Saturday, June 24, 2017

Flower Lanterns and Group Gathering

On Tuesday my stamping group met at in Des Moines IA.  We spent Tuesday, and Wednesday there all day and then Thursday a half day.  We had so much fun and Dawn, the store owner, and her girls were so helpful.  One of the stamps I bought was Penny Black's Flower Lanterns.  I tried to  make a card but didn't like how it turned out and Harriet suggested another way which did work and this is the finished project.  I just smooshed Distress Inks on my stamp and then spritzed and stamped.  

Here is a picture of all of us outside of Inspire Papercrafting.  This was the eleventh year for our group meeting.  We have ladies who come from Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and California.  We eat, talk, eat, stamp, eat, laugh, and then eat some more. 

Until next time, Happy trails to you


Tuesday, June 6, 2017


I just purchased the new Altenew Enchanted Iris stamp set and sat down and played right away.  I first used their wood pallet background die with weathered wood ink from the distress ink collection.  Then I stamped the iris with Versamark ink on card stock weight vellum and embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers on the wrong side and used the dies to cut them out.  A couple of grass borders with one popped up with 3M tape and the iris tucked in between the two grasses and a gold embossed sentiment with a couple of sequins and this card is finished.

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


I needed a sympathy card for our former pastor and this is what I came up with.  I had the flowers already made.  I usually make too many when I make a card and then save the left overs.  The gray flowers really stands out and makes it so pretty in my opinion.  These are Altenew flowers and  used Altenew inks as well.  The verse is from Verses Rubber Stamps. 

Oh I just finished Lisa Scottolines latest book called One Perfect Lie and it was excellent.  I am not reading Richard Paul Evans newest, The Broken Road.  It too is very good!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017


These flowers are from Altenew and the bow is from a digital stamp set I have.  The wood grain is also from Altenew.  I had a lot of fun coloring them.  Our weather was nice and the tulips and other spring flowers were blooming.  So now two weeks later, we have a freeze warning tonight and today was only in the 40's and real windy.  So cold!  So much for enjoying the lilacs!  I think they said it would be rainy and cold and windy until next Tuesday. 

I just finished a great book called One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline.  I thought it started out slow but when it picked up I couldn't put it down!  Great read. 

Friday is my last day at Physical Therapy for my knee.  So from the 9th of January to the end of April!  A long haul!  They will give me exercises to continue at home. 

Well, I am off to get under my blanket and warm up!  Until next time, Happy Trails to You


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter part 2

I found this Easter card that I also made this year. I love the springy flowers and the fact that it was a digital stamp so I could resize it anyway I wanted.  Just wanted to pop on here and wish everyone a beautiful Easter


Happy Easter

Happy Easter!  Gosh spring is really springing here in Nebraska.  Love this time of the year.  I made several Easter cards this year but only remembered to photograph three of them.
The ones I made for church are really pretty and of course I forgot to take a picture!  I wish for you all sunny skies and lots of eggs.  But most of all the joy we get knowing Christ rose oh the third day.  What a joyous day it is!

Until next time, happy trails to you


Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Birthday, Georgia

My friend, Georgia has a birthday today. This is the card and envelope I made for her.  I just got this new stamp set from Penny Black and have used it a LOT in the last couple of weeks since it arrived.  I really like it!  In honor of her birthday, the sun finally is shining!  Good heavens we had three weeks of clouds, dark skies and even some rain (which we needed) but now it is so bright and sunny out as of yesterday!  Everyone is in a better mood!!  Happy spring!!

Until next time, happy trails to you...