Friday, August 27, 2010

a juicy card

Holding onto that last "bit" of summer. Head over to the If It's Groovy site to see the instructions for this summer-time card. I made it (along with 8 more) for a recent card swap.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fiskateer fun...again

Here are some creative highlights from last week's Fiskateer Liftateer Online Crop.

I ran a white foam piece through my Sizzix Big Shot with a texture plate and then inked in yellow before using it for this "thank you" card.

I just LOVE being able to use lots of photos on my layouts. This one is from Halloween last year.

I lifted a LO design from another Fiskateer Kelly for this one. It's great to scrap these pictures of the kids with my Grammy. I love the Coredinations fabulous to just texture and then sand to let the color come through.

Made these cute tags with a pocket that is just perfect for sticking in a gift card.

Lifted this card LO from Fiskateer lead, Rebecca. You just gotta love Fiskars squeeze punches (in every size).

I promise to be back soon with some more creative goodness.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Almost famous!

So once again my blog is feeling a bit neglected! And, I left you with a cliff-hanger on my last's the secret surprise...I was the Featured Fiskateer last Friday! Check it out by clicking on the link below:

Ok, so I'm not famous. But it was very exciting!
Take my Kellystar quiz and see how you do.
Kellystar Quiz
1) How long has Kellystar been a Fiskateer and how did she hear about Fiskateers?
a) she signed up over a year ago after visiting Fiskars in Madison
b) she was born a Fiskateer because her mother was a Fiskateer
c) she signed up about 1 year ago after meeting Legend Stephenie at a LSS scrapathon

2) What does Kellystar do besides be crafty?
a) she performs massage therapy on dogs
b) she works part time as a pediatric physical therapist for children in special education, likes to read, likes to walk, volunteers at church and school, has a handsome husband, and is mom of 4
c) she trains to be the first female to ride in the Tour de France

3) What is something many people don’t know about Kellystar?
a) she does not have a middle name
b) she likes to waste time playing Mario Kart on Wii
c) she adores the Harry Potter series (and has read them all at least 3 times)
d) all of the above

4) Kellystar’s ideal relaxing craft time would be…
a) a week-long cruise with unlimited scrapbooking time
b) a massage to relax and get things started, an empty house for a week (with crafty friends coming and going) and a trip to see “Wicked” (again) as a rejuvenating break in the crafty action
c) surrounded by my children, all of us making a mess together

5) Kellystar’s favorite Fiskars tools are… (this is a hard one)
a) funky heart punch and Apron lace border punch
b) rotary paper trimmer and micro-tip scissors
c) Ultra Shape Xpress and the Woodland tree template

6) Kellystar’s favorite creations are …
a) paper art (scrapbooking and card making)
b) painting funky furniture
c) beading-jewelry and rosaries
d) involve food-baking and cooking
e) all of the above

7) Why does Kellystar love being a Fiskateer?
a) it’s all about the prizes
b) she looks good in orange
c) the Fiskateer site is a place of love and support, and she gets ideas for projects from all of the other creative Fiskateers

8) Who would be in Kellystar’s hot tub?
a) Johnny Depp, Daughtry, Josh Groban, and George Clooney
b) Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise, and James Taylor
c) Richard Gere, John Travolta, and Sting

9) Which of these statements is false?
a) Kellystar’s favorite color is purple
b) her scrapbooking style is “a little bit of everything”
c) she likes to use eyelets on her layout

10) Where does Kellystar find time to be crafty?
a) her secret super power is that she doesn’t need sleep
b) she neglects housework
c) she has found the secret to cloning herself
While the post was being seen by "millions of viewers", I was in Chicago and the Craft and Hobby Association's Supershow. It was a long day of make and takes, shopping, and new techniques. At night, we went to the Fiskateer Party with the Lead Fiskateers where we made fashionable jewelry.
I have lots going on with Fiskateers, If It's Groovy, and back to school (for me and the kids), but, I promise to be nicer to my blog in the next few weeks.
Coming up next weekend...
It's the 1st Anniversary of Lift A Fiskateer. There is a group of us that "lift" a scrapbook layout each week as a fun challenge (and motivation to at least get one layout done a week). We are on Week 52, and we are celebrating with an online crop. Head over to Fiskateers and join in the fun.