Thursday, October 6, 2022

Coloring class

One class I am taking this weekend while at the convention is a coloring class using copic makers.  It says it's a beginner class, but I looked at the amazing samples and thought, no way that is a beginner!  I hope I can make coloring that looks as good as that when I get done with the class.  I don't think my coloring is bad, i think most of the time, it's good, but nothing like this persons.  Note, the card below is NOT from the class, I will tell you when I get back from the class and have a sample

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Off to a convention....

 So excited about this upcoming weekend as I have traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth area to go to a convention.  I am taking a number of classes on cardmaking and copic coloring.  I am super excited.  I can't wait to share all my creations with you, It should be a blast.  Woo hoo.

If you are ordering from the store between Oct 5-8 the order will not be mailed until the 10th.  But you will get the sale price so run over to the store and check it out!

LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Life is Good

Sharing this gorgeous Unity card today.  She comes from a Kit of the Month.  I added a simple sticker sentiment, "Life is Good."  I also added some beautiful Turkish lace that I got this summer.  This lace comes in the BROWN color family collection in my store. There's a sale at my store now, go check it out!

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Short work week

 Going to be a short work week as I am going to Dallas Wed night for a scrapbook convention.  I know it will be a small one, but I am still excited to go.  I wish I had gone to the one that was closer to me in San Marcos, but this one looks fun and has some great classes so I am going. That being said, let's start off the week with a little coffee.

I'm using some stamps from Taylored Expressions here and some Gorgeous Lace from Turkiye.  Have a little coffee today and Happy Monday everyone

Sale this week!!  Check out the lace store:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Guest Designers

 I'm continuing to share the wonderful drawings given to me by the kids last June.  Here's two more lovely creations.  It's hard to see on the first one, he wrote alaf yu (I love you) TIGIR (his name)

this one is just stunning, it's a drawing of a stamp that I used on a greeting card by Sherri Baldy.  What a stunning recreation of a stamp done by a second grader!  It says, "My name is Elif"  What a great artist she is.  Sherri Baldy might have some competition in a few decades.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Gina Frankenstein Bride

 Happy October Everyone!  I can't believe it's a new month.  You know what that means, yep, it's time for a brand-new contest over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog.  Woo Hoo.  I am so ready for this.  This month the sponsor is MoonFlower digi stamps and there is a great set of halloween themed stamps (as well as a whole variety of other goodies that she has).  Here's a great stamp I used for my first card.  Gina Frankenstein Bride

Drop by Your Scrapbook Place and enter your newest creation into our contest.  Our theme is anything goes and is not limited to just cards. We'd love to see all your wonderful crafty creations.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Happy Friday!

 Happy Friday everyone!  This weekend will be super busy for me.  I have to get ready for the convention as I am leaving on Wed directly after school so I must be ready to go and have everything packed up.  I must have everything for my store ready to go.  I will likely put up a sale!  So if you have been waiting for a sale to get some lace goodies, check out the store this coming week!

The cute sentiment here says, "Coffee is a liquid hug for your Brain."  I hope you like this cute Unity Stamp.

Check out my wonderful lace store on Etsy: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, September 29, 2022


Here's the cutest stamp from the Dead Sea Toons line of stamps done by Miss Rach Stamps.  I just LOVE these stamps.  TOO CUTE.  I added some great Turkish lace to the card, cute star lace in pink.  I added a cute little patch as an embellishment because I thought the word "Spirit" went perfectly with the girl

Be sure and check out my lace store.  I sell strips (pieces or snippets) of lace, in med to large assortments as well as wonderful embellishments here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, September 28, 2022


 Here's a wonderful set of embellishments that I got from Turkiye.  I used the adorable skeleton to make this card.  I thought it could be used for both Halloween or just as an All Purpose type card (because you know, I think skeletons are an all year round kind of thing!)  The cute lace I also got in Turkiye but at a different store.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Super Happy

 Sharing this beautiful Unity stamps card today.  I am using a butterfly and sentiment that come from various KOTMs (Kit of the Month).  I am also using some gorgeous Turkish ribbon (or trim?).    It says, "You make me super happy."  I bought this lace from a store that I shared a number of photos of it on my facebook site.  They have a small shop downstairs, but you go upstairs to the fifth floor and WOAH, omg it's just woah!  Unbelievable.  You've never seen so much before.

Check out my Lace store on Etsy.  I sell lace that buy every summer in Istanbul.  It's stunning lace that you won't see on sale anywhere else: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, September 26, 2022

How's it GROWING?

