Monday, May 6, 2013

Graphic 45 Le Cirque Bookmark

Happy Monday!! I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week!! I still haven't found time to get to my craft room. I have so many projects I want to work on and I'm having withdrawal from not being able to work on my art journal. Life is just getting in my way.


I wanted to share bookmark I made with the gorgeous Graphic 45 Le Cirque paper that I won from my sweet friend Diana of DL.Art - thank you again, Diana!! I love it!! My long-time followers might remember me sharing a story that when my paternal grandfather was young, he really did run away to join the circus. And for a little drama, one day a friend borrowed his jacket and then was tragically killed by an elephant. When they recovered the body, he had my grandfather's identification on him so the authorities assumed it was my grandfather and they notified my great-grandparents that he had been killed. I have the telegram my grandfather sent to them to let him know that he was alive. He only stayed with the circus for a year, but he got to travel, which he loved. I never got to meet him. He died when my dad was 10. But I inherited his love of traveling. Anyway, to make a long story short, I've always had a special fondness for the circus, so I just love this paper :)


The black paper is from The Paper Studio, the rest is from the Graphic 45 Le Cirque stack. The crinkle ribbon at the top is from my dear friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces.


The Gentry Bros. Circus picture and Magnifique are images from the Le Cirque paper. The dimensional blue diamond gems are from my stash.


The stars are a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Celestial Art stamp. It was stamped with Tim Holtz Embossing Ink and then heat embossed with Recollections Blaze embossing powder...the sparkle is amazing. I tried to capture it but the picture still doesn't do it justice.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art Thankful Thursday- May Linky Party
  2. Sunday Funday #9 - May Linky Party
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a fabulous day :)

46 comments:

  1. Fabulous tag Lisa! I love the circus image and the way you hung the sparkling stars!! Even makes all the more special hearing your grandfathers story and that you have the telegram, very cool :)

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  2. Incredible story Lisa and what a gorgeous bookmark!! Have a great Monday!!

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  3. What a fun and amazing story to share...and a gorgeous bookmark...love those pretty sparkley stars...a great tribute to your grandfather...and I know how there just doesn't seem to be enough time anymore...have a fun filled week!!

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  4. Fun and fab tag, Lisa! And what a story!!! That is absolutely incredible...especially the fact you still have the telegram.

    Thanks for sharing your tag and story!

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  5. Such an interesting story about your grandfather, Lisa! This is such a pretty tag! I love the circus picture and the glittery stars. :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  6. Your tag is so cute! Love the paper, have to get this stack on my wish list. Hang in there crafty friend, I feel the same way. So many crafty ideas and no time to get to tehm:( Hopfully we'll get to them soon:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

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  7. This turned out really cute Lisa, congrats on your goodies from Diana that you won... love your behind story to this fun bookmark..
    TFS and hope your new week is going awesome..

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  8. Lisa my friend, wow it's just gorgeous! I think that I'm going to have to try that glaze it looks amazing!
    What a neat story and I think I remember hearing it before, it made me smile because I think we been bloggy friends for a long time :)

    Have a fantastic week!!
    Shelly

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  9. Fabulous Tag Lisa, I like the circus image those stars and the sparkle.
    Kevin xx

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  10. Hi Lisa,
    your BOOKMARK is GORGEOUS!!Love the beautiful background paper stack!
    Thank you for sharing your story.....
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    M'
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  11. Great project Lisa. The star embossing is the perfect touch.

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  12. Beautiful book mark and I love those embossed stars. TFS

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  13. I loved learning about your family history. Great paper...fantastic bookmark.

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  14. This is a great tag Lisa, that image is terrific, love the sparkle on the stars. Your ladybug card below is wonderful, too!!

