Monday, May 23, 2016

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

I'm finally back!  Goodness, where does the time go?  I thought I had posted last week but apparently not.  I made this for a friend a while back but never got it on my blog.  I used some beautiful sparkly paper from Michaels and the platinum embossing powder from Ranger.  It's my favorite!  And of course, the die from Memory Box. 

We are now having lots of rain and it is finally warmer.  By July we will be begging for rain!  Everything is very very green and in my neighborhood, very very loud!  We had a big hail storm pass through and they are starting to replace roofs.  I had just finished all of my planting and gotten the hanging plants hung that afternoon and by 3:30 a.m. they were all gone.  I replanted and hope they don't get damaged! 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Confirmation 2016

Our church had six Confirmands this year and I was asked to make cards for them.  This is what I came up with. I really like the simplicity of this card.  The leaves are made from vellum so they sort of just float on the card.  They are not glued down except under the cross.  I hope this gives you some ideas for cards of your own!

We had a horrible storm last night.  I just finished planting all of my bedding plants etc and we got hail and wind.  I think my plants are toast.  Lots of hail and wind!  It is still raining so have not been out to check on things, but it looks like a big mess outside.  It hailed so hard that my alarms went off.  And it hailed for a long time!

Also I picked up a book from the library yesterday that I had had on reserve.  It is Lisa Scottoline's newest called Most Wanted.  It gets you from page 1.  Hard to put down.  If you have read it, let me know what you thought. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Stephanye

My friend, Stephanye is celebrating another birthday today!  I made her this card and it arrived on time.  YIPPEE!!  I used a GinaK stamp set and papers for this one and added some google eyes and I went with sequins for the bubbles.   I hope she has had a wonderful day with family and her grandbabies. 

It has been raining her for a week now!  We had a tornado warning, we had hail, we had lots and lots of rain and I for one am ready to see some sunshine and some warm temperatures.  We had a wonderful April up to last week when it turned cold again.  We went from the 70's and sun to the 40's and clouds.  So disappointing.  I was just getting used to going to sit on the deck.  Now I am walking with my winter coat and ear muffs on.  I think later this week we are supposed to see sun again.  I for one can't wait!

Until next time, happy trails to you!!!


Monday, April 25, 2016


Happy Monday Morning!  It is a beautiful Monday here.  Not a cloud in the sky and the temperature is just perfect and getting more so as the day goes on.  I made this card for some friends and neighbors who are always there for me.  I wanted to try Jennifer McGuire's idea on how to make your letters two toned the easy way.  She is right, this was so easy and I am wondering why I didn't think of it before.  The flower is from a Simon Says Stamp set and I colored it with my Copic markers.

On another note, I am reading Nicholas Sparks See Me book.  It took me a while to really get into it because several people said they didn't like it.  So, of course, I assumed I wouldn't either but I am liking it so far. 

Until next time, happy trails to you!! 


Saturday, April 16, 2016


I didn't realize how long I have been away from my blog!  The weather has turned so nice and I have been outside!  I made this card for a friend for her birthday.  It is from Papertrey Ink.  I stamped it and then cut it out with the matching dies.  Then I colored it and added the flourish and the pearls and another card is finished.  I had some wood grain paper from years and years ago so put it on that.   I CASED it from my friend Silke Ledlow who makes beautiful cards.  She had sent me one very similar a while back so thought I would try one as well. 

Another dear friend of mine is Eulanda and she and her husband just built a brand new amazing home.  She has some pictures of her new craft room on her blog.  It is well worth the trip to go to see them.   In my dreams this would be mine!  But seriously I am very very happy for them.  They worked so hard to have this dream home.  Hope they have many many wonderful years in it.

I hope you are having a beautiful spring wherever you are!

Until next time, happy trails to you!!!


Saturday, April 2, 2016


One of the groups I am in had a challenge to use turquoise and brown on a card.  I thought and thought what I could do using no other color except for the white card base.  I came up with this butterfly card.  Love these butterflies from Technique Tuesday.   I colored them with my Copic markers and soon a card was born!

I spent a week at my daughters while they went skiing and had a great time.  Just me and the dogs.  We took really long walks daily,  I stamped and read a book.  That was it.  So relaxing.  I read Debbie Macomber's new book A Girls Guide to Moving On.  It started rather slow or maybe it was me, but then it really got good. I enjoyed it.  She is such a great writer.  Now I am back home and waiting for spring to come back.  It was here but is playing hide and seek with us.  We have had a couple of good rains so everything is green and looking like spring.  Now all we need is warm breezes and nice temperatures. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


I recently bought this stamp set from Taylored Expressions and was it ever fun to color!  I love it!  Anyway I made these two cards from it and on the bottom one I added some sequins from Lucy Abrams collection.  I believe this one is called Wedding Ring.  Lots of sparkle in them. 

Until next time, happy trails to you!