Sausalito, California

Monday, June 30, 2014

Beautiful Wedding, Beautiful Couple

Last weekend was my nephew's, Nathaniel and his fiance, Kristin's Wedding day!  It was a gorgeous day and the setting was at the York Harbor Inn in  York, Maine.  It was a gorgeous wedding and a beautiful setting!!  The Wedding was on Sunday, June 22nd at 4 pm.  My sister's grandson, Ezra, was the ring-bearer and he was so adorable.  He did a fantastic job, taking care of those wedding rings.  He had them in a treasure chest!!  This is his third wedding in 2 years, he has become a professional!!  The colors of the wedding were brown (chocolate) and teal, so beautiful! We were so happy to share this beautiful day with them!! Just lovely!!  Happy Wedding Day to Nathaniel and Kristin Wallace! See you after your honeymoon!  They were off to Jamaica Monday morning bright and early!

Ring Bearer and the Flower Girl

My sister, Connie and her husband, Russ
Mr & Mrs Nathaniel Wallace
The Wedding Cake

Me and my siblings

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Father's Day Grill

Tomorrow is Father's Day and I wanted to make a card for my husband.  Mark is the one that does the grilling at our house so why not show him how much I appreciate it, especially since I hate doing it.  I saw this punch art grill on Pinterest and I had the apron sizzix diecut so I thought they would go perfect together. I remember my father had a barbecue apron that said "#1 Dad" on the front of it.  He wore it all the time in the summer when he was grilling.  The design of this card is a Z fold.  It measures 8 1/2 X 5 and it is scored on the long side at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4.  The grill is a circle, cut in half and hinged with a silver brad.  I used SU swirls sizzlet for the smoke.  The legs are the tab punch and I used the tab punch again for the inside of the grill and for the hamburger. When the card is closed, see below, most of the apron is hidden.  Thanks for stopping by.

Card Closed

Sentiment inside

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Retiring Leo

This time of year is not only weddings and graduations but also retirement parties!  A very good music teacher at my husband's school is retiring after 30 years at Waterboro Elementary School.  He was there 1 year before my husband started at the school. My husband, Mark, has also decided to retire this year as it has been a hard year with budget cuts and having 37 years in education, it was time for new blood.

Leo's party was last night and it was a lot of fun!  I saw this card in the box on pinterest.  I have made a lot of the standard size ones but this one is longer.  The measurement for cutting is 11 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches and then score on the long side at 3 7/8, 5 1/2, 9 3/8 and 11 inches, then turn to the short side and score at 2 1/8. This link will tell you the rest of the measurements for the inserts.  The design of the card I also saw on pinterest and wanted to make it a piano since it would be so perfect for Leo. He plays many instruments and also gives piano lessons to children. 

Mark helped me with the sentiment on the back which also was perfect because Leo is going to start his piano tuning business in his retirement years.  We wish the best for Leo and his family in his retirement. He certainly deserves it. Some pictures from the party below......

Paula roasting Leo!
Leo hanging in there for the roasting!