Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I can't believe
it's been a whole week since my last post.
Time is just flying by!

And as your'e reading this I am on my way to
Portland, OR.

My daughter  has packed up her house
 and pulled out on Saturday.
She if off to start a new chapter in her life.
It took them two days to get there.
But they are in there new home now in Oregon.

But I have the sweet little guy (Myles) here with me
So he didn't have to make the drive that is almost 1000
miles away..  So I have been spending the past couple of days
getting in my grandma time before he is gone.

It will be a short trip for me,
I will be back home late Wednesday.
So I have time to get ready for the full house here
on Christmas Eve!



So I have another card to share with you for this
weeks Challenge over at City Crafters Challnege Blog.
The sweet and talented Kirsty came up with
a perfect theme.

Winter White.




So the challenge is to make your card or project with the primary color
being White!






So this is the card I made in between
hugging and kissing Myles.. 




I had so much fun making this card.  I used my embossing folder to
get the raised snowflakes in the background.
and the silver heat embossing for the
ornament and the frame.

To get all the details on this challenge you can
head on over to CCCB!



I do hope you are enjoying the season..
And I will catch up with you when
I get back from dropping off this sweet package..

I also wanted to say thanks you to the sweet bloggers
who sent me special Christmas card and goodies.
I haven't had time to take photos.
I really do appreciate it and
will post when I get back!!

Hugs, Linda 

53 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Linda! Many, many ((hugs)) to you! I am thinking of you, my friend. 17 years ago, I moved across the country from my family, so I know what you're going through.
Love your gorgeous winter white card. Truly so elegant and classic. Love all the layers and love the embossing, both the dry and wet. Fabulous!

Raquel Leal said...

O cartão ficou perfeito!! Parabéns e muita boa sorte para sua filha nesta noa fase de sua vida! Beijocas.

Lisa Graham Art said...

That is a beautiful card and a gorgeous grandson! Have fun with Myles! I know you are just savoring the time with him.

♥ Lisa

June Houck said...

I always love your posts...your beautiful pictures always make me feel warm fuzzy inside :)

Your little man is getting so big!

Janna Werner said...

Thanks for these lovely photos, Linda. I adore your card and hope you are having a great time!

cnelson said...

Can that photo of Myles be any more precious?!!! LOVE your GORGEOUS card!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i know you will miss your daughter and her family, but glad you got in some good time with your grandson! :)

Joanne Leddy said...

I can't image my children moving away. My daughter is my best friend and I would miss her so. What an exciting time for your girl ...

Beautiful card - simple, elegant, and perfectly perfect.

What a sweet gift someone left under your tree...a precious little boy!

Enjoy your Holidays!

Sandi said...

Lovely elegant card...white is always a winner. Hope you have a great trip. Our children are spread about so I know what that is like, thank you for the internet and inexpensive long distance phone rates! Winter wishes,

Anesha said...

Beautiful card and your grandson is adorable. Have a Happy Christmas.

Emma said...

What a piece gorgeousness he is! I know you'll miss your family but they must have been reading the 'life's short' posters I found right at the bottom of this page when i was catching up with you - i bet you helped them seize their opportunities, too ;)

Happy Holidays!

Julie said...

Oh Linda,I just love this beautiful little card, I'm rubbish at heat embossing unlike you;)!
My heart feels heavy for you, I know this must be a real difficult time for you,enjoy lots of hugs whilst you can! Have a wonderful Christmas if I don't get round before the day. Big over the sea hugs,Julie.x

Emily Keaton said...

Super sweet card, Linda. I love all the embossing you did!! And Myles looks positively angelic!!! Enjoy your time with him. I see lots of snuggling in your future in these next few days!! Have fun!!

Heather Jensen said...

He is such a doll! I hate that they will be so far away. That just means more road trips for you, hu?

Merry Christmas Linda. Have a wonderful holiday. :)
Hugs~

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Linda! I did not get to see the photo, so I had a hard time with this challenge. Love your picture of Myles. I know you will cherish it and the memories of him there. That is real love, I thought driving my children to college and driving home alone was bad. Hugs to you my friend.

papertrails leaver said...

Happy to read she arrived safely! What special time it is for you to share with Myles now. He is so precious! I adore your white card with the embossed ornament, beautiful! Have a safe trip!

Terry said...

Be strong, my friend! Love this elegant Christmas card! Have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas! Hugs!

S. Etole said...

What an elegant card. Your grandson is adorable! Christmas blessings to you and yours.

Netty said...

Beautiful Christmas card dear Linda. I really feel for you on your daughter's move, but thats what children do they move away and take the grandchildren with them.....it always makes me mad when they do that......although I pretend its all wonderful, because you have to don't you......thank heavens for Skype... Wishing you a great trip and a wonderful Christmas, Hugs Annette x

Ros said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card ... adore it! ...
I know it will be hard for you to hand over Myles and say farewell to your daughter ... but at least you have Christmas ... and you know time flies ... you'll be together again soon... hugs

Jacqueline said...

