Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FINALLY ...my FFC post!

I am the challenge hostess this month for the Friday Fun Challenges. Last Friday my challenge was this:
Oct. 8:
It's already October and that has us gearing up for the holiday season which is a time when we tend to focus on other. For today, it's all about you. Create a project that is just for you and your enjoyment.

While the girls were great and did their challenges on Friday, I am a bad hostess and just got my project done and posted today...Tuesday. I know, I know... I will try to do better this week!

So, for my project, you all should have been able to predict what I would make when given permission to simply make something for me...it's a bookmark!

I have had this idea for a bookmark for a little while to create ruffles at the top and the bottom so that the book looks dressed up when your bookmark is in it. I used crepe paper streamers to create the ruffles and customized the size so that they would hang out perfectly on a paperback book.

I used an {Ippity} stamp for the focal point of my bookmark...I ADORE that stamp with the butterfly from Books a Flutter.

Supplies used:
*{Ippity} Books a Flutter
*Anna Griffin paper (red/pink)
*PTI paper (black & white polka)
*file folder (black & white floral)
*StazOn jet black inked
*crepe paper streamer
*MM trim
*Martha Stewart border punch
*AC brads
*watercolor pencils

BTW, if you like fun and fabulous chick lit, check out Kristan Higgins. I have just discovered her and have read all of her books that I could find (still searching for one.) She has a wonderful sense of humor that has you laughing out loud throughout her books, but I have also cried real tears in several of them because her characters are so real and life-like. Fabulous reads!!!! Easily a new favorite author for my list!!

And don't forget to go check out what the other FFC girls created (although their posts will have been posted on Friday!)


Emily Leiphart said...

Christi, this is fantastic! I love how fancy it is and it does look great in the book.

Unknown said...

So very worth the wait! Its gorgeous!!

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