Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I had to make an anniversary card a while back and chose to use some pretty stickers from KandCo. I think they are so very pretty and the card just makes itself. I added a Nestie frame around it and then chalked a bit. Easy peasy.

Today was my last day at work for eight whole weeks! I left or rather danced out of school at 10:25 this morning. I love my summers off and the chance to relax and then get ready for the next school year.

I just finished a great book. Does anyone read Belva Plain? Her last book called Heartwood is out and is excellent. Ms. Plain died at 94 years old. It is unfortunate that she didn't start to write novels until she was in her late 50's but in the years she did write, she manage to write many many wonderful stories.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer and lots of fun plans. Please share them here if you have some fun things coming up this summer. I am going to Iowa to meet up with my stamping group. We meet every summer and have gals come from California, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and sometimes Illinois. We laugh and stamp and eat for 2 days. It is always a highlight of my year. See you soon ladies!!

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


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Birthday Hats

My friend Georgia is the sticker queen. I may have mentioned that before - several times but she does the most amazing things with stickers. I had to try something simple to get my feet wet. I chose these three dimensional stickers I had. I should know who made these but I can't find the packaging. I will continue to look. I used my birthday Cuttlebug folder for the background and layered it with some pink paper. This was a five minute card!

School is out for the kids! Yesterday was the last day. It was just crazy around there. But now teachers come back Monday and Tuesday and then I work the rest of the week and a little while the following Tuesday and then I am out for eight wonderful weeks. This is the time we have all looked for since last August! I do have to say I enjoy the school year as well. It is fun to work with kids all day. Keeps me on my toes for sure!

Until next time... Happy trails to you


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another Birthday Card

I needed to add to my supply of birthday cards. They are pretty much gone. I ran across this stamp set that I have had for ages and never used - anyone else do that? Nope? just me? lol. Anyway it is from Crafty Secrets and called Bird Lovers. I made it so very simple. Just stamped it and colored a bit with my Copics. Used a Nestie to cut it out, used some distress ink around the edges and scored it with my ScorBuddy. Doesn't get any easier.

Work right now is just crazy. The end of the school year is always nuts. Friday is the kids last day for the 10-11 school year.

Until next time, Happy Trails to you...


Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Joanne and Marcia!

Good Evening Friends. I was going to post on Mother's Day but I ended up being sick all day. Today I am feeling a bit better so wanted to get this on here before it is too late. My cousin, Joanne has a birthday today. I learned to ride a bike on her farm and this bike reminds me of the bike I learned on. Of course Joanne is not nearly as old as this lady but she has just as much fun as this one looks like she is having. Joanne, if that old bike is still around, get it out and take a spin today! Hope your day was as special as you.

May is a birthday month. Tomorrow is my sister's birthday and she is getting a card I had on my blog a while back with the lady and the walker. I know she will get a kick out of it. She doesn't read my blog so the secret is safe unless she already has received it. Happy Birthday to you Marcia.

This image is a digi and colored with my Copics.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Monday, May 2, 2011

All Things Grow With Love

Whew! What a weekend we had. On Saturday we took Lucy to Bark in the Park which is an annual fundraiser for the dog parks. There were many many vendors there and a good time was had by all. We had company after that and then we went to do our normal Saturday morning chores. Saturday night we discovered that our freezer was on its last leg. Of course this was the Berkshire meetings here in Omaha and we had already decided we would not need anything so we chose not to get credentials. Dumb move. So now we are at Nebraska Furniture Mart with thousands of others trying to buy a freezer without credentials! We were fortunate that they gave us the discount anyway. So that took forever! We came home, cleaned out the utility room to get ready for the delivery today. After we did that, we mowed the yard and then I went with my friend Pat, to get flowers for the front yard. Came back home and cooked dinner and then Lucy and I went for a long walk. End of weekend! I took today off of work to get a few things done, that has changed to getting the freezer and planting flowers. Oh, and scrubbing the kitchen floor. Doesn't it sound like fun?

Now here is what you came to see. The card. This is a digi image called Sprout. Isn't she cute? I colored her with my Copics. This is a twisted easel card - so easy to make! The paper is new but I used the last of it here and can't remember the name. The flowers are stickers from my stash. I am so happy with how she turned out. What do you think?

Until next time...

Happy trails to you