Delightful Daisy with Wood Textures
Usually when I think of daisies, I think fresh and clean. This time I decided to go grunge. I’ve been wanting to use the Daisy Delight bundle from the 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog at classes for two months, but that darned Daisy Punch has been so popular, they couldn’t keep it in stock. While frustrating, it’s good that it’s selling well, right? And the good news is, it’s back in stock, and it looks like we have inventory under control. (A little background – it’s the best selling punch in years. And the bundle was one of the top Annual Catalog sellers. That’s not bad, considering it wasn’t available a lot of the time. That’s how popular it is. So go order your Daisy Delight Bundle right now!)
I made a tag very like this one but with a ribbon flower (you can see it here). It takes a LOT of ribbon and a lot of time, so I decided to simplify with a punched daisy and turn it into a card. First I layered some of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Pack to an Always Artichoke card. I thought Always Artichoke needed a little love since I haven’t used it…well, probably since Mossy Meadow was an In Color. And then we had Emerald Envy, Tranquil Tide, and Lemon Lime Twist, plus my go-to greens, Old Olive, Garden Green, and Wild Wasabi. So it was time to pull out Always Artichoke. And it looks great with the designer series paper.
I stamped the tag with images from Timeless Textures in Old Olive (what did I tell you?) and Soft Suede, then distressed a bit with Crumb Cake ink. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Just Add Text in Early Espresso and added my Crushed Curry/Calypso Coral/Early Espresso daisy. So fun, and so easy!
So my “life story” for today – Wesley, Katelyn, and I took Amelia to the zoo today. We had so much fun. Although Wes thought it was supposed to be nice (and tomorrow will probably be absolutely gorgeous. That’s the day they wanted to go, but I had a commitment), it rained. And when I say, “rain,” I mean deluge. By the time we walked from our parking area to the zoo, we were all soaked, even though we had umbrellas. Fortunately, the Visitor’s Center had rain ponchos, so we grabbed four. As soon as we got them on, Amelia wanted to go outside. She’s been excited about this trip for a week.
I looked out the window and decided we should also rent a row boat, because some of the walkways were covered with water over my shoe tops. It was one of the hardest rains I’ve ever seen. Amelia kept saying, “Outside, outside!” (I think she has watched too many episodes of Bubble Guppies.) Because we’re softies easily manipulated by an adorable three year-old – and because we knew we were going to get soaked eventually anyway – we headed out.
The good news is, the zoo was basically empty. The sad news – most of the animals had sense enough to get out of the rain, so we didn’t see many until the elephants and the otters and sea lions. However, far from being sad about the rain, Amelia was delighted by it. She had the best time splashing in puddles and running in the rain. I love to see the absolute joy in her face when she experiences life. And after getting totally soaked, the adults gave in and enjoyed it as well. And it finally cleared up in the early afternoon and was quite lovely. We almost dried out.
I will cherish the memories from today forever. The smiles on that little girl’s face as she saw in person the animals she’s read about are embedded into my brain. I’m so glad we didn’t let a little (ok, a lot) of rain spoil our day of fun.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Hope you have a wonderful day full of future memories!