Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Poppy...

This card comes direct from the scrap-bin, (excepting the brads and flower)...
SO... this lets me play in two challenges this week:
1) Papertake Weekly Scrap This! and
2) Creative Card Crew Pretty Flowers!
Supplies used:
Kraft mini white dot
My Mind's Eye (brown & orange floral)
DCWV "Green Stack" (70% recycled)
orange and brown brads
silk flowers
chocolate chip and tan cardstock
The stamp is from the Anna Griffin Flora set (a favorite!), and colored with Crayola pencils.
I love all kinds of flowers, but this botanical illustration in particular reminds me of many wonderful plant-identification hikes with my own mother, who trained as a botanist. What special moments we shared on those hikes and in our own garden and walking around plant nurseries! I tend to think now that all that time we spent in the garden together was not only great learning and enjoyment for us both; but a large part of our becoming best girl-friends, as we still are today.
Mothers--bring your daughters with you into the garden; for I am quite sure neither of you will ever regret it!

Incidentally, this poppy was just in time for Memorial Day as well.

Given the significance of this American holiday, yesterday morning I started reading 1776 by David McCullough. WOW! I have always loved history--even the dry, textbook kind... but McCullough's writing is so very alive. I recommend it highly.

Thank you all for visiting, and don't forget to enter for my blog candy giveaway by June 6th! :)

Have a beautiful day!


  1. Good evening Kathryn, wow what a totally stunning card. I adore poppies and this poppy image is beautiful. Thank you for joining in with our challenge this week, Linda x

  2. Hi Kathryn oh wow this card is absolutly stunning the poppys are beautiful.Thanks for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
    Paula xxxx

  3. Hi Kathyrn, your card is truly gorgeous, I adore poppies, your colourwork is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.x

  4. Oh my goodness, this is sensational! If this is what you have in yur scrap bin Kathryn - I'd love to own that bin! Beautiful image and colours and flowers. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  5. Ooo Kathryn that is beautiful! Gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

  6. What a lovely poppy image, and such lovely coloring of it too. And the flower you've done is gorgeous, love the three colors you've put together, tis perfect.

  7. Wow this card is drop dead gorgeous and this is made from is bits from your scrap bin ! I wish my scrap bin had such beautiful papers in it.

  8. Such a beautiful card Kathryn. I love your stamp and wonderful colouring.
    Nicola -x-

  9. Wow such a stunning card - the image is wonderful and i love the colours
    Thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew challenge
    love tasha xx


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