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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dahlias

I made this card a week or so ago and wanted to share it.  I have the Dahlia Additions set from PTI and the die as well.  I  used Altenew inks - I love them as it takes the guess work out of triple stamping.  I then die cut them out and placed them on the card.  A few ink splatters and this card was done.   I really like how it turned out. 

We are in  a heat wave.  They have warnings out this afternoon to Friday night when we are to hit 100 degrees and maybe above.  Depends on who you listen to.  Time to stay in and stamp!!

I leave you with this picture I took in Hawaii.  Coconut shrimp with mango sauce and a Blue Hawaii.  So refreshing

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Sheri

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Happy Anniversary Michelle and Brian

Sunday the 10th is my daughter and her husband's 16th wedding anniversary.  I made this watercolored card and it was probably beginners luck as I tried it and loved it!  We will see if I can do it again!  I used Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps.  Then used my Zig Clean Color Clear Brush markers to color with.   It is really much prettier in person, I think.  I know I will be trying this again!

I have been on vacation!  My daughter and I went to Hawaii and just got home on Monday.  It was as beautiful as everyone says it is.  We packed a lot into our week there.  Probably should have allowed 2 more days to relax but we didn't know that at the time.  I am spending a lot of time editing pictures for my scrapbook now.  This picture is a view from our deck.



Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Class Cards




As promised, these are the cards we made in Suzanne's class at Outstamping Designs in Valley Junction in Des Moines IA.  They were all made using one sheet of Penny Black stamps.  They are all pretty self explanatory except for the last one.  We put acetate over the top of this one and added the fern and tulle to the front.  Really made for a different but very nice card. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Our Group 2016


Last week was our annual gathering for my Yahoo Group.  We met online years ago and started going to Des Moines 9 years ago.   We meet for lunch the first day, then we shop at the big box store and one local stamp store in Ankeny IA.  After that we go check in to the motel and catch up, get unpacked and then go to dinner at the Machine Shed.  The next day we head to Valley Junction to Outstamping Designs.  Marj Huber is the owner and she opens early for us and stays late so we are there all day and evening!  Thank you so very much, Marj.  We can't wait to see you next summer!  We shop, we talk, we create and we learn.  We always take a class and for the last two years, Suzanne has taught us.  This year we used Penny Black stickers in our class and made 4 different cards.  They will be on my next blog post.  On the third day we start out at Outstamping Designs and work/play until early afternoon when we pack up and go to Biaggi's restaurant for lunch and then it is time to say goodby for another year.  The ladies are (top picture, back row) Vicki in the plaid shirt,  Lynette, Georgia, me, and front row, Kris. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Sunday, June 12, 2016

ICE CREAM WEATHER

Boy has it been hot here!  It officially didn't hit 100 degrees but here at my house with my thermometer in the shade, it was 102 degrees today and in the high 90's all week.  I had to mow the grass during this heat so I ended up doing it late afternoon when there was a very slight breeze.  I finished and went right to the showers!  Felt so good!!!   But then thought ice cream would be wonderful but there was none to be had.  Ice water had to suffice.  So I made this card to cool off! 
The background is a stencil, the stamps are from Simon Says Stamp, and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.  Oh and then there is a strip of washi tape at the bottom.  Looks like we are going to be getting some rain so maybe I better dig out some rainy stamps.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...

Sheri

Monday, June 6, 2016

Flip Flops

Summer is almost here!  Our weather is heating up this week and they are saying 90's are in the forecast.  We haven't turned on the air conditioning yet but I think it is coming!  When it is that hot it is hard to do much other than "relax and unwind and get in a flip flop state of mind"!  Before we know it fall will be here again so enjoy every wonderful minute of summer and all that it brings! 

Until next time, happy trails to you!
Sheri