Friday, October 26, 2012

Whatever is orange (and black)...


Welcome to the 3rd Annual Fiskateers ORANGE Blog Hop!  If you are hopping along, you should have come from...
Divinity #6688

If you are joining us in the middle, go to to start from the beginning.  Today, we are celebrating Fiskars' signature color, ORANGE.  Almost everyone is familiar with Fiskars' famous orange-handled scissors, but Fiskars makes so many other wonderful products for crafting, sewing, gardening, and more.  Each stop along our Blog Hop will feature different Fiskars' products with a big helping of ORANGE!

For my ORANGE project, I decided to make something a little scary!  Just a little scary for me too...I had never made a home decor collage project.  Although, all scrapbook pages are sort of a collage, and I'd created banners, this was different for me.  Lots of steps and layers were a bit intimidating, and I placed and re-placed and positioned and re-positioned all of the elements a zillion times before I started gluing.  I started by arranging (and re-arranging) an assortment of Halloween stamps onto my Fiskars stamp press as seen below.
Then, I stamped randomly on some white tissue paper using black Stazon ink.
I glued the tissue onto a thick sheet of cardstock.
Next, I started inking with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Stain...more randomness

I started punching and cutting...I spy with my little eye Fiskars Grandma's Doily, a small cloud (as clouds and ghosts), a small bare tree, and I used my Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress to cut this tree from the Woodland Tree Template (the checkerboard-like, flocked paper is from My Mind's Eye).

Then the arranging and layer began (that part lasted a long time).  Finally gluing.

Thanks for stopping by...
Now, all fun blog hops have a few sur-prizes thrown in!  Leave a comment below, telling me one thing you want to create but never have yet.  I'll choose a winner on Monday who will receive some "happy mail".

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Now, along to my friend Maya #351 at,
she's the next blog on the hop.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

whatever gets done...


I'm a woman of few words today.  Just some layouts that I got done on my scrappy day last Saturday.  I've re-joined the Liftateers of Fiskateers again (we are on Year 4), and so I am guaranteed to get at least one layout done each week (or in this case 3 done in one day).


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

whatever makes you scream

OK.  These fake, little, paper spiders are not going to make you scream.  But, they are perfect for donning these October birthday cards that I just sent out.  EEK!  Another birthday!

I stamped the background with white ink and a stamp from Tim Holtz mini-blueprint set.  I dry heat embossed to add some sparkle.  And do I know how to finish a card a what...?  Googly eyes!

Get ready for a party on Friday...
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Whatever changes...

The leaves have changed from green into their vibrant autumn colors...and now they are dropping...quickly. 

So, I thought I better quick make some cards to celebrate and capture this ever-changing season.  Used my new Tim Holtz "blueprint" stamp of an oak leaf for the background and then added several colors and some clear embossing powder to highlight and pop the one on the corner. A few punches of my "Oakey Dokey" Fiskars squeeze punch and bonus points for digging out the sewing machine too!  Thanks to Fiskateer Heather for inspiring me and the "Card-Lifters" this week.  This was how I celebrated "World Card-Making Day" on Saturday. How did you participate?

Hope you get some time this week to "sit and watch the leaves turn".  This season will be over before you know it.


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