As I put together this card, I remembered my first experiences with black and white television. I was a small child when it was just becoming commonplace in the home. I remember the first television (b&w, of course) my family had. My dad actually made it from a kit - which you could get in those days. He put the whole thing together, and when the magic moment came to turn it on for the first time, we were all gathered around in great expectation. He turned it on, did a little tuning and a very, very snowy picture of a clown appeared on the screen--upside down! My dad had the TV sitting on the counter upside down. We had that TV for years. It never fit properly in the wooden cabinet we had for it, we could only get a couple of stations, and the screen was perpetually snowy. No matter, we enjoyed it anyway.
Years later my dad worked in a job where he could buy an RCA color television at a reduced cost and by making monthly payments. I believe that TV was over $400 which was a LOT of money in those days - especially for a family with 6 kids. He surprised us one day by bringing that very special TV home. We were so excited! We were the first family in my small town to own a color TV set (keep in mind we lived in a town of 300 people in the middle of North Dakota). There were only a couple of TV shows in color at the time, and one of them was Arthur Murray's Dance Party. I thought those colorful twirling ball gowns were the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen.
What has all this got to do with today's card? Not a thing. Just thought I'd share a little personal story.
Here you can see that I added the same black punched border on the inside and used a Fiskars birthday sentiment and a butterfly stamp (not sure of the manufacturer of this one.)
Once again, for fun, I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - #171 Flutterby Butterfly-Crafty Sentiments
Thanks for stopping by and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.