true love found...

So, years ago I stumbled across some images of altered rolodex cards and I fell in love. Hard.

It was always on my list of 'someday' projects to make some of these cards. No clue how I'd actually display them because, duh, where was I gonna find a vintage rolodex? Seriously.
And then one day while visiting my mom in Idaho we were thrifting in one of her favorite haunts and I saw Her. 
A genuine rolodex file, just waiting for me to find. No telling how long She'd been there- but I'm guessing it was a pretty long time since the price tag said .99- WHAT?? Ninety-nine cents? I almost fell over. My mom was totally confused about my hyper ventilation over some weird piece of office ephemera from the past but it didn't matter. I was already in love.
 I didn't feel one single pang of guilt when I spied the warning sign on Her undercarriage. I didn't care at that point- I was DEFINITELY going to remove her. Wrapped carefully, smuggled in my carry on bag all the way back home to California. 
Today I made my first card for Her. It felt appropriate to use the phrase 'then, suddenly, a strange thing happened'... because that's exactly the way I discovered Her.
 I think I'll use my mega date stamp from Studio Calico on the backs of each card as I complete them.
Looking forward to filling the entire file, one altered card at a time.



The Junque Seeker said...

Love your first card, and look forward to seeing more. One of my favorite swaps ever was altered rolodex cards. Such fun!

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Sharon at Junk Journals 48 said...

What a score, i passed one up a a thrift store and have lived to regret it. Very creative rolodex card. Thanks for sharing!

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peggy gatto said...

great idea! thanks!

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