Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hello my friends.

Today I bring you  photos of happy flowers.
All the way from Solvang, CA.



When we go on our little trips we love to go exploring or hiking
or just take a drive along the Pacific Coast Hwy.

This trip was a bit different.  We just hung out and relaxed.
But after the third day my hubby decided we should take a little
drive into Solvang.  And I am so glad we did.  We have been there
many times. And we just love this little Dutch town.




But this time was a bit different.
There were so many flowers blooming everywhere.
What a lovely site it was.





It was a perfect day to take a stroll in this scenic little town.
If you have never been here it is well worth the drive.
Lots of cute little shops and restaurants.  One could spend a
whole day and not see it all.

Do you see that Olsens Bakery shop.
We stopped in there and got a whole tub of Danish butter cookies.
I think I already polished off half that tub..
They taste so yummy dipped in my coffee.


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So here is my project for this weeks challenge over at
City Crafters Challenge Blog.  




This weeks challenge is All About Glitter.
Charlene is our hosted this week and wants us to add some
sparkle to your project.




As you can see I used glitter glue on my journal page.
I did a whole lot of outlining with the sparkly glue.





I used acrylic and watercolor paints on this page.
Along with some scrapbook paper for my flower.
This page came together pretty easy and was a lot of fun to create.




I also love the little happy reminder
on this page.  Makes me smile.

So to get the details on this challenge you can head on over to



So I hope you chose to be happy as well today.

I know It makes me happy that you
stopped in today..

I am a bit behind on visiting you all.
But I plan on stopping by to see what you have
been up to soon!

Till next time.

Linda~

46 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really cool card, linda. love those poppies, too!

Charlene said...

What a gorgeous journal page and I love the saying Linda! I've always wanted to visit Solvang....always forget. Thanks for the pretty pics! Hugs!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Linda, this town reminds me of Holland, Michigan. I have been there a couple of times, a long time ago now, to visit my brother and his family. Love those beautiful flowers, too. I suppose they might celebrate tulip day too.
Anyway, what a lovely card and sentiment - yep, deciding to be happy is a choice, not a feeling! Love to you,
Jacqueline

Rosie Grey said...

Seeing your flowers I feel that there is hope that spring will eventually come ;-) It's snowing outside and looking at your flowers and your card just made me happy! :-) Have a wonderful week, Linda!

Deanna said...

oh how nice that you are sharing these bright, colorful flowers with us on a cold, snowy and windy day here. Beautiful captures and your card is lovely as it always is!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love it when you go on road trips and let us have little peeks. What pretty flowers and village. Oh the love of travel!

I am in love with your hummingbird photo a couple of posts back. That soft pink in the photo and pretty bird image will stay with me a while.

Justine said...

your pictures are absolutely stunning, its so great you go on your road trips

Sylvia said...

Love your photo's, Linda, I think I would like living here! Your journal page is happy indeed and makes me smile! we all need to smile more, Love how you used the glitter to bring your page to life! Have a beautiful Tuesday!

Lisette Baker said...

I love your journal page - pretty and cheerful and I love how you've used the glitter.

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, love the glitter, and that little town looks so pretty. I have never seen yellow poppies before! Hugs, Valerie

Stella said...

Well this Dutch girl loves to read about you visiting a Dutch town in the USA:) Yes The Netherlands are fanous of its flowers but at this very moment there is not much in bloom. I am ready for spring. Enjoy your little trip. I LOVE your take on this weeks' challenge at CCCB!

Becca said...

Oo! Love those poppies! Looks like you had a good time, I wish I was there with you in Solvang...lots of cute shops! I also love your color choice for your page. Looks pretty! I'm happy that today I was able to enjoy my coffee in the sun looking out at the water from the deck. Hum...if only I had some Dutch butter cookies! :-)

julieprice3 said...

Aqua, my favourite, love the sentiment too, gorgeous card Linda, love the bright happy photos too
Hugs Julie P

Sue Lelli said...

Linda, this is so FAB! You could make a mixed media canvas just like this! LOVE the glitter and the colors, too!

Terry said...

Love that saying and what a pretty card, which is perfect for the day you had! What a pretty little town! On my list to do!! Hugs and glad you are enjoying yourself!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

I just adore Solvang. When I graduated high school my mom, aunt & grandmother & I all took a ladies only trip there. It was already a favorite destination but I have not been there since my trip with them. Great memories!

