I've been meaning to blog about this for quite awhile and share with everyone what an honor it has been for me to be part of The Literate Housewife's Bookmark It! Club. This past March, Jennifer from The Literate Housewife Review held a contest as part of the Book Giveaway Carnival and gave away 25 memberships to her first ever bookmark of the month club. I was thrilled to find out I was a winner as I saw pictures of her gorgeous bookmarks on her blog. As part of membership in this club, Jennifer makes a new handmade bookmark each month for one year. She is only making each bookmark design once and it is one of a kind. Jennifer's idea was to combine her love of stamping and making cards and bookmarks to create this unique and wonderful Bookmark It! Club. Jennifer started sending out these gorgeous bookmarks in April and I have received 5 beautiful bookmarks so far. I look forward to receiving a bookmark monthly and love to see what creative idea Jennifer has designed. She also sends a lovely letter describing why she chose the design of the bookmark and how she created them. She also picks 2 members a month to choose a book that was reviewed on The Literate Housewife Review and she shares who the winners are and what books were chosen in this monthly letter.
Here's a picture of all of the bookmarks that I've received so far. I've tried to arrange them so that you can see the beauty and detail of Jennifer's work. All of these bookmarks are even more gorgeous in person!
From Left to right I will describe the bookmarks:
1st-May Bookmark: April Showers bring May Flowers: A beautiful ribbon bookmark with a spray of flowers.
2nd-April Bookmark: This was the first bookmark Jennifer sent and is one of my favorites. I love them all but I especially like this one Jennifer calls "Delight in Life" as that is what is stamped next to the bicycle. I love the bright colors and the bicycle theme.
3rd-June Bookmark: A summer butterfly bookmark with a quote that reads " The Time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here." Jennifer compliments the design with a swirl of blue sky. This is the perfect bookmark to use in the summer and it makes me smile when I look at it.
4th-July Bookmark: Another gorgeous summer bookmark with bright colors from fresh summer fruit like strawberries and cherries. Jennifer added a red calico ribbon that complimented the summer theme perfectly.
5th-August Bookmark: This bookmark had a beach theme complete with Adirondack chairs, pails, sand & surf. Jennifer added a sun attached by hemp twine which worked nicely and was a nice touch. I wish that I was going to the beach to use it there but I will just have to daydream!
Jennifer is a very talented lady and this is one of the best giveaways that I have ever been part of as I have received gorgeous hand made bookmarks monthly and this will last for a year. I can only imagine the time and dedication that Jennifer has put into designing and making these beautiful bookmarks. I want to thank Jennifer and let her know how much I appreciate her hard work and dedication to this club and that I truly love the bookmarks. I use them daily and will treasure this collection of bookmarks that she has created. Thank you Jennifer for brightening my days and reading time with these gorgeous bookmarks!!