View Full Version : Recycled!:Bookmarks Due Date: March 3

01-18-2023, 04:28 PM
Due Friday March 3rd

Number of items-4 for 4
Size-2 inches by 6 inches
Number of players-unlimited
Media-open but flat

From late October through June, the Pacific Northwest has mostly grey, dark, cold weather. Mostly rain but sometimes snow. And once in a lot of whiles, there will be a sunny cold day. So one of the perfect activities is reading books. But most of us cannot read all day so having some book marks to mark your place is a great idea.
These book marks will be cut from some box such as tissue, cereal, dog treats, tea etc. So the cardboard is being recycled--it will go from being part of a box to being a book mark created by you!

Don't cover up the kind of cardboard you used. That is one side and put your art on the other side. Free choice where you want to put your artist info.
The least of which should be your user name, location and date. If you choose to punch a hole at the top to place a ribbon, you may. Not required.

Mailing info...
EVERONE send a label or piece of paper with your mailing address.

US players...send one or 2 forever stamps

International players.... I will provide postage.
I will provide envelopes for EVERYONE.

Who is ready to change used cardboard to book marks?

1. Me
2. Suzi
3. Tafkabecky
4. Allegrae
5. JenTeachesAdaptiveArt
7. kehlenn
8. NiteOwl
9. wildholly
12. An. M. Sudyka
13. Arc2dreams

01-18-2023, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the invite! I’d like to play!

01-18-2023, 11:10 PM
Please sign me up! This will be fun!

01-19-2023, 09:01 AM
Would love to play!

01-20-2023, 02:29 AM
I have chosen my boxes to recycle and I’ve cut them out. They are all really pretty and brightly colored. And I think I’ve covered the four major food groups. Candy, cake, cookies, and ice cream! And one of them actually says on the box “please recycle this carton.” I know it’s not mandatory but I’m hoping that I can coordinate the colors on the box with my artwork that I put on the other side.

Edited to correct typos.

01-20-2023, 09:00 AM
This is my kind of swap!! Please sign me up!

01-20-2023, 10:55 AM
Feel free to post any of your work.

01-20-2023, 03:29 PM
I'm in!!!
Love me some bookmarks!!! Been collecting them for a Very long time!!!

01-22-2023, 06:04 PM
I don't have boxes that are sturdier enough to be book mark backs. So I used part of the front of a yupo pad. And I got a set of washi tape today that came with a lovely carboard sleeve.

01-24-2023, 04:45 PM
Please sign me up for this swap.

01-24-2023, 07:28 PM
You are added.

01-24-2023, 10:40 PM

01-26-2023, 12:24 AM
Lurking, too. Tis the rainy season so I love my books!
Haven’t made bookmarks in a while so I’ll want to make them before I commit.

01-26-2023, 10:57 AM
Our first year here we did a lot of wine tasting--another thing to do on rainy days.

01-26-2023, 10:57 AM
We have lived in another very rainy place. but the rain was warm. It makes a big difference.

02-03-2023, 11:36 AM
I'd like to join this fun!! I have checked out the boxes & chosen. I'm throwing around an idea with weaving on the front. Hmmmmmm ideas...:ideas. Thanks ��


02-03-2023, 12:36 PM
Please sign me up. I just love creative bookmarks and I never have enough!

02-03-2023, 01:36 PM
adding you.

02-04-2023, 11:20 PM
Our first year here we did a lot of wine tasting--another thing to do on rainy days.

Nancy are you familiar with Oak Knoll winery? I try and stop there once or twice a year for a couple of bottles.

02-05-2023, 06:18 AM
I’d like to join.

02-05-2023, 11:35 AM
We belong to the wine club at Apolloni so we wine taste there most frequently. Our tasting is free.
They are also involved with Canines Uncorked, a benefit for the Humane Society in August. We went several times with our previous dog and have gone twice with our current dog.

02-06-2023, 10:16 AM
Count me in, please.

02-06-2023, 12:17 PM
Here are my bookmarks for this swap. (plus one for the host) Mailing them off today! :-)

237591 237592

237593 237594


02-06-2023, 12:18 PM
So pretty. I'll be on the look out for them. My bookmarks will appreciate some company.

An. M. Sudyka
02-07-2023, 03:57 PM
Add my name to your bookmark swap, please.

02-08-2023, 04:51 PM
I’ll mail my bookmarks on Friday morning. I tried to post a picture, but my phone is not cooperating! I’ll try again later.

02-08-2023, 06:12 PM
Here are mine

02-08-2023, 08:56 PM
Here are mine. I had a lot of fun with this!

02-09-2023, 10:42 AM
Enjoying all the creative bookmarks. So fun!

02-09-2023, 03:22 PM
I thought I was recovered from a health issue. I've had a setback so I have to cancel ��. Sorry!!!

02-10-2023, 10:32 AM
Hope you feel better soon.

02-10-2023, 02:36 PM
My bookmarks went in the mail first thing this morning.

02-11-2023, 07:08 PM
I hope you get well soon Mandolynne.

02-14-2023, 12:14 PM
Suzi, your book marks arrived. Thanks for the extra one. Suzi wrapped her book marks in plastic, maybe Saran Wrap. I think wax paper would also work. You could layer it between book marks or wrap each separately.

02-14-2023, 12:39 PM
Is it to late to join? If so I understand. I haven't join a swap in years. I do have a collection of bookmarks and this would be a fun way to add to it.

