Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Be strong

Well, it's another Bugaboo kind of day!  Woohoo.  This company is giving away some awesome gift certificates to their store.  The image I am using today is called Strength Fairy.  I totally LOVE the sentiment that comes with this image, if nothing was more perfect to go with this month's celebration but this sentiment.   "Sometimes, to get the best out of life you go through some of the worst.  No one said it would be easy. BE STRONG."

I almost even have to say something about the hair, as when I had my surgery they literally shaved my head down the center, around the back, almost like a reverse Mohawk.  something like the girl here, but not nearly as nice. in fact, way worse.  I had already cut off about 2 foot worth of hair to donate to Locks of Love, but it was definitely a shock to see myself in the mirror the first time (that was about four weeks post surgery)

Here's some additional cards created by  Friends and Design Team Members of Your Scrapbook Place who has monthly Anything Goes contests HERE.

 
 
 

So, what other types of crafting do you guys like?  I also do a lot of jewelry making.  I made all kinds of wonderful necklaces and earrings for the church's bazaar last year.  I have done and taught classes using polymer clay (mostly jewelry making, mokume gane and stamping). Hmmmm....dabbled very lightly in books or other deco making or doing fun crafts with the kids for things like Vacation Bible study.  What other hobbies do you like?

Wow, just three days left?  can you believe it?  have you been keeping an eye on the winner's list? you best check NOW!! CLICK HERE  Just in case this is your first day here, be sure and go to Feb 1st!!  that is the main drawing for the whole month from which winners and grand prize winners will get drawn as well!

62 comments:

Tracy Welham said...

Wicked card, great sentiment! I love to make jewellery, cross stitch, back and scrapbook. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jean said...

More wonderful inspiration! I scrap, do art journaling, mixed media and mostly thank you cards.

vinita jain said...

Its a most beautiful creation with a lovely sentiment!
I love to do oil painting, fabric painting, scrapbooking and free hand drawing.

Marjeta said...

Oh, I have a lot of hobbys. One of my favourite beside card making is baking. Bake for different kind of celebrations. I also love knitting, hiking, dance..

Marjeta

Natalie said...

hi holley!
lovely projects. :)
I do mostly cards, but also cross stitching, I read a lot and I am a total movie- and series-junkie :D

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful image and card Holley.

the only thing I sometimes do is make curtains for myself or fam.

further only making cards.


Gr Karin

stamping sue said...

that gal and hair is wonderful! I LIKE her! and that saying is the best.
I like to carve my own stamps sometimes and lately I have been dabbling in journaling.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Shell B. said...

Fabulous card Holley, haven't seen that image with Bugaboo.....Love it and will be on my list next time!
Hugz Shell

lora said...

AWE your card are Gorgeous. love the colors and the papers!! Love it all!

Laila B. said...

Awesome card Holley and love the sentiment too.
My other hobbies are planning birthday party decoration and making costumes for my little girl and friends. Just love it... ;)

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Such a neat card. And the sentiment is so perfect. They could have at least gave you a hair cut that wouldn't be so bad. Bit I guess sometimes it's just hard to do. Love the elephant. He's cute. And both cards are adorable from the design team. I do a little bit of everything. I just started learning how to crochet. I paint, do all kinds of things on canvas, love Mixed media, I draw, diy projects, home decor, it's in my plan to learn more jewelry making, wood burning, glass etching and more this year. I'm just one of those out it in front of me and I will learn to do it people.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Great cards! I don't seem to do any other type of crafting but cards. Have a good day!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

When my friend had brain surgery they did the same thing with her hair. I don't know why they just do take it all off. who is going to want to look like an old man balding man that decided to grow the sides of his hair out....LOL Myself would rather loose it all. And it is easier to take care of. I make a lot of cards. But I am trying out my skills on art journaling. Bugaboo does have some sweet images. TFS

Janie Boots said...

I crochet and I love to draw. I also enjoy doing crafts with the kids as well

VIRGINIA MONTAGNA said...

The card is great and love the saying. My hobbies are watercoloring, reading, sewing and card making.
Virginia Montagna

barbara macaskill said...

DEFINITELY NEED THIS SET! This sentiment is so spot on! As a 3 time cancer survivor it says it all!
Awesome card! I also do jewelry making, altered art, mixed media and am starting to get into painting. I just enjoy creating things!

barbara macaskill said...

I remember the day that my hair started falling out and was devastated! I shaved it all off and hid myself away for weeks. Finally, I decided that I was who I was and if people wanted to stare that was fine!

Melody Strahan said...

