Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mini Calendars

Sharing more of the tiny magnet calendars that I created this year for fellow staff member and church members.  I think the little girl images come from Your Next stamp and I know the bear image is LOTV.   

Friday, March 23, 2018

Peace, Love, Shopping!

I wanted to share a wonderful image from Sandra Caldwell today.  This woman is just TOO cute.  I love her darling bow in her hair.  You can find more of Sandra's stamps at her Etsy store, Babycakes DND on Etsy.

We also have a fun group on facebook, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Do something awesome

Here's a fun stamp from Starving Artistamps.  I combined this image with gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress to create this card.  I just how she pops right off the front of the pink collage.

I am using a wonderful base called Poptones Razzleberry.  I added a wonderful silver  paper then I used a Hambly Screen Overlay called Magenta Vintage Patchwork.  I recommend getting the 6x6" cut packs that are just perfect for card making and give a wonderful variety.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hello There

Here's a gorgeous die cut that I got online, I don't know the maker.  Or maybe it was a Chinese generic die cut.  I just love this huge flower though I think it turned out beautifully. I also looks like it could be an embossed ink in white, huh?

It's been in the upper 80s here already, even though today was only in the 70s, so it seems like our spring is very warm already.

Is everyone's packages arriving?  I have been getting lovely emails and seeing photos and such on facebook of everyone's prizes....

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Spring

Here's a darling image from Whipper Snapper. I love this adorable bear!  It's back to school for me now. I won't be able to get the 10 miles of walking everyday that I was doing when on spring break, but I have a feeling if I actually used my fit bit, I walk so much around that school (I change locations like every 20 minutes), that I would likely hit 10 miles as I usually try to do 5 or 6 miles afterschool.

Hope you have a special day!  Happy Spring

Monday, March 19, 2018

Steampunk Snowman

Here's a darling Steampunk snowman from artist Sherri Baldy today. I made this card for the current challenge on Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge.  Drop by the challenge and share your favorite Steampunk theme card this week for a chance to win an awesome prize.

Also, you can enter your Sherri Baldy card in the current contest over on the SSS Challenge blog which is always anything goes + a special theme.  We'd love to have you join us there as well for a chance to win something great.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Happy Birthday

Just wanted to say Happy Bday to a friend in San Antonio.  Hope he has a great birthday this year!  Happy Birthday Sterling.

This cute owl stamp is from Unity Stamps, the sentiment is, hmmm, not sure, but I think perhaps TAC?  anyone?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Cute mini calendars

Here's some more of the cute little calendars that I made for the co-workers and church friends that I have.  I am using some beautiful papers as well as some stamps.  The funny saying is from Taylored Expressions (Grumplings) "I craft so hard I sweat Glitter.";  The cute little angel come from TAC.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Hippo theme Easter

Here's the cutest stamp that would be perfect for Easter time from Sandra Caldwell.  This cute image will go on sale at her store today, Etsy store Babycakes DND.  It's 2095 Hippo and Bunnies.  I love the bow around the hippo's neck.

Hope you are all having fun now making some cards for easter or other Easter theme projects.  What are you making?

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Here's an awesome image from Lili of the Valley and a beautiful dandelion die cut.  I see them all over now with the little elementary school kids running after them to blow on them.  Amazing how such a simple thing can make a kid so very happy.

Hope everyone's week is going well. I am enjoying this little time off and getting a lot of extra walking in.  Now that I have all the packages in the mail, I am in the midst of cleaning up the crafting area where I have stuff laying all over the place, lol!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gorjuss Girl

Here's a great Gorjuss Girl colored up in various shaded of orange and a tiny amount of pink with some wonderful orange Turkish lace added to the card.  Isn't she just precious?  I love this stamp.  When I was in Turkey last time, I came across a store that had all kinds of Santoro products with Gorjuss Girl on them.  It's huge in Europe.  I bought myself an expensive wallet that I just love.
Got the last of the packages in the mail, Desi and Carolyn.  Everyone else should be getting their stuff soon! At least those in the USA, I don't know how long it will take those outside of the US, though I did try and send their goodies first.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Here's an adorable Bloobel stamp. I added a fun sentiment "Enjoy the little things in life...for one day you'll look back and realize they were big things."  I love that saying and think it's perfect with this frazzled dolly!

