Sausalito, California

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and visit with friends and family.  Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to share this cute favor for the 15 people coming to our house for Thanksgiving.  I saw this cute pumpkin favor on Pinterest and wanted to make it for Thanksgiving place settings.  Changed the decoration on the front a bit but the basic construction is the same.  It was really fun and easy to make.   Below are some close up pictures of it and also picture of my Thanksgiving tables!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Here are a few of the ones I made!
Fill with candy!
Table #1
Table #2

Monday, November 21, 2016


Here is a quick post for a card that was needed this week. I made this Thanksgiving turkey for a Thank you card.  My husband wanted a Thank you card for the nurse that helps him with his therapy.  I saw this on Pinterest and used Stampin up punches, the large oval punch for his head and feathers, and then tab punch for legs, circle punch for body, hands and beak are the 5-point flower punch and also the scallop punch his lower body.  The sentiment is also an old Stampin up stamp collection. Love the googly eyes!!    Punch art is so much fun to create animals and just about anything you want and you will find it all on Pinterest!

From the deck
First snow fall last night and even though, we know winter is upon us and can be dreaded, it is so pretty!  It probably will be gone by this afternoon or tomorrow but we can enjoy it for a little while and no worries I am sure more will be on the way!

Red, white & blue!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Birthday Girl!

Love Julie Nutting's doll stamps!!  This is a perfect doll stamp for my sister-in-law's birthday this weekend!  I used a project life 3 x 4 card "Lookin good" - for the background of the tag and some dies for decorating the card.  The back of the tag is for the sentiment.

Charlotte and my brother, Hal just became grandparents again for the second time to Rosalie Charlotte this summer and she is a cutie.  We had a great time in October visiting with her and family!  We had so much fun shopping and hanging out at the Cheesecake Factory.  Rosalie and big sister, Amelia are smart shoppers for sure!!  Happy Birthday Charlotte!!

Grammy Charlotte & Rosalie!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Aubrey's Baby Shower

My sister, Phillis is visiting from Georgia and her daughter, Danielle is having a baby in March so we decided to throw a virtual baby shower today via Facetime with Danielle.  Danielle is 6 months pregnant so obviously she wasn't able to make the trip.  This paper collection is from Echo Park which is a pretty collection.  I have used it before to make a baby girl mini album for a friend who had a grand-daughter.  The teddy bear is a Sizzix die and the sentiment is from Stampin up.

This is a pop up card with little pink booties and it says Baby Girl Aubrey!  The booties are a Sizzix die as well as the words "Baby Girl" I really love this collection, pink and brown, so pretty!  On the back, I made a pocket to put cash in it for the baby.  Can't wait to meet sweet Aubrey!

Found this sentiment on Pinterest, "A baby is a wee bit of heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heart full of love!"  Below are some pictures from the Baby Shower today. Fun day!!
Pretty heart garland
Opening cute gifts!

Love these pink baby bottle favors!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

A fun weekend ending today with cute little monsters from the neighbor trick or treating tonight.  I bought these white paperbags and just added the Tim Holtz sizzix Halloween cat with green eyes and a sentiment that says "Trick or Treat" from, I think, Stampendous.  They were obviously really easy and the kids loved them!  It was a great night for trick or treating, not to cold.

Yesterday, my sisters and a very good friend, Cindy got together to make the Papertrey Ink Petite Places on Mason jars.  They are so adorable and so small!  Check out picture below.  Thank you Andrea for hosting this fun Stamp Camp!

The Church
Holiday Lane

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