Monday, May 28, 2018


Hello friends.  I'm glad you could join me on this special day.

Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a day to remember
all those who have died serving our country.

And for those who have not passed on, but live with
the injuries and loss.

Poppies are a symbol of Memorial Day.

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.

Penny Black and More: Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes with option of using your favorite stamp. 
My favorite Penny Black stamp is the one I'm using today: Poppies

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Poppies (PB) This stamp was on wood. I removed it and added cling foam so I could use it in the MISTI
Ink:   Distress Markers (Festive Berries, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot)
Paper:   Neenah, Coredinations (Ice Cream), Mixed Media (St)
Other:  Water Brush, Stitched Arch STAX (MFT), Foam


Maxine D said...

Oh what a beautiful card Bonnie - love the soft background behind the poppy image, and the wonderful way you have mounted it

Heidi Stamps said...

A beautiful poppy card. Thanks for sharing.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. The poppies are perfect for today! Love your card.

Loll said...

Gorgeous watercoloured poppies Bonnie. Love your design! Wonderful tribute to those that bravely served. xx

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful tribute and gorgeous card, Bonnie

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. The poppies are so pretty.
Have a blessed day.

Brenda in IN said...

A beautiful card with those gorgeous poppies. A lovely remembrance for this Memorial Day.

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely card and beautiful post Bonnie! Did not know that Poppies were a symbol of Memorial Day...thanks for sharing that.

Trina P. said...

Simply gorgeous, Bonnie. Love your delicate watercolouring. A beautiful tribute on this Memorial Day. xx

Sandy said...

Hey Bonnie! This is so beautiful - I love the way you color with the distress markers!
We are looking at retirement living in Carey for seniors. The place I like the best is quite pricey - don't know what we will do - just started looking.
My best to you -
Sandy xx

Susan said...

Beautiful! The partial circle fits the image perfectly and the watercolouring is fabulous. I really like the colour of the top layer - it blends with the colouring of the image so well.

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, this is so perfect for Memorial day! Love that stamp! It reminds me of the little flower the vets give you when you make a donation. Your painting is beautifully done and love your framing.

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card and design Bonnie, beautiful painting!

Mac Mable said...

So very beautiful in every way x

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie - love the soft textured green paper and recessed die cut and your lovely poppies!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! And wonderful post!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful Memorial Day post, Bonnie! Just love your poppies in the arch window!!

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, your watercolouring of the poppies is amazing. The fine detail on the edges really make them pop.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love your watercoloring, Bonnie, especially the subtle mix of colors in the background. Simply beautiful! The card has a special feeling and it's perfect for the title, "Remembering". Hideko xx

BożenA said...

The card looks a bit like a snowball with poppies. But the biggest treasure of this card is watercolor, which gently melts away. But it's beautiful, Bonnie!
BożenA xx