Saturday, February 1, 2020

Holley's Celebration is HERE!!

HOLLEY'S CELEBRATION IS HERE!!

Can you believe we are at 10 years?  I know I can't.  It's time for a huge celebration this year.  I am so happy to still be going along, seizure free and healthy after 2 brain surgeries.  At this point, my chances of having seizures again decreases.  The longer I go, the better my chances of continued health.  This fact is why I continue to celebrate every year.  There is no guarantee to remain this way, so each year is a gift from God.

If you are new and want to read the background story, you can see it here:

Here's an awesome stamp that was created by artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy just for me, it's called Head's Up Holley


Card Challenge for the month with lots of additional prizes!!

We are having a wonderful contest over on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog this month (CLICK HERE) and if you create a card and participate using ANY Sandra Caldwell stamp you will get a bonus prize this month.  Also, winners will be chosen in several categories among those who use Sandra Caldwell stamps such as: Best Celebration card, Holley's Favorite, Sandra Caldwell's Favorite, Best overall card (any theme using Sandra Caldwell stamp), John's Favorite, Best Coloring, Best Embellishments,  and any other categories I think up lol!!

In addition, you can also join in on the YSBP Challenge using ANY card creation from THIS month of ANY stamp maker for the random drawing to win a prize.


Now, a little info about what will happen this month
  • Prizes are given out everyday!  It will be several days after each day before I announce who the prize winners for each day are.  So if you miss a day commenting, just go back to that day and leave a comment. 
  • Only thing needed to win is to leave a comment.  You don't have to follow, I don't sell anything, I am not "affiliated" with any of the companies offering prizes other than I just love their stamps.  I get NO money from them or payment.  IF you have a problem leaving a comment, just EMAIL the comment to me, htondre@aol.com and I will be sure it is added for you and you are in the drawing.
  • After the first day, I will start a prize winner list that you can be checking everyday for your name, I will use the exact name that your comments appear under.  EMAIL me when you see your name with your email (if it's a digi prize) or mailing addy if it's a mailable prize.
  • International players are always welcome but please keep in mind the cost of postage is HUGE for international packages.  I usually mail things like flat dies, embellishments and stamp sets, sometimes individually meaning you might get a couple of "letter mail" items instead of a package.
  • I mail out all the packages at the END of the month, this is because I anticipate many people will WIN more than once or may get a grand prize at the end of the month.  PLEASE be patient with me at the end of the month I may have 70-100+  packages to mail.  I am usually pretty quick, I think past players can tell you they got their goodies within a couple weeks. 
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY-- I ask questions everyday, it's a fun little way to get to know what everyone likes.  I DO pay attention to your answers.  That's how I know what you like.  I do try and match what I have as far as goodies with what you might like as a prize!  You'd be surprised what I might have if you tell me you like, Flamingos! or if you told me you don't like them, then I will not send you that!  The more you answer, the better I can choose for you.
Thanks so much for Celebrating with me!  Here's to 10 years!!

Be sure to comment on today, the Feb 1st posting, it will have winners drawn throughout the month!

did you miss seeing SOME of the prizes?  check them out, see some HERE
and HERE and HERE and HERE check out all the prize sponsors HERE

Prize Winner list will be HERE

76 comments:

lora said...

cute cute pink beginning. :) Nice card Holley...:)

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your 10 year milestone and celebration! It'll be a fun month and I look forward to checking in each day!
Love your card! How fun to have a design especially for you! Awesome embellishments on the card with the pretty lace and buttons!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Very cute card Holley.
and Congrats with your 10 years and hope you get many many years more.

and your prizes are stunning you always give so much thanksssssssssss


Gr Karin

Jackie T said...

Hi Holley the card is gorgeous. Congratulations on being 10 year seizure free. I pray that you will continue with good health. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Susan T. said...

Great card, the image is so cute and the lace is the perfect accent. Congratulations on 10 years! What a wonderful celebration! 💐🍾💐

Gaye said...

Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music!

papersmiles said...

Another wonderful card and great milestone. Hugs, Barbara

Kellyskardsfl said...

Congratulations on 10 years! Adorable digi and card. Thank you so much for your generosity! I can't wait to celebrate with you all month!

Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous card Holley. Congratulations on 10 years I am so delighted for you to have reached this milestone. Thank you for being so very generous and wishing everyone good luck.
Hugs
Linda xxx

New Creations said...

Congratulations on your successful 10 years! Love the cute card! Just the fun begins! Thanks for the generosity!

Audrey R said...

Congratulations Holley! Great card!!

* Shell B.* said...

