National Weather Service …

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<beep> <beep> this just in: The National Weather Service has advised moderate to heavy thunderstorms with a zero percent chance of decent photographs this morning. 🙂

Woke to rolling thunder this morning. We’re building an arc here in Missouri and praying that we don’t see a repeat of last year’s flooding this spring. I think we’ve seen full sun for 2 of the last 14 days or something like that.

I had a chance to use my Fresh Flowers set for today’s weekend sketch challenge. You can see the sketch here at the home of Cami-liscious Turnbow. Look how well the smaller flowers in this bouquet paired up with more of that new Wild Raspberry patterned paper. Flowers are colored with Copic Markers and accented with the Spica Glitter pen.

The big button on the left with the impressions of flowers? I’ve been hoarding that one! Do you do funny stuff like that? Hoard just random bits and pieces of stuff? I only have like 2384 buttons, but for some reason have an attachment to that one. Well, there is no one I’d rather share it with than my momma. I know she’ll love it.

OK – precious family is needing some attention. So, I’ll quit babbling. Check out other sketch-spiration over at Charmaine’s, Jenn’s, Laurie’s and Sharon’s blogs. See you tomorrow for Divine Design.

  •  Stamps: Fresh Flowers – Taylored Expressions
  • Cardstock: Sunflower Light & Simply Smooth White (Prism) – Wild Raspberry (K&Company)
  • Ink: Brown Memento (Tsukineko) & Mustard Seed Distress (Ranger)
  • Accs: Copic Markers (YR31, Y38, R20, R22, R37, BG72, W1, YG23), buttons, ribbon, sewing machine

18 responses to “National Weather Service …

  1. Oh, this is so soft and pretty! Your mom will love it . .. and you know, when she gets tired of it, you can have that sweet button back! 😀

  2. This is just beautiful, Lori! Love the papers and that adorable bouquet! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  3. LOVE Taylor’s flowers! This is totally sweet! YOU ROCK Lori! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day my friend!!

  4. Very sweet bouquet for your Momma, and you know she’ll love that flower button, too! Wonderful papers & colors to brighten your rainy days, I’m sure! Happy Mother’s Day, sweet friend!

  5. Oh my word….this is beautiful!! Love the colors, the stitching, the dimension on the flowers and that big ol’ button!!

  6. Beautiful card!! I also like to hoard things because I hate to let go and then like you there is a special time to release it.

  7. I love this sweet card!

  8. this is beautiful, Lori… it’s so soft and delicate looking!! and I love that hoarded button… I’m sure I’ve seen a duplicate in my Mom’s stash years ago 😉

  9. lol-hope your weather gets better! what a pretty card – love that dp with this image & your random yellow sponging is nice! too funny about the button, it sure looks special so of course your mom should get it!

  10. This is just charming Lori!! Love those beautiful flowers, and all these happy colors!!

  11. Your flowers are so pretty, Lori, and I love how you’ve popped some of them!! I also love your papers and buttons!!

  12. I just love this sweet card!

  13. this is so very pretty! I love the dimension of the flowers.

  14. CherylQuilts at SCS

    What a gorgeous card! The photography is particularly good, and it’s wonderful to see all the beautiful details. Love these yummy colors! I love that button too…and hoard too…why? I don’t know…but thanks for sharing this beauty with us!!

  15. what a beautiful bouquet!! and I had to giggle about your button! I have done that waaaaaaay too many times! but you held out for just the perfect card! 😉 it is lovely!

  16. Beautiful card and I totally understand the button thing. I will part with hundreds of plain jane buttons but the one that stands out in the crowd is hard to say good bye to. It will have a good home with your mother.

  17. Great card Lori – your momma is a lucky lady! (And knowing moms, you will have a recycled button in your midst in due time!)

    I would love to know where in Missouri you are. We are between Farmington and Fredericktown, and boy, did we ever get hit. We just got our power back on late this afternoon, and it’s been off since Friday noon! Tree damage, roof damage, BBQ grill turned over, lawn furniture out in the yard, siding damage, etc….but we are all safe, and thankful to be ‘flushing’, ‘washing clothes and dishes’, etc. tonight! Hope you are well – looks like the forecast is predicting rain Tues.-Sun.next week – UGH…!!!

    Blessings….

  18. Cute! I love those panels outlined in stitching! And that big button IS really pretty! 🙂

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