May has been a crazy month! It normally is with all of the end of school activities: concerts, auditions for the coming year, testing, etc. But what is adding to it this year is all the rain. I have never seen a spring in Utah like the one we are having this year. Normally it is so dry around here, and I joke about what a novelty it is when it rains. Not this year! Winter began with a huge cold spell in November, and it has been hanging on for dear life ever since. The ground is saturated, the mountains are still covered in snow, the reservoirs are filling up and it is STILL raining - a huge thunderstorm last night in particular! I still have tulips in bloom in my garden for crying out loud! They're my favorite flower, so I'm not complaining, but normally we see tulips at the end of March, beginning of April!
I have a drainage canal that runs through my neighborhood, and this morning when I stuck my head outside to see if I'd be able to go on my morning walk I heard lots of voices coming from the next street over. My first thought was, "Oh no, the river is overflowing and they have started sandbagging!" Thankfully that wasn't the case, but it gives you an idea of the conditions. I know that there is flooding going on in many areas of the country, including parts of Utah, and my heart goes out to the individuals that have been affected by these crazy and potentially destructive weather patterns.
The weather was my inspiration for my latest project. That, and the super cute stamps from the latest My Pink Stamper release. I just love all of Robyn's "punny" stamps - they're just so fun, just like Robyn! "A Waddle Thanks" comes from the set Biggie Punnies. What do you do when you're waterlogged and stuck indoors? You make a ducky card!
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Biggie Punnies, Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces
Cricut Cartridges: Kate's ABCs (bath tub), Simply Charmed (duck)
Paper: The Paper Studio (duck paper), Core-dinations, AC Cardstock, Stampin Up
Edge Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace
Embellishments: Offray (ribbon), DCWV (button), Stickles, white gel pen