Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Turkish Coffee

 I love this awesome embellishment on this card (yes the lace!), but I was talking about the pot, which very much looks like a turkish coffee pot.  Now of course, I am not very good at making coffee in a turkish coffee pot, so I have an automatic coffee maker which does it perfectly.  I added a stamp from Hero arts (sentiment and the cup) it says, "you fill my cup completely"

Hope you  have some delicious coffee today!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Especially for you

 Here's one of my husband's favorite animals.  A moose of course.  He's always threatened to get a moose head and put it in his man cave (not that we really have a man cave in our house.  Frankly our house is not high enough ceilings for a moose head to work, lol.  But he still threatens it from time to time.  So, here you go darling, I don't want any "trophies" on my wall.  I am not a hunter but not necessarily opposed to hunting (unless you are just a trophy hunter!!)

Hugs dear, hope this moose card will suffice.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Just a little card to say...

Made this cute card for the DH so he would know that I am thinking about him even though I am so far away in Turkey right now.  I hope he is doing well and I am sure he is enjoying his time alone, it's like he has a whole house as a man cave.

Huge hugs babe, see you soon. Kisses, Holley

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Guest Designer Gaye V

 Here's a wonderful guest designer project from Gaye V.  Wow. I love the way she used tiny buttons.  One of my favorite embellishments!  Super cute Gaye.

She's using prizes she got in the celebration in Feb.  I'd love to see any creations you have made!!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hello Sweet Friend

 Here's one of my fav characters but I don't have a lot of stamps of him.  If you know a source for them, please let me know.  It's Basik and Co.  I added a sweet sentiment, "Hello sweet friend."  I added some wonderful ribbon from Turkiye along with some great Turkish lace as well.

Hope all my sweet friends have a great day!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Meet Verbena

 I thought this awesome image from Dead Sea Toons was great for my traveling time.  She's named Verbena.  I just love this line of girl stamps that you can get at her Etsy store or at Blank Page Muse in rubber format.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.  Come Saturday I will be off to a local pazaar where one of the big things sold is LACE.  Who would think that.  Just row after row of lace and fabrics?  OMG, my dream come true, lol

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Perk Up

Sharing this adorable stamp from Notturno Digital Arts.  I love her cute images.  She sells all sorts of great stamps and other (colored) sets.  Check out her ETSY site, NotturnoClipArt.  I added a cute sentiment from I believe Technique Tuesday (please let me know if I am wrong).  and they cutest stickers along with some very elegant lace from Turkiye.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Good Meowning

Here's the cutest image from Cat's Pajamas Rubber Stamps.  I just adore their images, I swear I must own 2/3 of their store, lol.  This cat image is too cute and it comes in the best set.  I hope you like it.  I know meownings are tough, but my home away from home in Turkey has a sweet cat (well, I dunno about sweet), she'll warm up to me sometimes, when she wants something and the owner isn't home.

Have a great meowning and a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Sharing this fun card from Taylored Expressions for the DH back home.  I hope it makes him smile.  he knows how much I like silly cards and funny puns.  I know this is not a pun, but it is a silly funny card, so hopefully he gets a smile out of it.  huge hugs today dear.  

Who's to say what I will be doing today?  shopping (now I would never say that in America), walking around (definitely), drinking coffee (I would never say that in America), sitting at the coast side?  All sounds lovely....

Monday, June 21, 2021

Have a magical day

Sharing this lovely Unity stamp today.  This card and of course the Turkish lace with it just make me happy. I hope this trip will have me finding lots of wonderful new turkish lace to enjoy.  I really have too much but I just can't resist the hunt and find of some beautiful lace in the city.  I have to wonder if the other cities have it and if there are other districts in Istanbul that also sell it.  I am sure there are, I just don't know where all to go. (Maybe it's a good thing that I don't lol!)

Hope you all have a magical day!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Guest Designer Karin

 Sharing a gorgeous Holiday card created by Karin of KarinsArtScrap.  How lovely is this card?  Be sure and check out her wonderful blog KARINSARTSCRAP and see all her other creations.  If you'd like to share your creations with your prizes from this year or previous years, drop me a message!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

with love

Here's the cutest little girl stamp from Julie Spiri.  I do so adore her image.  I am sending a little love home to the states today.  Hugs to the DH.  Love you Lots.  Hope you are having a nice summer.  Thinking of you always.

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Introverts Unite!

Thought this sentiment was just hilarious.  I am not sure if I am introverted or extroverted.  I think at times I am both, but by default I am more introverted.    However I am definitely one of those homebody people who's like ok everyone, go home!  stay to yourself.  Then I'm like, but I need a friend.....

Dilemmas of an introvert?

Using some fab ribbon from Turkiye here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Adventure Beckons

I thought this card was just perfect for vacation time!  Doesn't she look like she is ready to go?  I know I am.  I love that cute camper and how it turned out that it matched the card perfectly (no I didn't color and make it match, I colored first, then found the embellishment that matched!)  I added a great unity sentiment, "Adventure Beckons"  sounds like me....

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer


Sharing this card today for my DH because I am so going to miss him!  I love you lots sweetie.  I hope you have a nice relaxing summer as well.  I know that he misses me, but I also know that he enjoys the quiet house to himself.  Usually around week 4 to week 6 he's like, I'm ready for you to come home now.  That's how I know it's time to come home.  And truthfully, by that time, I am ready to go home.

