Saturday, July 28, 2012

Penny Black Flowers

Happy Saturday!  Are you all watching the Olympics?  I just love to watch as much as possible. I loved the opening ceremonies last night.  All 4 1/2 - 5 hours of it. 

For my card today, I chose these Penny Black flowers.  I sponged on some ink from Close to My Heart and for the life of me I can't find the paper where I wrote down the colors.  I then punched some scallops with my SU punch and tied a bow and it was done.  Oh I almost forgot, I did go back and add some clear Stickles to the flowers and they really popped - no matter how I angled the card, I could not get that sparkle to show up. 

We were hoping for rain this week but no such luck.  It has been over a month since we have had a good rain.  We went to my cousin's farm last Monday and you could really see the burned up corn in the fields.  My cousin irrigates so no problems there except for the cost.  It is so sad, last year they were fighting the floods and this year we can't squeeze a drop of rain from the skies.  And the heat has been unrelenting.  We have had many days this month when our thermometer has been between 105 and 111 degrees.  I hope it is better where you are!

Until next time, Happy trails to you :)


Sunday, July 22, 2012

I Scream You Scream We All Scream for Ice Cream

As hot as it has been and still is I thought an ice cream bar card would be appropriate.  We are supposed to hit a high of 104 degrees today.  Yikes!  It has been like this for a month with no end in sight and no rain for a month either.  The farmers fields are dying and people are wilting.  Anyway back to my card. The ice cream treats was a stamp sent that was brought to Des Moines when I went on my stamping retreat in June.  I paper pieced the ice cream for a little more interest.  I colored the cone and sticks with my Copic markers and then used a sun from my stash.  I also sponged around the edges of the green layer. 

Wherever you are, stay cool!

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


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thanks Julie!

I want to thank Julie Price for the wonderful blog candy she sent to me all the way from Australia.  Julie has a wonderful blog  If you don't already see her blog you should check it out!  I could not wait to color up one of the Elizabeth Bell images. Also look at the gift bag she altered.  Isn't it cool?  I loved everything she picked.  It was like she knew my taste.  I used my Copics to color with and a piece of paper and ribbon from my stash.  I like how it turned out.

Is it hot where you are?  Oh my heavens, I think we are going to cook here in Nebraska.  I am not looking forward to winter but a little break from this heat would sure be nice.

I hope you can stay cool wherever you are.  Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Aaron

On the 19th our youngest grandson turns 8 years old.  My how the time flies.  He is such a sweet little stinker.  He always makes me laugh and we have had lots of good times together.  He is having a pool party tonight for his birthday.  It has been so hot here that this is a very good choice!  The card I made was made with stickers and of course I can't remember the brand.  The paper is fireworks paper but I thought it really worked with the stickers.  Aaron is very into video games so I think he will like his card. The second picture is of Aaron taking our puppy, Lucy for a walk.  She adores the kids and will follow them looking for any trouble they can get into together! 

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Anniversary Michelle and Brian

My daughter, Michelle and her husband, Brian are celebrating their 13th anniversary today.  I made this card in celebration.  It is a 6 x 6 card and I put silver behind the white panel.  The white panel is embossed with a Stampin Up! embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the glittered butterflies are rub ons from Royal ad Langnickel Brush. 

Enjoy your day!

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


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Come In, The Water's Fine

Golly, two posts in one day!  Can you tell how hot it is here?  Nothing else to do - well I could clean or something but this is so much more fun!  Anyway I saw a tutorial on GinaK's blog, Stamp TV a couple of days ago and I could not wait to try it.  I am very happy with the results.  After I had the background done, I colored up a Maggie and the inner tube using my stamp positioner.  Of course she is colored with my Copic markers on Papertrey Ink's white cardstock.  I mounted it on a piece of Bazzill green and added some bling and done!  I hope you like her.  I think she is pretty summery and I wish I was on that inner tube about now!
I have entered this into The House That Stamps Built  challenge which is purple and green.
Until next time... Happy trails to you


HAPPY 4th of July and HAPPY Anniversary

Happy Independence Day to all of my fellow Americans.  A day to truly remember what it means to be an American and the freedoms we have.  Today is also the anniversary of one of my group friends and her husband.  A few years ago they took a hot air balloon ride on their anniversary so I made a card to remind them of their ride.  I made the clouds using a scallop cut out from a punch - thanks Georgia.  I tore grass for the bottom and the balloons are gems from The Paper Studio. 

Until next time... Happy trails to you!