Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Crazy in Love

sharing this darling Notturno Digital Arts image for my DH this week, as it's his birthday on Saturday. I thought this image was just TOO cute.  It would be perfect for valentines or any other love occasion like today.  I added a sticker sentiment, "Crazy in love" for it along with some gorgeous Turkish lace.

OK, so back to learning to count in Turkish, we were doing numbers, one-bir; two- iki, three - uc (uch) and today is four- dort......ten - on;  thanks for learning along with me, lol

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Love Bug

Sharing this love bug card for the DH today on the week of his BDAY. I hope he likes it.  He'll say something like, oh, that's your favorite color.  Well, yep, sure it. I do love the yellow.  Hope he love this cute card from Unity Stamps.

So we are all learning to count in Turkish now....bir, iki, .....on;  today's number is three- uc, but it's special symbol that i don't know how to make on a english keyboard.  I think it's english equivalent would be ch, so it's pronunciation would be ooch

Monday, May 10, 2021

Hunny Bunny

 Sharing this super cute stamp for the DH as his birthday is approach soon.  I love him dearly and hope his day is special.  I ask him what he wants, he says, "a donation to the capitol area food bank."  yep.  that's what he wants every year.  He's so sweet.

OK, so back to learning Turkish number, one is Bir;  two is iki; ten is ON;  If I keep making myself say them everyday all month long, perhaps I will be OK when I get to Turkey.  Mostly at the market because you are holding up some type of product and the response is always a Turkish number.  So it makes sense to learn numbers quickly.  The term to get a price is ne kadar? (how much is it?)

Sunday, May 9, 2021

I'm fluffy

 Here's another Fat and Fluffy card for you.  Sorry you can't see the card's edges, but the card was quite white which blended into the background.  I did one card like this using a cat a couple months ago, it was a bit hit.  I thought I would use this cute guy from a Cat's Pajama's Rubber Stamp set.

I am guessing I am closer shaped to the Panda nowadays! LOL! OK, not as big as the panda, I am just kidding.  but certainly not as tiny as a cat, even a "fluffy cat."

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Guest Designer Tina Keyport

Here's a lovely Christmas card from an Anna Griffin card making set that was a lovely surprise this christmas from Tina Keyport.  Thank you so very much for this elegant card.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Hetty Clare

 Here's a wonderful stamp from Hetty Clare, I just love kitties.  This one was super cute and on sale in her Etsy store. I couldn't resist.  I thought it was just perfect with some matching rose lace to go with it.  Don't you think?

I can't believe we are at the end of the first week of May, just 18 days of school left now.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

You can do it!

"You can do it--Coffee"  This cute image comes from Chick Chickadee Crafts on Etsy, SugarTree stamps.  She has the cutest stamps.  Including a wonderful coffee set that I love. It comes with a bunch of cute cups and sentiments, it's a bargain at only $2.  Be sure and check it out.

OK, back to yesterday, learning numbers in turkish, so if i was buying something for $2 in turkish, that would be iki.  On--ten, iki - two;  Are we learning?  You think I would learn faster, but no, since brain surgery, I can't just get a huge list and learn them quickly.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A cat's life

 Sharing this adorable cat card today from Le Petite Market.  What a fun image!  I added a sweet sentiment, "A Cat's Life" and some gorgeous Turkish Lace to go with it.  I really must learn some turkish on my next trip.  I know only very basic things.  I need to learn things like numbers (so I know what they are telling me in the market), directions,....wish my Turkish friends here had time to teach me.

OK, will start with numbers, let's all learn together, a few numbers I already know, like 10, because it sounds like one in english, "On" means 10 in turkish.  When I am walking through a market, i hear "ON" very often meaning 10 lira. (that's about $1.35)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Here's a cute stamp from a coffee set that I got for Christmas from the DH. I love this cute kit.  I made a whole bunch of fun cards from it.  I added some tiny little buttons and of course, some great turkish lace to go with it.  Fun.  I hope you are having a great start to the month of May.

Cheers all, Holley

Monday, May 3, 2021

Cat lady

I just love this funny stamp from Unity stamps.  I am not really a cat lady (in person) but perhaps in heart.  She is just TOO cute.  I think in person though this might be a bit overwhelming.  Makes me want to go to a cat cafe though so I can pet a cat or two.  One thing about Istanbul is there is a lot of very tame cats all over the place that you can (and people do) take care of and nuture.  They are city cats and have been tagged by the city (there's also dogs....same) that just live on the streets but they are tagged and have been given shots and taken care off and the locals just care for them.