I love you with my whole heart dear!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Oh Joy

 I thought this card was just perfect for vacation time.  I can imagine getting to Turkey and holding my arms out just like this little girl and saying, "Oh Joy"  Ahhh, How perfect is that?  and with some turkish lace too!

Wishing all of you a very wonderful summer.  I should be arriving in Turkiye today in the evening turkish time.

Monday, June 14, 2021


I thought this card was just perfect right before the trip.  I am so ready to get back to Turkiye.  Such a wonderful country.  I can't wait to just relax and enjoy.  I hope to make lots of happy memories this year.  Wish me luck!

Hope to find lots of wonderful fancy lace!  WOO HOO.  Hmmm, maybe I need to take an extra bag,  HA!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Guest Designer Audrey

 Loving this wonderful Christmas card I received from Audrey R of Texas.  how delightful is this?  Thanks so much for making my holiday brighter this year Audrey!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Tea Time

I thought now that I was in Turkey, I would share some cards that I made using stamps that I bought while there.  This cute tea pot is one of them.  So adorable.  They are different companies, but all stamps that I got in Turkiye.  Some of them come from a Turkish company, some from various European companies and some from china.

I can guarantee you I will be having lots of Turkish tea this summer.  hugs, Holley

Friday, June 11, 2021

Feline Good

Sharing this darling cat card today using a fun image from Maria Medel Illustrations.  I added a great sentiment from another cute set, "Looking Good, Feline Good",I think it is Newtons Nook. Please let me know if you can verify or you know otherwise.

I can't believe when this publishes I will be up in the sky between america and turkiye!!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

good times,

I know one thing I hope to be doing BEFORE I go on this trip and that is SLEEPING.  I always try to sleep on my flight to Istanbul but I don't know if I am too excited too paranoid about snoring or too uncomfortable in those tiny seats but either way I can never fall asleep.  And it's like 12 hours on the plane from the time you are seated until you unboard.  UGH.  I also pretty much NEVER get up to go to the bathroom which means I don't eat or drink either.

Let's hope this next flight goes better and I get some sleep or something.  I will just be happy with some WIFI.  Please, just a little wifi so I can listen to music or something.  Well now I have spotify offline, so I can have music but I would love a little internet!  PLEASE,  off i go!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


This giant coffee word stamp comes from Unity stamps.  One thing I do love in Turkey that I miss when I am in America is Turkish Coffee.  I don't really love American coffee as much.  I don't know the difference, Turkish coffee is thicker and stronger.  I don't know. Can't say why I like it better I just do.

I can't wait to get me some Turkish Coffee that's for sure! It's really now just around the corner.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

have some coffee

Sharing this cute coffee (tea) card  using a stamp from the Unity Kit of the month.  I adore their wonderful set of the month. I hope you do too. I added some bright turkish lace to go with it.  I try to find many different colors when I am there.  Yellow especially.

Countdown to the flight is on, we are now at 7 days to go, well it was 7 when I made this posting, but NOW my flight has changed and I am leaving on Thursday!  OMG>>>>>>>

Monday, June 7, 2021

Yarn Ball Kitty

WOW. So school really is over.  Thankfully.  Now there is just a week until I get ready to leave for Turkey. I am so excited. I can't believe it's really going to happen.  Who knew?  OK I knew I have been planning this for like a year when I got an extra ticket, but still, a year ago everything seemed so uncertain.  That being said will so miss the DH.

So much to do before leaving, hmmm.....normally I have so much time to get ready lol.  Don't you love the turkish lace on this card?  I think it really stands out

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Happy Birthday Cherry

 Wishing my dearest cousin Cherry a very Happy Birthday today!  I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Guest Designer Jan E of Texas

Here's a lovely card from Jan E of Texas.  She's using some gorgeous lace that I got her in Turkiye.  Isn't this card just lovely?  I do so love cards with lace.  Thanks so much for sharing your creation with me.  If you would like your card shared on my blog, please email me your creation using a goodie you got from me (or a card inspired by me, or ....)


Friday, June 4, 2021

woo hoo, Last Day!

 Today marks the end of the school year.  So glad we have made it.  Thankful that there was not as much covid in our district as there could have been (though there was way too much).  Thankful that the vaccine has been handed out.  Thankful that the kids were able to get their education.  Thankful that we have completed another school year.  WOO HOO.

Now, time to start summer and have a wonderful well needed break time.  I wish all of you the best.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Off you go Kiddos!

 Today is the last day for the kids to be in class.  The staff will work tomorrow as the last day of school but today is our last day with the children.  I thought this cute card with Lili of the Valley was appropriate as I hope all the kids fly high in the sky not only this summer but all the years to come.

Huge hugs and I will miss you this summer!  To all the 5th graders, best wishes.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Happy Birthday Father

Happy Birthday Father.  I am sharing this hilarious image today from Aall and Create as a birthday card for my dad.  The sentiment on the front says, "I'm smiling inside...."

 Hope you have a great day.  Go somewhere special with mom for a treat!  Hugs, Holley

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Girl and her dog

 Here's a wonderful image from Hetty Clare this month for our contest on Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.  We are so happy to have Hetty Clare as our sponsor.  I just love this cute girl with her doggie.  Super cute.  She has a wonderful collection of digi stamps, be sure and check out all her amazing creations.

Join in our contest this month and your could win a prize from Hetty Clare.  You can enter any current craftty creation!  You will get a bonus entry if you enter something using a Hetty Clare image!