Monday, April 8, 2013

There's a Party Going On

turns three years old.

Can you believe it.  How exciting. So to celebrate
they are having a blog hop. And there are all sorts of prizes up for grabs.

Not only is there a Blog hop going on, but each member of the Design team is
giving away a prize.  So there are 7 prizes up for grabs this week.

How AMAZING is that! 




Here is the Birthday card I made for this week's celebration.
I do hope you play along with us. 



So here is the order of the hop

           Linda (that's me)

You need to stop by each blog and find the highlighted word.
Then form a sentence with the words from each blog.
Then head back to CCCB to e-mail that sentence to win a prize.




My giveaway is below.




Lots of fun crafty items to play with..
just leave me a comment to have a chance to win.

To get all the details on this week's celebration
head on over to City Crafters Challenge Blog.  They will
give you the whole scoop on how to win some 
AMAZING prizes.





Now for some sad but happy news.
With all the changes going on in my life right now
I have decided to step down from the design team
at City Crafters Challenge Blog.   I can't tell you how
much joy I have had from being on this team for the last three years
and I have met some life long friends.  I will miss it dearly.
Creating is a part of who I am, so I will continue to be
creative just in different outlets..


It was going to be way too hard to carry all those 
crafting supplies in the RV with me. LOL..



The Happy news is they have a wonderful and talented
Gal who has joined the team. Her name is Wendy and her work is
AMAZING.

Wishing CCCB an wonderful year ahead.
I will miss all of you.  But I will still be visiting all your blogs.


Hugs~ 

78 comments:

Diane said...

Gorgeous card..pretty!! Good luck on your new adventure, it sounds so exciting...I hope you will still be able to post on your blog, so we know what you are up to....have fun and travel safe!!

Susan Kennedy said...

Stunning card!! I love the stitching. The colors are perfect!! As are the dies!! Its just a perfect card!!!

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Becoming an RV gypsy sounds wonderful - maybe you'll have to get into digi crafting. Happy 3rd birthday City Crafter.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I love your card and your photo Linda. Craft supplies aren't that portable, especially the quantity one seems to acquire to be enjoyably creative anyway.

Carol Blackburn said...

Absolutely stunning card, Linda. You are going to blog from the RV, aren't you? Hubby and I are planning a trip from Maine to Alburquerque in October. We are flying out to see his brother then renting a van and driving back to Maine. We are going to sightsee and do some picking for cool stuff to sell on our Ebay site. I can't wait. Do you get this excited???

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sorry to see you leave them -- but totally understand! I loveeeeeeeeee your card! LOVING the colors and that amazing stitching!!

Alshandra said...

Such a gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing :-)

Ros Crawford said...

I'm really going to miss you .... I love your beautiful layered card ... please keep in touch ... Be happy! xxxxx

Nancy said...

Very pretty card, love all the "amazing" details! Good luck on your new adventure, it's always fun to try something new isn't it?

Gram's Treasures said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the details and the pretty colours. I'll have to try that bit with the circle, where it is cut off from the card. Have a wonderful journey!
Joyce xx

Netty said...

firstly how could you resist those gorgeous cakes.....certainly not me...and loving the photograph with the blossoms of the tree.

Fab card as ever Linda, hugs Annette x

ariadne said...

It's difficult letting go of a space you loved but I am sure Miss Apple and Appricot aka Wendy will be great!AriadnefromGreece!

Sylvia said...

Happy third birthday to the challenge that you were so a part of, Linda, I know everyone will miss you. I also know that your next adventure will bring you great joy as well. Good luck and hope we will hear from you. Wishing you the best for Tuesday, tomorrow and always! Your blog friend.

Davi said...

Dear linda your card is gorgeous as always I love your style! Will miss your creations but so happy to know you get to pursue that dream of travel :) Of course Im sure you will continue to share your beautiful pics as you travel the country! Hope all goes well as you finalize the last of your plans. Take care my friend, still may find me in the storage bin ;)

Witch_m said...

What a beautiful card! And I absolutely love the colour! Have a nice day and good luck :-)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a pretty pink card. ,,,,and a fabulous shot of that pretty ink blossssoming tree. Guess what???
All my snow is melted and even better news..........THE SUN IS SHINING,,,heck it almost feels like I am in beautiful Henderson!!!!
ahhhh sad news...no room for all those stamps in the RV...you could tow a uhaul behind couldn´t you and everytime the urge strikes to craft....Honey, pull over I need to unpack the uhaul. Now that would make for some fun times in the RV don´t you think!!!! Happy day to you Linda.......

missing moments said...

Beautiful card. And have fun planning your travels. Look forward to the adventures!

