Monday, May 16, 2011

Sooooo Happy!!!

Well I have to start by saying I am so excited and Happy!!
Any guesses Why??

I am officially off work till September.. 
I am so excited I could just scream..  Not that I don't love my job.
But after 9 months with 4 and 5 year olds I definitely need a break!!
I found this photo on-line..  I can feel his joy!!!

So I am hoping to do a little more crafting, we will see.. 
We have a lot of camping trips planed this summer.. 

Well as you know if you follow me it is Tuesday which means time
I am the host this week..  And I came up with a pretty easy challenge..
Stripes and polka-dots.. 
Just create a project with both these things and thats it.. 
Pretty easy!!

Here is what I came up with..

I love to use the color green.. This card came together pretty quick..
NO STITCHING..  What was I thinking..

This butterfly is from K&CO.  I have used these before. I just think
They are so pretty.. 

So there you have it..  A card with stripes and Polka dots.. 
To get all the details on this challenge you can hop on over to 

I have a little confession to make.. 
I also played along with I HEART TO STAMP..  I used there sketch
for my card.. 

This is a copy of the sketch for May.. 
to play along with them you can head over 

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me.. 
Your comment mean the world to me.. 

Hugs, Linda 


Penni said...

Great card, love the pretty butterfly.

I wish I could be off work until September LOL - love the smiley cat cute.

Enjoy your time.


Lynnda Hosni said...

YAY...I am so happy for you.... Good break!!!...Yippeee... I cant wait to see more of your projects!!!... for sure???

Your card is beautiful ... I love the colors... and that butterfly so beautiful!!... Have a good one my dear friend...hugs...xoxo

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there my friend, What brilliant news, a very long playtime and that's one happy cat:0)
Love your pretty card, super colours and no stitching? what were you thinking, LOL Enjoy your lovely break, hugs:0) xxx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

At first I thought it was Cuddles when a baby:)...made me smile,too cute. What a lovely green creation too. Have fun on your well deserved time off!

Deb Hickman said...

Fab challenge,your card is so pretty, love your colour choice. Enjoy your time off. Xxx

Ros said...

I love the green ... such a fab card ... and Yay! for you ... now you have more time with that sweet grandson of yours too ... Enjoy!

Netty said...

More crafting time in your time More time with your beautiful grandson is more the
Fabulous card, such a great design Linda and loving your chosen colours. It all works perfectly. Annette x

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, my wowzers! What a stunning card, Linda! Think this is one of my top, top faves of yours! LOVE the color combo, and love that butterfly. Fabulous take on that sketch, girl!
And how lucky you are to have such a nice long break from work now! Awesome. :)

ain't for city gals said...

I love green also...I'm pretty sure that is going to be the main color for my trailer. Enjoy your time off..camping sounds great !

Heather Jensen said...

Yay for the summer off. Sounds wonderful to me. My son's last day of school is next wednesday. I look forward to seeing all your pics from your tips. :)

Emily Keaton said...

This is gorgeous, Linda!! What beautiful colors and a pretty butterfly. Congrats on making it to the end of the school year!! My kids' last day of school is June 22, so we still have quite a ways to go :( . But we can't wait for break--we'll be doing some camping, too. YAY!!

Suzanne C said...

Love that cat! He is adorable! Love your challenge too! Just the inspiration I needed this morning to get my card done! Beautiful card. Yeah for you!!!

Becca said...

This is such a beautiful card Linda! I always love the green too, and anything from K&Co is so cool. Enjoy your day! :-)

Terry said...

Enjoy your next five months off, Linda! I think you will have more time for crafting, but I think some tiny little bundle of joy, will be calling your name! Adorable card and I just love that butterfly. I took a break from blogging, so sorry if I have not been around as much. Have a great week!

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Chris said...

Wow, that's a long holiday. Enjoy. I'll be lucky if I get 2 weeks off...

That's a great sketch and your card is fab, I love green too.

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful card, Linda! I especially love the butterfly! First, I thought your surprise was that you had a new kitten. this one is perfect! Second, I am so happy for you to be off, but Linda, are you seriously going to expect us to believe that you plan on leaving town a lot and leaving that new grandbaby? I know life goes on, but babies seem to have that way of stopping them! I can definitely understand needing a break from a lot of children and talking to adults again full time, after all I have cats! Have a great week!

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh! When I saw that kitty on my sidebar I laughed until tears were coming out of my eyes. That is so darned cute! Thanks for starting my morning off with that image. It will be with me all day. :-)
I love your card. It's so crisp and clean like a wonderful spring day. You do a good green too. LOL Have a great day and have fun planning all those trips. Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Yay!!!! have fun!!!

That is such a lovely card Linda, and so love you captured the little details of the butterfly!

Linda64 said...

Enjoy you well deserved loooooong holiday. I bet you'll have great fun planning all those trips.
The card looks fabulous, even without your fantastic stitching.
Thank you for the inspiration. Wishing you a fun and creative week.

Stella said...

Enjoy your break; it sounds wonderful and I know you will have a few wonderful months ahead. Is your grandson and his father and mother joining you on your camping trips? :)

Your card is gorgeous. I love stitching too but this card is amazing; even without some stiches :) Love it!


Joanne Leddy said...

Stripes and polka dots?! Now I'm smiling too! Wonderful inspiration the card and the kitty - thanks for sharing!

Lynn Richards said...

I'm rejoicing with you, my friend!! The kitten says it all! Just think, all that time with your sweet grand baby!!

Davi said...

Love that beautiful card Linda. Green is one of my favorite colors and with the layers and Gorgeous butterfly it is WONDERFUL!! Well my friend you will just have to spend all that extra time spoiling that precious little Myles and then craft in between! Thanks for the good vibes:)

Bunch of Barrons said...

That is beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Yahoooo! I bet you are going to enjoy your new grand baby and some crafting time! Cute card Linda! Love the 3D butterfly embellishment!

Renee said...

So, so pretty Linda. Your card is just darling!!! Enjoy your time off sweetness you deserve it :)
Hugs x

Paper Boutique said...

Linda this is a stunning card, so elegant and the colors are just so soothing. so happy for you and your sweet vacation!

Catherine said...

Oh you lucky lucky girl!!! 3 months off! What are you going to do with all that spare time. I look forward to many more of your beautiful cards ~ this one is terrific!
xo Catherine

Mary J said...

Ohmygosh, this card is AMAZING! Really love it, Linda!

Denimo said...

Hi Linda. Thanks so much for taking the time to bop into my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Plus it gave me an opportunity to come browse around your place. I just LOVE it!! Your work is just great... stuff I wish I could do. It's been a real pleasure looking around. Take care and enjoy your new grandson. :) Denise

Janna Werner said...

Linda, grats for the vacation :) Enjoy ur free time!!
Your butterfly is sooo beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!

Julie said...

How did I miss your Tuesday post???????This is just soooo perfect,love the cutie kitty too. I'm off for a week in a fortnight,as much as we love our jobs,you just need to recharge the batteries. My break is only for a week though as we don't break for summer till the end of July here.
I've been having so much blogger trouble that I spent all Tuesday evening trying to work out how to schedule two DT posts, I'll be glad when I've got the hang of it all again! Enjoy your break,Julie.x

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! I just love that butterfly! Your card is so soft and pretty with the green it!

Ginny said...

Your card is fabulous-even without stitching. Love it!