Simply fabulous card, lovin' the beautiful lace!! Congrats on your success of being seizure free and the grace of god to have lead you to the right doctors for your surgeries!!

Kathy said...

Love the card Holley!

Just wanted to add my best wishes on this anniversary - I hope you continue to be healthy and seizure-free. xx

Frances Freeman said...

Your card is fabulous!!!!! Congrats on 10 years and many more to come. Hugs my friend

Mel C said...

Happy Anniversary Holley, you are a gift from God! Love your card, so sweet!

Candy Meyers said...

10 years! Congratulations! God is good!
Cute stamp.
Candy Meyers

Jean said...

Congrats Holly! 10 years is amazing! I love your card and this fun celebration!

ionabunny said...

Yay Holley congrats on 10 years. That is so awesome. I love how you share yourself and your joy of life with us. Happy happy 10 years. HUgz

Marjeta said...

10 years is awesome, but I wish you twice more time to spend without health problems. Always love to look on your blog and see your creations.

Karenladd said...

How exciting that you've gone 10 years now, sweet Holley! I am honored to help celebrate this amazing milestone and hope you continue on this successful path. You deserve the best out of life, and your upbeat approach to life inspires me every day.

Dana M said...

Wow, 10 years! Congratulations Holley and wishing you many, many more! Fabulous card! Amazing layers of elements and super fun image.

Amy Martin said...

I can't believe its been 10 years!!! That is so awesome!! And I love celebrating along with you every year!! You are a gift and you are an inspiration to us all. Your card is also wonderful. Such a cute image!!! Hugs

Claudia Martins said...

What a joy, 10 years passed without any crisis !! And there will be 10 more, and 10 more and so life goes on !! I'm so happy to have met you and see your success !! May God keep, you are a winner. I love to be participating in this party and to be able to spend a little more time with you, I am lucky !!! I thank God so much for this happiness in my life !!!Congratuations!!!

Suzanne H said...

Congratulations on 10 years! What a lineup of prizes you’ve listed. Love that new stamp too.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

10 Years!!! That is so exciting for my and your family.

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Wow! 10 years! Congratulations Holley! xxx

Gwyneth said...

It's fantastic to read that it's been 10 years since your brain ops., and that you are doing well. A real reason to celebrate. And what a way to cellabrate! Sounds like this year's celebration month will be bigger than ever.
Fab to have had a digi drawn for you, and the card you've made with it looks great. You know how much I love your use of different lace on your cards - I'm sur I've said before.
GG

SHartl said...

Yay for you Holley! So happy to see you healthy for another year and celebrating your 10 year anniversary. No one deserves good health more than you and you make blogland so much fun.

Billie Dee said...

Congrats on 10 years! Yay for you, Holley! Thank you for your generosity!

Karthikha said...

Wow! Congratulations on your 10 years!! Thanks for sharing your story, you have gone through a lot, and you are so strong! Indeed time to celebrate! Thank you so much for the generous giveaways! :)

Anna Barnes said...

Congratulations on your tenth year! What an awesome God we have. Your card is super cute.
Prayer said for you to have many more years to celebrate.
Anna Barnes

Rachel Duong said...

Hi Holley - Congratulations on 10 years of wonderful health. You are such an inspiration to share your celebration with all of us. Thank you for spending time to make our lives better. You are most kind!
I love this cute image! Your card layout is awesome and I love the buttons and your signature lace!

monique said...

wat een zegen dat het al 10 jaar goed gaat en nu zelfs nog beter zal worden leuke kaart

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

Congrats on 10 years Holley! I'm so glad your odds go up every year of continued health. Mine too! Hooray for both of us! By the way...Those Dachshund dies are just adorable! lol Special requests aren't cheating I hope!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats on another seizure free year, Holley xoxo

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Congratulations, 10 years is a lot of time. The stamp is so cute.

Sandra said...

Congrats on 10 years Holley!!! Sandra created a fabulous image for you :D

yvonne 3D said...

What a sweet card and in pink my favourite color...Congrats with your 10 years many years to go for youin health.

Christine said...

Congratulations to your 10 year anniversary. I always like looking at your blog. Your cards and colouring always impress me.

StampNK said...

Big congratulations to you Holley on your 10 year anniversary. Thank you for letting us celebrate with you, and I'm sending wishes for another great 10 years.

Christi said...

Congratulations on the big 10! This year was my 10th anniversary for my ovarian cancer also. It is a wonderful feeling! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway everyday! <3

Bamabell said...

What an adorable stamp and very cute card! Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Congratulations on 10yrs! Great card. Love the design and colors.

Christi said...

SOOOOO happy for you on 10 Wonderful healthy years! Thank you for such a great month of giveaways!

