Thursday, June 21, 2018

Orange Blossoms

Hello Everyone!

I have been on an exhaustive search for a paper collection with some lovely peach papers in it and was having no luck. I couldn't figure out why Pion Design doesn't have peach in their colour palette, so I emailed the owner of Pion Design and requested a peach collection. I didn't hear back from her, so I continued my search and finally came across a paper pad from Recollections that had a couple of sheets of peach paper in it. This is the birthday card that I created using them.

I am now very proud and excited to announce that the owner of Pion Design heard my cries for peach and is releasing this gorgeous collection very soon!! I am beyond excited and can't wait to get my hands on this set of papers!! THANKS PION!!!!

Summer is in full swing and it is passing so quickly! I'm hoping we get some rain this year, it's almost the end of June and it's really only rained once, and it was only for a few minutes. Thank goodness for my patio full of lush foliage, bright flowers and water fountain because it's starting to turn brown in the parks again. Silly global warming!

An adult male Blackbird enjoying the blossoms...

A female Sparrow enjoying the sun...

Omg, it's Little Kate! Isn't she just the sweetest thing!

This was taken the first time she saw daylight. As you can see, her eyes were having problems adjusting. What a dollface!

"The grass is green, the peanut lady is back... I'm so happy!"
~Miss Cherie~

"Everybody Freeze! There's a peanut throwing creature roaming the woods!"
~Betty Boop~

"Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Sun's shining, flowers blooming, and the peanuts are fresh! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!" 

I don't get a much of a chance to take macro shots of rain drops (since we are in a drought), so I had some real fun with my water bottle mister and the blossoms on this tree!! lol

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.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Discover the World

Hello Everyone!

With Father's Day coming up, I thought I would share a masculine card made with the Pion Design collection "The World Awaits". These papers make it so easy to create something for the man in your life, so many fabulous designs to choose from! I am also featuring some Scrapiniec products today.

Pion products:

The World Awaits - Undiscovered PD14008
The World Awaits - Destination Unknown PD14007
The World Awaits - Tags PD14012
The World Awaits - Adventure Awaits PD14001

Scrapiniec products:


I've been such a bag bloggy friend lately and I do apologize. With summer, comes so many outdoor activities and I find my computer time seems to take a back seat. My squirrel nursery is currently empty, so my need to be indoors is non-existent and now that my patio is completely set up, I am such a lazy face with doing indoor things. lol

For my birds today, a gorgeous Blue Jay...

and a handsome Sparrow...

The Goslings enjoying a little run off water from a neighbour's sprinkler...

"Is this for me? The whole thing! I am at a complete loss for words!"
~a trail friend~


"I don't think there's any rule against playing in the puddle, is there?"
~a trail friend~

A macro today of a drop of dew on a budding dandelion.
The morning sun makes everything look so magical!

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.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Pion Design - Refillable Summer Journal / Photo Album

Hello Everyone!

Today I have another version of a journal to share with you. I'm still playing around with different sizes and styles, trying to discover the best and most efficient album that would get the most use. This one features the newest Pion Design collection "Seaside Stories". I have also done a walk-through video, it's just impossible to photograph all of the elements.

Decided to try a new set up for the photographs...don't like it, I'm going back to my dark background.

Pion products:

Seaside Stories - Summertime PD16001
Seaside Stories - Beach Blossoms PD16003
Seaside Stories - Under the Sea PD16002
Seaside Stories - Songbird PD16004
Seaside Stories - Coral Reef PD16006
Seaside Stories - Beach Life PD16010
Seaside Stories - Borders PD16011
Seaside Stories - Cut-outs PD16012
Seaside Stories - Images from the Past PD1636

Last week all the parks will filled with blossoms on the trees. It's one of my favourite times to go out for a walk. I was really hoping to run across some baby ducks or swans this year, but so far I have only seen the Goslings (though they are sure cute enough to keep a smile on my face).

One of our local parks fully in bloom!

"Who says the grass is always greener on the other side? Mine's pretty green, and delicious!"

I SAW A NEW BIRD!!! How exciting to run across this gorgeous White Crowned Sparrow!
This spring is shaping up to be a good one! 

How much do I adore these little creatures!
Big ears, big eyes, wee little tail. What a combo!

"OK, I'm gonna come down now. You promised not to move, remember!!"
~a trail friend~

BABY RED SQUIRREL! It's difficult to tell in this photo, but this is the smallest squirrel I have ever seen! She's smaller than a lemon, including her head!

I have named her Petunia!

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.