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...


Monday, August 10, 2015

Heaven's Garden

I recently needed a sympathy card and had found this stamp set by a new to me company called Dare 2B Artzy.  I really liked the simplicity of the set and loved the sentiment.  Colored the image with Copics and added a tiny butterfly by Little B and popped it in the mail.

Did you notice the real little flowers?  My friend Stephanye brought them to me and they were so sweet.  Thank you again, dear friend.

I am hearing the weather is crazy everywhere.  We have had some big storms lately and this morning it feels like fall.  There is a chill in the air.  Sure not ready for that!

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Friend - inspired by Laura Bassen

This is the last card I made for the Online Card Class.  It was inspired by Laura Bassen.  First I inked my cardstock and then I used embossing paste and over the whole card front.  I really like how it turned out.  Lastly I added a die cut word .  Mounted it on black and a card was born!  Hope you like it!


Day 5 Online Card Class

Laura Bassen showed us how to just put a blob of embossing paste in the center of the card front and let it dry and then ink it up.  Who knew that it would take ink that well.  Anyway after that was finished, I added the sentiment on vellum, put embossing powder on it and heat set it.  I also added some hearts from a WPlus9 set of tiny little embellishments.  I will be right back with the last card I made for this class.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Class Assignment Day 4

Today Kristina and Laura talked about ink blending through a stencil.  I came up with this card.  I used my distress inks for it and I really do like how it came out. The die is from Memory Box and the sentiment is from My Crafts Meow which is no longer in business.  Loved their sentiments!

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Class Assignment Day 1 Spooky Halloween

As I was ink blending I thought it could be fun to make a Halloween sky so I got out some dies and went to town.  I spritzed the inked background with water after coloring it.  I love the effect you get when you do that.  Ok, back to the craft room!  LOL