Sausalito, California

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Oscar in the window!

Can you see a doggie in the window?

Sentiment for Sabrina!
My daughter and I just got back from San Francisco, where my son and his girlfriend live, to help my son with his injury that he had in July.  He is doing well but the injury, Achille's tear, is hard when you get do what you want to do.  We had a good time taking care of Oscar each day!  My son's girlfriend, Sabrina, has a birthday coming up so we had to make a card showing Oscar in the window when Eric and Sabrina come home.  Hope she gets a kick out of it!  Happy, happy birthday Sabrina!

Front of card

Inside of card
I made this card for a bridal shower that I went to last weekend. Jennifer is bride-to-be and her groom is the son of a very good friend of mine. I have been making lanterns for their wedding which is October 4th. My sisters and my sister in law helped make them along with Jen and her maid of honor.  This card I have seen on Pinterest but I did a smaller version of it.  I was surprised to get to the shower and the colors that I used for the card were the same colors that her bridesmaids  used to decorate for the shower.  It is a rose colored shimmer cardstock from Stampin up as well as the dies that I used.
Lights off!

Lights on!
We made 24 of them for the tables at the reception. We loved how they came out! It is an evening wedding so these will be perfect!  The die we used is from Spellbinders and boy, did those dies get a workout!  Hoping that Jennifer and David have a wonderful wedding!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Butterflies are free!

Happy September! I had the designer paper series from Stampin up with butterflies on it that I thought was so pretty and since summer is almost over I thought there was no time like the present to use it for another birthday card.  Lately, I have been seeing more butterflies around our house than I did the whole summer! So how perfect for an early September birthday card. The butterfly dies are from Stampin up and Martha Stewart punches. The paper from the base of the card is from Graphic 45.  Happy Birthday Carlene!

Pretty butterflies

The sentiment

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dinosaur Diorama

Tanner's Birthday Card

I love making kids cards especially for the younger ones because they appreciate them so much!  How cute is this punch art dinosaur?  I found it on Pinterest and used a lot of my Stampin up punches and Spellbinders-nestabilities dies. After I mailed the card, I thought I should have used googly eyes on the dinosaur.  Diorama cards are so perfect for showing a fun scene! 

I don't think I have shown you this Kimekomi that my sisters and I are making for our craft fairs that we are having in November.  I love working with fabric since I have made many quilts and this just fits the bill for me.  Pinterest has so many of these and are so beautiful!  Pictured below are other ones that Chris and Connie have made.  We are just about ready for the Craft Fairs, still have a little more to do but we are on track for November 2nd at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland Maine and November 9th and 10th at Windham High School, Windham Maine. 

Love these!