December 21, 2014


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Far from a traditional Christmas card, this one was made for my good friend Thelma who introduced me to card making. Over the years, we have traded creations and pushed the envelope in an almost "can you top this" fashion. So it will be no surprise when she receives this year's card from me.

The group photo came from Tim's Merriment paper stash and the background is a chalkboard line from The Paper Studio. I embellished it with strips of book paper, a white Gelly Roll pen, black and white Stickles, and silver Liquid Pearls.

It's hard to see but the children in front are sitting on a toboggan, a large sled that seats many. I grew up in Colorado and my family had one. I remember the great fun of cold winter days spent speeding down hills and the long hard walk to climb back up again. I feel very fortunate to have such good childhood memories and am grateful for my parents who made them possible.

I'm linking to this week's Monday blog challenge at Simon Says Stamp which is "anything goes."


  1. Clever, clever, clever! I really like how you kept the white vibe going throughout the whole card and especially how it's highlighting the lines in your happy group of winter sports enthusiasts! I, too, am fortunate enough to have lots of happy childhood snow memories and family memories and this piece really evoked a lot of those memories. Thank you so much, as always, for submitting such amazing creations to our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!

  2. Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas, and much health and happiness for 2015.

    Gaby Bee xo