Friday, February 1, 2019

Believe in Miracles

Happy February Everyone! Time for a HUGE CELEBRATION!

I am so excited every year when I make it to this month, that means it is  another year of seizure free life after 2 brain surgeries.  I am so very thankful to all of the wonderful crafters out there who supported me and to all my new crafty friends that I am sending out crafting goodies to everyone!!  I have wonderful prizes for everyone all over the world!  If you are new to the celebration and haven't seen my story before, you can find it HERE.

I am starting us off with a wonderful card using am image from Polkadoodles, she's called Ruby Birthday Cake.  I made this card for the contest that is happening over at the Your Scrapbook Place Card challenge.  This challenge happens every month starting on the 1st for all card makers.  Share your card on the contest's website for a chance to win a prize from their sponsor.

Now for some contest info:

There will be winners chosen everyday from the commenters.  There will also be winners everyday chosen from those who commented on the Feb 1st posting.  So no matter what day you join in the contest, always go back and make sure you enter comments on the previous days.

I like to ask questions everyday.  There's a reason for that....sneaky Holley is getting to know you and what you like.  The more you answer the questions the more apt you are to win the prize AND the more apt you are to get a prize you like.  For example, last year a bunch of ladies told me they liked flamingos.... guess what I got several of for this year....yep, some adorable flamingo die cutters.
I do pay attention to what you say you like and try to pick prizes I think you would like.

I will start posting a winner list, when you see your name on it, simple email me your email for digi prizes or you address for mailed prizes.  Also, KEEP and eye on the list!!  Many people will win more than once!! My email is htondre@aol.com  All prizes will get mailed out at the end of the month!

For my dear friends overseas, please understand that postage overseas from the USA is very expensive now, I would love to send you more, but it's too expensive.  What I can send you is some great die cutters or clear stamp sets that will fit in letter post mail, lol one prize at a time to keep them flat.  I can also send you digi stamps!  I am more than happy to send you prizes though, so please join in the fun.  My contests are open to everyone

Thanks so much for celebrating with me, here's to YEAR #9!!

Cheers, Holley

did you see all the prize sponsors this year?  Here's a list...CLICK HERE
Have you seen photos of the amazing prizes?  HERE they are

95 comments:

Larisa said...

Cute card Holley!! I always like your ideas how to do.. :)

Virginia M. said...

Loved your "Believe in Miracles" card and especially the lace that is on it. Beautiful job on the card. Congratulations on year 9 of a seizure-free year. By the way, have you received my snail mail with the 2 skulls I designed for you? Please let me know.
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Virginia Montagna

Katie Lamb said...

Sweet card

Frances Freeman said...

Holley that is such great news!!!!! You are such. Sweet sweet lady and I’m so glad I got to know you. I really enjoy seeing all your beautiful projects. Thanks for all you do. Hugs

vinita jain said...

Love this pink beauty and cute image Holley! Congrats once again!

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card Holley. I love how you get to celebrate this great landmark every year. Hope you have many more x Jan

jane stillman said...

You are one super lady. Congratulations on another year seizure free. The card is beautiful, love the colours and image xx

Susan T. said...

Beautiful card, wonderful celebration! Congratulations!

Gwyneth said...

You have chosen a great way to celebrate every year Holley. I'm so pleased that the operations worked for you and that you are continuing without seizures.
As always your card is lovely.
GG

ladyj said...

I am always so happy to see your postings of the cute cards you make AND to hear you are still doing so well :-) God Bless you my friend!! Juanita

ike said...

Hi Sweetie - such a gorgeous card.l Congrats on 9 years. I am so pleased to be a part of your wonderful Celebration again this year.
How cool to hear that you have some Flamingos...... I'm rather partial to the odd Flamingo myself :-D
Mega hugz
IKE xxxx

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Sandra van Blaricum said...

Adorable card Holley!!
Can't believe another year is gone!
Congrats on the 9 year milestone, it is fabulous!!

lora said...

It's so much good. The nice image.

sherry Brown said...

