Saturday, February 11, 2017

Celebrate

Here's a wonderful stamp from Heather Ellis, I am sure many of you recognize this cute stamp!  She is now sold as digi stamp from DigiStampCharacters.  How cute is she?  So adorable. I have always loved this stamp line!  I am so excited to say that Heather has very graciously offered prizes this month for my celebration.  The winners will get a set of three stamps, here's stamp number 1, you will get to see stamps 2 and 3 when I reveal my cards!!  Please go to her Etsy store and check out all her darling girls.  I just love her stamps! 

So TODAY is a big day, this is the day that I had my 2nd surgery and after that, I never had another seizure again!  WOW.  Of course it don't always matter if you have a seizure immediately following surgery as the amount of trauma your brain has undergone may cause a seizure but upon healing they could have removed the area that would typically cause seizures.  For me, I never had another seizure again!  Right now I am on 7 years.  The actual (and often TERRIFYING) statistics is that about half the people who have surgery will have seizures again.  This is why I celebrate EVERY year I get.  The further I get away the better off I am.  I have a very dear friend whose son had the same type of procedure I did.  Several years after his surgery he suddenly had a seizure and died!  NEVER take for granted what you have been given.  ALWAYS be thankful.  This is why I always celebrate.

So, question of the day, what is your upcoming celebration?  a big birthday? a wedding? a medical situation like mine? some other life achievement?  Let me hear about it!


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54 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

she is sweet Holley and a beautiful.
my next celebrating is my sister in law and my hubby both in march.

gr karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley this is a stunning card that image is just so sweet. Take care. Hugs Jackie

ionabunny said...

Cute card. Going to celebate being 40 something for the last time in April. Where did all those years go? I love that you celebrate living. More of us should do that. Hugz

Shelley said...

I love this! Pink polka dots, so adorable and such a cute image. My next thing to celebrate is a visit from my granddaughter and her man coming up in may.

Audrey R said...

Hi Holley - weddings, anniversaries, babies and birthdays! Birthdays for little ones!

Congratulations on your 7 year anniversary.

Audrey R in Austin

Candy Meyers said...

These just keep getting cuter. She would do for more than Valentines Day. Our next big celebration will be Easter then our 48 th anniversary.

Kajcyika said...

Congrats on the 7 years once again my friend! You are a true inspiration for all of us. We often forget on what we have to be greatful..
oooh, hard question! I think that the closes celebration is the 4th anniversary with my boyfriend :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Precious image and your inspiring story is so uplifting. Life is definitely precious so we should be thankful and celebrate every single day. I've got a birthday in April perhaps I'll choose to forget LOL but our 42nd wedding anniversary will be coming up in Sept. xxD

Jean said...

Such a lovely girl and card. You are an inspiration.

cebelica said...

Such a pretty card. I lik ethe shading on little girl's dress.
And I'm am SOOOOOO happy to hear that you are one of the lucky ones who haven't have any seizures after the second operation. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that they never return!!
We have a big celebration coming in a bit over one year. My sweet little baby girl is turning one. So exciting! :)
Hugs! xx

Virginia M. said...

Cute card, Holley. Love the heart paper background. Congrats on your 7th year.
Virginia Montagna

Lucie H said...

I love this sweet card. I just had my birthday. My hubby's is next month.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Holley love the image. My husband and I are celebrating 18 years wedding anniversary on 13 February and on 22 February it is 10 years since I donated a kidney to my son.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Glennis said...

cute image Holley, my next celebration is next Saturday - 3 birthdays! My dil, grandson, and nieces daughter

Karenladd said...

This little girl is adorable and so sweet. I love the way she is framed in that die cut window, with her big pink heart! What an inspirational story about the success of your surgery, and how you remain thankful every day. I have hopes that those seizures will always remain only a memory to you. Big hugs Holley!

Mel C said...

Adorable card and image, perfect colors! Next big celebration is my Moms 90th bday! Woo hoo!

Fiki said...

oh this is so adorable card!
image is so sweet!
have a nice day
P.S.I sent you e mail,hope you get it.

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Jean Chaney said...

Love your sweet card, Holley. I have nothing special to celebrate, so I'll just join you in celebrating your continued health!

Melody S. said...

Pretty card! I adore pink!
My celebration is medical too. In June it will be 17 years since I had my first aortic resection surgery. I actually went in to the operating room at 9 pm. They were finished at about 5:30 am. I am still so greatful for the right team in the right place at the right time! Life is precious and SWEET!

Melody S. said...

Pretty card! I adore pink!
My celebration is medical too. In June it will be 17 years since I had my first aortic resection surgery. I actually went in to the operating room at 9 pm. They were finished at about 5:30 am. I am still so greatful for the right team in the right place at the right time! Life is precious and SWEET!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Sweet card. today I will be off celebrating with friends who have celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Their children are throwing a surprise party. Shhhhh... Don't tell. LOL

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Holley and a sweet little girl image.
How sad about your friend's son. Every day should be cherished xx

Robin said...

