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!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Happy Spring with coffee

Here's a brand new image from Artist  Sherri Baldy.  She makes the cutest BESTIE stamps and this one is no exception.  I just love this cute bird and she's got a little coffee too!!  I added a sweet thank you sticker and some cute flowers with little bee brads.  How perfect is that?  Besties and Coffee! Coffee Loving Papercrafters is having their weeklong celebration this spring so I will be playing along with some fun coffee theme cards each day!

I also added some great lace from Turkiye, it makes me think of flowers or sunshine.  Hope you are having a wonderful Spring now.  Cheers, Holley

Huge thanks to Kathy D for the amazing card she sent along with postage $. I just love the colors on it. Yellow and orange are my favs. I will scan it in to share on my blog!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Perk Up!

Here's a great image from Avery Elle paired with some awesome Turkish Lace.  I just love lace with circles for some reason.  I really seem to gravitate towards it.  It's been so fun playing along in the coffee theme blog hop this week and seeing everyone's creations.  Well, it's Monday after spring break and we are expecting even more students, so wish us all luck.

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

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Coffee Break

Coffee Loving Papercrafters is having their weeklong celebration this spring so I will be playing along with some fun coffee theme cards each day!  I got these amazing stamps as part of a wonderful prize from Crackerbox and Suzy stamps!  Aren't they great?  I totally recommend their amazing store, they sell great Unmounted rubber!  I got these cute stamps and some great coffee sayings too!

I also have this great Guest designer card today.

Here's another wonderful card from Karin of KarinsArtScrap blog.  She's using some adorable stocking die cuts that she won some time ago from my blog.  So glad she made this adorable card with them.  She's also using a sentiment stamp from one of her wins last year.

Check out her blog HERE

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Coffee & Donuts

Sharing this awesome card from Artist Sandra Caldwell. I love this cute coffee and donut stamp.  TOO SWEET, literally, ok, not literally.  But the donuts sure do look sweet.  I added some great Turkish lace to it too. I hope you have a great start to your morning.  I know of two places you can get donuts in Istanbul.  It's quite a rare treat there.  One is a KRISPY KREME, um, yum, in a mall, the other is actually just outside of the Spice Bazaar.

Wishing you a happy day and with coffee and donut dreams!  Coffee Loving Papercrafters is having their weeklong celebration this spring so I will be playing along with some fun coffee theme cards each day!

Huge thanks to Dana M for the wonderful thank you card, just stunning, I will photo it and share as a guest designer project this summer.  Also thanks to Valerija for her contest card, super cute! Jan E for the awesome project you made, Tina Z for your contest card and Sandra Caldwell!!

Friday, March 19, 2021

Happy Wishes

Sharing this wonderful coffee girl stamp from Deep Red Stamps and a nice sentiment from Unity Stamps.  It says "Wishing you Good Coffee and Happy Vibes."  Hope you are having a wonderful March. Today should be marking the last day of spring break.  Now we are just 2 and a half months to the end of school.  Coffee Loving Papercrafters is having their weeklong celebration this spring so I will be playing along with some fun coffee theme cards each day!

Hope you have a wonderful Weekend!  I have now sent out all of the digi prizes.  PLEASE let me know if you did not receive it.  In a couple cases the prize should have been sent by the store instead of me, so there could have been a email typo.  ALSO--I sent some using .zip files and i realize some of you may not have .zip file removers, if you don't, just LET ME KNOW and I will unzip them for you and send you files that you won!


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Treat Yourself

How fun to have two days of "Treat Yourself"  I think that can only be happening during sprint break.  It made me think of this Unity stamp, Treat Yourself was just perfect for this week.  I know we all want a little treat now and then.  This card is doubly moreso for me as it uses some Turkish lace on it.  You know that is just what I want.  HA!
Hope you have a little treat today.  Huge hugs.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Treat Yourself

Woo hoo, it's spring break!  You know all the kids and teachers are ready for that.  I am using this cute Lili of the Valley stamp and a sentiment, "Treat Yourself" to share a card today perfect for the occasion.  I also added some luscious Turkish lace to the bottom.  I also got a piece of this wonderful lace, wish I had found more than a remnant of it.

Wishing all of you a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Happy Birthday Sterling

 Happy Birthday Sterling!  Wishing you the best this year.  I hope you get everything you wish for.

