Sausalito, California

Monday, June 24, 2013

Retirement Cards

I have been busy making 2  of these cards for friends that are retiring now. I made this card about a year ago for my a friend of my daughter's and I thought it would make a cool retirement card.  Both of the retirees have pools so I know they will get a kick out of this card.  The inside of this card reads: Good-bye Tension, Hello Pension!!!   For those of you who haven't seen this card before the punches are as follows: Hair, bangs, and glasses-scallop punch, arms-photo corner punch, head- 1 1/4 circle punch, body-tab punch, legs-word window punch. The floating tube was spellbinders circle dies.  Love her belly button ring and pearls. She is adorable!

Not many in the water!

Checking out Old Orchard Beach last weekend with my sister, Chris and her husband, Tom.  Beautiful evening for a walk and dinner outside. Lots of people and summer hadn't arrived yet!

Ferris Wheel -Here I come!
Elvis has been hiding at OOB!
More fun rides!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Adoption Cards x 2

Captain Alan
Adoption Day Cards were fun to make this year.  I did punch art for both of them.  This one is for an 8-year old, blind boy so I added a lot of textures and die cuts.  The eye patch, mustache, earrings and left eye are all textured so that Alan could feel them.  I saw this pirate card on pinterest and had to make it for him because he is very much into pirates now.  I have made a lot of faces with the Top Note die from SU and it is always fun to do.  The kerchief with the next to largest circle nestabilities and the tail of the kerchief is done with spellbinders tags.  The teeth are from the word window punch from SU and the mustache is one of the largest heart nestabilities. The nose is the tag punch from SU. Check out the inside.....

Ahoy Matey!
The sentiment reads, "Celebrating with joy the wonderful treasure that you are!  Happy Adoption Day!".
I made the palm tree with a die cut from Dee's Distinctive which I have used a lot and the base of the palm is free hand with cuttlebug embossing folder.  The treasure chest and pirate boat are stickers.
Chief Aaron

 The second card I made I really have to thank my sister Chris for the idea.  Check out her card here. She made a car and when I was told that Aaron really like firetrucks I thought I would try one. Aaron is 4 years old and I thought he would get a kick out this firetruck.  This is a trifold card with the Top Note die again for the front of the truck and the back of the truck I made to fit the inside section of the card.  The ladder was done free hand but afterwards I realized I could have used sizzix's fence die. The hose was done free hand and the nozzle is just the small slot punch from SU.  The hydrant  is done with a rectangle, large oval punch, the word window, and circle punches. The helmet (in the front seat) is large and small oval punches. 

A closer look
I also wanted to share with you (again I have to thank Chris for this idea) my new magnetic board in my craftroom. I am putting the dies that I use a lot so that they are easier to grab on the frame.  The frame, which I love, I got at "Just the Thing" in Dover NH and added the magnetic sheets from Joann's to hold dies. Love, love, love this idea.  I may have to do a whole wall of different frames to hold on my dies because I do have quite a few but for now it will have to be the ones a use a lot.  Thanks again, Chris!!

Love this!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

"O Say Can You See"
Friday night we headed to the Sea Dogs game in Portland to hear Waterboro Elementary School kids sing the National Anthem before the game.  They did a great job and were so cute!  It definitely was a hot evening for the last day in May but fun.  I was looking around to try and find my husband because he didn't know where I was sitting as he was waiting for all the kids and teachers to arrive since he had their tickets and look who I saw!  See below....

Enjoying the game
My sister Connie and her husband Russ were there watching the game too!!  I was sitting between homeplate and 3rd base and they were sitting between homeplate and 1st base--so they were across from us.  It was a fun evening and below are some more pictures of the game with events for kids inbetween innings and Slugger singing his rendition of "Take me out to the Ball Game".  By the way, the Sea Dogs won!!!  Yeah!!

Slugger having fun

Batter Up
Running the bases with Slugger

Nice Welcome