Now before anyone becomes concerned, having seen the title and picture, I assure you Snuggles the cat never harmed a bird in his life.
Mom always said it was because she had trained him from a kitten not to go near birds. I however think it was more than likely he ignored the birds, like he ignored everything else, because he was just plain lazy. Seriously. I once saw a chipmunk run up his tail, across his back, over his head and down onto the sidewalk in front of him. Snugs just blinked and rolled over onto his side.
Snuggles did love to sit beside Mom as she watched and identified the birds that came to her the many feeders she had set up outside her patio window.
For the Birds
I wanted to punch up the background so added a zig zag background in orange on top of the cream (Silhouette file) and then, with brown thread, followed the lines about 1/4 in from the patterned paper to create a "bird on a wire" type idea.
It only made sense to add birds to the layout. I found this perfectly coloured chipboard bird (Recollections) and two wire bird clips that fit in nicely.
The sketch is from Scrapmuch? and was created by Laura Whitaker. I didn't want to cut my pictures as they are older and I knew I couldn't replace them. She had incorporated 2 - 4x6 photos into her design and that worked perfectly for my layout.