Wednesday, September 30, 2020

I love you more...

Here's a cute coffee theme card using some wonderful embellishments from Echo Park and a stamp from Hampton.  I would say I love you more than coffee, but my real love is probably Diet Dr Pepper. I don't think there's much that I love more than that!  (Don't tell the hubby, oh, what am I saying, he already knows me too well.)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sweet and Sassy

 Here's a wonderful new image from Sherri Baldy, don't you just love Unicorns?  This girl is too precious. I know a ton of little girls who would want this card.   I added some simple sayings, they are actually in GOLD, though the scan makes them look black in print, they say "Sweet and Sassy" and "Kind Heart. Fierce Mind. Brave Spirit."  

I finished off the card with some cute flower embellishments and some lace from Turkiye.  I hope you like it.  Have a fabulous end to September and spooky October!  Check out all of Sherri's amazing products HERE

Monday, September 28, 2020

Witchy Hour

 Here's another wonderful card that I did for the contest on the YSBP Challenge using an Ike's Art image.  This image is called Witches Promise.  How awesome is she?  I added some great lace that I got in Turkiye of course and some fun Halloween embellishments.

The contest at YSBP ends today, so get your entries in!  Else, the new contest will start up on Oct 1st with a new Sponsor.  Be sure and drop by Ike's Art for all those awesome Halloween Images!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Lady in Waiting

 Here's a lovely card from  I just loved this lady stamp and the sentiment that she came with. You can find her at the store, CLICK HERE.  I had to add some cute buttons and Turkish lace to the card.  This is part of the new Turkish lace that i got this summer.


As always, there's an extra 15% off code you can use when shopping at the store it's D-24915

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Guest Designer Marjeta

Here's an amazing card made by Marjeta G that I received this summer.  WOW, how amazing is this?  I was just taken aback by her beautiful coloring.  WOW. Thank you so much for sending this to me.  It's just stunning.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Old Lady Bee Nice

 Here's another brand new image from Sandra Caldwell this month.  How cute is this image?  She's called 2924 Old Lady BEE nice!  How fun is that?

I added some great floral Turkish Lace to go with this darling bee image today and the perfect sentiment "Show me your smile."  How precious.  I hope you all have a lovely day.  BEE sure and check out all of Sandra's brand new stamps on her Esty page, Babycakes DND, and of course her facebook page, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.  

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pour some sugar on me --signed, Coffee

Take Life One Sip at a Time.  What a great sentiment for this month.  WHEW,  I think all of us (staff and teachers at the schools) have been running around so fast trying to get everything going that we are finally getting the hang of what's going on FOR NOW...that being said, it's all supposed to change come Oct 5th.

 But Hey, for today, let's all have a nice frozen latte and relax to enjoy ONE more week of things going the way we expect them to!  WOO HOO.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Not a cloud in the sky.

Sharing this gorgeous Sherri Baldy Bestie that you can get in her shop today.  I just love her beautiful images.  Check this one out, Isn't she too cute?  I thought she was great on a summer day and if you have been like Texas, here in Sept, it still feels much like summer!  I added a sentiment, "Not a cloud in the sky" and "Sunshine and Blue Skies."
I am using some gorgeous lace that I got while in Turkiye this past summer and I colored this image with Copic Markers.  I hope you love her.  Be sure and check out all of Sherri's amazing stamps at the

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Be still

Here's a fun cat image from La Petite Market.  After the first month of school with the kiddos, I thought this card saying "Be Still" was more than appropriate.  LOL.  WOW, you forget how much energy little kids have.  WOW.  Maybe I am just too old.  HA  It's so different being on the computer.  But I am still watching first graders who can't sit still for a second, lol!

Hope you are having a great September.  

Monday, September 21, 2020

Coffee Everyday

 Here's a gorgeous stamp from Unity stamps today. I just love their rubber!  I added a great sentiment from Echo Park and some wonderful Turkish Lace to go with it.  I hope you all are having a great September and that school is underway, no matter what that means for you. This marks week three for us.

We are currently online but that are supposed to go live on the first full week of Oct. I do so miss seeing the kiddos, but I hope it will be safe.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

I like you a Llama

 sharing another wonderful card for this month's TCP Tuesday Challenge at the Cat's Pajamas Blog.  This month's theme is animals, which I love their cute animal stamps.  I created this quick and cute or (CAS--clean and simple) card for the contest using a wonderful llama stamp they have--CLICK HERE.

