For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through, The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. -John Greenleaf WhittierHope you all had a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was amazing, we had family friends up from Utah and it was so nice to sit and visit and reminisce. We ate WAY too much food (my favorite Thanksgiving Tradition!!!) I made PW's Corn & Wild Rice and my family's newest favorite pie, Pumpkin Creme w/ Apple Butter. Football was Awesome, the Packers won, the Raiders lost and my Boys in Blue and Orange kicked but!!! It was a good day all around!
Today is Black Friday, which means I sleep in as late as possible, check my bank account and then Shop Online!!!! No 4 am lines for me!!! Since it is Friday that also means it is time for another Blogger's Challenge! This week's challenge was to "Alter It!" Perfect challenge for me, I love to alter things and I just finished up the front of my new Standing Christmas Tree from Say it with Letters!
I started the tree by painting around the edges with Bright Green Acrylic paint from Making Memories, then I cut a piece of pink PP a tad smaller than the actual tree, distressed the edges and glued it on. Then I just went wild with Pearl Flourishes, Green & Pink Crystals and Snowflakes! The letters are sparkly stickers I picked up last year.
For the base I stamped some Memory Box CS with a Basic Grey swirl using my new Favorite white ink, Sugar Candy by Elzybells. After the ink had dried I adhered the paper to the base with Decoupage Gel and added some stickles to the swirls after the gel dried.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with my card for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! You still have time to play, too! I will pick the Top 5 tomorrow night at 9 pm MT.