Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mr. Bluebird ...

I do so wish that you all lived right around the corner.  Wouldn't it be fun to visit each others craft rooms?  I'd enjoy having you over for a "play date".  I'm sure you would open my eyes to new ideas and uses for all my "this and that" things I have squirreled away.  Sigh ... wouldn't that be fun?

I used some wonderful paper that I admit I have been hoarding.  I absolutely love this bird print and after walking through the park snapping shots of our local Eastern Bluebirds (I'm getting better with my new camera but there still is soooo much to learn) ... I knew it was time to pull out my favorite to share with you.  The bow combines Marina Mist Striped Ribbon with Bashful Blue Satin.  They are the super easy to tie the prettiest of bows and they come in so many colors.  I added an old button, a couple pins, and some Bakers Twine - another "must have" in all the available colors.  My banner uses a stamp from Apothecary Art.  It's a fabulous set with matching dies - I'll be sure to show you those soon but if you can't wait just click on the link!  

And here's my inspiration ... isn't he sweet?

Thanks for stopping by, my friends ... I hope our little feathered friend inspires you too.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Here comes the sun ...

It was a glorious day today.  We went for long walk along a trail that circled a lake at a local metro park.  It was wonderful to feel the warmth of the sun again.  My son was so excited to add a few new birds to his list ... Eastern Bluebird, Song Sparrow, American Wigeon, and the Common Grackle.  Mallards and Wood Ducks have return to the pond in our backyard too.  I'll share some photos here later this week.

I just love how this sweet little bee (Nature Walk stamp set) peeks out from beneath the velvet leaves.  He's perfectly shabby sewn on burlap and layered on a "fussy cut" stamped frame.  I added a pink bead to embellish the center of my crocheted flower and nested it on a pile of pink ribbon.  My tag says Hello in a heartfelt way.

My next card is a birthday affair.  The cake is a sticker, something new for me!  It's part of the Sweet Shop  collection and available for a limited time.  The package came with so many "birthday items" ... I can't wait to make more of this theme!  I created the flower with layers of felt, lace, and a sweet little pink button.

Sale-A-Bration is still going on until the end of March - don't miss this opportunity to earn free merchandise!  My frame and tags on today's posts are from Elementary Elegance ... you can see more here.

We have a busy day tomorrow so I must say Good Night ... and thank you for stopping by!