Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A corn Chucky

Happy Tuesday everyone. Our Internet has been off and on since the storm. We did pretty good,  Irma took part of our back fence down, but with the help of others, Hubby put new poles in and now it is back up. lots of branches came down due to the wind. and the funny thing is, we dont have any trees.

Today I used tan card stock a printed paper over it and then stamped my Squirrel Acorn Chucky  by " North Coast Creations"
I used my colored pencils to color him in and added some leafs , Bought on AMAZON .
 I added some twine, and stamped thanks so much. 

We have been extremely lucky with every storm, for the past 26 years.
there is a story, We we're told Yrs ago that this is blessed grounds,
by the Seminole Indians.  The last big storm to hit our area was in 1922.

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today, I am sorry I have not been very active as I was, but just have not been feeling very good.
I am so thankful for my Joe he takes very good care of me! he is a blessing in my life as he said I am in his.

I am very thankful for all of my followers, it is always a blessing to have you stop by and I love reading each of your comments. 

I am sharing my card today in the following Challenge.

Simon Monday Challenge - Shimmer & Shine


God Bless
   Hugs
   Dottie

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FAITH

Happy Wednesday everyone, Here in FLORIDA everyone is preparing for Hurricane Irma. Everyone know this is a very dangerous storm, and We pray for each other, the last storm here in Florida was back in 1960 Hurricane  "DONNA" IRMA is a category 5 and again is very dangerous.





Now on to my card, I Used cream colored craft paper and water color paper by CANSON . I used my branch wood block and my Wood block Pumpkin. I used my copic sketch pens, and my stamp Flowering Faith


I added fall ribbon down the side of my card, and used pop dots under my FAITH. I added small  fall leaves & egg corn. I hope you enjoy my card. I enjoy creating each of them. for the past few months I have just not felt up to playing in many challenges, and now with this storm I pushed myself to do this one to get my mind off the storm.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I Pray you all have a safe week, I'd love to have you become a new follower of my blog and I will be happy to do the same for you. I always enjoy making new Blog friends.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Stamp

God Bless
   Hugs
  Dottie

again Please Pray for all those in Danger of Hurricane Irma she is still a Category 5 and very dangerous. it seems to be shifting more to the East Coast. and we do have family on that coast. Thank you every one for you're prayers

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fall in Glass.


Hello Everyone, posting a little late in the day, Hubby took me out to dinner and then he took me shopping at our new Seminole Mall , such great stores there, I went to 5 Below, Tuesday Morning. wow what great stores. I bought some beautiful lanterns, a brass and a metal one, and some other goodies for my craft room.

This one has a scarecrow,A pumpkin in a Bucket with flower's,My Country Cousin wagon ( that Our kids gave me over 30 years ago)
Gary, Ginny, Melissa, Stacey, Marie and Jodee. ( Remembering the Good times ) filled with straw from Dollar Tree, small Pumpkins and larger pumpkins a owl In side the glass Lots of Fall Leaves and a small dish on top decorated with Apples and and things. 

 Thank you for stopping by it is always nice to have you stop by. I hope you will leave me comments on my blog I enjoy reading each of them.


I'm sharing this in the following challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes.


God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie
 Tomorrow I am going to build another one out of metal. I'll post it some time tomorrow.

Can't wait for FALL


Happy Wednesday , it has been a wonderful day a bit warm and humid here in Florida.I truly can't wait to have Fall come. hopefully by December
Today I created my center piece for FALL this is a 2 tier metal rack I got on line at Walmart , it was only $13.97. I put lots of fall leaves in it and filled a wagon with straw.I put the letter "S"  for our last name and I placed some small Pumpkins, and a Anna Lee Dolls  Mouse on a Red leaf and 5" Harvest Mouse.

Thank you for visiting I love the anything goes challenges they open up a lot of imagination. I hope you enjoyed this. I hope you will leave me your Comments , I enjoy reading them .


 I am sharing this in the following challenge .
 Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes


God Bless
    Hugs
   Dottie 


Praying for your healing

Happy Wednesday, another hot and humid day here in Florida, but a beautiful day. Today I made my card for a friend praying he gets better soon.

today I used white card stock, layered with polka dot paper Used my palm tree die cut, Tim Holtz Distress Markers , used my 1/2" mounting tape. I added burlap string from My stash.


