Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Enjoying Everyday.....

I just wanted to start by saying I am blown away
By all the sweet comments all you lovely gals left me..
My heart is singing with gratitude..

THANK YOU!!

Also if it takes a little bit longer for me to
get around to you this week it's because I am out of town again!!



I was really meant to live by the Ocean.



We escape here every chance we get..

I just love the quote that says
"If your lucky enough to live by the ocean your lucky enough"

One day I will be Lucky enough.  Till then we will just keep visiting...



Well It's Tuesday which means it time for
City Crafters Challenge.


This week the sweet and talented Cheryl is our Hostess..
Can you guess what the theme is!!

Boo-tiful 


It's a color challenge and all you have to use is 
Black and Cream on your project.  And it doesn't have to be
A Halloween card..  But I do have to say I really enjoy seeing all your 
Halloween projects out there.. 


 My sister is getting married at the end of this month so
I thought I would make her a card!!
I do think this will do!!


To see what all the other gals have come up with or just to get all the
Details on this challenge you can head on over to CCCB!

*****

I have something to share with you..
On Sunday my blog went MIA for quite a
few hours I guess..  I got some e-mails asking me what happened.

Blogger said there was some suspicious activity going on with my blog
and to just follow a few easy steps to get it back..
Then they said if that didn't work to
Sit down..
Take a deep Breath...
It's not the end of the world..
And then give them a call...

I have to admit I started LOL when I read that.
I really couldn't believe what I was reading.

Anyway as you can tell its back and running fine for now..
Lets just hope it stays that way!

Thank you again my sweet chickadees for all the love you show me..
I appreciate it sooooo much.

Hugs, Linda

57 comments:

Tara said...

ooh how I wish I lived next to the ocean too!

Kathy said...

I'm a kindred "ocean" spirit. I have never heard that quote before, but it will certainly be ingrained in my memory now :). Enjoy your escape and your "lucky" time :)

Kathy

Lynnda Hosni said...

Lovely photos Linda!! Love the gorgeous card!! Nice colors!! And I heart your bow ..!! Hugs... xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

My blog disappeared too last week... what a pain it was!! :)

I loveeeeeeeeeeee the photos!!! GORGEOUS!! We love the ocean too! :):):)

And your card is STUNNING! I loveeeeeeeeeee the subtle colors and that heart!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

John and Ellen said...

Wonderful photos. I particularly like the “sneakers” shot, really well done!

John
connectedtothevinephotography.blogspot.com

Jane Wetzel said...

Fabulous lovely Linda :) love this sentiment on the gorgeous card and as always...I wana take pics like you..have I mentioned that? lol

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there sweet Linda, I'm so glad you weren't MIA for long, I think your blog was lonely that's all, fancy Blogger telling you to phone ROFL I share your love of the ocean and love your pics:0) Today's card is perfect for your sister and gorgeous too, love the beautiful heart, have fun my friend, hugs Gay xxx

cnelson said...

Gorgeous photos...sigh...I was also meant to live by the ocean and was lucky enough to do so for the first 20 years of my life. Your card is STUNNING!!! Ohhh CRAZY blogger...you just have to laugh!

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS card, Linda! I love love love that photo. (I had a similar one when we were up high on a gondola showing happy feet of my family)! The card is so beautiful! I love the lace and stitching details! Glad that Blogger is back and hopefully no more problems with it!

Davi said...

Oh the card for your sis is Fabulous Linda!! I love the wonderful color combo and pretty layers. The saying is the MOST appropriate for a wedding card !! Girl soak up some of the fabulous ocean for me too its just way to dry here now :)

TexWisGirl said...

good lord! nice to know blogger's got a sense of humor - or reality or whatever! :)

Terry said...

Interesting that you live in the desert, but adore the ocean?? Lately Blogger has had many issues for so many of us! Your card is lovely and I know your sister will cherish the beauty and thought that went into this creation! Have a lovely ocean visit!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. Love that you focused on the cream with the smattering of black. Love the pictures too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Good ole Blogger. ;)

I LOVE your card for your sister, Linda. It is dripping with vintage elegance!

Ros said...

Such a lovely card ... and I know your sister will adore this ... Have a lovely break and here's hoping blogger behaves!

missing moments said...

kindred spirit here ... that ole stork dropped me off in the wrong geographical part of the country! But I make up for it with lots of visits to the beach!

Emily Keaton said...

So glad you had a chance to get to the beach, Linda, and that you get to go again soon!! Fabulous card--I love how you used black and cream for a really pretty and elegant creation. :)

Sylvia said...

What gorgeous photo's, Linda! I just knew you were gone again. Love your boo-tiful card. I know you are enjoying yourself so have a happy day.

Deb Hickman said...

I too love the ocean and would quite happily live by the sea. Your card is gorgeous, perfect for a wedding card. Enjoy your trip. Deb xxxxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I think we will both be lucky enough one day right?
I love the ocean shot and I feel like driving to you right now!
What a sweet and pretty card for your sister, she is going to love it.
Talking about losing our blog, I had a scary night last week too, oh well, they just want to get any information they can get from us, I just type in my phone number in order to get a code to get my blog back, that's it. (blogger =scammer)

Julie said...

I can hear the sea, taste the salt and sniff the air,thank you for bringing it to me and for sharing your beautiful tag! Enjoy your break.x.x

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gorgeous photos. Whoever receives one of your cards is special indeed!

lisa said...

