Thursday, July 12, 2018

ScrapAndMe - Little Cuties

Hello Everyone!

Today I have some super exciting to news to share with you. I have been asked to join the ScrapAndMe Design Team and help them promote their gorgeous hand painted paper designs! I am so honoured to be a part of the Poland based team and I thank Anna and the other team members for such a wonderful and warm welcome!

Be sure to play along in our challenges on the 8th of every month!

For my debut, I have made a matching set of baby cards featuring the ScrapAndMe collection

ScrapAndMe products:


Life gets hectic when you're living 20-30 minutes at a time (time between Bumper feedings). Haven't gotten out on the trails much, but then, that's ok, since it's hot enough some days to melt the plastic hooks holding up my hanging plants!! I did take a few minutes to duck down in the grass and grab a macro of this crystal covered mushroom though. Just couldn't resist!

a Cormorant collecting supplies for the nest...

Baby Bumper on his one week birthday, couldn't you just melt from the cuteness!

"Excuse me Miss, but I'm really tiny and really cute so could you feed me please."
~a trail friend~

"Now why would the human hang the bird feeder way out there in the tree! Not fair!"

How much do I love this smile! My best bud Crazy Karen is such a huge part of my daily joy. The way she looks at me, as if she's trying to figure out what I'm thinking or what I'm saying, it makes me smile. She's gentle and smart and makes my heart glow every time I see her! Stay safe my sweet friend!

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.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Baby’s First Birthday

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing some beautiful birthday cards for baby’s first year, featuring the gorgeous new Pion Design collection “Life is Peachy”. I am so in love with the darling images and thought these ones would perfect for a little boy and a little girl!

Pion products:

Life is Peachy – PD18001
Life is Peachy – PD18007
Life is Peachy – PD1637
Life is Peachy – PD19001
Life is Peachy – PD18006
Life is Peachy – PD18009
Life is Peachy – PD19003

Did you know that the hottest temperature ever recorded on planet earth, that wasn't inside a volcano, is 56.7°C (134°F), which was measured on July 10th, 1913 in Death Valley, California? I ask because the last couple weeks, we have hit as high as 47°C. That's less than 10° short of breaking a planetary world record. JUST SAYING! For those people out there who don't believe in global warming, the proof is in the melted pudding!!

Here's a fun macro of a teeny tiny flower hiding in the grass where it's nice and cool...

"For me? All for me! Oh my gosh, I don't know what to say!"
~a trail friend~

"Holy nuts-a-roni, did you say pecans? Don't just stand there human, throw me one!"
~a trail friend~

Look who found her way to my patio... BABY PETUNIA! Omg, she's so tiny and so sweet! She couldn't figure out how to get into the squirrel feeding boxes, so I set some loose nuts on the shelf for her. I've never had the opportunity to build trust with a red squirrel before, so I'm hoping she will visit me again!

"I don't know what you're talking about, it wasn't me who ate the suet!"
~Mr Cardinal~

For those of you who don't use Facebook, I would like you to meet Bumper. He is a baby Sparrow, less than a week old who fell out of his nest. Unfortunately, little Bumper will be stuck with me as a Mom, since he won't be able to go back home.

Everybody please send Baby Bumper all your wishes.

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, June 21, 2018

Orange Blossoms

Hello Everyone!

I have been on an exhaustive search for a paper collection with some lovely peach papers in it and was having no luck. I couldn't figure out why Pion Design doesn't have peach in their colour palette, so I emailed the owner of Pion Design and requested a peach collection. I didn't hear back from her, so I continued my search and finally came across a paper pad from Recollections that had a couple of sheets of peach paper in it. This is the birthday card that I created using them.

I am now very proud and excited to announce that the owner of Pion Design heard my cries for peach and is releasing this gorgeous collection very soon!! I am beyond excited and can't wait to get my hands on this set of papers!! THANKS PION!!!!

Summer is in full swing and it is passing so quickly! I'm hoping we get some rain this year, it's almost the end of June and it's really only rained once, and it was only for a few minutes. Thank goodness for my patio full of lush foliage, bright flowers and water fountain because it's starting to turn brown in the parks again. Silly global warming!

An adult male Blackbird enjoying the blossoms...

A female Sparrow enjoying the sun...

Omg, it's Little Kate! Isn't she just the sweetest thing!

This was taken the first time she saw daylight. As you can see, her eyes were having problems adjusting. What a dollface!

"The grass is green, the peanut lady is back... I'm so happy!"
~Miss Cherie~

"Everybody Freeze! There's a peanut throwing creature roaming the woods!"
~Betty Boop~

"Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Sun's shining, flowers blooming, and the peanuts are fresh! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!" 

I don't get a much of a chance to take macro shots of rain drops (since we are in a drought), so I had some real fun with my water bottle mister and the blossoms on this tree!! 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.