Monday, October 31, 2011

Shirley Goodness and Mercy

Ever read Debbie Macomber's book Shirley Goodness and Mercy? Such a good book and these three little angels remind me of them. Let's see, I started with Papertrey Ink cardstock for the base and over that I added some Creative Imaginations Christmas paper. It is double sided so the other side is the strip and bow down the side. The bow is a die cut from Papertrey Ink, as is the button. Well, I mean the real button is from Papertrey Ink, not that it is a die cut. The bow is raised up on Pop Dots. The angels are from Lili of the Valley stamps and colored with Copics. I paper pieced their dresses with scraps and used a Nestie to cut it out. I sponged around the outside with Hero Arts shadow ink in the color Stone. I really like how it turned out. I hope you do too.

Our temperatures are very warm. The kids sure didn't need coats for Halloween tonight. It is almost 9:00 p.m. and still in the 60's. It is supposed to be warm again tomorrow and then only in the 40's with rain for Wed. Yuck. I know winter is coming but sure don't want it to. If I had my way, we would fast forward to spring. Maybe the bears have the right idea. Hibernation is not such a bad thing!

Until next time...

Happy trails to you


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Get Well

It has been quite a week! I am slowly getting my computer back up and running. I guess I don't have to clean out all of the junk - it did it for me :) I guess that is the bright side, yes? I am trying to get my address book back. That is the hardest part. I have friends and even some relatives who I have lost their emails and their addresses. I hope they send me an email. If you think I need your email or snail mail address, please get in touch with me. On another note, I had parent teacher conferences this week at school so I worked late on Wed. and Thurs. and got Friday off. The weather was absolutely gorgeous on Friday. Lucy and I took two long walks. And speaking of Lucy, she is three years old today! She had a special dinner and got to go for a long ride. It drizzled all day today so no walks for us. We went to a neighboring town and bought a John Deere riding lawn mower and snow blower attachment for it. Bill is unable to use the walk behind and can't shovel and was feeling useless so we thought this may help. He is tickled pink!

Yadayadayada... I am rambling and you came to see a card. Sorry. My card was made for a friend who had surgery Friday. He is my computer guy and got me all set up after the crash. It was such a simple card to make. My friends Joanne and Lynette both have made this type of card lately and I needed to try it. The sun stamp is from a BoBunny set called Barefoot & Bliss. The cattails are Penny Black. The sentiment is from a Verve set titled Wishing You. I used Momento ink, Tuxedo Black and Tangelo. The paper is Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie. The white cardstock is Papertrey Ink. Oh and I could not resist putting a little sparkle on the cattails with a clear Spica pen.

I will be anxious to hear what you think...

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


Sunday, October 16, 2011

What A Week!

Good morning! What a week this has been. I was checking emails when all of a sudden the little ball just kept rolling and rolling. It happens occasionally so I didn't think much of it but did a force quit. When I restarted it, all I got were question marks. Not a good sign :( I took it to the Apple Store and found that my hard drive had crashed. I have had Macs forever and never had had a problem and my computer is not even two years old. Well, I have learned my lesson - the hard way. Why do humans always have to learn the hard way? Anyway I had to buy a new hard drive and I got a new cord so I can back up with my external hard drive that I had but needed a new cord to work with this computer. I lost everything I had. So no pictures, no files, nothing. I am starting from scratch. So I uploaded one lonely card that I made and I will use it today.

On the brighter side, we went to the Omaha Community Playhouse last night to see Chicago. I actually liked it better than the movie and I loved the movie! We had a great time. Our Playhouse was founded by Henry Fonda and they do a wonderful job there. We have others around but this one is just outstanding. They have traveling caravans for A Christmas Carol and they tour all over the country.

So now on to my card. It is a Lili of the Valley image called A Christmas Dance that my friend Eulanda sent to me. I colored her with my Copic markers using the colors Bev Rochester used on hers. I then punched 2 snowflakes out and ran them through my Xyron and then glittered them up and put them one on top of another, popped a button on top and put it on my card. The paper is from my stash and I think it is from Bo Bunny. I also punched a strip of red to go down the center. Oh and I glittered the fur she is wearing too.

Until next time... Happy Trails to you


Sunday, October 9, 2011


A little early but I really liked the way this card turned out. It is a Northwoods stamp that I colored with my Copics and then glittered and glittered some more. Really I just followed the coloring on the stamp so it was a no brainer. I made this card last week. We had our grandsons all last weekend as their parents were in New York City seeing the sights and seeing plays. The boys were absolutely perfect but there was no stamping time to be had.

It doesn't feel like Halloween here. It has been really warm and in fact it is 80 again today. It was very close to 90 a couple of days last week. But we have a few weeks before the "big" day :) I love not having to run the furnace or air conditioner.

I am reading a Kristin Hannah book called True Colors. I am enjoying it.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hey Buddy

Today I have 2 similar cards up. The Hey Buddy was made for a friend's grandson and the Happy Birthday was made for my grandson, Aaron. The airplane is from a PaperTreyInk set as is the banner and words. The clouds are a PTI die. The sun is a sticker I had in my stash. The little boy on Aaron's card is from a long retired SU set. This is a fun set to use and play with.

I don't know about your corner of the world, but we have had the most beautiful weather here in Omaha the last few weeks. It just doesn't get any better. Nice warm days and cool nights. Wonderful walking weather for Lucy and me. I even enjoy mowing the lawn. Anything to be outside.

Until next time...happy trails to you!