Happy to hear you are another year seizure free. I don't think people realize what an amazing feat that is. So many people go without their seizures being controlled at all. Your surgeon is pretty amazing. Your gratefulness and appreciation to him shows you don't take any day for granted being seizure free. I look forward to hearing each year that you are still doing so well.
Sending you happy smiles.
Sher

Audrey R said...

Congratulations! On this milestone! I am so happy that you are healthy and happy! Thanks for being so generous and celebrating with us!

Audrey R in Austin

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Holley. Congratulations on achieving another year, and thanks for your generosity xoxo

DJ said...

Congratulations on making it another year seizure free. I love this card. The image is adorable. And I love flamingos too. Thank you for including us in your celebration.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Holley up to another year free .....Congratulations.

You have made a gorgeous card
but I'm not up to flamingo's not my thing.

Gr Karin

Sandy's Bling Shoppe said...

God is so good. 9 years! What a wonderful testimony. Congrats on another of celebration.

Cathy Clowes said...

Congratulations Holley on another year- I always look forward to celebrating with you in February. Your card is wonderful, such a gorgeous image. Cathy x

Claudia Martins said...

So good to have met you and to be participating for the first time in this important event

Vivian Foo said...

Your card is lovley. Congratulations on another year.

sammi said...

Congrats on 9 years Holley! I'm so thrilled for you that you've made it 9 years seizure free! Such an awesome blessing for you! Thank you for sharing your journey and anniversary with us! I enjoy celebrating with you, through your blog every year! Some things I like: Butterflies, Owls, florals, Unity stamps. I'm sure there are more that I will think of, along the way.

Trish said...

Congratulations Holley on 9 yrs free from seizures. All the best for a fun month ahead. God bless, Trish xx

Amy Martin said...

Such a cute card!! That image is adorable. Super excited to celebrate with you for yet another year!!! We are not only having a party, we are celebrating 9 years of a miracle. Congratulations Holley!! So happy to be able to be apart of that!!

Susan Salyer said...

You have been so brave. Congratulations sweet friend. I will not stop praying ever. You know your art has always topped the charts. Now cnn you are topping medical charts!

Jean said...

Congrats on 9 years and this wonderful celebration! Each year is a milestone! I am looking at 22 years!

Love your card! Happy February!

Mel C said...

Congratulations Holley, you are a blessing! Adorable card, looking forward to seeing your cards each day.

Candy Meyers said...

This is a really cute card. Love all the glam on it.

Anita said...

Adorable card! Congrats! 9 years is amazing!

Linda Simpson said...

Another year indeed, how fabulous and delighted for you. Another gorgeous card, love the beautiful image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lee Tucker said...

It's so hard to believe how many wonderful years your wonderful surgeon has given you! God was there to guide his hands while we all prayed for your recovery. God does hear our prayers!

Your cards always amaze me. I've loved seeing how far you're coloring and design how come over the years. You've also introduced me to so many new companies that has helped fill my house up with their wonderful products.

You mentioned flamingos as one of your prizes, and my heart skipped a beat. I started buying them for my sister and now I'm addicted too!

This card is gorgeous! I love the coloring and I assume that lace is from one of your visits overseas. I drool everytime you use it! This is another company I've missed, but now it's time for me to go check them out.
Thanks again and may God continue to bless you and John.

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

I think this is the prettiest card you ever made! I love it!

Btw...CONGRATS on another year!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley this is a stunning card. Congratulations on your wonderful anniversary. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kathy said...

I love this card Holley. Everything about it is special. I'm so happy to be celebrating another year seizure free with you. You definitely deserve all God's blessing. When you believe in miracles, you see them everywhere.

ellen_mangione said...

So good to know you are celebrating another seizure free year. God is so good.

Karenladd said...

So excited to help you celebrate another seizure free year Holley! Your cards are always so beautifully done and colored and this is gorgeous!

Karen Neil said...

Congratulations Holley on your health, well done. Your cards are lovely. Your colouring is great. Karen

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Holley and a perfect way to celebrate another anniversary. Congratulations! xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats on celebrating 9 years. What a blessing it is for you.

