Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello..

WOW.. A whole week went by..
Where the heck did the time go.  Lets just say I have been
enjoying my summer..  We escaped the heat for the weekend and
took another camping trip.   This time it was three days in a tent.  YIKES.
I still enjoyed every minute of it.

I was pretty excited this
morning when I woke up hearing raindrops outside..
Of course I popped out of bed and grabbed my camera
and ran outside.. 






OK... It wasn't a heavy rain but just enough to get me excited.
I am hopping it sticks around for at least a little while. 



As you might already know it's that time of the 
week again to show you what I have created for 


Kirsty is our lovely host and her theme this week is "Solid as a Rock"
You must use solid paper in your project.  No designed papers..  
So I used yellow and tan tones as you can see.
And a whole lot of stitching..



I just love this little flower stamp. 
I know you have seen it before and will probably see
it again.  I colored it with my copic markers. 

To get all the details on this challenge you can hop on over to



Once again this week I made a card for the 
Jingle Bells Challenge..  YEA..  That makes two Christmas card 
done for me..  I am on a roll now..


The theme this week is Santa Baby..
And I just love this Santa Image.  It is from Graphic Fairy..





Well that is all I have for now.  I am hoping I don't go a whole
week without posting again..  But you never know what the week will bring. 

So have you been enjoying watching the Olympics.
I know I have..  Last night I was on the edge of my seat watching
women's beach Volley Ball.. Dang those women are in shape.
USA pulled off the win.. Hopefully they can hold on to it and get the Gold. 


Thanks so much for Visiting.

Hugs~ 


50 comments:

Anesha said...

Wonderful photos and love the cards. The stitched detail is lovely. THanks for your comment on my book, the fabic I stamped and coloured myself. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Time sure does fly when we are having fun huh Linda? :) Your photographs and cards are really pretty! Love the fancy stitching!

Kim Stevens said...

I'm chuckling with you because I do the same thing - and I love waterdrops! Lovely photos and cards!

Audrey Pettit said...

Yes, I have been glued to the tv lately, watching the Olympics! And loving every minute! Love your photos, too. wow, you did an amazing job capturing "rain"! and you did an amazing job with this week's CCCB challenge. I would fail without my patterned paper. ;0 Love all your layers and the summery color combo and stitching. Lovely flower image, too. And a fabulous holiday card! Love that vintage style!

Deanna said...

Oh I am thrilled that you were able to photograph the lovely rain...I know you don't see that much where you live so it must have been like being in a candy store!! You catured some beautiful rain-drop images!! Love both cards, especially the Santa. I have always been a Santa fan.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

All that stitching on the card really makes that one a standout. The Santa card is awesome with the poinsettia detail; gift wrapped like a present. So much attention to detail goes into your cards. Color me impressed!

craftattack said...

Beautiful cards! Your stitching looks so neat, mine never does! Enjoy the rain, we have plenty of it here all the time! Valerie

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

yep, it is always nice to have "cooler" weather in Vegas summer, thank you Rain!
Love your pretty card using just the yellow shade, and the stitching is just so Linda.
Lovely and cute holiday card too, I better get mine going!

Rosie Grey said...

Such beautiful photos again, Linda! And the cards - wonderful!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Tent camping is so fun I think! But only as long as you have an air mattress. I can't sleep on the ground anymore.

I love the stitching on your card Linda...the whole thing is so pretty and well done!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hello Linda! Love those raindrop pictures. So clear, so macro!

The stitching on your CCCB card is PERFECT! And that vintage Santa is so cool...great design on there.

I know what you mean about the volleyball women...wish I looked half that ripped! LOL

Becca said...

Yea! You got rain! Love your rain photos...nothing like a desert rain. Did you get lots of thunder too?
Your cards turned out lovely.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Ha ha, how can somebody get so excited about rain??? We have loads and you're very welcome to some of it LOL LOL Great shots !!
Gorgeous cards,, such beautiful and accurate stitching, love both:0) Have a wonderful week, hugs Gay xxx

augcott said...

I'm so glad I stopped by your blog .... so excited that you are into paper crafting. I've just started. I may just check out those crafting links!
:-D

Stella said...

If you want more rain I;ll send it your way. After just one week with gorgeous weather there is more rain on it;s way to us....


Your cards....awesome! I love that Santa and your take on this weeks'challenge is perfect!

Have a lovely day...
X

It's me said...

Wowwwwwww...your raindrops pictures are wonderful....love Ria...xxx..

Juliana said...

Hello!
What a beautiful cards!
These are awesome!
Have a great week!
xoxo, Juliana
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Gayle Price said...

