Monday, August 31, 2009


My life is still crazy but at least it is more of a routine crazy now. Hopefully I can post a little more often now.

My dear friend, Eulanda sent me stamp offs of this cute little gal. Isn't she adorable? I love her green eyes! Of course she is colored with Copics and I used a Spellbinder to cut it out. The paper is from Chloe's Closet by Making Memories.

Until next time... Happy trails!


Friday, August 21, 2009

What a week! But the good news is that the first week of school is over. YEAH! It is always the hardest and longest of the year. We picked Mom up from the hospital today as well. She is very weak and we had to put her into the skilled nursing part of her retirement home. It is across the street from where she lives. I sure hope she doesn't have to stay there very long. It is so depressing. Why is it that they paint all of those places such drap colors. I think if they would paint them cheery colors and even painted the old chipped dark furniture white it would be a much happier place. As it is you feel dirty the minute you walk in. The people were very nice so that is the most important.

Last night I needed a very quick thank you card. Here is what I came up with in about 10 minutes. I love this PaperTreyInk set of stamps called Everyday Button Bits. I stamped the leaves with Old Olive from SU and the paper is the same. I used the Cuttlebug Thanks folder. Oh, and the red is from PaperTreyInk as well - Pure Poppy.

Until next time - Happy Trails...


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Crazy days!

You must think I have been lost. Good grief it has been awhile. Kids came back to school on Monday so it has been crazy - first getting ready for them and then all the busy-ness of the first few days. I have been exhausted! Then my Mom (92 years old) ended up in intensive care on the first day of school which was really nuts! She is resting comfortably in a regular room tonight and itching to go home. So that's my life right now! We have a grand dog who had a birthday this week and I had to make him a card. I was happy with how it turned out. Happy Birthday Winston!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

In the Summertime

Boy is it hot outside today. Already over 100 degrees and it is still early afternoon. We got up and got our errands done early and I don't think I will be going for a walk today. Hmmm maybe a nap would be in order. It was a rough week. The beginning of the school year for me and we have a district wide new computer program that we need to know NOW. We got very little training on Monday and Tuesday morning and then went to our buildings to work. Not a good way to start. Parents would come in to enroll their kids and I would look at them and want to say, "can you go somewhere else because I don't know how!" Of course I didn't and now I have to figure out how to do it. I had the other program down pat! Now all the rules have changed. So I chose to put a summer card up and where I wish I could be for all next week!

I used sandpaper for the sandy beach and tapped some Close to Cocoa randomly on it. It was colored with my Copics. Not much else to tell. A very simple card.

Until next time, Happy Trails...