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I am a web designer who loves to be creative. I enjoy stamping, card making, pottery and drawing. I have been making cards for years, and only in the past year got into stamping in a big way. I love the Stampin' Up! products so much, I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!
I live in Winnipeg, MB with my boyfriend and our cats.

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Monday, April 27, 2009


Have you ever been reading a good book, but for the life of you, you can't find a bookmark and just end up using whatever empty envelope or old receipt you can find?? Well, that happens to me a LOT, so I thought, why not make my own bookmark?!?

I decided to make one for myself and one for my mom for Mother's Day.

For both bookmarks I used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. I also got to try out my new Stampin' Pastels for the first time on the flower cut-outs! I was a bit apprehensive at first, but wow, do I like them!!! On both the main and center pieces of cardstock I distressed the edges using a sponge dauber and the Chocolate Chip ink. I also used the sponge dauber in the center of the cut-out flower, and then used the pastels on it.
The ribbon, bead, eyelet and clip are not from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Products:
Cardstock: Yoyo Yellow, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Pastels (Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange)

The bookmark I made for my mom I also used Wonderful Favorites and Park Avenue Patterns along with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set.

For the stamped images on the Orchid Opulence and the Tempting Turquoise cardstock, I stamped the images with VersaMark. I used clear embossing powder on the "Wonderful" image. For the "to my", "mother", flower cut-out and lantern images I stamped on Whisper White cardstock in a matching non-SU ink.

The "to my" and "mother" pieces were cut out with the Word Window punch. To do this, turn your punch upside down so that you can see the stamped image through the punch hole, align the stamped image to the left of the punch and punch the cardstock. You will have a lot of white space to the right of the stamped image. Take the punched piece of cardstock and insert it back into the punch, and line it up with the punch, again holding the punch upside-down. Use the right-side of the punch on the right side of the cardstock, and line it up with the stamped image, holding the bit of cardstock that is sticking out with your fingers on the right side, and punch again.

On the flower and the lantern cut-outs, I used the Stampin' Pastels again. On the edges of the turquoise center piece, I used the Scallop Edge punch. I also used the VersaMark ink and a sponge dauber on the edges of the purple and turquoise pieces of cardstock to distress faintly.

Again, the ribbon, eyelet, beads and purple ink used are not Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Products:
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Wonderful Favorites, Park Avenue Patterns
Punch: Scallop Edge
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Pastels (Orchid Opulence, Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow - though you can't quite see it in the picture)


  1. I love distressing with ink, especially chocolate chip! These bookmarks are so lovely!

  2. Thanks very much Dawn! Yeah, I love the look of distressing! :)

  3. Congratulations on your new blog. I am a SU Demo in Gimli. I have been a demo for about 1 year now. Happy to meet you.

  4. Thanks Peggy! Good to know another SU Demo in MB! :)


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