Saturday, November 24, 2012

One Month Left

before Christmas Eve.  No pressure at all!  I thought being retired would put me ahead of the game.  Not so!  Where does the time go and what am I doing with all of the extra I was supposed to have?  I still have a few gifts to buy, I have to wrap everything, I found I needed some more cards so they are in the works, the tree has got to go up yet and any decorating inside needs to be done.  On the finished side is the outside is done - not much, just a lighted wreath and a large vase and birdbath decorated.  Most of my shopping is done - I love cyber shopping!  I have lots of stuff baked and frozen.  So I am making progress.

My card today is a case of Kitty Kraft.  I used the window die and some paper I put through the crimper for the curtain.  I then punched the bottom with a Martha Stewart punch.  I also used a MS punch to punch out the ferns and then some gemstones I turned into holly berries.  I put it all on some blue sparkly paper I have had for years.  It was very easy except I got very sticky putting the fern branches down.  Maybe the Xyron next time. 

Until next time, happy trails to you


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving already.  This year just flew by.  I am in the midst of Christmas baking.  I don't do much but want to make some things to give away.  My kitchen looks like Sandy the Hurricane was here!  Soon the goodies will be filling my freezer.  That will feel so good!  Things are slowly getting back to normal around here after the hospital stay for my husband so like I said last week, we have alot to be thankful for.

My Thanksgiving card was made with some pretty paper I have had in my stash.  I used the leaf from  a Close to My Heart set and tapped Memento Inks on it for color.  Then I cut it out and cut another one from dark brown cardstock for the background of the leaf.  I popped the leaf up with a pop dot and added my sentiment.  Easy peasy!

I wish all of my American friends a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.  Enjoy time with family and friends and if you are a Black Friday shopper, best of luck!  I will sleep in and grab the left overs!

Until next time, happy trails to you....


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Give Thanks

Thought I had forgotten this blog didn't you?  Well the title is very appropriate for the month and especially for my  family right now.   While I was missing, Eulanda changed my blog!  Thanks so much!

Meanwhile the leaves have been swirling all around us.  I spent part of yesterday trying to get them picked up.  Seems like the more I pick up the more than fall.  But at least I am not picking up the same ones twice!  The weather has been so nice but is due to change quickly.  Saturday in the 70's and Sunday in the 30's.  I feel so sorry for everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy and now the snow and winds.

Ok,  my card was so simple!  Just some pretty Bazzill paper, and a K and Co. sticker backed on a piece of distressed scrap paper.  Along with a little bling from Recollections and there you have it!

Until next time, Happy trails to you....