Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Pion Design - Rose Passion

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a lovely all occasions card featuring two collections from Pion Design. "Patchwork of Life" and "My Dearest Sofia". You really can't go wrong with all of these gorgeous pink designs!


Pion products:
Patchwork of Life - Baby Blanket PD9204
Patchwork of Life - Being a Mother PD9202
Patchwork of Life - Borders PD9211
My Dearest Sofia - Generous PD8807
My Dearest Sofia - Rose Linens PD8804

Continuing with my patio redesign, today I would like to show you the way my patio looks right now. There is still some work to be done, and I am constantly finding little changes that need to be made, but for the most part I have a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

The lattice makes such a beautiful pattern on the floor when the sun shines through the sides, and when the sun is at it's peak, the corrugated roofing creates a pattern that looks like the bottom of a pool, it is so amazing!

My shelf is lined with planter boxes and there are four feeding dishes and a water dish set out. I thumb-tacked them to the wood, so they won't get knocked off the ledge.

I am so in love with my fountain. It is such a relaxing sound and I hardly ever shut it off unless it's raining out!

As you can see, there is almost always a bird or a squirrel hanging around in the 'garden'. This is Teddy popping in to photobomb me as I take my garden shots!

I installed these shelves to create a staircase for the squirrels to get down onto the floor. Each shelf has a little dish full of goodies. The top shelf is where the corn station is, and the floor has some stumps for them to jump on.

My new chair set is so amazing for reading, but I still have to buy some nice new cushions. These green ones are so old and faded and full of holes.

My beautiful Dahlia, when it blooms! You can see the old couch in the back, we also need to replace it with the matching piece to the chair set, but that will have to wait until next year.

The Majesty Palm that I first placed here died because we had a cold snap, so I have replaced it with this gorgeous Dracaena Corn Plant, which I like better anyway!

I thought I should include a few shots of my wonderful squirrels enjoying the new patio garden...

"Oh my gosh, you added pink flowers! I'm so happy, pink is my favourite snack!" 
~Baby Kay~

"I'm so exhausted, chewing on that stick you installed totally wiped me out!" 
~Baby Mickey~

"Love the new flowers, but I'm concerned about this dish... It is tiny and doesn't hold very much food!"

Don't worry Neddie. There's dishes everywhere, just take the tour and you'll see!

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. What a wonderful way to start the day--first, your beautiful card and then next, your beautiful patio! You certainly have a green thumb as well! Such a wonderful place to spend some relaxing time. You have a magic touch with everything! Thanks for sharing.

  2. A wonderful card with such a lot of beautiful layers.

    The patio is amazing with the wonderful plants. Such a peaceful area.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Your card is Gorgeous, Beautiful and very Pretty too ;)!! I loved your garden a lot..full of beautiful blooms :)

  4. Beautiful card Pamellia, I adore your rich flowers and those gorgeous doilies nesting behind and the rolls of paper. You use these paper designs beautifully. Your patio are is stunning as are your pots too. Tracy x

  5. OMG Pamellia what an amazing place you've created, I absolutely love it, you've worked hard to get it just the way you wanted it. Perfect too for all your little fur and feather friends, I hope you get many days of enjoyment in it.
    Now your card is stunning, beautiful colours and design, wonderful embellishments, especially that little butterfly, Kate x

  6. Wonderful card, and your patio is looking very regal and beautiful - enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

  7. Gorgeous card and your space is amazing, so relaxing, xxx

  8. What a stunning card, Pamellia!! The layers are amazing, as always!! I love the papers and the colors!! The way you tucked the frame in there is beautiful!! I love, love this, my friend!! So spectacular!!

