Monday, August 31, 2020

Meow's it going?

OK, just a week until the kids come to school, so I have to ask everyone, How has it been?  Are you almost ready yet?  I guess I am really curious for those of you who have already started, esp those who are in person.

This cute image comes from La Petite Market on Etsy and of course, I added some Turkish lace to go with it.  Be sure and enter all your kitty theme cards on this contest blog, HERE

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Guest Designer Karen L.

sharing this adorable cactus theme card today from artist Karen Ladd.  She's using a prize she got during the Feb. Celebration month!  WOO HOO. I do adore the monochrome design here.  Lovely work.

If you received a prize this year, I'd love to see your creations, email me a picture and I'd be happy to share it!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

InLoveArts Store, Day 2

Yesterday I was reviewing a new online store called InLoveArts with some cute coffee theme stamps that I got.   They also sent me a discount code to share with you, 15% off their already LOW prices  G-22403

Coffee Time Stamps:

You and Me Coffee Cup Dies:

Coffee Sunshine Girl Stamps:

I was sent these from the store along with some adorable skull images and elephant images.  I can't wait to share those with you sometime next week!  I made another coffee card for today with their cute images:

This card is using the following stamp set:  Coffee Time Stamps

Next week I will share some of the projects I made with their elephant stamps and dies.  In the meantime, here's the coupon code that will save you some $ at their store, 15% off,  PLUS they offer free shipping after $25 sale, the CODE IS:  G-22403

Friday, August 28, 2020

Review: InLoveArts Store

 Hi all!  I was recently asked to do a review of a new online craft store called In Love Arts, here's an awesome link to the store (CLICK HERE) and a 15% coupon code:  G-22403

I got lots of goodies to play with and over the next couple weeks you will see what I got from them and some of the fun projects that I put together using their stamps and dies (they sell lots of other things,  but I just opted for those items).

Let me start with what my items looked like out of the package, I got items in three areas, three of my favorite topics as I am sure you all know by now....Coffee, Elephants, Skulls.

Here's what I got for just $25

Coffee Time Stamps:

You and Me Coffee Cup Dies:

Coffee Sunshine Girl Stamps:

Two Kind of Inloveart Elephant Dies:  

Lovely Elephant Stamps:

DIY Lace Decorative Stickers 15mm:

Halloween Clear Stamps:

Halloween Skull Dies:

 I was super excited to get new product and created several projects as soon as they came, but I started with the coffee goodies first making this card using the beautiful lady stamp and the die cut set.

I used memento ink and cats eye chalk ink;  I colored the images with Copic Markers;  I used both coffee stamp sets and the coffee die cut set for this card.  Here are links for the products used on this card:
Girl stamp, coffee cup stamp: Coffee Sunshine Girl
Coffee word, Coffee cup die cut set: You and Me Coffee Cup Dies
coffee bean stamp: Coffee Time stamp set

Come back tomorrow and I will share another coffee theme card using even more stamps from
In the meantime, here's an extra coupon code that will save you some $ at their store, 15% off,  PLUS they offer free shipping after $25 sale, the CODE IS:  G-22403

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Fun cat card

Here's a fun cat image from KatzelKraft and a sentiment from Tim Holtz cat set.  I just love this artist's cat images.  It says "I want you to know that someone cares, Not me, but someone."  TOO funny.  I also think you could take the last line of this sentiment as cats are always having that look on their face, "Not me, but someone."  meaning, I didn't do that, but someone did.

I hope you are having a wonderful day, it's almost the end of August now and we are getting closer to getting started this semester.  Be sure and share all your fun cat theme cards at this contest site HERE.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Hug my heart

Here's a sweet love theme card from Faery Ink.  They have lots of fun stamps and plenty of loving stamps like this one.  There's a wonderful facebook group with a number of wonderful freebies if you would like to try out their images first.

Huge heart hugs to all of you today.  I guess that's the only kind of hugs we can give out currently in this covid 19 world.  Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Coffee, anyone?

Here is one of my favorite Lili of the Valley (LOTV) characters. I just LOVE this dog. I bought a number of this character last time they had a stamp sale.  They are just TOO cute. This is a cute coffee theme card with some adorable brads on the side.

I hope you are having a wonderful week and starting off your day with a nice coffee or tea (or other beverage of choice --like me, I often choose diet dr pepper).  Cheers, Holley

Monday, August 24, 2020

Old Lady

Here's a hilarious image from Unity stamps with an equally funny saying, "The old birds gotta stick together."  I just love that.  Now that the school year is going again, inevitably the kids start asking me, How old are you?  lol, I have been telling them 50, for about the last 5 years.  But this year I will for real turn 50.

Cracks me up how OLD they tell me I am.  Yep, that's me, an OLD lady, that's me all right!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Happy Birthday Sister

Wishing my dear sister a very happy birthday today! I hope you love this pug card. I wish I had a bulldog stamp, but I only had this cutie.  I wish you the very best for the upcoming year.  May your birthday wishes come true and may this next year be great for you!

Happy Birthday 

This cute card is using a sweet set from Newton's nook as well as some cute lace from Turkiye.  It's your day Sis, I hope she has a wonderful Birthday.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Guest Designer Karin

Here's another STUNNING card from Karin of KarinsArtScrap blog.  WOW, she's using a couple of the darling items she won this year in addition to a bunch of other lovely things
Check out her wonderful  blog HERE as she does such beautiful work.

Friday, August 21, 2020

All you need is....

Here's a great stamp from the Unity Kit of the Month and a sentiment from Technique Tuesday to go with it.  I just love this cute combo together. I added some bling in dark brown.  

Hugs all! And all you need is love (AND more coffee).  Perhaps I didn't mention it earlier but a gift to my husband when I came back from Turkiye this time was a electric Turkish Coffee Pot.  It seemed like a great idea, but the plug conversion, while working, didn't give the heat element enough power :(

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Cat Nap

Sharing this cute Cat theme card today.   LOL, I am super spoiled from working from home, I can literally go take a nap 2 minutes after work as over as well as all summer long when I could nap whenever I wanted to.  SPOILLED!  

Soon I will walk home and I be too hot and though tired, can't just lay down and nap. I spent my "napping time" walking home.  LOL. I guess that is one way to make me do the right thing huh?  Walking instead of napping, ha!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020


Here's a lovely card with some great Turkish lace.   Today should have been our start for school, but I am sure all of us are having huge schedule changes due to the pandemic.  This lovely stamp comes from Unity stamps, I believe it came out of stamp of the month kit, but I am not certain of that.  If anyone knows I would love to find out.

at any rate,   Blessings all around.  Holley

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Happy Birthday Ruveyda!

Wishing a dear friend (who I have known since she was a tiny baby) Happy Birthday!  Best wishes to you Ruveyda!  So proud of you for following your dreams and coming to America and doing everything you want. I hope your life will be everything you want.

Huge hugs from Texas!  Have a blessed birthday this year.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Shine Bright Teachers

Here's an awesome card today for all those Teachers who are starting up this week. Ready to make their new classrooms all spiffy and shiny for their kids.  Best wishes teachers for your new kiddos. I hope you have a wonderful school year!  School here starts on Sep 8, but today is when the teachers get going to prep.
Hope you are also getting ready for school in your area.  Have a great school year!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Donuts AND Coffee

Here's a cute Cat's Pajamas Coffee theme card for today.   Time for more coffee and perhaps a donut!  Woo hoo.  Who wouldn't want that?  I think as the sentiment on the card says, "Start your day with a Perfect Cup."  Yum  Makes me want some Turkish Coffee (and maybe a donut)

Hope you are having a great back to school wherever you are, regardless of your school's start up situation.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Flapper Girl

Here's another wonderful image from Moonflower Digistamps.  I made this card for the contest on YSBP challenge blog.  Join in over there for this month's contest sponsored by MoonFlower!  This cute image is called Gigi Flap Dancer
I can't wait to see your creations in the contest!  You will get an extra entry if you use a MoonFlower stamp!  Join in the fun HERE

Friday, August 14, 2020

What's the buzz?

Sharing one more fun coffee theme card this week, let's have some more coffee (or in my case during the school day, Diet Dr Pepper).  Hope the rest of you are doing just fine if you are not dealing with school time.

I am sure the parent and kids are feeling very anxious about it now too.  It's going to be a different world this year and for my kids a different school location when they finally do get to come to campus as well.  So much for kids to deal with.  Huge hugs kiddos

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Here's a darling image from The East Wind. I just love her images, esp the ladies.  This cute cat though, you know I had to get it!  I added some great Turkish lace to go with it.  I hope you like it.  Missing my own cat (she passed many years ago) but it sure was nice to be in the bedroom and have her jump up on the bed to lay with me.

Hope you are having a great week.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

How have you Bean?

Here's another coffee theme card for the teacher assistant's week back at school.  I thought this was appropriate because there's a lot of catching up that is happening between everybody right now amongst all the scrambling to get ready for the next year.  So much scrambling for us as we are in a brand new location and it's a sea of portables and everything was just piled in boxes for the teachers.  Right now though my campus doesn't have it's power completed so we are not allowed on site in person just yet.

Wish us luck.  I don't know if I mentioned it already, but I am back at Brentwood Elementary.  I work for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing department now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Let's get caffeinated

Thought this would be a fun card today as all of us Teacher Assistants are working.  (Rest of the district is still on hold).  I figured we could all use come coffee today!  I guess for some this year it is bitter sweet since our school is being torn down and rebuilt.  That means we are all in portables at a host campus.  

