Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thankful Thursday Challenge

Hey everyone!

Thanks for stopping back. Today is another Thankful Thursday Challenge. This week the challenge is summer reading. Make a bookmark to show how you save your place in your favorite family book! I really enjoyed this challenge. I had so many ideas that I wanted to try, but I've just been too busy. I chose one idea and ran with it.

A while ago, I saw something about making a bookmark out of a jumbo paper clip. I decided I wanted to give that a try. There really are so many things you could do to decorate a paperclip, but I didn't have enough time to do more than one. Here are the pictures.

I added three different kinds of ribbon. I actually wrapped the ribbon through the paper clip and sewed the two sides of ribbon together with just a needle and some thread. Originally, I tied the ribbon around in knots, but they flared out way more than I wanted it to. After sewing the ribbon on, I used a glue dot to stick the button to the flower.

I will tell you that it was a bad idea to do it that way and this is why..... I then sewed the button and flower to the ribbon and my needle got sticky from the glue dot. Oh well, lesson learned and it was easy enough to clean off. Anyway, that's my finished project. I hope you like it. Now it's your turn. Go on over to Crazy About Cricut and check out Jenny and the rest of the design teams projects for more inspiration and then make your own bookmark. Make sure you link your bookmark project up to Jenny's blog on the Thankful Thursday post and have a chance to win this months prize pack which is:

Okay everyone, go.... create.... be happy. :)
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Sandy,

    I love your bookmark. The big flower paired with the ribbons is adorable.

    TFS, Cheryl @

  2. Your bookmark is really sweet, and so functional! Great job! I am your newest follower. I would love for you to visit me and become a follower too. Pam at

  3. Sandy such a sweet idea a useful and beautiful bookmark. Thank You for sharing your ideas and becoming a follower at my blog.
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V


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