    Oh my gosh, I want to come live on your deck!! It looks absolutely amazing!! I'm sitting on my deck right now and I would be ashamed to post pics after seeing yours!! I love the flowers...and oh, my, they add such beautiful background colors for the shots of your sweet visitors!! You've truly created an oasis, my sweet friend!! I really don't think I'd ever leave there!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Absolutely love your new patio. You've done a lot of work and it is so worth it...for you and the birds and those cute squirrels. Great texture and ever so pretty card and thank you for sharing the photos of those adorable squirrels. I bet they love your new patio? xxx

  10. Another beautiful card PAMELLIA, the colours are gorgeous a d, as always, there is so much to look at. Your patio/wildlife haven is magnificent. The colourful planters are amazing and it's fantastic that you have done it all with your visitors in mind...you lovely lady xx

  11. Gorgeous card Pamellia! And your balcony looks great :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  12. Another wonderful Pion card with gorgeous layers! Your pation looks amazing, wow, what a super place to be able to sit and enjoy the air, and of course the lovely visitors :o) xxx

  13. It is a beautiful card, gorgeous papers and layers.
    The photos of your patio make over are wonderful. You have created a super and relaxing area to sit in and enjoy the scene around you. The plants all look fantastic. It was good to see the furry friends are happy with the new arrangements as well.
    Yvonne xx

  14. I am totally in love with your new patio, you have created an almost tropical space and it appears to be so private and peaceful. The new fountain is gorgeous - I just love the sound of trickling water, I find it hypnotic. I see that it did not take the squirrels long to find your oasis, I bet they
    are loving it too.

    Beautiful card, all of the pretty pinks and lots and lots of fabulous layers. The straws are a lovely touch and the red flowers set it off a real treat.

    Dionne xx

  15. Another beautifully layered card, Pamellia!! Love those papers with all the different shades of pink and the doilies and the little straws are such a gorgeous addition. Stunning creation!!
    Your patio is AWESOME!!! What a fabulous place to sit, relax, have a cuppa and enjoy your little squirrels!! You did an amazing job. I love all the plants and the fountain is gorgeous!! Wow! Wow! Wow! What a transformation!! I'm sure you will make lots of happy memories in your little oasis. hugs xx

  16. Another wonderful card Pamellia - love the stronger pinks you have used in this fabulous creation
    Your patio looks like an amazing oasis in the middle of a busy community - you have totally transformed it, and it's hard to believe it's on the third floor.
    Your squirrels certainly seem to enjoy it!

  17. Okay, your card is fabulous, love the spotty paper straws tucked into it. Your patio is amazing, so colourful. I love that you got photobombed! Genius idea to install a squirrel staircase. Right, onto those adorable squirrel photos. I think I need to live in your patio. Stunning photos, but that one of Baby Mickey is just squeel inducing!

  18. Hi Pamellia,
    as usual your creation is excellently designed, and the colours are so very pretty too.
    Love everthing about this superb creation.
    Oh my your patio has come on in leaps and bounds.
    It looks so enticing with all your flowery bits and everything.
    I can now see why your designing of cards is so excellent.
    Beutiful photos of your furry friends too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Your card is just beautiful! Those papers from Pion are exquisite Pamelia!!

    OMGosh I want to come sip lemonade or ice tea with you on your wonderful porch!! And to see how comfortable your little friends are there, just makes me smile from ear to ear!!
    What a wonderful post!
    hugs,Jackie xo

  20. Now just when one thought your cards couldn't get anymore beautiful.....ta da an even more gorgeous one appears!
    Love love Love your patio Pamellia! You have created a wonderful sanctuary for yourself and all your little four-legged and feathered friends! I would to visit! Guess I'll have to settle for pictures. ;) little Mickey is priceless...what pose. Hugs

  21. Amazing card Pamellia, gorgeous detail,
    Your patio looks stunning Pamellia
    Gorgeous fur babies too. Hun.
    Hugs Julie xxxx

  22. Gorgeous card,beautiful papers and shabby bow-your patio looks amazing a fabulous place to sit and love all the beautiful flowers and plants

  23. You must be in seventh heaven sitting on your VERY beautiful balcony, you have made a wonderful place of it. Gorgeous hanging baskets and flowers everywhere, even a tinkle of water! Love it.

    As for your card, before I open your post I know how stunningly gorgeous your card is going to be and it is, I love the colours and the little curled "straws" all just inspirational.

