Sausalito, California

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Happy December Birthdays!

I haven't made these 3D Dome Spellbinder by Becca Freeken diorama cards for quite a while and it was great to do this for a friend's wife. He asked me to make a card for his wife and I jumped at the chance to make this card for him to give her. Because it is a milestone birthday, I made a card for her using the 3-point fold card. I have seen them on Pinterest for a while and thought it was a good time to make it.
I loved making the above card so I made another one for my sister, Connie. I gave it to her today so I can post it now. It is a fun fold to do and a little different. I have made the arrow fold card but this is a little different. The paper collection is from Graphic 45 Bloom. It is a gorgeous collection. Happy Birthday Connie!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Soccer Birthday!

My husband is an assistant coach at the high school in town and the coach has a 70th birthday coming up so I made him a soccer birthday card. It is a pop up layered card showing the ball hitting the soccer net! Mark and David went to high school together, although, David is a couple of years older so they have known each other for years. This one is for his wife to give to him and the card below is the one, I made, from us. It is a swing card that I have a sizzix die. David is also a basketball coach so it is a combination soccer/basketball card.
Happy 70th Birthday David!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Fun Fold Birthday Card

This is a hexagon pinwheel/tower card that I made for a good friend's birthday! He loves the water as he and his wife used to have a boat. Love decorating the different panels of this card. The border punch is ocean waves. I have also made the quadruple pinwheel/tower card which is another variation of this style card. Below are a few more pictures of this card's panels.
I have been working on a small chair that I got at Goodwill for $6.00 that said "Time Out Chair". I needed something for my tall indoor plant. First, I painted and waxed it and then stamped the cute bees and added some floral transfers. I love how it came out. Below are before and after pictures of the chair.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card and project!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November Fun!

I was asked to make a card for a friend who has a friend who has a milestone birthday in November! The big 70! I have done a card in a box before with the same theme but this was it was all about being 70! He is a grandfather who likes to play games with his grandchildren. I love it when I had a themed birthday card!
My sisters and I are gearing up for a craft fair this Saturday in Portland, Maine at the Italian Heritage Center. This is one of the items that we will have for sale. These "race track" luminaries are fun to make. It definitely is a time consuming process but I loved how my nautical one came out. There are tutorials for these luminaries on Pinterest. We have about 3 or 4 of them to sell. It is tempting to keep this one, though! Here are a few more pictures below from different angles.
We set up a couple of weeks ago in my garage for the craft fair to see how it will look. Below are a few pictures of what you will find at our tables there. Happy November everyone!