Sausalito, California

Friday, May 31, 2013

Bendi-Fold Card

I saw this card on pinterest and watched the tutorial on splitcoast on how to make this new type of card.  Please check out this tutorial by Bibiana.  She does a great job showing how it is done. I used Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish for the very front with some small little flowers.  Memory box dies for the bird, branch and leaves as well as the tree in the inner most fold.  I wanted to put a cat or dog running in the field but I didn't have one but that will have to be my next purchase.  MS punch for the fence with more flowers. Check out below for more pictures of the inside of the card and the sentiment for a Happy Birthday to someone special.  It is great because it does fold down and fits into a 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 envelope. Thanks Bibiana!!

Inside with the sentiment

Happy Birthday- Hope your day is as special as you are!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Birthday Tag

Making this birthday tag was a lot of fun! Julie Nutting's doll stamps from Prima marketing are so cute.  I feel like I am 8 years old again playing with paper dolls. I think I am going to hold onto this one and give it to my daughter in September for her birthday.

I used copic markers to color in her dress but next time I am going to try and use a different papers for her dress like Julie did here.  Check out Julie Nutting's video for some great ideas. The tag measures 9 1/4 x 3 3/4.  Decorating the tag, I used prima flowers, memory box die, Brenda Walton's memory pockets and some bling for her headband and necklace. The sentiment says "all love is sweet".  I will add a "Happy Birthday" banner for Lindsey's birthday later.  I can't wait to make another one!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is a special day for all  mothers. I wanted to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day.  This is a picture of my mother at her 50th Wedding Anniversary Party that all her children gave my Dad and her in1998.  My Mom and Dad had 8 children and were very, very busy as you can imagine.  She is a very special lady!  Love you Mom!

We are celebrating with her today at a luncheon today.  She is a self taught pianist so I thought the card I made for her is appropriate. 

I saw this on pinterest and immediately thought of my mom.  I used Stampin up products such as the tab and label punch, as well as the Top Note die and sentiment.  The fern punch is a Martha Stewart punch and the leaf vine is from Dee's Distinctively (which is my new favorite leaf die).  The flowers are from Prima.

I found this sentiment on the internet.  It is hard to read but I really liked it for my mother.  Hope all of you have a Happy Mother's Day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 10, 2013

I Can't Believe It!

My sisters and I are planning a 50th birthday party for my younger sister, Andrea!  I can't believe she is turning 50 this summer.  We are having the party early because her actual 50th birthday isn't until August but we wanted to surprise her. She definitely will be surprised since we are having the party 3 months ahead.  My sister, Phillis, will be here from Florida and my mom's birthday is May 20th so we thought this would be a good way to get her there without any suspicions and just tell her it is a party for Mom!!

The picture doesn't show the color very well, I think, because it is behind glass but I used 20 different pictures of Andrea.  I wanted to show her as a young little girl (school pictures) and as she is today, a lovely mother and wife!  I used a lot of different elements like stickers, sizzix, nestabilities, punches and chipboard. This was definitely a lot of fun to make and I hope she will love it!  She was such a little cutie growing up!!
Love her to pieces.  Happy 50th Birthday Andrea!!

Love her wedding picture!
A wonderful Mom!