Thursday, May 26, 2022

The eve of the end of school

 Well I can see excitement from both the kids and teachers.  It's funny how when we were kids we just assumed the teachers didn't ever leave school.  When my kids see me outside of school they act SO suprised like WHAT? you live outside of school? ha.  But then when I was in school I probably was the same way.  Sad enough I do recall seeing teachers work other jobs when I was a kid.  WOW.  It never hit me back then, teachers having to work second jobs!!


Hope all my kiddos have a wonderful summer!  Just one more day to go kids!


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The store will close on June 4th

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Caffeine!

Here's a fun coffee theme card from Unity Stamps today.  I had to use this saying during the last week of school, most definitely, "CAFFEINE: It maintains my sunny personality"  HA!  I think the kids would agree with that one.  TOO funny. Hope you have a SUNNY day.  Cheers!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hey Chick


 Sharing this hilarious chicken image from Stamping Bella's Oddballs line.  I just need to come up with a funny saying to go with him.....anyone got one? To me je just looks like a babe magnet who's trying to pick up the chicks!  HA!  Hope this card gave you a smile today.


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Monday, May 23, 2022

Happy Monday

Happy Last week of school!  I thought we definitely needed a coffee card for that!  Here's a cutie from Rabbit Hole Designs.  Isn't he adorable? I can't believe it's the last week of school.  Teachers will have to come back one day next week (the 31st).


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NOTE, the store will close for summer on June 4th

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Guest Designer Sue T

 I received this lovely card in the mail from Susan T of Austin, Texas.  What a beautiful surprise.  She is using one of the sentiment stamps that I sent to her.  Don't you love it?


If you got a prize and would like to share, email me, htondre@aol.com


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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Love

Here's a sweet stamp from Twistoon stamps (what used to be Bloobel stamps). I just love her fun lady stamps.  This one is just TOO cute.  Doesn't she look like she needs a little bit of love?  (Don't we all need a little love?)  Have a great weekend.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Imagine the places you will go

 Well, now we have just 5 days of school left but 17 days total until it's time to go!  WOW.  It's really soon now. I am getting packed up, well, not really, I have a suitcase sitting in my room that's been accumulating stuff for the last several weeks including goodies for those that I know in Turkiye.  I suppose soon enough I really will need to get with it and pack.  This cute card from Simple Stories says, "Imagine the places you'll go."  WOO HOO, so many places I want to see this summer including Urfa, Diyarbakir, Antakya.  Hmmm.

check out my Lace store: LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy
There's just TWO weeks left before the store closes for the summer

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Fairy princess

Wow, just about to finish up the school year now, just 6 more days of classes and then one in person day without the kiddos.  Whew.  Sharing this card today with a sweet girl from Lili of the Valley.  I thought she was just TOO cute.  Makes me think of some of the sweet little girls at my school.


My store will be closing while I am in Turkey, so get that lace now!  LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Friends make life bear-able

 

Here's a super cute image from Noturrno Digital stamps on Etsy.  With the end of what has been a long and extremely stressful school year coming to an end we are all sad because so many teachers will be leaving us.  SIGH.  I know it's not just my school, but the teachers at my school are so very talented and the school system in Texas is running them off.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Best Friends

 Here's another great Unity Stamp today.  I am using some stunning Turkish lace on this one.  I hope you love it.  Here's my tribute to best friends out there.  Huge hugs to mine.  They know who they are.  Love you guys, thank you for always being there and supporting me.


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Monday, May 16, 2022

Create

Here's a fun quirky image from Starving Artistamps that I just loved.  I don't know why, but it just speaks to me, you know I love the bizarre.  I added a fun sentiment, "Create the world you want to see."  Now isn't that what card makers do?


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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Little Blue Bird

Here's a sweet image from Day for Daisies.  I just love their cute little girls.  I added some wonderful Turkish lace to this project.  YUM.  Now that we are basically in spring here in Texas, I thought this card with the blue bird was just perfect.  This company is our sponsor this month at YSBP Challenge, so drop by over there and share your creations with us!

check out my Etsy store selling Turkish Lace HERE-- LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Guest Designer Birgitta H

Here's a wonderful creation from Birgitta using a prize she got last year, some great cat stamps from Tim Holtz.  I just love her gorgeous layout and amazing coloring.  Beautiful!