02-14-2023, 09:52 PM
Not too late. I signed you up. I'm hosting a variety of swaps. To distract me. Don't know if its working but I am producing a lot of art.

02-15-2023, 12:00 PM
Here are my recycled cardboard bookmarks.

I left the center watercolor strip blank so that the receiver can
put their name onto it.

02-15-2023, 12:07 PM
Thanks NancyL, I'll start on them today.

02-15-2023, 06:18 PM
Wildholly, so pretty.

02-15-2023, 08:20 PM
I need to withdraw.

02-16-2023, 06:36 AM
My bookmarks have shipped.

02-16-2023, 09:04 AM
Bookmarks were mailed out today.

02-17-2023, 12:49 PM
Mine are in the mail. They should be there on the 22nd of Feb.

02-17-2023, 03:11 PM
Sounds fun! Sign me up :)

02-17-2023, 03:25 PM

02-18-2023, 08:07 PM
An. M. Sudyka, your book marks arrived today. thanks you so much for the extra card.

02-21-2023, 08:50 PM
NiteOwl, your book marks arrived today. Thanks for the extra one.

02-22-2023, 11:31 AM
Mailed out my bookmarks today :)

02-22-2023, 08:59 PM
JenWhoTeaches AdaptiveArt, your book marks arrived today. Thanks for the extra one. I like the card you sent along.

02-22-2023, 09:05 PM
WildHolly, your book marks also arrived today. Thanks for the extra one.

02-22-2023, 09:07 PM
At least we are having good weather for reading...reading and napping, computer games, tv, cooking, baking, even housework if that is what you like to do indoors. Having excessively cold for here....tomorrow's high might be 32 and a low of 19. Friday, well Friday might have a high of 31 and a low of 16. Maybe more snow today. Maybe not.

02-22-2023, 09:17 PM
Kehlenn, your book marks arrived today.

02-24-2023, 01:33 PM
If you gals/guys are interested in true stories you might like this book that just came out. It's about 2 girls (my girlfriends) that disappeared for 42 years. And yes, I'm in the book but under my maiden name, Debbie Willett. The book is: Vanished In Vermillion by Lou Raguse It is on Amazon and at Barns & Nobles. I hope you don't mind that I posted this here.

02-24-2023, 02:53 PM
79 and my daffodils are blooming here in SC. I have seen some beautiful snowy photos this morning from Oregon and Wa online.

That book sounds interesting to me.
I have also found a friend from over 50 years ago. She also just moved here so we can hang out together...and have fun strolling the beaches for seashells.

02-24-2023, 06:43 PM
I'm ready for the beautiful snow in Oregon to leave. I went out to mail a birthday card before noon and the mail had already arrived.
The front yard is covered in snow. the driveway and car are snow covered. there is ice on the way to the mail box. Happy to not have fallen. We did get the invitation to our son's elopement reception in July. I guess in July we have to go shopping for our formal resort wear.

02-24-2023, 08:01 PM
Well shopping for resort wear does sound fun! Where will it be?

02-27-2023, 01:10 PM
no sign of my bookmarks? they were mailed a while ago

02-27-2023, 04:12 PM
I'm going to check on what I do have. And will update my arrived items.

02-27-2023, 04:21 PM
5 sets of book marks haven't arrived. And allegrae, yours is one of these sets.

I want to go to the post office to mail these returns so I might wait until next week sometime. I think some or all envelopes will need more postage.

02-27-2023, 04:50 PM
I hurt my hand a few weeks ago and have been unable to craft/do art.
I will have to withdraw

02-27-2023, 08:32 PM
Tafkabecky, your book marks arrived. thanks for the extra one.

02-27-2023, 08:40 PM
Allegrae, your book marks arrived. thanks for the extra book mark.

I received 5 envelopes for swaps I am hosting.

02-28-2023, 12:18 PM
happy to hear that they made it. Mail from New York to Oregon seems to take a long time.

02-28-2023, 03:06 PM
Now mail from anywhere takes a long time. and some doesn't make it at all.

02-28-2023, 04:41 PM
I'm going to have to withdraw-March is coming a week earlier than I was expecting!
I have 2 finished & 3 half done. Oh well!

03-01-2023, 08:17 PM
Arc2dreams, your book marks arrived. thanks for the extra.

03-01-2023, 08:20 PM
If I can swap them out tonight, we might be able to go to the post office tomorrow. I think some of these may need extra postage.

03-02-2023, 12:22 PM
Planning to mail these later today.

If you can, give rep (you rock comments) to the players from whom you recd book marks.

To give me iTrader, you go to my profile and find the give feedback. click on that and you fill in player part, positive exp and a short commnent.

03-07-2023, 06:35 PM
Got mine yesterday.

03-07-2023, 11:12 PM
I got my bookmarks today! :jiggy:Thanks NancyL for doing this swap. I love them all! I got bookmarks from Suz, Tafkabecky, WildHolly and the fourth I can't read who it's from. The blue tape that was across the name peeled it up. It is cooking themed and the woman on it has a crown and doesn't look to happy. lol It's so cute. Please let me know so I can leave feedback reps.

03-08-2023, 11:42 AM
Nite Owl, that card was made by Allegrae.

03-08-2023, 06:32 PM
Aaaa! Thank you, NancyL :) I'll go leave her rep point.

03-09-2023, 08:03 PM
Thank you Nancy for a very fun bookmark swap-I received returns today from you, Tafkabecky, one I cannot decipher (red chili peppers), and JenteachesadaptiveArt. Thank you all.