Hope everyone is having a great week, spring break is going by too quickly, lol, funny it seems that way already, it's only Tuesday.  Day's move much quicker when I am not in class all day.

So the majority of the packages have gone out now:  Pat R, Pat M, Denise, Rhonda, Teresa G, Billie Dee, Jennifer Kray, Jean M, Sher Brown, Barb M, Melody Scraps, Peggie W, Karen L, Anita A, Vickie

The prize for KJ Arting have been emailed out to Sue E, Donna, Francis F, Jean, EM Louise, Laurian, Pat, and Cathy

All the digi prizes should be sent out now, if you won a digi prize and haven't rec'd it, please email me,

Hopefully you have seen your name over the last week or so that means your item is in the mail for you!!  I can't wait to see if you like your goodies.

Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Birthday

Happy Monday everyone!  We are having a brand new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog this week featuring wonderful stamps made by Sherri Baldy.  The theme this week is Birthday cards!  We'd love to have you join in the fun and share any of your Sherri Baldy creations with us!

Here's some brand new Turkish lace (that I got on my trip a couple years ago, but that I had just opened up last week!).

The following packages went out today:  Vinita (2nd of 2), Karin (all 3 of 3 items); Lucie H, Shelley, Frances, Darcy, Jean C, Shannon, Donna M, Amy, Samantha H;

Off to the post office today to get more stamps! and to mail packages for Virginia and Mel C;

I also got the digi prizes emailed out to Shell and Karin for Paper Nest Dolls.  And I sent the information to Paper Temptress to get the package sent to Virginia.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

I Heart ???

Ha!  This stamp just cracks me up. I do love naps and my husband would totally get this card.  He knows how much I need a nap now and again.  Good thing is that he never cares or complains if I take one!

Hope you are all having an awesome March.  I did get the following packages in the mail on Saturday:  Beverly J, Linda, Candy, Juanita, Kathy B, DJ, Jennifer D, Barbara S, K Azeka, Lee T.

I have just about all the rest packaged up now and just needing the postage on them to go in the mail.  There's a handful that will require a trip to the post office because they weight more than 1lb.  Good thing about this year is dies are not that heavy!!  I will get all the rest in the mail this week as it is spring break, so keep your eyes out and PLEASE let me know if you don't see your name.

Prizes and emails went out this morning for winners of Sherri Baldy Stamps:  Sammi, Sylvia A, Barb, Darcy, Jan LTC, Audrey, Jennifer Dillion, Jennifer Kray

I also contacted the winners of the Oddball Art stamps prizes- Beverly Jordan and Donna Mundinger; as well as Miss Rach for Fikreta, Dennis Freeman, Pat Martin, Andree, Jan LTC.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Prizes from Sherri Baldy!!

The following people won 2 images each from Sherri Baldy, here are your choices, please let me know which images you would like and email me at

Sammi, Sylvia A, Barb, Darcy, Jan LTC, Beth Brovold, Audrey, Jennifer Dillon, Jennifer Kray

Cute Mini calendars

Friday, March 9, 2018

Lots of Smiles

Here's the newest image from Sandra Caldwell today, it will appear in her Etsy store, Babycakes DND later today, so keep your eyes out for this one and more!  Isn't he cute?  It's a giraffe sailor!  I am also using some lovely lace from Turkiye.

OK, the following cards went out today (i.e. made it to the post box last night)-- Kym, Cindy, GR Farrell (2 of 2); CR Brown; Nikki, Christine;

The following packages are wrapped up, addressed and have postage on them, so they will go in the post box first thing after work tomorrow:  Beverly J, Linda, Candy, Juanita, Kathy B, DJ, Jennifer D, Barbara S, K Azeka, Lee T.

