Thursday, February 4, 2010

Immortal Love, Forever Full


I have admired the cards I see with sheet music, or book pages in the background and really wanted to play with it, but didn’t want to tear into my books and couldn’t find hymnals for a price I liked.

Then I asked my friend who works at one of the local churches what happens to the old hymnals and she told me that they just give them away if people ask for them and that they have tons of them boxed up in storage. I explained what I wanted to do and asked if I might possible get a couple of hymnals for cheap. She brought me 5 hymnals for FREE! 3 of the hymnals are the same book and the other 2 are a different book, so I have duplicates.

I made sure it would be alright for me to tear these books apart before I even cut the first page, and she assured me that it was fine and would not be sacrilegious at all.

This card used all scraps that were on my table and supplies that needed to be put away. Love when I do that!

I used my SU markers direct to the stamp for this.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all that your heart desires!


Stamps: Silhouettes of Nature

CS and DP: SU Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Hollo's white

Inks, markers and coloring tools: SU Riding Hood Red, Old Olive

Extra goodies: Vespers Chimes
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13 comments:

Gina said...

Great idea for a way to get the sheet music, I like the images that you stamped directly on there too. I lucked up my mom found a huge stack of sheet music at a yard sale for about .50!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Great way to recycle!

Jennie said...

Michelle, love this on the sheet music! It is so pretty...and great colors.

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the orange flowers!

ScrappinGalz said...

What a fantastic idea! Love the card its so pretty

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Very creative! I've never seen a card using sheet music before. Love the image you used.

paperpedaler said...

Oh, Michelle---what a tremendouly sweet idea to use the old hymn book. This card will brighten someone's day and put a song in their heart.

Elisabeth said...

Very pretty card!

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

What a beautiful card! I love that sheet music, and the stamping you added to it! How awesome that you were able to get some hymnals for free to use like this! Fabulous card!

Jenn said...

Beautiful. I saw a post about that topic on scs a while ago. I personally would tear into that hymnal. At least it's getting used and seen that way! Every time I come down your way, I think about getting together. I usually have the baby, though, so it's a quick in and out for what I need.

Becky said...

Love this Michelle, very pretty. I have several hymnals, I photo copy them. :)

Paige said...

Beautiful card! I have so much trouble making that first cut or tear from an old book too!

shellpole said...

great score....rofl