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Happy Friday,

The other day I picked up my son at my mom's house after work and what does my mom have. A card I made for her birthday when I first started scrapping. Well I had to take it so I can post...

First here is a card I made this morning...

Supplies: Cricut Lyrical Letters Cartridge, Cricut Expression, Scallop Nestabilities, Summer Sunshine Paper Trey Ink Cardstock, Summer Sunshine Satin Ribbon, We R Memory Keepers "Grandma's Kitchen" pattern paper. 

Now here is the card from probably that mid to late 90's. I wish I wrote on the card the year I made it. It's amazing how things change and our tools for scrapping keep us changing how we do things.


Have a great Friday and a scrappy weekend!

32 comments

  1. Love the colors on that card. It's always fun to look back & sometimes wonder "what were we thinking?". Thanks for sharing both cards.

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  2. Look how much you've grown over the years in your creativity. When I look at my old scrapbooking pages I cringe!!

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  3. I agree with the other posters. I cringe when I look at some of my first scrapbook pages! I thought they looked great at the time. Anyway love the card you made! Jeannette M.

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  4. Love the colours and butterflies! Isn't it scary when you look at the first stuff you made!

    http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/

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  5. That is awesome! Look how far you've come!

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  6. Both of your cards are very special! If you need my address to send the "Hello" card to its ......

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  7. Beautiful "Hello" card....you've come a long way, baby!!! LOL

    Joan

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  8. I think it's safe to say......YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY MY SWEET FRIEND!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you :) Love the colors on that HELLO card.....it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Hugs, T

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  9. Your 'hello' card is beautiful and I'll bet your mom loves the card you gave her best because it was from you! You must have a sweet mom. :-)

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  10. ahh, how precious is this. I love it that your mom kept the card. It shows how much it really meant to her! I know that just made your day!!

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  11. Your Hello card is beautiful!! It's nice to look back and see how your crafting has evolved. I would love to see a video on this card!!

    marybeth

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  12. Doesn't it just prove that the things we take time to make with love are kept and treasured? Hugs to your Mom1

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  13. oooh, what PRETTY colors & I just LOVE those precious butterflies!!
    Oh Christina, I wouldn't even DARE post my 1st card especially compared to yours!! lol.....
    I think we all graduated w/honors with our crafting compared to Years ago!! hahaha :)
    big hugs to you & you also have a WONDERFUL weekend!
    Emma:)

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  14. I love your Hello card, the colors
    and the design are great. My
    cards are still evolving, but thanks to your great tutorials
    and inspriation, they're getting
    better!
    Thanks Christina!
    Hugs,
    Maryellen

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  15. awww....that is so nice. only mom's do stuff like that. Love both cards :)

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  16. Keeping in mind that at the time you made that first card, things were so much different, it's still a lovely card. Just like your Mother, my own mom, and my mother-in-law too, have kept every single card I have ever sent them. When I see them, I am still amazed. I put so many bizzar embellishments on them (even Christmas Ornaments and florals pics) ... how silly was that? And worst of all, I used oodles of glue to adhere them down ... little did I know how warped those cards would end up looking.

    Now look at the cards you make today ... all I can say is ... YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY! =)

    Great job ... then and now!

    Hugz,
    ♥Carol♥

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  17. We don't know any better until we go back and see our past work :)
    You show a lot of promise! I still have my first card and even my husband says I'm improving LOL

    Hugs,

    Carmen

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  18. Isn't it amazing how much improvement we can see when we look back at our first projects? I see that when I look at scrapbook pages! The latest card is gorgeous!

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  19. Great contrast between the two cards. They are both cute, but aren't you glad we have these new paper crafting tools that help us so much?
    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  20. You've come a long way baby! I have some old stuff too and it is painful. My first scrapbook was a trip to Disney and it is hideous. It is totally covered with stickers, I couldn't get enough!
    Oh, we do improve with age!
    Thanks for showing us.
    Susan

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  21. Oh my how much you have learned. Isn't that the best part of this whole journey. Thanks so much for sharing. I love seeing your growth.

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  22. What would we be without technology? I love looking back at some of my first scrapbooks, that's where I started. I'm sure your Mom will cherish both.

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  23. Love the card you made this morning. Thank you for sharing all.

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  24. I love looking at the difference in my style in scrapbooking. It is always evolving.
    That is so cool that she kept it all this time. Obviously meant a lot to her!

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  25. That made me feel better as I wondered if I would ever be able to create beautiful things like you do. I guess it gets better with experience and watching others. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Christina-
    I have done the same thing looking back on my first few cards. It really is amazing at how much things change, not only tools but eye for design. Thanks for the post. It was fun to see.
    Nancy

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  27. Your card from years ago is pretty,but like you said..Tools have changed so much and now you have a "few" card under your belt.HE "now" card is beautiful!! Love the hello with the butterfly!! lol If you had to guess> how many cards you have made between these 2? Just curious...{;o) TFS Really enjoyed seeing the "back in the day card!!!"

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  28. What a sweet and simple card. Thanks for sharing.
    Rhonda716

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  29. The first year I was married my mother-in-law gave me a box full of cards,that were all dated on the back & a little note of who sent it & why.She did this for each of her kids.It was twenty-two yrs of cards,looking at the cards today & cards twenty some years ago is a big difference too.Thanks for sharing.Both cards are precious, you have a very special MOM!!!

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  30. It's great to look back and see how we have changed. Very sweet that your Mom still has the card. Both cards are really good! :)

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  31. Love those Scallop Nestabilities. Great fun card
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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