Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Haunting we will go....BLOG CANDY CELEBRATION!!!

Here's an adorable kitty and her witch off trick or treating.  I think I best give them a treat as I would hate to get a trick from a real witch.  This paper is from Paper Loft, which I picked up last weekend at the convention in San Marcos.  So much fun. Spent two days there, took three different classes and walked around the convention floor for way too many hours.  Totally spent too much and was totally exhausted.  I got lots of fun dies (like the one I used on this card here), wonderful cardstock stickers, like the sentiment used on this card here, some beautiful papers, and  lots more goodies that you will be seeing over the next year.....Woo hoo.
Now, for BLOG CANDY---Yesterday was TOTALLY awesome, I went to my Oncologist (now, often can the words awesome and ONCOLOGIST go in same sentence????), at any rate, I got my 6 month test, HOLY COW--the blood test was TOTALLY normal. NORMAL. I don't mean "kinda normal" or almost normal as he has said before, which meant, really low way below what it was supposed to be, but not so low that they are going to force you into care....I mean it read completely normal. WHAT?!?!  Wow.  It's been a decade since that has happened, but particularly that last couple of years as this oncologist and my current doctor have been watching so closely and trying to get me into care for a low white count and get tested for cancer.  That test though is awful.  UGH.
I wouldn't consent to take the test.  At any rate...After the brain surgery and finally getting off the drugs from epilepsy as my seizures have stopped completely...a new blood test now shows that my white cell count has come back to normal!  This means, for now, no more worries of cancer!!

I think that merits a celebration!!!  I will put up some photos soon, but for now, just need to leave a comment here. I have TONS of goodies to offer, wonderful stamps, wonderful embellishments for cardmaking.  WOO HOO.  Will pick the winners from amongst the commenters of today's posting.

Project Materials:  Cardstock (Paper Loft, Neenah, Bazzill); Stamp (Freebie--unknown though, if you know the artist, please let me know);  Ink (colorbox chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Embellishments (Jolees);  Sentiment ();  DieCut (SPellbinders); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);

57 comments:

Shawna said...

This is adorable! I've always loved that image and you have really made it shine!

Unknown said...

My dear friend, what fabulous news, and hope that you have that news, forever...I love your card hun, and have a proper celebration for the news..love and hugs xxx

cebelica said...

Looks like you had lots of fun at the convention, which is great!
I'm soooooooo happy that your blood test was completely normal. Woohoo, that's awesome!!! :D I reeeeeeally hope it'll stay this way!! Sending my best wishes and big hugs your way!
Also, your card is awesome! Perfect for Halloween! :)
Hugs! xx

Unknown said...

Thats great to know Holly about your normal blood test. Its really great having a normal life after such a complex problem. God Bless You dear. Take Care

Larisa said...

Very nice card, Holley!
And it is nice to hear the good news anout your health.. Good luck!!

riliska said...

Well done and such a lovely image. Fabulous card as always. Hugs x

Hlora said...

Oh, the image is cute! Your colouring is gentle so much! And that's great to know Holly about your normal blood test)))))

lora said...

Stunning card, fab image and great coloring. Great details!!

Unknown said...

Hi Holley,
Oh hunni this is fantastic news indeed - I am soooo pleased for you. You must be over the moon! I hope you have celebrated properly with your darling man and something special - you deserve it. I think you are an inspiration. Oh and I love your sweet card too hunni.
hugs
Dawn xxx

Unknown said...

Love the card! The little witch is adorable. The good news on your health is wonderful

ladyj said...

I saw your GREAT news!!!!!! Totally AWESOME news and a cute card too :-) keep up whatever you are doing that's working for you!!

Moni said...

Great news! And your card is awesome,great coloring and lovely details. Hugs,, moni

Kate M said...

What great news about your blood test - so happy for you,
Your little witch is really cute! Am really loving your Halloween cards.
xx

Vickie Kertz said...

Oh Holly so happy for your good news. How fantastic!!! You go girl

Kathy said...

Holley, that is wonderful news. So happy for you.

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic card Holley.

greetings karin

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Holley and love the cute witch.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lyne said...

What wonderful news! I love the die you used on this card!

Stacy H-W said...

I am so happy for you Holley!! This is such fantastic news!!! What a blessing! big squishy hugs, Stacy H-W

Anonymous said...

Great card and great news! So glad you are doing so well.
Nancy Bahr

Jan Ltc said...

Adorable card xx Jan

Christine said...

Congratulations Holley that certainly is great new. You must be thrilled. Your cards are always a please to look at. Thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies. Good luck to all the ladies who leave a comment. Take good care of yourself

Glennis F said...

That is wonderful news re your blood test Holley - congratulations. Your card is very cute - we dont do halloween here so I dont make those cards

bissecat said...

Great news!!!I so happy for you!I like this little cute halloween witch.
Many many hug to you.

nwilliams6 said...

Holley, this is such great news! Yay for you! I know you are totally thrilled. I am totally thrilled!

Fun card too - love your new goodies and that cute image. Fun card and fun news. Hugz!

DJ said...

