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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


OK, I guess I'm back. I did end up falling  back to sleep for a while, but that is alright. Sometimes I think my most creative times are in that haze between sleep and wakefulness. I say this, because I came up with a concept for the CASology challenge which is

When I first looked at this, all kinds of things came to mind: birds, planes, butterflies, bugs, dandelion fuzz, kites, balloons, and the list goes on.  But I figured everyone would be using something like that. So, I put it on the back burner for a while.

Well, I watched "The Lorax" the other day, and figures somewhere in Dr. Seuss's vast library, there must be something on travel. I googled Dr. Seuss quotes and found this one, " The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go," and instantly knew I wanted to use that quote, but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it. So, while I was falling asleep, the idea of an atlas came to me. So, this is what I came up with:
Basic Black and white card stock with sentiment printed from computer. Mini book is also basic black and white card stock except the top page has a section of a map from the Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages.
Here you can see that I adhered the pages to make the book dimensional.
Top of the card
Bottom of the card
A closer view of the map.
I really think this card turned out cute. Not only that, it is not your typical travel themed card. Not bad for the in between sleep and awake state.
Let me know what you think. Have a great day!


  1. What a fantastic idea! This is a very clever take on travel! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  2. Fantastic take on the cue word - I actually almost went in this direction myself! :) Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  3. Oh how fun is this. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  4. This is so creative, I love reading the "process" of how it all came about! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!