Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Let the celebration begin!

Here, we are, February is here. This will be a month of celebration because I am about to hit 2 years after successful double-brain surgery! HUGE thanks to the Doctor who got all this to happen, Dr. Sami Aboumatar from Austin Epilepsy. Wonderful Doctor. For those who are new and would like to read some background about me (CLICK HERE).Here's a fun card today featuring on the newest releases from Crafter's Companions. This stamp set is called Strawberry Kisses Yum. The USA blog is having it's monthly contest starting today, so check it out (Click here).


Now, for the first blog candy of the month, a sweet Crafter's Companion set Humphrey's Corner Collection called "Special Day" all you need to do to win is just leave a comment. For this, and all blog candy this month, you are eligible to win ANYWHERE in the world. I will mail prizes everywhere. I anticipate that since there will be multiple contests going on all month long, many people will possibly win multiple contests, so please enter each contest. All prizes will be mailed pretty quickly at the end of the month and I will post as soon as they get mail. It's helpful if you leave your email so I can contact you. I only ever use email if you win. I am not a store or business, just a crafter.


Huge thanks to all those participating in the Celebration, you (my viewers) were wonderful to me throughout the whole brain surgery ordeal and now that my life has been fixed I want to share my happiness with you!! Huge thanks to the Doctor, to my wonderful Husband John, and especially to all the companies who have sent wonderful prizes to be given out including Sweet Pea Stamps, Squigglefly, Addicted to Stamps, Paper Temptress and more!! Keep an eye on the blog everyday as different contests will keep popping up....different winners will be chosen from each contest and announced regularly and eventually I will make a master list of winners. So, let's let the games begin.....just leave a comment on this posting and I will start choosing :)


CURRENT WINNERS (MORE COMING, check this list everyday!!, some winners from this list will get a package of goodies, usually what I call a 6-pack (i.e. a package with 6 brand new packs of embellishment) or a brand new set of stamps or a UM stamp from one of our sponsors, a special item that is specified next to their name.....) The grand prize for this group will be a full sheet of rubber stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps, that will be drawn on Feb 13th, announced on the 14th. (People listed here ARE eligible for the grand prize as well!!)



  1. pre-game contest--for Adding a link to your sidebar--Winner Glennis!

  2. 1st contest post--UM Stamp--riliska

  3. Crafter's Companion Stamp Set winner--Divinity

  4. Wendy H

  5. Grandama Lee

  6. Scrapin' Sista (Alice B)

  7. Pearl

  8. Alethea - Rubber Stamp set

  9. Rosalee

  10. Regena

  11. Loves Crafts Forever (Nataliya)

  12. Is (from Spain) --rubber stamp set

  13. Gerri Herbst

  14. Debbie Buckland stamp set

  15. Bhawana

  16. CraftyKitten

  17. THERESA

  18. Stampin' Sue

  19. Wifey Cookie

  20. Ardilla stamp set

  21. Tammy

  22. Malinda

  23. Amanda

  24. Emma

  25. Luanne

GRAND PRIZE (SHEET i.e. 4 brand new Sweet Pea stamps) --Trish

Friday Feb 3rd contest Winner-- Trish from Hillside (Sweet Pea UM stamp)

Saturday Feb 4th Contest Winner --Jessica (chick-n-scrap.blogspot)!

Sunday Feb 5th Winner-- wahixane77 (Olivia) for the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp
BONUS Feb 5th winners --Larisa, Pen to Paper, Scrapalajen aka Jen, Svetlana!!

Feb 7th contest winners-- Sue in CT and Cards by Ann (Heather M)

Feb 8th Bird theme--Winner Pat

94 comments:

riliska said...

it looks so yummi! Great card!!

Larisa said...

very nice image- the colouring is fantastic as always!!!

Hlora said...

Holley, love this cute card with heart - very nice Valentine card!

alethea said...

I am so glad that you have come through both surgeries successfully and that your future looks a little brighter!! May 2012 be a year of good health and happiness!!! Thanks for your generosity throughout the month!! YOu truly are amazing!! Hugsxx

craftykitten said...

Hi Holley,
Many congratulations on reaching this fabulous milestone sweetie. Long may it continue. Where would we be without these fabulous doctors???
I love your gorgeous card too hunni, such a lovely layout.
hugs
Dawn xx

stamping sue said...

what an adorable strawberry card. your coloring is beautiful.
thanks for the chance to win in your contest.
stamping sue
stamprsue@aol.com
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

ShersL84bed said...

