Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Life is busy but I wouldn't have it any other way...

Linking up to Texture Tuesday..  the texture I used is February magic edges

Hello my sweet friends.  Life has been quite busy for me lately.
But I have managed to squeeze in some creative time. 
Don't get me wrong. I am not complaining. 
In fact I am enjoying every minute of it.

Later this morning I meet up with a group of ladies for a fun
morning of cards.  We started playing cards at the beginning of summer
and have been having a blast.  And then after my morning card game
 I meet up with another group of friends for lunch.. 
So lets just say I will be one busy Lady today. 
But it sure is the type of busy I like. 
Enjoying friends and food. 
Life doesn't get any better than that. 

So let me show you what I made for this week's
Challenge over at City Crafters.

I made a card, not just a card, but a yummy card.
This week Kirsty is our hostess and our theme is Bake Sale.
You have to use a Cake or cupcake you know.. something yummy 
on your project. 

So I made a birthday card because you can never have
too many birthday cards.

And I added stitching and buttons and flowers
you know all the things I like that make it pretty. 

I just adore this image and had fun coloring it with my copics.
The Red kept bleeding so I had to color it a couple of times. 
And this image is from  "A Day For Daisies".
Isn't it the sweetest..

To get all the details on this challenge you can hop on over to 
City Crafters Challenge Blog.  While you're there you can check out
all the wonderful creations the other gals have created.  

So not only am I busy today,  but tomorrow I will be packing 
up Big Bertha.  That is the name we gave our trailer. 
We are headed out first thing Thursday morning for another camping trip..  
This time we are off to Zion National Park. 
I am really looking forward to it. 

I will do my best to keep up with whats going on with 
all of you.  But if I run out of time I promise I will catch up soon. 



Catherine said...

Now that would be the kind of busy I like too! sigh... I need to retire... ;)

Cute card!

Have a good one Linda!
xo Catherine

Katy Noelle said...

Yessirreee!! you're busy! Summer busy! It's brought a smile to my face (if that doesn't sound too strange)... just the thought of playing cards and meeting girlfriends for lunch and CAMPING! =]

Have a good trip! =]


Juliana said...

Cool cards!...
I like the quote on the 1st picture!

xoxo, Juliana

Tracy said...

Oh cool! Another camping trip means we get to see some more amazing photos. :-)
Love your project! That ADFD image is super cute Linda.
Have lots and lots of fun! Hugs!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That's a really cute card! Hope you have a safe and fun trip to Zion NP. I'm sure you'll get some wonderful photos there.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Okay, now I want to shoot photos of my paint brushes...and go camping. I have never heard of Zion NP...will have to google that one. You and Big Bertha (and your hubby too) have fun! xo

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, and it looks so great with all the added stitching! Hugs, Valerie

Sylvia said...

Another beautiful foody card, Linda, I just love those strawberries! I made the grooms card when my daughter got married. She got married in the city where she went to college as she married the week after they graduated and all their friend were there. So I baked the cake, then iced it in the motel the night before the wedding. It was chocolate with fresh strawberries lining every edge. I got up the next morning and the red strawberries(color) had run into the icing and it meant that I had to pick up the strawberries and sop up the juice, add a little chocolate frosting, I was a wreck, but the grooms cake was eaten, not a crumb left, but we had tons of the gorgeous wedding cake left! so maybe it is not the Copics, but the strawberries! Have a wonderful time out today and a wonderful time camping!

Lisa Gordon said...

You are indeed a busy girl, my friend, but it all sounds so wonderful. Here, we too are trying to get the most out of the last days of summer.

I just LOVE this card. As always, your little details truly make them so beautiful

You have a fantastic trip, and I'll "see" you when you get back.


It's me said...

That card is so cute and nice !!...love from me...xxx...

Linda B said...

An adorable card, Linda... love your coloring and the image.
Have a fantastic trip... sounds like fun ahead!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card and enjoy your busy days.