I have a bunch more almost finished wrapping, but need to get more postage for them which I will get on sunday.  So expect more to go out on Monday!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Be your beautiful self

Here's a CAS (clean and Simple) card that is quick and easy to make. It looks elegant and beautiful.  I am using some gorgeous Paper Temptress Papers with a beautiful peacock die cut and a cut out from a 12x12 sheet of paper (can't remember what maker the sheet was, if you know, please tell me).

I cut out the peacock using shiny gold paper from Paper Temptress called Gold Metallic Glossy and a beautiful black cardstock on the base, Neenah Supersmooth Black.

Sorry I didn't get anything else mailed or emailed last night.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Gorgeous East Wind Image

Here's a stunning image from The East Wind.  I added a great sentiment (pretty sure this is Unity, please correct me if I am wrong); "It's not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters."  I thought the seriousness of her look went well with a thoughtful saying.

I got several items into the mail yesterday:  Shabneez, GR Farrell (item1 of 2), Kaye, Kaja, Vinita(item 1 of 2), Sindhu, Christine, Jackie, Laurian

All the images from Notturno Digi stamps have been emailed:  Kathy, Pat, Donna, Mel C,  Laurian, and Tracy W.

The prize from Scribbles has been sent to Em Louise.

The following digi prizes should already be rec'd:  Marie Medel illustrations, Time 4 Tea, Scribbles, Notturno Digi stamps, Limited Runs, Enchanted School, Bloobel and Ike's Art;

I am working on these: Miss Rach stamps, Sandra Caldwell digis, KJ Arting, Lizzy Love, Besties by Sherri Baldy, Paper Nest Dolls

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This is my Happy Face

Lol, this card just makes me wanna give a happy face!  At such a celebration time, but also a very stressful time, happy stress but stress nonetheless, I feel like that is my happy face, lol!  AHHHHH, can I say that when I make my happy face.  This funny image comes from Taylored Expressions Grumplings. I totally love their hilarious images.

Just four more days until Spring Break, so glad it's almost here.  I know it sounds crazy, but the bad thing is that after spring break, there's a solid 2.5 months of school without a lot of breaks until the end of the school year.  It's such a LONG period....

So, the stamps from the post office arrived, so I can slowly start stamping up some packages during the week nights and get a few out per day.  Stay tuned for which get mailed each day

Monday, March 5, 2018

Adorable girl

Check out this adorable little girt stamp from Maria Medel Illustrations.  Isn't she cute? She's precious.  I just love this artist's images.  She was a  recent prize giver during my celebration last month. You can find her stamps at her Etsy store HERE

I am also using some awesome blue lace from Turkiye on the bottom.  oh, I have a big secret, almost too big to tell, but it makes my heart want to I am going to tell you all, but keeping it mostly a secret to everyone else, well mostly, I am pretty sure I am going to go back to visit Turkiye this year!!  EEEK, sounds too real if I type it.

I have sent the whole list to Sandra Caldwell, if you were getting a digi stamp from here, it should be coming soon! Laine, Frances F, Denise, Pat M, Jean C, Mel

I also sent out the winning stamps to Jen, Linda, Jackie T, Kathy, Shell, Sylvia and Jean C for Enchanted School.  I have sent out the email for the winner of the $5 gift from Limited Runs to Pat;  I sent out the request for images to the winners of Notturnoc Digitial stamps to Kathy, Laurian,Tracy W (Donna, Mel--I have yours), Lorre-Anne;  I sent out the Time for Tea prizes to JeanChaneyAZ, Jan LTC, Laurian (and need the email for Lorre-anne

I am still waiting on a couple of people to send me their stamp requests for Stamps By Miss Rach.

Everyone who won images from Maria Medel illustrations and Ike's Art should have gotten their images now.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New contest coming on Outlawz

A new contest will start tomorrow for the Monday Greetings Challenge on Outlawz.  The theme is Springtime. Our sponsor is Decosse Dynamite Doodles.  As always, be sure to include a sentiment on the front of your card.

OK, so here's the current status of the prize wrapping.....

The following packages are filled up (even have their grand prizes in them and are ready to go!!

Hard to tell here, but these are the packages that are already done with their prizes in them, address on them and they just need to be taped up and added stamps (oh yeah, I ordered stamps from the post office, you think they would bring those to you fast huh?) It's a full brown shopping bag overflowing...

