Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Happy Saturday! We are enjoying wonderful weather here. Warm days and chilly nights. Just perfect fall weather. Great walking weather too. I love going for a walk and not sweating.

Last summer my friends Georgia and Nancy and I made a trip to Lincoln NE about 50 miles away to visit a Ben Franklin stamp store. We discovered Rosie Roadshow stamps and we were hooked. These are small stamps but oh so cute with wonderful sayings. I think you will be seeing lots of them here. Several followed me home. Can't you just hear Tiny Tim singing this and strumming his ukulele? Takes you back a few decades, yes? Did anyone ever wonder how he ever got to be on tv? hehe Anyway I digress, this was colored with my Copics and I used papers from my stash. The 3D tulip stickers are from K and Company. This was a fun card to make.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Monday, September 19, 2011

Little Spooks

First off Thank you Eulanda for changing my blog. I love this one. So appropriate for this time of year.

My card this time was made from an image I got from my friend Nancy. Thanks Nancy! It is a Northwoods stamp and I colored it with my Copic markers and glittered it up. It won't be long before we hear them coming to our door looking for their candy.

It turned very fallish here this last week. Today is supposed to be a throwback to summer with a high of 80 but then it is back to fall. The weekend was cloudy and drizzly and in the low 60's which is perfect weather for me. Some of the leaves are starting to turn so fall can't be too far away.

Oh, another book that I have recently read is Hattie's Big Sky. It is a young adult book and excellent - about a young girl who goes from Iowa to homestead in Montana. Actually my grandmother did this same thing. She went alone from Nebraska to Montana and homesteaded there so this made me more aware of what she went through. I was only about 10 when she died and really wish I could have known her longer to hear her stories.

Until next time - happy trails to you....


Monday, September 5, 2011

Flowers For You

I got this little girl from a friend in Des Moines when we went this summer. Isn't she adorable? I colored her with my Copic markers and then glittered up her bows and used Crystal Effects on her boots. The butterfly is a sticker from K and Co as well as the flowers behind the fence. The fence is a die cut I also got in Des Moines from a friend. I love the size of this fence. I believe it may be from Taylored Expressions.

Happy Labor Day to my US friends. It has turned wonderful here. Highs in the 70's and lows in the 40's. Right now at 8:30 A.M. it is 54 degrees outside and I am even a bit chilly! I am sure it will turn hot again but no more 100 degree days I hope.

We plan to have a lazy day here at home. We were busy Saturday and Sunday so it will be nice to stay at home and read or just do whatever we want to do. I hope you enjoy your day as well.

Until next time, Happy Trails to you!