Monday, May 28, 2012


As I have mentioned before, I am retiring TOMORROW! Anyway we were hoping the gal who is part time along side me this last year would get my job. Unfortunately it is not to be. It is a union thing and they say she is not even being looked at even though she knows the school, the kids, the routine and exactly how to do my job for the most part. Before we found out that she was not going to get it, I made her a card. She was admittedly nervous about taking it all on but I knew that with some help she would get though it. The card is made with an old stamp I had to borrow from my friend, Joanne. Of course I found mine a couple of days later. The paper is from my stash and is 2 sided. I paper pieced her clothes. On the inside I had a stamp that said, " I'll have a Cafe-Mocha Vodka-Vallium Latte to go, please." She loved it and I thought it was perfect for the occasion. I hope you are all having a wonderful three day weekend. If you see a soldier today please tell him thank you for his service. This includes past and present. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our Military. Until next time, Happy trails to you Sheri

Sunday, May 20, 2012

First Communion

Our grandson Aaron had his First Communion about a month ago. I have not had a chance to post the card I made for him yet so today seemed like the perfect time. I wish I could be more specific about this one but I am just not sure about lots of things. The stamp is one I have had for years and it is unmounted so I have no idea where it came from. The background paper is a scrap so again, no idea. I do know that I colored with my Copics and cut it out with my Nestabilities. Before taking it out of the Nestie, I sponged some Memories Soft Sand ink onto it. I was happy with the way it came out. I am reading the third in a series of Richard Paul Evans "Walk" series. This one is The Road to Grace. It is excellent. I think it will be a year before the next one comes out. I wish they would come out closer to each other but I can always anticipate a new great read from him. One more week before retirement! Actually 48 hours of work. I have to go in on the 29th but won't stay too long. There was a wonderful party at school last week. Until next time, Happy trails to you..... Sheri

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

We are celebrating Mother's Day at my daughter's home today. Or weather is perfect with temperatures around 70 degrees and sunshine. This morning I planted the last of the Impatiens in my garden. My daughter and I will go to the nursery by her house and see what I can find for a few pots that I need to fill. I love this time of the year! For my card today, I used the tulips from Inky Intics called Tulip Oval. I colored with my Copics and then used Stickles on the border. I cut it out with my scissors. I used Fillable Frames #4 from Papertrey Ink for the frame and sentiment. I am sure the butterfly is from Papertrey as well but I had cut them out a long time ago and put them in my parts box. The cardstock is from Papertrey and I used a Cuttlebug folder to create the "stripes" on it. I made two of them for my girls. I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day and you have plenty of sunshine and warm breezes. Until next time... Happy Trails to you! Sheri