Thank you for visiting it is always a pleasure for you to stop by please leave me a comment I always enjoy reading them.

I'm sharing my card in the following blog
Simon Wednesday - anything goes

God Bless
    Hugs
   Dottie

 PRAY FOR TEXAS

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Back to School

Happy Wednesday everyone, tomorrow My Hubby will be having his 70th birthday, but what he doesn't know is we are throwing him a surprise party on Sunday everything is all set,  I will post pix next week of him at his party, We have only invited about 20 people, keeping it to close Friends and Our Kids and grand kids & babies. 

Today I used cream card stock,  ribbon with pencils, stickers  first school day from my stash, a Heart with ABC on it, I also used my Cuttlebug  machine .    Embossing folder by Cuttlebug "Typeset"    

School here in Florida has been back in since the 10 th of August. I made this card with my Granddaughter Lily in mind, she just started her 
Pre - K. program and she loves it. just like her big sister Gracie.

Thank you for visiting it is always a pleasure to have you visit and leave me a comment I enjoy reading them. I have such sweet blog friends. I would like it very much if you would become a new follower of my blog and I will be happy to do the same for you.it is always nice to make new blog friends.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge
Simon Wednesday - Back to School

God Bless
   Hugs
  Dottie

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

seasons change, God remains

Happy Wednesday everyone, I always enjoy playing along. I am late today as this morning I had to go with my Joe to his Heart Dr. for more tests. so I go side tracked doing what I need to for him.



Today My card I made from cream craft paper and CANSON WATERCOLOR PAPER.  I used my Our Daily Bread design" Seasons Change and Wheelbarrow stamps.I used my leaf die cuts and a fall colored ribbon across the center of my card. I used Khaki ink by Simon Says.  my copic sketch pens and a couple of pop dots.from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today I always enjoy my visitors and follower leaving me a message. I would like it very much if you would become a new follower of my blog and I will be happy to do the same for you.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges.
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday # 296-297  - Anything goes

God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Beach Birthday

              What a beautiful day here on the west coast of Florida.
 I hope everyone is having a good week, and I am praying for those that are going through difficult times.

Today I used white card stock, printed card stock A multi colored doilie My Happy Birthday Wood Block stamp, colored and mixed shells all from my stash.
I then used my die cut  Palm tree and my tropical stamp. I made a sign and put it on by the shells I added yellow ribbon   I added a gold color tag that I stamped Happy Birthday on. from my stash.

Thank you for visiting my blog today it is always a blessing and pleasure to have you stop by and leave me a comment.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday


 God Bless
     Hugs
   Dottie



Thank you Pat for coming and visiting here in Florida that Blue blood line will always stay strong ! God Bless you  & all your Brother s in Blue

Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Birthday

Happy Monday everyone I sure hope you all had a good weekend, WE had a great friend  visit us from NJ he was a SGT On the Woodbridge police department  but is now retired Brother and Sister in Blue they never break that BLUE Line .__________________.


Today I made a Birthday card for today challenge at Simon Says Monday I used white card stock layered a pretty multi color plaid added ribbon  bow, & beautiful roses and spiral from RRR. 
I added a oval  and stamped Happy Birthday using my wood block stamp and Classic Stampin' pad by Stampin UP! Lovely Lilac. 



                               BROTHERS IN BLUE FOR LIFE


                                         
Thank you ever so much for stopping by It is always a Pleasure to have you visit. I love reading your comments.on my blog. 


I'm sharing my card today in the following challenge.

Simon Monday Challenge - Happy Birthday 

    God Bless
        Hugs
       Dottie 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Living in paradise

Happy Wednesday, hope everyone is doing well, today I chose to do my card "Living in paradise" 12 months of the year. the weather here on the West Coast of Tampabay is always  so nice. my family goes swimming in December its a little cool for us but the water temp is in the 70's when we prefer 86*. They are young and originally from Jersey so that is still warm to them. no SNOW  always lovely weather we have 2 seasons spring summer and spring. LOL


Now on to my card  today I used scrap paper from my stash, Copic pens, sea shells added beads to my palm tree for my coconuts. (They don't turn Brown until they are ripe )I used my North Coast Creations Stamp "WARMEST WISHES"  
I added  lime green ribbon and a multi color Doilie from my stash. I also used my spellbinder large circle die cut and my metal palm-tree 
 Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is always a pleasure to have you stop by, I would like it if you would become a new follower of my blog, and I will be happy to do the same for you. it is always nice to meet new blog friends. 

