Saturday, May 7, 2016

Pion Design - Just For Mom

Hello Everyone!

I'm back today with another card for Pion Design. I really never get tired of all of the pretty papers and images! This one is a Mother's Day card going to my MIL. I wanted to squeeze in one more girly card before the masculine collection "Mister Tom's Treasures" get released. So looking forward to that!!

If anyone is looking to purchase the new Pion Design collection, check out Live & Love Crafts. Sandy carries a wide range of the Pion papers as well as lots of pretty flowers, laces, pearls and so much more!

click on any image to view the full collection


Scent of Lavender - Lavender Bouquet 6x6" PD7303
Scent of Lavender - Love 6x6" PD7301
Scent of Lavender - Tags PD7212
Scent of Lavender - Small Leaves PD7203
Scent of Lavender - Borders PD7210
Easter Greetings - Easter Morning PD7004
Easter Greetings - Borders PD7016
Pion Design Palette - Pion Beige I PD6103
Images From the Past - Grandma's School Book PD1613

The layered die cuts are from Spellbinders, Spellbinders Grand and Prima. The leaves are Cheery Lynn, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the die cut sentiment is Sizzix, the postage stamps are from BoBunny, the twine is from May Arts and everything else is from my stash.

My card won an award in the following wonderful challenge:

Some photos from my walk earlier this week. Lots of grass and buds starting to open up, although the majority of trees are still naked. My Weeping Willow is starting to bloom, love that tree!! Pay special attention my bird shots today, one of them is extra amazing!!

Thanks so much to JanR and Mrs Duck for identifying my mystery plant as Monarda fistulosa, otherwise known as Wild Bergamot or Bee Balm. I look forward to seeing those in bloom!!

I've never seen a Maple Tree blossom before. Isn't it amazing that a Maple Leaf is born orange and yellow, and dies orange and yellow, but spends it's life bright green!! Nature is a funny thing!

My plan was to take a shot of this lone Dandelion growing out of the middle of this rock, then suddenly this little gal jumps up on the rock and strikes a pose...two for the price of one!

I just love this shot of an American Robin sitting on the branch just above me. I am entering this photo into Our Beautiful World this week, where the prompt is "From A Low Angle". There are some other shots today that fit the bill as well, but this is my fav.

***special photograph***

After I took this next shot, I couldn't find this bird in the listings anywhere. Turns out, there's a reason for that. It's so rare that there's barely any authentic photos online of it. Believe it or not, it's a Leucistic American's an albino!!! WHAT!!!!! How lucky am I to catch a sighting of such an amazing bird!

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.


  1. Super lovely card for your MIL. She will be happy, I'm sure.
    Have a wonderful Mothers Day, Pamellia !
    Hugs xx

  2. A lovely creation and design Pamellia, I'm sure Mum will treasure it.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. Your MIL will adore her card's absolutely beautiful with lots of yummy details. Amazing layers and stunning florals. Looks like you went for a walk in a gorgeous area.....great photos

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  4. Very beautiful photographs Pamellia with lots of beautiful blossoms.

    The card is terrific with all the wonderful layers and beautiful flowers. Just right for a Mom

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Wonderful photos, and another fantastic card, with lots of beautiful details and layers. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  6. What an amazing card Pamellia - love all the wee treasures you tuck in amongst all your layers.
    Wonderful photographs, and how amazing to get that albino bird photo!!!. Love how that squirrel photobombed your snap of the dandelion :-)

  7. Faboulas card once again Pamellia, with all your layers and such sweet colours and sweet image.
    Wonderful pics have a very snappy happy day.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  8. Another fabulous card... I have just watched 3 of your videos... They are wonderful! I feel a shabby chic Pamellia style card coming on... Wish me luck! Xxx

  9. Magnificent creativity once again Pamellia, the beauty of this awesome card is breathtaking, the layers, colours and embellishments are superb I love it so much, I also love your photos they show the wonder of nature, thank you for sharing
    Lorraine x

  10. Beautiful card Pamellia, loving the layers, looking forward to Mr Tom .
    Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

  11. I love all the hidden details tucked away in your card. Stunning. What an amazing shot of that bird. Wow! Love all the nature you share with us. Cara x

