Monday, August 20, 2018

Pion Design - Pop-up Christmas Poinsettia

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing this tag shaped Christmas card featuring the gorgeous new Pion Design Christmas collection "Let's Be Jolly". I am so in love with all the traditional colours and the stunning festive designs! I have also used a beautiful mistletoe embellishment from Scrapiniec to dress up the front cover.



And a surprise when you open the tag because the inside pops up to make a 3D Christmas card!! I have used some wonderful vintage images from the collection to finish the inside. Thank you to my dear friend Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts who inspired me to venture into a whole new world of fun with her amazing pop-up cards.



Pion products:

Let's Be Jolly - PD20005A
Let's Be Jolly - PD20005B
Let's Be Jolly - PD20010B
Let's Be Jolly - PD20011A
Let's Be Jolly - PD20012A
Pion Design Palette - Pion Red IV PD6144


Scrapiniec embellishment from the "Mistletoe" collection:




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I'm so happy to tell you that I am now completely official and legally able to raise and care for baby wildlife! I will be continuing my studies as I will now enter stage 2, which is the medical side of the training. Meanwhile, I will be sharing the sweet faces that come through the front door of "PJs Wildlife Orphanage" and the stories that come with them!

This is the sweet little Chandler Bing, my very first legal resident ever!! He fell from a tree last Friday during a rainstorm and was picked up my a kind passer-by, who then took him to animal control. Thankfully instead of putting him down, they called me and asked if I would take him...

There's no saying no to this face!!!


He was cold and wet and covered in fly larvae, but a warm bath and some warm snuggly blankets put the life back into him. He's got a great appetite now and he's growing wicked fast!! Sweet boy!

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments and support!




Wednesday, August 15, 2018

ScrapAndMe - Thank You

Hello Everyone!

I am happy to share with you today, this lovely thank you card featuring some gorgeous papers from the ScrapAndMe collections "Sentimentals" and "Little Cuties". The soft tones are so beautiful together!




ScrapAndMe products:

   





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So in the spring I noticed some strange changes made to park. Reflector things attached to sides of the walkways, arrows painted on the paths, the removal of all the bushes to make grassy openings, and of course more tree carnage. And then the signs... the signs that read "Terry Fox Run Trail". And there you have it, my peaceful park has been turned into the local bike race and marathon trail. Oh yeah, and let's not forget the dancing and exercise groups that fill the grassy openings with their boom boxes and the latest horror, a Pokemon Go hotspot!!! Geezuz! My beautiful, peaceful lake is now listed as one of the top spots to visit in my area!!!! Good Gawd!!!

I guess my point is, I don't walk the trails much any more and so I am starting to run out of photographs to share with you. These shots were all taken in the spring.

a baby Chipping Sparrow


Not sure what to say, except Awwwwwwwww!


"Geez human. Do you really think I can't see you behind that rock! I'm not blind you know!" 
~a trail friend~


"OK, I'm ready for my lunch now. You can drop the peanut.
OK, go ahead, drop it. Drrrrrrrrrop the peanut. Woman, let go of that peanut!"
~Winston~


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, August 12, 2018

Pion Design - Jolly Christmas Greetings

Hello Everyone!

Today I am excited to share with you, my first holiday card featuring the gorgeous “Let’s Be Jolly” Christmas collection from Pion Design. I know I say this a lot, but this may be my favourite holiday paper collection of all time, just wait until you see how fabulous these designs are!!



Pion products:

Let’s be Jolly – PD20001A
Let’s be Jolly – PD20006B
Let’s be Jolly – PD20001B
Let’s be Jolly – PD20007B
Let’s be Jolly – PD20012A
Pion Design Palette – Pion Green III PD6120





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The property owners apparently had received complaints about raccoons wandering around the property, hiding in the trees and bushes.. well of course there is!! The garbage room door is always left open and people are too lazy to throw their garbage down the chute, so it's all just piled up on the floor. So in all of their lame ass wisdom, they decided to cut down all of the trees around the back side of the complex. Oh yep, that should solve the problem! IDIOTS! So now the raccoons are just walking up and down the sidewalk because they have no trees to travel in or bushes to hide under!!!

Thank gosh I live on the front of the property where it's visible to guests. I'm hoping they would never dare cut my tree down for fear of  putting off other potential owners.

Anywhoo... a shot of a Chickadee


A gorgeous Cottontail. I have gained so much respect and insight into these amazing animals since I started my training. I still have a ways to go until I can care for these little ones, they are the number one hardest wildlife baby to rehab, with only 10% surviving until release! Poor things.


"OK, I really want to bury this peanut, but the camera lady will just NOT go away!"
~a trail friend~


Oh my gosh! Flashback to when Baby Kay was teeny tiny last spring!' 
It's unbelievable how much she looks like her mother now that she's all grown up!


"I don't have time to fake laugh at your flower-hat jokes. I'm too busy peeling this almond!"
~Petunia~


More mushroom macros!! These little mushrooms were so freaking tiny,
the little one with the water droplets wasn't much bigger than a pea!!


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.