As Soon As I Finish This Chapter...

A favourite newer stamp release of mine is the All Booked Up set from Papertrey Ink.

As soon as I saw, I knew I had to have it! My whole family loves the read, including me, so I knew I would have a lot of fun ideas for the stamps included in this set including gifts for friends, family, teachers....anybody really.

I finally got the chance to break it out the other day and make something with it. I decided to create a card with a pocket that the handmade bookmark could slide right into. I used matching papers and inks so it matched and now its all ready to gift to someone special:

Supplies Used: WorldWin Papers Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Stamps, Scenic Route Patterned Paper, Tsukineko & Colorbox Ink, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper and Cropadile, Quickutz Die

And speaking of reading and needing a bookmark, I recently dug out the books that I own by Patricia Cornwell that are part of the Kay Scarpetta series. I've read a bunch of them but missed some and the ones I did read were all out of order, so I've decided to reread the entire series which consists of 17 books, with a new one coming out in November. I made a list of the ones I had and went to the local used bookstore at lunch today to try and get some of the ones I was missing. And they actually had 4 of them! So now I only need 2 more and the're the last 2 in the series, so I have a bit to get them. This is the first in the series:

I highly recommend her books if you like suspense fiction. Kay Scarpetta is such a great character...looking forward to getting back into her world.

Steph :-)



  1. What a great card and bookmark! I love the colors, pocket, and design!

  2. What an adorable card and matching bookmark, Stephanie! I really like the color combo of the golden yellow with the red, and love the mix and black and brown you used, too. Those PTI stamps are so cute. Really love how you used them.
    I am a big fan of the Kay Scarpeta books, too. But I have to admit that they do scare me, too, so I read them in small doses. :)