Sausalito, California

Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Happy Birthday card for my husband, Mark!  Love the saying on the front "A little birdie told me that it was your birthday"!  This is perfect with Tim Holtz Crazy Birds!!  These birds are so adorably funny for cards!  Gotta have googly eyes for these birds.  The Building Block style is fun to do too!  I colored the birds with copic markers.

A closer look!
How can you not love these birds. The paper I used is from S.E.I, pretty paper.  The pictures below are side and back views.  The card measures 6x6 so it isn't a small card that I usually make.  Happy Birthday to the best guy I know!!

Side view
And the back view

Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter Thank you

I am obsessed with this stamp set from SU called "Snow Place"!  These penquins are the cutest little guys!  I feel like I am playing "paper dolls"!  Okay, I know I am dating myself but I did love cutting out paper dolls when I was young and changing their clothes.

This is a thank you shaker card for a neighbor that took us to dinner the other night because we helped them move last year on short notice.  It was certainly  unexpected because they were such good neighbors always willing to help us with our dog, Gretel when we were on vacation.  Gretel loved them and they loved Gretel.  We wanted to repay them for their help but being the generous people they are treated us.

Back to the card, I love making shaker cards and this is a cute winter scene.  Just a simple and cute card.  Thank you Marty & Lauren!

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Birthday Party

Here is another Z-fold card that I made this week for a friend's birthday next week.  The theme is a "Birthday Party" - complete with cake, presents, balloons and confetti!!  The sentiment is on the inside of the front and the back has another sentiment.  Check out my pictures below for the back of the card.

Let's Party
Love the owl punch

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

These 2 Thank you cards are for my daughter and son who made out Christmas and our Anniversary special!  They took us to dinner for our Anniversary and Christmas was wonderful spending time with them and family.  My sister, Andrea had the big family Christmas and she did a great job.  I got this stamp set/bundle from Stampin up for Christmas and love them!!  The penquin and the snowmen are adorable!  The trees in the background are from Elizabeth Craft and the big snowflakes are a sizziz die. I love the cute little scarf, tie and ear muffs for the penquins and they snowmen.

Love the sentiment that is included in the stamp set.  It says, "there's snow place like home"! The background behind the penquin is a snowflake cuttlebug EF.  

I have been busy this week cleaning up and out my craftroom.  I got a few things for Christmas so a realized I had to go through my stuff and see what I haven't used in a long time and decided it was time to get rid of stuff.  Believe it or not, I love organizing so it was actually fun to do! I'll have to post some pictures of my craftroom once I get it the way I want it.  This is my first card of the year and again this is a great bundle from Stampin up!!  Happy 2017!

New Year's Eve Fun!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last Snowstorm of 2016!

Winter last year was certainly different than this year!  We have already gotten more snow in December this year than we did the entire winter last year!  I love the seasons that we have in Maine but I hope this winter isn't going to be a record season.   We are headed into January 2017 and I am hoping for a healthy and happy year for family and friends.  Already, I have seen on Facebook that it is going to be a challenging year for some friends so I am praying for their health for 2017.

So pretty!
Heavy, wet snow!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy 36 Years!

Just a quick post to show the card I made for my husband.  It was our 36th Wedding Anniversary yesterday and we celebrated with our children at a new restaurant in Portland called Ribollita last night.  My husband loves Italian food and Ribollita was a hit!!  The best part of the night is that our children picked up the tab!!

This card is similar to one I saw on Pinterest.  I love making fences with the hardwood stamp from Stampin Up.  It is a simple but cute card.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Crafting

Last week's small snowstorm was a good day to have fun in my craftroom!  All presents wrapped and Christmas cards done and mailed, a good time to have some fun for myself.  Papertrey's snow globe die is so versatile.  Loved playing with it and came up with this!  Santa's sleigh and reindeer is so small and adorable from Papertrey's petite places and SU's Christmas tree punch and stamp set are the main theme of the globe.  Just added some snow and snowflakes with a little "Joy"!

These Christmas cards I sent out last week to people that I got cards from that weren't on my list. Love this wreath set from SU.  The background paper is from Simple Stories.  

With only 2 days to Christmas, I hope everyone is ready!  Merry Christmas to all!