Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lili of the Valley Easter theme

Here's a precious image from Lili of the Valley. I thought this image was just perfect for Easter time, though you wouldn't necessarily have to use this as an Easter card since I didn't add a specific Easter sentiment to the front of this one.  I still just love their cute image and it's perfect for Easter, Spring time, summer, or other cute occasions.

Hope you are having a great week. I can't believe we are about to hit April!  Can you believe it?  What's the point of April Fool's Day this year?  it seems like this whole year has been somewhat of a joke.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 30, 2020

Easter Chick

Here's a cute Easter card that I created using a darling image from Whipper Snapper.  TOO fun. I adore their sweet images.  I forget which company made this sentiment stamp, I will come back and add the name in if I recall which stamp set it came with.

I have a been getting lots of fun cards created up with the break from school.  Right now we are "on call" and I am constantly checking my school messages online, but as long as I am at home with my phone and computer, there is not much I can do at the moment until we have tasking.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Too Cute!

Sharing this wonderful Bestie image today. Isn't she just the cutest? I love her cute glasses that I colored up in bright yellow for springtime.  What a sweet Bestie today.  Be sure and check out all of Sherri Baldy's wonderful images at www.MyBestiesShop.com

Don't you love that beautiful lace?  I do, it's more of what I brought home from Turkiye a couple summers ago.  Makes me miss being there.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a wonderful card created by Karin von Ejik using a prize from me that she just received.  I just love her use of this beautiful Butterfly die cut. Great design Karin!
Karin has a great blog with stunning cards shared everyday, so be sure to check out her amazing work, HERE.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Easter Greetings from Notturno Digi stamps

Here's a super cute stamp from Notturno Digi Arts on Etsy.  This wonderful stamp was currently a freebie on their facebook group, so go over there and get it!  It's just TOO cute, you know you want this stamp!

Check out this artists store HERE, the facebook group where you can grab this adorable stamp is HERE!!

Has everyone gotten there packages?  I realize the post office may have slowed down due to the pandemic.  Hopefully everyone inside the USA has gotten their packages.  I know shipping to some countries outside the USA is slow, but let me know if you haven't received your goodies yet!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Easter Bunny Love

Here's another great image from The Cat's Pajamas that I used to create this fun Easter theme card.  I just love their images, esp this bunny character.  TOO cute.   There's an awesome contest going on over at the TCP Tuesday Challenge this month. Click here.
Been somewhat of a sad holiday season this year, as the church I am going to is closing at the end of March, thus we won't have any Easter service and with the pandemic that is happening, many of the latest church services has been cancelled.  I have been going there since the early 2000s, but many of the elders in that church were among those who built that church and are charter members who have been with it over 50 years.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mug of Hugs

Well, the new week is here, back to the grind?1?  I know I am not the only one who needs a huge Mug of Hugs!  So mugs of hugs to you all too!!  Lots of them.  If you are going back to work, if you are stuck at home, if you back to work but your kids are stuck at home.  Hugs and prayers all around.

Have a great week.  May we all get through this with just enough toilet paper....

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Love her Big hat!

Here's the cutest Bestie, I just love her Big Hat!   I wanted to do a simple red/white combo, so I left all the flowers white and did the hearts in red.  I think she is still too adorable and would be perfect for all sorts of occasions.  Be sure and check out all of Sherri Baldy's amazing stamps at her store www.MyBestiesShop.com
Have a great day.  Stay safe. Hugs from Bestie land!

Monday, March 23, 2020

You warm my heart

Since I shared a cute bunny card yesterday, let me share this delightful bunny card today.  This cutie comes from The Cat's Pajamas.  I just adore their newest coffee/tea theme set with these cute bunny images in it.  TOO sweet.   They are having an animal theme contest this month.

Check out their contest HERE.  So many fun cards and images to see at their store.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Look what I got, a prize!!

so everyone has been getting prizes from me, but guess what I got in the mail, a prize from Karin!!

WOO  HOO, she's over seas, so these stamps are a real treat since they are never on sale in the USA.

Here is what I got:

Thanks so very much Karin!  I can't wait to stamp these images up and create some cards.

If you guys haven't checked out Karin's blog, it's fabulous, she posts new work everyday HERE

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Guest Designer Jean

I got this awesome card in the mail last week from Jean.  What a delight, esp because I was sick (yes, STILL!!) and not feeling well, it was a special treat.  Thanks so very much for the awesome card you created using my fav color on the flowers.