One story about that.  I was enjoying a morning, sitting across from the Blue Mosque.  Some stranger approached me, unusual (unless he was a salesman, either a tour guide or a carpet salesman), he came an sat right next to me.  Weird.  Esp in that culture.  There's not one other person around but me and that man.  At any rate, he's talking a LOT.  at some point one of the very large city dogs walks right up and sits right in between us!  Yep.  Time for me to immediately excuse myself and take off.  I petted the dog for a moment and he (the dog) and I left.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

 Sharing this lovely card from artist Karin of KarinsArtScrap blog.  She's using a wonderful prize that she won a while back.  I will be so excited to see what she does with her new prizes this year. I can't wait to see her new creations (and yours, so send them to me!!).

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happy May!

 Happy May everyone!  You know what that means, it's time for a brand new contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog!  WOO HOO.  The sponsor this month is Star Stampz.  We are so excited to be sharing their cute images.  Here's the card I have made for this challenge.  His name is Dennis.  Isn't he darling?  

Drop by the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog and share your latest and greatest creations for a chance to win a prize from Star Stampz.

Friday, April 30, 2021

It's the end of April? What?

Here's a wonderful Bestie image from Sherri Baldy.  I am loving her new spring images esp those with all the beautiful flowers.  This one is no exception.  Be sure and check them all out at I can't believe we are already at the end of April.  WOW. Just a month and a half to Turkey now.  Specifically, just 24 working days until the end of the year.

Hope you are having a great end of April and Happy May!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Happy Anniversary Dear

 I also had to make a hot card for the hubby for our anniversary this year.  This image is from Gary Rudisill.  I hope we do something simple and sweet.  I like staying home together and ordering in, watching a movie, sitting down and chatting.  We are happy that way.

Hope  you all have a wonderful day as well.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Babe!  Love you more every year.  I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.  You are the very best and have given me everything I ever wanted and more.  I hope I can make you as happy as  you make me.  Love, Holley

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


 This week I am posting cards for the DH in honor of our Anniversary.  Love you lots dear.  here's a cutie  just for you.  I  hope you and everyone out there has a wonderful day.

Monday, April 26, 2021

You make life brighter.

 As my anniversary approaches, I wanted to share this card for my DH.  I hope he likes it. "You make life brighter"  Oh how true that is.  He's the best.  well, the best for me.  So, that must be the best, right?  I can't believe we have been together over 22 years, it really seems like yesterday and forever all  at the same time.

Huge hugs to the Hubby.  Love you

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Forever and Always

 This week I will be sharing cards for the DH in honor of our anniversary (the 28th);  So, yes, he's spoiled, he gets a whole week of cards that I have made to be shared here.  I hope he likes them.  He's always been very supportive of the hobby.  (Which is a smart husband, lol).

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Guest Designer Jan E.

 Sharing this amazing card that was sent to me for my 50th Birthday from Jan E of Texas.  WOW WOW WOW is all I can say. It's just stunning. I was blown away by the great patterns and details.  Thank you so very much!

Friday, April 23, 2021

A gift to you

 Sharing a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This cutie is 3567 Lulu Lovely.  Isn't she super cute?  Check her out along with all of Sandra's other stamps today at her Babycake's DND store on Etsy.

I thought this card would go perfect on a gift giving occasion like a birthday, anniversary, graduation,...

Thursday, April 22, 2021

A simple thank you

 Here's a wonderful card made using a great image from Sherri Baldy and some lace that I got while in Turkiye last summer.  Doesn't it make a great combo?  I love the raspberry color with white.  I added a simple thank you sentiment from Pebbles.

Be sure and drop by Sherr's website at and check out all her stamps and embellishments.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Don't judge me!

 Here's a hilarious stamp from katzelkraft with a sentiment from Tim Holtz.  TOO fun. I adore this artist's images and these snarky cats.  The sentiment, "Don't judge me" is just perfect for this fun stamp  TOO cute.  I hope you love this funny card today.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

You are the best!

 Thought I would share one more OWL theme card this month from Unity stamps for my DH in honor of our anniversary.  I hope he love this one.  "You are the Best."  Yep, he's the best.  Good thing he's not really conceited.  

Hope you are all  having a wonderful week, we are now 2 months to the end of school.  Dare I count the number of days?

Monday, April 19, 2021

I love you a latte

 Thought I would share a coffee theme card to start off the week.  WOW, we are on week 3 of April.  I am using the cutest stamp from Gerda Steiner today and some wonderful Turkish lace to go with it.  I also got those cute coffee them die cuts online (ebay).

