Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hello my Chickadees...

I do hope you all had a happy weekend!
My weekend was nice and quite.  Watched some
movies, went out to dinner with my hubby and did a little 
crafting..  Life doesn't get much better than that.


Linking up with Texture Tuesday..  I used the texture AWAKEN at 100%


Ros is our host this week over at City Crafters
and has come up with a challenge that got me thinking.

"Winter Blues"

Do you get the winter blues?
Do you get tired of being cooped up indoors?
Do you live in a place where it's cloudy and gloomy all winter long?




I guess that is the one good thing about living in the desert. 
The sky is blue most of the time. Don't get me wrong It gets 
pretty darn cold here in the desert.  But Mr. Sunshine likes
to be out and about most of the time.

I usually don't get the Winter blues.  I wonder if its because I live
here in the desert.  I like to tease that I get cabin fever in the summer,
that's because when it's 115 degrees in the shade.  
you definitely don't want to be outside unless your soaking
in a pool.  Even then you have to be lathered in sunscreen so
you don't fry.


Talking about the Winter Blues let me show you what I made
for this weeks challenge over at CCCB!




I created a tag once again.  Or I like to call it a bookmark.
As you can see it's nice and flat.  It's so hard not to add all kinds
of embellishments to a project like this.  But it needs to be flat 
to be a bookmark.




Lots of Mod Podge used here.
Who doesn't love to play with Mod Podge. 




I was having so much fun with this theme I
decided to keep playing and I made a 
little ATC as well. 




Lots of Birds here sing the Blues.. LOL.. 




So if you would like the details on this challenge you 
just hop on over to CCCB.  And while you are there
you can check out the awesome projects the rest of the
Design team did. 


I also wanted to say thanks to Kim Klassen
for Hosting Texture Tuesday..  Lots of fabulous photos
over there..  You should go take a look. 


Well that's all I have for today..
It do hope you are happy where every you are
and what ever the weather is doing..

Till next time. 

Linda~

59 comments:

Kim Stevens said...

Living on the Texas coast I don't normally get the "winter blues" but it's been very wintery here in terms of cold and grey skies and rain. I'm so ready for some sunshine! Love how you did your cuppa in a collage, and your bird cards...love!!

Dina Lettre said...

You are so talented, Linda. Love this creative post...and now I want some tea! :)

TexWisGirl said...

that is really pretty!!! love it!

i don't get winter blues as much as i get holiday blues. always glad to see january arrive. :)

Deanna said...

Oh I do know about those winter blues..but the sun is shining today, yippee!! Love your cup image, the soft whites and greens are perfectly peaceful!! And your tag is great...LOVE!

Linda Kittmer said...

Lovely post. I enjoyed your 'cuppa' shot and the little bird on your journalling piece. I too am now going to get some tea. ;o)

Dotti said...

You've made some great art here! And I hear ya on the winter blues. I love, love, love your cuppa storyboard.

Stella said...

Yes blue...and yellow :) And I love it. I don't get the winter blues. Evey season has is charm although it's freezing here now and cold (below zero...). But yes; with sunshine and blue sky. Looks great, feels awful hee hee:)

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely tag and ATC.

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations and photos, Linda! They are like a breath of fresh spring air.

Wendy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, Linda!
Your crafts and photo's are all very pretty. I see you're also still in the mood of last week's book paper challenge ;)
Did you draw the second bird yourself? It's so cute.
Hugs, Wendy

craftattack said...

I just love your blue creations. Here we have lots of ice and snow in winter, and it def. gives me the blues! Enjoy your sun! Hugs, Valerie

Vic Lau said...

The bookmark is so pretty, unique, and elegant. I love it!

Terry said...

Linda, these are so pretty! Love the birds and those fibers are to die for! I don't know if I could live in a cloudly place, really I don't!! It was 12 degrees here yesterday AM and never got above 40, but we had that sunshine! Hugs, my friend!

Charlene said...

So pretty!!!! I only think of using modge podge when I'm sealing someting. I need to use it to decopage lol!! Great inspiraton as always Linda :-)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sweet, love the yellows in your beautiful photography and in your tag and ATC. Beautiful work - total eye candy!

Hugs,
Linda

Becca said...

Love your creative burst Linda, especially the ATC!
It's been a while since we've had rain it seems. All this week is scheduled for blue skies and sun...someone's gonna smack me for sayin this, but I'm really kind of looking forward to the gray & rain again! Lol I'm gonna have to bust out my sunglasses...not sure where I put them. :-)

Netty said...

Now you have got me singing that darn song.........
Loving your bookmark and the delicious ATC........sorry can't stop have to finish that darn song....xx

Virginia L. said...

wow wow wow! I so love your birdie ATC! Truly BEAUTIFUL, Linda! HUGS!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful tag you created! Yes, I get the blues if I'm cooped up too long. That can happen in summer and winter. :/

julieprice3 said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colours, very pretty my friend
Hugs Julie P

Lynn Richards said...

Love, love love!!!! Your book and tea photos are just the thing to soak up right now.
Your card and tag are awesome. My favorite is the card, that little bird just pops right out to cheer you up!
xo
lynn

yyam said...

Ahhhhh...sounds like a really relaxing weekend.
Love your tag. The bird looks so happy nestled on some old book paper and awesome swirls. Hope you are having a great week so far Linda!

Sylvia said...

