Thursday, November 29, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree

As a kid our family bought real trees at Christmas time, so did my husband's. I believe the first couple of years we bought real trees. I remember one time actually going out to the farm and cutting it down with a saw. Wonderful memories to make with your children right? Well, now we have a fake tree. I know-boo, hiss. But as we started having kids, we realized that all the falling needles were just going to become baby food. Not only that, but I have enough to do each day and didn't need to add "Clean up Tree Needles" to my list. I love our fake tree and now if I want to put it up the weekend of Thanksgiving I can. (Not that I did mind you, we haven't had time). Anyway, these stamps are part of the Christmas In The City set from Lizzie Anne Designs and this layout was what I submitted for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at the Lizzie Anne Designs forum on SCS :
Notice the design called for what was likely supposed to be a paper strip over there on the right, but I used twill tape instead. That is what I love about sketches, you end up getting ideas you never knew were in your little head!
Supplies Used: Blue Bayou cs, ink, Ruby Red cs, ink, brads, Old Olive cs, ink, Twill Tape, Linen Thread, Canvas Background Stamp, Christmas In The City set (LAD), Aquapainter.


LorieR said...

This is so simple but SO cute! I love how you "hung" the little sign. Did you send it in for a contest? You should! By the way, your tree story sounds exactly like ours.

Jana Emmert said...

Love the twill tape! I reallly need to use mine more.

Allison said...

Love this...that stamp is great! And, we have a fake one too...we put it up the second week of November (since, in Canada, we already had had our Thanksgiving!).

JenMarie said...

LOOOVE this card!!