Saturday, June 25, 2011

Eagle Cam Highlights for 2011

Since my post yesterday, I checked the eagle cam one more time and saw a great 2011 wrap-up video by bigrediggy.  I almost cried watching it show babies from eggs to hatching, wingercizing, branching and finally flying off.  So glad all three babies made it.  I guess living next to a fish hatchery has its bennies!  No starving survival of the fittest crap.

A great way to say goodbye till next year.  Thanks for stopping in.  Comments always welcome.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Empty Nest Syndrome

Now I know what it means to have empty nest syndrome.  No kids to fly from my coop, but the eagles have definitely spread their wings and learned to fly.  What am I going to do now that they are gone?  sniff.  If you want to watch some videos on them as they spread out from the nest to eventually fly, check this out:  Raptorfan has lots of videos of branching, flying, etc.  As I was trolling around looking at youtube, I  found a great video of a sudden storm on June 15, before the eaglets were quite grown or branching.  The wind started howling and the nest was rocking.  Poor babies scared to death.  Mom flew in and they mobbed her trying to get under her!  But they were just too big, so they hunkered down around her.  It’s 16 minutes long, but worth it: 

Gotta love it.  Thanks for stopping by.  Comments always welcome.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Theresa’s Workshop 6/18/11

Theresa just loves having workshops.  She earns such great hostess bennies and gifts.  LOL  We had eight ladies at Saturday’s workshop and we made fun cards with a retiring set and cool guy cards with The Open Sea set that Jeannie loaned me.  Janice let me have a couple pieces of her Nautical Expedition DSP.  Thanks, Jeannie and Janice! 

First, I made a couple of samples with The Open Sea that I used as drawing prizes. This first one is a center step card I learned how to make on  Frances Byrne did a tutorial here.  This technique uses a base that is 5 1/2” x 11” and you end up with a square card. 

Open Seas Step

I modified the sizes of the center step card to make two cards from one piece of cardstock, 4 1/4” x 11”.  Didn’t seem to make that much difference and the ladies loved making these for either Fathers Day or a guy card.

Open Seas Step 2

For our other make and take, everyone got to pick two of the motifs from the retiring Fun and Fast Notes to make two cards, plus a couple of images to take home.  I made these samples.

Here’s a closeup of the last one.  I didn’t use the little Christmas tree.  Too hot to think about Christmas!

Fun and Fast Notes 4

From seven other cards, I made this hostess gift for Theresa, a simple little stationery holder.

Hostess Gift 1

Hostess Gift 2 

Here’s the ladies enjoying themselves and a nice pic of Theresa’s “no bake” cake made of multiple layers of a crispy sort of pancake she cooked in a frying pan, layered and frosted with whipped cream.  Yummy.

That’s all for now. Thanks for visiting.  Comments always welcome.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June Creative Images Meeting

Last night we had 12 ladies with several out of town or busy or whatever.  Linda was given a pass on the exchange card as she just got home from out of town and Jeannie gave me one for her exchange card even though she decided a family reunion in Virginia was more important than our meeting.  Sheesh!  Some people!  The exchange theme for June was birthday cards and we got some nice ones.  In no particular order, here we go.  Click on a pic to enlarge for details and back to return.

First is Ella’s, using a butterfly diecut and some gorgeous gold cardstock.


Connie made this bright button card with a cute saying. Yaaaay for cookies!


Holly made this uniquely topped card.  I think she cut it with scissors, but I couldn’t hear what she said.


Herman did a great job coloring, fussy cutting and layering this birthday cake.  Lots of bling, too.

Jeannie made this lovely green card.  I think she mounted an ATC on here.  Not sure.


Janice used her Big Shot and several embossing folders to make these cupcakes.  Great idea!


Therese used an embossing folder, too, but the green centerpiece was fussy cut and an oval punched for the center.


I learned how to make this square step card in a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  I borrowed Jeannie’s The Open Sea stamp set and Janice’s Nautical Expedition DSP.  Jeannie gets this card from the exchange.  Ms. Shipp will like that!


I think Lona embossed her trees in black for this stunning card.


Pam said she finally got to play with her Build a Blossom set and her punch to make this great card.  She had fun with embossing folders, too.


Rose made this great kid card, coloring, fussy cutting and popping up this little unicorn.  


Theresa made this pretty card with a gold stained-glass styled birdie.  She added tiny butterflies, too.


Connie prepared an awesome project and provided everything needed to make this little memory booklet.  The letters are “thickers” that she added adhesive to with her Xyron machine.

 Project Sample closed

Three little pages pull out on each side to do what you want with.

Project Sample open

Here’s Janice’s and Pam’s finished projects.

Projects-Janice & Pam

That’s it for now.  Next up, Theresa’s workshop pics from this coming Saturday.  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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