Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wedding Card

Now this was about the easiest card I have ever made and yet I think it is very elegant. I found some paper at my local LSS by TCP Studio. This one is called Mr. and Mrs. Bouquet. All I did was cut the paper to fit my card and add a rub on and two rhinestones. Truly a five minute card. It got a lot of ohhs and ahhhs. The bouquet is embossed on the paper and shiny.

I just finished a good book called Somewhere to Belong by Judith Miller. It is set in the Amana Colonies in Iowa in the late 1800's and is about a girls life there. It is very light reading and I enjoyed the refreshing story.

Our weather here has been so pretty. 70's during the day and 50's at night. Great sleeping weather and nice walking weather. I could do this year round! Unfortunately much colder temps are not to far ahead. We had such a horrible winter last year with our first snow on October 10. Some are saying it is going to be just as bad if not worse but I choose to believe that is rumor and we will have a mild winter. Sure hope I am right! Love the snow days but last year they were a lot of work!

Until next time, Happy trails to you....


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween and Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I have been having so much fun with the Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Fall Additions sets from PTI that I just can't stop making cards with them. So today when Nicole announced that they were having a blog hop showing a favorite technique I had to play along. I have a couple of favorite techniques in this card. One is paper piecing. The jack-o-lantern at the bottom is paper pieced. I don't do it often but I love it when I remember to do it. Also I colored all of the other leaves, acorns, pumpkins etc. and when finished I used a Versamark pen to emboss everything. Sprinkled on some embossing powder and heat set it. After it was dry, I was able to color in the jar. And I think it makes the image pop when you use this technique. Thanks for letting me play along Papertrey! It was fun!

Until next time, Happy trails to you....


Saturday, September 18, 2010

School Days, School Days

Happy Saturday! I hope it is decent where you live. It rained this morning and is still cloudy. And it is only 55 degrees outside! Pretty chilly. It is warm inside though without turning on the furnace. I just hate to do that. I like one month in the spring and one in the fall when we don't have to run either the furnace or air conditioner.

My principal needed a card that was school themed. I made her a crisscross card and used some October Afternoon report card paper. The base is Bazill as well as the cream and black on the inside. The stamped kids are from a very old SU set called Kids at Play. Oh and the thank you inside is a from Stampendous. I colored all with my Copics and used a little Twinklett from Taylored Expressions for the center.

I hope you like it!

Until next time Happy trails to you....


Friday, September 10, 2010

Crayon Resist and Elements

Good morning. The week sure went fast and here it is already Friday. Yeah for the weekend! We have no big plans for this weekend so it should be very relaxing. However that can all change in a moments notice!

My card for today is revisiting an old technique called crayon resist. Stamp TV did this and I had to play along. My stamp is a very old PSX stamp. I used a white crayon for the resist and then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed. The papers are from SU and the buttons are from PaperTreyInk. Lastly I sprinkled on Elements from Barbara Trombley Earth Textures that I have had forever and not used. I will be using them again! Love the way it came out.

Until next time...Happy trails to you


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Be Happy

Are you enjoying your long holiday (if you are in the USA.)? We ran errands all day yesterday and worked in the yard and house today. I did manage to sneak in a long walk and a nap today. Our weather is absolutely beautiful now. Chilly nights and warm days. I love walking when it is chilly - I could walk forever I think. Problem being I can't figure out how to make cards and walk at the same time! Or read. Occasionally I will get a book on tape but not to often.

Now on to what you came for. I made this card for a co-worker who has moved on to a new job. She worked with me for 16 years so it is a big adjustment without her. The car is from PTI set called Enjoy the Ride. Lots of cute things you can do with that set. The paper and buttons are from my stash. I used rhinestones for the headlights. I hope you like it - it was fun to make.

I have read Julie Buhler's blog for a couple of years now. Her husband was recently diagnosed with cancer and he is in a lot of pain right now. They have small children and could really use our prayers. Her link is If you could spare a few prayers, she would certainly appreciate it. Thanks in advance ladies.

Until next time...
Happy trails to you