Friday, January 2, 2015

I'm baaaccckkkk

WOW, my favorite month of the year was a rough one.   I love December and all the holiday prep but this year it took its toll on me.   I made too many plans, trip to my son and daughter-in-law in Dallas for Thanksgiving and back to KC on last day of Thursday.  then 3 days at my brothers first of the month to help my daughter and son-in-law move back to Missouri from DC and from that 5 nights in St. Louis for a girls trip and from that I was home on the 15th and got the flu, luckily it was very short lived but did have 2 full days of a hard deep cough and ended up pulling/straining the oblique muscle on my right side and since then and still today I can't tell you how much pain there is with that.
Sitting at my desk is the worst so I've had limited time here.     But I need to blog this as I'm running behind with this.

Today is the reveal at "Shop Scrap Much?!" and I want to share my layout that I made with the sketch.


I love love love Christmas trees, and luckily with all that ended up happening to me in December, my hubby was kind enough to help me decorate before we left for Texas for Thanksgiving or I don't think I ever would have managed.    On the left side, is my favorite tree on the buffet in the kitchen.   This is a prelit and decorated 3 ft tree I found on clearance at Michaels 5 years ago for $39.  It is beautiful.
Then in my windowsill over my sink, I put this little 18 in. tree and some greenery. No lights but a lot of little cat ornaments hanging from it and sitting at the base (we are a cat family for sure)    Then our newest addition a 10' tree in our living room that I bought on sale after season last year.    We were not pleased with it,  lights kept going out and one branch would hold, so we called the company where we bought it from and they would not just give us our money back but are taking it back and we have full credit to use for something else with them.   So that worked out because for what we paid for it even on year end sale, it is not the tree I expected at all, so will find something else before the season starts next year.    Then since we ha the new tree in living room, I was able to move the 7ft tree into my craft room and enjoy it all season long.  (before this year the 3 ft tree had been on a table top in here for Christmas.)    

So that is the story of our trees and my month of December.    I hope to see a lot of you join in this double page challenge at "Shop Scrap Much?!"      Check out all the details   HERE   and see the sketch below.   You will love it.


7 comments:

Tina Campbell said...

A wonderful Christmas layout the trees are really cute and so is the paper choices for the layout :) I love your rendition of the sketch and fun one to play with. The diecuts are really cute too with it's decorated goodness

Laureen said...

Great double pagers! Great take on the sketch! Love that you have different trees all on 2 pagers! Way to go!

Sandy Ross said...

Wonderful layout! I love that you have 4 trees in your home for Christmas! I hope you get to feeling better soon! Happy New Year!

Marci Bensing said...

Hi Barbara!...Very nice Christmas LO! SOrry you got the flu!...I know the pain with what the cough can do! Hoep you feel better and happy scrapping!

Tiiu said...

Feel better soon! Great layout! I can totally relate to the cat under the tree, my youngest cat spends a lot of time under the tree :) 4 trees?! Wow!

Laura said...

Such a pretty page and decorations, I hope you are feeling better!

Jayne said...

Pretty page Barbara, love the blinged Christmas trees.