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your trip! your card is really cute!

Charlene said...

Whata sweet card!! I love your stiching and colors, just perfect!! Have a wonderful time camping!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty, pretty so pretty!
I am glad you are busy having fun!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's an amzing birthday card, just fantastic.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A strawberry layered cake~ now that's really yum!! Adoreable card Linda!

Becca said...

Sweet card Linda...I love the little girl's hair. Hope you have a fun time in Zion!

S. Etole said...

Hope your trip goes well. That is such a fun birthday card.

Julie said...

My Word Linda, I just love this design you've used here!All the papers and layers look sooooo pretty, and the cake..... Good enough to eat. LOL! I've had a game of cribbage with my mum today, don't think I'm going to find time to go back to work next week! Hoping you're having a great week, Julie.x

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

That is one sweet birthday card!!! I LOVE it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeee that stamped image!

Bunch of Barrons said...

That is so pretty!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love your card ... all the layering and the pretty stitching topped off with the beautiful image ... Perfect!
Have a wonderful trip!

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful Birthday card, Have a great trip, can't wait to see all your photos
hugs julie P

Audrey Pettit said...

wow, you sure are busy! But with such wonderful things. I'm so happy for you, Linda, that you are enjoying your free time so much!
And I just adore this card! What a fabulous image, and your design is uh-mazing! Love the papers and love all the layers and stitching! Fabulous coloring, too. And love the sentiment on the side.
Enjoy your camping trip. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Tell you what, I think retirement really agrees with you, my friend! Sounds like you are having a lovely time. :)

This big cake looks like a dream. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Beatiful card, such fun.

Katie said...

That sounds like a FUN busy day!

I love the card - I could so go for a big giant cake right now, or really, any time someone wants to give me a big giant cake :)

Cheryl said...

Your card is beautiful! I love your design and coloring.

Netty said...

wow wow wow your card is fabulous Linda, x

Mel X said...

Linda, where do I start? Your card is GORGEOUS! The design and colouring alone are just perfect but then the stitching - ooohhhhh - exquisite!!!

Happy travels in Big Bertha!

Mel X

Lori said...

This is DARLING! Such a sweet image you chose and then put her with the perfect papers - wonderful birthday card!

Davi said...

Linda that is one Yummy card with the cutie little girl and that delicious cake!! The pretty pinks and stitching are beautiful :) Have fun at Zion and Im sure you will get some fantastic shots, cant wait to see them!

Terry said...

And with a cherry on top!!! Such a cute card and I love that luscious cake! So were your rubbing in the rain thing?? No, you are too nice a person! Hugs!

Justine said...

Sounds like you are very busy. I hope you enjoy your camping

cnelson said...

LOOOVE that SWEET card! Sounds like a fun day! Have a great time at Zion's!

Lynnda said...

Such a sweet card Linda... I've been missing your blog... Hugs...xoxo

Deanna said...

You are one creative lady...love your cards and I can so appreciate your day with your friends. Those are the best kind of days. Have fun on your camping trip...look forward to your return.

Leanne Barnett said...

HI Linda,
I just received one of your beautiful postcards in the mail, I love it- looks like a beautifully carved bird & cage. It made it to Australia:)

Lucille K said...

Love this image, beautiful card :)

lauren bergold said...

even if one somehow managed to HAVE too many birthday cards (which i NEVER do, despite constant production, lol!) one would still be willing to make room for this ♥DELIGHTFUL♥ and delicious confection! yum, yum, yummmmmm!!!

(ps: i'm laughing at "big bertha" but i must say the enjoyment you get from camping really is infectious; even *I* (city-loving; NON-roughing-it kinda gal!) am intrigued by the idea of how much fun you have! have a FUN, FUN, SAFE, lovely weekend!!! ♥♥♥)

Suzanne C said...

Yummy birthday card! Delicious colors and image. Sweet design! Yum Yum!