Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Joyful Day Ornament Card

Hello Everyone!

I had such great feedback regarding my last couple of ornament cards that I thought I would try and make a few more in that style.  This one ended up a little too wide to fit in my 6x6 envelopes, so it will have to be hand delivered. Oops, I do get carried away. lol

The papers are from My Minds Eye, the snowflake is Cheery Lynn, the pine sprigs were done with a Cheery Lynn die, the doily die underneath is also Cheery Lynn. The snowflake flourish is from Memory Box, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The wood reindeer is from DeSerres and I covered it with styrofoam balls that I pulled out of an old stuffed animal, and chunky crystal glitter is dusted on top (although it's hard to see). 

Exciting news, Sunday night we got a wee bit of snow, so Monday morning I finally walked back out to The Shire. I went and visited Bon Jovi, spent a few minutes being sad and then I turned my camera to happier things. I stayed out for four hours, until every last bit of snow had melted away!!!

My posts for this week are already written, so for now, more autumn photos. Next week I will be excited to share more recent pics. For my landscape photo, a shot of the sun rising from behind the tall reeds.

For my bird photos today, I have this sweet little Chickadee.

and this very wet Grackle. The Grackles have since moved on to their winter homes, so I guess this will be the last shot until spring time.

HENRY poses nice for the camera. I think he knows he will get a fresh treat once I'm done! lol

"OK, enough with the leaves. I'm very tiny you know, and I can't see where I'm going!"

"OMG, that did NOT just happen! He took my peanut and ran up the tree!"

"Is it necessary that you watch me while I'm eating, seriously!"

"Aww shucks, thanks Ma'am. Oh, it's all natural beauty, I swear!"

Last but not least, my macro for the day. We had a wee frost, not much, but I took full advantage!

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, December 5, 2016

Pion Design - Father Time

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card that combines three Pion Design collections. I love that you can use the papers from these collections long after you have purchased them, for any occasion that comes up. I have used collections "The Night Before Christmas", "Scent of Lavender" and "Where the Roses Grow".

click on any thumbnail to view the entire Pion Design collection:


The Night Before Christmas - Dear Santa PD7802
The Night Before Christmas - Dear Santa 6x6" PD7902
The Night Before Christmas - Christmas is in the Air PD7808
The Night Before Christmas - Borders PD7810
Scent of Lavender - Preserving the Scent PD7208
Scent of Lavender - The Song of a Bird PD7202
Where the Roses Grow - Time to Smell the Roses PD8210

The lamp die is Kaisercraft, the sentiment die is Tim Holtz, the poinsettia die is Tim Holtz, the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the wooed flourish is Recollections from Michael's Craft Store. the clock was made with a Prima mould, a gift from my talented and sweet friend Anne of Redanne. Everything else is from my stash.

I had a lot of comments regarding the man with the slingshot and how I should report him. I fully intend to do that if I ever run across him again. Unfortunately, there's nothing the authorities can do without knowing who the man is, or where he lives. So on one hand, I would love the chance to run into him again, on the other hand, I hope he never comes back!

My landscape photo for the day. I'm still using older photos, so I hope you're not too sick of autumn.

A Mourning Dove. I'm seeing more of these now. Not sure if they are a seasonal bird or if it's just because there's no leaves on the trees. lol

"Humanity's true moral test, it's fundamental test... consists of its attitude towards those who are at it's mercy: animals." Milan Kundera

HENRY scours the forest floor in search of something green to eat. No worries, I always make sure he gets something fresh.

I love when they size me up from the safety of the tree before coming down. Sometimes they'll watch and see how the others react to me, before they make a decision! So cute!

"OK so maybe I've put on a bit of extra weight, but these cookies are killer on the waist and I plan to lose it all in the spring!" 

"Yes, I get it lady, you have peanuts. I think I'll stay up here just the same!"

🎵🎵 "Keep on smilin', cause when you're smilin' the whole world smiles with you." 🎵🎵

Last but not least, my macro for the day. I believe this was a dandelion at one time. 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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pion Design - Christmas Bunny with Video

Hello Everyone!

Thank you so much to everyone for all of your comments and condolences regarding my beautiful Bon Jovi. It really means more to me than I can say! I've still not been back out to The Shire yet, but I have lots of photos I can share with you mean time. Thanks again for all of your support!

OK, it's time for another video and another fun Christmas card using the new Pion Design collection "Greetings From the North Pole".

Pion products:
Greetings From the North Pole - December Dreams PD7606
Greetings From the North Pole - Snowfall PD7607
Greetings From the North Pole - Winter Branches PD7603
Greetings From the North Pole - Tags PD7612
Greetings From the North Pole - Borders PD7610

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolour, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all." Stanley Horowitz

A Blue Jay

A male Cardinal. This shot was taken just as the sun was coming up over the horizon. He seemed to be enjoying the warmth of the sunlight.

Is it just me, or do you not wanna reach out and hug this sweet creature! Dang!

"I am cute and tiny, and you will feed me because... well, I'm cute and tiny!"

"OK, everything looks good, smells good. I don't think it's a trick, I'm going for it!"

Ran across ROCKY one day. It was very cool that he recognized me and came running up to me for a treat. Of course I gave him a couple!!

My macro for the day. I don't usually find cobwebs to be pretty, but this one just seemed to be glowing in the morning sun.

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.