Monday, May 31, 2021

Happy Memorial Day

 Happy Memorial Day.  I am thankful for all the military who serve and have given their life for the USA!

I thought this Red-White and Blue Super Pup from artist Sandra Caldwell might be a card that would make everyone think of Memorial Day today.  Huge hugs to those remembering their loved ones.

I got some wonderful cards recently from Tina overseas and from Beverly in FL.  Thank you so very much ladies!  I can't wait to share your works!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

 Here's a truly stunning card that I received in the mail from Karin of KarinsArtScrap.  The coloring on this card is just gorgeous. I love it.  Thank you so much for this amazing card Karin, it was a wonderful treat this holiday!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Angels drink coffee too!

Here's the prettiest angel Bestie from Sherri Baldy.   You can find this new image on her website I added the cutest little cup that says "Coffee and a whole lot of Jesus"  I thought that was just perfect with this cute girl.

Only four days next week, three with the kiddos and this year has come to an end.  Wow.  It's been quite a year.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Meet Gemini

 Here's another stamp in the brand new stamp line from Sandra Caldwell, it's a gnome theme horoscope line.  This image is Gemini.  How cute is this?  you can find this and all her other images on her site, Babycakes DND on etsy.

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Let's Catch Up

Sharing this great Unity Stamp plus a sentiment that I believe comes from SugarTree stamps (on Etsy).  I can't believe vacation is right around the corner, if we need to catch up before I go, drop me a line so we can do so before I take off!  Now I am super excited, just 17 days to go.

So now we are learning the numbers beyond 1-10 (bir, iki, uc (uch), dort, bes (besh), alti (alta), yedi, sekiz, dokuz, on;  the number for twenty is yirmi, thirty is otuz, forty is kirk; fifty is elli; sixty is altmis

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Grumpy Cat

Here's a hilarious cat from the Tim Holtz cat stamps that I just love.  I swear this cat NEEDS some coffee.  I added a sentiment, "I'm sorry did I roll my eyes out loud?"  I may think that on occasion when the room gets quiet and I am wondering if the sarcastic thought inside my head accidently got out...whoops.

so now we are learning the numbers beyond 1-10 (bir, iki, uc (uch), dort, bes (besh), alti (alta), yedi, sekiz, dokuz, on);  the number for twenty is yirmi, thirty is otuz, forty is kirk; fifty is  elli;

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Coffee not Lemons

Good Morning, Sharing this coffee theme card using a stamp from Limited Runs.  I added a sentiment tag saying, "When life gives you LEMONS, given them back, AND TELL them you want COFFEE."  Isn't that the truth?  well, I will say in Turkey though, they do fresh squeeze fruit juice right in front of you and it's so delicious.  I mean SO delicious.  Not only is the fruit better than what we get here in the USA but fresh squeezed, c'mon?

So now we are learning the numbers beyond 1-10 (bir, iki, uc (uch), dort, bes (besh), alti (alta), yedi, sekiz, dokuz, on);  the number for twenty is yirmi, thirty is otuz, forty is kirk

Monday, May 24, 2021

For you!

Woo Hoo, it's the two weeks of school left!!  Who knew we would finally reach this day?  we are finally through what has been a crazy year.  Let's all pray that next year things are almost back to what we think of as "normal" or what some of us remember as normal.  I think the kids think today's life is the norm.  WOW.  Actually there's only 6 days with the kids and one work day left now

Have a great week! So now we are learning the numbers in Turkish beyond 1-10 (bir, iki, uc (uch), dort, bes (besh), alti (alta), yedi, sekiz, dokuz, on;  the number for twenty is yirmi (year-mae), thirty is otuz

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Copic Bestie

 I just love these new Sherri Baldy images.  They show the Besties with COPIC markers, which is totally what I use to color them.  Isn't she just a cutie?  I added some great Turkish lace and a cute sentiment, "To be creative, one must play"  Be sure and check out this and all her new images at

Wishing you all a great week. Not long until the end of school now, we finish on June 3 with the kids and have one in service day afterwards.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Guest Designer Jan

 Sharing another absolutely fabulous card from Jan E of Texas.  This one is one of my favorite colors.  EEEEK. I just LOVE it.  How wonderful.  Doesn't this card just have a WOW effect? I love it.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Blue Bonnets

Here's a darling image from Lili of the valley.  This little dog is my favorite among their stamp line.  I had to get this cutie and the flowers (somewhat) make me think of Texas Blue Bonnets.  For some reason thinking of Blue Bonnets makes me think of this year being so strange that we do not have any field trips for the kids due to covid.  that's sad.