Friday, March 20, 2020


Here's a brand new, super cute image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  She's 3110 Trip Fairy. You all know how much I just LOVE her!!  TOO CUTE. I am praying right about now for a trip fairy as I have already paid for a plane ticket and booked a place to stay for this summer. I seriously hope the worst of this virus will calm down enough that I can still go in Mid-June

Be sure and check out Sandra's newest images on her etsy group, BabycakesDND and she also has a facebook group Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Easter Wishes

Sharing this awesome Easter card using a cute image from Whipper Snapper and a sentiment stamp from Taylored Expressions today.  I hope you love this cute image. I am such a fan of both these companies and their rubber stamps.

I hope that everyone, even my overseas friends have gotten their packages now, I have been seeing both comment from the winners on my blog, as well as getting some emails and facebook postings to let me know they have gotten their goodies.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Happy Birthday

Here's an awesome Birthday image from Unity stamps.  They are having a great contest over on their Facebook group.  I just love these beautiful lady stamps that they create. Today I am wishing a very Happy Birthday to a dear friend from San Antonio TX.  I have known him since he was 4 years old.  Oh, the tales I could tell....what a delight to see him grown up now.  Hope you have a wonderful Day! 

Hope some of you are getting your goodies now.  If you share them (like your facebook or Blog) I would LOVE to see.  I would also LOVE to share any creations you make with them on my blog with you as the Guest designer.

ALSO, I don't know if I said this before, but anything I sent to you is MY GIFT to you.  Please, do with it as you will. I know some people who give out prizes get mad if people get rid of it, resell it,...I DO NOT.  Not at all.  Please ENJOY.  If you already have, don't like it, have a friend who wants it more....do with it whatever you want :)  It's yours to celebrate with!!  Thank you for celebrating with me this year.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dead Sea Toons

Sharing this awesome image from Dead Sea Toons today.  I just love the images from this artist.  If you haven't been watching her Facebook lately, she has come out with an awesome line of RUBBER stamps sold through Blank Page Muse called Creepy Cute Kids.  Just based on that name, you know I love them!!

I hope you will check the out, she also has some wonderful new stamps on her Etsy page HERE.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Girl with her cat

Here's a delightful image from The East Wind.  Isn't she pretty. I just love that she has a cat. I do so miss my cat (she passed away many years ago).  I added a simple artistic sentiment today, "Stepping back from her canvas, she saw her soul."

Hope you are ready for the new week.  I am over joyed that it is spring break.  I think both the kids and the teachers need this break.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

My Friend

Here's a quick and cute Stampin' Up card that I made at a local party some time ago.  I used one of those wheels to create my card base and then stamped that cute little tag with a stamp set.  It's one of those make a card in less than 5 minutes to show you how quick and easy it is to become a stamper.

Hope you all have a blessed Sunday and are getting ready for the upcoming week.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

WOO HOO Spring Break!

I am sure everyone everywhere is celebrating Spring Break....AT HOME.  Here they have cancelled SXSW which is a huge event in our city that brings in about $360,000,000 for the local economy.  I can't begin to imagine the hotels, restaurant workers, airlines, music venues, ... all those people with $300-3000 concert tickets who are just stunned.  I mean, I totally get not wanting to start a mass illness across the city but WOW, the huge amount of work and expense that has been put into this event and the financial losses both on the business side and personal side are massive.

As for me, I will be having a perfectly contest Spring Break at HOME.  that's where I like to be.  Resting and getting ready for what will surely be a long haul to finish up the school year.  Hugs all!!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Bluto Bunny

Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell, its 3087 Bluto Bunny.  TOO CUTE.  This adorable image will be added to the Babycakes DND storer on Etsy today along with several other wonderful new images.  Be sure and check them out!
I am also using some great Turkish Lace to go with this cute image. I hope you adore the darling embellishment from Jolees.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sent with Love

Here's another great Cat's Pajamas stamp that is perfect for the current Furry Friends contest on their blog. I just love this company's stamps.  I will also say that I am not a huge fan of clear stamps, but TCP and a handful of other companies (like Stamping Bella) have excellent quality clear stamps.  I just love them.  I highly recommend Cat's Pajamas clear stamps even if you steer away from clear images usually.

Check out the awesome challenge over on their Blog, TCP Tuesday challenge.  I am also using some great Turkish lace on this project.  This adorable bear I got as a freebie set on a wonderful sale on their blog. Isn't he TOO awesome?

