Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Sun is Shining..

Hello my friends.
I'm here at one of my favorite places.

The Hubby and I are camping out at the Ocean again.



Our home away from home!




We were going to head up to Cachuma Lake.  But once we got
to the Ocean we decided to stay!




I think my kitty's agree.
They love sitting and staring out at the birds all day long!
That's when they're not napping.




I have to say I can spend the day doing the same thing.



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I told you I would be back to share my card for
City Crafter Challenge Blog.



Kirsty is our hostess and this weeks theme is...
A Pink Christmas.



I just love this vintage image..



With some vintage lace..




Makes for a sweet Pink themed Christmas card..

To get all the details on this challenge you can head on over to
City Crafter Challenge Blog.




My daughter and her family will be spending there
first Thanksgiving in Portland..
I will miss them.  But I know Dad will be so happy to see
them.  It has been almost a month since he has seen them.
My daughter is so excited, She is just beaming..

They will be missed..


Here is wishing you all a wonderful and
Happy Thanksgiving.



Thanks so much for stopping by!!
I do appreciate all your sweet comments.
You are all so sweet!

Hugs, Linda

59 comments:

craftattack said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos, enjoy your time by the ocean, it sounds great! The card is lovely, too! Valerie

Terry said...

Linda, such relaxing photos! You do capture the best views! Love the Christmas card and that image is so sweet! Sent you a PM! Have a lovely Tuesday, my friend!

missing moments said...

YOur sunsets are just gorgeous! Love the one with the kitty in the window.

Davi said...

Linda, The card is gorgeous! I love the sweet vintage image and the pretty embellies. Your vintage style is always a feast for the eyes ;) Such beautiful peaceful pictures. Makes me relax just looking at them! Have a wonderful time at the beach and a Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

Elle Sees said...

I would love a beach trip! I'm dealing with rather persnickety weather around here. Happy thanksgiving to you!

cnelson said...

Gorgeous photos...Gorgeous card! LOVE that sweet image! Have a wonderful time on the coast! Happy Thanksgiving! Big HUGS to you!

Jacqueline said...

Enjoy your little break, I just love your photos and your card is so serene!

JeanFB said...

Aaaah, looks like a little piece of heaven on earth. :) Your card is wonderful! Gorgeous vintage image and lace, and I love the pink twist. Have a happy Thanksgiving holiday!!

Sylvia said...

A beautiful card, Linda! I must say, spending Thanksgiving at the beach is a wonderful idea!I am sending hugs for each day you are there. Share them with the kitties! My cats love the holidays! Have a wonderful day, today.

Becca said...

Ah a perfect spot, I don't blame you for not wanting to move from there. Love your shots, especially kitty looking out the window.

Gillian Olson said...

Looks like a great spot to stop. Happy Thanksgiving to you,

Julie said...

You are such a teeze lol,I want to be there listening to the sea!!! what a beautiful card,you are soooo clever with vintage,I am soooo not! Happy Thanks giving my blogging buddy,have fun, Julie.x

Ros said...

Oh such lovely photos ... and gorgeous card too ... I love the image ... Have a wonderful time and happy Thanksgiving to you!

Tara said...

Love the pink Christmas!

Your pictures make me want to pack up my bags, steal my husband away and go to CA!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I think it is sooo cooool that you take your kittie kats with you camping....so swwwweeeet this shot on the dashboard. Lovely pink ribboned card. A Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Linda. Enjoy your feast on Thursday.

Virginia L. said...

You have me oohing and ahhing!! I love love the photos (so "profesh"!!) and the card is so stunning! The vintage image can not look any more perfect with your design!

Rosie said...

How wonderful, Linda! Enjoy the ocean and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kathy said...

Such beautiful photos. That silhouette of your kitten in the window with the sunset...breathtaking. Enjoy your get away!!

Kathy

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and loving your wonderful card, x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos, enjoy the days :)
You've created a beautiful Christmas card.

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful card, love the vintage look! Those photos of the beach look delightful, it's been raining here all week so I'd love to be walking along that beach, Hope you and your family have a happy Thankgiving, I'm sure that you'll all be together in your heart
Hugs Julie P

Gayle said...

Oh Linda your card is just beautiful ! I love the soft pinks, and yes that vintage photo is perfection. Your "place of residence" at the moment looks absolutely wonderful, I love your "beach" photos, they always have a beautiful light about them. I'm sorry you are missing your daughter, but I know you are happy because she is happy, funny how that works hey ?. xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful photos - cheered me up no end as it has been grey, dank and drizzly for the last few days here and we are expecting some frost tonight!!

I love your pink christmas card!

Lynnda Hosni said...

You Know what Linda... You are such an amazing photographer... I always admire your shots... gorgeous....!!! And your Christmas card is so pretty...and yeah me too love vintage images... nice touch!!! ..I am sorry you are missing your daughter.. but hey I know you are happy because she is happy!! All mothers ..are the same... Enjoy your break with DH... hugs..xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

love your gulls on the beach and your kitty in the window! enjoy your time there! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS photos!! And love love love the card!! Loving that vintage image and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the pink!! Have a happy Thanksgiving! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ahhhh... such wonderful time again, you lucky gal!!
I love the pink card with that vintage image, I might get you to email the image to me, will you please?
Happy Thanksgiving my friend, I know you will have a great one, and so is Jessica and baby Myles and family!

