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Back with another Christmas in July card featuring products from Recollections that are available at Michael's Craft Stores. For those of you who follow my Facebook timeline, you have already heard my amazing news about being asked to work with some of the products that Michaels carries. I just love the wide range of products they have, so watch out for lots more projects starring Recollections products and much much more.
For this card I have used papers from the Fashionably Chic paper collection as well as a Recollections wooden Christmas Ornament embellishment and some bits of lace.
The holly flourish is from Cheery Lynn, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the twine is from May Arts. I used the DecoArt Snow Writer and then covered it with Flower Soft in white to create the look of soft fluffy snow.
A bit of exciting news before I show you a few photos. I have been asked to join the Design Team over at the Craft Heaven Shop Inspirational Blog.
If you haven't checked out the Craft Heaven Shop, I highly recommend you do. Tina carries all the best shabby products and brands. Maja Design, Pion Design, Magnolia, Wild Orchid Crafts and much much more!! Worldwide Shipping too!! I am really excited about this new crafty adventure, as I've never been on a shabby chic design team before. I am so grateful to Tina for this opportunity and can't wait to get started!!
Just a few shots from around the lake. I'm having a hard time finding areas to aim my camera now without having shots of all the dead grass. Lots of closeups of ducks and flowers instead. If anyone has time to do a rain dance for me, I sure would appreciate it! lol
One of my favourite things to do, is sit with my bag of food and watch as the geese and ducks make their way across the lake to get their treats!
and then off they go, back to the open water...
Still the odd Swamp Rose here and there.
Not sure what this is...
Here is what I know about these Burrs...
1. They stick to everything, and I mean EVERYTHING!!
2. They're ugly all year round!
3. When the world comes to an end, the only things left alive will be the cockroaches and THESE BURRS!
Back on the home front we have a Black-Capped Chickadee out my bird watching window.
And another NOT-Hummingbird eyeballing the Hummingbird feeder!! This is a young Red-Winged Blackbird.
I would like to introduce you to a couple of newbies on the patio. This is MR. BAGGINS. I called him that because he has these brown bags around his eyes that make him look a little bit like a Hobbit. He makes the funniest faces, so hilarious to watch!
This is PATRICIA. She is very camera shy, so most of my shots of her are taken through the window. Her name doesn't hold any meaning except that my hubby felt left out that he never gets to name them. lol
SKITTLES says hello from the carpet, where he is eyeballing me to make sure I stay a safe distance away.
Last but not least. JUNIOR has decided he doesn't even have the energy to sit up while he eats!
OH for crying out load JUNIOR!!!
My token morning coffee shot...
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.