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happy-mudders-day.jpg Happy Tuesday!!!!  I’m so glad to be able to post today!  I was without access to my blog and e-mail the last few days, and it was tough!  But alas, I’m back and today is a Hambo day!!! Yay!! 

For a quick catch up…. DH is still unemployed.  Things are getting rough, but we’re tough people and I’m sure we’ll be fine.  I want to thank all of you who have been keeping us in your prayers.  They’re obviously working, as we still have food and a roof over our head.  Thank God!

I actually made this card yesterday for the TLC, but couldn’t get a picture (no light) until this morning.   You know I love to cut things out, so I thoroughly enjoyed making this colorful card.   The duck’s beak and feet are cut out twice and layered on with dimensionals.  I used the colors from the Summer Picnic DPs.  After I finished, I realize there are flowers in the DP, but I still think it fits the challenge. 

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  All Hambo (

Colors: Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Only Orange, Summer Picnic DP

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, copics, white gel pen

Accessories: white brads, ribbon, scissors, dimensionals, scalloped circle punches


I’ve decided that since I didn’t post a sketch challenge on Friday, I’m going to go ahead and post this sketch (THSC8) as last week’s challenge.

Here it is:

thsc8.jpg  Remember,  there is no right or wrong card…. have fun with it and link back here if you like!

TFL!~ and have a blessed day!

13 Responses to “~I’m Alive, I’m Alive!~”

  1. on 01 Apr 2008 at 09:41Tracy

    Love this one! I might have to give this sketch a shot. :0)

  2. on 01 Apr 2008 at 09:47Marisa

    Good to see a post, Holly. Was beginning to worry about you guys. Will continue to pray for work for your DH and His peace for your family in the transition time. Big (((hug))) to you. Keep us posted .

    That duck it too cute!! Makes you want to give him a hug 🙂 That sketch is scaring me…oh my!! Lots of things to make it work together – don’t know if my poor little creative gene can handle it _ LOL!!! -as it is waaaay out of my league. May have to pass on this one or take some valium before I try it LOL. Blessings!

  3. on 01 Apr 2008 at 10:56Juliana

    WOO HOO!!!
    (so glad that you are among the living!! 😀 )
    I love this card!! BUT like you I also LOVE puns!!
    I hope to get to this sketch, soon–it looks FUN!!

  4. on 01 Apr 2008 at 15:38Kathy (Wattle)

    So glad to see you back! As usual your card is amazing – I LOVE your creativity! And….a challenge….YAY!!!

    Will be thinking of you and DH and keep you in our prayers.

  5. on 01 Apr 2008 at 17:00Judy (StampingQueenJAR)

    Holly, this one is so darling! I love the scallops on each side and the bill and feet are so cute!!

    Still praying for something to open up for DH soon!

  6. on 01 Apr 2008 at 21:53peanutbee

    So glad you’re back! Missed your inspiring cards. This one is a great one….one that makes me realize I need to go check the Hambo site. 🙂 Love that duck!!

    Cool sketch too. Might have to try this one out! 🙂

  7. on 02 Apr 2008 at 10:03eileen

    Holly, glad that you are back. I check out your blog everyday…you are an amazing artist! You give me such inspiration not just in paper crafting, but with life in general. You have a beautiful family and just by reading your post I can see how close-knit you all are. Something that seems so rare today. I can relate to the worry you are facing now with your husband out of work. My husband was laid off for close to 5 months last year. We all learned pretty fast the difference between “want & need”, and all learned that as long as the family was together and healthy, there wasn’t much we “wanted”. We had what we “neeeded”. You and your husband have built a great foundation with your family and I know with prayer things will work out. Sometimes for the better! My husband started his own consulting company, something he wouldn’t have if he didn’t get laid-off, and it has worked out for the better. So the sayings are true, “God only gives us what we can handle, and when He closes one door, He usually opens another!” I will be praying for you and your family with the knowledge that God will get you through to the other side!
    Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  8. on 02 Apr 2008 at 12:33Monica

    This is an adorable card Holly! I love everything about it, though it’s never something I could do myself. (I’m more one-dimensional! LOL)

    Keep your chin up – I know everything will work out fine. 🙂

  9. on 03 Apr 2008 at 10:31Leigh Ann Baird

    I love this sketch and your card is beautiful!

    Sorry to hear about your dh’s unemployment. Like others said, keep your chin up. My dh was out of work for 8 months a few years ago and we managed to make it through somehow. It was scary and stressful and I am so thankful that we had each other to lean on. Good luck to you and your family.

  10. on 03 Apr 2008 at 13:53Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk)

    Holly, this card is ADORABLE! Love the duck, too cute! Sorry to hear that your family is having some troublesome times and I’ll pray that it is short-lived. Really like how this sketch looked so I gave it a try and here’s what I came up with: (Hope it meets with your approval, LOL). Keep your chin up, and a smile on your face and the good Lord will look down on you!

  11. on 04 Apr 2008 at 08:06Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy)

    Hey Holly ~~ terrific card & sketch!! Sorry you’re going through a bumpy patch, at least you’re working, right? 🙂 My dh had to take a pay cut 5 years ago ~~ or lose his job. It was a HUGE pay cute, I was home raising our kids so no income there, & to this day he still makes that same wage. It’s been tough ~~ but we are still here & we’re fine!! You will be too!! Hugs!!


  12. on 04 Apr 2008 at 21:43Jodi (Kharmagirl)

    LOVE this sketch Holly!!
    Here is mine:
    Thanks for a fun challenge!!

  13. on 06 Apr 2008 at 22:16Anita

    This was a really fun sketch to work with – thanks for posting it!

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