Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lemoncraft-Scrapiniec - A Mother's Love

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card featuring papers from Lemoncraft, wood embellishments from Scrapiniec, and a beautiful vintage Pion Design image from the "From Grandma’s Attic ~ tinted" collection, Family edition PD3101.



Scrapiniec products:

    



Summer is just around the  corner, so I am really excited for the upcoming release by Pion Design called "Seaside Stories". Can't wait to see the fun and summery designs!!



The roses and sweetheart blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the sentiment is stamped with Hero Arts and Pumice Stone distress ink, the bow is Sari silk ribbon, the pearls are from The Ducks Doodahs and everything else is from my stash.




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The weather is finally warming up again and I'm hopeful it will continue to stay warm this time!! Just got myself a brand new spanking pair of hiking shoes, so I'm looking forward to finally getting off my butt and getting outside for a walk with my camera. Still using some older photos until then.

Beautiful female Downy Woodpecker


How awesome are Pigeons!! I know most people don't like them, but I think they're pretty darned smart to learn to co-exist and thrive with humans in our territory. Now if only we could learn to do the same!

 
Oh my gosh, do you all remember Ginger!! I do hope to run into her again this year!


A trail friend checking around for danger before jumping to the ground.


Handsome little Winston with his stash of peanuts, so funny!
Another friend I hope to discover is alive and well.


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pion Design - Photo Organizer with Video

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing my first ever 3D project for Pion Design. I have used the collection “Days Gone By” to create this shabby chic expandable photo holder / receipt organizer. This project was a lot of fun and gave me an excuse to pull out my old Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs & Tag die which I haven't used in years!




Pion Design products:

Days Gone By - Beautiful Views PD10001
Days Gone By - Moments to Remember PD10006
Days Gone By - Morning Delights PD10007
Days Gone By - Forever Yours PD10010
Days Gone By - Embrace the Magic PD10004
Days Gone By - Sunset Moments PD10009
Days Gone By - Images from the Past PD1632
Pion Design Palette - Dusty Rose I PD6139
Pion Design Palette - Pion Green I PD6107
Pion Design Palette - Pion White I PD6101





I find it difficult to capture all the details in photographs, so I have put together another walk through video for anyone who is interested.




That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Vintage Peach Mother's Day

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card made with some older Pion Design papers and a sheet of peach paper from a Recollections paper pad. I bought a whole paper pad for 2 sheets of soft toned peach paper, how desperate am I!! lol



The image is from Pion Design, the flowers are Sweetheart Blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts. the sentiment is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp, the ribbon was hand dyed using Distress inks, and everything else is from my stash.







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So on Thursday it started snowing... and it snowed, and it snowed, and the wind was incredible! And then it started raining, and then it froze!! IN APRIL!! I don't think that the wildlife was very impressed at all!

So it started like this...



and and now it's like this...


a male Cardinal taking it in stride...


a Nuthatch looking mighty annoyed...


a little friend looking down on the world that was dry and warm just a few days ago...


another little friend trying to shelter himself from the bitter wind...


As for me, I spent the weekend watching cars get stuck in the frozen slush, feeding the birds and squirrels on the patio that were taking refuge from the falling ice pellets, drinking baileys, watching Army Wives, and adding log after log to the fire! What a weekend! I hope you all had better weather than that! Hugs for today.