Friday, August 18, 2017

Lou the Waitress

Check out this adorable new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell.  She is called Waitress Lou 1733.  Isn't she so adorable?  I just loved this stamp (and so many of the other brand new images being added to the store this week!!).  Wait until you see all the new goodies at Babycakes DND on Etsy.

This is the first week that we have had the kiddos back in the school.  WHEW, it's hard to get them back and used to the routine, but I am  hoping in another week or so, they will be used to the schedule and raring to go.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I love Chemistry!

With school coming back (I guess not that long for the teachers, as they will be starting at least two weeks before the kids), I thought this cute image from Faery Ink would be perfect.  I added a fun sentiment "Try my Love Potion."  Wouldn't she be a great teacher?

I hope all is going well for everyone and those of you who are enjoying your summer off will make the best of these last couple of weeks!  Have a great time and refresh yourself before the next school year comes.

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

who makes this stamp?

Here's an awesome quirky stamp that I found at some resale house.  It was self mounted on a wood base and I just had to pick it up for a couple dollars.  She's too irresistible.  I don't know who made it, if you do or if you have any ideas or perhaps companies that make similar stamps, LMK I would love to look them up.  Here's the card I made with her

Thanks for checking out what I made and if you have any leads, let me know!  Thanks.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Enjoy your Life

Here's an awesome image from artist Rick St Dennis that I made for the current challenge over at the YSBP Challenge blog.  Check out all of the amazing card using Rick St Dennis images and then join in our challenge HERE.  
You could win an awesome prize from Rick St Dennis.  His images are found HERE, he does everything from Cute to scary to sexy images like mine.  I just love his amazing variety.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Flowers

Here's a lovely image from Sherri Baldy that I used to create this card for the newest contest over at the SSS Challenge blog. The theme is to use die cuts on your card, so please create something fun and drop on over to join in with us! I am using an embossed/die cut frame from Sizzix plus a lovely flower die from Tattered lace.
I hope you will join in the fun over at SSS Challenge blog! You could win some wonderful stamps from Sherri as well as a chance to be the guest designer over at the Addicted to Stamps blog!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Calling Dr. Hippo

Calling Doctor Hippo, Calling Doctor he is!!  A brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell this week.  Isn't he too cute?  this fun stamp will be added to her Babycakes DND store on Etsy and he's called Dr. Hippo 1712.  Check him out along with many more wonderful stamps.

Hope you have been having a great week. Today finishes up my first week of my new job.  Normally I would just be a substitute for the district, so I would not be working this week (which is an  teacher inservice week).  Starting Monday all the kiddos will show up.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Old Lady Skeleton

Here's another brand new stamp from Sandra Caldwell this week!  WOW! Two new images from the same artist in the same week.  How great is that?  And a skull lady to boot! You know I am in heaven.  This wonderful image is called old Lady Skeleton 1680.  Too cool. I added a Dia De Los Muertos embossing image across the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed this card today and you will all have a wonderful weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fashion Hippo

Here's a brand new stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell called Fashion Hippo 1701.  Isn't she just a delight? I just love her hippo images. I added a fun sentiment that says "Shop like it's your day job" ha!
I also added some great Turkish lace on this card at the bottom and a beautiful rainbow colored flower to go with it.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sweet Pea stamps, oh how I miss them!

Here's an adorable image from Sweet Pea stamps!  I do so miss this company so much.  They always had the most wonderful images from several great artists.  This image is no exception. I love her.  I added a sentiment "I think you are so beautiful" because she just looks like she needs a little cheer.

I hope everyone is having a great week, next week should hopefully be something special for everyone! If I am right, I will be starting up at my new job (well, I was always a substitute for the school district, but now I should be full time!)

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Here's an adorable stamp from Taylored expressions.  I saw these hilarious sentiments and funny images called "Grumplings".  HA!  I just had to get one of those sets.  TOO funny.  Here's one of the stamps from the set and a matching sentiment to go with it.

Hope you enjoy this funny card today.  These stamps are so hilarious. Think I may add some to my Amazon gift wish list :)  Off I go this morning to the AISD office to get some paperwork done and get my badge for the school.  Then I am off to see the doctor AGAIN, lol.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sweetest Mermaid

Here's an awesome new image from Lizzy Love (Oddball Arts).  The theme on the blog challenge is sky full of stars. I hope this cute card counts as the mermaids sky is the sea that surrounds her and the sea surround this lovely mermaid not only has skulls in it, it also has beautiful embossed (though hard to see the embossing on the photo) starfish!  Check out her amazing challenge at the Oddball Art Challenge blog.

I though that was a fun play on the theme of the contest this month.  I hope everyone is having a great week.