The following digi prizes got sent out:
Cat in Sweater image: Yvonne3d, Jeanie Ellis, Linda Simpson, Shell B, bissecat
Kittacino & Cattacino images: Linda S Vigil, Linda Simpson Frances Freeman. KellyKardsFL, IKE 

Coco Palm Studio Shopping: Em Louise,  Fikreta, Sandra, Monique, Frances F
Coco Palm Studio Fall girl: Linda Simpson, Tworce pasje Danki, Shell B, Claudia M, Tracey Welham

Victoria Thorpe Lady Crimson- Sandra, Karin, Frances Freeman, Claudia M, Christi
Victoria Thorpe Queen of Hearts- Linda S vigil, Monique, Fikreta, Linda Simpson, Sandra

Sherri Baldy images:  Yvonne3d, Tworcze pasje Danki, Suzanne H, ShellB, Mel C, Rachel D, Frances F, Jeanie Ellis, DJ, bissecat, Marjeta

Limited Runs Gift Certificates:  Sandra, Mel C, Frances F

Ike's Art Winner:  Sandra

Sheepski Winner:  Rhonda Miller

Please let me know if you see your name and haven't received your image! htondre@aol.com

ALSO--did I send you this stamp?? I know it went out yesterday...please check for it, I have the DIE CUTTER THAT MATCHES IT!  I will send you the matching die cutter as well.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Thanks for being so patient this year

Thanks so much for all your support last month and for everyone being so patient while I was so sick.  Usually I would have so much of the packages and most of the digi stamps out already, but WOAH, that illness just stopped me in my tracks.  I got sent home from school yesterday because my pink eye has come back and looked just awful (and of course is contagious).  I am also getting the sore throat back again!

So the following packages went out today:

Shelia, Marjeta, Teresa G, Jeanie E, Gwyneth, Billie Dee, Monique, 2nd package for Tworcze, Em Louise, Dorothy G, Ike, Mel C and Melody Strahan.

I only know of 3 people whose packages I have left:  Audrey, Tracey M, and Susan

IF you didn't see your name amongst the packages mailed over the last several days, you can check back through the last couple days, drop me an email htondre@aol.com and I can double check and see if I mailed out your goodies.

NOW--thanks for being so patient, I will start doing the DIGI stamp prizes today.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Wild About You

Here's a super cute Stampin' Up set that I bought from a parent of one of the kiddos in my last school.  I do so adore this cute image.  I am also using some awesome embroidered ribbon that I got not on my last trip to Turkiye but several years ago on a trip there.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Caffeinated Love

Here's an awesome image from Unity stamps!  Don't you love all their coffee/tea images?  I do, I think I own all of them.  This one is super cute.  I thought this card was just perfect for Monday too.  I hope you all had a great weekend.

OK, so on Saturday and Sunday I got a LOT of packages ready and took them all to the post office, here's what was mailed:

Amy, StampNK, Linda S Vigil, Jean M, Shannon H, Rhonda M, Frances F, Christi, Gaye, Cara, Karthika, MelodyScraps, Bevery Jordan, Phaline, Pat, Kim K, Lora (2), Anna B, DJ, Linda Dicks, Shabneez, Yvonne, Fikreta (2), Tworcze pasje Danki (1 of 2)

Thanks so much for being patient with me, I have about 15 more packages to get out, it will take several more days as I also need to get some card making done, lol, imagine that :)

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Guest Designer Audrey

Here's a darling project from Audrey R of Austin TX.  She made this using a prize from Last Year!!  How wonderful for her to share it.  I just love to see projects that people make with their prizes. Please share them with me and I will make you a guest designer on my blog.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Love you to the Moon&Back

Sharing this fun Shaker card today.  It's a cityscape and I added the sentiment, "Love you to the moon & Back"   what a perfect card for those close to you.  I actually made this card from a Christmas card kit I got, but I didn't want to use them all for Christmas theme items.

WOO HOO!!  I spent a lot of time last night and the following packages were ready to go this morning:

Shelley, Gail T, Kathy, Jackie, Linda Simpson, Birgitta, Vinita (New Creations), Karin Van Ejik (2), Sandra (2), Rachel D, Paper Smiles, KellysKardsFl, Suzanne H, *Shell*, Karen, Candy and Dana M

If you are checking this posting early (i,e before say 8am Central USA Time), check again later in the day as I may end up adding more names to it before the post office closes (1pm USA Central Time).

