Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I have a niece and a nephew that are just starting out in the school system so reading skills are important to their future. I wanted to make something for them that they could use and get a kick out of. Both bookmarks are made using scraps of paper. I cut them out using the long rectangle nestibility and it's matching scalloped die .
This fairy stamp is from Inkadinkado. I embossed it with Deco Black embossing powder which gives this wonderful color sparkle.
I colored the image with makers and then used stickles in some places.

I used Golden Rod and Star Dust stickles on the capital letters and on all the scalloped around the edge. The printing is done with a black spica pen.

Of course boys don't do Fairies so I used this hockey shirt stamp from Studio G and the car stamp from Vap Srap. Again I embossed with deco black and colored with markers. This one has an extra layer to hide the brads and holes used to embellish. The scalloped paper is a textured metallic silver has has a wonderful glow.

Again the stickles were used on the capital letters. This time it was Broken China and Christmas Red. I added those wonderful gears from my Tim Holtz collection. I find boy projects much harder to embellish but I do think these gears will work.

Quinn is a goalie so I punched holes to print out goalie. I do hope the kids enjoy and use these bookmarks. I wanted to make them something for this weekend when they come over so I made these today.
The snow has really melted away fast...we now have a lawn showing in many places though we still have lots of snow on the front near the house. Guess I have to go. One of the boys is writing an essay on "MacBeth" and needs some help from this Retired Teacher....sometimes I am helpful! Talk soon.


Moni said...

Lovely bookmarks! Hug, moni

Riet said...

what a gorgeous cards Heather.

hugs Riet.x

Shirley said...

Great bookmarks. The girl's is such great bling and the boy's is way too cool with all the ice hockey jersey and car stuff!