Saturday, March 26, 2011

I Love Tulips!

Tulips have always been one of my favorite flowers.  When I was very young, I remember picking yellow tulips from my neighbor Miss Morgan's garden.  When I was in high school, I won a photography contest with an entry of a yellow tulip. And when we lived in the Netherlands, I even got to visit The Keukenhof.  I drove 2+ hours with a friend and my daughter Annika to see these magnificent gardens.  At that time Randy was in Afghanistan and it was my last chance to visit.  Here are some photos of my visit in April of 2004.  To me these photos look like they should be sold on postcards.

This photo is of me and Annika at the Keukenhof. I was a bit skinnier then.  There's still hope!
 You don't even want to know the anxiety that I went through to find those photos.  I thought we transferred them from our old computer to our new one.  But I couldn't find them on the computer or on the external hard drive.  I ended up finding them on my Snapfish account.  This means that other photos may have been lost.. I'm just sick about it!

Okay, so here's the card that you've been waiting for. I am really excited to share it!  The idea came from Jackie Topa.

Stamps: none
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White. Pear Pizzazz. Pretty in Pink. So Saffron
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Blossom Petals punch, Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon

The flowers were made with the large leaf from the Blossom Petals punch.  The leaves were also made from the same shape then cut in half.  The base of the flower is the small wide petal.  I sponged all of the flower pieces. It's difficult to see in the photo,  but I also sponged the top and sides of the Whisper White card base with Bashful Blue ink.  After I photographed the card, I also sponged the bottom of the card with Pear Pizzazz.  But my computer anxiety is WAY too high right now to mess with any photos or any extra computing. I've got to decompress for a while!

Happy stamping!



Patti said...

Lovely card to welcome spring.

Joe E. said...

I have Keukenhof pics too! Did I ever show you?

paperpotter said...

Oh! Don't these tulips look so much more beautiful than the ones we all made last year with the Two Step Bird wing? We could almost make parrot tulips with this stamp/punch set. VERY nice and your photos of the gardens makes my mouth water .. I love the combination of pansies and tulips together!

bensarmom said...

Susan, I love the two colors of tulips together. Your pictures are breathtaking!

nitestamper said...

your creations are beautiful, especially the tulips. I especially enjoyed the clean and crisp look. I cased it for my Consider it Cased week.

Marisa said...

I lived in Holland for a year when I worked with Billy Graham in 1986 and I too visited Keukenhof and absolutely LOVED it! Tulips are my favorite flower and I was in heaven walking through there. Broke my my heart to see the piles of tulip flowers stacked on the side of the road when they harvested the bulbs but was glad to see local kids being entrepreneurial and making wreaths for the buses :)

Great tulips you created with that punch and a gorgeous card too!