Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Treasure Hunting + Coloring = Fun Hobbies

Today's Treasure Hunt is Special!

Let me show you what I bought and then I'll explain:

A lot of Embroidery Floss - cost 50 cents

You're probably asking yourself, What's so SPECIAL about embroidery floss? I totally understand, because it really is plentiful... and not really very expensive either.

The thing that makes this treasure hunt special is the reason I made this card.

It's my card for Barb's What's Your Hobby? swap!

Here is my take on my hobbies:

1. I love Love LOVE to color! That's why I've invested in so many Copic markers! (My love of coloring goes way back to my childhood when I'd take out my big box of Crayola crayons and lay down on the floor to color in my coloring books. It was always a lot of fun. Sometimes my mom or my sister would color with me. That made it extra fun!)

2. I also like to sew - hence the button.

3. My previous favorite hobby was counted cross stitch and I still do a little bit of it - hence the embroidery floss. (Granted, paper has now taken over my home and my life and I rarely cross stitch any more.)

4. I LOVE to go on Treasure Hunts! I love the thrill of seeing what I'll find at yard sales, auctions, thrift stores, even bargain aisles at regular stores. It's all about the hunt.

5. And one last thought on hobbies... I think I've made a hobby of finding/purchasing/using designer papers. Isn't this crayon paper perfect!?!?!?

Here's one more picture of the card - taken at a different angle - so you can see the unique-to-me fold. I'd never done one of these before, but my online friend Carol sent me a very special card that had this fold and I had to use the idea. Thanks Carol!

I ♥ my Hobbies!

Image: Susana's Custom Art Little Suzanne
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Brilliant Blue, Cherry Cobbler, and Pumpkin Pie
Designer Paper: Reminisce Making the Grade
Embellishments: embroidery floss (Treasure Hunt bargain) and buttons


Anonymous said...

I love it! And I totally understand about the coloring - LOL. I have tons of images done up just waiting to be made into cards and yet, I continue to color. Love the card and the find!

Holly Young said...

Just adorable Jeanette!

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a perfect image for your hobby! I am such a non sewing stuff person, but even I recognized that 'stuff' (see I did not know it was called floss). Perfect size for buttons. I suppose I am going to have to get some of that now! ;)

April said...

Love your card....Kyle would love your find! Floss makes great friendship bracelets!

Anonymous said...

Love your card Jeanette, it is so cute and love how you used the floss...great dsp as well....awesome job like usual....

Terry Ladwig said...

Cute card Jeanette :-)

Melina said...

This is so cute J! I love the fold and the image is darling :)

bumblebee creations said...

love that card!!!! What a darling image--and yes, that paper is totally divine!! PERFECTION my dear!

dweatter said...

OUTSTANDING!! Love everything about the card and all the reasons for it!!!

Darlene said...

OH MY!!! Just a wonderful card! The DP, the image, the layout, the coloring! Perfection.