Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bertie Bird

On Sunday I was sitting in my living room when a bird landed on the backdoor. (on the wood around the glass panels) It was so odd that I took a closer look at the bird. (who just sat there) When I looked closer I realized that the bird was a parakeet.

I got up and opened the other door (they are french doors) and the bird didn't fly off. I talked to it and got really close but it flew off. I followed it across my yard to our deck. It was sitting on the wall by the deck and I again tried to catch it. It flew off again...this time up into a very tall tree.

I went back in the house thinking...too bad, I can't help the little bird.

I told my family about it and my son and I went back out to see if it was still in the tree. It wasn't.

We looked around and found it on the ground. It flew back into another tree when we got closer. We stood in our garage across from the tree and talked sweetly to it.

Amazingly it flew down to us and into the garage. It landed by our dog crates (empty) and I caught it and put it inside of the smallest dog crate. We brought it into the house.

Now, I know that is the long drawn out version but I didn't want you to miss out on all the details (LOL).

I caught the bird because I was worried about a domestic bird being out in the wild. It was cold here too.

I called our front gate and asked if anyone had reported their bird missing but no one had so I guess we are now the proud owners of a pretty blue parakeet!

The kids and I went to the pet store and got a bird cage and all the other things a parakeet needs.

The bird was happy to go into the new cage (he/she didn't like the dog crate). And the poor thing must have been starving because it ate and ate.

The kids have named him/her Bertie Bird (my 5 year old son's choice) and are super thrilled to have a new pet.

And being a scrapper....I couldn't wait to do a layout featuring this creature! LOL

There is a challenge over at Sketches4you that is to scrap a pet...PERFECT! LOL

I actually combined it with a sketch challenge (which unfortunately I can't actually enter because I missed the part where you can't combine it with other challenges...boo...me) and with a color challenge (blue and brown).

I'm having my normal weekly Stash Challenge at Sketches4you and my challenge is for you to put some sparkle on your projects (ie: bling, Glimmer Mist, Stickles). I used this layout as my example because if you could see it in person it practically glows! LOL

I put tons of Crystal Stickles, a few blingy brads and then sprayed the whole thing with Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Pearl Gold. (totally delicious looking stuff!!)

I would love it if you joined me on this challenge. And as an added enticement....I will be giving away an awesome RAK to the winner. And if you follow me you know I do good RAKS!

Getting close to Thanksgiving....are you ready? Do you have your shopping done? Any of you planning to shop on Black Friday??


  1. What a sweet story!! I'm so glad you saved this little bird!

    The layout is precious, too!

  2. "tweet" story - Ok sorry couldn't help myself! LOL! cute lo too! I have been feeling a little yucky(virus) the past few days and to my surprize I got a wonderful little package in the mail today!!!! Thank you so much you totally made my day Stacy! I love all my goodies - I am such a freak for Tim Holtz products! And I used to live in N.LV! Small world huh? Anyways I didn't want to forget to say thank you, with the holiday coming up and being sick.Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Ohh this is a very nice creation.

    greets Lia

  4. LOvely story! Good look with Bertie!

  5. What an awesome lay out, I love it! So pretty!! And what a great story!

  6. What a pretty parakeet! Your story is so cool. He/She is a very lucky bird. Love your layout :)

  7. Beautiful! I love those string details. Very creative element.

  8. I've been waiting since 5 AM to really enjoy this page (and it's now 1:30 PM)! The use of string always surprises and delights me -- it adds such a whimsical element. I'm glad you did share the story of how the Birtie Bird joined your family -- that's half the fun of reading someone's blog for me.

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog yesterday.

  9. Neat story! I like how you incorporated the birdie twine trail!

  10. I love your story and your layout Stacey. The little guy sure was lucky that you found him.

    I am giving away some blog candy on my blog so pop over to get a chance to win it.