Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My heart is bursting!!

Just like this image my heart is bursting and so is my crafting room table (and floor and all the surrounding areas lol!!!)  I am so happy to be here, Feb 2017!!!  It is marking 7 years post brain surgery!  WOO HOO!!

For those who are old and new, wonderful prizes will be given out everyday this month. I have so much goodies this year for everyone.  I am so very thankful to be here and be happy and healthy.   For those of you are new and haven't been here, this wonderful celebration comes in February as in 2010 I was so very ill and met the doctor that finally saved my life, he got me in to have brain surgery just a few months after he met me and I have never been the same since!! (you can read my store here--click here)

I am so happy and thankful to be here, huge thanks to all those around me and to all those who have donated wonderful prizes (PLEASE tell me if I didn't include you, I REALLY want to add everyone)

Kathy Barley, Virginia Montagna, Barbara M, Mary Ellen K.

Wonderful Companies who have sponsored Prizes:








So, now, for a little technical stuff.  As in the recent years past, the cost of mailing overseas has gotten much higher.  To combat that I have simply changed what I can send overseas to things like flat stamp sets or dies.  They have to be things I can include in a flat envelope.  Wish I could send much more, but as soon as it's a package, the price is SIX times a card rate.  Better to get a nice single prize or wonderful digis than for me to exclude anyone.  I love all my friends all over the globe and I won't exclude anyone!!

So please do let me know if you are overseas and try and answer the questions once and a while as I am actually paying attention to what it is you like, if you only get one or two goodies, lets make them something you will really love, eh?

As for everyone, I look forward to getting to know you all month long. I don't mail out the prizes until the end of the month. As previous winners can tell you I am pretty quick at getting out all the prizes and I will let everyone know when they hit the post office.  Please keep in mind that if I do get a job in the next month that will also slow down the mailing process.  I expect many people will win more than once, so even after you win, continue to play as I will often award multiple winners each day and I will keep track of how many times you have won.  Typical prizes may include a stamp set or a set of embellishments packs.  I have ALL sorts of goodies this year.

This posting will be the master list from which winners will be added all month long, so even if it's near the end of the month, if you are just arriving, please leave a comment here!

Hugs and thanks for celebrating with me!  To all of you out there struggling with epilepsy or your own health issue, I hope you will find the right doctor who will save your life like my doctor did.

NOW, on to the celebration!!!

81 comments:

Glennis said...

Wow Holley, it is going to be such a busy time for you. Congrats on your amazing anniversary too

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and happy anniversary too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kaija said...

Stunning card,beautiful colouret and image!
Kaija <3

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Holley and thank you that we can all celebrate with you.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 7 years and I hope more to be come.

Gr Karin

Cathy Clowes said...

Congratulations Holley, your story is so inspiring. I love this image, she's so pretty in pink. Cathy x

Jean said...

Congrats Holly! You are an inspiration! It is going to be a fun and busy month for you!

cebelica said...

Gorgeous card Holley. I love the splash of pink on otherwise white card. Makes the image really stand out.

Congrats on 7 seizures free years. I hope there will be MANY more!!! And thank you for letting us celebrate with you! <3

hugs! xx

Melody S. said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I know what you mean when you talk about those doctors who save your life. I had one too. So happy to be celebrating with you again this year! And good luck with the job hunting!

Tracy Welham said...

A big CONGRATULATIONS Holley! Always enjoying seeing your creations and this card so pretty. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful card! I am so happy that you found the right doctor! The world is a better place with you in it!!! Looking forward to the celebration this month and am thankful that you allow us to celebrate each milestone with you! :-) (((HUGS)))

vinita jain said...

Heartiest Congratulations Holley! The day has just arrived to celebrate with all!
The image is so cute in pink, so sweet!
You are so kind and generous with us to celebrate each year and sent us miles away! I am from India and love to win some stamp or dies! I don't have printer! so can't play with Digis.
Sending hugs from milesaway!

Amy Martin said...

Woot woot!!!! 7 years!!!!! That's awesome Holly!!! Happy Anniversary!!!! Cant wait to celebrate all month long with you. Love your card too. So cute. Really love that background. Sending Hugs:)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Let the celebration begin!!! 7 years is such a wonderful landmark. Congrats beautiful lady!!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Congrats on the 7 years of being healthy. So sweet of you to celebrate this way once again.
Cindy

Suz H said...

Celebration!!!! (I'm singing) Your story is wonderful and you know touches home!!! I'm very happy for you. Congratulations!! Love your card and all of the decorations... Colors are wonderful.

ShersL84bed said...

7 years, pretty amazing! Very happy for you. I plan on going over and reading about it again today. I've read it a few times, but it really is just a fabulous story! Are you on any meds at all now?

Sher

Virginia M. said...

