Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Sweetness of Christmas  and a SWEET Sketch #80

Well it's getting a lot closer to Christmas and how many of you are really ready? I just barley got my Christmas Tree decorated. I have a very tall tree so it is very hard for a short person to decorate it. But I guess that's what tall ladders are meant for. This year I lucked out and my son, Colton, did all the work. My children know how picky I am when it comes to decorating my tree. We always have a theme and a lot of the ormanents are handmade by me. Right now I have two choices of Snowman Tree or my Santa Tree. Since my tree is in the hall and I have tile floors I opted to use my Snowman Tree as I do not want my ceramic Santa's to break. Some years I put up two trees. Either way I love both trees.

Here's a little bit of my Sweetness.

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday is being sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique. Oh was it hard to choose a digi this month so I decided to do two cards. I just fell in love with the digis that I used. Sally continues to amaze me with her adorable creations. She comes up with new designs every month. Join in the sweet fun and play along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and have a chance to win 6 digis of your choice from

A SWEET Thank You for all my SWEET Birthday Wishes. They really made my day. My SWEET sister really suprised me on that one as I usually check the post right down to every word. But was in a hurry last Tuesday night when I added Inlinks. So on Wednesday when I came to my blog...first I was like, how do my followers know it my Birthday?  Well to my Sweet suprise it was announced on

Well I hope you're having a joyous Holiday Season  and that the Spirit of the Holidays will brighten your days. Have a SWEET week.

Thanks for brightening my days with all your wonderful comments.


  1. Arlana, these are some of my favorite cards. There is just something about them that made me say "wow" Love the tree - decorated to perfection. I am ready for Christmas - and can't wait!! I have a couple of things left to wrap and a few more things to get. I bought a Leap Frog talking Scout puppy for a friend's daughter and have been playing with it all night - I might where out the batteries!

    Have a great week!
    Deanne :)

  2. Looks like I need to make a shopping trip to DSB!! Such sweet images you used Arlana...and your cards are FANTASTIC!!!!! I adore that little shepard boy, what a cutie! Have a wonderful week Arlana!!


  3. Your card is so cute! Great papers and embellishments!
    Your tree is gorgeous. I especially love the felt snowman ornament with ear muffs. (I love snowmen!)

  4. Arlana, thanks so much for sharing your tree! Wish I were going to be there this month to enjoy your festivities. Your cards are adorable. I love Sally Ann's new images. Can't wait to see your cards face to face!

  5. Great Santa tree! I love both of your cards as usual. That little shepherd is adorable and the tree border works just perfectly with the holiday tree! Another great sketch that was so fun to work with!

    Peace & Luv,

  6. Hi Arlana, hope you're well. Your tree is gorgeous - I love that snowman ornament in the first photo. Another fab sketch this week and I love your cards...I love the simplicity of the Christmas tree image and all your stitching is just fab. I must get my sewing machine out!! Wedgie xxx

  7. auhhhh, I finally get my internet explore working. I got the birthday cake just finished and I have two more centerpieces to fionsh making.. I can't believe the marathon I am on this week. I know I should just be done with it all but I can't disappoint anyone. I love your cards this week Arlana, and I love your tree. I haven't even got mine decorated yet. I will just have to enjoy your pictures I guess. YOu did a beautiful job coloring your images. They are both so cute. Oh, I used pastels on my card for the backgound but used copics for the image. I would love to talk to you. I will try to call this weekend.

  8. Hi Arlana!
    as usual fab cards and i love your sketch

  9. lovin your tree chickie!
    and your cards are yummy! love your take on the sketch...and nice touch with the stitching! those colored images are just darlin!
    thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your beautiful Christmas tree - I love handmade ornaments and decorations. To me that's what captures the essence of the season. Fantastic cards Arlana - love that adorable shepherd image, your tree border punch and the whimsical stitching on both. Great inspiration for those of us still finishing our Christmas cards!

  11. This is such a versatile sketch! Love the cards you made; especially the punched borders peeking out!

  12. Hi Arlana, what pretty cards I just love them both especially the colours. Great tree boarder punch really cute. Thanks for another great sketch to work with this week.

  13. What a great sketch this week! Adorable images and I love the sewing and ribbon on the Shepherd boy and the punched boarder is super on the tree card.Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

  14. Oh your card are just so beautiful this week Arlana. I adore the little shepard boy and your tree card is so pretty with the jewels.Your Snowman tree is Fabulous in all the homemade ornaments! I too have a few trees I decorate every year and I have a special on that is all done in snowman. They always bring a warm smile to me.


Have a Sweet day!!!