Sausalito, California

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Birthday Pup!

I saw this cute punch art dog on pinterest and immediately thought to make it for my husband's birthday.  Today is Mark's birthday and he is such a dog lover!! Me too but he has had dogs in his life since he was a baby.  So I thought it was about time to make him one.  Gretel is our golden retriever and she is 10 years old and has just been diagnosed with congestive heart failure so we don't know how much longer we will have her.  This is a perfect card for so many reasons!

Check out this card on pinterest. Unfortunately, I didn't find what punches were used so I did my own thing and I think it came out very similar.  I used circles, ovals, tab and bird punches.

Happy Birthday Husband!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Birthday Cupcake

I have been wanting to make this type of card for a while. It is called an upright Z fold card.  Have been looking all over for the instructions, although, it is pretty easy to figure out but wanted the exact scoring measurements.  So I finally found some very good instructions here.  Stamp owl made a Christmas card but I wanted to do a birthday card for a high school friend who's birthday is next week so I am headed to the Post Office to get it in the mail. Like she did, I used Elizabeth Craft's stickers and colored with copics for the front of the card.  The background is embossed with the "happy birthday" Cuttlebug EF.  The paper line I used is from "My Mind's Eye".  It has a fabric feel to it.  Just love the colors!

The inside of the card is a sentiment I had from my stash that says "Your Special Day" with a drink to celebrate!  Betti always post a drink, usually a martini, on Friday night of her drink on Facebook and they always look yummy!  I think she will get the connection.  LOL!  The upper left hand corner is the stopper to hold the card when it stands up and I had a cupcake brad which was perfect!

The Back of the card was a fun sentiment and some Martha Stewart punch balloons.  This was a fun card to make and I am sure I will make more.  It gives you a lot of space for sentiments and decorating for whatever occasion the card is.  Happy Birthday Betti!  Enjoy your special day!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

See you later!

We didn't want to say good-bye to Landyn, so we just say see you later.  Landyn has worked for the other doctor in the same space that I work with Dr. Donnelly.  Because the space is small, we are all very close so both physically and personally.  Landyn is a young mother and we love seeing her daughter's milestones and see her grow.  Landyn graduated from college and is onto full time work as a Medical Assistant.  We are so happy for her.

I love these building block cards and love making them.  Minions are fun!  I have a board on pinterest that is just Minions because they are just so cute plus I thought Landyn's daughter would get a kick out of them.  Punch art is always so fun to do too!  Good luck to you Landyn!!  We love you!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy Home!

It has taken a year for my boss and his family to build a new home.  We are going to a post Christmas Party for our office at their new home.  Can't wait to see it!  I made this pop up house card for them. The front of the card is a fence from SU hardwood stamp.  First time I have used the stamp and I love it.  It seems very authentic!  Grass is from Die-namics, flowers are SU and the pot is a sizzix die.

Love this house pop up card from Sizzix and Karen Burniston.  The color of his house is beige with a red, in-law apartment in the back. This a lot of fun to make.  The tree in the back is from Elizabeth Craft dies.  Best Wishes to the Donnelly's!!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

We have been celebrating with the Geary's and the Hallisey's for about 20 years now.  Anna always has fun things for us to wear to celebrate the new year.  She loves her selfie stick and finally settled on this picture.  Every year it is always a challenge to see if we can stay up to watch the ball drop in Time Square and we did it!  Hoping all our families and friends have a healthy and happy new year!