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


Sunday, September 24, 2017

A big Halloween BOO!

I am joining the NEBUS challenge this go round and you must use something new.  So I chose this new to me paper pack - I bought it last year and never even opened it up until now.  I also used the new Spooky Trees from Taylored Expressions and some spooky eyes that again I bought who knows when but they were new in the package.  When I saw the eyes in my stash, I knew what I had to do with the trees.  It seems funny to make halloween cards when the temperature is 95 degrees outside.  But it is supposed to cool into the 60's and rain starting tomorrow.  However the rain must not have gotten the message because it rained already today! 

Until next time, Happy trails to you!  Thanks for visiting!!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Blended flowers

Did you wonder if I had fallen off the face of the earth?  I have been busy making cards for my church's college students and sending them out.  And I have started my Christmas Cards.  I am in the midst of Christmas around here.  But since it is officially still summer I wanted to showcase this card.  It was so easy to put together. All I did was to die cut the flower with gold card stock and I blended inks on white cardstock and spritzed it with water and I had a finished card!

Has anyone else started their Christmas cards?  When I worked, I always had them completed by the first of August before I went back to work.  I am getting lazy!  LOL

Until next time, happy trails to you...