Sausalito, California

Monday, August 26, 2013

Summer Babies

First time I used this bootie die
A couple of little girls were born this summer.  One's name is Charlotte Lillian and the other one's name is Julia.  I decorated the bag that the gift was in for Charlotte using the sizzix bootie die.  I used nestabilities to make it into a tag with the circle and scallop die.  So happy I could use pink!

For Baby Charlotte
For Charlotte's card, I found this template on pinterest and added some lace at the collar and around the hem with a white bow at the neck of the dress. You could make it so that it opened but I decided not to
and put the sentiment on the back of the dress.

Pretty dresses, little curls, Oh thank heaven for little girls!
For Baby Julia!
I made a funky fold card for our neighbor's who had a baby about 3 weeks ago and her name is Julia! I love the little sizzix baby head peeking out of the carriage.  The colors are pink and brown which I even used for the cute little outfit that I got for Julia!  I really matched everything for her right down to the curl on her head!
I really love making baby cards so I even made an extra one, which is below, to have on hand!  I saw it on pinterest and thought it was adorable! Thanks for checking this out!

Ready for the next baby!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tom's Birthday

Had to share this quick, cute Mickey card for my brother-in-law's birthday that was last Friday, August 16th.  He is an avid collector of all things Mickey. I thought he might get a kick out of this one because who doesn't love Mickey! I used nestabilities for the circles and SU punches for the sentiment. Like I said, "quick and easy".  Happy Birthday Tom!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lobster Pot

I saw this card on pinterest and laughed right out loud!  In my office, one of my co-workers is leaving so I thought this would be a great card for her.  It was a hit!  She loved it and actually one of the other girls wanted me to make it for her boyfriend for his birthday because he worked in a lobster pound.  The inside message says "We are going to miss you!" Check out this card from pinterest.  There were no directions regarding what punches to use so  I used the following: lid-large oval, cut in half and word window (only the tip) for the knob; pot-square nestability with the corners rounded; handles-buckle punch which I cut in half; the lobster is from sizzix.  I added black pearls for the corners of the card for a little more decoration. 

It has been a summer of lobsters for sure!  My birthday was last weekend and we had a small pool party with family to celebrate two of my sisters birthdays  (Adrianne and Andrea) as well as mine.  Lots of fun and the weather cooperated!!!  We hate to see the summer go! Thanks for stopping by!
Temperature of the water 75
Floating Russ
Adorable Ezra
Birthday lobsters

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Birthdays

July and August are big birthday months with family and friends!  Love making birthday cards! Birthday cards for my brother, sister and my bestie, Mary!

Love the pearls on the flowers!
Love my new Gazebo from Spellbinders! I used the mini Tilda with the balloon-she fit perfectly! MS punch fence (which I use a lot) with some cute brads, ladybug, bumble bee and can you see the dragonfly?  Memory  box bird and Savannah border.  The grass is from, I think, Die-namics!  Love the funky fold style of card. Happy Birthday Andrea!

Spells MARY!

I wanted to try a waterfall slide card.  How perfect that my girlfriend's name is Mary!  Just 4 letters and perfect for this kind of card.  Directions for this card was done by Dawn. She does a great video explaining it.
Pull the yellow ribbon!
Back of the card!
Last but not least is my brother, Hal. His passion is baseball but I have done so many baseball cards for him on his birthday that I thought I would do his second passion, golf!  Love this card that I saw on pinterest.  I couldn't find any directions for it so I just winged it.  It is punch art which is a passion of mine. I used the paisley nestabilities die to start and had to cut it down to a club, which I did freehand.  The club was all done freehand. The tee is from SU build a blossom punch and the ball is just the circle nestability.  "Happy Birthday" is a sizzix die.  Check out the inside message-found on the internet.  Happy Birthday Hal!

Love the punch art!

Happy Birthday Hal!