Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Beautiful World Tour

Hello everyone! 
 Well, March has already rolled around and it's that time again...time for another Beautiful World Tour with Flourishes!  Welcome to Vancouver, Canada where we are eagerly anticipating spring!

If you have arrived from Kathy's Blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, please head over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

One lucky winner is chosen from the comments each month to WIN their choice of Flourishes stamp set.  All you need to do is follow the hop and leave comments along the way.  You do not need to comment on every stop, however, the more you comment on, the bigger your chance of winning!

This month, Sasha has challenged us to each make a beautiful bookmark.

I have always wanted to try making a corner bookmark but, have never gotten around to it so, I used this tutorial by the fabulous Beate Johns of  I always love Beate's beautiful work and she has such a talent to make wonderful tutorials.  This one is was NO exception and she made it super simple for me!

My dad is a very avid reader but, also very passionate about fishing...since he reads more than anyone else I know, I knew I had to make my first bookmark for him.  I also thought making a masculine bookmark might be something different from all of the gorgeous bookmarks my teammates have made.

Here is what I created:

I used the Kids Play stamp set from Flourishes, stamping it in dark grey ink.  I cut it out using Spellbinders circles, sponged the image, and matted it with gold glitter paper to add a little flair.  The sentiment, from Tiny Flowers and Tags, was stamped on the tag and attached with a little baker's twine and added a button for embellishment.  Easy peas-y!

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed your stop in Vancouver, Canada...your next stop on the tour is...

Happy Stamping!



What a great bookmark for your Dad, Naomi! I'm sure he'll love it! Love the little tag with the button too! Hugs


Naomi, I love the combo of the whimsical image (love that set!) and the classic color combo of navy and gold - so perfect for a masculine bookmark - fabulous!


This is just wonderful and so lovely to have one for a man.


Lovely bookmark Naomi! I am sure your dad will absolutely love it! That scene is so beautiful, ideal for the man... And corner bookmarks are really lovely!¨I LOVE the golden edge and that cute button you've added! Gorgeous!

Hugs, Aleksandra


Such a lovely idea to make a fishing theme bookmark for your dad, Naomi. I love how you created the early morning haze. Beautifully created, too x

Mrs. GraceWorks

Gorgeous! I like the idea of a more masculine bookmark. I never really think about it, but I guess they need bookmarks, too... don't they! LOL! I like the sparkle of the gold glitter paper with the navy. Stunning!


Sharon Schutjer

Another great corner bookmark, and like the use of this stamped image!

Mary-Anne V

Love this image and how it is perfect for the quite feeling we feel when we read. The gold sparkle adds a nice touch.


What a lovely book mark, love the image.

Sue D

Perfect bookmark for your dad!

Allison Cope Israels

Beautiful bookmark Naomi! Love that your used a silhouette image. Great job!


Fabulous bookmark for a man - your Dad is going to love it! I made a bookmark for my Dad (who's now 94) and he uses it all the time.


The silhouette boy, fishing, gives a peaceful, relaxing feel and is also very elegant. It prompted me to put the stamp on my wish list. I love the glitter and the stripes.


So pretty, lovely silhouette

Karen W

This is totally cool. Would make a great one for teen!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie

I love the round shape for the bookmark. Cheers.

Kris B

Love this bookmark! Love the image and the little tag is adorable! TFS God bless!!


I especially like this one. The image is so peaceful.

Kathy Jones

This is wonderful Naomi! Love the masculine feel and silhouette image!


This is beautiful! I never knew about corner bookmarks before the last blog. Your is beautiful in the blue and white, with bits of gold.

Linda S.

What a wonderful bookmark, and thanks for showing us a style and stamp set that is perfect for a male.

Rebecca B

What a gorgeous bookmark! The image is so peaceful and relaxing and the colour combo is just right!


Lovely & serene.


What a lovely bookmark! Nice masculine gift for Father's Day!!


What a great masculine bookmark!


What a lovely your choioce of stamps.

Connie MacFarlane

Fabulous masculine corner bookmark Naomi. Love the details!


Great bookmark. You have captured that masculine feel. This is one of my fave stamps too!


Very pretty bookmark!