Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hello my friends...

Last week was kinda a crazy week for me.
Time had gotten away from me.

I had a  family emergency come up.
But everything is fine now.
And I am praying it stays that way!

I have been playing around with Kims textures
 again and this week she is having us add a
textures onto something White..
So a string of White pearls it is...
I know most of you know what a texture is,
But just in case you don't and were
 wondering  what a texture is.  It is a
 layer you add over your photo in Photoshope..
It gives your photo that extra little something..
The texture I used this time was called Awaken.
It's from Kims collection..
She has a free tutorial on her site to explain
how to add it to you to your photo.

I am linking up with Texture Tuesday and also with
Lisa on  "The Creative Exchange"


Well it's Tuesday so that means it time for a challenge over at
City Crafters Challenge Blog.  This week Cheryl is asking
us to put some Extra's on our card..
Yep..  She wants to see 2 ribbons and 9 or more words.

I had so much fun playing with this Bugaboo image.
I colored her with my copic markers. 

I just love her sassy attitude. 

The pretty papers are from K&Co.

So if you would like to play along with us or just take a peek at
what the other gals have done you can
hop on over to City Crafters.


So I was out of town this weekend and I was out taking some
photo early one morning and I heard something in the
bushes..  I took a step back and look what popped his head out..
It was real early in the morning so I think he was shocked to see me!
We don't have raccoon's in Las Vegas so It was kinda fun to see.

I only got a couple of shots off before he took off running. 

Also I just wanted to say Thank You to Victoria from
Things I learned from Bear..  She sent me this sweet card.
Along with a bar of chocolate..  YUM!!
Thank you so much my friend..

Well that's that's all I have for now. I do hope you
have a wonderful week..  And Thank You so much for all your
kind comments..  I really do appreciate them..

Hugs, Linda


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry to hear about the family emergency...but glad to hear all is ok now!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the card!! So FUN and loving the pink!! And LOVE the raccoon shot!!

nancyjean said...

hope this is a better week! i love your photo of the pearls...so soft and elegant!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, Hope all is well now, what a worry :0) Love the photos of the beautiful pearls and wonderful racoon. You're right he does look a little surprised LOL Your card is fabulous, anyone would be over the moon to receive that little beauty, have fun and keep well, Hugs Gay xxx

Lisa Graham Art said...

Linda! Your pearl photo belongs in a boutique...it's lovely.

Great shot on the raccoon! Wow. That belongs in National Geographic or something like that. We had a raccoon that visited our trash every night when we were on vacation in the Smoky Mountains. I have a great picture of my husband with his hands on his hips surveying all the mess that raccoon made. Ha ha!

I hope you have a beautiful Tuesday and week!

Audrey Pettit said...

So sorry about your family emergency, Linda, but so glad to hear that things are good now. Your photos are just beautiful. I don't have the skills to work with textures. No clue!
Your card is adorable! So sassy and fun. LOVE the coloring and LOVE all those fabulous layers!

cnelson said...

So sorry about the family emergency...so glad it is good now and keeping my fingers crossed for you that it stays that way. LOOOOOOVE your photos....you never cease to amaze! LOOOOVE your CUTE and FUN card...great sentiment and image!

lisa said...

Linda, first and most importantly, I am glad that everything is okay.

I absolutely love the quote you used on the beautiful image of the pearls. So much so, that I wrote it on a Post-It, and it's now hanging near my desk. A good thing to remember for sure.

As always, your card is just fantastic! I would make anyone cheerful about growing another year older! :-)

Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

Have a wonderful day my Friend!

lisa. xo

Kathy said...

Wow...a "high roller" Vegas racoon! I think he's looking for one of your famous buffets :). Your string of pearls is so soft and lovely.

Davi said...

So glad to hear all is better my friend! First off the card is Fabulous I love those Bugaboo images and how fun is the colors and the pop of black really sets it off!! The texture over the image looks facinating ; What cool shot of the raccoon. Always such a treat to encounter wildlife like that :)

TexWisGirl said...

i hope all is well in your world. loved the raccoon. :) and your card is too cute.

Virginia L. said...

Love visiting you in your blog! The first card's use of ribbon is superb, Linda! Always a treat to see your photos! Hope you have a great week! HUGS!

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Linda, good for the CCCB! I love your photo's, especially the raccoon. Have a lovely day!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy to hear all is well Linda! What a wonderful collection of projects!

