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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Your Next Challenge with Your Scrapbook Place

Today I am going to let my Dreams Take Flight. After work, I will sit down and tally up all the winners of my Birthday Blowout celebration. I wished to increase my Blog Following, which I did, and Lisa from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles has made a badge for me to display in my sidebar. Thank you Lisa!
Everyone who joined me in my Birthday Blowout is getting something, so please send me your email, either in the comnents section or by emailing me at:
Now, on to my project. I design for Your Scrapbook Place with other talented crafters. The blog's challenges are always Anything Goes, so today, as a midway reminder of our April challenge, I made a bookmark. It features an image from our sponsor, Angie's Digital Stamps. I used Butterfly on a Toadstool, which can be found along with many others on her Etsy Shop.
After coloring it with my trusty Copics, I shimmered it a bit with Stickles and then fussy-cut the image out. I prepared a base of cardstock and patterned paper which I border punched. I embossed my sentiment. A piece of trim and some sequins and all I needed to finish it off was a ribbon. BUT, I promised myself that today I would look no further than the top of my craft table to create, and there was no ribbon to be had. There was, however, a strip of that black cardstock that happened to be red on the other side as well as the core, so I stapled it to look like a ribbon, added a punched circle to each end.
I still have so much on my craft table, including images. I could probably make another 10 projects without touching anything except what's on my table. And that is the promise I am making today. If it's not put away immediately, I MUST use what's leftover before rooting around for more. The madness has to stop somewhere, and I alone have the power!!
Meanwhile, back to reality. Please carve some time out this month to play, and then join Your Scrapbook Place for its April Anything Goes challenge.

BTW, I will post this week once I have made my birthday goodies lists. Keep checking back!! Everyone is a winner!

Other Challenges I am Entering:
City Crafter challenges - CASE the card
All Crafts - Anything Goes no Cards
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes w/loose glitter,emb powder,flocking


ike said...

FABULOUS bookmark and I am so glad your Birthday Bash went off well :-D xoxoxo

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely bookmark you made for our challenge! You were so very generous in your birthday giveaways. Hugs! Holley

LChippy76 said...

Love your Bookmark! <3
💖 THANKS for allowing us to help celebrate your Birthday!!! So kind of You! ! ! 😀

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Pretty bookmark Pat!

Susan Slomski said...

Pretty bookmark. Your birthday celebration was great. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Edwina said...

Hi Pat, I love your bookmark. I like butterfly images and the fact this one has toadstools( mushrooms) makes it even better. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed seeing your creations for the birthday celebration. I hope you had a good day. Edwina Brown

Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a marvelous book mark! A perfect way to celebrate your birthday! hugs, de

Stella said...

A lovely take on our challenge. I love that quote and your design is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

E. Marie said...

Great bookmark. Love the butterfly and mushrooms and your creative ribbon. What a challenge you have made for yourself to use up what is left on your table. Not sure I could do that. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful bookmark! So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.