It’s time for my holiday wish for you, my stamping friends!
The past three days I have been looking back at Cards of Christmas Past. Today’s post features what may be my favorite card of them all. Although it was heavily distressed, the snowflakes seemed to take on a glow of their own. Pearls adorned their centers, and a beautiful bow was the finishing touch. I would like to think that I still had this beauty tucked away somewhere, but sadly it was sent off to someone, a name which I do not recall. I would like to think that that they loved it as much as I did, and that it is tucked away among their mementos.
Christmas this year will be different here at the Schach house. Gone are the dogs who have been such a huge part of my life.
My heart is warmed by memories of Christmases past and the memories of those who enriched and blessed my life. But I also rejoice in those who share my life now.
Good Boy Nueve
These three brighten each and every day with their antics, and fill my heart with joy.
Often at this time of year my thoughts turn to my childhood and growing up on the farm. Although we were poor in terms of material goods, we were rich in those things which are truly valuable…family and friends. Christmases past were not about the presents or the tree. They were about family. Grandmas and grandpas; aunts, uncles and cousins; my mother, my father and sister and brothers — all would join together during the holidays, sharing in a fellowship of love. Although most of those who shared these memories with me live on only in my heart, I realize that I am still blessed with a wonderful family of friends – my stamping friends – whom I have met through the years. We share. We care. We form alliances and relationships. We inspire. We encourage. We laugh together. We cry together. From my heart to yours, here is my holiday wish for you: I wish you a blessed holiday season and the happiest of New Years! May all your wishes come true!
Thank you for joining me for Cards of Christmas Past – Part 3. What a trip down Memory Lane these past three days have been for me! During my search for the cards themselves, I encountered Muffy and Brody memories from when they wrote the blog posts. What fun! There were series like “Buried Treasure”, where I featured a card from the past and “On the CASE”, where I CASEd a card from the catalog. There was “From Me to You in ….”, where I posted cards made in 30 minutes or less. Those were the days! Hopefully I can bring back some of these in 2023. Now let’s finish our journey!
2017 – 2022
Stars and metallics were on trend!
Poinsettias are always lovely on holiday cards!
The Detailed Dove dies will always be among my favorites!
Holly is always a hit!
I’ve always been “mad about plaid”!
Santa and elves are always fun!
In the meadow we can build a snowman, as long as we have snowflakes!
Oh, deer…and a moose!
Trees, trees, and trees!
I tried my hand at punch art gnomes!
I also had fun faux watercoloring these “mid-century modern” cuties!
And hopefully all my holiday cards brought good tidings of great joy!
I hope you enjoyed this three-day trip down memory lane. I know I plan on recreating some of these cards using current stamp sets and papers. What fun! And hopefully they have inspired you, too! If you missed them, be sure to check out Cards of Christmas Past – Part 1 and Cards of Christmas Past – Part 2!
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Welcome to Cards of Christmas Past – Part 2. Looking back at the holiday cards I created over the past years has certainly brought back memories. As I perused post after post looking for cards, I encountered so many stories of Muffy and Brody. And the year 2012 was the year when Lexi joined our family. There were also posts about Momma’s Candy and watching deer with my father. What wonderful memories the blog holds of those who are no longer with me! Let’s continue the trip down Stampin’ Up! memory lane!
2012 – 2016
What’s better than a dotted poinsettia with a pearl center?
Skaters made their appearance more than once! Some were cleaner, while others were distressed and speckled. And look! Pearls!
The Ornamental Pine stamp starred in more than one card!
Deer, realistically standing in the meadow or leaping in air, were favorites of mine, too!
There were stars in different styles…
and cute little critters!
There were treats…
And hopefully cards that spread joy!
Join me tomorrow for Cards of Christmas Past – Part 3: 2017 – 2022! And in case you missed it, check out yesterday’s post, Cards of Christmas Past – Part 1.
Until next time…