Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hello Friends...

How are you?

I know it sounds kinda corny to ask about the weather,
But that is what I am asking!  How is the weather where you are?
The weather here has been gorgeous.  A little breezy at times,
And so far it has been a mild winter.

This shot was taken out in the desert not far from my house.
Lots of bird just hanging out in the brush.  I could hear them but
they were tough to see.

So Let me show you the card I made
for this weeks challenge over at City Crafters Card Challenge.

Sweet Ros is our host this week and the challenge is
Back to Black
You must incorporate any Black Silhouette image
onto your project!

I found this cute image at the Graphic Fairy.
I just love looking though there images.. 

I am thinking this would make a perfect Mothers day card. 
I also love it cause it has a kitty on it!

I got to incorporate all my favorite things on this
card.  Stitching and seam binding. Even a little bit of
old book paper. 

So if you would like to play you can pop on over to
City Crafter challenge blog.
So excited to have June as
our Guest Designer this week..

 I do hope your week is starting off well..
This week is quite busy for me.
I have lunches planned with girlfriends all week!
That is always fun!  I think they are worried about me
missing my daughter and grandson..
But I am OK...  I know they are happy so I am Happy!

Talking about Friends..  I got a chance to meet another
Blog friend this weekend.

Bec from Patina Moon and I got to meet up with
I am so glad Bec asked me to tag along.. 
Cathy is such a sweetheart.  Just like she is on her blog!
We had a great time chatting and drinking coffee.
It was was so nice to meet her.
Blogger are the best!

Till next time my friends..

Hugs, Linda


augcott said...

Wow! That card is gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!
By the way.....it is cold but sunny here. We've been lucky and haven't been hit with any snow since that freak snowstorm we had back in October .... and I'm fine with a winter without snow!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a pretty image and a very sweet card, I just love the soft colors!
Good that you get to meet up with blog friends again!
And I love that photo shot!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card Linda, love the black image!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Linda, that first photo is incredible...the colors are so light and soft, like a silk quilt. Love it!

Your card is sweet...you take such good photos...I am always impressed. It's like looking at pretty candies in jars.

I was excited to see your photo of you ladies meeting together....how cool is that? I'll bet that was so fun to meet. I don't know if I will ever get the chance to meet any blog friends because I live in Kansas. I don't think anyone blogs from Kansas. Ha ha.

Happy Tuesday Linda!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous photo of the bird. The colors are so soft and pretty. Beautiful silhouette card. The image is so sweet. Lovely details. Great fun that you got to hang out with some online buddies!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the way you showcased the silhouette image.


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Sylvia said...

Linda, your card would be perfect for any occasion, you could just send it to your daughter, to say, I love you! Love the softness of the blue with the black, wonderful card. Love that you have girlfriends to have fun with. I know you are OK, have a wonderful day.

Jennie Louise said...

Super cute card you have designed there!
It's funny reading your post that for the second time today someone has mentioned The Graphics Fairy. I have no idea what this blog is but I aim to find out... Looks interesting.
Jennie. X

TexWisGirl said...

you 3 make a cozy bunch! :)

your card is so cute!

Gillian Olson said...

Weather here cool and partly clear today, a relief from the rain.
Great card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, I'm so glad you're out enjoying your self! 'Ladies who lunch' is the expression we use, it's lots of fun :0) Love your card, so many beautiful details, one day I too will stitch on a card but it'll never ever look anywhere near as good as yours LOL
Over the pond in the UK the weather here is mild, today is a little colder than of late but it's 9degsC very unseasonal, saving on the heating though :0)
Hugs Gay xxx

justine said...

look at you all! it's funny when you see people in photographs and not through their blogs. Love your shots, that card is so pretty

Jane Wetzel said...

hi lovely Linda...I'm with u on the book pages...so fun to put on projects..I am addicted to them..your card is just gorgeous...wish I could have met up for coffee too! :) some day...hugs, jane

june lanum said...

absolutely beautiful card

Becca said...

Hey girl, I love your birdie shot...so cute! Love the card too, and that button on the bow stands out to me, it looks really neat! I sure had a great time on Sunday, glad you were able to join us! Also, a big hug and thanks again for being there for me yesterday, it really means a lot!

Katie said...

That is a beautiful card! I love it!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous bird in the brush shot and I spied your macrox below...wow...love the eggs! Weather wise ...can´t complain about the mildest winter in Germany´s history since recording of weather and for all I care it can stay this way till March cause then we are out of the woods snow wise anyway. The Alps are closed off...as of about 5 days ago they had like a months worth of snow in one day and people are stranded at the ski resorts and people can´t get up to the resorts cause all the roads are closed and the avalanche danger is extremely high.
You designed another gorgeous card for our delight today....and lunch with the girls alllll week...oh heck you got it rough don´t you:) looks like you three had a good time too...that is great when bloggers meet up isn´t it. Have a good rest of your week!!

Rosie said...

It's wet and cold and stormy and ugly! Did I mention ugly...
I love your photo and also your card - so beautiful! Have great week, Linda!

Krista said...

As I scrolled through my reader I was totally drawn to your first picture. Winter Peace. Blessings.

missing moments said...

