Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pion Design - Family is the Anchor

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I've been MIA again, I seem to be getting side tracked a lot recently. lol. I'm looking forward to getting around to visiting you all this week. Until then, I thought I would share this fun beach card for a family member, combining two gorgeous marine themed collections from Pion Design, “Seaside Stories” and “Legends of the Sea”.




Pion products:

Seaside Stories – Message in a Bottle PD16005
Seaside Stories – Summer Breeze PD16008
Seaside Stories – Beach Life PD16010
Seaside Stories – Borders PD16011
Seaside Stories – Cut-outs PD16012
Seaside Stories – Images from the Past PD1636
Legends of the Sea – Sea Star PD9006





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We have had some wonderful weather this last week, and I have been keeping very busy working on the patio to get it ready. Installed some super fun rice paper hanging lights, got a new bistro table and MacGuyver-ed some fun new seat cushions! All I need now is to the actual set up, add some flowers and presto... it's summer time on the patio!


Beautiful female Blackbird


Chickadee-dee-dee-dee. Having a little hand held buffet lunch.
Gotta love these adorable birds!


"Mom, are you sure this is how you do it,
because I'm flapping my wings like crazy, but nothing's happening!"


"Oh yeah, I'm just gonna snuggle right up to this branch! So comfy!"
~a trail friend~


"I'm just gonna go real slow, sneak right in here, and take this peanut without her even noticing!"
~a trail friend~


My newest little buddy Dale has heard me calling. He's still very cautious and won't approach me, but he's starting to recognize my whistle and the sound of the bag of peanuts! For the record, I don't know if Dale is male or female yet, so his name should fit either. Lol


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.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Painted Roses for Mother's Day

Hello Everyone!

To celebrate this wonderful weekend, I am sharing another Mother's Day card. This one features papers from Lemoncraft and some gorgeous pieces from Scrapiniec! To all of you Mothers out there, I wish you a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!






Scrapiniec products:
From collection "Fantasma"







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Lots of misty days this week as the temperatures start to rise again, and look... the first signs of life with these white flowery bush things! YAY!!


"Hmmm, spring is kind of windy!"
~Mr Nuthatch~


I know spring is definitely here when the Robins arrive!
Can't wait for Robin baby season, my favourite!


"Excuse me!! I'm trying to say something here!!!"
~Gosling~


"I don't know who you are human, but anyone who brings me treats is welcome back any time!"
~a new trail friend~


"Any chance I could get you to drop the bag of peanuts and back away!"
~another new trail friend~


"Alright now, how am I supposed to concentrate on eating my lunch when this wind is blowing my ears off!"
~yet another new trail friend~
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So many new faces this spring! Guess I'll have to name a few of them!


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, May 6, 2018

Laces and Lilac for Mom

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing another Mother's Day card with you. This one was made with papers from Lemoncraft and Pion Design. I think my new favourite colour may be purple!! 









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I have really enjoyed being back out on my walks again! I saw so many wonderful things this week, and the grass is starting to turn a bright green! Now if I could just get the nurseries to open so I could set up my patio and get this summer started!! 


A Blue Jay...


Did you know that the Starling gradually loses the white tips of their feathers as we head into summer, and they are a dark iridescent black until next autumn? It's nature amazing!!


Look Ma, one foot!! ~cute little gosling~


"Errrrrrrrr, are you looking at me? You can see me? Even in all this grass, dang!"
~a trail friend~


"Why do they always have to put the branches so far apart! Don't they know how little I am!"
~my new red-headed friend~


I would like everyone to meet a very special new friend of mine. I have named him Dale and he is a really unique little fellow! He has orange fur like a mohawk that extends from the top of his head right down to his tail! Even his skin is two different colours! He's molting right now, so I'm looking forward to seeing him with a full coat of fur!

Am I crazy, or this guy possibly a relative of my beloved Bon Jovi?


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.