Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Yesterday was a very special day for me. My official 6 month anniversary following double brain surgery. I have been completely seizure free and healthy since. It has been truly amazing!! The time has come for a blog candy celebration!! WOO HOO! I have TWO full sized sheets of rubber from Sweet Pea stamps to give away. They are brand new wonderful prizes. I will pick two people who leave comments on this posting. Each winner will get one new sheet of rubber stamps. (It is shown below which sheets I have, but will be picked randomly which of the sheets you get.) PLEASE leave your email when you comment so I have a way of contacting you at the end of the contest. You are eligible no matter where you live (outside the USA is fine!!), as long as I can mail the rubber stamps to you!!

There's other prizes for other things, including a Beautiful brand new Rachelle Anne Miller Stampavie stamp called "Lily-Magic Fairy" and some other brand new goodies that will be given as people leave comments based on how many sign ups we have and other fun numbers that will be designed to win prizes. These secondary prize winners will still be eligible for the grand prize(s) of one of the full size sheets of Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps.

The First Sheet is called Samatha Rawlings Little Sweethearts Sheet 2(click the name to see an image of the stamps)

The 2nd Sheet comes from Sweet Pea artist Elaine Cox and is Sheet 9 Plate 59 (Click the name to see an line image of the stamps)Please start signing up now by leaving a comment on this posting. I would love to see everyone promote this special on their yahoo group or blog. The contest will end on Sunday, Sept 5th! At 12noon. By Sunday evening, I will do the drawing. So get all your stamping buddies to sign up.

As winners occur....I will make postings here: (updated 8/23)
and the first winner is........DAWN (Craftkitty for being the first to post--she will get the Rachelle Anne Miller stamp (and is still eligible for the grand prizes)......the second winner is ANNIKA for being the first international poster--she will get a brand Sweet Pea stamp!.......for being poster #6 on my 6 month anniversary the next winner of 6 UM packs of Sandy Lion Embellisments is Juanita C!!.......New Pack of Brenda Walton Page Tabs (see here) is Audrey Huffman.....Scrapping Book(softbound"Make a Heritage Scrapbook") winner is Sherrell..... NEW winners Shell in Alaska--new pack of Queen&Co brads called SWAK(Shaped brads)......Jessica L a UM saying stamp from Stampin Bella "life is a party".....more winners are coming!

The following prizes haven't been announced yet: Sheet of Sweet Pea stamps Elaine Cox designs (shown in photo), Sheet of Sweet Pea Stamps Samatha Rawlings Designs, Brand new set of Pink Paislee Clear Stamps "On Schedule", Brand New TAC Set Birthday Girl (Rubber only 5 stamps), Brand New October Afternoon Clear Stamp Set "Home Sweet Home", 5 Brand new packages of Heidi Grace Rubons, Grab bags 5 UM rubber stamps


craftykitten said...

Hi Holley,
Wow hun that is fabulous news and it must make life so much easier for you too!! Here's to many many more months of "freedom". I will post a link in my sidebar for your fabulous candy - thanks for the chance to win.
Dawn x

Lorraine said...

Hi huni this is just fabulous news I am so pleased for you and heres to the next 6 months you are a true inspiration for all you have been through and of course i love your stuff.I think that this is a wonderful celebration candy and it is so kind of you to be giving away such gorgeous stamps.Thankyou so much for the chance of winning i would love to recieve any of these sets as they are both gorgeous.I shall pop a link in my sidebar to let people know.
Take care
Lorraine xx
lorrainebetteridge at virginmedia dot com

Lisa said...

that is wonderful news!!! congrats!!! thanks for the chance to win and I wish you all the best

Lelia Pierce said...

Holley, you know I am so happy to hear this news! It's amazing what the body can do, isn't it? I couldn't be happier for you! Here's to the rest of your life being seizure free!

I am adding your photos and link to my blog candy page as well! ;O) Thanks for the chance!


Annika said...

I can't believe it's been 6 months already, time flies! I am so glad you are feeling so much better after the surgery Holley and I wish you all the best oin the future.
Love your cards too of course :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your WONDERFUL milestone
Juanita from Scrapbook Place

~ Anne ~ said...

