on Etsy, BabyCakes DND, Friday!  So check it out along with all her other wonderful new images.
I am using some wonderful lace from Turkiye on this card. I can't wait to go back there this summer.  EEEK. I wish it was next summer already.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Time for an adorable Unity Stamp again, I just LOVE their cute images.  This one is perfect with it's sentiment.  I made this card for my DH.  I think he will like it because he's a huge coffee fan.  

So happy that this week is about to come to a close, wishing you all a wonderful weekend and of course a very happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Thank You

Here's a cute card using a card kit that I got at Paper source, except I added a cute image from Reverse Confetti to it. I just adore their cute little images and I wanted to add something a little more youthful to this particular card.  The card set itself is meant to be very elegant with lovely handmade papers from India.

Hope you are having a great week.  Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Halloween Card

Sharing another SEI kit Halloween card today. Their kits are so lovely and come with lots of extra stuff in case you want to make extras or  you want to create your own designs instead of the suggested examples.  I highly recommend them (plus, sometimes they go on sale on the SEI website for like $5 a kit!! WOW, but even regular price is $10 a kit)

Hope you are having fun making cards this week.  Cheers, Holley

Monday, September 16, 2019

Foxy and Fabulous

Here's an awesome image from Unity stamps. I just love their animal images.  I have also added some great Turkish lace to this card. I am so ready to go back to Turkiye to add some new lace to my collection, not that I need more, lol!!

Hope this card gave you a smile today, happy Monday!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Happy Graduation

Here's another graduation card that I have to share, I know I shared one a couple weeks ago, this one is for the OTHER daughter of my same friend.  Her daughter graduated from DeVry with a tech degree.  She will be going into cyber security.  I wanted her to see the card before sharing it on my blog.  Can you imagine having 2 daughters graduating within a month of each other?  my friend has been one busy mom.

Hope you had a great weekend!  Let's start off this upcoming week with some good vibes.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Guest Designer Gaye Valle

Here's another wonderful card from Guest Designer Gaye Valle.  She was so nice to share with me some wonderful cards that she had made with her prizes in addition to the lovely thank  you card that she sent me back in March. I am just delighted to share her art today!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Kitty Costume

Here's the cutest brand new image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  This cute girl will be on sale at her Etsy store Friday afternoon along with many other wonderful brand new stamps.  This stamp is 2954 kitty costume.   Be sure and check it out with all the other new images.  Her store is Babycakes DND.  There will also be several new cards shared on the facebook group Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend.  I can't believe that this month will be half over after this weekend.  Time sure is flying! Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Forever Fabulous

Here's one of the cutest stamps from Unity stamps!  I just love the stamp sets with these ladies in them.  TOO cute.  Aren't they just adorable?  I colored her up with Copic markers and added some lovely matching green embellishments.  Check her out at the Unity website.

Hope you are having a great week, just one more day to go!  Hang in there.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Creey halloween card

Time for another Halloween theme card, this one from an SEI theme kit that I got recently. Don't you love their papers? they have the most gorgeous array of paper including that black one which is more like a velvety fabric.  YUM.

Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Happy Birthday Ms Tapscott

Happy Birthday today to Ms Tapscott who works at Brentwood Elementary with the all the Kiddos!  It's her big 60!!  WOO HOO.  all the staff and kids wish you the very best today on your special day.  I hope you get everything you want in life, even though I know your number 1 is that precious grandbaby!!

Thanks for all you do for so many people.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Skelly dog

Here's a great image from Lizzy Love (Oddballs Art Stamps) that I used to create this card for her current monthly challenge over on the Oddball Art Challenge.  I just love her lady stamps, but also her great skeleton/skull stamps!  WOO HOO.

Drop by and check out her challenge today and join in the fun over there.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Pressed flowers

Sharing this beautiful pressed flower today, even though the sentiment is spring theme instead of summer, I make these cards year round for the annual church bazaar. A friend from church gave me a whole bunch of wonderful pressed leaves and flowers to make cards.  Sadly, this will be the last year for the bazaar as our current church will be closing and my dear friend whose husband passed and is quite elderly, has moved to be taken care of by her family.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Guest Designer Karin

Sharing a beautiful Fairy card today created by Karin, this stamp was a prize that she won from my blog back in February.  Don't you love the coloring and the gorgeous background card she made?  I just love the leaf die cuts in blue.  Check out her blog HERE

Did you create something with your goodies from the Celebration back in February?  I'd love to see it, just email it to me,

Friday, September 6, 2019

Trick or Treat

It's time to start sharing some Halloween cards. Here's a quick an cute one I made with an SEI set that  I bought.  I would say just stare at it for a couple of seconds and make yourself dizzy, it definitely looks like it is moving on its own.

Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks so much for dropping by.

Hugs, Holley

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Hello Friend

Here's a delightful Zebra stamp from Unity stamps.  The sentiment in the background says "Embrace your stripes."  Too true. I think that is just perfect with this image.  I love this adorable image, Unity has the best quality rubber and the cutest images all around.

So Hello Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful week and are planning a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Happy Graduation

Sharing this graduation card that I made for a dear friend's daughter who just graduated from college at Neumont in Utah with a  tech degree. So proud of her.  Blown away by how much she has grown and how very smart she is.  I know she will do great things.

If you don't have any college kids in your life, I am sure you are familiar with the belly-ache about college debt.  It's real.  This great girl will have a monthly payment of 1500.  that's more than my monthly salary! (not when I was an engineer but now when I am working with special education kids).  So thankful she is in a good tech industry job or she would get swallowed whole by the debt!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


I wanted to share this "brilliant" unity card. I just love their fun sayings that go with their stamps.  I made this card for a friend at school.  The year has started off hectic and we have so many new teachers which makes the initial start a bit harder to get going. Today will mark the completion of two weeks of school.
Hope you are all having a bright and cheery day.  Share your light with others!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day Everyone!!

Here's a lovely card from and SEI kit that I made recently.  I am feeling very Blessed and I thought this card was great for Labor Day.  I hope all of you are enjoying your day off today! Huge Hugs to all of you.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Happy September!

 Happy September!  I can't believe it is already here.  You know what that means, yep, it's time to start a new challenge over on the YSBP Challenge Blog.  This month we were given a lovely image from Katerina's Art, you can find her amazing creations on her website and her ETSY store.

Our contest this month is anything goes, no back linking please. You can enter as up to three entries unless you are using our sponsor's images, at which case you can enter as many as you like (so for example, you can enter three entries that not our sponsor, plus any additional images creations using her art).  The prize this month will get mailed to the winner, anywhere in the world, but if you are overseas (i,e, if you are outside the usa, I may need to fold it to fit in an regular envelope to make postage more affordable):

we'd love to have you join in!

Cheers, Holley