Friday, October 2, 2015

Spooky October

Well, it has been awhile since I have been here.  Things have been crazy around the house.  I am putting in a new bathroom and this week has been filled with cleaning up the dust and dirt from that that seems to filter everywhere in the house.  I have washed walls, hauled boxes, etc. Tomorrow the carpet cleaner comes so if the contractor comes today he could finish up!  Have my fingers crossed!  Anyway, I thought I would kick off October with a spooky card I made in September.  I used distress inks to blend the background and then dies for the rest of the card.  I hope you like it and don't get to scared! LOL

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Exploring Watercolor Mediums

I am taking another Online Card Class and this one is all about watercoloring and exploring different mediums.  I used Distress inks on Tim Holtz watercolor paper for this one.   I make cards for church and these cards are going to the college students.  The class was perfect for this card.  I really love the effect "smooshing" makes.

We have had lots of rain in the last 24 hours.  Just under 5 inches at my house and it is raining again.  

Thanks for looking.  Until next time, happy trails to you...


Tuesday, September 15, 2015


 A couple of weeks ago I was invited to an annual event at a beautiful golf course.  No, we didn't play golf, there were hot air balloons there and also dinner and some speakers.  The weather was perfect and we had a wonderful time.  I made this card to thank them for inviting me.  My daughter  and son in law, and grandkids and even a girl friend came along.  A perfect evening.  Of course this is colored with my Copics.  

My friend Stephanye and I went to see War Room today.  We both enjoyed the movie alot.  The cast was very good and there was a lot of humor mixed in the movie.  

Until next time, happy trails to you!!


Monday, September 7, 2015

Whispers of Your Heart

My group had a color challenge recently that called for us to mix gold and raspberry.  I made this card.  The gold cardstock was the beginnings of a card.  Then I stamped the flower with Versamark on vellum and then used gold embossing powder and heated it.  I then colored it with my Copic markers.  I used a verse that I had and liked using the gold embossing powder as well.  A scattering of sequins and gold stars finished the card.  I was pleased with the turn out of this card.  I really love the sentiment.

Well, September is here and fall is around the corner.  School has started, meetings at church have resumed, Bible study is soon to start and the fall and winter will be here soon.  It was extremely hot here yesterday but now it is nice and I am trying to soak up all of the nice weather I can before the winter chill. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Monday, August 31, 2015

For Marj and Max on their 60th

I have cousins who celebrated a very special anniversary and this is the card I sent them.  These stamps are some of the very first I ever got and they have not been used in years.  I did some masking to get them on the page right and then had a little hummingbird 3 dimensional sticker that I added.  I meant to put this on my blog on the day of their anniversary but it didn't happen.  At least they received it on time!

We have had beautiful weather for the last couple of weeks but now the heat is returning.  This is the time we need to bottle it for the uncoming cold weather to come. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, August 23, 2015


A friend of mine, Judy, has completed her chemo and radiation for breast cancer.  She finished up in the spring but I waited until she really started to feel good again before I sent her this card.  I punched the butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch and watercolored them with my Peerless watercolors.  

I do believe fall is in the air.  The nights are cooler which is nice but I am certain we will have more hot summer days and nights ahead.  This is just a little teaser.  

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

50th Anniversary

A good friend of mine asked me to make a 50th anniversary card for her to give to a church member of hers.  I came up with this one and am pleased with how it turned out.  That is gold shiny cardstock over some shimmery  white cardstock. I used the same shimmery cardstock on the front panel and then used gold embossing powder for the writing.  Then I decided to add some vellum leaves to complete the card.  I hope the recipient liked it!

Until next time, happy trails to you...