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.
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!
Thanks so much for skimming through our “book” the next chapter in this story can be found at Liz's very fun blog at http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com. 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 ~ http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com/
Chapter 2 Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com/
Chapter 3 Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Chapter 4 Pam ~ http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
Chapter 5 Tahi ~ http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Chapter 6 Robin S. ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Chapter 7 (to be announced)
Book Two, Sunday September 16
Chapter 1 Paula ~ http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/
Chapter 2 Ellen ~ http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/
Chapter 3 Liz ~ http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/
Chapter 4 Lissa Marie ~ http://somanycrafts.com/
Chapter 5 Monica ~ http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Chapter 6 Cicily ~ http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
Chapter 7 Camille ~ http://shortonideasaz.blogspot.com/
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,