 If you'd like to be featured on my blog, send me a photo of a creation or mail me one.  Either way.  htondre@aol.com

Friday, May 13, 2022

Happy Birthday DH

Happy Birthday John!
Wishing my DH a very happy birthday today.  May all his wishes come true because this man makes all my wishes come true.


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

End is in sight....

 LOL, this cat card is just hilarious.  We are on the bottom stretch of the end of school and i think everyone at my school is either face planted into the ground or has their hand slapped up against their forehead.  Whew, 12 more school days with the kiddos.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Balance

 Here's a great stamp from Stamping Bella Oddballs. I just love that stamp line. "Life is all about balance"  Now that's the truth.  You are talking to someone who seems to just FALL down at least once a darn year.  Perhaps I need to head this saying about BALANCE!!


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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Missing Sandra

 Here's the cutest card using a stamp from my recently deceased friend, Sandra Caldwell.  She was just the nicest sweetest lady with wonderful talent. I added some cute butterflies and lovely Turkish lace to go along with the image.  RIP Sandra.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Happy Monday

 Happy Monday everyone!  Just three weeks of school left.  I am getting excited now (lol, just kidding, I have been excited all this time).  Thought today was a good day to start off the week with a coffee theme card. This cutie is made by My Favorite Things



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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day

 Sharing this card today for Mother's Day.  I know my mom loves dogs, so I thought she would love this card.  It says, "A cuddle makes it all better."  I also added some great Turkish lace to it.  PLUS it's using a stamp from our sponsor, All Dressed up at the Challenge over on YSBP Challenge blog this month!  Drop by over there with any recent creation and enter our contest!

Happy Mother's day to all my friends!


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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a stunning project created by Karin of KarinArtScrap.  She's using an adorable die cutter that she got from me a couple years ago as a prize.  I just love her amazing Christmas projects.  Be sure to look at her blog HERE.


Do you have projects you have created with your prizes?  I'd love to see them.  Click a pic and send it to me!  htondre@aol.com so I can share it on my blog.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Less people please

I think this grumpy cat from Taylored Expressions is just hilarious. I added the sentiment, "I wanna be where the people aren't."  How funny is that?  I do often totally feel that way, but i go vacationing in places like Istanbul where the population is 20 million.  I tell my friends that in a city with SO SO SO many people, it's really like you are all alone.  Maybe it's because I don't speak Turkish (though studying on Babble for the last five months, i still know very little),  maybe I am just an introvert and tend not to engage with strangers.  I don't know.

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Stay Paws-itive

 Well, it's the last month of school and things are in full swing.  I just LOVE this lace on this card.  I only got a remnant of it, not a full packet.  I wish I could find it somewhere.  This cute cat is from i-crafter.  So sweet.  Hope you all have a lovely Thursday!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

What's Up

 Here's a fun card from Unity stamps. I love their cute little puns.  This one is sweet. I think it's just perfect for the kiddos in your life.  I also added some great black lace from Turkiye.  Don't you love it?  I am about a month away from my trip now. Looking forward to it.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Alice Tea Time

 Sharing a great Alice Tea Time stamp from Blank Page Muse today.  This stamp was drawn by Sandra Caldwell and you can find it HERE in the Blank Page Muse store.  I know the theme is Alice in Wonderland, but I colored her up in different colors so you could get an different ideas and see different colors used with this image.  I added some great rose lace to match the rose cup along with an adorable little tea pot and cup.


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Monday, May 2, 2022

Hang in There!

Well, here we are in May, Hang in there friends, just one more month of school to go!  I know my buddies and I here in TX are worn out from another pandemic filled year of education.  (Not to mention, but our campus is being rebuilt, so we are a guest at another campus in their "back field" all in portables.  SIGH.  It's been a long 2 years.)


When I goto Turkey, the lace shop on Etsy will be closed.  The official vacation dates for the shop are June 4-Aug 4th.  So get what you want from the shop now

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Happy May

 Happy May!  It's time for the contest over at YSBP Challenge!  The wonderful sponsor this month is All Dressed up and I have an image that i just LOVE!  Check her out!  She's called Kitty Hearts on Etsy.  How delightful!  I colored her up with copics and added some adorable buttons and delicious Turkish Lace.


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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Guest Designer Denise

 Here's a wonderful card that i got from Denise, using one of her prizes from this year's celebration.  Her set from Newton's Nook had this cute set of stamps including the tiny shamrock.  Thanks so much for the wonderful card!



Friday, April 29, 2022

Anniversary part 2

 THought I would post one extra card for the DH today,  oooo la la, in memory of the anniverysary yesterday which was #20  WOW.  we have been together 25 years, but this was our 20th since getting married.  We always said we would go back to Vegas this year, but with covid and a trip to Turkiye...it just didn't seem like the time.


Check out my lace store!  NOTE:  it will be shutting down for summer while I am in TURKIYE so get what you want now!  LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Happy Anniversary Dear

Happy Anniversary to the DH today.  Love you so very much. You are the best-est ever!  Thank you for being you and being with me everyday even when I am not my best.  I love you with ALL MY HEART


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Gnome more virus

 Just a reminder that Sandra Caldwell has some great stamps over at Blank Page Muse.  Here's an adorable Nurse card that I made using "Nurse Gnome More Virus"  CLICK HERE to see her page in the store.  I added some great Turkish lace to go along with it.  I am out shopping lace in Turkiye now.  FUN FUN.  I will try and take some photos so you all can see.  I love how perfectly this lace color matches the card.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Baby Giraffe

 Sharing this lovely Unity stamps card today. Don't you just love this cute baby giraffe?  TOO cute.  I seem to college Giraffe stamps even though I don't consider myself a giraffe collector.  I also seem to collect elephant stamps, esp from Unity stamps.


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Monday, April 25, 2022

Keep Calm

 Well, it's the last Monday of April, we definitely need some coffee!  I just love the coffee and tea images from Cat's Pajamas.  Their rubber (Clear) stamps were excellent quality, but now they only do digital.  That makes me sad.  But it's their business and it's much cheaper, so I totally understand.  I will say if they made some coffee images, I would buy them.


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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Guest Designer Audrey

 Last week I shared a lovely card from Audrey for Easter, this week i'd like to share a great card that she made for Passover.  How gorgeous is this?  Happy Passover to all who are celebrating it.


If you have cards you would like to share with me, esp ones you have made with your prizes, I'd love to see them and share them on my blog.  Email me htondre@aol.com


Check out my lace store HERE:  LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Dear Thoughts

Here's a delightful image from Penny Black.  I love their cute cat and dog images.  This one is no exception.  I added a fun sentiment, "Dear Thoughts, be happy"  I thought that was TOO cute.  Makes me think of the upcoming vacation.  WOO HOO.

Check out my lace store!  NOTE:  it will be shutting down for summer while I am in TURKIYE so get what you want now!  LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Friday, April 22, 2022

I'm Thankful

 Happy Friday everyone!  I can't believe we are just one week until the end of April.  Not that I am counting (LOL, you know I am) but this makes it 45 days until Turkiye!  WOO HOO.  It seems so close and so far away at the same time now.


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Thursday, April 21, 2022

My Furever friend

 Sharing this adorable doggie theme card today using a stamp from Whipper Snapper. I just love their images.  TOO cute I added a sweet sentiment, "You are my furever friend"  I am not sure if that sentiment comes from Whipper Snapper or not. If you know, please let me know.  Have a wonderful day everyone!


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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Art=Happiness

Here's the cutest Penny Black card using some gorgeous Turkish Lace that I just love.  I think the light brown lace set that I have is probably the best one.  But, then, I am biased, lol.  I probably use more white than anything and sell mostly cream/white combos.  At any rate, I love this lace on this card.  I hope you are having a wonderful week.

check out my lace store, NOTE: it will shut down for summer while I am in Turkiye; Closing on June 4

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

All things are Pawssible!