My daughter has that haircut right now by choice. She's 14 and wanted to look 'edgy'. She wears her clothes like that when the weather permits too! I need a print of that stamp just for her album! lol

I have dabbled in about everything at one time or another. I sew a little, but don't do any kind of embroidery anymore. Never really quilted though. I crochet a bit, but don't knit anymore. I like to cast jewelry, but don't have the equipment anymore. I do some beading and wire wrapping occasionally. I do all kinds of paper crafting. I paint some, and make a lot of different kinds of altered mixed media pieces. I want to experiment with encaustic wax painting next! lol

paulaj said...

I LOVE the sentiment! It is the perfect sentiment for you and so many of us. As always, your coloring is perfect.

paulaj said...

Forgot to add my crafts - not so many any more, but scrapbooking and card making - would like to get into some other types of paper crafts, such as collage and whatever else I can find. I sew some, and am going ot crochet again with a brace; hope it works!

riliska said...

Absolutely breathtakingly! Beautiful cards.

jane stillman said...

An ace card, love the sentiment. I attempt altered art and knitting! xx

Laine said...

Fabulous card and image Holley.
Laine
xx

Glennis said...

great card today! I also attempt mixed media 'stuff'

Linda Simpson said...

These are all fabulous Holley!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Dar Bassie-Cripps said...

Oh wow, I LOVE that Angel stamp and all of your cards for today are lovely...I don't do anything outside of paper crafting....

angel7 said...

Great card and image! xx

Cheryl said...

Great cards shared today. I see girls on the streets of D.C. with this hair style...every day!

Kathy said...

I love this image. Bugaboo has really expanded the variety of images to include something for everyone. I love the story that goes with this card, too.. I also scrapbook. I've tried a little mixed media. And I'm getting back to needlecraft. I abandoned knitting and crocheting for scrapbook many years ago, but I have a new crop of great nieces & one TBD baby on the way who really inspire me to make them something!

Chris said...

What a fab card, love the image and the colours. Chris xx

Lucie H said...

This is a wonderful card and the sentiment is wonderful. Love this card!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley this is a fantastic card the sentiment is so true life is never easy. But you know that. Hugs Jackie

Lyn Christian said...

I love Be Strong...something we all should think about more seriously.

Lou Sims said...

Fantastic card and do agree with you about the sentiment; very apt. Lou x

Kate M said...

Love your card - the image is lovely and a great sentiment!
I do a little bit of jewellery making, but not on a grand scale, and a little sewing and knitting as the mood takes me.
xx

jackie preval said...

lovely card and sentiment and love the elephant on other card
jackiep

ionabunny said...

Hi Holley, great card. The hair is good. Hobbies include rabbits, chickens, gardening, hot and stained glass, all things paper. Hugz

Karenladd said...

Wonderful card as always Holley...and GREAT sentiment! I love to read and scrapbook, and do crossword puzzles (a new pastime for me). But my main crafty interest is still stamping!

Carol Ann Freed said...

Hi again, Holley, I love the above cards, you such beautiful work! Wish that I could afford some of the stamps and embellishments you use. Am unemployed. I used to make earrings back in the 70's, I have also quilted, done some cross stitching, now I make cards all the time, do swaps, have not ever sold any, if mine looked like yours, well I think that I could sell some to get more stamps. Blessings!

Andree said...

A wonderful card Holley. Both the sentiment and image are very moving. I can see how they must appeal to you, it's almost as if they were made for you.
My first venture into crafting was dressmaking. Then I did tapestry and embroidery until I discovered papercrafts. That's all I really have time for nowadays x

Susan T. said...

Love the card and sentiment. I also sew and scrapbook.

Cindy said...

Boy this card is so me for the last few months so many sad things happening in my life but God is turning it all around for me a little at a time. I have to say my son's cancer haircut was really weird too his was all shaved in the front and sides and left alone in the back. But you know what I was happy with it as I still have my son. When it finally began to grow back in it was odd as the back of his hair was light and the front was all dark as could be. He dyed it all Navy Blue and I loved it as where before the cancer I would have forbidden it, I again was just happy and thankful to have him with me, If he had never had the cancer I would have not experienced all the many accomplishments he has made since he was diagnosed as terminal or witnessed so many great things and experienced what cancer can do to others. I now have a different feeling about life all together.
Other things I have crafted in my lifetime Wowza here we go LOL Ceramic's, Macrame, Crochet, Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing Clothes, Country Ruffle Curtains, Costumes and Multi other sewing crafts for bazaars, Cake decorating, Wood crafts,Towel Cakes, Diaper Cakes and Diaper Wreaths etc., Flower arrangements for wedding receptions and home decor, Scrapbooking, I just love to create my own designs in my crafting, no matter what the craft may be I envision what I want and fly by the seat of my pants a lot of times and just enjoy watching peoples expressions when they see something I have made. Would love to learn how to make jewelry someday.

