Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Home For The Holidays

The challenge at Jingle Belles this week is Home For The Holidays.
My Dad was in the Air Force so we lived and traveled across the US. in my young life. My Grandparents home is what we called home. My Grandmother loved the holidays, all holidays. If we could not make it to their house for Christmas this is the type of card she would send, and if we were able to make it home she always made sure we had a big time at Christmas. She and my Dad cooked together, we always went out to the country and cut a tree, that is until the year she discovered the infamous aluminum tree, which turned into a family joke. You know all families have those :-)  She and my Dad are in heaven now, but my goodness I have so many wonderful memories. Hope your Christmas memories are as good as mine.
1 Challenge:
Supplies: Gold Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: The Paper Studio Season's Greetings Paper Pack, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, Marco's-gold card stock, Stamp: Stampin Up-Fireside Christmas, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Coffee, VersaMark, Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-gold, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Fiskars decorative scissors-stamp, ribbon-Michael's, glue dot.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥


Deb Hickman said...

Great memories, beautiful card, love the stamped fireplace image.xxx

SmilynStef said...

My Gran had the infamous aluminum tree ... I actually wish I still had it ... sort of retro-cool now ... what wonderful holiday memories ... thanks for joining our jingle belles journey.

Rosemary said...

You do your grandmother proud remembering her so sweetly - this is a wonderful background story to your card. It's a great card as well, and makes me think of cozy fires and home, dear sweet home.

lauren bergold said...

oh what a lovely card and hearing the wonderful stories attached to it makes it all the more special! i love that this has both a fabulous vintage "vibe" and also such a BRIGHT and cheerful palette...♥PERFECT♥ for capturing warm holiday memories!

Rose said...

what lovely memories :)
have never seen an aluminum tree, but sounds like it would be fun!! your card gives me such a warm and cozy feeling :) ♥it!!!