Hope you have a great week.  

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Cute doggie

 Here's a great stamp from The Cat's Pajamas. I love their dog theme stamps and wonderful sayings that go with them. "This home is filled with Kisses wagging tails wet noses and LOVE"  How cute is that?  I added a couple of glittery paw prints to go with it.

Hope you are having a great April.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

 Sharing this super cute House Mouse project from Karin of KarinsArtScrap blog.  She's using some wonderful leaf dies that I sent her some time ago as a prize from Holley's blog.  Be sure and drop by her amazing blog and check it out.

I'd love to see your creations with my prizes, email them (or a link to them) to me!

Friday, April 16, 2021


Imagination is more important than knowledge.  I love that sentiment, though I was reading a funny sentiment somewhere about Alice in wonderland, something to the effect, "I'm like Alice, I just eat everything around me...." well, it was funnier, I am sure if you are on Facebook you probably saw it

I love this stamp line, the Oddballs from Stamping Bella, they are just TOO cute.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Happy Birthday Mom

 Happy Birthday Mom!  Wishing you a special day today.  Huge hugs. I hope covid is over soon and the whole family can get together again.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Flying Pig

 Sharing this card today.  I am sure you have heard that statement about pigs flying, well today you are seeing one, so I  hope your wishes about something happening when you see a pig fly happens today.  I am using some lovely Turkish lace to go with the card.  This image is from Le Petite market on Etsy.

Happy first week of April.  Just 2 months of school now!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Owl always love you

 Since this is my anniversary month I am sharing some Unity cards for John, this one is too cute, "Owl Always Love you"  Huge hugs dear, You know I love you (and owls)  oh, and Turkish Lace, but most especially you of course.  Oh, and tiny buttons.  But really mostly you!  and travel to Turkey, but you most most most especially dear!

Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, April 12, 2021


Here's some of the great prizes I got from Crackerbox and Suzy stamps during the coffee lover's blog hop back a couple months ago.  I was delighted to win a prize and got several wonderful coffee theme stamps from this adorable store.  Check them out for all sorts of great stamps.  (rubber stamps)

I thought for a monday, coffee theme was the way to go.  Hope you all have a great week.


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Guest Designer Birgitta

 Here's a really wonderful card that was shared with me for my Birthday. I was so delighted!  it's from Birgitta.  Oh, thank you so very much.

Huge thanks for the cards I just got in the mail, gorgeous cards from Audrey R, Gaye Valle, and Becca Yarhling. Thanks so much. I can't wait to show each card I received.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Happy Saturday!

 I love this cute little girl stamp from Penny Black.  This is one of the stamp sets that my DH bought me for Christmas.  Isn't it too cute?  I want to say the little girl is named Mimi?  I don't recall there being a name of the girl on the stamp set though.  TOO cute either way.  I am  using some great Turkish Lace to go with the card.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Live in the Moment

 Here's a great new image from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy, this cute is called 3578 Tiny Tot. Hope you like her, she's just TOO cute.  be sure and check out Sandra's store today along with her facebook group for all the newest stamps.

I added a sweet sentiment from MAMBI, "Live in the Moment"

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Be the person...

 Here's a great image from The Cat's Pajamas. I do love their stamps, they are top quality for clear stamps.  I own, I don't know, their whole store, lol, well, pretty close,  HA!  This cutie is no exception, it says, "Be the person your dog thinks you are."

I can't believe the first week has gone by and we are already in April.  Where has this year gone, you all realize this is the first quarter of the year, right?  has 2021 treated you better I hope?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Dreams come Big...

 Dreams come big so that you can grow into them.  What a great saying on this card.  This cute image comes from Unity stamps from one of my favorite artists Lisa Glanz.  I do so adore all her stamps.  

Hope your dreams are coming true this year.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Llama fun

 Sharing a hilarious Llama card today. TOO funny.  This image comes from Impression Obsession.  Just makes me smile.  I know the USA has a bit of a llama love lately, over the past couple years, but when I was in Europe a couple years back, I also saw llama themed items there too.  So perhaps the craze was worldwide?

Hmmm, I always wonder if the USA is ahead of or behind the times.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Dreams come true

 Loving this cute stamp from Lili of the Valley.  This dog is probably my favorite character that they sell.  (Though those little girls are a close second.)  I love this napping pup.  Ahh, napping.  My husband got the coolest sweatshirt from his company this winter, "This meeting could have been a nap."  (He works on the tech side for a major mattress company)  HA!  I told his boss I totally wanted one.  Unfortunately they don't sell them. 