Isn't it the best to meet new friends through our blogs! Glad you had a great time!

Catherine said...

I had so much fun too Linda! It was indeed so lovely to meet up and have coffee with you two. Looks like Stanley did OK with the photo ~ haha!

Lovely card as always my friend! Hope the breeze stays away from there!

xo Catherine

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card, my friend! Your attention to details amaze me! Thanks for sharing the photo of your meet with blog friends! So wonderful to meet friends in person, isn't it?

S. Etole said...

It's been unseasonably warm here with very little snow ...so unusual for Minnesota.

Your cards are such works of art. Super!

Terry said...

Love the silhouette image and the design is fantastic as always! How fun to meet more blogging friends! It just makes it so much more real! The weather is lovely here as well. Pretty cool in the AM and warms to the high 50's to mid 60's during the day! I love it!!!

Gayle said...

Ooooh your card is so, so beautiful !! I do love that little black silhouette too. Well the weather here has gone from 40 degrees one day to 19 the next, so we are having extremes, which can be a bit unsettling. Lunch with the girls is always good and how great to catch up with bloggy girl friends....when are you coming to Australia ?? xx

June Houck said...

Elegant and sweet card, Linda. The silhouette is beautiful as are all your little touches of lace, flowers, and stitching.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love the bird shot and your card is gorgeous!

Linda B said...

How fabulous... and what a great image. Love it, Linda!
The weather here has been very mild so far... oh so thankful! We can still get out for our walk in the afternoon.
So glad you got to meet up with your blogging friends... couldn't be better!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Your silhouette card is so beautiful, Linda! Except for an isolated freak snowstorm in October, our winter has been quite mild (so far!) here, too! I hope it stays that way--but my kids are hoping and praying for snow!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVING the silhouette!! And YAY for meeting bloggy friends! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Linda! Love the contrast of the silhouette image with the pretty patterned paper!

Ros said...

I adore your card Linda ... it is just perfect!! so very pretty ... and I agree ... the Graphic Fairy is always a life saver for images ... glad you are having a good week ... it's miserable weather here but at least it isn't freezing yet ... How lovely to meet blog friends ... you're right ... they are the best! enjoy the rest of your week

Audrey Pettit said...

wow, your card is gorgeous, Linda! So sweet and elegant! I just love that silhouette image you found at the Graphics Fairy. Love the book paper and the lace and seam binding, too. Sounds like you have a very fun week planned. So nice that you get to spend time with your girlfriends. Hope you enjoy every minute.

cnelson said...

Such a sweet and lovely card! How fun to meet up with blog friends!!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love LOVE the bird pic. The colors are wonderful. Of course, the card is PERFECT. Love it too. And I saw Cathy's post last night and was excited to see you there too. So glad y'all met up. Have a great week.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your card is so creative and beautiful!!

Isn't it fun to meet people in person that you've connected with online?

Hope you have a terrific time this week having lunch with the girls.

Ashley Sisk said...

That first shot is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful. And definitely fun to meet up with web friends!

Lesley Edmonds said...

It is always lovely to meet up with blogging buddies when we can :)
Your card is SO pretty and delicate.
The weather here in the south of England has been exceptionally mild this winter with plants from last summer still flowering and this spring's flowers and blossom coming out early. No frosts you see when this time last year we were covered in snow!

Stella said...

Your card is a piece of heaven; it has everything that I LOVE. The picture of you and your blogfriends is lovely; you are such a young granny!

Julie said...

Hi Linda, the weather today has been mild for the time of year,strange grey skies though that look like snow skies even though it's 10deg. I have a feeling that we will be in for a shock before we know it! Beautiful card, I'm sure it would also make a beautiful "Daughter" card too!.x

Chris (catt871) said...

What a beautiful card! I absolutely love that image too, and your colours are gorgeous!

Tracy said...

I just love your card Linda! It's very Linda style and that image couldn't have been more perfect for the challenge. Great choice! Hugs!

Gina Kleinworth said...

Okay- love the cards & how fun to get together with bloggy friends. We really must do that sometime ourselves. (& I know I don't have to tell you about my weather- plain ol' boring) :)

Deb Hickman said...

I love your card, that image is just gorgeous, how nice to be able to meet up with your blog friends, sounds as though you are having lots of fun. I'm glad you are o.k.and as for the weather in the middle og England, it gas been mild but very overcast, we've had some high winds too, it is supposed to drop cold on the weekend though.xxxx

papertrails leaver said...

Very cool that you meet bloggers IRL! Love that our hobby opens the door to meet so many wonderful people. Your card is precious with the stitching layout and the sil. of the kds. I agree, could work for mother's day. :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You're card looks wonderful, great details and wonderful texture. Thanks for sharing the photos, it's full of joy.

Tricia said...

What a cute card! Aren't you the crafy one?! I love that little silhouette. Up until the last few days, the weather here has been absolutely glorious...now it's kinda cold.

Katy Noelle said...

AhHA! I know who you are....=D

I know Cat! I know Becca and when I saw Cat's post, I wondered who you were but forgot to go and look...

I'm so happy to find you, now, though!

Thanks for visiting my photojournal!