Here's a funny cat card using a Unity stamp.  It just cracks me up.  I am using black lace from Turkiye to go with it.  It says, "All Things are Pawssible"  ha!  Too fun.  I hope you are all having a wonderful day today.  huge hugs.


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Monday, April 18, 2022

Queen

Happy Monday!  I am sharing another wonderful stamp from Blank Page Muse and Sandra Caldwell.  You can find this adorable stamp set in the Blank Page Muse Store HERE.   This stamp is called Peek into Wonderland.   I fussy cut out the image and layered it on black paper, then added a border from Queen and Co on the top and bottom.  I then used some yummy Turkish lace as side borders.  I hope you love it.  Check out Blank Page Muse for this and many other great stamps


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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Guest Designer Audrey

 Happy Easter Everyone!  Here's a wonderful Easter theme card made with a great prize from Audrey of Austin TX.  Isn't it lovely?


I'd love to see what you have created with your prizes, please email me. htondre@aol.com, photos of them or drop me a copy!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Family

Here's a great card from a kit by The Paper Loft.  I had the best time in one of their classes this past summer/fall.  We made a whole selection of cards using 2 sheets of 12x12 paper.  It was a lot of fun and surprisingly so. I really enjoyed it. I even bought one of their other kits.

check out my lace store, NOTE: it will shut down for summer while I am in Turkiye; Closing on June 4

Friday, April 15, 2022

HBD Mom

 Dear Mom, I love you so, Happy Birthday!  I hope you have a special day.  Huge hugs, Holley

Wishing my mom a very happy birthday today with this special card from Sandra Caldwell. I hope she loves her, Sandra's images are always so darn cute.  I am using some great rose lace from Turkiye.


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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Sweet Bunny

 Here's a sweet image from Purple Onion.  I just adore their tiny cute little images.  This little rabbit makes me smile.  I used paper tearing to create a tree from which the swing would hang.  Isn't it just a Delight?  I hope it brought a smile to your face today.  Can you all believe we are just about half way through the month of April?  WOW.  The kids won't be in school tomorrow, so there's just 30 school days left.  


check out my lace store, NOTE: it will shut down for summer while I am in Turkiye; Closing on June 4

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Cute cat

 Here's a fun cat theme image from Le Petite Market on Etsy.  I just love their fun stamps. This cat is just too cute. I added some Turkish lace and some bling to go along with him.  I have to wonder what he is telling me.  Hmmm.  What do you think?  

There's a fun cat theme contest HERE.  Check it out.

Check out my lace store on Etsy:  LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Shimmer

Here's one of the cutest animal stamps from Unity Stamps.  What a darling Koala!  Don't you love him?  I added some great floral lace and some cute flower stickers to go with him along with a shimmer embroidered word embellishment.  


check out my Etsy store selling Turkish Lace HERE-- LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Monday, April 11, 2022

I like big cups....

Sharing the cutest image from Notturno ClipArt stamps on Etsy.  This store has the cutest stamp sets, as well as some single stamps like this cutie.  Drop over there and check them out HERE.  I adore this artist.  Super cute and great price for the stamp sets she sells which are often on sale.  Happy Monday everyone!


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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Guest Designer Karin

Here's a wonderful holiday themed card made by Karin of KarinArtScrap.  She's using one of her prizes from several years ago, the cute lights on the right of the image.  Be sure and check out Karin's Blog HERE.

If you want to share your creation using one of your prizes, I'd love to post it here, just sent me photos, htondre@aol.com

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Sooooo Kissable

 Here's a cute sloth card using a stamp from Inky Antics.  It's more fall themed than spring, so perhaps I should have waited and posted it in the fall time, but I wanted to share it now as I am posting lovey card for the DH as I get ready to go to Turkiye.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Peek into Wonderland

Here's another wonderful Blank Page Muse stamp from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  This cutie comes in an Alice in Wonderland themed set called, "Tea Time Alice" and "Peek into Wonderland."  I fussy cut out the image and layered it on black paper then layered that onto some great card stock filled with beautiful wooded hearts.

Tea Time Alice & Peek into Wonderland CLEAR Stamps designed by Sandra Caldwell SDCc35713581 (blankpagemuse.com)


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