This cute stamp comes from Taylored Expressions as part of their Grumplings line of stamps.  TOO CUTE. I just adore their wonderful images, esp their snarky images like this.  I also added some great Turkish lace to the card. I hope Sterling likes it.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Espresso Yourself

 Sharing this great card using a wonderful stamp from Jan's Digi stamps.  I love this Espresso Yourself stamp set which comes with many great stamps and sentiments.  I added some wonderful Turkish lace to go with it.  YUM.

Hope you are having a great March.  Just three months until Turkey now!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

 sharing another wonderful card from Karin of KarinsArtScrap.  She got the lovely die cut on the bottom of the card from me during the prize drawings last may from my one million blog candy hit.

Be sure and check out more of Karin's awesome works HERE

Saturday, March 13, 2021


Here's a sweet SEI card using one of their awesome kits. I love this cute HELLO theme card.  I thought it would work for spring or summer time.  I totally recommend their card kits, they make 8 nice cards and have enough goodies in them that you can vary what you make if you want to.

Have a sweet weekend.  Blessings to all of you!  

Friday, March 12, 2021

St Patty Gnome

 Sharing a brand new stamp from Sandra Caldwell today.  This stamp is #3556, St Patty Gnome.  he will get added to the store, Babycakes DND on etsy, so check for him and all the other brand new stamps.

It's the last day of school before spring break!  WOO HOO,  this weekend I will get all the digi prizes going.  Sorry for the delay.  

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Sweet Memories

 Here's the cutest Lizzy Love image today. I so adore her wonderful stamps, this one is no exception.  This cat girl is super cute!  Check out all of her stamp HERE.  I added a sentiment, "Sweet Memories."  I think the memories I am thinking of right now is all the celebrations from last month and all the nice things everyone commented.

Wishing everyone a cat filled love day.  (unless you are a dog person, then Bow Wow).

I hope everyone is getting their packages.  Please give me until the weekend (or friday night) to get out all the digi stamps.  (And I have one package sitting here, sorry's coming!)

If you make projects with your goodies, i'd love to see them and share them on my blog!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A little pick up for you

 Hopefully some of the packages are arriving by now, I hope you adore this cute truck card.  I don't own this die cut but got this cutie off a website.  I thought it was just TOO cute.  I hope you are all getting your little pick me ups in the mail from me.  May they bring a smile to your face!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

You Slay Me

 I had to add this funny Grumpling from Taylored Expressions today.  These stamps just crack me up.  They have some of the sassiest sayings.  I also added some great Turkish lace to the card.  Excited now because we are just a couple of days from Spring Break!

Did you see your package get mailed? Let me know if you didn't see your name. I have a couple packages that don't have addresses ☺️

Monday, March 8, 2021

I may appear harmless

 Having a sassy attitude today!  I just love this fun image from Unity stamps and a mouthy sentiment to go with it.  HA.  I am burning through packages and cards to get them out of my house, so I feel like i have gotten a lot done.  But NOT bragging.  Just saying.

Ok the following packages for to the mail Sunday meaning the are going out Monday morning:. Tina Z, Valerija, Bissecat (2), Gail H,  Vivian Foo, Em Louise Fairly, Tworcze pasje Danki, Larisa, Subhashani/Chandhini

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Given all that is happening with my celebration ending and a ton of wrapping happening and trying to keep a hundred packages straight, I thought a coffee card was in order for today.  It just seems appropriate.  This cute stamp comes from Limited Runs.  

I did a huge amount of packing through the middle of the night Saturday and mailed out the following packages Saturday at lunch time:

Christina M, Darcy, Candy, Anita, Kathy H, Amy, Linda V, Becca, Shartl, Jan E, janis, paper smiles, JordanBev, Suzanne, Billie Dee


Karen Ladd, Rhonda M, Gaye, MelC, Kathy, Jean, Teresa, Deborah B, Melody Scraps, Kelly, Denise, and Lori P


Monique, Kt fit Kitty (2), Karin, Fikreta,  Angela (2)

Keep your eyes out for your packages now and I can't wait until you get them. If love to see any creations you make with your prizes!!  I still have about a half a dozen packages to go. I will start on digi prizes early this week.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Guest Designer KellysKards

Guest Designer KellysKards

 Sharing this wonderful image from KellysKards.  She's sharing a prize she won the previous year (2020).  I got this card prior to christmas but I am just now available to share it with you. I just love her bright colors, two of my favorites, pink and oranges!  Thanks so very much for sharing with us!

