Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hello my sweet friends..

I am back from our 
wonderful trip to Zion.  I have been going to Zion since
I was in High School.  It is only about a 4 hour drive from our house.
And the views are spectacular.  And there are so many wonderful
hiking trails.. I don't think I will ever tire of going to this wonderful park.


There were so many sunflowers out at this time of year.
They were everywhere and the birds were enjoying trying to get
to the seeds. These little guys were kinda hard to see. They just
blended right in with the flowers. 



I will share some more photos from out trip at another
time..  For now I am going to show you the card I made for this



 I am hosting this week and the theme is Monochromatic..
Not so hard.. Right..


My Big Shot got a work out with this card. 
The flower is made with die cuts and I also used my embossing folder
as you can see.. 


Lots and lots of layers..


So there you have it... a sweet and easy Birthday card.. 
If you would like to get the details on this challenge you can 
hop on over to City Crafters Challenge Blog.. 


I just want to say thanks so much for all your sweet
comments I really do appreciate everyone of them.

Hugs~

49 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful photos ... terrific challenge and a gorgeous card ... Have a happy day!

Anesha said...

Lovely card. I just love those photos, that bird is beautiful.

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous card there Linda, I love the dots embossing and such a pretty flower:0) Fab photos of the sunflowers and birds, glad you had a great time, Gay x

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, and the photos are are just wonderful, I would love to visit that park, too! Valerie

Lynn Stevens said...

Love all the texture on your card Linda.
Glad you had such a nice time in Zion. It is so beautiful there.
hugs Lynn

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful card! i'm glad you had a great getaway!

Gillian Olson said...

Zion looks like a wonderful place. Very pretty card.

Sylvia said...

Fabulous pictures, Linda, I love the bird ones with the sunflowers! Are those Finches? Your card is a pretty birthday card, love the flower. Have a wonderful Tuesday, I look forward to seeing more trip photo's.

Deanna said...

glad you had a great time on your trip. great captures of the birds among the sunflowers and I love your cute card!! Hugs!

Jane Wetzel said...

Sweet card lovely Linda, and I NEVER tire of looking at your brilliant photos! I think it is so awesome you do your little trips with the hub..cant wait till I can do the same with mine :)

Shahrul Niza said...

Very sweet card :) and beautiful photos. I can't wait till you post photos from Zion. I LOVE rocks :).

Lisa Graham Art said...

Such a talented photographer and card maker you are Linda! I thought of you today as I took pictures...I put the setting on "P" and used the manual focus...just like you said...works wonders. Thanks again!

:)

It's me said...

Nice card darling !!...love your pictures.....and your music !!!...love Ria..xxx..

Catherine said...

Such a sweet little bird ~ I look forward to the rest of your photos!

Love the color of your card.

Have a happy week Linda!
xo Catherine

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful photos, Linda! And so is your card too! Love the flower with the cute bow!

S. Etole said...

You make such fascinating cards.

Nancy Claeys said...

Your card is beautiful!

Lynnda said...

Beautiful photos Linda...and I love your card my friend...its beautiful... hugs...xoxo

missing moments said...

What a beautiful card! And of course, I love the birds.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous card!! I love love love love the colors!! And glad you had fun on your trip!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing! Love your card,too! It looks perfect!

Becca said...

Love that Tiffany blue of your card, and the little blue and yellow bird at Zion is so pretty!

Davi said...

These are gorgeous photos Linda cant wait to see more ;) The card is beautiful..I love the embossing, fun flower and yummy color!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Linda! Love the layered blossom!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous photos! And I love the sweet colors and details on your card, they are wonderful! Thanks for a fun challenge this week!

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning photo's !!!! Such a beautiful and elegant card, love the simplicity, so pretty. Deb xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, fabulous layers! This is beautiful, Linda!
And I love those photos of the birds and the sunflowers. How gorgeous!

Katie said...

Great card! It is inspiring me to get my embossing folders out!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful photos again. The card looks fabulous.

Charlene said...

A lovely card Linda and awesome pics of Zion!!!

Michelle said...

What a pretty little card...you have such an eye for detail.

Glad you had a nice trip. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Zion looks like a beautiful place to vacation, and i'm so glad you had a wonderful time.

This card is just beautiful! I love the color, and as always, your little details just make it perfect.

Wishing you a wonderful evening, my friend!

xo.

Simone said...

What beautiful harmony in the birds and sunflowers, just gorgeous. Simone x

Tracy said...

WOW! The pics from this post and the last one are just stunning Linda. All your photos are so crisp and clean and you know just what angle to shoot them from. Always a treat to see. :-) Your monochromatic card is super sweet. Hugs!

Sandie Edwards said...

Linda your photography is just so inspirational and amazing!
Adore your card,is gorgeous...

julieprice3 said...

I love the pretty card, aqua is my favourite, and those photos are stunning, such wonderful crisp colours, Can you see me smiling, Have a wonderful day
Hugs julie P

Rosie Grey said...

Such beautiful photos - I love the light so much, Linda! And what a great card again - wonderful!

Kathy said...

I am in complete envy of that first photo! Yowza!

June Houck said...

What an amazingly beautiful and clear photos!

And your card is equally crisp and lovely :)

Kamana said...

hello my friend! your card is beautiful as always.

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Linda! Your bird photos took my breath away. Gorgeous.
I think monochromatic is tough. Your color choice is so serene, I like it a lot!
xo
lynn

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Great card Linda! The embossing really brings the monochromatic palette into life. Great photos - as always! xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

GORGEOUS nature photos, Linda. It looks like you're standing right next to that beautiful bird. :)

Your card is pretty, and I just might have a go at this easy challenge.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

How beautiful!!! We went right by there on our trip to CO last year. I wanted to stop but hubs is one that likes to get to his destination & not stop along the way :) Maybe one day that will be our destination & I can have time to really soak it in.

Suzanne C said...

Zion is beautiful! We enjoyed our trip there. Your photos as always are stunning and love your sweet blue card! Love monochromatic cards and yours is no exception!

Gayle Price said...

A beautiful card ! Love this mint colour, so fresh and crisp with the white. Your photos of the birds in amongst the sun flowers are amazing and each bird seems to have a "personality" or maybe it's just your photography angle, you are so good at capturing a "moment". Have a great week end Linda. xx

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Your bird photos are wonderful and I especially love the birthday card. It's the BOMB!

Georgianna said...

Hi Linda,

The photos with the birds are wonderful!

I have such special memories of Zion. My Dad spent the last years of his life in St. George and he and I went to Zion several times. The last time was just the two of us and he so enjoyed pulling over every few minutes so I could take photos.

xo

Lori said...

So sweet - love the blue and white. The sentiment in black is perfect!