Sunday, July 26, 2009

Our babies have left the nest

The two baby birds and momma have left the nest. We were very sad to see them go. Here are the last few shots Troy took of the babies. Amazing how quickly they grew and their feathers seemed to come in almost overnight.

One of them expressing his desire to eat. We'd see momma bird out in the back yard hunting for worms and what not a couple times a day.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

SU Medallion Background Stamp

I'm LOVING the Medallion Background stamp. I used it in the Thank You card set I made in the post below, but then saw another card I liked so I had to play some more. These are made using the French Script Background (in Soft Suede), which is layered on Always Artichoke and then the base of the card and the ink used for the medallion stamp are Rich Razzleberry.

I played around with some variations of the placement of the stamp and adding a sentiment as well.

I was having so much fun I made a dozen this way! :-)

Thank You Gifts

We went to Pensacola last weekend with Beth and Mark to watch the Blue Angels from the water (Mark's and Beth's Parents both have boats). Oh what fun we had. We stayed with Mark's parents, Tom and Kathy, and they were such awesome hosts that I had to make a Thank You gift to send to them.

Someone posted on the FCTSC Messageboard that I hang out on about this cute little card box/purse. And I just had to make one. I found the video on one of my favorite SU Reps websites - Chic N Scratch. It was quite easy once you do one...and only requires a single 12X12 piece of paper (no cutting), 2 - 12 inch pieces of ribbon and some double sided tacky tape.

I had also started making some Joy Fold cards thanks to someone posting them on FCTSC. I had 4 of those done in the Designer Series paper I wanted to use (Bell Rose, now retired) so I decided to include them as part of the Thank You gift.

Then I had ordered the new Medallion Background stamp with my first Stampin Up order from the new catalog and wanted to play with it. So after surfing the gallery on Splitcoaststampers I went to work. So simply yet so beautiful.

And her is a birds eye view with all the cards inserted. I'm so happy with how it turned out. Now to find a box, pack it up and ship it off.

The babies have hatched

The babies hatched while we were in Pensacola last weekend. They are very "naked" in this picture. I know Troy's taken some more as their feathers have grown in over the last week, so I'll get those from him and post them soon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

We are going to have a baby....

....or two. Baby BIRDS that is!! :-)

Last week Troy came in and grabbed his camera, then back out the door he goes. This is normal behavior for him. LOL Finally he returned and informed me there was a birds nest in the holly bush by our front porch. The nest is beautiful and at that point there was one egg.

Then a few days later......we have two.

Today he was able to get a picture of Mama Bird in the nest. She's protective of her eggs so I'm surprised he was able to get a shot.

Check back as I'm sure we will have pictures of the little ones once they hatch.