Friday, March 5, 2021

I am praying for you

Just as I am celebrating my own health I have a very dear friend and mentor who recently was diagnosed with Lou Gerhrigs disease (ALS).  It's devastating and there is no cure.  Please say special prayers for her.  She's been a real blessing in my life.

The following items were mailed on Thursday evening: Vinita Jain(2), Larisa, Shabneez, chandhini, Tina Z, Cebelica

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time for a snail ride

Sharing a lovely image from Faery ink today.  I added some great lace that I got in Turkey.  I love it when I find some unusual color like lime green.  I mean, really?  who would think to make such beautiful lace in that color, but here it is!

This card gave me a little chuckle because I am sending out a lot of SNAIL MAIL right now....ha!

Ok the following packages went out Wednesday night: Karin(3), Lora, Gail, Jackie, Subhashani, Sandra (2), Marjeta, yvonne, Cebelica, Tina, Valerija, christine T, Claudia

Several of you above have more than one item coming so keep your eye on future lists!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dear to the heart

ok, so the winner list should be updated and complete now, please check it and let me know if you haven't contacted me with your information.  I have been collecting goodies for different people all month (as you left comments I started little envies for people with stuff inside them) and now I have to finish them up and weigh and add stamps.  I think the limit for stamps is 10oz, everything else will have to go to the post office to be mailed.

 Each day I will be posting a list of whose items got mailed, both nationally and internationally, so please keep an eye.  Be patient with the post office, esp due to covid delays still.  However, if weeks go by and you never receive it, don't be shy to speak up!  mistakes happen, packages get lost.  I have lots of goodies, I will check in and see what happened.

Here's the Grand Prize winner list-- SEE HERE

The Prize winner list is HERE

If your name in blue on the winner list? Then I need your address!!

Lori Podolsky,  Jennifer DillonLinda AbelJen R, Mindy Moore, Grandma Lee, Aussie Annie, bissecat

Grand Prize Winners!


Here's just SOME of the bigger prizes (and yep, there's some wonderful prizes i sent to you as a surprise i ncluding bigger stamp sets like the Gina K and sets with dies costing more than these)!!  Just thought some of you might like a little HINT about what's coming.  WOO HOO.

Newton's Nook Lady Walking Dog stamp and die set-- JordanBev

Spellbinders Hot Air Balloon Maker -- Susan T

X cuts Build a Scene Die Cutter Set - Karin

Tim Holtz Crazy Cat set (stamp and dies) - Bissecat

Newton's Nook Naughty or Mice Christmas set with Dies - Linda Vigil

Time Holtz Crazy Cats with Birds stamp set (2)-- Suzanne H and Denise Bryant

Taylored Expressions Christmas Iconic Wishes w/Die-  Kathy Dippner

Jillibean Soup Hello Sunshine Stamp and matching Die set - Audrey R

Your Next Stamp Flower Bouquet and matching die set- Janis

Stampendous Fran's Cat set (stamp&dies) - Shartl

Stampendous Fran's Dog set (Stamp&dies) - Jen L

Spellbinders Pretzel set - Suzanne H

Art Impressions Snowman Wheelie stamp/die - Becca Yarhling

Taylored Expressions Shiny Bright Ornaments - Dana M

Tim Holtz Earth globe set - KellysKardsFl

Tim Holtz Dog set (2) - Karen Ladd and Mel C

Newton's nook love & chocolate die set- Candy

Yes there's more several large Gina k sets, stamps from Sweden, stamps from Turkey, stamps and die sets and  more wonderful goodies...I hope everyone is pleasantly surprised!!

Hugs, Holley

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

You make my heart Smile

Here's a great card for the sentiment of last month and the start to this month, "You make my heart smile."  I hope you have all had a wonderful time celebrating with me and now are ready to hear the grand prize winners and I will be working on the packages to get mailing done as soon as possible!  Please be patient with me, I work now, so I don't have all day to be doing package work,  It's mainly on the weekends.

See the master prize winner list HERE!
Watch tonight for a GRAND Prize winner list.  That list will have just SOME of the bigger goodies listed and the winners (though, I swear I got tired of putting all of them on the list, so you may have one in your package and I just didn't type it on the list!)

If your name in blue on the winner list? Then I need your address!!

