Sunday, May 24, 2015

A CHEERFUL HEART

I made this card a while back and forgot to post it!  I used distress inks to watercolor the background and then a friend sent me the Diamond die from Memory Box and I added that on top.  Then a die from Papertrey Ink and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's A Cheerful Ink set.  I love this set of stamps!  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and it's a wrap! 

We have had a rainy spring.  No big storms but lots of gray and drizzly days and some pretty decent rains too.  I am ready for sunshine for more than a day or two.  I've been inside way too long now. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Friday, May 15, 2015

RUBBERNECKER!

I have had these Rubbernecker stamps for several years and used them when I got them and just unearthed them again.  Don't know why I never picked them up again but that dry spell of theirs is over!   They make such pretty cards with very little effort.  I used Momento inks on these and spritzed them before stamping.  I left the front of this plain with no sentiment.  When I decide what I will use it for, I will add a sentiment.

We have had a LOT of rain lately.  Good time to sit inside and play.  I did get all of my containers planted before the last rain.  I still need to clean the deck and then I am good to go!  Bring on the summer! 

Until next time...
Happy trails to you!
Sheri

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Joanne!!

There is a lady who is very special to me.  She is not a blood relative but even if she were it would be a second cousin.  She and her husband, Lowell took my girls for a week every summer when they were small so that that could experience a week on the farm.  They loved it!  And when I was a child my sister and I would stay for a week with Lowell's parents.  Lowell was my second cousin.  It was a time never forgotten.  Now as time slips away so quickly we only see each other about once or twice a year.  I wish it could be more often though.  Joanne has a birthday today and I wanted to take time to wish her a very happy birthday and to also let her know how very much she means to me.  So, without further ado, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANNE!!

Until next time, happy trails to you!!
Sheri

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Bit of Encouragement

Last week I was looking for a stamp and ran across a few that I had from Rubberneckers.  They have been neglected for way too long so I got them out and started to play.  Oh why have they been neglected?  They make such beautiful cards. I made this one for a friend who is going through cancer treatment.  She is almost at the end and needs encouragement.  What a difficult journey it is.  But to come out on the other side makes you a changed person forever.

We are having our April showers now.  It has rained the last two nights and supposed to have rain on and off all week.  I want to do some planting so I hope the sun comes out and dries up all the rain during the day.  Do I sound like the itsy bitsy spider?  LOL

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Saturday, April 25, 2015

For You

A very simple card but I love the colors!  This is a Memory Box die that I used with a scrap of paper underneath it.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.  The flower is a sticker that I have had forever! 

I will enter this card into the http://southernchipboard.blogspot.ca/2015/04/april-challenge-anything-goes.html challenge.  It was a month long challenge so figured I could squeeze one more card in time.  

A rainy day here so I will read my latest library book.  It is a Danielle Steel book called Prodigal Son.  So far it is really good! 

I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday wherever you are.  Do something fun

Until next time, happy trails to you

Sheri

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Graduation Time

At church we have 9 kids that are graduating from various schools and colleges.  I was asked to make cards for them.  I did each one in their particular school colors and enjoyed doing them.  I popped up the focal point  so as to give it a bit of dimension.  This school year just flew by!  Seems these kids were just settling into their classrooms to get started.

The stamps are all from Papertrey Ink.  

I plan to enter this into the Southern Ridge Trading Company Challenge.

I have been able to read a bit with the rainy days - if I could just stay awake with the cloudy rainy dreary days.  I pick up my book and before long I am asleep!  Won't be long before we will be planting our summer flower beds.

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FOR YOU!

So I have a real hard time with some of the paper pads I buy.  I love them but then can't figure out how to use them.  My friend, Stephanye over at http://pocketpapergarden.blogspot.com/ does beautiful cards with paper and very little stamping.  So I went to her house one day and we played with my paper packs and this is what I made, with her help.  I really liked it!  The piece of paper had all these jars all over it and I just didn't see how to use that paper.  Ok, now I get it!  Thanks Stephanye!  Ok, back to the craft room!

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri