Tuesday, May 1, 2012

So many Decisions... So little time..


textures I used are Simplicity 50% and Embrace 41% both in soft light.

Hello my sweet friends..   How are you?
I have to say things here in my world are pretty darn good.

I haven't spent as much time as I would like
playing in my craft room..  Same old story.  I know.
But I can't seem to get motivated when the sun is shining
and the temperature is about perfect,
so I am spending my time outside.

I know the hot summer heat is coming then I will
spend more time indoors.



My craft room is a mess..  Maybe sometime today I will
pick it up..  Hummmm .   Or I could sit and enjoy a good book
in the backyard sipping on some Ice tea.  Decisions, Decisions.
I have to say this retired life is working well for me!



I have a tag to show you.
I made it for this weeks challenge over at
City Crafters Challenge Blog.
See.. I did spend a little time in my craft room.



Ros is Challenging us to use tulle and book paper on our projects.
How fun is that.



I used the tulle to make this pretty bow.



I used this wonderful image from Graphic 45.
I just love using these old images.



As you can see my book paper in the background.
and then I added some lace and even a little burlap.
I really enjoyed making this.

To get all the details on this challenge
you can hop on over to
City Crafters Challenge Blog.



Thanks so much for all your kind
comments I really do appreciate them all.

Hugs, Linda  

51 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You are so creative! Love it.

Play while you can! That's what I'm doing before I'm forced to go back to work. I'm getting a glimpse of retirement and LOVING it!

Julie said...

Such a perfect tag Linda! Glad you're enjoying your retirement! I could do with retiring myself! Enjoy the weather,Julie x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely tag and I love your photos as well.
If your biggest decision is to craft or read a book, you are having a GREAT life my friend! : )

Becca said...

Love the shots of all your crafty stuff! Those images are really cool, and I love how you put them together. Enjoy your time outdoors...the heat is coming!

cnelson said...

I've been spending as much time as possible outdoors and have kind of been bit by the reading bug again, too. I just LOOOOOVE this FAB tag! What a great image!

Jacqueline said...

Very pretty Linda!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful tag, great romantic look.

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag Linda and loving your choice of image, she is fab. Annette x

It's me said...

Beautiful....Linda.....love from me....xxx...

Anesha said...

Really pretty tag.

Tracy said...

Awwww, that is lovely. I like the pink with the tulle bow!

craftattack said...

Pretty tag! Valerie

Gayle Price said...

I love your first photo of the lace and the little punched flowers, so soft and pretty, it makes me just want to get into my craft room and create. Your tag is beautiful too...I love the tulle bow. I know what you mean about messy craft rooms...I love being in there creating but the havoc I leave behind is really bad, sometimes it takes me a day to clean it up and sort it out before I can start a new project, I just can't seen to "tidy" as I go, must work on this. Enjoy your sunshine Linda. xx

Sylvia said...

This is a beautiful tag, I love the trim you used. I hear what you are saying about being outdoors, Linda, I am right there with you in fact I am headed outdoors with the cats now!! Have a lovely rest of your day.

Heather Jensen said...

Sounds like a hard choice to make too. I would be enjoying the sunshine too. I need to get my plants and veggies planted this weekend.

your tag is so pretty. Love the tulle and vintage photo. :)

Hugs~

Virginia L. said...

Wow, wish I could craft with you, Linda! You have a way of using these vintage images!! Love love the elements and details!

Kathy said...

I always enjoy visiting here and seeing the beauty you create that surrounds you.

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW WOW WOW My friend... this tag is absolute STUNNING..love the vintage image..the tulle..the blooms..the pearls...the lace... its a perfect combination... i love your shabby and vintagey style ... I really love this tag a ton... hugs ...xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your tag is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee the vintage feel to it and the tulle!

yyam said...

Lovely tag! Love the combination of elements! :)

Glad you are enjoying retirement! Enjoy the splendid weather!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda!! Layers make me swoon. You have me dreaming of sunshine, warm weather, iced tea...when, oh when will it find me here in WNY?! I long to pack away my winter coat.

julieprice3 said...

Wow Linda, this is beautiful, I love that tulle bow, the perfect touch, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Tracy said...

Glad you enjoyed making it Cause I sure enjoyed seeing it. I love what you've put together for this tag. Great images, absolutely PERFECT tulle bow, pearls and pinks and ---just amazing! One of my favorites of your projects Linda. :-) Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty tag Linda! Love the sweet blossoms and fabric bow!

Ros said...

Beautiful tag ... you just enjoy life and relax ... and you will love your cruise in the fall ...

Chris said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda. Love the vintage image and all the details you've added.

Enjoy the sunshine.

