Amuse Birds

Happy Sunday, and it's lovely to have the sunshine back around our neighborhood, after yesterday's glooms. We have window installers coming tomorrow (?hopefully?'s scheduled but we all know how that can go, don't we?). I'm trying to get a few cards posted ahead, in case I can't get to the computer.

Some time back, I had left a comment at a blogger who handles Amuse products. I wanted the flying birds I've used here, but shipping from the Amuse site for these tiny little birds, cost more than the dies themselves. The blogger very kindly sent me this set and charged me only the actual postage (which wasn't that much). Did I ever appreciate her doing that! Finally had time to hunt up the die and use it.

- Amuse bird die, Darice Birds embossing folder, Elizabeth Craft sentiment. The large bird is the die cut and the smaller elevated bird is the positive piece from the darker blue paper.
So many visitors left such sweet comments on the white card I did Friday, that I thought I'd see how it would work to use a light blue colorway. I'm really into the autumn colors at the moment, but blue just seemed better for these lovely birds. I saw this die used on a hot pink card, with just the one bird, no other embellishment at all, and thought it was so elegant & lovely. I did a bit of shading on the smaller bird, the outside of the raised panel, and at the last moment, added a tiny blue rhinestone for the bird's eye. Not sure about that eye!!!
  • On another note, I saw on the MSN page last week about some new malicious software that one can pick up cruising the net. (my understanding of the article was that when downloading something that seems safe, the malware could be attached to the file...not sure if this is correct). You can clean off the malware, but it is set up to lock files that can't be reopened. Supposedly this was a legit warning, not some of the hoaxes that go around in email. Apparently some businesses have already been infected. I backed up our pc, so passing along the info to anyone who does not do such. Apparently the infected computers can be cleaned of the malware, but if you don't have backups of your files, you could lose them.
Ya'll have a wonderful Sunday. Our afternoon is going to be busy moving things back from some of our windows so that the installers don't have to do that, and can (?hopefully?) work a bit faster!
Many hugs and thanks for stopping to visit.


  1. Beautiful card Mary. I just love birds. Hopefully everyone stays safe from the infected viruses. My computer is well set up . Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. So pretty, Mary. I love your pretty birds....both of them. And, that is a wonderful embossing folder, too.

    We're having a new French door put in this week...not looking forward to that. Always someone doing something around here. Ugh!

    We got home about 3:30 this morning. So tired. But, we won the game so all is well. It is very exciting.

  3. Great card Mary, love the shape of those pretty birds, they go perfectly with your ef. Thanks for the heads up about the malaware too, I think it's best to play safe all of the time :) Cathy x

  4. This really is pretty done in these soft blue colors! I love how the embossing folder mirrors the die cut images, and it's a very soothing, peaceful card! Have fun with those windows!!

  5. WOW clean and simple but soooo beautiful, I love the different birds!
    Wish you a nice week tomorrow,
    big hugs Anja

  6. Lovely card, Mary. I love the combination of embossing, dies, and color. And thanks for the warning about the malware. It's too bad there are people in this world who feel the need to ruin good things for everyone else. You've reminded me that I'm long overdue to back up my files. Hope you have a great week!

  7. beautiful card Mary , I like the CAS design.
    Kevin xx

  8. Beautiful birds, Mary! How nice of them to give you a break on the postage. Thanks for the warning about the Malware.

  9. Elegant birds! Great with the white space and pop of blue. Have a wonderful day, Shirleyx

  10. Hi Mary. Beautiful card as always. Love the you have the bird die and a bird embossing folder! Love the shading on the die-cut bird - really gives it some depth.

    Thanks for the warning about the malware. Loll xx

  11. Another CAS beauty! Love those birds. Your card just gives one a very peaceful feeling. Love it.

  12. Very pretty Mary - I need to get off this danged computer and start makin' something.

  13. Very beautiful card Momma Mary! I love that embossing folder-never saw one like this before. I also love those pretty little birdies. I love them in the blue, I can just hearing them singing "happy birthday to you". Hugs!

  14. his looks beautiful...Love the cut out bird and the reverse image...what a brilliant idea!

    I have that EF and should use it...I have never tried it yet!!!