Thursday, April 30, 2015

mfp day 3

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April Blog

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This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April28 Paper DollSophia

Featured April 29 Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30 Big Trees

Featured May 1 Small Flowers

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Here's the
Design Team

Enjoy the
Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

 A week ago my husband bought some old books at an auction. He got 4 crates @ a dollar a crate. In one of the crates was an old hymnal. I had a hard time at first tearing a page out, but then I thought... dp at a fraction of penny a page, and that made it a lot easier. I used a page from the old hymnal to make a journal page.The page was bigger than my little art journal so I turned it side ways and it folds about where the lace is.  I stamped the tree 3 times and sprayed blue paint. I used chalk to add the green. I painted the little brown church just peeking into the journal,.

The story behind the song was very interesting to me. A man was traveling through a village in northern Iowa and saw a clearing that he thought would make a neat place for a church, but there wasn't a church there. He wrote a poem that was later put to music about that church that was only in his imagination. He put the poem in a drawer and forgot about it.  The villagers on their own decided to build a church and they chose that same location. They also ended up painting the church brown. All of this without knowing what he had written. He was traveling back by that location and was shocked to see the little brown church standing right where he had imagined it. .


  1. What a wonderful find - and a beautiful journal page MariLynn. Those trees are magnificent!

  2. Love how you mixed the music with the trees. Nice!

  3. What a great journal page! like all the dimension to it.
    stamping sue

  4. That sheet music makes an awesome back drop for your stamps! Very nice!

  5. Beautiful, MariLynn! Thanks for sharing that bit of history of the song.

  6. Oh how wonderful! It would make a great Christmas card too!

  7. A beautiful card and thanks for the song. My mom use to sing that many moons ago.

  8. Love how you designed your card from an inspirational song!!

  9. What a cool story and a great page to bring it to life!

  10. Great buy on the books. Love the page you created. Hugz

  11. Love the story behind the hymn and how you made your page to reflect the history!! I don't think I could have dismantled the hymnal, though, unless it already had pages falling out!!! Beautiful work!!!
    <3 J

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