Has it been 6 months already?! Congrats Holley!! Hope to see more of you around the groups! Miss hearing from you :)

-- Anne

Anonymous said...

What great news! God is good!
Your cards are gorgeous! I am kinda jealous i must admit, they kinda make mine look
like child's play! LOL
I am glad to hear you are feeling so much better! What an amazing inspiration!

Anonymous said...

SIMPLY FANTASTIC NEWS. You and your whole family have been in my daily prayers for months now. Hopefully the rest of your family members who are having major problems, will come through as well.



Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Huge congratulations to you Holly.. what fabulous news! I'm so happy for you and your entire family..continued prayers and blessings for your future!!

I love these stamps! What awesome blog candy!
xxooxx Penny

cdeasey said...

Praise God! I am so blessed to hear no seizures and that you are doing wonderfully well!
Cindie D

Verna' Grant said...

Congratulations Holley! That is wonderful news for you-hoping you will live the rest of your life seizure free too! Prayers heading your way! Love you girl!

Anonymous said...

Hi Holley. That is very good news and I hope the good news keeps on coming to you. Love your work and thank you for giving us this chance to win some beautiful products.

Debbie Franklin said...

It's been a crazy, busy few months for me and I've been MIA on snagging stampers, so I didn't even know about your health issues! How scary! I am so happy that you are doing well and the doctor has given you good news! Hope your health continues to improve!!!

Card Crazy said...

Congratulations, Holley. It must be a tremendous relief for you. Hope it continues. Please check my blog - I have something for you cuz I love your blog and wanted to let you know how much!!!
Sue S.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! What wonderful news! Congratulations on being completely seizure free and healthy for 6 months.
I continue to pray for you.

Judy L <><

Kimi said...

I have been so inspired by both your beautiful artwork and your story of your health miracle! God is so good and you are a living example of it!
Blessings to you and hubby!
kim Hannan

Bobbi said...

Congratulations on such great news! Thanks for the chance to win such great candy. bobbim1271 at yahoo dot com

jennifer said...

congratulations Holley, that is great news - j

Audrey Huffman (huffpede@yahoo.com) said...

Miracles never cease. God in His infinite wisdom guided the surgeons hands skillfully and He is making you well Holley so we can see more of your fantastic art. Keep the faith and keep on creating.

Thank you for the chance to win a prize. Love Audrey huffpede@yahoo.com

paola said...

So nice to know that you are well and that the surgery was a success.
Thanks for this wonderful opportunity of getting stamps that i would otherwise not be able to get my paws on,

paola said...

Shoot! forgot to add my email addy: renoirarts@hotmail.com

Linda W. said...

We should be SENDING YOU goodies, Holley! Congrats on the great news! And of course, you know I'm a sucker to follow the blog candy! Thanks ever and ttyl.

gtwins said...

That is fantastic news!!!! So glad you are feeling better, that is the MOST important thing in the world.

Amy said...


I'm so happy that your medical news was fantastic!!!

I will do the same thing if my medical news is as fantastic. You are my inspiration!!

Let you be seizure free and me be cancer free and our worlds will be right again!!!

BTW -- You have excellent taste in stamps!!!


Amy said...

Whoops -- forgot my email, too! akalvig@woh.rr.com


Love crafts forever said...

OMG! Congratulations Holley. This is amazing news, very happy for you. Sorry i didn't visit you lately, Summer very busy for me, but i will be back to normal at September. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Nataliya.

bissecat said...

I so happy good news!!I hope you very best and prayer you .I like you cards you in my blogilist.
Greeting from >Finland ..

Ruby....keep on stampin'! said...

I can't say congratulations enough! I will be undergoing brain surgery in either Sept. or Oct.; waiting to hear on final date and I'm scared to death! Your success story is very encouraging! Thanks for sharing....and thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize! Best of luck to you; you are in my prayers!

Anonymous said...


What a great reason to celebrate! Here's to your continued good health!


Melisa Marie McConnell said...

Hi Holley!!
I'm SO glad to hear the news of being seizure free! I've been following and keeping up with you on Facebook and I saw your great news yesterday.

Here is to many more wonderful years of being healthy!!

~Melisa Marie

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the great news! Thanks for having this contest. My email is cat_willow2@yahoo.com.

Jan L

Kim said...

