Saturday, September 15, 2012

Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop 9/16/12 - Bookmarks!

Welcome to the Scraps To Treasures teams' September Bookmark Swap hop.   If you arrived here from Paula's Precious Pages’ blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened to “open the book” to my chapter (blog), please start at Chapter 1 which is Paula’s blog today.

This month, our group of frugally fantastic crafters have made bookmarks for each other. We are excited to share this fun idea with all of our readers. If you want to try this and do not have a large group of friends to do a swap like this, you can swap with just 2 or 3 people.

Here are the bookmarks I made to share with yesterday's team members: 

To make these, I took an "underwater" theme file I already had used and saved from the Silhouette online store, and I repurposed it into bookmarks.  I cut the book marks from scraps I had in my scrap bin, in aqua, lilac and yellow-green.  

For the white stock on the bottom, I used a piece of Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock on which I practiced my Copic Air Brush System (ABS) techniques.  I'm still learning the best way to use the ABS from Copic but I'll tell you this -- the raggedy paper underneath your test sheets can sure be used as a lovely patterned paper!  

Where there were off-cuts (like the swirl at the middle of the file, I saved those to embellish the cut in the opposite color.  Again, off-cuts of the little circles were used to sprinkle over the bookmarks before I laminated them.  Stickles were used to highlight some of the upper holes.  I cut up a piece of ribbon I received in a swap for the bookmarks as well.  These bookmarks were laminated to make them last for several years. 

Blog Candy: 

Our wonderful sponsor for this hop is My Creative Time!  To be eligible to win the special prize that Emma has in store for us, you must comment on each of the Bookmark Blog Hop's participants, on both Saturday and Sunday. 

I also have some blog candy:  If you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment that answers the Candy Question, you will earn a chance to win a copy of this bookmark, as well as some goodies from my prize stash. The Challenge Question is: "What is your favorite book that you've read recently?"   In your comments, please leave a way for me to contact you if you're the lucky winner!

 Moving On:
Thanks so much for skimming through our “book” the next chapter in this story can be found at Liz's very fun blog at  In case you're like me and want to read ahead or re-read, here are the lists of chapters from both yesterday and today:

Book One, Saturday September 15

Chapter 1 Jessi ~
Chapter 2 Lucy ~
Chapter 3 Jearise ~
Chapter 4 Pam ~
Chapter 5 Tahi ~
Chapter 6 Robin S. ~
Chapter 7 (to be announced)

Book Two, Sunday September 16

Chapter 1 Paula ~
Chapter 2 Ellen ~
Chapter 3 Liz ~
Chapter 4 Lissa Marie ~
Chapter 5 Monica ~
Chapter 6 Cicily ~
Chapter 7 Camille ~

Thank you for visiting! Our Scraps to Treasures Team will be back next month with another fun, frugal paper craft!

Thanks for skimming through our “books”, be sure to check back next month to see what we have to share!

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


Unknown said...

I am lovin' the lilac ones Ellen. Awesome and creative!

Jennifer McLean said...

these are so adorable and well done, I bet your friends in the hop will love them. Ok, the book I tried to read lately was 50 shades of gray but only got 2 chapters in then couldn't stand the bad writing so I guess that book won't count. I did recently re read an old classic Heinlien and since he's my fave author then It will be my qualification, it's entitled "Glory Road". Would make a fantastic fantasy/sci-fi movie too!
Hugs my dear friend,

Camille Short said...

Ellen, these are really, really beautiful!

Robin said...

These are cute! The last book I read was called "Skinny Bi***" which is something I read for school. I would rather have been reading James Patterson........

Thanks for hopping with us!


Karon said...

So colourful and love the flourishes. I have to say the most recent book I have read is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, it was a reread but is a fabulous book and I'm currently reading 'Tis which is the second book. TFS

Ellen Jarvis said...

I loved making these bookmarks for my Scraps to Treasures team!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Unknown said...

<3 your bookmarks! I am currently reading a book called "The Other Daughter" I am really enjoying the story. I also LOVE Fern Michaels
Sisterhood series!
<3 Pam

melllisssa said...

Cute bookmarks! I'm loving the colors and the designs on them... Very fantasyland-ish and whimsical :)

Sadly, I haven't been able to read any books recently besides required class texts :( However, I've strongly been considering joining the trend and reading 50 Shades of Gray! Lol

Thanks so much for sharing!
misshoanggg (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

love the colors you chose! The favorite book I read recently was 'Unlocking the Heart of the Artist.'

Liz said...

What beautiful book marks, love the swirl design. I've recently read the Hunger games series and the Fifty Shades series, and although both were shocking I must say I truly enjoyed Hunger games more for the story line

Karenladd said...
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Karenladd said...

Oooh, love your bookmarks! Especially like the aqua ones with the white! I'm a follower!
As for my most recent favorite book, I have been reading James Patterson's The Women's Murder Club mysteries and just finished no. 7!

kladd94803 (at) aol (dot) com

Unknown said...

Such a great idea, I love them!