Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So Happy!!

Hello my friends..
I am back from our fabulous trip to Oregon.
Sad to say I think I caught a bad cold while I was there.

I tried to get around to visit some of you yesterday but I found
it pretty hard to stay focused on anything..


I caught a photo of this little guy while on my trip.
He was so cute just hanging out all by himself..
I just know he was so happy because he was close to the 
ocean..  I know that always makes me happy..




I also have my project to share with you from 

This weeks challenge is brought to us 
by the sweet and talented Cheryl..

The theme is "You've got mail".
You have to use an envelope in your project.



So I decided to decorate an envelope.
I just love to decorate them all pretty
before I mail them out.  



This envelope has a lot of torn and cut paper
glued on..  And lots of stamping..
I had a lot of fun with this one.  You should come
on over and join in the fun..  I can't wait to see
all the different way you can use an envelope.

To get the details on this challenge you can pop on
over to City Crafter Challenge blog..


Here are a couple of photos of
my cutie pie Myles.  Boy do I miss him.
He still is the most happy little guy around.





Dad doesn't have to try to hard to get a smile.



Thanks so much my friends for all your kind comments.
I really do appreciate every one of them.

Till next time....

Hugs, Linda

49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i hope your cold is not a bad one. i know you loved your time w/ myles. :)

Sylvia said...

Such a beautiful envelope, Linda, love the details! since I have been a recipient of a fabulous mailer that you stamped and decorated, I know how wonderful this one is. Enjoy your day and hope you get over your cold soon.

Dorian Susan said...

That envelope is really beautiful and I liked seeing the close up. Cutie Myles. I can see why you miss him.

Terry said...

I am so happy that you got to visit that special little guy!! The weather in OR is pretty nice right now, per my DD! Great frame to add an address. Such a fabulous envelope! Have a lovely week, my friend!

Julie said...

That baby gets cuter by the day! xxx

Kitika said...

This is simply beautiful, and the details are amazing!
Love vintage look! So pretty!

Kamana said...

I leavefor Oregon in less than 48 hours! Flying into Portland and then visiting my friend in Bend. Cannot wait! Hopefully I wont be freezing :)

Jennie Louise said...

ooooh i look forward to hearing more about your trip - when you are feeling better.
i love that little sparrow. I long to live by the sea. Feel better soon. {{hugs}}
jennie. x

JeanFB said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, Linda - but happy you had a good visit! Your envelope is stunning! Gorgeous colors and images. Hope you're better soon. :)

Deb Hickman said...

Isn't he a cutie !!!!! Your envelope is gorgeous, how thrilled would you be if you found that in your post box. Hope you feel better soon.xxx

Deanna said...

He is just the cutest little boy...I know you miss him lots & lots...sweet bird photo and LOVE your envelop project.

Patty@ Time to Boom said...

Hope you're feeling better today. The envelope is gorgeous and the little one is just adorable.

Julie P said...

He is an absolute delight Linda, You are so blessed. Thanks for sharing your trip with us
hugs Julie P

Silvia(Barnie) said...

The envelope looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

cnelson said...

That Myles could not possibly be any CUTER! Hope you get to feeling better soon. LOVE that envelope...your stamping is AMAZING!

S. Etole said...

Receiving an envelope like that in the mail would be all gift.

What a happy little smile. Hope you are soon well.

Heather Jensen said...

Sorry you are not feeling so well. I am glad you got to go visit though. I am sure you enjoyed the time regardless. Myles is such a cutie pie. :)
Hugs~

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Love your envelope its all grungy but elegant too:0) Happy photos of your beautiful family, so sorry to hear you've caught a cold, that's so miserable. I do hope you feel better soon, hugs Gay xxx

Netty said...

wow Myles has certainly acquired a lot of teeth, he is growing so fast.
Beautiful envelope Linda, a joy to look at. Get well soon, x

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Myles certainly is cutie! Hope you recover from your cold quickly....

Davi said...

Sooo beautiful I want that envelope to come in my mail :) Gosh Myles is growning like a little weed. So glad you got to go have some of that special gramma time my friend!!

Nadege, said...

