Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Display

Today seemed to go by in a flash.
I am not sure why, but before I knew it, it was supper time.
I didn't get to do 1/2 of the things I wanted to do, but I guess tomorrow is another day.

Today is Day 9 in my photo challenges.
For Canadian Scrapbookers prompt, it is
I love to decorate every room in the house..even the bathroom ;)
But this display is in our basement when you first get downstairs.
This is an old dresser.  I bought when I moved out on my own.
It has been stained, painted, stripped down and stained yet again.
I enjoy changing out the displays whichever the season.

I have my paper quilt framed. I had made this a few years ago.  I had also made the wreath hanging off the edge of it.
I sewed the gingerbread lady and snowman stuffies.
In the centre of the display is a scene that Wayne and I bought when we first got married. The little people skate around on the rink and it also plays music :)
The wooden shovel in the left corner is one that my aunt painted and decorated for me one Christmas.
I put a sheet of cotton to look like snow, to cover up a treasure box my dad made me, which I painted. It is more of a Spring theme then a winter one ;)

The only problem with following 2 challenges at the same time, is that they may repeat each other.
For Heidi Swapps challenge, her prompt is
"Christmas Card.
Because I wanted to keep my Christmas cards simple and make them all the same…I only have this one to share.
I used two different sentiments on my cards. This one is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.

Here is a quick card I had made a couple of Friday's ago.
I just used some paper scraps and a stamp. I don't really care how this one turned out, plus the stamping didn't turn out very good.
But if I run short of cards…this one will be sent out ;)

I hope you all had a very creative Monday :)

Tracy :)


  1. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

  2. That first sentiment is super cute! Really...every room. I'm tired just thinking about it. Beautiful display. Oh and I finished my December tags. And now you have tattered poinsettia;)

  3. Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa La La La La, La La La La

  4. Lovely Christmas creation:)

    Your Christmas cards is also lovely:)


  5. My cards are always simple as I run out of time by the time I get to make my own cards. I finished 23 for two swaps and now on to mine. It is a good job most are close and won't take long to get there. Lovely display, cute skating rink. I can't imagine following one 30 day challenge let alone two. I'm sure I would forget one or both.

  6. I know what you mean about decorating. I just love to decorate my mantle for the seasons!
    super cute cards!!

  7. I love your display :) your card is so cute too, those paper banners are my favorite!

  8. I love the display! It looks so festive!

  9. Wonderful post and love the photos! TFS

  10. Your Christmas display is really pretty!! The lighted trees are super cute too! My Brooke would go nuts for those! I can only hope to get even the simplest of Christmas cards made this year.

  11. Love your holiday decorations! My Mom has an ice skating rink decoration too and when I was growing up everytime you walked by it, you moved the ice skaters around. Mom would move them back. Then we'd move them again. Hours and hours of entertainment! LOL. Still need to get moving on my cards...... Ugh!

  12. Beautiful display and love those CAS cards.



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