Friday, August 24, 2018

To My Favourite Bookworm(s)...Just Us Girls Challenge #455~Photo Week

Hello!

I can't believe that August is coming to a close; I especially can't believe that the start of a new school year is on the horizon! Not for me, though...one of the perks of being a retired teacher *grin*

Speaking of school...Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #455, where our wonderful Vicki is inspiring us with a school-themed photo. Your card/project doesn't have to be a school card; plenty of other elements to spark your creativity, be that colours, or shapes, or letters or... The choices are yours - just let us know what caught your eye.


If you've come from - or are heading to - the challenge blog, you'll see fabulous cards from Ros Crawford, who has been our marvelous GD this month, and my talented teammates: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria. Please drop by their places and leave them some love.

While yours truly is not heading back into the classroom, two little loves-of-my-life are: my niece and nephew, into Grades 3 and 1, respectively.  This growing up stuff is happening way toooo fast!

I decided to make bookmarks for them...and added a snippet of whimsy (or so I hope), in having the books rather precariously stacked, yet capable of balancing a vase of flowers. Just plain old fun...




NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to be selected as one of three winners at 

Hope my two favourite bookworms like these...and hope you do, too!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! We're at my mom's and will be visiting the kiddos tomorrow. Excited to deliver the bookmarks in person (and a book just 'might' be part of the package, too)!

Also sharing at:

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 417~Back to School

Make My Monday Challenge #78~Back to School

Simply Create Too Challenge #141~Make a Bookmark

Thank you for dropping by!


11 comments:

Jeanne said...

Okay, I didn't know you were a retired teacher. Is this new? Will you still be marking exams later? How wonderful that you now get to encourage and celebrate your sweet niece and nephew who are growing too fast. I have a high school senior this year. *sniff, sniff* Your bookmarks are delightful and sure to be a hit, especially if there is a book by a favorite author involved. Your coloring looks terrific!! :) Hugs!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the book marks Makes for a great inserted "gift" with a birthday card.

Marina said...

I hope that vase doesn't have any water in it! These are great.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What a great idea to make bookmarks for back to school! I love your stacked books with the vase of flowers balancing on top and all colored to perfection!

Kim S said...

These are charming and I am sure will be appreciated by the niece and nephew!! (I'm glad you are 'grinning' into retirement!)

EmmaT said...

What a brilliant idea and book marks are always useful. Love them. Thank you for joining us at Make my Monday. Emma

Ros Crawford said...

Oh these are fabulous bookmark!! Beautifully done!! Thanks ever so much for having me with you this past month!

meg said...

Thank you for joining in at MMM with these fabulous book marks.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

sweet art designs said...

Super cute idea for a bookmark. Perfect for that book reading or back to school. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love how you turned that uninspiring photo into a fabulous bookmark!