Wednesday 17 December 2014

O Christmas Tree {day 7}

Today we put the Christmas tree up. Jack was in charge of adding the branches. Noah couldn't even wait until the tree was up before trying to crawl underneath it. It's hard to see from the photo but he is under the tree in the photo of Jack adding the branches (top right of my page). Hopefully we won't have a repeat of last year 'opps the tree fainted' when Noah (age 1 at the time) pulled the 6' tree over and thought it was hilarious.

I made a bit of a boo boo ordering my photos. I meant to order a 4x8 of our Christmas tree (to be cut in half and placed in the two landscape 4x6 pockets) and a 4x6 or of the boy's little tree but I managed to get that the wrong way around. Seeing the photos printed now I might order the photo of Jack adding the branches to the tree as my focal point. I intent to add some embellishments to that photo as well since it's so big I'll have a bit more white space.

This card is from the stash of cards I made using The Stamp Spot's Documenting December main gold kit. I hand stitched the Christmas Tree using a Bazzill template. The metallic thread was a little tricky to work with; it snagged a lot. But Michelle gave me some good advice - split the strands of thread into two and stitch twice. you still get the nice thick threaded look without the headache. I'll be doing this next time!

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