Charming Daisies

It was so sunny and pretty today when I woke up, but now…it's getting a little stormy out there.  The forecast is for thunderstorms.  What crazy weather we're having!  My friend Darrah in California has had so much snow this year.  I wish I lived closer so I could help her dig out.  She has fun tools, too – tractors, snow blowers – so I'm fairly sure I could get lots of "man help" because they'd think it was play time. 

I know thunderstorms can be dangerous, and my friend Kathy (who grew up in Missouri) always listens to the storm chasers when there's a thunderstorm, especially when there's hail.  As a kid, I always loved thunderstorms.  (I think I've told this story before.  My kids are probably rolling their eyes right now.  "Here she goes.  It's the, 'when I was a kid and we had thunderstorms,' story.")  Mom had heard about families who were so scared they'd hide under the bed during a storm.  She would not allow us to be afraid, so anytime there was a storm, she'd gather us all on the sofa and read to us.  So to me, thunderstorms are "snuggle up with a good book" times.  Hail is a different story.  Mom and Dad would go out on our front porch and pray whenever they saw hail coming.  (Hail + apples is never a good combination!)  God is always so faithful.  And, of course, my parents have huge confidence in His faithfulness, so with very few exceptions, our crops were spared. 

So this is kind of how the sky looks now.


We have wind, so the daisies would be bent over (if we had daisies; nothing's blooming yet).  I love this technique, and we'll probably do it on Wednesday at the technique class.  It's called "smackin' acetate" and uses stampin' write markers and window sheets.  It's quite easy and makes a fun background.

Here are the supplies.  I have to get moving here – taxes (bleh), practicing, groceries and other "mom stuff."  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets:  Upsy Daisy, Charming
Ink:  More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke stampin' write markers; Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard classic
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Perfect Plum card stock
Other:  Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Always Artichoke seam binding, modern label punch, paper piercing tool, mat pack, paper flowers, stamping sponge, brads – regals, window sheet, mini glue dots

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Charming Daisies

  1. Liz says:

    Really like the tone the background sets, and the add’t of the butterfly makes it complete.


  2. diane oliver says:

    Buffy this is beautiful! Love the blended effects. I consider you a new blogger friend through SC. Just wanted to say I like to visit many blogs, and yours is no exception. I get so much inspiration from the talent in blog-land. Please stop by my blog to pick up your Stylish Blogger Award! Hugs.
    Diane Oliver


  3. Buffy Cooper says:

    Thanks, Diane! I always love reading your posts on SC. And your blog is awesome! Thanks for the link
    Liz – high praise, coming from you!!!! Thanks!


  4. Mom says:

    I am looking forward to the Tech Class tomorrow! I love this set and the shading reminds me of John Chumley’s paintings for some reason. Very artistic and creative.


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