Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Vintage Peach Mother's Day

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card made with some older Pion Design papers and a sheet of peach paper from a Recollections paper pad. I bought a whole paper pad for 2 sheets of soft toned peach paper, how desperate am I!! lol



The image is from Pion Design, the flowers are Sweetheart Blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts. the sentiment is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp, the ribbon was hand dyed using Distress inks, and everything else is from my stash.







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So on Thursday it started snowing... and it snowed, and it snowed, and the wind was incredible! And then it started raining, and then it froze!! IN APRIL!! I don't think that the wildlife was very impressed at all!

So it started like this...



and and now it's like this...


a male Cardinal taking it in stride...


a Nuthatch looking mighty annoyed...


a little friend looking down on the world that was dry and warm just a few days ago...


another little friend trying to shelter himself from the bitter wind...


As for me, I spent the weekend watching cars get stuck in the frozen slush, feeding the birds and squirrels on the patio that were taking refuge from the falling ice pellets, drinking baileys, watching Army Wives, and adding log after log to the fire! What a weekend! I hope you all had better weather than that! Hugs for today.



Friday, April 13, 2018

Pion Design / Scrapiniec - Blue Cameo

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing this blue birthday card featuring the newest Pion collection "The World Awaits". I love the beautiful blue paper and the gorgeous damask designs, so perfect for male or female creations! Scrapiniec products are listed below.



Pion products:

The World Awaits - Undiscovered PD14008
The World Awaits - Wish You Were Here PD14004
The World Awaits - Adventure Awaits PD14001
Days Gone By - Borders PD10011



Scrapiniec products:

  



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Well I'm almost out of photos to share, looks like I really am going to have to get off my butt and get out into the park with my camera. Here is my last male Cardinal shot from this winter...


A beautiful trail friend from last autumn. Look at her teeny tiny hand!


I absolutely adore this shot of my best bud Crazy Karen. This shot was taken before the first snowfall when she was all plump and fluffy!! OMG she's so cute!!! Don't you wanna just grab her and give her hugs and kisses!!


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shopping List Organizer - Prima / Scrapiniec

Hello Everyone!

I have something completely different today. This is my first attempt at a handmade shabby chic book/album/journal type thing. This one is designed for organizing your shopping lists, wish lists, to-do lists or even special events lists. There's pockets for lists, gift cards, coupons and tags. I have done a walkthrough video for potential customers as this will be for sale in my Etsy Shop. Hope you enjoy.






Scrapiniec products:
From collections "Believe in Magic" and "Focus"

    

    






So here is my first ever walkthrough video. There's no talking, I find that distracting, so just some soft music and a few fly-by notes. If you have time to take a looksie, please let me know what works and what could be improved on, from a customer's point of view. Thanks so much!!




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Around this time last year, I started noticing an odd coloured bird out on the lake. This is the only usable shot I was able to get, and after only a few days, he was gone. Had to Google this guy, and I discovered he was a male Bufflehead. Quite a rare sighting as it turns out! I sure hope to catch sight of him again this year.


I love winter, but I'm done with that now. I'm ready for flowers and baby birds. Much to my chagrin unfortunately, we had quite the snowstorm on Friday. My friend Tiny Tim was about as impressed as I was. No worries though, by Saturday afternoon, the snow was all gone.


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments.