Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Blog Hoppin Time over at Bitten By the Bug!!!!

happy monday!!!!! WooHoo it's Blog Hoppin time over at BBTB !! keep reading and eventually i'll give you all the info on my give~away :)
first , our challenge this week over at the bug was to use our going places cartridge, using the man and woman cut. actually there are 2 cuts i chose the seperate ones, i havent seen what the other DT ladies used i hope i did the right one! lol the lovely gracious regina probably wouldnt tell me any different im sure she just shakes her head at me sometimes ;) i so appreciate her tact with my dorkiness :)
so what i decided to do here was make his and hers page markers. do you and your sweetie sometimes read the same book and that knucklehead..errr, i mean honey of a guy fold the page corner down or fold the page in half! to mark his place (drives me bonkers!!) or forget whos bookmark is whos then you have to re~read to find where you were..... yeah right dear hubby the one with the hearts and ladybugs is yours.. well maybe now he'll have a clue right :)
what i did was use the card feature with this cut (you could just cut a rectangle, total size of this is 4X2 if your just using a regular cutter)
i cut this twice and also blackout feature for the background color so it would be sturdy plus i adhered magnets on the inside between the background color and the inside cardstock layer. that way it snaps shut and is secure. i hope that makes sense :)
for the mans marker i hand~stitched up one side and added the word journey from my graphically speaking cartridge.
for the girly one i used graphically speaking for the word imagine a flourish and a flower. i hand~stitched up the side of this one also i also added tiny butterflies from a martha stewart punch. i also used my colorbox fluid chalk pad (darkbrown)as you know i love my ink :)
ok so heres a couple of pics so you get the idea... AND for the blog hop what i want you to do is leave me a comment telling me who is your favorite author and your favorite book THEN head on over to the beautiful krista's blog ( just click on her name it ill bring you right to her) and oh my if you havent been to her place yet, you are in for some sweetness! her creations are just adorable, her love just shines right on through her work. oh and IF you link my bloghop to your blog let me know i'll enter you twice for the gals that have already commented since i am editing this after theyve already commented, out of fairness i'll be adding them twice also. ok ok enough of my chattering eh :)





now for the goodies! as many of you know regina makes these awesome down loadable stamps on her cuttin cafe shop so this month im offering up 2 of my favorites of hers.. social butterfly , there are 22 images in this set! PLUS to go along with that 4 butterfly background stamps. click here~~> butterfly <~~and then here ~~> background stamps <~~ and you will see exactly what your getting .
i'll use random generator to pick a winner this friday (july 31) good luck to everyone! dont forget to leave your comment and go to kristas blog!! have a super week!!!!!! shelly

66 comments:

CelticWoman said...

creative, imaginative, beautifully executed, wow these are great Shelly. Hugs

Vicki said...

Hey Shelly, these are just great. the girl is my favorite. My favorite author is JK Rowling, yes I am a Harry Potter nerd. I think that the 6th book was my favorite, I guess because I knew there was another book. I loved the 7th book too but it was sad because it was the last. I actually got addicted because of my daughter. She wanted to read them when they first came out all those years ago and I wanted to read it to make sure it was suitable for her to read. Been hooked ever since. anyway, great book markers Shelly.

eiyiyi said...

Wow, great idea for the pagemarkers, Shelly. they look terrific.

eileen

Jeannie Phillips said...

I love these both...wonderful ob... and I have a blog.
hugs
Jeannie

DonnaMundinger said...

These are WAY cool Shelly and I'm gonna have to lift. The magnet idea is genius! Hmmm, favorite author Stephen King or James Patterson, but fave book, Gone With The Wind. xxD

Piali said...

Great book marks. Thanks for sharing the great idea, have to try it.

Whippet said...

What a clever idea...and they are so cute too; just charming! My favorite book is The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, but I devour everything by Dominick Dunne:-)

Heather said...

What a creative idea! I am an avid reader, so I love these little bookmarks!! I might have to lift the idea and make my own soon. :)

My favorite author & book...that's a tough one. I guess Mary Higgins Clark would be it if I had to pick one b/c I've read and loved so many of her books. I also love the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon. We'll say Outlander is my all-time favorite book. :)

Crayola58 said...

Very cute idea, Shelly. I too love that girl....

RAP said...

So pretty and a creative project.

Crystal said...

beautifully done and i love it! So unique! My hubby does not read but I am so losing bookmarks all the time. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

bonnie said...

so cool you are one talented lady...I am so glad for all your inspiration thank you :) x

Jacilynn said...

super cute! great projects

Rebecca said...

brilliant and adorable Idea, I hope that you have an etsy shop, and if not - Maybe you should open one, I bet these would be great sellers!
Thanks,
Becca
rrosario21@gmail.com

Melissa said...

What a great idea! These are SO cute!

Jingle said...

Those are TOO cute!!!

Denise said...

Great job with the bookmarks. Love the stitching and layers and how you used magnets. Very useful.

jan farnworth said...

what a great idea i might just have to try this idea out for myself. thanks for the inspiration.

connie said...

these are so cute!

ashjoy said...

Very nice, TFS!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Shelly,
My sweet, sweet friend....talk about things shining through...Your love that you have with your man and your lovely daughter shines as bright as the stars...Not only r your creations amazing and one of a kind, you are one of the sweetest friends I have in blogland...
Just hopping about...My fav authors are Danielle Steel, and Emily Giffin and sometimes Jane Green...Love ya...Krista

Beth said...

Very cute idea! and love the colors! TFS

jcscraphappy said...

omg what a cute idea. and what a fun giveaway i love the designs over at reginas.
blessings
jennie

kim said...

I love these. I also love your play list when I visit your blog. Great music.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Heather said...

Love your bookmarks!!

