Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Corner bookmark

Happy Hump Day!! Since I haven't had much creative time....I thought I would try something that I *thought* would be quick & easy!! Turns out, not so much!

I've seen a lot of corner bookmarks floating around lately & really wanted to try one. I found the tutorial that Beate did on SCS HERE & thought "easy peasy". Well if you know me, you know that I am project challenged! If it's not a card, I will have a problem making it. Simple directions...but I really need to learn to measure twice & cut once!! It turned out ok....if you tilt your head a bit because parts are crooked....but I do think you can't do wrong with ANY Magnolia image!!

This is Dreamy of my first Tildas.....& I colored her with Copic markers. I used DCWV Citrus papers, & cut the image out with my Blossom Nesties. Added some Stickles....some ribbon....& some half pearls although I don't know how those will hold up considering this is a bookmark, but the bottom looked bare without them!!

Voila ---- my first bookmark!! The directions really are easy for a regular person to follow. Now that I "get it" I will be making more. I would like to add a bunch of these to my Etsy shop in the next few weeks....the holiday shoppers will be out & about!!

Wasn't sure what I was supposed to do with the back, so I kept it simple. Once it's in a book nobody will see the back anyway!!

Well my mom's surgery is this Friday, finally. Seems like we've waiting a loooong time. She was diagnosed back in July!! I will be so glad when it's over. We have to be at the hospital at 7, & the surgery is supposed to last around 7 hours. Thank goodness for my aunt, who will be joining me for the long wait. Please send good thoughts our way!! I just want it to be over!


Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Michelle!

Wishing your Mom well on Friday!

Hugs, Kelly

Sheri said...

I had to toss my first attempt at this last weekend. I really loved it but lo and behold I had glued it all together so you had no place to put it on a page. Gotta try again. Two hours lost on a 20 minute project. I was so happy to hear I am not the only one project challenged!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, I will say a prayer for your Mom's surgery. This bookmark is so cute. Love the paper colors. Great job with the coloring. I'll have to check into the directions. I make alot of bookmarks. Hugs, Rea

Cheryl said...

Did you just feel those good thoughts smack you! I sent some right away and will remember on Friday as well (just in case you feel something hit you!)
Lovin' your bookmark-such fresh colors!
(those hedgies in post above are pretty cut, too)

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful job on this bookmark, Michelle. I love the colors and the pearls you added across the bottom. So delightful!

sevi said...

so cute
greetz sevi

sandy said...

This is absolutely beautiful - the colors are out of this world as well as the design work. Hope all goes well with your Mother.

Craftin Kay said...

The bookmark is great, I'm going to try it too. I think it will make a very nice stocking stuffer.
Linda I

LindaC said...

This is so sweet. Love the colors!
Linda C

Candy said...

Hi Michelle,
Been missing you!
LOVE your cute book mark.
Your colouring is perfect!!!
Hugs, Candy

Cordine said...

It's stunning!

Samara said...

WOW! I just love this! I think I need to make a few too!

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