Friday, August 10, 2012

Reading & Bookmarks

It has been over a month since my last post and I have so much catching up to do! 
I had not been feeling well for a long while, and it finally caught up with me, to the point that I had been placed on medical leave for almost 2 months now.  I have never ever taken time off like this before and I had to learn to take care of myself and to take it easy.  Day by day I am starting to feel like my old self, and hopefully very soon I can go back to finding joy in life in a healthy way!
Well enough about me!

I participated in several fun swaps, and today I will start with one that I really had so much fun with.  I love to read and I always in need of bookmarks.  This swap was hosted by Tee at The Altered Paper and we were to create 2 bookmarks.  My partner was Elysia.

These 2 bookmarks are from Elysia.  Thank you Elysia!!!  I am currently using them to hold my place in a book and a magazine.

These 2 flower bookmarks are the ones I sent to her.  I used flower punches to make the distressed flowers and corduroy covered buttons.  I found the giant bookmarks at WalMart years ago. 
This summer I have discovered a new book author and have not been able to put her books downs.  Her name is Lisa Wingate and she is a "fiction writer that's good for the soul."

Here is the back of the bookmark!

In the next couple of weeks I will post more swaps that I received and I sent out.  Hopefully, I'll post them in chronological order.
Thank you for stopping by~


  1. Sorry you haven't been feeling well...but it sounds like you are on the mend. You are so talented...I just love all your crafts. Take care and maybe we can see each other soon!

  2. Lovely to see you return.
    Do hope you continue to feel better and become creative again.

  3. That was a fun swap! Hope your feeling 100% soon Olivia!

  4. Sometimes we get sick because it is our body's way of saying, "Slow down, I need to catch up!" Maybe the rest is all you needed to feel like your old self. Hope you continue to improve. Love the bookmarks, what a nice swap.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  5. Oliva take care girl! Don't over do & make sure you take plenty of me time! Big Hugs,Tee


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