Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tim's March Tag of 2015

OK some one needs to slow down the passing of time! Seriously, I just can't seem to catch up on anything and with Spring in the air, that means lots to do! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the warmer weather. Tim's tag for March was simply gorgeous, but I did not have any of the more pastel paints, so my colors of choice were Peeled Paint, a touch of Chipped Sapphire, and Brushed Pewter.


Now I wanted to stick with a theme of Spring and all that brings and I could not help but think of my yard birds and in particular the Blue Scrub Jays. These birds and I assume they are the same due to personality, have been coming around for a few years now. There is one that is very friendly as far as wild birds go and will sit right outside my kitchen window and wait for breakfast. Blue Scrub Jays love peanuts and I am not sure how I realized that, but believe when I used to toss out my Fred's leftover seeds in the morning, I must have watched them carry them away. These birds will hang out in the yard when we are working and now even have accepting Steve.


The other day, I watch the friendlier of the two gather up nesting material while I was just a foot away. So my yard Blues as I call them are the inspiration of my March tag! I am also linking this up at Frilly and Funkie's Challenge Blog for the "Bring on the Bling" with my sparkly Silver EP and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, "Lions and Lambs, oh my" and my animal inspiration is obviously my yard birds!


After I stamped Tim's bird, I cut slits around the feet to be able to pull through some dyed cheesecloth as to represent my Blue's carrying off their soon to be babies new house material. You know we have never seen the little ones, so maybe this year. These birds hang around all year and a few times a year they don't show up for a couple of weeks and I worried at first, but now I just wonder what they are up to!

Finished it off with adding a painted grunge number 3 for March and adding a little birdhouse charm that Brenda gifted me some time back. Tied it off with dyed ribbon and cheesecloth.


I have to tell you something kind of funny! We have been really busy working around the yard as pretty soon it will become extremely hot and much better to take advantage of the cooler weather. The last two weekend we have (mostly the man) have been putting together the new storage shed. Actually the last three weekends as first we had to tear down the old rusting away metal shed. No wonder I have no time! Well we are kind of small people and of course older. First we buy this very heavy (two big boxes) "Lifetime" shed and there was help to load, but not to unload once we were home. We literally had to take the pieces out of each box to move them from the truck. So now the man starts to read the directions and of course a "platform" is required! Next day off to buy the wood to make the platform and that took a weekend. Further reading states it is a 3 Man job!!!!!!! We did it and yes I did help and now we have a lovely little looking cottage shed. We did realize that we are getting a little on the old side to be carrying on in such a manner!! This weekend we will be getting stuff packed and ready for a little mini trip next week, so I am sure happy that shed is done!

I sure do thank you for stopping by today and listening to me ramble on.

26 comments:

Shirley Chillman said...

Where are the pics of this cottage shed TT hope we get to see it?? Love the little story on how it came about.

Your Blues bird tag looks real neat and I love the dyed cheesecloth around his little tippy toes.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

jan spencer said...

I'd love to see a photo too, reminds me when we bought new drawers for my craft room, my husband has bad knees so he unpacked every carton and I carried them upstairs part by part, I was exhausted by the end but it does look,lovely now so worth the effort.
I guess we should realise our limitations. But once you start a job you just have to finish it.
Love the tag with the bird , and the silver letters

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic tag, the nicest of the March tags I have seen til now. Hugs, Valerie

Pam said...

Beautiful tag Terry!! I always give our Blue Jays peanuts too, they just love them!! And cute story about your shed, glad you both got it done!!

Sharon said...

This is really stunning Terry!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love your tag Terry! Brilliant colours and I love that you used silver accents instead of gold! I can't wait until I hear the birds in the morning, it's my favourite thing about spring! Regarding your shed, this is why I say NEVER read instructions! Glad you got it up safe and sound...post a pic for us! hugs :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous tag Terry xx love the colour and your stamp and embellishments are fab x hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

LOVE your version Terry, the bird stamp looks great and I love the silver EP!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic background Terry, love those sparkling letters, its a wonderful tag.
Yvonne xx

Candy C said...

Terry, this is such a cool tag. Love the embossed letters in the background. Love the bird. It reminds me that Spring is ALMOST here. You always do different things and I really like that! Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog as well!! ❤️

Redanne said...

Oh, now I want to see a picture of the shed too - glad you both are still in one piece after all that hard work!

I love the story behind your beautiful tag, the bird is stunning and I love your colour choices, they are perfect for the bird. The silver embossing looks amazing too... love, love your tag! Hope you have a lovely mini trip... Big hugs, Anne xx

Karin said...

Stunning tag! I love the combination of the silver with the colors on the tag! Have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the silver paste! The bird too! Just a gorgeous take!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tag Terry, love the twine what a great idea! Glad you got the shed done before the heat sets in. Sounds like a big job, bet you felt great when it was done though! ~Diane

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Fabulous take on the tag, and a great idea of adding the cheesecloth. Loved hearing about the inspiration of the Blue Jays.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Ira Huberts said...

Superb tag Terry, it does have a wonderful spring feel to it! Love how you added the cheesecloth beneath the bird's feet, absolutely fab!! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's an amazing tag, wonderful details.

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow fantastic as always my friend so so love your art,its always so detaied and enspiring,love it hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Sandra said...

Ohh wow, Terry! This tag is amazing! Love the silver textured letters and the bird is so pretty! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Ruby Craft said...

Terry, your tag is beautiful. love this color combination and the little birdhouse charm is adorable. I especially like the cheese cloth twine that your bird has gathered for its nest. I enjoyed reading about your yard blues. Congrats on the new storage shed, good luck on your challenges and enjoy your trip!

Beth said...

Gf, love love this tag the silver raised numbers are great, love the bird and arrow, and the addition of that cheese cloth is perfect.....awesome work as always .
Hugs

Sara Barker said...

This has got to be the most creative tag this month! I love how you chose a bird...I almost did, and there's still time for that! Your stenciling is just perfect and wow, that cheesecloth in the blue's talon's is genius! Love everything about this wonderful piece of art!

Buttons said...

You have got the vintage feel into this PERFECTLY! It should be a winner Terry - absolutely wonderful. Jenny x

Buttons said...

Back again to say thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie! Jenny x

butterfly said...

Happy to hear that despite all the trials you now have your shed!

And also really loving your silvery take on the March tag - so elegant, and a lovely stamp choice.
Alison xx

Coco said...

A fabulous tag Terry, I adore it!!!! Coco xx

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