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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Challenge #91 - Well Read (Books, Books, Books)

Thanks to all of you for your submittals last week, we had BEAUTIFUL cards that ran the gamut from adorable and gentle to classic to elegant - very inspiring!

Now about this week...

Jana and I have quite a lot in common - one of these common traits is a love of reading.  Now, our reading choices sometimes diverge BUT we each enjoy a good read.  In fact, we can often empathize with one another being very tired the next day from reading a really good story and being unable to put it down. 

This week we are asking you to use the theme of

(hence the Well Read - hee hee)

Pretty open there, just let your imagination run wild and then share with all of us!

Rosemary here and for my projects I used books that are old and damaged to create my projects. 

My first project is a card, the roses were made from an old dictionary page and a page from a detective stories collection (one a freebie/save from junk pile and the other the bargain price of $1.00 - how could I pass them up).  A little spritz of colors and I think they add a little something to the card.

The second project I am offering was courtesy of Smilyn Stef.  In the post you will see that she offers up wonderful finds she has from across the blogosphere and the texty Easter eggs caught my eye immediately.   Here is my humble offering in homage to Amy for her great idea and Stef for sharing it.

If you would like to see the before of my materials for the eggs and to read more, head on over to


Jana here: And humbley so. I have made mere bookmarks for this week. You see, when faced with the challenge topic, my mind immediately went to bookmarks. AND to reading. So I did a bit of reading, and then made some bookmarks. I made one for my oldest daughter.

 Yes, she is a teen (16), but can still appreciate a good pun.
I also made 4 of these.
Almost identical, so I am only showing you one.
All of these are flat. I don't like bulk in a bookmark, so I stamped everything onto white cardstock. I really don't even like the little bit of bump caused by eyelets or ribbon. Strange? Maybe, but it's how I roll...


So, let's see how

Well Read YOU are
(you have to be, you're here reading our blog)

Go forth and create beautifully!


Girlsinthecraft said...

Oh, girls, your offerings are so wonderful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the text flowers Rosemary. And Jana, the saying on the bookmark made me laugh out loud---simply to cute and clever.

Now I know why you asked me if I like to read the other day Rosemary ;)

I absolutley love using text/old dictionary pages in my project so this one *might* get done early this week (ha). Thanks again for the challenge.

SmilynStef said...

I love your wonderful version of those texty eggs ... so fun to see I inspired you :^)

Electra said...

OK. Jana, you know I love your bookmarks and this is no exception. And Rosemary. VERRRRYYYY elegant. Both lovely.

Nancy said...

Beautiful projects!! Fantastic Challenge blog!!! Thank you so much for letting me know about it Jana!
Nancy :D

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauu divinos trabalhos!!!