Monday, March 23, 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Week 9 and Challenge Winners

One more week closer to Christmas!!! Hmmmm How many Shopping days it that??? I'm not exactly sure, but I haven't even been thinking remotely of Christmas Shopping. My preference is to shop a little early because I can't stand the crowds at the Mall at that time of year, but I never usually get it done as early as I like. But this year, I'll have more time since I have a handle on my Christmas Cards!!!!

Saturday I had my friends Laura and Darlene over to play!!! We didn't end up getting much done as we spent more time catching up and we had a little party to attend after dinner. So needless to say, although I intended to make this card that day, it in fact wasn't made under the influence of red wine, but rather hastily at 10:30 p.m. last night when it dawned on me that I needed a card for the challenge this morning!!!!

When I need a quick card, I often turn to Lovely as A Tree. I have made many quick cards in a pinch with the various tree stamps and have to say that even though it's one of the first Stamp sets I ever owned, I still enjoy it and would probably never part with it. I wish that my picture would capture the beautiful glints of the Dazzling Diamonds on this card. The picture does not do it justice at all and although I am not at all tooting my own horn, this simple card is GORGEOUS to the naked eye!!!! "Naked eye"!! hehe!!...........that's really all that was naked as I was constructing this card...........REALLY!!!!............just thought it sounded more metaphorical than.........."in reall life" !

Anway, go check out the Christmas Diva's Creations by following the link on my sidebar!!! There are some Beauties on there today!!!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Sentiment is a SU Rub on
Paper:l Night of Navy, White, Bashful Blue, SAB DP
Cuttle bug, White Gel Pen, Sponges, DD Glitter, WHite Stamping Pastels, White Gel Pen (of course!) and M's Ribbon

Here's the sketch if you would like to play along!

OH! The winner of my ORANGE Challenge is.................. (DRUMROLL PLEASE!) is Player Number Three............ Jodi!!!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-03-23 12:07:59 UTC

Thanks for Playing Ladies!!! Jodi, I'll get your prize out to you this week!

Happy Stamping!!!



  1. Vicki, your card is beautiful. Love the glitter trees...the sketch is fab. TFs! have a nice week...Hugs

  2. This is such a beautiful Christmas card! I sure wish I had your motivation to get mine done this early!

  3. I love that SU set Vicki, you just can't go wrong with it. So pretty.

  4. OH this is a nice one Vicki. I might have to case it for one of my Christmas card classes. I love this set too. I will never part with it. The trees are lovely - hhm...I wonder if that's how they came up with the name!! ya think? I meant to get to the orange challenge....but there were not enough hours in the day.

  5. Hey Vicki! For a quickie card, your card turned out fabulous! I love the winter look and the snow that you added. Very pretty! I love this set but I don't even know where I put it. I think I may just need to dig it out.

    Sounds like your get together was fun! I'm disappointed that your card wasn't created in a drunken state! LOL! Well, maybe not . . .the outcome may have been quite different.


  6. Such a gorgeous card Vicki!! I love the sparkle in it and I've always loved this set!! :)

  7. This is sooo beautiful!!! I am in awe that this is a quick card!!! LOVE the softness of the trees and the snow and the sky - sooo beautiful - and the dazzling diamonds are awesome!! YOU totally rock!!!

  8. Beautiful Card this week! Lovely as a Tree is one of my most used sets! I love the glitter accent on the tres. It all pulls togehter perfectly!!!

  9. Oh Vicki this card is amazing!!!! I love the wintery scene you created! So, so striking with the white, black and blue color combo! You have such a talent for making the gorgeously layered cards1 This card is absolutely perfect!!!

    Congrats to Jodi as well!


  10. What a beautiful card - I'm not ready for winter and am doing the happy dance that spring is here but your card is very peaceful and makes me smile thinking of those snowfalling nights...the cold, fresh air and the sound of the snow crunching beneath your feet! GREAT card - I really like it!

  11. Wow Vicki!! Is it really me?? I seriously can't believe it!!! Thank you so much!! =)
    I love this Card you made for the challenge!! Great job, it makes me feel like Christmas is here again.
    Jodi =)

  12. Stunning card Vicki and I just love this little stamp set too. Love your sparkly trees, Big Hugs, Nikki x

  13. I totally agree with u on this stamp! I really like this card too! Great Idea!

  14. Your card is just so beautiful! Love the colors and the snow too!

  15. I don't know anyone who does snow as good as you! this is beautiful!

  16. Lovely as a Tree has been around for a while, but it is still such a current set and I love everything people create with it. This is so soft and beautiful, and what a great idea to pull out the SAB papers for a Christmas card! The polka dots look just like snowflakes, which is perfect.

    Cindy :)

  17. Well as of today 04-01-09 there is 268 days till Christmas!!!!!!!! Love your card!!!


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