Sausalito, California

Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween Treats

Now, these test tube Halloween cards are so much fun to make!  Halloween M&M's work great for these test tubes.  The test tubes don't hold a lot but that is fine because I  made them for a bunch of adult friends and they don't need a lot of candy!!  Right???!!!    I have almost used up all of the Echo Park collection that I bought  about a month ago, making cards, boxes and these treat cards.  There is a great sticker sheet and cut aparts that come with this collection and I have used it all up along with my Halloween dies and punches. Here is the  video  for these treat cards which is found at


I forget the lady's name that does the video but she does a wonderful job explaining how to make these treat cards! Below is a picture of the inside of the card.

Added a cute Halloween joke!

The ribbon says "Boo"
Here are the boxes with handles that I made for the trick or treaters on Halloween night!  We don't get a lot of children so I made 5 of these cute boxes.  The link for this box is below and is found on Splitcoast Stampers.  I didn't add the flap--just a handle!  Again, I used the Echo Park Halloween collection!  I have to thank my sister, Chris, for Elizabeth Craft's bat die - it was perfect with this collection! 


Closer look at the side

New Die from Impression Obsession!

I am ready for Halloween night now!  I have one more Halloween card to show you which I will do soon! Love using all my Halloween dies, punches and stamps!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Goodies!

I am loving these cute little coffee cups (4 oz) for Halloween.  I made these for our trip last weekend to New Jersey for my grandnieces!!  How cute are these??  Good news you can use this idea for any holiday or special occasion!  Still using my Halloween collection from Echo Park and some of my dies from Sizzix and the cute pumpkin foam stickers form Michaels.  If you want to make this cute coffee cup holder - check out the link below. Dawn does a great job with her instructions!  Love her videos!

The back of the carrier
Bats at the top of the straw!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Surprise 60th!

This past weekend was a lot of fun in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.  My sister-in-law is turning 60 next month and since some of her sisters  and some of Hal's (my brother) sisters were down for a Patriots vs NY Jets game, Charlotte's daughters gave her a little surprise birthday party.  The folio and card in the above picture were made for Charlotte from Graphic 45 Couture collection and Authenique collection.  I found some pictures to put in the folio and I know Charlotte has a lot of pictures of her daughters, grandchildren and husband to add to it.   I know it is early Charlotte but Happy Birthday to the best sister-in-law!  The weekend was a blast!

Waterfall in the middle
Jill & Cindy
Flaps on both sides
Patriots won!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Campfire Birthday!

"Take a Hike" paper collection by Bo Bunny was the perfect paper for this birthday card for my son's birthday.  His birthday is today! He loves to hike and camp where he lives in California and what a perfect place to explore.  This is a 4-panel, pop up card!  Mostly used stickers from the sticker sheet that came with the collection and a sizzix tree die on the inside of the card.

Love the way it came out and I hope he does too!  Eric just got a rescue puppy this past weekend and named him, Oscar!  Can't wait to meet him in person.  Oscar is part black lab, shepherd and boxer.  Happy Birthday to you, Eric!  Love you!

Adorable Oscar

Friday, October 6, 2017

Halloween Book/Card

This is a layered book/card that I created for Halloween to send to my son for Halloween!  The idea came from Heartfelt Creations.  They, actually, have the book/card already done and you just have to decorate but I made this entire book/card myself.  I used Spellbinders nestabilities ovals for the openings on each of the pages.  Besides the front and back, I have 2 pages inside.  Each page is decorated with dies, stickers, cut aparts from the paper collection  and stamps.  The paper collection is from Echo Park, called "Happy Haunting".  I love the bright purples, greens, oranges and yellows.  Love the designs which are perfect for Halloween!  Each page has a sentiment on it and, of course, decorated for Halloween.  This book/card would be easy to fold and send in 5 x 7 manila envelope.  Check it out...

Used stamp set from SU on the right page
Stickers on the right and gothic gate on the right
Elizabeth Craft bat in front of the moon, spooky!
Haunted House for the last page!