Hope you love this little llama today.  Check out all the cute stamps over at The Cat's Pajamas.  They are just irresistable!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a wonderful House Mouse card from Karin, using some pretty die cuts that she got as a prize from the February celebration this year. I just love those cute swirls and her delightful card.  She has a great blog, HERE.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Not Feline Well?

I just adore the artist who makes these cats.  This one comes from KatzelKraft.  Too cute.  I really love all of this artist's work.  I believe the same artist has made stamps for several companies.  I added a funny sentiment, Not Feline Well?  I can't immediately recall who makes that funny stamp, but it goes perfectly with this cutie.

Wishing you all a very HAPPY day, if  you are in the not FELINE well then, Huge hugs!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Drink Coffee and Conquer

 Here's a fun Unity Stamps Coffee theme card using a sentiment from them as well.  I just love their rubber stamps, they are definitely one of my guilty pleasures!  I don't get a whole lot of physical stamps anymore as I do a whole lot of digi stamps, but I never turn down an awesome Unity stamp.

The contest this month on the Unity Show and Tell facebook is coffee theme, so you know I have a ton of those cuties to share.  Check it out on their facebook page.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cute Skull Card

 Here's another Skull theme card, which you know I love.  I got this cute stamp set from InLoveArts.  The stamp set is called Halloween and you can find it HERE.  I used the skull as a background on my paper and then stamped it again and colored with COPIC markers in the foreground.  TOO cute.

find this cute stamp HERE!

Here's a great coupon code for an additional 15% off your order-G-22403  You can also get free shipping on orders over $25!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Mid Month Reminder

 it's time for a little mid-month reminder of the Challenge over at the YSBP.  I am using a super cute kitty cat from Ike's Art.  This card is also just perfect for the SUYP Challenge that Ike runs each month, so be sure and share all your cat theme cards there.

I am using some lovely lace from Turkiye today.  what a fun trip that was this past summer. So much gorgeous lace to enjoy this year (and for years to come).  I so enjoy going through those baskets each time I make a card to add something to them.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Need Coffee?

Sharing this wonderful stamp from one of my favorite companies, The Cat's Pajamas. I do so adore their cute images!!  I have like ALL of their, ok not ALL, but a huge portion of their amazing stamps.  Top quality!  Here's a super cute one.  They are currently having a Challenge HERE.

Check out this fun coffee/tea theme stamp set HERE, and the sentiment also comes from a TCP stamp set HERE.  I also added some great lace from Turkiye to go with it.  

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Guest Designer Jackie T

Check out this eye popping card created by Jackie Trinder.  WOW.  It's even more stunning in person because the shading and the shimmer of the papers doesn't show as well in this photo as the card itself.  I was so HAPPY to get this in the mail, it really brightened my day.

Check out Jackie's Blog, she makes the most fabulous works esp using such wonderfully detailed dies.  CLICK HERE.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Happy Birthday!

Wishing a dear friend a very Happy Birthday today!  I know he likes dogs, but I had this cat card that I wanted to share with him today.  Next year I will make you a dog themed card.  As the card says, "Let the good times roll!"  Hope you have a special day (and a great year!).  Have a great day.  I would say that I hope you took the day off,  but I know the odds of that happening.
This cute image comes from La Petite Market on Etsy.  Hope everyone else has a wonderful day too.  Cheers, Holley

Friday, September 11, 2020

Old Lady Crayons

 Here's a darling new image from Sandra Caldwell this week.  This image is called #3001 Old Lady Crayons.  Just perfect for the start of the school year!  I thought she was great for this colorful card.  I even adored the pumpkin picture she drew!  TOO cute.

Be sure and check out this image plus more of the brand new stamps added to the Etsy store, Babycakes DND by Sandra Caldwell this week and you can also check out her wonderful Facebook group to see more creations.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Happy Birthday, Ms Tapscott

Wishing a dear friend at school a very Happy Birthday today.  We worked together in the SPED department and she's just wonderful for the kids.  Have a happy and blessed birthday this year Ms. Tapscott.  Huge Hugs.

This cute card is made with images from Taylored Expressions and die cuts from MAMBI.  I thought the little girl on this card would give her a smile.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

In Love Arts Skulls

 Hello all!  Sharing this awesome Skull theme die cut today from InLoveArts.  You all know how much I love Skulls, and especially Dia De Los Muertos!  This awesome die cuts very well, I used a cuttlebug (I know, old machine), but it still cut it awesome.  I ran it through a couple of times with a metal shim.  No different than any other detail die that I might have.  Worked great. 