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful post, Linda!! Your card is just so beautiful and the photo underneath it is gorgeous!

Julie said...

Hello my lovely Linda,I adore your card today, the colours,the stitching and the gorgeous diecut and twine,all work so beautifully together! You might not be able to DT for the City Crafters whilst you're away on your adventures but rest assured, whenever I see their updates on my blog,I will think of you! Have a good week, Julie.x

Becca said...

Beautiful card Linda! Wonderful goodies you are giving away too. So many new and fun adventures ahead of you!

Atty Fatty said...

gorgeous card dear !!

Terry said...

Adorable card, Linda! Nice giveaway and although the news is sad, it is what you need to do right now! Just keep blogging so we know what your travels reveal! Hugs, GF!

TexWisGirl said...

really cool card - and great of you to host for 3 years! but i am glad you are free, now, to travel and create when you can instead of trying to meet a deadline for hosting! :)

Charlene said...

I wish you all the luck on your wonderful adventure and I will be sure and follow your adventure...It will almost be like being there (not) lol!!! Hugs and I will miss you!!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your card is terrific! I know you will be sad to relinquish your position, but how exciting to embark on your new adventure. Best of luck!

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE LOVE the gorgeous card, your work is always inspiring!!! good luck with new things!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a sweet design for the birthday week Linda!
Thanks for all your beautiful work for the past 3 years, thanks for being such a great helper, but most of all, thanks for being such a sweet friend, I am so glad we met, so grateful that we had some gf time and family time together, it is hard to let you go but like you said, life long friend, I will "stalk" you whenever you go.... all the best for your new journey my friend, we will all miss you here at CCCB! : (

S. Etole said...

Always enjoy your cards and creativity.

Chris said...

Gorgeous card, Linda. Actually it's AMAZING! I love the composition and the colours.

I'm going to miss your CC challenge cards but wish you much happiness in your new venture. I'm green with envy as I'd love to do something like that

Love Chris xx

Barbara said...

A truly gorgeous card! I love the stitching... and it reminds me that I still haven't tried that technique myself. I'm new to City Crafter and can't say I've followed your activities there but still I wish you all the best for your new endeavours!

Karen McAlpine said...

Very pretty card--lovely paper selection!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I keep thinking about your RV adventure, Linda! Wow...I hope you show lots and lots of photos, heehee!!!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Beautiful card! So much detail! Sorry you are leaving CCCB. Good luck in your other endeavors.

Lea L. said...

Really beautiful card & photo! Great job!

Lucille K said...

Beautiful card, Linda. Happy adventures on the road. and Happy birthday to CCCB :)

Debbie J said...

Love everything about your card; so soft and beautiful. Such a lovely prize also.

Audrey Pettit said...

I am happy for you, my friend, but a little choked up all the same! Wishing you much happiness as you embark on this next stage in life, and hope you will continue to share the journey with us!
Your card is gorgeous! Huge hugs to you!

Theresa said...

Lovely card and design. Love the colors. Great prizes. Happy 3rd Birthday to City Crafter! And good luck to you, Linda.

Lynnda said...

I'm gonna miss you Linda ...over CCCB blog.... hugs... and I love your cute pretty pink card...totally awesome... hugs...xoxo

unikorna said...

I would so much love to win but I am so far away...the shipping costs are discouraging :((((

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful card, sounds like you are getting closer to your great adventure.

Shelle said...

What a gorgeous card, love the stitching. Good luck on your new adventures :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

This card should definitely win a prize! it is just beautiful, Linda. I am sorry about having to step away from the group, but I have to say that I did wonder how all of those craft supplies were going to go along with you. I am sure it is bittersweet, but you have such a wonderful new adventure ahead of you, my friend. xo.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful birthday card.

Ayesha Ahmed said...

thank you linda your card is really amazing !

Tracy said...

I am going to miss your cards for CCCB so much. I mean just look at this beauty. The soft pinks and whole card design are just gorgeous. You are about to start such an amazing adventure. I wish you all the best with that. I'll still be stalking your blog. LOL HUGS!

Virginia L. said...

Oh no, I will miss your work over CCCB! HOWEVER, I will continue to follow you, my friend! this birthday card is so gorgeous! Love how you layered the card and keep it rather flat for mailing! I am sure that you are happy with your DT decision and I hope you find the perfect balance with blogging and life in the RV! Hugs to you, Linda!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Linda, I will surely miss your weekly inspiration :( Your card is beautiful! I can't believe it has been 3 years already! I was the first guest designer :) Time flies!

Vic Lau said...

I love all the detail in your card-the different layers, stitching, and embellishments. Very pretty!

