Monday, February 1, 2016

It's time to celebrate!

I thought this amazing Gorjuss Girl was just perfect for starting off this year's contest.  I am so very thankful after the brain surgeries to be here at year 6 and still be healthy and seizure free.  I feel like there is so much to celebrate and I have so much goodies to share with everyone!  My blog candy is available to USA and abroad. I do send overseas and/or give digi prizes to my friends overseas.

I posted a longer message yesterday detailing mailing, prize announcements and such (click here to read that if you missed it).

This posting is the MAIN drawing listing, be sure to leave a comment here as today's comment list will have prize winners selected from it all month long!!  Then add comments on each day's post as the month goes on, typically I will announce winners from each day after about 6 days have passed. I will start up a PRIZE list and will link it to the sidebar so you can follow it and watch for your name.  It will get updated daily and list the grand prizes (like large stamp sets and die cut sets) at the end of the month.

Thanks so much to my old friends and my new friends for celebrating with me. If you are new, I had two brain surgeries back in 2010 that were phenomenal. They truly changed my life and ended my seizures, my headache pain, and so much more. You can read my story here.

Let's celebrate what we have to be thankful for! (That'd be crafting :)


Cheers, Holley

117 comments:

Shelley said...

The flowers on this are fantastic, love the soft, quiet colors on this card. She is so ready for sleep. Congratulations on this months' so special anniversary!

debbie said...

Congrats Holley you continue to inspire me every day

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Congrats on being healthy for 6 years now, i hope you continue to stay healthy, and create beautiful Artwork.
Hugs and good health to you and yours.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay, Holley! So happy you are healthy, seizure-free, crafting, and celebrating big-time! You are an inspiration to all to appreciate good health! Wishing for many more years seizure-free! Your Gorjuss girl card is adorable! Love these colour!

Jean Chaney said...

Such a joy that you are relieved of such a terrible burden. I am so very happy for you. I do love your Gorjuss Girl card too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a gorgeous image and card Holley.

do you have a picture for the sidebar, or we don't need that anymore.


Gr Karin

Trina said...

Yay for your continued health! You are such a sweetie to give so many prizes! This is such a fabulous way to celebrate!

Mel C said...

This is so sweet of you Holley, congrats!

Audrey R in Austin said...

Holley - Congratulations on your good health! I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of your celebration. Audrey R in Austin

Jennifer Scull said...

excited for the celebration, but most importantly, so happy that the seizures and headaches have stopped. :) now THAT is a reason to celebrate! :)

Karen said...

I think you're right. It is the perfect card to start things off. I love this!
And Holley what a fabulous thing to be celebrating hun.
So happy to pop along and leave you some love, to help you celebrate.xx

Lizzy Love said...

Such a beautiful card made by an even more beautiful person! Im thrilled to celebrate with you and what a great celebration it is! I am so happy you are doing so well, that is amazing! :)

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Yay!!!! It's party time with Holley!!! Woot woot!!I always look forward to this time every year. It's another year you have surpassed and that is great news... I am so happy for you and all you have overcomed. You card is beatiful, the flowers really make your card pop out. Such a cute image too.

Laurian said...

What an achievement Holley! I pray you have many, many more years pain free! What a beautiful thing to do to celebrate with your crafty friends.
Your card is beautiful by the way and I will try and stop by each day to see your other beautiful works! xxx

cebelica said...

I love the earth tones you used on your card. And the image is very cute too. Beautiful work! Hugs! x

L. Kent said...

Love the card! And awesome to know you are still doing well.

Angelique said...

I LOVE gorjuss, I'm tryin to expand my collection of them :P
Your card is beautiful. Sending you loads of huggsss and positive vibes.
I'm verry happy for you!

Huggsss, Angelique

Julie Curtis said...

Holley, I'm so happy for you! You had a lot to overcome and deal with. This month is going to be SO much fun for you and your followers. Happy trails. Hugz Jules

Shabneez said...

Such a beautiful card and I'm so pleased to be able to share in your special anniversary. Hugs, Shabneez xxx

Kajcyika said...

Holley, I just read your story and I have to say that I'm really glad that you are here with us, sharing your life story. I know that you inspire every single one of us and I have to congratulate you on your strength. I hope I will be this strong one day. :)
I'm very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of your celebration. Biiiig hugs! :) Kaja

Anonymous said...

Hello Holley, what a beautiful card to start off your celebrations. A fabulous achievement. May you continue to be healthy.

Your card is beautiful along with your colouring and the embellishments.

Jade

Lea Brawn said...

A great card Holley. I just love Gorjuss girl. X

Pat said...

oH, Holley, how wonderful that you can celebrate this happy occasion. Without you in my life, I would not be where I am today in the crafting world. You have continuously inspired me to stretch my creativity, break out of my comfort zone, and have the confidence to go after the golden rings in art.

barbara macaskill said...

So glad that you are here for us to celebrate with another year! I know you will have MANY more celebrations and milestones!
I love this Gorjuss Girl card! Rustic and beautiful!
I am thankful for kicking Cancer's Ass not once, not twice, not three times but FOUR times! I can't imagine not knowing my grandchildren or all the wonderful friends I have made in the Crafting Community!
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful cards this month and Celebrating with you all month long!! See you tomorrow! (((HUGS))) and Blessings!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

6 Years.... How wonderful. I love celebrating these milestones with you. Bring on the celebration!!!

Mary K. said...

Wow, six years, that is great. And as always, I just love your creations.

Nikki W said...

A gorgeous make, love your colour palette. Glad you are well Holley x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is gorgeous. I love the Autumn colours you have chosen and those flowers are beautiful!

❤️ & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Penni said...

Congratulations Holly.
Love this Gorjuss card.
Hugs
Penni X

Melody Strahan said...

Oh how I have missed this blog! It will be about another week (depending on shipping) before I am a regular again, but I had to check in today! So I stole one of my kids computers to do it! lol

Thanks again Holley for all of the inspiration you provide, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Oh yeah, one more thing...use that thing I sent you any way you like! :)

Glennis said...

Love your Gorguss girl! Congrats on your amazing achievement, your must be so proud

Kathy said...

Congrats Holley. You're a wonderful example of how to live with a spirit of gratitude. I'm so happy for you.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Congratulations, Holley! So extremely happy that you are celebrating 6 years!!!! That is really worth everything! Thank you! Gorgeous Gorjuss Girl card and perfect coloring, too!!

Net said...

The best news!

Jennifer Bradley said...

The card is fabulous but what is more fabulous is the fact that you can celebrate 6 yrs free from seizures Way to go Girl !!!! Hugs Jennifer xxx

Lucie H said...

Hi Holley. It is great that you are doing well and continue to do so. Let's a party and celebrate
!

Anonymous said...

Holley,
Love your Gorguss Girl card and your coloring of the focal image. Great color scheme and background layout.
Congrats on 6 years of seizure/pain free. I have that "Cheers" die cut & love using it.
Virginia Montagna

Tracy Welham said...

Congratulations on this amazing anniversary, you must over the moon with the happiness. Gorgeous card, adorable image. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Trish said...

Hi Holley, Yippeeeee, it's celebration time again. Delighted to be sharing this special time of year with you and your followers. I am so pleased to know that you are continuing with good health- Praise God. Looking forward to seeing what all you have in store for this month.
Loving the colours you have chose for your card, the flowers really set it off.
Many hugs,
Trish x

Jean said...

Love the colors of this and those flowers! You are so kind and generous!! Congrats on your celebratioN!!

L. Tagg said...

Such a sweet card! Gorgeous! I'm thankful that I had an opportunity to be on the Sweet Pea Stamps DT with you!

Stacy H-W said...

I'm always so happy when this comes around and you are still continuing your good health!! Congrats on another year!!! Love the card!

Shell B. said...

Super cute card Holley, and as always I'm wishing you continued health!
Hugs Shell in Alaska

jackiep said...

she is corgeous too LOL and lovely autumnal colours
and heres to another year

Karenladd said...

Hooray for you Holley....and so happy that you remain healthy and crafty!! Medical technology is so wonderful, isn't it?!!! Love this beautiful card with such an adorable image.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley your card is gorgeous. Thank you for this opportunity. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sheila said...

I remember back when you were going through your surgeries - so glad everything is still going good for you! My blood still tests positive for cancer but it's been in remission for 7 years now - PTL. Your card is beautiful!

Brooke Guadagno said...

Actually Holley, she reminds me of me.My mom always said I was an Autumn person and always dressed me in shades of brown and tan just like your lovely girl.
Also congratulations on your continued good health!

debbie said...

congrats Holley

DonnaMundinger said...

I just read your story Holley and am truly inspired by your strength and perseverance (not to mention your crafting expertise). Gorgeous card! Wishing you continued health and happiness. Thanks so much for allowing me to join in your celebration. xxD

Nikki C said...

Congratulations to another year being healthy and to the many more that have yet come. I'm so happy for you!!! Your card is perfect to start off your giveaway with a big CHEERS!!
Hugs Nikki

Anonymous said...

