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,  (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!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Life is Good

There's a great challenge on Ike's art this month called K is for Kindness.  I am entering this cute cat card using a wonderful image from Ike's Art.  I do so love her wonderful Cat images.  Also, if you drop by the Ike's world challenge blog site, you can download a free stamp to use to enter the challenge!

Hope you will join with me in entering Ike's challenge this month.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

You are my Favorite

Here's an awesome stamp from Stamping Bella's Oddball line. I just love these stamps. I own most of the girls in this stamp line.  Recently they have made a bunch of new additions to the Oddball line of adorable animals.  Hmmm, maybe I should be adding those to my Christmas list.  I thought this card was perfect for the holiday season.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.  There's just 7 more school days until we are off for Thanksgiving break.  Hang in there teachers.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Zombie Sheep

Here's an adorable stamp that I know YOU NEED for Thanksgiving.  It's from artist Rachel Huddleston (Miss Rach Stamps) and her line of DST (Dead sea toons).  She has some fun images of all different zombie animals.  I love them.  This one is a cute sheep (click here).  She also have a new line of great insect theme stamps (not zombie theme, regular gorgeous images).  She's also uploading some wonderful Christmas theme images.  Check out her store here, her wonderful stamps are on sale for $1 each.  TOTALLY worth it.

Have a great Tuesday.  Wish I had a warm wool coat like the sheep in this image!  HA!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Time for a funny card

Ha Ha!  You know I love a little punny humor!  This image and sentiment come from Unity Stamps.  They just had an awesome sale, it may still be happening if you want to run over there and check out their site.  I got a bunch of wonderful sets for like 55% off (or a bit more!)  I couldn't resist.  They have the cutest new owl sitting on the moon.  You will see a card with that stamp soon.

Had to share this card today because we are back in the winter weather here. It's expected to be in the low 30s, which is cold for Texas.  They don't sell real coat here, but I ordered a coat from Canada, because at the school I have to stand outside at 7am in the morning for an hour while the kids arrive at school.  BRRRR!!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Pressed Leaves

Sharing another leaf card today. I just love these pressed leaves and miss my friend who used to give me all these precious treasures from God's earth.  I still have many books of pressed leaves to continue to create cards from.  She will be missed.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Guest Designer Jan

Here's a stunning card I received from Jan of Texas.  Don't  you just LOVE her floral image with the gorgeous coloring?  WOW.  I was so happy to get this card in the mail.  Thanks for making me feel special.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Amazing Women

Here's a great card for a friend or dear co-worker, boss, assistant, etc.  It's just perfect for that occasion when you want to make a more general but very heart felt thank you. It comes from one of the amazing SEI card kits and has gorgeous papers and embellishments (though the buttons there are ones that I added from my own collection)

Have a wonderful weekend!  Give some thanks to all those Amazing Women who surround you!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Happy November Birthdays!

Sending out a couple of November Birthday Wishes today to some special friend's whose birthday's are this week.  You know who you are :)  I don't wanna embarrass you by putting you age on here, but I will....just kidding.  Have a great Bday!
This card was made from an awesome kit by Anna Griffin. I just love her packets and usually add some extra embellishments like buttons and lace to enhance the cards.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

I moose you

Here's a darling Unity stamp.  These sweet animal images come from artist Tierra Jackson.  I just love them, I have a whole bunch of her wonderful stamps.  They are just TOO cute including this little moose.  They also come with fun sayings like, "I moose be crazy for you"  how sweet is that?

I also added some great Turkish lace to the card that I got on my last trip.  I am so looking forward to going back there to get some more.  Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Look Who's cute

Here's the cutest image from Tickled Pink, which was acquired by CC Designs.  I haven't seen them sell these stamps in a while, but occasionally see them offer these stamps in digi format. I just love this entire stamp line, TOO cute.

I hope you have a great Tuesday. I can't believe it's already November.  WOW, time is flying and before we know it, Thanksgiving break will be here.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Smile, Darling

Here's a great fall theme card from a kit by SEI. I am using some lace that I got as well. I just love their awesome cardstock and as you can see, faintly on the left, it's a beautiful embossing on it.  So smile darling and have a great week!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Give Thanks

Sharing another fall theme card using a pressed leaf that I got from a church friend.  This dear friend has since left the church and moved to be closer to her family, but she leaves many books behind that have pressed leaves in them which I will be using to make cards for the church.  She's such a dear!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Dia de los Muertos

Happy Dia De los Muertos!  Hope you are having a wonderful day, it's time to celebrate! Day of the Dead.  Here's an awesome image from Dilly Beans that I used to create this care along with some great lace from Turkiye.  I hope you have a fabulous Day of the Dead this year.

It's a time to celebrate remembrance of your lost loved ones.  Often an alter is set up with photos, and things that the dearly departed loved.  In Christian places the holiday may be celebrated as All Saints day

Friday, November 1, 2019

Happy November!

Happy November everyone!  I can't believe a new month is here.  As you know, that means it is time for a brand new contest on the YSBP blog!  WOO HOO.  This month our sponsor is Limited Runs.  We are so glad to have them.  Here's my card for this month's challenge.
Our contest runs all month long and you can enter any creation as long as it's something new you have made.  The prize will come from Limited Runs.