Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Tree and a Card

I thought I would give you a glimpse of my Christmas tree. I am surprised I have one with all the renovations that have been going on. I have a few packages under the tree and more to wrap. I really didn't wrap my packages very pretty this time. Everyone is just fortunate to get a gift. LOL  One more day is all I have left to get that and several other things done.
Yes, I cut the top of the tree off. There is an angel and a star at the top. Oh no..cut off the most important part..sorry.

I hope no one made my recipe I left on my blog when I did my last post. I made it twice and it flopped both times. I don't have a clue why unless it is because I used reduced fat peanut butter or what. Hope yours didn't flop if you made it. I threw mine down the garbage disposal. I promise I have made it several times and it is good.

I do have a card. I wanted to make a card for Stephanie aka SmilynStef as she is the latest QFTD on Splitcoaststampers. Her card is sooooo pretty but I got off track with mine and hope it resembles it a bit. I'm sure this will be my last Christmas card of the season. I don't really need one but I can save it for next Christmas.

I'll probably be missing after this post for about another week. My family will be coming in and stay for several days.

I want to wish everyone a Christmas filled with many blessings and wonderful times.

Stamps- Stampin'Up! Christmas Punch set (snowflakes on banner), Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Martha Stewart snowflake punch, clear rhinestones, hand cut pennants, Liquid Applique for snow on the flakes


Hussena said...

What a beautiful christmas tree benzi with all the trimmings and those lovely gifts below ...i loved having a peek it :) ...Your card is beautiful as well!! those snowflakes and pennants !!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry christmas :)

JD/ Jill said...

Your tree looks lovely, and so does your card...thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas to you...Jill

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Your Christmas tree is fabulous:))
Many gifts under it, one for me?;)
Big big hug,

Basslady said...

hun, wishing you a very merry and blessed christmas!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful card - you take a piece of white paper and make it absolutely beautiful tfs and Merry Christmas to you and your Family!!!

Marianne said...

I love the traditional red and green of your card and the repeating snowflake elements. Love Stef's card, too.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.
Marianne x

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Your tree is absolutely gorgeous! Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!

Marisa said...

Lovely tree and I never tire of snowflakes :) Wishing you a blessed Christmas ((hugs)) Thanks for the card!

Maria said...

Wow! Your tree looks absolutely lovely all decorated with pretty presents surrounding it! And, lovely Christmas card, too! May you and family have a blessed Merry Christmas, hugs!

Carol L said...

Brenda, your tree is absolutely gorgeous!! I WISH I could do up a tree so beautiful! Your card is so pretty with the banners and snowflakes, and I wish you the best Christmas ever with your family! Holiday hugzzzz

Carmen S. said...

Hi Benzi,
Your Christmas card again looks beautiful, and the Christmas tree in your living room you have decorated great. My Christmas tree is not quite as big as yours, but just as decorated.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, a happy new year 2013 and a lot of health.
Many greetings from Germany sends you Carmen

silvioafonso said...


Eu só vim para deixar
um beijo de vinho e
um carinho de nozes e

Boas festas.



NanaConnie said...

Really lovely, Benzi! Wonderfully CAS in design. Love the snowflakes, Merry Christmas.

Davi said...

Hi Brenda your tree is gorgeous!! Cant beleive your got it done with all your renovations. Your card is very pretty also. Hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family :) davi

Time to be creativ said...

Ich wünsche dir frohe Feiertage und alles,alles Gute für´s neue Jahr.
Deine Karte gefällt mir sehr gut. Auch der Weihnachtsbaum ist wunderschön geschmückt und sieht toll aus.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Audrey Hiltke said...

Beautiful beautiful tree Benzi - love your card as well. Glad to see your renovations are complete, or close to it, and glad to see you back in Blog land :). Huge blessings to you and yours - hope it was a wonderful Christmas for you all.

pam124 said...

A beautiful tree and a card Benz. WOW, your tree is beautiful. Yep, where's da star? I guess you are the "star"for all you've gone through during the reno and still managed to get all this done. Kudos to you and I hope you had a great Christmas!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your Christmas tree is gorgeous, Benzi! And I love the vignette in the corner, with the beautiful chest of drawers, lamp, painting and assorted beauties on the dresser top.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, dust-free! LOL :)

stampingbowd said...

Gorgeous card! Gorgeous tree!!!! Funny you said that you didn't wrap your presents very pretty this year and my first thought was, "wow! Everything looks so beautifully coordinated!!!! Hope you have had a wonderful time with family this week!!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh what a gorgeous tree ... beautiful card too! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Benzi - your tree is just stunning! I hope you had a great Christmas and have a wonderful 2013~

Julie said...

Your tree is gorgeous!!!! You have a great start on your 2013 cards with this beauty! I actually used all of my Christmas cards this year too. I love the banners. They never look right when I try them but yours came out beautiful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your tree is like a magazine cover......

MaryH said...

Breathtakingly lovely tree. I can see that you certainly enjoyed decorating it. Thought your pkgs looked very festive as well. Looks like a beautiful room that you have it in. So appreciate your sharing the link. Loved this brightly colored card too. I never think to use banners until I see a pretty one that has banners...Don't work too hard on this year's tree. Hugs & TFS