Love your wintery tag, Linda, I don't get the winter blues, even if it is cold and gray! Living in Scotland taught me that! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Davi said...

Linda these are both beautiful. I love the sweet birds and lovely blues with the flourishes. A perfect interpretation of the challenge my friend!! Are you FREEZING??? Oh my goshI cannot believe how cold its been, icicles 2 feet long on the birdbath and with the crazy wind you wouldnt know its the desert!! Stay warm my friend :)

Becs said...

These are gorgeous. I love the pretty whites and greens in your first short - sounds like you had a perfect weekend. I do get the winter blues I'm afraid (usually due to the rain here in the UK!). I love your winter blue image, so pretty and soft. Lovely tag you've made there too, very cute with the little bird.

Jacqueline said...

Another beautiful post with some gorgeous little art pieces, Linda!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your cards Linda. Cabin fever, yes, we've had a little of that lately with several very hot days and the air-con on.

Catherine said...

I do indeed get the winter blues my friend. I am having a go at them right now. We didn't even get a winter break like we did last year when we went to Vegas. Can you believe that it was over a year ago that you, Becca and I met? Oh my stars. Where does that time go! We were thinking of popping off to Palm Springs later in February but have yet to find a seat sale. We will keep watching!

Wishing you a happy week Linda!
xo Catherine

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, beautiful winter blues, Linda! What a gorgeous bookmark, and love that ATC, too!

Shahrul Niza said...

LOVE to read about your winter story in the dessert :). Don't you get wind-burn in the winter?. LOVELY bookmark & tag, cool colors!. HUGS.

Linda B said...

Both of your projects are gorgeous, Linda... LOVE your adorable little birds!!!
It's pretty much gloom here all winter, but we've have some spurts of warmer temps and sunshine lately... so appreciated!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I do love to read your posts ... and your bookmark and tag are so very pretty ... Have a wonderful day!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous, love the sweet image on your tag. Have a good week. Deb x

elizabeth said...

Totally loving your collage photo for Texture Tuesday! Thanks for your kind comment on my photo. :)

Gillian Olson said...

What cute images, especially the little birds under the umbrella. Hope you have a good week.

Jinny Newlin said...

Fabulous projects, Linda! LOVE those darling blue birds, and the texture is phenomenal! Just gorgeous!

Lisa Gordon said...

Linda, this is beautiful! The little bird is just perfect.

I don't normally get the winter blues, even though the winters here in NY seem to go on forever. I use the time to read and catch up on lists of things I want to learn. All things I would not do when the weather is wonderful.

I hope you've had a great day!

xo.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your card and your tag are gorgeous.

Lori said...

I really like winter - much prefer cold to heat, so I don't really get the winter blues. But, I LOVE your winter blues. Your tag and ATC are so pretty - the image is darling and the fibers on the tag are so pretty!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are just adorable! I always think I'll get more crafting done in the winter months but I live in Florida and it has been fabulous weather this winter! I would rather walk out the door than stay inside! I have experienced the winter blues though...one of the reasons I was happy to retire here! Hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and love love love the birds!!!

Lisette Baker said...

These are so so cute, just love them.

Tracy said...

Oh wow I'm in birdie heaven! These are gorgeous Linda. Glad you had some crafty fun making them. :-) Hugs!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely bookmark and ACT, quite cheerful and different from the 'winter blues' outside my window :)). Hope you are having a lovely week! xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is a beauty! the collage you created!
We are so sick of the cold that we might make a trip to SG any time soon, go back to 87 all year round weather.
I love your little tag too, so sweet!

missing moments said...

You are so talented.. So pretty. No winter blues here. We just head to Florida for warming up a bit!

June Houck said...

Yum! I adore your interpretation of winter blues. My daughters' room is done in all yellow and blues and it makes me happy to go in there :)

Both of your projects are gorgeous as well as your wonderful photos.

unikorna said...

I am simply in love with the patinna you use on most of your cards...it's lovely :).

Sylvia said...

Lovely collage, Linda !
The bookmark you've created is wonderful, love those cute little birds !
Nice weekend,
Sylvia

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh I totally hear you!!!!! Soak up that sun. I sure took it for granted!

Julie said...

Hello my lovely Linda, what gorgeous creations here! My favourite has to be the ATC though, stunning! I just love how he sits by the frame of print,! We've snow here in England at the mo and yesterday I had two of the cheeky little "Blue Tits" taking it in turns to cling to the walls of my crafty cabin,like a little game seeing who could manage the longest. Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

Justine said...

I agree, such a lovely creative post and gorgeous pictures

Sandie Edwards said...

Love your birdy tag and ACT... I think I get Summer Fever, get stuck indoors because of the heat (like yourself) - though, thank goodness for air-conditioning.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the birdies and your FAB mbellie on top of your "bookmark!" Your ATC is equaly wonderful! Looks like I need to play with some mod podge!

LindaBrun said...

Beautiful projects Linda, and I specially love the little blue bird on the ATC.
Wishing you a good week.
Hugs

unikorna said...

I wish winter was just as inspiring to me too but alas...it has no such lovely effect on me, lovely LInda :). Congrats :).

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful projects, beautiful shots. :)

Gerri Herbst said...

Beautiful photos and lovely narrative...Love how you combine all you love, photography, crafting and the special happening in your life! Sorry I havent ben around much, trying to get back into the swing of things. take care, gerri

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous Tag and ATC. I love your bird cards and tags! These are just beautiful!