Well, here's to napping, one of my favorite states of being, lol

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter

 Here's the cutest Easter bunny from Notturno digital arts.  I just adore their wonderful images on Etsy.  be sure and check out this artist's shop.  She has darling images in a whole variety of topics.  Wishing you all a  very Happy Easter.  Many Blessings to you all!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

 Here's a wonderful creation from Karin of KarinsArtScrap blog. I am always stunned by the amazing works she does, including of course the ones she does with her prizes from me.  If you are using your prizes on different projects, I would love to see (and share!!) your projects too.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Do something magical

 Here's another fun Easter theme card using a great stamp from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  It's a cute cat dressed up like a bunny!  Who doesn't love this?

I added a fun sentiment, "Do something magical" and of course, some gorgeous Turkish lace to go with the card.  I hope you love it.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Good Times

 Happy April everyone!  It's time for a brand new contest over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Create a new card and share with us for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor this month, Paper Nest Dolls.  They created this wonderful image that I am using for this cute card here.

Have a great April.  No April Fools today I hope.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Happy Easter

Here's the cutest girl from artist Sandra Caldwell that I used to create this darling card for Easter.  Don't you just love her?  She's TOO cute!  I hope  you have some lovely Easter plans coming up.  Here's the perfect image for making your easter theme cards.  Just check out Sandra's store, BabyCakesDND on Etsy.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Happy Spring

Sharing a nice spring theme card today of this cute little bunny in a flower pot.  I added some pretty spring flowers to match the flowers in the photo.  I hope you like it.  Have a wonderful LOTV kind of day today.  I hope everyone is getting their packages still.  Please let me know that you receive them and I just LOVE to share what my friends do with their presents so take a pic and I will share it on my blog.

Cheers all, Holley

Monday, March 29, 2021

Meet Ester

 Here are some of the cutest new stamps.  There's a whole line of brand new girls from Dead Sea Toons and they are TOO cute. I just LOVE them.  You will be seeing a bunch of them as the months come.  Here's one for Easter time, her name is Ester.

Be sure and check out the wonderful stamps at Dead Sea Toons on Etsy, she has great animal theme, insect theme and cute girls like this one!  Cheers, Holley

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Guest Designer Kids at school

Sharing these cute cards that my kids at school made for one of the Coaches for her Birthday.  They are using stamps from Taylored Expressions.  Super cute work kids.  I can't post their photos or names, but the kids who made them and their parents will get a kick out of seeing their work online!

Saturday, March 27, 2021


 Here's a super cute and brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell today.  This great image will be added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND today, so check it out along with the other brand new stamps that she has added!  This cutie is called, #3542 Wash Up Rabbit.

I added some stunning Turkish lace to it.  I hope you love it.  I also added some great cardstock stickers that matched the colors pefectly, "JOY" Wishing you all a little JOY today

Friday, March 26, 2021

Coffee is Life!

Here's a funny card and sentiment from Rabbit Hole stamps.  I love their line of coffee theme critters.  TOO fun.  I also stamped a background stamp (coffee chemical) and I am using some grey lace from Turkiye.  

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I can't believe it's already the end of March!  Where has the month gone?  Coffee Loving Papercrafters is having their weeklong celebration this spring so I will be playing along with some fun coffee theme cards each day!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Feel the Love, Caffeinated Love

 This awesome image comes from Unity Stamps. TOO cute.  I added a sentiment, "Feel the Love, Caffeinated Love."  ha!  I hope all of you are having fun! with your prizes now.  I'd love to see your wonderful creations, send me a pic, a link to your facebook posting or your blog so I can check out your creations, or email me a pick and I can share it on my blog!

Huge thanks to Jean who sent me a card yesterday. Beautiful watercolor flowers, oh thank you! I will be sure to scan it in and share it in the future.

Coffee Loving Papercrafters is having their weeklong celebration this spring so I will be playing along with some fun coffee theme cards each day! Have a wonderful weekend.  

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Coffee time

Here's a great little coffee theme stamp from Le Petite Market of Etsy.  They have the most wonderful stamp sets including this coffee theme one.   I added some great coffee theme tape from Doodlebug and of course a brad of a coffee bean to top it off.  HA.  Had enough yet?  Check out their wonderful coffee theme sets.  (They also have cute things like cats in tea cups...)

Hope you are having a great week.  Glad to be back in school and getting ready for the last two month of the year.  Not long now until Turkey!