Sunday, March 27, 2011


Well, our spring break is officially over. It is back to work tomorrow but there is a light at then end of the tunnel. It is still very chilly here but by next weekend it is supposed to be over 70 degrees. I sure hope they are right!

The card I made today is a new Gina K design. Aren't those flowers pretty ones? I colored everything with my Copic markers. The base white paper is Papertrey Ink and the lavender paper is Bazzill. I used a Nestibility to cut the frame and then cut out the flowers and glued them onto the frame. The ribbon is from some I have had laying around for years that I used for Christmas gifts. I love the way it allows you to do anything with it. It is very easy to work with.

If you are a reader, I am just finishing up an excellent book called Choosing to See by Mary Beth Chapman. She is the wife of a Christian singer songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman.

Until next time, Happy trails to you and I hope spring finds you if it hasn't already.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Birthday Girl

Well, spring still has not arrived but we haven't had the snow. However they say we will get some tonight. I am ignoring it and hoping spring returns very soon. Yesterday I got to go to my friends house to play. Hi Georgia! We had such a productive day and got a lot done. I had colored this little girl up before I went and finished her up yesterday. I put her on a pretty doily and then Georgia suggested the bling around the doily. Super idea! The paper is from The Girls Paperia and is called Gingham Stripe. Doesn't it just remind you of clothes or wallpaper from the past? I love it! I put some Crystal Effects on her balloon to make it shine.

Until next time, Happy Trails to You!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Ok, this is the very very last winter card for months! It is very nice here today - but towards the end of the week they are talking about a possible rain snow mix so we are not into spring just yet. But each nice day is one day closer, right?

My card today is really pretty simple. I used a Cuttlebug folder for the snowflakes and then went over it lightly with ink. I finished that off with a Spica clear pen. The snowpeople are part of a very old stamp from Hero Arts. I colored them with my Copic pens. The snow drifts are just torn paper with Stickles on the tops. Easy peasy.

I am on spring break this week so hope to get a lot of stamping time in. YEAH!! I hope spring has arrived in your neck of the woods and hope our weatherman is way wrong.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lavendar's Blue Dilly Dally

Anyone remember that song? When I see this card that is what comes to my mind. My yahoo group was challenged to make a blue and lavender card. I used this Hangler image and colored her with my Copics. Then I added the puppy which was a sticker. I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the lavender Stampin Up! paper I used.

Before I forget again, I need to say thank you to Eulanda for the cute blog header. I can always trust her to make it really cool. I am not an owl fan at all and when she told me she had done it in owls I almost groaned and then I saw it. I am now a new fan of owls. Aren't the cute? Love the springy colors!! Thanks so much!!

This week has been up and down with the temperatures. There were two nice days when we could go to the dog park but then the other days were very very cold. Now they are talking about a possible winter storm on Tuesday and Wednesday. I am so done with winter that I don't even want to listen to it. I am working late on Wednesday and Thursday for Parent Teacher Conferences and then I am off on Friday. I was hoping for beautiful weather on Friday. I am still hoping.

I have a cute story to share from one of our little kindergartners at school. He said he got to be in a wedding this weekend. He said he got to be the "reindeer" and carry the rings. Isn't that adorable? I wonder what he had pictured in his little head.

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