Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Here's my Best Shot - Vintage Photo Challenge

"I gave my cat a bath the other day....they love it.  He sat there, he enjoyed it, it was fun for me.  The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that...."
                                                                     -------Steve Martin

Hi, Friends.....

Well, I took the plunge and gave the MFP Tutorial Time Vintage Photo Challenge a try.  I wasn't at all sure I had any old photos I wanted to sacrifice for a card.....or that would even be suitable....but I found this one which appears to be a racetrack with horses walking around the course.  Who knows what in the world it really is?????     



This little gem was loose and unlabeled in an old family album with other photos dated from the 1910s-1920s, so I am guessing it is roughly of that vintage.  It was probably taken in or near Salem, Oregon.  Did they have a horse race track back then?  I don't really know....they didn't have much of anything else, yet.  Regardless, I decided to go with a sporty horserace theme and grabbed out my Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport pad I won from them.  (Thanks, G45!!!)
 



I also followed this Feeling Sketchy Challenge plan.  It was just simple enough to not overwhelm my photo with too many fussy details.


The only details I added were some black photo corners and some thrift store ribbon and seam binding that I layered together.  My little sentiment, stamped and embossed in black, is from a discontinued Amy Tangerine Draft set.  It seemed to fit in with my theme.  

So what to do with a card like this???  (If it doesn't have flowers on it, I am kind of at a loss!!!  Ha.)  It is definitely masculine, so I might stamp Happy Birthday inside this card and send it to my Dad who will 91 next month....not sure yet.   

Thanks for stopping by and always leaving such nice comments on my challenge attempts!!  Your visits and comments mean a lot to me.  

Also............I have a NEW FOLLOWER!!!!!!!!!  So get ready for one of my ginormous new-follower smiles.  This smile is for you, Joyce Evans Erb.  Thanks so much for becoming a follower!!!

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Have a lovely day!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
4.  QKR Stampede Challenge #93 - Sports 
5.  Country View Challenges - June Challenge - Men Only (must be a masculine card)

26 comments:

  1. Janis, I love your vintage card!!! How cute is this!! The picture is perfect for that darling paper you used.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at TTSTV challenge.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jane!!! This card with that photo is really growing on me....and the more I look at it, the more I wonder what it really is of. Ha!! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!!

      <3
      Janis

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  2. Wonderful. Love the vintage photo. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz,

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    1. Thank you!! I really appreciate you stopping by. Please visit again!!

      <3
      Janis

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  3. I felt I didn't have a photo I wanted to use either After doing just that I am reading how the girls photo copied their photos DAH! You did a good job.................Lis MFP

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    1. Thanks, Lis! Actually, my vintage photo is not permanently attached....I only slipped it into the photo corners. I might remove it, make a copy of it, and put the copy on the card, so I can preserve the original. But I might end up leaving the original. At least I have the option.

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      Janis

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  4. Great photo card. The papers are perfect.Thanks for joining TTSTV

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I appreciate your nice comments!!!!

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      Janis

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  5. This is wonderful...love the vintage look, very real looking and that picture is awesome.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

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    1. Thanks so much, Deb!! It was really fun building my card around that photo using the sketch as my guide. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Your kind words made my day!!

      <3
      Janis

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  6. Great card and the vintage look is always great. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Sports Challenge." Good Luck, and come back to join us again.

    Karal DT for QKR Stampede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

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    1. Thanks Karal!! I appreciate your nice comment!

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      Janis

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  7. Your vintage card is perfect for our challenge, I love the photograph and your chosen background. I'm sure your father will love it. Sending Happy birthday wishes to him. Thanks for joining us in our Sport Challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Hope to see you again. Caz

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    1. Caz....How sweet of you to send BD greetings to my dear old Dad! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your encouraging comment!!

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      Janis

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  8. Thanks for sharing your vintage sports card with us at Cardz4Guyz this week. Great that you plucked up the courage to use the found photo! :)

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    1. Ha....thank you, Julie. Yah, it was pretty scary! But I am just loving this card more and more. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Janis

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  9. Just had to comment and tell you how awesome this photo card is. I adore old photos and you have framed this up beautifully <3

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    1. Thank you so very much, Lyn. I really appreciate your kind words!! I love old photos, too......even if I don't know the real back story on them. Sometimes, it is fun to make one up like I sort of did with this one saying it was a horserace. :)

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      Janis

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  10. This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View Crafts.xxx

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    1. Thanks, Doreen!! Please drop by again!!

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      Janis

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  11. Oh wow I really love your take on the card by adding a photo. Awesome paper nd thanks for joining ~ Michelle FS DT

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle!! That paper is really amazing, like all the Graphic 45 products are! Such fun to work with and I loved how it went with my photo. Thank you for stopping in and leaving your sweet comment!!

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      Janis

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  12. I just LOVE your card Janis! So 'my style'. How wonderful you still have those old photos, & even though you are unsure of what is going on, it is perfect with the Amy Tan set.
    Thank you for playing along at Feeling Sketchy with us.
    Debi - DT Co-ordinator@FS

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    1. Thank you, Debi! I love old photos and I am blessed to be the recipient of some amazing old family photo albums. They are treasures. Thanks for indulging me and my made-up event for my photo!!! :) Glad you thought Amy's stamp was good with it, too. I need to use that set more often. It has some really sweet stamps in it. Thanks for the great sketch challenge!!!

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      Janis

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  13. And I love the Steve Martin quote...what a hoot!!

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Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis