Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Happy Autumn

Well this image combined two of my favorite things, coffee and scarecrows!  WOO HOO. I just love it.  Thought I would sneak in a few more Autumn theme cards before I start up some Christmas love.  Cheers all, Holley

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Grateful Heart

 I can't believe Thanksgiving is over and now there's just three weeks left until Christmas break for school.  WOW.  The year is coming to an end. Lets all hope 2023 holds amazing things for us.  Here's a fall theme card for now :)

Let us all be grateful for 2022 and looking forward to 2023!

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Fabrika Fantasy

Here's another special card for the YSBP Challenge this month.  Our wonderful sponsor was Fabrika Fantasy and I am using a sweet stamp named Young Marguerite.  Isn't she cute?  Check her out along with all of the other wonderful stamps from Fabrika Fantasy at their website HERE.  Then drop by the YSBP Challenge and enter ANY creation from this month for your chance to win a prize!

I am using some wonderful lace from my store today, check it out--LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Guest Designers

Sharing more art that was given to me by the kids in Turkiye.  I loved visiting their school where my dear friend works as an elementary school teacher.  I love that the top project drew an American flag.  People often ask me how the people treat me (as an American).  I think the political climate in Turkey can be very anti-American, but the people individually and the people when I am on the street talking with them have never been anything but warm, welcoming, helpful and downright nice to me.  In fairness I have only been to a handful of other European countries, but I can honestly say I haven't ever been to another place as friendly as Turkiye.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Project from Scrapbook Convention

So here's another project that I did during the scrapbook convention in October.  Isn't she pretty?  I don't know the company that she comes from.  I thought she was lovely though.  The convention was called the Scrapbook Expo.  If it comes to a city near you, I highly recommend it.  The classes were all great.

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Let's Hand Out Together Soon

Was nice to see family on Thanksgiving Day.  I thought this cute sloth card would let them know that I want to see them again soon.  I hope everyone got a short break for Thanksgiving and enjoyed family or some other sort of break.  This cute stamp set is from Inky Antics.

If you haven't check out the store recently, there's a sale going on, drop by and check it out!! LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I am so thankful for this year, that everyone has been with me (either on line or together, as close as we can be due to the covid).  I am thankful that my eye testing went well.  I am thankful that I had a wonderful trip to Turkiye due to my DH.  I am thankful for my family.  I am thankful that I have a good job and a safe place to live.  I am especially thankful that in 2010 the Good Lord watched over me while I had two brain surgeries and since then I have had no more seizures.  Huge thankfulness to Dr Aboumatar, Dr Stovall and their whole staff.

There is just so much more to be Thankful for especially my dearest husband who's been with me for everything.  He's at the top of my list!  

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving (one day early)

Sharing another wonderful Thanksgiving image from Sandra Caldwell today.  I just love her stamps.  RIP Sandra.  Huge hugs to her wonderful family this holiday season.  I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season as well.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Warm & Cozy

I can't believe we are enjoying this wonderful Thanksgiving week break.  Here's a cute card made with a kit from Pink&Main that says, "Warm &Cozy Wishes to you."  how sweet is that?  I just love their stamps and their card kits.

Check out my lace store, i sell mostly precut lace for cardmaking, Junk Journals and mixed media: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, November 21, 2022

Woo HOO!

 Woo Hoo, happy to say that all of us here are off this week for Thanksgiving.  A much needed break!  so very thankful for that.  Today I am sharing a cute image from my dearly departed friend, Sandra Caldwell.  I do so miss her.  She had some wonderful stamps I am so blessed to own so very many of them. Here's just one of my Thanksgiving themed ones

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Guest Designer

Sharing more of the lovely art projects that the kids in Istanbul made for me when I went to visit their school.   Did you know that the teachers in Turkiye are Federal employees and they are assigned to their jobs (including city) by the Federal Gov't.  You could be moved anywhere depending on your job as a teacher.  This is very unlike America where you apply to different school districts (often controlled by the local cities).  I wonder how it works for Teachers in other countries.

 Check out my lace store for all your lace/trim needs:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Happy Fall

 Here's an adorable card from Pink&Main.  Wishing everyone a very happy fall time.  I can't believe we are now on Thanksgiving Break at school and rapidly approaching Thanksgiving!  WHAT?!?  how did that happen?  time is just flying by.  Seems like Christmas will be here anytime now. (LOL if you have been to any store, you would think that it was!)