Wow Holley, it seems like just a few months ago you were celebrating your 1st year after the surgery. How time flies. I am so happy to hear its been 2 years now seizure free. yay!
Your cards are always delightful.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Divinity said...

glad your doing fine after those surgeries. :) your card is so
cute. love the colors.

thanks for the chance at some candy :)

hugs, divinity
twdivinity@gmail.com

Oase said...

too cute for words as usual Holley you out did yourself on another gorgeous card

THERESA said...

You so deserve that 'strawberries and Cream', after all you've been through!! May the Lord Bless and keep you, to enjoy many, many more years and that we can share in your journey!!
Super card, must say i suddenly have this craving, lol, any idea from where.........:))
lotsa luv and let the fun begin!!

Kathy H said...

Awesome giveaway!!!

Sue in Texas said...

As usual, I enjoy your blog and can't believe it's already been 2 years, may you have many more seizure free years.
STuckcarro@aol.com

Pat said...

I'm really loving those new Strawberry Kisses stamps, but my first true love is Humphrey! Your card is awesome as ever, Holley, and I am happy to be able to know you, so say thanks to your doctor from me!!
Keep healthy and keep crafting!

Anonymous said...

Love your card (as usual) but am even more impressed with your great recovery! Congrats and keep inspiring us all!!
nancy dunlap

Phyl said...

Congrats on your surgery success that is such wonderful news. And I love the present card on your blog. The strawberries look real enough to pick off the page and eat.
Phyllis J.
phylinvegas@earthlink.net

Glennis said...

A very pretty card - you could just eat those strawberries!

Regena said...

ur card is so sweet...Glad ur surgery went well...thanks for the chance ....so generous and sweet of u

Danielle said...

cute image - awesome job with the coloring!

Rosalee said...

So glad that your surgery was successful.
Beautiful card, love the design and flowers. Thanks for the wonderful chance Holley.
Hugs, Rosalee

Ellis said...

Adorable card Holly! =) Congrats on two good years and more to come!
Hugs, Elenor

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable card! Love red and pink and the puppy is so cute! May you continue on the road of good health!

Holly said...

This is so cute Holley. I love the arrow piercing the heart at the bottom. Your coloring is wonderful - perfect highlighting!

judyjstamper said...

I am SO happy and excited for you! Two Years seizure free!!! You are truly blessed.

Your card is really sweet and just too cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi Holley,
I am so glad that both your operations went well and you are here today to share such wonderful creations with us! Thankyou for this chance to win some lovely prizes! I am your follower and my email address is: hayes.pearl@gmail.com
Love Pearl x

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is such a sweet design and cute as can be image.
Great job

Carolyn C. said...

I just love this site-it always has great unique ideas and super friendship!

WendyH said...

Fantastic reason to celebrate. I visit your blog regularly and love all your creations. Have been a big fan of Crafter's Companion for ages, especially the Humphrey stamps. Not easy to get their products here in Australia. Would love to have a set of my own. Continued good health and inky hugs. Email is wendy_hodkinson@yahoo.com.au

Audrey said...

Holley - I am so happy for you and your good health. You looked great the last time I saw you. Keep up your exercising. Audrey in Austin

Christine said...

This card is so cute. The embellishments really make the design pop.

debbie said...

congrats on being so much better... you inspire me every day.. thanks for being you and I love your card
Debbie
ebat@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Shirley Burkett granmaof_14@yahoo from ScrapbookPlace

Holley your blog won't let me post a comment but I think is adorable great card!
Shirley

Chrisann said...

Your card is adorable. Your recovery is a miracle. Thank God for your talent and good fortune. God Bless you, Holley.

Trish said...

Gorgeous card Holley. I can't believe it's been a whole year since I began to follow you. It's been a great year and I've really enjoyed getting to know you and getting inspiration from your cards and you. I'm really looking forward to this month... bring it on LOL!!
God bless,
Trish x

alethea said...

Congrats to the winners already!! I forgot to put your candy on my sidebar but it's there now!!! Hope your having a great day Holley!! Hugsxx
aletheajohnston@yahoo.com

Divinity said...

oh yeah! that's me :) thanks so much! :)

divinity :)

twdivinity@gmail.com

Glennis said...

