Monday, January 25, 2016

Dashing with a Christmas Tree

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend...mine involved some rockin' and rollin'.....we had an earthquake of 7.1. Our house shook pretty violently but thankfully other than a few things knocked off shelves we were spared any damage. 4 homes were lost 4 hours south of us though due to a gas explosion caused by the quake so please keep those folks in your thoughts.

Today I wanted to hurry up and get a card made for the Jingle Belles challenge that will be ending on Weds. They want to see Christmas trees on our projects. No problem, I love Christmas trees, they are one of the best things about Christmas!

I have a lot of fond memories of going to get our Christmas tree as a kid so when I saw this Avery Elle stamp I had to get it. It reminds me of my dad securing our tree to the car and heading home. When I was in high school my parents had a van and one year my dad put the tree in the back of the van and had to leave the back doors open as we headed home. Well, Daddy forgot that he had his bowling balls towards the back and when we had to come to a stop along the way 2 bowling balls, in their bags, fell out of the van! I yelled at my dad to pull over and he ran and grabbed them. Thankfully traffic wasn't too bad and he got them safely and we made it the rest of the way home with no more issues. My dad passed from cancer in Oct.2010 and I sure do miss talking to him about Christmas escapades.....

Make sure you head on over to the Jingle Belles blog and check out the challenge before it ends!

Stamps: Dashing (Avery Elle)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Nennah Solar White, PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red (SU)
Copics: R27, R29
YG09, G09, G17
E15, E18
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Softly Falling TIEF (SU), Early Espresso Ribbon (SU), MFT Blueprints, dimensionals


  1. Hi Lisa,

    I had to stop by to see your card it is so, so , so beautiful love the stamp been looking for one like this... My Dad was always the one to cut our tree down too, not always the prettiest ones but they smelt great... Megan

    1. Thanks so much Megan, I appreciate you stopping by!!

      I love the smell of a real tree, it's one of my favorite things about Christmas :)

  2. Lisa, Your card is just super delightful. That image is adorable. Sorry to hear about the earthquake, that's so scary, Glad to hear you are safe. Also, such a lovely story about the Christmas tree and bowling balls. Such fond memories. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. You have many marvelous memories it sounds like ♥

  3. ok, so i think your earthquake kind of trumps our blizzard; you definitely had the more traumatic weekend, lol! meanwhile the rockin' and rollin' didn't seem to do your mojo any harm, this is PERFECTION! so pleased you could rock around the christmas tree with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  4. That is a cute image and I love how you paired it with those beautiful papers.

  5. Your bowling ball story is priceless ... and I love that huge Christmas Tree ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.


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