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Lisa Young

What an amazing card! Loved your thought process behind the card - I also remember those Scotch pine trees trimmed with bright lights. Good times! And I must say I think the way you created the top to the ornament is very clever.

betty traciak

Love the artistic sweep of the needles. Sure looks like a real tree. Also the Cajun Craze is such an unexpected and fun pop of color-- nice compliment to the lighter colors.

Kim Jolley

Very creative! Love the use of color.

Carol Cariveau

Truly wonderful to back in time to capture childhood memories!

Carol Cariveau

Wow, Mike...how wonderful! We did not have that type of tree - my dad liked the ones that had lots of branches but you could count them!!! Yes, we did have the big lights - no little twinkling ones on those days!!! Remember that my grandmother had a silver foil tree and a spinning light with colors that changed the tree...lol! LOVE your design...my husband and I have had this type of pine tree before and I loved it!

Theresa R

Lovely card! We had C7's too, and C9's outside when I was growing up.


Beautiful colors, fantastic card! I remember those colors from my past Christmases, too. We had whatever evergreen my brothers found in the mountains and brought home. We put it in the corner between two windows and made it beautiful with homemade ornaments. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and your memories.

Janet Keyes

Mike, you have amazed me once again with your artistry. I love this card. Hope to see you soon.


Beautiful, Mike!

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Wow Mike this is awesome and so highlights my childhood christmas trees too! It's awesome!

Amy Seigler

Wonderful card! I love everything about it!

diane oliver

Mike this card is fantastic and the Michigan Christmas tree memory is the same as mine! the background stamping is perfection. GREAT card! Hugs.


Oh Mike, what wonderful memories of my own Christmases you prompted! We always had scotch pines too. I love their long needles. It took my mom a week to decorate because she put on tinsel one strand at a time! Starting from the bottom, one row at a time. When she was done you could see all the ornaments, and the tree was awash in silver, raining down. The shimmer of those colored lights thru it was spectacular!
Sorry, got carried away. Obviously I love the card. The bits of gold add a great shimmer. Thanks again, my friend. Hugs, Jess

Shannon Hokanson

Mike, I love the bursts of pastel colors behind the pines. So unexpected. I also really like the ornament hanger, very creative.

Ann Schach

Wow! Absolutely stunning! So creative and unique!

Dawn Tidd

What a wonderful portrayal of your memories! I remember those lights too. The ornament is fantastic and along with the splotches in the background, what a great use of the stamp set.

Tanya Boser

Oh, WOW! Your card definitely feels like the Christmas trees of my youth too (although it was a different decade)! Truly a timeless and gorgeous look. When you listed the colors you used, I was a bit surprised as I would not have guessed how well they worked here. And the touch of gold Dazzling Details is just right :)


Great card, Mike! Love the brush stroke "lights" shining behind the branches.

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