One day at a time, sweet Jesus...

Congratulations on reaching such a milestone!

Please keep blessing us with your beautiful art...

Prayers and hugs,


Vicky said...

congrats on your health :) I don't think it stopped your creative side :)best wishes,Vicky

TJ said...

Holley, so happy to hear the good news about your health!

Ellis said...

That's so great that you're feeling good after the surgery's! =)
I've made a post on my blog, so it will spread! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Dawn Edwards said...

Congrats on your Fabulous Milestone! I Hope you all the best and Wishing you a 1 year milestone to soon follow!

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Holley

I am so happy you are back and well - congrats on your fabulous news! Thanks for your wonderful blog candy offer - I will be glad to share this at Create With Joy!


Tricia6653 said...

I am so glad that your surgery has been a success. God is good.

Leslie said...

I love that I have you at the top of my home page at Yahoo -- every day I get a smile... I LOVE cute stamps -- so not a collage person... you really make me happy.... Thank you

Gilly said...

Hi Holley....FANTABULOUS news!!!! I am so happy for you... Take care and love and prayers for you and your family...lots of hugs Gillian XX

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you've been seizure free for 6 months after your brain surgery...that is turly a blessing, and may God keep blessing you!!! I love the stamps and can't wait to see who the lucky winners are!!!

Take care of yourself and God bless!!!
Big Hugs,
- Sherrell

Anonymous said...

Wow! Fabulous news! Love your blog, and looking at all your beautiful artwork.


cathy said...

Holley, I'm so happy your surgery was so succesful. I enjoy all your beautiful cards you post each day and would love to win your blog candy. clpeper at charter dot net.

Shelley said...

Holly, I had no idea you have been through such tough times. What wonderful news that you are now doing so well! I do look at your beautiful cards every week and am now even more amazed at your lovely creations.

Lezlie said...

So good to hear good news. Cute blog love your coloring. Inspires me to stamp.


gingerbaby said...

That's great news Holly. I would be jumping for joy too.And sweet of you to celebrate with super blog candy.

stamping sue said...

Great news about being healthy!!!
How nice of you to offer sweet pea stamps. enjoy life!
stamping sue

Micki said...

Holley, that is wonderful news and I am so thrilled that the surgery was/is a success. You've been in my prayers and will continue to be. Your card is absolutely adorable!!!!

Anonymous said...

First and formost I am so happy you are seizure free after your surgeries. That type of surgery isn't fun but then what surgery is? The Halloween card posted today is absolutely stinking cuite. I'd love to win those stamps but I'll be cheering on the winner of any of your blog candy.

Norma D.

NIfty said...

Congratilations on your good news. I know how difficult this surgery can be. Good you are up at at it again. Thanks for a chance to win your goodies. cyw85@earthlink.com

AK Stamper said...

Holley, I know that you thank the Lord every day for the little things that you can do again without the pain & seziures!

Your Blog is a great inspirations to many folks, thanks for being you & so generous for offering your blog candy.

Inkyfun Stamper

Lisa said...

Holley what awesome news! Glad you are doing so well!

Anonymous said...


Wonderful news! So glad for you and your great health. Wonderful cards!

Wendy J.

Jenne said...

First-- Congrats on such improved health. A very dear friend had brain surgery recently to help with Lupus symptoms & we're still in the waiting stage to see if it helps her. I'm so happy to ehar that it helped you!

Super cute stamps too! LOVE them!

Thanks for sharing with us!


Trish D said...

Congratulations Holley on your milestone, may the path you follow continue to be good. I don't often comment, but I do love the way you stamp. Enjoy

Sue in Texas said...

Wow I can finally post a comment. I tried all day yesterday at work and couldn't get it to let me, must be a block or something. I love your posts, your angels always inspire me, as well as your courage and tenacity. Thanks for sharing your blessings with us.
Sue B in TX, STuckcarro@aol.com

Ying said...

Congratulations, Holley!
It's so nice to be healthy - most people take it for granted. Cheers!

the Purple One said...

Sending hugs your way Holley! I am very happy that the operation went so well for you and that you are feeling better!
Thanks for sharing your talent with us, I love to see your creations!

rush said...

oh, holley! 6 months??? gee whillikers! i am happy that all is going well. continuing best wishes. rush rush88888@gmail.com (i am on vacation, and i left my id/password cheat sheet at home, so no access to ss. thank you for posting your blog address!)

