Friday, May 26, 2017

Pion Design - Set Sail

Hello Everyone!

I'm back today with another beach card featuring the wonderful collection "Legends of the Sea" by Pion Design. I love the vintage feel of these papers with rich teal and brown tones, so perfect for masculine or feminine projects!

Pion products:

Legends of the Sea - Sea Grass PD9004
Legends of the Sea - Sea Star PD9006
Legends of the Sea - Navigate PD9009
Legends of the Sea - Mave Waves PD9001
Legends of the Sea - Go East PD9008
Legends of the Sea - Borders PD9012
Legends of the Sea - Images From the Past PD1627

I'm excited to announce the next release of Pion Design papers called PATCHWORK OF LIFE!!
coming soon...

What an exciting week I have had. Among the things I did were visiting the Twin Valley Zoo where I saw baby Lemurs, visiting Niagara Falls and enjoying the view, visiting the Bird Kingdom where I saw so many fantastic birds, and last but not least, I helped save the life of a wee baby bird (follow that story on Facebook).

I hope to share some the photos with you once I have had a chance to sift through the kajillion shots I took, but for now here is a shot of the falls, so beautiful there!

Much like the Cardinals, my Blue Jays seem to disappear in the summer time. I saw this beauty a couple of weeks ago, but not a one since. I've hung some new feeders on the new patio, so here's hoping some of these gorgeous birds will come my way!

How excited am I to have spotted another brand new bird! This darling little Golden Crowned Kinglet was a real bugger to get a pic of, but it was totally worth the wait! 

So I hold out some peanuts to feed a Chickadee and look who lands on my hand, a Red Winged Blackbird! I've never seen this before! I completely froze for a second, thank gawd I had my camera at the ready! What an amazing experience!

A handsome Goose having a bath...

Hey Daisy, come on down! You're the next contestant on "The Peanut is Right"!


"The human says I have my Mom's smile, I love that!" 
~Baby Kay~

For my macro today, a tiny yellow flower cluster...

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. Again, wonderful pics and a gorgeous card. I loved Niagara Falls when I visited there over 10 years ago, xxx

  2. Wonderful creation and fantastic photos of your little friends. Glad you were able to enjoy a nice trip. That little kinglet is a cutie, never seen one of them before. Have a good weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Stunning card with those soft and beautiful layers and gorgeous colours! Your photos like always are spectacular! Hope you are keeping well, I have been thinking of you! xxx

  4. How amazing to have that blackbird land on your hand!!! What a magical moment! Wonderful photos of the birds (so beautiful) and the squirrels, especially love the one of Mistro having a bad hair day! As always your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the seaside theme and feel!

  5. Oh what a beautiful card Pamellia - love those colours together and the gorgeous layers and texture you create with!!
    Love your photos - you must be so patient to get the birds and squirrels t trust you and to then take the photos - amazing, and your captions so often bring a smile to my face!

  6. What a gorgeous card Pamellia!!! Beautiful!!! Love all your photos!! :)

  7. This collection is gorgeous and you truly know how to bring out it's beauty! Love the design of the card too! Just brilliant!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  8. Wow!! Absolutely stunning card Pamellia!! Those papers are gorgeous .. I love the soft muted tones .. so beautiful .. and you know just how to mix and match them to perfection .. brilliant!!
    Spectacular shots once again!! Must have been an amazing experience to have the black bird feeding from your hand .. awesome!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

  9. Such a beautiful reminder, Pamellia, that sometimes we just need to let a little "fresh air" lift the sails of our dreams! No air, no lift, no power! I needed that today, especially. Gorgeous photographs to go with your gorgeous card. Wishing you a delightfully air-filled day! xx

  10. Oh wow, what a stunning card, Pamellia!! I just love the papers and you showcase them to perfection!! The layers are amazing!! The texture you added with the sissal and twine is spectacular!! I absolutely love, love this!! So gorgeous!!

    It's been years since I've been to Niagara Falls!! What a gorgeous pic!! I would love to send you some Blue Jays...they never leave here, are quite loud and obnoxious, and eat all of the cat food!! But they are beautiful :) Your shots are all amazing, especially sweet Baby Kay and that adorable smile!! I can't believe a red winged blackbird landed on your hand!! What an amazing shot that is!! My hand would have been shaking!! Your macro is stunning, too!! I can't wait to see more pics of your trip!! And I am so, so happy the little robin was reunited with it's mama :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Hi Pamellia,
    another of your stunnig and super creations with those wonderful papers.
    Love everything you have used to create this super and gorgeous creation.
    As always you photos are so very great and a pleasure to look at.
    I love those close ups of your feathered and furry friends.
    I had a squirrel in my garden last week feeding on the brid seed as I have ventured to feeding them again and blow the pesky rats that may also appear.
    I get a lot of Doves and Wood Pigeons too, and some times magpies also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Stunning card, love those little water droplets. Beautiful wildlife photos, as usual your squirrel captions cracked me up!

