Sausalito, California

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

Merry Christmas to all my family and friends!  I am very blessed this year to have my son and daughter here for the holiday and celebrate with them. Wishing you all Peace, Love and Joy!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog this year and can't wait to get back into my craftroom!

Christmas Eve dinner

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Birthday!

My brother in law's birthday is today and he is a coffee lover like most of America so I made this Christmas travel coffee cup for him.  I added some Christmas touches to it since his birthday is a week from Christmas Day!  Must be hard to have your birthday in December with Christmas just around the corner.  We are celebrating at Longhorn Restaurant tonight!

I made a belly band for the card to make it look like the holder for the cup and I also was able to use my crimper which I haven't used for a while.  Check out this tutorial from Heather. She does a good job explaining how to do it.  I embossed the front of the card with Cuttlebug's snowflake EF.  The little tag at the top of the cup says "special day".

The inside of the card has a picture of Russ and the sentiment that says, "Hope your birthday is good to the last drop".  Happy Birthday Russ!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Cheer and a Happy New Year!

Warm Snowman
I have made 2 different cards for my Christmas cards this year.  This is the first one.  Saw it on my favorite site, Pinterest and had to make it.  Love using glitter,  the scarf was made with white glitter paper from Michael's.  The snowflake is from Sizzix and Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Stampin up.  The background is an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  Cute and simple, perfect for this year's card.  My second card is a punch art angel that I also saw on pinterest. White and gold glitter paper was used for the wings of the angel on this card.  Her halo is from glossy silver and gold paper.  In all, I have made 40 cards and they have all been sent out.  Inside the card reads for both cards - "May your season be touched with the simple grace of his love".  Merry Christmas!

Angel watching over you!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Disney Christmas Trip

Mark with the winner!
Christmas tree at Saratoga!
My husband, Mark and I with our friends, Cindy and Dave headed to DisneyWorld last week and stayed at Saratoga Springs!  Cindy and Dave are Disney Vacation Club Members and we had a fantastic time. The weather was great.  The first night it was a little damp with some sprinkles but perfect for the parks.  I was happy because I could wear my flip flops and capris.  The temperature ranged from mid 60's to 80 degrees, most of the time it was in the mid 70's.  We arrived on Thursday and headed to Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) and ate at T-Rex.  Friday, we went to Magic Kingdom, and then Saturday was Animal Kingdom, Sunday was Hollywood Studios and the last day was Epcot!

Pretty Poinsetta Tree!
One of our favorite rides at the Magic Kingdom was Thunder Mountain.  We just love the roller coasters and then we headed to the Haunted Mansion and Jungle Cruise.  Magic Kingdom was beautifully decorated for Christmas!  I think it was the decorated the best of all the Parks.

Animal Kingdom

Hollywood Studios
I couldn't stop taking pictures of Christmas Trees!  Everywhere you turn there was a tree or decoration to take a picture.  When we were at Epcot we weren't able to get a seat but we were able to hear Whoopi Goldberg narrate the story of Jesus' birth.  It was a fun, fun trip!  One that my husband and I will remember.

America's Christmas Tree
Thank you Cindy & Dave

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Sisters!

Today is my twin sister's birthdays!!  I made them a card from Graphic 45 Couture because they are fabulous!  This line is so beautiful and I love the color combinations!!  I added some flowers from Petaloos.  The sentiment on the front is from Spellbinders.  Below is a picture of Chris and Connie at their birthday party a couple of years ago but they haven't changed.  Also a picture of us as little kids, can you pick out Chris and Connie?

I Love you Chris and Connie and I hope you have the best birthday ever!!
This is only 5 of us!
Happy Birthday Chris & Connie!