Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Cactus Christmas Tree


Stamps: Giddyup Girl, Sketched Sentiments
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Neenah Solar White, Gold (retired SU), Wassail (BasicGrey)
Ink: Always Artichoke, StazOn Jet Black, Copic markers, Clear Spica pen
Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, Gold Tinsel Weave ribbon (PTI), Dew Drop, Crystal Effects, Scotch Foam tape

I couldn't put away my Giddyup Girl set without using this tall cactus for a Christmas tree. The pretty designer paper is from my Wassail pad from BasicGrey. My star was stamped with StazOn on some pretty gold (retired SU) paper that my former upline (and niece by marriage) gave me a long time ago. I used a Dew Drop for the center of it, and I think it gives just enough pizzazz. The pretty gold ribbon was purchased from PaperTrey Ink.

LAD News Flash!!
Tricia and Meridith have been busy planning the 2009 catalog, and are retiring some stamp sets and singles! You may see the full list of retired stamps here...
These will be 40% off until they are gone!
Glad Tidings is the product of the week, and may be purchase for 20% off!!

I have some wonderful cards from friends to share with you tomorrow...and if I get lucky, I may even have some time to stamp something. See you then...and thanks for stopping by!!


20 comments:

Lauren said...

This is so cute, festive and clever Rose Ann! Love it!

Donna said...

what a great idea! love the big star & adore that DP (boo hoo I don't have any yet!)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just adorable, Rose Ann!

Carolyn King said...

This is adorable!!!! Would be the perfect TEXAN christmas card! lol!

joslyn said...

just too fun rose ann! love the tree and out of box thinking!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun, fun, love this.

Allison said...

Christmas cactus...fun! I just wish my skin didn't feel just like this (it is so dry here in Calgary!).

Marlou said...

a fabulous idea Rose Ann, very different, I love it!!! and those papers are beautiful too :) loving yesterdays card, its soooo cool :) x

jackiestamps4fun said...

This is so adorable! I love the star on top of the alternative tree! Great idea!

kathleenh said...

Oh how cute is this?! I love the star on top of the cactus tree.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally fun card, Rose Ann. Love it!

Have a VERY Happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the idea of making this a Christmas tree!!! So cute Rose Ann!

shel9999 said...

Adorable!! I love the star on the cactus!

fran said...

Too Cute! What a great idea! I need an ounce of your creativity!

Julie Masse said...

What a fun card - great idea to use the cactus for a Christmas tree!! :)

Alexandra said...

This is totally cute - what a fun card!! Love this, my friend!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

LaurieF said...

What an adorable little festive cactus! Too cute! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is cute, cute, cute!! I love it! What a perfect Christmas card for or from our friends in the Southwest. Or...it's just darn cute for anyone, anywhere!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This cactus tree is just way too darling!! Love this charming card Rose Ann!!

Bethany Paull said...

Teehee. So cute. So creative.