Holley, that is wonderful news!!! So happy for you. This must be such a relief to you. Will be looking forward to seeing all the goodies you got last weekend. Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for a chance to win some candy from you. You are so generous!!!

Cheryl B said...

Holly, that is indeed great news! Your card with the witch and her kitty is so cute! I love the spellbinder die you used on it.

postalorphan said...

Darling card, and such wonderful news! I'm so happy for you! Thanks for the chance at some blog candy - what a fabulous reason to celebrate!

alethea said...

That is absolutely fabulous news HOlley!!!! So happy for you!!! Must be nice to be labelled Normal..LOL YOu have had a positive attitude right through all this and I think it has paid off!! Go out and celebrate!!! HUgsxx
PS your card is so cute!! xx

Audrey R said...

Holley - I am so happy to hear about the wonderful report from the doctor!!! Keep up the walking and the crafting - as it is all good. Glad you had fun at the convention, too. I'm jealous. Audrey in Austin

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the good news at the Doctors, That's awesome!!
Hugs Julie P

Gilly said...

CONGRATULATIONS Holley....that is fantastic news. I am so happy to hear that everything has turned out so well for you...and you have become a SURVIVOR!...Keep on keeping on, and good luck for your future. lots of hugs Gillian xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so cute. I love the image you chose.

Congrats on your good news from your doctor. Those are the visits I like best. :)

Thanks for a chance.

Anonymous said...

Holley thanks for sharing such great news! What a wonderful way to start the weekend. I will keep you in my prayers for continued health and happiness. The only way to go is up and right now you are on top of the world! Thanks for sharing another cute card. Love your style! Have a sweet week!

Marcia the hug therapist said...

I rejoice with you in your fantastic news. As a cancer survivor myself, I know how the results of those 6-month blood tests can affect you. Praise God that you are NORMAL! and I plan to have the same result when I go for my blood test tomorrow. I've been clear for 4 years now.

Loads of hugs

Snoopy said...

WAHOO!!!!! Congratulations, Holley! I am absolutely thrilled for you. I've been praying for you every day.

((((HUGS)))),
Snoopy :D

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news Holley,.... You must be over the moon with joy.
Having had cancer at one stage I can appreciate just how happy you are.

This little witch is just perfect. love the cat.

onwards and upwards....

kaye G

Amy said...

This is super cute, Holley! I'm so glad that everything is going well for you, medically!

Congratulations!!

HUGS, Amy (another cancer survivor)

Nikki said...

Congrats Holley you deserve the good news it's so fantastic to hear that when it happens and What an adorable card you've created

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - you have a bunch of cool witch images. Love them all! Still celebrating your news too - so great! Hugz!

Pat said...

The card is so CUTE! The news is so FANTASTIC! Happy tears for you my friend!

Betsy said...

What fantastic news for you! Congratulations! You should be on cloud nine right now! Just awesome news!!!

Ellis said...

Congrats on the good news! =)
Fabulous card and wonderful embellishments! =)
Hugs, Elenor

rush said...

i am glad you are doing well! i hope you stay that way! wow! what a haul! candy is good! thank you for the opportunity to win.

Leanne said...

Good to hear that your blood test was normal & I hope it stays that way forever. God Bless!

Kaija said...

Here, the one that just cries, I cry with joy when I read your lucky day <3
Dear Friend, I'm happy for you!
You have the energy to each new day,
every day you make beautiful cards.
The great thing about Holley!
Kaija hugs <3

Unknown said...

that's brilliant news holley def worth celebrating and not a bad card either LOL
jackiep

Lucie H said...

I love the kitty and JackoLantern. you do such beautiful work.

Svetlana said...

O Holley! I'm so glad for you!!! It is a really WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!
Svetlana xx

Cheryl said...

Oh Holley, what great news! Makes me so happy! And -- I love your card too! Cheryl

Trish said...

Hi Holley,
This is the best news ever- congratulations, must be such a relief all round.
Hugs,
Trish x

Sheri C said...

Ooh Ms Holley ... Congratulations are so in order! You are an amazing and talented young woman with a blessing hanging over your beautiful head. Thanks for sharing your artistic flair, the card is adorable!

Vallarie Clegg said...

WOW you seem to have a lot on your plate right now....glad to hear that things are normal for you. You said convention was in San Marcos....California??? I don't live that far away and totally missed a convention there. You will have to send me the link. Anyway, an awesome card and thanks for a chance to win! Love your work!

Unknown said...

I love all your cards,make me smile.Glad your health is better.
Sue C

KYCrafter said...

WOW!!! What great news!!! What a blessing!! I'm so happy for you!! I pray your blood work stays normal forever!! As for this cute card - LOVE it!! (As I do all your cards.) You do such great work. It's always a smile on my face to see your next card. Thanks!!

maureenjscott said...

That's amazing news about your blood tests! And well done for not consenting to something you dont want! All to often people bow to the doctors and their wisdom! Well done you!!! and fabulous projects on your blog - loving all the halloweeny themed cards and projects! love the papers you use, cant seem to find half the stuff here in the uk! Looking forward to your candy celebration!!! mo xxx

Unknown said...

wonderful news about the test, no wonder you want to celebrate.