Happy as a Lark!

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Hello everyone, Erin here! We took a day trip to the Austin Aquarium. It has two rooms filled with birds. One room had parakeets, which are smaller and ate seeds, and the other had lorikeets, which are a bit larger and ate nectar. You could go into the room, purchase a food cup, and sit and feed the birds. They flocked to you, and you could have up to 15 birds on you at one time; it was just so cool. Morgan and Catherine liked the parakeets the best, as their little claws did not hurt as much as the lorikeets'. But you had to be careful of the little guys, because they were all over the floor and you could step on them. Brandon loved the lorikeets, even with their bigger claws, and they flocked to him like honey. This was such an amazing experience for my kids, and for me, too!

Happy as a Lark- Erin Reed

I have been hoarding my Paper House bird papers and stickers for a bit, not because I knew we were going to feed birds, but because they were just too pretty to use. Once I had these pictures, though, I had to break out my bird stash and put them to good use! Sometimes the theme and the pictures just work; this is one of those magical times!

Products Used:

Paper House Backyard Birds 12x12 Paper
Paper House Sing Your Song Canvas Art Stickers
Paper House Birds 3D Stickers
Paper House Birds Cork'd™ Stickers
Cardstock - Canvas Home Brands & Bazzil
Mists - Tattered Angels
Chipboard - Want2Scrap
Pen - Tombow
Ink - Prima
Adhesive - Xyron


1) I first misted and splattered the paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Sunflower, Mountain Mist, and Navy Blue.  

2) I cut the bird paper to 11.5x11.5 and placed it over kraft, yellow, and olive cardstock as shown.  

3) All papers and pictures are inked in brown.

4) I placed Want2Scrap Nestaboard doily chipboard sprayed with Tattered Angels Mists in the same blues as the base paper, plus Carolina Blue.

5) I then layered the pictures as shown and arranged the journal strips and stickers around them so as not to cover up the birds on the background paper.


 Paper House - Erin Reed

Posted in Scrapbooking Layouts By Tara Sturm


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