Dawn F said...

Holley, so glad to hear you are doing so well. I can't believe it has been 6 months, time is just flying by.

Anonymous said...

Holley, first congrats on the great news. It's so nice to hear you're doing so well!
Secondly...I absolutely adore the Sweat Pea stamps. I haven't got any yet but you are convincing me that I "need" them and certainly could become an addiction! I'm so bad!
Great work & great health. You're the bomb!

Anonymous said...

It must be a wonderful feeling being seizure free! What wonders the medical field can do! Now you have more free time to make your art I'll bet! Keep up the good work and I'm happy to hear about your trials success. I'm new to the club so we don't know each other yet, but I hope to be in a swap or something with you sometime. Louella Turvey

Anonymous said...

Congrats Holley! We will be lifting you up in our prayers - praising Him for your healing!

Sherri Patton

Vickie Kertz said...


Amanda said...

Praise the Lord for giving Doctors the knowledge to do these operations and heal the sick! He will keep you and bless you with more good health in the years to come, because you are His child and He LOVES YOU.
Thanks so much for the chance on winning some of this lovely candy. xtreme1@lantic.net

postal orphan said...

What a wonderful anniversary to be celebrating - truly remarkable! Thank you for the chance on these lovely stamps, and for all the fabulous eye-candy throughout your blog. I'm off to look at more of your beautiful artwork!

Ruby Taylor said...

I absolutely love the dragonfly with that beautiful sentiment about always looking up....more or us (including myself) need to do that more often.

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary. You must be very happy. Wishing you a bright and creative future.

PS I really like the dragonfly card. My son loves dragonflies.

Audrey Huffman (huffpede@yahoo.com) said...

The dragonfly is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the divine message that we all should adhere to. Please pick me Holley. Thanks ahead of time. Audrey

debbie said...

this is so exciting, I am so glad you are doing better.
please enter me in your drawing

Jessica L said...

Praise God! That's awesome news! Here's praying that you'll continue to be seizure free for the rest of your life.

I've posted a link on my sidebar.

greeneyedshoes at gmail dot com

Carol C. said...

Congrats on being healthy now! I've never used Sweet Pea stamps but they look just adorable. Much luck and good health to you in the future!

~Carol C.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that you are being blessed with good news. I pray it continues the rest of your life.
Love the stamps, they are adorable.
Be Well
Carol Roper

grandmalee said...

Fabulous candy to go with all of your fabulous cards! I'm so pleased that God has blessed you with such great doctors that could make you seizure free! Now if my daughter can be so blessed with being able to carry her baby as long as possible!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I just found your site, and you are offering some YUMMY candy. And congrats on those results! FAB. I had two brothers-in-law who had brain tumors, so I know how scary that's been for you! Find something to celebrate in the every day!

Flamenco92627 said...

How wonderful about your brain surgery success!! God bless you. Thanks for the chance to win the great blog candy. I will also post this under blog candy on my blog for all of my, ahem, six followers. LOL.

KymKreates said...

I am so very HAPPY that everything is going so well for you and that I am getting to know you too!

I will post your lovely candy on my blog!


brandy c said...

congrats to you!!! Love your blog, found you on the Cricut Mb's!!

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

Annelies said...

Great news to read you're doing fine! I've put a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Dawn said...

^ months is just amazing... GOD bless you and thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy!
Dawn Knight

Anonymous said...

Fabulous news on your 6th month anniversary Holley...WOOHOO....

Thanks for the opportunity on this lovely candy..


Rosie said...

So great to hear your wonderful news! Thank you also for this awesome blog candy and your 6 month anniversary....YEA! Hugs, Rosemary

craftykitten said...

Hi Holley,
Thanks for making me your first winner hunni. I have emailed you!! What a lovely surprise.
Thanks again
Dawn x

Nancy said...

Congratulations on reaching your six month anniversary after such massive surgery. I will keep you in my prayers for continued health. This is nice candy. I will keep my fingers crossed! Bravo to you for being so positive, and for sharing your wonderful anniversary with us. Stay well (((( )))). Nancy at Melrosemiss at aol dot com

Nancy said...

