Friday, August 26, 2016

Cute puppy

Sandy Allnock had a video on coloring these Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz.  I had just bought the stamps and hadn't had a chance to use them yet so I got out my Copics and tried one of them.  They are such cute images!  This card went to a little girl at my church who had to have surgery.  I hope she likes it!  I was going to use google eyes which would have been fun but this little girl is so young so thought it was maybe not a great idea.

I have to report that after all the heat, it is actually chilly today!  Cloudy and a few rain drops but cool.  Feels kinda good but I hate the thought of winter.  Summer goes by in a flash and winter hangs on forever!

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sleeping Under the Stars

I had so much fun creating this card!  I used my Distress Inks for the night sky and some PTI dies for the rest of it other than the little guy in the sleeping bag and that was a stamp off from a friend.  I think it is from Close to My Heart.  Our sky is supposed to be active this month so I thought it was a perfect time to showcase this one.  And around here school starts this Wednesday so not many more weekday chances to sleep under the stars.

Until next time, happy trails to you!
Sheri

Sunday, July 31, 2016

MAHALO


The word for thank you in Hawaiian is Mahalo.  So I made this thank you note and will send it out tomorrow.  I popped the flower panels up on foam the the mahalo is inset.  I used my Zig Clean Color Brush markers to color the flowers and leaves.  Finally I added a narrow strip of gold glossy cardstock to the top and bottom of the mahalo piece.  I bought only a 36 piece set of Zig Clean Color Brush markers and now I wish I had gotten them all.  I really do like coloring with them and the intensity is amazing!  But I guess I will need to purchase the others separately because I don't want duplicates!  Jeeze!  Wish I had just done the big one to start but didn't know if I would really like them or not.  

Looks like it is going to rain here any second.  That is sad because we are having a big air show today at Offutt Air Force Base.  Hopefully it will just be a quick passing shower and they can still carry on as planned.  

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow



Do you remember singing this song in church?  We sang it every Sunday after the offering.  Now it is occasionally sung but it always takes me back to childhood.  This was a fun card to make.  First I used Color Bursts to make a sheet of paper colorful. Then I die cut the butterfly from a part of the paper.   I inked and ink blended the colors onto my card and cut the die, Praise, and dabbed color on that.  Then it was just a matter of putting it all together!

I am praising God and his blessings do flow.  We were in that horrible heat last week and before.  He has lifted the humidity and finally can go outside without it taking your breathe away.  And the flowers are absolutely beautiful this year. 

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Sheri

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dahlias

I made this card a week or so ago and wanted to share it.  I have the Dahlia Additions set from PTI and the die as well.  I  used Altenew inks - I love them as it takes the guess work out of triple stamping.  I then die cut them out and placed them on the card.  A few ink splatters and this card was done.   I really like how it turned out. 

We are in  a heat wave.  They have warnings out this afternoon to Friday night when we are to hit 100 degrees and maybe above.  Depends on who you listen to.  Time to stay in and stamp!!

I leave you with this picture I took in Hawaii.  Coconut shrimp with mango sauce and a Blue Hawaii.  So refreshing

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Sheri

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Happy Anniversary Michelle and Brian

Sunday the 10th is my daughter and her husband's 16th wedding anniversary.  I made this watercolored card and it was probably beginners luck as I tried it and loved it!  We will see if I can do it again!  I used Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps.  Then used my Zig Clean Color Clear Brush markers to color with.   It is really much prettier in person, I think.  I know I will be trying this again!

I have been on vacation!  My daughter and I went to Hawaii and just got home on Monday.  It was as beautiful as everyone says it is.  We packed a lot into our week there.  Probably should have allowed 2 more days to relax but we didn't know that at the time.  I am spending a lot of time editing pictures for my scrapbook now.  This picture is a view from our deck.



Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Class Cards




As promised, these are the cards we made in Suzanne's class at Outstamping Designs in Valley Junction in Des Moines IA.  They were all made using one sheet of Penny Black stamps.  They are all pretty self explanatory except for the last one.  We put acetate over the top of this one and added the fern and tulle to the front.  Really made for a different but very nice card. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri