Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cherish Christmas Memories

I just fell in love with this image from Digi Doodle Shop. It reminds me so much of having a real tree in my childhood. My dad worked for the Fish and Game and every year he would get a permit and bring home a real Christmas tree for your family to decorate. That has always been such a fond memory. Even though we now have gorgeous fake trees, it's just not quite the same.

This week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday we are being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop. She has so many fun images for the up coming holidays that it was hard to choose. There are some adorable cards made by my design team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. You will want to be sure and check us out. Digi Doodle Shop is offering a 10 dollar gift certificate. Be sure to pay along and have a chance to win.

I hope you have a very enjoyable Halloween this weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the sweetness you leave me.


  1. Hi Arlana, what a magical Christmas Card, I love your image and design papers. Great ribbon with the trees on it. Many thanks once again for a wonderful sketch to work with.
    Take care

  2. Hi Arlana! What a gorgeous card, and such fond memories too! I love your signature stitching and fun ribbon. Happy Spooks this weekend!


  3. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories. It was always really nice to have the smell of fresh pine in the house at Christmas time...I can almost smell it right now thinking about it. Your card is gorgeous Arlana. I love this image as well. Your paper and stitching has added that perfect finishing touch.

  4. Beautiful card Arlana, your design papers, stitching and colouring give it such a vintage feel of those fond memories. Beautiful papers and ribbon such a fabulous card!

  5. Hi Arlana! Do you know that I have never cut down my own tree after all of these years? Now that I'm in Arizona, chances of that happening are pretty slim, but thanks so much for sharing your special memories with us. Your card is terrific and so is the sketch we had to work with. Thank you!

    Peace & Luv,

  6. Hi Arlana - you're right, there's something magical about a real tree at Christmas. I'm lucky enough to always have a real tree at my boyfriend's place at Christmas. Your card is really love, it has a brilliant tradional feel about it. Loved using the sketch this week.
    Hope you have a lovely Halloween weekend.
    Wedgie xxx

  7. What a beautiful card - I love the image. We don't do a real tree because my tradition is to decorate the tree the last weekend in November. And I am afraid a real tree just won't last that long. I do love the smell though!

    Deanne :)

  8. Wow! Beautiful card!!

    The sketch is GREAT... so I'm taking a chance at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  9. Arlana, I just love this image too! Those are fun memories to reflect upon. It was fun watching you put your card together! Looking forward to seeing you next week! Talk with you tomorrow!

  10. I love this image you used ad your Dp is fabulous ! TFS such inspiration !

  11. Hello Arlana! I really like your card! Thanks for always having such great challenges!!! I love it when I have a chance to play along!

  12. Adorable image! I love the ribbon you used and your twisty stitching is fab!

  13. Beautiful card Arlana! I love the sweet image and you colored it wonderfully! I love hearing your fond memories of the holidays!

  14. Gorgeous card Arlana, the image is fab & lovely that it brings back sweet childhood memories.


  15. What a wonderful Christmas card. I love the image that you used and your choice of DP is perfect with it. You colored it beautifully, very warm and heartfelt. Fabulous card!


Have a Sweet day!!!