March 7, 2012

Mini Envelope Bookmark and a Book Review


I am having a lot of fun playing with and figuring out my Silhouette Cameo!  Today I made this cute little bookmark out of scrapbook paper.  Two sides are open and two are closed, letting it rest easy on the corner of the page.    


It makes finding your place even easier than a traditional bookmark does!  On the back side, I added a polka dot stamp and am now thinking I need to order the sketch pens for the Silhouette so I can finish it off with an address.



Have you read any good books lately?  My latest read was Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee.  Although I really didn't care much for all the profanity, sex, and infidelity, I found myself turning page after page to find out what was going to happen next.  I didn't enjoy the book, but I couldn't put it down either.  I give it 2 stars.

Loud, outspoken Graciela Jones, aka Ace, is a young high school art teacher who recently left her boyfriend and returned to Bugtussle Mississippi with her chiweenie, Buster Loo.  The drama begins when her best friend Lily bails out on a trip to Florida to spend time with a man she has been very secretive about.  Lily is also a teacher and the next thing you know, she's being accused of sleeping with one of her students and is fired.  The ridiculousness continues and escalates with the discovery that another friend's husband Richard has been cheating on her.  Ace and Lily set out to document his immoral actions and are successful.

All the while, Ace struggles with her body image and won't let herself accept the love of her ex-boyfriend who appears at her doorstep to woo her back.  In the end, Ace finds happiness and so do her two best friends.    

BlogHer Book Club provided me with this book and I was compensated for this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  To read more about Diary of a Mad Fat Girl and how Stephanie McAfee self published it, visit BlogHer.

3 comments:

Christine said...

This is a really cute bookmark!!
Feel free to share it at my party :)
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-6.html

I'm reading The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. I'm almost finished :)

Michele Alger said...

I recently finished the book "left to tell" It was incredibly eye opening and an excellent easy read. I highly recommend it to help educate about the holocaust in Rwanda. Now I'm reading "The Help". It has been a treat. I gave space between watching the movie months ago after it came out so that my images of the characters aren't tainted and I'm loving it! My reward for finishing will be to watch it again since it was a gift for Christmas. LOVE the bookmark envelope!!

Hank hendricks said...

Do you have some Gift Card envelopes to share?

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