Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Stephanye

My friend, Stephanye is celebrating another birthday today!  I made her this card and it arrived on time.  YIPPEE!!  I used a GinaK stamp set and papers for this one and added some google eyes and I went with sequins for the bubbles.   I hope she has had a wonderful day with family and her grandbabies. 

It has been raining her for a week now!  We had a tornado warning, we had hail, we had lots and lots of rain and I for one am ready to see some sunshine and some warm temperatures.  We had a wonderful April up to last week when it turned cold again.  We went from the 70's and sun to the 40's and clouds.  So disappointing.  I was just getting used to going to sit on the deck.  Now I am walking with my winter coat and ear muffs on.  I think later this week we are supposed to see sun again.  I for one can't wait!

Until next time, happy trails to you!!!


Monday, April 25, 2016


Happy Monday Morning!  It is a beautiful Monday here.  Not a cloud in the sky and the temperature is just perfect and getting more so as the day goes on.  I made this card for some friends and neighbors who are always there for me.  I wanted to try Jennifer McGuire's idea on how to make your letters two toned the easy way.  She is right, this was so easy and I am wondering why I didn't think of it before.  The flower is from a Simon Says Stamp set and I colored it with my Copic markers.

On another note, I am reading Nicholas Sparks See Me book.  It took me a while to really get into it because several people said they didn't like it.  So, of course, I assumed I wouldn't either but I am liking it so far. 

Until next time, happy trails to you!! 


Saturday, April 16, 2016


I didn't realize how long I have been away from my blog!  The weather has turned so nice and I have been outside!  I made this card for a friend for her birthday.  It is from Papertrey Ink.  I stamped it and then cut it out with the matching dies.  Then I colored it and added the flourish and the pearls and another card is finished.  I had some wood grain paper from years and years ago so put it on that.   I CASED it from my friend Silke Ledlow who makes beautiful cards.  She had sent me one very similar a while back so thought I would try one as well. 

Another dear friend of mine is Eulanda and she and her husband just built a brand new amazing home.  She has some pictures of her new craft room on her blog.  It is well worth the trip to go to see them.   In my dreams this would be mine!  But seriously I am very very happy for them.  They worked so hard to have this dream home.  Hope they have many many wonderful years in it.

I hope you are having a beautiful spring wherever you are!

Until next time, happy trails to you!!!


Saturday, April 2, 2016


One of the groups I am in had a challenge to use turquoise and brown on a card.  I thought and thought what I could do using no other color except for the white card base.  I came up with this butterfly card.  Love these butterflies from Technique Tuesday.   I colored them with my Copic markers and soon a card was born!

I spent a week at my daughters while they went skiing and had a great time.  Just me and the dogs.  We took really long walks daily,  I stamped and read a book.  That was it.  So relaxing.  I read Debbie Macomber's new book A Girls Guide to Moving On.  It started rather slow or maybe it was me, but then it really got good. I enjoyed it.  She is such a great writer.  Now I am back home and waiting for spring to come back.  It was here but is playing hide and seek with us.  We have had a couple of good rains so everything is green and looking like spring.  Now all we need is warm breezes and nice temperatures. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


I recently bought this stamp set from Taylored Expressions and was it ever fun to color!  I love it!  Anyway I made these two cards from it and on the bottom one I added some sequins from Lucy Abrams collection.  I believe this one is called Wedding Ring.  Lots of sparkle in them. 

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Goodness, I didn't realize it had been so long since I have been here.  Seems like yesterday I was making snow cards and here it is Easter!  YEAH!  I love spring and the newness of everything.  Flowers coming up, trees budding, grass greening, temperatures just perfect and no bugs!  I have been busy making some Easter cards.  The two cards with the sunrays are ones that I sponged and then put a stencil over the top of them and stenciled the same colors over the top.  I like the tone on tone effect that gives.  It is fun to try lots of different stencils.  The church card is a CASE from Laura Bassen.  I loved it when I saw hers and had already ordered the church.  I used PTI hills on mine and a different sentiment.  This could be used for many occasions. 

I just finished reading Danielle Steel's new book Blue.  Before you groan, it was different than so many of her books in that it was less predictable.  And it was a different twist.  I really did enjoy it. One of her best, I thought.  It would make a good easy summer read. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Watercolor Panels

Taylored Expressions has come out with a packet of watercolor panels for people to color.  There are several companies who are doing this now but I happen to have these.  I really love coloring them and turning them into cards.  These were colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers.  They sure make a quick card!  They will not replace my stamps and other goodies but these are great take alongs if you are sitting in a doctors office or waiting for someone or for a game to start.  They are small enough to pop into your purse and go.  Give them a try!

Until next time, happy trails to you...