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Friday, February 3, 2012

Flashback Friday

As promised, here is the card...made from way back in October 2010.
I like the ring of Flashback Friday,though and I'm thinking I might make it a regular feature...maybe not every week, but maybe once a month. In this case, I think it is a pretty card, but Flashing back, I think could be sort of funny to see the way we did things if I go back a decade...or even to some of the stuff my Mom saved of mine from the last century! My whole stamping life started back in the 80's with black embossing powder from a little store off 17th Ave SW and 14th St in Calgary..I think it may have had a florist shop next door or as part of it. I found all these little jars of powder and a basket of stamps and a little pad of embossing ink, actually I think I may have only invested in the Embossing pen. It wasn't Versamark, because about a dozen years later, I thought that was only sold by Stampin'Up! when I started selling it!  I bought at least one stamp and one jar of black EP. I used my stove element to melt the powder. Anything I made looked so stark and not at all classy like so many of the CAS cards I see now....they were just hokey...no wonder it took me a dozen years to embrace it (that I travelled alot around the world throughout my twenties might have as much to do with it, I suppose...but that's stories for other days!)
So remind me about these fun flashbacks if you don't see them again...I lilke the idea.  I took Lain Ehmann's LOAD through Big Picture this Fall and many of her triggers for the day fell into a rotation of themes...one of them was probably Flashback Friday, because I remember pulling out some old stash to make a page, and another week some old photos and memories.
Maybe I'll challenge you to create a card using a stamp that is collecting dust that was once a favourite and link a post here...or if you're clever post a little thumbnail and a link! It will be very fun to see!

I originally posted my card on Splitcoast Stampers , an original by me based on a thumbnail that I thought was different than it was when it enlarged. There was no embossing,  and I think if I remember the card was a Cherry Cobbler medallion on Very Vanilla paper....so I set about making the card from my mind that  I thought the thumbnail looked like...does that make sense?


Enjoy the weekend!

smiles,
Laurie

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card! #271 following from Stampin' Connection.

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