Friday, March 11, 2011

Imagine the Possibilities • Wish Big

Are you ready for another treasure hunt creation? I love doing these! I hope you enjoy seeing them!!!

I actually realized a day or so ago that we are just a little over a month away from yard sale season here in northern Illinois. Woo Hoo!!! Soon I'll be on the hunt again! But for now, I'm still pulling things out of my stash from last year's search for treasures in other people's junk.

Look what I found one day:

A vintage children's book - cost me 10 cents
A quick look through the book gave me a vision for card-making. All those adorable illustrations; surely I could find at least one to use as designer paper.
Sure enough, I did.... LOOKIE!

I didn't need an image for this card; the page from the book provided that. So instead, I searched through my stamps for he perfect sentiment. I found it on a shelf that houses my Stampin' UP! sets. Imagine the Possibilities! I'm sure that's what the little boy was doing as he gazed in the toy store window.

He's carrying a sail boat in his arms, bu there was no sailboat in the toy store window. I knew how to fix that. I added sail boat brad to the toys on the shelf.

Here's a closer look at it:

The card needed a coordinating saying inside - Wish Big!

I really like how this card turned out and it was soooooo easy! I think I'll be looking for more children's books when I go to yard sales this year.

Sentiments: Stampin' UP! Word Play
Ink: Stampin' UP! Poppy Parade
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Ballet Blue, Black, Daffodil Delight, and Poppy Parade
Treasure: a page from a children's book entitled I Walk to the Park
Embellisments: ribbon (vendor unknown) and a sailboat brad (Eyelet Outlet)


Lori said...

Love the vintage children's book image - he's a cutie! Great addition of the sailboat brad...darling card!

April said...

You are so very creative! I, personally, love to see your creations featuring the treasure hunt finds!!!

dweatter said...

So cute. I love it! What a great idea to use the book pages for DP. You are so creative!

Lori said...

Oh, Jeanette, this is adorable! I love the page as dp, great idea. I love the treasure hunt finds, though this is my first.

Angela - Bookaunt said...

Jeanette - I love your treasure hunts - I would have never thought of this and it is adorable

~fairygirlmichelle~ said...

such a fun card. i do believe your treasure hunt cards have inspired me to go out rummage saling this spring/summer. never know what you'll find.

~Paola~ said...

wowww...Jeanette...what a CLEVERRRR idea!!
I sooo loveee popping in anc check your wonderful treasure hunts...each is so unique and everyone so inspiring.,...I love how you think outta Da box my friend...another winner of a card!!...Kudos!!!:o)

Anonymous said...

A precious card, Jeanette, and what a creative way of making it. I would never in a million years have thought to do something like this! Love the concept of the treasure hunt card -- can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Adorable and so creative, love this, it is filled with fun and happiness. TFS have a great weekend.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Very creative, great use of resources! Adorable!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Very creative. I love that the pattern on his pants matches your ribbon.

MiamiKel said...

YAY, my fave Forest posts!! THIs is beyond fabulous, so very creative and so so cute - those illustrations are so darling and how you've used it in a card, perfection!

Carol W said...

Cute, cute, this...reminds me of my childhood...(oops dating myself here...heehee). Great sailboat, and sentiments...well are so stinkin' creative and so good at looking outside the♥♥♥