Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bookmarks with Postal Flair

Side one of my bookmarks for an upcoming MMSA swap.
If you do not yet know Karen Isaacson of I Am Rushmore and Mail Me Some Art (MMSA), then it is time for you to visit her web sites so you can know and love her as the rest of us do!
Side two of my bookmarks for an upcoming MMSA swap.
Not only does she share an incredible number of personal projects, but she also facilitates swaps of all kinds of fun items, including bookmarks, postcards, ATCs, tags, and mini zines.  She has a deep reservoir of great ideas, and a seemingly endless supply of creative energy!
Bookmark detail.
As I was making my postal-themed ATCs for this weekend's CREATE Mixed Media Art Retreat, I noticed several upcoming MMSA swaps that I want to participate in.  I transferred the style of my ATCs to bookmarks, and created four bookmarks for an upcoming MMSA swap.
Bookmark detail.
If you are interested in participating in the bookmark swap, or any of the other upcoming swaps, visit the MMSA web site, and click on the Open Swaps tab to find out all you need to know.
Bookmark detail.
AND, if you need another reason to participate, Karen's projects will almost always qualify for a post on Aimee's Glue It Tuesday link-up.  When I get going on the MMSA swaps, I usually spend lots of time with scissors and glue stick in hand!

Here are some more details of those fabulous postage stamps, layered onto vintage documents from the late 1800s and early 1900s, embellished with decorative tape and postal-themed rubber stamps:
Here's the whole group together, front and back:
Happy gluing and art swapping!

21 comments:

girlunwinding said...

those bookmarks are sweet! some lucky people are going to be tucking those into there great reads.
~Dawn

Connie Rose said...

I love these, Andria!

Karen Isaacson said...

Well thank you dear sweet Andria! I love those bookmarks - what could be better for a swap with a bunch of mail lovers?

PamelaArtsinSF said...

These are wonderful -- love them all. And yes, karen is wonderful! Love all the postal themes you've got going on.

iHanna said...

Awesome bookmarks Andria!

Paper rainbow said...

I have always loved stamps since I was a small child, your bookmarks are fab!!

Jo Murray said...

LOVE, love, love...I'm lost for words.

laurie said...

I am loving those postal themed bookmarks. Today on the plane I ended up ripping a napkin to use to mark my place in a new book. Bookmarks are like lost socks in the dryer - where do they go?! I can't wait to hear about your weekend at Create. :-)

Beverley Baird said...

Wow - these are gorgeous. I participate at ATCsfor all - will have to check out your site now.

Janet said...

Wow...so much postage yumminess! The bookmarks look great.

Karen definitely has some wonderful swaps and her creativity, like yours, seems endless.

Deborah Weber said...

What charming bookmarks!

storybeader said...

I love postage stamps. They create their own little world onto themselves. And when you put them together, like you did, what stories there are to tell! Great page and bookmarks! {:-Deb

betsy said...

Wow! Lovely bookmarks. I love the mail art theme, these are great!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love these. And thanks for the link to the postal swaps.
Rinda

artatag said...

Wow, those bookmarks are really cool! And thanks for visiting me and leaving such a kind comment.
Cheers
Gabriele 1

uncustomary said...

Beautifully done!

Parabolic Muse said...

You talk about how awesome Karen is, and she is, but look at YOU. Okay?

yumminess. I hope I get one.

truecolorblog.com said...

Awesome! Love them. I'm definitely going to go check out that site... I've been wanting to join a swap.

Patricia/NYC said...

Love your bookmarks! They are fun to look at & yep, big fan of Karen's too 😊

Dianne said...

Positively gorgeous pieces! I love bookmarks and I love mail art...a perfect combination!

Christian said...

This is great!