Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring on the Inside

I was blessed to take a trip to Keukenhof
8 years ago~

that's what enters my mind when I try to grow tulips.

Needless to say...

my garden will NEVER EVER meet my expectations~

since I can't shake that memory of rows of living color!

Now, paper tulips are another story...

I whipped up this centerpiece with two files from the Silhouette Cameo.

I assembled five enlarged 3D tulips and stuffed them into this 3D Gate basket.

  I'm sharing this centerpiece with the

Spring Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

I also put together a spring thank you card.

I used my Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie Step 2 shading for the "bursts" at the corners of the ribbon, with gorgeous colors represented at

It was snowing a little this morning...winter is putting up a last-ditch effort to hold the season~I hope it relinquishes its title soon!!!

stamp: WPlus9 Written on Ribbon,Rosie Posie Step 2
dies:WPlus9 Written on Ribbon,Spellbinders scalloped circle and Large Labels
Jennifer Wambach 3D gate basket and Snap Dragon Snippets 3D tulip(Silhouette Cameo) 
other: Kaisercraft Basics Light Purple,Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
paper:My Mind's Eye All is Bright,Teresa Collins Tell Your Story,Georgia Pacific White
ink: Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Soft Olive


  1. yay for spring.. love your picture and love it all... Happy Spring..

  2. So pretty, Marlena. The tulips (real and paper) are awesome :)

  3. Adorable basket of flowers and sweet card. We had snow flurries here too this morning. Crazy weather. Ha! Hugs to you.

  4. What a sweet surprise to see this picture of you in the Keukenhof!
    I'm from the Netherlands and this is the first time i've seen a picture so typically Dutch!
    Almost spring now and even thought we had some snow this weekend, the small daffodils are popping out everywhere, soo pretty!
    Have a wonderful day and keep crafting!
    May God bless you in what you like to do most!

    A 'sister in Christ' from the Netherlands,


  5. Love your projects! Found you by your Moxie Fab entry!

  6. Very cute!! Good luck with the Moxie Fab Challenge!

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Wplus9 Monday Mood Board!


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