Friday, July 18, 2014


July 19 was the day our last grandbaby was born.  He is 10 years old now.  Where did the years go?  He is and always has been a little stinker and we love him dearly.  He is having a pool party this year so this was a perfect card to go along with the theme.  I colored it with my Copics and used a very old punch for the waves.  The image is a new one from Mo Manning.  Isn't it just adorable?  

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


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cup of Tea and a Good Friend

When I was in Des Moines with my card group, I found this new Graphic Art paper and had to buy it.  I cut it into several pieces for several cards and added the bling and the flowers.  Added a ribbon strip across the front with a multi colored string.  Then cut a tag from a PTI die and cut the word Hello and popped it up on the card.  I think it came out nice and am anxious to play with the rest of the paper.

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Des Moines

My Yahoo group met from Sunday to Tuesday in Des Moines IA.  On Monday and Tuesday we went to Outstamping Designs and were lucky enough to be able to take an Anna Griffin class.  They were all done with embossing folders and die cuts.  It was an amazing class and we made these four beautiful cards.  Marj Huber and all of the ladies were such nice hostess' and we decided we would return again next year!  Get ready ladies!  Here we come!!

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Friday, June 20, 2014

Posies - Happy Birthday

This is another card made from a Memory Box die.  I cut the die on white paper and then pieced in the colors with other paper that I had in my stash.  I made this awhile ago so don't remember who the sentiment is from but my guess is PTI.  I liked the bright colors of this one.

If you are looking for a great book, get Lisa Scottoline's newest book called Keep Quiet.  It is excellent!  I just finished it last night.  I could not put it down and that was after my daughter and I spent 4.5 days in Chicago and I was exhausted!  

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Beautiful Birthday

I made this one for my sister in law who is having a birthday soon.  This is a new Papertrey set that I can see becoming a favorite set of mine.  The font is amazing!  This butterfly die is so pretty and I used some glitter paper with white glitter paper behind it. 

We have been having beautiful weather.  Cool and low humidity.  Perfect!  I would not be unhappy to have this all year round!  But I know we will get out heat and humidity sooner than later.  Lucy and I are enjoying walking in the cooler weather though. 

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


Friday, June 6, 2014

Oh My Stars!

This is a fairly new set from Papertrey Ink.  I think there are tons of possibilities and in fact I want to try something else yet tonight.  Love the verse that came with this set.  I sent this one to a friend for her birthday.  I hope she likes it.  She does not see my blog so I won't ruin the surprise. 

I just finished the last of The Walk series by Richard Paul Evans.  Each and every one of them was excellent.  This one was called Walking On Water.  But you need to start with the first one.  You won't be sorry! 

We have had some storms here lately.  My neighborhood has escaped most of the damage but there has been lots of damage around.  Huge hail and big winds. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, June 1, 2014

ENJOY Your Birthday

I just got this new stamp set and die from Papertrey Ink.  It comes with lots of different sentiments you can use but I needed birthday cards for June.  I love the bright primary colors of this one.  I had fun making it and playing with the die. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me today. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...