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Friday, November 18, 2022

I don't give a hoot.....(LOL, not really)

I thought this card was too funny.  It says, "I don't give a hoot."  HA!  well, you all know that's not true. but I thought this funny owl with his head stuck in a coffee cup was too much fun.  Gave me a laugh.  This cute stamp and sentiment come from Unity Stamps.  Today is the last day of the contest at Coffee loving Papercrafters on FB. 2022 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

I also added some great Turkish lace to it.  Check out my store here: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Happy Bday Margaret

Wishing a Happy Birthday to a dear friend from my previous church.  I miss her dearly and hope she has a very special day today.  Huge Hugs and have a very Happy Birthday.

This cute card is using an image from Honey Bee and some wonderful lace from Turkiye. Check out my store for some lovely pieces of Turkish lace: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Happy Birthday

 Wishing a friend at work a very Happy Birthday today!  Sorry I don't have a CAT on this card.  I will have to make you a kitty theme bday gift.  Best wishes for a wonderful year.  Thanks so very much for all that you do for the kiddos at Brentwood Elementary, esp in the DHH Department. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

Hey everyone, leave a comment today for my boss who's not only celebrating her Bday today but she's also a great teacher and deserves a little appreciation.  She's awesome with the kids.  Hugs.

Check out my store for some lovely pieces of Turkish lace: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Happy Birthday Ayana

 Happy Bday to my cousin Ayana W.  Wishing you the very best today.  I hope you have a wonderful Birthday filled with something special this year.  Huge hugs from Holley and John.

This cute card is made with image from Honey Bee and lovely lace from Turkiye.  There's currently a contest happening at the Facebook Coffee Loving Papercrafters group!  Check it out! 

Check out my store for some lovely pieces of Turkish lace: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, November 14, 2022

Pumpkin Latte

 Here's a super cute coffee theme Fall card using a wonderful kit for Pink and Main.  I just love their cardmaking kits.  I use cute kits all the time from many different companies, theirs are top notch.  be sure and check them out.  They have the cutest coffee theme items in their store too.  I thought this was perfect for this week's coffee theme contest  2022 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

check out my store for your lace needs, they are just perfectly cut for using on cards!!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Guest Designer

 Sharing more lovely artwork from the kids in Dilek's class today.  Some kids were very elaborate and had wonderful stories they wanted to tell me about their images.  But unfortunately there was hard communication between English and Turkish.  What many did do for me was try and teach me Turkish by showing me various vocabulary lists.  So cute!

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Saturday, November 12, 2022


 Happy Saturday, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend today.  I am sharing this cute card, from Rabbit Hole Designs.  I just love their coffee theme images.  This one is just TOO funny.  The sentiment comes from Taylored Expressions.  "When is HIBERNATION? Because I'm 100% participating in that."

Hope this funny card gave you a little giggle today.  There's a coffee lovers hop happening, here.  Cheers, Holley

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Autumn Blessings

 Sharing this card today for a Happy Friday.  I hope you have all had a great week and are ready for weekend #2 in NOVEMBER wow, how can we be in November?....this year is ending quickly.  Just a week now from Thanksgiving break.  Woo hoo.  Autumn Blessings everyone.  

Check out my lace store and get yourself some fun things to add to your cards and journals: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Fall card

 Happy Fall, here's a great image from Deep Red stamps and a sentiment that I am pretty sure comes from Unity stamps.  I added just a simple touch of lace for it.  I think she's perfect in her cute hat and mittens (though if it was mean I would be having some serious long sleeves).  It says, "Wishing you Good Coffee and Happy Vibes"

Check out my lace store for some precut lace or you can request a custom order. LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Thinking of you

 As you guys know I went to a fun scrapbooking/card making convention last month and did some fun projects.  Here's one of them that was sponsored by Keep It Simple.  I just love these adorable birds and a sweet little tag that says, "thinking of you."

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Thank You for Voting!!

 Happy Voting day.  Schools are closed here in Austin.  Mainly because many of them are used as poling places.  Teachers however are required to be at work today.  I personally had already gone to vote.  So hopefully it is a quiet day at the school, ours will not be used for voting.  For those of you voting, best of luck, I know the lines can be long, but I very much appreciate you doing your civic duty and voting!!

I added some great Turkish lace to this card.  Would you like some fun lace to place with on your cards?  check out my store on Etsy... LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Monday, November 7, 2022


 Happy Monday everyone!!  Are we all happy that it is November?  I can't believe we are already on what is basically week 2.  WOW.  Just two weeks of school and I will be on Thanksgiving break.  Tomorrow is election day in the USA. I hope that all my friends here will either be able to go and vote or were able to make it to early voting.  I myself went already and cast my ballot.  

