Monday, September 5, 2011

Hello my sweet friends...

How have you all been..  It seems like ages since my last post..
Oh yea, It has been. I was so busy last week.  And then on Friday we left
for a little camping trip.  I had every intention on doing a post before I left,
but time got away from me. So no internet for the long holiday weekend.

But I did get to enjoy the great outdoors..  We took a 3 hour hike on
Sunday and my legs are still sore..

Well it's that time of the week again.
You know what time.. It's Time For City Crafters Challenge..
And this week I am hosting again.
I think I came up with a pretty fun challenge.
After such a busy week I thought it was perfect.

Easy as 1-2-3

All you need to do is put
1 Bow on your project
2 or more words
3 or more butterflies.

That's it...  Pretty easy right..

So here is my card for this weeks challenge..
The toughest part is were to put those butterflies.

But of course the Bow was no problem at all.. 

I just love this lace I put under my ribbon. 

Now don't look to close at these two words I used..
I used black embossing powder.  And of course I didn't even
notice how much of the powder I missed before I heated it up..
The minute I saw the photo I could see what I missed.
Darn these old eyes of mine.  Hee Hee..
Thank goodness the gal I am giving this too has eye-site just as
good as mine..

So there you have it..  Another fun challenge at CCCB.
To get all the detail or to see what the other DT have done you can hop over HERE!

I promise I will stop by soon to visit everyone soon!!
Thanks for stopping by my sweet friends..

Till next time!!


Jani said...

Beautiful card. I saw it on CCCB and loved it immediately. I know I will see it again in a little while since I already follow you. I just had to drop by and tell you how lovely it is:)

paper compulsions

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful picture of the flowers, Linda! I always enjoy you cards and this one is fabulous! Fun looking challenge. I am enjoying cooler weather for the first time in more that 60 days! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that card!! LOVING that vintage trim and the butterflies! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Ros said...

Love love love this challenge ... adore your card ... Have a bright and beautiful day!

Catherine said...

How wonderful that you got away for the weekend! Don't worry about the little bits of left over black powder, I think that just adds to the uniqueness of cards. Perfect!
Happy Week Linda!
xo Catherine

Cheryl Nelson said...

Perfectly LOVELY in EVERY way!!! LOVE the photo, too!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Linda, that bow is fab-u-lous! My friend Andrea tried to show me how to do that double bow, and I haven't tried it myself yet. For shame! I like your challenge - it sure is easy. :)

Emily Keaton said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Linda!! What a fun challenge. You chose wonderful colors, too. :)

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my vacation post. We really did have a fabulous time. And thanks again for all of your insider info regarding Las Vegas and I-15!! We had really hoped to drive down The Strip was we trundled through Vegas, but we spent more time at Zion that morning than we had anticipated and by the time we got to Vegas, we were running late--and were worried about that Sunday afternoon westbound I-15 traffic!! Turns out we made the right choice by skipping The Strip (we were able to see quite a few famous place just from I-15, so that was a decent consolation). Traffic was awful and getting worse all the time--and in 111F heat, no less. Hubby was afraid of the engine overheating in the crawling traffic on some of those inclines while pulling the trailer, so we had to have the a/c off half the time. Ick! But knowing that there would likely be traffic issues made it easier to swallow. Thanks so much for the info!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty!!!! love the soft tones, love that lace, love the theme you had for us this week, just so fun to playing with ribbon and butterflies!

Terry said...

So glad you had a wonderful weekend! My legs are sore just thinking about hiking! Beautiful picture and your card is as lovely as can be. Love the perfectly tied bow, which I cannot do! Have a lovely day!

Becca said...

Beautiful card Linda! I like the butterflies and the way you distressed them. Also love that lace!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I think this is awesome! So what if the black didn't fill in every spot. Gives it character! Hope you have a lovely day.

june lanum said...

Love your card Linda

lisa said...

Your artwork is so amazing Linda!
This is just beautiful.

Jann said...

What a beautiful birthday card, Linda! I love your theme--butterflies and bows are always winners!

Julie said...

Beautiful Linda,I don't even attempt heat embossing these days,I am the most static person ever,more powder sticks to me that the ink lol!
Glad you had a nice break,Julie.x

Chris said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend away, Linda.

Love your card. Beautiful papers, gorgeous butterflies and stunning lace and bow. A little bling and you have the perfect card. :-)

Lori said...

I always see things in my photos that I never notice before! I like how the words turned out, however! Such a pretty card with those sweet butterflies. Have a wonderful week!

Netty said...

I should have known you were off camping again
The card is so beautiful, great design. x

Brises said...

What an unusual card, Linda! Full of light pastel colors ... I love it!

Jane Wetzel said...

hi there sweetie! Cute challenge (and card ofcourse like always)- I really need to try and get in one of these city crafter challenges again- Love it :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Linda! Love the soft patterned paper and the beautiful butterflies! The rhinestones look amazing!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Sucha beautiful card Linda... I always love your creations... this card is just too gorgeous...Miss ya... lovely photo too... tfs my dearest friend... hugs..xoxo

Linda said...

Hi Linda, I was sent here by Jane. Your blog is wonderful. So nice to meet you. I love this card and everything I see. Lots of vintage! My favorite! I will be back!

Tracy said...

This little card is so sweet. :-) Love the little touch of lace and the pretty jeweled butterflies. Fun challenge and a beautiful picture from your trip. Hugs!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Linda. I love the placement of the sweet butterflies.

Glad to hear you had so much fun. :)

Stella said...

Good to read you had a great weekend. I hope your legs are feeling better now :)
Your card has a soft - almost dreamy- look and i love that. Very elegant. I love love love the butterflies and the way you inked/distressed the edges. Lovely!
Love the sentiment too :)

Davi said...

Beautiful flower pic Linda! Love the card, the layers, colors are wonderful with that gorgeous lace and the pretty butterflies. I have come to the conclusion that its impossible to emboss with out a few little freckles :) Did you get a little rain last night?? It sure cooled down today but alas hot again tomorrow!

Audrey Pettit said...

Really beautiful card, Linda! Love the pretty pink papers and all the soft cream. The layered ribbon and lace are beautiful, and I adore the butterflies. :)
So glad you got away for the holiday weekend. Sounds lovely!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful card Linda and that touch of black really sets it all off perfectly!
and no not the specks. I didn't see those at all. my eyes are as bad as yours LOL
hugs Lynn

Gerri Herbst said...

Simply Beautiful! I just adore your cards. Your photography is amazing too. What kind of camera do you have? take care, gerri

June Houck said...

So glad you had a nice internet-free weekend :)

Your double bow is gorgeous as are your distress-inked butterflies. So pretty!

Lynn Richards said...

Will you teach me how to tie a bow????

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

What an amazing card, hunni! So soft and delicate, love the subtle colours and the bow is just charming! Love love love it!!! Hope you are keeping well my Friend! xoxox

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card and fab challenge. I hope I get time to play this week,hope you had a good camping trip.
Btw,love the new blog look.xxxxx

Janna Werner said...


Joanne Leddy said...

I don't know where to start. I'm overflowing with thoughts and words!

First, I LOVE the new look! The soft mint color is gorgeous and the font is PERFECT!

This card is gorgeous and you can't convince me there is anything wrong with your embossed words. I'm loving the bow too - did you stiffen the seam binding in any way to make the loops stand up? It's wonderful! The butterflies are in the best of spots - marvelous layout!

Thanks for sharing ...

Suzanne C said...

Oh so beautiful and elegant. My favorite is the touch of lace along the bottom.