Friday, July 9, 2010

Two guest bloggers plus Friday Night Chat!

Hello everyone and happy Friday! I hope that you all had a great week and are looking forward to a fun weekend :) We have lots going on for today's post so we'd better get to it. First up we have tonight's Friday Night Chat info, then we have two more TSG friend guest bloggers sharing some great project ideas with us :)

Friday Night Chat

Join us tonight right here on the TSG Forum for the Friday Night Chat! the official chat doesn't begin until 7:00 PM but feel free to stop in at any time during the day to say hello. Everyone is welcome to join in and we love to meet new people!

Dollar Find Friday

Anita altered a mini tote bag that she found at the Target dollar section and turned it into a great project using the stamp sets Butterfly Happiness, Art is the Window & Polka Dot Blooms. The images were stamped onto the bag with Distress Ink Dusty Concord.

TSG Tips & Tricks
By: Meredith aka Crafty Math Chick

Next up we have Meredith who has put together this awesome (yet simple!) picture tutorial showing us how to create these fun corner book marks.

Straight from Meredith:

I know there are a lot of corner bookmark tutorials out there, but I honestly think this is the easiest one hands down. You can use any sized square piece of cardstock, which gives you a great spectrum of embellishing options.

These are great for all sorts of occasions for people who love to read, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thank You gifts for teachers or librarians, holidays - and they fit in the same envelope as a card so they are easy to send (might take a little extra postage depending upon how embellished they are though).
I chose to decorate with TSG's 'Penguin Love' set, stamping the "Just Chillin'" sentiment on the different edges of the float ice piece image (I thought that sounded like a good 'reading' sentiment). I stamped the penguin with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored his beak and feet with an orange marker, cut him out and secured him to the ice. I wanted to use glitter but didn't know if readers want glitter all over their books, so instead I used a C3 Copic marker around the edges of the ice to add the look of a little dimension.

I should mention that I chose to have the penguin image sticking out a bit over the top of the bookmark, because I think it looks cute to see him peeking out as if to say "here I am! I have your page right here!". Some folks might prefer to have all the embellishments within the outline of the bookmark itself so nothing gets bent, it is just personal preference.

I thought it would be fun to make a 'front and back' bookmark, I am amused by animal backs on things, so I stamped the penguin image another time and colored over him with a black marker (penguins' backs are black right?). I cut off the tips of his feet (that sounds horrible doesn't it?) to make it look like the heels of his feet instead and that we were seeing his back, and colored them in with on orange marker as well. I added a Pop It to the back of the stamped front image. Then I cut the back image out, added some adhesive to the lower half of his body, and positioned him over the front image so the heads were aligned. Voila! Front & back bookmark!

You can download this TSG Tips & Tricks sheet to add to your collection by visiting THIS LINK.

Before I send you off to enjoy your weekend, I would like to say a big thank you to all of our guest bloggers this week for taking time out of their busy lives to share some of their talent with us! It was so much fun to switch things up this week and it is always great to hear from TSG friends :)

Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Sweet little bag. Oh my, I love the penguin bookmark! He looks so sweet peeking out! Thanks so much.


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