Friday, March 6, 2020

Hello Sunshine

Here's some adorable Rabbits from The Cat's Pajamas.  I recently won the TCP Tuesday challenge and was treated to a virtual feast of $50 worth of their products.  Woah, I got some awesome die and a couple of cute sets!  here's one of the cards I made.
Aren't these rabbits TOO cute?  I also just love their fun sentiment stamps.  Like Unity stamps, The Cat's Pajamas always has the best sentiment stamps to go with everything! There's a darling contest on their blog called the TCP Challenge.  CLICK HERE to check it out.  The theme this month is Furry Animals.  You know I just love that topic!

OK, so I go a whole handful of packages ready to go last night, I will post the names tomorrow when they hit the mail as I don't have time to get them to tomorrow's mail, so they won't go out until Saturday.  Hopefully there will be a decent list Saturday and a good size list for Monday as well.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

You are the BEST

I am hoping to touch a few more people's day with some sunshine, not just from this card today, but also from all the packages that are getting mailed out!  WOO HOO. I hope when you get all your goodies you will tell me and let me know (and share) any creations that you make.  I totally LOVE to show everyone what my winners make with their prizes.
I have a couple of goodies to show you later this week, one is a project that a friend made with her prize from last year.  The other is a prize that I won from KarinArtCraft's blog just this week.  WOO HOO, it is fun to get goodies in the mail.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Sending Packages of Happiness

OK, so mailing has begun.  here's a great image from Unity Stamps.  I added it to a colorful background card and the wooden word, Happiness.  I thought it was the perfect way to be celebrating HAPPINESS.  WOO HOO.  I mean who doesn't get happy when they get craft supplies in the mail?
so now that the grand prizes have been announced, I am starting the process of packing up each individual package.  WOAH, what a task.  For those of you who haven't celebrated before it entails going through a notebook where I have keep detailed info all month, then pulling goodies for each person, writing up their address, weighing them and getting them out.  It's a long process.

Afterwards I will get to the digi prizes.

Thanks so much for being patient with me.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Grand Prize Winners!!

Sharing this cute card that was originally from a Kit made by Paper Source store and I added this adorable image from Taylored Expressions to it.  Here's the list of the Grand Prizes.  At this point all of the prizes are announced and mailing will begin!!
Here's the grand Prize Winner list of just a few of the larger goodies:

Vicki Boutin Stamp and Die Feather set paper smiles

2 Sizzix Tim Holtz Hipster Ostrich stamp/die set   Karen Ladd, *ShellB*

2 Sizzix Tim Holtz Stamp/Die set  Hipster Goat       Suzanne H, Melody Scraps

Spellbinders Cosmic Feathers stamp/die set                            Amy Martin

2 Sizzix Tim Holtz Cat Chat stamp/die/embossing    Rhonda Miller,

Sizzix Tim Holtz The Journey Stamp/Die/Embossing  Susan T

Spellbinders Stamp and die set One of a Kind     Rachel Duong

Spellbinders Stamp/die set Good Vibes Only

Sizzix Echo Park stamps/dies Everyday                                                    Jean

Stephanie Barnards Sizzix Mittens&Snow Globe stamp/die

Sizzix Stamp&Die cut  HERO ARTS  657775   Dana M

Sizzix Tim Holtz Stamp/die/embossing Bird Talk      StampNK

Sizzix Framelits Fancy Oval 657902

LDRS Creative Happy Birthday Critters stamps/dies                                Mel C

LDRS Everyday Critters stamps/dies                                                      ShartL

Sizzix Impresslits Cut/Emboss in one step Thanks a Latte  Linda S Vigil

Sizzix Thinlits Brenda Walton whimsy&delight                             Audrey R

Disney A dream comes true die                                                              Karthika

OK, I must fess up and say I am still sick, so I got tired of typing this list, adding links and pics and such, trust me, there's a TON of goodies for you all going in your packages....so I guess some of you will just be SURPRISED!!! Bwahaha!!!

Monday, March 2, 2020

2020 Celebration Winner List

2020 Celebration Winner List!!

Here's the Winner list. I expect this list to get LONG and there will be people's names who will appear more than once.  If your names is in BOLD print then I don't have your address or email yet, please send it to me, htondre@aol.com

Winners from Feb 1st (this list will be updated all month long, so be sure to comment on Feb 1st no matter when you join in the celebration!)

