Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Joyful Tidings.......FMS117





                                     



One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is decorating the Christmas tree!  We decorated our tree Saturday and then had a family dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday - a perfect day! But about 1 am Sunday morning there was a crash in the living room........the tree fell over!  We jumped out of bed and found quite the mess to clean up -shattered ornaments, broken lights and water everywhere! An hour later we went back to bed with everything cleaned up but the tree still needed to be redecorated.  I went to bed thinking "Ugh now we have to decorate the tree again."  

As we started restringing the lights after breakfast I thought why am I so annoyed? I do love to decorate our Christmas tree........and wow I got to do it twice this year!  Just a simple attitude adjustment was all I needed...........I may need a few more adjustments before the holiday season is over!



       Amy's trendy sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week gave me a chance to use Perfect Pennants - a set soon to be available set from SU!

16 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your card with all the gold, Linda!
Sorry to hear about your tree falling, broken ornaments and water everywhere but happy you got to decorate your tree twice. :)

Julia Aston said...

The gold makes this card so striking and elegant Linda! So sorry about your tree! I bet it was quite a shock to hear that fall!

Dawn Tidd said...

Stunning card, Lina! I love all that gold and the sequins that stand in for candy dots today! Sorry about the tree. That happened once to us...fishing line and a nail made sure it stayed up!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

oooooooooohhhhh lovin' the washi flags on this beauty! hugs

Amy O said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! I love all of the gold touches. Sorry you awoke to such a clatter! And it wasn't even Santa! Have a merry Christmas!

Jen said...

I've been looking for a reason to use that gold card stock and I think I just found it!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Linda! I love the sequins!

somethingcraftybydottie said...

Hi Linda:
what a Gorgeous card love the GOLD paper wonderful; sketch and embellishments.

Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas

Cindy Lovell said...

So elegant with all of the gold!! I love the sentiment and the sequins!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Gold and glittery make for a lovely Christmas card Linda! I'm loving those sequins! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card LInda! I love all of that gold! So perfect for Christmas!!! Love it! Regretting not buying those sequins!!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Linda Suarez said...

I love all the gold Linda! That is a funny story about the tree! Not funny at the time I am sure!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Love your gold masterpiece, Linda! Your story made me chuckle. One year Jim and I debated over a real of aritficial tree and he won- a real prickly sharp tree was put up. It fell down while he was a work and I could not even move the darn thing cause it was so prickly but I did drag it out into the driveway by its trunk, and he found it when he got home that evening. We have had an artrificial tree ever since...hahaha.

Karen Haman said...

So pretty! I've been thinking about that gold trim, I love how you took some bits off and scattered!

Rita Wright said...

Linda, why can't I be as awesome as you? This card is amazing!!!!!!! You always so such clever things. As for the tree, I'd wouldn't have had such a positive attitude. I'm glad our cats don't knock ours over anymore!

Cindy Hall said...

GORGEOUS card. Linda! I love how you used a strip of sequins in place of the row of stitching and I'm lovin' all the gold!