Monday, June 18, 2012

Welcome Poppies - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
     June Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22

 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 23, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.

The poppies are back!!!!  Yippee!!!!!!!  Can we have a shout out for the graphic designers for bringing our favorite flowers back into the fold?

For my card, I chose to be inspired by California's wild poppies that grow just about everywhere in the late spring and early summer.  They are just beautiful but don't you dare pick them!!  Since the poppy is the California state flower is against the law to pick them, however, no one said anything about inspiration being illegal ;) even with migraines - yes, they're still hanging around. 

I started out by stamping my images from the new Welcome Poppies set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company in memento tuxedo black ink onto snow storm smooth card stock and coloring with prismacolor markers before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass ink around them and layering.   Once my layering was done, I stamped the card and first card layer in Tim Holtz spiced marmalade and Adirondack lettuce inks.  The saying is directly stamped onto My Minds Eye Miss Caroline designer paper I was gifted by a friend in memento tuxedo black.  The only embellies I added are some punched Martha Stewart mini butterflies with bling bodies, orange satin ribbon with a green hat pin and some orange brads.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design teams blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.  Have a great day!!

Stamps: MFP Welcome Poppies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Adirondack Lettuce
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, New Leaf, Orangerie Sunset, Morning Sun, Tomato Red Scrap, My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Brads, Ribbon, Hat Pin, Glue Dots, Stipple Brush, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Bling

35 comments:

  1. Bonnie what a beautiful card. I can relate with migraines (bad weekend for me). feel better
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love the colors you chose on this beauty, Bonnie.

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  3. So bright and beautiful! love it

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  4. Love the orange!!! Beautiful card, my friend!

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  5. Gorgeous, Bonnie! Those poppies really pop and I do love them. I was so excited to see them back.

    Go away, migraine...sorry you're suffering from them.

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  6. wow that is beautiful...its amazing how nature can be so inspiring...thanks for sharing

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  7. Wonderful coloring. I knew that about not picking the CA Poppies because the same thing applies to the TX State Flower the BlueBonnet. I've grown BlueBonnets in my backyard for a couple yrs so I have ones to enjoy of my own but there is nothing like seeing a field of them and sure that applies to the CA Poppies as well.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. This is sooooo pretty! I love the bright, vibrant flowers and the added butterflies. The ribbon and pin are perfect with this. Smiles! :) Janis (your DT sister)

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  9. Your card is beautiful! The depth of color you achieved is amazing!

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  10. gorgeous card Bonnie-love your outstanding coloring

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  11. I love the orange poppies and have wonderful memories of when we lived in California and would drive up the coast to see them. Beauitful!

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  12. Bonnie,
    Beautiful card and I promise if I visit California - not to pick the wild poppies! Your card is lovely and the colors very, very pretty! I don't know how you function with the awful and continuous pain - I am keeping you in my prayers.

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  13. Bonnie, this is gorgeous! I love your beautiful coloring and matting!

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  14. Gorgeous card Bonnie. So bright and cheery considering the week you have had.

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  15. I'd pick em anyway! ;) hahahaha! Beautiful card my friend....

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  16. The orange on this card and on those poppies is fabulous - a real standout!

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  17. the orange-red colors are fab, Bonnie!!

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  18. Great color on the poppies! Love all the details!

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  19. Just gorgeous Bonnie! Love the colours you chose for your poppies - one of my fav flowers!
    I found you through the Foxie Fab Blog Roll today! Have a great day!

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  20. This is gorgeous. Stunning job with the coloring. I hope you get feeling better.

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  21. I did not know that about Californian Poppies but all wild flowers should be left for everyone to enjoy - enjoying your card too!

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  22. beautiful card, i love the colors, the pin, the layout, gorgeous when all put together.

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  23. Love the vibrant flowers. Great use of a fantastic stamp set.

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  24. Oh Bonnie--what a FABULOUS card!!! I love the added butterflies! What a wonderful job! TFS

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  25. Awesome colors. The poppies are beautiful.

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  26. Super card; love the color combo-it really pops. Thanks for sharing

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  27. beautiful card and very pretty ribbon and the color I like
    well done

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  28. Beautiful card. Great colors. Thank you for such a lovely card.

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  29. Lovely poppy card--I like the little butterflies.

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  30. Love those goregous California poppies! It seems that butterflies are just meant to accessorize those poppies!

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  31. Gorgeous coloring of the poppy image, Bonnie.

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  32. Lovely card, great colouring and I love the colours you have used : )

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