Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  For our final April challenge, hostess Lois Bak has asked that the CCEE Stampers create a card using a poem as our inspiration.

I chose a poem that I memorized and had to recite in grade school. I can still recite it word for word and its message is just as timely today as it was 100 years ago. 

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row, 
That mark our place, and in the sky, 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly, 
Scarce heard amid the guns below. 

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, 
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields. 

Take up our quarrel with the foe! 
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high! 
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

To create this card I used Painted Poppy Dies and Stamps by Altenew, a cross embossing folder by Darice, and a bird stamp from Tim Holtz.


  1. All of your images and ef follow your choice of poem so closely, mf! Beautiful results, and gorgeous RED poppies!

  2. Great choice of poem and card you created

  3. Absolutely fabulous poem and card. You aced it!!!

  4. A beautiful depiction of that lovely poem.

  5. I love the way you used this embossing folder for this gorgeous card. I will be casing this one!!! This was probably one of the first poems I had to memorize in school.

  6. poem provides remembrancee of WW( and the lives lost AND saved.....I haven't memorized this poem like you, but I was aware of it due to the poppies we see in connection with veteran's events

  7. This is so beautiful Lynn!! I love the cross embossed background the the gorgeous poppies, they pop off the page!

  8. Beautiful background for such pretty poppies. Love the entire card Lynn! Gorgeous!

  9. This is gorgeous Lynn! Wish I could make backgrounds like these!

  10. Lynn, what pretty poppies! Gorgeous card!

  11. Just gorgeous!!! My Mom has a cousin buried in Flanders Field : ) I always think of Flanders Field when I see Poppies.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment on my work! I sincerely appreciate it!!