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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bookmarks and More

Welcome sketch lovers AND Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!  Not only do we have a wonderful new sketch at The Sweet Stop, but it is Day 1 of our Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release Feature Blog Hops for the month of August!  The featured stamp set for today was used to make a sample for this week's Sweet Stop sketch and a fun project!
Today's feature is:
  • Stamp set includes 11 images and 5 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 8" x 6"
  • The owl image measures approximately 1 3/4" x 1 5/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $26
  • Set of 7 dies
  • Bookmarks measure approximately 2" x 6"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $32.75
Here is my card for The Sweet Stop sketch:
Creative Nugget:  Two of the sentiments and images from Bookmark Bits & Pieces were embossed in white on a True Black panel and smudged with some Wedding Dress Memento Luxe ink to create the chalkboard look.  Jute was tied around the chalkboard layer.  Some Graphic 45 DP was used for the other panels on the sketch.  These were matted in Real Red and True Black.  Stitching was added before mounting the card front to a Vintage Cream card base.

Be sure to check on the other Sugar Babies for more inspiration for SSS223 at The Sweet Stop!  Hope you can join us this week!

Sugar Babies

                Monika Davis
                Robin Parker
                         Stephanie Serrano

I had so much fun using all of the little bits & pieces from Bookmark Bits & Pieces on my next project...
hope you like it!
Creative Nugget:  I found a Large Tag Folded Book on Technique Junkie's 3D & Fun Folds Paper Craft CD and thought it would be perfect to hold several bookmarks...I was right!  The book was made with Cherry Cobbler, True Black, and Core'dinations card stocks and the same Graphic 45 papers as above.  The "READ" was stamped three times in Cherry Cobbler, cut from the Dr. Seuss quote, and attached to the Label die included in the set of dies...LOVE all the bits & pieces!
This is what the book looks like opened up.  Each of the little pockets was perfect for holding a bookmark!  The tag on the third section was actually made with one of the bookmark dies.  The top part was cut first, then by lining up the panel and cutting again, a label was made to perfectly fit the quote!
Here are the four bookmarks out of the pockets.  The images were all colored with Copic Markers.  The Tree Background stamp was used on the owl bookmark and the Ric-Rac die included in the Bookmarks & More Die Set was used for the flower stems on the fourth bookmark.  I wish I would have had this set of stamps and matching dies while I was still teaching first grade!

To see more fabulous samples created by the talented Design Team, click on the thumbnails below!

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way because we're giving this fabulous bundle away to one lucky winner!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Friday, August 16th at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced on our website homepage on Monday, August 19th.

Thanks so much for joining me today...enjoy stopping by the Sugar Babies AND the hop!  Have a wonderful day and stop back again tomorrow for Day 2 of the Feature Hops!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Card and Tag Book Recipe
Stamps: Bookmark Bits & Pieces, Tree Background (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Wedding Dress Luxe, Rich Cocoa Luxe (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark (Tsukineko), Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, True Black, Kraft (PTI), Core'dinations, Graphic 45 DP
Accessories: Bookmarks & More Dies (SNSS), 3D and Fun Folds Paper Crafts CD (Technique Junkies), Sew Mini, Jute, Gingham Ribbon, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Scallop Circle Nestie (Spellbinders), Google Eyes, Copic Markers

41 comments:

Kim said...

Cathy - Your bookmark projects are AMAZING! I adore the accordion piece...it's adorable!

Susie said...

Cathy - these bookmarks are wonderful! And you've paired them up with my all time favorite paper company, Graphic 45! I have these papers and almost used them. You did a fantastic job and I love each and every one!

guilinger2 said...

I'm a sucker for bookmark projects, love yours!

carmen scrapbooking said...

Cathy, I love your work! Specially the acordion project!

irishgreensue said...

Love these bookmarks, Cathy - what a great thing to add to a card for a school sendoff - especially your accordian card FULL OF THEM!

juneroses said...