  13. Love this pretty design Pamellia, the colours are so gentle. Looking forward to seeing more snaps from Niagara Falls. xx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Pamellia, those papers are so beautiful and the layers and embellishments are wonderful.
    What marvelous photos of your birds, love the Blue Jay, what colours, love seeing your brilliant photography, Kate x

  15. Oh how I love (and miss) Niagara Falls, thanks for sharing a photo. Baby Kay does have her Mum's sweet smile!

    I am totally in love with the Legends of the Sea papers! Your card is so beautifully vintage looking, I love all the layering! Just beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  16. Stunning card again Pamellia, love these papers and wonderful design.
    Wow your photos of the birds are wonderful and of course your lovely squirrels.
    Pam x

  17. Beautiful papers and fabulous textured layers love the distressed banners and great nature shots
    Carol x

  18. Another wonderful beach card, love all those banners and the beautiful topper! Amazing papers, so sweet and elegant, and fab details! Love the anchor!
    So happy you saved a little life!! How many amazing birds today! The Red Winged Blackbird eating on your hand is stunning and so beautiful! I haven't seen one of these before now! Adorable squirrels and LOVE the sweet little Baby Kay!! Wonderful all your photos, so glad seeing them!

  19. This is such a great masculine card Pamellia and perfect for a summer birthday. The papers work so well for men and women too. How great to visit the Niagara photo. Take care, hugs xxx

  20. What FABulous papers and soft colours Pamellia and a gorgeous card with all those layers..and isn't Baby Kay so sweet..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  21. Such a gorgeous card using those beautiful papers, you really captured the feel of the sea using them. Stunning photos as always and I love reading your snippets about each one and how incredible that the blackbird landed on your hand to take a peanut. TFS xxx

  22. Oh! what a real joy to visit you, your card is really beautiful, I love the blues and browns the shapes, the details, the layers - everything. I admire it more as shabby chic is something I LOVE, but can never do, it looks scruffy in my hands LOL. I could see this centre stage in a posh seaside town shop and costing a fortune, well worth it though.

    Your photos, what more can I say? they really should be published, I would love a book of them on my coffee table. What a delight to see a different (to me) blackbird feed out of your hands, WOW! you must have enormous patience. FABULOUS photos, could the yellow flower be a Forsythia? We visited the falls in 1974, it's a memory which always gives us delight in talking about.

  23. Love love love the card today, Pamellia! Must be the colors, I'm a bluesy gal. Sound s like you've had a wonderful week. Maybe the blue jays migrate north for the summer? Stunning pic of the red wing up close! Cute cute fur babies this week. Just love the macro today. I've saved it. Hope you won't mind if I try to paint it. Have a great week. Hugs p.s. have you moved to a house? Not in the apartment anymore?

  24. Fantastic card, Pamellia! Love the blues and browns together. The wildlife photos are great--particularly, the little guy that needs a comb!

  25. Such a beautiful card Pamellia! The colors ar so soft and dreamy, the layers are wonderful along with the distressing!!i always love your wildlife shots , they are always so delightful. You can see all the details, I love them!!

  26. Gorgeous card, so perfect for one of those special men in your life - especially if they have a neutical connection. I love the little tags with all of your fab distressing - you are so good at it, it never looks that good when I try it!

    I am really enjoying your stunning bird photographs, so many beautiful colours and great characters.

    Poor Mistro has a bad case of bedhair today and the two girls are so sweet.

    Dionne xx

  27. Dear Pamellia, so sorry to be's been almost a week that I've been trying to get over to see this masterpiece of a sea themed shabby card! I love those papers and you make them SHINE with your neverending creativity and delicate, feminine style! As always, I love taking in every single detail!

    And your photos are amazing as always, but I don't ever want to take them for granted. I love the captioned ones and Baby Kay is sweet as southern sweet tea! Love the one of Mistro--Ha! Ha! As for your bird shots, I just never tire of seeing and reading about those fabulous creatures! I'm happy you are taking time to do things other than crafting, although I love getting to see what you make. What a stunning view of the falls! Can't wait to see photos of the zoo, too! Good for you to save that baby bird's life! Guess I'll see if FB will load for me! Sending hugs!

  28. Oh Pam, I definitely love your beautiful card๐Ÿ’— However, the wildlife pictures you take, just make so happy! You make me laugh when I read the narratives that go along with your pictures ๐Ÿ˜ You take some awesome pictures too! I've been attempting to learn watercolor and I'd love to use some of your photos if you wouldn't mind? It's amazing how you get the pictures of the birds, I'm sure you must have patience to get one! I'm so very happy that you do because I love seeing them ❤️ Thanks Pam for sharing them!

  29. Hi Pamellia,

    Stunning card hun and stunning photographs as always. Hope this finds you well?

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  30. Hi Pamellia
    Only you can make a masculine card look elegant. Beautiful colour palette.
    Your wildlife shots are always a joy to see as are your gorgeous cards.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  31. Terrific card Pamellia - love all those lovely layers. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous photos too - especially love that (new to me0 Golden Crowned Kinglet! Nicola x

  32. Once again gorgeous Pamellia. With your nortical feel love the colours and embellishments.
    Great pics
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  33. I thought I'd already commented on this - maybe I saw it at Pion? - but you can probably already guess that the colour palette of these papers is right up my street. I love the banner edges, and the fabulous wooden planks in the background - another glorious card creation. I'm in love with the Blue Jay, and the macro is fantastic this week too.
    Alison x