Sunday, December 30, 2012


Here's an awesome stamp that makes me think of Alice in Wonderland.  She's actually a wood mounted stamp, which is unusual for me to purchase nowadays.  I often get unmounted or EZ mounted stamps.  But I saw this one and had to get her.  The clock on her waist....just makes me think of time ticking down which is perfect for the new year.  She's called "Halloween Magic" by Stampendous.
Hope you are all looking forward to the New Year, I know I am.  Be sure to stay tuned for Feb!  There will be the Annual Celebration.  For those of you who haven't been to my blog before, we have a HUGE celebration in Feb to celebrate a wonderful brain surgery that I had back in 2010.  I had 2 successful brain surgeries and this Feb I will hit THREE years with no seizures.  Last time I was at the doctor I asked the nurse how many people make it to three years.  She said, about half.  WOW.  What a blessing.  Also, by the end of Feb, I expect to be almost completely off my first medication.  WOW.  That's a huge deal.  Post brain surgery, you don't even start medication reduction until your one year point.  After that, your first medication reduction is like 1 pill of 1 mediction.  Which is so small, when you take 5 meds a day.  However, it's critical that you do it like this because your body is SO accustomed to the medications.  Always go at the doctor's recommended pace.   Now, Just amazing. 

So despite the other medical issues that I may talk about, this side of my medical life is truly blessed and taking less medications is wonderful!!  I know all these meds do effect the body's white blood cell count!  I have read that huge document on "possible side effects", not the 1 sheet the pharmacist hands you, the on-line 5-10 page document about the medication.  Hugs you guys!!  I am ready for 2013 and praying for the best.

Cheers, Holley

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Bazzill, Making Memories, Neenah);  Stamp (Stampendous); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk);  DieCuts (Cheery Lynn;  Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (American Traditionals); Color (Copic Markers);


  1. Hi Holley,
    Great to hear this news hunni, I am so pleased for you. Live each day to it's fullest hunni and have no regrets. I wish you nothing but the best for 2013.
    Thank you for my lovely stamp set that I won in your 12 days of Christmas Candy too sweetie. They were here waiting for me on my return from my holiday. Just gorgeous.
    Happy New Year sweetie - enjoy!
    big hugs
    Dawn xxxx

  2. Oops, meant to say I love your card too sweetie!!

  3. wonderful image and beautiful card Holley.

    greetings karin

  4. Beautiful Card and I can't believe it will be three years seizure free. That truly is fantastic. Congrats on the pill reduction too.