Oh Holley, I have just seen my name as a winner - thank you so much

Love crafts forever said...

Big (((HUG)))) to a very strong Woman as you are. Congratulations to your success in your life, and i wish you all the best in your future.
BTW your card is gorgeous, and you know already what i'm thinking when i see your lace. lol
Hugs nataliya

Charlene Mitchell said...

Congratulations on your 2-year anniversary Holley! Love the card - your colouring is fantastic and what a cutie!

Stephanie said...

Hahah! Love his little belly and the card is precious!

Glo said...

Lovely card!!

grandmalee said...

Holley, it's hard to believe that it's been this long since your surgery! Your dedication to this blog during all of your health problems have been outstanding! I haven't posted for months even though I make hundreds of cards monthly. I don't usually comment here since I mainly follow you on facebook, but I wanted to congratulate you on all that you do, and the inspiration you give to all of us! I love your cards, and I always look forward to your new ones. Please, also thank your doctor and John for us!

Kathy Bradley said...

What a sweet image - big smile. Your coloring is awesome, as is your adorable card.

Winnie said...

Lovely cards and God Bless you. Glad to hear you are doing so well after your surgery..

charli said...

How fun is this? Great card, great contest!

Stacy H-W said...

Holley, I am always so confused with your giveaways!! I'm totally challenged I guess. I just want to say how happy I am for your blessings. You are a wonderful crafter and a sweet person. Stacy H-W

Teresa said...

Beautiful card as always Holley! And congrats on two wonderful years!! Wow how time has flown by!
Hugs,T

lora said...

it is so much bright and well done! The berries look like the real ones! Very goos and ralistic colouring!

Debbie Buckland said...

What a cute card!
Love that image.

Wow brain surgery... Gosh!
I'm new but I don't think I need to know more.... Glad you pull through. My hubby is a nurse.... I soooo couldn't be a medical person.... Tool squeamish. Lol

scrappin sista said...

Super duper cute card! You are blessed to have survived one brain surgery let alone two, I am so happy for your 2 year mile stone and I am praying for many more years!! Congrats!
Alice B.

Rhonda Miller said...

Such a cute card. I love the image you used. TFS.

Babe O'Mara said...

Cute card. The best to you always, congrats on 2 year milestone. Thanks for a chance to win.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Lorraine said...

omg i just love this card the strawberry kisses range is to die for and you have showcased it beautifully this is one of my faves from the range thankyou for sharing and for the wonderful oppotunity of winning your candy xx

Penni said...

Gorgeous card - What a cutie.

Hugs
Penni
X

jessica said...

I am a new follower! Adorable card!
Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Love your work. Can't wait to see more! Wishing you all the success in your everyday life you deserve it!

Cathy said...

Your card is adorable!!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Yummy stuff to be found here!

Bhawana said...

Hi Holly, Just finished reading about you, ended up with wet eyes. You struggled so much. But after that thanks GOD for your speedy recovery. Wish You A Lot of happiness and good luck in everything you do. Love You.

Christina A said...

Congratulations! Your story is so inspiring! Thank you. :)

Ardilla said...

Great story... happy to hear you are good!!!
New follower, added your candy to my sidebar.

natcs said...

looks so yummy! would like to taste them:P

DebraJ said...

Holley!

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary! That is something worth celebrating! Love your art!

DebraJ
indygirlfriend@yahoo.com

Luanne said...

Great blessings you've received.
Have a great day!

♥Luanne♥
craftersreference at gmail dot com
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Is said...

Hi Holley! So fun your giveaway! And congratulations on you hitting 2 years after successful double-brain surgery! I've read your story and all I can say is that you're amazing!
Greetings from Spain
http://handmadebyizz.blogspot.com/

Wifey Cookie said...

What a cutie of an image! And that strawberry dessert is good enough to eat! :) Thank you for sharing!

Cheers,
Jenny
http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

cute card.

Nikki said...

Congrats to the winners :)

CheckerBeads said...

super cute card! Love it!

Anne
thechecker at gmail.com

alethea said...

OOH how exciting!! I see my name already!!!! Thank you so much!! cant wait to see what I won!!! Thanks so much for your generosity!! Hugsxx

Penny said...

