Sunday, 27 February 2011

Simply Annoying...

Hi there Sassy fans, hope you all enjoyed the blog hop yesterday, I know I did! If you're wondering what I'm on about, set 5 was released yesterday and the post below this one will give you all the deets for the hop ;o)!

For your inspiration today I made two bookmarks in different styles, one is a corner bookmark and I have to tell you, ever since I stamped that sentiment yesterday afternoon the Brady Bunch theme song has been running through my head (hence the "annoying" in the title ;o)).
Here's the story
Of a lovely lady
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls...

or something to that effect. I'll think twice about using that sentiment stamp again, I can tell you ;o) The other bookmark is really simple, easy to make but so fun! And I thought the witch and the sentiment went well together (and also tie in nicely with the title of the book...).

While I was resizing the photograph earlier (unfortunately I'm not one of those super-organised people who have their posts ready weeks in advance...more's the pity!) I was thinking that I should have colour-coordinated the book with the design paper. I have about fifty gazillion books so I'm sure an orange, blue or brown one wouldn't have been too hard to find...oh well ;o)

Isn't she just the cutest with her little bunny, waiting for her bedtime story? This stamp is called Bad Hare Day and boy ain't that the truth...I stamped and coloured this image twice just to get her hair right, then went with my first effort anyway. So now she really is having a Bad Hair Day ;o)

Materials used:

Stamps: Simply Sassy "Bad Hare Day" and "Best Witches"; Magnolia books; sentiments from My Favorite Things and Stamping Bella
Paper: Bazzill Basics cardstock brown; My Mind's Eye paper "Mabel"
Embellishments: buttons, ribbon
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles large, Scalloped Circles large

E00, E51, E93, E21 (skin, cheeks, lips)
E44, E43, E42, E41 (hair, broomhandle)
BG11, BG13, BG15 (clothes, bows, books)
T0, T2 (bunny)
E25 (eyes)
YG63 (apple)

That's it from me for this week, I enjoyed making these bookmarks for you, they were quick and easy and just the thing to be doing on a dreary weekend! Hope you have a lovely Sunday!



  1. Wow Erica these are simply fabulous, and the blog hop yesterday was inspirational,

    Have a great week,
    Hugs Bridget :-) x

  2. Fabby Erica and yes, i did enjoy the blog hop - very inspirational just as these book marks are !!!!

    Hugs, sandra xx

  3. Just fab bookmarks, really love them both.xx

  4. i love your bookmark idea!!...they are so cute!:)


  5. both gorgeous!!Like your choice of book too x

  6. Good evening ladies, Um.... I was wondering if it would be possible to have a tutorial on the gorgeous corner bookmark please please pretty pretty please lol, I have seen some on you tube there is no comparison,
    Many thanks

    Have a great week
    Hugs Bridget :-) x

  7. I particulalry like that corner bookmark - brilliant detail with that super pile of books. isn't it funny how one small thing can get stuck in your head?? I'm not super organized either - how to do that I don't know - I would be tinkering up to the last moment I think.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. I LOOOOVE making bookmarks and these are both AMAZING hun, your colouring is FABULOUS!


  9. I loved these bookmarks. They're both gorgeous.