Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

I think Spring has definitely sprung in the Snoqualmie Valley!  The sun is out, the birds are singing, my tulips have a few buds and there are two bunny rabbits hopping around in my front yard this morning.  Wow!  It feels lively here today!

Add to all of that, this darling birdhouse created by PWA designer Marianne Colschen and what more could we possibly need?

birdhouse frontMarianne used a birdhouse pattern from her local scrapbook store and I am on the hunt for one like it.  Maybe if I get lucky I’ll find an svg file to cut it with my Cricut.  Ü

Here is a “birds eye view” of this happy little house…

birdhouse areal

A close up of the micro beaded tag…

birdhouse spring tag

A good close up view of the shingled roof and back of the house…

birdhouse roof


The pattern paper, ink  and cardstock is from Close to My Heart

Ribbon from May Arts

Stamp - “Autumn Leaves Romance Of Spring” by Sade Krieger

Micro Beads – Pennywise Arts

One of my all time favorite svg* file download sites is from My Crafty Life blog.   Dan has so many wonderful free templates that he shares on his personal blog with lots of amazing stamp art as well.  On his other site,  My Crafty Files he has some really nifty and affordable svg* files – including some funky birdhouse shapes!  Be sure to check it out!

*svg stands for scaleable vector graphic.  It is the file format used to cut cool stuff with a Cricut without the need for a cartridge.   It requires companion software to communicate with the Cricut via usb connection.  I use Sure Cuts A Lot software with mine.


  1. Isn't this just the cutest thing ever??? Wonderful creation, Marianne!

  2. The birdhouse is just darling. I am a collector of (wooden) birdhouses and will be using them to decorate for our Mother/Daughter banquet this year. I really love the roof line!


Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated! Thanks for visiting my blog!