Saturday, July 30, 2011

Treasured Friend

I have a good friend who has a birthday coming up. I don't think she reads my blog but just in case, I won't mention her name since she has not received this yet. I actually made two of these but sealed one before I could take a picture. This is a GinaK Designs set of stamps and I am having so much fun with them. Of course I have had them for a year and just now inking them up. I colored them with my Copic markers and the paper is PaperTrey Ink. I used my Cuttlebug and I think the embossing folder is called Spots or Bubbles. I used a friend's folder so not sure. Thanks Georgia!

Well, my summer is over as of tomorrow. I head back to work on Monday morning. Where did the summer go? And how will I ever have time to fit 8 hours of work into my day? I know I think that every year but time just seems to fly. If you have more summer left, enjoy each and every moment. Before long winter will be upon us.

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


Friday, July 22, 2011

We are so sorry ...

I didn't have any sympathy cards in my stash and thought I should make a few. Well, I have made one! I don't know why I was thinking of sympathy cards other than the fact that I only have one more week of vacation before heading back to work for another school year. Kids start August 15 and I start August 1. Boy where did the summer go? Oh I know it is still in full swing but it is going to have to carry on without me. Boo hoo.

We got the deck sealed last weekend and boy was it hot. This weekend isn't going to be much better if any so I guess it was wise that we didn't postpone it. We would like to put one more coat on the floor. That should not take any time at all though. We just have to find a day where rain is not predicted for a couple of days.

Ok, now for the card. The designer paper is from and is bronzed paper green decortative. Isn't it pretty? The image is from Penny Black and I used a stamp from my friend Vicki when we were in Des Moines earlier this summer. I have since ordered the stamp. I really love it. I colored the butterflies with my Copic markers and then Stickled them. The topaz rhinestones are Martha Stewart and the other small gold stones were from my stash. I cut it out with my Nesties and chalked the edges. I don't think that shows up too well.

Until next time... Happy trails to you


Thursday, July 14, 2011


Good morning Peeps! It is going to be fairly decent today but then sizzling from Friday on. Guess what we are doing Saturday? Yup, seal coating the deck. We power washed it last weekend in preparation but could we have picked a better weekend? I think there will be 4 of us so it should not take too long I hope.

For my card today I got my inspiration from Kitty Kraft's blog I am always blown away with her cards. I also used a much neglected Sarah Kay image and colored her with my Copic markers. I cut her out with my oval nestabilities and the oval scallop underneath it. I also paper pierced the scalloped one. I used a Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes for the white piece she is mounted on but the corner is my favorite, thanks Kitty. I just used a Martha Stewart punch to get this affect. I have to say this was not the punch I wanted to use but the M.S. punch I wanted to use would not punch! It is in the freezer as I heard this sometimes works. I tried to sharpen it but that didn't help. Besides not stamping, it would not release the paper. Anyone have these problems with your punches?

Well that is about it for this time. So until next time, happy trails to you...


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nothing But Blue Skies

Good Morning Peeps! It is going to be a scorcher here in Nebraska all weekend so thought I had better get up early and move! I mowed the grass early and trimmed some bushes and now after my shower feel a whole lot better. I wish someone would invent something you could put on your grass to make it stop growing. It gets to the length you want it to stay and then you put something on it and it just stays that length. Anyone up for an invention? hehe

OK today I have a card that I made for a friend who was going through a rough time. I hope things are better for her now. The image is from Flourishes and they stamp so nicely. I will be buying more from them for sure! I colored it with my Copic markers. I cut it out with my Nestabilities and then mounted it on paper from my stash. Also the ribbon is of unknown origin. Pretty sure I got it at a local craft store.

Wherever you are try to stay cool. Summer will be over before we know it. Enjoy every moment of it.

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


Monday, July 4, 2011

Tilda wants to say Happy Birthday!

I can honestly say I was not happy with the card I posted the last time. It did look better in person but I could not get a good picture. Even in person it was not my favorite card. You know how you have something in your head and it just doesn't quite come out that way and nothing you do can make it right? Well, that was that card. So what is a girl to do but make another one today! I used a summery Tilda and decked her out for the holiday. She even has a matching floatie. I colored her with my Copics and then paper pierced the edges. I used October Afternoon papers and punched the red one with my Fiskers punch. The star was made at least a year ago by me and I never used it. It has been sitting on my table that long and I would go past it and think I need to use it. Finally! I am glad I waited - I like it on this card. The celebrate was a Papertrey Ink die and the sentiment is from Little Lady from Papertrey Ink.

I hope you all had a wonderful day today and continue to enjoy your summer. All too soon we will be up to our knees in snow again.

God Bless the USA!!

Until next time....Happy trails to you


Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

The Fourth of July already? Where is the summer going? It has been very hot here but that means more craft time because you certainly can't stay outside too long. I made this card for the 4th but my camera just could not get a good picture. It is very sparkly in real life. The fireworks are gold and red, the girl and her dress are silver.

We are going to a neighborhood cookout on the 4th. Do you have plans? I would love to know what everyone is doing.

Until next time...happy trails to you