Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July (with robins!)

We've been having wonderful weather for the holiday weekend. Somehow it didn't even get quite that hot here on Saturday though not far away it hit a record-breaking 99 F. We've had a pretty quiet time. Watched some Wimbledon tennis, sad that Maria and Rafa both lost, watched and listened to baseball games. Tonight I guess it will be fireworks on TV.

Meanwhile I've been working on more of the July scrapbooking challenges. I've done two with photos of the American Robin nest that was built on a window ledge next door. It was on the 2nd-floor opposite one of the windows of our guest room. Two days I set up with the window and screen open to take some shots. They didn't seem to mind, but the day the little ones were out on the ledge I was afraid to disturb them. The first one has two pictures I've been dying to team up. They are in an Ostash challenge to use at least six of a list of ten elements. The other is for a web inspiration challenge based on an elegant wall display.
For the Ostash Challenge I used these elements:
1. At Least 2 Different Photos (required)
2. A Natural Element: leaves from Fallen Sun by TaylorMade Designs
4. A Metal Element: button from First Street by Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium
5. Frames: white frame from Fallen Sun by TaylorMade Designs,
           cardboard frame (and wings) from I remember you by Biograffiti
           stitched frame from Oscraps Collab TrOpical
6. A Grunge/Graffiti item: paint spatter from Oscraps Collab TrOpical
8. Bullet Point Journaling
9. Typewriter Font: title in 1942 report
10.just one paper: background from Home Sweet Home by Maya de Groot
for eight of the ten elements (6 required)
fonts: 1942 report, EnviroD

Designer Credits:
-papers from Shimmer by Kitty Designs
-lined overlay from Kraft Overlays by Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium
-border from The Gift by Fei-fei's Stuff
fonts: Impress BT, James Fajardo


  1. I am so glad you shared your pages! Now I know that I did get to see one of the baby robin's from the nest that is up in the tree in our back yard... it was on the ground hopping around in the grass, but I never was able to see them in their nest, I just couldn't ever get the right angle... it was up too high. But the little bird I saw was a little bigger than the last photo you show of the little birds. Your pages are wonderful! I love the compositions and your photos are great!

  2. What a fun experience to get to watch this bird family from day 1...awesome pages!

    I'm playing catch daughter was in the hospital for 13 days. Good to get back online and to scrapping.