Friday, June 23, 2017

Sunday Afternoon

Hello Everyone!

I'm so happy to share with you today, my first card using the newest Pion Design collection "Patchwork of Life". All the soft pinks and vintage feminine images gave me a vision of a sunny Sunday afternoon without a care in the world. This card would work for any feminine occasion!





Pion products:

Patchwork of Life - When I was Little PD9201
Patchwork of Life - Baby Blanket PD9204
Patchwork of Life - Childhood Curtains PD9207
Patchwork of Life - Borders PD9211
Images From the Past - Patchwork of Life 1628







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I hope everyone is enjoying summer so far. We have had much better weather this year than we did last year, so I have been spending a ton of time outside. So many squirrels to photograph and not enough time to do it! lol. For today though, I thought I would share some photographs that I took at the Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. What a wonderful experience that was, one I plan to do again next year!

White Cheeked Turaco


Chaco Chachalaca


Nicobar Pigeon


Zebra Finch 


Java Sparrow


Back on the home front, there are babies everywhere!! What a wonderful time of year!!
Baby Duck


Baby Geese


"OK Mom, what now?"
"Patience little one. Eventually the human will go inside, and then we can grab all the squirrel food!"
Baby Starling named Taylor who has taken a liking to me!


So is this an alien, is it a bug, or is it a baby Red Winged Blackbird? You be the judge! Lol


Let's not forget about my darling baby squirrels!!
"I'm pretty new around here, so I have to ask... Isn't there supposed to be food in here?!! 
~Baby Mickey~


"What the hell is that thing! Is it just supposed to sit there like that! I think I saw it move!" 
~Baby Kay~


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, 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

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







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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"!


"DOES ANYBODY HAVE A COMB I CAN BORROW!"
~Mistro~


"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.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pion Design - On a Pedestal

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a soft summery card put together using two gorgeous Pion Design collections, "Legends of the Sea" and "The Songbird's Secret". The soft blues are so perfect for a shabby garden creation!







  

Pion products:

Legends of the Sea - Sea Grass PD9004
Legends of the Sea - Go West PD9002
Legends of the Sea - Borders PD9012
The Songbird's Secret - Nesting Birds PD8401
The Songbird's Secret - Apple Blossom PD8409





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It's been busy busy busy around here, as we've been tearing apart the crappy setup we had outside and building a gorgeous garden patio that I can't seem to get enough of!! I'm still working on switching out all of the furniture and fixing little things here and there for the squirrels and birds, so no photos yet... but I can't wait to share it with you when it's done!


"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." 
~Laura Ingalls Wilder~


I'm so excited to see a little colour in my tree out front. Seems my tree is the very last one to bloom around here! The birds love it too, like this wee Chickadee


This bird is especially exciting to catch a glimpse of. It's an American Sparrow, but it's a Piebald. Basically that means, it's part Albino (a form of leucism). It's a super rare thing to see one, and I can't believe my good fortune to get a shot of this beauty!


"I am quite busy Madam, so please take your photo quickly and then be gone, shall we." 
~Bunny~


"Yuckkkkkkk! I think I accidentally ate some healthy food! Give me peanuts human!" 
~Mr Wizard~


"Stop fiddling with the camera and take the picture already! I can't hold this pose for much longer, I'm getting a charley horse!" 
~Princess Tabitha~


Does everyone remember my summer baby last year, named JUNIOR? Well it seems I finished the patio just in time because this little guy has made himself right at home in the corner behind some stumps. 

Everybody say hello to this year's summer baby...
MICKEY (like Mickey Mouse)
Oh, I can't wait to see what sort of antics he gets up too this summer!


I have someone very special to introduce to you today. Everyone knows my best bud Crazy Karen right? Well this is her little daughter. So far, Karen has only brought her around when it's still dark out, so I don't have any great pics yet, but I still want you to meet her

Say hello to the cutest little version of Karen EVER...
BABY KAY
Oh my gawwwwwddddd, the cuteness is killing me!!


For my macro today, a dandelion in the morning dew...


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.