I also got this bright green lace from the InLoveArts store.  You all know I love that color, esp for Halloween time.  It says on their site they have 8 colors, but I don't know what they all are.  You get one roll when you order.

Halloween Skull die--CLICK HERE to get it!! Adhesive lace--CLICK HERE!!

Here's a great coupon code for an additional 15% off your order-G-22403  You can also get free shipping on orders over $25!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hippo Birdie to You, Ms Green!!

Hippo Birdie to you!  Wishing a dear friend and co-worker at AISD a wonderful Birthday today. I hope she has a very special day. She also worked with all the special needs kids at the local school. I thought this adorable hippo-birdie combo would bring a smile to her face!  Big hugs for your birthday!

This cute stamp comes from Whipper Snapper and though I got this lace at a store (scrapbook store) in Turkiye, it's not actually "Turkish" lace, but packaged lace like you get in America that's most likely from China.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Back to School

Tomorrow is the day the kids are schedule to start back to school. I sure hope they are ready.  I know this year is especially hard as everything is "Different" from what kids remember, from what kids look forward to, from what kids love about school, but as my husband says, this too shall pass, and we'll hopefully be back to a new form of normal as soon as possible.  I miss all you kids a lot!  I know we are only together virtually, but I will see you on ZOOM!

Hope you all have a wonderful day.  Wish us all luck!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Guest Designer Suzanne H

Here's an awesome card from Guest Designer Suzanne H, using a fun narwhal stamp and die set that she got as a prize this year from my blog. I love how she made this card in a monochromatic style. That's one of my favorite techniques and of course coffee is one of my fav themes too!  Awesome work!!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

In Love Elephants

 Here's an adorable die cut car using the cutest little elephant die cute from InLoveArts.  This die cutter  called Two of a Kind InLoveArt Elephant die and have 2 different elephant dies plus words "in love arts".  Super cute.  I shared another card using the other elephant die yesterday, check it out.

There's two versions on this card, one with a sentiment, one without:

Which way do you like it?  I think it could also be used as a baby theme card or something other than just a love theme card, so perhaps my preference is the top one.  Hmmm, have to think about that.

Be sure and check out their store, they have lots of low priced products, here's a 15% coupon code: G-22403.  You can also get free shipping for orders over $25.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Cute Elephant

Here's a super cute elephant stamp from InLoveArts store.  It comes in a lovely set called Lovely Elephant Stamps.  I thought this stamp would be cute with an elephant die cut from the two of a kind in love art elephant dies. Hope you love this cute card, drop by their store and use the 15% discount code on the bottom.

Two Kind of Inloveart Elephant Dies:  

Lovely Elephant Stamps:

Drop by the store and check out their adorable elephant items, and then check out all their amazing die cutters!  I have a coupon code, it's G-22403 for 15% off their already low prices, plus they advertise free shipping for $25 or more.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The purr-fect cup for you!

With all the coffee cards I have been sharing, let me combine several of my favorite topics lately, coffee, cats and donuts! Who doesn't love that?   And to top it off, UNITY STAMPS too.  Hope that combo together brings a little smile to your face.  I can't recall if this cute stamp came with this coffee cup in the Unity stamp set, I want to say it did not, but the sentiment came with a different stamp.  If you know, feel free to comment on it.

Hope you get a little coffee or donut treat today, or at least this week, seeing as how this week just has one more day to go!  huge hugs all, Holley

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

You are Pawsome

Here's a cute little Bugaboo stamp, dog theme card. I just love these images from Bugaboo, I think they are Skelekinz.  TOO Cute, plus I had to add a cute dog with a doggie sentiment and some great Turkish lace to go with it.

Hope you are having a wonderful time, now that we are back to school.  Skull Hugs everyone!  OK, cute skelly hugs!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Happy Sept!

 Happy September everyone!  here's a brand new card today using some of the Brand NEW lace that I got in Turkiye this year.  I have a fun image from Ike's Art today to kick off our monthly contest on the YSBP Challenge Blog.  Drop by there and join in the Anything Goes fun this month and get a bonus Entry for entering an Ike's Art card!

All I can say about this cake is just, SURPRISE!! I would totally love a cake like this, minus a girl coming out of it, of course. But a skull cake?  Ummm, yes please.  Check out Ike's art HERE.