Love the bookmarks! And the papers used to make them! A perfect combo.

Jennie said...

Eeeks, LOVE your tag folder!! Amazing card as well and loving your creativity with this stamp/die set.

Sabrina said...

WOW!!! I love how your card holds all of your wonderful bookmarks!!

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow...Your bookmarks are so cute. Love the book.

Laurie said...

I love what you've done with this set - so much so that I've ordered the bundle!!!

Cynthia said...

Wowsers! I love what you have created with the new Bookmark Bits set, Cathy! The chalkboard technique is perfect for your card AND I love all of the details on your Tag Book.

JD/ Jill said...

Your tag and bookmark folder is just so awesome...have put that on my wish list to try!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects

merrymstamper said...

FABULOUSO!!!
Cathy, you rock!

Kris B said...

Amazing! The card is adorable and what an awesome folder and bookmarks! Love the craft and red! You've done a fantastic job on all your creations! TFS

Darlene S. said...

Love your bookmark projects!

Lillian said...

I love these bookmarks the best of all, as they'd be a great project to work up for the children's charities I donate to. Thanks for sharing all your sample creations, Cathy !!

Sue D said...

I like the chalkboard technique and stitching on your card and what a wonderful bookmark holder.

Nana Rogers said...

Love love love what you've done. Great gifts!

Ann Tuck said...

I wanted to comment on your chalkboard card first, Cathy, but the page wasn't up yet, and now when I return I see that wonderful book of book marks! Love the chalkboard effects - so eye catching and the book is awesome! Such a lot of techniques, inspiration and great messages! You must have had a lot of fun (and taken a lot of time) to make this project. I wonder who the lucky recipient will be? They will treasure it, for sure! Hugs, Ann xx

Katie said...

Wow, your bookmark holder is fantastic! I love the owl peeking out and the book worm. Also love your 'chalkboard' card, looks so cool! Great job. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Stamping with grace said...

Wao! what an awesome you did. I absolutely love your bookmark project

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great projects! Love bookmark holder!

Tamara D said...

Beautiful work!

Message Keeper said...

Great take on the stamp set! Really a good combination!

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. Your projects are incredible. What a cute idea to make a "book" of book marks. And each one is so cute.

Ceal said...

Cathy your projects are Ah-Mazing as always! I love the bookmark book. I am going to have to try that

the primitive country bug said...

All of your projects are awesome! If I was a young reader I would love to get one of these bookmark holders.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

This is over-the-top! Love the googlie eyes!

Heather said...

Your card is adorable! It is so perfect for going back to school and a brilliant idea to use the chalkboard look!! And then there is the book of bookmarks!!! What a gorgeous project!

Conniecrafter said...

these are just wonderful and I love your little booklet to hold them!

Michele I said...

love the book and the bookmarkers very cute a great idea for one who read different books a one time

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wow! What a fabulous project Cathy. Love the red and black together and that bookmark holder is fabulous. Great designs as always.

Janis said...

Spectacular projects. Love the creative bookmark holder and the chalkboard style of the first project!
<3 J

jabs said...

I love the accordian bookmark holder! My dd is avid reader and I'm always making bookmarks for her...I so need this set! Beautiful work!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Wow, I love them all!!!!!

Sharon in NE said...

What a great set! Our girlfriends group at church is having a book club and wouldn't these make nice favors.

Bev Gerard said...

Oh My goodness! I loved the set itself at first glance ... but your projects kicked it up into the 'Totally Love It' category!

~Bev
TexasGrammy

Carisa said...

omgosh, this is the most amazing project I've seen! LOVE all the details and work that went into creating it. This is hands down my favorite set of this release!

keeleykats said...

Cathy, Your card is very cute with the chalkboard look and stitching. Your Folded Book filled with bookmarks is amazing! What a great back to school gift! Cute! Cute! Cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Zella said...

Super creative! Love the tags/bookmarks!!!!