Happy April! I love the month of April because everything starts to bloom pretty much everywhere in North America... especially my favorite bulb flower - tulips! Isn't this photo of the Canadian Parliament buildings in Ottawa gorgeous with all the tulips in bloom?!
(Photo credit OttawaTourism.ca)
One of my former jobs was working in PR for the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center in Toronto. I loved learning about all aspects of growing flower bulbs in Canada and especially about the Tulip Legacy Story and the birth of the Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa (Canada)nin the 1940s. Princess Julianna (Magriet's mother) sent a gift of 100,000 tulips to Canada as a show of gratitude for her stay in Canada and for the role Canadian soldiers played in the liberation of the Netherlands in WWII. Princess Julianna eventually became Queen and continued to send tulips to Canada every year during her reign. If you love tulips as much as I do, you will want to plan a visit to Ottawa for the annual Tulip Festival that happens every year from late April to early May. It's spectacular!
WELCOME SPRING DIGITAL KIT
Our new Welcome Spring Digital Kit is all about what's blooming in your garden. I love to take photos of the changes in my garden each season and around the neighborhood. I am new to living in the Carolinas so it helps me to remember what blooms throughout the year and has been very helpful in planning my garden which is definitely a work in progress.
This kit will be a fun addition to your scrapbook this month. The Welcome Spring Digital Kit includes six 3" x 4" journaling cards. There is an easy to print PDF file that will print all six cards at once. It also includes PNG files if you'd rather print/edit the individual journaling cards.
Here I've used the kit to add some interest to my tulip pics.
You can also use the journaling cards for your cardmaking too.
Here I used the leafy card as a background for my bunny.
I used our stitched circle dies to cut out the Happy Spring for this clean and simple card.
The chick from our Happy Spring stamp set looks right at home on the striped background.
I added a few flowers from the Sweet Easter stamp set for fun!
This card is sweet all on its own but even better with some of the flowers from the Sweet Easter stamp set.