Saturday, September 21, 2013

A New Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Bookmarks!

Welcome back!  There's a new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps starting today and this one will really appeal to all the bibliophiles!   

This week our hostess is ANGIE!! Her challenge for you this week is School's Back IN!! So she'd like for us to create a BOOKMARK this week (with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp) and share it! Get creative! You can pretty much use ANY KKS image to create a fun bookmark, but some are especially perfect!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN some Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

I've used Alice in Wonderland on my bookmark and I took my first foray into washi tape.  I only used a few tiny strips, but I gotta start somewhere, right?  

Speaking of books, I used to be quite the voracious reader, but now that I've started the downhill descent into my "golden years" I can't seem to stay awake once my head connects with my pillow.  This is very disappointing since I did most of my reading in bed, but after the Sandman makes his sudden unexpected visit, I invariably end up hitting myself in the face with my book as it falls from my hands and I drift into sweet sweet slumber.  Talk about rude awakenings!  

Since reading in bed has now become dangerous for me, I have had to find other ways to enjoy a book once in a while.  I just recently discovered Audible and though I considered it cheating at first, I now look forward to it.  Not since I was a wee child have I known the pleasure of having someone read to me and let me tell you, I'm diggin' it!  I just finished "reading" Bossy Pants narrated by the Author herself, Tina Fey.  Hilarious!  It was if I was having a casual chat with my insanely funny, egocentric friend (after all, she did all the talking). I'm sure if I had read it from "scratch", I would have done a bit of skimming and completely missed the humorous nuances that Tina (yes, we're on a first name basis) added to it.  I'm at the tale end of my second book on Audible, Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore.  It's considerably longer than Bossy Pants, but the narrator is really good!  I listened to it last night as I was coloring Alice in Wonderland for this bookmark and guess what happened?  I feel asleep!  Yep, you read that correctly.  I dozed off right at my art desk!  Thankfully I can rewind the book by a few minutes, but sheesh!  I really hope this doesn't become an issue.  

Sorry for the tangent.  I now return you to your regularly scheduled program...    

Be sure to check out this week's Frugal Friday Specials which are up until Sunday night with a selection of our favourite stamps on 25-50% OFF!! Not to mention we've got some brand new 6x6 Paper Pads! OH and our FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE is coming to a close on Sunday night as well!!

Now go ahead and check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!!

Happy kraftin'!


  1. Love this adorable image of Annie's! Makes a great bookmark!!
    Hugs, Mom

  2. Love your bookmark, I haven't been taken with the washi tape craze either but I like how you used it here. I love my audible (I know, you know that) and if you are looking for another author to listen to, try Jen Lancaster. She is the Queen of Sarcasm, absolutely hysterical!

  3. Hi Cheryl, if you end up with more than one comment from me I am sorry. My computer doesn't seem to like me tonight, and it is making me irritated. lol,.. I have to tell you that I love your bookmarker. Alice looks like she fell into a pool and her hair and the Washi tape are both floating to the surface. I think you have nailed the Washi tape idea!!! Really really pretty and I love that you didn't use Alice in usual colors. It just looks all the better I think. I read your whole post about reading and falling asleep. I know what you mean. I can't tell you how many time our teenager daughter will come into the bedroom just to tell me to put my Nook away and take off my glasses before I drop them both. As for audio books my hubby and I have loved them forever. We used to travel to Ca. to see his sister every year and we would rent (at the time) a few to get us there and back. It is just wonderful to be able to hear a story and craft or drive. However, I do warn you that driving and being read to can be dangerous as well. I had a few times when I would have to make hubby drive and I was ready to dose off. It is fun and I could not imagine a world without books. Thanks for sharing and for letting me go on. I tend to do just that. Have a great week. Hugs, Lisa G


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