Sunday, February 28, 2010

Marked with Love

Hello bloggers!!  I hope you are having a great day - don't you just love weekends - I hope you are getting some time to 'play with paper'....there is nothing more relaxing than that for me!  I have been playing around with a number of projects but unfortunately cannot show you them at this time!!   But I can show you one of the bookmarks I am making.  I have had some requests from neighbours to make some, so this is the first of a number.

When some of my neighbours knew I made cards they asked if they could see them, so I took them up the street last weekend and sold some, I had a great week and sold 37 cards, which makes me happy.  It still amazes me that people would actually want to buy something I make!!

I used a stamp set I had been given my my dear friend and SU Demo Ann, it had not seen ink until this bookmark.  I have seen a lot of creations made with it and decided to get moving - it is perfect for this bookmark.

On the back I used another SU Set,  a Sale-a-bration set from last year - it is perfect for the back - I am thinking of making more of these as they would be very popular in the boutiques I sell my cards....they are also very quick and easy.

I added the Martha Stewart Picket Fence Punch along the bottom (thank you Pat!!) with a piece of gingham ribbon.  Simple and sweet - these are great for that little something you want to pop in a card for someone you are thinking of, or even Mothers's Day, which is coming up here in May.

I am hoping to have more of these to show you soon and also a project I am working on for my DD1 who has a birthday coming up - it is always a challenge to make something she will like, as she is not a papercrafter and 'hand made' does not hold too much appeal for her - but I am determined to make somethng she will like - I won last time with the journal...I am hoping for another 'win!'  I like her to have something from the heart!!

I am linking this to the Totally Gorjuss Challenge - It's for you MUM
Die Cuts R Us - No Designer Paper
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Keep it Simple

I am posting this early so I can get things done to get CREATING....wahoo....you gotta love this addiction of ours!!  Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments - you know you make my day! 


  1. It is beautiful! Very beautiful!

    Have a nice day in your crafting room. I am looking forward to see what you will come up with.


  2. Hi Linda, Beautiful bookmark and great gift idea. Are you having a wet weekend down you way as well. Isn't it great for cardmaking? Everybody knows you can't do housework in the rain I'm sure... Sharon x

  3. Linda, your bookmark is just gorgeous!! I love the stamps you used on it and the colors are beautiful!!
    And, why wouldn't your neighbors want to buy your beautiful work?? And I do mean beautiful!!! XXX

  4. Beautiful bookmark!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at DCRU!!
    Sheri-DCRU DT

  5. beautiful bookmark - thanks for the inspiration, I might just have to case it!! BTW, don't be surprised that folk want to buy your beautiful work!!
    Sunday is my 'craft afternoon' too, so after lunch I will be in the studio and away :-)

  6. Now, why would you be amazed that someone would want to buy your work? It's STUNNING! OF COURSE, they want to buy it you silly girl! This one is no exception! Beautiful!

  7. Linda - your bookmark is beautiful!!! I love how you used this SU Set!!! Congrats on selling your cards!!! I should do that too...I have way too many flying around...LOL!!!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. Linda what a lovely bookmark. Your stamping looks beautiful and I love the way you coupled it up with the MS punch. How pretty! Great to have you at DCRU again!

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  9. Hi, Linda! How pretty! Love the inked picket fence. Thanks for joining DCRU!!
    Cara DCRU DT

  10. This is beautiful Linda.. I LOVE the way you photographed it.. Such a a wonderful way to create.. I think the picket fence punch is really a great embellishment.. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  11. This is gorgeous Linda,love everything about it!!! Thanks for the inspiration,must make some bookmarks like this!!
    Hugs xx

  12. Absolutely beautiful Linda! Who wouldn't want to buy it my dear? I love the hymn too!!! :)

  13. Wow Linda, 37 cards?? At $5 a card that would be almost $200 Good for you :) Hope you got more than that though..your work is really exceptional and I hope you know that. Love your bookmark..thanks for sharing it :)

  14. Gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Suzie x

  15. such a lovely bookmark. Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love Sarah XXX

  16. Beautiful bookmark Linda. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  17. How gorgeous Linda! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at DCRU this week!!!

    Sammye Jo

  18. Hi sweetie!
    Thanks for joining in our HUGE vintage Yaya give-a-way! Beautiful blog...and very inspiring! xo...deb

  19. wow hun this is one stunning bookmark just love it super detail hugs cheryl xxxx

  20. WoW Linda...Girl this is gorgeous!! So happy you shared it with the DCRU this week!!

    HUGS - LORi

  21. Such a wonderful idea Linda. So elegent. Anyone would love to buy your creations..Hugs..Loz

  22. a very lovely job! a card/gift all in one:-Thanks for joining us at Tg this week

  23. Linda, my friend, this is so beautiful!!! I think I'll have to sit down and make some.I am always looking for something to mark my "have to remember scriptures"!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina


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