Friday, November 30, 2018

Buggy Christmas Memories

Hi there!  I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and are making new memories while remembering  traditions.  This card that I am sharing has a pretty funny memory or the story of a memory for me.  I remember always having a green VW bug ornament hanging on the tree with my birth year written on it.  My mom had a green bug that she loved dearly and drove it every year.  One year she decided to take a trip up North to visit my grandparents, leaving my dad behind to work.  As she was traveling through the mountains in the middle of a winter night the engine (in the rear back then), caught fire.  In the meantime as this beloved bug was smoking, I was in a car seat in the back!  We are all okay, and poor ole dad had to come rescue us, but that story has been told every Christmas since.  When I got this stamp, I knew right away she would be colored green.  I hope you could envision this story and cracked a smile.

As for the card, I water colored the image with Arteza real brush markers.  Without further ado...

Products Used:  Recollections Holiday Bash designer paper, hot pink cs, canson xl water color paper, Versafine onyx black ink, Ranger black embossing powder, Arteza real brush water color pens, pink stickles, icicle stickles and Stamping Bella Christmas Bug

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  1. Hi Joy, a fun family story, glad to know you all survived the car fire, I hope this card is off to you family as a little reminder... have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

  2. Thanks Megan! We all made it out of the mountains and car alive! We love telling this story! One of the cards are indeed going to my Pops!

  3. This is such a fun card with that cute little VW! When you add your wonderful story, it becomes even more special and certainly did make me smile! It's so special to have a story to share at Christmas, that brings back special memories!

    1. Thanks Helen! I think I’m glonna make a few more and give one to all of my family 💕
      Hugs, Joy

  4. How cute!! Love the color combo! And how fun that this brings back special (and terrifying) memories for you! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.