Saturday, July 04, 2009

SNR 4th of July Blog Hop!!!

Yey! Another SNR Blog Hop event, my dear friends!!! :)
The SNR "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE" 4th of July will have 95 blog hops! Wowzer!!!

Be sure to stop by at the SNR Card Universe site for the first stop. Eventually you will land on my blog and then next to MARY's blog, which I am sure will have a fabulous idea for you to see!

Anyways, here is my share of idea... a simple bookmark which you can make for a friend or a child who loves to read... I decided to make an education-related theme instead of a 4th of July card. I believe that reading, education and freedom are co-related. The right to read and have proper education are good example of how one can obtain freedom in our society, in the world. Giving a child a book to read and giving him the education to pursue his dreams is as important and is much like giving him freedom to dream and to live.

Hmm... now on to my bookmark :D heehee

I basically made this with just scraps of patterned paper... I love to store them in a plastic accordion folder usually by color.. but later on will be in jumble, lol!

Here's an instruction if you want to make one:
1. Cut a 4x11 cardstock for the base. Fold in half and adhere.
2. Cover it with a paper of your choice. I used a Scenic Route paper for mine. Punch a hole and use an eyelet of your choice and tie a twill or ribbon at the topmost part.
3. Stamp an image at the lower right part. I used Maya Road tree stamp and red Stazon Ink.
4. Stamp additional images like the apple and bird. I used a dimensional tape on the apple image to make it pop a bit more coz it has the same color as the tree. I used Colorbox chalk ink and Tim Holtz distress ink on these images.
5. Cut a strip of another patterned paper and adhere vertically at the upper right side and another pleated strip for added interest.
6. I personally like mine to have a more personal touch so I wrote the quotation I chose on a cream cardstock, then cut and adhered as seen in the image.
7. Embellish with a flower (I used Maya Road fabric/felt flower) and ink the edges as well.

Then you're done! As simple as that! :)

For your next hop, check out MARY's blog.
Thank you so much for checking out mine!
Have a great FOURTH OF JULY to my friends and family in the USA!

Hugs to all,
Donna E.
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73 Comments:

toni said...

what an adorable bookmark ~ such a great idea. Love the quote too.

runningonink said...

Very cute bookmark! I love how you wrote the quote with you cute handwriting!

Dawn said...

I too love to make bookmarks- they are really personal and lets the person you are giving them to know how much you care about them and value reading! I espically love giving them to kids (maybe that is the teacher in me) anyway great bookmark. Happy 4th!

Anne House said...

What a cute bookmark!

Jennifer E. said...

Love how you created this bookmark from scraps & created it so well in doing so! Have a happy 4th of July!

Jaspere said...

Fabulous idea.

Denni said...

What a great blog. I love the bookmark and I totally agree with the importance of education. Thanks!

Ceal said...

whet an adorable bookmark! TFS

Cr8ive ME said...

love your bookmark. And I totally agree that giving a child the gift of reading opens up so many opportunities. Much like the gift of Freedom.

Happy 4th of July!

Mary

Norwayscrapper said...

lovely bookmark tfs

Donna E. said...

Hi ladies, thanks for your sweet comments and for droppin' by!! :)

Tami B. said...

Such a beautiful post to go with your wonderful bookmark. Lovely.

Colleen said...

Great idea for kids to make their own bookmarks. Thanks for the idea, will use this with my grandkids.

Lorie said...

What a wonderful idea, and very well done! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Donna this is so sweet and a fantastic way of using scraps what a great idea for school gifts and I am always looking for easy projects to do with my grands these would be perfect.
TFS

Cheryl said...

Your bookmark is just adorable, Donna!!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Great bookmark Donna! ...HUGS...SK :)

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Super cute bookmark!! Great way to use scraps.

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous bookmark using the RW&B:)

GinniG said...

I agree about the education/reading/freedom connection! Cute bookmark! Have a wonderful 4th!

The Wired Angel said...

I love your bookmark... what a creative idea. Thanks for participating in the SNR blog hop.. hurray for the Red, White and Blue. Enjoy your holiday!

msfreida said...

Donna, being a former 1st grade teacher, I couldn't agree with you more! Reading is the key to freedom!