Everything you share is from the heart and your card is stunning!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful white Christmas card. Enjoy your time in Portland. A Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Rosie said...

Such a beautiful card and wonderful photos! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a wonderful time!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hope you are having safe and happy travels!! He is soooooooooo precious!! I loveeeeee your card!! LOVING that ornament!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Deanna said...

Oh this must be a bittersweet time for you, having your sweetie with you but shortly he will be so far away...what a special, special photo you have here, one that you will cherish forever. Take care on your trip and enjoy the rest of the holidays.

Gayle said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Linda, perfect for a white Christmas. Thank you for your kind and heat felt words you left for me too on my last post, I really did appreciate the compassion people expressed. Little Myles looks as cute as a button under that tree, have a wonderful time in Oregon with your daughter and I'm sure skype will be running hot when you get back home. Have a beautiful Christmas my friend. xx

Kathy said...

Oh that tone on tone is both gorgeous AND calming. And I bet Myles has the same effect on YOU! Enjoy your time with your little one!

Kathy

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a gorgeous and classy card and looooook how big Myles has gotten...what a Q-tee....have a good trip. Wishes for a Merry Xmas and all the best for 2012 Linda...

Catherine said...

I am sure you were getting in lots of extra cuddles and kisses with your baby! Travel safe!
xo Catherine

Becca said...

Oo, that's such a pretty card! I really like the embossing! Love the photo of the ornament too! Hope you've had a good trip my friend.

Suzanne C said...

Oh so elegant! Beautiful card and design. Safe trip to you and your family

PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful darling and pretty card!! Merry Christmas, Linda!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Linda. Even though you have to take your sweet grandson to Oregon, I'm hoping your full house will bring special memories for you and lots of joy. That photo of him is a stunner!
xo
lynn

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Linda! Love the silver embossed image and the dry embossed background! Have a fun and safe trip!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Feel sorry that Jessica is moving away, you know i understand how you feel right? Especially now the sweet heart is moving as well, hugs.......
Oh well, i know you will make more trips now.
Lovely winter white card!!!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Myles is a beautiful little boy. Must be great for you to have the extra time and also very convenient for both Myles and his parents at this time of travel and unpacking.

I love your card. I have made many cards over the years but haven't tried using an embossing folder (although I love the effect).

Deb Hickman said...

What a gorgeous little boy, it must be very hard for you. I'm thinking of you and wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Beautiful card,xxxx

Gillian Olson said...

Great card but upstaged by the picture of your beautiful grandson.
Merry Christmas.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Linda, I LOVE your photos. So professional. Wish I could get close up shots like you do, but there's only so much a point and shoot model can do!

Myles looks so sweet in front of the tree. :) Enjoy that time, Meemaw.

And your card? Wowzers! Sheerly stunningly beautiful.

Tricia said...

What a pretty card! Oh my, Myles is absolutely adorable :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Oh Linda... that is one beautiful card!!!... Myles is such a darling little one!!! ...Wishing you and family a merry Christmas and Happy New Year...hugs..xoxo

Tracy said...

My goodness he's a cutie! Hope your trip was uneventful and you're safely back home. It's going to be tough for you but I have a feeling you're going to see him again VERY soon. :-)
Your card is lovely. :-) Hugs!

lisa said...

Merry Christmas Dear Friend.
I am so glad you are here.

Davi said...
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Davi said...

Okay I cant spell today so had to do a redo :) Your card is so beautiful Linda,,,very elegant with all the white, embossing and the pretty wet embossed ornament!! It will be good to be busy with the holidays so you wont miss you little sweet Myles so much. Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas as you celebrate with your family my friend :)

Jane Wetzel said...

Ohhhh...dear sweet Linda...this card is BEAUTIFUL! Sending u hugs and blessings for a great new year...loving that baby :)

Linda64 said...

Big Hugs to you.
Beautiful pictures and what a handsome little man.
Merry xmas and happy new year sweet friend.
Hugs!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awe, Well I'm so glad to hear your getting some Grandma time in with your little angel Myles! So sweet!!
Enjoy your visit and have a most Wonderful Christmas Linda!
hugs Lynn

Simone said...

Merry Christmas Linda, I just love the joy that Christmas brings to a young child's face. Enjoy your time with Myles, safe travels. Simone xx

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Hope you have a blessed Christmas, Linda.

Edita said...

magical photos!
Merry Christmas! hugs!

Audrey Pettit said...

Just popping over to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Linda! May your day be merry and bright!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, I hope you had a brilliant Christmas, I'm thinking about you and how lucky we are that can have our families close. I hope you get to visit Portland again soon. Your Christmas card is gorgeous, I love all white at Christmas! Sending big hugs to you and a Happy New Year!!!Gay xxx