Audrey Pettit said...

Adorable! Such vintage sweetness! Love that old image and love the book paper background, and the tulle makes such a wonderful bow!
I'm glad you are enjoying yourself, my friend! I have to admit that I'm not spending much time in my craftroom either these days. Seems so hard when it's so pretty outside. But if we're enjoying ourselves, than that's all that matters. :)

Gillian Olson said...

First of all I will heartily agree with you that the retired life is pretty good. Love the tag, so whimsical.

lisa said...

It sounds like you and retirement are getting along perfectly, and I am so happy for you my Friend!
Still waiting for the nice weather to arrive here in NY.
It's got two more weeks to straighten itself out ( that's when I begin my summer off)!!!!
Sure hope Mr. Weatherperson is listening here!!! :-)

Nancy said...

So happy for you and your retirement -- best thing I ever did. Love the tag -- so creative! :)

Davi said...

Linda, That tag is fabulous! Love the old image and the combo of bulap lace and tulle looks so wonderful together..looks like it came out of my moms keepsake box :) It is windy and hot here too and you know theres NO break in site for the next 5 month YUK!! I say we should all retire and be summer birds, of course you can always escape up to see your little man:)
Stay cool my friend~~

papertrails leaver said...

It is hard to get motivated when the temps get nice and you could be outside instead crafting in your room. Agreed completely! I tried to package up a project and take it outside but the
Iight breeze had items blowing and my patience was spent so back in I went.
Old images are fun to work with and your tag today features a gorgeous one! Love the lace and pearls you paired with it! Sending more happy days to you!

Lynn Richards said...

Girl, you DESERVE time in the sunshine sipping iced tea!!!!!
Your photos are scrumptious. Makes me want to bring out my camera..
xoxo
lynn

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous tag, live the vintage image. Enjoy the weather. Deb xxx

Catherine said...

I love all your photos here today Linda! Especially of the little bow ~ how cute!

we really need to switch up some of my rain and your heat. Wouldn't it be nice to have perfect weather? LOL!

I would so love to be retired. My 'early' retirement date is May 19. It's not going to happen. Haha! Good thing I like my job...most days... ;)

Hope you are having a beautiful week my friend!
xo Catherine

Michelle said...

I'm glad you're enjoying retirement. After being a sahm all these years, I've been putting job applications in. I'll miss my free time for sure!

I just browsed through your posts...beautiful photos as always. And your crafts are so lovely. You have gift for what you do...I'm glad you share it with us! :)

Wendy said...

And time very well spent too, what a super gorgeous tag Linda! Enjoy the good weather, hugs

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

The weather sure has been lovely hasn't it?! I am loving that we have not had to turn the air on & I am going to cherish these 80's & 90's while I can. It does make it hard to want to be indoors because I know that once those 100's set in- I won't be stepping out for much until things cool down in October.

Deanna said...

So glad you have been enjoying your weather and your retired life...it is pretty awesome!! Love the tag, always extremely creative and the pics of your creative space is perfect!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Linda, I don't blame you at all, enjoy the outside as much as is possible whilst you can! Gorgeous tag, what a brilliant image and the text behind is very apt, have fun, hugs Gay xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like life is treating you well these days Linda. I wish I could say the same. I may do a post about it soon??
Such a beautiful tag. I like how you used the top of the book page. it goes so well with your image.
Hugs Lynn

Terry said...

When the weather is this gorgeous, it is hard to stay in! We are still have quite the wind with the lovely temps. Love this Ohh Laa Laa tag! Very nice! Enjoy!

S. Etole said...

So many fun things to do this time of year.

justine said...

send some of that hot weather down here! love these shots they look so beautiful, I keep saying it but you are so clever!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

You're so creative ... I think you need to combine your photography skills with your creative musings and make some textures. Just a thot ... :0

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love this tag and the pretty lady and details on it. What a lovely creation Linda!

Hope you are having fun in San Fran...I love that city too.

Lori said...

Gorgeous tag - awesome image! Couldn't wait to scroll through and see the finished tag with your "teasers" looking so interesting! Have a wonderful weekend!

Suzanne C said...

I love the fun image on your tag! So cheeky! Sweet tag!

LindaBrun said...

Sun and warm weather sounds like heaven. Here we are still waiting for sun and summer temperature.
Lovely tag and I love the pictures, specially from your craft room. Hugs

Joanne Leddy said...

Linda, your tag is wonderful and your photography is absolutely gorgeous as always. I so which I understood my camera as you do yours! Beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Even though you may not be spending much time in your craft room, you haven't lost your touch! This tag has wonderful textures and a great vintage vibe. So glad you are enjoying retirement!