Sunday, February 17, 2019

Take the first step

I thought this was a powerful saying for what many of us may be facing, "Take the first step in Faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase just take the first step." - Martin Luther King  Sometimes it can be very hard to take that first step, esp for things like Brain Surgery.  I will regularly get calls from my doctor who asks me to speak with other patients who are facing the decision of surgery or who maybe just want someone to talk to.  It's not something I would ever push someone else into, but I can tell them how fortunate my experience has been and how amazing that doctor is.

Question of the day:  What is your favorite stamp company?  what is your favorite digi stamp company?

Me- I just LOVE Unity stamps, Stampin Bella (the Oddballs), Cats Pajamas, Taylored Expressions

HUGE Digi stamp fan-- Lizzy Love, Sherri Baldy, Limited Runs, Sandra Caldwell, Sheepski, Ike's Art, Rick St Dennis

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57 comments:

lora said...

Oh, she is so tengle.. I live this card.. What is my favorite stamp company? - Tim Holtz.. :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card Holley

my favorite stamps are HouseMouse. penny black, all kind off flowerstamps.

digi's are the paper shelter, polka doodles, whimpsy stamps, sheepski,

Gr Karin

Laine said...

Such a sweet image Holley.
Laine
x

Larisa said...

What a super cute card! LOVE your sweet image and your sentiment!

Audrey R said...

Holley- I love your card and it is wonderful that you are helping others. My favorite stamp company is Stampin Up but I also love jillibean, unity, hero arts, Taylor expressions and the stamps Bella skinny girl stamps! I don't have a favorite digi stamp artist. They are all nice.

Jean said...

An amazing quote and I love your card! How nice of you to speak to other patients!

Favorite stamp companies - Penny Black, Altenew, Dare2Bartzy and so many more. I prefer cling stamps but have many rubber as well. Do nor really do digi.


DJ said...

Love this card - the saying is so pertinent in today’s world. I have lots of favorite stamp companies:
I love Unity Stamps, Sherry Baldi’s, Penny Black, House Mouse, Stampin Up,Hero Arts, Whimsy Stamps, Gerdes Steiner just to name a few.

Jackie T said...

Hi Holley this is a stunning card I love that quote it is brilliant. I love stamps with matching dies by John Next Door for Crafts Too. For digi stamps I like Beccy's Place and Bugaboo. Take care. Hugs Jackie

sammi said...

Love your story, Holley! So inspiring! I love that you take the time to speak with others who are facing similar circumstances! Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration! Love your card! Such a fitting image, too! Favorite Companies are : Unity, Altenew, Catherine Pooler, Pinkfresh Stuido, Lawn Fawn, Dare2BArtzy, Taylored Expressions - so many! Unity is my #1 favorite though! Digi companies: Bugaboo Stamps, Polkadoodles, Rick St Dennis, Whimsy Stamps

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love the beautiful sentiment and image. The lace is gorgeous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card! I love Gina K, Unity, Altenew, Stampin' Up, My Favorite Things and so many more! I haven't used a lot of Digi stamps but have used Stamplorations and Graciellie

jeanchaneyaz said...

My favorite stamp company is Paper Smooches for clear stamps and dies. For digi stamps, I love Power Poppy, Bugaboo, Oddball, BabyCakes, and Whimsy.

Candy Meyers said...

My favorite stamp companies are personal stamp exchange (pix) and me and Carrie Lou, both of which are no longer in business. Such a shame as the made timeless stamps.
Your card today is great, as usual.

Pat said...

Wow, been busy and can't believe I've gone so long without checking the blog! But between taking care of my mom and starting German classes there's been little time. Now to relax and enjoy!! My ultimate favorites are A Day for Daisies, Polkadoodles, Sheepski, Sandra Caldwell, the East Wind, Bloobel, Oddball Art, and too many to name. Of course, designing for Scribbles and Ike's Art, I adore their images to pieces!!

rachel duong said...

I absolutely love this card. The sentiment is awesome and always love inspirational sentiments. I have a hard time saying which company I love the most but I have definitely been connected with Unity because I feel that it is so much more to me than just about stamps!

montagnava@aol.com said...

