Tag Archives: Christmas Tree

Season’s Greetings Card

I would start with a hearty Good Morning Sunshine! but I haven’t seen the sun in a few days. That’s OK, hopefully Mother Nature is saving it up for next week’s marathon…yeah, it is next week. But who’s counting (besides me, and I’ve had the big scary date embedded in my head since January!)

Anyhoo, I have a card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today, and I’ll share it here too. Go there to see a few close-ups.

Beth Pingry Seasons Greetings CardI used stamps from A Jillian Vance Design – this is not a guest post, but they sent me so many cool stamps to use, I have not had time to get to them all.

This card was inspired by the workshop I took over the weekend. I don’t take many classes, but did spend the weekend at Craft Fancy with the super awesome Wendy Vecchi! I had the chance to remember some techniques, and then to update those with new ideas and new products. Wow, so inspiring and fun!

So the watercolor paper was inked with Distress Ink and spritzed with water. The swirly tree stamp was heat embossed, and the 3D Foam Star was covered with glitter. I assembled the pieces with 3D Foam Squares. And you know I love photo corners!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Christmastime with Cindy

Christmas is a special time for children and Bull Terriers.  Remember last Christmas, stealing the stockings

 This year she hasn’t paid any attention to them. 

But she loves the tree.  She was so excited to get the tree out and had to sniff every last branch as we put it up.  Everyone should have such an enthusiastic helper!

Here she’s doing the slow walk under the tree, she is meserized. Her ears go back, she walks very slowly, placing one foot at a time. 

 I wonder what happened to the “old” baskitball(s)?


I have been crazy busy with a huge project, and I’m working on a self hosted site as well.  And someone needs to do some shopping, as you can see, there’s not much under the tree!

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Deck the Halls!

Last year we inherited Christmas Ornaments from my FIL, as he was getting the house ready for sale.  I love ornaments, and I knew the box was full of treasures.  Add those to the ornaments I already had from my grandparents, and I had enough to fill another tree!  That justified, I ran off to Target to get one. 

This tree is in the front hall, and as long as Cindy doesn’t brush by it too fast or hard, and I attach  the ornaments instead of just hanging them, everything will be safe.  I wanted a skinny and tall one, because there just isn’t a lot of space, but unlimited height.  But I didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I ended up with a skinny 8 footer.  I will post a finished photo, somehow I never got around to taking one last year…despite the fact that the tree was up until almost March!

So here is the page, all the deets are on Spellbinders Blog:

I used these supplies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S4-284 2010 Holiday Trees; LF-161 Grand Labels One; S7-018 Big Scalloped Border Grand; S4-168 Large Labels; S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™, MyStik permanent adhesive; Graphic 45, Playtimes Past – Jack and Jill, Transatlantique – Around the World, Christmas Past – The Holly and the Ivy and Deck the Halls papers; WorldWin Papers, Treasures Kraft cardstock; Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Warm Cord Brads; Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Type stickers; Creative Impressions, Satin Ribbon; Clearsnap Colorbox, Black Pigment and Dark Moss Fluid Chalk Inks; Making Memories, glittered alpha stickers, tag, Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink.

Thanks for looking!