Memorial Day Tribute …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military…a somber but important day each year.

However, the weekend also gives us an opportunity to stop and remember those veterans who have taken a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight and have recently passed away.  I share this video in honor of my Brother-In-Law Art Schroeder who we lost only one week after he was on the Honor Flight this past November.  He served in Vietnam … he will be in the third section of this memorial

What an amazing opportunity it is to be a part of welcoming these veterans home as they returned from their Honor Flight. I will do it again … I am so thankful for our Veterans.  May they find peace as they join their brothers and sisters that we honor today.

We you Art

The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended. This is described in the famous World War One poem In Flanders Fields.  Today, it remains an iconic symbol of honor for the sacrifice of our veterans.

Thank you for taking time out of this day to stop by and view my post. These poppies are beautiful and the thoughts behind them can range from sympathy to joy … aren’t flowers amazing?

Enjoy your day and take a moment to remember those who gave all … to give us our freedoms.

Peaceful Poppies with Z Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am here today to share a beautiful card that I made with my Stamp Clubs this month… we used the products from the Peaceful Poppies product suite and created the card incorporating the Z-Fold card pattern. Our inside piece to write your sentiments is cut down so the background colors shines through …

One of the highlights of our card is the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series papers … the handpainted blooms and watercolor washes make beautiful backgrounds. You can also use it to create a stunning focal point on your card.

I would like to show you the entire suite, and what better way to do that than to watch this quick video … It will also explain why the bundles were paired the way they were …

I have an amazing SPECIAL OFFER to for you to celebrate my 20 year anniversary with Stamin’ Up! … When you purchase the Peaceful Poppies Suite / 153938 … through me, I will “gift” you a $20 stamp set of your choice or $20 worth of product of your choice!!  This brings you to over $150 so you will also receive multiple Sale-a-bration items of your choice and $15 in Hostess Dollars!!  Please contact me to put in your order so we get you all the benefits!!  Don’t Wait … OFFER EXPIRES March 31st, 2020.

I chose the to highlight the Blackberry Bliss on my card, and the beautiful designer paper really draws your eye to this card. I used a fun whimsical pattern for the side, and the polka dot Blackberry Bliss – front and center!  I wanted to show off the great dies in this suite so I used the swirly circle die as my focal point.

I used Whisper White with my swirly circle die to showcase my “Happy Birthday” greeting. The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. The “swirl” helps draw your eye to our pretty die cut flower … We started with a piece of Purple Posy and sponged Blackberry Bliss onto it to create depth … you will see this once you add the detailed die cut over it.

You will notice that our card “front” piece is cut to the same size as our inside Whisper White … this creates the pretty Blackberry Bliss background that actually frames the design and finishes off the card.  So pretty … so easy to make!

Here is the product suite in it’s entirety … check it out (click on the link) …

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Remember … I have an amazing SPECIAL OFFER to for you to celebrate my 20 year anniversary with Stamin’ Up! … When you purchase the Peaceful Poppies Suite / 153938 … through me, I will “gift” you a $20 stamp set of your choice or $20 worth of product of your choice!!  This brings you to over $150 so you will also receive 3 Sale-a-bration items and $15 in Hostess Dollars!!  Please contact me to put in your order so we get you all the benefits!!  Don’t Wait … OFFER EXPIRES March 31st, 2020.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to hang out with me and check out my card project and my special Anniversary Offer. I would love to get you all the extra goodies, when you purchase this suite.
Have a beautiful day, Linda

 

How “Suite” are Peaceful Poppies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

For the past two days, I have been sharing cards created using the Peaceful Poppies and today we’re going to step it up a bit and show you even more of this amazing product suite.  Let me start by sharing a short video … Grab a cup of coffee and join me as we discover the Peaceful Poppies suite …..

You can take your paper crafting to the next level with the Peaceful Poppies Suite by Stampin’ Up!  The Peaceful Poppies Suite has a lot to offer …  It comes with two stamp and die bundles, designer series paper, multiple embellishments, and beautiful poppy elements. Each piece is designed for coordination and beauty to give you an amazing crafting experience.

Can’t wait to show you what I have created ….

This little beauty highlights the stamps and dies of the product suite but there is so much more.  The Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle includes two stamp set and die bundles for even more fun! The outline poppy images accented by watercolor effects allow you to choose from an array of inspiring coordinating colors to design your projects.

Whether you’re sending a birthday card, your deepest sympathy, or celebrating a friendship, your handmade creations are sure to shine as bright as a field of poppies. And here is a close up of a field of poppies, the border of my card …

There is also a close up of my greeting which was punched with the Timeless label punch. Once it’s cut, you can slide it into the punch and create a totally different look.

The fun little die cut design is a flutter of flowers that I just used to create interest to draw the eye to the circle of poppies.

This is such a fun product suite to play “create” with! And the sentiments are so sweet …. “Life is better with a friend like you”.

Thank you for checking back in today, it is appreciated.

Have a wonderful day ~

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