Beautiful card, and I hope your health continues to improve! Love Penny Scrap-ahoilc@blogspot.com

wahixane77 said...

WOW! Congrats on the anniversary..definitely something worth celebrating. Great card too. Olivia

Snoopy said...

This is such an adorable card, Holley! The image is fantastic too! Happy 2 yr. Anniversary! and a lifetime more to come! <3

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Gerri Herbst said...

Yes you are a strong woman, after all you have been thru. Heres hoping you will have a continued good recovery. Happy 2nd anniversary too. Heres to many more.

Shell~AK Stamper said...

What a yummy card Holley! Congrats on 2 years of a healthy life again!

Shell~Alaska♥

Hlora said...

many congratulations to all the winners!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

So nice to hear that everything is fine now Holley. May God bless you with many many years of health and happiness :)

Trish said...

Wow, I see my name and I've won some sweet pea stamps.... Yippeeeeee
This is really good fun.
Many thanks Holley and all your generous sponsors.
Hugs,
Trish x

Amanda said...

Those strawberries look real yummy! Congrats to all the winners so far!
Thanks to you and your sponsors generosity!

Emma said...

This card is absolutely adorable!!! I love Crafter's Companion and especially Humphrey. emkesner77 at aol dot com

Is said...

HIII!!! I won, omg! I can't believe it! It's the first time I win something! I'm soo happy! Thanks Holley!
Hugs from Spain
belu1707@gmail.com

Mommy Lexi said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! May you be blessed with good health, Holley! God bless you.

Sue in CT said...

Oh wow....so cute!
I can't believe another year has gone by. Seems like just a few months ago we were writing thank you notes for you to bring to your Dr.
I am so glad everything is working so well for you.

Tami said...

I am so proud of you!! My husband had epilepsy and had a temporal lobeectomy (how do you spell that) around 25 years ago. He also had a high fever at age 5 which caused his first seizure. Anti seizure meds dictated his life and made him very anti-social as a kid. No more seizures or meds for him!! He does have a problem not wanting to share his history. I am not sure his reasoning but I was told when I met him that I couldn't tell anyone that I know and he has never told even our daughter. Anyway not sure where I am going with this post but so proud that you have come through this and got your degree!!

Svetlana said...

Hi, Holley! Is it true that I am a winner of 5 February or it is just not me ?
Thanks!

cardsbyann said...

Hi Holley,
Wow, what a story of victory you have! Thank you for sharing it with us. Congratulations on your recovery and getting your life back! I'm certain it was not an easy journey with a lot of fears, pain, and uncertainty but look how far you've come by your hard work and God's grace to see you through! As an Occupational Therapist, I love hearing stories of recovery and especially how the arts and creative pursuits can be so meaningful to people as they rebuild their lives following injury and illness. As a fellow crafter, cardmaker, and jewelry designer, rock on sister! I can't wait to see what you do next!
-Heather M
coupongrl77@yahoo.com

Hlora said...

Congrats to the winners!

Malinda said...

You have a beautiful story of God's Grace to share... and you are so talented! I love your blog!

THERESA said...

Oh my, just saw my name in the list, jippeeeeeee, ok, hope it is Theresa and not Teresa, lol, you can just let me know...............:))
tgerber at telkomsa dot net
Congrats to all the girls, been a lot of fun, the last couple of days work has been getting to me, lol, who am i kidding, the last couple of years........hehehehe
Thanks Holley and lotsa luv

Trish said...

Oh Holley, I can't honestly believe that I have won the grand prize of sweet pea stamps... I am well excited, you've made my day. Thank you so much.
Hugs,
Trish xxxx

KC said...

I'm glad to hear your surgery went ok. great card! I hope you had a great V-day yesterday!
much love
~kapree
batman-love(at)live(dot)com

cardsbyann said...

Woohoo!!! So excited to see my name in the Feb 7th winners!!! You've made my weekend! Thank you Holley! I'm sending my contact info to your email.
-Heather M
http://cardsbyann.wordpress.com/

Wifey Cookie said...

Hi Holley!

I am so happy finding my name on your list of winners.
Thank you so much!
I am off to write you an email.

Cheers,
Jenny

Gerri Herbst said...

Thank you thank you for contacting me about the blog candy. You are such a sweetie! I wrote you an email with my address tonite. Keep up the wonderful creative projects! take care, gerri

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