Sausalito, California

Friday, February 22, 2019

President's Day Birthday!Birth

Birthday Card for a Naval Officer

Coast Guard Sailor!
I just love making nautical cards for people I love!!  My brother-in-law's birthday was yesterday and he is a retired Coast Guard Officer, so I knew he would love this type of card for his birthday!  He has been retired about 7 or 8 years but he loves to sail.  He has been on many cruises because he loves being on the water as his brother, my husband!  We are headed for a cruise next week and very excited about it! 

For this card, I used some punches and dies.  Love the woodgrain paper from Simple Stories!  Thanks for stopping by to see this February birthday card! 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Golfer Lover!

Z fold card and punch art were the 2 techniques when making this card for a friend's birthday.  He loves to golf so I saw this punch art golf bag/cart on Pinterest by Lynn Pratt and decided to make this card for him.  This will definitely put him in the mood for golfing especially since the groundhog didn't see his shadow and spring is just around the corner!!  I used a number of punches for the golf bag and dies for the rest of the card.  Below are pictures  with a closer look at some of the sayings and sentiments for the birthday boy!  Happy Birthday Tom!

Punch art golf bag!

Hope his golf ball does go in the trees!

Back of the card

Friday, February 1, 2019

Welcome February!

I have been busy working on this sampler for my grand-niece who turns 1 on February 6th.  Her birthday party is tomorrow so I wanted to finish it.  I used the "Bundle of Joy" Echo Park baby collection for this sampler and her card.  I printed off so many pictures of her smiling that it was hard to pick which ones to use.  She is always smiling!!  I used some stickers from the paper collection and dies from Marianne Designs, Spellbinders and from Tim Holtz.  She is so adorable!!  Her birthday card is below.  The inside of the card I made a little pocket for a gift certificate.

Happy 1st Birthday Tatum!

Inside card
After I finished the above project, I have been working on Valentine favors for friends that are coming next week for a "Craft Day".  They are fun and really easy to make.  I will provide the link below for this favor.  It measures 3 1/4 x 5 and has a little box inside for candy.  I have made this type of project before but bigger.

Valentine Candy inside

Made 8 in all! 

The link to make this is   Angie does a great job of explaining how to make this cute little project.    I have 6 people coming for Craft Day and this will be perfect for them. 

I'm also working on luminaries for the spring so I will post pictures shortly.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I will also have to post pictures of my Craft Day with friends next week!!!