It's time for some more inspiration for the Craft Heaven Blog. This week our theme is Happy Everything. I decided to go with a card that can be used for an anniversary or wedding, which is perfect for the Maja papers I used from the Vintage Romance collection! There's lots of other yummy products from the Craft Heaven Shop and you can find them all listed further down the post.
All of the following products that I used can be purchased at the Craft Heaven Shop
Maja Design Vintage Romance - When I Saw You / Champagne / Love Notes
Pion Design Palette - Green II
Scrapiniec - Park Avenue Clock Mix / It's a Boy! Sheet of Words
Vintage Seam Binding – White / Lace Véronique / Heart clip - charm
White Cosmos Daisy Stem Flowers - 25mm
Pale Pink Mulberry Paper Open Roses - 20mm
Baby Pink Bead Berry Spray Clusters
Ranger Glossy Accents
Distress Ink - Ground Espresso / Dina Wakley Media Gesso - White
Some photos today from one of our hikes along the river. When we first came out onto the trail it looked so user friendly. I was sort of relieved and disappointed at the same time. lol. It did NOT stay that way! Eventually we were stumbling over tree roots and ducking under branches, but there were lots of interesting things to see along the way, so I was ok with that.
The water was so extremely low in this area that there were parts that were almost dry! The upside is how lush the foliage is around the river, such a difference from the burnt, dead world back at the house.
These thistles don't seem to care about the drought, they are thriving and look beautiful!
This Cedar Waxwing was way out on a branch over the river, so the quality's not great, but I was so excited to see a new bird!! Another one that I can cross off my list! So pretty!
And back on the home front, I am still seeing so many baby birds and squirrels! I'm so surprised this late in the year to see this baby Starling and baby Red Squirrel.
TINY TINA says hello from the railing as she keeps a careful eye on me. The angle is different here, because I'm sitting on the patio! So cool that they trust me enough to relax when I'm right outside.
PATRICIA has a little lay down while she nibbles on her lunch. We are still fielding temperatures of over 100 degrees, so any bit of shade they can get is probably a relief.
JUNIOR doesn't lounge around on the furniture as much as he used to, but he's never that far away. You can see him on the ground here below my window, displaying his usual laziness! Note the dead grass, the dead leaves and dead pine needles. This drought has made it look like November around here. Sure doesn't feel like November though!
My morning coffee shot with a touch of artsy thrown in for dramatic effect. tee hee
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.
UPDATE: we got two days of fairly heavy rain this week!!!! YAY!!! I am hoping to see a little green grass sprouting soon, what a relief! Just a little more to save the dying trees and I will be one happy camper!