Friday, December 30, 2016

Altenew Peony

Christmas is over and while it was very nice, I am now ready for warm weather and lots of sunshine and flowers.  That is not going to happen for quite awhile so I make my own flowers!  

I am having so much fun with the Altenew layered stamps and the Altenew inks.  This looks like it would take forever, but not really if you follow their layering guide.  I sent this one to a friend for her
birthday and she loved it.

Happy New Year to all of you!  It seems really strange that it is already to be 2017 when it was not that long ago we were preparing for no connections, buying up bottled water etc while we waited for 2000. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

This is a Penny Black die that I cut out and colored.  I do like how it came out but I have a question for you.  Is it too plain or does the sentiment belong on the front of the card.  Just a simple Merry Christmas.  It is hard to see but I used a Tim Holtz stencil behind the flower for some interest. 

Have a wonderful day with family and friends.  I hope it is the Merriest Christmas ever!  God bless you all


Monday, December 19, 2016

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

The sentiment is  from a new Simon Says Stamp set I bought awhile back and I love it!  The tree,  snow and deer are all die cuts.  I sponged blue onto the card for sun and then used Stickles on the snow and the trees to make them glisten. 

Can you even believe Christmas is here?  This whole year flew by way too fast.  It was a busy year with lots of travel and friends. 

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Warm Wishes

I can't believe I didn't take a picture of any of the Christmas cards I made.  Not one!  I made this one last year but it is so appropriate for today.  It is so cold here right now.  We had a wonderful long fall and I think I was hoping that it would last forever but when the bottom fell out it fell out!  We even had a bit of snow the other day.  Ok, I have experienced snow and cold so I am ready for 70 and tulips!  I am so done with winter - already!

Are you all ready for Christmas?  I think I have gotten all the shopping completed but now have to wrap to see if I have everything.  Decorating is done and we are singing carols at church.  I do love the music, the lights and the gentleness Christmas brings.  I wish it were that way year round.

Until next time, Happy trails to you...