Linda Dicks said...

Ten Year Blessing. WOW

Fikreta said...

oh wow! 10 years! congrats to you!
thats amazing number!
that is so wonderful card!
Im international but I do have friend in US who I can send prize if my name pop out as winner for something bigger :)

hugs

Linda S Vigil said...

Wow, thank you for sharing your story. May you continue to be in good health. I love this color pink.

Christine said...

Great card as always.

Christine said...

I think my favorite imagine is Tranquility, printable Adult coloring page, girl, cat,book

Rhonda Miller said...

Congratulations on 10 years! Definitely something to celebrate. I love your card.

Nikki said...

Hi Holley

It's time to CELEBRATE And also Just playing a little catch up can't believe it is Feb already time just flies ;) Congrats on 10 years too that is totally amazing

hugs Nikki

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Adorable cute card with lacy lace to start off the celebration!!! Am having a funk over here and didn't have time to comment on time but am so glad to come in and start the festivities along with you!!!

Jen R. said...

Very nice!!! And I enjoy reading about you and the cards.

Tracy Welham said...

Congratulations on your ten year milestone. Wishing you a continued seizure free life. Blessings. x

Dorothy Green said...

Cute!!! Congratulations on being 10 years seizure free! What a wonderful thing to celebrate!

bissecat said...

Congratulations ten years .It's worth celebrating.health is something you notice when you lose it.All good things to come.

Vivian Foo said...

Congratulations on your 10th! Always a great delight to see you hosting this annually and thank you so much for your time and generosity. Lovely to see your daily makes too.

Phaline Mays said...

Congratulations on 20 years! You have shown the definition of perseverance. Super cute card!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your big 10 year. You are such a kind and giving person to do this. Love watching everything you make and all your posts.

Sindhu said...

Congratulations Holley... Lovely card..

Eekers said...

Thank you very much for letting me share in your celebration! It looks like it's already a roaring success! Lovely to see how many of the crafty community have popped in to take part! Wishing you continued success with your celebration and your health. Annabel -KKD. x

Shelley said...

Oh Holley... so glad I found you and you can be darn sure I will be following as you have opened up so many more digital artists and stamp companies to me. So sorry you had to go through such a long, scary health journey but you sound so positive and wonderful. I don't expect to win anything, I just popped in when Annabel mentioned your blog and was curious and have happily been rooting around in your blog seeing so many things of interest (see the first sentence lol)... and having a very hard time typing with a purring, needy cat curled in my arm lol.

DJ said...

Congratulations! Ten years is amazing. Sorry it has taken me so long to join in this month’s celebration; February has become a very difficult month for me since last year when my mom had her second massive heart attack ( the first was the day before New Year’s Day) on Feb 1st and then she died on Feb 10. This is also the 10th anniversary year of my dad’s and my sister Gale’s death later this year so I am struggling a bit right now as my oldest daughter is very ill and my youngest daughter is expecting her first child Congratulations again! This is amazing.

Blue Kube said...

Congratulations on another great year! So happy for you!

TRACEY MO said...

Has always you are FAB Congrats hun xx

Linda W. said...

Congratulations Holley, just as if it were your very first year. You've come so far, it's so unbelievable, and your trips to Turkey you were so fortunate to remain so healthy to just enjoy our beautiful world! 10 years are so wonderful - I thank the Lord for your health and ability to click in with so many of us! Hugs and I love you dear! Linda W.

Unknown said...

I just saw your post on the Unity Swap page. Congratulations on the 10 years! That's so awesome. I know two ladies who have undergone brain surgery and are now doing great too. God is so Good!! This is very generous of you to give away prizes to celebrate! Thank you for the opportunity. Pam T.

ScrappyCat said...

I celebrate you! So happy that you continue to do well! Happy Stamping!

Ohdolphinlady said...

Happy 10 years!! Such an accomplishment and one to be proud of indeed. Heres to another 10!! Aimee Phillips/craftinmusiclover

SHeila said...

Looks like a fun, creative group. I am here to learn from everyone!

Barb said...

So sad that I have missed most of his years festivities! My health has been crappy for the last few months and I try to stop by when I can! S glad you are still doing well and pray that it continues!
I am off to check out what I have missed!
Thank you for doing this every year! (((Hugs)))

Sheila Witham said...

hope Every one had a crafty weekend!

lora said...

It is always great to play this event..

Busy Faith said...

This is a great accomplishment. Glad you are well

ScrappyCat said...

Keep celebrating! Everyday is a gift😀😀. Thanks for your generosity! Stay creative!

Larisa said...

This is such a fun card. I am late as always.. Too much work at work.. sorry..