Lori Podolsky,  Jennifer DillonLinda Abel, Billie Dee, Jen R, Mindy Moore, Grandma Lee, Aussie Annie, bissecat

See the master prize winner list HERE!

Monday, March 1, 2021

Holley's Blog Prize Winners 2021 Celebration

 Holley's Celebration Prize List

Keep in mind most people will win more than once, so keep playing ALL MONTH to accumulate prizes!  I will be adding names to the Feb 1st list everyday, so if you are joining the contest later in the month, be sure and add a comment to Feb 1st!

Once you see your name on this list, EMAIL your email address for a digi prize or mailing address for a mailed prize.  p.s. I am NOT a store, not affiliated with any business, your address is used to mail your prize and promptly discarded.  I will not keep nor share info with anyone.

Feb 1st prize winners: (This list will continue to grow all month long!)  If the text is BOLD and in BLUE, I don't have your address yet.


Susan T


Christina Meadows

Kathy Dippner


Crafting with Darcy



Jackie T

Mel C


Teresa Godines

Lori Podolsky

Kt Fit Kitty





Jennifer Dillon




Linda Abel

Billie Dee

Jen R

Vivian Foo

Mindy Moore

Deb Bragato

Aussie Annie

Prize for making a card using the Sandra Caldwell Image

Mel C

Suzanne H

Gail H

Jan E


Tina Z


Feb 2nd prize winners




Feb 3rd prize winners 

Becca Yahrling

Anita Mitchell

Rachel Duong


Feb 4th prize winners

Dana M

Denise Bryant

Melody Scraps

Feb 5th prize winners 




Feb 6th prize winners Digi stamp from Sponsor

Tworcze pasje Danki



Feb 7th prize winners 

Tina Z

Amy Martin


Feb 8th prize winners Digi stamps owl


Linda Vigil

Gail H.

Kt Fit Kitty


Feb 9th prize winner

Candy Meyers

New creations


Feb 10th prize winners

Suzanne H

Kathy H


Feb 11th prize winners


Claudia M

Kathy Dippner

Feb 12th prize winners

Susan T



Feb 13th prize winners 


Audrey R

Karen Ladd

Feb 14th prize winners 

Denise Bryant

Linda Vigil

Jennifer Dillion

Feb 15th prize winners

Tworcze pasje Danki



Feb 16th prize winners (Digi Stamps)





Tworcze pasje Danki

Feb 17th prize winners 




Feb 18th prize winners 




Feb 19th prize winners 



Becca Y

Feb 20th prize winners Digi Stamp

Rhonda Miller


Grandma lee

Feb 21st prize winners


Jen R

Feb 22nd prize winners 


Tina Z

Feb 23rd prize winners

Dana M


Feb 24th prize winners


Mel C

Feb 25th prize winners

Melody Scraps


Feb 26th prize winners

Susan T

Mel  C

Feb 27th prize winners (Have not been chosen yet, so go leave a comment on that day when posted)

Feb 28th prize winners (Have not been chosen yet, so go leave a comment on that day when posted)

A cup of happy...

 Well, it's finally March!  I can't believe the celebration month is over.  Over the next couple of days I will finish picking winners of the prizes, if you didn't leave comments on the last couple days in February, go back and add comments there.  Grand prizes will also be announced late on Feb 2nd or Feb 3rd and I hope to start the mailing on the following weekend.   Each day i will be telling you whose package gets mailed, so keep your eye out for you name.

Did you not see you name on the winner list?  EMAIL me, I probably have a package already made for you and simply forgot to add you to the list. I make packages based on the comments that I write down in my notebook and try to ensure that I include them on my prize winner list--so if you don't see  your name and you've been commenting, just drop me a  As the card below says, let me send you a "Cup of Happy"

No Prizes have yet been drawn for Feb 26 - Feb 28, be sure and sign up for those prizes! I am already making packages and getting items ready to mail!  WOO HOO

SIDE NOTE: for those of you who won DIGI stamps, those will get handed out AFTER i mail out most of the packages and I have time to acquire them from the companies.  If i get a second to contact the winners/stores quicker, you will be the first to know!

If your name in blue on the winner list? Then I need your address!!

Lori Podolsky,  Jennifer DillonLinda Abel, Billie Dee, Jen R, Vivian Foo, Mindy Moore,  Lora, Grandma Lee, Linda Vigil, Aussie Annie, bissecat

See the master prize winner list HERE!