International prizes that are already addressed and ready to go

Partially ready, but still need more prizes and grand prizes added....for these two pictures
and there's a couple of packages that I haven't started yet, but very few of those!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Grand Prize Winners!

Here's some bigger prizes that are going out with your packages!! Congrats to everyone and thanks so much for celebrating with me this year.

Sizzix Tim Holtz Framelits Snowman Blue Prints, retail $24.99 (Winner of the Sandra Caldwell card contest-prize)  Jean Chaney

ArtC, Stamp and Die set, retail $16 (Winner of the Sandra Caldwell card contest-prizeDarcy

Spellbinders Nestabilities Gold Ivy set (Winner of the Sandra Caldwell card contest-prizeFrances F

Graphic 45 Stamp/Die set (Sizzix) Clocks $24.99 (Winner of the Sandra Caldwell card contest-prize Denise

Winner of $10 gift Certificate to Scribbles Digi stamps- Em Louise

CC Designs, Stamp Adora, Die Adora Outline  combined total $20 Vinita Jain

CC Designs, Stamp Mae, Die Mae Outline, combined total $20 Glennis

Jillibean Soup Unity Stamp set, Hearty Barley, retail 18.99 Sammi

Sizzix, Susan's Garden Flower Bougainvilla (Retired, new in pack), retail  $20 Amy Martin

Hero Arts Stamp/Die Butterflies retail 12.99 MelodyScraps

Quickkutz Alphabet set Shelley

Die Versions Love Frame Virginia

Spellbinders Nestabilities Shart

Skipping Stones funny chocolate theme stamp set Pat

Create and Craft Die-lectibles Retangle Baroque, retail $20 Karin

Heart of Texas Cowboys Chipboard Album, retail $16, Mel C

Jillibean Soup Stamp/die set 32 pc Latte Love Jean Chaney

Spellbinders Nestabilities Splendid Circles  StampNK

Blockwallah Happy Owl   Susan T

Stampin' Up Delicate Doilies set Audrey R

Sizzix Nestabilites Karen Ladd

Spellbinders Richard Garay Balloon Fun Beverly Jordan

Winner of Paper Temptress Variety Paper Pack - Virginia M

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous At the Movies Set $22 Donna Mundinger

Then, I put some EXTRA goodies in some people's envies :).....was it you?  you'll find out......

Skelly says HI!

Here's an adorable Skeleton from Stampotique, he's just too cute. I got this cutie from an online store called Joggles. I hope everyone enjoyed the fun last month. I really enjoyed hearing from everyone and I am still in the process of contacting all the winners for the digis and I am finishing up the packages so I can get the another set of them out to the post office tomorrow :)
Trying to be super efficient this year because during the week it seems impossible to have enough time to get everything done!

I have ordered stamps from the postoffice, so I am waiting to get those to mail out some of the packages.

Here's the last 8 people that I haven't heard from:  
Sandi, Skrappindiva, Alice Joos, Denise P, bee,  TheCraft Princess, Consuella Jackson, Vickie Kertz, Beth Brovold
Did you not get a prize?  Leave a comment today with the word, LATE FOR A PRIZE!! You could get one of these 9 unclaimed packages/prizes!!!

I have sent out Digi prizes to the winners if the Ike's Art image:  Donna M, Darcy S, Mel C, Melodyscraps, Linda S, Anita, Kathy, Pat, Jennifer D, and Fikreta

(If you missed yesterday I have already sent out Bloobel prizes and Maria Medel Illustrations Prizes)

Friday, March 2, 2018

2018 Blog Candy Winner List

2018 February Blog Candy Winner List

OK, here's what you have all been waiting for, here's the winner list!!!

I don't usually pick winners for days until 6 or 7 days after each posting occurs until we get to the end of the month as by then I will start picking faster.  If you miss visiting on a day, be sure and go back to the days you miss so you can be in each drawing everyday.

