Russ (hubby) and I went to the San Francisco Bay area (Benecia) to attend a reunion of friends from the street I grew up on in Oakland and attendees of Burckhalter Elementary School. We spent the night at the home of my dear friend Gale, from seventh grade (when my family moved to California from Indiana). She had a rubber-banded collection of all of the cards I had sent her since joining the Stampin’ Up! Family in 1996. That’s twenty-one years of cards!
I couldn’t take them from her but I did photograph them. I was stunned at the changes of style. The cards I sent her were usually the coolest samples of what was current for her May birthday. I would love your comments on them. What year is your favorite? Do you remember some of the old retired colors?
Again I ask, what do you think of this assortment of cards? Do they bring back memories? Do they inspire a re-do of an old card? Do you want to try watercoloring inside a heat embossed image? It makes me want to bring out my Brusho Crystal Colours and play with them inside an embossed image. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section. (the link is just to the right of this blog post title, a little gray rectangle)
As I said at the beginning of this post, I’m so honored to know and see that Gale had saved each and every one of twenty-one years of cards. And to review them was a fun walk through my Stampin’ Up! history. Even more fun was sharing them with a few of the other gals who were at the picnic and then the ‘after party’ at Gale’s house. I see some new stamping playmates in my future, like a several day retreat at our mountain Sanctuary.