A Field of Poppies and Happy Labor Day!

Well, I haven’t done much on this Labor Day – especially as far a laboring.  However, Rick’s Landscaping finished the area behind our deck today, so I have been out looking at the flowers.  And speaking of flowers, how about some poppies?

Poppies possible bestI’ll admit this isn’t a real field of poppies, but when I look at this card, my mind drifts to the beauty of a field of red or orange poppies.  Those of you who know me well know that this is one of my absolutely favorite flowers.  At one time, I had two wonderful red poppy plants outside my kitchen window until Mr. Shall Remain Nameless pulled them out thinking the foliage was a weed.  So, I am forced to find the beauty in this stamp – Pleasant Poppies.  The truly neat thing about this card is that I actually printed the poppies with My Digital System on a firm vellum.  The flowers are actually colored with markers on the WRONG side of the vellum.  Coloring on the wrong side is very forgiving of little errors which is great as I tend to make a lot of little errors!  One of my new framelit sets of the Squares Collection which is what I used to cut the poppy frame shown on the card.  The Square Lattice embossing folder provides great texture to the card front.  While looking for an appropriate message for this card, I found “the earth laughs in flowers.  e.e. cummings” which I though was perfect and looks great stamped on Tangerine Tango.  Black “rhinestones” provided the finishing touch both for the message and for those poppies showing the full center.  So part of the work on the card is done for you – the poppies are printed and cut to size, the frame is pre-cut, and I have pre-stamped and cut several of the messages. 

I hope you can come this weekend and make this fun card – you too can dream of a field of poppies!  The cost is $12.00 for 5 flower cards – a dahlia, a vase of lilies, individual flower shop blossoms, the poppies, and a beautiful embossed poinsettia.  Dates and times are:  Thursday September 5th from 2 to 9 PM, Friday September 6th from 2 to 9 PM, Saturday September 7th from 9 AM to 3 PM, and Saturday September 14th from 9 AM to 3 PM. The September 14th stamp camp is being held as several Saturday stampers are tied up on the 7th. If you plan on coming on the 14th, please let me know as soon as you can. The cost for this stamp camp with 5 cards is $12.00.  If you can tell me ahead of time which day you will be attending, it is a help – but not a necessity. I always look forward to seeing you!

One more blog post to look for – the final summer flower card features Washi Tape, a bit of grunge and the Flower Shop blossoms!  Give me a call or drop me an E-mail if you have any questions!

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

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