Monday, December 5, 2016

Pion Design - Father Time

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card that combines three Pion Design collections. I love that you can use the papers from these collections long after you have purchased them, for any occasion that comes up. I have used collections "The Night Before Christmas", "Scent of Lavender" and "Where the Roses Grow".

click on any thumbnail to view the entire Pion Design collection:


The Night Before Christmas - Dear Santa PD7802
The Night Before Christmas - Dear Santa 6x6" PD7902
The Night Before Christmas - Christmas is in the Air PD7808
The Night Before Christmas - Borders PD7810
Scent of Lavender - Preserving the Scent PD7208
Scent of Lavender - The Song of a Bird PD7202
Where the Roses Grow - Time to Smell the Roses PD8210

The lamp die is Kaisercraft, the sentiment die is Tim Holtz, the poinsettia die is Tim Holtz, the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the wooed flourish is Recollections from Michael's Craft Store. the clock was made with a Prima mould, a gift from my talented and sweet friend Anne of Redanne. Everything else is from my stash.

I had a lot of comments regarding the man with the slingshot and how I should report him. I fully intend to do that if I ever run across him again. Unfortunately, there's nothing the authorities can do without knowing who the man is, or where he lives. So on one hand, I would love the chance to run into him again, on the other hand, I hope he never comes back!

My landscape photo for the day. I'm still using older photos, so I hope you're not too sick of autumn.

A Mourning Dove. I'm seeing more of these now. Not sure if they are a seasonal bird or if it's just because there's no leaves on the trees. lol

"Humanity's true moral test, it's fundamental test... consists of its attitude towards those who are at it's mercy: animals." Milan Kundera

HENRY scours the forest floor in search of something green to eat. No worries, I always make sure he gets something fresh.

I love when they size me up from the safety of the tree before coming down. Sometimes they'll watch and see how the others react to me, before they make a decision! So cute!

"OK so maybe I've put on a bit of extra weight, but these cookies are killer on the waist and I plan to lose it all in the spring!" 

"Yes, I get it lady, you have peanuts. I think I'll stay up here just the same!"

🎵🎵 "Keep on smilin', cause when you're smilin' the whole world smiles with you." 🎵🎵

Last but not least, my macro for the day. I believe this was a dandelion at one time. 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, December 3, 2016

Pion Design - Christmas Bunny with Video

Hello Everyone!

Thank you so much to everyone for all of your comments and condolences regarding my beautiful Bon Jovi. It really means more to me than I can say! I've still not been back out to The Shire yet, but I have lots of photos I can share with you mean time. Thanks again for all of your support!

OK, it's time for another video and another fun Christmas card using the new Pion Design collection "Greetings From the North Pole".

Pion products:
Greetings From the North Pole - December Dreams PD7606
Greetings From the North Pole - Snowfall PD7607
Greetings From the North Pole - Winter Branches PD7603
Greetings From the North Pole - Tags PD7612
Greetings From the North Pole - Borders PD7610

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolour, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all." Stanley Horowitz

A Blue Jay

A male Cardinal. This shot was taken just as the sun was coming up over the horizon. He seemed to be enjoying the warmth of the sunlight.

Is it just me, or do you not wanna reach out and hug this sweet creature! Dang!

"I am cute and tiny, and you will feed me because... well, I'm cute and tiny!"

"OK, everything looks good, smells good. I don't think it's a trick, I'm going for it!"

Ran across ROCKY one day. It was very cool that he recognized me and came running up to me for a treat. Of course I gave him a couple!!

My macro for the day. I don't usually find cobwebs to be pretty, but this one just seemed to be glowing in the morning sun.

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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - Home for the Holidays

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. This time Kathy is the hostess and she has chosen the theme "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS". She would like you to create some home decor for the holiday season.  You can make centerpieces, wreaths, banners, ornaments, wall hangings, or little vignettes... basically anything BUT a card for this challenge. If you don't celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then just make some home decor with a wintry theme. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

These photos are all from a couple of weeks ago.
For my landscape photo today, a few beautiful leaves clinging onto their branches.

For my birds today, I have this beautiful Red Winged Blackbird...

this sweet female Sparrow.

and a Red Breasted Nuthatch grabbing a snack from my hand.

This is normally where I would put a photograph of BON JOVI.
There will be no more photographs of my beautiful ginger squirrel.
I realize not everyone is interested in my wildlife hobby, so I have written her story in a separate post, for those of who would like to know happened...


HENRY is having a hard time finding any green leaves to munch on, so I take lettuce with me now.

This sweet girl flashes me one last thank you glance before disappearing into The Shire.

"Beggin your pardon Ma'am, but if you wouldn't be offended, I'll just stay here and you can throw me a peanut. If it's not too much trouble, that is."

No reason why you can't enjoy breakfast and grab some sun at the same time!

Back on the home front, we have ROCKY, wet as all get out! Oh isn't he a hoot!

And my sweet sweet precious KAREN having a nibble. I can't wait to show you how she looks now. She's growing in her winter coat and she's doubled in size in the last few weeks! HA!

Last but not least, my macro for the day.

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.