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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


This will be entered into 2 challenges:
1. My Time to Craft: Bookmarks
2. The Outlawz: Paper A La Mode: Tags and labels

I'm going to show  pictures first then try to describe what I did.

As you can see, this bookmark can be used in 2 different ways: as a regular bookmark with the tassel hanging out of the book, or as a paperclip bookmark.

Ok, the nitty gritty. This bookmark measures 2.75" x 6.5". The fairy is from http://dulemba.blogspot.com/2007/10/coloring-page-tuesday-reading-fairy.html and is colored with a combination of sharpie marker, Stampin' Up marker and oil pencils. The image was printed and colored twice, once on the oval, and once of the flat bookmark. I did this so that the image could still be seen if for some reason the oval came off. The oval was inked in Ballet Blue ink from Stampin' Up. The quote is from Oscar Wilde. All papers are scrap.

Ok, I am going to try to describe how I made this.
1. Cut blue base bookmark.
2. Print fairy and quote onto white cardstock and cut 1/4 in smaller than blue cardstock.
3. Color Fairy.
4. Print fairy on white cardstock, cut out in oval shape, and color.
5. Hot glue small part of paperclip onto back of white bookmark.
6. Hot blue oval onto exposed part of paper clip, making sure not to glue the whole thing to the white base. (I put wax paper between the white base and the paper clip to prevent sticking).
7. Adhere to blue base.
8. Make tassel or use one that is pre-made. (I chose to make mine.)
9. Make beading and add to tassel then add to bookmark.

I hope this makes sense. I chose pink beading to match the fairy's pink dress.

Hope you like it!

Have a great weekend.



  1. I like that your bookmark can be used 2 different ways.

  2. Fantastic creation, love the image such a sweetie!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx