Sausalito, California

Friday, September 23, 2022

First Day of Autumn!

My sister's and I are getting ready for our annual craft fair at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, Maine on Saturday, November 5th! This is one of the items that will be for sale. I painted the wood black (found it at Goodwill for $2) and then used IOD's transfers! IOD moulds and transfers are beautiful and so easy to use. Several people have said that it looks like the flowers were painted. I agree but they were not!
This is an item I worked on last month for the fair too! It is made from an oatmeal container. You can use it as a gift box or a centerpiece for your Christmas table/party! I love it when I can recycle something like these 2 items!
Lastly, I have seen so many of these upside down wine glasses made into candle holders. Making little vignettes in the bottom of these candle holders are fun to do. Any theme can work for these cute wineglasses/candle holders. Again I got the wine glasses at Goodwill for $2. Recycle is the theme today! Thanks for stopping by but before you go check out our Etsy shop just search for cooksistersdesigns

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

September Birthdays!

Here are a few cards that I was asked to make for my daughter's friends birthdays. This first one is a Z-fold and is for her friend who has horses. The horses are cut from my cricut and I love how they came out. Happy Birthday Erin!
This card is a card in a box style for her friend who just got a new bike! The bike is a Stampin up stamp set.
Lastly, this is a punch art card for a beer lover. I thought it came out pretty cute!
I finished a kimekomi earlier in the summer to sell on Etsy. It has a gnome on one side and a Christmas tree on the other. The stand does come with it but is not attached. Check out Cooksistersdesigns on Etsy for other items that we have for sale.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Celebrations Continue

I have a few cards that I made for the end of August celebrations. This first one is a beer card that I found on Cricut Access. Beer cards are always a good masculine card to make. The stamp set is from Stampin up.
I found these "sayings" on Pinterest for the inside of the card. Love doing research on Pinterest! LOL!
Happy Birthday Andrea! First time I have made a tower card and it was from Iced Images. I did add the flap on the back so that I could have a longer sentiment. You can see it better in the picture below. The paper collection is Graphic 45.
My last card that I made for August is an anniversary card for a dear, dear friend. It is her First Anniversary and I used the embossing resist technique with some sponging. Of course, I did a beach/nautical scene which is her favorite place to be! Love you Mary & Tom!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

My Birthday Month!

I have a birthday coming up! Here is my first birthday card from a dear dear friend. This is such a beautiful card and looks just like me (ha) that I had to share it on my blog. She loves her cricut and I love mine too but I'm still learning - she is a pro! Thank you Cindy!
Here is a card in a box card that I made for two guys that love the sport of Golf! And their birthdays are this month too! I did use my cricut machine for the golf cart but the other embellishments are stamps from Stampin up. Love the way these came out! Happy Birthday Brian & Tom! Wanted to show the back of card because I love the sentiment that I used (found on Pinterest).
Other Birthday card I made with cricut-the beer mug! I embellished with silver paper for the bubbles and foam but the inside was fun to do too! Love all the sayings that I found on Pinterest. Such a fun fun card to make to a guy who likes his beer! August is a busy birthday month. I'm headed back to the craftroom to make more birthday cards! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Summer Birthday Cards

I am making more pop up cards for August birthdays. Here are a few that I have had fun making like the one above! I am just showing the inside of the cards. Once I started making these I just couldn't stop! Now this is Summer Fun!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

All Occasion Cards

This is a double Z card that I made for my sister and her husband's anniversary that was at the beginning of the month. The background paper is from Stampin up collection and the floral/butterfly paper is from Graphic 45. Always a fun style to make for any occasion.
Closer look at the inside and the sentiment was added to the back of the card.
Birthday card for a friend's grandson who is just starting to play football. He is quite an athlete at his young age of 10. I have made quite a few pop up cards and this is one of them. I thought it came out pretty good. Mostly, I did punch art for the helmet and football for the front of the card. The footballs inside the card is from Elizabeth Craft.
The third card that I made this month is a sympathy card. The paper is from Graphic 45 and it is a double Z fold again. This summer has been a busy month making cards for all occasions but mostly birthday cards. Lastly, I just want to promote our Etsy store. My sisters and I keep adding new items weekly. It won't be long before Christmas items will be showing up. The link to the store is

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Summer is here!

I have started some fun projects for our Etsy store. This one is a wooden cigar box and I used Graphic 45's Lady's Diary paper collection. I added some lace and a pocket inside the box.
The box measures about 9x8 and it is on our Etsy shop. It came out beautifully!
Here is a washboard that I purchased at Brimfield and then painted. I added some floral and modge podged the sign at the top. Perfect for the Laundry Room. I can say that because I have one that I made in my Laundry Room! LOL!
My third project is a metal pocket with metal handles that I painted and put floral transfers on it. I love how it came out. Added some artifical flowers that really "pops"! IOD transfers are the best! Easy to easy and they are so beautiful! Check out Cooksistersdesigns on If there is anything you like just check out our shop! Here is our shop link Thank you for stopping by!