Love the Sandra Caldwell's digi stamps and for stamps I like Tailored Expressions and some of Ike's Art.
Love the card you did today, especially the lace you used.
Virginia Montagna

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love that sentiment! How wonderful too that you can help other patients make an informed choice when it comes to treatment options. I know that being able to speak to someone who's gone through the procedure is really helpful to them.
Let's see, my favorite stamp companies are a long long list! I love Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant (although I still don't have any of their stamps), Sugar Pea designs, House Mouse, Graphic 45, Unity, and Tim Holtz.
I don't use digi stamps, since I don't have a printer.

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful card with a beautiful thought.
Stamp company, I can't think of just one, Lawn Fawn, Kindred Stamps, Magnolia, Mama Elephant...
Digital, wow, it's been a while, Whimsy, Bugaboo, Oddball Art, A Day For Daisies...

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Really pretty card. And such an inspiring story. Favorite stamp company - Unity, Tilda, and house mouse.

Christine said...

Love this card....day for daisies is one brill company. I like penny black stamps as well as impression obsession.

Christine said...

Love this card....day for daisies is one brill company. I like penny black stamps as well as impression obsession.

SHartl said...

This is so pretty and that sentiment is so true. I have so many favorite stamp companies but a few that I can think of are Mama Elephant, Neat and Tangled, Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things. Oh, and I love Penny Black stamps and House Mouse Designs.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love that pretty lace trim on it!
Favorite stamp companies.... Penny Black, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, Pinkfresh Stampin Bella's Oddballs, Unity.
Favorite digis.... I'm fairly new/inexperienced with digis but I like Vera Lane Studio.

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

No favorite company. I usually pay more attention to subject than manufacturer.

Great card today!

Gail Hutchinson said...

Beautiful Holley and I love that sentiment. My favourite digi companies would have to be Sandra Caldwell and SheepSki Designs.

Vivian Foo said...

Lovely card. My favorite stamp company is Zinski Arts. My favorite digi Co is The Octopode Factory & Vera Lane Studio.

Jackiep said...

A lovely card and sentiment. I don't have a favourite company etc

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Holley. I'm loving Claritystamp right now and MHKDesigns for digis xoxo

Susan T. said...

What a beautiful card and sentiment! That is so nice that you visit with people facing the same surgery as yours. It’s great that your doctor his patients like that. I use mostly StampinUp stamps, but like Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, and any company whose images appeal to me.

Shelley said...

That is a great verse and I love the image as well. I really do not have a favorite company any more, used to be Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers but they are out of the biz.

Gaye Valle said...

Great card and sentiment! Heartfelt Creations is my favorite company.

sherry Brown said...

That would be difficult to take that first step. I'm having trouble taking that first step to get my dogs teeth pulled so really can't imagine what it took to go through with the surgery, although I know seizures are scary in themself.
My favorite stamp company is My Besties Sherri Baldy. :) I also enjoy the images from Bugaboo too.

Frances Freeman said...

Wow that is a hard hard question. But here goes fav stamp company lawn fawn, art impressions, unity
Digis ..... Sherri Baldy, leann Wariner, Sandra Caldwell, 7 kids digis knitty kitty, Vera lane, yam puff, list goes on and on

Blue Kube said...

Beautiful card! I love that the lace coordinates so well with her wings.
My favorite stamp company would be tough but I do love Taylored Expressions and Whimsy Stamps (the sassy ones!) My favorite digi stamps are A Day for Daisies..and I'm a huge fan of Hambo Stamps.

New Creations said...

Aww, this is os dreamy! Love it!
I didn't play with digital images. I have lot of stamps and it is hard to say which is my most favorite. Love to play with Uniko, Mudra stamps, Stamplorations stamps, Unity, Hero Arts and soooo many!

Cindy Holmes said...

My favorite stamp company? That's a tough one! There are sooooo many out there! LOL!! I know one of my ultimate favorites would probably have to be Unity! They have so many amazing stamps! I really love your card too! I am sooo loving her wings!

ionabunny said...

Love that sentiment. It's lovely of you to be willing to take the time and help other people make the difficult decision about surgery. Sometimes just talking with someone who has been there help. I LOVE Unity stamps, Stampin Bella (the Oddballs), Cats Pajamas, Taylored Expressions Grumplings, Lost Coast Designs, Stampendous, Carabelle Studios. I don't use digi's. Hugz

Sindhu said...

Very pretty card and amazing words...I like altenew stamp,Gina designs,mudra stamps,itsy bitsy stamps...

