Sausalito, California

Monday, March 30, 2020

Easter Box!

Today I am mailing an Easter surprise for my son and his girlfriend who live in a "hot spot" for the coronavirus, San Francisco area.  I worry about them but my son calls or texts pretty regularly to keep us informed about how they are doing.   Everyone at this point needs their spirits lifted, right!!! I made this drop down box from Mixed Up Crafts for them.  Here is some pictures of the inside of the box.  Graphic 45, Secret Garden is the collection I used for this. I only had a few papers left so I used them up and it is a good springtime collection. 

Here is the tutorial that Sam from Mixed up crafts did.  She does a wonderful job explaining this project. 

Also in the Easter Box, I made a quilted tabletop runner for their dining room table.  Eric likes quilted things so I thought this would be cool for them. Sabrina is also a craft girl and thought she would get a kick out of it too.

Lastly, I have been keeping busy in my craftroom and I made these two thank you cards for my daughter who has been out of work for 3 weeks because she works in a restaurant.  Some of her regulars have sent her tips during this hard time which was so sweet of them. I thought it would be a nice gesture to send them a thank you card. One of them is a dance teacher and the other one loves golfing.

I just want to say to everyone, things will get better.  Please stay safe and stay away from one another, we will get through this.  God doesn't give us things that we can't handle.  We can do this!  God bless you all!

Friday, March 20, 2020

First Spring Birthday Card

Accordion Card

Folded this will be the front
I haven't made a card like this in a long time so I thought it was time!  My friend, Julia, likes to display cards so I thought an accordion card would be a good one for her.  Another technique, that I haven't done in a long time, is Elizabeth Craft's glitter stickers.  The cupcakes are colored with copic markers.  The design paper is from Graphic 45's Bloom collection which is another beautiful collection!  The flower is from Graphic 45 also.  Happy Birthday Julia!

Last weekend my husband and I hosted a St Patrick's Day dinner, of course, corned beef and cabbage!  I have to show you the favors I made and also below is the wreath that I found at the dollar store.  I added the foam and glitter sticker to the front of the wreath.  It was Lynne's birthday  so we also celebrated her birthday with her favorite cake, white on buttercream frosting!  The guys didn't want to do pictures so just the girls!  We love the glasses, hats and beads and we love St Patrick's Day!  Last weekend maybe our last dinner party for a while, everyone is doing their part being social distant!  Please stay healthy everyone and hope that this virus passes quickly!

For the front door!

Love the glasses!

Happy Birthday Lynnie!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Marching into March!

Our good friend's birthday was yesterday and we are getting on a plane tomorrow to go and visit them in Florida!  I am all packed and ready to go!  I made this birthday card for her.  She loves her gardens, both flowers and vegetables so I had to make her a card with flowers on their fence!

The left side
The right side

Back of the card
Front of the mini file folder
In addition to the card, I also made a mini file folder album for her with pictures of her grandsons in it. There is plenty of room for her to add more pictures but I did steal some pictures from  her facebook page and her daughter-in-law's facebook page.  Her grandsons are so adorable; it was definitely hard to pick which pictures to use but below is a sample of some of the pages.   I used graphic 45 paper collection, Mother Goose.  This little mini album uses only 3 file folders.  If you want the link to it, let me know, I will definitely find it for you.  Thanks for stopping by!


The boys

Flip page

Tags for the top pockets