Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back to School!

Gosh! Sorry I haven't been on has just been so crazy busy!  I guess it's just summertime.  Friday I went all day to our state fair with my mom and a couple of her friends....

Then today Wy and I spent all day at Vallyfair, a local amusement park:

Not a lot of time for crafting...but I did fit in a little bit! Wanna see....?  =D

It's that time of year again...all the kiddies are headed back to school.  In honor of that occurrence, Tiddly Inks challenged us to create a bookmark.  Now, I've never created a bookmark before, so I was kind of excited.  I've been seeing a lot of corner bookmarks around Blogland in the past few months, and I've always wanted to try making one.  So, I decided to find a fun tutorial and try it out.  (The tutorial I found is here on Split Coast Stampers.)

And here's a close-up of just the bookmark:

I used the adorable Schoolgirl and Extras, colored with Copics, Spica markers and STICKLES!  =D  The sentiment on the side of the book says "Never judge a book by its cover."  I think that's good advice for everyone, but especially the kids.  Sometimes at a young age it's too easy to go along with the group and make snap judgments about other people...I thought this would be a nice little reminder to give everyone a chance.  =D

Well, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  (Trust me, the skirt looks much better IRL. LOL)  I'm really excited that I tried this, and I can't wait to make another one.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!  We'll see you soon!


Anonymous said...

Great bookmark and yikes on those coasters, pretty high up they are. Glad you had a good weekend, the kids don't go back to school here until this coming Monday.

Enjoy, hugs, Lori m

Kelly said...

Awesome bookmark. I love the kind that fit over the corner. Looks like you had a great time at the amusement park.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is wonderful! I love the colors and sentiment. Glad you could join us st Tiddly Inks this week!

Scrappychick said...

What a fun day!! Love the book mark and all the extra sparklies!! her skirt is to die for!! Thanks for visiting me today :)

Lynn Weber said...

Starla- this book mark is AWESOME!!! I would never get any reading done, I'd be starring at your beauitful book mark instead-lol!! What a great job you did w/your coloring, love'n the glitter skirt!!! I really like the pink w/the navy & gold, I would never have thought of that, but think I'm going to have to scraplift this color combo : ) Perfect saying for the bookmark- you ROCKED this, girlfriend!!!!!!

Kim Kelley said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love it Starla! The colors are so vibrant and the image is perfect!

mforquer said...

What a fabulous bookmark!!! Gorgeous colors and I LOVE the added sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Lau W said...

Oh thanks for sharing your shots of this beautiful w-e !
Your bookmark is superb, love it !

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Ahhh! Nicely done on the bookmark and the amusement park looks like a blast! :)