Sausalito, California

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Witches Shoes for Halloween!

How cute are these Witches legs???!!!  Click here to see where I got this idea.  It was from my favorite site, Pinterest.  I made my own template for the soles of the shoes.   The top of the leg has some orange frilly binding that I had in my stash.  It is perfect for these shoes.  The spider is from Sizzix. The ribbon says "Boo" and this was also in my stash.  Love that I can use stuff I have had for a while and can use it up for other stuff!  The legs are paper towel rolls and it holds about 4 or 5 small candy bars and a lollypop!

Mr. Spider
At Halloween, I think this is the most used die that I have.  I have had it for 3 or 4 years and I always use it.  He is so adorable and with googly eyes it raises it to the next level.

A Pair!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween Shaker Card

Loving using my new Stampin "Jar of Love" stamp and die set!  The Z fold card is so fun and easy to make. Googly eyes in the jar for the Witches Brew is perfect!  I haven't used the owl punch from SU in a while and it makes such an adorable witch, I had to use it.  Never know what you are going to find in a witches brew!

In the open position you can see the sentiment on the left side of the card.  A closer look at the kettle of witches brew to the right. This was made with Nestabiities circle, SU tab punch, and the brew is from Martha Stewart's border punch.  I had a lot of fun designing and making this card! Just love Halloween!

Closed position

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Triangle Fold Card for Halloween!

My first Halloween card of the season is made with Stampin up's Jar of Love Stamp Set and Dies. The front of the card is a jar of eyes!  Just click here for the tutorial for this style card.  It is held closed with a ribbon.

 The inside of the card is decorated with dies from Sizzix and the paper is from Simple Stories. The picture below shows the sentiment that I used for this card. It will be Halloween in just a few weeks and I have just a couple more cards to make.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Another Pocket Letter Birthday

I am having so much fun making these pocket letters!  I get to use dies and embellishments that I haven't used in a while.  Last month, I made one for my daughter's birthday and this month it is for my son's birthday which is next week.  This one is all about him!  He loves sports, bike riding, sailing, traveling and camping.  Below are some close up pictures of the different pockets and the chunky charm I made.  There are two flap pockets on the right side of the pocket letter.  Well, I am headed off to do some errands and one of them is to put this in the mail.  Happy Birthday Eric! Love you!

Scrabble tiles for Eric's initials are a cool way to personalize this fun "card"!

Closer look
What a cutie!
Chunky Charms!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Our Gretel

Puppy Gretel
It was been a week since my husband, my children and I have had to say "good-bye" to our devoted and loving Gretel.  My husband and I are really "empty-nesters" now.  She was such a wonderful pet who loved us and we loved her.   Gretel was always ready for anything whether it be a ride, walk or just watching us work around the house.  When someone came to visit, she was there to greet them. The past 10 1/2 years have been so amazing with her.  I received a sympathy card in the mail today from a friend and it reads -  "A pet is a special part of your family who will always have a special place in your heart. They are gone from our sight... but never our memory, gone from our hearing... but never gone from our hearts, gone from our touch... but their presence is felt and the love that they gave us never departs." They is so very true.  Will always remember and love you, sweet girl, Gretel.

Fun-loving Gretel
Regal Gretel

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

11th Anniversary!

Just a quick post to show this card. This is for my sister and her husband's 11th Wedding Anniversary!  We celebrated at Longhorn for dinner the other night.  I wanted to use my Spellbinder's hearts and I love Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper which is so pretty!   Really had fun making this card - check out the inside of the card below.

Such gorgeous paper!

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