Sausalito, California

Friday, November 11, 2022

Happy November!

Yesterday was a good friend's birthday and he is 70! Love making these twisted 4-panel cards. I have a die from Karen Burniston that makes this style card but I used to make them without the die, so it can be done. Happy 70th Birthday Tom! Last month we had fun going to my friend's house for Cricut camp! Here are some pictures from her Cricut camp and what we made! The jointed Santas were fun to make! I hung mine up when I got home! Thank you Cindy for holding this fun day!
My Halloween haunted house that I gave out to the little trick or treaters this year. I used the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers tutorial under milk carton box. It was the perfect size to hand out to them.
Today is Veteran's Day and I wanted to thank all the Veteran's that have made this country safe! Thank you for your service! Here is my favorite veteran!

Saturday, October 22, 2022

October Birthday & Wedding!

My son's birthday was on the 12th! Here is the card that I made for him! He bought himself a guitar and is taking lessons so I thought this was be a perfect card for him this year. The guitar is a template that I had and the record player is what I made on my cricut. We were able to celebrate with him this year because we were in San Francisco for his wedding. We are so happy for him and his new wife, Sabrina!
October 7th, 2022 at 11:30 am at San Francisco City Hall! It was a great weekend with this happy couple! Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Petersen!
Sabrina's parents and a selfie of the 3 of us!
Dinner in Chinatown!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Happy October!

My daughter's birthday was last month but I wanted to share the card I made from my cricut for her birthday! She has a gorgeous Golden Retriever named Ollie! My husband and I are his daycare provider when my daughter is working. He is so adorable!
Below are a few pictures of some other cards that I made for September and October birthdays!
This is a fun Z fold card with Karen Burniston's cupcake die.
This style is a fun cube card that closes up for mailing. This style was a first for me and I loved making it.
A Butterfly closure for this Anniversary card. The neat thing about this style card you can use any image that works for your card as long as you can fold it in half to open the card. Love it! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards!

Friday, September 23, 2022

First Day of Autumn!

My sister's and I are getting ready for our annual craft fair at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, Maine on Saturday, November 5th! This is one of the items that will be for sale. I painted the wood black (found it at Goodwill for $2) and then used IOD's transfers! IOD moulds and transfers are beautiful and so easy to use. Several people have said that it looks like the flowers were painted. I agree but they were not!
This is an item I worked on last month for the fair too! It is made from an oatmeal container. You can use it as a gift box or a centerpiece for your Christmas table/party! I love it when I can recycle something like these 2 items!
Lastly, I have seen so many of these upside down wine glasses made into candle holders. Making little vignettes in the bottom of these candle holders are fun to do. Any theme can work for these cute wineglasses/candle holders. Again I got the wine glasses at Goodwill for $2. Recycle is the theme today! Thanks for stopping by but before you go check out our Etsy shop just search for cooksistersdesigns

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

September Birthdays!

Here are a few cards that I was asked to make for my daughter's friends birthdays. This first one is a Z-fold and is for her friend who has horses. The horses are cut from my cricut and I love how they came out. Happy Birthday Erin!
This card is a card in a box style for her friend who just got a new bike! The bike is a Stampin up stamp set.
Lastly, this is a punch art card for a beer lover. I thought it came out pretty cute!
I finished a kimekomi earlier in the summer to sell on Etsy. It has a gnome on one side and a Christmas tree on the other. The stand does come with it but is not attached. Check out Cooksistersdesigns on Etsy for other items that we have for sale.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Celebrations Continue

I have a few cards that I made for the end of August celebrations. This first one is a beer card that I found on Cricut Access. Beer cards are always a good masculine card to make. The stamp set is from Stampin up.
I found these "sayings" on Pinterest for the inside of the card. Love doing research on Pinterest! LOL!
Happy Birthday Andrea! First time I have made a tower card and it was from Iced Images. I did add the flap on the back so that I could have a longer sentiment. You can see it better in the picture below. The paper collection is Graphic 45.
My last card that I made for August is an anniversary card for a dear, dear friend. It is her First Anniversary and I used the embossing resist technique with some sponging. Of course, I did a beach/nautical scene which is her favorite place to be! Love you Mary & Tom!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

My Birthday Month!

I have a birthday coming up! Here is my first birthday card from a dear dear friend. This is such a beautiful card and looks just like me (ha) that I had to share it on my blog. She loves her cricut and I love mine too but I'm still learning - she is a pro! Thank you Cindy!
Here is a card in a box card that I made for two guys that love the sport of Golf! And their birthdays are this month too! I did use my cricut machine for the golf cart but the other embellishments are stamps from Stampin up. Love the way these came out! Happy Birthday Brian & Tom! Wanted to show the back of card because I love the sentiment that I used (found on Pinterest).
Other Birthday card I made with cricut-the beer mug! I embellished with silver paper for the bubbles and foam but the inside was fun to do too! Love all the sayings that I found on Pinterest. Such a fun fun card to make to a guy who likes his beer! August is a busy birthday month. I'm headed back to the craftroom to make more birthday cards! Thanks for stopping by!