Oh my goodness Linda, this is truly one of your very best, and I am sure your sister will be absolutely thrilled to receive it.

Do enjoy every moment of your time away my friend!

Nadege, said...

I love your seascapes. Enjoy your break.

Very elegant black and cream card. Your sister is very lucky to get such this beautiful card.

Linda B said...

Your card is beautiful, Linda. Love all the creamy goodness!
I think you need to take me along with you next trip...

ain't for city gals said...

Linda..while blogger was up to its mischief I must have missed all your latest posts!!...I need to catch up...I think maybe all of us desert girls have a yearning for the ocean at the same time...could it be mentalpause...one day I am going to ask you for that area that you go to...hope you will share. One day soon you know who is going to be old enough to go with!!

Becca said...

Oh dear LInda, I was over here once took a peek and said I'd be back, then got side tracked...after all, WE are getting old aren't we? I love those ocean shots, makes me feel like I'm right there with you. Also, your black and cream card looks wonderful, and I think your sister will truly love it! I know you're having a fun time, chat with you soon my friend!

Tracy said...

I guess we're going to have to change your name to Oceana or something like that. LOL Beautiful photos. :-) They are always so crisp and clear.
Your card is a perfect example of Linda style. Lovely combination of papers, stitching, and a little "collage" touch. It's so pretty.
Have fun my friend! Hugs!

Georgianna said...

I'm so glad you're at the ocean, I'm so glad your blog is back and I'm so happy your sister is getting married! Lots of good news here. Have a wonderful time. xo

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday lovely Linda! Happy birthday to you!!!!!

OMW, your card is gorgeous, love the soft elegance, the colours papers and the stitching!

And you must must must tell me what camera you use - I am going to write to Santa to make it my Christmas pressie!!!

Big hugs my sweet friend!
xxxx

june lanum said...

gorgeous card but......I just heard it was your birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Linda. :o)

Love your card and your sister will too, I'm sure.

Beautiful photos. Oh to have the right weather to live by the sea...

Terry said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Linda, I hope your day is as special and beautiful as you are! Love and Hugs!

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday Linda! I just read that over at Becca's blog! :-)
Such a wonderful card and great photos, btw!
Big hugs!!

Ros said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend ... hugs to you!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Linda! Love the little heart and soft colors! I'm sure your sister will treasure this beauty!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the shore shots. I understand entirely your yearning for the water, I was born close to the water and miss it when I'm away for even a short while.

Ira said...

Just popping in to wish you a happy birthday Linda! I just read about it on Kirsty's blog. Hope you have a lovely day!! Greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Birthday, Linda!! I hope you are enjoying a day filled with all of your favorite things. Enjoy, my friend!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, lucky you to be at the beach again! I do so love the beach, too. :) Hope you enjoy every minute.
Your card is so gorgeous! It is just perfect for your sister's wedding. So elegant, and such a wonderful sentiment. Lovely use of the color palette. Just fabulous!
So weird about Blogger. I've been hearing so many stories the last week or two about people's blogs disappearing on Blogger. :( So glad you got yours back.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful card in great colors. Love the heart the ribbon and the lace and all :)
Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos, I love the seaside.

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! I will be back with your card later!!!!Hugs!

Lori said...

Your black and cream card is just lovely. That sweet little heart and the sentiment strips are wonderful! Have the best time ever on your get away...

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoyed your day. Your card is gorgeous as always! I love your eye for detail.

julieprice3 said...

Gorgeous photos! Love your card, very elegant!
Hugs Julie P

Lynnda Hosni said...

Happy Birthday Linda..my gorgeous friend... I hope you are being spoilt and you had a wonderful time ever... big hugs and kisses...xoxo

Deanna said...

Ok, first things first, Happy Birthday!! Second, the beach photos are wonderful. So happy you get to enjoy your fav place for your birthday, and third - great card, always have loved the off-whites and black, polka dots, vintage look etc etc. Thanks for the welcome back!!

papertrails leaver said...

Linda what beautiful pix! I would love to live by the ocean. It's very calming to me so totally get why you adore it so. Your card for CCC is amazing! Hearts a flutter for this beauty!

Bimart´s ateliê said...

Olá Linda,fiquei sabendo no CCCB que hoje é seu aniversário,aqui no Brasil hoje é dia das crianças,então comemore 2 vezes .Feliz Aniversário!!!!

Raquel Leal said...

Belas imagens da praia!!!! O cartão ficou muito lindo!! Parabéns pelo seu aniversário ok?! Beijocas.

Heather Jensen said...

I love the sentiment under the heart. I am happy to hear you are enjoying yourself. I always love seeing your photos. :)
Hugs~

justine said...

those ocean shots look so tempting! I hear it's your birthday! wishing you a very happy birthday

Catherine said...

Are you still on your strip? Oh you are a lucky girl. How wonderful to sit and relax by the ocean. Heaven!

A very pretty little card you have made Linda.

I hope you are having a terrific time!

xo Catherine

Atif said...

WONDERFUL PHOTOS AND I REALLY LIKE PRETTY CARD...

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JeanFB said...

Beautiful card, beautiful photos! Congrats to your sister! (And seriously, what will blogger come up with next??? grrrr)

Janna Werner said...

superduper!

Dru said...

Beautiful card Linda - love the vintage look of just black and white or cream together and then all your exquisite details. Happy Birthday!!