Sunday, February 28, 2010

Moving Forward

Happy Sunday afternoon. Today I am moving forward to spring and Easter. I had fun making this Easter card. It is an old stamp but I love digging it out every year and making at least one card with it. This year I think I made three. I just can't get enough of this cute little guy with his paint brush. I colored him with my Copic markers and then cut the "eggstra" eggs out of PTI paper with the matching PTI ink and using Studio G $1.00 stamps. The rhinestones are Archivers brand. I cut out the image using my Nestabilities.

We are finally experiencing some nice weather - well nicer than it has been! Today was 35 degrees and sunny! I took our little dog Lucy to the puppy park and she ran like she had not been outside in months! She just doesn't get to play with other puppies very often in the winter. She had overload this week as she went to puppy play days on Wed. and Thurs. all day and then today was the highlight of her week outside at the park. She ran in huge circles around and around and around.

Until next time... happy trails to you


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthday Card

I have been glued to the television this week watching the Olympics so card making had to be very simple. I needed some birthday cards so I made some quickies. Seems I have only worked and watched tv and slept all week. I do love watching the Olympics. We are expecting another 3 - 5 inches of snow tomorrow. I will be so happy to see spring this year! I am sure I have mentioned that before. It has been a tough tough winter here. Without further ado, here is the quickie birthday card. I used two Judith stamps and colored with my Copics. The background is a Cuttlebug folder.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day

The big day is almost here! I don't know about you but I feel it has gotten so very commercialized and that takes the fun out of it. I remember when I was in elementary school and would make all of my valentines and so proudly take them to school to distribute with my classmates. I guess I have come full circle - I am once again making my valentines and yes, I take them to school to distribute to some of my coworkers. This year though I sent a few to elderly friends rather than my coworkers. I ran out of time! I used a PaperTreyInk stamp set to create this card. I colored the mailboxes in with my Copics and then embossed them. The snow was made from a PTI template and then I chalked the drifts. The paper is Pure Poppy from PTI as well. I hope you enjoy the fun valentine.

Until next time, Happy Trails to you...


Friday, February 5, 2010

Snow snow snow

We are getting more snow! This winter is like the winters we had when I was a child but it has been many years since we have had a winter like this one. I hate to say it but we have gotten soft. I heard it said today that it feels like we are inside of a snowglobe and someone keeps shaking it. I think that is a very good description of the winter of 2010. That being said, the card I made is a snowman catching snowflakes on his tongue. It is an image from my friend Joanne. Isn't he cute? I paired it with some Paper Trey Ink paper that I adore and a thermometer that I bought several years ago and just found again. Of course I colored the image with my Copics.

Anyone excited for the Olympics to start? I so enjoy watching them. When we were in Vancouver Canada, they announced that the Olympics were coming there this year so it is even more exciting to see them finally get there. I remember thinking that 2010 was so far away that it may never get here. Well, don't blink because here it is! If you do watch the Olympics, what is your favorite sport to watch?

Until next time... Happy trails to you