What a clever idea you have with your bookmark! Love the idea of using scraps! Very creative! :)

jennifer said...

Donna, what a beautiful interpretation of this. I definitely believe in the power of reading for chidren, and adults, and love to see this being promoted as much as possible. Great job! I ADORE your bookmark!!

MrsETaylor said...

sweet bookmark. Thanks for joining us on the hop

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Thanks for reminding us of the importance of being able to read, and how giving this gift to a child gives him/her independance. Cute bookmark. Great to see you using your scraps.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

sweet bookmark!!!

karen In Houston said...

Love your bookmark,and the reason you made it is true, freedom of speech and freedom to live in this great countr, have a wonderful Fourth of July...........

Sharon said...

Reading is a freedom I enjoy!!! Love the bookmark!

Nicole said...

Beautiful bookmark!! Have a great 4th!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute, great way to use your scraps.

Betty said...

wonderful bookmark!!!!

jennyv said...

Lovely bookmark and thanks forsharing the tutorial. You did a great job! Happy 4th of July!

Jenny

Suz said...

I love the book mark - very creative way to mix up the inspiration.

Happy 4th of July

Karolyn Loncon said...

Cute stuff!! I have blog candy on my blog, so I hope you'll drop by and visit!!

scrappyandpiggy said...

Great bookmark. I love the colors and the tree stamp. Great job.

Christy Dillman said...

Fabulous bookmarks, love it!

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

I share your beliefs...Love that gorgeous bookmake...

rush8888 said...

i believe as you do about reading, education and freedom being intertwined. wonderful bookmark.

Tracey said...

Thanks for sharing.
Tracey, Thunder Bay, Ontario
serene-stamper@shaw.ca

suzann said...

Really cute bookmark!

Lindsay said...

Adorable book mark!!!! I have to make that!!! I love it!!!! I will make some for my friends too!! Thank you so very much, your work is amazing!!!!

Chrisd said...

What a sweet and lovely bookmark. Your directions are great!Happy 4th to all.

Carole RB said...

Happy 4th of july

Denise said...

Love the bookmark!! Happy 4th to you too!! :)

Ladydoc said...

Great idea. Couldn't agree more!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Very cute bookmark! TFS the tutorial

lotsa scrap said...

great idea!

The Digi Shack said...

What a great book mark. Looks like it came right out of "Cards" magazine. Very publication worthy. Thanks for the instructions.

Christine said...

I also love making bookmards and give them away often!

Blessings,
Christine

DellaLuna said...

I just wanted to add to the sentiments that I love this bookmark. I like how it's a mini piece of artwork, with all those cute elements. Pretty, pretty, pretty. :D

Mare and Her Boys said...

What a great project! TFS!

n2kids said...

Cute bookmark. I really like the lettering!

Hollyk said...

Very nice book mark. I think I will be busy playing around in the craftroom tonight and tomorrow.

IRIT SHALOM said...

I REALLY LOVE WHAT YOU DID HERE!! GREAT BLOG HOP ALSO!!

Tina said...

Adorable bookmark!

Jean said...

What a clever idea - excellent and thank you too for the tutorial!

Jess said...

So cute!

photographer said...

adorable bookmark! thanks for the tutorial!

radona

cpbunch said...

Cute bookmark! Thanks for the tutorial also. :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love all this blog hop stuff! Fun!

June Houck said...

Very cute project!

Cassie said...

so cute!! love the quote!!

Justliketink said...

Very cute idea! Great way to use up your scraps and such!

Tiffany said...

How cute!

wendybyrd@roadrunner.com said...

Thanks for the great Idea!!! My son will love this!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Cute book mark!

Karen from PA said...

What a great bookmark and what a wonderful idea!

Thanh said...

What a fun little bookmark Donna!

Mary said...

darling bookmark
i love it
thanks for sharing

Nicole said...

WOW, Donna, this is a wonderful bookmark! TOO SWEET!

Kim said...

Super cute bookmark... I've been meaning to make one for my daughter (already made one for my son) who is just starting to read. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chrissy's Creations said...

Super cute!

Jazzy1972 said...

How cute is that, love it. Jay xx

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