Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pion Design - Make Waves

Hello Everyone!

I'm excited to share my first card creation today featuring the newest paper collection "Legends of the Sea" from Pion Design. The wonderful land and sea designs are so perfect for the upcoming summer season!

Pion products:

Legends of the Sea - Make Waves PD9001
Legends of the Sea - Go West PD9002
Legends of the Sea - Jolly Roger PD9010
Legends of the Sea - Sail PD9007
Legends of the Sea - Swim with Me PD9005
Legends of the Sea - Borders PD9012

Spring certainly is arriving early this year. This week I've seen a few trees and bushes with blossoms on them already, something I didn't see until well into May last year. Fine by me, I'll take every beautiful day I can get!! My landscape shot today is the first blossoming bush of the year!

Spring brings with it some familiar faces, like this beautiful female Red Winged Blackbird.

Is it just me, or are Blue Jays beautiful in every season?

"Listen to me! I have something to say dammit!"

"Omg, it's just sitting there! Is it for me? Maybe I should take it! Do you think it's a trap? What should I do? Ok, I'm going for it!"

"I'm a tree, I'm a tree, I'm a tree, I'm a tree. Be the tree!"

"Oh human, you think you can buy my love with your tasty pecans? WELL YOU WOULD BE RIGHT!" 
~Crazy Karen~

"Oh my gawd! Gigantic peanut, enormous tree, teeny tiny me... I did not think this through! 

My first skunk ever! How exciting to just lay on the ground and watch him go about his morning breakfast chores! An incredible animal that I sure hope to see again sometime!

"Ummmmm ok human, you do realize that I'm a skunk, right? Because you're getting kind of close here!"... 

For my macro today, a zoom of one of the flowers on the yellow bush. I love the textures!

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.


  1. Something different today with the new set Pamellia. Just love what you did with it.

    The photographs are fantastic as always and especially the great movement in the duck one.

    Hope you are ok

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. FABulous to see all your friends coming out of their Winter hiding Pamellia..and I love the new papers and your gorgeous card..the lace up is brilliant, fabulous design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Its a beautiful card ! Loved the cool colors n layers :)

  4. Beautiful as always Pamelia...again lovely papers!!!
    Have a nice week .....Gerie xx

  5. Such a gorgeous card and beautiful papers.
    Love your photos of animals and beautiful blossom. x

  6. Wow a skunk how marvellous, all your wildlife photography is stunning Pamellia, I do love visiting you wonderful blog and your card is fabulous, gorgeous papers and embellishments, beautifully designed too, Kate x

  7. Awesome card, Pamellia, with lots of wonderful details to feast the eyes on! What a nice way to start the day looking at your selection of photos!

  8. Wow awesome card!!!! love the laces effect and fab layering,
    loving your fabulous photo's again, especially no spiders!!! lol hope your ok, I must e-mail you soon, hugs Liz xx

  9. Oh my, what a beautiful card!! Those papers are gorgeous .. I love the shades of blue and I really, really love the laced up belly band. Might just have to steal .. ohh ummm .. borrow that one?? LOL!! Simply stunning card Pamellia ..
    And stunning photos too. You captured the light on that lovely bush beautifully and I always get a giggle out of the little sayings you put with each shot. I really enjoyed my visit!! hugs xx

  10. Beautiful and very unusual card, love it! Great photos, too, I hope you never run out of peanuts! Enjoy spring, hugs, Valerie

  11. its gorgeous!
    love your photos!

  12. A few weeks ago I awakened with an idea to create a card that had a "lace up" feature, and could not determine how to make it. Fortunately, I saw something SOMEWHERE that showed the eyelets, so I wanted to do the same. Now I see your card with a similar theme - I simply MUST make my card soon, or it will pass away in my mind's gallery, without trying something new. Thanks for showing all the photos so I could see the layers and "how to" elements. Beautifully done and such fantastic textures in your layers, Pamellia.

    Your recent excursions produced some marvelous photos, Pamellia! Loving each one of the critters - and how you add their conversation so the rest of us know what they were thinking. I do the same thing for my husband - have entire discourses on behalf of the dog and cat for him - and of course, it makes him laugh. How can we NOT have the element of laughter and conversation with the beautiful creatures with whom we share this world? The yellow bush is MAGNIFICENT! So then, there really are flowering bushes like that? I've seen silk stems like that in the big-box stores, but did not know they were imitating the real thing. The macro of the blossom is amazing!