I thought this card would be perfect for the starting day.  Let's get caffeinated!  HA!  we'll see what they have the paraprofessional staff doing today.  

Monday, August 10, 2020

What the Mind can Conceive, it can Achieve

What the Mind can Conceive, it can Achieve.  What a great thought.  Sharing this lovely Unity card today.  This image comes from one of the Kit of the months (KOTM).  I really love the sentiment though, it's just perfect as we are all getting ready to start back up in school.
I hope everyone is prepared for what is ahead of us.  Please send your positive vibes, prayers, good feelings, whatever your like to us!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Guest Designer Gaye V

Sharing this wonderful card that Gaye Valle made using some of her prizes from the February Celebration.  How lovely is this? I just adore her beautiful card that I received.  Thank you so very much. It was a delight to receive in the mail.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Butterfly cat?

Here's the cutest butterfly cat!  Isn't this image just darling?  I got this cutie from Faery Ink.  She has a whole myriad of wonderful images everything from cute animals like this to adorable fairy girls.  Check out her wonderful Facebook group HERE and goto PHOTOs where you will find a folder will with some amazing freebies that are to die for!

She has a great shop on Etsy HERE.  I just love cute cat stamps lately too, they are darling, there's a great monthly cat contest HERE.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Reach for your dreams

Here's a fun card using an Oddballs stamp from Stamping Bella.  Using some great Turkish Lace of course.  I just adore these funky stamps as I am sure you know is my style by now.  I can't believe we are just a few days from going to our new school to get ready for the school year.  It's like we didn't even get to say goodbye last year as our school year ended abruptly, with the District calling off school the day before Spring break and then we never returned.
I know that our kiddos won't be there for a while, but we will still be working hard and getting ready for them!

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Here's a cute little image that comes from a set of Cat's Pajamas stamps.  I just love their cute little guys.  This one is no exception.  What a sweetie.  You'll noticed I added the perfect sentiment for summer vacation (or just summer for that thought), "Memories are Life's most precious Treasures."  Awe, doesn't that make you smile?

Hope you have some wonderful summer memories this year.  I thought this card was just perfect for my summer after Turkiye.  Ahh, what memories.  

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Don't call it a dream...

Well, now that summer is coming to an end and school is starting back up next week, with the staff going back to work on the 11th, I must set some new goals for next year!  Hmm, lol right now I am ready to say, let's come back!  WOO HOO
I thought this card was very fitting for that.  Then again, perhaps I should think of some other goals, but right now I just have Turkiye on the brain, lol, maybe because I am sitting across from the Blue Mosque.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Swimming Enthusiast

Here's an adorable summer theme card.  I just love these  images from Notturno Digital Arts on Etsy.  Super cute!  I made this card using one of her sets.  She also has some great giveaway images on her Facebook group so you can try out her images.  Check her out!

I hope you are also soaking up the sun in that last little bit of summertime before school comes back.  Live it up.  I am down to my last three days (well two days as the 7th I am flying back), but I spent zero time swimming which I know is many people's favorite.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Whoooooo are we?

Here's a cute set of owls from Stampendous today.  I have always just loved owls and now Owls are the mascot for the school that I work for (Doss Elementary school aka The Doss Owls).  So when I am at School I see owls everywhere.  I suppose now I have more excuses to be buying owl stamps and making owl theme cards!
The staff is back to work this  in just one week.  Ahhh, time to get going. I suppose we are all ready and excited.  I have just 5 days left in Turkiye.  EEEK. Both happy to enjoy this last of the trip but also excited to go home and see the DH

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Coffee Helps

Well, now that we are into August, I need to be sharing some coffee theme items as I have to be getting up early to get back into my normal routine.  Ahhh, summer hours.  Well, not really. My summer has had a lot of napping, but I usually don't sleep in very late.  Just 8 days until I have to be at the New School (same job, but our new school is built).

The stamp I am using here is from La Petite Market on Etsy (both the cup and  the coffee bean) and the embellishment comes from Echo park.  Of course, I am getting  up early where I am, and trying to be having a full and busy day, but it's going to all change when I fly back home and have an 8 hour time change to get over so quickly.  GULP!!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

It's Purrfect

Here's a stunning image from Moonflower Stamps.  This wonderful image is called Lily the Cat Fairy.  I just love her beautiful images.  I will be sharing another image on the 15th.  This creation is for the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month! It starts today.  Join in the fun over there by sharing ANY card creation you make.  We'd love to see your wonderful work.

I think this stamp is just PURRfect for the contest.  Now show me your creations...