Well, today we complete 1-10 in Turkish.  bir, iki, uc (uch), dort, bes (besh), alti (alta), yedi, sekiz, dokuz, 
on!  Now to go on from ten, like eleven, would do, ten one, ten two,.....on bir, on iki, on uc, on dort and so forth.  So now let's learn the ordinals 20-100

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Wild Giraffe

Had to share this awesome image from Dead Sea Toons.  Too fun.  You know I kinda like giraffes so I just had to get this image from her Etsy store.  She also makes the cutest rubber stamps at Blank Page Muse. I love them!  Check out all her wonderful works.  

Allright, so what number are we on today? eight, right?  are you saying them a couple times a day...that is what helps me remember them.  Also the fact that I am typing them out.  bir, iki, uc (uch), dort, bes (besh), alti (alta), yedi, and 8 is sekiz....ten is on;  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Feline Great?

Sharing this Cat's Pajama's card with some gorgeous delicate Turkish lace. I just love the elegant lace they have in some of the stores there. I don't often buy the really delicate lace as it can be hard to add to cards, but sometimes, I just can't resist.

OK, are we still counting in Turkish?  bir, iki, uc (uch), dort, bes (besh), alti (alta) and seven is yedi;  I guess I should be counting FASTER lol if I am going to have my numbers learned by the time I get there, but a lot of it is just learning the primary numbers. A lot of what I look at is lower numbers anyways.  Things like beads can get expensive quickly though.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

It's too peopley.....

Sometimes you just need some truth, "It's too peopley outside."  Funny thing, this was made well before COVID.  Now with covid, this is DOUBLY true.  I just adore the grumplings line of stamps from Taylored Expressions.  TOO funny.  This stamp is no exception.  They are too fun.

Ok, going along with my journey in learning turkish numbers, One- bir, two-iki, three- uc(uch), four - dort, five bes (besh), six is alti (alta), ....ten is on.   Thanks for learning with me :)

Monday, May 17, 2021

Little old lady

" I see no good reason to act our age." how perfect is that saying?  I really don't feel that I act my age, but man hitting 50 this year was very real.  WOAH.  I was like, man do I feel it.  I do so love this cute lady stamp from Unity stamp. Super cute.  There's several cute images with her and a male counterpart as well.

Hope you are having a great week.  Back to the learning we were doing, have you forgotten the numbers?  One is Bir, two is iki, three is uc (uch), four is dort, five is bes (besh) (that squiggly s letter that I can't make on an english typewritter);  ten is On

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a great card created by Karin of KarinsArtScrap blog using a wonderful stamp set that she won last year.  I love her creation here and esp the sun effect.  WOW.  Be sure and check out her awesome blog and see all her wonderful creations.


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Bunny Love

 Sharing a little bunny love for you today.  This cute stamp comes from Unity stamps.  I just adore their wonderful stamp collection.  I hope you had a great first week of may.  I added some cute may flowers to the corners of this card.  Hugs

Have a great weekend, Holley

Friday, May 14, 2021

Horoscope Gnomes

Sharing this Brand New image from artist Sandra Caldwell today, she has a new line of stamps--Gnome Horoscope images.  This one is Sagatarius!  WOO HOO.  Hope you love it.  You can find her images on Etsy at Babycakes DND

 Hope you all have a wonderful weekennd.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Happy 50!

Wishing a Happy 50th to the DH!!  About time you finally hit 50 like me.  (For those of  you who don't know us in person, he's been teasing me a lot since I hit 50 and he was still 49).  SIGH.  Well, now he's 50 too.  Sign him up for AARP.

 Love you so much sweetie.  Hope you get everything you want for your big 50 birthday this year.

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.