Heather Jensen said...

Well, there is an ocean in Oregon too. ;) I love the sweet kitties in the windows and especially that you take a bird feeder with you. My kinda girl.
Your card is stunning. I always love a little lace.
So sorry you have to spend Thanksgiving without your daughter. I know how much you must miss them.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Heather

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your photos and that card is pure magic ;-)

TFS~

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Enjoy your stay. I'd love to be sitting beside you. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nadege, said...

Your home away from home is very cool. Must be great to take your cats with you, I have to get my kids to look after mine if we go away.

Love the photos, enjoy your stay.

Lynn Stevens said...

oh Linda you lucky girl off enjoyng the sun and sea once more! Darling card and pretty in pink
Have a lovely Thanksgiving
hugs Lynn

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Linda and photos! Hope you enjoy your time away and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day celebration!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome pics :)
Love the 'pink christmas' ... you do vintage so well Linda!
Jan x

Linda B said...

Your card's a beauty, Linda. The photos are fabulous... enjoy your time away and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!! My daughter will spend her 2nd Thanksgiving in Portland. :( Wish we could all be together.

You really have a special talent with card making. Impressive!

Firas said...

Marvelous shots! The sitting birds looking at the sea horizon is a CLASSIC!!

lisa said...

Such beautiful work you do Linda!
I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Catherine said...

Oh you lucky lucky girl! Look at that lovely scenery you get to see every day. Heaven! I like your Christmas card. Hopefully you will get to visit your sweet grand baby and daughter soon!

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend!

xo Catherine

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your ocean spot, no wonder you stayed there. Your card is delightful too!

Georgianna said...

What fantastic photos, Linda! I must admit, I'd stay at the beach, too. I hope you and your family all have a wonderful Thanksgiving no matter where they are. – g

Janna Werner said...

Linda! I LOVE the pictures, makes wanna go on holiday asap (especially as the weather here is awful). Your card is lovely! Have a great day, Janna xoxo

June Houck said...

Beautiful photos, Linda. Your card is lovely, as ever. Happy Thanksgiving, Friend!

Chris said...

Oh Linda, what a beautiful card. The image is gorgeous.

Oh how I wish I was by the sea - preferably somewhere warmer than the UK. lol

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

❦Bayside Gal❦ said...

Happy Thanksgiving Linda, hope you enjoy your ocean vaca...

Jean

justine said...

I want to be there!!! lucky you! hope you had a lovely thanksgiving, these are fantastic photographs as always.

Deb Hickman said...

It looks an idyllic place to spend time, fab photo's, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love a pink Christmas, my tree is decorated in pink and your card is just gorgeous, love the vintage image. Have a good weekend.xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, It's such a treat visiting you here, always you have beautiful photographs of your family, the wildlife and now the sunset on the beach, Fabuloso, wish I was there LOL
Your vintage image sits beautifully on your very pretty background, it's a gorgeous card:0) I'm glad that your daughter is excited it means she's looking forward to a new challenge, we all grow with these!! You will be doing a bit of travelling I think!! Enjoy your break away, hugs Gay xxx

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Linda. You are so brave. I hope your daughter had a great Thanksgiving, but I hope yours was even better.
We spent ours in a similar location. It was shear heaven. I was sadder than sad to leave...
Love the image on your card!!!!! Where did you find it?
xo
lynn

Simone said...

I think I am like your cats, I could stare at the birds on the beach, and nap all day too!!!! Have a wonderful time enjoying the ocean!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Oh does that spot on the beach look heavenly!

Thank you for your kind words of congratulations for my son this week. We were excited! And still are!

Your Christmas card is so sweet and fun. You can never go wrong with vintage.

Blessings to you and your family as you adjust to the big changes.

papertrails leaver said...

Hi Linda! sorry it's been a little bit since I have popped by. I am back and boy what a treat to see your home away from home! Wow! Now did you actually get camp right there? That would be incredible! I mean oceanside literally! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know it's hard having your daighter and family away-prayers to you and them. I adore your vintage card for CCC this week! It's gorgeousness! Take care my friend! :-) Amy

Lori said...

Wonderful photos! Especially love the kitty one. Love the image you chose for your card and of course, your embellishments are perfect!

Paper Paradise said...

Hi Linda, WOW what a place to be! The photo's are fab and the #pink' card is stunning! I have to say it was great to find your comment on my blog. I have neglected it since I moved as we have so much to do. So thanks for taking time out to visit, it really is appreciated. Sue x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful photos and beautiful card Linda! I love those colorful vintage images! Thanks for the inspiration!

Audrey Pettit said...

Such a beautiful place, the ocean. So very, very good for the soul, too. :)
Your card is gorgeous, Linda! Love that vintage image to pieces. Really love the polka dots and the sheet music, too, and the scattering of buttons is beautiful.

Gerri Herbst said...

The Christmas project is so darling. I love the flock of seagull photo too. You are so talented.

jacirascrap said...

Esse é realmente um lindo cartão!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You sure do know how to appreciate life, camping by the ocean, taking in the fresh air and beautiful sights. I am glad you capture them, for the rest of us to see, and live vicariously through you!

PS - GREAT pink Christmas card!