Thursday, February 1, 2018

It's Celebration time!!

It's Celebration time!!!

Can you believe it? It's celebration time!! February 2018 is here.  I am so happy to be celebrating 8 years of seizure free life, and frankly just LIFE!!  Let me especially Thank Dr Aboumatar and the staff of Austin Epilepsy for arranging all the amazing testing and the surgeries (2 brain surgeries) that saved my life and ended my seizures! I have all my crafting friends to be so thankful for their support during that time.  If you are new and haven't see my story, you can find it HERE.

Here's a wonderful image from Scribbles designs called Dump Truck Wishes.  As you can see, just like me, it's filled with wonderful goodies!!   HUGE THANKS to Scribbles Designs who is a sponsor of a wonderful $10 gift certificate to their store! Also let me tell you that Scribbles Designs is having their OWN celebration here, so drop by there for a chance to win something from them on their site!


Here's some info for you all about how things work for those who are new or need a reminder.

Prizes are given to the people who leave comments each day, some randomly chosen, some chosen by a secret number, some chosen by one of the prize sponsors, etc.  Every day during the blog posts I ask a question, it's wise to fill out the answer as I use that info to help gain information to select what to send everyone.  I am not just trying to make you read things, I just want to learn a little about everyone and what they like.  I also have sponsors who love to get feedback about their creations and what you love about their stamps. 

I keep notes on what everyone likes all month long!! I swear even during the year I may see something that I know what popular during last year's celebration (like say, um, Flamingos) and buy some Flamingo die cutters for this year's contest.  So I do really try and send goodies that you all want :) so the more you tell me, the better I try to choose what you would like :)

BE SURE to leave a comment today's Feb 1st as winners will be chosen from Feb 1st all month long.  You can always go back to the previous days if you didn't leave a comment and fill it out.  I will let you know when I choose the prizes for each day and I will create a prize winner list.  When you see you name on the winner list, you can email me your Addy or email, depending on what you won. Don't stop checking the list, you may win more than once and at the end of the month there will be a bunch of prizes listed as well!  here's my addy-- Htondre@aol.com

I anticipate many people will win more than once as that happens all the time, so I always wait to mail items until the end of the month.  Please be patient as this year I have a job so packages won't get out as frequent as years previous.  But PLEASE, if you don't ever get your package, just let me know, I usually have one or two that don't get there and I am happy to resend your goodies to you.

Thanks so much for celebrating with me this year!!

Let's start Celebrating!!

(Did you miss the awesome prize photos and list of sponsors for the month? go back to yesterday's posting!)

102 comments:

SHartl said...

Wow, that is the cutest card ever and I love the truck full of hearts! Congratulations to you Holley, on your celebration of 8 seizure-free years...wahoo!

vinita jain said...

Congratulations Holley on seizure free 8 years and Wishing this Happiness continue forever! Congrats to your doctors too!
What a fun creation with fully loaded hearts in a truck!
I am not a digi player but have a die cut machine, so love to play with stamps and dies. This year I am in love with cute critter images and floral images too with my new textured dies:) Thanks for being a part of this amazing celebration !
Hugs

Glennis said...

The fun begins today for you Holley, what a lovely celebration card you have made.
I am also not a digi fan, but do love dies and stamps

Karenladd said...

Big hugs to you Holley on your 8 healthy years and thank you for another fabulous party!! That card just makes me smile and is beautifully colored. My printer bit the dust 2 years ago so I don't do digis but I love stamps,dies and embossing folders. Especially love critters, text based designs, masculine images, and am trying to learn how to color this year!

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic truck card Holley.
and Congratulations to another year.
andmany many years to come.
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Holley,
It's a pleasure to help you celebrate your 8th seizure-free year. Love the Dump Truck Wishes card you made with the Scribbles Designes, one of my favorite digi designer.
Are you at the same address? If so, I want to send you more prizes for your Feb. celebration. Please send me an email with your current address to montagnava@aol.com
I have a few great prizes to send you.
Virginia Montagna

Jennifer Bradley said...

Loving the truck full of hearts, so cute. Congratulations and another year of celebrations and may you continue for many more years to come. Big Hugs Jennifer xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley your card is gorgeous that is a fabulous image. Congratulations it is a pleasure to be celebrating with you. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Virginia M. said...

Love the Dump Truck card you made. Very cute card. Happy 8th year celebration to you.
Virginia Montagna

Virginia M. said...

Holley, I thought I just left a message, but it does not show it. Here it is again:
Love the Dump Truck with the hearts. Very cute card. Love Scribbles Designs images--all very cute, my favorite sponsor so far.
Virginia Montagna

Virginia M. said...