  12. Hi Pamellia, firstly thank you so much for clicking my follow button, I'm delighted to see your picture there.
    Now, what a gorgeous card and so much detail, all those layers are fabulous and I love the pretty papers and colours too, so very talented.
    A talented photographer too by all accounts, this images are wonderful, the birds are stunning, and so unusual to me here in Scotland. You must live in a magical area, Kate x

  13. Stunning card, love the look of the new images from Pion, more on the never ending wish list. Can't wait to also see this new masculine collection and what you do with it.
    Have a lovely weekend, hugs Julie X

  14. Normally I comment on your card first but I just gotta say this to start....why oh why is it that you, being in a city (yes I know you've got the lake and lovely park and all that) gets to see such diverse birds, including a totally wonderful rare one, while I, out in the country, and feeding the birds, gets to see common grackle, common grackle, common grackle, crows, common grackle, common grackle, sparrows, common grackle, blue jays, common grackle, common grackle, common grackle, mourning doves, and my friendly woodpeckers only. Not fair, I cry, not fair!! :-)

    Beautiful card. I'm loving all the purple. Your mil is going to adore this.

    P.S. Loving that squirrel photobomb too!

  15. WOW and DOUBLE WOW! The first WOW is for this GORGEOUS Mother's Day card ... I am always so inspired when I see your designs! The second WOW is for your nature photos ... what beauty Mother Nature provides for us each & every day! HAPPY Day my friend and thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Mother’s Day / Birthday’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  16. Gorgeous card, Pamellia! So many wonderful layers and textures. How exciting to capture a photo of an albino robin!

  17. Your MIL will cherish this beauty so many layers and textures on this gorgeous card . Love all the embellishments that are tucked away .How exciting to have captured the photos of those beautiful birds especially the albino robin

  18. So very pretty Pamellia. Love the 2 floral arrangements. Thanks for sharing all the photos, including the rare robin and rotund robin. Happy weekend! Nicola x

  19. That's one stunning card Pamellia, your MIL is going to be delighted! Looking forward to seeing your masculine makes!

  20. Stunning feminine card, such delicious layers! Thanks for dropping into the Crafters Café, CarolG & DT

  21. A beautiful card Pamellia, such a sweet image and fabulous details as always. Pretty colours and great dimension - I'm sure your MIL will treasure her card.

  22. How lucky is your MIL to receive such a gorgeous card Pamellia. Very unusual and pretty colours and a sweet image to. Lovely photos, nature is really waking up now for you...isn't she clever to put on such a spectacle for us ;0) Fab to catch the albino robin too. Enjoy your weekend, hugs xx

  23. Wow, Pamellia, what an absolutely stunning card!! Pion is so lucky to have you showcasing their beautiful papers!! The layers and details you added are so fabulous!! The flowers are gorgeous and I love the butterfly!! The lace, charms, ribbon, everything is perfect!! Your MIL will treasure this card!! Stunning my friend!!

    How amazing to see the albino robin!! Wow!! That's a huge photography coup!! All of your pictures are so beautiful!! The photobombing squirrel is absolutely adorable!! I love looking at photos of your beautiful neighborhood!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  24. Amazing, great "catch" (on photo)!! Beautiful photos, Pamellia, and a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at OBW :)

  25. So Beautiful and feminine Pamellia..lovely soft colours..wonderful dimension and design...just gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  26. Amazing beautiful card Pamellia, beautiful layers on gorgeous papers, love the colours and embellishments.
    Wonderful photos, fancy getting that shot of the albino robin!.
    Pam x

  27. A gorgeous card for your MIL, she'll love it.
    Loved the photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

  28. Absolutely fabulous card love all you brilliant layering,fabulous flowers and texture love the pearls and lace too and all your brilliant nature pics
    Carol x

  29. The papers are indeed gorgeous, but in your hands they become extra special - your card really is quite superb, the image is adorable and your layering and design are exquisite!

