Sausalito, California

Monday, July 27, 2015

Birthday Suit

I have made the shirt cards before but I thought this was a cute twist on the shirt cards.  It is almost like a criss-cross card when you pull out the sentiment from the top.  I saw this type of card on pinterest. Check out the video for the instructions which she does a great job showing but I didn't have the thinlet from Stampin up so I made my own base.   I cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and then scored on the long size at 2 1/4 and 6 1/4.  Just glue the bottom edge and left side, only about 1/2 way up.  Fold down your lapels and had a bow and buttons.  The inside tag is measured at 3 1/2 by 5. The base of the card is mounted on cardstock to give it a little more stability.

My brother's birthday is coming up at the end of this week so I thought this would be cute to spell out his name on his shirt.  Happy Birthday Hal!  

Just add your sentiment inside the shirt.  Love it type of card! Can't wait to try this for a baby card! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer 60th!

Another beachcomber turning 60!  Mary is my bestie!!  She turns 60 before me!!  Her birthday is next week and she lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island so I am getting this in the mail today or tomorrow.  Narragansett is known for it's beaches and sailing.  Again the perfect paper to use is Graphic 45 - By the Sea!  The box card is the elongated version so could get more sailboat boats in it. A total of 4, hard to see the 4th.  She loves the sun so had to add the bright sun as the focal point.  Happy 60th Birthday Mary!! Your the best!  Check out more pictures below.

From the back
There is the 4th sailboat!

Monday, July 20, 2015

By the Sea 60th Birthday!

Another 60th birthday card for a high school classmate!  She  is a beachcomber so I thought I would use Graphic 45's By the Sea.  Love this collection!  I also saw this "pop up" card on pinterest and wanted to try it.  Here is the tutorial for it.  It is pretty easy and closes up to put in a regular envelope which is always good.  Check out my pics below for more views.  Thanks for stopping by.

Side view
Sentiment on the back

Monday, July 6, 2015

San Francisco Fun

This is the first picture I took on our visit to San Francisco.  We picked up our son, Eric, and then went to lunch in Marin County.  It was great to see him!  The weather was never an issue because it was beautiful the whole time, not a raindrop was felt.  We were busy the whole time checking out Eric's place of work, sightseeing, and wine tasting!  So much to do and so little time to do it all.  I loved that San Francisco has some of the best places to eat!!  We had Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Cajun and burgers!!  Of course, we had sourdough sandwiches which were terrific.   I can see why Eric misses lobsters - didn't find much seafood other than Bubba Gump Shrimp! Haha!
Fisherman's Wharf
We stayed right in the city so we were able to do some walking but mostly took the car because we wanted to be able to go to Marin County, Sonoma, the Muir Woods and Sausalito.  We were able to walk to Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradelli Square.  We were in San Francisco in the Summer of 2011 but we stayed in San Jose which was fun but staying right in the city was a treat to be so close to where Eric lives and being near everything.  Check out beautiful pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge with and without fog, Alcatraz, Sausalito, Tiburon, and Lombard Street.  We were not able to get to the Muir Woods this time because the Park was so packed!  We tried twice but didn't want to do the road again.  It was like a scary ride in an amusement park, very winding and the drop off was unbelievable!!  I took a lot of pictures so I just picked a few pictures to highlight the fun we had.  The best was seeing our son! Hoping some day he misses Maine and will at least come back to the East Coast but I definitely see why he loves it on the West Coast.  Enjoy the pics!

Without fog, Beautiful
With fog, Still Beautiful
Cable Cars
Heading to Alcatraz!
Where the Hippee Movement Started!
With my son, Eric in Sonoma at Benzinger's Family
The Crooked Street, Lombard