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Friday, September 26, 2014

Practical Scrappers Blog hop!

Hello from Chicago! Happy fall! It's getting a little chilly here, cool at night and hot during the day. Let's just say I am not looking forward to winter. Just like every year,  winter will have to drag me kicking and screaming, to be ready for it! Haha!
Anyway, assuming you're here for the blog hop, you should have arrived here from Ruth's blog, but if you'd like to start at the beginning,  here's the rundown.

Practical Scrappers
Kristy (you are here and I thank you!)
Alison http://alisondaydesigns

Now on to the fun! I will have a breakdown of all the products that I used in a little bit, as well as a better picture (and the finishing touches on my LO) but I just wanted to get my post up.
It's a family tradition for my dad, my sisters and I to go to garage sales on the weekend. My dad will be driving and say "I saw a 'garAAAGE sale' while I was out." He loves to joke around, and we kind of picked up on this phrase. Now we say it just like he does, in a sing-song voice. We love bargains, antiques, and finding that perfect--well, whatever we find, or whatever we happen to be looking for. We've seen some very cool things like old cars, old sewing machines, a speak n spell, and even some things that we were too young to know what they were (my sisters and me, at least). That's when my dad tells us a story of the one in his history. Like the old toy duck on wheels, pulled by a string. One time, we even bought two ladders for fifteen dollars! WHAT A STEAL! I think half the thrill is that we never know what we'll find and we see some very cool stuff along the way. It's always an adventure, full of surprises, personal stories, friendly people and bargains (lots and lots of bargains [enter evil laugh here]).
Anyway, this photo was taken in Franklin Park, Illinois during their city-wide garage sale! Imagine the possibilities! If you've never been to one, I suggest you definitely try it, though your money goes rather quickly. Haha! 
I added a clear pocket, and old button cards that can be pulled out to look at. Their backings were too cool to use adhesive on. The paper is part of a 12x12 newsprint that I cut out. You can see where I'll add the flag banner, and I'll probably add a journaling spot, in the bottom right corner.

**Update** I've posted a photo of the finished product. Here's the list of supplies I used (to the best of my knowledge).
Shutterfly photo
Garage sale: button tags, buttons, and bingo sheets
Unknown: light green brads, paper clips
Target (dollar bin) twine
Darice Big Bag of Rhinestones, multicolor (bling), and "sprocket" Cuttlebug embossing folder
Crate Paper Acorn Avenue (layout background paper)
October Afternooon Jawbreakers (radio paper)
Martha Stewart Requiem Font (clear alphabet stamps)
The next blog in the hop is Jennifer. She has a beautiful layout, perfect for fall and going back to school!
Hope you had fun and enjoy the hop


  1. fun newsprint on the page, great bingo cards!!!

  2. Love all the vintage ephemera on your layout...especially the ad and the bingo cards!

  3. I love the texture of the embossed gears and how you added your brads and buttons to that! Fun colors and great story! TFS!

  4. Fabulous layout of the fun times with your family going to garaaage sales.

  5. I love the vintage pieces that you have incorporated into this layout!