This is the 3rd time I have tried to post a comment. Love your Dump Truck card you made. So cute. Scribbles Designs is my favorite company. Love their designs.
Happy 8th seizure-free year.
Virginia Montagna

Virginia M. said...

Love the Dump Truck card you made. This is my 4th attempt to leave a comment. Scribbles designs is one of my favoroite companies.
Virginia Montagna

Jean said...

Such a fun truck! Congrats on your 8 years! I have not tried any digital images.

Anonymous said...

I left you a comment on your Blog, but I don't see that it was published. Here it is again:
Loved the card you made with the Dump Truck Wishes from Scribbles Designs. They are one of my favorite digi image sponsors. I want to congratulate on your 8th seizure-free year. What an accomplishement.

I want to get your correct current address so I can send you some more prizes for your Feb. contest. Virginia Montagna

papersmiles said...

Happy 8th anniversary, Holley. What a great truck for kiddo cards. I finally got a larger die cutting machine. Absolutely love it. Totally enjoy your blog. Barbara

Susan T. said...

What a cute card! This seems to be the “ year of the truck”- the old red pickup with a Christmas tree on it was everywhere. I love that you used the truck with hearts. Congratulations on eight years of amazing health!

ladyj said...

A truck full of LOVE, continued good health Holley😀

Christine said...

Superb way to use the truck image. We have a truckload of love for you.... because you're eight years free.. because you're so kind to share your joy with us....because you make us happy.
Steampunkin' love coming your way.

Christine Telega said...


Congratulations on the last 8 years. I look forward to every February to hear it. The card that you made is cute. I would be appropriate for all men regardless of their age.

Audrey R said...

Holley- congratulations on 8 years of seizure free and the 8 year anniversary of your surgery. I am so happy for you! The truck card is so cute and would also be perfect for a little boy birthday card.
Audrey in Austin

Candy Meyers said...

What a cute image. You colored it so well! And I know you are thankful to be rid of those seizures. That was an awful ordeal. So congratulations on 8 years of being well! Keep it up.

stamping sue said...

Yeah!hard to believe it has been 8 years since I have been visiting your blog. so happy for you! adorable truck full of hearts. congratulations on 8 years!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card for a gorgeous woman xoxo

Kaye Greening said...

love the truck full of hearts, would suit my grandsons to a tee. lol congrats on your 8 years seizure free.
kaye
xx

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations Holley on this milestone. Fabulous card and love the image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

ionabunny said...

Yeah, congrats on another year seizure free Holley. Helping you celebrate has become a part of my year. Love that truck full of hearts. Congrats and big HUGZ

Mel C said...

Congratulations Holley, you are so sweet to include us as you celebrate, you have a heart as big as TX! I like doing TX theme cards when I can! Such a cute truck/love card!

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations on another year of healthy blessings! I love this card! Funny story for you.... son was in kindergarten and slept at grandparent’s house on a school night. The next day I received a frantic call from school to come in for a meeting NOW! I rushed into school with my mind racing. We sat down and the school counselor asked me if I knew the kind of movies my parents let him watch. I told them that I was pretty sure he watched cartoons, home repair shows and construction vehicles. All of a sudden the room got a little lighter and they asked me what he calls his construction shows. I immediately replied with, “dirty movies”!
Yes, the school had their minds in the gutter while Mike’s was in the mud pies! We got Mike and I asked him if he had one of his dirty movies at school and if so,please go get it. He did and problem solved.
These people now realize that maybe asking a couple more questions is better than jumping to the worst conclusions.
Looking forward to celebrating with you all month long! (((HUGS))))

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So glad we are celebrating another year with you. You are an inspiration. This dump truck is super cute.

Laine said...

So many congratulations on your continued seizure free life Holley. I am delighted for you! Such a great card for your celebration!
Laine
x

Amy Martin said...

Woot!!! Its time to party and Celebrate!!! This is going to be a fun month!! Your card is so cute!! Love the dump truck!❤ Congratulations on 8 years!! A little on me... I dont use digis as I cant print them. I love butterflies, forest scenes, mixed media , backgrounds and the list goes on. I dont have too many dies but I use them.
Hugs

DJ said...

This card is adorable! A great male oriented card! Congratulation on your 8th anniversary. So happy for you.

jackiep said...

a lovely card to start the celebrations of with
jackiep

Nikki C said...

Holley what a fantastic start to your giveaways and that explains all the flamigo I see but I do like ostriches too lol. Your card is so perfect for a guy too big or small they still like to play with toys or collect them as they like to say when they get older hugs Nikki looking forward to seeing the rest of your makes too

Lucie H said...

Congrats on 8 years of health! I like flamingos too, but I love cute animals. I have a lot of them.

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

I have missed you so the last couple of weeks! I spent 11 days in the hospital with a bowel obstruction! By God's grace it didn't require surgery, but it's been quite a long recovery! I'm ready to celebrate with you this year! Happy anniversary friend! Now ima go back and see all the posts I missed.

