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Oh Joy!

Now, I can’t even start to tell you all where I have been in the last year.   Let’s just say that it has NOT been pretty.

So, when my friend Judy Rozema asked me to take a wee guest spot, I was thrilled because Hambo Stamps was one of the first design teams that I worked on.  The Hambo team is all heart and it’s no secret that I have been in love with their images forever.

My #3 and #4 sons are currently working for their father in the construction industry.  It was a no brainer to pick the carpenter digi for this card.



I can’t think of why I would choose a male image for my first time out in a year, but I kept it simple and I think it works!

Digital image: Hambo Stamps’ Carpenter (with sentiments)

Much thanks to Hambo Stamps and Judy for their support!


Stop back tomorrow, if you wish.  I am going to share some pictures of my newly remodeled studio.  I may just have something else to share, too!


12 Responses to “~Many Happy Returns…I hope!~”

  1. on 11 Oct 2013 at 06:53Dee in NH

    Hey! What a surprise! Great to see you again!!!! Love your card and it’s so perfect for the carpenters in your life!

  2. on 11 Oct 2013 at 08:23Juliana Swanson

    I love this, Holly!!
    Colored wonderfully, fabulous layout, great embellishments!

    Well done!

  3. on 11 Oct 2013 at 08:35MariLynn

    Holly, so glad that you are back creating cards. Love your carpenter card. It looks awesome.

  4. on 11 Oct 2013 at 09:38Anita A

    What a fun card! I am glad you are back and enjoying your new space.

  5. on 11 Oct 2013 at 15:06Marisa

    Whoot, whoot, a Holly card 🙂 Just adorable and love the image and how you coloured it. Perfect for any of your carpenter men 🙂

  6. on 13 Oct 2013 at 07:28Monica

    It’s such a thrill to see you blogging again, Holly! Your “guest” designer stint was a surprise to me (Judy is so sneaky!) and what a GREAT surprise it was. With a carpenter hubby myself, this card couldn’t be more perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talents with us!!

  7. on 13 Oct 2013 at 07:49Deborah Anton

    Great to see you back Holly! Your card is perfect. So excited I have you in the spotlight- even if it’s for a “wee” guest spot! 🙂

  8. on 13 Oct 2013 at 09:28jeannie

    Thanks so much for being a guest designer for us, and I hope to see more of your wonderful talents!

    Peace & Luv,

  9. on 13 Oct 2013 at 10:17lyn tomlin

    I love the spots and stripes and the colors are great for a masculine card! For having taken a year off, you didn’t lose your touch because that coloring is wonderful ~ GREAT card! Thanks so much for designing with us at the Hoedown!

  10. on 13 Oct 2013 at 10:23jane

    welcome back to blog land Holly. what a great comeback with your cute masculine card, fab coloring, perfect papers. awesome!

  11. on 13 Oct 2013 at 11:14kendra

    OMW! This is SOOOOOOOOOOO cute! So happy to have you join us this week on the Hoedown Blog!

  12. on 14 Oct 2013 at 06:34Judy Rozema

    Love what you did with this guy. Made me giggle that you chose this image first 🙂

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