Saturday, November 26, 2011


A dear friend of ours son will graduate college in December so I made a card for him. I used PTI stamps, and Memento ink. This came together so quickly and was a snap to make. I stamped the hat twice, once in the blue and then again in black. I cut it out and glued it over the blue hat. I also found some dimensional star stickers in my stash so I put them over the blue stars. I added a couple of score lines and then used my Cuttlebug stars folder at the bottom.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We certainly did. Of course we ate way too much but it was 73 degrees outside so we went out and worked in the yard to work some of it off. I think the record warm temperature was 65 so we blew it away. Now it is on to Christmas shopping and decorating.

Until next time, Happy trails to you!


Sunday, November 20, 2011


I found this on Dawns Stamping Thoughts and just had to try it out. I like the double gatefold card. I know what I will do differently next time so am anxious to try it out again. The paper is from PaperTrey Ink and the image is from Stamping Bella. Of course I colored with Copics and cut with Nesties.

It has gotten cold the last couple of days. In the 30's both days. Down from the 50's on Friday however Thanksgiving is supposed to be almost 60 so I am hopeful! I have a nasty cold. No voice at all - well a squeak now and then.

My husband and I would like to with everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy time with family and dear friends.

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


Sunday, November 13, 2011


My daughter grew up with a girl and they were best friends for years. They ended up moving to Arizona when she was about 16 or 17. The girls have stayed in touch all of these years and we just found out that her daughter who is just 15 years old has stage 4 cancer of the bone and lung. The prognosis is grim but we know that prayer changes things and that God has her in His hands. I would like to ask you to pray for Katie. She is way to young to be so sick.

My card was made from a set from Verve called Believe. I saw this before I bought the set but don't remember where. I stamped the flowers on PTI white cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. I just rubbed ink over it when I was finished. Very very simple.

We had a full weekend. Today was yard work but first went to brunch with our daughter, son in law and grandsons. The boys came home with us and helped us in the yard. We really enjoy having them. They are such goofs and they keep us laughing all of the time.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Get well

I have a friend who is having her hip replaced on Tuesday. I know she won't see this so I can post it now. This cute little guy is from Crafty Secrets and colored with my Copics, speaking of which LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY! I am so excited to get my new Copic bag. Love it! So much easier to carry around that what I had. Anyway back to the card. I cut it out with my Nestibilities and mounted it on Bazzill cardstock. Added some flowers and bling from the wedding department at Hobby Lobby and presto it is done! Quick and cute I think. What do you think?

We had our first snow this past week. Big huge white flakes mixed with rain. It even stuck on the grass for a couple of hours and the streets were slushy. Of course the next day was in the 50's. Supposed to happen again this week. I am not so sure I am ready for the cold and snow and ice and slop of the winter.

A huge shout out to my friend Eulanda for changing my blog. I love it! Thanks so much!!

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