Such an adorable card! The image is so sweet and I just love the heart dies! I'm sorry to hear of your friend's loss. You are right it is always important to celebrate what God has given you. Never take anything for granted. My upcoming celebration is back surgery. Every six months I have a procedure done on my back to keep me walking. I am ever so grateful for this doctor I found that was able to help me. Hugs for you, Robin

Karenladd said...

Whoops, I forgot to answer your question! My big celebration coming up is actually 3 celebrations in one. My sister, my daughter, and my husband and I all have wedding anniversaries in the same week in April.

SHartl said...

Cute stamp, pretty pink papers, flowers and hearts...all just adorable! My upcoming celebration is a big family reunion in June on my husband's side. We all get together each year with extended family for a week at a resort...a new place every year. My two girls love seeing their cousins who live across the US, and hearing all the family stories.

Cara Malmrose said...

Adorable card Holley. A very cute image makes for a very cute little card! Thanks for sharing!
Every day is truly a blessing and I try to remember that even on the bad days! Right now I am celebrating a new chapter in my life as I recently retired and am trying to adjust to life without an alarm clock.

vinita jain said...

This is really an adorable card! Love this cute character always!
My upcoming celebration is wedding in our house, my sister-in- law daughter wedding so there is lot of function coming soon in next 3 weeks and another news is my daughter is coming in March for Holi celebration in India on Holiday leave!

Larisa said...

What a cute girly card!!
I like the celebrations where all the relatives come to.. But not a long of them are alive now.. So, I remember the last ones with all my heart...

Kaija said...

Beautiful and delicate card again Holley
Never once did not really know what is happening in each of our lives.
Must be happy for each new day and year.

Sindhu said...

Very pretty card in pink...The girl is so cute..we are waiting for the summer holidays in India to celebrate..

Cathy Clowes said...

Aww so gorgeous Holley. Thank you for pucking me as a winner for 2nd Feb, I have emailed you. Cathy x

Jean said...

Such a pretty pink!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Holley. Your post brought tears to my eyes. This truly is a celebration of life. I can't even imagine everything you have gone through but I am so happy to be celebrating this happy anniversary with you! So many people take life for granted and every day really is a gift. Thank you for reminding me of this! Our life, our health, is precious. Now as for your question, I guess my next celebration will be hubby and my anniversary in April. Happy 7 years, Holley, and may you have many, many more!

Nikki C said...

Such a pretty in pink card. We don't really have any upcoming close celebrations the DH just had his bd my sisters bd in April would be the next event Coming up.
Hugs Nikki

DJ said...

My youngest daughter will be getting married this June.

StampNK said...

My big celebration will be my youngest daughter's house finally being renovated and ready for her to move into, after a whole year of work. I feel blessed every day for good health and send you best wishes for another seizure free year again Holley!

Karen Whittaker said...

Fab card and cute image. Next celebration is the birth of my grandaughter. .due beginning of June x

bissecat said...

Great card again.Nex card is 18 years girl.

Laine said...

I do love these images Holley, such a cute card and so well done to you!
Laine
xx

Jan Ltc said...

Adorable card Holley.
Lots of small birthdays at the moment it started with my sisters last week.
xx Jan

Suz H said...

Hi Holley what an beautiful card. Your coloring is so fantastic. These images are great!!

Marjeta said...

Super card Holly. We have a great celebrating in our familly. My grandouther will be 1 year old this month.

Marjeta

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Holley! The next celebration I have coming up is my grandmother's 95th birthday on March 2nd.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Tracy Welham said...

A very pretty card Holley and such a sweet image.

I know what you mean as since my breast cancer diagnosis in 2013 (coming up to 4 years clear) I never take anything for granted and enjoy every moment.

The next big celebration is my sister's wedding at the end of May. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Amy Martin said...

Such a sweet image. Your very right Holly. We should never take a day or a moment for granted. We may not be here tomorrow or the next day. You went thru something alot of people don't know anything about yet relate in different ways. Ive been so far from my family for way too long and i feel the need to get home for a while. I want my son to know his grandpa and great grandma while they are still here. It's the time we are needing to spend. Time is precious. The next celebration would be my boyfriend's birthday. Maybe this summer it will be a celebration of going home. :)

sammi said...

Love this card! She is adorable! My big celebration coming up is a landmark birthday! Big 50! Woot!

Rhonda Miller said...

That girl is so sweet. I love your card. My big celebration is my 18th wedding anniversary.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

She is so sweet!! And thank you for sharing her etsy shop! Am off to look them over!!!

Susan T. said...

Cute card! Love the colors and the embellishments are the perfect touch.

Suz H said...

Hi Holley, Love your Card! Love the images. I have several celebrations! One for my Life from Medical issues! Second is celebrating a very special birthday mile mark in my house upcoming soon.

Kathy said...

Such a pretty card. Congrats again on your anniversary. I have a big birthday coming up this year. I feel blessed in my life every day.

stamping sue said...

Such a sweet card.
I will celebrate after all my dental work is done which hopefully will be by the end of the year.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Dillon said...

Love this image my next big celebration will be my 39th birthday on April 13th.

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