Friday, July 20, 2018

ScrapAndMe - Garden Wreath

Hello Everyone!

I am super excited today to share my second project as a design team member for ScrapAndMe. I have used the gorgeous ScrapAndMe paper collection "Romantic Garden 2" to create this card for any occasion. The flower patterns are just so beautiful, I love them all! 

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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far, half gone already!! Just a few pics today, haven't had much time outside since wee Bumper arrived 3 weeks ago, God bless him!! This photo is of Bumper on his 2 week birthday, he's growing so fast!!

So this is the lovely Mary with a beak full of grass for her nest. Her and hubby, Mike, took four attempts before successfully building a nest in the rafters of my garden patio. I am so glad they were successful, for they are the parents of my wee baby Bumper... can you see the resemblance! lol

Flashback to last spring when Big Kate was little!!

"So I've thought it through and I've decided to trust you.
I'm going to approach you for a peanut now, please don't make any sudden movements." 
~Suzy Q~

"OK, someone's been in my stash and you're standing awfully close! Was it you human!!"
~a trail friend~

"Pardon me, did y'all see the peanut lady run by here? Could swear I smelled lunch!"
~a trail friend~

A different type of macro today, a wasp. This little guy had fallen into my birdbath, so I fished him out and watched him for quite some time as he worked frantically to dry off his wings. I finally decided to go get the camera, glad I was able to get a shot while he still had a few water drops on him.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Teacup of Roses

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing an all occasions card featuring the Pion Design collection "My Dearest Sofia". I have also used some pretty wood embellishments from Scrapiniec.

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from collection "Fantasma"


Pion products:

My Dearest Sofia - Lovely Things PD8802
My Dearest Sofia - Devoted PD8811
My Dearest Sofia - Cherry Linens PD8805
My Dearest Sofia - Images From the Past PD1626

I'm not sure if the weather truly is becoming more and more unusual every year, or if I have just become completely intolerant of anything out of the usual. lol. It's been hot, really hot!! Our average day is in the high 30's Celsius, and it's rained only once since spring, that lasted more than 12 seconds that is, so it is dry dry dry! That hasn't stopped me from enjoying my patio garden though!! lol

So this is what I'm going to dress up as next Halloween... A BABY BLACKBIRD!
It's a little bit cute, a little bit bizarre, and nobody will know what the heck I am! Lol

"Oh my gawd, something just fell on my nose! GET IT OFF, GET IT OFF!"
~a trail friend~

"Finally, I'm alone to eat my peanut in peace. I shall savour every moment!" 
~a trail friend~

Does everyone remember my friend with the orange mohawk? Well I'm pretty sure Dale is a girl, which is exciting because perhaps they'll be baby Dales someday! As she molts off her winter coat, she has less of that gorgeous orange hair and more black. Soon she may lose all of the orange. Makes me wonder what she'll look like next winter though... with a full coat on!

For my macro today, some fun green and orange moss growing on a tree branch...

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, 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

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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.