My great-niece just turned 8! Happy birthday Kate! I decided to put together a little bookmark for her but I wanted to do something different from the last time I made the soldered bookmarks. Instead of putting her initial on it I wrote "I am a child of God" on it. You see, eight years old is when she gets to choose whether to be baptized. So I thought it was a fitting sentiment... whether she uses it in her school books or her scriptures. It is a good reminder that she (as are all of us) is special.
I have just returned home from a quick trip to Disneyland with my son. I didn't even have time to run to the store to buy supplies so everything I used to make the bookmark came from my craft closet. And I had to be fast about it too. We have family in town and the guest room is also my craft room. I didn't want to be in our guests way. I chose purple since it's the birthstone color for February (they are celebrating her birthday late....)
Oh! A couple tips you may be interested in about the i-rock crystals: First, they started out clear, but I was able to easily color them permenantly with my Bic Mark Its. :) And second, the i-rock adhesive sticks beautifully to plexi. You can tell the glue is melted because the crystal starts to slide against the plexi... A steady hand is essential so that you don't schmear the glue or end up with the crystal where you don't want it.
Hope you all are having a terrific day!