  24. The card is absolutely stunning, wonderful papers and beautiful design, as always!

    Wow to your new patio, you have done a truly amazing job with it, I love the fountain, the hanging baskets are really beautiful and it is wonderful that the wildlife still visit! Hugs, Anne xxx

  25. Hold on Pamellia - I'll be on my way to come and sit in your new flowery space as soon as I win the Lottery! Seriously - you have done wonders - it looks so calming! Love that you can just sit and watch your little friends so easily! Ooh! nearly forgot - Your pink creation is fabulous too! Big Hugs, Chrisx

  26. Pamellia, you have truly created Heaven on Earth! My senses are delighted by the beauty I see, and I can imagine the pitter patter of rain on the roof top during a gentle rain. But on a pretty day, the trickle of the fountain sounds just delightful! Every beautiful garden needs a water feature. Do your squirrels drink from it? Our fountain gets lots of visitors!

    I love the effect of privacy and almost a lush jungle you have created with the flower boxes and hanging plants. I would love to know what the grass like plant is in the box. Love that look, and I bet the squirrels love playing in it.

    Squirrel photos: Never tire of them! Keep 'em coming, please! Baby Mickey is adorable! I just want to hug and squeeze him!

    I almost forgot to comment on that wonderful card; love the delicate pinks of the papers. Your own special touches of the straws, the frame and wee butterfly just make this super special to look at though, and so inviting to touch! What a beauty of a card! Sending hugs!

  27. Well your card really made me smile, all those luscious layers and paint splatters... Then I saw your gorgeous patio and it blew me away! Oh my I want one too! It's stunning and the flowers are beautiful. And you have squirrels... Oh my ...

  28. Oh my!!!!!! WOW!!! Pamellia, such beauties in your posts!!! A fabulous card, so sweet and warm, full of amazing little details as you always made!!! Love, love it!! And LOVE your wonderful patio!!! A magnificent place to stay, full of awesome details! The fountain, too!!! !!! AND... SUCH A SURPRISE!... It's a perfect house of vacation for squirrels too!!!!! :D :D Firstly, I seen the squirrel and he seems to me a piece of home-decor LOL :D :D But then I read your words, seen the other photos and such a big smile I made!!! You are a wonderful lady my friend!! Really wonderful! Very well done!! Hope that your gorgous patio will be early FULL of squirrels and birds!!!! :D :D

  29. Hi Pamellia,
    I am so sorry I haven't been around much to comment~I have seen your amazing work and always so inspired. My time has been very limited as my parents have had some big health issues which has caused me to go back and forth home every 2-3 days since Dec. It's been a log haul but trying to get a little schedule going again where I can get some much needed craft time in, not to mention it is my happy place which I miss so much. I also have 2 new grandbabies..a grandson was born in May and a granddaughter in June. Like is busy!
    I love your outdoor deck area you are working on. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful and peaceful place to sit and enjoy! Your little critters are going to love it as much as you! Super cute space!
    Your card is gorgeous...love the color combination, patterns and layers! You are always so inspiring and so very talented!
    Hope you enjoy your new space...it is beautiful!
    Sherrie K

  30. Pamellia, hello! Your new sanctuary is lovely! A nice retreat - a hidden "secret" garden - full of beauty and peace. I'm so happy that you have changed your old storage place into this palace of serenity! Your furry friends will be just as delighted, and not feel so exposed. With the exception of the corn plant, we cannot grow any of your lovelies adorning your new retreat. Breathtakingly Sweet, P!

    Your rose creation is also lovely, with the smatterings of white, pretty layers, delicate pieces intricately woven into and throughout, unexpectedly peeking out at me. I especially love those gorgeous red roses! Wonderful card. Blessings to you, my sweet Canadian friend! xx

  31. Lovely romantic card - but it's your fabulous secret garden that steals the show today. What a wonderful place to sit and let the day go by with visits from the amazing wildlife you seem to have all around you. All the hard work was definitely worth it - I hope you enjoy many happy hours in this peaceful, beautiful garden room.
    Alison x

  32. Your patio is beautiful. I love the water fountain. IT is a lovely finishing touch.

  33. Gosh!!! Patio is just SO wonderful!!! You are blessed so much to be in these wonderful place among these flowery garden and your little garden visitors...I just now understand where your inspirations come from...Thanks a LOT for sharing these wonderful pictures!!! And your card is too pretty!!! Missed so many posts...going through one by one and am loving all your creations as always dear :)