Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bookmarks and a birthday.

N and I are both feeling good these days. Our surgeries are behind us and we're focusing on doing some fun things.

One evening last week I asked my mom to come over and do a craft project with us. We made watercolor bookmarks similar to those I'd seen on the Lost Button Studio blog. It was so much fun to compare our results, laugh, and be crafty.

N made turtle and stoplight bookmarks.

My mom was colorful and experimented with shapes.

I was in a flowery mood. After my first one using a crayon, I decided to forego the crayons and play around with letting the watercolors bleed into one another. I made some others that didn't turn out so well. I'm afraid I cannot show you those.

This one is my favorite one! I didn't even notice him making a flower bookmark for me.

Which bookmark is your favorite?

It's an exciting weekend because tomorrow is my birthday! Yay! I love birthdays. I've been looking forward to this one; it symbolizes a new beginning for me. No one told me having surgery could be so emotional. I think everything happens for a reason and I've learned a lot about myself this year, although I'm now ready to put the year behind me.

Happy weekend, everyone!


Amber Leilani said...

happy birthday!
i think all the cards are wonderful. it looks like they were a lot of fun to make, too.

Jenn Maruska said...

My favorites are the stop light (because that is very clever!) and the last one - because it is so sweet.

Here's to a wonderful birthday and a fabulous year ahead!!!

: D

Sylvia C. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I like the circular flower one you made.
N's are all too cute, too though.

Hope your weekend is going great!

Sylvia C.

AJ said...

I like the flower one that your Mom made.

Have a great birthday and a lovely weekend :)

LeeAnn said...

Have a wonderful Birthday! Here's to a renewed sense of self! Go enjoy your birthday cake!

Andrea said...

I love the turtles and all the flowers :)

Have a lovely birthday, my friend, and a healthy, happy year ahead!

LollyChops said...


I like the top yellowish turtle the best.

Hope you have a terrific birthday week Christina (without ANY frosting at all).


Jessica said...

Thanks for your comment over at Lollychops! Those bookmarks are lovely...and Happy Birthday!

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Of N's I like his bottom turtle with the blues and greens, of your moms I love the purple and yellow totally reminds me of a water color I did when I was 16..I used the same exact colors and did some abstact shapes the reminded me of the name of it was "Banana Explosion" ..and of yours I love the end one...with the richest of colors and I like the way the paint bled into each other so it's not so perfect. But they are all awesome!

jess @ lost button studio said...

These turned out great. Thanks for the link and happy birthday (belated)!

iSew said...

I love Noah's turtles, especially the top one. Your flowers are gorgeous, and his one for you is simply the best ever. What a great little dude.