Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bucket of Water

Ok, I work for the school system in an elementary school where every classroom is air conditioned but the halls are not and my workspace is in the hall. It can be miserable at my desk with the heat and then add the horrible humidity and the flies - ish! But in the 26 years I have been working there, I have never had air conditioning so I am kind of used to it although I am very crabby by the end of the day. Now, I have always said if my feet are cold, I am cold all over but if they are hot, I am just done. So I made a card to propose an idea to the superintendent. Nah, I won't be brave enough to send it but I'm telling you it would work!

The stamp is a Bildmalarna stamp and colored with my Copics. The grass is cut with my Martha Stewart grass punch and the background paper is from my stash. She is cut with my Nesties. I think she is kinda cute and she looks oh so cool, don't you think?

Until next time... Happy trails to you


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flowers Galore

I had some time today so of course chose to make a card. I used an old PaperTreyInk set titled Honey Bees and I know that it is a case but for the life of me can't remember where I saw it! I used PTI paper to stamp on and used SU Lavender Lace, Versa Color Canary, Momento Angel Pink, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Shoots, and New Sprout inks. I popped some of the flowers up on pop dots and then used Lasting Impressions paper to finish it off and for the card. The ribbon is from PTI as well. Oh! Almost forgot the bling is from Taylored Expressions. I think it looks very summery. Not at all wilted like everything around here. It has been so hot and humid that everything is wilted.

We made it through the first week of school! Yippee. It will be easier from now on. Tons of paperwork but the majority of the new enrollments is over and parents know where their kiddos are and teachers are beginning to know their students. All is well. Now if our buses would come on time we would be happy. The bus company is short drivers and the new ones are still learning their routes. This will even itself out in another couple of weeks.

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


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flower Faces

Hi! Boy have I been busy - this working takes a big chunk out of my day. So I go to work, then come home and take Lucy for her walk and after that we usually go to the dog park for an hour. We come home and I fix something to eat, toss in a load of laundry and do whatever else has to be done around the house. If I am very lucky I get to color an image or put together a card. Then it is to bed and begin all over again. Don't get me wrong, I do love my job and can't imagine working anywhere else. There just are not enough hours in the day for me. Now on to my card. I just received some stamps from Just Peachy and used them for this card. I used Lasting Impressions paper for this card and colored them with my Copics. I used Stickles on the bees wings and some Crystal Effects on the lady bugs and butterfly. Easy peasy!

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


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sympathy and More

First of all I want to tell you to jump on over to Claudia's blog for a chance to win a stamp of your choice from Whiff of Joy. While you are there, look around. She does some amazing work.

Sometimes you need a sympathy card and just don't have the time to drop everything and make one. I made this one in advance and hope I don't have to use it for a very long time. It is simply PTI white cardstock that I scored with my ScorPal and then used another piece of the cardstock and scored it with my ScorPal. The violets are from Michaels and are rub ons by Royal E-Z company. There is some sparkle on them as well. I just couldn't pass them up when I saw them. To top it off, they are very easy to apply.

Boy is it hot here. 95 with heat index above 100 all week. No rain or relief in site. The nights are only in the 80's so that isn't helping. Sure makes you want to stay inside! We have our grandpuppy this week. She is a little Min Pin by the name of Bailey. She and our little Lucy have become very good friends and we have really enjoyed having her here. I will say that is it much harder to have two dogs than one, but we have had so many laughs that it has made it all worthwhile. Lucy sure will miss her when she goes back home on Tuesday. I think we will as well!

Until next time - Happy Trails to You


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday

This is a card I made for a friend, (hi Joni!) who is having a birthday. Right now she is on a cruise to Spain etc. so she won't be seeing this before the big day. The base of the card is PaperTreyInk cardstock. The background paper has been in my stash for so many years I have no idea who made it but I am pretty sure it has been retired for a very long time. The image is one of Taylored Expressions ( Joni is a teacher and heading back to school soon so I thought this would be perfect for her birthday in August. The blue down the side is a strip from Doodlebug's paper frills and then I put some Rain Dots from Cloud 9 on top of it. The image was colored with my Copic markers and then chalked around.

Well, tomorrow is THE DAY. After having 8 wonderful weeks at home I have to go back to work. Golly I swear that 8 weeks goes faster every year. I will sure miss being at home with Bill and Lucy and going for my early morning walks. Oh well, 10 months from now I can do it again. And the time does go very quickly once I am there and going. I hope your summer is rolling along at a very slow pace and you can enjoy every minute.

Until next time, Happy Trails to You.....