Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I/O's Trees for Sale.. 8-)

Hi All! And a Very Happy Tuesday to you! So is everyone all read for Christmas?  Well, I am not quite ready, but I have my list of the many things I want to get completed in the next 3 days.. Seeing as I  have to work on Thursday and Friday, I technically have until Thursday early evening to get everything done.. lol Wish me luck! 8-) So funny how all of a sudden it just snuck up on me and Christmas is This Sunday! Wowzers! Well, my DH is having to work on Christmas day this year too. So We will be celebrating on Christmas Eve. Which leaves me with one less day for last minute preparations! 8-)  But the trade off is I won't have to cook on Christmas Day!  Yay! 8-)  I will head out to the Fire Station like I did this past Thanksgiving, and the fellas will be doing the cooking! Whoo Hoo! That will be a nice treat for sure! 8-) 
Well, todayI thought I would share one of the last few Christmas cards I created real quick.. And considering we finally have our Christmas Tree up, not decorated yet lol, but up, this one just felt appropriate... 8-)

This is I/O's Trees For Sale Image! It's not a super fancy image but I just Love it! 8-) Reminds me of when I was a little girl and my Mom and Dad and I would drive up to the Snow and cut our own Christmas Tree.  My Mom would always bring a big thermos of Hot Cocoa.. It was so much fun and has always been one of my most fondest Christmas memories..8-)  
Well I colored up my Pretty Christmas Trees with my trusty Copics, added a touch of Stardust Stickles and embossed the edges with the help of my Score Pal for a nice clean look.  For my Mats and BG layers I chose a combination of Forest Green CS from my stash and some Darling dp's from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding collection. To finish it all up I stamped my I/O sentiment onto a strip of matted up White CS from my stash with Memento Tuxedo Black, added Darling layered die-namic snowflakes topped with a cute little button and tied up with some Yummy Bakers twine from MAD Stamper Finds. 8-)

Hope you all Have a Wonderful, Festive day & thanks so much for dropping in! 
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is such a cute image with those adorable poinsettia pots on the ground! I love your story of going to find your Christmas tree too. Those are the cherished memories that we carry with us our whole lives.
    Your Christmas day sounds like it will be fun! I have the highest regard for firefighters and what they do, and I'd love to share a meal with them one day myself! Enjoy, and have yourself a merry little Christmas my friend! {hugs}

  2. So cute Shannon. I hope you are having a great week. :)

  3. Oh so cute! Love the image and it really does remind of the Christmas tree lot and how much fun it is picking out just the right tree!
    Hope you have a very merry Christmas Shannon and know you'll get to eat good with all the guys cooking! Have a good time.

  4. NO decorations yet?! LOL. And I thought I was running late. So sorry your husband has to work on Christmas, but sounds like you make the best of it. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. Wonderful card. It really expresses that Christmas feeling.

  6. This is such a sweet image, you are right, it reminds me of when I was little going out to pick out our tree, love it. Hope you get everything done, it always amazes me how fast Christmas gets here after Halloween :)

  7. What a beautiful christmas scene :)
    are your decs all up now?
    Merry Christmas hunni, have a wonderful time at the fire station and wishing you a happy and healthy 2012.
    Jo xx

  8. Wow! this is stunning Shannon! I love the scene that you've created. Your colouring is awesome and love the paper and delish snowflake. And it twinkles so prettily !!
    What a beautiful memory, going to cut down the tree. I have so many wonderful memories of Christmas too. My parents made it a really magical time. I should write them down!
    If I don't catch you before…
    Hope you and your loved ones have a very Happy Christmas and New Year!
    Big Hugs!
    Sue xx

  9. How pretty! I love the colors, the DP you chose for behind it, and the wonderful snowflake you used for it too! If I am not back before then, a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!!

  10. love this Shannon! Just read the Charlie Brown Christmas book and it reminds me of the kids looking for their tree!
    Delightful creating! TFS!

  11. Oooooh, love this one! IO stamps are some of my favorites! This is such a great Christmas scene and one we can all relate to. I love the lights strung over top and how you shaded and added sparkle at the base of the trees. I just love coming here. I always go away smiling!


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