Thursday, March 12, 2009

Feeder Bullies : Stellar's Jay

Pictures/previews for this page have been removed due to Designers retiring and stores closing

There is just no denying it : The Stellar's Jay is a beautiful bird; the Stellar's Jay is a bully!

Arriving at the feeder with a raucous screeching announcement, they promptly chase away every other bird and proceed stuffing their cheeks with seeds. And they are not choosey either. Any seeds will do. Bad mannered too huh?
But oh so pretty, when the sun catches those blue feathers, the bird looks like a gem, a costly Lapis Lazuli stone. And as a besides-the-point : The Stellar's Jay is the provincial bird of British Columbia. Not a bad distinction for a 'bully' is it?
Kidding aside, some days we do feel like chasing them a milion miles away, yet the other day when a hawk cornered one on the deck, hubby lost no time in coming to it's rescue...isn't it a quirk in the English language that a heart can be both big and small, at the same time, and mean very much the same thing in the end? Gotta love English....
I made another LO for our "Critters At Our House" album : this time featuring our favourite bullies! LOL for my LO I chose Gypsy Couture's Carefree Days Kit
The template (which I turned, moved and in general rearranged) for my LO I got from Denise's The Rich Scrapper blog...you can find this great freebie HERE

Gypsy Couture is having a sale this weekend at her Digichick store:
And finally for today, I have a little freebie Quick Page gift for you. Made with Gyspy Couture's Kiss of Spring Kit. I hope you find it useful. If you do use it, leave me a link in the comments and I'll drop by at your gallery!


Freebie no longer available...
Thanks for dropping by!

17 comments:

Jan Connair (Magpie) said...

Ah, my husband is a bird watcher, and he is not fond of jays of any kind! We get pileated woodpeckers in our yard sometimes--very bizarre to watch, as they are huge and almost seem prehistoric in the way they move their heads.

Love the quickpage!

Mimi said...

Wow, very nice freebie, THANKS!

Scoobie81 (Lisa) said...

I love the jays...and you got some great pics! Thanks for the gorgeous quickpage!

Bon said...

Great freebie; and I love the layout with the jays; left you some comments at SBE gallery. Nice little place you've got here!

Meisie said...

Jan (magpie) we get them too, they are most entertainig to watch...but they sure rock the suet feeder! LOL

Audrey said...

great photos -- and love your kits!

GrannyNKy said...

I have never seen jays the color of those. People shoot at jays around here so we seldom get them in the holler. Thank you so much for the lovely qp!

Lor said...

Yum Festival on your blog!! Love your layout with the JayBird!! Thanks heaps for the gorgeous quickpage!!

Chris in Rhode Island said...

Thank you for the beautiful page!

Tammy Dunlap said...

OH thanks so much!

Martencja Designs said...

great freebie and stuffs :)

Toni James , Toni, Tj, pencils4me said...

Geeze lookie how creative you are! This stuff boggles my brain lol. Love the pages, they are so refreshing after looking at all that artwork lol. A totally different kind of outlet for you! Way to go girl, creativity is good in any form!

oh.. and we need a cattle prod for Norma? Let's give her till the end of April.. then she's fair game!

Dana said...

Stunning photos and thank you so much for the page.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Mar [LA 12:32am, NY 02:32am, UK 07:32am, OZ 06:32pm] ).

bj said...

thank you for this beautiful QP

Lainey said...

Hi, Meisie!!! Lovely photos.. our jays are different...kewl birds you have!! Thanks for the kewl QP2!

Anna said...

Hi Meisie! I know I'm really late but I only discovered you and LisaMarie very recently but already I'm so in love :) Any possibility of your putting up that gorgeous "Kiss of Spring" QP for sale? Your LO is awesome, especially the way you positioned that little bird on top of everything - it's delightful! If you can't, no worries, just want to say how I've enjoyed all the freebies you've given so gnerously :)