Andree said...

A brilliant card Holley and a wonderfully cute image.
Congratulations on eight seizure free years. May you enjoy many more xx

DonnaMundinger said...

A huge congrats on 8 years, my dear! You deserve all the blessings life can hold. That dump truck is really adorable. LOVE your card and got the biggest kick out of the comment by Barbara about her son's "dirty movies". Too cute! Looking forward to another fabulous month of inspiration and celebration. xxD

Jennifer Dillon said...

Holley i am so happy to be celebrating your 8 years since of being seizure free and i love seeing your creativity through your cards

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh I love this card. It is adorable.

bee said...

Really pleased you are at the 8 year mark, its really special to celebrate, great card Bee

Christine Young said...

Congrats on 8 years! Love the card, and love being a part of this great celebration. Hugsx

Skrappindiva said...

Hello my friend! So thankful that you are doing well! The card is amazing as always?

Lizzy Love said...

Amazing sweet Holley! Congrats on eight years .... I love your celebration and how much attention to each personal detail you make...... seriously amazing! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderfully fun celebration! ♡

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Another year has passed and I am happy to call you my friend, and am so happy and healthy still and now working again too. The card is adorable and a great way to start off your celebration

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Congratulations Holley, on another year of great news!!! We love celebrating with you and seeing these bright and pretty cards!! Am unfortunately not good with digi's but love to color stamped images with my copics though all "G" rated kinds anyway. Holidays like Christmas are great, but NO Halloween. Thank you for all you do for US!!! Am loving your Truck of LOVE!!!

sherry Brown said...

Congrats on another year Holley.

Kathy said...

Cute card, Holley. Sending you loads of good wishes for another year.

ike said...

Many congrats Holley. I am so pleased to be a part of your celebrations xxxxxxxxxx

Sindhu said...

Congratulations Holley...The card is so lovely and fun...I love play with dies and stamps..making cards with both handmade flowers and stamped flowers and critters and are my favourites..i didn't try digi because i have to ask family to get it print for me...

StampNK said...

I can't think of a better reason to celebrate Holley, so hip hip hooray! Prayers for even more healthy years ahead!

bissecat said...

Congrats 8 years great news. Beatiful card. This truck is funny and lot of love,and love we all need. I happy be your blog follower.

TRACEY MO said...

BRILLIANT HOLLEY 8 YEARS!!
Fab card for a sweet lady!
love tracey

Shabneez said...

Brilliant card Holley! Praying for many more healthy ones ahead. Shabneez x

Shelley said...

8 years, wow, I am so happy for you! And a job!! I hope you love it Holley. Looking forward to this years celebration, thanks for letting us celebrate with you. Big hugs!

Jan Ltc said...

I just love this image xx Jan

stamping sue said...

Hi Holley, another year gone. congratulations on 8 years well!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I love the card. I'm happy to celebrate this milestone with you, congratulations on eight years seizure free. Looking forward to the fun here.
Pat Ridings

Kajcyika said...

Yaaay for 8 years! Congrats! ♥ Lovely card as always :) I wish you many more years of health! ♥

Linda W. said...

Beautiful handiwork again by you dear Holley! Every time I see one of your cards I know it has Turkish lace on it! Beeeeeeeeautiful truck full of hearts. Love you dear!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Holley, what a gorgeous card you have created. You have so uch to be grateful for especially being referred to the doctor who helped you cease your seizures. Onwards and upwards, take care, Kym

Mary K. said...

Love your cards and congratualtions!!!

Janet Packer said...

Great card and a lovely image.

Fikreta said...

love this card!
its so pretty!

Barb said...

Hi Holley, Big congrats on your 8th year of good health. This is a good idea too got to see lots of your cards. Barb

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats on your 8th anniversary of being seizure free!! Your card is great and the image is so cute.

Debbie said...

Good to see you! Thanks for including me!

Sandi said...

Congrats Holly! 8 years is wonderful!

Dennis Freeman said...

I love that truck. It is very very cute!!! Great job on coloring.

Laurian said...

Love, love your truck of hearts - so cute and great colouring! I do have lots of digis along with lots of rubber stamps and they each have their place!
So happy for your continued good health!

jeanchaneyaz said...

I love that you do this fun event to get so many people to be part of your celebration. I'm so happy to see that your are still going strong and healthy! Love that dump truck with all those hearts. I am personally sending you a ton!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 8 year milestone!! I love how you colored the hearts; coloring with Copics or markers in general has always been a challenge for me. I find myself doing a lot more cutting and embossing on my cards versus straight up inking. Crafting is fun and addicting!!
Carolyn Muckley Adarmes

Cathy Clowes said...

