Sausalito, California

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Sorry I am late posting but I wanted to share some cards that I made for Christmas this year.  I have seen some pretty doors on Splitcoast but whim6915 made the cut for me.  The panels are spellbinders rectangles and I also embossed them to make them a raised panel look.  I added a personal touch with a brad of the initial to whom I was sending the card.  M is for Mott and P is for Peterson which just happens to be my sisters who share the same hobby of papercrafting and cardmaking.  The banner is also from Spellbinders and I used distressed ink from Ranger first and then rock candy for the vintage look to it. 

These cards were fun to make.  Punch art is always fun to see how it all comes together.  I love these Santas on splitcoast and I love being able to use different punches.  Most of the punches were from SU like the ornament for the beard, bird for the mustache, wide oval  for the face and trim of the hat, nestabilities paisley was used for the hat and different round punches for the eyes, nose and pom-pom.  Added some texture on the beard and mustache.

Gretel sleeping
 Christmas Eve we waited for Santa for a while but Gretel stayed right by the tree all night waiting for Santa.  She wasn't going to miss him this year!!

Christmas comes and goes so fast but we all had a wonderful time just getting together.  Wish that we all could be together but some of my family were not able to make it but there is always next year.  Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!

Mom and my daughter, Lindsey

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holly Christmas

Finally starting my Christmas cards!! The stamp is from Great Impressions.  Pretty holly and berry stamp colored with copic markers and added some red bling for some of the berries. The sentiment is computer generated on Spellbinders banner.  I just got some rock candy from Ranger which I used on top after inking it a little with Distress Ink Wild Honey.  Love the vintage feel to the sentiment! Used a little twine at the top of the card to finish it off!  Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Chris & Connie

Last week was my twin sisters birthday, Chris and Connie so I had to get busy with not 1 card but 2!  I was tempted to do the same card but then they got that
most of their lives so I did two different ones.  Plus their birthdays are in December which I am sure Mom and Dad did their best with birthday gifts but somehow people who have birthdays in December must feel like they got short-changed just because Christmas is not that far away. But I never heard either of them complain.
This card is for Chris. I used SU DP which I can't recall the name of it and too lazy to look it up but it is a very pretty design.  Several different layers with the top one having stamped musical notes from a stamp I had and putting Cheery Lynn Designs die on top with SU sentiment on nestabilities die.  The added touch was the Prima flower and a glittery blue brad from SU for the center. I just love the way it came together.  The design idea I used is from Mrsoke.  Check out her card.

The second card is for Connie and I used SU sizzix EF.  Just saying I love this folder!!!!  SU sizzix little leaves were glued on white cardstock and then placed in another SU sizzix EF.  Love this technique!
Added Prima Flowers and MS butterfly punch with
SU sentiment and SU punch. This was the first time that I used this technique and I definitely am going to do it again.  Love this!!!  Thanks for stopping by, now onto Christmas cards!!