Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Warm Hello......PPA284





Sending flowers and sunshine to all of you on the east coast bracing for a blizzard this weekend. We could use some of that snow around here - not a good storm in sight!  Long ago when my dad and I were visiting prospective colleges we headed for Oswego, NY where the college is located directly on Lake Ontario.  As we entered town snow started falling and by the time we got to campus the wind was blowing sideways off the lake and you could hardly see.  That was the first time I met Lake Effect Snow! We were not dressed for blizzard conditions so there was no campus tour that day - just a meeting in the admissions office where life was going on as usual.  Later as we left campus my dad looked at me and said, "You're going to go here aren't you?"  

Yes I was.....

I don't remember one thing that admissions guy said to me but I do remember watching that swirling snow coming in off the lake!  I was hooked!

Meanwhile Emma is bundled up for school today - she likes school because Miss Bobbi Jo is showing them how to use "cutters" - sounds waaaaay more interesting than scissors......






I love Maggie's sketch at Pals Paper Arts this week with its panel slightly askew!



Stamp Sets Used:  Hello, Kinda Eclectic, Pretty Thankful, Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Mellow Moss

18 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

What an awesome card Linda! Love the sun rays peeking out from under the focal panel. And Miss Emma in her coat and hat is just too cute! Hope that she has fun using her cutters. ;)

wendy budacki said...

Nice card. Your granddaughter looks so cute in her hat and coat!

Patti MacLeith said...

Using cutters is very immportant, at least in my world! So cute. Your card is darling, too!

Ginger said...

Linda this is so sweet! I adore the little touches like the stitching at the bottom. Nicely done!

Dawn Tidd said...

I loved your card the minute I saw it! It is definitely bright and cheery and so very sweet. We are right on the edge of the snow & ice...we shall see what happens!

Brian King said...

Beautiful card, Linda! If you look closely, you'll see the sun coming out. :)

Karren said...

Great job with the sketch, Linda! The rays look so cool with those pretty little flowers. And Miss Emma looks totally adorable in her hat and coat.

Just a Thought... said...

Fabulous card Linda!! I just love every card you do!! So creative!!

Ann Schach said...

A perfect card, Linda! So clean and fresh! And I LOVE Emma's coat! What a cutie! I hope you miss the brunt of the blizzard. Stay safe!

Kathy Liu said...

This is an awesome card and I'd like to CASE it. It gives me a feeling of hope that I'd like to share with people who need it.

Mary Fish said...

I want to own Emma's coat! Beautiful card. Love the "burst" peeking out as well as the "dashes" along the border!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Love love love this sketch! Everyone's cards are spectacular using this sketch. Love yours too! Emma is adorable! hugs

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the sketch!!! Makes me swoon at the thought of spring arriving LOL! Your little grand daughter is so big now too!! What a cutie :)

Jaydee said...

Linda.... I am totally obsessed and in love with that little outfit.... it is so vintage and yet so modern and she looks fabulous in it! Oh.... and I love your card, too...
hugs
jaydee

Sarah Berry said...

Lovely flowers Linda, where are they from?

Linda Callahan said...

Hi Sarah......The flowers
are from a set called Pretty Thankful.

Kim S said...

Flowers and sunshine!! A fabulous combination!

Susan Itell said...

Hi Linda...this is a fabulous card - love everything about it. You are such an inspiration,there is always a smile on my face after seeing your work...now to that adorable angel!!!! TOOOOOOOO darn cute!