Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Here's the perfect card as a combo of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. I just love this image from Stamping Bella.  The oddballs are one of my favorite new stamp lines. I LOVE their fun images.  This one is no exception, You know I love me some Skulls.

TOO CUTE.  I hope you all have a SAFE and Happy Halloween.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy pre-Halloween

Happy Halloween eve, or all hallows eve!  Here's a cute Halloween card that I made using a kit from SEI.  I just love their kits including their wonderful papers, ribbons and stunning embellishments.  Better yet, if you are patient, you can be checking their website and find them on sale periodically for just $5 a kit!  That's a true bargain for all the goodies you get in there!

Hope you are all going to have a  wonderful Halloween!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Skeleton Smiles

Thought I needed to add a skeleton card right before Halloween time. I am also using some great paisley trim that I got while in Istanbul a while back.  I am so hoping to get a trip back there this summer.

Hope you are all ready for Halloween. I should totally share some photos of my neighbor's house.  They have been putting up decorations for the entire month, it's just WOW.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Hello Friend

As promised, here's another of Sherri Baldy's great tattoo images.  I am adoring these images!  You can find them in her store, HERE.  The whole line up is just fabulous.  I hope you will go and take a peek at them.  Warning, they are super hard to resist.

Just five days until the Church Bazaar now.  I have taken off on Friday to get to the church and help with the set up.  There will be so much work to do.  It's really bittersweet as this is likely the last Bazaar we will have at the 49th annual.  Our church is set to close at Easter :(

A new church will be formed in our building, but a very different church.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Happy Birthday Jan

Here's an adorable elephant image from Lili of the Valley. I created this card to wish Jan a very Happy Birthday today. I hope you have a wonderful day.  Hugs and Blessings to you always.  You know I love you!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Guest Designer Audrey

Here's an awesome Halloween card that I received in the mail from Audrey R of Austin TX.  She has been a wonderful guest designer before and one of the prize winner's during Feb Celebration!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Moon me Santa

 Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  She has a bunch of new images that will be added to her store at Babycakes DND on Etsy.  Be sure to go and check them all out.  This great image is called Moon Me Santa #2986.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Don't know if I have mentioned it before, but I am SO SO busy on the weekends getting ready for the Church's annual bazaar. I have made SO much jewelry and wrapped tons of cards for sale to benefit this year's charity.

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Here's another SEI Halloween card.  Aren't these ghosts too cute?  I just love the papers that come from that company.  Their card kits are marvelous.  I totally recommend them.  Lots of times when I am so eager to craft, but feeling stuck creatively, I will put out a couple of card making kits and do one.  OR when I have guests who may be interested in crafting, but somewhat intimidated, these kits are a great way to have a fun evening.

Have an awesome day and a great Friday tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Sharing a new image from Sherri Baldy today, she has a brand new line of Besties with tattoos!  How cool is that. I am in love with these images.  You can find the whole line up in the store, HERE.  I will be sharing another one on the 28th, so keep your eye out for it.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.  We are halfway through the week now.  I can't believe the first 9 weeks of school is now over and we are on the 2nd 9 week period.  Before I know it, we'll be at Thanksgiving Break.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Here's another fun Halloween theme card using SEI papers and embellishments including some wonderful shimmery cardstock paired with some ribbon and other gorgeous velvet paper.  I hope you are just batty about it!

Have a great day!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Witches Brew

Here's a great witchy card featuring an image from Ike's Art. I just love her wonderful Halloween theme images, both the pretty ones and the scary ones!  Right now IKE is sponsoring the contest on the YSBP Challenge blog, so you can create a card (or any other craft theme piece) and join in the fun there to win an Ike's art prize!!

Cheers All, Holley

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Happy Birthday Larry

Wishing a very happy birthday today to a dear friend from church, Larry Smith. I hope Arlene takes you out for something really special today!  Best Wishes for your Birthday

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Leaf card

So after I said we had a 40 something degree day last week, we actually managed to make it back up to the 90s again.  Well, that's south Texas for you.  Our fall is really fighting to stay summery.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Missy Mae

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell this week.  This cute image is called Missy Mae.  She will be added to the Babycakes DND store later today!  So check her out along with a bunch of awesome thanksgiving stamps.

I hope you have a great weekend.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Here's a card I made using a great kit from SEI.  I also added some wonderful Turkish Lace to the card.  Let's all hope for an amazing finish to this week with the kids. I can't believe the first 9 weeks are over now (here elementary schools are graded in 9 week sessions as opposed to the 6 week sessions that middle and high schools are).

This means we are already 1/4 of the school year over!  wasn't that fast?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Get Well

I am posting a special Get well card today for a dear lady at my church who had an encounter with a dog and needed 100 stitches to her face!!!  OH MY!  when I had brain surgery, I only needed 80 staples to hold my head back together so I can't imagine 100 stitches.  She's elderly, but in excellent shape and good spirits.  All your good thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Unity Lady

Here's a stunning image from Unity stamps.  I just love their quality and there wonderful images.  YUM!!  They are having a contest on their facebook group to use fall colors, so I hope brown counts and it is definitely one of my very favorites.

