Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tombstones and Ghosts

Here are a couple more Halloween cards I put together for my grandson's. I love the paper from Hobby Lobby in the one with the basket.  I believe I made some envelopes out of that paper as well.  The bats are punches from Martha Stewart punched on black shiny cardstock.  The border punch is also a Martha punch.  On the top card I used a Memory Box box die.  It went through the Cuttlebug so easy and cut so nice.  The ghosts are from a PTI set and I cut them out. 

Are you ready for Halloween?  We are and we have the chilly weather to show for it.  Today at least is sunny and bright but not warm.  How long until the nice spring days come around again? 

Happy Halloween to you all!  Until we meet again, Happy trails to you......


Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Hills are Alive.....

Ok, so this is not what you expected, right?  Did you think Julie Andrews would be here today?  Or maybe the Von Trapps?  Well, I was almost as excited when I learned to  make hills.  After  many failed attempts I learned to push the ink up instead of across the paper.  What a difference it makes!    Anyway I used Memento inks on this and I am sorry but I don't remember the stamp I used. I can tell you that I stamped some of the flowers off and then restamped on my card.   I used my Nestabilities as a template for the clouds. 

Our little Lucy will turn 4 years old on Monday.  Sure doesn't seem that we have had her for almost 4 years now.  She got a haircut today so she will be so pretty on her birthday! In this picture she was riding in my bag. Or trying to!  Neither of us had tried that one before :)

I haven't talked much about the books I have been reading.  I read Danielle Steels and Debbie Macomber's newest releases and they were both excellent.  Friends Forever and the Inn At Rose Harbor. Now I have just started Mitch Albom's The Time Keeper.  I think it will be very good as well.

After a few pretty chilly days, rain and winds, we are supposed to warm up.  All week is supposed to be pretty nice.  I hope to be outdoors as much as possible.  I hope you have a wonderful week as well.

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


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spooky Spiders

Ok, maybe not so spooky.  But aren't they cute?  I started with PTI paper and added the heads with scraps.  Just punched circles is all it is.  I glued on the google eyes and drew on the legs.  Found a sentiment and a web and done.  Very quick card but I had fun making it.  You can't see it here but I have sparkley on the web and also around the sides of the card with Stickles.  Are you ready for Halloween?  Do you have many out trick or treating at your house?  I find the numbers are dwindling each year.  I especially love seeing the little ones all dressed up and excited.  We try to go a little healthy in our treat giving.  We bought bags of popcorn and bags of pretzels to pass out. 

It has been a busy week here.  And our weather has been really nice.  Today is a bit warm at about 73 degrees but the rest of the week has been in the 50's and 60's.  I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the weather where you are.

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


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Window

Another fall card to share with you today.  I have these Memory Box dies and wanted to use them so cut out this window and the flower box.  Then die cut the flowers - believe it or not they are all single flowers!  I cut them 4 times in green and then glued the colored flowers over the green flower.  I borrowed a fern punch from my friend, Georgia and made the top window decoration.  I have now gotten my own fern punch.  They are hard to find around here!  I used some background paper from my stash that is forever old and there you have it. 

We have had our first freeze.  Makes me so sad.  It has been so chilly but tomorrow is supposed to get up to 70.  A great day to mow the lawn and finish up outside things. 

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