Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Inspiration Push # 9 + Revenge of the Tree layout

So for this weeks inspiration push I'm thinking trees. I know lot's of us still have Christmas layouts to do. So use an embellishment of a tree. But don't just stop at Christmas. You can also use a tree to make a family tree. I also especially like silhouettes of trees on heritage layouts. 

As for the quote I've been getting a lot of enjoyment lately watching my children laugh with one another so..."A child's smile is like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day" 

Stash: A tree embellishment 
Quote: "A child's smile is like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day" 

So here's my layout using a tree embellishment. This day we had quite a laugh! 

The journaling reads:

So I get the tree decorated finally & I’m feeling quite accomplished. Then I hear, Ahhhhhh! Boom! I run to the living room to find the tree smack dab on top of Sophia! I start to scream first from panic & fear, then from frustration. Didn’t need to worry if Fi was ok because I could tell from the hysterical laughter coming from under the tree. LOL Turns out she was in front of it petting Bugsy (our bunny) & it just toppled over from the weight of the ornaments being placed mainly on the front branches. So we get the tree picked up & Tony secures the darn thing to the wall. I decide to check on my ornaments when ZAP! One of the lights broke & I unknowingly grabbed it. My entire body stiffened up! OUCH! I think this tree wasn’t all that happy about being chopped down & exacted it’s REVENGE. The tree is possessed for sure! All ornaments were thankfully intact. Except for apparently the bulb that broke & then tried to electrocute me.This was the year “FiFi got run over by the Christmas tree, while petting Bugsy the Bunny Christmas night” Tony sang this song for the few days following & we all got quite a laugh!
{OhAnd yes....I asked my daughter to pose for these pictures. I was too busy screaming to get my camera at the time}

I used some of my products from my Birds of a Feather December monthly kit club.

Supplies used:
-3 Bugs in a Rug deck the halls pattern paper & die cut shapes
-Fancy Pants St. Nick pattern paper & glitter cuts
-Jolee's christmas lights strand
-AC Thickers (Sunrise)
-Lily Bee Designs ABC stickers
-Making Memories brads

Thanks so much for looking. Be inspired & use up your stash!



  1. Cute LO and story! We have always hooked our tree to the wall. At 11', it would be a disaster if it fell. Glad you were not electrocuted by the lights!

  2. Gorgeous!! And what a funny story!! These are the things memories are made of.