Sausalito, California

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Summer Under the Sea Birthdays

I am loving my new Stampin up bundle called Sea of Textures.  I have made quite a few birthday cards this summer with this stamp set and I am not finished.  This card is a bridge/Ufold card and I made it for my sister's birthday.  The mermaids are from Impression Obsession and so is the tiny sailboat.   I really love the octopus which is adorable!  The cardstock is a paper collection that I got from Michael's and it is beautiful!  Happy Birthday Sis!  Hope you had the best birthday ever!! Below is a picture of the sentiment which I put on the back of the card.

Love you Sis!
This card is a Diorama card for a friends birthday which happens to be the same day as my sisters.  Of course, I had to make a card using the same stamp set from Stampin Up called Sea of Textures.  The octopus on this one is red!  Love that Octopus!!  Don't you picture Under the Sea like this??  Happy Birthday Vic! Hope you had a great day too!!

Love the way you can close these Diorama cards and mail them so easily.  These cards are also easy to make.  Below are some picture of this card at a closer look. 

Perfect Sentiment for this card!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hot, Hot, Hot!

 We are starting July off very hot for Maine!  Hazy,  hot and Humid for the next 3 days so we are enjoying our pool! Sometimes it is too hot to get out of the pool!  Yesterday the water temperation of the pool was 80 and that is early for this time of year.  I am not in my craftroom now because it is so hot but last week was busy making some cards for friends and family.

My sister and her husband's 25th Wedding Anniversary was yesterday and  here is a card that I made for them. Happy Anniversary Chris & Tom!  I used Marianne Creatables bride and groom die with SU design paper for the background. Memory Box heart die behind the bride and groom. Silver, gray, black and white make and awesome card.

Easel card
A friend from high school is having a hard time right now so I thought I would send her a "thinking of you" card.  She lives in California so I wanted to send her a little taste of the Maine Coast.  Love making the Diorama cards.  The lighthouse stamp set from SU was perfect for her.  Love our Lighthouses in Maine!

Love the way these diorama cards fold up and can be mailed in an envelope so easily.  I used a lot of dies from Die-namics, Sizzix and Impression-Obsession.  I have made quite a few of these types of cards and I never get tired of doing them.  Happy 4th of July everyone!!  Enjoy your day!