Hay everyone! Happy Monday.  How's it growing?  lol.  GROAN. Ok I know that was some bad jokes, but I think pretty funny. LOL, yes I think puns can be funny.  HA.  Here's a super cute card done by Simple Stories.  I just bought some new kits because I wanted to take some along with me on the scrapbook convention in October.  I don't think my hotel room has a table though, hmmm, wonder what or where I will sit to do them.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Guest Designers

 As I mentioned last week, I will be sharing some wonderful art that the kids in my dear friend's class gave to me when I visited her school last summer in Istanbul.    The kids were just delightful and had made lovely Welcome projects for me.  Then I went to teach then the names of the days of the week in English and in turn, they worked on teaching ME many different words in Turkish!  So impressive.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022


 Sharing this fun card from Simple Stories today.  I just LOVE their card kits.  I see them range in price from about $10.50 to $15 depending on what store you go to.  I find them very helpful for those times when you feel like card making but have a block (and need to get the creative juices flowing), don't have any images colored up or ready, or just wanna make cards and not think about it too much!  These are fun and super cute.

I made this cutie for my DH, they have kits in all sorts of themes, I suppose this was supposed to be Valentine themed, but I think of it as more of a lovely theme that you can hand out to your DH all times of the year.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Aren't we all ready for the end of this week.  I know I am looking forward to this coming weekend.  I just need to start spending some time on the weekend to get ready for the upcoming Scrapbooking Convention in Dallas, TX.  It's a ways to go, but I really want to this year.  I am so looking forward to it.  I hope everyone has a great friday and a happy weekend.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Especially for You

Happy Thursday.  I know many of us are wishing for Friday already.  I know I sure am.  I can't believe we are already approaching the end of Sept.  This is getting ready to mark the first 6 weeks of school.  WOW.  Time sure does fly.  Feels like we both just started and have been going through this routine forever, lol.  Sharing this card today

This cute stamp is from Le Petite Market on Etsy and I am  using so great orange Turkish lace to go with it.

Be sure and check out my lace store, LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


 Here's the cutest dog from Katzel Kraft.  I just love their fun cat and dog stamps.  TOO cute.  I added a great sentiment and some wonderful Turkish lace. "Thinking of you and how amazing you are."  How fun is that?

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Good Things

 Sharing this creation using some wonderful embellishments that i got in Turkiye.  The sentiment says, "Good things are going to happen."  Here's wishing good things to all of you out there reading this card.  I hope the best for you.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Happy Monday , let's have some coffee

Sharing a coffee theme card to start off this week, because I think we all need a little coffee to get going.  At least, I know my teacher friends and I do.  Mmmmm.  Wish I had some Turkish Coffee about now.  I could pull out my Turkish coffee maker but that seems like quite the hassle.  Boy am I lazy, lol!  Not only will I not spend the extensive time to make it, I won't even spend the time to get out the COFFEE MAKER that makes it, lol!  ha!  it just seems like a lot of hassle when you are doing it for just yourself.

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Guest Designer

This summer you all know that I went to Istanbul.  One of my oldest and dearest friends of almost 20 years lives there (she's Turkish, we met in college at Texas Tech).  She is a grade school teacher.  I went to her school and was delighted by her class of children who all presented me with lovely works of art and a couple of beautiful songs.  Over the next several weeks (each sunday), my guest designer works will be the fun images that they sent me.  I hope over in Istanbul the kids are watching and looking for their art work to appear on the internet.

Here's the first two:

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Saturday, September 17, 2022


 Happy Saturday everyone.  I can't believe we are already more than halfway through the month of September.  WOW.  How time flies.  Sharing this cute card today using a KIT from SEI, "Adorable"  How sweet is that?

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Thanks for being a doll!

 Here's a super cute oldie from Sandra Caldwell.  I think this one came from back when she was still working for one of her first rubber stamp companies.  Isn't she a cutie?  I just love all her images.  We all miss Sandra dearly.  RIP Sandra.  Hugs to your whole family.

Cheers, Holley

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Just Chicken In!

 Can't believe we are already in the middle of the month of Sept!  WOW.  This makes it a full month of school here.  Seems like it was just yesterday that we started but then again it seems like we have been going in our new school for such a long time already.  Hmm.  Just chicken in with everyone else. How are y'all doing?

This cute card comes from a great kit by Simple Stories.  I just love their cute sets and they make the best cards.  Top quality and cute as can be whether you follow the directions or modify then yourself.  