L. Tagg said...

Wow! You really have a connection to this image! We should all Keep Strong!
I seem to get into craft cycles, and love to try everything. I do a lot a crocheting, altered art and paper crafting. I also make jewelry and utilitarian art. Because I am always making something, I participate in the Abandoned Art movement.

Vickie Kertz said...

I loveI'm ultiple crafts. I take spells of crocheting. Lately have been making deco wreaths.I have tried soap making and embroidery. Some things I stay away from because I don't ever Dabble in a craft. I jump in with both feet. Great card you did.

Nikki C said...

I guess if you have to cut 2 feet off your hair it should go to someone who can use it :)
For myself my other hobbies are creating beaded jewelry,stainglass and painting
have a wonderful day
hugs Nikki

Kaye Greening said...

Hi, well if it comes to hobbies I have had a go at many,
sewing, mainly for family and home , embroidery, dressmaking (professionally and personal) and ballet tutus and costumes, oil painting, long stitch tapestry, quilting, copper and silver jewellery, many types and styles of cards.... I even made a suit for hubby once. lol ... Love both the cards shown today.
sticking to cards mainly now.
kaye G

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards.. I make cards, flowers, jewelry and I also do crochet.. rarely I do embroidery on clothes...

LChippy76 said...

My Hair...I've tried to let my bangs grow - have NOT succeeded. The bangs get a certain length that drives me nuts...so SNIP SNIP & I go back to my regular bangs! lol
I do Crochet, Embroidery, and starting to draw again! :)

UTs Hobby Time said...

I admire your positive approach towards life and it's challenges. Both the image and sentiments suits very well.

Other than paper crafts, I enjoy making jewelery and sewing.

Shelley said...

You have been through so much, Holley. It really is wonderful to celebrate the outcome with you! Love the card and it is nice to see the other folks cards as well. I paint and if I see something else to do in the way of crafts I am always ready to try it a time or tow. Always go back to painting or stamping.

the Purple One said...

I am so glad that they make stamped images of how we feel. When they don't I have a tendency to carve my own. I am happy you have found so many that speak for you.
Other things I've been doing is paper folding, painting,crochet and cooking.
I still have the Japanese earrings you made for me!

Stacy H-W said...

Your hair was a small price to pay and it was short lived right?? Your card is great as usual! I love to read. I love any kind of craft. I used to make jewelry but now I mostly crochet, paint, cook etc etc

Susan Slomski said...

I love the sentiments on this card! (Image too but you know what I mean). I can just imagine the hair and how that would just add insult to injury so to speak. Even knowing it will grow back wouldn't be much help at that time. So glad it is all behind you now.

I also love to bake/cook and sew/quilt.

Pat said...

It's funny how a little thing can become a big thing. Luckily, hair does grow back, and the price was well worth it!

Gail Behrle said...

What a great card for your Anniversary month! Love the beautiful image, great saying, wonderful diecuts and color combinations.Trading your hair for your health seems like a wonderful trade. Although, I'm sure it was a very difficult thing to go thru at the time. I enjoy making cards, scrapbooking and fun crafts with my 8 great nieces and nephews ranging in age from 1 to 11!

SHartl said...

Oh, I'll bet losing most of your hair was a huge shock but thank goodness it grew back and now you are reaping the rewards of the surgery. I love a good ending!!
I love to cook and bake, and do a little sewing as well. I'm not fancy in either of those but I do it with love and that's what counts, right?

bissecat said...

Beautiful and delicate colors of the card even if the power.Touching brings the text.

Audrey R in Austin said...

Hi Holley - I have been quilting a lot longer than I have been stamping and I scrapbook, too! I occasionally make jewelry!

ShersL84bed said...

The month sure did go by fast. I am just now starting to make some foufoucha dolls. I have no idea of the correct spellings, so I'll just say some foam dolls. Lol I don't recall seeing your jewelry Holley do you have any of it on Facebook?

L. Kent said...

I don't do other crafts any more. I know how to do a lot of different ones, but found it hard to have time so I decided to concentrate on cards and scrapbooks.

Angelicnwa said...

I love crafting! But mostly I do scrapbooking, card making and altering items for sale. I also do digital pet memorials. I have done quilting and would like to get back into that sometime.

Jodie Mackrell said...

not sure if my comment posted...
i love all of them, but especially the fairy.
i usually draw what people want, but this one i drew...JUST for me. that was my hair style at the time...the original actually has my tattoo of my baby boy on my arm (who passed)...she sits in a puddle, its raining and tears. i am happy i could reach someone with it =)