Sausalito, California

Friday, February 17, 2017

With Sympathy

Just a quick post for this Sympathy Card.  This Double Z card was made for a friend.  Her dad passed away this past week. The paper is from Stampin up that I have had for a while so I can't remember the name of the collection.  Love the purple and white paper.  This is a fun fold to make for any occasion.  All I used was punches and dies.  Thanks for stopping by to check out this simple card.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Minions for February!

Minions are the cutest!  My brother-in-law's birthday is next week and this past summer he was here doing the 4-corners of the USA on his motorcycle with his son-in-law!  They did it in 21 days and I can't remember how many miles but what a tremendous trip for them!  While Sandy was here, he had a minion that he couldn't put down so appropriate is this card.  It is a pop up card from Sizzix.  The small minions on the front are punch art using the owl punch from  SU.

Inside is the pop up minion holding his balloon!  This minion is a little bigger using the a framelit die from SU.  Click here for my inspiration for this minion.  I found it on pinterest (where else?)

Here is a closer look at this cute little minion.  It feels good to be back in my craftroom  This is my first card I made since being home on a 2-week vacation in Florida visiting friends and family.  Here are a few photos of our trip.  We went from Orlando to Sun City to visit my husband's 99 year old aunt, then back to Orlando.  We traveled the next day to the Everglades, Key Largo, Key West and then back to the Everglades.  Our friends took us to Bok Towers and then the last week went to DisneyWorld.  It is good to be home even if we did get 15 inches of snow the following day but it sure was a super trip!!  Check out some pictures below of some of my favorite pictures.  I did say some because I took a  lot of pictures!!

On the run!
Dear Friends
Key Largo Sunset
Key West Signage!

Bok Tower
More fun with Friends at Disney

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cupcake for 90th Birthday

Here is a tent card for a 90th birthday!  Mrs. Verrill was a very good friend of my parents.  She was a fun neighbor when I was growing up.

This is a fun fold to make and I love Elizabeth Craft's glitter stickers!  I used MS butterfly and leaf punches with Memory box flower die.  Below are a few photos of a side and back view of this card! Happy 90th Birthday Shirley!

Sorry this photo is a little blurry but I deleted the picture before I check it.  Love this paper which is from Graphic 45, Gilded Lily.  and the die is from SU.

This side view of the card and it shows how the card stands up.  The paper I used is from SU and Graphic 45.

Monday, January 23, 2017

My Valentine!

I have started making my Valentine's Day cards because it will be here before you know it.  This one is for my husband.  It is the twist and pop card, using Mon Amour from Graphic 45.  The paper is beautiful!  I am glad I don't have to mail this because the embellishments I used inside and out make the card a little thick.  When I make this card again, I think I will put a gusset in it.

The paper from Graphic 45 makes this card so special.  The cupids are dies from Die-namics and the lace heart die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  It is kind of hard to see but the letters L O V E are glittered letters from Michael's.  They fit perfectly in the hearts from Spellbinders/Nestabilities.  Still need to make a couple more Valentine's Day cards.  Thanks for checking this card out!

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