Thursday, November 19, 2015


Since they are predicting our first snow tomorrow, I thought I would feature a couple of cards I made for Christmas this year.  Both use the same Memory Box die that I absolutely love!  The top one is made with very sparkly paper and the bottom one is made by inking the background and the die words.  I hope you enjoy them!

Until next time, happy trails to you


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cozy Quilts

A friend of mine and fellow church member fell and broke her wrist recently.  She had surgery a week ago.  She is quite a talented quilter as well so I made her this card.  The spool of thread and sentiment is embossed with platinum embossing powder but I could not get a good picture of it so show.  Very pretty in person. 

We are still having beautiful weather.  57 and sunny today and again up in the 60's soon.  I could certainly learn to live with this year round!

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Saturday, October 31, 2015



Tuesday, October 27, 2015


I did some more ink smooshing on the background of this card and then die cut the leaves and inked them as well.  Pretty simple straight forward card.  Why are leaves so much nicer on paper than on my lawn?!  Our weather has been in the 50's and 60's lately which is crisp but sure nice for walking.  They are forecasting some 70's soon but that will feel nice. 

Oh remember I said I would let you  know if I read a good book?  Well I have two of them for you today.  Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky and Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber. The snow one is a real quick fun read to put you in the Christmas spirit.  I get them from the library so may read them very early or in March or July!  LOL 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Birthday Greetings

Did you wonder where I have been?  Gosh, I didn't realize it had been so long since my last post.  My second bathroom and closet has been completed with a remodel and I was clearing out the family room and bedroom so the carpet cleaners could come.  Then of course things had to go back and the bathroom and closet put together.  Still not finished with the little stuff but it is livable now.   I made this card for our pastor's wife for her birthday.  I really like the Open Studio dies from Memory Box.  I just used Distress inks behind it and blended them with fall colors and voila, a simple but I think pretty card was born. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Monday, October 5, 2015

Butterfly Sympathy

While I was still smooshing my Distress inks, I made this card as well.  I really do like this technique.  I paired it up with a butterfly I found that I have had for years.  It is a rub on.  I really like them and went to find more and they don't make rub ons anymore - or at least that I can find. 

Today is my youngest daughters birthday!  Happy birthday, Michelle! 

Thanks for visiting!  And until next time, happy trails to you!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Spooky October

Well, it has been awhile since I have been here.  Things have been crazy around the house.  I am putting in a new bathroom and this week has been filled with cleaning up the dust and dirt from that that seems to filter everywhere in the house.  I have washed walls, hauled boxes, etc. Tomorrow the carpet cleaner comes so if the contractor comes today he could finish up!  Have my fingers crossed!  Anyway, I thought I would kick off October with a spooky card I made in September.  I used distress inks to blend the background and then dies for the rest of the card.  I hope you like it and don't get to scared! LOL

Until next time, happy trails to you...