Tuesday, December 11, 2012

O’Christmas Treeeeee!

Happy Tuesday everyone & Happy Holidays & Happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate…I think I got everything yes? LOL!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend…I know I did but I’m still recovering a bit I think from all the fun & excitement mixed with real life GOT-TO-DO-LISTS right now hahahaha.  I’m asking Santa for a personal assistant…its not too much to ask don’tcha think and I could really use one!  Not sure how you wrap one of them but I’ll take one any ole way!  We had a great weekend staying in National Harbor at the Gaylord Resort…we had two rooms that adjoined cuz’ now that we have teens and one is really TALL LOL we have to get 2 rooms most of the time unless it’s a suites hotel.  The ICE show of “Shrek the Halls” was fantastic…colder than you-know-what…but probably my favorite of them all in the past 4 years that we’ve gone.  Then we went and ate at “Ketchup” because we are all ketchup freaks LOL and yup the best part is the Trio of Fries and 7 different ketchups (my fave is Coca-Cola ketchup go figure right hahahaha).  On Saturday we just did some shopping and sight-seeing and then headed into DC to see the National Christmas tree and the windows at Macy’s (loved the windows this year as they were based on DC sights).  I have a photo slideshow below of some of our travels & adventures for you.  Then Sunday we went to the Redskins vs Ravens football game…it was COLD and RAINY…hmmm seems to be a repeating pattern for me whenever I go LOL.  But we had tickets right in the endzone and we had a BLAST.  We had some great people around us and the Redskins vs Ravens rivalry is really friendly since we don’t play in same division and we had Ravens fans sprinkled around us including Alexa.  And MAN WHAT A NAILBITER OF A GAME OMGOSH….I literally went from screaming, to laughing, to crying, to jumping up with excitement to almost puking from nervousness LOL. If you saw the game on TV well you know what I’m talking about…but the REDSKINS WON WHOOOOOOT in overtime.  They tied it up in the last 2 mins of the game…almost impossible to do when you are 8 pts behind but we did it and it was AMAZING.  The noise at FedEx field was NUTS…it was so loud and people were going CRAZY, it was unreal.  This game was sold out so you have over 75,000 people who were mostly rooting for the ‘Skins and screaming OMGosh.  I high-fived & hugged more people I did NOT know LOL but what a game, one for the memory books for sure!  Truly one of the craziest best games we’ve ever been to.  But I was ready for WARMTH and came home and got in my fuzzy-wuzzy jammies and turned on the fireplace & got my heated blanket out LOL. I think I might have been a frosty snowwoman at some point ugh.  But a wonderful weekend of fun, food, memories with my family…you can’t ask more for that!



-The 2nd Challenge is up at the CMC Holiday Bash!  You have until Jan 4th to finish every challenge and there are a TON OF PRIZES to be won!  And with each challenge you enter you get a chance to win the NEW Silhouette Cameo too!  And please check out our charity this year as well…it’s a great cause!

CLICK HERE for all Holiday Bash Details 

Challenge #2 - Scavenger Hunt (starts Dec 10th)
Prizes - Five Winners + chance to win Cameo
- (1) Flourishes Gift Bag of goodies & Stamp Set of your choice
-(2) $10 Gift Certificate to La La Land Crafts
-(1) $20 Gift Certificate to Close to My Heart from Pat Jaynes


O’ Christmas Treeee!

Today I’m sharing a Christmas card I dreamed of this weekend LOL.  Yes on occasion I have a dream about a creation and I’ll jot down what I remembered so I can use it as inspiration later.  In my dream I remembered lots of creams and a soft aqua with a ton of snowy glitter!  So I pulled out a favorite Lockhart stamp to use called “Snowy Tree with Birds”.  SCACD has a gorgeous selection HERE of Lockhart stamps to choose from. I love the elegant look they give to your projects!  And if you have never used them the Itty Bitty stamps are FANTASTIC to use on tags, envelopes & small cards…so much fun & so cute!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

I used some older paper from DCWV “Linen Closet” that is some of my fave-of-all-time and distressed the edges a bit.  I embossed my cream cs with a CB folder (holly leaves) and added some glitter as well.  The frilly accents were made with the La Rue Flourish by Memory Box (see a great selection here).  I love Memory Box dies because they cut so cleanly & they are so beautiful to use on your cards/projects.  All that glitter…well I used tacky glue and painted it on my flourishes, around my main image, in the embossed cs, on the snowy parts of tree and on edges of card THEN added my FAVE DecoArt Glamour Dust.  I love the diamond-glittery look it gives!  Then I used Ranger Liquid Pearls in Bisque to add small pearls to the tree as well for more texture.  The sheer ribbon is from PTI.

That’s it for me today….I hope you have a great day wherever you are!  Today is chore & errand day for me and I have enough chores to get done to drown a person bwahahahaha!  I will share pics of all my trees and decorations on Thursday with you ok?  See you in a couple of days.


  1. Gorgeous and so elegant!!!! Love it! Hugs, Brigitte

  2. What a STUNNING card Suzanne!!!! I must get me some flourishes. Oh No!!! LOL

  3. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. You and your family have such wonderful times together, thank you for sharing them with us.

    Such an elegant card, I just love the white and aqua together.

  5. gorgeous card Suzanne, love the pastel shades and sweet die cuts, very pretty
    Hugs julie P

  6. Glad you had such a fun weekend! Great card!

  7. Just stunning! Suzanne, I love your Lockhart cards, they are some of my all time favorites. Love the soft colors and cream, aqua and gold are just beautiful together. Those swirls are to die for. Oh, just so gorgeous!

    Big hugs,


  8. Fabulous slide show! I lived vicariously through your pictures! Good times! Your card is stunning! Love all the details. I heart Karen's stamps esp. w/Memory Box.

  9. Really beautiful Suzanne, the soft blues and delicate die gives a lovely elegant feel.

    Thank you so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

  10. This is beautiful.popped over from MIM.xxx

  11. Gorgeous card and I love the colors you used.


  12. Beautiful card and I really enjoyed your slideshow of Shrek the Halls. Can't wait to see the one on Thursday of all your Chrismas trees. I love looking at Christmas trees.

  13. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing. Ursula xx

  14. Beautiful colours and die cuts. Love that tree! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

  15. Cute card, Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

  16. Beautiful card Suzanne, love the image and the die is gorgeous..will check out your link..

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  17. Thank you so much for joining us for “MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ” challenge at
    The Songbird Challenge Suzanne , Merry Christmas from me and GOOD LUCK .
    Hugs Elaine

  18. Gorgeous Suzanne!! The colors are fabulous!! Great design and wonderful creativity. Saw this on MIM. Have a terrific day! Hugs, Gloria


  19. So so beautiful! Love the colors and those fabulous delicate die cuts. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges!

  20. Gorgeous card, Suzanne. Lovely soft colours and beautifully created.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop x

  21. Wow...I loved seeing your photos! What a beautifuly decorated place!!! Your project is beyond lovely...I wish I had the talent to make such an elegant CAS card.

    Thanks so much for joining in this time with the Fashionista team.

    DT Coordinator~~Rina

  22. Gorgeous, elegant card Suzanne with such a beautiful tree.
    Thank so much for joining us at Fashionista and Happy Holidays, hugs,x

  23. Wow, this is so pretty! I love the layers and the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week

  24. Gorgeous Christmas tree, your card is just perfect! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

  25. How pretty - lovely flourish and the tree is gorgeous!

    Thank you for participating in ABC Challenges this week!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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