Another year has gone by for you, seizure free. Congrats to you. I am happy to join in all month in your celebration. I am from sunny So. Calif. I'd love to get one of those stamp sets with the cutting dies included. Good luck to everyone.
Virginia Montagna, montagnava@aol.com

Susan T. said...

So happy to share these anniversaries with you. As always, the card and your artwork are amazing.

ladyj said...

So glad to see your post every year letting everyone know how you are doing!! Keep being happy AND healthy

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card Holley.
I remember you having brain surgery and I am so happy things are going so well. Hope they always do. Love and hugs my dear generous friend xx Jan

Audrey R in Austin said...

Holley - Congratulations on 7 years. I'm glad to be your friend.

Audrey R in Austin

Linda W. said...

Oh Holley, I am one of the very happiest of your friends able to be seeing you here today! Thru the many scares and recoveries, it's hard to believe it's been 7 years, but it has! Plz know you are always in my night time prayers and thank you so much for sticking with me as a dear friend. Luv & Hugz! Linda in WI.

Pat Ridings said...

Holley, I am so very happy for you. As you know I have always admired and loved your crafting abilities and beautiful work. You are a very blessed person and I'm so glad to call you my friend.

Candy Meyers said...

Holley, so glad you art doing so well. I love your little girl images. Lately I seem to be gravitating towards die cuts. I did some coloring the other night for the first time in a long time. Felt good to do it again. Keep up the good work.
Candy Meters

Shell B. said...

Wow is it truly been that long? Just super stoked that your healthy and happy with those 7 year behind you!
Beautiful card Holley and Congratulations! ❤️

Laine said...

So thrilled for you Holley as you pass another post-op anniversary. You are an inspiration to us all!
Laine
xx

Kathy said...

I'm so glad you're celebrating another year of good health. It's wonderful that you choose to share your good fortune with all the rest of us! I love your card. The image is perfect for a bursting heart.

bissecat said...

Good luck with health you should celebrate Holley .I am happy for you, and thank you for sharing your happiness ahead.Beatiful card .

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your give aways every year. congratulations on your 7year anniversary. We will really celebrate when you reach 14yrs cancer free.

Julie Gleeson said...

Congratulations Holley, 7 years is wonderful! You are such an inspiration!
Thank you for once again sharing the love around, I don't know how you do it every year! Big Hugs Julie xox

Kaye Greening said...

Wow Holley, well they say that 7 is the lucky number. well done.
continue on the way you are going. kaye.
Perth Western Australia

Robin said...

Congratulations!! This is so wonderful to hear!! I have a friend that is going to go into surgery on her brain and I will let her know your story as well for inspiration. Thank you so much for your generous heart! Hugs, Robin from Ohio USA

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Holley, it's just perfect to celebrate your seven years of being seizure free. May you still be celebrating for many, many years yet xx

Darcy Schroeder said...

Holley, I'm so tickled for you that you found a wonderful doctor who was successful in treating you! You are such an inspiration to so many!! And that is such a beautiful card! I just love it!
Hugs!
Darcy

sammi said...

Holley, Congrats on your 7 year anniversary post brain surgery! You are truly blessed, ladybug!

Jeanie Ellis said...

Congratulations on this milestone! What an inspiring story! Thank God you finally got the right doctor! I love your card! ♡

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Congratulations Holley!!! It's an amazing story and 7 years free now!!!
Love that card, it's so cute!!
Hugs!!

Nikki C said...

Congratulations Holley on 7 years it's fantastic for you and may you also find a job too that you will love. Beautiful card and perfect way to start your month off hugs Nikki C

Kajcyika said...

wow, 7 years!! This is amazing! ♥ Thank you for this celebration and I can't wait what you have prepared for us :D
Btw, the card is cute and you colored it in perfectly :)

Shelley said...

Congrats on year 7!!!! So looking forward to a month of fun with you again. Love the card you posted.

ike said...

Fantastic Holley and many congrats. Thank you for having me as part of your celebrations :-)

Hugz
IKE xxx

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DonnaMundinger said...

A huge congrats on another year, Holley! I also count this as how I got to know you better through the fabulous Sandra Caldwell. Lots of love and best wishes for continued health. xxD

papersmiles said...

Oh my gracious, Holley, you have gone through so much. I had no idea about your surgeries as I haven't followed your blog all that long and just now read "your story". What courage and strength you have. I received a link to your blog from another stamper friend and absolutely revel in receiving daily inspiration for my card making. I think my idea pool had dried up...lol. I love going back over your card creations because I always find an exciting design here. Thanks so much sharing and letting me follow your wonderful blog. May God Bless.
Hugs, Barbara

DJ said...

So happy for you! Seven years is a great accomplishment. Thank you for sharing your celebration with us.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Gorgeous card Holley, love that image and all the pretty pink. 7years is a great achievement and I think its my 3rd year of following you and helping to celebrate your yearly triumphs. God bless you and keep you safe. Hugs Jennifer xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning card, Holley! Congratulations and much love on your special anniversary! Thanks for sharing such a blessed event with us!
Hugs,
Em xxx

Karenladd said...

