It's the second Tuesday of the month, which means there's a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. The topic this month is FESTIVE DECOR. What makes the holidays special for you? I live where we don't get any snow and it's tough to get into the holiday spirit. I love going to the shopping mall to see all the decorations up and the sparkle of the lights. I always try to put the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving to give me time to get into the holiday spirit as we walk around in shorts and flip flops! It's not easy living in the desert and celebrating Christmas. I imagine my situation is similar to those south of the equator!
I used the stairway die by Memory Box, the tree with it's overlaid die is by Memory Box, the garland on the hand rail is by Poppy and the wreath is by Spellbinders. My package under the tree, poinsettias and plant pot are all buttons from Dress It Up (and I tied some embroidery thread thro ugh the holes on the pot). I used assorted tiny rhinestones to represent Christmas lights on my tree and garland and teeny tiny rhinestones for the berries on my wreath. My sentiment is from CardZ TV.
When I look at this card I think of my grandmother's house that had the flowery wallpaper and the stairway leading up to the bedrooms and I smile with childhood memories of the fabulous holidays with all my relatives meeting up at my grandmother's house. My mom comes from a family of 12 kids, all of whom were married and had kids, so you can imagine the noise and all the kids running around from ages infant to college age. This card reminds me of the quiet before the storm...the night before Christmas...when all of us were at our own houses and grammy was resting before we all arrived!
The sponsor for this challenge is Flat Friends who are donating two digital images to the winner.
Please stop by Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and see what the Team has created to inspire you to join the challenge this month of FESTIVE DECOR.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Jingle Belles (tic-tac-toe: glitter/die cuts/stamping), Crafty Catz, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge, Winter Wonderland, Glitter n Sparkle, Jo's Scrap Shack, Creative Card Crew, Holly Jolly Christmas, CCC Digi Creations, Cuttlebug Mania, Creative Moments, Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, Crafting For All Seasons (tic-tac-toe: flowers/die cuts/patterned paper), Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, A Snowflakes Promise, Sweet Stamps, Christmas Cards All Year Around, One Crazy Stamper, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra, Sparkles Christmas Challenge, Let's Create, Little Claire's, Not Just Cards, 12 Months of Christmas, Crafting By Designs