6.08.2011

Best set this month!!

Yeppers....this is my favorite stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers' 2011 June release!  There are poppies everywhere these days.  I'm so glad MFP has such a pretty set as well!  (That or they have spies peeking into Faith's art studio....b/c seriously, I've seen a lot of poppies popping up lately!!)



From the time I was young...even up to present time...I have always had a poppy inside my car.  Veterans collect donations and you get the flower.  My mom has always bought them and stuck them in her car to remember the sacrifice of soldiers and war.  Years ago on Memorial Day, I was walking through the Meijer parking lot with my kids when I saw a veteran with a poppy in his button hole. I commented to him that it had been so long since I had seen a poppy.  He gladly gifted it to me!  I was so honored!  

A couple of years ago, my brownie troop was giving service to a Veteran's Group and taking donations for Poppies in a local bank one Memorial Day.  I was realllllly excited to help out.  So you can imagine my disappointed when that weekend, me and my family had a nasty, nasty stomach bug.  

Well, enough of my remembrances.  I made this framed art work which I'll hang up in my home.  If you want to see more examples, sprout over to the MFP blog.  While you are there, hop the blogs to get a chance to win free stamps!  (Maybe you'll luck out and get this really delightful "Poppies, Poppies, Poppies" set!)

26 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the outlines background -- fabulous look

Becky said...

This is one of my favorites also. I love the beautiful colors and love how you did the back panel. Awesome job.

Lagene said...

This is Gorgeous! I love how you stamped the muted poppies for the BG and your pink poppies just pop off the page!

Julie said...

I hope you are over your bug Dawn. Your card is lovely!

Tammy said...

Truly beautiful Dawn.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

do teach your kinds about Flander's Field

Marlena M. said...

I like your spotlight effect. It is wonderful that you remember the veterans! ;)

Dawn said...

just beautiful, Dawniepooh!

Designing with Debbie said...

Love the card, it is like you pulled these straight from the garden.

Donna said...

Very pretty! Love the spotlight.

Colorado Crafter said...

Gorgeous card!! These new poppy stamps are so pretty.

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful creation, Dawn! I just love how you used the poppies in your background as well as your lovely focal panel. :)

Lynn McAuley said...

What a remarkable design, Dawn!! I love your outline poppy background and your gorgeous field of pink poppies!!

Lois said...

I love your poppy field! The colors are wonderful.

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous, Dawn

Danie May said...

This is just gortgeous Dawn the poppies are stunning and such a fitting image for a Remembrance Card.

Janeen said...

looks just like a field full of poppies. beautiful work.

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful work of art!!!

imastampin said...

Mmmmmmm! Gorgeous Dawn.

Jenn said...

You did a fantastic job with the poppies! Just beautiful!

Jenn

Starla said...

Very pretty and I like the story behind it!

Kelly Spivey said...

I also adore the poppies we receive and I am always so thankful for the service men and women that chose to serve and protect us! I also adore your card! It is simply beautiful! Love the image, love the pearls you added and I love the beautiful pop of yellow you did with the sentiment on the banner!!

stampingmommy said...

Dawn - this is beautiful! I love the background and the pink coloring is the perfect touch!

MariLynn said...

I agree with you, my favorite set of the new releases. Maybe even of all sets. I love how you did your frame. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh this is a BEAUTY! I love this set too!

Sharon Peele said...

Wow your poppies are beautiful!! Fantastic job!!