Sunday, May 15, 2011

Birthday Birds

Having Blogger down sucked...seems like it was forever, and it ate comments! I am thankful for it working over 99% of the time, and for free.
Supplies: Journaling card from Webster's Pages;
papers (and blue butterfly) from DCWV "Mariposa Mat Stack;"
lace, ribbon, and feather from stash; stick pins from Making Memories;
Birthday wishes stamp from Inkadinkado, stamped with Palette Noir

Supplies: Stick pin, die-cuts, resin bird all from K & Co;
papers from Basic Grey "Curio;"
Wilton doily sponged with Old Paper Distress Ink;
lace from Hero Arts; ribbon from stash;
Birthday Greetings sticker from SRM

Supplies: paper & vellum die-cuts, resin egg from K& Co;
paper from DCWV "Mariposa Mat Stack;"
Happy Birthday sticker from SRM;
Wilton doily
I hope birds never go out of style in papercrafts...I love them all: cutesy, cartoon, realistic, vintage, elegant... Right now we have two pairs of blue jays nesting at the side of our house, and a pair of robins as well. I think there are sparrows as well, but we've only spotted them a couple of times. They're so tiny, and so well-camouflaged, that it's hard to see if they are sticking around or just visiting. Friday we had someone come cut the top off of the Leaning Tree of Fogan - the ground is flooded in the yard, and that tree was aiming right for the house. He'll be back to take the rest once the ground is dry enough to get to it without gumboots. I think the birds were avoiding it - at least, there's no evidence of nests in the downed branches - but they are swarming it now that it's on the ground. Bizarre to see the different species all picking at it together, when usually the jays chase everyone else away!

Four days left until my lovely sister arrives...I can't wait for the boys to see her & meet her guy. They already adore her, and they're going to love him too! I would post a picture here, but the one I want to put up really truly belongs on the fridge...and I wouldn't want her to decide not to come after it goes on the Internet. (You're welcome, sis. Anytime, really! I Love Youuuuu.)



Allison Rankin said...

What a bunch of lovely creations! The birds, embellies and papers are a pretty mix!

Emily Keaton said...

I don't think that birds could *ever* go out of style. I mean, really!!! How could they?? I love what you've done with the pretty vintage/collage-y cards. The birds on them look spectacular. :)