Thursday, January 19, 2017


This year we have not had a winter.  A day here and a day there but we have only had two snows that had to be moved and I used the leaf blower to move it.  They say next week there is a possibility of snow.  So I thought I would post this card.  Now I am not wishing for snow, don't get me wrong.  I prefer 55 degrees and up and warm breezes.  But I know there are snow lovers out there.   I used a Mo Manning digi and colored with Copics.  Love the scarf, don't you? 

So have you wondered where I have been?  I had my knee replaced.  So I have been out of commission.  Slowly but surely I am getting better.  I can tell you there are more fun ways to spend January. 

How has your winter been??

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Friday, December 30, 2016

Altenew Peony

Christmas is over and while it was very nice, I am now ready for warm weather and lots of sunshine and flowers.  That is not going to happen for quite awhile so I make my own flowers!  

I am having so much fun with the Altenew layered stamps and the Altenew inks.  This looks like it would take forever, but not really if you follow their layering guide.  I sent this one to a friend for her
birthday and she loved it.

Happy New Year to all of you!  It seems really strange that it is already to be 2017 when it was not that long ago we were preparing for no connections, buying up bottled water etc while we waited for 2000. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

This is a Penny Black die that I cut out and colored.  I do like how it came out but I have a question for you.  Is it too plain or does the sentiment belong on the front of the card.  Just a simple Merry Christmas.  It is hard to see but I used a Tim Holtz stencil behind the flower for some interest. 

Have a wonderful day with family and friends.  I hope it is the Merriest Christmas ever!  God bless you all


Monday, December 19, 2016

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

The sentiment is  from a new Simon Says Stamp set I bought awhile back and I love it!  The tree,  snow and deer are all die cuts.  I sponged blue onto the card for sun and then used Stickles on the snow and the trees to make them glisten. 

Can you even believe Christmas is here?  This whole year flew by way too fast.  It was a busy year with lots of travel and friends. 

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Warm Wishes

I can't believe I didn't take a picture of any of the Christmas cards I made.  Not one!  I made this one last year but it is so appropriate for today.  It is so cold here right now.  We had a wonderful long fall and I think I was hoping that it would last forever but when the bottom fell out it fell out!  We even had a bit of snow the other day.  Ok, I have experienced snow and cold so I am ready for 70 and tulips!  I am so done with winter - already!

Are you all ready for Christmas?  I think I have gotten all the shopping completed but now have to wrap to see if I have everything.  Decorating is done and we are singing carols at church.  I do love the music, the lights and the gentleness Christmas brings.  I wish it were that way year round.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


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!