Sunday, April 27, 2014

A few ATCs.

These ATCs I created for a sweet You Tube friend. Hope you like them.








Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sweet RAK from a sweet lady.

These are the beautiful cards and goodies I received from my friend Bobbie Lynn. I met her here through my blog, she has the most beautiful garden, check her out.  





Monday, April 21, 2014

Design team project for Tresors de luxe.

My Tresors de Luxe design team project this time is an altered lamp shade. I wanted to do something to really show off that gorgeous trim on the bottom. I did a You Tube video explaining the process, my Chanel is : https://www.youtube.com/user/4umarlene1
If you place an order make sure to enter your discount coupon of : marlene 10, for 10% off your entire order.https://www.etsy.com/shop/TresorsdeLuxe











Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Easter home tour 2014.

This is our home all dressed up to welcome Easter. Not much change. I had most of the decorations already, I just move things around to make them look a little different. I think this is my favorite holiday, enjoy the tour and I hope your like and can use some ideas for your home. 










                                                                     I think he is so cute.


                                          He's new this year, his little wing is an old earring.


                                    These last 3 pictures are of my little 6x6 creative space.  
This little area is at eye level in from of my scrapbooking desk.I always try to dress it up a bit, it inspires me.



Wall hanging Easter basket.

This was a recycled little basket that I sprayed painted in white. It has a flat back so it's perfect as a wall hanging. I picked up the some of the flowers and little egg sprays from Michaels. The little image is from my stash. I think it turned out pretty and it;s the only new addition to my Easter decorations for this year. Hope you like it.  






Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter projects for Tresors de Luxe.

This is my design team project for Tresors de luxe. I could not resist and I had to altered an egg this year. All I did was Gesso the egg and covered the top part with French dictionary pages and then I just played with the laces, trims and flower.
 When you order from Tresors de Luxe, make sure to enter the discount code: marlene1, in order to get your 10% discount. I did a YOU TUBE on it with details on how I cute up and used all the laces. Would love it if you would follow me on YT.





I wanted to try a little something different this year, so I went with carrots. These paper machete carrots I found last year at a local store. The flowers and all the laces are all from Tresors de Luxe.    





These are the peat pots that you can find at the garden center. I thought they would make great little Easter baskets.



Friday, April 11, 2014

Another peek at my garden in the spring.

I love how the early morning sun is framing this beautiful Hibiscus. They do really well in my garden, they do need a little fertilizing once a year and little a little spraying with dishwashing liquid to keep the bugs out. But other than that, they really do take care of themselves.


These are gorgeous, is a yellow Tubebuia tree and they also come in lavender-pink, but the yellow is my fav. I only have one, right behind the pool pump and can be enjoyed from every angle of the back yard. Here in Miami they are often found lining the center of many main streets. There is a street on the way to my mom's that is simply breath taking. If I had the room I would so add a few more.



This Lobster Claw Heliconia is lining the short cut stone path that goes from the driveway to the front porch, they're health and happy with all the rain we've been getting lately.  


This beautiful Coleus is ready to be cut back a bit. I use all the cuttings for new baby plants. Look at the happy Red Sister in the back, it does really well here is sunny South Florida.