Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Going for a Bike Ride

Looks like a beautiful day for a bike ride!  As a child I never had a bike.  My parents didn't feel it was safe so I didn't ride with the neighbor kids.  However every summer I would spend a week on the farm with cousins and there was a bike there.  I learned to ride and would spend hours and hours riding around the farm.  This sweet image from Lia Stampz is so fun to color up and makes a great card.  I used some flowers from Martha Stewart as well as her butterfly punch.  Also the doily is Hello Doily from Stampin Up!  and the bottom butterflies are craft tape from Recollections.  So dig out your bike, dust if off and go for a ride today and then go home and grab this cutie and color her up!

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Friday, July 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Today is our grandson's 9th birthday!  It is amazing how fast time flies by.  I found a card very very similar to this on online and I thought I had saved it to give credit but now I can't find it.  Anyway this was so fun to do and he liked it.  When he first started pulling it out of the envelope he stopped and looked at me and said "I already know it's a bunny.  I can tell by his ears".  He was surprised when he saw it was certainly no bunny!  

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


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hummingbird and Flower

Oh gosh, look at this beautiful digital image by Dana's Digis.  It is part of the Whimsy July release and it is now available for only $3.00!  This was a dream to color with my Copics.  I then cut it out with a Spellbinder Nestability and glittered it up.  I used Stickles on the flower, on the hummingbird and also around the edges of the black cardstock.  Of course I had to add a bit of bling as well from my stash.

I have said I would tell you about the books I read and I always forget.  I just finished Lisa Scottoline's newest book titled Don't Go.  It was really good!  A great summer read and there is a lot of summer left.

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


Friday, July 12, 2013


How many times have you known someone who says "the big one got away"?  Well, this little girl has her fish and a ruler so there will be no fish story from her.  Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts.  How could she not catch a fish though?  She has her bucket of worms beside her.    I colored her with Copics, cut her out with Nestabilities and then used paper from the Echo Park Beautiful Life series.  Love all of this series papers!  So bright and summery.

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Anniversary Michelle and Brian

Our daughter and her husband are celebrating their anniversary today.  This is the card I made for them.  I made the butterfly when I got home from Des Moines when we went with my Yahoo friends.  It is an acrylic stamp I have but have no idea who made it.  I have had it for years and I think this is the first time I ever used it.    I used white embossing powder on it and after it dried sponged the color on.  When I got home I used a sentiment from Papertrey and added some bling.  I love the way it turned out.

Happy Anniversary Kids!  We Love You both!

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Lizzie Goes to the Beach

Oh my goodness, look at all the sweetness this card contains.  I  may have to go to the dentist!  This sweetie is a new Whimsy design by StampArt Design by Kathryne.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains to color the white cardstock.  I made clouds with dies from Papertrey Ink and of course colored her with my Copic markers.  I had heard so much about Fran-tage and I had no idea what it was so I went on a search.  I found it and it is shaved ice!  Heck I had shaved ice 12 years ago!  But I have to admit this is pretty cool. Looks like the sand is sparkling in the sun.

It is heating up here in Nebraska and our lakes and pools will look like this very soon.  Time to crank up the air conditioning again. 

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Monday, July 1, 2013

A Night On The Town

It is July 1 and time for another Whimsy Digital Release.  How the time flies!  Our floppy hatted pig is ready for a night on the town!  I think she has a boyfriend and they are going out for a picnic.  Have fun little piggy!  Isn't she just too adorable?  Such a fun image from Crissy's Digis.  There are 120 images of cuteness on her page.  You need to be checking them out if you haven't already.  I promise you will have hours of smiles while you color.   Also check out the new fancy dancy scroll I put on the side.  Last Sunday my yahoo group met in Iowa for 3 days of eating, stamping, eating, laughing, and eating.  Did I mention eating?  I came home looking like this little piggy!  We met for lunch and then shopped where I found this scroll.  It is a Spellbinder die.  I like it a lot.  Next time I think I will cut out the flowers in a different color and pop them on top of the already cut flowers.   Back to my get together.  On Monday we went to Archivers from open till close and stamped and shared ideas all day and then Tuesday got back to Archivers and stamped until around 1:30 when we packed up and went to lunch and sadly parted for another year.  The ladies at Archivers could not have been greater!  Thanks AnnMarie, Vicki and Karin.  We had so much fun!

Until next time, happy trails to you!!!