Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pion Design - On a Pedestal

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a soft summery card put together using two gorgeous Pion Design collections, "Legends of the Sea" and "The Songbird's Secret". The soft blues are so perfect for a shabby garden creation!







  

Pion products:

Legends of the Sea - Sea Grass PD9004
Legends of the Sea - Go West PD9002
Legends of the Sea - Borders PD9012
The Songbird's Secret - Nesting Birds PD8401
The Songbird's Secret - Apple Blossom PD8409





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It's been busy busy busy around here, as we've been tearing apart the crappy setup we had outside and building a gorgeous garden patio that I can't seem to get enough of!! I'm still working on switching out all of the furniture and fixing little things here and there for the squirrels and birds, so no photos yet... but I can't wait to share it with you when it's done!


"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." 
~Laura Ingalls Wilder~


I'm so excited to see a little colour in my tree out front. Seems my tree is the very last one to bloom around here! The birds love it too, like this wee Chickadee


This bird is especially exciting to catch a glimpse of. It's an American Sparrow, but it's a Piebald. Basically that means, it's part Albino (a form of leucism). It's a super rare thing to see one, and I can't believe my good fortune to get a shot of this beauty!


"I am quite busy Madam, so please take your photo quickly and then be gone, shall we." 
~Bunny~


"Yuckkkkkkk! I think I accidentally ate some healthy food! Give me peanuts human!" 
~Mr Wizard~


"Stop fiddling with the camera and take the picture already! I can't hold this pose for much longer, I'm getting a charley horse!" 
~Princess Tabitha~


Does everyone remember my summer baby last year, named JUNIOR? Well it seems I finished the patio just in time because this little guy has made himself right at home in the corner behind some stumps. 

Everybody say hello to this year's summer baby...
MICKEY (like Mickey Mouse)
Oh, I can't wait to see what sort of antics he gets up too this summer!


I have someone very special to introduce to you today. Everyone knows my best bud Crazy Karen right? Well this is her little daughter. So far, Karen has only brought her around when it's still dark out, so I don't have any great pics yet, but I still want you to meet her

Say hello to the cutest little version of Karen EVER...
BABY KAY
Oh my gawwwwwddddd, the cuteness is killing me!!


For my macro today, a dandelion in the morning dew...


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 13, 2017

Pion Design - Little Mermaid

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a land and sea card featuring the newest collection from Pion Design "Legends of the Sea". These fun nautical designs work for male or female creations, and this card could be used for almost any occasion!






Pion products:

Legends of the Sea - Go East PD9008
Legends of the Sea - Navigate PD9009
Legends of the Sea - Pirate's Life PD9011
Legends of the Sea - Images From the Past PD1627




I have added lots of authentic starfish and seashells to give this card a truly beach feel. The waves in the background were cut out of foam giving them a more dimension appearance.




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The days have been a little cooler this past week, so I haven't gotten out quite as much, but I did run across this super fun field of mossy rocks! I would love to see what it looks like in the summer time, but I'm pretty sure it would be close to pitch dark underneath the solid roof of bush tops! I had to remove quite a bit of garbage away in order to get this shot, what's wrong with people!


"OK, I can do this. Just flap my wings and push off. Easy peasy, right? Ready, set..." 
~Chickadee~


"Swinging to and fro on the branch of a willow. Oh what a life!" 
~Red Winged Blackbird~


I've been trying to get a photo of one of the Cormorants ever since we moved here! They're only here for about a week every year, and they rarely come near the shoreline, but this guy did a fly-by! How excited was I!! Next on my wish list will either have to be for one of them to come right up to me, or to get a ginormous zoom lens! Lol


Looks like this Cottontail is shedding off his winter coat. It's about time little dude, you are way behind my squirrel buddies!


"Sorry human, I don't care how many peanuts you have in your little bag, there are just too many dogs in the park today!" 
~Missy~


"Whatchu talkin bout Willis!" 
~Winston~


"I won't apologize for who I am! I'm just not a one peanut kind of gal!" 
~Scarlet~


For my macro shots today, I zoomed in on one of those mossy rocks from earlier. I thought it would be cool to show you the difference between just getting really close with the normal lens, and using an actual macro lens. SUPER ZOOM!!



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 7, 2017

Pion Design - Butterfly Beauty

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a Pion Design card featuring a combination of two collections you may never had thought would go together, "Legends of the Sea" and "Where the Roses Grow". Brown and pink is such a wonderful colour palette, and so perfect for a summery garden card!





  

Pion products:
Legends of the Sea - Navigate PD9009
Legends of the Sea - Sea Star PD9006
Legends of the Sea - Pirate's Life PD9011
Legends of the Sea - Borders PD9012
Where the Roses Grow - Climbing Roses PD8205
Where the Roses Grow - Roses in Bloom PD8204
Where the Roses Grow - Scent of Roses PD8201







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We've been having lots of rainy days this week, but I am OK with that! After the horrible drought we had last year, I will take every drop of rain that Mother Nature can spare! There's been a few moments of clear skies, just enough for me to walk out to The Briar Patch and say hello to some friends.


"I swear I groomed my feathers just this morning! It's the darned wind I tell you!" 
~Red Breasted Nuthatch~


Hey! Mr Seagull, didn't your Mother ever teach you not to squawk when your mouth is full!!


"I think you can knock it off with the rain now! We get it it's springtime! Ra Ra!" 
~Ms Woodpecker~


"Find a cookie, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck!" 
~Crystal~


"I am completely hidden behind this tree! There's no way the human will ever find me now!"
~Winston~


I was so excited to see this little girl again last week. Thanks to my IG friends, she is now called
~Ginger~


"This is so not fair! Those chipmunks can fit like six of these in their face! I'm so jealous!" 
~Missy~


For my macro today, a sprig coming to life! It's hard to tell, but this entire grouping of buds was only the size of my thumb!


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.