    We had about 1/2 inch of rain yesterday - most welcome since everything is brown and tinder dry - and so many wild fires. Like your area, we have have "blossomed" early this year by a good 6 weeks, and sometimes even more! Wishing you a great day, and many more delightful excursions, my sweet friend!


  13. Love this nautical loveliness Pamellia and super photographs xx

  14. Absolutely stunning, Pamellia!! I love, love the papers!! And a mermaid :) The lace-up feature is so creative and spectacular!! I love the texture you added with the strip of burlap, the flowers and twine!! This is so amazing!! You've showcased the papers perfectly, as always!!

    Your nature photos are gorgeous, but oh my gosh...the duck one is incredible!! You need to enter that in a contest somewhere!! You are braver that I getting that close to Pepe Le Pew!! I had one in my yard last night and I was very careful to make no sudden movements!! The smell lingers forever!! I hope you are doing well, my dear friend. Thinking of you and sending lots of hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Hi Pamellia,
    oh this is perfectly stunning and beautiful.
    I love those papers and their colours is just gorgeous.
    What a very super idea the lace up detail is.
    Sweet burlap flowers also.

    Your photos are outstanding as always, and your just have the right sayings for each lovely feathered, and furry friend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Gorgeous card Pamelia!love these beautiful papers, wonderful colour..your layering is amazing and all the details.
    Your Yellow Bush is Forsthia, it is in full bloom here in the UK as it`s spring, some people use this as a hedge around there property or as a bush.
    love your gorgeous wildlife shots and do give us a laugh!.
    Hugs Pam x

  17. Hi Pamellia, welcome back in blogland! Such amazing card!! Love, love the papers, all the embellishments and the layers and expecially that laced up belly band!! Wow!! Soooo feminine and lovely!!
    I'm so glad to see your wildlife photos :) LOVE Blue Jays, he is just delicious with his colours!! And so cute!! The new squirrels at launch are sooo lovely! I'm sure that they will be more sure of you (and of the magic peanuts ready to eat in the wood) :D Crazy Karen is always the sweetest!!!
    How cute is the tiny Ginger! He always makes me smile and this photo is fabulous!
    Here too there are skunks, I have seen them sometimes, even in the countries near the town. They are enought big!
    Great photos of the yellow bush, and I agree, their texture is amazing, you catched it so well in the macro!
    Big hugs, enjoy your spring! Here we have had a week of rain, wind and a strange change of temperature :(

  18. Beautiful papers and you have shared an awesome card using them.
    It was lovely to see your spring photos and of course the furry friends who are always cute to see.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Hi Pamellia, how lovely to see you posting today.What a fun card, the lacing is great. I love sea themed projects and you have showcased those papers beautifully.Good to see all your furry friends...and a! Thinking of you, hugs xxx

  20. Just been admiring this over at Pion... gorgeous papers, and that lacing detail is so cool. The blue jay is divine, and how exciting to meet your first skunk! Glorious macro today - thanks, as ever, for sharing your lovely creations and photos with us.
    Alison x

  21. Hi Pamellia
    Stunning card. The aqua hues are lovely and the corset like lace up is fab.
    We have a Forsythia (yellow shrub) but it flowered about a month ago so yours is a little behind. Ours is about 10 ft tall so more like a tree lol!
    Hope all is well with you and don't get too close to the skunk lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  22. Gorgeous! I love the eyelets and twine. Wonderful photos, as always!

  23. Hi Pamellia, gorgeous card, love the lacing, love the new papers from Pion.
    Your wild life is stunning, so envious of you able to take such fantastic shots!
    Was wondering if you have been alright as not seen you around for a few weeks? Big hugs and thanks for all that you put on your blog xx

  24. Hey Pamellia!!Your card is so gorgeous! Love every bit of it!! Hope you are doing well? All the pics of wild life are fabulous! I loved them all!! Cheers!:)

  25. Pamellia, what a beautiful nautical birthday card--masculine enough for a guy, yet with those feminine touches that say 'Pamellia made this'! I love the strip of burlap in the back and the recurrence of the same texture in the flowers. Of course the lace up feature is just pure creative genius and so well done! The special details like the compass charm that echoes the printed (gorgeous) paper, the pearls, the twine (tied into a little seafarer's knot I presume) and the flags all just make this a wonderful (as always) design! Oh, how I have missed your crafty posts! I really appreciate the time you are taking to make these and posting them for us here. I know you are very busy!

