Friday, June 26, 2015

Sizzling Summer Colors

When I was in Des Moines I cut this flower from Memory Box out of gold paper. I was not sure what I was going to do with it but decided to use some summer colors with it so I grabbed my Distress Inks and started blending.  I really liked how the colors turned out.  It is almost magical to watch them blend together.   

I am finishing up a book titled American Wife by Taya Kyle, the wife of the American Sniper, Chris Kyle.  It is very good seeing their life from her side. 

I can't believe it is almost the 4th of July already!  The summer is going way to fast!  What happened to the lazy hazy crazy days of summer????

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Group Gathering, Aaron and Misc

 It has been a busy couple of weeks here.  First on the 3rd, my friend Harriet came from California and stayed with me until Sunday morning.  We spent the majority of our time at Georgia's house stamping.  Harriet is the one with the shopping bag in her hands and Georgia is next to her in the flowered shirt.  On Sunday we went and met up with the rest of our group in DesMoines Iowa for a fun filled 3 days of stamping, laughing, and shopping.  It is an annual affair and we have so much fun!  I got home on Tuesday evening and then on Friday I went to Kansas City MO. for lunch with a friend.  Love Strouds restaurant and well worth the 6 hour drive for lunch! 
 On Sunday my grandson Aaron came to stay with me for a week while he attends Camp Kindness at the Humane Society.  He did this a few years ago and really enjoyed it so he wanted to do it again.  We are having fun so far.  We went to the store today and stocked up on groceries that he wanted.
Last but not least I made this card for Georgia for our card swap this month.  I was happy with the way it turned out.  The flowers are from MFT. and of course a card is not complete without sequins!

Until next time, Happy trails to you


Saturday, May 30, 2015

With Sympathy

As you probably all know, I make cards for my church and had a little extra time this week so I thought I would make a few sympathy cards so I would be ahead of the game for a change.  I love these Penny Black stamps for all kinds of occasions, however I think they make beautiful sympathy cards.  Hopefully they will sit for a very long time before I have to use them! 

We have had lots of rain and clouds.  We really need some warm sunshine for awhile. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, May 24, 2015


I made this card a while back and forgot to post it!  I used distress inks to watercolor the background and then a friend sent me the Diamond die from Memory Box and I added that on top.  Then a die from Papertrey Ink and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's A Cheerful Ink set.  I love this set of stamps!  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and it's a wrap! 

We have had a rainy spring.  No big storms but lots of gray and drizzly days and some pretty decent rains too.  I am ready for sunshine for more than a day or two.  I've been inside way too long now. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Friday, May 15, 2015


I have had these Rubbernecker stamps for several years and used them when I got them and just unearthed them again.  Don't know why I never picked them up again but that dry spell of theirs is over!   They make such pretty cards with very little effort.  I used Momento inks on these and spritzed them before stamping.  I left the front of this plain with no sentiment.  When I decide what I will use it for, I will add a sentiment.

We have had a LOT of rain lately.  Good time to sit inside and play.  I did get all of my containers planted before the last rain.  I still need to clean the deck and then I am good to go!  Bring on the summer! 

Until next time...
Happy trails to you!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Joanne!!

There is a lady who is very special to me.  She is not a blood relative but even if she were it would be a second cousin.  She and her husband, Lowell took my girls for a week every summer when they were small so that that could experience a week on the farm.  They loved it!  And when I was a child my sister and I would stay for a week with Lowell's parents.  Lowell was my second cousin.  It was a time never forgotten.  Now as time slips away so quickly we only see each other about once or twice a year.  I wish it could be more often though.  Joanne has a birthday today and I wanted to take time to wish her a very happy birthday and to also let her know how very much she means to me.  So, without further ado, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANNE!!

Until next time, happy trails to you!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Bit of Encouragement

Last week I was looking for a stamp and ran across a few that I had from Rubberneckers.  They have been neglected for way too long so I got them out and started to play.  Oh why have they been neglected?  They make such beautiful cards. I made this one for a friend who is going through cancer treatment.  She is almost at the end and needs encouragement.  What a difficult journey it is.  But to come out on the other side makes you a changed person forever.

We are having our April showers now.  It has rained the last two nights and supposed to have rain on and off all week.  I want to do some planting so I hope the sun comes out and dries up all the rain during the day.  Do I sound like the itsy bitsy spider?  LOL

Until next time, happy trails to you...