My favorite books are the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. I can't wait to read them with my daughter :)

T said...

OOoooo...I am so gonna lift this idea..I love making bookmarks and this is such a great one..I can't say I have a fave author or book...probably whatever I am reading at the moment...and that is Barbara Walters..audtion...can't really say it's my fave but it is interesting...lol

Melissa S said...

Very cute!

Melissa (ScrapAtHomeMom)

Amy said...

Those bookmarks are fabulous!! I should make a bookmark with magnets for my books because my kids are always loosing my place and maybe the magnet would stay put and not fall out very easily. My favorite autor is Jane Austen and my favorite book (one of Jane's books of course) is Pride & Prejudice.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable bookmarks. Very creative.

Margie said...

Love your bookmarks!

craftaddict said...

What a great idea for bookmarks. I love butterflies and would love to win some, here's hoping (or should I say hopping!)
xxxeileen

Tracey said...

Fabulous bookmarks!!

SusanHanna said...

I am a voracious reader... but I prefer good trash over literature!! Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown are favorite authors... but I just finished re-reading all 7 HP books and I do believe all of my true favorites are "childrens' novels"... Heidi and The Little Princess and All-of-a-Kind Family!

Treva said...

Very creative use of the cut!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Beautiful as always Shelley! I love how you used the cut on this one.

hugs
Kaye x

Aimee said...

Super cute bookmarks! Not much time to read "real" books lately, so I'll say Eric Carle and The Very Hungry Caterpillar! :) Recently I did enjoy the Twilight series.

Handmade by Vivi said...

Great project! I just love blog hop.. it is so much fun!
Hugs
Vivi

- - Sheryl - - said...

what a creative idea! And inspiring too.
~sheryl

Kristi said...

Shelly, those little coaster looking cards are cute. Fabulous idea.

StacyN said...

Great use of the man/woman.
My favorite author is J.C. Andrews. I'm not sure I have a "favorite book". I do like the twilight books too.

Lisa said...

These are really cool and creative! tfs
Lisa Davis
Luvstamp@aol.com

Lisa Davis said...

Oh I forgot my favorite author right now is Janet Evanovich and I am really loving all of the books from the "Stephanie Plum" series! They are so funny to listen to on audio.
Lisa

pnlwallace said...

Those are really great. TFS

Lisa

Rosy said...

great idea here Shelley don't get to read much but i love the left behind series have read these about 3 times now they are by Tim Lahaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

StampinCathy said...

This is so creative and inspiring. The bookmarks are just amaZING. I just love the colors too. Thanks for a chance at all the beautiful butterflies. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Crystal said...

i love this idea! they are so cute too and you did a great job!

Jessica said...

Hey Shelly, thanks for sharing. Love the bookmark idea. We don't read the same books. But we do share the readers digest. Which I often have to hunt down! Maybe if I do something like this, I won't have to hunt it down so often! lol
My fave author is probably Anne Perry. But I also love PD James. My current fav is the Harry Potter series. Love her imagination! My all time favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird.

Jessica said...

Hey Shelly, thanks for sharing. Love the bookmark idea. We don't read the same books. But we do share the readers digest. Which I often have to hunt down! Maybe if I do something like this, I won't have to hunt it down so often! lol
My fave author is probably Anne Perry. But I also love PD James. My current fav is the Harry Potter series. Love her imagination! My all time favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird.

Jessica said...

Hey Shelly, thanks for sharing. Love the bookmark idea. We don't read the same books. But we do share the readers digest. Which I often have to hunt down! Maybe if I do something like this, I won't have to hunt it down so often! lol
My fave author is probably Anne Perry. But I also love PD James. My current fav is the Harry Potter series. Love her imagination! My all time favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird.

Regina Easter said...

I so love this, came out perfect..hugs

jaymack said...

My favorite is an oldie.
Rosamunde Pilcher, The Shell Seekers. Book marks, an excellent idea.

Linda said...

Great idea to make bookmarks. I don't have to worry about my hubby reading my books but my daughter does with her daughter. Of course Julia's would be the pink one so no sweat.

Rheannon said...

These babies are FANTASTIC!!! Great idea and of course beautifully executed. I don't have a fav book or author but right now I am really enjoying The Shack by William P Young. I have added you to my sidebar on my blog too :)

freetimegone said...

This is so timely. My friend and I were at the book store today to get a book for her granddaughter and we talked about reading books together. Now I know what to give her so they can share the book. Thanks for the great idea. (I'll use the girls and put names on them)

Kraftychick said...

What a clever idea!!
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the stamps!

KraftyChick from the Cricut MB

Lana said...

fab idea Shelly.
Please don't enter me into the draw because i am on Regina's DT
Hugs
Lana x

Jeri said...

His and hers page markers. What a great idea. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and love JK Rowling.

michelle said...

My fav book is the Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel.

Thanks for the cute idea!

Penniannie said...

what a great idea, sooo creative, I love them....

HUGS

Jo said...

Shelly this is an awesome idea ... would certainly eliminate a few problems at my house! Great job.

Jo xx

Cyndy G. said...

Your use was so very creative! I love it!!! I also love that it is the negative cut! Fabulous!

Diane said...

I LOVE your project, these would make nice gifts for some of my family and firends! My favorite author, I have lots of them, has to be Barbara Benton Frank right now, she just writes a "story" that makes you think and hangs with you for awhile...I like that! And by the way, did you steal my kitties, cuz 3 of the 4 could be mine, no kidding........LOL!!

Roshni's Paper Trail said...

Super Cute! I love it!

HazelQ said...

So lovely! This is very creative :)

remus79 said...

Shelly, what a great project. Very talented. My favorite author is Jane Austin and my favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.

suzARTe said...

absolutely fantastic project, it has come together perfectly