So happy that you
continue to be healthy! Beautiful card!
Nancy Thomas

Andree said...

This is a wonderful card to start your 'special month' off with Holley. The image is fabulous and I love the earthy colours xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

cdeasey has sent you a link to a blog:

So happy for your 6th celebration! I remember when you were going thru it. I am so happy that you are doing well!!!!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Loving your card today. Thanks for the blog candy celebration

Christine T

Lelia Pierce said...

I can't believe it's been 6 years already. Congrats, Holley! Here's to the next 6 years! MWAH!

Billie Dee said...

Congratulations on such fantastic news! 6 years - wow!
I love how you colored the gal and I like those flowers!

SHartl said...

Congrats on your 6 years, and here's to a lifetime more!! I just love this sweet little card, especially the fall colored flowers.

Jean Bullock said...

I love the color scheme you chose for this card and the layout. Well done. So glad you are still seizure free. Your story is so moving and inspirational.

LChippy76 said...

*** C O N G R A T S *** Holley on ((( 6 ))) yrs. !!! Beautiful coloring - She's ADORable!!! Praying you have many MORE Healthy Years ahead!!! ((( H U G S )))

Cumbrianlass said...

I justed popped in say CONGRATULATIONS Holley & wishing you continued health. I will not be able to do comment every day as I am going into hospital (knee replacement nothing as serious as yours though) So no need to include me in your give away. good luck for your future I am sure it will be amazing. And as always your card is gorgeous. Hugs Janet xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

I justed popped in say CONGRATULATIONS Holley & wishing you continued health. I will not be able to do comment every day as I am going into hospital (knee replacement nothing as serious as yours though) So no need to include me in your give away. good luck for your future I am sure it will be amazing. And as always your card is gorgeous. Hugs Janet xxx

creationsnz said...

Always lovely to hear good news stories, glad you are in good health again. This is a cute card with lovely little touches. CarolG

Engelchen said...

Congratulations Holley.
Your card is so wunderfull :)
greetings Geesje (engelchen-hobby)

vinita jain said...

So excited that you are celebrating another year with seizure free and Wishing more success in your beautiful life!
Love your color scheme with a beautiful image!
Have a wonderful day!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Congratulations Holley and I wish you good health thru meny years!
Big Hug, Iwona

Reta Bibby said...

You are an amazing person Holley may you continue to have good health for many years to come

Cathy Peper said...

Congratulations, Holley. So glad you are still doing well and your surgeries were so succesful.

Ardilla said...

I am celebrating with you... Last year I passed for a very important surgery and wasn't able to craft for a while (almost two years)... I am thankful for my health and thankful for yours...
BTW, your card is awesome, love the image!!!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Olive Twohig

I have a few gorjuss stamps and papers but they're new so can't bring myself to use them. I'm still at the looking stage I love your card.x

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

Congratulations on 6 miraculous years. God's miracles are awesome which is how I see you. I am so thankful to have Him to guide me after the death of my husband as He has shown me so many colors of happiness of which I am most thankful for.

Nancy Jensen said...

Soooo happy for you!!! 6 years of having your suffering gone. What a miracle!

Jennifer Dillon said...

Yay Holley so happy for your continued health thanks for sharing with us I just love your creations .

bissecat said...

Everything good for you Holley !Congratulations and winter greetings from Finland.

Bunny said...

Hey, Holley. I got a chance to read your story. I am familiar with one of your meds as I take it now and have for about 7 years and I am grateful for it. I really applaud the fact that you've accomplished so much in these years. You can have all the money in the world but if you have bad health it is horrible. Good health is worth so much and such a blessing. I pray that you will continue to have good health and that the doctors have learned something from you. This is my first time here. My friend, Cindy, told me about you. Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy. Sounds like fun.

Carrie Sheridan said...

Holley, I'm so glad the Lord has restored your health! May He give you many more wonderful crafty years!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

wow! congrats!

Alicia

Charlene Mitchell said...

Thanks for tagging me Holley! Congrats on another year of celebration! Good health and miracles are definitely a reason to celebrate! Thanks for your generosity once again!!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Thanks for tagging me Holley! Congrats on another year of celebration! Good health and miracles are definitely a reason to celebrate! Thanks for your generosity once again!!

ike said...

I'm so pleased for your Holley and very proud to be involved in your Event :-D

Mega Hugz

IKE xxxxxxxx

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Leanne said...

Very happy for you that you have made it through yet another year. May God grant you many more years of good health.

Judith Perry said...

Congrats on 6 years! I love the colors you selected and the flowers are great!