Terrie said...

Beautiful white image for KK - great work!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful birthday card. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a sweet B-day card Linda! I hate to say it but I hate Raccoon's. Their so mean. I can't tell you how many of our chickens they have killed!
What a darling card from Victoria!
Have a most lovely week.
hugs Lynn

Stella said...

Your card is fun ; the raccoon fabulous. And life is perfect when you receive some happy mail and can have some chocolate....
Hugs sweetie!

Patchwork said...

simply adore

Julie said...

I love your card Linda, how perfect the paper are, match the image perfectly! x

Netty said...

Terrific digi and card Linda. Glad to hear all is well now. x

Gayle said...

Linda your photo of the pearls is just so, so beautiful. I have some of kim's textures but I don't really know how to use photoshop and I get so frustrated ( I need you here to sit with me and give me a lesson ). Your BDay card is so very cute, beautiful colours and that racoon is pretty darn cute as well. Lovely card and gift from your sweet friend. Ahhhh isn't life good when there are kind and thoughtful people in it. xx

Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin said...

very lovely photos.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Sorry to hear about the family emergency...But I'm glad to hear all is fine now!! Super cute and So FUN card!!! i love the image!!!Lovely photos too... big hugs my dear friend... hugs..xoxo

Catherine said...

I sure hope everything stays good for your family Linda! M
Your white photo is so pretty and how cute is that little raccoon! Such a sweet surprise!
Wishing you a happy week my friend!
xo Catherine

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Well, this sure was fun! Beautiful card and photos! Hope all is well, and stays that way. Peace and hugs to you, kath

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lots going on there. I am glad that aunt is alright now!
That pearls photo is just gorgeous, hey, you might want to use that for our challenge.
Love the raccoon picture too!
Now to your lovely card for our challenge this week, so fun!!!

Tracy said...

More great pics and your CCCB card is totally fun! Stella looks great in pink. :-) Glad to hear all is well with your family. Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

Becca said...

You did a lovely job with your white photo and texture, I love it. Also I really like that image...her glasses on her nose make me think that's what I look like. Ha!
What an adorable raccoon! I just want to pet him! Great shot. Glad things are going well now from your earlier emergency. Chat with you soon.

Anonymous said...

I love that white photo! And the raccoon looks like he's just woken up.
Wonderful photos as always
Hugs Julie P

Nancy Claeys said...

Loving the pearls photo -- so soft and dreamy. And that birthday card is very whimsical! Well done. :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful work.

Regards and best wishes

Terry said...

Well LV has Raccoon's now or at least in your backyard! Sure hope everything is ok and sorry to hear thay you had a family emergency! Sending good thoughts! Fabulously fun birthday card! Love that kick up your heals! Hugs!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the card, it has so many interesting layers. Glad the raccoon ran off they can be dangerous. Take care.

Ros said...

Oh I love your photos ... love the texture one ... going to hop over and check that out ..TFS ... Love the raccoon ... well I would wouldn't I? He's a cute little animal ... and your card is such fun ... makes me smile ... Happy Mail is always fun ... how sweet of Victoria ... Have a wonderful day ... hope your problems all disappear ... hugs

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

WONDERFUL pearl photo. I love it! ESPECIALLY LOVE THE CARD. You're so talented. Halmark needs you, DEFINITELY! The 'coon looks good and think the folks around here would say he would look delicious surrounded by sweet 'taters.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness Linda, that card is so funny!! Sorry to hear about your family emergency, wishing you all the best, Wendy

Lori said...

Your pearls photo is beautiful! Are you taking a class? I need to learn... Your card is darling and I'm so glad to hear the emergency turned out okay.

Tricia said...

I'm sorry to hear you've had some sort of emergency, but I'm glad to know everything is okay. I love your photo of the pearls...it's so simple, but so pretty too! And that raccoon is so cute. What a great shot!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Okay that raccoon would shock me too- definitely not something you expect here.

Suzanne C said...

Love your picture of the pearls. Such a feminine and pretty photo. Fun and pretty birthday card!

Gerri Herbst said...

Simply lovely pearl photo.i do love your photos...great cards today too. Take care, gerri

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm amazed you had your camera whipped out so fast to capture that cute raccoon!

The pearl layered photo is just heavenly, Linda. It's perfect, in my eyes.

The card for CCCB is cute! I like the two little ribbon tags.