 God Bless
    Hugs
  Dottie

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges.  

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes. 

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

super STAR

Happy Wednesday hope ya all had a fun weekend and start to a positive week. Thinks here in Florida are going very good, Just waiting to see what My Joe's specialist has to say about his heart issue on August 3rd . we are staying positive and have gotten Many prayers.

Now on to my card for today's challenge "We're seeing stars" at 
 Simon Says Wednesday challenge. today I used all thinks I had in my stash, I used Gold card stock, used my FUSE tool by We R Memory Keepers  I then added white glitter ribbon with stars on it I made my bow. I used my tiny super STAR wood stamp and Lipstick Red ink by Simon Says Stamp. and lastly I added my star washi  tape.  used my Star Die cut.

I am sharing my card on the following  challenges.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - we're seeing stars
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

I added a couple extra pix of my card. it was had to take with the card being GOLD and shinny, but I got it done. enjoy!  
Thank you so much for visiting my  blog today,it is always a pleasure and honor to have you stop by, I would like if you would become a new follower of my blog, and I will be happy to do the same for you. I always enjoy reading your comments. Have a wonderful week

God Bless
Hugs
Dottie 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Plaid Happy Birthday

Good morning everyone hope you all have had a good weekend and  week. Happy to be here to participate in this challenge. Have cut back to just a few challenges. Just don't have much time.


today  I used die cuts from Little B. and my daisy I got on line at AMAZON I used mt MS hand punch balloon, 
I used lime green card stock and the plaid card stock by DCWV 
I used a die in my stash  zigzag.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.it is always a pleasure to have you visit. I would enjoy it very much if you would become a new follower of my blog and I will be happy to do the same for you. I always enjoy reading your comments.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge.
Simon Says Wednesday - Plaid  

God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie

Thursday, July 6, 2017

You Are Both Our Sunshine

Happy Thursday ! I decided to make one more card for the challenges.  I hope you enjoy it, these two are so very special. Gracie on the left and Lily on the right. We love all of our many grandchildren, most of them are now adults, then we have our beautiful 4 great grandchildren. Joe and I are very Blessed with a loving family, We may not be rich in money but much richer with our Family.

Today I used Yellow card stock, Painted Posies card stock two large wood sunshine frames, I added Gracie

and Lily in the other. what great kids.2 little yellow flowers with white pears in the center, I then stamped  YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE on cream colored stock, I also added a Yellow Bow in the lower center of my card.

Thank you so much for visiting, it is always a pleasure to have you stop by and leave a comment, I always enjoy reading them. I would like it if you would become a new follower of my blog and I would do the same for you. I always enjoy making new blog friends.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges.
Word  Art Wednesday - anything goes
 Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Summer Sunshine


Wishing you all Blessings
            God Bless
              Dottie

Summer SunShine

     Hello everyone, I'm back with another card for the challenge. 
     94* here in Sunny Florida, pool temp 86* wow how we use to think the pool water was warm when we lived in jersey . holy cow we would freeze now. wishing everyone a fun filled weekend.

today I used white card stock  and American Crafts stock, my W-9 Die cuts and stamp. copic pens a die cut Grassy Border 
 by lawn fawn . I made my kite using tooth picks and foam. I used my pop dots ans Classic STAMPIN'PAD  by Stampin Up!

Thank you for visiting my blog today it is always a pleasure to have you stop by and I love reading your comments.  I would like it very much if you would become a new follower of my blog, and I will be happy to do the same for you. it is always nice meeting new blog friends.

I am sharing my card in the following challenges.

Word art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Summer Sunshine


Wishing you all good thoughts and many Blessings.
   God Bless
      Hugs
    Dottie
 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sunshine

Happy Wednesday one and all, Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July, Ours was very quiet we just stayed at home and relaxed.


Today I used clear stamps From Simon Says " Color and Sunshine stamp set.I used white card stock and a striped card stock from my stash. I used a digi from my stash  used my Copic sketch pens to colored the little girl and flowers ,I  added a yellow and green hand made flower.

thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog, I enjoy playing in some challenges. I would like it if you would become a new follower of my blog, and I will be happy to do the same for you. I always enjoy making new blog friends.

