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
  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Heather

Happy Wednesday evening everyone, it has been a great day and evening had a friend for dinner, He loves my Pot roast.

Today I made a special Birthday card a special order from a customer for their daughter Heather.
Today I used White card stock layered with more white card stock using my embossing folder by Darice Embossing Essentials.
my butterfly die cuts.  I added blue and white gingham ribbon and bow.
from  RRR .
I used blue and white card stock to cut my butter fly's and printed Happy Birthday Heather in blue I then added my flower and glued a Butterfly.

thank you for visiting it is always a Honor to have you stop by. I would like it very much if you would become a follower of my blog and I would be happy to do the same for you. Please leave me your comments I enjoy reading them .

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

Thank you.
 God Bless
   Hugs
  Dottie

For the Bride and Groom

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all doing well. Beautiful weather here in Florida ! but we need rain really bad.

Today I made a special wedding card for a Customer, "For the Bride and
Groom" the wedding is in July, so it is all ready!


 Today I used White Mulberry paper, White card stock,White Ribbon and bow, white with a pink tint - from my embossing folder Daisies by Darice Embossing Essentials.
Mulberry Flowers, Roses,Spiral Stamens, Berry Spray Clusters all white . and some Tinsel Glitter.

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

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge
Simon Wednesday challenge- anything goes
Word art Wednesday- anything goes

God Bless
   Hugs
  Dottie

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

sending hugs

Hello everyone, everyone is doing good here in Florida waiting for some rain this after noon and it is much needed.
Our grandchildren get out of school tomorrow with only a 1/2 day, Gracie ( our pride and joy) is upset she loves school and so smart she said she is going to miss her teacher, he is just amazing !!

Today I used cream colored card stock, ( From Michaels) I added a yellow and white polka dotted paper from my stash. I added multi colored yarn and a small ball . I used my Newtons nook clear stamp ( Newton unwinding clear stamp set, from Simonsays   . I also used my Copic pens C-3Y-15  RV00 .

Thank you for visiting my blog today, sorry I have been pretty much MIA, still healing from my Knee replacement surgery.  I always enjoy playing along in all challenges,

  I am sharing my card in the following challenge
 Simon Wednesday  - Furry Friends

God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie

 

Congratulations

Happy Wednesday everyone another hot and humid day here in Florida. tomorrow our kids down here have their last day of school and it is just half a day. our Gracie doesn't want to have school end she loves her teacher and school. We are always. so proud of her !

Today I used Blue card stock and over laid it with a printed paper all from my stash, I Printed Congratulations on your graduation Emily on the front using one of my die cuts.
I added a Blue Rose and two tiny white roses some blue ribbon all from
Really Reasonable Ribbon. I then added two white pearls from my stash.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge
Word Art Wednesday - # 284-285 anything goes


Thank you 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 become a 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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Challenge #282-283 - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday everyone. I'm sorry I have been MIA. had knee surgery as most of you know, and now I am just getting around with out a walker or caine. but I still can not walk far or drive.trying to get my mojo back, it coming slowly just filled a large card order for a customer. 

Today I used cream card stock from Michaels, my embossing folder music notes by Darcie, I printed genesisis 28:75 from the WAW blog.
I added some pink flowers a bow and ribbon all from my stash.

I want to thank you all for visiting it is always a blessing to have you stop by. I have missed not being able to be in my craft room designing cards for different challenges for so long. I will be back again soon. I hope you will all continue to visit and please leave me your comments.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge.
Word Art Wednesday- challenge # 282-283


God Bless
  Hugs
 Dottie

NEW BABY GIRL

Hello Everyone, gorgeous weather here in Florida , the kids have been in the pool  and love it but we need RAIN so bad.


Today I used white card stock from Michaels and baby paper by Lullaby from Joanns, I used some embossing powder in side and on the lower right side of my card to have it stand out .
this is one of a special order cards from one of my regular customers, just finished 14 of them for this customer.
My embossing powers are from my stash pink, & white and silver. I added pink ribbon along the top and and little pink bow. I love creating each of my cards.

Thank you for visiting today, been pretty busy here Hubby is having issues yet again we will know more in a few weeks.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenge.

Simon Wednesday - A bit of sparkle

 God Bless
   Hugs
  Dottie