Your card is so pretty.

Shell B. said...

Congratulations on another year of being healthy and free of seizures!
Absolutely Beautiful card!

bissecat said...

Beautiful card.Congrats on celebrating 9 years.

{S} said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate! I’m so happy for your recovery and wish you continued good health.

Jhays said...

Perfect sentiment to reflect your story. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

Kaye Greening said...

Wow what a lot of replies and for the first day too....love your stamp. wish I still looked like that (if I ever did). lololol... you always use gorgeous laces. kaye xx

SHartl said...

Hip hip hooray for another seizure free year! Thanks for all the generous giveaways and for sharing your beautiful cards with us!

Carolyn Adarmes said...

Beautiful card, Holly. Congratulations reaching another milestone. ❤️

Sylvia Ames said...

Beautiful card Holley, congratuations on 9 years of good health.

Sylv xx

Shelley said...

Adorable card Holley! Love the black embellishments and trim (bet that's from your trip last year). Love the fact that you actually searched out some flamingos!

Robin Ramirez said...

Hi Holley, I am new to your blog. Your card is so pretty. Pink is my favorite color. As a nurse, I just wanted to say congrats on 9-years seizure free! I know how very difficult that can be. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes while we celebrate with you.

Leslie said...

Your card is gorgeous! And I just read your story for the first time. Wow, what a journey and what an accomplishment. Sending hugs!

ionabunny said...

Hi Holley, sorry I'm late to the party. Got hit by the dreaded flu on Wednesday. Uggh!! Congrats on 9 years. That is just fabtastic I love celebrating each year with you. Lovely card. Hugz

Jacquie said...

Aww love your card, Holley! So happy you've been seizure free these past several years! My friend had a brain surgery also to stop seizures and it's been about 20 years and he is still seizure free! Amazing what medicine/doctors can do now!

Kathy Brown said...

Beautiful card. Congrats miracles do happen if you believe.

Gaye Valle said...

Love the card and live your miracle! Thank you for the opportunity to win such great crafty stuff!

Gingin said...

I love your card Holley! Congratulations on your 9 year milestone! Here’s to many many more years!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Holley on miracle year. Cute cards.

Ricka Parkhurst said...

Praise God for His miracle and blessing. Looking forward to you being blessed with many more years ahead

Twylia Bell said...

Sounds like fun. Look forward to the cards you will create.

Lucie Horowitz said...

Love this card. Another miracle year!

Pat said...

Oh my gosh, Holley. Another beautiful trip around the sun with you! Hurray. I am so blessed to know you and share with you in the crafting world. So happy for you!!

Jennifer Dillon said...

Beautiful card love the colors and the lace is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

This is very pretty Holley

Jackie p

sarah naqvi said...

beautiful card 😊

Christine said...

That's a great colour you've chosen to use!!
X

Christine said...

That's a great colour you've chosen to use!!
X

Linda Dampier said...

Love your "Believe in Miracles". You indeed are a miracle! To God Be The Glory.

Shabneez said...

Beautiful card Holley! You are so kind with your blog prizes. Shabneez x

Nikki C said...

Holley How time has just flown by and Feb is already Here thanks for sharing with us and your card is just adorable
hugs Nikki Little late to the party

Nikki C said...

Holley How time has just flown by and Feb is already Here thanks for sharing with us and your card is just adorable
hugs Nikki Little late to the party

jeanchaneyaz said...

Yay Holley! Always thrilled to participate in your celebration. It makes me smile!

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!
Im thrilled to participate in your celebration!
sponsors and prizes are amazing!
hugs

lora said...

Congratulations on your 9th anniversary!I love your card Holley!

DonnaMundinger said...

A huge congrats on another seizure free year! Here's to many more. xxxD

Sindhu said...

Congratulations Holley...Beautiful card...love the black scroll design...

Anonymous said...

Loved your Believe in Miracles card it just blew me away. You put so much thought in your creativity which I can see in your cards. I am so happy you are so blessed with your health, and you are a survivor, and a strong women. God Bless!

Denise Bryant said...

