April 5, 2008

For the birds....

Edited: Anna (Sweet Miss Daisy) has the new sets available at her online store! Go check them out order them while they're hot!! Click the link HERE.

So you all know I love birds right? Well, I got the Easter stuff put away and got out my Spring green goodies and the bird decorations. The time between Spring and Summer is just my favorite. I love how the earth is greening up and everything is new again. New babies on the farm and lots of birds flitting around, gathering up twigs and little findings for their new nests. I have another post to show you soon and a little story about my bird visitors but that will have to wait for another day.

Today I've got my bird decorations and a few creations for you. This is basket full of bird nests, some new basket filler and a few seed packets my DH picked up for me.
Here's the top of my 2 tiered wire stand.The nest looks almost real, huh? The little figurine was a junk store find.
Here's the bottom of my stand, filled with more nests and an glass apothecary lid. The light colored nest IS real. I found it last year. I only take abandoned nests and this one was falling out of a weed.
Here's a close up of the glass apothecary lid. I love to *capture* little things under these glass lids.
Just a few little nests that are hanging on my stand. Piney, did you give me this little bird ornament? I just love it!
Below are two little mininature bird baths, filled with some little green berry things.
And after putting all those goodies out, I was inspired to make something with birds on it! So using the sketch that I showed earlier this week, I took some Crafty Secrets bird images that I had previously colored and went to work.
I'm loving the new bird sets from Crafty Secrets. This one is called Bird Lover's and I know I will use it tons!!
Here's another cute little image from the Bird Lover's set, paired up with a fun sentiment.For both cards, I used Crate Paper patterned paper. I also added some Foofala buttons, Spellbinder's embossing, coloring with Copic markers, May Arts ric rac and Papertrey twill.

Hope you get to stamp this weekend!! DH and I ate small salads for lunch so that we can enjoy a fish and chicken fry tonight, sponsored by our local youth association. I can hardly wait! Then it will be home to watch KU play North Carolina......that has been the talk of the town around here for a solid week!! Go Hawks(more birds)! I think I'll stamp some images so that I can do double duty while coloring and watching the big game! Ahhhh, I love the weekends!

23 comments:

stampersim said...

I love your idea of putting out bird stuff this time of year. I inherited so much bird stuff from my Mom when she passed away. Can I hire you as an interior decorator?? I still have my Easter stuff up ... I guess I"ll take it down today LOL.

Janine said...

Wonderful nesty things and great cards!!!

leenda said...

Lovely cards!

Darthy said...

I just love the tiered baskets. What a wonderful display. Your home must look so full of spring promise. The cards are really lovely as well.

Tricia said...

I just love coming to your blog. You inspire me to decorate (and teach me how... I just can't *see* it!!) and your cards are always so crisp and classy and I love to see your sketch book. Your sketches get added to my book with your name beside them. :) Thanks for sharing!

happiness blooms said...

I just love your home decor Mish! The cards are gorgeous!!!

Juanita B said...

Spring certainly has sprung in your home and on your beautiful cards! I'm listening to them singing outside right now, it's such magical music to me. I love the cards and the layout. Enjoy that dinner. TFS.

Angela K said...

Great stuff!! I love nests too, one of my most treasured possesions is a itty bitty hummingbird nest! Grat cards too, I'm loving that stamp set!

Elaine said...

You are sooooo up to date! I love the little nests...it's the kind of thing I used to have time for, when my kids were little. They would come in the house and fill my little displays with bits and pieces of nature that they found! (Usually a rock from the garden or a flower off a bush!) The Crafty secrets birds are just sweet as can be!!Love how you colored them and put it all together!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Love them all! What fun bird goodies too! I wanna shop with YOU! =)

Lee said...

Wow Michelle!!! I so love your idea of an inspiration station and all the fabulous pieces you find!! I do want to try this sketch...your cards are fabulous!! I just love this time of year too as we try to catch new birds for our lifelist!!

Erika M. said...

How adorable! My DH thought I was crazy when I bought some Chiyo chick heads from Target to use as inspiration. What inspiration!!!!

Michelle said...

Cute cards! I love the soft pastel colors.

Chelle said...

beautiful!!! love all the nests! the cards are gorgeous too!
chelle

Viv said...

I love all your bird's nest! Your cards are lovely! I'll *fly* right over to Anna'n shop to get my stamps.

Stefanie Staniak said...

Your home must be a masterpiece of your expression. How wonderful!! Love the cards, they do say Spring and that too is a great thing ! :)

Maria jesus said...

wow very nice cards with birds, your decoration is nice too.
Maria Jesus

Jo R. said...

Mish, I have to tell you that your "bird themed" displays are my favourites. I loved the snowmen, but birds, birdnests, bird houses, nests, eggs, etc are my favourites, and you do it so well. Love it!

Amy said...

The chick card is darling!

DeeDee said...

Oh Mish, I would just love to come to your house and ooohhh and aaahhh over all your adorable decorations and then take a lesson on coloring stamped images from you......but for now, I can only view via your blog....I love all your birdie goodies and these cards are adorable too! TFS!!

Cindy Lyles said...

Love LOVE LOVE those little nests with the sweet eggs Mish!!! Beautiful and heartwarming!!!

JAR said...

How wonderful! I collect birdhouse things and nests too and I loved looking at your display! Great cards too!!

YouInkIt said...

I LOVE the layout of the Cute Chick card! I just recently bought some new ric rac and buttons, so I HAVE to try this one out.

Your layouts are always THE BEST - so unique!

Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!

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