Saturday, February 7, 2015

I believe....

Here's a gorgeous stamp from artist Terra Biddlespacher. I totally love this artist's images! I don't know if she is currently selling her images at her Etsy store, but she used to have multiple stores selling her images in rubber.  I am thankful to have gotten some awesome stamps before they were gone.

Hope you all are having a great weekend, Yesterday I started the winner list, so if you haven't checked, go back to yesterday's posting and take a peek. if you haven't posted comments on the earlier Feb postings, please do so as the winners for the earlier days this month are about to be chosen!!

So, hmmm, what shall we talk about today?
Epilepsy affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined – yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.  About 50,000 Americans will die annually from Epilepsy (ie Status Eplipeticus, SUDEP, accidents from seizure activity);  That's higher than number of people who die from breast cancer.  When you have uncontrolled epilepsy, your mortality rate is 2 to 3 times higher than that of the general population.

Now you know why at age 40 I never thought I would be alive. I am so very grateful every year that I have now.  I was not only that person with epilepsy, but the person with uncontrolled epilepsy. The one who took 4 different medications plus medications to stem the side effects of my medications.  I was also the person who would look at the medical chart on the back of my doctor's door and realize that I had taken just about EVERY kind of pill on there. I was quickly running out of options.

Never cease to be grateful for what you are given, be it the day it's given to you or 5 years later.  Life is so precious!!

So, hmmm, back to what we should chat about today, what's your favorite stamp topic? for me....sexy ladies, cute girls, funny or funky images, puns or silly sentiments

58 comments:

  1. Very pretty card, and beautifully coloured! I appreciate the information on epilepsy - it's really not talked about much. Very easy question today - my favourite stamp topic is cats! I also enjoy other cute animals and butterflies. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  2. I think this image fits sexy and funky! I like funky to vintage, I guess. enjoy life!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  3. fab image great colours and a fantastic card Holley
    Gr Karin

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  4. great card :)
    I mostly make birthday cards, with boys, girls, flowers and critters. :)

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  5. Really a hot one! Fabulous. I love cute girls and pus sentiments and funky images!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. I also make birthday cards and like flowers, butterflies, cute animals with sayings to match. I do cute and some vintage cards.
    Virginia Montagna

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  7. What a fun and sexy card. Myself I many make christmas,thank you cards and birthday sometimes just some just because have a wonderful day hugs Nikki

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  8. Fabulous image and detail Holley and a great post.
    Laine
    xx

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  9. A fabulous card, love the image. I love vintage and cute girly image to colour. I have made a few male cards today for a change :)
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. I really do like this image, and your card is wonderful. I mostly make birthday and Christmas cards. Cheryl

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  11. wow, I didn't realize more people died of epilepsy per year than breast cancer. Must be why I couldn't get life insurance. :/ My fave kind of stamp are cute ones and animal ones. :)

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  12. Sad statistics there. I pray for a cure!

    My favorite stamps are giraffe, but I am also crazy about the Eiffel tower and Paris themed stamps. I also kinda like steam punk themed stamps. Don't have many of them though.

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  13. that sentiment soooo me lovely card. and yes epeilepsy not a sexy disease with stigma attached so good on you for bringing it to attention
    jackiep
    my mum had it has a child but grew out of it as some people do and brother started with it aged 30

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  14. Holley
    Another wonderful card,......love the sentiment!

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  15. Lovely card Holley, my favourite is vintage

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  16. Beautiful card, loving the image.

    I adore many stamps, I tend to collect more female stamps than any, sentiments are always great to have at hand!

    I know quite a few people with Epilepsy including close relatives, thanks for sharing, it is great to hear others stories and facts, you don't hear about it as often as we should, there should be more awareness. x

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  17. Another sassy card with a great color combo! Love red, white and black together. As for my favorite stamp images, those would probably be vintage collages and house or scenery stamps. I make a lot of masculine cards so am always looking for masculine images!

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  18. A great card, Holley. I love the sentiment. I tend to do cards for family who seem to like puns and humor, so I usually look for an image that I can match with a funny sentiment or pun.

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  19. Cute sentiment and beautiful coloring Holley! I like clean graphics and cute animals the most!

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  20. Sassy and saucy card. I'll bet a lot of hubbies and boyfriends would love this card. . I love punny sentiments. I never met a pun I didn't like.

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  21. I always love techniques. I love new ways to use the things in my stash. Your coloring is always so spot on. Such inspiration.

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  22. Hi Holley this is a gorgeous card certainly one for the men. Hugs Jackie

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  23. Beautiful card with beautiful sentiment. I love stamping too. My favorite theme are nature, flowers and animals. Have a nice day
    Marjeta

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  24. Thanks Holley for sharing your work with us just darling. My son had a seizure once while driving on an interstate from Florida to Ohio. He had never had one before this and his wife thought he was clowning around and then realized it was for real. He went the hospital in Kentucky from there and then they both a few years later went to nursing school to give back to help others. She works at a heart hospital and he works in ICU at another hospital. I am very proud of both of them especially him. He conquers all things tossed to him just amazing much like you! My favorite stamp topic is large eyed girls and guys of all ages. They just make a page or card perk right up. My other very favorite is anything medical from equipment to body parts to everything in between just marvelous!

