Sausalito, California

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Tree!
Look who was watching while I was decorating!

Wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We have been busy cleaning and painting  my daughter's new condo and moving her into it this past week but still was able to get out yesterday and do some Christmas shopping and a little baking today! It has been a busy, busy Christmas season! I did make a Christmas ornament for my daughter's friend son,  Mason!  He is only 2 years old and he needed his first Christmas ornament with his name on it.  Merry Christmas Mason!


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas Cards have all been sent!

Front of the Christmas card!
Christmas cards have all been sent but I still have some Christmas shopping to do!!!  I wanted to use my new Christmas die which is so beautiful especially when I used silver cardstock.  I love it!

O Holy Night!
This was an accordion card because I wanted to  show what Christmas is all about!  I made 35 cards this year for friends and family!  Stampin up's stamp set called Night of Bethlehem used for the middle section of the Christmas card. The paper collection is also from Stampin up and Authenique which was perfect for a Christmas card! 

I get tired of making the same card so below is another style Christmas card that I made for some on my Christmas card list.  This is a Z fold card which is fun to make and show off my Santa shaker card in his belly!!  So funny!

Santa Shaker card!
Below are some pictures of plastic ball ornaments with a snowflake inside the ornament with some snow!!  Love this!  I think I will make some more of them.  I made them with silver cardstock and glittered blue cardstock!  This is perfect for anyone's Christmas tree!! 

Blue Snowflake with snow

Silver snowflake with snow

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Perpetual Calendar

Sunday, Jan 23rd

I have seen a few of these perpetual calendars on Pinterest but they are small.  This one I made is 10 inches tall at the tallest point and 6 1/2 inches wide.  The blocks 2 1/2 inches square. I added feet to the calendar like I did with the cubed advent calendar that I made for our craft fair last month. In the front there is a draw for little notes, etc  The paper collection is Graphic 45 Imagine--so pretty!! I am going to add more embellishments but the paper is so pretty that I may not have to add anything. The cards for the months measure 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches and the cards for the week measure 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

I am definitely going to make another one.  These might be fun to have at a craft fair in the spring!  My sister's and I are still working on trying to find a craft fair for the spring!
Side view
Graphic 45's paper collection called "12 Days of Christmas" is so beautiful!  I made this lighted frame last week for me!  The title page is so gorgeous I needed to frame it and added some red lights! Check out the pictures below lighted and not lighted--both beautiful! I need to work on my Christmas cards now!  I'll show you them as soon as I finish them.  Happy December!

Lighted with red lights

Just beautiful artwork!