Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Playing catch up....

We are home safe and sound and now I am playing
catch up.  So I am making this post short and sweet. 
I still have a lot to do before tomorrow when the
Trick or Treaters come. 

But before I get started I want to send out prayers and
 well wishes to those back East being hit by Sandy..
I do hope you are all safe and sound. 
I can't even imagine going through something 
as devastating as a hurricane. 

I just love this inspirational photo. 
And this is the inspirational photo we are using for 
our challenge this week over at 

I know what you are thinking..  Another Christmas card..
And I have to say YES... Another Christmas card.   
And what does Christmas
have to do with the inspirational photo. 
Well let me tell you.   
The challenge is to use 3 different pattern papers,
along with 1 solid paper on your project.

Three patterns and 1 solid.  Just like the inspiration photo.

I had so much fun coloring this little digi stamp up.
But for the life of me I don't know where it came from.
If you know where it came from please let me know so I 
can give them some credit. 

Yea...  Another Christmas card done for me. 
If you would like to get all the details on this challenge 
please hop on over to City Crafters Challenge Blog.
You can also take a peek at what the other talented ladies 
have created while you're there. 

I know I said I was going to keep this short and sweet
But I have some Happy Mail that I received for my 
Birthday and I have been so busy I forgot to say thanks.
How rude of me. 

This came all the way from England from my sweet blog
friend Ros..  Thanks so much for all the wonderful goodies
I just love the bracelet you made.  It's Beautiful. 

This is a card I received from 
Charlene.. Thanks so much.  It is so beautiful
Lots of wonderful detail here. 

And look at all the fun stuff I got from my sweet 
blog friend Kirsty..  And what a gorgeous card. 
Thanks so much my friend. 

And here is a Mixed Media canvas I received all the way from
Norway..  Thanks so much Linda.  I love it. 
I have it hanging in my craft room. 

Am I the luckiest gal or what.  Thanks for all my happy
mail my sweet blog friends. 

So glad you stopped by.  I am still trying to get caught up 
with all of you.  If I haven't been by I am sorry
I will be by soon..  



missing moments said...

Welcome back and those are some gorgeous birthday cards!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeee your card!!! It is beautiful!!! I love love love that adorable stamped image and the colors!! And loving all your happy mail!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Sweet little christmas card Linda...and WOW at all that Happy Mail!! x

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous cards - from you and everyone else, too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy belated birthday :) Your got wonderful gifts.
Your Christmas card looks fabulous, wonderful fresh colors.

Sylvia said...

Love your fun Christmas card, Linda, love the color and the papers you used. Such a great thing having blog friends to share your birthday! and yes I would welcome you back, but I know you will be on the road again soon! You are a Free spirit! Have a wonderful day my friend.

Katie said...

That digi stamp it too cute! I love the card!

It's me said...

It looks so nice !!!..love from me...xxx...

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I love your card. The ones you received are absolutely amazing! It must've felt a little like Christmas already, getting those.

Lynnda said...

I love your card Linda... so pretty so cute too!!! Hope you are okay there..I saw on the news.. be safe...xx

WOW look at you huh... You are being spoilt ... Lucky duck!!...


Terry said...

What a sweet little image! Beautiful coloring and great design in this fabby Christmas card! Really nice happy mail! Hugs and Enjoy!

Becca said...

Hey Linda! I think it's great how you get a lot of Christmas cards done. That's a fun image, and such pretty happy birthday stuff too! Can't wait to see how you use that kitty stamp. :-)

Deb Hickman said...

What a fun Christmas card, love the cute image. Have a good week. Deb x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw, what wonderful birthday gifts and cards, Linda! It's so nice to receive such goodies in the mail. :) Happy Birthday, my friend!

Your Christmas card is cute, and I am glad I'm not the only one making them right now. LOL Didn't make a single Halloween card, but have been getting a jump on Xmas.

Hurricane Sandy spared my family, but we were extremely fortunate. Did you see the pictures on the news? Geez.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful Christmas card Linda ... and lovely gifts too ... Happy halloween to you!

Gillian Olson said...

Welcome back, love the card. Great birthday cards, thanks for sharing.

Linda B said...

Linda, your card is darling... the image is as cute as can be... and a great match to the inspiration photo, which is giving me a craving for a peppermint stick... yum!!!
Fantastic birthday gifts... I can't wait to see what you make with them... especially those Idea-ology metal plates and buttons.

Nancy Claeys said...

Such generous friends -- I love their style and I know you are looking forward to putting most of it to good use soon. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful idea for this week challenge, and what a sweet and adorable christmas card!

Happy happy happy mails... YAY!!!!!

Thanks for the wonderful dinner last night, we enjoy the company as always!!!!! : ) Please come over for Margaritas sometime soon!

Charlene said...

beautiful card Linda!! I hope you get all caught up !! Love all your lovely gifts sweetie!! Hugs!

Tracy said...

YAY! Another Christmas card checked off the list. LOL It's adorable Linda. Glad you made it back home safe and sound. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little card, Happy Birthday by the way, love the cards you received
Hugs julie P

S. Etole said...

What a delight it must have been to open your mail. Always enjoy seeing your creative cards.

Lisa Gordon said...

You are indeed a lucky gal! These birthday cards are just beautiful. I LOVE your new Christmas card!
Welcome back, my friend, and I hope you had a wonderful time.

Heather Jensen said...

Love your sweet card and I especially love that inspiration photo. I will have to use that one...I already know what paper I will use. ;)

What great gifts from your friends.


Audrey Pettit said...

SO love your adorable Christmas card, Linda! Great mix of papers and I love the lace trim, and that little digi image is soooooo sweet! Sorry I don't know where it's from.
Love all your wonderful birthday goodies! Hope you had a fabulous day!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, Linda, you amaze me with your talent. Love all of them.

Suzanne C said...

How adorable is that! Love the cute elf! Charming card!