Tuesday, March 7, 2017


I admit it, I am an Altenew addict!  I can't stop using their layered stamps and the Altenew inks.  They are perfect and take all the guess work out of figuring out what colors to layer with. 

We have had some really unusual weather this week and it is only Tuesday!  Yesterday it was 80 degrees! But around 4:00 pm storms rolled in and it poured rain and we had pea sized hail.  I understand that there were several tornadoes in neighboring states and much damage.  It was much cooler after the storms left us.  And now they are talking snow showers on Saturday.  And temperatures in the 40's next week.  Just wonder what the summer will have in store for us this year.  I am finally getting my garage resided after last May's hail storm. 

Nothing else is new here  I am busy working on some Easter cards.  Be back soon!

Happy trails to you...


Friday, February 24, 2017

Altenew Butterflies

For the last couple of weeks we have had spring like weather.  I have been sitting on the deck reading my book and enjoying 75 degree weather in February.  I also made this card using Altenew's butterfly stamps and inks.  Well, all that has changed.  We had very chilly temperatures yesterday and rain started around 5:00 last night.  It later turned to sleet and this morning we have about 1 - 2 inches of snow on the ground with a heavy band of snow heading right for us later this morning.  It is very very windy as well so I guess I am done with the deck sitting for awhile. And just when I was getting used to it! 
I sure hope your weather is better than ours is! 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

So 2017 is flying by just like the last few years have. Gosh, already February!  I bought this new Circle of Leaves die from Simon Says Stamp and decided to try to put some hearts on it.  I like it for Valentines Day of even anniversary.  Easy card to whip up quickly for sure! 

I am still hobbling around but it has been a month now since surgery and I can look back and see how far I have come.  I know I have a long ways to go yet but things are progressing well.  I look forward to the day when I feel confidant enough to go out alone.  So far my girls or my sister have been with me when I go to the store or doctors office. 

I am reading Danielle Steel's newest book Magic.  It is good.  I have not been playing in my craft room much because I can't stay awake long enough to create something! LOL.  I miss it and have lots of ideas for when I get back in there.  Right now the table looks like a bomb went off in there!  I have a friend coming to craft on Monday so I must clean it up a bit. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...  And a very happy valentines day!


Monday, January 30, 2017

The Great Physician

I guess I could have made this card for me!  LOL  I am home and doing well after my knee replacement.  It feels so good to be home!  Now I am going to rehab 3 times a week.  It is grueling but worth it.  I am getting better every day - baby steps.  At least I have not had to deal with winter weather.  We have not had much snow this winter at all - at least so far.  I would be fine with warmer temperatures and rain. Yes we do need moisture.  Today was 56 degrees outside! 

I just read Nicholas Sparks newest book called Two by Two.  It was so very good.  I hate to end a good book.  What are you reading now?

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Thursday, January 19, 2017


This year we have not had a winter.  A day here and a day there but we have only had two snows that had to be moved and I used the leaf blower to move it.  They say next week there is a possibility of snow.  So I thought I would post this card.  Now I am not wishing for snow, don't get me wrong.  I prefer 55 degrees and up and warm breezes.  But I know there are snow lovers out there.   I used a Mo Manning digi and colored with Copics.  Love the scarf, don't you? 

So have you wondered where I have been?  I had my knee replaced.  So I have been out of commission.  Slowly but surely I am getting better.  I can tell you there are more fun ways to spend January. 

How has your winter been??

Until next time, happy trails to you...


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