Just an addendum to my note directly above - my email is melrosemiss at aol dot com.

Audrey Huffman (huffpede@yahoo.com) said...

Blessings of art for us to enjoy are still flowing through you Holley, and I thank God for your healing. Love, Audrey of huffpede@yahoo.com

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What an amazing 6 month anniversary to celebrate! Being seizure free is definitely a great reason, glad your surgeries were such a success! I have linked to you in my sidebar on my blog at http://blankiefinder.blogspot.com and you can contact me from my blog using the contact feature! Thanks so much for the chance to win such delicious candy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Holly
Oh my frist i WANT TO TELL YOU i LOVE YOUR BLOG .aND MY THEM STAMPS OUT SO CUTE. i KNOW i AM LATE ON YOUR BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY but would love to know were i can get them .
That is wonderfull new .a 6 month anniversary to celebraate . I will kept you in my THOUGHTS AND prayers.

Shazza said...

fantastic news, may your good health continue. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps x

Shazza said...

I forgot to ass my e-mail is shazzapat@tiscali.co.uk and I have added the details to my blog
hugs x

Ronda Archangelo said...

Cool blog and yummy blog candy...thanks for allowing me to post your freebie on my blog!


Martinas Welt said...

Hi Holly!
I just came across your Blog Candy via Paola in South Africa and now I read what is the reason of your Candy....what wonderful news these are!! This is really a reason to celebrate!!
Thanks for offering such a great Candy! I will try my luck here and link it to my sidebar. E-Mail is on my Blog as well.

sarah said...

Hi holley . Love the card on Facebook. Now I see why people want those flowers, I've never used them, but may have to try them out.

SARAH said...

I Forgot to write Sarah who's sarahlovesmoo@yahoo.com

Kathy Bradley said...

Good news on your 6 month anniversary. I will keep you in my prayers. What a wonderful blog! Continued wishes for good health. rodeo8@comcast.net

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Wow ! I really love those stamps! Great candy! I've become a follower and put your candy on my sidebar!

Greetings, Judith
e-mail: judith.veldhuizen.school@hotmail.com

Megs said...

First of all I have to say WOW!! You are truely an inspirational person & I have the greatest respect for you & what you have overcome, so CONGRATS on your new journey since your operation.
On the creative side, I must own these stamps! lol I love every single one of them :) I love your postings each day & will definitely post a link to this blog. I'll see if I can even post it on my FB page! More people would love to see what you do :)
Thanks for this & happy card making!!!

Audrey Huffman (huffpede@yahoo.com) said...

Holley, God has guided you to over come so much and I say prayers of thanksgiving for your recovery, and for giving you so much talent. Thank you for sharing that with us. Have a safe, loving and creative weekend and keep up the great art. Love ya, Audrey huffpede@gmail.com

~Christina~ said...

Congrats on 6 months of great health!!! My email is chuckandchristina(at)yahoo(dot)com :) :) :)

lizzyscraps said...

Wow great news.. congratulations on your seizure free new life. I love your cards. Amazing cards every day. Prayers for continued good health.


Scrapmaniac said...

Congrats, Holley! Thanks for sharing your great news with us...GOD is GOOD. Julianne jmcrey1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats, on your anniversary of 6 months. I just love coming to your site, everything is always so cute and well done. I look forward to many more months of looking at your beautiful cards.
Be Well
Carol R

Anonymous said...

Holley, Although we haven't talked - I do think about you, often. Love your cards. Audrey R. in Austin

Anonymous said...

So happy you are doing well!! Nancy D

rush said...

6 months???!!! woo wee! i am glad that you are healing so nicely. rush
rush88888 at gmail dot com

Holley said...

NO MORE ENTRIES PLEASE, I will print out this list and remove the duplicates. Winners will be posted tomorrow 9/6/10 in a new blog entry!
Cheers, Holley

craftykitten said...

Hi Holley,
Just done a quick post on my blog as a final reminder for your candy - hope that is ok. You can see it here
Dawn x

Larisa said...

Hello Holley,
Wow fun that is fabulous news and it must make life so much easier for you too!!
Hugs. Larisa.

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