As always, a beautiful post. I love that little bird.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I can´t believe how Myles has grown!!
He looks so happy. Fab shot of the bird and love your envelope too....hope the cold clears up really fast.......take care!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Myles... Isn't he a cutie !!!!! Indeed!!! I love your envelope its gorgeous, lovely photos too...Hope you feel better soon..hugs..xoxo

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous envelope! LOVE it! Your pictures are beautiful as always! Love the pictures of your grandson and family!

Gillian Olson said...

great pictures, especially the ones of Myles. The envelope is great too. Hope your cold is gone soon.

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh look at those little chubby cheeks! That's why you keep going to Portland isn't it? You just have to go pinch them. LOL
I love your idea of decorating the envelope and it turned out wonderful. I guess birds were just meant to be here. :-) Great project and pics Linda. Glad your back home safe. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs!

Becca said...

Such sweet photos of Myles!! I love them. Your envelope looks so cool too...such an added surprise for the receiver. Hope you feel better.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful envelope Linda and your grandson is darling! Hope you feel better soon!

Jacqueline said...

I hope you are feeling better Linda! Really enjoyed the photos of Miles, your family and the lovely bird!
Your work on the envelope is stunning and what a great inspirational idea too! TFS!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a beautiful baby! I also adore the shot of the little bird. Glad you had a good time in Portland, but sorry about the cold! Feel better soon.

Reena Walkling said...

Hope you shake that cold soon ... I'm with the little bird ... always happiest when by the ocean!

Fran T said...

hope you are feeling better soon. That envelope is adorable. And so is the baby:)

Stella said...

Well granny I love love love the photos of that gorgeous grandson. Myles is a beautiful boy!

And so is your card; I almost forgot to write about that beauty. I am in awe of the photos :)
Hugs,
Stella

Gayle said...

Linda your envelope is just so, so beautiful. I would love to receive an envelope in my letter-box that was a work of art like this is.So happy for you to have had time with your family in Oregon....Myles is still cute as a button. Hope the nasty cold leaves you soon, take care. xx

Joanne Leddy said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have the sniffles. What a lousy souvenir from your trip! My son (a bird crazy 11 year old who is doing "A Big Year") says your photo looks like an Ipswich Savannah Sparrow.

LOVE your envelope ... you have a talent for layers and bits of this and that!

What a sweetie Myles is! He's absolutely precious!

Wanda said...

I like what the simplicity texture did to your bird photo--it softened the background just enough to let the bird take his rightful place!

Catherine said...

I'm glad you made it home safe and sound but too bad about your cold - not fun!
Your card is cute and your wee babe is cuter! :)
xo Catherine

Lynn Stevens said...

Linda, so sorry to hear your under the weather! Feel better soon.
Can't help but smile with the pics of Myles. Its got to be hard being away from the little guy.
Awesome envelope too.
hugs Lynn

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sorry you caught a cold!! Hope you feel better soon!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos and your envelope looks amazing!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):)

lisa said...

I can't believe how much this sweet little one has grown! Guess they do have a tendency to do that, don't they?? He is adorable Linda!

This has got to be the prettiest envelope I have ever seen. So nicely done.

You take care of you dear Friend, and I hope you're feeling better soon!

xo.

Lori said...

Oh, my gosh! What a darling that boy Myles is! And you're envelope is beyond beautiful.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautifully decorated envelope, love the stamping and the music sheet! And Myles is such a cutie!! He's got it after his Nan!!! :) Hugs xoxox

Gina Kleinworth said...

These just make me smile!! I bet it's hard coming back here after being in the lush green of Oregon! I know I am always astonished by just how brown it is here when I come back from a trip.

papertrails leaver said...

oh your GS is the sweetest! Love the toothy grin! Your envelope is totally beautiful! That would be so happy mail to receive for all involved! Hope your cold is gone!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I would hate to open the envelope. It's a work of art. (How do you do that???). Love lil' Myles, he's a real cutie.

Audrey Pettit said...

I'm so, so glad you got to visit Oregon and your sweet family, Linda! Just so sorry you had to go and catch a bad cold. Hope you feel better, soon. And thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. Seeing Myles just makes me smile! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely altered envelope, another of my favorite of yours!!!
Aww..... great big smile on Myles, he is a happy guy!!!
so glad you get to see him and hold him again!

Michelle Renee said...

Miles is so adorable in that little hat with his big smile.

I hope your cold goes away fast.