Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's Wednesday and LOTS to share.

It's Wednesday and I couldn't leave on vacation without playing along with Julia and the folks at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 151.  I woke up wondering what card I would make that I could do quickly and not make a huge mess.  While eating breakfast, I was reading blogs and Gina K Designs had a card that looked pretty darn easy.  I ran to my craft room and went into my ribbon snippet drawer and this is what came to mind.  Oddly, I didn't have any thin black ribbon, but I did have black pieces that I could cut into thin strips.  Well, not only did I get a card made for Di's Snippet Challenge 17, I can show my craft room, cleaned and waiting for my return. 


The other day when I was looking through my cards, I found this one.  I'd forgotten I'd even made it.  I have cards that I will never send, mostly because I can't bring myself to let them go.  This is one of them.  I don't know why I can't let it go, maybe the time it took to make it, maybe because the paper was one of a kind, maybe because the flowers took some time to make, maybe because it has yellow in it....yellow is my favorite color. Karen gave me the doily and I've never seen one like it before.  I don't know....but for whatever reason....it's not going anywhere, but on my blog!  Thanks for letting me share.  Now on too........ My desk......
I was so excited about finishing a card....I forgot to take the photo while the desk was messy.  So, here it is, sort of cleaned up.  I hope you pop on over to Julia's blog to see what's going on in everyone's workspace.

Our baby birds were born this week....There are 5 of them.  Mom and dad have been kept busy feeding them and keeping them warm.  Dad is really good helping with his new family.  The day it rained, dad brought food to mom all throughout the day.  I apologize for the quality of the photos, it's a bit hard taking them through a window.  They are not always sharp.  Here we go, the first photo, at this time only two of them had hatched.
They are so tiny.....
This photo was taken on the second day.  They are changing so fast.
Aren't they cute?  Ok maybe not.....
As quickly as they are changing, I can hardly wait to see what they look like when I get home next week.
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 I hope this video will be clear enough to see mommy feeding the kids.  Am I a proud Grammy?  Yes I am.  If my grandkids lived close, you'd all be bored with all the photos and videos of them. 

Ok, since I'm sharing photos....here are a few I took in our yard this week.  I love spring.  I don't know if it's because everything is so fresh and new, or if it's because I've been inside most of the winter and now it's time to play outside. 

This is a male Bullock's Oriole. He and his mate have come the past 2 years.  They stay long enough to have their babies and then they are off again.  I haven't found where they are nesting, but I think it's high in a pine tree.  They love the hummingbird food and manage to drain the feeders on a daily basis. 
We have several varieties of Camellia.  This is my favorite.  They were here when we bought the house in the 80's. 

Do you think maybe someone wants to play ball?  She's feeling a bit neglected lately, trip prep is taking time from her ball playing. 

She is just toooooooo sad......I guess I'd best close for now and get my shoes on and head out to play ball.

Do you think I'll have trouble finding my suitcase?  My DH said he doubts anyone will take it by mistake.....Gotta love Spellbinder dies and Xyron.....

So from my home to yours.....have a wonderful week, I'll see you next Wednesday!

Hugs to all,
Mary AKA:  Glitter Grammy

54 comments:

  1. off you go then and leave us all alone here with the birds, they are so cute, I was very worried when the mother sat on them, I wonder how they can breath. Anyway if I dont see babies next week I'll know they got squished. Happy holidays, where ever you are gallavanting to
    Bridget #unknown at this stage as Julia slept in

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    1. Bridget, I'm off to Chicago, Illinois and then on to Madison Wisconsin. My daughter's bridal shower and visiting with family that I haven't seen for a very long time. I'm excited to see everyone.

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  2. Everyone seems to going off somewhere or just back from somewhere...enjoy! Cut grand-kids in their nest...

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  3. What great cards, photos - cute birds - all round great post this week. Thanks for sharing. helen 22

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  4. Have a lovely time, the birdy pics are beautiful and so are your cards.
    Lynn 31
    One I Made Earlier Today

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  5. Your cards look amazing as do your photos!

    Happy WOYWW #34

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  6. Yes I too have a pile of cards that I hoard as I cant bear to give them away (sometimes I make them again and then I will happily I give the second one away!) - love all the pictures of the birdies so sweet! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 20

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  7. Oh those baby birds are so cute and yes they do grow fast, you are lucky to be able to catch all this through the window.

    Now onto that suitcase, I think the spots give it away, nobody will dare take it from you, and I wonder how many heads will turn when you choose it off the carousel.

    Eliza #26

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  8. Mary I wish you the best of holidays...a trip sounds very good as I sit here with the lights on admiring sheeting rain! My word your desk is like a coiled spring in it's readiness...things at just-so angles ready for action, I love it! Your cards are lovely - I'm the same, a handful that I can't part with...until I'm absolutely desperate!

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  9. lovely Cards , Poor little dog looks so bored & fed up. The little baby birds are adoreable. Happy Crafting Jill #62

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  10. Super selection of pics, You have a fab crafty space, im jealous, your sunflower card is just beautiful and how lucky are you to have a wee birdy nest right outside the window, thanks for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW
    Minxy #39

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  11. Great post Mary and fab photos, I love your cards, they are beautiful :) Have a fab holiday and enjoy yourself :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

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  12. Oh I love your flower card! It would really be hard to part with something like it =)
    It's my first time in WOYWW so I'll be dropping by again in the future!

    #54 K

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  13. love your cards and yes birds are cute have a lovely break

    happy WOYWW have a fabby week Mrs.C.xx #65
    http://craftylittlemoos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/woyww-april-25th-2012.html

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  14. lovely bright flowers on your card - I keep my realy special ones and have starting selling the rest - cash for stash as they say! Great pics of the birdies tooo. Have a wonderful vaaction and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12.

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  15. Love the bright yellow flowers on your card really says spring :)

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  16. Lovely snippet make Mary. Fabulous photos too, love the update on the birds. Have a great time away. Carol x

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  17. Gorgeous card and I can see why you don't want to send it off. Lovely doggie pic and how could anyone say no to a little face like that.
    Sandra #17

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  18. How fab to have chicks just outside the window. I would never get anything done - I'd just be bird watching all day!!
    Laura #111

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  19. Lovely cards, and such beautiful birds!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Zoe #49

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  20. I can see why you don't want to part with that lovely sunflower card Mary, I have a couple that aren't going anywhere too! Love all the birdy shots and your poor neglected doggie, what a cutie! Enjoy your trip, I haven't been to Chicago in years, but I think I would still prefer South Carolina at this time of year!

    Hugs
    Brenda 118

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  21. What a lovely post Mary, great cards... Thse pics of the birds are fantastic I really enjoyed them... and as for your little dog!!! sooooo cute how can you not give in with eyes like that!!! Gorgeous... enjoy your trip, Hugs May x x x No10

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  22. Looks like you are having alot of great stamps in the boxes!

    HAPPY WOYWW
    Susan nr 92

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  23. Ha glad I'm not the only one that dresses up their suitcase so it's easily spot! Fab pics, glad the chicks are ok. Lovely cards too. Am using my WOYWW snooping as an excuse to munch my way through a bag of mini eggs! Take care Zo xx 77

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  24. How cute are those little baby birds? Your desk makes me hang my head in shame, mine looks like a tip.
    Happy WOYWW

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  25. Color me jealous!! Love, love, love your crafty space!!

    Thank you for sharing those baby bird pictures! That just made my day! What a fun view into nature.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Nadia 117

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  26. My goodness Mary, I wanna come over and play in your craft room. It looks brilliant with lots of goodies to create with too. Love your great photography and the pictures of those little darling birds are so nice. I love Camelia's but 2 of mine have never flowered, maybe this year. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx 67

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  27. The cards are lovely. I really like your photo of the birds. They do grow really fast. dani138

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  28. Mom, love the pictures! It looks like the baby birds are starting to grow feather. The colors in your yard are so vibrant! Poor Sissy. Bring her with. Linn will keep her company :) See you tonight!

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  29. I'm sooooo excited, just a few more hours and we'll be catching up. I don't think dad will let me bring Sis.... She'd love to come play ball with Linn. She said your new yard will be the perfect place! See you tonight. I love you....Mom

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  30. Such pretty cards and impressive how fast you whipped them up. I am truly loving the Oriole and the Camelia picture. I love birds and gardening and that is one beautiful flower. What zone does it grow in?

