The question for June is:
What's on your summer reading list? Are you a big reader or not? If you are, what books have you read lately that you would recommend? Do you have a favorite author or genre? How about something for sitting out by the pool, or the beach, or even just the backyard...some nice light summer reading? Do you use fancy bookmarks or do you dog-ear your pages? Or, do you use an e-reader? Everyone can use bookmarks and they make great favors and gifts. Let's see a little inspiration!
I DO love to read, but unfortunately, having four busy, young kids makes it very hard to actually sit and read for any amount of time! LOL When I do get a chance to read, I usually go for some light reading. I LOVE anything Nicholas Sparks! There are so many of his books that I haven't read and have on my reading list, but I just haven't gotten to them. As much as I LOVE the e-reader idea of having all of these books in a little electronic package, I think I'm a good old fashioned "feel the pages" kind of girl. :) I like physically turning the pages and using bookmarks. There's something satisfying about closing the book with the bookmark inside and actually seeing my progress! I know, it's the little things, right? HA!!
I love all kinds of bookmarks, but my favorites are magnetic ones. I just LOVE that they "hug" the page and don't easily slip out when the book is picked up or "looked through" by one of my kids. Since I haven't done much reading myself this summer, I decided to create bookmarks for my kids. Savannah and Arwen love to read and read a lot. Isaac will be in Kindergarten this coming Fall, so I'll save that third one for then. ;) And Isabelle, I'll make her one when she starts reading in about a year! :)
I used a sentiment from the Garden Party Blooms set and the images are from the Garden Party Critters. I just LOVE that caterpillar image! :) The bee is pretty cute too! The papers are from the I Heart Summer Collection from Simple Stories. To create the actual bookmark, I used the Banner Stacklets 2. I used the largest die from Banner Stacklets 2 and folded it in half, so the four corners met. . .and that little tab became a spot where you can "pull" the bookmark open. I used the Grass Border Die to create the grass in the scene. I attached magnetic strip inside the bookmark. When you're ready to mark your spot, just close it over the page!
These magnetic bookmarks are so super easy to create. . .especially with the Banner Stacklets 2!! I hope you'll find some time to create yourself a bookmark or two! Be sure to see what kind of bookmarks the rest of the Baker's Dozen have come up with!!