Tue 25 Feb 2014
I scrapped! This month’s PMP Challenge Template was calling my name. I have been dying to scrap with it all month and finally had a chance this afternoon because I am a big fat procrastinator who left re-ordering her contact lenses until she was already wearing the VERY LAST pair which was a very bad idea. So now I am contact lens-less and since I can’t workout wearing glasses (I just can’t) and I literally can’t see a thing without my glasses, I had a little extra time this afternoon to get this done.
This page is a tale of how I outwitted a pair of very determined but not so clever Mourning Doves who decided the mint plant in my balcony planter box was the ideal spot to build a nest. One morning they just appeared. One sat it’s big bird butt right in the middle my plant while the other went out looking for twigs. They compiled an impressive heap of twiggery in just one night but I didn’t want bird babies living on my balcony so when they left, I tossed the twigs and fluffed up my flattened plant.
By the next morning they’d returned and set up shop again. I tossed the twigs again and fluffed up my flattened plant. Undeterred, by the next morning they were back again with a new heap. I tossed and fluffed. They returned. Toss, fluff. Return. You get the picture. It was clear the birds were poised to persevere. I had no choice. I would have to outsmart them.
I swapped the planter box with the mint for an empty one four boxes down. I didn’t think it would work, after all birds are supposed to have some kind of crazy internal GPS system. How else do they get to Florida for the winter? The chances of moving the planter down 12 inches probably wouldn’t bamboozle them but it was worth a shot. As an act of bird kindness I placed all the twigs they had gathered into the empty planter so they could take them to build a new nest. I waited with anticipation.
They returned the next day right to the spot where the nest should have been. They looked down into the empty planter, looked directly at one another in confusion, down into the empty planter again and flew off never to return again.
Game. Set. Match.
And now that I’ve shared it’s your turn. The month is coming to a close and there’s just one week left to enter this month’s Pimp My Page Template Challenge for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the store.
Download the free template. Jazz it up any way you like. Add layers, take some away, rotate the entire template on it’s side. Anything goes! Just toss in your favourite mix of Peppermint Creative products and get to it.
If you’ve never played along before c’mon and give it a shot! Just upload your page by the last day of the month either in our website gallery OR to our Facebook Group to enter. Just add your layout to this album. If you are not yet a member of our Facebook Group just click the link above and click JOIN. Once you upload your page, if you comment on your own page it will then appear on the group’s wall and we can all leave you some love.
Check out some of the fab pages the Mint team has already created with this month’s template:
Page by: LeeAndra
What do you say, are you ready to get started? Download the free template and get to it! I can’t wait to see what you create.
Well don’t just sit there…scrap something!