Hi everyone!

I’m starting today’s post on a personal note.

Today my grandfather is having a very high risk open heart surgery . I am leaving my house at 3am to go be with him in Boston Ma. If you believe in prayer, and could spare a moment, please pray he makes it through this surgery. There are 3 parts to his procedure that we are told high risk for him to NOT make it through. Today I will literally be holding my mother up as he undergoes the 6 hour surgery. My grandfather has always been like my father growing up. I cannot bear the thought of anything happening to him. That being said, I know God has a plan for him and I have faith things will be OK. I will say I have much peace about this, now I just need to try to give a piece of that feeling to my mom.

On another personal note….thank you all SOOOOOOO much for sharing my excitement for my NEW! venture My Time Made Easy © LLC! It made me so happy to know you are all as excited as I am. I am beyond excited to get everything started, and I will keep you ALL posted on our progress! I’ve been working SO hard to make everything AMAZING! I’ll be sending out our first email soon, as our first template and SAMPLE of Digi paper will be ready to go (SOON!!).

I have MANY emails to sort through, but as you can see my family has needed me that last few days. So if it needed a reply I’ll be in touch soon! Thank you all again for the support as I make my dreams a reality!

OK now on a “eye-candy” note……I am the guest designer today at Say it with Letters! I love their stuff, and have made several creations in the past.

I really enjoy cardmaking but my real passion lies with coordinating cards, gift packaging, and altered items! I get so much joy in personalizing just about ANYTHING I can get my hands on. To be able to dress up the SIMPLEST of gifts, and making them a WOW! My family and friends can’t believe everything I make starts with some cardstock!!

I found Say it with letters after attending a Stampin Around Event in March this past year. We created an altered Chick that was designed by Julie Massee. I immediately went home and placed a order!! HOW FUN!

Now just in time for the holidays I have a FABULOUS tree for you that is SO easy, but will definitely be the talk of the holiday decor! There are so many possibilities, but with Christmas around the corner I wanted something SPECIAL!

I hope you like my project. This took about 25 minutes to make. Definitely a great project to create for so many!

You can view the step by step directions on the —>  Say it with Letters Blog

I had a BLAST, and I hope it inspires you this holiday season. This is by far the most wonderful time of year! Most people are more giving and willing open their hearts to others.

Tree of Cheer


You can find the TREE shape—>HERE!

This is the front. All decked out for the holidays!

I used some various papers from a couple different companies, one being Cosmo Cricket (I believe! EEK! I should have kept track! Sorry! I just got carried away!

I found some various holly berry branches at the craft store, I cut off the “berries” and hot glued them on with a hot glue gun.

Each paper layer is scalloped, and on dimensionals in the center for some POP. There is also some glitter, and silver snowflakes.


I added a stamped centerpiece using Old Fashioned Christmas Borders & Centers Round It was the perfect accent to my project! The cuff is 3D. The frame is glittered, and there are of course, glittered tassels. Christmas trees, and stockings are a perfect combination!! The stamp set has several great center options.

View from the top


Hopefully you can see how glittery, and dimensional this is.

This is just a stunning centerpiece or holiday decoration!


Now this is the back of the tree. You could decorate it the same as the front.

I felt that maybe whomever purchases it (it will be going in my Etsy shop soon) will be able to personalize it.

Well I want to thank Deb for having me as a guest! I enjoyed creating once again with my Say it with Letters shapes!

Well I have a long day ahead of me.

Hug your loved ones and don’t wait for the holidays to get together with friends, family and others you love. Try to reach out and donate your time to a cause you belive in too! It will help someone else and make you feel amazing inside. Whatever is dear to your heart!

I could go on and on, but need to get a move on.

Thanks for stopping by