    All I can say to the albino robin is WOW, WOW, WOW - how fabulous that you should get such a brilliant shot of it - congratulations and well done you!!! Your shot for Our Beautiful World is amazing too, you really are an excellent photographer. Hugs, Anne xx

  30. My dear friend, this card is blossoming with layers of happiness. Your MIL will treasure this always. This Pion collection is beautiful but becomes so much more than that in your masterful hands. :o) I believe this is my first time seeing this darling image in use. Isn't she a cutie pie?! Your floral arrangements are perfection and I love the texture that always abounds in your work. Inspiring as always, Pamellia! I'm so happy you're sharing your creativity with us at Live & Love Crafts and Deep Ocean. :o)

    Your newest nature pictures are stunning! I adore them all but especially love the maple tree and albino robin! Say what?! Albino robin?! I never even knew it existed. Nature is filled with endless treasures. And ohh that precious maple tree. I find it so charming and heartwarming. You are blessed to live in such an incredible area.. and we are blessed to see the fruits of your incredible photography. :o) Have a wonderful weekend, my sweet friend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  31. A superb card Pamellia, you could use any papers and bring them together in a gorgeous design. I have been trying to count the number of layers you used and lost count, but it doesn't really matter as they all fit and overlay perfectly creating an incredible stacked design which you have embellished beautifully.

    All the photos are wonderful to look at but your robin from a low angle really caught my eye and then to capture that very special albino robin is incredible well done. Xxx

  32. Super gorgeous pamelia. I love all the layers and texture. Hugs, Veerle

  33. Super gorgeous pamelia. I love all the layers and texture. Hugs, Veerle

  34. A superbly layered card here again Pamellia, you always manage to work your magic with those gorgeous papers. And as to your photos, - wow, Spring seems to have truly arrived now and how amazing to catch that Albino bird!!! Just stunning

  35. My dear Pamellia, what you do with those gorgeous Pion papers is glorious! Pion is so lucky to have you! This card is a treat for the eyes with all those stunning layers, awesome textures and a perfect flower arrangement! Everything is perfect here, the lace, ribbons, charms, colors, everything! Your MIL is going to treasure it! It's exquisite, my friend!
    You are as fantastic in photography as in crafting! Wow, what a perfect shot of that albino robin! I am so impressed! Bravo!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  36. Look at you and all of your bird spotting, you are becoming a bit of a Twitcher. Love all of he pictures of the trees at last coming into bloom, do you think it is Spring at last?

    I am loving today's card, stunning arrangement with all of the fabulous layers and totally splendid flowers. Your mom-in-law is one very lucky lady, but I suspect she does not need me to tell her so!

    Dionne xx

  37. Gorgeous card for your Mom!!!
    WOWSSS!!! Lucky you to catch that photo of the Albino Robin!!! Outstanding Pamellia!!!
    Happy Mother;s Day to you my sweet friend! xo

  38. A gorgeous card Pamellia, I'm sure your MiL will treasure it. The vintage image is just adorable and you've showcased it so perfectly with your layers of pretty papers and feminine elements. Your flower arrangements and butterflies look wonderful. I have to agree that Live and Love Crafts is a most fabulous place to shop.
    How amazing to actually see and photograph such a rare bird! I hope your nature walks aren't disturbed by lots of twitchers hiding in the bushes now. It's one thing being photobombed by a cute squirrel .... xx

  39. You and Pion are a perfect partnership, such a beautiful card, so many beautiful layers, this is going to be received with joy and wonderment I'm sure.

    Love your walk photos and the birds are wonderful, and to see a rare bird, how wonderful and what a treat for you, as for the squirrel, he's been following you and waited to get his picture taken LOL.

  40. Gorgeous layers and stunning flower arrangement, but that butterfly is my absolute favorite! I can't believe that a little butterfly could steal the show in my heart over a gorgeously shabby bow!?! Wonderful card as usual my dear!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  41. Gorgeous photos!
    Thanks for sharing in Our Beautiful World!AriadnefromGreece!

  42. The pretty lemons and lilacs in these papers work so well in your shabby chic creation Pamellia. A delightful card, full of beautiful layers and details.

  43. Oh my gracious - there must be at least a dozen layers on this GORGEOUS card. Yes - I counted the pearls too!!!! I can just see it sitting at your MIL's in a place of honor - she will ADORE IT, as do I. The colors are just BEAUTIFUL and it's sooo dainty. That little yellow butterfly looks like it could just fly away any minute - so STUNNINGLY REAL. Lace, pearl, scallops, ribbons, glitz, glitter and dainty blooms - SPLENDID in every way.

