Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bookmarks XXXVII: Pair o' Pairs

Here's the story: I had rescued a particularly hideous greenish mustard piece of cardstock from the floor, so it was sitting on my cutting mat. I was paging through DCWV's "Sweet" matstack looking for something to think pink with, because hey, right now that's enter-able into about a dozen challenges without even stretching. (Look, they don't always have to be challenging.) And then there was this floral pattern incorporating pink and an almost mustard-y yellow. It kinda looked like it would go with that ugly cardstock.

I determined to force the issue. Almost-coordinating papers don't give you the opportunity to use up something ugly every day, after all.

I also wanted to use some of my new fruits and sweets stamps. And it hit me that, hey, pears are a yellowy-greenish color!

There was also a light blue on the floral print, giving me the opportunity to use some fairly dull and uninspiring light grey-blue cardstock as well... and to make a pair of pear bookmarks.

I promise that's the only play on words I'm deliberately committing here. And I totally would have stamped a bunch of grapes for the blueish bookmark if I'd had such a stamp, just to avoid the pun. 'Cause I like clever puns, but this one is not clever.

Also, that blue pear kinda weirds me out.

I stamped everything in pink (and clear embossed), edged with pink, and used a little of my new pink polka-dot washi tape in an effort to play up the pinkness for all those Breast Cancer Awareness / Think Pink competitions.

To be fair to the grey-blue cardstock, it's not entirely uninspiring. However, the only thing it suggests to me is rainy days, and I own no cloud, raindrop, or umbrella stamps. So.

I'm entering this pear pair of bookmarks into the following challenges:

I'm also linking it up to DL.ART's October Linky Party.

Supplies: (washi tape is "printed paper tape" from Up & Up / Target)


  1. Wonderful bookmarks!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink!!!

  2. Serendpity... it's great when it all comes together like that!
    Thanks for your comment!
    jo x

  3. Great job, love the embossing around the edges.

  4. Great bookmarks. Thanks for joining us at Link Up for Pink.


  5. Super bookmarks
    I love the way you outlined the mustardly color you didn't like and came up with something so beautiful GREAT JOB!!!
    I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART BCA/ANYTHING GOES Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  6. Hi there, thanks for popping by my blog and leaving the lovely comment - it is appreciate.

    Great bookmarks you've made - there are a lot! of pink challenges out and about aren't there!


  7. Your card turned out fantastic. The mustard cardstock looks golden. :) Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink, hope to see more of your cards entered.

  8. Wonderful pair of bookmarks! Thanks for joining us at Lexis x

  9. Beautiful creations.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  10. Great card hun! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

  11. Two lovely bookmarks. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

  12. Cute - love the pears; great papers! Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!


  13. Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers for the Think Pink challenge this week!

  14. Great bit of heat embossing! Thanks for joining in with my challenge theme at Ladybug Crafts Ink, remember that if you leave a comment on any of the DT's blogs, you could be in with a chance of winning one of the new release digis! ~ Julie.x

  15. What a super little card, I love your pears!
    Thank you for playing along at LCI this challenge with the Ladybugs and good luck
    Hugs Laurie xx

  16. Thank you for your participation in our 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink! Your entry #313 won a $6 voucher to SK Digis.

    Thank you for helping us spread awareness and hope to see you in our monthly challenges.