Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Traditions

Each year, as the main fundraiser, our local Hospice has a holiday event where organizations in town donate decorated trees, hand made quilts & other items for a silent & live auction. We always do a tree & it is a true team effort. As soon as the main theme is announced, we brain storm ideas & usually try to do our own spin on it so that we can get down & crafty & end up with a finished product that is truly "us". This year the theme is "Classic Christmas" and our spin for our tree is "Classic Cowgirl" with the over all theme being a Dale Evens quote "It's the way you ride the trail that counts".

This sparkly garland is going to be used through out the tree & in the hand made topper

Lots of sparkle & bling, what more could a cowgirl want?!
We are using tons of red, gold, stars, sparkle, & shiny yumminess
These are just a few of my favorite, favorite ornaments that I made. For the middle two, I scanned the fabric that we used for a mini quilt & for the tree skirt, fussy cut the images & added swirlies & stars cut w/ my cricut & lots of bling. The last one is a photo we found online &I distressed the edges w/ my distress ink) & one of the girls here painted on the gold design (free hand-didn't she do an amazing job?!) and I added blingies. We did 25 of these big decoupaged wooden ornaments, 18small circle wooden ornaments, 40 grapevine stars w/ woodsy garland (not pictured). So needless to say, we have been busy! (why I haven't blogged for a few weeks... With Thanksgiving & this, I haven't had time for my own stuff)

We decorate tonight & the auction is Saturday night. I will have to do an update post w/ pics of the finished tree & then how much of a bid it goes for. So exciting! This is my "kick off" to the Christmas season & I am really getting into the mood! Which is a good thing because I've got a TON of cards to make & gifts to get done!

I am entering these beauties on the following challenges:
Make it Monday, Anything Goes
Divas By Design, Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp, Anything Goes
Fab N Funky, Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network, Something Different/Something Other than a Card


  1. Wow, they are all fab Candy! I love 'em! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  2. Lovely, thanks for entering the CBN challenge, good luck xx

  3. Lovely tags and for a lovely reason! Thank you for joining in the CBN Challenge.

  4. These are truly fabulous! And what a great cause too!
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.

  5. These are beautiful. Thank you for joining the Divas challenge.

  6. These are great tags, love the different ones.


Your kind words are greatly appreciated! :) Candi