Congratulations Holley on another healthy year. This marks the third time I've joined in your celebrations and your cards always inspire me. Thank you both for your generosity and the wonderful support you give me through the year. Cathy x

Darcy Schroeder said...

So happy for you, Holley!! What a great way to celebrate! And so generous of you and your sponsors!! Your card is so cute! I love that image! Would make a great Valentine for my grandson!! Hugs!

Vivian Foo said...

Congratulations on your 8 years milestone! Your card is so adorable. Thank you on your generosity. Hugs!!

Suzi McKenzie said...

Congratulations Holley, so happy you are able to celebrate another happy healthy year. Love today's cards, so cute, perfect for any Valentine, or just to let someone know you love them. Hugs
Suzi
xxx

Shelley said...

Hard to believe it's February again already. Congrats on yet another year seizure free and hopefully seizure for your lifetime. Congrats on the new job as well, hopefully we will hear a bit more about that. So happy to join in on the celebration once again!

Pat said...

Holley, I am so happy to be celebrating another year of life with you. Your story touches me as much today as it did when I first read it. Many thanks to the doctor, who let the world keep such a generous, inspirational and creative person in our crafting community. God bless you, Holley!

Shell B. said...

Thankful for another year free of seizures and continue to love 💕 your cards you make Holley!

Tracy Welham said...

Many congratulations on 8 years seizure free.
I love the image on this card.
Many blessings. Tracy x

Vivian Foo said...

Congratulations to stay healthy and many more years to come. And your card is adorable.

Lucie H said...

Keep staying healthy.

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to al the winners so far and good luck to all!
Thank you for allowing us to celebrate your wonderful milestone with you every year! 💖💗😘

sammi said...

Congrats on 8 years Holley! That is an awesome milestone! I pray you continue to be seizure free year after year. Thank you for celebrating with us and for the awesome giveaways!

Consuella Jackson said...

As a retired teacher, I find that story too funny for words. That's the kind of stuff my older students would make up to make me laugh.

Consuella Jackson said...

Being blessed with another year of life is worth celebrating. I hope that you continue to thrive.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Congrats Holley on your 8 years of a healthy life and living life to the fullest. Hugs my friend.

bee said...

So glad that your operations work, heres to a happy healthy life x

Laine Kammeraad said...

Oh Holley I am so happy for you. Such a fantastic milestone and having such an awesome challenge is a great way to celebrate with you.
With hugs and smiles
Laine Ka

Lee Tucker said...

It's great that you're continuing your celebration of living by having this month-long give-a-way. God has blessed you by leading you to a surgeon that could make you seizure free.
My kids are always trading me about getting and saving all kinds of "junk." I also do dollhouses and miniature scenes, so those little pieces and parts i find could be the perfect thing I need to make my projects. People are always amazed when I tell them what the part used to be.

Lee Tucker said...

My kids *tease* me

jen t. said...

Holly your cards are awesome! Happy 8 yrs seizure- free!!!

Jeanie Ellis said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Such a wonderful testimony! I thought I had already posted, but I guess I didn't. :) Many blessings! xxx

barbara macaskill said...

I love stopping by your blog twice a day (or more) to see the latest posts! You have created so many lovely cards and I can’t wait to what you post next!
I also love that you ask so many great questions so you can try to send goodies that we will love! For me, if I win something I will use it or pass it on to someone else who can use it! No sense wasting anything! I feel blessed to be a part of this wonderful celebration for the last 3 (?) years! Thank you for allowing me to celebrate 🎉 iwith you!

Laurie said...

I am truly happy for you in being free of those debilitating seizures.I pray that the rest of your life is free of them too. Awesome doctors. My girlfriends daughter who lives here in NY went to Texas for brain surgery & is also free and clear.HAPPY DANCE FOR ALL!!!! A lot to Celebrate and be Thankful for.

barbara macaskill said...

So many amazing cards and the images are fabulous! I am discovering lots of new shops to get my stamping fix! Thank you for introducing me to all of them!

Alicia Joos said...

Congrats to you and best wishes for continued good health! The truck is so cute and used in a way today outside of the box! Love it!

bissecat said...
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bissecat said...

I was sure I had commented here, but I did not have any. Congratulations to you, Holley. You do this stupid job at this wonderful event. Each year, February is special. I hope everything is going well.
forgive me that I deleted everything I wrote the previous Suomenkielellä..Heh am distracted

Billie Dee said...

That love truck is so cute!

barbara macaskill said...

I can’t believe that there is only today and tomorrow left for this fabuliscious celebration of life! Thank you for all the effort you put into this event and the multitude of prizes that you send to all of the winners! You have a heart of gold and are very kind!
See you tomorrow for the final ( 😢) day of festivities!

BethW said...

Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all and sharing so much love.