Saturday, October 28, 2017

Our Florida Vacation

Our timeshare property on Longboat Key, Fl. Thankfully,
received very little damage from the recent hurricane.
Our "sentinel "a Double-Crested Cormorant overlooking Sarasota Bay.
One of my favorite places to sit and enjoy the water and seeing the Ospreys.
My husband and I  love visiting the piers. This one is on Anna Maria Island.
It was built in 1947 with names engraved of locals who
frequented it on the boardwalk.
I call these brown pelicans, "Florida Surfers".
They are so interesting and fun to watch.
The Chihuly Museum in St.Petersburg, Fl 
Fascinating demonstration of  glass blowing at the Hot Shop in
St. Petersburg,  Fl
Watching and learning about Manatees at the Bradenton,  Fl. Museum. This
group are being rehabilitated to be released soon. 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend and go do some exploring! There is always so many wonderful things to see, even in our own communities.

Live Simply,

Monday, October 23, 2017

Lego Happy Birthday

Today I'm posting a birthday card that I made for my grandson Kempton and I'll be linking this to Seize the Birthday  and The Paper Players.

All of the products used are by Stampin'Up! The paper is Party Animal, the retired Boys Will be Boys stamp set, and retired Big Dots embossing folder. SU Emerald Envy was used for the main card base and the embossed panel. I used Emerald Envy and Pacific Point ink to stamp the Lego's. The Banner Triple Punch, the Round Stitched Framelit, and enamel dots completed the card.

That's it for now. Have a wonderful evening and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Friday, October 20, 2017

Dinasours and Volcanoes, Oh My!

Several weeks ago I cut a project on my Cricut Air to share with my grandson Reinor.
He's is very interested in Dinosaurs, but I decided to add Volcanoes also. CRICUT has the cutest cartridge that included both, so that made this Art project come together quickly. Create a Critter, I have to say, is one of my favorite cartridges.

Reinor worked very diligently on the perfect background for his volcano and dinosaur.


He was also very careful with the glue to layer all his pieces together.

Before we finished the project, we read a story about a dinosaur and watched a video about volcanoes. It was such a sweet time to spent crafting and learning with him. He's is one special little guy.

That's about it for tonight.  We are headed back to NC tomorrow  morning after our week stay in Longboat Key, Fl., so I'm off to bed. Have a great weekend and go do something you LOVE!