Have a wonderful week.  Cheers, Holley

Monday, October 14, 2019

Cute girl

Love these fun girl images from Notturno Digi Art stamps on Etsy.  The store has the cutest girl images and some delightful animal stamps as well.  I just love the big eye girls myself.  Totally my favorite.

Today the school is out, but the staff like me are working.  (lol, SIGH)  Teacher's are meeting with parents, but I am not a teacher (but a special needs paraprofessional).  At any rate, I have to be there too, mostly doing misc  nothing work, HA!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Is it Fall yet?

Is it fall yet?  Here's the perfect card for Fall time, using some pressed leaves.  We had a couple of days this week when it wasn't in the 90s, does that count as fall?  I guess in central Texas it does LOL!  but seriously, by Friday we had dropped down to the 40s!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Thank You

Sharing a lovely Anna Griffin Thank you card that I made using a kit she sells. I also added some great lace to it.  I am so excited with thoughts of going back to Turkiye this summer.  I hope to see Cappadocia and the land of the Hittites as well.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Many Blessings to all of you.

Friday, October 11, 2019


Here's a hilarious card using a fun image from Taylored Expressions Grumplings.  I think I have had a number of days recently that have been pretty tough so I haven't exactly been my best.  Though during school hours I just put on a smile and act happy to the kids.  Then the poor hubby when he gets home, I am gloomy or sad.

Hopefully things will be changing real soon.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  HUGS!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cute Ghost

Here's a great Halloween card using a wonderful Kit from SEI.  That ghost comes from some gorgeous paper with shimmery ghost pattern.  I just love it.  Their card kits always have the best stuff included and way more goodies than the instructions call for so you can change the designs if you desire.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I am so ready for that!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Have a Witchy Day!

Sharing this darling Unity stamp today featuring one of my favorite artist's from them, Lisa Glanz.  I just adore all of her Unity stamps and I think I own just about all the Unity stamp sets she has designed including this adorable Halloween set.

Have a marvelous SPOOKY day!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Zombie Girl

Here's an awesome image from Lizzy Love (Oddballs). I do so love her awesome images.  There's a great contest going on their blog this month.  I am using Copic markers to color this image and some adorable skull stickers to go with it.  You can find her on the website at image 526

Hope you are having a great week.  Be sure and check out the Oddball stamps and their current contest!

Monday, October 7, 2019

I love you so much

Here's a delightful stamp from Your Next Stamp.  I just love this cute animal image with a matching saying, "I love you so much, I could squish you."  TOO cute.    How can you resist this?  I had to pick this image up on one of my last on line shopping trips a while back.  (lol, online shopping trips, ha!)

Hope you all have a great week.  I can't believe we are already in Week 8 of school. Changes are brewing, I would really appreciate prayers.  God knows why they are needed for me right now, just send love and thoughts :)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

For you Friend

Here's another wonderful Anna Griffin Friend theme card. I just love her wonderful kits for those quick and easy cards that you need in a hurry.  They turn out so lovely and if you add some of your own embellishments, like the little red buttons here, it really gives it a personal touch.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Simple Fall Moments

Sharing this lovely leaf card that I made using some beautiful pressed leaves from a fellow church member.  I wish I could say that it felt like Fall here but we are still touting mid to upper 90s with 100 degree "feels like" humidity!  UGH!

Perhaps mother nature has not gotten the memo that it is Fall time.

Friday, October 4, 2019

What a Smashing Idea!

sharing this great image today from Ike's art.  There's two different contests going on that you enter your Ike's Art cards into.  One is the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and the other is the Ike's World Challenge blog.  There's many wonderful freebie images from Ike's art on their World Challenge blog (see the link on the blog header line) and make some great cards to play on both sites.

We'd love to have to enter and win some prizes!
Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Its the candy monster

OK, I am the candy monster.  But, lately I have been doing really good at staying away from most all forms of candy.  Most forms of concentrated sugar in fact.  That's not easy for me.  I do love me some sugar.  Not having it is tough.  I told the DH to skip the candy for Halloween (for me of course, not himself or the trick or treaters).

Hope you all are avoiding the candy monster!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Happy Halloween

Here's a great Bestie Stamp for Halloween.  Don't you love her?  She's just perfect for the upcoming holiday!  I colored her up in purples and blacks along with the cute bats and added some wonderful cardstock stickers to go with her.  Check her out along with many other wonderful Besties at the store

Have a great week everyone!


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Fright Night

Happy October, can you believer it's here?  You all know that is my favorite month!!  It's time for a brand new contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge and I am happy to say that our sponsor is none other than Ike's Art!  WOO HOO, you know all the awesome Halloween images she has (though she has so much more, as my design team will show you).  I however, chose a Halloween image to use, Here's my card for this month's challenge

Drop by the challenge blog and share your latest creations and use some great stamps from Ike's art, Also, you can play in the Ike's World Challenge as well!!  Too boot, Ike's world Challenge blog gives away a FREE Stamp that you could use in BOTH our challenges, so join in!!