Taking down the tree is a mix of "it's time to get back to normal" and sadness. I just finished this layout on getting the tree. I take photos every year and I think this is the first time it has ever made it to the scrapbook. Tree shopping is special because it is something Daddy and I do together - just us. He loves a bargain (He still talks about the one he got on a roadside stand for $15 one year) and always scouts out potential locations before we go shopping. This year's tree was $25 and truly fresh cut! We live only about 40-60 miles from NC's many tree farms but that is a deal even for us. I loved it because it was the perfect size - tall and trim.
- For this quick layout, I placed the 4 photos with one corner together and built everything out from there. The 'trees' are cut from one of the designer papers and colored in with markers.
- I was going to stitch this on the machine but it was so close to done, I just did a little faux stitching with a white gel pen rather than go all the way down to the basement for my sewing machine. I have an old home sewing machine I could use for this, but I just don't have anymore room in my scrap space.
If you had a tree, is it still up? What about your other decorations? I'm leaving the garlands on the mantle and fireplace up for at least a couple more weeks. It just looks too empty to take it all down at once.
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Ingredients: DSP: Candy cane Christmas by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Colormates Light Spring green (Hobby Lobby)
Stickers: Two Scoops by Basic Grey and Thickers from American Crafts
Button: Baja Breeze by SU!
Baker's Twine: Martha Stewart