Check out my lace store  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Happy HUMP day

 Well, it is Wed, that makes me happy.  Too bad I don't have a HUMP card to share on HUMP day, guess I will have to look for some fun camel theme stamps.  But for now you will have to enjoy this funny from Unity Stamps.  It says, "Sometimes I wonder how you put up with me. Then I remember, Oh, I put up with you. So we're even."  HA

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Happy Birthday Mr S

 Late Birthday shout out. Having a late birthday shout out to Mr S who works with me at the Elementary school in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing department.  He is super great with the little kids and they all love him.  I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Have some coffee!

Sharing this adorable coffee themed card today.  I thought that was a great choice for MONDAY as well all need a little pick me up.  Why not some coffee?  I am not sure who did this sentiment.  I have so many funny coffee sets.  I added some cute tape from Doodlebug to go with a stamp from Tim Holtz.  Drink up everyone! It's monday.

Check out my Etsy store for stunning Turkish lace:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Guest Designer Karin

Here's an amazing card from Karin of KarinsArtScrap using some beautiful swirls that she received from me a number of contests ago.  I just love them in silver with the beautiful flowers she added.  Be sure adn check out her amazing website KarinArtScrap

 If you have projects that you would like me to share, let me know,!

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Leaf Card

Well, I know it's not technically fall YET, but I think many people are wishing for fall.  I am totally digging all the pumpkin things I am seeing everywhere.  I have enjoyed some Krispy Kreme pumpkin donuts already.  That being said, it's still a blistering summer here in Texas.  Here's a little fall theme card though.

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Bunny hugs

Here's some cute lace and a decorative bunny that I got while in Istanbul on my last trip.  I thought it would make the perfect card.  Great for a little girl or a baby card (when you are not sure if it's a boy or a girl even).  The store I got this in was a jewelry store, but they had so many cute embellishments that would be delightful on cards.

I also added some great Turkish lace to this card.  If you haven't checked out my store, I go to Turkiye in the summer and buy turkish lace that I bring home and sell on Etsy, check out my store here:

LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Java Great Day!

Here's a great card from a PhotoPlay kit that I also added some great Turkish lace to it.  I just love these cute little coffee theme cards. I added a sentiment Java Great Day!  I think we may all need a little coffee today, just one more day to go this week.  Week 4 of school, wow.

I also added some great Turkish lace to this card.  If you haven't checked out my store, I go to Turkiye in the summer and buy turkish lace that I bring home and sell on Etsy, check out my store here:

LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

You lift me up!

Here's a fun card using the cutest image from Taylored Expressions. I just love this dog and birdie combo!  TOO CUTE. I buy all of the stamps with this cute coupling.  It says, "You LIFT me up!"  How sweet is that?  I added a little brad on the pink flower that says, "Be Happy"

Check out my lace store here:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Doggie Card

 Sharing this cute Doggie theme card today.  We are back to school after a lovely three day weekend and happy to get back to the start of September, though we are all wishing for a longer weekend, lol!  Most of the kids are in the swing of things now and know what to do and what to expect.

I also added some great Turkish lace to this card.  If you haven't checked out my store, I go to Turkiye in the summer and buy turkish lace that I bring home and sell on Etsy, check out my store here:

LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, September 5, 2022

Happy Labor Day

 Happy Labor Day to all those in the USA.  Enjoy your day off if you are getting one.  I'm sorry if you are not, but grateful to you for still working as I know many of us are using various businesses for their various services today.  Hugs and thanks for working.  May you get another break on a different day this week.  I do understand.  I used to work in fast food, in a cafeteria on the campus of the college, as a waitress at an IHOP, so I know what it's like to work on the holidays.

Here's a thankful for you to all those who have to work today!!  May everyone be thankful that you are working!

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Guest Designer Karin

 Here's a wonderful card made by Karin of KarinArtScrap.   She's using a wonderful flower die set that she got this year as a prize. She has the most beautiful blog with gorgeous projects everyday.  Check it out HERE

If you have a creation you want to share, let me know,

Check out my store selling beautiful lace from Istanbul, Turkey: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Hey Cupcake


Here's a sweet little card for the DH today.  Hey Cupcake!  Well, i never call him cupcake.  But he knows I make lots of love-y theme cards for him, so he'd know this cutie was for him.  I hope you are all looking forward to Labor Day weekend here in the USA.  I know I am.  WOO HOO.  We all need an extra day.
 I have a great store on etsy selling lace, check it out HERE: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Friday, September 2, 2022

Discover Yourself

 Well, here we are on Friday, another week of school is finished.  Here in Texas we have changed out schedules and the kids have to take PE everyday of the week.  I know that happens in many other states or countries, but was not the case in Texas before.  However on fridays the schedules are different, because they do PE for only 30 minutes.  So that somehow changes the whole day's schedule.  Don't ask me why, I just know I have a different schedule.  It's only week three, so I am not used to it yet.

I have a great store on etsy selling lace, check it out HERE:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Happy September

Happy September!  WOO HOO everyone.  Today starts another contest over at the Your Scrapbook Place blog for this month.  Our wonderful sponsor is Sherri Baldy and her beautiful Besties.  You know I just love her wonderful stamps. I have this cutie with the yummy donut! Drop by the YSBP Blog and join in the fun this month!

Speaking of donuts, did you know that Krispy Kreme already has Pumpkin donuts for sale?  They are SO GOOD.

I have a great store on etsy selling lace, check it out HERE:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

August is ending!

Well, I can't believe it's the end of August already.  Seems like both I just got back from vacation AND that it was forever ago that I was on vacation.  Hmmm, how does that work?!  Well I am thankful either way.  Thankful to have had such a wonderful vacation and thankful to be home.  But, here's a little thought of vacay....  

The card says, "Hoping your day is just PLANE AWESOME"  Hugs everyone!

I have a great store on etsy selling lace, check it out HERE: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

One cool cat

 Happy Tuesday.  We are in week 3 of school here so things should be settling down and the kids are getting into thte routine of everyday school, Here's a fun cat patch that I got in Turkiye plus a great set of embellishments that i got also.  I had to use some beautiful embellished papers to go with them.

I have a great store on etsy selling lace, check it out HERE:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, August 29, 2022

Have some coffee

 Happy Monday everyone!  I thought we would start the week with a little coffee!  Don't we all need that?

Here's the cutest image and sentiment from Honey Bee.  TOO FUNNY.  May your Coffee BE STRONG and your Monday BE SHORT!  Amen to that.

Check out the awesome lace on this card,  I have a great store on etsy selling lace, check it out HERE:
LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Guest Designer Fikreta

Here's a darling card from Firkreta of Croatia!  Thank you so much this card is super cute and gave me a big smile. I love the papers, the die cut, and that cute bunny!  Woo hoo!  Thank you for joining in my celebration this year!

Saturday, August 27, 2022



Here's a CAS card using a patch (fabric patch from sewing) that I adhered to the card with glue dots.  I thought this lovely bird would make a good card and I added stitching behind it in ink.  What a quick and cute card to make using a simple item from Turkiye.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Life begins after coffee

Here's the cutest image from Notturno Designs with some beautiful Turkish lace to go with it. I just LOVE this shade of green lace.  YUMMY.  I hope you will enjoy this card today.  Check out this company on Etsy, she has wonderful digis.

 Having a sale during the first week of school so quick, go check out my Lace store: LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Crabby pinch

 Wow, the end of the second week of school is nearing already.  It feels like it has been so fast and yet so slow at the very same time, lol.  we are in a new facility which as I am sure you would guess still has a lot of kinks to work out.  {sigh}  Posted this card today because i am told this about a dozen times "Thanks for being there in a pinch,"  well, that's my job!  To take care of all those little things.

Having a sale during the first week of school so quick, go check out my Lace store: LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

You are Beautiful

 Happy Hump day.  Week 2 of school, we're starting to get into some sort of rhythm now.  Here's a card for all my friends at school, you are beautiful.  ALL OF YOU, for being there everyday and working so hard to help these children learn and grow and become successful in life!!

Having a sale during the first week of school so quick, go check out my Lace store: LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Happy Birthday Sister!


Wishing my sister, the very best with this Happy Birthday card from SEI. I hope you have a special day filled with cakes and candles.  (But more cake than candles!!)

Monday, August 22, 2022

Little Note

Here's a great card from a Simple Stories kit.  I thought it was just perfect for sharing during my vacation to my dh (does he read my blog?  Hmmmm the world wants to know.)  I leave him little messages here so I hope he does.  I made this adorable card for him since I am away this summer.  Huge Kisses Dear.


Sunday, August 21, 2022

HB Sister! Guest Designer Karin

Sharing this excellent card from Karin of KarinsArtScrap.  She has a great blog and I hope you will check it out.  She made this birthday card using one of her prizes and since it's just a couple days from my sister's birthday, I wanted to share it today.  Thanks so much Karin and Happy BD to my Sister!

 Do you have a project you made with one of your prizes? I'd love to see it, send me some photo(s) and I will post it.

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