Wednesday, July 29, 2009


It is in the 70's today which is wonderful for the end of July. Usually we are very very hot with unbearable humidity. So it is a pleasant change of pace. Our walk yesterday and this morning were so nice. I could do this forever! With that in mind, I thought I would post a winter card today. The stamp is from My Favorite Things, of course it was colored with my copics and the paper, ribbon and bling are from my stash.

Until next time ... Happy trails


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Miss Lucy

I have to share a dog tag I got today. This company is wonderful and has super fast service. I think her tag is just a hoot! I had to blur out some pertinent information due to some strange folks out there in internet land. None of which subscribe to this blog but it is the passer byers. Is that a word? hehe Anyway, without further ado...

Happy trails!


Oh! I almost forgot, the website for the tag is I am in no way connected to this company and in fact, don't even know the people but I would certainly recommend them. If you do order from them, please tell them Sheri sent you. I did send her an email and tell her how happy I was and that I was putting it on my blog. Thanks

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today I am sharing another card I made in DesMoines last June. Again, Terri brought her Stampscapes and we all got to play with them. There is not a lot to say about this one. I really need to play with the Stampscapes that I have. Not enough hours in the day to play with all of my toys. I go back to work on the 3rd of August. How am I going to fit 8 hours a day into my busy summer schedule? I am busy every minute of every day. Of course a lot of that time is spent walking with Lucy and making cards and reading. But I enjoy doing all of that. I do really enjoy my job as well and once I get there and get started, it is always fine. Just the idea after all of the freedom! Ok, enough. I am rambling tonight.

Until later, Happy Trails


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Aaron

Today is our youngest grandchilds 5th birthday! Happy Birthday Aaron. How did you get so big so fast? It just doesn't seem possible that he is going to start all day kindergarten in just a few short weeks. I made him a birthday card using stickers. I have a good friend, Georgia, who just makes stickers look amazing on cards. I have always looked at them and wondered how to make them look like hers. When we were in DesMoines she helped me make my first sticker card and then when we came home I tried this one. I am pleased with how it came out. I am sorry that I don't remember who made these stickers but I sure do think they are cute. I tore paper for the dirt and then dirtied it up a bit with Ranger ink. It was fun to do and I sure hope he likes it as well. We are going to see him later today.

Until next time...Happy trails to you!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lacy skirt in the water

I received a new Magnolia in the mail today and had to try her out. I decided she looked like she could be sitting with her feet in the water. I was going for a swimming pool but then spied the fish and thought why not??? Around here there are always logs floating down the river so I perched her on a log and added some vellum for water and then of course the fish. She was fun to do! The fish are from the Perfectly Clear Summer Scene set, the girl and log are from Magnolia. I used my Copics to color everything except the sky and I chalked that. I colored her and then went over it with my VersaMark pen, sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. That allowed me to chalk over the top. It was made on PTI white paper, and framed with Berry Sorbet from PTI and mounted on Night of Navy from Stampin' Up! The water is made with vellum. Sure hope you like Little Miss Maggie.

Until next time - Happy Trails


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

I made this card for a sweet young lady in South Carolina where it is every bit as hot as it is here. The humidity today was pretty high making for a very warm day coupled with temperatures in the low 90's I used a fun Cuttlebug folder for the background on this card and some fun animal stickers for the paw prints. Then I colored the images with my Copic markers and sprayed Glimmermist over the top. The images are from Serendipity I think. They are sure fun summer stamps and don't these animals look like they are having fun??

Until next time...Happy trails


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Time flies

Oh my gosh, where does the time go? I had no idea it had been so long since I posted anything. I hope everyone had a fun safe 4th of July. We sure did. Michelle and Brian came over with the kids, food and fireworks. We grilled hamburgers and made hot dogs for the kids, and then they shot off their fireworks. We had a wonderful show later on from some neighbors across the street from us. Lucy is very happy they are all over though. Next year we will have to tranquilize her. She hated them. Speaking of Lucy, today I thought I would share a picture of her in her car seat. She loves it so I made a scrapbook page of her going to the dog park - her favorite place to play.

Thanks for looking!