Friday, February 5, 2010

Our Backyard Hummingbird

We have a hummingbird feeder on our back porch, so we always see lots of hummingbirds...but imagine our surprise when Joseph said there was a furry ball in one of our trees.  It was a hummingbird nest about the size of a golf ball.  There are 2 little eggs in the nest...they remind me of jelly beans.  Momma bird lets us get pretty close -- I did this layout using the best picture I have gotten so far....hopefully more pics after we have baby hummingbirds....oh my, how small are those?  Hopefully, we'll get to find out soon!!

This is for a sketch challenge at: Sketch Girl-- sketch #11 (see left) -- also I noticed most of the projects are cards, but I didn't really see where it said anything about ONLY cards, so I decided to use the sketch and share my layout there.

I am also sharing this at Challenge U 2, where this weeks challenge is that the "title of your layout is your journaling" --- I took that to mean "no extra journaling" -- so although I may have made a shorter title and added journaling, I kept this challenge in mind and didn't.  I like it since I don't usually make longer worded titles. 


  1. You turned a simple 'card' sketch into something that looks like it was made for a fabulous scrapbook layout.

  2. This is great! I love that you turned the sketch into a LO. It has great balance with the red and those cage images are so cute - what are they?
    Thanks for playing along with Sketch Girl!!!

  3. Fantastic LO! Love the bird cage embellishments. At my boyfriend's house we kept track of some hummingbirds this summer, they are so amazing. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Girl!

  4. This is so pretty, I just love the bling around the hummingbird! Very very pretty.

  5. Oh my goodness Joni what a lovely LO! And how cool that you got to see a hummingbird nest! I live on a farm and I'm all about nature! The size of a golf ball, that's just amazing! I love how you turned the sketch into a LO, terrific job! And your patterned papers are so beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Girl!

  6. How awesome that you used the sketch for a non card project! Thank you for playing with us at Sketch Girl!

  7. I'm a hummingbird enthusiast and have a million (exaggeration - LOL) hummingbird feeders in my garden. So, your headline caught my eye! I expected to find info about hummingbirds, but was pleasantly surprised to find your great bird-cage layout!!! It's so perfectly balanced and I love the saying at the bottom!! - Now I'll have to check out the Sketch Girl pages! And, I'll be back to check out your other fun designs!!

  8. I love the layout.... Please use your scrapbook layouts with any og our sketches...we are so glad to have you participating.....