Thank you for letting us help you celebrate your milestone of 7 years, and for your generous giveaway. Your sweet card is the perfect way to start the celebration!

ionabunny said...

Congrats Holley on 7 years healthy. You are a star and an inspiration. So glad to be back again celebrating with you. I am in Norway and appreciate all the generous sponsors who help you celebrate in style. Hugz

SHartl said...

Hooray for you Holley! Every time I read your story I am so glad that you found a doctor who knew what needed to be done. You are an inspiration in so many ways. Thank you for the celebration and giveaways, and here's a wish for many many more healthy years.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Woohoo, Holley! Congratulations on 7 years seizure-free and healthy! You really know how to celebrate! You were fortunate to find that doctor and it's amazing what a difference the surgery made in your life! You are awesome! Your bursting heart card speaks volumes! I love how you coloured her and I love the embossing along the left and right, or is it die-cuts; whatever it is, looks beautiful! I'm in Canada so I'm not sure if that counts as overseas but I know postage is very expensive. It sounds like you have this giveaway very well organized! Looking forward to your month-long celebration!

Marjeta said...

Congratulation. I am honored to celebrate your good condition every year. Wish to remain forever. Thanks for chance to win this gorgeous prize. Wish you all the best.

Marjeta

Fiki said...

Im so happy for you!
Congratulations on 7 years of healthy!
You were fortunate to find that doctor!
your card is so pretty!
love image and colors.
Looking forward to your month-long celebration!
You are so mazing and kind!
Wish you all the best!
Im from Croatia.



hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Jean Chaney said...

Holley, I cannot express the joy in my heart for your continued health. Your card is beautiful reflection of my thoughts.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.
Congrats on 7 years post surgery. I hope you continue to enjoy good health.

Kim Salito said...

I just found your sight through Bugaboo, I hope to visit more often.

Jacqui said...

Congrats, Holley, on your 7 years post surgery! I just read your story, you are an inspiration to all. :)
Your card is super fun, love the image and the colours.

Kaye Greening said...

Well done.
kaye Greening
Perth Western Australia

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Happy 7th Anniversary!! I am so happy to hear that you are cancer free and we get to see all your beautiful work too!! Live your life with gusto girl!! You do amazing work! Am looking forward to your fabulous inspiration and celebration!!

StampNK said...

I am thrilled every year to see that your surgery worked and you continue to enjoy good health. You are an inspiration in every way and I always enjoy your sweet card designs. I live in the US am looking forward to your celebration this year.

stamping sue said...

Yeah! to 7 years of good health!
I'm in the US. all the best to you.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Lucie H said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Great card, too.

Mel C said...

Congratulations Holley! Your card is adorable and you are an inspiration! Hugs from TX!

Christine Telega said...

I look forward to your give aways every year. congratulations on your 7year anniversary. We will really celebrate when you reach 14yrs cancer fre

Christine Telega said...

The rubber stamp of the first one is really nice. The lace adds a wonderful touch.

Cara Malmrose said...

Congratulations on reaching such an awesome milestone! Your card is adorable!

jackiep said...

great news for 7 years and heres to more. you do so well each year with give aways too. and love the image and sentiment for 1st posting very apt.

Larisa said...

well, very romantic image!!

Vickie Kertz said...

It is that wonderful time of year again. So happy foy you Holey. Can't wait for your creations

Christine Telega said...

I really enjoy your creations with the embellishments.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Holley, congrats again. I hope I say that for a long time!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Such wonderful news Holley. Cograts my dear on being a survivor!!!

Lisa D.

Sandy Hentzel said...

Hi Holler, once again another Congratulations. God is so good and He answers prayers. Thank you again for another year of celebration.

Sandy Hentzel said...

Ummm, I typed Holley not holler, stupid spell check lol

Christine Telega said...

What a cute owl. All your cards are so cute.

bissecat said...

Great giveaways .

Faye said...

I am so very happy you are doing soooo well!!

Gabriella Thomas said...

So wonderful to hear about your miracle!! So far I've been lucky enough to continue my path trying to be as well as I can and grateful everyday. I love the image that Ike created for you!! You should celebrate and be grateful that you've been shined on!! I pray things continue for you!

maureenjscott said...

Oh Holley! So wonderful to see you celebrating another year post Brain Surgery! You are inspirational, I love your work and this is an amazing celebration of you! Mo xxx

Shabneez said...

Go Holley! Go Holley! Dancing around the room doing a happy dance for you. My prayers are with you for many more healthy years ahead. Shabneez x

Artful Willow said...

Congrats on your 7th Anniversary. Wishing you many more healthy and happy years ahead.

I am in India. I don't have a printer. so wish to get some stamps and dies.

Jennifer Dillon said...

Love this card the image is so lovely.