Saturday, November 9, 2013

Best Christmas Wishes

Hello Saturday!

Today's card is for Jingle Belles where they want to hear about our Holiday Traditions. As a little girl growing up with three siblings, my Mom was famous for saying "get outside and blow the stink of ya!" LOL She believed in good old-fashioned playtime outside and we would spend hours sledding, building forts, making snow angels and skating on the little pond in our back field. I remember one ice storm we had - it covered the road in a coat of ice thick enough that we put on our skates and skated up and down the country road in front of our house. I remember coming in from outdoors and hanging up all our sopping wet mittens, toques and scarves beside the old wood fireplace that Dad kept stoked around the clock. I recall flinging bits of snow at the stove and hearing them sizzle and evaporate. The smell of wood smoke still brings me home...

This stamp, recently acquired from The Scrapbook Cottage - the store that was set up at the Scrapbook and Cards Today crop last month right here in Thunder Bay, ON - was perfect to depict more than one of my fave holiday traditions. Because of having all that fabulous free time at home when school was out, we spent even more time enjoying the outdoors over the holidays. I just love the "old tyme" feel of this stamp. What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shanna :)

What I used:
CS - kraft and SU Always Artichoke
patterned paper - MME Lost & Found Christmas
stamp - Inkadinkado by Brenda Walton
ornament punch - SU


  1. What wonderful childhood memories ... and such a beautiful holiday card ... so glad you shared your Holiday Traditions with us at Jingle Belles.

  2. I remember those days too!! Lots of forts, coming in soaking wet, sweating from all the clothes!!! Love the card and embossing :)

  3. this is stunning, I love the nostalgic theme it has!

  4. as much as i *LOVE* this gorgeous vintage-style card...and i doooooooooo love it (WOW!!!) ...i love even more to hear about the holiday traditions you remember so fondly and describe so well! i can practically hear the snow sizzling!!! always so happy when you can join us at JINGLE BELLES!!! <3 <3 <3

  5. Beautiful! Love the textures with the burlap and the embossed papers.


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