Laura Murphy said...

I'd have to say CTMH is still my fave company...I have not tried digi stamps yet!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

I love your card! So perfect! And I think its wonderful how you speak to people facing surgery too. I actually don't have a favorite....

barbara macaskill said...

My favorite stamp company changes depending on my theme! Florals must be Altenew, miscellaneous images is usually Stampendous, AI Watercolor stamps are gorgeous for making scenes and I am starting to use a lot of Spellbinders stamps too. TFS!

barbara macaskill said...

Forgot to add that I haven’t used many did-stamps so I don’t have a favorite company yet! I DO know that I absolutely must have this sentiment stamp because it fits where I am in life right now! Your card is breathtaking! TFS!

Gwyneth said...

Lovely card and sentiment. I use a lot of digi-stamps when I want to do colouring - Dragons Lair Designs is a company I have lots of. The stamps I've bought lately have been silhouette ones from Inkilicious, but I do like the ones that build up an image layer on layer, such as the watercolour look flowers. Can't remember the brand of them. Not keep on sentiment stamps because I don't do English cards. Also not keen on the big eyed girls unless they are well coloured by somebody else.
GG

StampNK said...

I like a lot of stamp companies and some of my favorites are Tim Holtz, My Favorite Things, Mama Elephant, Hero Arts, Stampendous and House Mouse Designs, and Stamin Up. I also enjoy Unity Stamps and Graphic 45. I don't use digi stamps or religious images. Oh, and don't use stamps of children because most of my cards are for seniors.

Lucie Horowitz said...

I like my favorite things stamps. I love House Mouse and Gina K. i occasionally use digi stamps, but I actually forget about most of them. I probably use Paulette Slater's digit products the most. Love the card

Stacy H-W said...

I think your card is lovely and meaningful. I love several stamp companies. Altanew, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant etc. the list goes on and on. I don’t use digital stamps so no favorites.

monique said...

i love everystamp digi or otherwise with frogs on them digis from sherry baldi stamps marianne design and nellie snellen great card

Shabneez said...

The people you speak to on behalf of your Doctor are so fortunate to have you recount your positive experience. I love Unity stamps, Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle etc. Digi stamps I currently like Time 4 Tea Designs as I don't really use them very much as I have very few. Shabneez x

bissecat said...

Beautiful angel card.I love stamps Kraftin Kimmie stams,Elisabet Bell,Penny Black ,Art Imbressions,High Hopes,Stamping Bella...
Digiatamps Mo Manning,Dearie Dolls,Elisabet Bell,KennyK stamps,Bloodel stamps.

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card!
OH I love tiddly inks and Newtons noook designs so much!

Scarlett said...

My favourite digi compnay is Krista Smith Art ( formerly Saturated Canary).
My Favourite physical stamp company is Jaded Blossom - just love the sayings she comes up with.

DonnaMundinger said...

This is a super sentiment for sure! Love how the lace is perfect for the image, too. Favorite digis are Aurora Wings, Sandra Caldwell, Oddball, and I"m really missing Bloobel. Regular stamps, Stampotique (even though they are wood mounted) and the Oddballs from Stamping Bella. Love quirky in general. (Big surprise! LOL) xxD

Amy Martin said...

I love this card!! Its Beautiful!! I agree there is alot of scary stuff in this world and we just have to commit to that first step. I just moved back home. All the way across the country. It was huge to just give it all up but Time has become so much more important these days. Time to spend with loved ones. As much as a brand new journey it is. I took the first step, even if I didnt have much of a plan. I love Unity, SumMoreFun/Raisin Boat, Stampendous, Tim Holtz,Andy Skinner and many more. I dont have a favorite digi compamy as I still dont use digis, but I love some of the ones you shared.

Kathy said...

Lovely card and aah that lace, beautiful! I can't pick a single stamp company. I usually buy based on the theme I want or the planned recipient of the card.

Nikki C said...

Holley this turned out amazing Love the sentiment you choose to add to it and I love digi stamps and have many Faves can't pick one but I do love Limited Runs lol
hugs Nikki

Linda Dicks said...

Love love this sentiment. Great card. Favorite stamp .. Unity and Whimsy

Jennifer Dillon said...

Just love this card the image and lace are beautiful. My favorite stamps are heartfelt creations and I love Sherri Baldy for her digital images.