    Wow - I just said a prayer that someone will buy your rare picture Pamellia and pay you a bunch of money!!! Donno if that's even possible - but it should be. How neat is that? Big Wow.

    And I totally laughed at your "From A Low Angle" bird - ehehehehe - YEP I'd say so - eheheheheh!!!! Love the dandelion photo too. Is that really a "gal" in the picture?

    We planted bee balm in our garden. We just became bee keepers so it was a must have! Ours is not blooming yet so we can watch it bloom together!!! Xj.

  44. A beautiful project, and such gorgeous colours used. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D. Do hope we see you next challenge with your fabulous talent.
    From a personal note Pamellia, you rock.xxxxx
     Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  45. Absolutely stunning! Simply devine, love it!

  46. Gosh Pamelia I don't know what I love more, your cards or your photography! Both are SO FABULOUS! Thanks for joining in at DD's and Mod Squad!

  47. Do so love your blog posts. Wow on sighting the amazing Leucistic American Robin...New to me too x Chuckled at the cheeky squirrel muscling in on your dandelion photo! Gorgeous and very special card today for the MIL...One to keep and to treasure x Thanks for sharing x

  48. Hi Pamellia
    What a delightful piece of card art. You always manage to get such wonderful depth to your cards.
    Glad I pointed Kate (Culliesocks) in your direction as she loves beautiful cards and wildlife and glad I could help with the plants.
    Never heard of an albino bird before but if anyone was going to spot one, it was you lol!
    I'd be careful with those low level bird shots........too near the firing line lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  49. Hi Pamellia,

    WOW! This is such a beautiful design, gorgeous. Love everything about it and those pictures of yours are beautiful too, lucky you capturing an albino bird, wow that's one for the books, I am sure some protective bird organisation would love to know about it lol!
    Than kyo ufor sharing

    Love & hUgs

    jacquie j xxx

  50. Beautifully shabby card!!! Love the bird photos too. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call :)

  51. Oh it's adorable! So pretty and once again wonderful photos ... It's so pretty there!

  52. Pamellia, your Mother in Law is one lucky lady to get such a special card from you! Gorgeous colors and that splattering of white is just the icing on the cake! So many luscious layers here and so inspiring!

    Wow! Amazing find on the albino robin! I have never seen a white bird before other than a flying rat (seagull), so this is a real treasure! Love seeing all your wonderful handiwork and photos, too! Big Hugs!

  53. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Love the sweet image, the layers... all the pretty embellishments. There's so much to see on your card. Lovely composition of elements. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  54. I hope you had a lovely day Pamellia! This card is scrumptious! I counted 6 layers of circles!!! JOY! Beautiful scenery, love seeing it. Hugs, Autumn

  55. Beautiful and sentimental! Your choices of papers and embellishments bring such a sweetness to mind, making my heart brim with happiness! Gorgeously captured Nature! xxoo

  56. I bet your MIL was totally thrilled with this scrumptious card! So so so many wonderful and lovely layers!!!!! Gorgeous use of the papers and the little details throughout are awesome sauce! How stinkin cool is that albino!!!! Hot diggity! That is a great picture and so fantabulous! Gorgeous morning shot as well. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  57. Totally gorgeous hun, I bet she loved it, fabby piccies again, hugs Liz xx

  58. As always such a lovely card, I really love these soft colors together!

  59. Charming card in the lovely spring palette, and I adore your close-ups of the brand new leaves, buds and blossoms - stunning!
    Alison x

  60. Love how the purple and yellow go well together! Such a lovely card.

  61. Just squealing with delight about this one Pamellia, adorable.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  62. What fantastic photos - especially the Robins! Love the photo bombing squirrel! Your beautiful card for your MIL is sure to be loved! The papers are gorgeous my dear Pamellia but it is the way you use them that makes this a truly stunning card! Hugs, Chrisx

  63. Hi Pamellia,
    Yellow is not my colour,but you've combined it beautifully with the purple. Lovely layering and embellishment work. You make it look so easy, everything you make turn out so gorgeous. Lovely nature pics as well. Thanks so much for playing with LLC

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts