Thursday, June 30, 2022

Cute dogs

 Here's the cute little doggie theme card today.  I added some sweet Turkish lace to add to the layout.  I do adore buttons, they are so cute!  Hope this gave you a little smile today.  There's a lot of dogs and cats that roam free in Turkey.  They are health check, neutered, tagged and then released in the public.  People take care of these animals.  They are the "animals of the city."

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Turkish Coffee


Rule the world, start with coffee!  Funny how in America i don't have much coffee, but here in Turkiye, I do love to sit down with a cup of it.  I wonder how many years of traveling here it will take me before I am really just hooked on coffee and want to go get it no matter what.  Hmmmm.  Speaking of, they do have Starbucks in Istanbul.  I wonderful if the coffee tastes different there or the same as in America.  I would say, Enquiring minds want to know, but I don't want to know bad enough to stand in line and pay for it, lol!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Live like there is no midnight!


Here's an awesome image from Stamping Bella's Oddball stamps.  I just LOVE this stamp line.  This one is no exception.  Isn't she great?  It says, "Live like there's no midnight."  Lol, I am way past that now a days, it should say something like, Live like there's no 9pm.  HA!  Well, maybe not that extreme.  On vacation I take naps I wake up in the middle of the night and do things, (esp because of jet lag) so I am not nearly on a schedule as I am on school days, when 9 really is a bed time!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Tea anyone?

Here's a CAS card using a sweet image from Unity stamps.  I just love their coffee/tea images.  Perfect timing for when I am in Turkiye, I consume about 20 times more coffee and tea that I would ever consume in America.  Their coffees and teas are just so much more delicious.  I am sure we have them in America, they are just hard to come by and not sold literally everywhere.


Sunday, June 26, 2022

Guest Designer Kelly

 Here's an awesome card in one of my favorite topics, COFFEE!!  I just love this card, it was sent to me from Kelly J of KellysKards.  Thank you so very much! I love it!

If you would like to share your cards, just let me know,

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Paper Loft, Laugh

Here's another card from the kit from Paper Loft.  Its a fun idea where you take 2 sheets of paper and make 12 cards.  Check it out, you have seen all the great cards I have made with their kit.  Now I have another kit from them that I haven't used yet.  I hope to sit down with it this summer.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Coffee Bee Mine

 Here's the cutest Bee stamp from Sandra Caldwell.  I do miss her so!  She was a shining light in the stamp community and her images just make me smile. I did the card up in yellows with some gorgeous yellow lace, fun yellow flowers and yellow cardstock.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Love you more than Chocolate

 Love you more than Chocolate, DH.  Even yummy chocolate from Turkey.  Their chocolate there is more of a sweet high-quality chocolate like those ridiculously expensive European chocolates that you see in your high end grocery stores.  SO delicious though.  My fav was the Karam Gurme (click here).  oh, yum, with Turkish coffee.  Delightful.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Smiling Dogs today

 Here's a cute little doggie theme card to make you smile today.  I got these cute doggie embellishments (the layered ones, not the cheap stickers) at a scrapbook show.  I thought they were super cute.  Something I could have made myself I guess but fabulous to buy them ready made.  It was like a six pack of these adorable dog embellishments.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

I love you

Here's a cute cat and just the perfect saying for my DH today.  "I love you even on bad days when everyone else annoys me."  LOL, I feel like it should say, I love you on days even when YOU annoy me.  Those days are pretty rare with my dh, but of course it does happen.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Little Dude

 Sharing this cute image from All Dressed Up today, it's a darling little boy image called Dude.  How sweet is that?  Check out all their stamps at their stare on Etsy.  I just love the puppy in his pocket.  That inspired me to add the cute doggie theme stickers to the card.

Happy Monday, this marks almost 2 weeks now in Turkey, I can't believe I have been here this long already.  So much lace shopping.  

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Guest Designer Megan K

 Here's a wonderful prize I got from one of the prize winner's this past February. It's from Megan K.  She has a great Instagram account, check her out! #madebymeghank

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Let's just chill

I thought this card was just perfect for vacation time.  Let's just chill.  I am down for that.  In Turkiye everywhere there are wonderful fruit stands who will cut open fresh fruits and squeeze them right there for you.  It is so delicious.  Their fruit tastes a level beyond what I can get in an American grocery store. So the juice is just amazing.  They will have a number of fruits  to choose from,  So wonderful.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Dear Dreams

 Dear Dreams, You get bigger everyday!  How cool is this stunning stamp from Sandra Caldwell.  Boy do I miss her so much.  I think of her often.  I added this sweet sentiment to this card.  While in Turkiye I often have to just look out at the sea or out the train window at the Hagia Sophia or off the ferry and just pinch myself.  What a lucky person I am.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Coffee time

Here's a great coffee theme set of stamps and some wonderful embellishments that I got in Turkiye.  The stamps are from Waffle Flower.  You all know that I love me some Turkish Coffee.  YUM.  I still find it funny because I don't drink much american coffee and I hate it when they give me american coffee in Turkey.  Sometimes that happens because I am American.  They give you Nescafe.  UGH.  NO thanks.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Contest at YSBP this month

 Hello, there's a contest going on this month at YSBP Challenge blog and our sponsor is Sheepski Designs.  They have wonderful images, Check out this great stamp here.  You can enter any new card creation (or other craft for that matter) and you will get an extra entry into the contest if you use a SheepSki Design Stamp.

have a great day and I hope you get some crafting done!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, June 14, 2022


I know in summer I share lots of cards for the DH.  That's because I want him to know that I am thinking about him even when I am halfway across the world.  Here's one from Honey Bee stamps. I just love their cute images and their great sentiments, esp the coffee theme ones.  I added some wonderful Turkish Lace to this one.