I just got caught from your previous posts that you're on an adventure in a trailer. That sounds like fun! I'm about to be living in a trailer all of this summer too for the first time! Wishing you lots of fun!

Sandie Edwards said...

Your card is beautiful Linda, love the die-cuts you used and colours. Sad to hear you're leaving the team, and I am sure you'll be greatly missed... can understand your reasons though. Not sure how you'd fit all creating stuff into the RV... lovely to hear someone will be taking your place. Will pop on over for a looky.
Beautiful photograph,...

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is a gorgeous card. The LO, the colors and everything is just amazing. Sad to see you saying goodbye, but we hope that you will continue your creative journey, wherever the road made lead you.

SabLank said...

Gorgeous card! Happy birthday City Crafter!

Deb Hickman said...

Happy Birthday CCCB, I can't believe it's been three years, it was the first challenge, I ever did.
Linda, your card is just beautiful, I love the colours. Enjoy the rest of the week. Deb x

Breathtaking said...

A really pretty card. Enjoy your free time:)

Pride In Photos said...

Please don't tell me you aren't keeping your blog are you? Yes, it would be a funny site to see you try and put all your crafting supplies in an rv♥

Miriam Prantner said...

Just such a sweet and pretty card! Loving the stitching!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I am sorry to see you go as part of CCCB, Linda, but change is the only thing that is constant, right? I hope we continue to see your lovely photos here on your blog. :)

Love the papers you used on this pink card! So beautiful! And the photo of the tree in the afternoon (I think) is outstanding. Hugs!!

Glenna Anderson said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Good luck on your new adventure.

Jinny Newlin said...

You will be deeply missed, Linda! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I just love all the layers and textures, and the palette is perfectly pleasing to the eye!

Catherine said...

Your cards are always so beautiful Linda. So much detail! I know everyone will miss your from City Crafters but indeed, not much room for crafting supplies in an RV! Haha! And look at your lovely sunshine and color. Freezing rain and snow in my forecast for the weekend. Well it's all so sad... LOL!

xo Catherine

nichtniedlich said...

Lovely combination of material and color - I love the colors especially!
hugs serafeena

Buttons said...

Oh Linda you are such a talented creative person and you will be missed but I know you are going to love travelling in the RV and the stories you will share:)
B

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous card as always. Will miss you over at CCCB but wish you a happy and safe adventure x

Irineia Kirach said...

Hi Linda...sentiremos falta de você e dos seus trabalhos lindos.
Boa sorte em seus novos desafios.
beijos

Irineia Kirach said...


Linda...
Very pretty card, love all the "amazing" details!

Lori said...

Love your pretty in pink birthday card! And what a fun idea to find the highlighted words at each blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful card, I love the vintage feel and pretty layout, I'm sure the DT is going to miss you heaps
Have a good weekend
Hugs Julie P

Linda B said...

I'm really going to miss seeing your beautiful cards and journal pages at CCCB. You've always given me inspiration! The best of everything to you and your hubby!
Hugs!

Lynn Stevens said...

A Party!!! Well who doesn't LOVE a party. Gorgeous card Linda!
I've so enjoyed seeing all your beautiful creations for City Crafters. No doubt you will be greatly missed!
Hugs Lynn

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous card Linda, I love the die and the stitching - I will surely miss your lovely creations. It's really sad to hear you had to step down from the DT although I am secretly jealous of your new adventure! I do hope you will continue blogging so we can see what you're up to! Lots of crafty hugs xxx

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Sorry to hear you're stepping down. I love your cards. Love them. Love your last photo too. :)

Justine said...

good luck with your new adventure. This is fabulous

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Linda, so pretty in pink. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway : )

Ragnhild said...

Such a nice card you have made for this challenge at CCCB :)
I love the colors you have used.

Ragnhild

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your creations are always so pretty and I'm wishing you the very best in what's ahead for you! Sweet hugs!

Stacy said...

I looove your card, it really stood out to me in the birthday post on City Crafter! Do you mind if I ask where you got the circle lace die thingie?

The pink-brown-white color scheme is my favorite because it reminds me of that ice cream. Neapolitan ice cream or something like that?! And those red dots are like the cherries! (the twine is chocolate syrup!)

Patrice said...

Great card!

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

A beautiful card, a beautiful blog, and a beautiful picture. So glad you visited HaikuYouDo so I could meet you. Looking forward to learning more about you and the reasons for your RV trip! I tried to email you back but you are a no-reply :(. I wanted to tell you that I did not use a fish-eye on my DSLR, I used an app on my iPhone...check it out if you have a smartphone! It is a fun and inexpensive way to play with a fisheye!

xo