Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's Treasure Hunt Time Again!

One of the things that I really like doing is thinking outside of the box. I get bored with the "same old, same old" all of the time. So a few years ago I started what I called Treasure Hunt posts here on my blog.

Treasure Hunting is a hobby of mine - I love going to yard sales, thrift stores, and junk stores. You just never know what you'll find. So in my searching, I decided to also stretch my cardmaking. The idea is to find something - priced CHEAP - that is not originally intended for cardmaking and buy it. Then I find a way to use that item on a card. FUN times!

I used to regularly post these to my blog, but I've gotten lax about doing that. I want that to change... since they really are fun!

This week's item was found at the CDC New 2 U Thrift store here in my town. It's my favorite local thrift store, partly because it benefits the place where my son works and partly because I enjoy interacting with the many disabled people who work there.

So, what did I find?
A whole bag of goodies!

Cost: $1

This is usually more money than I'm willing to pay for one of my "treasures" but this gallon size ziplock bag was FULL of all kinds of fun items - sequins, sequins, and more sequins; several iron on appliques; a zipper; buckles; seed beads; and so much more. I couldn't resist buying it!

What did I decide to use from the bag of treasures? I used some holly iron on appliques (although I didn't iron them on; I used glue) and some sequins on my card.

Here's the inside of my card:

This is my 36th card for the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Please stay tuned because I plan to re-instate my Peek at My Week posts within the next couple of weeks, too, although they will be on a different day of the week than they have been in the past.

Sentiment: Stampabilities Merry Christmas
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red and Staples White
Designer Paper: from my scrap file (these particular scraps were given to me by my sister - Thank you, Jeannie!)
Treasure Hunt Items: Holly Leaf Appliques and Red Sequins
Embellishments: Teeny Tiny Brads and Ribbon from unknown vendors


Marilyn said...

Great head start on those Christmas cards and this one is very pretty. I like the papers and diagonal cut plus those fab holly leaves and your sequin find!

Margaret said...

How fun! Love the card. I think I need to start hitting up the garage sales around here for hidden treasures.

MiamiKel said...

Oh yippee, my favorite posts are back!! I love these and how to use what is laying around/use it up/bought thriftily! Great card, and you are officially one ahead for this Christmas! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great find- love your card layout, love the sequin flowers & leaves too. I love this caroling theme and look forward to being inspired!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Jeanette, what a find, and I love how you have started to use the bits and bobs already.

Unknown said...

I do the very same thing and glad to see someone else doing this. In fact, the other day I took apart an old computer keyboard for the keys. They look like scrabble tiles to me... Your cards are always wonderful!