I am sharing my card in the following challenge.
Simon Says Wednesday - summer sunshine

Have a Blessed week
         Hugs
       Dottie

Dasie

Happy Wednesday, hope everyone had a nice 4th and didn't get rained out. WE didn't do anything this year just relaxed all day. it was so nice to have it be just my Love and I.

Today I used White and Yellow & Green card stock I used my Darcie Daises Embossing folder and my Dasies & leafs die cuts  .
 I added some ribbon from RRR. in my stash so I added it to the side of my card. also some bakers twine from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by, it is always a pleasure to have you visit. I enjoy reading the comments you leave.I always enjoy playing along in some of the challenges.  I would like it very much if you would become a New follower of my blog and I will be happy to do the same for you.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge.

Word Art Wednesday- anything goes.

Have a Blessed Week.
     God Bless
        Hugs
      Dottie 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Aged to perfection !

Happy Wednesday one and all. wishing everyone a very Happy 4th of July. have fun and be safe.

today I used white card stock I stamped it using black ink, using my clear stamp  by Hampton Art.
 I used my Copic pens  to color in my card. I used my wood stamp Happy Birthday with black ink, I used my square die cut. I added a silver string bow and embellishment  from my stash.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, it is always a pleasure to have you stop by, I would like it if you would become a new follower of my blog and I will be happy to do the same for you. I always enjoy making new Blog friends.

God Bless
   Hugs
 Dottie

I'm sharing my card in the following Challenge.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday- anything goes

I am asking for special prayers for my Husband Joe, we just learned that after more tests they have discovered yet another aneurysm, this time in his right aorta of his heart, Now waiting for the Heart specialist to see him. next they are going to look at the brain. as these horrible thing are hereditary. "No BBQ this 4th  must be kept calm and quiet."
thank you for the prayers..  



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Let's Have a Party !

Happy Wednesday everyone, all is good here, hoping the same to all of you. Great Weather here In Florida all year round . don't miss the Cold or Snow from Jersey here already 26 years.

Today I used my printed paper Red and White Gingham paper over light blue card stock  and layered it with RED WHITE BLUE printed paper. I added a star shaker,  using my Star Die cut and a tag " Let's Have a Party" I also added a red white and blue bow. and some washi tape
              I also used tiny beads in side my Star Red White and Blue    with July 4th coming up thought this was a perfect card.
   We always have a large get together with our Family and Friends.
         We always have a great time with a big menu to go with it .
 thank you for Visiting my blog today, it is always a pleasure to have you stop by. remember to leave a comment I love reading them.

I'm sharing my card in the following Challenge 
 Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Patterned Paper
 Word Art Wednesday - anything goes.

Have a wonderful week and weekend.
 God Bless
    Hugs
   Dottie



Hubby came home with this sweet "USA TRAIN"  yesterday for me. he is always bringing me something he knows I will love. Perfect for our Americana Family room. He is the best of the best !!! True soul Mates.

 I Want to share with you out there if you are looking for die cuts not expensive got to Amazon. com  In the search put in what you are looking for and add china. I have not paid more then 5.00 for any full set I have gotten. and always FREE shipping.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lets Take a Vacation

Hello everyone and Happy Monday, I hope all the Dads had a wonderful Fathers day and got spoiled, I know my family spoiled my Hubby as they do every year.



Today I Use things from my stash some of it by Tim Holtz.  I just love his products. I used a wooden box I had, in ocean blue  and sanded the edges.  it was fun using this I added sea shells some moss a couple small stones my levees. and small tags from Tim Holtz in each box. I added a the word Life using Tim Holtz idea-ology sticker.
this is the perfect challenge for this time of year, many are going on vacations now that the kids are out of school. the kids here in Florida are already out a month.


I'm sharing my card in the following challenge.
Simon Monday Challenge - Lets Take A Vacation

Thank you for visiting my blog it is always a Honor and Pleasure to have stop by for a visit, I would love to read your comments and hope you will become a New follower of my blog. and I will be happy to do the same for you.

God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Happy Tuesday Everyone I know I am a tad Late posting my card for this challenge, been a little busy.