    And, for Pete's sake...the photos! I just love your photos made even more special with the captions! That Canadian goose sure does look like she's giving someone a tongue lashing! Ginger is the sweetest, and you are NUTS to get that close to a skunk! Do you know you can't get that smell out of stuff? When I was little I got close to a porcupine and it was not pleasant! All of your photos are just amazing and I appreciate you sharing them with us. The other day, I was looking up American Red Squirrel for my Mom, as her friend thought she saw one in Florida. I couldn't help but notice the photos, and thought of you. I think you can submit your photos and get credits for them on Wikipedia. You many want to check this out further. Your photos far exceed those I saw on there. Pamellia, you have made my day! Sending big hugs, my friend!

  26. Oh my goodness, I want those papers - correction, I NEED those papers, they are gorgeous and you have shown them off so beautifully, I love how you did the 'corset' piece, it is absolutely stunning!!

    I totally agree with Sara, are you nuts for getting so close to the skunk - yikes - clearly animals must KNOW you are not a threat to them - it is a great shot! I do agree about the Blue Jays - they are just gorgeous. Forsythia is usually the first to blossom over here too, it generally follows the daffodils - I love Spring for all the yellow! As always, your animal pictures and comments are perfection! Hugs, Anne xx

  27. Stunning card, love the mermaid. Your photos are fabulous and your captioning is brilliant. I'm constantly giving hubby a detailed account of what my two bunnies are doing! Still not trained them to wave back at me though... Cara x

  28. Glorious card and glorious photos. I do so love your posts x

  29. OMG! my favorite is "be the tree"!!! hahahaaaa You made me laugh so hard!
    Your tag is very cool, love the lacing up-very clever!
    Hope all is well...
    Jackie xx

  30. Hello Pamellia, Your card is so beautiful! I love the fantastic layers and Oh, how I love the Legends of the Sea collection! You showcased it perfectly! The burlap, flowers and the lace cool! You always have such an eye to detail~every little detail is spectacular~So beautiful!
    I love all your fantastic snap shots of your critters..they are just adorable! The pics of the birds are so crisp~wow, you are so good at photography to! The duck pic makes me laugh..hehe!
    Have a great evening and thanks for a great post!
    Sherrie K

  31. What a fabulous post! First your absolutely amazing card - you really have gone to sea…and so beautifully! As for your photos, well I have to say, your captions really crack me up and the photos are just so wonderful! Not sure you should be so close to the skunk - don't they squirt smelly stuff? Brilliant macro shot too! Big Hugs, Chrisx

  32. Another Glorious visit, with every picture of your card and your photos showing something new and beautiful. Love those hessian flowers and the lacing is a lovely idea on the nautical card. Love the forsythia, (I think that is what it is) such a welcome joy in the Spring, a Beautiful and joyeous post Pamellia.

  33. This is sooo pretty! Love the colors of this paper and of course, your design and layers. Oh my the critters are darling and your commentary is so funny. Matches the pics perfectly! Hugs

  34. Fabulous card, these new papers are gorgeous and I adore the way you have laced the papers, what a great idea and it looks fabulous with the eyelets. I can see that you are going to be busy with these papers making many more amazing masculine cards with them.

    Ow a skunk, how exciting is that? I bet you lay there holding your breath so you did not frighten him off. The blue jays always look so pretty and I always adore all of the squirrels, they are too cute and look at Karen's amazing eyes, you just want to keep her and her friends safe.

    Have a great week.

    Dionne xx

  35. Looks like a great new collection! The photos show so many aspects of your beautful surroundings to such great effects! Stunning work yet again!

  36. Brilliant card and gorgeous papers,love the colour and the lacing and eyelets-great nature pics
    Carol x

  37. Very good love the blue tones I did eyelets a few years ago yours look great and a fab theme
    Good pics.
    Best wishes
    Jules. Xx