Sausalito, California

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Flower Slider Card

First, I wanted to share this picture of one of my lilies.  This is such a beautiful color, not sure what the name of it is but it is simple beautiful. July is lily month and it has been fun watching and waiting for my lilies to bloom.  I have yellow, orange, deep red, peach, tiger and this one below.

This lily has a velvety feel to the bloom. Just gorgeous!  Wish lilies would bloom all summer!!

Card lying flat
Pop up
I made this card for my friend, Mary.  Her birthday was yesterday and I saw this card on pinterest and thought is was ideal.  I think I have made one of these before but it has been a while and wanted to give it a try again.  If you want the directions for this slider card with Dawn just  click here.  It isn't hard at all.  The stamp set is from SU, it is an old one called "All wrapped up". I put the sentiment on the back of the card.   I did more stamping on this card which I haven't done in a while too. A bonus is that it fits fine in a regular envelope for mailing. Thanks for stopping by.

Side view

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Seaside Birthday!

Love making these shadow cards!   Here is another one for my sister, who lives in Massachusetts. Her birthday is today and I am sure this will remind her of the coast of Maine with lobsters, seagulls and shells!

I used Stampin up's hardwood stamp and EK success border punch for the ocean. The shells, lobster and seagull are from Sizzlets. These shells from sizzix have been used a lot!  They were a great purchase years ago.  Umbrella and Adirondack chair are from Die-namics.  Happy Birthday Sis!!

View from above
Birthday sentiment on back

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Birthday Shaker Card

Just a quick post for a birthday card for a good friend.  She has been a friend of mine since high school and have re-connected because of facebook about 6 years ago.  Her birthday is this weekend and she does, by the way, share a birthday with my youngest sister which is why I always remember her birthday every year.  She is my guinea pig because this is the second shaker card that I have made.  I used the Penny Black stamp for the background.  I was excited to use my Fusion tool from We R Memory Keepers!  Love it!  I have to thank my sister, Chris, for showing me how to use it! Thanks Chris and Happy Birthday Vicki!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Take a Hike

Here is the cover of the 8x8 scrapbook that I made for our friends that went with us  on our trip to Zion National Park, Grand Canyon - North Rim and Bryce Canyon in May.  We are getting together this weekend to reminisce about our trip but I wanted to show some pictures of the scrapbook on my blog before I give it to them.  The paper collection that I used is from Bo Bunny, "Take a Hike".  I love it and I am going to use it for a scrapbook that I am making for me and my husband.    The pictures are from the collection and the compass is from a handout that Road Scholar gave us.

I will only show you a few selected pages since it is a full book of 20 pages or more.  First stop, Zion National Park.  It is fun putting these scrapbooks together especially for other people.  The page on the right was the first hike of the trip to Emerald Pools!  Looks like water coming out of the cliff! Amazing!

This is one of my favorite pages showing all of us in front of the Checkerboard Mesa.  We are leaving Zion and heading to Grand Canyon- North Rim.  The bus ride was so amazing weaving in and out of Zion's plateaus and mesas!  So beautiful!

Arrival at the Grand Canyon, North Rim at the Grand Canyon Lodge!  What a place and what views from every window in the lodge!  We had our meals in the Dining Room and 2 sides of the room were floor to ceiling windows looking out over the Canyon!  Unbelievable!

Another favorite page showing the Grand Canyon.  Couldn't take enough pictures of this place!  Like the page says "Amazing!"

After leaving the Grand Canyon, headed to Bryce Canyon and our first pictures were at "Inspiration Point"!  The different colors of oranges made this Canyon again an amazing place.

Now down in the canyon are HooDoos!  Made over  hundreds and hundreds of years by the weather! So great!  After Bryce, we  headed back to Las Vegas for our trip home!  Vegas was another adventure in  a different way.  My husband said, "From Man made to God made!"  So true!