Thanks for all your well wishes yesterday!  I got the job!!  Woohoo.  So I will be starting up on MONDAY which is when the school district starts (for teachers and staff).  so  thank God for that, I have very much been working towards that goal for a while.  Thanks so much for all your kind words, prayers and well wishes!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Little Blue Button stamp

Here's a gorgeous image from Little Blue Button. Check out her store for some Awesome stamps. I love her little girls and her cute doll theme stamps.  I am also using some of the wonderful Turkish Lace that I got last summer on this card.  

I heard from the school that the job is still in progress with the district offices, but I know that the majority of the school employees will begin next week so I am hoping that paper work will be done and I will get the job in time to be starting next week!  I hope that will also ensure that I get health benefits and other such items :)  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Laugh some every day

Here's a CAS card that I did recently as a quick and cute little project for a friend.  I needed something simple and sweet to cheer her up. I thought she would like this simple sentiment with a sweet summer flower.

I hope you are all having a great summer time.  For those of you getting ready to go back to school, esp the teachers who will be back by next week, thanks so much for all the work you do! Have a wonderful school year!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pressed Leaf cards

Here's more of the beautiful leaves that I have been given by a fellow church member to create cards to sell at the church's annual bazaar.

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Wabbit

Happy Friday everyone, today I am sharing this adorable image from Sandra Caldwell. She is currently on vacation, so she is not adding new digis to the shop today, but there will be wonderful surprises next week!  Stay tuned.

I colored up this card using all pinks. how do you think it looks?  would another spring or summer color look better?

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Beautiful Maiden

Here's a beautiful card from Mitzi-Sato-Wuiff that I am also using some gorgeous Turkish lace on.  I just love the beautiful orange on this card.  I hope you like it as well, it's definitely something  unusual. 

I am happy to report that my mother is now conscious!! She has gotten up in the hospital (after over a WEEK!!) and is talking, she's going through some level of ICU delirium, which is a problem that happens to people who are under long term care in the ICU especially if they are sedated.  But the progress is so very encouraging and just having her come back is amazing.  Thanks so much to everyone for all your positive thoughts and prayers.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Morning Time

Love this Kraftin Kimmie girl, she is just too cute. She's my reminder that I need to be turning into a morning person because I have to start getting ready to be working at the school this year!  I am thinking we will be going back starting on Aug 14th, so I best start getting back to the morning schedule, lol!  I would say break out the coffee, but I don't do coffee, so break out the Diet Dr Pepper!!

I haven't heard back from the school district yet, but I did have two calls from the principal at the school right next to my house last week. It's the one that I worked at last year so I was thrilled.  She called, did my interview on the phone right then, and then called the next day to let me know that my paperwork was going on.

So everyone please keep your fingers crossed that I hear from the HR department as it is not 100% controlled by the local principal at the school.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Paper Temptress and Graciellie Design Team Blog Hop

We are having an amazing blog hop today using some stunning stamp and digi paper set from Graciellie Designs as well as some great papers from Paper Temptress today.   I am using a wonderful stamp set called  Magnolia Dreams stamp set and the Magnolia Dreams digi paper pack. I am using two stamps from the set as well as two pieces of paper from the package. Don't they match perfectly?

From the Paper Temptress site the base of my card is made from pink ice parchment;  I have printed out my images on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Paper.  I layer that paper on a wonderful shimmery black paper with a gold undertone called Nero. Then I used a super cute grosgrain bow in pink.

There's wonderful prizes if you are participating in the blog hop today!  Please just leave a comment and continue on in the hop!  There will be prizes from bother Paper Temptress as well as Gracielle Designs!

You are currently at Holley's Blog

Here is the Hop order:
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Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunshiny Day

Here's an awesome image from artist Sherri Baldy. I made this fun card for the current contest on the SSS Challenge blog. The contest theme is sunshine.   She's looking full of sunshine so I added some wood embellishments and some sunshiny sentiments.

Wonderful news, my mother was taken off the ventilater and is breathing on her own!! This now allows her to talk and they can remove all the sedatives that they have been giving her!  WOW. So much progress has happened just on Sunday.  So very thankful for that much.  We have a long road ahead, but this was a huge step in the right direction.

Sunday, July 30, 2017


It's time for a brand new contest over on Outlawz for the awesome Monday challenge! Tomorrow the challenge will get started and it will be anything goes with of course the theme, Monday Greetings, so be sure and include a sentiment somewhere on the front of your card.  I was thrilled to see our sponsor is Mari's Digis.  She mades just the cutest as well as the SMARTEST stamps like this wonderful scientist image!!  WOO HOO.

Thanks so much for everyone who's sent in message and asked me about my mom, she's only 65 so it's been shocking to see her in the hospital and not breathing on her own.  We are still praying that she will be able to recover.  It's been over a week in this condition.