Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tracy's Christmas Challenge 2010 #1

I've had my cards done for awhile for Tracy's Christmas Card Challenge - but nothing like saving it to the last minute to get them posted!!

I love this design of these cards.  It adds something unique rather than your traditional card!!

I can definitely see me doing more of the easel cards!

Hubby and I were in Vegas for the past four days.  We decided that we needed a break where he didn't stay in the hotel room all weekend!  We stayed at the Newest Hotel and Casino - Aria - and I can easily say that this is our newest favorite place to stay!  It is beautiful!  The rooms were spectacular and we were in just a standard room!  We do want to stay in a suite next time - but we'll have to see if we get any decent offers to upgrade!  The location is great and with the tram running between Monte Carlo, Aria and Belagio - it makes getting around that much easier as well!  Also - Aria is the first Green Hotel on the strip - everything is used with renewable energy - and they also use alternative sources of energy - which hubby and I loved!   All of their clothing they sell in their store is made from organic cotton and recycled fabrics!

We did a bit a of shopping as well.  We each picked up a brief case style bag that has solar panels on it to charge any electric device you have.  It comes with a bunch of attachments and you can get more to accommodate what you have!  They are very cool!!

Even if you don't stay at Aria next time you're in Vegas - it's definitely worth stopping in to check out!

Any way - I got my cards posted and in time for the challenge deadline!

Only two more days until Oscar Nominations are announced!  I do an Oscar Pool every year and I'm really looking forward to this year - especially with 10 Best Picture Nominations being announced!!


Rita said...

Cute cards Diane!

Yep I luv Vegas too! We are going in April, I can't wait, our fav hotels are Caesar's & Piazza hotel at the Venetian & MGM. We will have to try Aria sometime, thanks for the info.

Rita said...

Oops sorry it's called The Palazzo at the Venetian, I knew it started with a P, the rooms are almost the same as the Venetian but more updated & fancier.

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards, Diane!!!

I'd love to see pictures of Aria!

Merlie said...

Very nice, Diane! Glad to hear you and the hubby had a great trip.

Tracy.H said...

These turned out great!! Hope you guys had a great time and tell Eric good luck on Thursday! :0)

Allison said...

Great job on the easel cards Diane! Love the mix of DP and that image! Have fun watching telly tomorrow!