Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bookmark - paint chip style

For our Buckeye Blogger get together
I made these bookmarks 
from paint chips
the ones from ACE work the best!

I cut them 2 x either 7 or 8 in long
depending on your preference

covered the back
using a glue stick

stamped them with the quote
from Eleanor Roosevelt

“Many people will walk in 

and out of your life,

 but only true friends 

will leave footprints in your heart”

which I got at JoAnn's

branch which I got at Michaels

cut the round corners

punched a whole 
added the ribbons

I found thse new
paint chips
at Menards
so I have a new set to play with


  1. Hi Jo!

    I'm so sorry I missed out on todays festivities. I was looking forward to finally meeting you in person. I hope you had fun and found some wonderful treasures to bring home.

    These bookmarks are adorable. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! La

  2. Jo I cannot tell you how happy I was to meet you. What a great place Blogland is. Love my bookmark, it really is adorable, and can't wait to get together again!!! Who knew this would be a place to not just have a give and take with soul sisters but a place that would lead to actually meeting those sistas!

  3. Jo this was such a brilliant idea. I read all the time and can never find a bookmark when I need one. I had a blast meeting you. We will definitely have to do it again!

  4. Hi Jo. I thought I had been to your blog....what a fun cheery blog. It was so much fun meeting you yesterday. I agree with Pam.....who knew that blogging could bring together a bunch of crazy ladies, hah. Seriously so nice to meet you and I will look forward to following you and getting together again. I love my book mark. That was so nice of you to do that. Such a cute idea. I went to your Isabella blog first. I have a Yorkie with the same name.

  5. I'm a Jo too and couldn't resist coming to see you from someone that I can't remember now. (I am old and confused often.) I love the idea of the bookmarks. You have tons of good ideas on your blog. I'll be back often.

    Jo 2

  6. I (jo) came over from Cozy Blanket. I had to go back and check. I might be old, but I'm persistent.

  7. These bookmarks are so classy! I totally want to make some now! I love the stamp you chose.

  8. And they were beautiful! Thank you so much for bringing them to the get-together. It was so great to meet everyone. You know I've actually followed you for a while, but sort of lost touch with your blog lately. But I remember your salt and pepper photo holders and your "picture" of you and the dogs. So now I'll have to get caught back up.

  9. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Love them all.

  10. What a cute idea! This is something I would enjoy making. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Dropping by from Met Monday.


  11. The bookmarks are great. I always give a bookm ark when I loan or give a book. I didn't see the paint color name typed. Did you remove it, or cut it off?

  12. These were such a cute gift, Jo! Didn't we have a good time? The girls have already told me they want to meet again in the fall! I have yet to unpack my purchases or the junking treasures in my car. I was so tired from the heat on Sat. and now have to catch up. It's hard being "too busy..." LOL
    ~ Sue

  13. I love this idea!!!!! You are so creative! Well done!!!

  14. I just loved my bookmark! You are so talented...they are pretty and were the perfect touch for a blog sister get together! Thank you so much!
    It was so good to see you again! I had so much fun..I was melting away but I loved every moment! Can't wait to do it all again. In the meantime, maybe you and Sue and I can meet for lunch someday soon?

  15. Just love these. Guess I will have to start going through the paint section each week when we make our weekly trip to Lowes. I already have several from painting this spring. Took many chips to figure out the color for my kitchen and living room.

    Tha nks for the great idea.

  16. Hi! I was hopping around and found your your bookmarks! They turned out so great! (My dad lives in northern Wisconsin...and Menards is up there in his neck of the woods :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I'd love if you get a chance to stop by :o)

  17. I LOVE these!
    I made some into bookmarks too awhile back but, I never thought to stamp on them.
    Great idea...thanks fro sharing!

  18. So very cute! Looks like a fun project for me to do with my boys. Coming over from Met Monday and your newest follower!


  19. great idea! thanks for sharing

  20. Wow, so simple and so pretty! These would make a great giveaway ;-)

  21. I loved your project so much I featured you on my blog:

    Thanks for sharing!
    The Petunia :)

  22. Love these bookmarks! I'd love if you would join us over at Sew Woodsy and link up this project!

  23. I have so many paint samples! What a great idea and something I think my grand children would enjoy. I am a Blue Star son is a Captain in the army.

  24. First time visiting! Absolutely LURVE these bookmarks. I have a really bad habit of loosing bookmarks so this is a great economical solution to that problem! Can't wait to make these as gifts :)
    Stopping by from Someday Crafts "Whatever Goes Wednesday"

  25. I just saw your paintchip bookmarks on Tip Junkie - adorable! I've used paintchips on cards & scrapbook pages, but was amazed to see how cool your bookmaks are. I can't wait to make these as gifts! Thanks for sharing these! Melanie @

  26. What a great idea, so creative. Thanks for sharing this with us. I just found your blog through *Free Pretty Things for You*. Glad I did.

  27. This is the first and only paint chip project I've seen and loved! great job :-)

  28. These are so awesome! I keep these paint chips lying around just incase I get inspiration to do something with them and this idea is just perfect.

  29. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!

  30. Love these! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! Please come back tomorrow and link up your most recent project!

  31. These are so cute! My husband is a youth minister, and I'm thinking of having a "Bookmark making-party" with our teen girls to make these to take to one of out monthly trips to the nursing home.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  32. I love how you covered the back too! Love the stamped images on the bottom. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  33. These are so so cute. I think all my grandgirls would love to find one or two of these in their Christmas stocking.
    How did you cut the corners round...? there something that does that?
    I don't have a crafty bone in my body but I MIGHT can do that.
    Thanks for sharing this....
    I am about to become a follower.
    xo bj

  34. How do u cover the words? These r a great gift idea!!!

    1. The color chips are abt 4 in wide and I cut the bookmarks 2 in across - so I cut the side with the words

  35. Such a great idea. I have tons of these chips and was looking for something fun to do with them. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Jo! These are so cute. I'd love for you to come link them up at Throwback Thursday.

  37. I would love to use your bookmark idea for a class for teenager girls group home. Would you please tell me what type ink you used as the ones I have tried seem to smear. thanks much - Barb from Canton, GA (Iformerly from OH)

  38. How absolutely charming, and I'd keep that forever! Plus I'd want about six, for I seem to keep a book going in each place I light.

    Come to think of it, I'll bet there are about three dozen of those stashed somewhere, all in shades of PINK, from the new kitchen we built last year. And I have rubber stamps, and some little bitty ribbon. and a hole puncher.

    Wow. GRAND coming at eight, and our craft for the day is planned!!