Thursday, September 1, 2011


I love books.  A LOT.  And apparently I married a man, that loves books and reads more than I do.  I never thought that that was possible, nor did me dear family.  With a love of books, also comes a love of bookmarks.  As a book reader and a student, I often am reading 3-10 books at a time (yes I know).  Thus, I never have enough markers to mark by books with.  I have been looking for fabulous ways to create bookmarks, because of my love for them.  After looking at good images, and several tutorials, I came up with this:

Supplies:  Patterned Paper (My Minds Eye); Cardstock (Bazzill); Inks (Tsukineko); Stamps (Stampin! UP, Unity Stamp Co.)
I was very pleased with the outcome. The idea for this one cam specifically from Paper Crafting In Cocoa and Midwestern Moms.  I just have a love for corner bookmarks in particular.....  Above I mentioned, that my husband, also loves to read.  Remember?  Well he also has a very deep appreciation for and fondness of my handmade goodies.  No matter how terrible I think my papercrafts are or are not, he thinks they are the beautiful and lovely.  Thus at Easter, I had made a cute little name tag for his Easter basket - this little name tag was so loved that he turned it into his bookmark.  And, he has been requesting additional little guys of the same sort.  Thus, I made him these today as well:

Supplies:  Patterned Paper (My Minds Eye, Basic Grey); Cardstock (Bazzill, Unknown); Ink (Tsukineko); SCAL Cut File (

These were made so that when he puts them in a book, their little eyes will be peering over the top.  He loved them.  And I loved making them.  In part because I enjoy doing little things like this for him - it is fulfilling and a deep expression of love and admiration, and in part because I got to play with my new YourStory.  If you look closely, you will notice that the little animal guys are laminated.  I did this for durability sakes - my man always feels dreadful when my well loved papercrafts go the way of well loved papercrafts - tattered and worn.

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