Judith Perry said...

Congrats on 6 years! I love the colors you selected and the flowers are great!

Barb said...

Congrats on your 6 years of good health! I too love that little bear.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous news and such a beautiful card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

ionabunny said...

Hi Holley, congrats on your 6 year anniversary. Love this card, Lovely shades of brown. So glad to be celebrating with you again. Hugz

Susan T. said...

Congratulations, Holley! Love all of the elements and the colors of the card.

Patricia St Martin said...

So happy for you and congratulations for 6 wonderful years and here is for many more years of good health.

Stacy H-W said...

Perfect card to start off the month!

Kaye Greening said...

Cheers to you Holley, love the bear. When I laminate my bookmarks I cut the laminate with a "good" edge on them so they don't peel

kaye G

Cindy said...

Another Year for Our Holley being seizure free! God loves you and gave you a wonderful blessing!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats on another year!

Your card is lovely.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful creation Holley. So happy for you. Wishing you many more years of good heath and lots of happiness.

Hugs,
Sara.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation Holly I love the Gorjuss Girls the colours are fabulous, congratulations on being in good health for the last 6 years may it continue for many, many more, you are such an inspiration to so many.
hugs
lorraine x

Kate M said...

Wow 6 years seizure free now Holley - great news - long may it continue!! Love seeing all your super projects, even though I don't get the time to blog hop as much these days!!
Take care
Katexx

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Holley - Congratulations on your 6 year non seizure milestone. Very very happy for you. I am so delighted to have found your blog as well as Sandra's images and FB page. Thanks for the links and I will be posting now. Big hugs, Debra Laine

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Holley - Congratulations on your 6 year non seizure milestone. Very very happy for you. I am so delighted to have found your blog as well as Sandra's images and FB page. Thanks for the links and I will be posting now. Big hugs, Debra Laine

Barbara macaskill said...

What an awesome week. Lots of great cards and I love the questions you ask each day. Looking forward to the rest of the month..

Donna said...

Holley, it's so amazing that you have made such progress after brain surgery. Truly something to be thankful for. We all of have things to be thankful for. God is good! Found you through The Outlawz. Looking forward to seeing what you create all month. Your card is adorable! May you have many more healthy years ahead.

stamping sue said...

Yeah! to you Holley! continuous health to you and your family.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Stacy H-W said...

Continued good health my friend!!

DJ said...

Congrats on your six year anniversary.

Lee Tucker said...

We are all so blessed to known people like you. I still can't believe it's been so long. God is definitely great!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Congrats Holley, this is a great milestone for you! You are so sweet to have giveaways always for your visitors!

sammi said...

Awesome milestone Holley! Congrats!

sammi said...

Awesome milestone Holley! Congrats!

Julie Ann said...

I am so happy for you and your recovery. Congrats

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Congrats Holley on improving your health! That is very exciting news and a great reason to celebrate! I am not sure where to comment; so I left my message a couple places. LOL! Have a terrific day! Thanks. Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Nicky G said...

Congrats Holly :) this is fab news :) your work is inspiring, keep it up :)

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Oh my is she adorable. Love the bit of blue with the browns. Cute card!

barbara macaskill said...

I am thankful that I have gotten to know you through your yearly celebration! You are an inspiration and I am glad that you share your story!
I have numerous health issues and firmly believe that sharing my story with others really DOES help. NOt only does it help others but it helps me because I know that by sharing my story it helps others be a little less apprehensive about what they are going through. Just last night I saw a conversation on FB and stuck my nose in uninvited. I am SO glad I did. A lady is having the same surgery that I had in December and she was very nervous about it. I explained to her how easy my experience was and seem to have resolved a lot of her fears! It makes me feel like I am doing something right when I can help, even if it is something little or something really big! It makes my heart happy!
LOving all of your gorgeous and fun cards and am looking forward to the rest of the month! See you next post! :-)

Cathy Clowes said...

Hi Holley. I'm new to your story and it is so inspiring. Thank you for allowing us all to celebrate with you. Cathy x

ellyscard creatief said...

Such a great reason to celebrat.
Blessings, Elly

Dar Bassie-Cripps said...

Such an adorable card! Love the colors and contrasts of Brown that you used on her.

Dar Bassie-Cripps said...

Such an adorable card! Love the colors and contrasts of Brown that you used on her.

The Scrapbook Nut said...

Congrats Holley! You are an inspiration.

Erika Horvathova said...

Adorable card, gorjuss girls are so cute stamps.
Congratulations to your 6years without seizures and headache pain and wishing you all the best <3