Friday, August 26, 2016

Live & Love Crafts - Love is All Around Us

Hello Everyone!

I'm here today with another card for my Guest Designer spot at the Live & Love Crafts blog. Today I've put together a romantic card using Maja papers and a Wycinanka frame that could be used for a wedding or an Anniversary. How fitting that the paper collection is called Vintage Romance and the frame is called Summer Wedding. lol. I've used lots of other goodies from Sandra's shop Live & Love Crafts, so stay tuned. 

You can see all the beautiful laces tucked in and under the layers, and I also added some pearl trim there as well. Beautiful flowers, pearl strands, berries and decorative items all available at Sandra's shop. Take note of the fun combo of hearts. One is bark and the other is silver with bling, what a great combo!

All of the following products that I used can be purchased at Live & Love Crafts

Today I have a few pics from Lake Wabukayne. I don't walk over there very often any more. These extreme temperatures limit my walks a bit. Just can't handle that heat!!

There's always lots of Ducks at the lake and I'm getting in real close to them with my bag of food. They are such beautiful birds, and I was surprised at how sweet they were in person. I expected them to be nasty like the Geese. Pleasant surprise. 

Back on the home front we have some Sparrows sitting up in the tree. This first one I am assuming is a juvenile? I couldn't find an answer on Google, but I think it's a baby who is starting to grow in the feathers that make the males so distinctive. If anyone knows for sure, please let me know.

A female Sparrow, how pretty!

Excuse me, MR SCRUFF, you have a little something on your nose there! tee hee. MR SCRUFF is an excellent forager, and it's the time of year to be stocking up on food for the winter, so he eats only a couple of bites from the bowl, then he comes to door to politely ask for some nuts that are still in the shell. What a smart little dude.

LINDA is really healing up well from that mass on her face. Isn't she just the most beautiful girl!!

I've decided to start heading out into the area and track some of my squirrels and see what they're up to when they're not on my balcony. I'm also venturing into some of the wooded areas with all my camera equipment to hopefully make some new friends.

This first little lady is actually a regular from my spot I call Squirrel Alley. Her name is MISS CHRISSY and her and I have become great friends. 

I found BRENDA chilling at the base of a tree, so I threw her a wee cookie.

And what about JUNIOR? I was tickled pink to find my little guy collecting leaf sprigs. I'm hoping he's using them to build himself a winter home. He gave me a sweet hello glance to let me know he saw me, then off he went to collect more twigs. Good luck little dude!

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.