Monday, June 22, 2009

Remarkable Bookmark Inspiration AND a Contest!!

Hi Everyone!
School's almost out!! Many of us would like to thank the educators who help our children grow wings every day. Our school discourages gifts, so I have found a few creative ways to tuck things into cards! Here's an idea for a simple Teacher and Educational Assistant "Thank You" gift!
Tucked into a pretty Thank you card, a handmade bookmark can be perfect. It will be used and appreciated! (No clutter!)

What uses do YOU have for your bookmarks?

Here are my answers:

I use them as little "gifties" inside cards.

I use a bookmark for 'the usual;" to mark a spot in a novel/book I am currently reading.

I also use one to mark a spot in my collection of scrappy sketches- which are in a looseleaf binder.

Ever used a bookmark to keep a recipe handy? I do this all the time. Saves searching through a recipe book for that tasty favourite! I leave the bookmark there!

In the phone book - use a bookmark as a handy "place marker! "

Recycling Tip! You can use any bookmark as a template for YOUR creation. I recently rec'd bookmarks from the MS-Watch and Terry Fox charities. I also received one from the library. Why not fancy one of these up?

For example, use the bookmark rec'd from the library for the project below. Cover it with CS or pp of your choice, and away you go!
I am sure you ALL have other ideas about handmade bookmarks!! Please share them in the "Comments" section and I will add them here at CY. Your name will then be added to a little CY-RAK. I'll draw for that next Monday evening! Each idea you share in the Comments section nets you a ballot in the draw Monday evening June 29th 2009!

Here's a Bookmark Sketch I created JUST for you:

Special Assignment #2: Bookmark

Bookmark Sketch by Ali MacDonald for Creatively Yours

Here are two gorgeous sketch interpretations from CY Design Team Members!

Bookmark created by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko

Bookmark created by our June CY Guest Designer Alison Thorne

More bookmarks to come: so be on the lookout!

AHA!! Look!! Another gorgeous sample from our sketch!

Bookmark created by CY Designer Rita Barakat

What can YOU make today with the CY Sketch?

Please be sure to share it with us! I'll post any bookmark links received here on the blog for all to check out. That's a HUGE opportunity for tonnes of online exposure for your creations. Feel free to submit more than one bookmark!


Additionally, I will add your name to our Bookmark RAK draw each time you send us the link to a bookmark you have created using this sketch!!.

Thanks to our CY-Bookmark Designers this week: Ann, Alison and Rita!! Awesome work, ladies.

Don't forget about our "CY-RAK Contest!!" Enter for a chance to win!


  1. Super cute ladies! Job well done!

  2. Great job guys! I love these!


  3. Lovely bookmarks ladies. This was such a fun little project.

  4. Beautiful bookmarks ladies! I would love to have one of those in my Twilight Series books.LOL! And hoorah for Ali, another wonderful sketch!!

  5. Beautiful bookmarks ladies! I'm going to have to make one of these when I get home.

  6. I loved working with this sketch! It was so much fun to make something out of the ordinary. And like always, great job ladies!

  7. Love those bookmarks - thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Hey Ladies! WOWZERS! I JUST got back into town, (been away on vacay!) and these are FABULOUS-OH!!! VERY creative!! Great sketch too Ali!!!
    WTG CY Designers!!!

  9. Just gorgeous, thank you for making me feel soooo proud of you all!

    Beautiful work!

  10. I love leaving a bookmark in the spot I'm at in a good book, or to write an encouraging remark for a loved one to look at when they are reading :)

  11. I like to use them as magnets....I just think it's a fun shape!

  12. I use bookmarks when I am traveling/vacationing - I mark my map books, tourist brochures, etc! There is always a bookmark or 2 in my car!