Friday, June 13, 2008

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Splitcoast Ways to Use It #170 Challenge

Happy Friday! It's off to a better start already as I woke up with a migraine yesterday and the whole day was pretty much shot from there. Much better now! I did go to my stamp room late last night and try to start working on something. The Splitcoast Ways to Use #170 Challenge looked interesting: find a way to use a photograph in your project.

I have some old photos I've collected from antique stores, flea markets, etc. so I started playing with this one. I got stuck and gave up and went to bed at 2 a.m., but this morning it just clicked. The card turned out very simple, but I really like it. It's a long card, size 9 1/4 x 7 1/2, scored at 3 3/4. The "Proud Moment" stamp is from Heidi Swapp (never before been used-go me!) and the print paper is a scrap I had laying out from this project from the Target $1 spot long ago.

Now for the freaky part. I had looked at the back of the photo last night and thought it was really cool because it said "Lloyd Parman. New yellow car." It is a cool car, right?! But this morning when I finished the card and went to put the dimensionals on the back, I noticed the date: June 13, 1947. Wild, huh?!

Also, don't freak out about the number of dimensionals I used! I don't normally use that many, but the photo is old and was wanting to curl up around the edges, so I applied them liberally...this time!

Thanks for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?

Stamps: Heidi Swapp.
Cardstock: Kraft, Target $1 spot paper.
Ink: Basic Gray.
Accessories: Flirty ribbon (retired), Library Clip (retired), dimensionals (a lot!).


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Angie! I love how you used the ric-rac below the sentiment. And how freaky that date on the back of the photo is! Did you know June 13, 1947 was a "Friday the 13th" as well?

Mimi Hornberger said...

What a fabulous card! I love it. Never thought of collecting old photos from antique stores. Great idea.
Very freaky coincidences! XO, Mimi

Tina said...

Hi Angie! Glad your migrane is gone, I understand those can be tough! This card IS way too great! Doesn't it make you wonder how a pic like that ended up for sale? It makes me wonder about the mystery of the unknown life. . . . Doesn't it also seem that everyone in that "time" had similiar handwriting?
Have a great weekend!

Donna Baker said...

whoa! cool. I love the page. glad you're feeling better

Donna said...

I LOVE that card. You took a little trip outside the box on that one and did a great job.

Insert Twilight Zone theme music about the date on the back. Weird.

You stay up late like I do. Maybe you need to come here and have an all night stamping lesson for me. You can hear hubby's snoring sounds through the vent in the ceiling! Ha

Lori said...

I so LOVE this card! It is awesome! I can't believe the date!! How freaky is that!


Tara said...

very, very cool card!!! I love old pictures! I love that the date is the same as todays!! it was meant to be!! :)

Anonymous said...

HELP! Can you tell me how you made those scrapbooks with the bamboo skewers and elastics, or where I can find directions?? I would love to do it with a class in the last weeks of school

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a freaky coincidence that you picked that photo to use on June 13th. Here is an even more Freaky thing - check out the calendar -

Do you see the day of the week? - Odd!

Anonymous said...

I guess I didn't see that Vera posted that already.

I also forgot to say that I hope your migrane is gone today.

vina said...

awww thanks tieman!!! i will miss you dearly but hey at least we have our 3rd sundays....or is it 4th? which reminds it tomorrow?!?!? yikes a bee if it is!

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, I love the character of this card! That photo is awesome, and the date is downright spooky!

~amy~ said...

FABulous Angie! Love the touch of brocade paper {Target $ spot??!!!} Perfect!!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea but I don't think I would have used the original photo. I have a fondness for old photos and like to keep originals. Maybe you could scan the original to make a copy. If you do that you still get all the character of the old photo with out damaging the real thing. You would use less dimensionals too!

I do love the card though!