Thursday, September 11, 2014

Craft Room

I thought I would share my new craft room with you.  I finally finished it in August and have been working in it for about a month now.  I so love having everything in one place.  The first picture is a new bookcase I bought and filled up and it holds all of the stuff I use a lot and next to it is my scrap paper on the top in the black and white bag and the three baskets below are embossing things.

 This is a framed piece that I bought when Michelle, my daughter and I were in Chicago earlier this summer.  It says CREATE and each letter was a photo taken in and around Chicago. 
 My pride and joy is this island I designed.  There are two pictures of it, one looking straight on and the other looking from the bookcase side.  In the front I have all of my acrylic stamps in Avery Elle envelopes in Refrigerator bins from Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Notice I chose not to have doors on the front because for me it is out of sight out of mind and I wanted to see them all the time.  In the second picture is my dies, embossing folders, sewing machine, and Cuttlebug. 

I have two library card catalogs in my room.  They store a ton of things that I use.  Some I use a lot and some I just use occasionally but it is all there and each drawer is labeled.   The other picture is down a little ways.  Sorry about that mix up.

 This picture is  of my husband and myself.  I keep him close to me always. 
 These are  my Martha Stewart punches.  Next to them is my Ikea cart.  It holds my Copic markers and other stuff that I am currently working on.
 My smaller library card catalog and in the plaid cooler are more punches. 
 This bookcase holds my wood stamps in the gray and black boxes and also my SU stamps.  Some of my paper is in the case above the bookcase and stickers are in the brown basket. 
Finally my work table.  So that is what the top looks like!  I haven't seen it in a long time!  LOL  I am having friends over to craft soon so must clean it off!   Thanks for letting me take you on this tour of my happy space. 

Until next time, Happy trails to you!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

With Sympathy

We all hate to have to make these cards so I thought I would make a few in advance and hope I never have to use them.  But I am doing a card ministry at my Church so I imagine that I will need some sooner than later.  This was a simple card using kraft cardstock and embossed the flowers with white embossing powder. 

I have been doing a lot of reading.  All of the books I had on order from our library came at once. The two I liked the best and are well worth reading is A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel and The Matchmaker by Elin Hildebrand.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Last card for Class

The last card for class.  This was done with distress inks but just ink to paper.  I love the way they blend together so nice.  The stars and the black scribble are from Papertrey Ink as is the sentiment.  I hope you like it.  I really like the colors of this one.  

Until next time, Happy trails to you!!!


Online Card Class

Here is another card I made during the card class.  These classes are amazing!  This was made on watercolor paper with distress inks and then the light droplets are water I tapped on the paper after the color was put on.  So what do you think?  I think I will do this again only maybe with a little softer colors.  This one is very bright and cheery!

Until next time, Happy trails to you


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps Second Card

I can't figure out how to use the same URL for two cards.  If anyone knows how, please email me!  Anyway this is the second card I made and the frame is the same but the word Smile and the butterflies are a different background stamp.  I like how bright and cheery this one is.
Thanks for looking!



I am taking another class at Online Card Classes called Stretch Your Stamps.  The first day was yesterday and I made two cards by using a background stamp, putting Versa Mark on it, and heat embossing.  Then I used Distress Inks to color them.  I like how the first one came out!

Until next time, happy trails to you


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....