Hope you are all having a great day.  Huge hugs and have a great week.  Would you like some fun lace to place with on your cards?  check out my store on Etsy... LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Guest Designer

 Sharing art from the kids in Istanbul at my dear friend's school.  I went to Turkiye last summer to visit and went to their school.  They start in like mid sept and end in mid June.  So they were still in session when I got there.  The kids were super excited to see me, I had visited the year before as well, but due to covid, not nearly as many were there in person.

Here's some more artworks they gave me:

One thing about Turkish, as I am TRYING to learn it, but not doing very well. You can see the order the kids are putting the words in.  Much like other foreign languages, word order is different in Turkish than it is in English.

Check out my lace store for all your lace/trim needs:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Leaf Card

 I know it's fall, so I am sharing this lovely pressed leaf card. I got all these leaves from a dear friend at church.  I'm sad to say that she's passed now and the church has closed.  But at least I can smile and think of her when I look at these lovely cards still.

Check out the lace I sell that comes from Turkiye: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Friday, November 4, 2022

We rise.

Here's a sweet and simple (CAS) card using a wonderful set of stamps from Unity stamps along with some gorgeous Turkish lace.  Don't you love it.  I wish the photo did it justice.  The edges of the lace are actually embossed.  I don't know the proper word, but like embossed.  It has a wonderful sentiment, "We rise by lifting others."  Now how sweet and true is that?
Check out my lace store on etsy, I sell lace in pcs approx 6" long in lots of 20, 30 or 40, as well as a bunch of fun shaped laces like flowers, butterflies and other gorgeous embellishments  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Celebrate with cuppie cakes

I got so many fun stamps at the last convention; I really need to show you all a photo but it was SO much stuff.  I haven't been to a show in such a long time.  Perhaps I should have given myself a hard budget, lol.

Well, maybe later this month when I start showing cards with my new stamps (and not projects I made that four day event) I will show you a photo of all the goodies I got!

Here's a fun project I did while I was there:

So in celebration HUGE celebration of the positive doctor results I got last week, guess what my dh got me.... TICKET TO ISTANBUL!!  WOO HOO.  I am super excited.  I already have my ticket to Istanbul in May.  2 months from end of May to end of July.  Let the countdown begin!

Check out my lace store to get some cool pieces of lace for your card making projects: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Thanks Dear Friend

This card is for a dear friend who took me to the doctor on 23rd.  Originally it was scheduled for Monday but guess what, I got PINK EYE while working at the school carnival!  and to boot, I was going to see an optometrist about the very eye that got infected.  SIGH, so they cancelled on me and reschedule for today.  My dear friend again agreed to drop everything and take me again today.  How sweet is that?!?!!  What a dear. I so appreciate her.

I haven't much discussed what is going on just yet. I will say it's just a little overwhelming and I wanted to see the specialist.  So, everyone please PRAY or think good thoughts or whatever you do to send positive vibes to me for now.  HUGS.---GOOD NEWS everyone, all the prayers and good vibes worked.  The doctor last week gave me positive new.  Not the best news but also not bad new so I was quite pleased.  The doctor who sent me to him had worried about something pretty awful.

Check out my store for some lovely pieces of Turkish lace: LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Meet Marguerite

 Happy November everyone!  You know what that means, yep, it's time for a brand new contest over on the YSBP Blog!  woo hoo.  I am happy to be sharing this wonderful image from Fabrika Fantasy.  She's called Marguerite.  I colored her up in red and yellow and added a little turkish lace to go with her.  I also put in a little thinking of you and it's a CAS card using some great lace!

Want some pieces of lace for your cards?  your scrapbook or junk journals?  I sell them in 20 and 40 pack strips of 6" in all different types and colors.  Check out my store:  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy

Cheers, Holley

OK so the winners are:

$20 gift certificate to Unity Stamps : KTFITKITTY and WilmaDeG

To claim, please email to claim your gift credit within 2 weeks.    In the subject line put "winner from Holley's GIU week".  

For stamp sets:  1 set per winner (choices will get made in the order winners were chosen)

Kim Hannen,  Debbie Farrell,  alo

Here's the stamp choices links shown TOP (Peace.Joy.LoveJillibean  Soup: Chicken Dumpling Soup);  Center: Ginger Snap and Friends; A Bit of Burlap; BOTTOM: Graciellie design Jingly Jolly Joys, Tierra Jackson Memories Made. Email me

and one final winner will get one goodie from Etsy store, LacePlacebyHolley--choose either a $6pack your choice or two of the $3.75 goodies.

The winner is Holly

drop by the Etsy store and just LMK which pack you would like!  LacePlaceByHolley - Etsy email me