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Sunday, December 11, 2016

BRINGING HOME THE TREE

When my daughter and family lived in Fargo, a tradition was to go to a tree farm near Detroit Lakes, MN and cut down their Christmas tree.  Afterwards it was pizza at Zorba's in DL.  Now that they're living in TX and Matthew (my grandson) is working in Baltimore, I thought maybe he needed a reminder of all the times they tromped through the cold to find the perfect tree.

I colored the little car and tree with copics and popped it up on the snowbanks - the edges are covered with diamond gel.  I put some glitter on the snowflakes and also dots of glossy accents.  Finished the top off with some pine boughs and red berries. There is a pocket on the back where I'll tuck some $$ for him.

I am entering this in Inspired by All the Little Things challenge and also Just Add Ink challenge which is to make a gift tag.

 Thanks for visiting today and all your kind comments.

18 comments:

  1. This card is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things!

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  2. Oh my gosh ... this is so adorable Betty. And what a wonderful reminder for your grandson to remember all the wonderful times picking out the tree when he was little. :) xx

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  3. You come up with the best ideas, Betty! This is fabulous--love every single element! Loved cutting down our tree in the woods or at a tree farm--fond memories of the "good ol' days!"

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  4. Oh, what a perfect take on the inspiration photo, Betty! I love it!

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  5. Betty what a fantastic take on the photo inspiration for IBATLT. I love your design it's just perfect.

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  6. What a fabulous gift card and such a perfect take on the photo! So glad you joined us in the challenge!

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  7. This is so gorgeous! Fabulously designed.

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  8. Such a cute little tag.... og so sweet to do a reminder to your family

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  9. Betty this is gorgeous! So cheery and festive and your Copic colouring is wow! Thanks for sharing your lovely gift tag at Just Add Ink.

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  10. Oh that is so sweet - I love how it matches the challenge so well. You have balanced the colours perfectly. Chantell JAI

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  11. Darling tag, Betty - just love the little car with tree atop!!

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  12. This is a fabulous tag, Betty - so beautifully put together. I love the story behind it, too! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  13. This stunningly coloured gift card is a gift in itself, Betty! I love the added details of the pine boughs and berries you've added and how it will mean so much for your grandson too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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  14. This is a really pretty tag and hopefully will bring back some happy memories for your grandson! Love that pine and berries!

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  15. This is adorable, Betty! Your snowy background looks fabulous and that little car is just too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspired By.

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  16. This is so Pretty, Betty, with the sprigs of greenery at the top:)) Congrats on being a Standout!

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  17. WOW! I really love this card, Betty! Stunning details and beautiful Copic coloring! Your grandson is definitely going to love it, too...such a thoughtful way to remember all those fun times with you :)

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