Sausalito, California

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Happy 38th

Today is my  husband and mine 38th Anniversary!!  Here is the card that I made for him! I have been following Mixedup Crafts tutorials and she does a wonderful job explaining everything that she creates from the lanterns, train, and now this style card!  I will put the link to her tutorial below with some more pictures of this card. It is called an inside out card!  She makes it as a New Year's Card but it works for just about any type of card.  You will have plenty of room for you sentiment which is great! Just love it!!


The front

How it is displayed

The back 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas to All!

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse!  Finally all done with crafting, cleaning, decorating, cooking, shopping,  and wrapping!!  Love Christmas Eve when everyone can just relax and enjoy each other's company.  I am very grateful for healthy and happy family.  Wish our son could be here but we will see him soon and lucky to have our daughter nearby to help us celebrate Christmas tonight and tomorrow.  Here are some more pictures of what I have been up to, to make Christmas happy and fun!!  Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!

So much fun making this Christmas train!

These lanters are favors for family tomorrow

Christmas Cookies

More decorated Christmas cookies

Fabric Snowflake

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmas Cards Have All Been Sent...

45 Cards all made

MFT Polar Bears
Loving these Polar bears from MFT's!  Here are the front of the cards that I made for my Christmas Cards this year.  The inside of the cards are scenic pop ups!  Love how the Polar bears are waving "Merry Christmas"!  They finally have all been sent and now just doing the last minute things like cooking and stocking stuffers!  I can't believe Christmas is only 1 week away from today!

Snowbanks sparkle!

Closer look
Today is my brother-in-law's birthday and we celebrated at Uno's with our good friend, Cindy! Below is the card that I made for his birthday!  He is a wonderful guy as you will see from the card.  Happy Birthday Russell!! Guess how old he is??

Marianne Designs  Panda Bears


SU Balloons

Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Preparation!

I found this train tutorial on my favorite site, Pinterest!  I am going to use this for a centerpiece at Christmas!  It is my turn to have Christmas at our house so I am busy cleaning and making favors for Christmas!  The tutorial for this is below - the only difference is that I added a grill to the front of the train with a wreath!  Mixedup crafts does a wonderful job explaining this project. I also made a track for the train out of chipboard and just covered it with craft paper and a train track.  I copied the link from youtube so you can find the video there...


Here are a few more pictures of the train.  I have elves managing the train!  The elves are from My Favorite Things which are so cute.  I encourage you to check out this video!  This is just so adorable for candy or that "special gift" because the engine is a box that opens up!! Perfect!

Front left side

The caboose!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Side Panel Birthday Cards

I found a video by mixedupcrafts of this Side Panel fold  cards.  It show cases Graphic 45 paper collections beautifully and I knew that my sisters, Chris and Connie would love it for their birthday cards which happens to be today.  We celebrated their birthdays yesterday which was a lot of fun!  The link for this style card is below...


It reminds me of a scene stepper or center fold type card.  I love finding new types of cards to make-- it is neverending which I love!  The paper collections from Graphic 45 are Fairie Dust and Ladies Diaries.  Both collections are so beautiful!! I put the sentiments on the back of the card which is pictured below.  Happy Birthday Chris & Connie--I won't tell anyone how old you are!!

Last weekend my husband and I with friends went to the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  It is called Garden's A-Glow.  It is the second year that we have gone and it is bigger this year and so gorgeous.  It definitely got us in the Christmas spirit!!  Check out some pictures--

The Group!