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?