Sausalito, California

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and visit with friends and family.  Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to share this cute favor for the 15 people coming to our house for Thanksgiving.  I saw this cute pumpkin favor on Pinterest and wanted to make it for Thanksgiving place settings.  Changed the decoration on the front a bit but the basic construction is the same.  It was really fun and easy to make.   Below are some close up pictures of it and also picture of my Thanksgiving tables!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Here are a few of the ones I made!
Fill with candy!
Table #1
Table #2

Monday, November 21, 2016


Here is a quick post for a card that was needed this week. I made this Thanksgiving turkey for a Thank you card.  My husband wanted a Thank you card for the nurse that helps him with his therapy.  I saw this on Pinterest and used Stampin up punches, the large oval punch for his head and feathers, and then tab punch for legs, circle punch for body, hands and beak are the 5-point flower punch and also the scallop punch his lower body.  The sentiment is also an old Stampin up stamp collection. Love the googly eyes!!    Punch art is so much fun to create animals and just about anything you want and you will find it all on Pinterest!

From the deck
First snow fall last night and even though, we know winter is upon us and can be dreaded, it is so pretty!  It probably will be gone by this afternoon or tomorrow but we can enjoy it for a little while and no worries I am sure more will be on the way!

Red, white & blue!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Birthday Girl!

Love Julie Nutting's doll stamps!!  This is a perfect doll stamp for my sister-in-law's birthday this weekend!  I used a project life 3 x 4 card "Lookin good" - for the background of the tag and some dies for decorating the card.  The back of the tag is for the sentiment.

Charlotte and my brother, Hal just became grandparents again for the second time to Rosalie Charlotte this summer and she is a cutie.  We had a great time in October visiting with her and family!  We had so much fun shopping and hanging out at the Cheesecake Factory.  Rosalie and big sister, Amelia are smart shoppers for sure!!  Happy Birthday Charlotte!!

Grammy Charlotte & Rosalie!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Aubrey's Baby Shower

My sister, Phillis is visiting from Georgia and her daughter, Danielle is having a baby in March so we decided to throw a virtual baby shower today via Facetime with Danielle.  Danielle is 6 months pregnant so obviously she wasn't able to make the trip.  This paper collection is from Echo Park which is a pretty collection.  I have used it before to make a baby girl mini album for a friend who had a grand-daughter.  The teddy bear is a Sizzix die and the sentiment is from Stampin up.

This is a pop up card with little pink booties and it says Baby Girl Aubrey!  The booties are a Sizzix die as well as the words "Baby Girl" I really love this collection, pink and brown, so pretty!  On the back, I made a pocket to put cash in it for the baby.  Can't wait to meet sweet Aubrey!

Found this sentiment on Pinterest, "A baby is a wee bit of heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heart full of love!"  Below are some pictures from the Baby Shower today. Fun day!!
Pretty heart garland
Opening cute gifts!

Love these pink baby bottle favors!