Friday, March 4, 2011

Bookmarks for my kiddos

My kid's are reading machines and I love it!!  

The hippo is from Create a Critter (cut @ 2 1/2") I hid the flower 
on the hippo because it's for my 6-year-old son. 
The water and the grass is all cut at 1". I put Glossy Accents on the water and used my white Gelly Roll pen to add stitches on the hippo's shadow, the blades of grass and around the body of the bookmark.

The sun is alse from Create A Critter cut at 3", the cloud is cut at 2 1/2".  I applied blue ink with a dauber to the edges of the cloud.  Again I used my white Gelly Roll pen to add stitches on the sun's shadow and around the body of the bookmark.


The base of the bookmark is cut at 8 1/2" x 2 1/4".  I creating the 
bookmark reading log file last summer but have been using 
it on a semi-regular basis ever since!! :)

Each box on the reading log includes a place for:
total time reading, parent initials and date.

In the meantime, here is the PDF file for you to use for your kids, 
classroom etc.  Personal use only PLEASE!! :)

The file includes four reading log lists
 (enough for two full, double sided bookmarks).
You can get a total of four bookmarks per 8 1/2"x11" piece of card stock.

This is a jpg of the pdf file.
I included three file share programs for you to download with. 
Hopefully you'll have no problems, but please email 
me if you need me to attach the pdf in an email directly to you.

Scribd File Sharing

Reading log Bookmark

Doc Stoc File Sharing
Reading Log Bookmark

4 Shared File Sharing
Reading Log Bookmark

I am entering these bookmarks into the following challenges:
Cricut Cardz Challenge: Bookmarks

I am also linking this project to Tracy's linking party over at Craft Junkie Too!!

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*Star said...

Those are so darn cute!!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Libby Beach said...

Oh Cheryl! Those are so so adorable!!! :) Better than anything I've seen at the stores! Super cute! :)

Melissa said...

What wonderful bookmarks, I love them both, thanks so much for joining CCC.

Ashley Nicole said...

These are too cute. Enjoy your weekend.

Monica said...

Great job! These are adorable! TFS

Georgiana said...

Read, Read, Read, and keep making those wonderful bookmarks.


Anita said...

I am so glad your children love to read.The bookmarks are adorable!!!!!

Tracy said...

what CUTE and adorable bookmarks -- you've simply outdone yourself my friend. They are so bright and cheery -- you're such a great mom. :) Thanks for sharing it on my T.G.I.F. Linky party today --it's perfect. You know how I love your crafts. :)

TyTynNiyasmom said...

These are too cute! TFS I'm going to link my blog.

Jeri said...

These are just adorable. I'm so glad to hear that you have a couple readers at your house. TFS your bookmarks with us at CCC.

Anita said...

Awesome job! Thanks for hanging out with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge! Anita

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so cute! Love the stitching!

Jennifer said...


Those bookmarks could not be any cuter!!! :)

I love the glossy accents on the water & the inking around the cloud-great touches!

Thanks for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

My children are reading machines, too! My eight year old just finished the Harry Potter series and has read over 2 million words this year. Have you heard of Accelerated Reader? If you go to their web site, you can find out the reading levels (by school grade & month) and number of words read. Your kids might get a kick out of it! I find that it motivates my children to read even more (& how could that be possible?!).

DIANA L. said...

Nice job! Those are such cute bookmarks. Thanks for sharing