Absolutely love your "rainy' photos. I love winter, may be because our summers are so long and extreme. Your cards are beautiful Linda...so classy and always beautifully made. xx

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooh! what a ♥FABULOUS♥ double header of a post...

your cardstock only card is AMAZING, seriously, who could miss patterned paper when they look at that beautiful design?!

and that "santa baby" card!!!!! HOLY WOW, miss linda, you surely can rock the digi in a big, biiiiiiiig, way; you may only have 2 holiday cards done so far, but they are CORKERS for sure! (plus, we still have QUITE A BIT of time left till the holidays, and we ♥LOVE♥ seeing you at jingle belles!!!) :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Linda, I love both of these, but oh the Christmas one is beyond beautiful. I am glad you had fun camping, and that you got a little bit of rain. We did too, and although not nearly enough, things are looking a bit greener.

I hope you are had a wonderful day, my friend.

xo.

S. Etole said...

Your photos and your cards are all works of art. Finding one of your cards in the mailbox would be like getting a gift. So creative.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful photos and BEAUTIFUL cards!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee all the stitching!!!!!

Davi said...

Love those pics..looks like you got more than we did! We got a little but up BHC way got quite a bit. Love all the stitching with the sweet flower on the first and the second is so very pretty with the vintage image and those dots!! Have a great week my friend ;)

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on the rain! i hope it lasted a little while, at least! your images were beautiful! :)

Catherine said...

Working on your Christmas cards already? I like the way you roll my friend! LOL!

Glad you got to enjoy a little rain!

xo Catherine

yyam said...

oooooh...your macro shots are just sooooooo beautifully composed! Teach us some tricks!

Really lovely cards too! Love the elements on the red X'mas card. Classy.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Linda, I really love your Christmas card. I have five done already...yeah! Love the colors on the first card. Oh, I am so happy you got some rain, even a drop is welcome. Your photo's are beautiful. I never think of getting the camera, I am always so happy to be able to capture the rain from my gutters. Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend.

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful cards, the stitching is the perfect touch, and that photo of the water is awesome
Hugs julie P

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hope more of that rain comes your way soon!
Both cards are very lovely. Stitching adds a special touch to cards.

Ros Crawford said...

Love both of these cards ... your Christmas card is so elegant ... and I love the colours and stitching on your DT card ... Seems funny to think you guys are excited by rain ... we are excited if the sun puts in an appearance! How funny!

Lynnda said...

Love both cards Linda... love the colors... they are gorgeous... hugs..xoxo

SmilynStef said...

Love that great Santa face ... such a cute little sentiment tag ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Terry said...

I have to join in on the challenges to start a Christmas card collection!!! Love that Santa! Both are so lovely, Linda! Great pictures, but not sure how you received some of the wet drops and nothing here :-(

Kamana said...

love the stitched cards

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh- isn't this weather fantastic??? Listening to it rumble right now & enjoying every minute.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely cards Linda, the stitching looks great! And the photos as stunning as always ;).

Gillian Olson said...

Love the cards, that first one has such a bright, happy feel to it.

Heather Jensen said...

Love the pretty photos. Please send that rain my way. I would be excited too. Both cards are beautiful as always. :)

Hugs~

Tracy said...

YAY! Glad you got a little rain to cool you off. The pictures are beautiful. So cool and refreshing. :-) Those sunny yellows on your card are just a beautiful reflection of your spirit. Hugs my friend!

Katie said...

I love the cards!

We've been watching the Olympics too. I've really been enjoying synchronized diving - its just so impressive!

papertrails leaver said...

Hi there! Sorry been MIA but back and ready to say your cards are loevly! I love the Christmas one with Santa. your stitching looks fab! Great photos too!

Marianne said...

Just checking out my fellow Jingle Belles (have yet to create my card, though) ...
Love the cardstock only card with all that neat stitching but I totally adore your Christmas card with those warm reds and vintage Santa.

Cyndie said...

Hi Linda, I just was checking your card for the Jingle Belles challenge, trying to come up with ideas for my own, and I have to say I just love your blog! The cards are both wonderful and your photos are fantastic! Great stuff. Cyndie

Lori said...

Both cards are wonderful! Pretty colors on that sweet flower stamp and the black ribbon really sets it off. It does feel good to have some things done for Christmas - it's just around the corner!

Lynn Stevens said...

Linda, I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who did the tent thing! LOl
What an experience.
Beautiful cads and yes your on a roll for Christmas already!
hugs Lynn

JansArtyJunk said...

Gorgeous cards Linda...LOVE a bit of stitchery on a project!!
Yep, we've been hooked on the Olympics too...it's not too far from where I live (20 min drive away)we are still hoping to get our hands on some tickets! Jan x

Young1 said...

I'm glad I am not the only one who gets excited about raindrops. I almost broke my leg running up the stairs for my camera when the storm started here the other day! Amazing droplet pictures :D

Suzanne C said...

Both cards are so sweet and lovely. The details are sweet. The stitched edges and bright colors. Lovely! The photos of the rain are cool. We need the rain too still!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

The photos are wonderful, but I love the cards with the sewn zig-zag. That stitch always makes me smile and reminds me of my Momma. :)

LindaBrun said...

Beautiful pictures and cards. I love the image on the birthday card. Wishing you a fun and creative week.
Hugs