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Friday, August 5, 2011


Here I am... again!  I told you I'd be back with a project!  This one was quick and too simply easy!

Before I show you the project, I have to tell you I purchased this bookmark for around $2 at Hobby Lobby a while back and had no idea what I was going to do with it at the time, so I put it away.  Well, I was going through supplies trying to figure out what I was going to make a dear, sweet friend for her belated birthday and there's this bookmark!  (It looks gold from the light but it's actually silver):

Alright, doesn't it frustrate you when you see something you ran across just moments before but then can't find it.  I'd seen an old earring while digging through my supplies but discarded it as something I didn't want to use.  However, lo and behold when I ran across this bookmark and recalled the earring, an idea came to mind; then I couldn't find the earring!!!  So I had to dig through all that stuff all over again!!!  What a mess -- I really need organization!  Anyway, I finally found the earring -- at the very bottom of all that stuff, of course:

So..., what was my idea?  It was to glue the earring to the top of the bookmark!!! 

To fill in the gaps around the edges, I filled them in Crystal Ice Stickles which matched perfectly!  I added the bookmark to a card I made quickly, and now doesn't that $2 bookmark  look really nice?:

I hope my friend likes it.  You can click on the picture to enlarge it but the card reads "If the pages of a book can be marked, so can there be a special place marked in our hearts for each other".  Awwwww...... how sweet!

Now..., SURPRISE!!!  I FOREWARNED YOU!!!  I'd told you earlier I had a small giveaway for you!  And it's time!!!  This is an "itty bitty" little giveaway for someone of a Unity Stamp:

Here's the back of the stamp package showing what the stamp actually looks like:

Guess now I'm not a rascal any longer, huh?  LOL!!!  It was fun though making you wait while it lasted!

All of you are eligible to win this stamp by just leaving me a comment on this post!  The chosen winner will be determined by Random.org., and the drawing and winner will be announced no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, August 8.  The winning number will coordinate with the order of your comment.  Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by, and...

I'll be seeing you!

P.S.  I have another giveaway soon! LOL!


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [06 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Charlotte said...

this is exquisite! I am amazed with you talent and creativity. I love the little sentiment on the card. Did you do it on the computer, or was it a stamp. It is such a nice quote. I love the way the bookmark turned out and the added flourishes and stickles are perfect! This is another beauty my dear friend.

Susan said...

Hey Audrey!

I love bookmarks and this one is simply stunning! The earring fits perfect! I hold on to old earrings too and now that I see how handy they can be I'm glad I do. The card turned out so pretty and the bookmark matches spot on! Wow, your friend will love this and will love you for making it for her. What a sweet sentiment too. The whole project is very elegant my friend!


Sparksgal said...

Hi Audrey!

What a gorgeous card and bookmark! And such a sweet sentiment too. :)

I've been trying to get caught up on my blog reading (a bit behind) :) and came across your project and had to pop by and say Hi.

Hope you are doing well!

Jess (aka Sparksgal)

Rhonda Emery said...

what a beautiful birthday present I sure she will be in love with it. Anything you make is amazing anyway. this is so beautiful. hugs

Trisha said...

What a great use of the old earring! I love that it fit so well! Thanks for sharing the making of this lovely project with us!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

LOL.. you are so funny Audrey. I am glad you found that ear ring, ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. It amazes me how you take some so plain and turn it into something so beautiful. I am sure she will love it.. You are such a sweetheart, always thinking of others. hugs from ukiah

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Oh, look how beautiful this is! LOVE LOVE LOVE this little bookmark and I am sure she will too. TFS

Jean said...

Oh I love this. It is so beautiful!

Pam said...

Audrey you are one amazingingly talented lady. Such a lovely card and such a lovely alteration. Your friend is lucky! And just love love the sentiment. TFS dear.

Judy said...

What a truly awesome idea ! Your card is just lovely and I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to receive it. Buster's a doll !

Debbie said...

It amazes me how crafty you are. Such an elegant bookmark Audrey!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Wow - love how you re-purposed the earrings. and I know what you mean! I am forever doing that, if I move something - my memory banks forget the new place.... and I keep freakin' out! Where did I put it - I should have never moved it.
anywho... your friend will love it!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Love the earring and the bookmark...that is awesome! I wish I had a stash of jewels like you. You have pulled some amazing pieces out of your stash...I remember a few fromt the past as well :-)

Cricut Couple said...

OK Audrey, Jill has already gone to bed and it's probably a good thing because when she sees this (Printed it off) she is going to to want to immediately make it. She loves working with beads and a am sure that she has everything she would need to make this! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Just Love it!!!

scrappin sista said...

That is such a neat idea Audrey!! I think I am going to borrow this idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

girlia said...

Lovely bookmark Audrey. I am sure your friend will love it.

McVic said...

HI Audrey!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! You always leave such nice comments!! I love that bookmark!! Im going to try to find some round here! Im sure your friend is going to love her little card and bookmark!

Monique Barr said...

See this is why I love your work it is just AWESOME. And thanks for the chance to win blog candy

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello sweet Audrey- this is just spectacular!
She is going to love it.
It is so nice of you to have blog candy too.
Thanks for a chance although with blog candy or not- I would definitely stop by.
You are incredible!
Crafty best,

The Archiving Angel said...

By the way, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate the support and all of your kind comments.

Brenda said...

Your bookmark is FABULOUS I love all the glitz. She will keep it near and dear I am sure. The card is most wonderful also.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Audrey that earring looks awesome in the bookmark! You did a terrific job with the filler too-I can't even tell! Beautiful.

Treva said...

Really cute bookmark, something like this would be nice to share with our book club members. I'll have to be on the lookout for something like this at the craft stores. TFS another great project!

GabyCreates.com said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Audrey!!! I know your friend will like it... I would love it!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Another beautiful, creative project. Not only are you extremely creative, you are so very thoughtful. What a beautiful bookmark and a wonderful statement to go with it. Just beautiful! Best, Curt