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Friday, July 6, 2012

Well Read

I have exactly 11 hours of work left before I am officially on vacation!  (But who's counting?!?! lol)  One of the things I'd like to do during my time off is read a little.  I am still trying to get through the last book of The Hunger Games trilogy and then you know I HAVE to read the Fifty Shades of Grey one just to see what all the fuss is about!  I am so busy working, crafting, and being a mom that my reading has sort of taken a back seat and I love to read!  When I was a kid Summer was all about reading!   Both for pleasure and that dreaded Summer reading list!

But whether you're reading War and Peace or a Harlequin Romance you need a good book mark to hold your place!  And that's where Sassy Studio Designs comes in with this week's Fabulous Freebie Friday image and new challenge!  Today's free image over on our Paper Craft Planet group is called Magazine Margie.  She is a cutie, sprawled on the floor with her Seventeen or Tiger Beat!  And conveniently enough, the challenge over at PCP for this fortnight is to create a bookmark!  

I took a tag shaped card from my stash to use as my base.  I selected a designer paper from Basic Grey's Out of Print collection and paired it with three different colors from Stampin' Up - Pool Party, Rose Red, and So Saffron.  Also from my stash is that awesome library book card!  I distressed and inked the edges a bit and then stamped a sentiment from a My Favorite Things set called, you guessed it, Well Read.  Using the Cheery Lynn French Pastry die and the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two die I created some visual interest and texture.  Since theoretically it should fit inside a closed book I resisted the urge to add flowers and instead opted for a bling flourish, a metal spiral clip, seam binding, baker's twine, and a circle sticker as my embellishments.  Margie is colored with Copics.  I did a little doodling around the image too.  I chose to crop her for my project, but you can see all of her if you head over to the Sassy Studio Designs' Paper Craft Planet group.  She will be there available as a freebie for 24 hours, and you can take a peek at the work of the amazing Fabettes while you're at it!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend planned!  I will be reveling in the fact that come Monday my time off is only just beginning!  Check back with me throughout to see what shenanigans the small man and I have gotten up to and to see what I've been creating with all that free time!  Enjoy your day!



Jasmine said...

This is really really cute! I like all the different layers and that library card is perfect! Your coloring came out great. Hope you have an AWESOME vacation!!!

Ginger said...

Great job Regan! What a fabulous bookmark. I hope you have a wonderful vacation. I also hope that you end up finishing your book. But most of all, enjoy your free time with your little man. Make those memories that he will have for a lifetime!

Kate said...

Awesome Bookmark, love the details especially the library book paper.


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Beautiful and oh so original! TFS

Aunty Sue said...

Love this and think she makes a brilliant book mark.

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Regan, this is beautiful! I love the colors and all the added elements.

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Now that is one awesome bookmark. I agree, everyone needs a good one even if you only put it in your Kindle case. Great job as always.


Unknown said...

I love this bookmark! So many layers and the colors are awesome! ;o)