Thursday, May 27, 2010

Is It Almost Friday?

Treasure Hunt

The hunt was on last Friday... at the local yard sales! I was looking for unique, inexpensive, and fun items to use in my card-making.

Here's what I found:

A packet of plastic mini-signs: cost 10 cents
A vintage leather-like belt: FREE! :)

I wondered how I would use them, but just KNEW that I had to have them. (After all, the price was right.)

Here's my creation:

Truthfully, I didn't open the package of mini-signs so I didn't know what any of them said, other than the one that was on top (Caution... The force is with ME). I was super-duper excited when I got home and opened the package. The one I used is sooooooooo appropriate for my dear daughter (who is the recipient of many of my cards). During her semester of student teaching (did I mention she went to college 630 miles from home?) every time we talked on the phone, she would ask: "Is it Friday yet?" It didn't matter if it was Monday, or Wednesday, or any other day, it was always the same question. Wouldn't this have been a perfect card to send to her?!?!?

Here's the front of the card:

and here's the inside:

For the image, I wanted a lighter color, so I stamped it off one time on scrap paper before stamping on the piece I would be using.

Image and Sentiment: Shirley's2Girls Skater
Ink: Memento Lady Bug and Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Real Red, and Yo Yo Yellow
Designer Paper: (flowers) Making Memories and (check) unknown vendor
Embellishments: mini-sign and belt from yard sales


  1. What a great find! Love the card.

  2. Great card. I love what you found at the yard sale and used. The image on the inside is awesome. I just love following your treasure hunt finds. TFS.

  3. Very kool card - I need just a little bit of your mojo!!

  4. LOL! Great card. Love the image on the inside, too!!

  5. Oh you've got me wanting to go to some yard sales now! I love your little signs and I'll bet your daughter really gets a good laugh when she sees it!

  6. Wow! What a great find, Jeanette! I love, love how you've used your "treasure" to create this darling card!!

  7. What a cute card! Great treasure hunting.

  8. Love this card, especially the inside image and are so clever...who woulda thunk you could make something so awesome with garage sale trinkets...I love how you think....

  9. You outdid yourself on this card. i love it.


  10. Sweet Card Jeanette--great finds as usual!

  11. These posts are just the highlight of my week :) I sign in just to see what you've found!! It's like a weekly reality tv show!!! Cute little signs ..... maybe you could hang the "Caution the force is with me" on your rear-view mirror, ROFL!!!!! :)

    Love it!!!!