New Creations              for being post #10, matching 10 years!!
KarenLadd                    for being #20
Karthikha                      for being #30
StampNK                      for being #40            
Rhonda Miller              for being #50
Sindhu                          for being #60
Denise Bryant
Anna Barnes
Jeanie Ellis
Amy Martin
Susan T
Rachel Duong
Billie Dee
Jackie T
Kim Klinkovsky
Pam T.
Scrappy Cat
Linda Dicks
Phaline Mays
Blue Kube
Amiee Phillips
Busy Faith

Feb 2nd
Linda S Vigil
Jordan Bev

Feb 3rd  
Goody prize plus a copy of the Digi of the Cat in the Sweater (will be sent from the store, please email me both your email AND your addy) 
Jeanie Ellis
Linda Simpson
*Shell B*

Feb 4th
DIGI- Girl Wonder
Tworcze pasje Danki

DIGI-Kitty Latte

Vivian Foo

Feb 5th
Digi of Lady Crimson
Karin ArtScrap
Frances Freeman
Claudia Martins

Feb 6th
Digi from Red Cardinal Crafts + Prize (Send email and mailing address)
Suzanne H

Feb 7th (send addy)
Dana M

Feb 7th, bonus post (send addy)
Teresa Godiness

Feb 8th copy of the Image from CoCoPalm Studio (send email)

Tracey Wellham
Linda Simpson
Tworcze pasje Danki
*Shell B*
Claudia Martins

Feb 9th

Feb 10th

Mel C

Feb 11th

Dorothy Green

Feb 12th
Linda S Vigil
Denise Bryant

Feb 13th
Candy Meyers

Feb 14th digi from Sherri Baldy (will later show you your choices to pick from)
Yvonne 3d
Tworeze pasje Danki
Suzanne H
*Shell B*
Mel C

Feb 15th
Linda S Vigil
Rachel Duong

Feb 16th

Feb 17th
Rhonda Miller

Digi prize-- Frances Freeman

Feb 18th

COCO Palm Studio Image + mailed prize
EM Louise Fairly
Frances Freeman

Feb 19th
DIGI Prize
Tworcze pasje Danki
Jeanie Ellis
Yvonne 3d
Mel C

Mailed prize
Tworcze pasje Danki

Feb 20th Dead Sea Toons
Dana M

Digi Prize winners  (3 of your choice)   Frances Freeman
                                                                Rhonda Miller
                                                                Mel C

Feb 21st  
Queen of hearts DIGI prize
Linda Simpson

Linda Simpson

Feb21st 2nd posting (Sandra Caldwell)
1st to post Winners--bonus set picked by you
Linda Vigil
Denise Bryant
Suzanne H
Audrey R
Dana M


Feb 22nd

Feb 23rd
Digi stamps from Sherri Baldy
Rachel Duong
Frances F
Jeanie Ellis

Feb 24th
Amy Martin
Susan T

copy of the Kittacino and Cattacino stamp set
Linda S Vigil
Linda Simpson
Frances Freeman
KellyKards FL

Feb 26th

Feb 27th
Rachel D
Busy Faith
Suzanne H

Feb 28th 
Susan T

Feb 29th
digi from Sherri Baldy
Tworcze pasje Danki
Yvonne 3d

ALSO--I am quite sick, thanks to the new school and my new kid there.  UGH, so packaging will start a couple days later than expected.  Sorry!

Most people will win more than once, so keep playing along this month :)

Is your name still in BLUE even though you contacted me?  try again, or REMIND ME, lol!! I get a bunch of emails a day, I try to keep up!  htondre@aol.com

Thanks a Llama!

Thanks so very much for Celebrating with me in February. I can't believe the month is gone and March is here, WOW.  A new job and another year of good health. I am definitely a lucky person.  Now to get everything wrapped up and mailed out to you all.
The sickness wiped me out this weekend, so I didn't get anything done, so I am running behind my usual schedule for packages.  Please be patient as I work all day with a very stressful child.  I will start getting packages out and it seems to go pretty quickly after that.  Be sure and keep an eye on the winner list! and tomorrow morning, the grand prize winner list will be posted!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Laugh, Love, Live

Sharing this awesome Bestie today for the new contest on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month. I am so excited to share a new Bestie with you.  Isn't she adorable?  I just love this cute image.  She's to die for!!  TOO CUTE.

I hope you will drop by the YSBP Challenge blog and join in the fun this month!  You can enter any card you like, but you will get an extra entry into the drawing if you use a Sherri Baldy stamp.

I will be adding more prize winners to the list tonight and hopefully I will have the grand prize winner list made by the 3rd of March.  I came down sick last Friday so I am running a little bit behind.