Everyday is a Journey

What is it about Vintage that everyone loves? Probably because Nostalgia reminds us of the "good ole days". It brings up memories of happy times and times we want to remember. Typically people do not tend to become nostalgic until after their 30's. It is like a magic wand and somehow those teen and earlier years start to feel like some of the best times of your life. It is said that adolescence, specifically our teen and early 20's can be some of the most emotionally tough years of our lives, while we are going through them, but once we reach a certain age and have some life experience behind us, we tend to look back on those memories fondly.

After the age of 30, when we become more nostalgic, the more painful events in our earlier lives become dimmer and dimmer. We forget about the pain we felt when we broke up with our "first" Love or the anger we felt when our parents told us "no" on something we really wanted to do. We tend to relive or better yet reshape those memories in ways we feel about ourselves now. Those difficult times now are understood to have been learning experiences and we understand that now years later and can see how those experiences have molded us into the people we are today.

The memories and experiences we have are what define who we are today. Being emotionally connected with our younger selves also helps to maintain a sense of continuity over time. Remembering our past also reminds us of how we dealt with more difficult times and how we have coped with stresses. It tends to give us confidence, strength and less fear when dealing with issues in our lives now.

I love making my vintage cards. I love the way they look, the way they make me feel and perhaps this is because they remind me of the earlier days and simpler times. I created this card last night. It has a Route 66 theme. I of course used some of my Tim Holtz supplies along with some freebies on line. I hope you like it.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Ends March 21 - A Vintage Journey - Anything Tim Holtz
Ends March 31 - Digi Stamps 4Joy - #88 Anything Vintage
Ends March 27 - Fab N Funky - #208 Boys and Men
Ends March 31 - The Male Room - Vintage
Ends March 31 Anyone for Anya - Masculine/Grungy
Ends April 6 - Vintage Stamping - #18 Just for you


  1. Fantastic vintage card, its good to have memories.

  2. Oh, I'm in total awe!! Your card is just wonderful and so perfectly balanced! Thank you for sharing and inspiring at AFA :)

  3. Now is really is a lovely vintage creation. Just fabulous!
    xxx Asha

  4. Lovely, subtle vintage look - perfectly themed to play along with our first challenge! Thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  5. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘VINTAGE’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Hello! Thanks for commenting on my Tim Holtz challenge card; it is great to "meet" you! I am learning so much from the vintage cards that artists like you make. I just joined as a follower of your blog, too; I can't wait to see more of your work!

  7. very beautiful card Monica.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  8. A great vintage card and a lovely softer and muted colour palette. Thanks for travelling on A Vintage Journey and sharing your gorgeous card with us.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. Great card Monica, just perfect for our vintage theme at DS4J
    crafty hugs Julie Ann
    Digi Stamps 4 Joy DT member

    Hand crafted by charlies nanny

  10. Your blog is dead on about everything from our past, shapes us in the future....great statement. You made a fabulous vintage card! Traveling and Route 66...best about the days that have past. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Tina dt

  11. How really great Vintage masculine card Monica.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge.

    B x

  12. Awesome vintage type card! Thanks for joining in at The Male Room~

  13. Great vintage card, lovely papers and I do like the sentiments too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  14. Love your amazing vintage card for a man. Perfect for the challenge at The Male Room. Thanks for joining us

    Louise xx

  15. Lovely vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping and good luck!
    Viv. Vintage Stamping DT


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