Edit: Some Q and A: I get my wooden clothespins at the Dollar Tree stores. I haven't seen this type at Walmart, etc....sometimes I'll find a bag at a garage sale too. And someone asked how I keep the brands of the ribbons straight once I put them on the clothespins....answer: I don't...I either remember or I just don't worry about it since I don't do many publications. If I can't remember, I just source it as my *stash*. :)
How 'bout we continue our library theme today? I've decided to add a little section to my stash that includes bookmarks because they're so fun to make. Plus the girls always love it when they see I've made new book marks! These little gems measure 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" and they are so cute and springy!
I chose to use Karen Lockhart's little Itty Bitty Inchie worm stamp to go along with my bookworm/library theme. They stamp perfectly onto Spellbinders 1" squares and scalloped squares. I colored my Inch Worms in with Copic markers that match the cute My Mind's Eye patterned paper. The word *read* is stamped with Studio G letter stamps I found at my local scrapbook store. The ribbon is Sweet Blush and Spring Moss from Papertrey, stitched back and forth three times (what I call my messy stitches).
I can't wait for my friend Lori to see my new bookmarks. I sometimes cut up sheets of 12" x 12" cardstock into simple bookmarks for her library stash. The kids love to have new ones from time to time. Okay, I'm inspired to sew up some cute book bags or something now! Maybe the girls and I will whip up something over Spring Break. Have a great day everyone....and thank you for always leaving such nice comments, you really warm my heart with all your kind words.
Someone asked about the ink I use: I stamp all my images with Palette Black Noir ink, found at Papertrey Ink. I don't heat set it...just stamp and color.