Wednesday, November 19, 2014


My Copic markers were sitting in their bag and when I walked into my craft room I thought I heard crying.  I checked in the bag and there they were, crying and asking why they aren't being used.  They sure weren't feeling the love.  I had not been using them too much lately.   So I promised them that I would let them out and get some fresh air the next day.  I held true to that promise and colored up this sweetie which was a stamp off from a friend.  I then thought that I had not used my Frantage embossing powder in a long way so I dug that out as well.  I am happy with how the card turned out.  I don't think you can see it but the paper has an ombre look to it. 

Our weather is certainly wintery now.  We have had snow twice now.  And it has been windy and bitterly cold.  Ok, now I am ready for spring!  Enough of this! But it is nice to snuggle up under a big blanket and read a good book. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thanksgiving is Coming

Ok, this is really not a Thanksgiving card but I thought this may be a good time to post it.  Actually I made it last winter!   I colored her with my Copics and then fussy cut her out.  I then mounted her on cream cardstock and then on a piece of black cardstock with cream behind that.  I used gold embossing powder to heat set the words.   

Until next time, happy trails to you!!!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Holly Jolly

The other day Laura Bassen showed a card like this and I loved it!  Her colors are always spot on and of course I didn't have the colors she used but instead I used some of my Distress inks so I could make my version of her card.  I like how it came out.  I started by sponging on my trees and then took it to my Big Shot and cut the Holly Jolly word out of the colored trees.  Saving all the little pieces, I reassembled and then decided to add a few little stars.  You can't see it but I put a touch of Wink of Stella on the stars.  Also, even though it does not look like it, the stars are the same colors as  the trees.  I hope you like it!  

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For Jean

A couple of weeks ago I posted one of my fall cards with leaves.  My friend Jean had seen all of the ones I had made and this one was her favorite.  She made me promise to put it on my blog and then I forgot.  So, Jean, better late than never!

We have had absolutely beautiful weather in Nebraska this fall.  The trees are so pretty and the sky is so blue and the temperatures are in the high 60's and low 70's.  I do realize this is all going to come to a crashing stop but for now, we are sure enjoying it!  It was so nice all of last week that Lucy and I walked 81,753 steps and 37.29 miles!  Yup, I have started wearing my FitBit again.  I was using my phone but the FitBit is more accurate.  

So we are heading out for a walk now so until next time, happy trails to you!!


Monday, October 13, 2014


I am a brand new Card Angel!  I received my first assignment Sunday and this is the card I made for her.  I used Distress inks and a Memory Box stencil called Mesh to make this card.  I inked on the "just wanted to say" and used a die cut for the "hello".  Now I have to write a note and tell her who I am and pop it in the mail.  If you are wondering what a Card Angel is, my friend Bicka told me about them.  They are a group who sends cards to people with cancer.  You can also send a small gift occasionally if you want to.  You apply and then the match you with someone and you become their angel.  I think it is a great program - who doesn't like to get happy mail? 

Yesterday my grandson, Justin was here and we cleaned out my garage.  Boy did it need it! We pulled out everything and put it in the driveway and sorted through stuff.   We were able to toss a lot of junk and rearrange things.  Sure looks nice in there now!  We had such a nice day to do it and today is cold and rainy, so I would say we did it just in time! 

Since it is such a miserable day, I think I will stay in and stamp and catch up on my  reading.  I hope it gets nice later or at least quits raining so Lucy and I can go on our walk.  We have been doing really well at getting our 10,000 steps in every day!

Until next time, Happy trails to you!!!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fun with Leaves

I made a ton of leaves with a die and distress inks.  Then I had to put them on cards!  They are so fun to make I just couldn't stop.  Some of them I then embossed like these.  Some I brushed with a Wink of Stella clear pen.  Anyway I am into leaves at the moment.  Even though it is in the 80's here at home.  My driveway is full of acorns and the leaves have started to fall so it won't be long before I will be really really tired of leaves!  

Until next time, Happy trails to you!!


Monday, September 22, 2014


Well the weather is a little cooler and the leaves are starting to fall.  The sunflowers are huge this year and the birds will enjoy them for months to come.  I love the cooler weather but am not crazy about the snow and ice that will be following along with bitter cold temperatures.  And being cooped up inside for weeks at a time.  Oh well, it's the price you pay to live in Nebraska!  A good time to curl up with a stack of books and a boatload of stamps and while the days and weeks away. 

Until next time, happy trails to you