Today I used White card stock, French Country Stack by DCWV from my stash., some Coral seem binding, and pretty white lace at the bottom of my card and some white flowers. .I also used my Spellbinder Die cuts Labels Twenty. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today it is always a pleasure to have you visit. I love reading your comments. I would like it very much if you would become a New follower of my blog, and I would be happy to do the same for you.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge
Word Art Wednesday 286-287

God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie

Please say prayers for a friend of over 40 yrs she is in
 St.Petersburg Hospital. Fl "Joan Furlong"
Thank you .

Monday, June 12, 2017

Touchy Feely- Vintage

Happy Monday everyone, another beautiful day here in Florida ! been a busy Morning Hubby and I just re- did our Enclosure with New carpet indoor - outdoor  Pretty tropical. I'll post pix at the bottom.

Today I used mostly Tim Hotlz products all from my stash, brown card stock, tag SPECIAL DELIVERY a Clock added a chain a round  5 cent piece and a wooden star. a piece of corrugated paper & ruler.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I love playing along in all challenges. it is always a pleasure and honor to have you stop by, I would like it very much if you would leave a comment, and a follower of my blog and I will be happy to do the same for you.

I'm sharing my card at the following challenge.

 Simon says Monday. Touchy feely- Vintage

God Bless
   Hugs
  Dottie

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

only you forever

Happy Wednesday everyone, finally getting rain here in Florida and we are grateful to finally see it !
 Today I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology mini gears, & Tim Holtz Idea-ology stickers  .
 I used white card stock and light blue card stock 
 picture frame from my stash. and my Kaleidacolor stampin' pad .
 I added some bakers twine blue and white. and some blue Mulberry paper.


I'm sharing my card  with the following challenge.
Simon says Wednesday - Masculine 

Thank you for visiting it is always a pleasure to have you stop by. I hope you will leave a comment I enjoy reading each of them. I would like it very much if you would become a new follower, and I will be happy to do the same for you.

God Bless
    Hugs
   Dottie

We have been swimming pool temp 88* so it is now perfect for us.
 The photo I used is from a family Dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant this past weekend.

I decided to use this one My Joe looks so good. on the down side he has to go for now tests for the abdomen now they are looking for more antiserums. please keep him in you're prayers.  


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pink Cherries

Happy Thursday evening everyone, I am going a little off the colors for the challenge at  Paper Sweeties.  but I am still going with the cherries.I found some pretty pink cherry ribbon in my stash so  I decided to do one in pink rather then red.
I used pink card stock printed deep pink and lighter pink craft stock I used my MS punch to do the bottom of the card with pink cherry ribbon underneath layered. I added a tag I also found in my stash happy Birthday to you. I added 2 pink flower gems. I also added a bow made from the pink cherry ribbon.

Thank you so much for visiting, it is always a honor to have you stop by. I would like it very much if you would become a new follower of my blog and I will be happy to do the same for you. I enjoy making new blog friends.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges
 Paper Sweeties
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie

thanks So MUCH

Happy Thursday everyone, what a beautiful day here in Florida. I love the Inspiration photo for Paper sweeties .# 56
today I used cream color paper, a plaid Red paper, I used my cherry wood stamp, and colored it in with my  COPIC sketch # G09,E07YG11.
I used my octagon die cuts and added some Red gem's and then a Ribbon bow with cherries on it.
I also used cream colored lace along the bottom of my card. I used  some pop dots from my stash.
 
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, it is always a pleasure and honor to have you stop by. I would like it very much if you would leave me a comment and a new follower of my blog, and I would be happy to do the same for you. it is always nice to meet new blog friends.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge.
Paper Sweeties #56 
Word art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon Wednesday challenge - anything goes
God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie

Cherries and Gingham

Happy Thursday and wow it is already June 1st. Time is flying by really fast. this is my first card that I am using for a challenge at
Paper Sweeties,  

 Today I used products from my stash, I used white card stock, cherry paper, gingham and cherry ribbon and bow. I added a tag and a little girl with a balloon and stamped it HAPPY BIRTHDAY from my stash.
thank you so much for visiting my blog today, It is always a honor and pleasure to have you stop by. I would like it very much if you would become a new follower of my blog and I would be happy to do the same for you. I always enjoy making new blog friends.

I am sharing my card in the following challenge
Paper Sweeties
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie