My daughter put up 5 trees this year....3 full sized trees including a big 9+ one that is gorgeous and then two smaller trees for her children's rooms. Her house is so pretty and festive! But I think she actually does well handling the stress and it probably helps that she is a stay at home mom and has a bit more time in the house than I did when my own children were small.
Anyway...peace. The holiday season should be a time of peace where we can look around and really take the time to enjoy the beauty around us. I love Christmas lights and decorations....I think all the pretty lights and display helps to make a drab season beautiful.
So here's my card for today...Peace....with a cute little deer frolicking through the snow.
The stamp set I used is by Hero Arts and was one I picked up recently at Michael's with a buy one get one deal. Love that. Saving money makes me peaceful! :) I used BoBunny papers and pieced the little deer and tree. Used some enamel accents on the deer's nose, eyes, and sweater. I hand cut the snow. I embossed the sentiment with some silver embossing powder.
I stamped the tree twice and cut it out....the first layer is flat against the card and the second layer was adhered just down the trunk and then curled up a bit. I love the way that turned out! Peace.....