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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Griswald Tree

You know how in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Clark sets out to find the perfect tree and comes home with a tree the size of a small village? Yah, well, I think I may be Clark's long lost sister. LOL We finally had a chance to go out and find a tree this last weekend. There is a tree farm real close to our house so we head over there. The prices are fabulous, we have the great new living room with very high ceilings and I decide I have found the perfect tree. As much as my sweet husband tried to convince me that it was too big, I was sure that this tree was perfect. You know....trees look a lot smaller in that wide open field than they do in a living room. LOL So, needless to say, this quite ginormous tree does not fit in the corner and we had to move it to the middle of the wall where it doesn't look so crowded. It is definitely a Christmas welcome to all who walk in the front door and a story I am sure we will share for Christmas' to come. :)
I have a layout to share with you today as well. BHG had a challenge to create a layout using unique journaling. I chose to use a crossword puzzle for my journaling. The tab at the top and the heart on the lower left are both from Magistical Memories. To create the glittery butterfly and flower I simply used my Sizzex die cutter on some cool foam that I found at Hobby Lobby.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


amy said...

love the butterfly trail. congrats on the tree.

Pamela said...

Haha! Funny story! :) And I love your layout!

Andrea Amu said...

I'm sure your tree is decorated beautifully!

Great page too... neat take on journaling :)

Michelle Lanning said...

ahhhhh I wanna see pictures!!

Lovely layout -- and how creative with the crossword!

Charlene said...

WOW ! You definately rocked that challenge!

You definately have me a much needed smile this morning! Love the tree story lol !

Jody said...

I want to see your tree all decorated :)
And your page is lovely, the red just makes it *pop*!

Stacey said...

Lisa, you just have to post a picture of the tree in your room! My friend has a two story family room with a 14 ft. tree! We have a two story family room too, but I am happy that we just have a 7 ft tree!

Claude said...

Oh my, that tree is enormous!! I've never had a real tree, always fake... Force of habit, I guess!
Love the layout!

chelemom said...

LOL! Beautiful LO!!! And, I guess our MIL's got together? Such a small world!!!