Sausalito, California

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pop up Adoption Day

Happy A Day!
Front of the card
Here is my second Adoption card that I made for one of the teacher's at Waterboro Elementary School.  It is for a little boy named Alan.  Alan is blind so I tried to make a card that would have some texture to it. I used Martha Stewart balloon punch with gold paper.  It has a smooth texture so Alan can feel the balloons. The cake is a sizzix die and I used real small candles.  They are attached with glue dots. The blue flower is from Prima. Prima flowers are just so beautiful and punch bunch punch for the leaves. On the front of the card I used the owl punch from SU with a little party hat, cuttlebug EF swiss dots, nesties, and MS border punch. This was fun card to make!  Thanks for looking!
Side view pop up

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Adoption Day

My husband is a principal at an elementary school in Maine and one of the teachers at his school needed a card for a friend who has adopted two little boys.  This one is for the 3 year old, Aaron.  This is a special day for he and his brother!  I got the idea from flowerbugnd1 and she used SU punches. Her link is as follows used wide oval and large oval, word window, small circles and slit punch.  The trees are from sizzix and I used the 1 inch square punch  for  the stop sign, just fold it in quarters and cut the angle.  The road was cut by hand. with white uniball pen to make the center lines. I sponged the sky with a scallop punch and used brocade blue to make the clouds. This was a lot of fun to make and the sentiment I also found on SC.

Tomorrow I will make his brother's card so stop by (excuse the pun) and see it!  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Balloons and Cake Galore!

This is my first time making a Sliding Pop up card so I know I need to work on it a little more. But I love the outcome of it. Kim Score's tutorial really explains it well on  her "Cherry on top sliding pop up card" which is on her blog. She shows just how to make the little cake. Check out her blog at

She uses the small tag punch from SU for the base of the cake and I used nestabiities scallop rectangle for the icing  with a little glitter.  The cherry is from SU cupcake punch but I think Kim used just a small circle punch. The stand for the cake is hard to see which I think I will change next time because it is the same color as the background but it is a word window punch and tag punch. The tag punch is cut into a triangle and the word window is cut just a little to give it a little indent.
The balloon punches are Martha Stewart and the hands holding the balloons are Mickey Mouse's. 

If the link for the Cherry on top doesn't work I have Kim's blog  on my blog list below just click on Paperpunch addiction and go to the Cherry on top sliding pop up card to the right where everything is listed.  Have fun!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Celebrate in Style

Happy Birthday is always in fashion!
Making this card was like playing "paperdolls"! Does anyone remember playing paperdolls when you were little.  I used to love to change the dresses, using the paper tabs to keep them on.  Yesterday when I was making this card that is all I could think of, just being a little nostalgic. For the card, I used a dress form template that my sister (figaro) gave me months ago and was playing with punches and came up with this hat.  The buckle is another punch.  It is kind of hard but can you see the gold shoe and pearls?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Poinsetta Christmas

I know it is only May but I promised myself I would start Christmas cards early this year!  If I can make 1-2 a week for the rest of the year, I will be all set for December 25th.  This poinsetta was made with Build a Blossoms punch from SU. There are 16 petals and I stamped them with real red ink before punching. The paper is from Stamped Designs (specialty store in Dover, NH) with tiny little poinsettas on it.  The paper is perfect for this card. The huge pearl in the center of the poinsetta is from Eyelet Outlet. This card was so easy that I think I will make more to send out for Christmas. It gives you the feeling that you are getting a real poinsetta!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Red Cardinals

Since I got back from the CKC Convention in Manchester, NH,  I have wanted to use my new Heartfelt Creations Cardinals.  I bought the stamp and the coordinating Spellbinders dies.  I used my copic markers to color them and perched them on sizzix " little leaves" die.  The flowers are Stampin up Boho Blossoms punch with a little pearl for the center.  This was all set on sizzix Top Note die. The sentiment is Just Rite cling stamp, "You mean the World to me". This was a very simple and quick card to make for just about any occasion. Love making these types of cards to have on hand. Thank you for hanging out with me!

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Stork Will Be Arriving Shortly

My neighbors are having a baby very soon and I wanted a quick card for her so I will be ready when the little ones decides to makes its' entrance.  It will be their first and  I am very happy for them.  I think she told me that they were having a girl but I am ready in case  it's a boy.  I actually saw this punch art stork on Jackie Topa's blog.  She does great punch art and her link is under my blog list if you would like to take a look at her blog. 

I used 1 1/4 inch round punch for the head, the body is SU's oval wide punch in the pink card and medium oval in the blue card.  I think I like the wide oval better.  The wings are embossed with SU EF which I used the Build a Blossom punch.  The leaf from Build a Blossom punch is used for the "bundle". The hat is from a sizzlet snowman head.  The beak was tricky and pretty much free hand.  I made an elongated triangle and cut it in the middle and then overlapped them to make the beak. The "little bundle" is tied together with ribbon.  The ribbon was heated with the embossing gun to give it that "wrinkled look".  Lastly, I sponged the stork with SU yoyo yellow to make it stand out a little more.  I wanted to add a baby head but just couldn't get it to look right so I decided that the baby just would have to be inside nice and warm in the little bundle.  Afterall it is a "little bundle of joy!"  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blue Blossoms

I just received my Boho Blossoms punch from SU so I used it on this card.  This card could be a thankyou or birthday-just any happy occasion!  I used the Build-A-Blossom punch along with the stamp set to make the flower.  The middle of the flower is a light blue rose from SU.  It was actually a hostess gift but I know it is in the catalog.  For a little color I added the bumble bee brad on the petal of the flower, so cute.  It is from Eyelet Outlet. There is embossing on the leaves of the big flower just to give it a little texture. The vine is the bird punch from SU and, of course, Boho Blossoms punch are the little flowers with a pearl in the center.  The side step card is one of my favorite cards to make, having a hard time giving up this type of card but I will I'll try another!  The picture makes this card a little washed out but the paper is Basic Grey and it is very pretty, honest!!  This is just a little card for almost any occasion!! Love those kind!

Side view-side step

Monday, May 2, 2011

CKC Manchester Convention 2011

Heartfelt Creations
Saturday's CKC Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire was so much fun!  I traveled with my sisters, Chris and Connie and friend, Cathy.  Since I love doing both scrapbooking and cardmaking, it was a convention for both.  Heartfelt Creations has got to be my favorite, although, the Outlines booth is a very close second.  Both companies make gorgeous cards. My surprise of the morning was Nestabling from Spellbinders. I can't wait to try out this new bling on a card! The Eyelet Outlet is so cool!  They have almost any image that you can think of.  I bought a nurse's hat with stethoscope since I work in the medical field I have many friends that will find this on their cards.

Heartfelt Creations Booth
Outlines Booth

Vellum flower
Going from booth to booth, store to store and being amazed at the products and creativity that there is.  Can't wait to go back next year!

The Stash