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! 


Friday, October 13, 2017

Be Still and Know

Today I'm posting a Sympathy card. Thankfully, I don't have to make very many of those. I'm using a stamp from the Verve set, Scripture Medley 1 and the October 2017 sketch over at Viva La Verve. which I'll be linking it to.

The paper I used is from SU's Painted Autumn DSP. There are such pretty patterns in this series. I think I like every one of them. I used Very Vanilla for the base of my card, layered it with a leaf pattern from the DSP, embossed a piece of Garden Green CS, and stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede. The button is a retired SU product, the ribbon is some that I had in my ribbon stash and finished it off with some pearls.

That's about it for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Big Day Masculine Card

Hello from North Carolina. Just stopping by today to post a card that used the card sketch from Just Add Ink challenge. Unfrotunatly, I did miss the deadline, although I had the card completed yesterday. But, I was in need of another masculine card and I just loved the simplicity of the sketch they provided.

I'm continuing to use the Party Animal DSP a little at a time. I really love the bright colors in this paper. The products are all SU with the stamp set being from an older Sale-A-Bration. The base of the card is Emerald Envy and the sentiment was stamped in the same color.

Today is a little on the dreary side today. We have had quite a bit of rain and grey skies.  I was going to do some cleaning, but decided to stamp instead! Can anyone relate? :>}

Have a wonderful day and go do something you LOVE!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wetlands Masculine Birthday

Yesterday I decided to use the goose in SU Wetlands for the second time this week. I really do love this stamps set. I always think "masculine" although, it is also great for beach scences. I'll be linking this to Seize the  Birthday today, a great blog site to keep your stash of Birthday Cards adding up.

I stamped the grass and goose in JetBlack StazOn then colored the gooses back and part of his neck in Crumbcake using the Aqua painter. The base of the card is Crumbcake. The Naturals White was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment was cut using one of the Project Life Cards and LabelsFrmelits Dies. SU Jute Twine and a button from my stash finished it off. The card is headed out to my BIL who is turning 70 in a few days. I sure hope he likes it.

That's it for today. I still need to work on some 3x3 cards that I'm giving as a thank you gift. Have a wonderful day and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Masculine Happy Birthday

Just a quick post today. I decided to link up to  Freshly Made Sketches since they extended  their weekly sketch challenge. Why not stop by and check out all the lovely cards.

*All the products used on this card are retired SU products , except the blue patterned paper which is Party Animal DSP and the solid papers.

I'm off to start on another card and some gift cards that I need for this weekend. Have a wonderful evening and go do something you LOVE.

Live Simply,

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