Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Something specials going on...

This week over at
we have a special challenge going on.

This week each designer will be showcasing a
product that was supplied to us by Madeleine and her online shop.


For this week challenge you must use one, or two, or more
of the products that one of us has showcased on our blog.

The product I am showcasing is the gorgeous
EMBOSSING folder I used on this card.
I think it made this card look so elegant. Don't you? 

That was not the only item I received from
the Craftsite.  I also received the paper flowers I used here as well.

So to get more details on this challenge you can hop on over to CCCB.

Here are the links to the rest of the team if you want to see
what product they are showcasing. 

There is a wonderful prize up for grabs you should play along. 

And if you get the chance you should hop on over to 
lots of wonderful goodies to purchase. 

So the exciting news that I mentioned on my last post 
is that we might start our Big Adventure sooner than we thought.

All along we had planned on renting our house out.
Well the housing market has improved a bit here in Vegas and
we changed our minds.  So now we are selling..
Our house will be put up on the market TODAY. 

We wanted to make sure it sold before our original departure date. 
So if it doesn't we will go back to plan A. Renting our house out. 

Wish us Luck!!

We spent last week packing and sorting and packing and sorting.
What goes to storage. What will come to the trailer with us. And what 
gets given away.  When you live in a house for 15 years
you sure do collect a lot of stuff.

I just wanted to let everyone know I will keep on Blogging.
There might not be as many crafy post. But I will share with you 
all the wonderful destinations we will be visiting all over the US and Canada.

I'm so excited... 

Thanks so much for stopping by

Till next time..  


TexWisGirl said...

oh, good luck with the house sale!!! fingers crossed!

i love the black and white card. very nice!

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, this is a change of plans, my friend, and I wish you all the luck on the sale.

This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love that embossing.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

craftattack said...

Beautiful card! Glad you are looking forward to your new life! Valerie

Chris said...

Beautiful, elegant card, Linda.

Good luck with your house sale. xx

Netty said...

wow am I missing a post somewhere...you are packing up and leaving your house to live in your trailer and have great adventures........am I reading this right Linda? Oh my, you are really living your dream.............

Loving your beautiful card.
Hugs Annette x


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Good luck, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Your card looks very elegant.

Sylvia said...

Such an elegant card, Linda, I do love the embossing folder! What a fun time in your life and what a leap of faith, but I know you will enjoy your next year! It seems like a lot of people are taking the plunge and doing things similar to what you two are doing. I wish you best of everything for your house sale, I just hope it will give you the time you need before you go! Continue having extraordinary days, my friend, I am so happy for both of you!

S. Etole said...

What adventure lies ahead! Wishing you all the best. That is such a lovely card.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Oh wow now that is some news isn't it. I am so excited for you guys!!!
Can I stow away in a suitcase....poooollllease. I cannot wait to see all the fotos from all the places you visit.
A lovely white card for our enjoyment today and get a load out of that drawer filled with gooooodies.
Have fun sorting your stuff....

Becca said...

Love your embossed card Linda! Very elegant! Love the photo of the stamps too. While I've mostly been creating with thread lately, a box of rubber stamps can still make me drool. Lol Just think of all the photography options you are going to have on the road!

Virginia L. said...

I don't use dry-embossing enough these days. Thanks for reminding me that the textures do play an important part in card-making! I am excited for your new adventures, Linda! Wish you all the best in selling the house!

Lori said...

Beautiful white on white card! Love the black accents!

Davi said...

Such a gorgeous elegant card! Love the embossing and bordered layers :)
Hope all goes well with the house sale and you are off and running sooner than planned. So exciting to think you will be out of dodge sooner that you thought my friend!!!

Terry said...

So you are really leaving Vegas? Best of luck with all you do and where you decide to live and keep me posted. You know we are looking for that perfect place, so I will let you do all the leg work! Yes, embossing can add such a touch of elegance and this is a really stunner! Hugs!

Linda B said...

I'm just SO EXCITED for you... I know it will be perfect!!!
Love your card, too!
Big hugs!!!

Lynnda said...

The card is beautiful... your embossing is awesomely elegant Linda!!!

How exciting Linda... wish you luck...on you new endeavor...I hope everything will go as planned...hugs..x

Ellen said...

so crisp with the black and white! Gorgeous card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So exciting!!! Good luck with the house sale! LOVING your card! So BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Maggid said...

How wonderful! It's good to know things are improving - and I bet you'll be happier selling than renting - AND - Happy Adventure to YOU!!!

Tracy said...

The card is lovely my friend. I wish you all the best with your house. I hope everything works out nice and smooth. :-) I'm really excited about getting to share in a bit of your adventure. Looking forward to your posts. Hugs!

Shahrul Niza said...

Wish you all the luck in the world. Am crossing my fingers and my cats' paws !! It is a bit sad to part with our dwelling places, brings me back to my childhood place when we moved out 20 years ago. But, that means renewal and new adventures awaits!!. HUGS.

yyam said...

Such a sweet card!

I'm getting excited for you as it draws closer to the start of your journey, my friend. Looking forward to seeing what you capture with your lens. :)

Anonymous said...

I love black and white, it always looks so elegant, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you're in for a wonderful trip, have an awesome time, can't wait to see the photos
Hugs Julie P

JansArtyJunk said...

Your card is elegant and sweet Linda....and Good Luck with the house sale...sooooooooooo exciting!!..So glad that you are continuing to blog ...will look forward to hearing and seeing pics of all your new adventures!! :)

Gillian Olson said...

Best of luck, hope your house sells. It sounds like a great adventure, oh the card is beautiful too.

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, what exciting news, Linda! Sure starts to seem real when you put your house on the market! I am so excited for you guys!
Love your elegant wedding card. The black and white combo is so crisp and inviting and I adore all those layers. Beautiful layered flower and embossing, too!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I think selling the house is a good idea, rather than renting, so I hope it sells quickly! Nice to know that the housing market is coming back. Woot! What an adventure. I'd love to have the courage to do something like this. Your card is gorgeous and "elegant" is a word I would definitely use to describe it.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Linda! What a major life change! Hopefully you will get the chance to see your daughter and grand son more often than not! :)

Ros Crawford said...

I love your pretty card ... And it reminds me of you and your hubby ... they lived happily ever after ... I'm so glad things are going well for you ... I can't even imaging trying to clear out this house ... i shudder at the thought of all the things hoarded!

Pride In Photos said...

I am so excited for YOU!! We are thinking of putting our house up for sale in the near future...scary exciting times huh? It is going to be very fun following you on this journey!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet, wonderful creation Linda, great used of that embossing folder.

I am excited for you, I think you will have no problem selling your house, my friend sold it in 2 days when they have to move to Hong Kong, there just aren't enough private seller here in LV.
Bet you are so busy with all the packing!

Greetings from NYC!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, what an adventure! my fingers are crossed for you, hope everything goes to plan! Gorgeous gorgeous card, as always,Julie.x

Catherine said...

Your card is extra pretty!

How exciting to be selling your house! I sure wish you luck. You and your sweetie are making your dreams come true. Love it!

xo Catherine

Lynn Richards said...

WOW!! What exciting news, Linda!! So happy for you, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for your house to sell so you can be off on your big adventure :)
p.s. I love the embossed look of the card! Very elegant.

Lisette Baker said...

This is stunning in its beautiful simlicity. Love the words too.Good Luck with your big adventure.

Milagros C. Rivera said...

It sure is an elegant card!!! wow what a wonderful adventure, I do hope you get to sell the house. Can't wait to see your adventure pics!

Anonymous said...

such wonderful card!
Hello from Elma