Sunday, April 29, 2012

Making My Mark

A couple of weeks ago, as I prepared for a trip to D. C., I was throwing a couple of books in my backpack (I have yet to join the Kindle Klub), when I realized I didn't have a bookmark. Sure, my boarding pass would do, but I was still in scrapping mode, and thought I could do better.

Here's what I stuck in my book:

Isn't it fun?! I took a bunch of scraps from Echo Park's newest collections, and piled them on the front and back of a sturdy piece of chipboard. After adhering everything, and before adding the baker's twine, I brushed on a coat of gloss medium. Start to finish, this cute little project took less than 15 minutes, excluding drying time.

Then, later this week when I needed one more project for the Scraptastic blog, I revisited this project and made myself another bookmark from the scraps of my April Great Adventures kit. I completed it with letter stickers, a flurry of colorful fibers and a brad that says "Dream Big". On the back is a favorite reading quote:

Now I can be in the middle of two books at the same time (I usually have one in the car and one on the bedside table), and my place will be marked securely in each. No more dog-eared pages or turned in book jackets. I'm also thinking they'd make great stocking stuffers for kids and the other bibliophiles in my life who still read the "old-fashioned" way.

Do you like to read? I love to read both fiction AND non-fiction. Any recommendations? What was the last book you read?


Susan Stringfellow said...

oh what a great idea! love the EP one because I love that collection.

soapHOUSEmama said...

super fun!!!!

Alyssa said...

Aw, great bookmarks! So cool.

The last book I read was The Green River Killer: A True Detective Story. Really fascinating and edgy graphic novel about the investigation into the Green River case. Not sure if it's your cup of tea or not . . .

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Those are amazing!! I need to pin this post when
I am not on my phone :) I am definitely a reader! Sometimes I have as many as three books going at once!

Right now I am reading the new Dean Koontz book, but I am not sold on it.

scrapper al said...

How fun! I especially like the Echo Park bookmark.