I hadn’t planned to be away but Jim felt well enough for a day out. That doesn‘t happen often, when it does I drop everything and off we go. We went out to lunch and afterward went for a lovely drive past orchards and homes with all their beautiful apple, cherry and dogwood trees and spring bulbs in bloom. Shortly after retuning home we had the most spectacular storms roll in. I can’t remember when I’ve last seen it rain so hard. We had wave after wave of thunder and lightening storms day and night. I simply LOVE storms, I find them exciting and invigorating. When my sons were little we’d drive out to the vineyards so we could watch the lightening off in the distance. Now if he is here my grandson and I sit on the deck wrapped in blankets and sip hot coco while watching the show. It is still raining out but the electrical storms have passed so its safe to be on the computer.
My card today is a thank you for my nephew Mark and his OH Maile who sent me the most marvelous surprise package filled with wonderful goodies from Hawaii and a lovely framed family portrait.
I was inspired by the beautiful blue Forget-Me-Nots in bloom at the moment and the Morning Glories which are just peeking out of the ground but will be covered with gorgeous blue blossoms before long. IMHO there are far too few true blue flowers in nature.
I’ve used MS Garden Trellis, MS punch for greenery and EK Success punch for my flowers. The Rubber Stampede butterfly was stamped with StazOn and colored with pencils. The sentiment is a Studio G $1 stamp. Recollection rhinestones and glitter glue to finish. Except for the base card everything came from my scrap/snippet files so I’m sharing in the playground where our lovely Di holds her weekly Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge 17. Won't you join in the fun.
Have an Amazing Day!