Birch Forest for Paper Players #174 and Merry Monday #85
Sparkly Christmas Trees


Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

I have a very quick post for you tonight.  Lou and I are trying to finish up the decorations, but I got sidetracked with over 4 hours on the phone to Tivo trying to fix a problem with our TV.  It's all because I wanted to record Lou's anniversary present.  

My regular blog readers will know that Lou bought me a Silhouette Cameo for our anniversary and Lou wanted a subscription to the Cricket channel so that he could watch Australia thrash England at Cricket.  It doesn't happen very often - considering England are the current Ashes holders :-)  So, I thought I would humour him and let him watch on the very rare occasion that Australia beats England!   However, we had a problem trying to record it.    So, all of that just to explain why I was in a rush tonight :-)

You may remember that I used Fluffles for my inaugural card at Addicted to CAS.  You can see that card here and you can see from that post that, the very handsome Bailey, was the inspiration for the coloring of Fluffles.  However, I decided to change things up a little and color him the same color as Sam and Bilbo.   I realized one thing.... it's much easier to color a red cat than grey tabbies!

Anyway, it was fun trying.... but as a reminder - here is a photo of the magnificent Bilbo Baggins


And here he is making an appearance in the form of Fluffles.    I realized that I can thank Lynn for introducing me to Fluffles.  I had forgotten that she had used this stamp a couple of years ago and I fell in love with him on her card!  I'm really glad she introduced me to him!


For this card, I decided to echo the red and green ornaments with some DSP backed onto a Garden Green base. 

I do want to thank those of you who have shared your favorite decorations for the holidays.  In case you missed the responses so far, here they are:

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Now, like most crafters, I tend to be a very "visual person" and I could visualize all of these favorite decorations.   Now.... are you wonderful ladies prepared to share photos?  I'd love to see them and I think other members of our blog family would, too!  Marily, I think the fact that you have an ornament that is over 100 years old and presented to your mother by her teacher is priceless.  I bet that teacher never expected that it would still be cherished 109 years after she created it.   It continues to prove to me how a single teacher can be so influential in the life of a student.  awesome!

Loll, I love the idea of an angel tree.  I bet it is beautiful, and I bet it is so serene.  How perfect that it is the first thing seen by your visitors.

Doris... a 5 foot Santa with a bag of presents.... what a great way to greet your visitors.

Nancy, you had to know that your Santa, with his accoutrement - including a squirrel to place at his feet, would strike a note with me!

Marina - don't forget to let us know what you chose as your favorite once you have your decorations up.

Now, I'm off to do some more decorating.   I really do want to get this finished!   If any one else would like to share their favorite decoration, we'd love to hear about them.

Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.  Have a blessed Monday.




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Thanks, Jaydee and hugs Marion


That stamp is so darn cute and adds humor to one's cards at the same time


That Fluffles is such a fluffy delight! Not as delightful as the magnificent Bilbo, but close. :o)

My halls are all decked and I couldn't be happier. I'm in the Christmas groove in a way I haven't been in a while. Hooray!


P.S. Hi Lou! Good luck with that Cricket. I hear England are quite the thing right now. ;o)


Marion - he is fabulous, isn't he! :-) The stamp is made by Stampendous and is called Fluffles Garland.


Hello Jaydee, this stamp is sooo cute. I fell in love to this stamp. Please tell, from wich Company it is. Sincerely Marion

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