Is the first week of December already gone? Wow! I need to get conscious about time going so fast and start partying.... My husband and I said that this Xmas we should go to more parties... hahahaha... So if there's nothing to do one weekend, we should make it happen... Yes... make it happen... Even if it is just the two of us enjoying a bottle of wine, or going to the movies, or just hanging out... make it happen... and make it a party. And you know what? That's kind of what we should have in mind all the time. MAKE IT A PARTY. Make your life a party. Enjoy every second of it... Even if you are living through a tough phase of your life right now, try to see the positive side of it, be conscious that you are breathing and have your senses working, and simply you are alive. I know it is easy to say so when you are not the one going through the situation, but most of the time one doesn't realize the value of the experience until it has already happened... So have patience and in the meanwhile... MAKE IT A PARTY... woooo hooooo!!!
Anyway... let's talk about Christmas trees... Here are two more Christmas cards to remind us of this beautiful Xmas season...
The first one is a little card featuring a red Xmas tree. Why does it have to be green, right? The phrase "ho, ho, ho" is cut from a patterned paper and then I applied some Glossy Accents. Hope you like it.
Then there is this other card, also with Xmas trees. The featured one here is chipboard and I framed it to be the star of the card among the other trees from the patterned paper used as base. I liked the result very much... Hope you like it too.
(patterned papers: Flair Designs, My Mind's Eye, DCWV; chipboard: Fancy Pants; ink: Color Box; miscellaneous: ribbon, paper punches, adhesives, Glossy Accents, Cricut Expression and Stretch your Imagination cartridge)
And talking about Christmas trees... Remember I said my Xmas tree was special? Surrealist, creative, different, extraordinary, unexpected.... hahahaha... I really like it.
Let me tell you about it... Since we are kind of saving some money and trying not to spend a lot lately, I knew I had to use the same ornaments I've had for several years. And last year I'd said that this was the year I was going to buy new ones... Yeah, right... Well... long story short... I told my husband that I wanted to add a different touch to the tree. Since it was going to have the same ornaments, we had to do something that made it stand out from the previous years. It was magical.... because we were thinking and throwing ideas... and then we saw a Xmas garland in a store with a triangular shape hanging in the ceiling and we looked at each other and said at the same time: "Let's put it upside down!!!!!".... yeah! And that's what we did.
Here I share the steps that I follow, in case you want to be monkey see monkey do...
Step 1: You need to have a loving husband who is willing to do the hard work.
Step 2: Make sure you enjoy the process... love and be loved while working...
Step 3: Let your husband work and do not be such a pain... but be in charge of the finishing touches.
Step 4: If you are too tired, continue the work the following date... but have your assistant always beside you.
Step 5: Enjoy and don't get mad when people call you "crazy", because it's true.
And now... tell me about your Christmas tree... Did you already have one at home?