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Friday, July 20, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me

Today is a lovely summer morning in San Diego, a little warm and a little humid, but beautiful nonetheless.  As I sit at my computer the birds are singing in the background, welcoming this new day.  My house is close to a lake and it is amazing how many birds come into our yard!  I've seen bright yellow birds, sparrows, robins and so many more.  Every morning the mourning doves arrive and stay most of the day.  My hubby is a huge bird lover, and fills two bird feeders and two hummingbird feeders every week.  It's so much fun to watch the little hummingbirds fight over the feeder.  Did you know that a dominant hummingbird actually "claims" the feeder and fights the other hummingbirds off?

I love to include birds and bird cages into my artwork.  This book is an altered memo book that I created for a swap.  I find the Tim Holtz bird cage die to be fabulous when glittered.  Isn't everything better with a little glitter?  And the cover also includes two of my faves of the moment:  festooning and pom poms.  Really, with glitter and festooning and pom poms, what could go wrong?

I hope you all are enjoying your summer, and that you can enjoy the birds every morning. If I think of sounds that make me happy, bird songs are right there at the top with the sounds of waves at the beach.  I just love summer! 

Happy Pink Saturday to my pinkies.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Paper Soiree at Paper Tales

Last month marked the first get together of a new monthly class called Paper Soiree at Paper Tales in San Diego.  Eight lovely ladies signed up to swap an altered compo-
sition book and partici-pate in a short make and take.  This month we are swapping decorated cones, and here is the cone that I decorated to swap.  The theme of the group is French, shabby chic, which encompasses all of the things that I love working with!  It is so fun to find other ladies close by that like the same style of paper arts, and Paper Tales has such wonderful supplies that fit right in to the theme. Michelle, the owner, is a fellow Francofile so I always love to see what new French items she has.  Merci Michelle. J'aime votre boutique petit papier!

Happy Pink Saturday to all the pinkies, thanks so much for visiting my blog!