Sausalito, California

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Retirement Card

This is a 4-panel retirement card for a teacher that my husband, Mark, hired and now she is retiring.  I made this card as a birthday card for my sister, Andrea, in August and there was a lot of measuring. This card has a different tutorial that my other sister, Chris, showed me and it is a little easier and I think I will make more of these.  The tutorial is easy to follow so all you need to do is click here.  You should really try it; it is very easy to follow!  On the front is the Elizabeth Craft rose die which I use a lot and love a lot!!  The paper collection is from Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish!

Here is the inside with the four panels.  Each panel has a topic and are labelled Relax, Retire, Refresh and Rejuvenate!  I used punch art to display each topic on the panels.  Below are pictures of each panels which show the panels up close.  This is a fun card to make!   Tomorrow is the party for Doreen who is a well deserved teacher heading into retirement!!  Congratulations Doreen!!
Relax=Vacation, Retire=No more clocks
Refresh = Drink, Rejuvenate = Music

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nativity Scene

Papertrey Ink has these cute little villages.  They are so cute and little.  My sister, Chris, introduced my other sister and I to them. I love them.  I have had to practice on a few of them which have ended up in the trash but finally got the hang of it.  They are so small and such a great gift for Christmas.  I have been playing with the Nativity stamps and dies making cards and these cute little globes on mason jars.  I have made 3 of them and some cards. I also made an ornament for our tree.  I am going to put the year on it so I know when it was made to put on our tree!  I just ordered the Holiday Lane and can't wait to make this one!  What a great gift and what fun to create!  Never to early to start on your Christmas gifts!!  Thank you for stopping by!!

Getting started

Just need to add candy!
Beautiful as a card!
Love as an ornament too!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Birthday Pocket Letter

Loving these Pocket Letters on Pinterest!  My daughter's birthday is tomorrow so I made her one It is great that I can use Julie Nutting's Prima Doll Stamps too!  I used Lindsey's initials for the middle panels and some school pictures which I have an abundance of!!  The sentiment is in the flap which is in the middle on the right.  Wanted to use some washi tape for the left side but didn't have any that matched.  Gonna look today for some.  It is great that you can use stuff from your stash and paper scraps for this project.  Check out closer pictures below.  Happy Birthday Sweetie!!


Closer look
Baby Lindsey

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Birthday for Andrea!

This is a shaker/pop up card for my sister, Andrea's birthday.  Just getting into the shaker style cards and they are fun to make.  There are so many ways to use shaker cards. I love making them.
This is the pop up part of the card.  On the tutorial, she called it a panel pop up card.  She mentioned that you husband who is an engineer helped her with the mechanics of this card which I thought was interesting. Just click here for the tutorial.  She does a great job explaining it.

Lastly, I wanted to share the card that my sister, Chris made for my birthday last week.  It is so cute and I love the mermaid, especially her hair!  It is a shaker card too!  So cool!!

Love it!



Monday, August 15, 2016

Crazy Birds Birthday

I love using my "Crazy Birds" stamps and dies from Tim Holtz.  I know he has cats and dogs out but something about the birds are so funny!!  Another birthday in the family and this time it is my brother-in-law, Tom.  His birthday is tomorrow and I am glad I didn't wait until the last minute.  I have made this type of card before which, I guess, is called a step block card(?).  The paper collection is from Simple Stories and it is called "Say Cheese II".  I have used this paper collection on mini albums when we have gone to DisneyWorld!  Perfect for Mickey and friends.

This is the back of the card with a banner that says "celebrate" and a little sentiment for Tom.  The picture to the right is a side view.  Happy Birthday Tom!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Princess Julia

This card is for our neighbor.  Her birthday was a couple of days ago and she turned 3! She loves Beauty and the Beast!  She went to Disney last winter and  I saw a picture of her in Beauty's dress so I had to make this card for her.  Punch art is always fun to do! The punches and dress die are from Stampin up.

Can't have Beauty and the Beast card without the rose.  I love this die from Elizabeth Craft.  Makes such a gorgeous rose!!  Happy Birthday Julia!  You are so adorable!!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Nautical Birthday Card

I am loving this Z fold card that I saw on pinterest.  July, August and September are all big birthday months in my family, not to mention some friends too!  This one is for a friend whose birthday is next week.  She loves the beach and anything nautical!  The dies that I used are from Die-namics and the paper collection is from Carta Bella, Ship's Ahoy (I think is the name of it).  With the collection, there was a sticker sheet and I used the lighthouse from that sheet and the lobster and crab.  Everything goes so well together, just love it!  

I put a sentiment on the inside of the card and on the outside.  See below.  Here is the link for instructions for this Z fold.  Just click here. 

This sentiment was on pinterest and added to the back of the card. I thought is was cute for my friend. She will get a kick out of it.  This was fun to do and I think I will make some more with different themes.  Thanks for stopping by.