Monday, June 13, 2022

I love you more than naps

 sharing this cute card today that I made for my DH.  I like you more than naps.  Well, he knows how much I like naps, but then, he'd might want to call my bluff.  LOL, just kidding. I love him MORE than naps, but naps are very much a close second.  I am using some gorgeous trim that I got while in Tukiye last summer.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Guest Designer Nathalie

 Here's a card made by an international follower, Nathalie.  She got prizes from Simon Says Stamps and made this lovely card 

if you have made a creation with your prizes, I would love to see them, email me,

Saturday, June 11, 2022


Here's a great card from Paper Loft today,  Just a reminder, living the dream!  That's me.  WOO HOO. I'm living the dream.  So very thankful for that.  I hope all of you have little moments today that make you smile inside and think happy thoughts


Friday, June 10, 2022

Hugs from afar

Made this cute card using a set by Simple Stories for the DH today.  The scene on the front makes me want to go to the Princes Islands. Though as I recall going there last time (this is about 12 or more years ago) I had a HUGE allergy attack and got sick.  I would hope the allergy drugs I am taking now would help me if I got there this year.  Hmm. time to grab a backpack, some hiking shoes and catch the ferry to the islands.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Tea Love

Since it's the beginning of my trip, I am still having a lot of jet lag.  I am usually pretty good as I don't get much sleep on the plane, but this time I had business class seating which is way easier to sleep in!  That being said, I am still having a hard time adjusting to the time here in Turkiye.  Then again, when I was back home, I was waking up at all times of the night...hmmm maybe it's not jet lag

Here's some gorgeous lace that I got and a little thought about Turkish tea.  Ahhh

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Wish you were here!

Sharing this cute card for the DH while I am away, I do so wish he was here with me even though I know it's not where he would want to be.  Wish we were together though.  Kisses Sweetie.

This cute bear is from Le Petite Market on Etsy.  Hearts and Bear Hugs dear.  Love you

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Happy Birthday Cherry

 I missed posting about her birthday yesterday because I was on the plane, but I didn't forget!  Happy Birthday Cousin! I hope you had a very special day and have a great month of June.  Huge hugs and happiest of times for you.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Drink Coffee, Be Happy

Here's a wonderful card kit from Kit and Kaboodle.  I just loved their adorable kits when I went to the last convention back in early sept 2021.  Fun!  Today is the day I am taking off for Turkey.  I am going to be in serious need of some coffee, though I am totally spoiled as my DH got me a business class seat so I might actually get some real sleep on the plane this time.

 Here's to vacation!  WOO HOO

Sunday, June 5, 2022

The journey...

 Let no one keep you from your journey.  I thought this was  just perfect since my journey starts tomorrow!  Needless to say I am frazzled trying to get ready and overly excited to get to go.  Hmmm, wound up I guess is what you would call that.  It's going to be a long long flight. My first is 11 hours from my home to London.  WOW.  I'd say I would take a good book, but I will be too excited to sit still enough to read. ha!

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Guest Designer Beverly

Here's a wonderful card from Beverly!  I just love this cute little bird and her nest.  SO sweet.  Thanks so very much Beverly.

I'd love to share your creations too!  Email them to me, Facebook me or send them in the mail!  Cheers, Holley

Friday, June 3, 2022

I love you more than COFFEE

Sharing this awesome set today using stamps from Tim Holtz that my DH bought for me.  What a great hubby.  I am now just three days to the trip and I do love him way more than coffee.  huge hugs dear. I will miss you so much this summer and be thinking about you often.  Check my blog for messages I wrote for you.  Kisses.

The store will shut down tomorrow: LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Happy Birthday Father

 Happy Birthday to my Father today.  I hope you have a great day dad.  May you and mom do something special.  Cheers, Holley  This cute image comes from Avery Elle and I used some simple but adorable turkish lace to go with it.  

The store will close today:  LacePlaceByHolley | Etsy

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

New contest at YSBP!!

 Yah!!  It's officially the first day of Summer Break.  WOO HOO.  Now I can really DREAM of vacation as it's only four days away.  OMG, I have so much to do, lol.  Is it a dream or a panic to get everything done and ready?  HMMMM, nope, I'm sticking with dream.

There's a contest going on this month at YSBP Challenge blog and our sponsor is Sheepski Designs.  They have wonderful images, Check out this great stamp here.  You can enter any new card creation (or other craft for that matter) and you will get an extra entry into the contest if you use a SheepSki Design Stamp.

have a great day and I hope you get some crafting done!

Cheers, Holley