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~ Home Grown ~

Good Morning, Ya’ll~

I have been sleeping so well since moving into the new house.    But last night, for some reason, I couldn’t sleep.    I jumped online late last night and viewed the Sketch Challenge for today, but instead of stamping, I just played around on the computer with my MS Paint program, trying to come up with some new sketches and ideas.   I love doing that… it helps me get creative without waking the whole house 🙂


Today’s sketch is pretty straight forward.   I did have a dickens of a time figuring out how wide my strips needed to be.   I always turn it into a math equation and to tell the truth, I was never that good at math! 🙂

I absolutely love this new set from My Favorite Things.    It is just PACKED with beautiful images by Sara Williams.   The MFT girls did a blog hop today with the new images… you should check it out by starting at Kim’s blog here.    I was unable to join in due to a previous commitment, but that doesn’t mean YOU can’t hop along 🙂

Here are the deets on my card:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things‘ Spring Sprouts

Colors:  Basic Black, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, GP White, Making Memories Sabrina Dps

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Pink Pirouette, Copics, black sharpie

Accessories: black 1/2 pearls, ribbon, dimensionals.


And finally, if any of you are the praying kind, we are once again in need of prayer.   As you know, we signed the lease for our new home and moved in this past weekend.    Well, yesterday, Don (my DH) was laid off.   There was no warning whatsoever.   In fact, his boss just verified with our new landlord that his job was secure.   We are scratching our heads trying to figure out why this has happened at this time, but whatever the Lord has in store for us, we are ready.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed day!

~~ Holly ~~

6 Responses to “~ Home Grown ~”

  1. on 18 Mar 2009 at 11:32Mandy Cheshire

    Oh, wow, Holly. I will CERTAINLY be praying for you and Don. What a shock, I am sure!!

  2. on 18 Mar 2009 at 11:33Marisa

    LOVE the card! Great job on the sketch.

    SO sorry to hear about Don’s job issue!! When things like this occur, it just makes me sick. Will pray for you all! Keep us posted!

  3. on 18 Mar 2009 at 19:17Lisa D. Atha


    Hello. I am new to your blog, I found it on the ODBD Anniversary Blog Hop. I am so glad that I did. I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s job loss. I lost my job over two years ago, and we almost lost our home, so I absolutely know what you are going through. All I can say, is just to keep praying everytime you can fit it into your days. I am convinced that is what saved us. I will say a prayer for you and your family. Hang in, and God Bless.

    Lisa A.

  4. on 18 Mar 2009 at 22:01Kathy (Wattle)

    Beautiful card Holly and I am shocked about Don’s job loss! What a shock that must have been for you! You’ll be in my prayers!!

  5. on 18 Mar 2009 at 23:11Christi

    I will definitely be praying for your Holly! We’re taking it day by day here as well. It’s very scary times. Your card is gorgeous though and I do the same thing with the math equations! LOL

  6. on 19 Mar 2009 at 10:06Maria Matter

    Hi Holly, I was looking over the blog hop blogs again (at a slower pace this time to checkout everyones blog and read your post!

    I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s job loss! I wanted to encourage you! Last May, we rec’d the same news, after my husband returned to work from our cross country vacation trip!
    No warning, though looking back we can see how the Lord prepared us in certain ways, that was hard to see at the time!
    All the concerns went through my head for our family of six…but I can testify God is faithful! We now have a much stronger trust and intimacy with the Lord and he has totally taken care of us! Totally!!!! We have not had to rely on anyone but Him, I get excited just thinking of his blessings! So don’t be moved by what you see or hear in this natural world but only by what God’s word says! That’s the only real truth!!!
    BTW, your card is beautiful!!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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