How fun, Holley! I am new here and signed up to be a follower of your blog! Love your pretty card!

Debbie said...

Anxious to see your Valentines art!

Debbie

Blue Kube said...

Congratulations on year #9! That is fantastic! You are super sweet to be celebrating by giving away gifts!

StampNK said...

Congratulations to you on your 9th year of being seizure free, Holley. How generous of you to share your joy with us through your month-long blog celebration. I need to catch up here with my commenting, and to see your beautiful cards.

Crystal E said...

What a beautiful card! This is such a great way to celebrate this anniversary. I love the lace and details on your card!

rachel duong said...

Your card is beautiful. The embellishments are awesome on your adorable card. Congratulations on 9 years of health. Your story is amazing and it is so wonderful that you celebrate it with giving to others. This is such a fun event and thank you!

Darcy Schroeder said...

Holley, I'm so very happy that you are still seizure free! I'm also very happy to help you celebrate this wonderful anniversary! May you have many more years of good health!

Dana M said...

Fabulous card! Amazing texture, coloring and design. Wow, what a journey! How wonderful that you have been able to re-claim living a happy and less painful life. Congratulations to you on your courage and successful surgeries.

Gail Hutchinson said...

What a gorgeous card and congratulations on your 9 years.

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

I'm so glad you are seizure free! What a miracle! I love your card. The colors are great and I love how you colored her. Hugs!

barbara macaskill said...

I am so disappointed that I have had to miss most of this fun celebration! I look forward to this every year but I injured my shoulder falling UP a flight of stairs on January 30th and have been in an immobilized sling, had surgery and physical therapy since then. To top of my run of luck I then slipped on the ice and pulled muscles in my groin and knee.(All injuries are on the same side of course.) Then, my whole thigh turned black and blue and after yet another trip to the hospital, I found out I had a blood clot thanks to the combination of blood thinners and my leg/groin injury! I am hoping that this ends my bad luck and I can just get better and enjoy the rest of your fun event!
I am so glad that you have made it another year seizure free! I am trying to catch up on all the posts! Thank you for being you! You are a beautiful lady inside and out! πŸ’–✨πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸ’–✨πŸ’–πŸ€žπŸ€©πŸ€žπŸ€©πŸ€ž

Stacy H-W said...

Such a blessing that you are 9 years seizure free! I’m always so happy to help you celebrate!! Your cards are always beautiful to look at and be inspired by!

Scarlett said...

Congratulations on another year seizure free, awesome and hoping it continues for many many more!

maureenjscott said...

So awesome to see you reach another year! I've been away from the crafty world for a bit and ita great to see you still here and rocking it!!
M x

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your surgery anniversary. I've enjoyed all of your cards this month!

barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely love this Card! The black and pink is so delicious together and the girl is stunningly colored! That black lace is divine and has me searching for something similar because I have a project that it would be perfect for!
I am so happy that I have been able to join your celebration again this year even though I had to start late and play catch up!! It is definitely worth it because your cards are beautiful and inspirational and the questions are thought provoking!
Congratulations to all the winners so far and good luck to everyone for the rest of the event, We are all winners because we are sharing your awesome continued good health and we are able to be a part of such an amazing community! TFS!

barbara macaskill said...

This month has definitely flown by and has lit a fire under my creative butt! Even though I am one handed right now I just had to create a card the other day because you inspired me! Thank you for the kick in the butt that I needed!
Congratulations again on 9 healthy years!

riliska said...

Love all of your cards..

barbara macaskill said...

I just have to say say thank you again for putting on this amazingly awesome event for the last nine years! I know how much work it is to write each of the posts, make a card each day, gather all the prizes together, pick daily winners, then pick gran prize winners, get sponsors together, figure out what questions to ask, deciding which goodies fit each winner, sort, address and mail everything and still find time to eat, sleep and breathe!
You truly ARE a beautiful person inside and out! You have my deepest admiration and appreciation for all you do to get ready for the big event, keeping it going all month and then finishing it up in a very timely manner! THANKS YO, THANK YOU, THANK YOu!