Remember that movie? The antics as two men struggle to get home in time for their holiday with their families. This month our hostesses, Carol and Debbie selected this for our theme. The Dazzler's hostess, Debbie, was very generous, and sent us two kits!! How great is that?!
Well, another post will show off a card from the other kit, but for the duel this month, when I saw the 57 Chevy image...it was all over. No way could I not pick this kit for the duel.
Here's the card:
In the very early '60's my Dad and Uncle taught my Grandmother (my Dad's Mom) to drive. Ugh. I remember everyone being about as happy during this process as we were when he taught my own Mom to drive! (My Mom eventually just went to a driving school). Ha ha!
Anyway, eventually Grandma passed and got her driver's license. My Dad and uncles bought her a black Chevy or Ford with HUGE PINK FINS! It was the most amazing car I had ever seen. Here's the kicker: she NEVER drove it. In fact, I don't think she ever drove once she had her license!
The wheels and headlights are perked up with some Crystal Effects, and "Are we there yet?" is cut out of the adorable DP that Debbie sent, mounted on a little Balsa wood oval that was colored with my markers. Then it was also glazed with Crystal Effects and popped up with dimensional dots. (Creating the big shadow on my image in this picture)
My father's 81st birthday is this week so this card along with another card is on it's way to him on the West Coast.
As part of this challenge we were asked to share any memory of traveling during the holidays. Well, one year in particular stands out. My family lives in western Washington state, and I went to college on the eastern part of the state, near Idaho. If you aren't familiar with the area, the Cascade Mountain range, and Mt. Rainier are right between the two regions.
One year in the mid-70's all the college kids got stuck on the mountain pass due to avalanche control. Hundreds of kids set off to return to school after the holiday, expecting a 5-7 hour commute, depending on the weather and pass conditions. What we got was a 24 hr or more commute! It was a mess. Cold, hungry, people running out of gas, etc. But you know college kids - everything is an adventure and suddenly all of these complete strangers are all best friends.
Well, I've occupied enough of your time! Get on over to all of the other Divas & Dazzlers blogs and see what they have made for this duel. Links are on my side bar and thanks for stopping by!