Saturday, September 15, 2012

Super Size Bookmark

Good Morning!! So I just bought a new camera and I am super excited/nervous. My old camera is a point and shoot Fuji but now I have a DSLR Nikon. I have never used a DSLR before so it should be interesting, I bought it yesterday morning and it is still in it's box LOL!! I will spent this afternoon figuring it out!! Anyways last week there was two challenges that I wanted to enter but I had to wait until I received my new stamp/die set in the mail. They arrived on Wednesday but I hadn't had time to use them until this morning. It is the new "Just Simply Live" by My Creative Time, the two challenges are:

My Creative Time : Recycle It

Cut It Up : Anything Goes (must use a die-cut)

cardboard from the Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors

bookmark for my daughters workbooks

close up

What I Used:

My Creative Time: Just Simply Live & Inspiring Words
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Butterflies in Flight
Hot Glue Gun
Hole Punch
Cardstock (recycled from my stash)

When I saw the "recycle it" challenge I went into my craft room and looked around (fortunately for me I keep alot of packaging), I came across the cardboard that the scissors came in and new it would be perfect for a super size book mark (all of my daughters work books are big). I measured out the cardstock and wrapped it around the cardboard and then punched a hole to put the ribbon through, next I decorated it with some of my daughters favourite things, butterflies and purple!! I used the mini letters/numbers from the "Just Simply Live" stamp set and created the border around the die. the words "Determination" and "Commitment" came from the "Inspiring Words" stamp set. I wanted as she gets older to read those words and know to never give up no matter how hard it seems.

The My Creative Time challenge ends on Tuesday Sept. 18th at midnight EST and the Cut It Up challenge ends on Wednesday Sept. 19th at midnight EST.

Have A Great Week!! (I have family from Winnipeg coming to visit tomorrow)

God Bless!!



  1. What a creative idea!!! I have to make one of these for I save packaging as well! How clever, love it!!!!!

  2. Oh, how very pretty! and I love how you used something that would have wound up in a landfill somewhere. The sentiments are great and the bookmark is a wonderful gift to your daughter. She's lucky to have you as a mom!
    Thanks for joining us in our first ever challenge at Cut It Up!

  3. What an awesome recycle, Kristan!! I love the look of the super-size bookmark!! If I had one like that, maybe I wouldn't lose it like I do ever other one I have!! You will LOVE your DSLR camera!! I have a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR and love, love, love it!! It can do anything and takes amazing pics!! Have fun learning all about yours!! I hope you are having a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Great bookmark Kristan. I really like your buttons in the corner. Way to use up that packaging!


  5. Way to go with the Recycling! Love the bookmark!!! Isn't the polaroid die fabulous??? Thanks for joining is in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge :)

    ~ Cassandra

  6. Love the inspirational words on this bookmark. Beautiful idea. Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up!

  7. cute is that bookmark!!!! Did your baby girl just love it?

    Have you taken your camera out of the box YET?!?!?!?! Haha!!

  8. Great idea! I need to make me some bookmarks. Thanks for playing with us at Cut It Up Challenges. :) Janis

  9. What a perfect bookmark for those super sized workbooks, plus it is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up!

    Cut It Up Co-Founder

  10. Great project!! I love how you reused the packaging!! :) Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges!

    Cut It Up Co-Founder

  11. What a great bookmark - and how super that it's so large! It will be perfect for your daughter's big books.
    I hope you are enjoying your camera!

  12. Kristan ~ Oh this is too CLEVER too! What a great idea to recycle!!! LOVE it! I love the bookmark idea! I have to laugh at your post ~ the camera ~ Oh I would LOVE that camera. I too save tons of packaging! AWESOME project!!! Thanks for joining us over at My Creative Time ~ Designers Challenge!!!

  13. Love your large bookmark! Love how you upcycled!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cut It Up Challenges!!


  14. Just dropping in to say hi! Checking to see what your crafty hands have been up to but I am guessing you are very busy!!! Thinking of you

  15. WOW! great way to recycle and awesome bookmark!! I have that camera and you are going to LOVE it!!

  16. talk about reusing something! this is fabulous! you're so cleaver and creative! thanks for playing with us at My Creative Time's Desinger Challenge!