Kathy said...

I am sooo longing for flowers to be bloomin' here!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your photos are gorgeous and sooooooooo is your page! I love love love love all that glitter!!!! So BEAUTIFUL!!!

Katie said...

Beautiful shots, and what a wonderful day you spent exploring. Wonderful colors!

Tracy said...

Makes me smile too and so does that lovely little town. Looks like a great place to while away the hours. Enjoy your exploring. Hugs!

yyam said...

Sooooo pretty! Love how you outlined with glitter. Looks fab!:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty Linda! Love the beautiful blossom and all the shimmery goodness!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your card is so delightful. Love those embellishments that look like tiny pearls. The second flower shot is so awesome, I think because of the way the light is hitting the petals.

Sandie Edwards said...

Linda, those flowers are beautiful, poppies are my favourite flower. I am so glad you ventured into visit once again and found so many different things.... your card is gorgeous, love how you outlined the details, and the shimmer is beautiful.

Fandhmum said...

I love your page, beautifully put together.
Thank you for the flowers, it's cold and grey in England this morning so they have already brightened my day.
Rosie x

Deb Hickman said...

Such pretty photo's, the town looks very quaint. What a gorgeous journal page, love the sentiment, something we should all live by. Have fun. Deb x

Julie said...

You always make me want to have ago at a journal,your pages are so beautiful and inspiring. I've got the journal,I get it out and look but that blank paper just scares me lol! Save me a cookie,I'll be round for a coffee and a lesson later ;) x

Breathtaking said...

Good morning Linda:)
Wow! Those beautiful colourful shots of the flowers are breathtaking, and your cheerful card is lovely.Glad you had a nice day out:)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh what a quaint little town...looks great as well as those fab shots of the Poppies. Beautiful blue page with a wonderful reminder for sure. Have a great day in paradise!

Catherine said...

I am so ready for some happy flowers here Linda. Alas I will be waiting awhile so thank you for sharing yours! Gosh ~ such detail on your beautiful page. Fantastic!
xo Catherine

Heather Jensen said...

Your journal page is so cute! Love the little bit of sparkle. :)

The pics look beautiful! I used to live in CA when I was little, I would love to go back and visit.

Hugs~

Ros Crawford said...

I love your journal page ... it makes me smile too .. the glitter is so pretty ... and your photos are so lovely ... what pretty poppies ... have a beautiful day!

Pride In Photos said...

Well you have me adding another city to my bucket list now☺ I have never heard of this dutch town. But it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Gordon said...

I just love your journal page Linda! You are truly so talented with these.

Love those wonderful poppies too! The background is gorgeous.

Happy day to you, my friend. xo.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. Great spring feeling. Love your card, wonderful colors.

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful page, love the colours. Your photos are just beautiful. I bet it was a wonderful trip. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Looks like a fun little town to visit, thanks for sharing those wonderful picture!
The glitters on your project just make my heart sing, lovely colors and awesome work!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

The flowers and the photos look stunning, such a big difference from the cold and wintery scenery here. And the page looks really fab! Love the blues and the little pearl touches. And the quote is so inspiring - I absolutely love it! I am very happy I stopped by today! :))

Buttons said...

Oh great card and those flower shots are awesome. I am happy too seeing this colourful post. Life is great. Hug B

Davi said...

Beautiful flowers and street shot! My MILs husband was from Solvang, we used to go often. Such a delightful place! Glad you are enjoying your little gaunt :) YOur journal page is so beautiful! I love the aqua colors so soothing and the fun flower dots and glitter make it a VERY happy page!. You are missing the rain my friend :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful pics, as always, Linda! I could stare at the yummy details all day! And your project is deliciously glittery! LOVE that aqua!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Masses of poppies - what a delight! Your artwork is wonderful - love the glitter.

Nancy Claeys said...

Those poppies are so beautiful -- so many different colors! Thanks for sharing Linda -- really made my morning special. :)

Linda B said...

Solvang looks like a great place to visit... how fortunate you are to travel around to such fascinating cities. And as for the bakery... sounds delicious!
Love this page with all the outlining and glitter and pearl dots... beautiful! Love the colors, too!
Hugs!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a sweet and happy page! Love the flower and love all the glitter outlining and the white puffy dots! Such a fabulous saying, too.
Your Solvang photos are so beautiful! I wanna go!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the glittery outlining and the puppy dots look fabulous.