    Belinda (#158)

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  31. I cracked up laughing at your pup draped over his bed, that was priceless! GREAT pictures of the baby birds, love seeing them as not so cute babies at this stage :) have fun on your trip, love the decorated suitcase! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina #139

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  32. wow what a fab video of the mum and her babies,
    have a crafty week and
    happy woyww
    kay #98

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  33. no wonder you couldn't let that card go....it's gorgeous!

    Happy WOYWW

    Jackie # 53

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  34. What cute baby birds and love the other photos too. A very tidy workspace and love your cards - glad you got into the snippet playground - I bet you had to have your wellies on! - (Hazel, #173) x

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  35. What lovely photos, beautiful birds, lovely cards and the dog is just too cute. Have a wonderful holidsy. Happy WOYWW, Anne #61

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  36. love the cards... love the pooch picture even more how cute is that. Oh and the baby birds. lots going on there. have a great day

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  37. Hi Mary great cards and very cute baby birdies. Great desk thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW, hugs
    Erika.

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  38. Your cards are wonderful. I especially love the sunflower one. :) And OMG - look at all the craft goodies. That's like a mini store! :) hee hee

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  39. Wow...the colour on the Oriole.... I wish we had them here...never seen one ... ahhah...those tiny birds are all mouth aren't they? Awww...and poor little pup..nobody to play with...so cute with her little feet hanging out of her basket....

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  40. I really like your simple card and what a great idea for those little bits of ribbon that we all have. I understand why you don't want to get rid of the sunny flower card. It is spectacularly lovely. I have some cards like that too; that I just refuse to part with. Sweet baby birds. I love watching nature in the wild. You must keep us updated on their progress. Poor puppy, better go play now.

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  41. Always enjoy your posts - couldn't wait to see the baby birdies! Thank you so much for sharing!!! I love the card you can't part with and I don't blame. Why don't you put it in a frame or shadow box? It really is a piece of art! Darnell (184)

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  42. Your cards are brilliant, and you made them sooo quickly without making any mess!! Love the bird pictures! and yes, no one can lose a case like that!!Have a lovely time away, I'm off for a few days next week too! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafty week. HaPpY WoYwW!
    ((Lyn)) feeling very old at #102!

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  43. Great cards Mary - and the birdie photos/video are just great! Thanks so much for sharing - safe travelling and have a super time :) Di xx

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  44. A great display of pics today. I wouldn't be able to part with the doily card as they are so hard to find, at least in Florida where I live. In Iowa you could find tons of doilies, lace, etc. in all the thrift shops, antique shops, etc. I miss a lot of the things back home. Anyway, I hope you really enjoy your vacation! Thanks for your visit. #58

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  45. Whoops, I forgot which list I was working on - the ones who are listed and the ones that have commented. You are off on vac, duh. #58

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  46. I'm really late visiting, but simply HAD to take time to stop by for a short visit. i also love the doily card. Very unique.

    Bleubeard and I are # 11.

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  47. wow such an interesting desk love all the projects you have on the go
    sorry I am late I am catching up with all the people I didn't get chance to visit on wednesday x
    vicky #104

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  48. Super use of your snippets and no I wouldn't, part with that card either! Hugs Mrs A.

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  49. Oh those grand kids are so cute, you are lucky to be able to see them through the window. We have robins in our grape vine but they are out of veiw.
    What great cards! Fab use of ribbon snippets on the first. Lots of great reasons to keep that second card for yourself, it is beautiful.
    Hugs

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  50. Have a safe trip enjoy yourself.
    Hugs

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  51. Ok love the cards especially the yellow on. Those flowers are wonderful. Love the outside photos also. #121

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  52. WOW - fab photo's and video footage. I love seeing the birst that we don't get over here. That yellow one is sooooo vivid. Aww, the poor dog . . . go play ball for goodness sake!

    WONDERFUL cards . . . I especially like the sunflower one and can see why you don't want to part with it.

    HAPPY HOLS. See you when you get back. xxxx

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  53. Your garden photos are amazing, thanks for sharing. And such a sad doggy - hope she got her ball time!
    Helen S

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