Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happy Birthday to You!

Today I have a birthday card I mad and the example was on Pinterest.  Really like the Whimsy die and the PTI big sentiment.  Not much explaining to do here.  So I will explain why I was missing in action!  Two ladies and I took a road trip.  Our first destination was Bar Harbor Maine.  We sad and did so much between here and Bar Harbor including the Von Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont, walking onto a movie set (thank goodness they were just preparing), saw lots of big waters and beautiful leaves along with covered bridges and beautiful churches.  After Bar Harbor we made a stop in Kennebunkport Maine to see George H Bush's home.  Then we headed for Niagara Falls on the American side.  We spent almost a full day there and then went into Canada.  Oh WOW!  Our room was spectacular.  I will post a picture from my window in the hotel.  They say the American side is for doing and the Canadian side is for viewing.  Then we worked our way home arriving Saturday at around 5:00.  A marvelous trip!

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Beautiful Day

It is a beautiful day here and I had this card made up for just such an occasion.  This is from Altenew's Beautiful Day stamp set.  Aren't the leaves beautiful?  They  make some yummy stamps for sure and their inks are great!  The sentiment is from Penny Black.  Now I am going back outside to enjoy the day!

Until next time, Happy trails to you.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Altenew Roses

This card was stamped Altenew inks and also with Altenew stamps - Vintage Roses.  Their stamps are so pretty and fun to work with.  Maybe the last roses of the year.  Fortunately with stamping we can have flowers year round!

So this past week was really busy!  I saw the movie Sully and it was excellent.  Then went with friends to the Playhouse and saw Sister Act.  It was hysterical!  And I got a new roof put on the house and garage and shed. To end the week a friend came and stamped with me on Friday.  That was a great way to end the week!   What a week it was!  But it was a good week.  My new Altenew order came on Friday so I hope to have time to play with it this week.

Until next time, happy trails to you!!


Friday, September 23, 2016


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...


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...


Tuesday, August 30, 2016


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...


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 :

Until next time, happy trails to you...