Saturday, November 26, 2016

Let me begin with telling you I am not ready for this weather!  We had a lovely few days and now tomorrow is supposed to be colder and rain.  The dreary rainy/snowy gray days are just no fun!!  But spring is on the way - Or at least in my head. 

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I meant to get on here with a card and the time just got away from me.  So thought I would post a winter card before I start with Christmas cards.  

Until next time... happy trails to you...


Monday, November 14, 2016

For the Bishop

So this morning my pastor emailed me and asked me to send a card to our new Bishop.  Sometimes he throws me a challenge and this one was a big one.  So I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to use my church die on it.  So that was my jumping off point and this is the end result.  I am pretty happy with it and I even surprised myself a little. 

In keeping with sending pictures of our trip, here we are going over the Niagara Falls. Didn't think we would do it, did ya?  LOL 

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016


I bought this new sentiment stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and the possibilities are endless!  I teamed it up with the BeLeafMe stamp set and then stamped it all in Versamark and sprinkled gold fine detailed embossing powder over it.  Then after heat setting I used my Distress Inks and a dauber to color in the leaves.  I then fussy cut them out and attached them to the card.  Lastly I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the front. 

Just finished reading Damaged by Lisa Scottoline.  Excellent if you are in search of a new book. 

Fall is finally here.  The leaves are falling fast and the temperatures are falling  It is only 51 degrees here now.  I dread winter and all it stands for.  Cooped up inside, gray skies for day and weeks on end, bone chilling temperatures, shoveling and the list goes on and on. 

Ok now that I have gotten that off of my chest I feel better.  So until next time,  Happy trails to you!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thinking Of You

The first picture is of a card I made months ago.  I was practicing my blending with distress inks at the time.  I really like how it came out.  The flowers are from a PTI set called Life.  I really like them in silhouette form.  I hope you like it.  

The second picture is another from our trip.  Love the reflection on the water.  The trees were amazing!  

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happy Birthday to You!

Today I have a birthday card I mad and the example was on Pinterest.  Really like the Whimsy die and the PTI big sentiment.  Not much explaining to do here.  So I will explain why I was missing in action!  Two ladies and I took a road trip.  Our first destination was Bar Harbor Maine.  We sad and did so much between here and Bar Harbor including the Von Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont, walking onto a movie set (thank goodness they were just preparing), saw lots of big waters and beautiful leaves along with covered bridges and beautiful churches.  After Bar Harbor we made a stop in Kennebunkport Maine to see George H Bush's home.  Then we headed for Niagara Falls on the American side.  We spent almost a full day there and then went into Canada.  Oh WOW!  Our room was spectacular.  I will post a picture from my window in the hotel.  They say the American side is for doing and the Canadian side is for viewing.  Then we worked our way home arriving Saturday at around 5:00.  A marvelous trip!

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Beautiful Day

It is a beautiful day here and I had this card made up for just such an occasion.  This is from Altenew's Beautiful Day stamp set.  Aren't the leaves beautiful?  They  make some yummy stamps for sure and their inks are great!  The sentiment is from Penny Black.  Now I am going back outside to enjoy the day!

Until next time, Happy trails to you.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Altenew Roses

This card was stamped Altenew inks and also with Altenew stamps - Vintage Roses.  Their stamps are so pretty and fun to work with.  Maybe the last roses of the year.  Fortunately with stamping we can have flowers year round!

So this past week was really busy!  I saw the movie Sully and it was excellent.  Then went with friends to the Playhouse and saw Sister Act.  It was hysterical!  And I got a new roof put on the house and garage and shed. To end the week a friend came and stamped with me on Friday.  That was a great way to end the week!   What a week it was!  But it was a good week.  My new Altenew order came on Friday so I hope to have time to play with it this week.

Until next time, happy trails to you!!