Friday, September 23, 2016

Altenew

I have a new favorite stamp company.  Altenew.  I have used their inks for over a year, (thanks Harriet!)  So of course this is an Altenew stamp set called Vintage Flowers.  And the inks I used are their progressive inks so you simply layer them.  Easy but so pretty.  My friend Harriet was here for a week!  We had such a good time playing with our toys and making cards.  I'm hoping she will have some up on her blog as well.

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Thursday, September 8, 2016

With Sympathy

Did you think I was lost?  I have been so busy lately with the latest event being in Chicago with my grandson for the long Labor Day weekend.  When I got home Tuesday I was so tired I slept for hours!  Trying to keep up with a 16 year old is hard!!!  We walked between 10 - 13 miles each day but we saw a lot, and had a great time.  So now I am awake and finally getting a chance to post a card.  This is a Paper Trey Ink set of dahlias and is three step stamping.  I popped it up on grey cardstock and added a vellum strip with the sentiment.  I thought it was a very soothing and calm card.  I hope I don't have to use it for a very long time. 

Thank you for visiting.  I appreciate all of the comments here and in my email.  I hope you come back and visit again soon. 

Until next time, Happy trails to you...

Sheri

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bejeweled

When our stamp group was in Des Moines, We were at Outstamping Designs and I saw a card made similar to this.  Same colors but a bit different.  I had to have this stamp!  It is a Penny Black stamp called Bejeweled.  I inked it with Distress inks as did Suzanne did at Outstamping.  I think it came out so pretty.  Definately doing more of these!

I am linking this up to the newest NEBUS challenge,  as it was the first time I have used this stamp.

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

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!

I am entering this in the latest NEBUS challenge over at Darnell's blog :http://www.djkardkreations.com/

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