Sausalito, California

Friday, November 10, 2017

File Folder Album

For some reason I like making mini albums with file folders.  I think it is so creative plus there isn't as much cutting except to layer the album pages.  The paper collection is from Bo Bunny called Juliet which I have pretty much usedit all with the other projects that I have done this fall.  The video for this cute file folder album is below.  Try it out, it is really easy and fun to do!

Here are some more pictures of the inside and the back of the album.  You can stand it up too!

Pockets on the inside
Pockets on the outside

Additionally, I made a sympathy card  and I used Tim Holtz's dies and Stampin up dies and paper. This was a simple but very pretty card.  Love Stampin up flower die - really makes this card!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Birthday Flag Fold Card

Happy November everyone! It was a challenging week.  We had a terrible wind/rain storm that left 400,000 people without power.  We were lucky that we only lost power for about 16 or 17 hours but some people are just getting their power back today.  Thank you Central Maine Power employees!! So with the power being out, I still was able to work in my craft room and I am loving my  new Marianne Creatable Panda Bear die!! I have the giraffe which I have used for a baby card and this is the first time I have used the Panda Bear.  This type of card is called a Flag Fold Card which I have had saved on Pinterest for quite  a while and just got around to making it.  The link is below for this type of card.  I have seen a few on Pinterest with more flags on the inside which I am going to have to try also.


There are 5 flags inside this card.  Graphic 45's Safari collection is the paper that I used along with some dies and punches.  The stamp set is from JustRite stamps.  I haven't decided who to give this to yet but there are a lot of birthdays coming up! 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Halloween Box Cards

 Here is the last of my Halloween cards. These are shadow box cards which fold flat to mail.  It is also the last of the Echo Park "Happy Halloween" paper collection.  I pretty much used all of it with all the Halloween cards and treat cards I made!  Love the colors in this collection!  The tutorial for this type of card is below. Give it a try it is fun to make!!


Here is a picture of the inside of both of these cards with a little Halloween joke to put a smile on your face.

Inside of the card on the right

Inside of the card on the left

Another Halloween type is a screen card which I think is a type of accordion card.  There is no right side of the card because I decorated both sides of this screen card. These type of cards are fun to decorate - check out the pictures below.

One side of the card

A closer look

The other side of the card

Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween Treats

Now, these test tube Halloween cards are so much fun to make!  Halloween M&M's work great for these test tubes.  The test tubes don't hold a lot but that is fine because I  made them for a bunch of adult friends and they don't need a lot of candy!!  Right???!!!    I have almost used up all of the Echo Park collection that I bought  about a month ago, making cards, boxes and these treat cards.  There is a great sticker sheet and cut aparts that come with this collection and I have used it all up along with my Halloween dies and punches. Here is the  video  for these treat cards which is found at


I forget the lady's name that does the video but she does a wonderful job explaining how to make these treat cards! Below is a picture of the inside of the card.

Added a cute Halloween joke!

The ribbon says "Boo"
Here are the boxes with handles that I made for the trick or treaters on Halloween night!  We don't get a lot of children so I made 5 of these cute boxes.  The link for this box is below and is found on Splitcoast Stampers.  I didn't add the flap--just a handle!  Again, I used the Echo Park Halloween collection!  I have to thank my sister, Chris, for Elizabeth Craft's bat die - it was perfect with this collection! 


Closer look at the side

New Die from Impression Obsession!

I am ready for Halloween night now!  I have one more Halloween card to show you which I will do soon! Love using all my Halloween dies, punches and stamps!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Goodies!

I am loving these cute little coffee cups (4 oz) for Halloween.  I made these for our trip last weekend to New Jersey for my grandnieces!!  How cute are these??  Good news you can use this idea for any holiday or special occasion!  Still using my Halloween collection from Echo Park and some of my dies from Sizzix and the cute pumpkin foam stickers form Michaels.  If you want to make this cute coffee cup holder - check out the link below. Dawn does a great job with her instructions!  Love her videos!

The back of the carrier
Bats at the top of the straw!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Surprise 60th!

This past weekend was a lot of fun in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.  My sister-in-law is turning 60 next month and since some of her sisters  and some of Hal's (my brother) sisters were down for a Patriots vs NY Jets game, Charlotte's daughters gave her a little surprise birthday party.  The folio and card in the above picture were made for Charlotte from Graphic 45 Couture collection and Authenique collection.  I found some pictures to put in the folio and I know Charlotte has a lot of pictures of her daughters, grandchildren and husband to add to it.   I know it is early Charlotte but Happy Birthday to the best sister-in-law!  The weekend was a blast!

Waterfall in the middle
Jill & Cindy
Flaps on both sides
Patriots won!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Campfire Birthday!

"Take a Hike" paper collection by Bo Bunny was the perfect paper for this birthday card for my son's birthday.  His birthday is today! He loves to hike and camp where he lives in California and what a perfect place to explore.  This is a 4-panel, pop up card!  Mostly used stickers from the sticker sheet that came with the collection and a sizzix tree die on the inside of the card.

Love the way it came out and I hope he does too!  Eric just got a rescue puppy this past weekend and named him, Oscar!  Can't wait to meet him in person.  Oscar is part black lab, shepherd and boxer.  Happy Birthday to you, Eric!  Love you!

Adorable Oscar