Sausalito, California

Friday, October 31, 2014

Graphic 45 Folios

After a saw Ginger's (My sister's scrapper) tutorial on this folio, I wanted to make a couple of them for gifts. This one is Graphic 45 By the Sea paper which I made for myself with pictures of my husband's family going on a schooner trip around Casco Bay back in the fall of 2007.  Check out the inside of the folio below.  I just love all these colors in the collection.

The tutorial for this folio is very easy to follow.  Ginger Ropp does a great job explaining this and her video is here.  This folio doesn't take very long to make.  I can make this folio in about 4-5 hours.

 The folio below is made with Graphic 45 Mother Goose paper for my coworker because her daughter turned a year old in August and she had some birthday party pictures to put in it.  I wanted to make it as girly as I could using a lot of the girl pictures from the Mother Goose collection and added some lace on the front cover.  You have to give it a try!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Mother Goose Folio for Lacey
Pocket side of the folio
Waterfall side of the folio

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Job Well Done!

This has been on my husband's "to do list" all summer and finally have gotten around to doing it with the help of my brother-in-law, Russ and our neighbor Marty!!  I didn't take a "before" picture but it was really in bad shape with mushrooms growing out of it!  (As Jimmy Fallon says, "Ew"!)  This is the wall underneath our deck which encloses our pool and gardening stuff.  I love that Russ and Mark trimmed around the windows! Marty had a lot of the lumber that we used and the jack to hold up the deck because the headers had to be replaced.  Mark and Russ did the contruction/replacement job which came out terrific.  It was 2 1/2 days work!!    I have an idea for Marty to thank him but Russ and Connie are giving us a hard time but we will not stop until this is taken care of!!  Thank you so much Russ and Marty!!

Of course, I had to make a cute little tag for Marty's bottle of Jack Daniels!!  Love the Halloween paper!  I had it leftover from last Halloween and I can't remember the name of the line.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ninja Turtle Birthday

Happy Birthday to my son, Eric!  His birthday is next week and I hope it will get a kick out of this card when he gets it!!  He loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles growing up and when I saw a card on pinterest with them on it,  I had to make one for Eric.  Instead, I made a "card in a box" card because I don't think I have made one for him yet.  The punches are all from SU.  The head is circle and the large oval punch.  The wrap on their eyes is the tab punch and the small banner punch.   On one side is pizza punch art and the other side is crossed swords.  This type of card worked out perfectly because it looks like the turtles are coming out of the sewer hole.  Behind the turtles is the manhole cover with the initials TMNT!!  Check out some pictures below!  This was a fun card to make!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Closer look at the Turtles and manhole cover!
They loved pizza!
Can't fight without your swords!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Ghostly Halloween

A couple of weeks ago my sisters and I had a SU party.  Our consultant, Cathy, showed us some new products and we did a fun card!  I wanted to show some of the girls the card in the box.  This is what we made.  Love the owl punch from SU!  It makes such cute ghosts!!   We had a great time!   The ghost on the front flap and the spider on the side flap are from sizzix as well as the tree.  Fun,  fun,  fun SU party!
Closer scary look!
MS border punch
Love this Sizzix black cat!
September seemed to fly by this year!  Connie and Russ, me and my husband, Mark went to the Fryeburg Fair last week.  Mark and I have never been and I was impressed!  It was huge!  We had beautiful weather and walking in the stalls and seeing the draft horses and oxen reminded me of my grandfather's farm.  When I was growing up, I remember going to visit my grandparents and jumping in the haystacks in my grandfather's barn.  The barn is gone now but the smell still lingers.  The animals are amazing.  Check out the pictures below!! We had a great time!  Can't wait for next year!  A bonus was that we played the ponies and I won $6.20!  I think it was beginner's luck! Great day in Maine!!
Gorgeous !
Travels in pairs
Just enormous!
Amazing work!  Done with a chainsaw!

Friendship won!