Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Chicks

When I was a child (eons ago) there was a feedstore not too far from our house.  Around Easter every year, they had little chicks and some were dyed spring colors.  I am so glad they don't do that anymore.  But it was fun to color up some chicks in spring colors!  I used a free digi stamp from Wink Wink.  These were colored up with my Copic markers and then I went for the clean and simple look. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Marj!

My cousin, Marj has a birthday coming up in a couple of days but she has already received her card so thought we could celebrate here a bit early.  I hope you have a wonderful birthday!  This card was made with dp from my stash and a new stamp set from PTI.  Loving these new birthday sentiments.  I sponged the background. 
We are supposed to have some April showers today but I will believe it when I see it.  Seems the last couple of years all we get are drippy weather.  No real rain storms.  I love a good thunder storm and sure miss them.  

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, March 30, 2014

The butterfly that didn't make it.

Everyone makes mistakes, right?  Live and learn, right?  Well I learned what not to do when I made this card!  I loved the card when I finished it.  But then I thought the antenna needed to stand out a little more.  I had embossed the butterfly originally and used white embossing powder.  So I got out my Zig Millennum pen and made them darker.  It really looked good!  Card done and happy stamper.  I moved it to the other room and brought it back out to show someone and the black had smeared and I mean really smeared.  Usually I can cover up a mistake but putting a butterfly on it but not this time!  LOL  Oh well, live and learn, right?

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy Birthday to You!

I just received an order from Papertrey Ink and could not wait to try out this die.  I cut it out and then spattered it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  I had the Memory Box butterfly so cut it out and popped it on top. A quick card but a fun one!

Until next time...  Happy trails to you!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Seize the Cupcake

One of the techniques in class was using embossing paste.  I had done that a few years ago but had forgotten about it so I dug out my paste and a stencil and added some hearts and stars using a Heidi Swapp stencil.  A fun card to make and will be a fun one to give as well. 

Until next time, happy trails to you


Happy Birthday Kris

One of the ladies in my stamping group has a birthday today.  This is the card that I made for her.  I used embossing powders on the buildings to make them so many different colors.  It was fun to do!  The sentiment was computer generated and then just added some bling to make it pop a little. 

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Vellum Meet Copics

In our card class today one of the ideas was to take vellum and color it with Copic markers and then put it behind the cut outs from a die.  Ahhh perfect.  I loved doing this one!  I used Papertrey Ink dies and then added some sequins at the end.  

Until next time, happy trails to you!!