Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beachy card

I made this card for a swap awhile back and forgot to post it.  It is an older Gina K stamp set and I watercolored it with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers.  I used fishing line on the starfish and would it tight so that when she opened it it would spin around. 

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Anniversary Michelle and Brian

Today is my daughter and son in love's anniversary!  Eighteen years ago today they were married.  Where do the years go?  I made this card for them and it is all Altenew.  The sentiment is from the Painted Poppy  set, the flowers and leaves from the Dahlia set and the inks are also Altenew's ink.  The only other thing on this card is the Nuvo drops and they are in autumn red. 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

He Will Cover You With His Feathers

When we were in Des Moines at Inspire Papercrafting I saw this feather die I had to have.  It is a Penny Black die.  Then they had these beautiful papers that just had to come home with me!  I had just gotten the sentiment from Papertrey Ink in the mail before we left so one of the first cards I  made was this one.  I dug out my old Frantage embossing powder and used it on the feathers.  I loved how it came out! 

Until next time, happy trails to you!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Flower Lanterns and Group Gathering

On Tuesday my stamping group met at in Des Moines IA.  We spent Tuesday, and Wednesday there all day and then Thursday a half day.  We had so much fun and Dawn, the store owner, and her girls were so helpful.  One of the stamps I bought was Penny Black's Flower Lanterns.  I tried to  make a card but didn't like how it turned out and Harriet suggested another way which did work and this is the finished project.  I just smooshed Distress Inks on my stamp and then spritzed and stamped.  

Here is a picture of all of us outside of Inspire Papercrafting.  This was the eleventh year for our group meeting.  We have ladies who come from Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and California.  We eat, talk, eat, stamp, eat, laugh, and then eat some more. 

Until next time, Happy trails to you


Tuesday, June 6, 2017


I just purchased the new Altenew Enchanted Iris stamp set and sat down and played right away.  I first used their wood pallet background die with weathered wood ink from the distress ink collection.  Then I stamped the iris with Versamark ink on card stock weight vellum and embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers on the wrong side and used the dies to cut them out.  A couple of grass borders with one popped up with 3M tape and the iris tucked in between the two grasses and a gold embossed sentiment with a couple of sequins and this card is finished.

Until next time, happy trails to you!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


I needed a sympathy card for our former pastor and this is what I came up with.  I had the flowers already made.  I usually make too many when I make a card and then save the left overs.  The gray flowers really stands out and makes it so pretty in my opinion.  These are Altenew flowers and  used Altenew inks as well.  The verse is from Verses Rubber Stamps. 

Oh I just finished Lisa Scottolines latest book called One Perfect Lie and it was excellent.  I am not reading Richard Paul Evans newest, The Broken Road.  It too is very good!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017


These flowers are from Altenew and the bow is from a digital stamp set I have.  The wood grain is also from Altenew.  I had a lot of fun coloring them.  Our weather was nice and the tulips and other spring flowers were blooming.  So now two weeks later, we have a freeze warning tonight and today was only in the 40's and real windy.  So cold!  So much for enjoying the lilacs!  I think they said it would be rainy and cold and windy until next Tuesday. 

I just finished a great book called One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline.  I thought it started out slow but when it picked up I couldn't put it down!  Great read. 

Friday is my last day at Physical Therapy for my knee.  So from the 9th of January to the end of April!  A long haul!  They will give me exercises to continue at home. 

Well, I am off to get under my blanket and warm up!  Until next time, Happy Trails to You