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  15. This is fantastic! I love the sparkly stars! This would make a wonderful gift to a teacher! Thanks for sharing!
    {hugs}
    Indy

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  16. Fab bookmark Lisa those papers are gorgeous

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  17. WOW! beautiful bookmark and I love the glittery stars! Very beautiful my friend:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  18. WOW WOW WOW Lisa!! What a gorgeous bookmark! That paper is gorgeous!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing a bit about your family! How cool to have a family member in the circus :)
    Thanks for sharing another gorgeous project and have a great day my friend!!

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  19. Great bookmark Lisa! Reminds me of the book Water for Elephants. Beautiful gift for a reader.

    Susie

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  20. Fabulous bookmark. Great story about your grandfather. It reminds me of Water for Elphants too. Have a great day. :)

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  21. How fabulous is this? Wow...that paper is amazing. And, your story about your grandfather is wonderful - how brave and daring of him to run away and join the circus! That's a great family story to pass down from generation to generation and having the telegram makes it that much better. I love old family stories like this one, thanks for sharing with us!

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  22. Awesome tag! Amazing story about your grandfather and how cool that you have the telegram.

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  23. Wow, what a fabulous tag! I love the paper and the sparkly stars are simply amazing! Wow, what a story about your Grandfather!! Don't you wish he was still around for you to find out all the details of his life? I have always been fascinated with genealogy-I spent a serious 7 yrs doing genealogy and loved it! Thanks for sharing your story with us! So fun to hear about it!

    We finally made it home late, late last night. So, I am hoping to take the next couple days and try and get caught up with things. We had a fabulous time in NY visiting our son. I will try and shoot you and email and some pics by the wknd if I get a chance:)
    Have a great day my friend!
    Sherrie K

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  24. Gorgeous bookmark Lisa. Love the image, all the layering and all the sparkly stars. What a exciting story.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  25. Such a beautiful tag my friend you did a nice job tfs!!!

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  26. What an amazing story, Lisa... thanks for sharing that. I can really see why you would have that fondness for the circus.
    Your tag is just loaded with all the glitter and glam of a day under the big top (guess they aren't in tents anymore though, are they?) Love that stars stamp and the embossing.
    Hugs!

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  27. My sweetest friend, your bookmark is stunning! The papers are exceptionally gorgeous, made even more lovely by the story that goes along with them. :o) The green paper is magical and I adore the embossed stars! I can only imagine the blazing sparkle in person. The corner accents are perfect and I love the bright crinkle ribbon you used. It matches so beautifully. :o) I'm glad you had some crafty time! I've gone a week (again!), but hope to have something crafty to share soon. :o) Such busy lives we lead! I hope you have a happy, sunshiny day!

    Hugs and blessings!

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  28. Love your bookmark!Beautiful!!!Love your story,have a good evening...

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  29. What a neat tag, the stars look terrific and the image is wonderful. Loved your sweet story too!

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  30. Just beautiful! I love the stars!

    P/s: I would love to join a circus...but I don't have the necessary skills...haha!

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  31. Hi Lisa ,

    like always a fabulous creation . It's always a
    pleasure to visit your blog .

    Hugs Jenny xx

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  32. Fantastic tag Lisa! Love the vintage circus image. The story of your grandfather was fascinating, thank you for sharing it with us
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  33. What a great story Lisa It looks like the right person won the paper. What a great gift to inherit the love of travel.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  34. What a fun bookmark! Love the glittery stars!

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  35. Such a sweet story, Lisa. And this bookmark IS tres magnifique! Je l'adore! Clowns scare me, but I do love this vintage image and how you have used it. Thanks!

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  36. What a great bookmark. I love those embossed stars. What a story too!!

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  37. Such a cool story about your grandfather. Not too many people run away with the circus. The embossed stars look awesome. I have a bit of this paper and love it too.

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  38. This circus card is MAGNIFIQUE!!!

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  39. gosh you are so amazingly talented! I Love this too!

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  40. Awesome Bookmark my friend, this looks great.

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  41. such an awesome, special story! your bookmark is so much fun!

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  42. Beautiful bookmark, the sparkle stars are so pretty!!!!

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