Hello again! It’s VERY unlike me to do TWO blog posts in ONE day, isn’t it? But after posting the QP for Imagination Station, I received another fabulous Quick Page from layout artist, Kabra, using my Outside My Window kit. It is so beautiful, I want to share it with you… AND I want to share it with you TODAY. Why today? Outside My Window is now exclusive to Scrapbook-Elements. As always, kits new to SBE are 25% off for only TWO days, once they open in the store. Today (August 15th) is Day #2. So if you love this kit, and want it at the lowest price you will see in a long time, head on over there and check it out!
You can download your free Quick Page HERE. (I’m sorry. This link has expired.) Be sure to take a minute to read the story about the inspiration for this kit. It’s right below the Quick Page preview.
Originally written in Spring:
Several weeks ago, I noticed, outside my window, a hummingbird that kept returning to the same branch in a tree. It wasn’t very long before I realized that she was building a nest there! Not knowing much about hummingbirds, I googled them! I learned that hummingbird nests are typically about the size of a half walnut, and that is exactly the size of “my” birds nest. I read that hummingbirds typically lay just 1 or 2 eggs. When the bird was away from the nest, I carefully approached it, held my camera high, and blindly snapped away until I captured a photo of the inside of the nest. One egg! We had one egg! I also learned from Google that hummingbirds use spider webs to bind the nesting material together and to secure the nest to the structure it is attached to, in our case a branch. I captured a photo of the hummingbird on its nest, and in the photo you can see the silk of the spider webs on the branch and on the nest! I learned that egg incubation usually lasts between 15 and 19 days. During the next two weeks I kept an eye on the nest, and it was so much fun to see this little hummingbird, so still, just sitting there on her nest. I’ve never seen a hummingbird except in furious flight, so this was a new experience for me! And then last Friday, the bird was stirring in her nest, moving in a different fashion than she had been moving before. When she flew away, I got out a rickety old 8 ‘ wooden ladder, climbed up it, and with my arms extended as far as I could safely reach, I captured an image of the little baby bird. I have been so fascinated with this whole experience that I was inspired to create something from it. You will see the results in my newest kit, which I have titled “Outside my Window.” If you look carefully, you will see my photos incorporated into some of the papers!
Here is the egg. Keep in mind that the nest is only about the size of a large walnut!
Here is the Mom on her nest…
And Here is the baby, just one day old!
” And God said, “…let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky…and God saw that it was good!”