Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Cards

My plan was to post every day or at the least once a week to show the cards I  made this Christmas.  Well, the best laid plans certainly didn't pan out!   Here are a couple of new cards.   The penguin is a darling Whimsy stamp that my friend, Bicka has. She was visiting a few weeks ago and I had to stamp a couple.  The puffy stuff is very very old liquid applique.  I was surprised that it still worked.  I colored him with my Copics.  And this one is technically not a Christmas card but I wanted to include it because I think it is so cute.  

The second card is a CASE from someone on Pinterest. I am sorry, I can't remember who it was.  I think I may have made this one before Halloween!  I just loe the colors and the design of it. 

I am wondering if you all got your shopping done?  I have most of mine done but need to pull things out and wrap and see where I can fill in a few holes. 

Oh!  And if you have not read Richard Paul Evans new book, The Noel Diary you must.  It is a story of forgiveness and I believe it is his story.  It is a very quick read but once you start it you can't put it down.   Treat yourself!!

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Sunday, November 26, 2017


I guess I better start putting up my Christmas cards.  Boy it is coming fast, right?  Seems like last week I was handing out candy to trick or treaters and now Thanksgiving is over and it is on to Christmas.  This is a new set I bought this year from Sunny Studio.  I really liked it.  No coloring just stamping so quick and fast. 

I have almost all of my shopping done.  Now it is time to put my thinking cap on and the hard people are left. 

My good friends, Bicka and her husband Tom came last week to visit.  We had a great time together and Lucy loves to see them come.

Well, it is time to decorate a little so

Until next time, Happy trails to you...


Friday, November 17, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Yesterday my Pastor asked if I could make some cards for our shut ins for Thanksgiving.  I told him of course but then my head started to spin with what I could make that would not take too long.  Thanks to a very old Papertrey Ink set and some Nuvo  Drops in Copper Penny I got them all made and set them out today.  Mission accomplished.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Blessed Thanksgiving.  It is my very favorite holiday of the year.

Happy trails to you...


Wednesday, November 8, 2017


I'm finally back.  Been busy here.  And I caught  a cold and have been fighting that.  Finally went to the doctor this morning and she gave me some cough medicine.  Not sleeping is getting old!  She said it is viral Bronchitis.  I have not had that in over 20 years.  I can wait another 20 before getting it again!  LOL  So this card was made using an older Memory Box branch along with some leaves from Impression Obsession.  I popped the fog cardstock up on foam so it stands out from the white base.  I then sprayed it with Glitter Dust from Therm-o-web.  It makes it so sparkly.  I  made two of these and sent them.  One with and one without.  Sure makes a difference!    Looks like a frosty morning with the Glitter Dust.

If anyone reads Joyce Maynard, her newest book is a memoir called The Best of Us.  It is her story about finding love later in life and soon after marrying finds he has pancreatic cancer and their journey through that.  Very well written but terribly sad.  But there were  many laughs as well. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Monday, October 16, 2017


My friend Peggy bought this tree die from Taylored Expressions (I think).  I had the paper and then found these stickers in my stash.  Lightbulb moment.  I really like the way it turned out.  Once in a while my vision comes out like I imagine!

My friend from MA was here all last week and I didn't get a chance to update this.  Been a long time!  Our weather has been perfect.  Here is a video of one of the fun things we did while she was here at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Get Well

I made one more card for NEBUS.  I just got these Gina K stamps in the mail so that is one and  the paper is new from Michaels (love the silver that runs through the grain of the wood.  Also I think but am  not positive that the get well die has never been used.  I have had it in my stash but not sure I have used it before.  I really like how fallish this card turned out.

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Tuesday, September 26, 2017


This is really really NBUS  I decided to take a class from Alyce of Kit and Clowder.  I want to learn the flicking and feathing techniques.  I purchased this digi from Power Poppy and used never before used Copic markers and went to town.  I have all of the colors of Copics but some have never been used.  Sad I know.  Anyway this little number took me four days to complete and I still need lots of practice but it was fun to "have a go" as Alyce would say.  I will enter this one in to the NBUS challenge

Until next time. happy trails to you.  I hope you come back and visit again soon