If you see your name on the list, please email me your info (addy or email, I usually specify which I need). Also I will highlight your name in blue when I get the email from you so if you don't see your name highlighted in blue, you may want to send your info again.  HTONDRE@AOL.COM

Feb 1st...this list will grow all month
1st person to comment - Shartl -- (send addy)
8th person to post in celebration of 8 years! --  JEAN (PagesinTime blogger)
Susan T
Linda W
Virginia M
Mel C
Vinitia Jain
Kym's Crafty Cards
Lucie H
Carolyn A.
Pat Ridings
Denise P
Alice Joos

Feb 2nd
Candy Meyers
Darcy Schroeder

Feb 3rd winners
Vivian Foo  $5 gift certificate to Bloobel stamps

Copy of Patchwork Heart --Rhonda Miller, Em Louise Farly, Audrey R.
Copy of Little Bat -- Virginia M
PLUS choose any other $1 stamp from her,

Feb 4th winners
3 images each from Miss Rach Digi Stamps
Dennis Freeman
Pat Martin

Feb 5th 1st Posting

Nikki C
Audrey R

Feb 5th 2nd Posting

Feb 6th winners
Amy Martin
Shell B
Teresa Godines

Feb 7th Winners (set of 4 stamps from Enchanted School)
Jennifer Bradly
Linda Simpson
Jackie T

Feb 8th Winners 
Jackie P
Barbara MacAskill

Feb 9th 
Jennifer Dillon

Feb 10 morning Post
SHELL                         (Digis from Paper Nest Dolls, your choice of 3 images)
other please send addy
Jennifer Kray

Feb 10th Afternoon Post

Feb 11th 
Consuella Jackson
Christine Telega

Feb 12th-- First posting
Winner of a RAK of stamps $5 certificate or 3 $2 stamps from Limited Runs-- Pat Martin
others send addy
Rhonda Miller

Feb 12th Second Posting Images from Sherri Baldy
Sylvia Ames
Darcy Schroeder
Tracey Welham

Feb 13th digi images from KJ Arting
Cathy Clowes
Pat Martin
Em Louise Fairly
Dennis Freeman

Feb 14th
1st posting
Donna Mundinger

Feb 14th
2nd posting
Sherry Brown

Feb 15th (Pick 2 single images or 1 set of images from Notturnoc)
Tracy Welham
Donna Mundinger

Feb 16th
Billie Dee
Susan T

Feb 17th  Set of 3 images from Stamps by Miss Rach
Jennifer Bradley

Feb 18th Copy of Peek-a-boo Lulu from Bloobel stamps
Audrey R
Darcy Schroeder
Linda Simpson
Jennifer Dillon
Cindy VanOrschot
Em Louise Fairley

Feb 19th send address
Vickie Kertz
Cindy van Oorschot
Jeanie Ellis  

Feb 19th 2nd posting

Feb 20th Image from Ike's Art
Donna Mundinger
Darcy Schroeder
Mel C
Linda Simpson
Jennifer Dillon

Feb 21st  Oddball Art stamps

Winner Jordanbev5
directions from Lizzy--she can pick out 3 stamps...send the img#'s of her choices to with a link to Holley's blog post.

Feb 22nd
Set of 3 digi animal images from Marie Medel Illustrations (the Fox, Bear and Rabbit)
Darcy Schroeder
Virginia M
Rhonda Miller
Jeanie Ellis
Donna Mundinger

Feb 23rd Pick 2 images from KJ Arting
Donna Mundinger

Feb 24th Image set from Time for Tea
Karen Ladd

Feb 25th Pick 2 images from Notturno Digital Arts (2 single images or 1 digi set)
Jennifer Bradley
Mel C

Feb 26th  Sherri Baldy stamps
Beth Brovold
Jennifer Dillon

Feb 27th image from Enchanted School
Sylvia Ames

Feb 28th images from Oddball Art Stamps
Winner Donna Mundinger
directions from Lizzy--she can pick out 3 stamps...send the img#'s of her choices to with a link to Holley's blog post.

If your name is still in black,  I haven't gotten your email,  please resend.  All prizes,  both mailed and digi will be sent out as soon as possible at the beginning of March. Please be patient!