Monday, May 15, 2017

Hold Fast to Dreams! for MHKDesigns

Hello, my friends.  Today is a very big day for me!  Not only am I on the MHKDesigns blog, which is always a treat, but I'm also heading back to work after being away for 5 months.  I had 4 months of chemo and a month to recover.  Now, it's time to return to the people and the job that I love.  My heart is ready, and I hope my body is, too.

Langston Hughes said, "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."  It has taken much courage to keep my dreams alive some days this winter, and it has taken support from many incredible friends and family.  I thought of those people when I made this card, using MHKDesigns Birdcage Silhouettes.

Both the printed birdcage and the Langston Hughes quote are part of the Birdcage Silhouettes digital stamp set.  I found the birdcage charm in my stash, and just had to use it!  Designer papers on this card are also from MHKDesigns.  They are the Get Well Flowers digital papers

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Have you entered this month's MHKDesigns challenge yet?  There's still plenty of time.  It's Anything Goes, if you use an MHKDesigns image, or there's an inspiration picture board if you choose to use something else (or need a little inspiration).  Please join in!  I'd love to see what you make, and you have a chance to win some great MHKDesigns digis!  Yea!  Please join in on the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook Group, too, for more inspiration,  fun, and news. 


  1. Happy to hear you are back to work! Thinking of you! Love the bird cages!

  2. Julie, keep those dreams alive. Cancer is a horrible disease but keep fighting, girl. So glad you're back at work but don't overdo it. Beautiful card.

  3. Julie, your card is gorgeous. So glad that you are doing well keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that work goes well for you.

  4. Julie, this is totally gorgeous! I love the colors you used--and the fun mix of shapes, too! Wishing you all the best as you return to work, as well! Celebrate! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx