Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Online Card Class - Rainbow

I am taking the Rainbow card class and this was one of the cards I made for today's lesson.  It was a tough day with lots of computer problems which are all now fixed so I treated myself to an evening in my craft room.  Of course the rainbow is the lesson part of this card.

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Monday, August 7, 2017

Vacation

I made this card for a friend as a swap card.  I believe she will have it by now and I am not sure she sees my blog.  But we just got back from a two week vacation at the beach!  I thought this card would be perfect!  We went to Myrtle Beach and spent a week laying in our beach chairs and walking along the beach collecting seashells.  My daughter and her family and I went.  We stopped at Churchill Downs on the way and saw where they have the Kentucky Derby.  Much less crowded and it was fun!  We saw the horses exercise too so a mini mini derby. LOL.  We went to Charleston South Carolina one day and saw the sights there.  I bought a sweet grass basket from a sweet lady named Trudy.  On the way home we stayed a couple of nights in Asheville North Carolina and rode in the a steam engine through the Great Smokey Mountains.  Then onto Nashville for a couple of days.  We finished up in St. Louis and went into the Arch.  I have been to St. Louis many times but never in the Arch.  The kids have been several times.  Now back home and have many memories.

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beachy card

I made this card for a swap awhile back and forgot to post it.  It is an older Gina K stamp set and I watercolored it with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers.  I used fishing line on the starfish and would it tight so that when she opened it it would spin around. 

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Sheri

Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Anniversary Michelle and Brian

Today is my daughter and son in love's anniversary!  Eighteen years ago today they were married.  Where do the years go?  I made this card for them and it is all Altenew.  The sentiment is from the Painted Poppy  set, the flowers and leaves from the Dahlia set and the inks are also Altenew's ink.  The only other thing on this card is the Nuvo drops and they are in autumn red. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...

Sheri

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

He Will Cover You With His Feathers

When we were in Des Moines at Inspire Papercrafting I saw this feather die I had to have.  It is a Penny Black die.  Then they had these beautiful papers that just had to come home with me!  I had just gotten the sentiment from Papertrey Ink in the mail before we left so one of the first cards I  made was this one.  I dug out my old Frantage embossing powder and used it on the feathers.  I loved how it came out! 

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Sheri

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Flower Lanterns and Group Gathering

On Tuesday my stamping group met at http://inspirepapercrafting.com/ in Des Moines IA.  We spent Tuesday, and Wednesday there all day and then Thursday a half day.  We had so much fun and Dawn, the store owner, and her girls were so helpful.  One of the stamps I bought was Penny Black's Flower Lanterns.  I tried to  make a card but didn't like how it turned out and Harriet suggested another way which did work and this is the finished project.  I just smooshed Distress Inks on my stamp and then spritzed and stamped.  

Here is a picture of all of us outside of Inspire Papercrafting.  This was the eleventh year for our group meeting.  We have ladies who come from Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and California.  We eat, talk, eat, stamp, eat, laugh, and then eat some more. 

Until next time, Happy trails to you

Sheri



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ALTENEW IRIS

I just purchased the new Altenew Enchanted Iris stamp set and sat down and played right away.  I first used their wood pallet background die with weathered wood ink from the distress ink collection.  Then I stamped the iris with Versamark ink on card stock weight vellum and embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers on the wrong side and used the dies to cut them out.  A couple of grass borders with one popped up with 3M tape and the iris tucked in between the two grasses and a gold embossed sentiment with a couple of sequins and this card is finished.

Until next time, happy trails to you!
Sheri