Friday, June 25, 2010

I Want to Ride...

my bicycle! Actually, I want to participate in another challenge, this time it's the Moxie Fab challenge to use a bicycle in your project. It also happens to use another CHF ATC set, called Bicycle Life. I love all the vintage goodness in this set!!!!
My Tim Holtz Bingo folder finally got used, isn't it fun? I embossed it onto some white core paper so I could draw out the pattern with a bit of sanding and inking with Distress inks. Since the card looked a bit masculine, I went with black twine to finish it off.

On a complete aside...last weekend I went exploring Flea Markets in Buffalo and came across a stack of old Bingo cards. They were the old cardboard ones, with 2 boards per card. I snatched a whole stack thinking they would be cheap but when I asked about the price, they wanted .50 each for them. Yes, .50 is cheap but not when you have a stack of 20-30 in your hand! Don't ask me what I planned on doing with that many. I promptly put them down. Thing is...I really wanted some of them. I am not a good bargainer though so I walked away. An hour later I was finished walking the rest of the market and was still empty handed. Those bingo cards were nagging me so I went back and asked the owner of the Bingo cards if he'd take a buck for 4. He agreed and now I am the proud owner of 8 cards. I know! What a big spender I am, a whopping $2.00, ROTFL!! No earthly idea what I will do with them but I am so happy to have them, lol. Now I want to go to more flea markets to see what other useless items I can find for cheap.
Blessings!

7 comments:

Starla said...

I like this image over the bingo folder ( have that one waiting to be used stll!). This set is so great! A must for a cycling family, like mine!

Laura O'Donnell said...

I'm glad you went back for the cards. If I had left them it would have nagged at me forever!

Love this card, its perfect for the challenge.

Cheryl said...

You are really rockin' the distressed look on your cards, Tracy! This is a great one!
Congrats on the Bingo cards! You have proven yourself to be a wheeler dealer! I scored a couple of old dictionaries recently-one of them a children's picture dictionary! Now if I could make myself cut into it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, This is a great card, love the look, and love how you used the core paper. I did that recently for some Tilda cards. Great stuff. In case your wondering what happen to me, I've been MIA for awhile, my email had decided to see a bunch of my emails as spam, so I had to change to a different account. Hopefully the change will work well. Hope your doing well. Blessings to you, Rea

paperella said...

Great vintage-y design! Love the embossed bg :)

angela ploegman said...

Vintage yummy...great stamp!

Cath said...

Hey Tracy! Thanks for entering the I Want to Ride My Bicycle challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)