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  25. I love the sexy ladies as well, there just seems to be something empowering about them

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  26. I love your cars too Holly, they are very bright and colorful. My daughter had a seizure once when she was 15, dr.s said it was a freak thing. Kept her from driving for two years to make sure. Turns out they were right, thank God! We are Blessed that you are still with all!

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  27. A fabulous card Holley and a gorgeous image. The sentiment is brilliant too. I love pretty stamps. I wish I could do justice to the sexy ones like you do.
    Your facts on epilepsy are interesting. It's such a little talked about condition here in the UK as well and doesn't seem to generate the attention or fundraising it deserves.
    There is always something to be grateful for and saying thank you should be as easy as breathing. I'm very thankful for some fabulous news I received yesterday x

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  28. I like this one ,,,, cheeky....
    My preference to stamps are scenery, floral stuff and things for kids.
    kaye G

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  29. Another beautiful, sassy, sexy card! Love the saying and all the embellishments. Thank you for the great post. My brother has epilepsy and I was not aware of all those facts. As far as stamps, I like florals, cute animals and funny stuff.

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  30. Love your card, Holley! I have a few of Terra's stamps myself. Love her girls! I love sexy, funky, manga and fairy stamps myself!

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  31. Mostly I like cute images, puns, and shabby chic style images. Love the colors in the card.

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  32. Very nice sexy card!
    My fave stamps are the ones which may be used on every card and every time you may think it is new image..

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  33. I love the sexy stamps too :)

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  34. What a cute card!!
    I love the big background stamps, or any arrows, drops and so on..

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  35. LOVE this image and you colored it beautifully! M favorite type of stamp are butterflies and heartfelt sentiments. Can't go wrong with either one in my opinion!

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  36. LOVE your Card. H O T !!!
    I don't have many stamps yet...but I would love to have ones of Birds - ex. Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Hearts, Vintage type ones, Flowers!!! Thanks for sharing a little about YOU....So GLAD you are here with Us today - Very LUCKY Lady!!! ((( HUGS ))) <3

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  37. What a brilliant card, fab image x

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  38. You. Do the sexy ladies so well Holley. Great card as always hugs Jennifer xx

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  39. Great information post and lovely coloring combos on the card. Stamp topic? If it's chatting you mean it would be new techniques or shaped cards, if you mean images it's beach, mermaid, tropical feeling images.

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  40. I love cute dog stamps, and that's why I LOVE your Mimi in Paris card today!!! So adorable!

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  41. Wonderful card. Love the colors. I love butterflies, puns, silly and funny stamps, but I also love unusual and off the wall ones too. Like steam punk or even some cool background stamps.

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  42. Hello again Holley, Wow absolutely love this sassy number, fantastic colours Love her hair colour. I also don't think there is enough about Epilepsy and there should be. I also love Butterfly, Dragonfly and flower stamps.

    Chrissy xx

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  43. Oh I like this stamp,. My favorite stamps are flowers... I am such a sucker for them

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  44. I like flowers and sentiment stamps. And I really like your card today!! The sentiment is perfect!

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  45. Fav stamp topic would have to be kids and scenery.

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  46. Sexy but sweet card.I like angel ,fairy,vintage ,hymor and cow stamps.I love stamps.

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  47. Fabulous card with a gorgeous image. I like cute girls, nature and sentiment stamps.

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  48. nice to know these info about epilepsy.. tfs... I love flowers, flourishes, background images...

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  49. Love your sassy girl. I think I like cute and prefer animal stamps to people. Probably because I feel happier colouring animals than people. Interesting about the epilepsy. I think this is one of the hidden illnesses. I don't think I know anyone with epilepsy. It's not so visible and most people don't realise how serious it can be. I think cancer is so high profile because it affects a lot of people and even the word is scary fo most people. It's good you talk about it here and give us something to think about. Thanks. Hugz

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  50. Lovely card. When it comes to stamping, my favorite topics are floral, sentiments and kid inspired.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  51. Audrey R in AustinFebruary 9, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Hi Holley - right now my favorite stamps are ones with framelits that match! I also like cute sayings, punny sayings, flowers, people, critters, etc etc

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  52. Hmmm, I just scrolled down and think I missed this card somehow. It is very pretty and I am so interested in reading about epilepsy (thanks for sharing the information). My favorite stamps are images of fantasy that are realistic. By that I mean they don't look like a cartoon but more like a real person and they are subjects like fairies, (even people with wings such as angels). That also includes a unicorn, Pegasus, or even just a person in a tropical garden with butterflies and/or hummingbirds....yeah, I know....probably sounds odd but I really love images like that.

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  53. I pray every day that cures will become a reality for such horrible illnesses.

    I LOVE owls especially whimsy ones! Birds, too. My favorite bird is the hummingbird. I put a feeder right near my window every summer so I can see them up close and personal. They are so mystical!

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  54. How cute and sassy! I am a flower person, I love coloring flowers for my projects.
    Hugs
    Sandy

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  55. I like the sexy images, but I don't have much need to do them lol I want to get that new MISTY stamp machine so badly!

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  56. I like the sexy images, but I don't have much need to do them lol I want to get that new MISTY stamp machine so badly!

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  57. I love critters. Lots and lots of critters. Especially the endangered ones, realistic style. Or the sassy ones that are just too cute.

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