Saturday, January 13, 2018

Be the Change

I made this card a long time ago for a swap and really liked how it came out.  I used my Zig  markers to color it and of course Altenew new flowers.  I embossed it all in gold embossing powder. 

Well last time I blogged it was frigid.  We had about 4 days of really nice weather and we walked every one of them.  Last Wednesday it got up to 50 degrees!  Then a front came in on Wednesday night and by morning we had ice.  Then it started snowing.  We were lucky that we only got maybe a half inch but it was so windy and cold!  I stayed in all day!!  Now we are back in the deep freeze once again.  Someone please tell me we will get spring this year.  I know it is way too early to think about spring but I do each time I open the door!    I thank God daily for a warm house and food to eat.  I am lucky indeed. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Does this scene look frigid?  Well in Nebraska we were colder than the Antarctic this weekend!  I have not been out of my house since Friday and really have no desire to go outside.  I have been playing in my craft room, cleaning out closets and medicine cabinets, and reading.  Anyway back to the card, I used some very old dp on this one and a new stamp and die set from MFT.  I think it is just such a cute set.  But I am really going to try to refrain from purchasing and use what I have.  I only have so much room!  It will be a challenge but I am hoping I can stick to it. 

It has been so cold here that Lucy has a real hard time in the snow and her feet are so tender.  So she wears her boots when she goes outside and is just fine.  I never knew how useful they would really be!

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope your 2018 is the best ever.

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Monday, December 25, 2017

Lucy and I

Lucy and I thought we would take a minute to pop in and wish everyone a very Merrry Christmas!  It is sure cold here.  But Lucy is bundled up!  Isn't this a cute little stamp?  I couldn't resist although Lucy would never allow me to put anything on her head. 


Lucy and Family

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas Cards

My intention was to post often this season but my plans didn't work out.  So today you get three of my cards I made this year.   Nothing exceptional about any of them but if you have questions, please feel free to ask. The first card is all Stampin Up!, the second one is a stamp from Stampendous and the third a stamp from Penny Black.  I hope you are all ready for Christmas.  I finally am all set to go!  It is a big job, isn't it?    I hope you all have a safe and fun Holiday with family and friends. 

Happy trails to you...


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...