Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I am Back but still so Busy!!

Hello my sweet friends..  It seems such a long time
since I have been on here.
I had a great time visiting my daughter, SIL,
and Myles in Oregon..
And everything is well here at our home..

We still have family here for the holidays and
have enjoyed eating.. playing games.. and listening to 
stories that we have all told and heard a thousand times.. 

Hard to believe that I even had a little time to
get this week card done for
Since I am hosting I better have got it done.

The theme this week is
 "Making the cut".
We had to do a little paper piecing or fussy cutting..
Once again I took a photo of my project I could see
my cutting wasn't to great..   Oh well!!!
I still love the way it turned out..

To see all the details on this challenge you 
can hop on over to CCCB!

I do love taking photos of anything to do with Christmas
but my daughter got these flowers and they look
so beautiful I just had to get a shot of them...


Tons of Thanks from all the sweet
cards and goodies that I got from blog friends..

Kirsty made me the card on the left.. It is so beautiful
Thanks so much my sweet friend.. She also sent me a big
box full of fun craft items to play with.

Lynn Stevens sent me this gorgeous tag on the right..
I just love it!  Thank you Lynn..

And this beautiful card is from Stamper Suzz.. 
Just look at all that fussy cutting..  Thanks my friend
it is beautiful..

And just look at this pretty card Ros sent me
you know I just love getting Royal mail..
I also got a pretty wall hanging and a pretty journal..
Thanks so much Ros!

Sylvia made me this cute card on the left.
I just love the vintage image..  And she also sent
me some yummy candy.  Even some for Myles.!!
Thanks so much Sylvia..

And on the right is a gorgeous card that
Cheryl made. She also sent some
goodies I won on her blog..
I just love it my friend..

Linda all the way from Norway sent me this lovely card
Thanks so much my friend..   So sweet of you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by..
So many of you always leave me such
awesome comments that always encourage me
to keep on crafting and taking photos..
Thanks so much!

Hope you are enjoying this wonderful
time of the

Hugs,  Linda


TexWisGirl said...

glad you had a good oregon trip and a good Christmas. :)

papertrails leaver said...

Linda love seeing all the fabulous cards you received in the mail from friends! They are delightful! Your card is lovely and great paper piecing on the tiny details! Wow! :-) Amy

Deanna said...

Sooo happy that your Christmas trip was merry, merry. Love all those cards, isn't it fun to receive those made with love!! Hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays, my friend. LOVE those flower pics!

Becca said...

Wow, you got some beautiful cards in the mail! I really like how yours turned out too. The "fussy cutting" looks great, and I really like how well the terra cotta pot stands out...very pretty!

Sylvia said...

What a lot of goodness in this post, Linda! I will have family here until Friday when everyone will be gone. It's nice to have everyone here. The cats will really be sad when it is just me. Today is Amy's birthday, so we will celebrate again, but with pot pie this time! Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeee your card!! BEAUTIFUL colors and loving the happy mail too!!! So happy you had a great Christmas! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie said...

Glad you've had a good Christmas,I haven't got the energy to craft yet,Have coloured up some images but that's as creative as I can get. Enjoy the rest of the holidays,Julie.x

Kathy said...

Wow! What treasures and keepsakes those cards you received are sure to be! So glad to hear you had a wonderful visit with that cutie patootie of a grandson of yours! Would love to experience Christmas thru the eyes of a wee one again...okay not TOO soon as my kids aren't married yet and I don't have a "cool" grandma name picked out :) Glad to see you back in the blog-o-sphere! MIssed ya!


Nadege, said...

Love the cards.

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time with your family.

Lori said...

Love your flower photos and your darling card! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy New Year, too!

S. Etole said...

These look like such fun projects. How creative you all are!

Tracy said...

So glad your holidays have been so happy. :-)
Your card is wonderful. The paper piecing looks great and the image is really fun.
All your Christmas goodies are beautiful.
Have a wonderful week!

Gillian Olson said...

Sounds like a great Christmas, all the cards are beautiful.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a pretty card Linda! You did a great job with the teeny paper piecing! Those pink blooms are gorgeous!

cnelson said...

So glad you are home safe and sound! Love the challenge and your cute card! Lovely photos. Such fun happy mail! So glad you got the card and prizefighter...thanks again for playing along!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a lovely card with soft, sweet colors. I actually love the close-up that shows the fussy cutting, good idea!!!!
What a lot of lovely cards you received!
Have fun with family!

Ros said...

Love you paper pieced card and your gifts are wonderful ... glad you had a wonderful Christmas ...

craftattack said...

Lovely card, and the ones you received are all beautiful! Valerie

Anonymous said...

looks like you had a busy but love-filled christmas. beautiful cards!

Lynn Stevens said...

Welcome back Linda, Glad to hear you had a wonderful time away and a great time over Christmas.
So many beautiful cards for Christmas!
Heres to a wonderful New Year and many visits with Myles!
hugs Lynn

Jane Wetzel said...

Wishing u all that is good Linda...keep up the sweet inspiration..hugs, jane :)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Good to hear you have been enjoying the Holidays Linda.
...beautiful cards!! ...especially your paper pieced one :)
Wishing you lots of happiness and a creativity in 2012, and may all your dreams come true!!
Jan x

Joanne Leddy said...

Glad to have you back and so happy you enjoyed your trip. Love all the cards ... the fussy cutting on your inspiration is fabulous!

Virginia L. said...

I absolutely love your paper-piecing! Just gorgeous, Linda! One of the blessings this year is to get to know you and your beautiful work! Wish you all the best in 2012! Looks like a super fun challenge over CCC...I will try to play if I can :)

augcott said...

Glad you had a wonderful visit.
Happy New Year!

lisa said...

I am so happy that you had a great Christmas Linda, and all of these cards you received are just beautiful. Truly so much talent!

I wish you and your family a most wonderful New Year.

Catherine said...

Sounds like you had a really wonderful Christmas Linda. And so many pretty cards!
Keep well friend!
xo Catherine

~* steph :) *~ said...

super cute card, linda! love the polkadots! wonderful cards! wishing you a happy new year! *hugs* steph :)

missing moments said...

Glad your travels were good! Lovely flowers! I've enjoyed my year with you and wishing you the best of what the new year will bring!

Simone said...

Linda it is so great to see you all keeping up the art of card giving, It saddens me so much to see everyone resorting to ecards and email instead!! Such a lovely selection, Happy days! Simonex

Terry said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful visit with your family! Have a fabulous New Year, my friend! Hugs!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with your daughter and had such sweet friends to send you those special cards. I really love the one you did for this week too. "Oh to be as talented as you ..." ":)

June Houck said...

Thank you for sharing all of these lovely cards. I hope 2012 brings you many blessings, my friend. Happy New Year!!!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Wonderful pictures!
I wish you a happy new year!
Greetings from Switzerland

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

What a lovely collection of Christmas beauties! Just wanted to say thank you for being such a wonderful and inspirational blog friend! Here's to the New Year! Big hugs, Joanna xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like you had a very nice holiday, Linda, filled with many good things. Love your pieced card creation, and love seeing all the lovely cards you received, too. Isn't blog land such a wonderful place filled with wonderful people?