Wednesday, May 23, 2012

whatever is orange...

Yes, I like orange sherbet.  Yes, I have been known to eat a Dreamsicle or two.  I'm a fan of orange juice.  But orange just used to be another color to me.  Something changed in 2009.  I found the Fiskateers.  Fiskateers is an online site full of challenges, inspiration, sneak peaks, leaders, and friends.  We all share an admiration for the Fiskars company (think orange-handled scissors) and all of their crafty tools and stamps.  Once I joined this site, I found "virtual" friends who had a passion for paper and crafting that my "real" friends can't understand.  I have met amazing people through this site and have seen my creativity grow ten-fold.  I've entered a whole new world and learned a lot about myself.  I follow lots of blogs and sites, but Fiskateers has a special place in my heart.  Click here if you'd like to join or learn more about Fiskateers.

Ok, enough gushing.

This week, Lead Fiskateer Tami is hosting a Spring Stamp Out...just another chance to inspire each other and get our fingers inky.

This layout was for a challenge, "Orange goes with Everything".  I discovered that orange DOESN'T go with everything and have declared orange and gray a DUD color combo.

This card was for the "Wallflower" challenge (stamp some spring flowers and use them in a layout or card).  Somewhere along the way, I got lost and this flower (a Close to My Heart stamp) definitely has more of an autumn feel to it.  Oh well.

But, I learned an important tip...Glossy Accents does not dry faster with a heat gun--it just boils.  Hence, the brown embossed dot covering the center of the flower (oh year, I meant to do that).

And these cute chicks below are for the challenge asking us to use "vibrant" colors...I guess I took vibrant to mean "BRIGHT".  These are some cute chicks (a Unity stamp).

So hopefully you have now been distracted enough by all of these projects to ignore the fact that I've been slacking a bit in the blog department.  I knew I was in trouble when I managed to get posts up 4 days in a row back in's been all downhill since then.

~ Kelly


  1. Love what you made! Such a fun SSO and so many inspiring challenges!

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