Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year

It seem like 2009 just flew by. Here we are 10 years after Y2K and all is well. I thought I would send this little card to say Happy New Year to you all. These cute little bears are toasting each other. Anyone got any plans for the night? We will stay home and try to stay awake to usher in 2010. It is bitter cold here so there is no desire to go out and we have so much snow it is hard to even get around. Remember I said we were supposed to have a Christmas blizzard? Well, we sure did. We were very lucky to make it to our daughter's house and back home again on Christmas Eve. Even most Church services were canceled. Now we have huge piles of snow everywhere. I am thinking it may be June before this is all gone. Ok, maybe April.

Enough rambling - Happy New Year and may 2010 be the best year ever!

Until next time Happy trails to you...


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

In this busy time, I wanted to take a minute and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We are supposed to get another huge storm beginning tonight with ice and more ice tomorrow and then up to 12 inches of snow depending on which television station you listen to.

My heart is full of gratitude to those who look at this simple little blog and take the time to comment. God bless you all and if you are traveling, safe travels.

Merry Christmas and happy trails to you!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello from snowy Nebraska! Last time I posted I said we were going to get a snow storm. Well, we did indeed. We got between 10 and 19 inches of snow depending on where you were. That was on Tuesday and by Wednesday morning we had blizzard winds. It was horrible! Kids were out of school for 3 days and Friday was a little iffy as far as travel was concerned. Hopefully that will be the biggest storm of the season this year. Not complaining of the time off of work but shoveling 4 times was a bit much for this old back. My husband could not go out due to illness but we have a couple of neighbor men who were wonderful and helped us out with their snowblowers. Of course I felt like I should help so I went out with my shovel whenever I could and between times that they were here to keep the driveway and sidewalks clear.

I have not had much time to craft lately but a co-worker is having a birthday this week so I had to make her a card. I used a layout from a card a friend sent me, thanks Connie, and I will be using it again and again. I like the way it came out. I colored my image with my Copic markers and then put Crystal Effects on the balloons to make them shiny.

Until next time, Happy Trails to you...


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

We are getting snow tonight. Supposed to have 3 - 5 inches tonight and then 6 - 12 inches on Tuesday night into Wednesday. The older I get the less I like it but I love to see snowmen out on the lawns. That means there are children playing and romping in the snow and that puts a smile on my face. So, today's card is a snowman. I stamped the snowman twice and cut one out. After I colored them with my Copic markers, I mounted one on top of the button that I used for the body. The set is from the Holiday Buttons collection of Paper Trey Ink. I love the whole set however this is the first one I have used. The paper is from my stash. I wish I knew whose it is because I really like it a lot. Pretty simple really.

Until next time... Happy Trails to you