Sunday, April 19, 2015

Graduation Time

At church we have 9 kids that are graduating from various schools and colleges.  I was asked to make cards for them.  I did each one in their particular school colors and enjoyed doing them.  I popped up the focal point  so as to give it a bit of dimension.  This school year just flew by!  Seems these kids were just settling into their classrooms to get started.

The stamps are all from Papertrey Ink.  

I plan to enter this into the Southern Ridge Trading Company Challenge.

I have been able to read a bit with the rainy days - if I could just stay awake with the cloudy rainy dreary days.  I pick up my book and before long I am asleep!  Won't be long before we will be planting our summer flower beds.

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, April 12, 2015


So I have a real hard time with some of the paper pads I buy.  I love them but then can't figure out how to use them.  My friend, Stephanye over at does beautiful cards with paper and very little stamping.  So I went to her house one day and we played with my paper packs and this is what I made, with her help.  I really liked it!  The piece of paper had all these jars all over it and I just didn't see how to use that paper.  Ok, now I get it!  Thanks Stephanye!  Ok, back to the craft room!

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Marj!

Today is cold and snowy!  Yes, it is  snowing in Nebraska.  Tomorrow is supposed to be 65 degrees and sunny.  Go figure.  Right now it is 36 degrees and feels like 26.  The roofs, decks and grassy areas are covered.  But the sun is shining in Shickley NE where Marj is celebrating her birthday today!  I made her this card and she just told me she got it so it is safe to post here.  Not sure she looks at my blog, but just in case.

I am reading Debbie Macomber's latest book called Last One Home and it is delightful!  Her stories are all predictable but her writing is so good you just can't put them down. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter!

Where did this week go?  I had planned on putting up a card every other day this week but here it is Friday and I am putting all three up!  I won't have time over the weekend and Monday is after the fact so I hope you are not nodding off looking at three at once!

The first two are made from Lawn Fawn's new Easter stamps.  I believe they are called Earristable!  Fun, yes?  Pretty simple, colored with Copics and the grass was punched from a Martha Stewart punch.

The last one is done with Papertrey Ink stamps.  The flowers are in an old set called Life.  The sentiment is from their new Easter stamps set.  I used Momento ink to sponge the background.  Pretty clean and simple but the effect is huge! 

I wish you a Blessed Easter.  If you are traveling please be safe.

Until next time....  Happy trails to you!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Eggs

Aren't these eggs pretty?  I used a die from Papertrey Ink to make the eggs and then colored the background with my Copics.  The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Happy Easter to you and your families.  Stay safe if you are traveling.  And enjoy the Easter egg hunts. 

Alleluia!  Christ has risen!!

I am going to enter this into the Southern Ridge Trading Company's new challenge:

Until next time...  Happy trails to you...


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Card

I have been making several Easter cards this week.  My friend from Minnesota was here and we were card making machines!  There were three of us playing   I mean working together.  Lynette and Georgia make great playmates!  The sun and rays are from Papertrey Ink as is the sentiment.  I hope you like this one!

I am entering it into the Southern Ridge Trading Company Challenge.

Until next time, happy trails to you


Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Means Going to the Playground!

I recently received this set of stamps from Lawn Fawn titled Let's Play.  I thought it was adorable so the first card I made was this one.  Love the spotted puppy and the bird on the swing.  I plan to enter it into the NEBUS challenge.  The grass was a punch and of course I colored everything with my Copics. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...