Friday, November 28, 2014

Just for fun - TREES

We decided with all the craziness of Black Friday, that we would do a challenge just for fun. The theme of this just for fun challenge is TREES.

My family waits until the day after Thanksgiving  to put up our Christmas tree. One holiday at a time you know. I made this Christmas tree card for my daughter to put on her desk in her dorm room. You can read more about it on MY BLOG.  I hope you will come read about how I made my card.

As soon as I heard that our just-for-fun challenge was TREES, I thought of one of my favorite dies, 
Impression Obsession's "Tree Line". I popped the die-cut up with dimensionals and love how the shadows look behind the die-cut image.. Visit Meticulosity to see the other supplies I used. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving..Now it's time to put on some holiday music and get the tree decorated..

Growing up in upstate New York, I was surrounded by majestic, stately trees.  And, the first snow on those beauties was always a site to behold.  I miss it so much, living in the South now, but the memories are always there.  Hold on to your memories;  they make you smile when you least expect it.

Hi! Pam here. Every year, my daughter Bailey is gaga over decorating. True to form, she was decorating for Christmas this morning and we still had some fall decorations hanging around for our Thanksgiving feast. I have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.....especially that my health is on the mend and I get to spend the holidays with wonderful family and friends!  So grateful for each and every person that has touched my life!
Check out my card deets on my blog!

The last few years we haven't had a tree at our house. Our artificial one looks horrible & needs to be thrown out, we used it for 10+ years so I guess we got our money's worth out of it & none of us are sorry to see it go. The past two years, we've been using homemade trees! My husband made his from wood in his shop and it looks like a miniature tree painted green (very traditional); my younger son did the Charlie Brown-type tree using PVC as the center post with wood "arms" gong to each side that he will hang the smaller decorations on; my older son got very creative & made his tree using used guitar strings, an old tin, and a pick as the "star" - it's pretty neat. My tree was a "ribbon" tree suspended from the ceiling... a total flop as far as trees are concerned. We have no clue what we're doing this year!


  1. I love them all! Trees as different and unique as the people who created them.

  2. Me too! Ladies, just lend me a teeny tiny bit of your talent....please, please!