Sunday, February 25, 2018

Pion Design - Blue Beauty for Mom

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card featuring the Pion Design collections "Days Gone By" and "Our Furry Friends". I love the blue flowers and elegant damask designs, so wonderfully feminine!




Pion products:

Days Gone By - Hope and Dreams PD10002
Days Gone By - Lovely Days PD10003
Days Gone By - Borders PD10011
Our Furry Friends - You've Got Mail PD12002



The wood chippies are all from Scrapiniec, the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon is hand dyed seam binding, the pearls are from The Ducks Doodahs, and everything else is from my stash.



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The rain has melted all of our snow away, but I have complete confidence that it will snow again before this season is over. After all, it's only February and this IS Canada!! tee hee. Til then, some photos from when the world was white!


It's always such a treat to see one of the female Cardinals come out to say hello. Such a beautiful girl!


Hello little Nuthatch. Whatcha looking at up there?


"OK, if you're done with all the baby talk, can you feed me now."
~Mary Gold~


"Hmmm, you look harmless enough, although you do have funny hair!"
~a trail friend~


"Emergency! Emergency! We're almost out of pecans on the buffet!" 
~my best bud Crazy Karen~

OH MY GAWD, DON'T YOU JUST LOVE HER!!


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.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thinking of You

Hello Everyone!

I think this Lemoncraft collection has become one of my favourites for creating something bright and cheery! These papers are from the Daydream collection sent to me by my very talented and sweet friend Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts.






The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the frame is from a Martha Stewart mold which I filled with hot glue and painted white. The sentiment banner is from DCWV and everything else is from my stash.




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Nothing new to report here. Snow, rain, ice. Snow, sun, slush... repeat.


~Male Downy Woodpecker~


~Blue Jay~


I have a newcomer to the Johnson buffet. He's very cautious of me, but yet very curious about what I'm doing. He has a great tail and not a single scar on him, which is so rare! His face is tiny and cute as a button so I've named him Mr Buttons!!


"OMG, it's so far to the top! I did not think this through!"
~Missy~


"I realize this tiny cashew fits perfectly in my mouth, but if you've got anything bigger, cough it up!
~Baby Zippy~


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.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Pion Design - Birthday Smiles and Friends

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing this very feminine birthday card featuring the newest Pion Design collections "Days Gone By" and "Our Furry Friends". There are so many gorgeous images and designs in these two collections, I have a hard time choosing which papers to use first!!





Pion products:

Days Gone By - Beautiful Views PD10001
Days Gone By - Morning Delights PD10007
Days Gone By - Embrace the Magic PD10004
Days Gone By - Borders PD10011
Days Gone By - Tags PD10012
Days Gone By - Images From the Past PD1632
Our Furry Friends - Friends Fur-ever PD12001




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I've been very busy this last week with all that was going on with Rocky, but now that he's safely in the hands of the vets, I will get back to preparing for the upcoming baby season. (if you didn't see the update on Rocky, it's posted on Facebook). The snow has mostly melted but the temps have dipped again, so we may yet get some more. Hope everyone had a great week!


Sweet little Chickadee


I must say, this little guardian of the woods sure looks handsome up there on his twig throne!
~Male Cardinal~


"Bahaha! You say they're called earmuffs? Hilarious! Now we're the same!"
~No-eared Nathan~

I had some inquiries about Nathan last time I posted a photo of him. No need to worry about this little guy, his hearing is just fine. I believe the stubby ears are a birth defect and effect only his aesthetics. He's a very happy and healthy little dude!


"Sorry to bother you up there Miss, but I'm hungry down here. Could you spare a scrap of food?"
~Perfect Patti~


"No grass, ok fine. Snow, I suppose. But I draw the line at frozen whiskers!"
~Cheekie~


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.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Pion Design - Lily of the Valley

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing this vintage style birthday card featuring Pion Design collections "Days Gone By" and "Theodore & Bella". These soft green tones work so perfectly for a neutral style card and how beautiful is that image of the flowers! Love it!







Pion products:

Days Gone By - Sunset Moments PD10009
Days Gone By - Moments to Remember PD10006
Days Gone By - Lovely Days PD10003
Days Gone By - Borders PD10011
Days Gone By - Tags PD10012
Theodore and Bella - Borders PD8610



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The weather here changes so quickly from day to day, that by the time I'm done getting the next post ready to schedule, whatever I mentioned about the weather in my post, no longer applies!! lol. So I'll just share some wintery photos and state avidly that at one time the world did look like this...


a beautiful Blue Jay...


a stunning Starling...


"Annoyed? Why would I possibly be annoyed dammit!"
~Baby Bush~


"Oh you silly human! I'm not sure I'd even recognize you if you pulled that camera off your face!"
~Teddy~


"Caution, slippery branches ahead!"
~Baby Charlie~


Remembering dear little Marcia who disappeared this summer... 💔💔


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.